2012–13 Airdrie United F.C. season

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Airdrie United
2012–13 season
Chairman Jim Ballantyne
Manager Jimmy Boyle[1]
Stadium Excelsior Stadium
First Division Tenth place (Relegated)
Challenge Cup Second round, lost to East Stirlingshire
League Cup First round, lost to Queens Park
Scottish Cup Third Round, lost to Raith Rovers
Top goalscorer
John Boyle (10)
Highest home attendance 1,648 v Partick Thistle, 13 April 2013
Lowest home attendance 554 v Raith Rovers, 24 March 2013
Average home league attendance League: 936[2]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 season was Airdrie United's first season back in the Scottish First Division. Airdrie also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup. Airdrie were due to compete in their third consecutive season in the Scottish Second Division, having been relegated from the Scottish First Division at the end of the 2009–10 season.[3] On 16 July 2012, it was confirmed that Airdrie would be promoted to the Scottish First Division[4] to fill the vacancy left by Dundee's promotion to the Scottish Premier League.[5] This was to fill the slot vacated by Rangers, who were voted into the Scottish Third Division following their liquidation.[6]

Summary[edit]

Season[edit]

During season 2012–13 Airdrie United finished tenth in the Scottish First Division,[7] and were relegated to the Scottish Second Division.[8] They reached the second round of the Challenge Cup,[9] the first round of the League Cup[10] and the third round of the Scottish Cup.[11]

Results & fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish First Division[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Last updated 5 May 2013[15][16]
No. Pos Nat Player Total First Division Challenge Cup League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Grant Adam 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
GK Scotland Kenny Arthur 22 0 16+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
GK Scotland Andrew Duncan 2 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
GK Scotland Robbie Thomson 11 0 11+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Jamie Bain 34 2 25+6 2 1+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Gregor Buchanan 31 3 26+2 2 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
DF Scotland Grant Drummond 5 0 4+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Grant Evans 21 0 15+3 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Graeme Goodall 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Gavin Griffin 12 1 3+5 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 1
DF Scotland Michael Hart 13 0 9+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Ricki Lamie 17 0 17+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland David Lilley 25 0 16+5 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Cameron MacDonald 10 0 7+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Chris O'Neil 24 0 23+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Kieran Stallard 8 1 5+0 1 0+1 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Australia Marc Warren 30 0 24+3 0 1+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Jamie Barclay 10 0 6+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Nathan Blockley 31 3 25+1 2 2+0 0 1+0 1 2+0 0
MF England Jack Boyle 14 1 8+4 1 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
MF Scotland Alan Cook 13 3 9+2 2 1+0 0 0+1 1 0+0 0
MF Scotland Ross Davidson 5 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Andrew Gilchrist 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Fraser Keast 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Jack Haggarty 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF England Steven Hetherington 14 0 14+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Sean Lynch 22 1 15+4 1 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Christian McKenna 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Josh Watt 13 2 8+3 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 1
MF Scotland Liam Watt 13 1 11+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Jordan Wright 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Jordan Allan 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland John Boyle 29 10 23+2 10 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
FW Scotland Lee Brown 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Liam Buchanan 6 0 5+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Liam Coogans 7 1 5+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Ryan Donnelly 36 6 21+11 6 0+1 0 0+1 0 1+1 0
FW Scotland Paul di Giacomo 22 5 5+12 4 1+1 0 1+0 0 2+0 1
FW Scotland Jordan Kirkpatrick 5 1 2+3 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Willie McLaren 32 4 17+10 3 1+1 1 1+0 0 0+2 0
FW Scotland Jordan Moore 9 2 6+3 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Scott Morton 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Owen Ronald 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Scott Sally 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 5 May 2013
Nation Position Name First Division Challenge Cup League Cup Scottish Cup Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
Scotland GK Grant Adam 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland GK Kenny Arthur 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland GK Andrew Duncan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Robbie Thomson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Jamie Bain 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland DF Gregor Buchanan 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Scotland DF Grant Drummond 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Grant Evans 9 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 1
Scotland DF Graeme Goodall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Gavin Griffin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Michael Hart 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland DF Ricki Lamie 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
Scotland DF David Lilley 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 1
Scotland DF Cameron MacDonald 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland DF Chris O'Neil 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Scotland DF Kieran Stallard 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Australia DF Marc Warren 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 8 2
Scotland MF Jamie Barclay 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF Nathan Blockley 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1
England MF Jack Boyle 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Scotland MF Alan Cook 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Ross Davidson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Andrew Gilchrist 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jack Haggarty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
England MF Steven Hetherington 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF Fraser Keast 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Sean Lynch 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Scotland MF Christian McKenna 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Josh Watt 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Scotland MF Liam Watt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jordan Wright 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Jordan Allan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW John Boyle 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Scotland FW Lee Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Liam Buchanan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Liam Coogans 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW Ryan Donnelly 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Scotland FW Paul di Giacomo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Jordan Kirkpatrick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Willie McLaren 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Scotland FW Jordan Moore 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW Scott Morton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Owen Ronald 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Scott Sally 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Awards[edit]

Last updated 28 September 2012
Nation Name Award Month
Scotland John Boyle[17] Player of the Month August

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Partick Thistle (C) (P) 36 23 9 4 76 28 +48 78 Promotion to the 2013–14 Scottish Premiership
2 Greenock Morton 36 20 7 9 73 47 +26 67
3 Falkirk 36 15 8 13 52 48 +4 53
4 Livingston 36 14 10 12 58 56 +2 52
5 Hamilton Academical 36 14 9 13 52 45 +7 51
6 Raith Rovers 36 11 13 12 45 48 −3 46
7 Dumbarton 36 13 4 19 58 83 −25 43
8 Cowdenbeath 36 8 12 16 51 65 −14 36
9 Dunfermline Athletic (R) 36 14 7 15 62 59 +3 034 Qualification to the Scottish First Division Play-offs
10 Airdrie United (R) 36 5 7 24 41 89 −48 22 Relegation to the 2013–14 Scottish League One

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Scottish Football League
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.
Dunfermline Athletic were deducted 15 points for entering administration.

Division summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground H A H H A A H H A A H A H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H A H H A A H A H A
Result W W L L L D L L L W L D D L L L D D L W L L L D L L D L L L L L L L L W
Position 2 1 3 5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10[nb 1] 10 10 10 10

Last updated: 5 May 2013.
Source: [18]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Transfers[edit]

Willie McLaren was initially released by the club[19] but later re-signed.[20]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dunfermline were deducted 15 points shortly prior to this fixture altering league standings. This was as a result of them entering administration.[57]

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