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2018–19 South of Scotland Football League

The 2018–19 South of Scotland Football League was the 73rd season of the South of Scotland Football League, and the 5th season as the sixth tier of the Scottish football pyramid system. The season began on 28 July 2018 and ended on 10 May 2019. Threave Rovers are the reigning champions.

South of Scotland Football League
Season2018–19
Dates27 July 2018 – 10 May 2019
ChampionsStranraer reserves
Matches played240
Goals scored1,159 (4.83 per match)
Biggest home winMid-Annandale 12–0 Newton Stewart
(1 August 2018)
Biggest away winAnnan Athletic reserves 1–10 Mid-Annandale
(27 October 2018)
Highest scoringBonnyton Thistle 11–3 Creetown
(12 January 2019)
All statistics correct as of 10 May 2018.

The league increased to a 16 team division as Wigtown & Bladnoch returned to the league after a one season absence.

Stranraer reserves won the league on 10 April 2019. As a reserve team they are ineligible for promotion to the Lowland League.

TeamsEdit

Location of teams in 2018–19 South of Scotland Football League within Dumfries & Galloway

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

To South of Scotland LeagueEdit

Returned from abeyance

Team Location Home ground Capacity Seats Floodlit
Abbey Vale New Abbey Maryfield Park 1,000[1] 0 No
Annan Athletic reserves Annan Galabank 2,504[2] 500 Yes
Bonnyton Thistle Kilmarnock Bonnyton Park 1,000[3] 100 Yes
Creetown Creetown Castlecary Park 1,000[4] 0 No
Dumfries YMCA Dumfries Kingholm Park 500[5] 0 Yes
Heston Rovers Dumfries Palmerston Park 8,690[6] 3,377 Yes
Lochar Thistle Dumfries Maxwelltown High School 1,000[7] 0 No
Lochmaben Lockerbie New King Edward Park 1,000[8] 0 No
Mid-Annandale Lockerbie New King Edward Park 1,000[9] 0 No
Newton Stewart [SFA] Newton Stewart Blairmount Park 1,500[10] 0 Yes
Nithsdale Wanderers Sanquhar Lorimer Park 1,000[11] 0 Yes
St Cuthbert Wanderers [SFA] Kirkcudbright St Mary's Park 2,000[12] 0 Yes
Stranraer reserves Stranraer Stair Park 4,178[13] 1,830 Yes
Threave Rovers [SFA] Castle Douglas Meadow Park 1,500[14] Yes
Upper Annandale Moffat Moffat Academy 1,000[15] 0 No
Wigtown & Bladnoch [SFA] Wigtown Trammondford Park 888[16] 0 No

SFA Club has an SFA Licence (as of 20 December 2017)[17] and are eligible to participate in the Lowland League promotion play-off should they win the league.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Stranraer reserves (C) 30 29 1 0 131 24 +107 88 Ineligible for promotion to the Lowland League
2 Bonnyton Thistle 30 22 4 4 120 39 +81 70
3 Nithsdale Wanderers 30 19 3 8 100 72 +28 60
4 Abbey Vale 30 17 6 7 100 54 +46 57
5 Upper Annandale 30 17 6 7 72 53 +19 57
6 Mid-Annandale 30 17 4 9 105 50 +55 55
7 Lochar Thistle 30 16 5 9 71 47 +24 53
8 Heston Rovers 30 15 3 12 66 48 +18 48
9 Threave Rovers 30 14 3 13 79 54 +25 45
10 St Cuthbert Wanderers 30 13 6 11 79 57 +22 45
11 Lochmaben 30 8 5 17 59 87 −28 29
12 Wigtown & Bladnoch 30 8 3 19 48 94 −46 27
13 Newton Stewart 30 6 4 20 38 115 −77 22
14 Creetown 30 4 7 19 36 87 −51 19
15 Dumfries YMCA 30 3 2 25 29 125 −96 11
16 Annan Athletic reserves 30 0 2 28 26 153 −127 2
Source: South of Scotland Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Abbey Vale, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. ^ Annan Athletic reserves, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  3. ^ Bonnyton Thistle, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  4. ^ Creetown, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  5. ^ Dumfries YMCA, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  6. ^ Heston Rovers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  7. ^ Lochar Thistle, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  8. ^ Lochmaben, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  9. ^ Mid-Annandale, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  10. ^ Newton Stewart, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  11. ^ Nithsdale Wanderers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  12. ^ St Cuthbert Wanderers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  13. ^ Stranraer reserves, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  14. ^ Threave Rovers, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  15. ^ Upper Annandale, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  16. ^ Wigtown & Bladnoch, nonleaguescotland.org.uk, Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Licensed Clubs - 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 20 December 2017.