2009–10 Scottish Second Division

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Scottish Second Division
Season 2009–10
Champions Stirling Albion
Promoted Stirling Albion
Cowdenbeath
Relegated Arbroath
Clyde
Top goalscorer Rory McAllister (21)

The 2009–10 Scottish Second Division will be the fifteenth season of the Second Division in its current format of ten teams.

Promotion and relegation from 2008–09[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

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Stirling Albion (C) (P) 36 18 11 7 68 48 +20 65 First Division
2 Alloa Athletic 36 19 8 9 49 35 +14 65 First Division Play-offs
3 Cowdenbeath (O) (P) 36 16 11 9 60 41 +19 59
4 Brechin City 36 15 9 12 47 42 +5 54
5 Peterhead 36 15 6 15 45 49 −4 51
6 Dumbarton 36 14 6 16 49 58 −9 48
7 East Fife 36 10 11 15 46 53 −7 41
8 Stenhousemuir 36 9 13 14 38 42 −4 40
9 Arbroath (R) 36 10 10 16 41 55 −14 40 Second Division Play-offs
10 Clyde (R) 36 8 7 21 37 57 −20 31 Third 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 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams will be entered into a play-off with the First Division's 9th placed team. The winning team will be awarded a place in the 2010–11 First Division.
Second Division Play-offs:The 9th place team will be entered into a play-off with the 2nd,3rd and 4th places of the Third Division. The winner gete a place in the 2010-11 Second 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]

Each team plays every other team four times during the season, twice at home and twice away, for a total of 36 matches.

First half of season[edit]

Home ╲ Away ALO ARB BRE CLY COW DUM EFI PET STE STI
Alloa Athletic 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–0
Arbroath 2–2 1–4 0–3 0–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–3 3–4
Brechin City 2–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–0
Clyde 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–1
Cowdenbeath 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–2
Dumbarton 1–3 1–0 0–0 3–3 0–3 0–3 1–0 0–0 2–3
East Fife 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–2
Peterhead 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 3–2
Stenhousemuir 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 1–2
Stirling Albion 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 9 February 2010.
Source: Scottish Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of the season[edit]

Home ╲ Away ALO ARB BRE CLY COW DUM EFI PET STE STI
Alloa Athletic 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1
Arbroath 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 2–4
Brechin City 1–1 0–2 3–1 3–3 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–1
Clyde 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–2 4–2 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–2
Cowdenbeath 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 0–0 6–2 1–3 1–0 3–3
Dumbarton 3–1 0–2 0–1 3–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–4
East Fife 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 3–0 1–1 0–3
Peterhead 2–0 3–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1
Stenhousemuir 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–3
Stirling Albion 0–3 2–2 6–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–3 2–0 1–1

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

Second Division Play-offs[edit]

Times are BST (UTC+1)

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 Third Division played the second placed team in the Third 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
Queen's Park 2–6 Arbroath 0–4 2–2
East Stirlingshire 2–3 Forfar Athletic 0–1 2–2

First legs


5 May 2010
7:45pm
Queen's Park 0–4 Arbroath
BBC Sport Ross Goal 24'
Redman Goal 45'
Nimmo Goal 53'
Moyes Goal 68'
Hampden Park
Attendance: 651

5 May 2010
7:45pm
East Stirlingshire 0–1 Forfar Athletic
BBC Sport Campbell Goal 68' (pen)
Ochilview Park
Attendance: 487

Second legs


8 May
3:00pm
Arbroath 2–2 Queen's Park
McCulloch Goal 3'
Megginson Goal 15'
BBC Sport Daly Goal 57'
Rattray Goal 82' (o.g)
Gayfield Park
Attendance: 588

8 May
3:00pm
Forfar Athletic 2–2 East Stirlingshire
Bishop Goal 4'
Tulloch Goal 82'
BBC Sport Andy Rodgers Goal 49'76'
Station Park, Forfar
Attendance: 745

Final[edit]

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

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Arbroath 0–2 Forfar Athletic 0–0 0–2

First leg


12 May 2010
7:45pm
Arbroath 0–0 Forfar Athletic
BBC Sport
Gayfield Park
Attendance: 1027

Second leg


16 May 2010
3:00pm
Forfar Athletic 2–0 Arbroath
Fotheringham Goal 5'
DeasleyGoal 90+3'
BBC Sport
Station Park, Forfar
Attendance: 2207

References[edit]

  1. ^ Livingston F.C. were demoted from the First Division to the Third Division in response to the club's insolvency. As a result, the beaten playoff finalists from 2008-09 were both promoted by default: Airdrie United regained their First Division status and Cowdenbeath were promoted to the Second Division.Press Announcement, Scottish Football League