2011–12 East Superleague

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ACA Sports East Superleague
Season 2011–12
Champions Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Relegated Bathgate Thistle
Matches played 110
Goals scored 368 (3.35 per match)
Biggest home win Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 5–0 Bathgate Thistle
7 April 2012
Biggest away win Bathgate Thistle 1–7 Carnoustie Panmure
14 April 2012
Highest scoring Linlithgow Rose 5–3 Bathgate Thistle
18 February 2012
Bathgate Thistle 1–7 Carnoustie Panmure
14 April 2012
Longest winning run Bathgate Thistle (4)
12 November 2011 – 14 January 2012
Linlithgow Rose
18 February 2012 – 10 March 2012
Longest unbeaten run Hill of Beath Hawthorn (11)
3 September 2011 – 25 February 2012
Longest losing run Carnoustie Panmure (7)
24 September 2011 – 18 February 2012

The 2011–12 East Superleague was the tenth Superleague competition since the formation of the Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region in 2002. The season began on 27 August 2011. The winners of this competition gain direct entry to round one of the 2012–13 Scottish Cup. Only the bottom placed side were relegated to the East Premier League after the resignation of Forfar West End in October 2011.[1]

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic won the championship on the final day of the season.[2] Founder members Bathgate Thistle were relegated from the Superleague for the first time.

Member clubs for the 2011–12 season[edit]

Bo'ness United are the reigning champions. St Andrews United and Carnoustie Panmure were promoted from the East Premier League and replace Newtongrange Star and Tayport.

Forfar West End were unable to guarantee fulfilling their fixtures and withdrew from the league on 18 October 2011.[3]

Club Location Ground Manager Finishing position 2010–11
Bathgate Thistle Bathgate Creamery Park Derek Strickland 8th
Bo'ness United Bo'ness Newtown Park Paul Ronald Champions
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Bonnyrigg New Dundas Park Max Christie 4th
Camelon Juniors Camelon Carmuirs Park Danny Smith 10th
Carnoustie Panmure Carnoustie Laing Park Ian Gilzean East Premier League, 2nd
Hill of Beath Hawthorn Hill of Beath Keirs Park Jock Finlayson 2nd
Kelty Hearts Kelty Central Park Keith Burgess 9th
Linlithgow Rose Linlithgow Prestonfield Mark Bradley 3rd
Lochee United Dundee Thomson Park Paul Ritchie 5th
Musselburgh Athletic Musselburgh Olivebank Stadium David McGlynn 7th
St Andrews United St Andrews Recreation Park Jim Hardie East Premier League, 1st

Managerial changes[edit]

Club Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Bathgate Thistle Graeme Love Sacked [4] 18 March 2012 5th Derek Strickland [5] 20 April 2012 (season complete)

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic (C) 20 13 4 3 48 23 +25 43 Qualification for 2012–13 Scottish Cup
2 Hill of Beath Hawthorn 20 11 5 4 39 23 +16 38
3 Linlithgow Rose 20 10 5 5 42 32 +10 35
4 Bo'ness United 20 7 6 7 25 26 −1 27
5 Kelty Hearts 20 7 5 8 24 26 −2 26
6 Camelon Juniors 20 7 4 9 30 29 +1 25
7 Lochee United 20 7 3 10 32 37 −5 24
8 Musselburgh Athletic 20 6 4 10 41 45 −4 22
9 St Andrews United 20 6 4 10 28 40 −12 22
10 Carnoustie Panmure 20 5 6 9 32 39 −7 21
11 Bathgate Thistle (R) 20 5 6 9 27 48 −21 21 Relegation to East Premier League
12 Forfar West End 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Club in abeyance, record expunged

Updated to games played on 26 May 2012.
Source: East Region SJFA
Forfar West End went into abeyance on 18 October 2011 and resigned from the league. Their record (Pld4 W0 D0 L4 GF1 GA25 Pts0) was expunged.
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 BAT BNS BRG CAM CAR FWE HOB KEL LTH LOC MUS STA
Bathgate Thistle 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–7 0–3 1–0 1–2 0–2 3–3 2–1
Bo'ness United 1–1 3–2 2–0 3–3 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–4 0–3 3–0
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 5–0 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 4–1 4–1 5–2
Camelon Juniors 5–1 3–1 3–3 2–0 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 0–1
Carnoustie Panmure 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–4 1–3 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–2 1–1
Forfar West End
Hill of Beath Hawthorn 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–3 1–1
Kelty Hearts 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 2–0
Linlithgow Rose 5–3 1–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–3 0–1 1–0 3–1 3–1
Lochee United 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–2 3–3 1–2
Musselburgh Athletic 1–2 0–1 1–4 2–0 5–2 2–4 1–3 1–3 0–3 4–1
St Andrews United 4–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–3 3–4 3–2

Updated to games played on 26 May 2012.
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sad times as top local club goes into abeyance". Kirriemuir Herald. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  2. ^ John Gilmour (28 May 2012). "Deserved plaudits for Bonnyrigg as McKenna's strike clinches title". The Scotsman. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "'I fear there may be more' — Forfar West End's problems a sign of financial pressures facing junior football". The Courier. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ John Gilmour (19 March 2012). "Love sacked". The Scotsman. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Strickland for Bathgate". West Lothian Courier. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.