2007–08 Scottish Second Division
The 2007–08 Second Division season was the thirteenth season of the Second Division in a ten team format.
|Top goalscorer||Andrew Barrowman (24)|
The team which finished first were automatically promoted to the First Division, the teams which finished second, third and fourth were entered into the First division play-offs with the team which finished second bottom of the First Division for a place in the 2008–09 First Division.
The team which finished bottom were automatically relegated to the Third Division and the team which finished second bottom were entered into the Second division play-offs with the teams which finished second, third and fourth in the Third Division for a place in the 2008–09 Second Division.
- 1 Promotion and relegation from 2006–07
- 2 Events
- 3 Table
- 4 Results
- 5 Top scorers
- 6 Attendances
- 7 Managerial changes
- 8 Monthly awards
- 9 Second Division play-offs
- 10 References
Promotion and relegation from 2006–07Edit
First and second divisionsEdit
Second and third divisionsEdit
- 15 March: East Fife confirm their promotion to the Second Division as Third Division champions with a 3–0 victory over East Stirlingshire.
- 29 March: Berwick Rangers are relegated from the Second Division after a 2–2 draw with Peterhead.
- 5 April: Ross County win promotion to the First Division as Champions after a 4–0 win over already-relegated Berwick Rangers and second place Airdrie United lose 2–1 to Brechin City.
- 8 April: Stirling Albion are relegated from the First Division to the Second Division after a 1–0 defeat to Partick Thistle.
- 10 May: Arbroath are promoted to the Second Division after a 2–1 aggregate win over Stranraer in the Second Division play-off final. Cowdenbeath, who were beaten by Arbroath in the semi-finals, are relegated to the Third Division.
- 10 May: Clyde retain their First Division status after defeating Airdrie United 3–0 on aggregate in the First Division play-off final.
- 29 May: First Division play-off runners-up Airdrie United are promoted to the First Division and Second Division play-off runners-up Stranraer are promoted to the Second Division following Gretna's demotion to the Third Division.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Ross County (C, P)||36||22||7||7||78||44||+34||73||First Division|
|2||Airdrie United (P)||36||20||6||10||64||34||+30||66||First Division Play-offs[a]|
|9||Cowdenbeath (R)||36||10||7||19||47||73||−26||37||Second Division Play-offs[b]|
|10||Berwick Rangers (R)||36||3||7||26||40||101||−61||16||Third Division|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
- The 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams will be entered into a play-off with the First Division's 9th placed team. The winning team were awarded a place in the 2008–09 First Division, Clyde won the play-off to stay in the division. However, with Gretna being relegated to the Third Division, Airdrie were promoted to Division One. Airdrie United won promotion to the First Division after Gretna were relegated to the Third Division.
- The 9th placed team were entered into a play-off with the Third Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team were awarded a place in the 2008–09 Second Division, Cowdenbeath were relegated and Arbroath were promoted. Due to Gretna's relegation, Stranraer were also promoted.
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
Second half of seasonEdit
|Andrew Barrowman||24||Ross County|
|Allan Russell||19||Airdrie United|
|Alex Williams||16||Ayr United|
|Ryan Stevenson||Ayr United|
|Stuart Noble||14||Airdrie United|
|Iain Diack||13||Brechin City|
|Alan Trouten||12||Queen's Park|
|Graham Weir||10||Raith Rovers|
|Charlie King||Brechin City|
|Graeme Brown||Alloa Athletic|
|Sean Higgins||Ross County|
|Mark Ferry||9||Queen's Park|
|Brown Ferguson||Alloa Athletic|
|David Goodwillie||Raith Rovers|
Source: The League Insider
|Ross County||Victoria Park||6,700||3,716||1,511||2,247|
|Raith Rovers||Stark's Park||10,104||2,357||1,349||1,759|
|Ayr United||Somerset Park||11,998||1,345||971||1,137|
|Airdrie United||New Broomfield||10,171||1,645||611||981|
|Queen's Park||Hampden Park||52,500||1,211||431||712|
|Alloa Athletic||Recreation Park||3,100||1,053||441||602|
|Brechin City||Glebe Park||3,960||669||345||489|
|Berwick Rangers||Shielfield Park||4,131||778||259||479|
Source: The League Insider
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment|
|Ross County||Dick Campbell||Mutual consent||2 October||Derek Adams||21 November|
|Berwick Rangers||John Coughlin||Resigned||7 October||Michael Renwick||24 October|
|Queen's Park||Billy Stark||Resigned||9 January||Gardner Speirs||25 January|
|Greenock Morton||Jim McInally||Resigned||12 February||David Irons||19 February|
|Month||Second Division manager||SFL Player||SFL Young player|
|August||Billy Stark (Queen's Park)||First Division player||First Division player|
|September||Steve Paterson (Peterhead)||Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United)||First Division player|
|October||Alan Maitland (Alloa Athletic)||First Division player||First Division player|
|November||Derek Adams (Ross County)||First Division player||Third Division player|
|December||Michael O'Neill (Brechin City)||Allan Russell (Airdrie United)||First Division player|
|January||Derek Adams (Ross County)||Andrew Barrowman (Ross County)||First Division player|
|February||Neale Cooper (Peterhead)||First Division player||First Division player|
|March||Brian Reid (Ayr United)||First Division player||First Division player|
|April||Alan Maitland (Alloa Athletic)||First Division player||First Division player|
Second Division play-offsEdit
The ninth placed team in the Second Division played the fourth placed team in the Third Division and third placed team in the Second Division played the second placed team in the Second Division. The play-offs were played over two legs, the winning team in each semi-final advanced to the final.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Watson 58'||Report||Scullion 75' (pen.)|
|Wood 27'||Report||McConalogue 54'|
|Cowdenbeath||1 – 2 (a.e.t.)||Arbroath|
|McQuade 71'||Report||Black 83'
Gibson 88' (pen.)
The two semi-final winners played each other over two legs, the home team in the 1st Leg was determined by a draw conducted on 1 April 2008. the winning team was awarded a place in the 2008–09 Second Division.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
- "East Stirlingshire 0–3 East Fife". BBC Sport. 1 June 2007.
- "Ross County 4–0 Berwick Rangers". BBC Sport. 5 April 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2008.
- "Partick Thistle 1–0 Stirling Alb". BBC Sport. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008.
- "Stranraer 1–0 Arbroath (1–2)". BBC Sport. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2008.
- "Clyde 2–0 Airdrie United (3–0)". BBC Sport. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2008.
- "Gretna demoted to Division Three". BBC Sport. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2008.