Scottish Junior Football North Premier League

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Scottish Junior Football North Premier League
Founded 2001 (17 years ago) (2001)
Country  Scotland
Number of teams 14
Promotion to no promotion
Relegation to North First Division (West)/(East)
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Junior Cup
Current champions Banks O' Dee
(2017–18)
Website SJFA North Region
2018–19 North Superleague

The Scottish Junior Football North Premier League (also known as the McBookie.com Superleague) is the highest division of the North Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association. It was established in 2001 and from 2007, the league champions have qualified for the following season's Scottish Cup.[1]

Member clubs for the 2018–19 season[edit]

Beginning from the 2013–14 season, the two automatically relegated clubs drop into one of two regional divisions below the North Superleague.[2] In 2016–17, a play-off was introduced between the third bottom Superleague side and the runners-up in the East and West sections of the North First Division, potentially adding a third relegation place.

Membership of the North Superleague is dependent on more stringent ground criteria than the general entry requirements to the North Region and in recent years, both Inverness City (twice), and Grantown were refused promotion to the North Superleague on this basis.[3][4]

Club Location Ground Manager Finishing position 2017–18
Aberdeen East End Aberdeen New Advocates Park Lee Youngson 1st in North Division One (East)
Banks O' Dee Aberdeen Spain Park Tommy Forbes & Sandy McNaughton 1st
Bridge of Don Thistle Newburgh Gallowshill Park Lewis Muirhead 12th
Colony Park Inverurie Colony Park Richard Davidson 11th
Culter Peterculter Crombie Park Duncan Ord 4th
Dufftown Dufftown Westburn Park Michael Morrison 8th
Dyce Juniors Dyce Ian Mair Parl Mike McKenzie & Murray Rattray 3rd
Ellon United Ellon The Meadows Steven Main 5th
Hall Russell United Bridge of Don Denmore Park John Carroll 10th
Hermes Bridge of Don Uniconn Park Neil Dawson 2nd
Maud Maud Maud Pleasure Park Chris Allsop & Mike Cramp 6th
Montrose Roselea Montrose Broomfield Park James Collier 7th
Nairn St. Ninian Nairn Showfield Park Mike Hendry 1st in North Division One (West)
Stonehaven Stonehaven Glenury Park Ian Esslemont 9th

Champions and season summaries[edit]

Year Winner Runners-up Relegated Promoted Champions' progression
in Scottish Cup
2001–02 Formartine United Culter Buchanhaven Hearts Aberdeen Lads Club N/A
2002–03 Sunnybank Culter Deveronside Turriff United N/A
2003–04 Culter Sunnybank Cruden Bay
Aberdeen Lads Club
Maud
Ellon United
N/A
2004–05 Culter Glentanar East End
Maud
Parkvale
Fraserburgh United
N/A
2005–06 Culter Formartine United Fraserburgh United
FC Stoneywood
Dyce Juniors
Islavale
N/A
2006–07 Culter Sunnybank Islavale
Glentanar
East End
Maud
3rd Round 2007–08
2007–08 Banks O' Dee Sunnybank Formartine United
Parkvale
Banchory St. Ternan
Lewis United
2nd Round 2008–09
2008–09 Banks O' Dee Sunnybank Hillhead
Stonehaven
Buchanhaven Hearts
FC Stoneywood
2nd Round 2009–10
2009–10 Sunnybank Culter East End
Buchanhaven Hearts
Fraserburgh United
Stonehaven
3rd Round 2010–11
2010–11 Culter Hall Russell United Fraserburgh United Forres Thistle 3rd Round 2011–12
2011–12 Hermes Stonehaven Forres Thistle
Sunnybank
Fraserburgh United
Deveronside
1st Round 2012–13
2012–13 Culter Dyce Juniors Lewis United
Fraserburgh United
New Elgin
East End
3rd Round 2013–14
2013–14 Culter Banks O' Dee East End
Longside
Inverness City
Cruden Bay
2nd Round 2014–15
2014–15 Hermes Maud New Elgin
Cruden Bay
Bridge of Don Thistle
Dufftown
2nd Preliminary round 2015–16
2015–16 Banks o' Dee Hermes Ellon United
FC Stoneywood
Buckie Rovers
Colony Park
2nd Round 2016–17
2016–17 Banks o' Dee Dyce Juniors Buckie Rovers
Deveronside
Ellon United
Montrose Roselea
3rd Round 2017–18
2017–18 Banks o' Dee Hermes Banchory St. Ternan
Inverness City
Aberdeen East End
Nairn St. Ninian

