2009–10 Scottish First Division

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Irn-Bru Scottish First Division
Season 2009–10
Champions Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Promoted Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Relegated Airdrie United, Ayr United
Top goalscorer Adam Rooney (24)
Biggest home win

Morton 5–0 Raith Rovers

Partick Thistle 5–0 Morton
Biggest away win Ayr United 0–7 Inverness CT
Highest scoring Ross County 5–3 Airdrie United
Highest attendance

6,289:

Dunfermline Athletic 0-2 Raith Rovers (29/08/09)
Lowest attendance

703:

Airdrie United 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic (09/03/10)

The 2009–10 Scottish First Division was the fifteenth season of the First Division in its current format of ten teams.

Club locations[edit]

Promotion and relegation from 2008–09[edit]

SPL & First Division[edit]

Relegated from Premier League to First Division

Promoted from First Division to Scottish Premier League

First & Second Divisions[edit]

Relegated from First Division to Second Division

Relegated from First Division to Third Division

Promoted from Second Division to First Division

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle (C) (P) 36 21 10 5 72 32 +40 73 Scottish Premier League
2 Dundee 36 16 13 7 48 34 +14 61
3 Dunfermline Athletic 36 17 7 12 54 44 +10 58
4 Queen of the South 36 15 11 10 53 40 +13 56
5 Ross County 36 15 11 10 46 44 +2 56
6 Partick Thistle 36 14 6 16 43 40 +3 48
7 Raith Rovers 36 11 9 16 36 47 −11 42
8 Greenock Morton 36 11 4 21 40 65 −25 37
9 Airdrie United (R) 36 8 9 19 41 56 −15 33 First Division Play-offs
10 Ayr United (R) 36 7 10 19 29 60 −31 31 Second Division

Updated to games played on 1 May 2010.
Source: Scottish Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
First Division Play-offs:The 9th place team will be entered into a play-off with the 2nd,3rd and 4th places of the Second Division. The winner gete a place in the 2010-11 First Division
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Teams play each other four times in this league. In the first half of the season each team plays every other team twice (home and away) and then does the same in the second half of the season.

First half of season[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] AIR AYR DND DNF GMO INV PAR QOS RAI ROS
Airdrie United 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–5 1–1 1–2 0–1
Ayr United 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1
Dundee 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0
Dunfermline Athletic 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–4 0–2 3–3
Greenock Morton 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–3 0–2 1–2 5–0 0–1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–3 1–3 1–0 1–3
Partick Thistle 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 5–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–0
Queen of the South 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0
Raith Rovers 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Ross County 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 0–1

Updated to games played on 31 March 2009.
Source: Scottish Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] AIR AYR DND DNF GMO INV PAR QOS RAI ROS
Airdrie United 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Ayr United 1–4 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–7 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–1
Dundee 0–1 3–0 3–2 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1
Dunfermline Athletic 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 1–2
Greenock Morton 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–0 3–3 1–1 1–1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4–0 3–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–3 3–0
Partick Thistle 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–4 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1
Queen of the South 2–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 1–0 3–0 1–0
Raith Rovers 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–4 1–0 0–0 4–1
Ross County 5–3 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 1 May 2010.
Source: Scottish Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

As of 15 April 2010
Sources: BBC
Rank Scorer Team Goals
1 Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney Inverness CT 24
2 Scotland Gary Harkins Dundee 15
3 Republic of Ireland Richie Foran Inverness CT 12
4 Scotland Leigh Griffiths Dundee 12
5 Scotland John Baird Airdrie United 11
6 Scotland Liam Buchanan Partick Thistle 10
Scotland Derek Holmes Queen of the South
England Peter Weatherson Greenock Morton
9 Scotland Willie Gibson Dunfermline Athletic 10
Republic of Ireland Jonny Hayes Inverness CT

First Division Play-offs[edit]

Times are BST (UTC+1)

Semi-Finals[edit]

The ninth placed team in the First Division played the fourth placed team in the Second Division and third placed team in the Second Division played the second placed team in the Second Division. The play-offs were played over two legs, the winning team in each semi-final advanced to the final.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Brechin City 3–1 Airdrie United 2–1 1–0
Cowdenbeath 3–1 Alloa Athletic 1–1 2–0

First legs


5 May 2010
7:45pm
Brechin City 2–1 Airdrie United
McAllister Goal 10'
King Goal 44' (pen)
BBC Sport Gemmill Goal 15'
Glebe Park, Brechin
Attendance: 583

5 May 2010
7:45pm
Cowdenbeath 1–1 Alloa Athletic
Dempster Goal 90+3' BBC Sport Gormley Goal 16'

Second legs


8 May 2010
3:00pm
Airdrie United 0–1 Brechin City
BBC Sport McAllister Goal 61'
Excelsior Stadium
Attendance: 1156

8 May 2010
3:00pm
Alloa Athletic 0–2 Cowdenbeath
BBC Sport Wahdelaw Goal 59'
McQuade Goal 82'
Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 1234

Final[edit]

The two semi-final winners played each other over two legs. The winning team was awarded a place in the 2010–11 First Division.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cowdenbeath 3–0 Brechin City 0–0 3–0

First leg


12 May 2010
7:45pm
Cowdenbeath 0–0 Brechin City
BBC Sport
Central Park, Cowdenbeath
Attendance: 1119

Second leg


16 May 2010
3:00pm
Brechin City 0–3 Cowdenbeath
BBC Sport Mbu Goal 17'
Wardlaw Goal 25'45+4'
Glebe Park, Brechin
Attendance: 1627

Kits and shirt sponsors[edit]

Team Kit manufacturer Kit sponsor Notes
Airdrie United Surridge Sports St Andrew's Hospice New home and away kits.
Ayr United Surridge Sports Paligap New home and away kits.
Dundee Bukta Viga Athletic Clothing (Home), Bukta (Away) New home and away kits.
Dunfermline Athletic Puma The Purvis Group New home and away kits.
Greenock Morton Bukta Millions Chews New home kit.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Erreà Flybe New away kit.
Partick Thistle Puma Ignis asset management New away kit.
Queen of the South Surridge Sports Peter C Haining Kitchens & Bathrooms New home and away kits.
Raith Rovers Puma O'Connell's Bar and Diner New home and away kits.
Ross County Adidas Highnet New home kit.

Stadia[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Airdrie United Excelsior Stadium 10,171
Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 11,998
Dundee Dens Park 11,856
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Caledonian Stadium 7,711
Greenock Morton Cappielow Park 11,612
Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium 10,887
Queen of the South Palmerston Park 6,412
Ross County Victoria Park 6,310
Ayr United Somerset Park 10,185
Raith Rovers Stark's Park 10,104

References[edit]

  1. ^ Livingston F.C. were demoted to the Third Division in response to the club's insolvency. As a result, Airdrie United - beaten play-off finalists from 2008-09 - regained their First Division status.Press Announcement, Scottish Football League