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The 2018–19 Scottish League Two (known as Ladbrokes League Two for sponsorship reasons) was the 24th season in the current format of 10 teams in the fourth-tier of Scottish football. The fixtures were published on 15 June 2018 and the season began on 4 August 2018.[3]

Scottish League Two
Season2018–19
Dates4 August 2018 – 4 May 2019
ChampionsPeterhead
PromotedPeterhead
Clyde
RelegatedBerwick Rangers
Matches played180
Goals scored501 (2.78 per match)
Top goalscorerBlair Henderson (30 goals)[1]
Biggest home winQueen's Park 7–1 Berwick Rangers[2]
(26 January 2019)
Annan Athletic 6–0 Berwick Rangers[2]
(6 April 2019)
Biggest away winBerwick Rangers 0–5 Peterhead[2]
(8 December 2018)
Albion Rovers 0–5 Stirling Albion[2]
(26 January 2019)
Highest scoringAlbion Rovers 3–5 Berwick Rangers[2]
(1 September 2018)
Queen's Park 7–1 Berwick Rangers[2]
(26 January 2019)
Longest winning run8 matches:[2]
Edinburgh City
Longest unbeaten run16 matches:[2]
Clyde
Longest winless run19 matches:[2]
Albion Rovers
Longest losing run8 matches:[2]
Albion Rovers
Highest attendance1,371
Peterhead 1–1 Stirling Albion[2]
(27 April 2019)
Lowest attendance145
Albion Rovers 1–1 Annan Athletic[2]
(29 December 2018)
Total attendance90,826[2]
Average attendance504[2] (Green Arrow Up Darker.svg12)
All statistics correct as of 4 May 2019.

The bottom team entered a two-legged play-off against the winners of the Pyramid play-off between the Highland League and Lowland League champions, to determine which team competes in League Two in the 2019–20 season.[4]

Ten teams contest the league: Albion Rovers, Annan Athletic, Berwick Rangers, Clyde, Cowdenbeath, Edinburgh City, Elgin City, Peterhead, Queen's Park and Stirling Albion.

Peterhead lifted the title after a 2–0 win at Queen's Park on the final day.

Contents

TeamsEdit

The following teams changed division after the 2017–18 season.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Albion Rovers Annan Athletic Berwick Rangers Clyde
Cliftonhill Galabank Shielfield Park Broadwood Stadium
Capacity: 1,238[5] Capacity: 2,504[6] Capacity: 4,099[7] Capacity: 8,086[8]
       
Cowdenbeath Edinburgh City
Central Park Ainslie Park[9]
Capacity: 4,309[10] Capacity: 3,000
   
Elgin City Peterhead Queen's Park Stirling Albion
Borough Briggs Balmoor Hampden Park Forthbank Stadium
Capacity: 4,520[11] Capacity: 3,150[12] Capacity: 51,866[13] Capacity: 3,798[14]
       

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Albion Rovers   Kevin Harper   Bryan Wharton Joma Reigart Demolition
Annan Athletic   Peter Murphy   Scott Hooper Halbro[15] M&S Engineering Ltd[15][16]
Berwick Rangers   John Brownlie   Robert Wilson Mitre[17] Northern Soul Kitchen
Clyde   Danny Lennon   Kevin Nicoll Kappa Advance Construction Group (H)[18]
Rock Regen (A)[19]
Cowdenbeath   Gary Bollan   Kyle Miller Errea Subsea Pressure Controls[20]
Edinburgh City   James McDonaugh   Josh Walker[21] Joma[22] CMC Property[23]
Elgin City   Gavin Price   Darryl McHardy EV2[24] McDonald & Munro[25]
Peterhead   Jim McInally   Rory McAllister Adidas Independent Oilfield Services
Queen's Park   Mark Roberts   Scott Gibson Under Armour Irn-Bru
Stirling Albion   Kevin Rutkiewicz   Ross McGeachie Macron Prudential

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Albion Rovers   Brian Kerr Resigned 7 May 2018[26] Pre-season   John Brogan 22 May 2018[27]
Queen's Park   Gus MacPherson Left for St Mirren 18 September 2018 6th   Mark Roberts 12 October 2018
Stirling Albion   Dave Mackay Sacked 29 September 2018 7th   Kevin Rutkiewicz 22 October 2018
Berwick Rangers   Robbie Horn Resigned 6 October 2018 9th   Johnny Harvey 16 October 2018
Albion Rovers   John Brogan Resigned 21 October 2018 10th   Kevin Harper 6 November 2018
Berwick Rangers   Johnny Harvey Sacked 2 May 2019 10th   John Brownlie 2 May 2019

League summaryEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Peterhead (C, P) 36 24 7 5 65 29 +36 79 Promotion to League One
2 Clyde[a] (O, P) 36 23 5 8 63 35 +28 74 Qualification for the League One play-offs
3 Edinburgh City 36 20 7 9 58 31 +27 67
4 Annan Athletic 36 20 6 10 70 39 +31 66
5 Stirling Albion 36 13 8 15 44 45 −1 47
6 Cowdenbeath 36 12 7 17 46 46 0 43
7 Queen's Park[a] 36 11 10 15 44 47 −3 43
8 Elgin City 36 13 4 19 52 67 −15 43
9 Albion Rovers[a] 36 7 6 23 32 71 −39 27
10 Berwick Rangers (R) 36 5 4 27 27 91 −64 19 Qualification for the League Two play-off final
Source: SPFL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Albion Rovers and Queen's Park were awarded 3–0 technical victories against Clyde in February 2019 after Clyde fielded an ineligible player. The original matches had finished 1–0 to Clyde and 1–1 respectively.[28][29]

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve chronological progress, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for matchday 13, but then postponed and played between days 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for day 16.

