2010–11 Scottish First Division

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Irn-Bru Scottish First Division
Season 2010–11
Champions Dunfermline Athletic
Promoted Dunfermline Athletic
Relegated Cowdenbeath, Stirling Albion
Biggest home win Dunfermline Athletic 5–0 Cowdenbeath
(29 December 2010)
Partick Thistle 6–1 Stirling Albion
(15 January 2011)
Dunfermline Athletic 6-1 Queen of the South
(16 April 2011)
Biggest away win Stirling Albion 0–5 Falkirk
(13 November 2010)
Highest scoring Partick Thistle 6–1 Stirling Albion
(15 January 2011)
Stirling Albion 3–4 Cowdenbeath
(5 March 2011)
Dunfermline Athletic 6-1 Queen of the South
(16 April 2011)
Highest attendance 11,052:
Dunfermline Athletic 2–1 Raith Rovers
(23 April 2011)
Lowest attendance 266:
Queen of the South 0–1 Ross County
(26 February 2011)

The 2010–11 Scottish First Division was the sixteenth season of the First Division in its current format of ten teams. Dunfermline Athletic finished champions, with Cowdenbeath and Stirling Albion being relegated.


Promotion and relegation from 2009–10[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

Promoted from Second Division to First Division

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dunfermline Athletic (C) (P) 36 20 10 6 66 31 +35 70 Promotion to 2011–12 Scottish Premier League
2 Raith Rovers 36 17 9 10 47 35 +12 60
3 Falkirk 36 17 7 12 57 41 +16 58
4 Queen of the South 36 14 7 15 54 53 +1 49
5 Partick Thistle 36 12 11 13 44 39 +5 47
6 Dundee 36 19 12 5 54 34 +20 044*
7 Greenock Morton 36 11 10 15 39 43 −4 43
8 Ross County 36 9 14 13 30 34 −4 41
9 Cowdenbeath (R) 36 9 8 19 41 72 −31 35 Qualification to Scottish First Division Playoffs
10 Stirling Albion (R) 36 4 8 24 32 82 −50 20 Relegation to Scottish Second Division

Updated to games played on 7 May.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Dundee were deducted 25 points for entering administration. The deduction was temporarily lifted pending an appeal by the club, however the appeal failed and the deduction was reinstated.[1]
(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 do the same in the second half of the season, for a total of 36 games

First half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] COW DND DNF FAL GMO PAR QOS RAI ROS STI
Cowdenbeath 2–1 0–4 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 5–1
Dundee 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0
Dunfermline Athletic 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 3–0
Falkirk 5–1 3–3 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 3–0
Greenock Morton 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 0–0
Partick Thistle 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–2
Queen of the South 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–5 2–0 2–1 1–3 3–0 2–2
Raith Rovers 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 0–2
Ross County 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–1
Stirling Albion 1–3 1–1 1–5 0–5 0–1 4–2 0–0 1–3 0–0

Updated to games played on 19 April.
Source: BBC Sport
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season[edit]

Home \ Away[1] COW DND DNF FAL GMO PAR QOS RAI ROS STI
Cowdenbeath 1–3 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 2–1 1–0
Dundee 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1
Dunfermline Athletic 5–0 0–0 3–0 1–3 0–0 6–1 2–1 1–1 4–1
Falkirk 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 0–3 2–1 0–1 4–2
Greenock Morton 3–0 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–4 0–0 2–1 2–0
Partick Thistle 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 6–1
Queen of the South 2–2 3–0 1–3 0–1 1–4 3–3 0–2 0–1 4–1
Raith Rovers 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1
Ross County 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0
Stirling Albion 3–4 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 0–3 0–2 1–2 0–2

Updated to games played on 7 May 2011.
Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

15 goals
13 goals
12 goals
11 goals
9 goals

First Division Play-offs[edit]

Times are BST (UTC+1)

Semi-Finals[edit]

The fourth placed team in the Second Division (Brechin City) will play the ninth placed team in the First Division (Cowdenbeath) and third placed team in the Second Division (Forfar Athletic) will play the second placed team in the Second Division (Ayr United). The play-offs will be played over two legs on Wednesday 11 May 2011 & Saturday 14 May 2011, the winning team in each semi-final will advance to the final on Wednesday 18 May 2011 & Sunday 22 May 2011.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Brechin City 4 – 2 Cowdenbeath 2–2 2–0
Forfar Athletic 4 – 7 Ayr United 1–4 3–3

First legs


11 May 2011
7:45pm
Brechin City 2 – 2 Cowdenbeath
Kirkpatrick Goal 46'
Megginson Goal 51'
BBC Sport Linton Goal 4'
Coult Goal 26'
Glebe Park
Attendance: 596
Referee: Anthony Law

11 May 2011
7:45pm
Forfar Athletic 1 – 4 Ayr United
Templeman Goal 10' BBC Sport Moffat Goal 2'
Bishop Goal o.g.' (35)
McCann Goal 52'
Rodgers Goal 87'
Station Park
Attendance: 924
Referee: John McKendrick

Second legs


14 May 2011
2:00pm
Cowdenbeath 0 – 2 Brechin City
BBC Sport Redman Goal 78'
Molloy Goal 84'
Central Park
Attendance: 645
Referee: David Somers

14 May 2011
3:00pm
Ayr United 3 – 3 Forfar Athletic
Moffat Goal 12'
McLaughlin Goal 48'
Trouten Goal 90' (pen.)
BBC Sport Hilson Goal 31'
Sellars Goal 56'
Campbell Goal 90' (pen.)
Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,198
Referee: Brian Winter

Final[edit]

The two semi-final winners will play each other over two legs. The winning team will be awarded a place in the 2011–12 First Division.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ayr United 3 – 2 Brechin City 1–1 2–1

First leg


18 May 2011
7:45pm
Ayr United 1 – 1 Brechin City
Moffat Goal 31' BBC Sport Janczyk Goal 86'
Somerset Park
Attendance: 2,020
Referee: Steve Conroy

Second leg


22 May 2011
3:00pm
Brechin City 1 – 2 Ayr United
Tiffoney Goal 44' (o.g.) BBC Sport Roberts Goal 76'
Moffat Goal 88'
Glebe Park
Attendance: 2,404
Referee: Crawford Allan

Kits and shirt sponsors[edit]

Team Kit manufacturer Kit sponsor Notes
Cowdenbeath Erreà Lints Property New home and away kits.
Dundee Puma Kilmac Energy New home and away kits.
Dunfermline Athletic Puma The Purvis Group New home and away kits.
Falkirk Puma Central Demolition New home and away kits.
Greenock Morton Puma Millions Chews (Home) Buchanan's Toffees (Away) New home and away kits
Partick Thistle Puma Ignis asset management New home kit
Queen of the South Joma Palmerston Furniture Centre New home and away kits.
Raith Rovers Puma O'Connell's Bar and Diner New home and away kits.
Ross County Nike Highnet New home and away kits
Stirling Albion Puma Prudential Insurance New home and away kits.

Stadia[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 12,509
Dundee Dens Park 12,085
Greenock Morton Cappielow 11,612
Partick Thistle Firhill Stadium 10,887
Raith Rovers Stark's Park 10,104
Falkirk Falkirk Stadium 9,120
Queen of the South Palmerston Park 6,412
Ross County Victoria Park 6,310
Cowdenbeath Central Park 4,370
Stirling Albion Forthbank Stadium 3,808

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dundee fail to overturn 25-point penalty". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 17 December 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 

External links[edit]