All-time Superleague table[edit]

This table is a cumulative record of matches played in the North Superleague since its inception in 2001. The table is accurate from the 2001–02 season to the end of the 2011–12 season, inclusive.[5] Teams highlighted in bold are members of the 2012–13 North Superleague.

Aberdeen Lads Club withdrew from Junior football on the eve of the 2008–09 season.[6] Formartine United and Turriff United joined the Highland Football League in 2009.[7]

P
Club
Ssn
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
PPG
1st
2nd
Rel
1 Culter 11 286 189 40 57 764 355 +409 607 2.12 5 3
2 Banks O' Dee 11 286 151 57 88 602 398 +204 510 1.78 2
3 Sunnybank 11 286 158 42 86 653 431 +224 507 1 1.77 2 4 1
4 Hermes 11 286 121 43 122 542 517 +25 406 1.42 1
5 Longside 11 286 85 41 69 309 278 −119 365 1.28
6 Stonehaven 10 260 102 53 104 469 470 -1 358 1.38 1 1
7 Formartine United 7 182 90 34 58 391 328 +63 304 1.67 1 1 1
8 Ellon United 8 208 70 49 89 300 352 -52 259 1.25
9 F.C. Stoneywood 8 208 75 28 105 359 425 -66 256 2 1.23 1
10 Turriff United 6 156 73 28 55 280 250 +30 245 1.57
11 Wilson's XI/Hillhead/BoD

Thistle/Newburgh Thistle

9 234 74 47 113 354 445 -91 266 3 1.14 1
12 Dyce Juniors 5 130 72 32 37 238 173 +65 237 1.82
13 Glentanar 6 156 64 24 68 313 287 +26 216 1.39 1 1
14 East End 7 182 62 28 92 276 342 −66 214 1.18 2
15 Maud 6 156 56 23 77 303 332 −29 191 1.22 1
16 Banchory St. Ternan 4 104 49 16 39 198 200 −2 163 1.57
17 Lewis United 4 104 35 16 53 169 243 −74 121 1.16
18 Hall Russell United 3 78 31 12 146 129 56 +17 105 1.35 1
19 Cruden Bay 3 78 24 12 115 169 40 −54 84 1.08 1
20 Parkvale 3 78 17 10 102 247 60 −145 61 0.78 1
21 Aberdeen Lads Club 2 52 16 8 28 70 121 −51 56 1.08 1
22 Fraserburgh United 2 52 8 13 31 70 132 −62 37 0.71 2
23 Buchanhaven Hearts 2 52 8 10 34 58 152 −94 34 0.65 2
24 Deveronside 2 52 6 4 42 56 169 −113 22 0.42 1
25 Islavale 1 26 5 5 16 34 60 −26 20 0.77 1
26 Forres Thistle 1 26 5 1 20 21 70 −49 16 0.62 1
27 Dufftown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

P = Position; Ssn = Number of seasons; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points; PPG = Points per game; Rel = Relegated
1 Sunnybank deducted nine points in 2003–04.
2 Wilson's XI deducted three points in 2003–04.
3 FC Stoneywood awarded three points in 2003–04.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Junior clubs enter Scottish Cup". BBC. 1 June 2007. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Easton, Richard (9 June 2013). "Clubs agree to league reconstruction". SJFA, North Region. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Inverness City's future under threat". Inverness Courier. 5 May 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Easton, Richard. "Superleague play off to take place at Colony Park". North Region SJFA. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Richard Easton (14 March 2013). "Culter top all time Superleague table". North Region SJFA. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Ross McTavish (15 July 2008). "Lads Club to take a break from Junior football". Evening Express. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Dave Edwards (26 February 2009). "Turriff United, Formartine and Strathspey in". The Press and Journal. Retrieved 16 March 2013.