2016–17 South of Scotland Football League

The 2016–17 South of Scotland Football League, was the 71st season of the South of Scotland Football League, and the 3rd season as the sixth tier of the Scottish football pyramid system. St Cuthbert Wanderers were the defending champions.

South of Scotland Football League
Season2016–17
ChampionsEdusport Academy
PromotedEdusport Academy
Matches played182
Goals scored889 (4.88 per match)

Edusport Academy won the league and became the first team to be promoted to the Lowland League, as East of Scotland League winners Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale did not meet the required licensing criteria for promotion and therefore no play-off took place.

TeamsEdit

Lochmaben merged with Crichton.

Location of teams in 2016–17 South of Scotland Football League within Dumfries & Galloway
Team Location Home ground Capacity Ref.
Abbey Vale New Abbey Maryfield Park 1,000 [1]
Creetown Creetown Castle Cary Park 2,000 [2]
Dumfries YMCA Dumfries Kingholm Park 1,000 [3]
Edusport Academy Annan Galabank 3,000 [4]
Heston Rovers Dumfries Palmerston Park 7,620 [5]
Lochmaben Lockerbie New King Edward Park 1,000 [6]
Lochar Thistle Dumfries Maxwelltown High School 1,000 [7]
Mid-Annandale Lockerbie New King Edward Park 1,000 [8]
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart Blairmount Park 1,500 [9]
Nithsdale Wanderers Sanquhar Lorimer Park 1,000 [10]
St Cuthbert Wanderers Kirkcudbright St Mary's Park 2,000 [11]
Threave Rovers Castle Douglas Meadow Park 1,500 [12]
Upper Annandale Moffat Moffat Academy 1,000 [13]
Wigtown & Bladnoch Wigtown Trammondford Park 1,500 [14]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Edusport Academy (C, P) 26 22 2 2 88 28 +60 68 Promotion to the Lowland League
2 Wigtown & Bladnoch 26 21 3 2 74 29 +45 66
3 St Cuthbert Wanderers 26 19 3 4 110 54 +56 60
4 Threave Rovers 26 11 7 8 62 32 +30 40
5 Mid-Annandale 26 12 4 10 79 72 +7 40
6 Newton Stewart 26 12 3 11 70 59 +11 39
7 Heston Rovers 26 12 2 12 68 61 +7 38
8 Abbey Vale 26 11 5 10 61 54 +7 38
9 Lochar Thistle 26 11 2 13 62 52 +10 35
10 Creetown 26 10 1 15 49 67 −18 31
11 Lochmaben 26 8 2 16 46 65 −19 26
12 Upper Annandale 26 5 6 15 45 69 −24 21
13 Nithsdale Wanderers 26 6 3 17 53 84 −31 21
14 Dumfries YMCA 26 0 1 25 22 163 −141 1
Source: South of Scotland Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abbey Vale, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ Creetown, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  3. ^ Dumfries YMCA, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ Edusport Academy, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  5. ^ Heston Rovers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  6. ^ Lochmaben, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  7. ^ Lochar Thistle, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  8. ^ Mid-Annandale, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  9. ^ Newton Stewart, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  10. ^ Nithsdale Wanderers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  11. ^ St Cuthbert Wanderers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  12. ^ Threave Rovers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  13. ^ Upper Annandale, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  14. ^ Wigtown & Bladnoch, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 21 December 2014.