2013–14 Scottish League One

Scottish League One
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Season2013–14
ChampionsRangers
PromotedRangers
RelegatedEast Fife
Arbroath
Matches played169
Goals scored557 (3.3 per match)
Top goalscorerMichael Moffat (25 goals)
Biggest home winRangers 8–0 Stenhousemuir
Biggest away winAirdrieonians 0–6 Rangers
Highest scoringStenhousemuir 4–5 Dunfermline Athletic
Ayr United 3–6 Stranraer
Longest winning run15 games
Rangers[1]
Longest unbeaten run36 games
Rangers[1]
Longest winless run11 games
Arbroath[1]
Longest losing run8 games
Airdrieonians[1]
Highest attendance45,462
Rangers 1–1 Stranraer
(26 December 2013)[1]
Lowest attendance326
Stranraer 1–0 Stenhousemuir
(19 October 2013)[1]
Average attendance5,253[1]

The 2013–14 Scottish League One was the 19th season in the current format of 10 teams in the third-tier of Scottish football. This was the first season of the competition being part of the newly formed Scottish Professional Football League after the merger of the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League.[2] Queen of the South were the defending champions.

Rangers were confirmed as champions after a 3–0 home win over Airdrieonians on 12 March 2014. This secured the club's second successive divisional title and promotion to the second tier.[3] This was the earliest anyone had secured a championship title since Partick Thistle won the old First Division in 1975–76.[4] Rangers were presented with the trophy on 26 April after a 3–0 win against Stranraer at Ibrox.[5][6][7]

Teams[]

Rangers were promoted into the league as 2012–13 Scottish Third Division champions. Airdrieonians were automatically relegated into the league after finishing bottom of the First Division, while Dunfermline were relegated into the league by losing the First Division play-off final to Alloa Athletic, who took their place in the 2013–14 Scottish Championship. Queen of the South were also promoted to the Championship as last season's Second Division champions. East Fife maintained their status in this division by defeating Peterhead in the Second Division play-off final. Peterhead remained in the fourth tier. Albion Rovers were automatically relegated to the fourth tier by finishing bottom of last season's Second Division.

Stadia and locations[]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Airdrieonians Airdrie Excelsior Stadium 10,170[8]
Arbroath Arbroath Gayfield Park 6,600[9]
Ayr United Ayr Somerset Park 10,185[10]
Brechin City Brechin Glebe Park 3,960[11]
Dunfermline Athletic Dunfermline East End Park 11,480[12]
East Fife Methil Bayview Stadium 1,980[13]
Forfar Athletic Forfar Station Park 6,777[14]
Rangers Glasgow Ibrox Stadium 50,987[15]
Stenhousemuir Stenhousemuir Ochilview Park 3,746[16]
Stranraer Stranraer Stair Park 2,988[17]

League table[]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Rangers (C, P) 36 33 3 0 106 18 +88 102 Promotion to the 2014–15 Scottish Championship
2 Dunfermline Athletic 36 19 6 11 68 54 +14 63 Qualification to the Scottish Championship play-offs
3 Stranraer 36 14 9 13 57 57 0 51
4 Ayr United 36 14 7 15 65 66 −1 49
5 Stenhousemuir 36 12 12 12 57 66 −9 48
6 Airdrieonians 36 12 9 15 47 57 −10 45
7 Forfar Athletic 36 12 7 17 55 62 −7 43
8 Brechin City 36 12 6 18 57 71 −14 42
9 East Fife (R) 36 9 5 22 31 69 −38 32 Scottish League One play-offs
10 Arbroath (R) 36 9 4 23 52 75 −23 31 Relegation to the 2014–15 Scottish League Two
Updated to match(es) played on 18 May 2014. Source: SPFL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Results[]

Teams play each other four times in this league. In the first half of the season each team plays every other team twice (home and away) and then do the same in the second half of the season, for a total of 36 games

Play-offs[]

Semi-finals[]

First leg[]

Clyde1–0East Fife
Ferguson Goal 38' Report
Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Attendance: 1,005
Referee: Euan Anderson

Stirling Albion3–1Annan Athletic
Weir Goal 12'
Weatherston Goal 26'30'
Report Hopkirk Goal 70'
Forthbank Stadium, Stirling
Attendance: 972
Referee: Greg Aitken

Second leg[]

East Fife2–1 (a.e.t.)Clyde
McBride Goal 12'
Smith Goal 85'
Report Ferguson Goal 45'
Penalties
Buchanan Penalty scored
Campbell Penalty scored
Brown Penalty missed
Mbu Penalty scored
McBride Penalty missed
Cowan Penalty scored
Austin Penalty scored
Johnstone Penalty scored
Smith Penalty missed
Hughes Penalty scored
7–6 Penalty scored Sweeney
Penalty scored Watt
Penalty scored MacDonald
Penalty missed Ferguson
Penalty missed McCluskey
Penalty scored Capuano
Penalty scored Marsh
Penalty scored McQueen
Penalty missed Daly
Penalty missed McGhee
Bayview Stadium, Methil
Attendance: 1,018
Referee: Brian Colvin

2–2 on aggregate. East Fife won 7–6 on penalties.


Annan Athletic3–5Stirling Albion
McNiff Goal 40'
Love Goal 50'
Davidson Goal 90+2'
Report McClune Goal 9'
White Goal 23'79'83'
Comrie Goal 56'
Galabank, Annan
Attendance: 912
Referee: George Salmond

Stirling Albion won 8–4 on aggregate.

Final[]

First leg[]

Stirling Albion1–2East Fife
Forsyth Goal 42' Report McBride Goal 70'
Austin Goal 89'
Forthbank Stadium, Stirling
Attendance: 1,501
Referee: Craig Charleston

Second leg[]

East Fife0–2Stirling Albion
Report White Goal 74'
Cunningham Goal 81'
Bayview Stadium, Methil
Attendance: 1,516
Referee: Calum Murray

Stirling Albion won 3–2 on aggregate.

Top scorers[]

As of 19 April 2014.

Scorer Rank Club Goals[18]
1 Scotland Michael Moffat Ayr United 25
2 Republic of Ireland Jon Daly Rangers 20
3 Scotland Lee McCulloch Rangers 17
4 Scotland Jamie Longworth Stranraer 14
5 Scotland Martin Grehan Stranraer 13
6 Scotland Alan Cook Arbroath 12
7 Scotland Andrew Jackson Brechin City 11
8 Scotland Liam Buchanan East Fife 10
Scotland Dale Hilson Forfar Athletic 10
Scotland Paul McManus Arbroath 10
Scotland Gavin Swankie Forfar Athletic 10
Scotland Alan Trouten Brechin City 10
Scotland Ryan Wallace Dunfermline Athletic 10

References[]

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  7. ^ "Ally McCoist dedicates Rangers' League One title triumph to Sandy Jardine". Daily Mail. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
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  9. ^ "Arbroath Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  10. ^ "Ayr United Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Brechin City Football Club". Scottish Football Ground Guide. Archived from the original on 2016-04-10. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  12. ^ "Dunfermline Athletic Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  13. ^ "East Fife Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Forfar Athletic Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Rangers Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Stenhousemuir Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Stranraer Football Club". Scottish Professional Football League. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Scottish League One Top Scorers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 August 2013.

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