2008–09 East of Scotland Football League

The 2008–09 East of Scotland Football League was the 80th season of the East of Scotland Football League. Whitehill Welfare were the defending champions. The league was split into two separate divisions, the Premier Division and the First Division, each featuring twelve teams.

This season saw Edinburgh Athletic amalgamate with Leith Athletic who took the former's place in the league, and the departure of Annan Athletic who left to join the Scottish Football League.[1] Gretna 2008 was elected in their place.

Premier DivisionEdit

East of Scotland Football League Premier Division
Season2008–09
ChampionsSpartans
RelegatedEasthouses Lily, Peebles
Matches played132
Goals scored470 (3.56 per match)

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Spartans (C) 22 16 4 2 73 26 +47 52
2 Dalbeattie Star 22 14 4 4 61 26 +35 46
3 Lothian Thistle 22 11 3 8 46 26 +20 36
4 Edinburgh University 22 8 8 6 37 19 +18 32
5 Whitehill Welfare 22 8 8 6 38 28 +10 32
6 Preston Athletic 22 9 5 8 36 31 +5 32
7 Heriot-Watt University 22 9 3 10 33 31 +2 30
8 Edinburgh City 22 8 5 9 45 34 +11 29
9 Coldstream 22 8 5 9 30 30 0 29
10 Selkirk 22 8 3 11 19 55 −36 27
11 Easthouses Lily (R) 22 7 2 13 40 40 0 23 Relegation to the First Division
12 Peebles (R) 22 1 0 21 12 124 −112 3
Source: Scottish Football Historical Archive - East of Scotland Football League Final Table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated

First DivisionEdit

East of Scotland Football League First Division
Season2008–09
ChampionsTynecastle
PromotedTynecastle, Civil Service Strollers
Matches played132
Goals scored489 (3.7 per match)

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Tynecastle (C, P) 22 17 3 2 58 22 +36 54 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Civil Service Strollers (P) 22 15 1 6 48 29 +19 46
3 Stirling University 22 13 5 4 50 21 +29 44
4 Gretna 2008 22 13 5 4 50 22 +28 44
5 Craigroyston 22 12 3 7 47 34 +13 39
6 Gala Fairydean 22 10 4 8 45 37 +8 34
7 Vale of Leithen 22 9 4 9 41 37 +4 31
8 Leith Athletic 22 8 4 10 44 34 +10 28
9 Ormiston 22 6 2 14 30 61 −31 20
10 Eyemouth United 22 5 2 15 33 47 −14 17
11 Kelso United 22 4 5 13 28 48 −20 17
12 Hawick Royal Albert 22 0 2 20 15 97 −82 2
Source: Scottish Football Historical Archive - East of Scotland Football League Final Table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ANNAN ATHLETIC". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 12 May 2018.