2010–11 Scottish Third Division

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Irn-Bru Scottish Third Division
Season 2010–11
Champions Arbroath
Promoted Arbroath, Albion Rovers (via Division 2 Play-offs)
Relegated n/a
Matches played 180
Goals scored 555 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorer Gavin Swankie (21)
Biggest home win Montrose 8–1 Clyde
(25 September 2010)
Biggest away win

Montrose 0–5 Arbroath
(2 January 2011)

Berwick Rangers 1–6 Albion Rovers
(15 March 2011)
Highest scoring Montrose 8–1 Clyde
(25 September 2010)
Longest winning run 6 games
Queen's Park
Longest unbeaten run 12 games
Queen's Park
Longest winless run 14 games
Clyde
Longest losing run 7 games
Clyde
Highest attendance

1243:

Arbroath 4–1 Montrose
(23 April 2011)
Lowest attendance

178:

East Stirlingshire 1–5 Annan Athletic
(15 March 2011)

The 2010–11 Scottish Football League Third Division (also known as the 2010–11 Irn Bru Scottish Football League Third Division for sponsorship reasons) was the 16th season in the format of ten teams in the fourth-tier of Scottish football. The season started on 7 August 2011 and ended on 7 May 2011. Arbroath F.C. sealed the title, their first honour in their 133-year history, after a 4-1 win over local rivals Montrose on 23 April 2011.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation from 2009–10[edit]

Livingston as champions of the 2009–10 season were directly promoted to the 2010–11 Scottish Second Division. Thus completing only a one-year stay in the bottom tier of the Scottish Football League. They were replaced by Clyde who finished bottom of the 2009–10 Scottish Second Division.

A second promotion place was available via a play-off tournament between the ninth-placed team of the 2009–10 Scottish Second Division, Arbroath, and the sides ranked second, third and fourth in the 2009–10 Scottish Third Division, Forfar Athletic, East Stirlingshire and Queen's Park respectively. The play off was won by Forfar Athletic who defeated Arbroath in the final. Arbroath were therefore relegated.

Relegated from Second Division to Third Division

Promoted from Third Division to Second Division

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity [3]
Albion Rovers Coatbridge Cliftonhill 2,496
Annan Athletic Annan Galabank 3,000
Arbroath Arbroath Gayfield Park 4,153
Berwick Rangers Berwick-upon-Tweed Shielfield Park 4,065
Clyde Cumbernauld Broadwood 8,006
East Stirlingshire Stenhousemuir Ochilview Park[A] 3,746
Elgin City Elgin Borough Briggs 3,716
Montrose Montrose Links Park 3,292
Queen's Park Glasgow Hampden Park 52,025
Stranraer Stranraer Stair Park 6,250

A.^ East Stirlingshire ground shared with Stenhousemuir.[4]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arbroath (C) (P) 36 20 6 10 80 61 +19 66 Promotion to 2011–12 Scottish Second Division
2 Albion Rovers (O) 36 17 10 9 56 40 +16 61 Qualification for promotion play-offs
3 Queen's Park 36 18 5 13 57 43 +14 59
4 Annan Athletic 36 16 11 9 58 45 +13 59
5 Stranraer 36 15 12 9 72 57 +15 57
6 Berwick Rangers 36 12 13 11 62 56 +6 49
7 Elgin City 36 13 6 17 53 63 −10 45
8 Montrose 36 10 7 19 47 61 −14 37
9 East Stirlingshire 36 10 4 22 33 62 −29 34
10 Clyde 36 8 8 20 37 67 −30 32

Updated to games played on 7 May 2011.
Source: ESPN soccernet
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]

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 ALB ANN ARB BER CLY EST ELG MON QPA STR
Albion Rovers 0–0 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–2
Annan Athletic 4–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–2
Arbroath 1–1 0–2 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0
Berwick Rangers 1–6 2–2 4–1 2–1 3–0 6–2 1–0 1–1 2–2
Clyde 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2
East Stirlingshire 0–0 1–5 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–1
Elgin City 2–2 2–0 3–5 1–2 0–1 0–2 3–2 4–2 1–2
Montrose 0–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 8–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 3–3
Queen's Park 0–1 3–0 5–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–3
Stranraer 3–2 2–2 4–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 2–1 1–2 1–0

Updated to games played on 26 April 2011.
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 ALB ANN ARB BER CLY EST ELG MON QPA STR
Albion Rovers 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–0
Annan Athletic 2–2 3–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1
Arbroath 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–5 3–5 4–1 2–2 2–2
Berwick Rangers 2–2 2–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 3–3
Clyde 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 0–2 4–2
East Stirlingshire 1–2 2–0 2–5 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–2
Elgin City 1–1 2–3 3–2 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–1
Montrose 0–2 0–1 0–5 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–2 3–2
Queen's Park 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–0 4–1 3–3
Stranraer 1–3 1–1 3–4 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–1

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

Statistics[edit]

Top Goalscorers[edit]

21 goals
17 goals
16 goals
14 goals
13 goals

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Scotland Gribben, DarrenDarren Gribben Berwick Rangers Elgin City 6–2 14 August 2010
Scotland Gribben, DarrenDarren Gribben Berwick Rangers Arbroath 4–1 11 September 2010
Scotland Tosh, PaulPaul Tosh Montrose Clyde 8–1 25 September 2010
Scotland Doris, StevenSteven Doris Arbroath Montrose 4–0 13 November 2010
Scotland Swankie, GavinGavin Swankie Arbroath Stranraer 4–3 29 January 2011
France Oné, ArmandArmand One Stranraer East Stirlingshire 4–1 23 February 2011
England Gray, DamonDamon Gray Berwick Rangers Elgin City 4–0 5 March 2011
Scotland Chaplain, ScottScott Chaplain Albion Rovers Berwick Rangers 6–1 15 March 2011
Scotland Swankie, GavinGavin Swankie Arbroath East Stirlingshire 5–2 19 March 2011
Scotland Longworth, JamieJamie Longworth Queen's Park Montrose 4–1 7 May 2011
Scotland Gormley, DavidDavid Gormley Elgin City Arbroath 5–3 7 May 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rovers seal title glory". ESPN Soccernet. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Arbroath 4-1 Montrose". BBC Sport. 23 April 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Scottish Football League: News From Your Club". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  4. ^ East Stirlingshire FC, www.eaststirlingshirefc.com Retrieved 2011-05-25.

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