1945–46 Southern Football League (Scotland)

The 1945–46 Southern Football League was the sixth and last edition of the regional war-time football league tournament in Scotland.

With the war itself at an end, the clubs from the North Eastern League joined the setup, although only Aberdeen (who had won 4 of the 8 North Eastern tournaments) participated in the A Division; the rest of the clubs were placed in the B Division along with some from the Southern region including those who had finished at the foot of the table in its previous season.

Rangers were the last winners,[1] thus completing a clean sweep of the seven wartime league seasons including the Emergency League in 1939–40. The Glasgow club had also won the final regular championship in 1938–39, and went on to win the next after official competitions were resumed in the 1946–47 season.

A DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rangers (C) 30 22 4 4 85 41 +44 48
2 Hibernian 30 17 6 7 67 37 +30 40
3 Aberdeen 30 16 6 8 73 41 +32 38
4 Celtic 30 12 11 7 55 44 +11 35
5 Clyde 30 11 9 10 64 54 +10 31
6 Motherwell 30 11 9 10 54 55 −1 31
7 Heart of Midlothian 30 11 8 11 63 57 +6 30
8 Queen's Park 30 11 8 11 60 60 0 30
9 Third Lanark 30 14 2 14 63 68 −5 30
10 Morton 30 9 11 10 72 69 +3 29
11 Falkirk 30 11 5 14 62 70 −8 27
12 Partick Thistle 30 11 4 15 54 65 −11 26
13 Queen of the South 30 9 6 15 62 82 −20 24
14 St Mirren 30 9 5 16 54 70 −16 23
15 Kilmarnock 30 7 8 15 56 87 −31 22
16 Hamilton Academical 30 5 6 19 44 88 −44 16
Source: [1]
(C) Champion.

B DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Dundee 26 21 2 3 92 28 +64 44
2 Ayr United 26 15 4 7 69 43 +26 34
3 East Fife 26 15 4 7 64 34 +30 34
4 Airdrieonians 26 14 5 7 69 50 +19 33
5 Albion Rovers 26 14 2 10 45 41 +4 30
6 St Johnstone 26 12 6 8 66 60 +6 30
7 Alloa Athletic 26 12 4 10 59 53 +6 28
8 Dumbarton 26 11 4 11 59 54 +5 26
9 Dunfermline Athletic 26 10 4 12 63 47 +16 24
10 Cowdenbeath 26 8 5 13 43 62 −19 21
11 Stenhousemuir 26 6 5 15 36 89 −53 17
12 Dundee United 26 6 3 17 46 70 −24 15
13 Arbroath 26 6 2 18 40 88 −48 14
14 Raith Rovers 26 6 2 18 48 80 −32 14
Source: [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Southern Football League". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Retrieved 11 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Southern Football League". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Retrieved 11 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)