2020–21 South of Scotland Football League

The 2020–21 South of Scotland Football League was the 75th season of the South of Scotland Football League, and the 7th season as the sixth tier of the Scottish football pyramid system. Stranraer reserves continued as the reigning champions due to the previous season being declared null and void.

South of Scotland Football League
Season2020–21
Dates10 October 2020 – 1 April 2021
(abandoned)
Matches played58
Goals scored284 (4.9 per match)
Biggest home winStranraer reserves 8–0 Creetown
(6 November 2020)
Threave Rovers 8–0 Lochmaben
(5 December 2020)
Biggest away winCreetown 1–8 Threave Rovers
(10 October 2020)
Highest scoringCaledonian Braves reserves 7–4 Nithsdale Wanderers
(7 November 2020)
Longest winning run3 matches:
4 teams
Longest unbeaten run8 matches:
Stranraer reserves
Longest winless run7 matches:
Lochar Thistle
Longest losing run4 matches:
3 teams

The start of the league season was delayed until October 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and games were played behind closed doors due to Scottish Government restrictions.

On 11 January 2011 the league was suspended by the Scottish Football Association due to the escalating pandemic situation.[1] On 1 April clubs voted to declare the season Null and void.[2]

TeamsEdit

The following teams changed division after the 2019–20 season.

From South of Scotland LeagueEdit

Transferred to West of Scotland League

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

SFA Club with an SFA Licence[16] eligible to participate in the Lowland League promotion play-off should they win the league.

Caledonian Braves reserves and Stranraer reserves are ineligible for promotion.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Stranraer reserves 11 8 2 1 40 13 +27 26 Ineligible for promotion
2 Threave Rovers 7 6 0 1 33 10 +23 18
3 St Cuthbert Wanderers 7 5 1 1 17 7 +10 16
4 Newton Stewart 9 4 3 2 27 20 +7 15
5 Nithsdale Wanderers 8 5 0 3 28 25 +3 15
6 Abbey Vale 8 4 2 2 19 13 +6 14
7 Upper Annandale 9 4 0 5 19 21 −2 12
8 Wigtown & Bladnoch 8 4 0 4 12 17 −5 12
9 Caledonian Braves reserves 6 3 1 2 19 14 +5 10 Ineligible for promotion
10 Lochar Thistle 11 3 1 7 20 26 −6 10
11 Lochmaben 8 1 3 4 14 29 −15 6
12 Mid-Annandale 7 1 1 5 13 24 −11 4
13 Heston Rovers 10 1 1 8 13 34 −21 4
14 Creetown 7 1 1 5 10 31 −21 4
Source: South of Scotland Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scottish FA Board confirms three-week suspension of professional football beneath SPFL Championship | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/SOSFLeague/status/1377690222616535042. Retrieved 1 April 2021. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Abbey Vale". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Creetown". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Heston Rovers". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Lochar Thistle". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Lochmaben". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Mid-Annandale". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Newton Stewart". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Nithsdale Wanderers". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  11. ^ "St Cuthbert Wanderers". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Stranraer Reserves". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Threave Rovers". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Upper Annandale". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Wigtown & Bladnoch". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Licensed Clubs - September 2020" (PDF). Retrieved 28 September 2020.

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