Leader - Promotion to 2019–20 League One
Qualification for League One play-offs
Qualification for League Two play-off final
Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Peterhead 6 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Clyde 2 1 5 6 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2
Edinburgh City 1 6 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3
Annan Athletic 4 3 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Stirling Albion 8 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Cowdenbeath 9 8 7 7 8 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 6
Queen's Park 7 5 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 7
Elgin City 5 4 3 4 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 7 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8
Albion Rovers 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Berwick Rangers 3 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Source: Scottish League Two - Table
Updated: 4 May 2019

ResultsEdit

Teams play each other four times, twice in the first half of the season (home and away) and twice in the second half of the season (home and away), making a total of 180 games, with each team playing 36.

First half of seasonEdit

Home \ Away ALB ANN BER CLY COW EDC ELG PET QUE STI
Albion Rovers 1–1 3–5 0–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–4 0–3 3–1
Annan Athletic 3–1 4–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–2
Berwick Rangers 2–0 0–3 2–3 0–3 2–2 0–3 0–5 1–2 1–0
Clyde 1–0 1–0 3–3 2–0 0–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 1–1
Cowdenbeath 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–4 2–0 1–0
Edinburgh City 4–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–0 3–1
Elgin City 4–2 0–1 2–4 1–3 3–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 0–3
Peterhead 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 4–1
Queen's Park 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–4 2–0 1–1
Stirling Albion 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–3 2–1 0–1 5–2 0–2 1–0
Source: Scottish League Two
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of seasonEdit

Home \ Away ALB ANN BER CLY COW EDC ELG PET QUE STI
Albion Rovers 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 0–3 0–2 0–4 0–5
Annan Athletic 4–0 6–0 1–1 3–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–2
Berwick Rangers 0–3 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 2–0 0–3 1–2
Clyde 0–3 2–1 5–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–3 3–0 3–1
Cowdenbeath 1–0 2–4 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–2
Edinburgh City 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1
Elgin City 0–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–4 3–3 1–2 2–2 3–2
Peterhead 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1
Queen's Park 2–2 0–3 7–1 3–0 1–1 0–4 4–1 0–2 0–0
Stirling Albion 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–1
Source: Scottish League Two
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of 4 May 2019
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Blair Henderson Edinburgh City 30
2   David Goodwillie Clyde 17
3   Rory McAllister Peterhead 15
4   Shane Sutherland Elgin City & Peterhead 13
5   Tommy Muir Annan Athletic 12
  Tony Wallace Annan Athletic

Source:[30]

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Blair Henderson Edinburgh City Albion Rovers 4–0 (H) 4 August 2018 [31]
  Blair Henderson Edinburgh City Elgin City 4–1 (H) 15 December 2018 [32]
  Peter MacDonald Stirling Albion Albion Rovers 0–5 (A) 26 January 2019 [33]
  Darryl McHardy Elgin City Albion Rovers 0–3 (A) 9 February 2019 [34]
  David Galt Queen's Park Elgin City 4–1 (H) 16 March 2019 [35]
  Jordan Allan Cowdenbeath Edinburgh City 4–1 (H) 6 April 2019 [36]

Note

(H) = Home, (A) = Away;

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Albion Rovers 5,151 560 145 286 −37.3%
2 Annan Athletic 7,168 569 317 398 +15.0%
3 Berwick Rangers 8,599 975 293 477 +10.2%
4 Clyde 11,485 1,012 408 638 +29.7%
5 Cowdenbeath 6,384 1,007 250 354 +11.0%
6 Edinburgh City 7,223 1,057 247 401 +24.9%
7 Elgin City 11,211 929 485 622 +2.5%
8 Peterhead 12,021 1,371 522 667 +9.2%
9 Queen's Park 11,001 1,076 404 611 −11.1%
10 Stirling Albion 10,583 802 413 587 −10.7%
League total 90,826 1,371 145 504 +2.4%

Updated to games played on 4 May 2019
Source: [2][37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46]

AwardsEdit

League Two play-offsEdit

The Pyramid play-off was contested between the champions of the 2018–19 Highland Football League (Cove Rangers) and the 2018–19 Lowland Football League (East Kilbride).[48] Cove were victorious 5–1 on aggregate and faced the bottom club (Berwick Rangers) in the League Two play-off final, being promoted to League Two for the 2019–20 season after a 7–0 aggregate win. As Berwick Rangers lost the play-off, they were relegated to the Lowland League since they were south of 56.4513N latitude (middle of the Tay Road Bridge).[4]

Pyramid play-offEdit

First legEdit

Second legEdit

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Second legEdit

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