2013–14 East Superleague

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Season 2013–14
Champions Bo'ness United
Relegated Tayport
St. Andrews United
Matches played 240
Goals scored 827 (3.45 per match)
Biggest home win Bo'ness United 6–1 Broxburn Athletic
2 Nov 2013
Biggest away win Ballingry Rovers 0–8 Sauchie Juniors
2 Nov 2013
Highest scoring Lochee United 3–6 Hill of Beath Hawthorn
29 Sep 2013
Longest winning run (8) Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
26 Oct 2013 – 21 Dec 2013
Longest unbeaten run (12) Linlithgow Rose
8 Mar 2014 – season end
Longest winless run (14) Tayport
7 Dec 2013 – 12 Apr 2014
Longest losing run (6) Three clubs

The 2013–14 East Superleague was the twelfth Superleague competition since the formation of the Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region in 2002. The season began on 10 August 2013. The winners of this competition will be eligible to enter the 2014–15 Scottish Cup.

The division expanded to sixteen clubs from this season.[1]

Bo'ness United won the title on 28 May 2014.

Member clubs for the 2013–14 season[edit]

Linlithgow Rose were the reigning champions.[2]

Newtongrange Star, Ballingry Rovers, Tayport and Armadale Thistle were promoted from the East Premier League.

Club Location Ground Manager Finishing position 2012–13
Armadale Thistle Armadale Volunteer Park Jim Henderson East Premier League, 4th
Ballingry Rovers Glencraig Ore Park Stevie Kay East Premier League, 2nd
Bo'ness United Bo'ness Newtown Park Allan McGonigal 4th
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Bonnyrigg New Dundas Park Max Christie 2nd
Broxburn Athletic Broxburn Albyn Park Steve Pittman 6th
Camelon Juniors Camelon Carmuirs Park John Sludden 3rd
Carnoustie Panmure Carnoustie Laing Park Alan McSkimming 9th
Hill of Beath Hawthorn Hill of Beath Keirs Park Jock Finlayson 8th
Kelty Hearts Kelty Central Park Tam Courts 5th
Linlithgow Rose Linlithgow Prestonfield Danny Smith Champions
Lochee United Dundee Thomson Park Steven Leahy 10th
Musselburgh Athletic Musselburgh Olivebank Stadium David McGlynn 7th
Newtongrange Star Newtongrange New Victoria Park Alan Miller East Premier League, 1st
St. Andrews United St. Andrews Recreation Park Phil McGuire 12th
Sauchie Juniors Sauchie Beechwood Park Fraser Duncan 11th
Tayport Tayport Canniepairt David Baikie East Premier League, 3rd

Managerial changes[edit]

Club Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Tayport John McGlashan Resigned [3] 14 September 2013 16th David Baikie 14 September 2013
Kelty Hearts Willie Newbigging Sacked [4] 2 October 2013 14th Tam Courts 2 October 2013
St. Andrews United Jim Hardie Stepped down through illness [5] 30 November 2013 15th Gus Malone 30 November 2013
Linlithgow Rose Mark Bradley Resigned [6] 1 March 2014 4th Danny Smith 24 March 2014
Camelon Juniors Danny Smith Appointed manager at Linlithgow Rose[7] 24 March 2014 7th John Sludden 21 April 2014[8]
St. Andrews United Gus Malone Left by mutual consent [9] 5 May 2014 16th Phil McGuire [10] 26 May 2014

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bo'ness United (C) 30 22 3 5 79 32 +47 69 Qualification to the 2014–15 Scottish Cup
2 Linlithgow Rose 30 20 6 4 70 33 +37 66
3 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 30 17 10 3 60 28 +32 61
4 Newtongrange Star 30 19 1 10 65 34 +31 58
5 Camelon Juniors 30 16 6 8 51 35 +16 54
6 Hill of Beath Hawthorn 30 14 7 9 61 44 +17 49
7 Broxburn Athletic 30 14 6 10 53 56 −3 48
8 Musselburgh Athletic 30 12 7 11 53 51 +2 43
9 Sauchie Juniors 30 12 4 14 55 53 +2 40
10 Lochee United 30 12 1 17 57 72 −15 37
11 Armadale Thistle 30 8 3 19 35 64 −29 27
12 Carnoustie Panmure 30 8 3 19 43 74 −31 27
13 Ballingry Rovers 30 7 6 17 31 67 −36 27
14 Kelty Hearts (O) 30 5 11 14 36 54 −18 26 Qualification to the East Region League play-off
15 Tayport (R) 30 5 7 18 36 62 −26 22 Relegation to the East Premier League
16 St. Andrews United (R) 30 4 9 17 42 68 −26 21

Updated to games played on 14 June 2014.
Source: East Region SJFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(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]

Home \ Away[1] ARMA BALL BONE BONN BROX CAME CARN HOBH KELT LINL LOCH MUSS NEWT SAND SAUC TAYP
Armadale Thistle 0–1 0–7 0–1 0–1 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–1 0–2 3–2 2–3 0–5 3–2 1–3 3–2
Ballingry Rovers 2–1 1–4 0–1 0–3 2–3 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–3 1–2 2–1 4–3 0–8 2–2
Bo'ness United 2–1 4–2 0–3 6–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 5–0 4–1 5–1 2–1 4–2 3–0 4–1 3–0
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 4–3 1–4 3–2
Broxburn Athletic 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–3 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–4 4–2 1–1 2–1
Camelon Juniors 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–3
Carnoustie Panmure 5–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–1 0–5 2–2 2–1 2–3 0–2 1–2 0–2 4–2 3–2 3–1
Hill of Beath Hawthorn 4–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–3 5–0 4–0 1–2 4–3 2–2 3–1
Kelty Hearts 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–4 1–4 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–2
Linlithgow Rose 4–2 3–2 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 4–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–2
Lochee United 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–4 3–3 1–2 4–1 3–6 2–4 0–5 2–3 1–4 1–4 2–1 3–0
Musselburgh Athletic 0–1 5–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 4–1 0–1 2–3 0–1 4–2 2–3 1–1 3–2 3–1
Newtongrange Star 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 5–0 1–3 5–1 5–0 6–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 3–1
St. Andrews United 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 0–3 0–1 2–2 1–3 2–3 3–3 1–0 1–2 3–1
Sauchie Juniors 2–0 4–0 0–1 0–4 5–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–3 1–5 1–3 1–3 4–2 1–1
Tayport 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–4 3–4 1–2 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2

Updated to games played on 14 June 2014.
Source: East Region SJFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

East Region Super/Premier League play-off[edit]

Kelty Hearts defeated Dalkeith Thistle, who finished third in the East Premier League, 5 – 0 on aggregate in the East Region Super/Premier League play-off.[11] Kelty retain their place in the 2014–15 East Superleague.

4 June 2014
19:15
Kelty Hearts 4 – 0 Dalkeith Thistle
Paul Shields Goal 40'
Stuart Cargill Goal 44' (pen.)85'
Ross Philp Goal 73'
Report
Central Park, Kelty
Referee: Lorraine Clark
11 June 2014
19:15
Dalkeith Thistle 0 – 1 Kelty Hearts
Report Goal 21' Stuart Cargill
Kings Park, Dalkeith
Referee: Evan Cairns

References[edit]

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