2013–14 SPFL U20 League

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SPFL U20 League
Season 2013–14
Champions Celtic
Top goalscorer Jason Cummings (22)
(Hibernian)

The 2013–14 SPFL Under 20 League was the sixteenth season of the highest youth Scottish football league, the second season under the new under 20 format and the first season since the inception of the Scottish Professional Football League. It began in August 2013 ended in May 2014.[1] Celtic won the league championship, one point ahead of nearest challengers Rangers.[2]

Changes[edit]

This year the league was again expanded, this time from 15 teams to 16 teams. It retained 14 of the sides from the previous season, with newly promoted Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle replacing relegated Dundee. Scottish League One side Rangers were also admitted to the league.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Celtic 30 21 2 7 60 27 +33 65
2 Rangers 30 19 7 4 62 30 +32 64
3 Hibernian 30 17 8 5 71 38 +33 59
4 Hamilton Academical 30 15 6 9 56 45 +11 51
5 Motherwell 30 15 3 12 61 54 +7 48
6 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 30 13 4 13 56 51 +5 43
7 Kilmarnock 30 11 6 13 48 53 −5 39
8 Falkirk 30 10 9 11 48 61 −13 39
9 Aberdeen 30 11 5 14 50 51 −1 38
10 Dunfermline Athletic 30 10 6 14 51 53 −2 36
11 St Johnstone 30 9 8 13 51 58 −7 35
12 Dundee United 30 10 4 16 40 43 −3 34
13 Ross County 30 10 4 16 43 63 −20 34
14 Partick Thistle 30 9 6 15 37 61 −24 33
15 St Mirren 30 9 5 16 37 53 −16 32
16 Heart of Midlothian 30 7 5 18 40 70 −30 26

Source: SPFL
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.


Matches[edit]

Teams played each other twice, once at home, once away.

Home \ Away[1] ABE CEL DUN DNF FAL HAM HOM HIB INV KIL MOT PAR RAN ROS STJ STM
Aberdeen 2–2 2–1 3–0 0–2 3–1 4–0 1–6 0–1 3–0 3–2 2–3 1–2 1–3 1–4 2–3
Celtic 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–1 3–0 4–0 2–0 5–0 2–2 3–2
Dundee United 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 2–4 5–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–3 0–1 3–0
Dunfermline Athletic 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 3–4 5–0 3–3 0–3 2–3 4–3 1–1 0–2 3–0 3–0 3–2
Falkirk 2–2 2–3 3–1 1–0 3–1 4–2 2–2 2–0 4–2 1–5 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 0–0
Hamilton Academical 2–1 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 5–1 0–4 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 4–0
Heart of Midlothian 0–5 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–1 0–2 3–0 5–1 1–4 4–0 4–2 1–3
Hibernian 2–1 1–0 1–1 7–1 4–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 5–0 1–2 0–2
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2–4 2–3 3–2 3–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–3 3–0 2–3 3–2 1–2 3–0 3–0 1–0
Kilmarnock 1–2 0–1 1–3 0–0 3–2 3–3 2–1 3–3 3–3 0–1 1–0 1–2 5–1 3–0 1–0
Motherwell 3–0 0–5 0–0 2–1 4–3 2–4 3–2 0–3 2–0 2–3 4–1 1–2 1–2 3–2 2–0
Partick Thistle 1–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 2–0 4–2 2–0 0–5 0–3 1–0 2–2 1–1
Rangers 0–2 0–2 1–0 5–4 5–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 2–2 4–0
Ross County 1–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–4 2–0 5–0 0–3 4–0 2–3 2–1 3–3
St Johnstone 3–1 0–1 3–1 0–3 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–3 4–1 2–2 6–1 2–0
St Mirren 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–6 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–1 3–0

Source: SPFL
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Team Goals[3]
1 Jason Cummings Hibernian 22
2 Kyle MacLeod Ross County 16
Chris Kane St. Johnstone 16
4 Adam Evans Inverness Caledonian Thistle 13
Craig Moore Motherwell 13
Tony Dingwall Ross County 13
7 Ryan Christie Inverness Caledonian Thistle 12
Chris Duggan Partick Thistle 12
9 Denny Johnstone Celtic 11
Andy Ryan Hamilton Academical 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U20 League fixtures". www.spfl.co.uk. Scottish Professional Football League. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Kyle, Gregor (9 May 2014). "Dundee United 0 Celtic 2: Celtic youths seal five-in-a-row in final day of drama in the Under-20 league". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "U20 Top Scorers". www.spfl.co.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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