1923–24 Scottish Division Three

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Scottish Division Three
Season 1923–24
Champions Arthurlie
Promoted Arthurlie and East Stirlingshire
Matches played 240
Goals scored 784 (3.27 per match)
Biggest home win 10 games by 5 goals[note 1]
Biggest away win Brechin City 2–8 Galston (10 November 1923)[1]
Highest scoring Brechin City 2–8 Galston (10 November 1923)[1]
Longest winning run 6 games by Arthurlie[2]
Longest unbeaten run 10 games by Solway Star[2]
Longest winless run 13 games by Brechin City and Helensburgh[2]
Longest losing run 6 games by Brechin City[2]

The 1923–24 Scottish Division Three was the first season of the Scottish Division Three, the third-tier of Scottish football. It began on 18 August 1923 and ended on 28 April 1924, it was won by Arthurlie who, along with second placed East Stirlingshire, gained promotion to Division Two. Brechin City finished bottom.

Clubs[edit]

Club Home town Home ground[3]
Arthurlie Barrhead Dunterlie Park
Beith Beith Bellsdale Park
Brechin City Brechin Glebe Park
Clackmannan Clackmannan Chapelhill Park
Dumbarton Harp Dumbarton Meadow Park
Dykehead Shotts Parkside
East Stirlingshire Falkirk Firs Park
Galston Galston Portland Park
Helensburgh Helensburgh Ardencaple Park
Mid-Annandale Lockerbie Kintail Park
Montrose Montrose Links Park
Nithsdale Wanderers Sanquhar Crawick Holm
Peebles Rovers Peebles Whitestone Park
Queen of the South Dumfries Palmerston Park
Royal Albert Larkhall Raploch Park
Solway Star Annan Kimmeter Park Green

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Arthurlie (C) (P) 30 21 5 4 59 24 2.458 47 Promoted to the 1924–25 Scottish Division Two
2 East Stirlingshire (P) 30 17 8 5 63 36 1.75 42
3 Queen of the South 30 14 10 6 64 31 2.065 38
4 Montrose 30 15 6 9 60 48 1.25 36
5 Dykehead 30 16 1 13 55 41 1.341 33
6 Nithsdale Wanderers 30 13 7 10 42 35 1.2 33
7 Beith 30 14 4 12 49 41 1.195 32
8 Mid-Annandale 30 13 5 12 59 48 1.229 31
9 Royal Albert 30 12 4 14 44 53 0.83 28
10 Dumbarton Harp 30 10 8 12 40 51 0.784 28
11 Solway Star 30 9 9 12 42 48 0.875 27
12 Clackmannan 30 10 7 13 37 54 0.685 27
13 Galston 30 11 3 16 53 70 0.757 25
14 Peebles Rovers 30 7 8 15 43 56 0.768 22
15 Helensburgh 30 5 7 18 46 72 0.639 17
16 Brechin City 30 4 6 20 28 76 0.368 14

Source: statto.com
Rules for classification: Teams are ranked by points then goal average. Points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ART BEI BRE CLK DBH DYK EST GAL HEL MAN MON NIT PRO QOS ROY SOL
Arthurlie 0–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–3 3–2 5–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 3–2
Beith 0–1 2–1 3–2 6–2 0–3 2–0 4–1 3–4 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 1–0 4–0
Brechin City 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–8 1–1 2–3 0–4 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–2
Clackmannan 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 5–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–1 3–2 2–1
Dumbarton Harp 0–2 0–0 0–2 2–3 1–0 0–0 4–1 1–1 0–0 4–3 1–0 1–0 0–5 2–0 3–1
Dykehead 1–2 5–1 4–0 3–0 3–2 4–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 4–0 1–0
East Stirlingshire 1–1 2–1 4–1 5–0 4–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
Galston 0–3 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–4 1–0 1–4 3–1 2–3 5–3 2–0 2–0 2–0
Helensburgh 0–2 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–3 2–4 3–3 2–1 3–3 4–0 0–0 2–4 2–2 6–1 1–1
Mid-Annandale 2–2 2–3 6–1 6–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 4–1 4–3 1–1 2–0 3–2 1–3 4–1 0–1
Montrose 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 6–2 2–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 5–1
Nithsdale Wanderers 0–1 2–0 5–0 1–1 0–4 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 2–1
Peebles Rovers 1–3 0–0 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–6 1–3 5–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–2
Queen of the South 0–0 2–0 7–2 5–0 5–2 2–0 1–0 6–1 4–0 3–0 3–3 0–0 4–0 0–1 1–1
Royal Albert 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–4 2–1 4–0 2–0 3–3
Solway Star 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–3 4–1 2–1 1–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–3

Source: statto.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Notes[edit]

^1. Nithsdale Wanderers 5–0 Brechin City (25 August 1923); East Stirlingshire 5–0 Clackmannan (1 September 1923); Queen of the South 6–1 Galston (15 November 1923); Mid-Annandale 6–1 Clackmannan (17 November 1923); Queen of the South 7–2 Brechin City (15 December 1923); Arthurlie 5–0 Helensburgh (2 January 1924); Queen of the South 5–0 Clackmannan (8 March 1924); Helensburgh 6–1 Royal Albert (29 March 1924); Montrose 5–0 Galston (12 April 1924); Mid-Annandale 6–1 Brechin City (26 April 1924).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Scottish Division Three (old) 1923-1924 : Season Summary, statto.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Scottish Division Three (old) 1923-1924 : Full Longest Sequences, statto.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ Results for Arthurlie for 1923-24, londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 11 February 2014.