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The 2015–16 East Superleague (known as the McBookie.com East Superleague for sponsorship reasons) was the 14th season of the East Superleague, the top tier of league competition for SJFA East Region member clubs.

McBookie.com East Superleague
Season2015–16
Dates8 August 2015 – 4 June 2016
ChampionsBonnyrigg Rose Athletic
RelegatedSauchie Juniors
St Andrews United
Tayport
Matches played240
Goals scored835 (3.48 per match)
Biggest home winBonnyrigg Rose Athletic 7–0 St Andrews United
(12 March 2016)
Biggest away winBroxburn Athletic 0–6 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
(19 December 2015)
Tayport 0–6 Musselburgh Athletic
3 October 2015

The season began on 8 August 2015 and ended on 4 June 2016. Kelty Hearts were the reigning champions.

Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic secured the title on 18 May 2016, their third East Superleague championship.[1] As winners they entered the Preliminary Round of the 2016–17 Scottish Cup.

Contents

TeamsEdit

The following teams changed division prior to the 2015–16 season.

To East SuperleagueEdit

Promoted from East Premier League

From East SuperleagueEdit

Relegated to East Premier League

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Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Ground Manager Finishing position 2014–15
Bo'ness United Bo'ness Newtown Park Allan McGonigal 2nd
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Bonnyrigg New Dundas Park Robbie Horn 7th
Broughty Athletic Dundee Whitton Park Keith Gibson East Premier League, 3rd
Broxburn Athletic Broxburn Albyn Park Max Christie 8th
Camelon Juniors Camelon Carmuirs Park Murray McDowell 12th
Carnoustie Panmure Carnoustie Laing Park Alan McSkimming 13th
Fauldhouse United Fauldhouse Park View David Cowan 10th
Hill of Beath Hawthorn Hill of Beath Keirs Park Bobby Wilson 9th
Kelty Hearts Kelty Central Park Tam Courts Champions
Linlithgow Rose Linlithgow Prestonfield David McGlynn 3rd
Musselburgh Athletic Musselburgh Olivebank Stadium 11th
Newtongrange Star Newtongrange New Victoria Park Stevie McLeish 4th
Penicuik Athletic Penicuik Penicuik Park Craig Meikle 6th
St Andrews United St Andrews Recreation Park Ian Barrett East Premier League, 2nd
Sauchie Juniors Sauchie Beechwood Park Fraser Duncan 5th
Tayport Tayport Canniepairt John Ovenstone East Premier League, 1st

Managerial changesEdit

Club Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Linlithgow Rose Danny Smith Resigned [3] 7 June 2015 Close season David McGlynn [3] 9 June 2015
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic David McGlynn Resigned [3] 9 June 2015 Close season Robbie Horn [4] 12 June 2015
Hill of Beath Hawthorn Jock Finlayson Resigned 12 June 2015 Close season Bobby Wilson [5] 12 June 2015
Tayport Dave Baikie Resigned [6] 31 October 2015 16th John Ovenstone [6] 31 October 2015
St Andrews United Phil McGuire Sacked [7] 5 December 2015 15th Ian Barrett [8] 13 December 2015
Camelon Juniors John Sludden Resigned [9] 7 May 2016 12th Grant Tierney (caretaker) [10] 20 May 2016
Newtongrange Star Alan Miller Sacked [11] 8 May 2016 6th Stevie McLeish [12] 20 May 2016
Musselburgh Athletic Stevie McLeish Appointed manager at Newtongrange Star [12] 20 May 2016 7th Calvin Shand [13] 17 June 2016
Camelon Juniors Grant Tierney End of caretaker spell 1 June 2016 11th (season complete) Murray McDowell [14] 5 June 2016

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic (C) 30 23 4 3 85 31 +54 73 Qualification for 2016–17 Scottish Cup
2 Kelty Hearts 30 19 5 6 59 30 +29 62
3 Linlithgow Rose 30 18 6 6 64 39 +25 60
4 Bo'ness United 30 17 5 8 60 36 +24 56
5 Newtongrange Star 30 15 2 13 45 38 +7 47
6 Broxburn Athletic 30 13 5 12 51 54 −3 44
7 Musselburgh Athletic 30 13 4 13 56 54 +2 43
8 Hill of Beath Hawthorn 30 12 5 13 54 48 +6 41
9 Penicuik Athletic 30 12 5 13 47 56 −9 41
10 Broughty Athletic 30 12 3 15 49 54 −5 39
11 Camelon Juniors 30 10 6 14 49 57 −8 36
12 Carnoustie Panmure 30 11 1 18 50 63 −13 34
13 Fauldhouse United 30 9 5 16 44 61 −17 32
14 Sauchie Juniors (R) 30 9 5 16 52 70 −18 32 Qualification for East Region League play-off
15 St Andrews United (R) 30 7 3 20 38 68 −30 24 Relegation to East Premier League
16 Tayport (R) 30 7 2 21 32 76 −44 23
Source: East Region SJFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] BNS BRG BRT BRX CAM CAR FAU HOB KEL LTH MUS NEW PEN STA SCH TAY
Bo'ness United 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 4–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–0 5–1 1–3 3–0
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–3 3–2 4–4 0–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 7–0 3–2 2–1
Broughty Athletic 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–0 5–1 1–2 1–2 0–3 3–2 5–3 1–0 0–3 1–0 2–3 1–0
Broxburn Athletic 1–1 0–6 2–1 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–4 2–1 0–4 2–3 1–3
Camelon Juniors 0–1 3–3 2–0 2–3 2–3 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–2 3–3 4–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 5–3
Carnoustie Panmure 1–1 0–5 0–1 2–5 3–0 0–3 1–2 3–1 3–4 4–1 0–1 2–3 2–0 4–1 1–0
Fauldhouse United 2–5 0–4 4–4 0–0 0–0 4–1 1–3 1–2 3–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–6 2–0
Hill of Beath Hawthorn 1–3 2–3 5–0 1–2 3–1 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 3–4
Kelty Hearts 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 3–1 1–2
Linlithgow Rose 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 5–2 3–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–1
Musselburgh Athletic 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–3 2–1 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–3 2–1 6–1 3–2
Newtongrange Star 1–2 0–2 3–2 2–1 6–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 1–3 0–1
Penicuik Athletic 2–1 0–3 1–4 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 4–0 3–2 2–0
St Andrews United 1–2 2–0 0–5 2–3 0–4 2–3 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 3–0 3–0 1–2 4–4 1–0
Sauchie Juniors 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–4 0–2 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–2 3–1 1–5 2–2 1–3 1–1 3–1
Tayport 0–3 0–3 2–4 2–0 2–1 0–4 0–3 0–4 0–3 1–5 0–6 0–3 4–2 1–4 2–2

Updated to games played on 4 June 2016.
Source: East Region SJFA
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

East Region Super/Premier League play-offEdit

Lochee United, who finished third in the East Premier League, defeated Sauchie Juniors 10–0 on aggregate in the East Region Super/Premier League play-off to gain promotion.

Sauchie Juniors0 – 5Lochee United
  9' Pat Martin
  64'82' Bryan Deasley
  70'89' Phil Hagan
Beechwood Park, Sauchie
Referee: Stewart Luke
Lochee United5 – 0Sauchie Juniors
Scot McComiskey   25'
Connor Birse   35'
Ryan Winter   45'
Phil Hagan   58'70' (pen.)
Thomson Park, Dundee
Referee: Scott Leslie

ReferencesEdit

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