2006–07 Scottish Second Division

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Scottish Second Division
Season 2006–07
Champions Greenock Morton
Promoted Greenock Morton
Stirling Albion
Relegated Forfar Athletic
Stranraer
Top goalscorer Iain Russell (21)

The 2006-07 Second Division season is the twelfth season of the Scottish Second Division in its current format of ten teams.

Greenock Morton were promoted to the First Division as League champions. Stirling Albion, Raith Rovers and Brechin City enter the promotion/relegation play offs for a place in the First Division along with Airdrie United who finished second bottom of the First Division.

Forfar Athletic were relegated to the Third Division while Stranraer enter the promotion/relegation play offs with the second, third and fourth placed teams of the Third Division - Arbroath, Queen's Park and East Fife respectively.

Promotion and Relegation from 2005–06[edit]

First & Second Divisions[edit]

Relegated from First Division to Second Division

Promoted from Second Division to First Division

Second & Third Divisions[edit]

Relegated from Second Division to Third Division

Promoted from Third Division to Second Division

Table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Greenock Morton 36 24 5 7 76 32 44 77
Promoted To First Division 2007-08
2 Stirling Albion 36 21 6 9 67 39 28 69
3 Raith Rovers 36 18 8 10 50 33 17 62
4 Brechin City 36 18 6 12 61 45 16 60
5 Ayr United 36 14 8 14 46 47 -1 50
6 Cowdenbeath 36 13 6 17 59 56 3 45
7 Alloa Athletic 36 11 9 16 47 70 -23 42
8 Peterhead 36 11 8 17 60 62 -2 41
9 Stranraer 36 10 9 17 45 74 -29 39
Relegated to Third Division 2007-08
10 Forfar Athletic 36 4 7 25 37 90 -53 19

Top scorers[edit]

Scorer Goals Team
Scotland Iain Russell 21 Brechin City
Scotland Liam Buchanan 20 Cowdenbeath
England Peter Weatherson 15 Greenock Morton
Scotland Colin Cramb 14 Stirling Albion
Scotland Pat Clarke 13 Cowdenbeath
Scotland Michael Moore Stranraer
Scotland Bobby Linn 12 Greenock Morton
Scotland Chris Templeman Greenock Morton
Scotland Martin Bavidge 11 Peterhead
Scotland Darren Gribben Forfar Athletic
Scotland Paul McGowan Greenock Morton

Attendances[edit]

The average attendances for Second Division clubs for season 2006/07 are shown below:

Club Average Highest
Greenock Morton 2,651 5,255
Raith Rovers 1,935 4,327
Ayr United 1,202 2,105
Stirling Albion 947 2,608
Cowdenbeath 683 2,249
Peterhead 636 819
Alloa Athletic 634 1,138
Brechin City 569 909
Forfar Athletic 500 765
Stranraer 418 1,003

Second Division play-offs[edit]

Semi-Finals[edit]

The ninth placed team in the Second Division played the fourth placed team in the Third 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
East Fife 4 – 2 Stranraer 4–1 0–1
Queen's Park 4 – 1 Arbroath 2–0 2–1

First legs


May 2, 2007
East Fife 4 – 1 Stranraer
Graham Gibson Goal 10'
Craig O'Reilly Goal 43' Goal 45' Goal 54'
Report Michael Moore Goal 55'
Bayview Stadium, Methil
Attendance: 742
Referee: Stephen Finnie

May 1, 2007
Queen's Park 2 – 0 Arbroath
David Weatherston Goal 77'
Alan Trouten Goal 70' (pen.)
Report
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 974
Referee: Mike Tumilty

Second legs


May 5, 2007
Stranraer 1 – 0 East Fife
Paul McGrillen Goal 64' Report
Stair Park, Stranraer
Attendance: 426
Referee: Crawford Allan

May 5, 2007
Arbroath 1 – 2 Queens Park
Paul Tosh Goal 50' Report David Weatherston Goal 32'
Alan Trouten Goal 43'
Gayfield Park, Arbroath
Attendance: 1,114
Referee: Eddie Smith

Final[edit]

The two semi-final winners played each other over two legs. The winning team was awarded a place in the 2008–09 Second Division.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Queen's Park 7 – 2 East Fife 4–2 3–0

First leg


9 May 2007
Queen's Park 4 – 2 East Fife
Steven Canning Goal 30' Goal 54'
Mick Dunlop Goal 44'
Paul Cairney Goal 70'
Report Lloyd Young Goal 60'
Greig McDonald Goal 77'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 1,207
Referee: John Underhill

Second leg


12 May 2007
East Fife 0 – 3 Queens Park
Report Paul Paton Goal 4'
Alan Trouten Goal 74'
Frankie Carroll Goal 89'
Bayview Stadium, Methil
Attendance: 1,625
Referee: William Collum

Queen's Park were promoted to the Second Division