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The 2006–07 Scottish Football League Third Division was the 12th season in the format of ten teams in the fourth-tier of Scottish football. The season started on 4 August 2006 and ended on 28 April 2007. Berwick Rangers finished top and were promoted alongside Queen's Park as play-off winners.

Scottish Football League Third Division
Season2006–07
ChampionsBerwick Rangers
PromotedBerwick Rangers
Queen's Park
Relegatedn/a
Matches played180
Goals scored497 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorerScott Chaplain (18)
Martin Johnston (18)
Biggest home winSix games by 5 goals[A]
Biggest away winMontrose 0–5 Dumbarton
(23 December 2006)
Highest scoringAlbion Rovers 6–2 Elgin City
(20 January 2007)
Stenhousemuir 3–5 East Fife
(14 April 2007)
Longest winning run8 games
Berwick Rangers
Queen's Park
Longest unbeaten run13 games
Arbroath
Longest winless run17 games
East Stirlingshire
Longest losing run11 games
East Stirlingshire

East Stirlingshire finished bottom of the table for the fifth consecutive season. Despite finishing bottom again, East Stirlingshire won their battle to retain full member status of the Scottish Football League, though were warned that they would lose their status if they finished bottom in the following season.[1]

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Teams for 2006–07Edit

Location of teams in 2006–07 Scottish Third Division

Cowdenbeath as champions of the 2005–06 season were directly promoted to the 2006–07 Scottish Second Division. They were replaced by Dumbarton who finished bottom of the 2005–06 Scottish Second Division.

A second promotion place was available via a play-off tournament between the ninth-placed team of the 2005–06 Scottish Second Division, Alloa Athletic, and the sides ranked second, third and fourth in the 2005–06 Scottish Third Division, Berwick Rangers, Stenhousemuir and Arbroath respectively. The play off was won by Alloa Athletic who defeated Berwick Rangers in the final. Alloa Athletic therefore retained their Second Division status.

OverviewEdit

Relegated from Second Division to Third Division

Promoted from Third Division to Second Division

Stadia and attendancesEdit

TableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Berwick Rangers (C, P) 36 24 3 9 51 29 +22 75 2007–08 Scottish Second Division
2 Arbroath 36 22 4 10 61 33 +28 70 Scottish Second Division Play-offs
3 Queen's Park (P, O) 36 21 5 10 57 28 +29 68
4 East Fife 36 20 7 9 59 37 +22 67
5 Dumbarton 36 18 5 13 52 37 +15 59
6 Albion Rovers 36 14 6 16 56 61 −5 48
7 Stenhousemuir 36 13 5 18 53 63 −10 44
8 Montrose 36 11 4 21 42 62 −20 37
9 Elgin City 36 9 2 25 39 69 −30 29
10 East Stirlingshire 36 6 3 27 27 78 −51 21
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.

ResultsEdit

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.

First half of seasonEdit

Home \ Away[1] ALB ARB BER DUM EFI EST ELG MON QPA STE
Albion Rovers 1–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–5
Arbroath 2–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–0
Berwick Rangers 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–1
Dumbarton 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 4–0
East Fife 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0
East Stirlingshire 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 0–3 2–1 5–0
Elgin City 0–3 0–4 1–2 0–2 1–2 5–0 3–2 1–2 2–0
Montrose 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 0–1
Queen's Park 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 1–1
Stenhousemuir 3–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 2–1

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of seasonEdit

Home \ Away[1] ALB ARB BER DUM EFI EST ELG MON QPA STE
Albion Rovers 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–3 2–1 6–2 2–2 2–1 2–1
Arbroath 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–1
Berwick Rangers 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–1
Dumbarton 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1
East Fife 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
East Stirlingshire 0–0 1–5 0–3 1–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–1
Elgin City 3–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–2 0–3 2–1
Montrose 2–3 0–1 1–2 0–5 3–3 4–0 0–1 0–2 3–2
Queen's Park 5–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 5–0 1–0
Stenhousemuir 0–4 1–2 2–0 5–1 3–5 1–1 3–2 2–5 1–2

Source: Soccerway
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Scorer Goals Team
1   Scott Chaplain 18 Albion Rovers
  Martin Johnston Elgin City
3   David Weatherston 16 Queen's Park
4   Craig O'Reilly 13 East Fife
5   Mark Ferry 11 Queen's Park
6   Stephen Dobbie 10 Dumbarton
  Neil Jablonski East Fife
  Andy Rogers Montrose
  Pat Walker Albion Rovers
  Gary Wood Berwick Rangers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shire given one year to improve BBC Sport. Retrieved 2007-05-03.

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