2018–19 Scottish League Two

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Scottish League Two
Season2018–19
Dates4 August 2018 – 4 May 2019
Matches played74
Goals scored207 (2.8 per match)
Top goalscorerBlair Henderson (12 goals)[1]
Biggest home winEdinburgh City 4–0 Albion Rovers[2]
(4 August 2018)
Biggest away winBerwick Rangers 0–5 Peterhead[2]
(8 December 2018)
Highest scoringAlbion Rovers 3–5 Berwick Rangers[2]
(1 September 2018)
Longest winning run8 matches:[2]
Edinburgh City
Longest unbeaten run8 matches:[2]
Edinburgh City
Longest winless run7 matches:[2]
Albion Rovers
Longest losing run6 matches:[2]
Albion Rovers
Berwick Rangers
Highest attendance1,076
Queen's Park 1–0 Clyde[2]
(6 October 2018)
Lowest attendance220
Albion Rovers 1–1 Cowdenbeath[2]
(1 December 2018)
Total attendance35,338[2]
Average attendance477[2]
2019–20 →
All statistics correct as of 8 December 2018.

The 2018–19 Scottish League Two (known as Ladbrokes League Two for sponsorship reasons) will be 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 will begin on 4 August 2018.[3]

The last placed team will enter a play-off with a team nominated by the Scottish Football Association from outside the SPFL determining which team enters League Two in the 2019–20 season.[4]

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

Teams[edit]

The following teams have changed division since the 2017–18 season.

Stadia and locations[edit]

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]
Cliftonhill Park Football Ground, Coatbridge.jpg Galabank - geograph.org.uk - 1221445.jpg Shielfield Park, Home of Berwick Rangers FC - geograph.org.uk - 409958.jpg Broadwood Stadium.jpg
Cowdenbeath Edinburgh City
Central Park Ainslie Park[9]
Capacity: 4,309[10] Capacity: 3,000
Central Park stand - geograph-477764.jpg Ainslie Park, Edinburgh (geograph 5087309).jpg
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: 3,808[14]
Borough briggs 3.jpg Peterhead, Balmoor Stadium.jpg Hampden Park WP EN.JPG Forthbankwest.JPG

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Albion Rovers Scotland Kevin Harper Scotland Bryan Wharton Joma Reigart Demolition
Annan Athletic Republic of Ireland Peter Murphy Scotland Peter Watson[15] Halbro[16] M&S Engineering Ltd[16][17]
Berwick Rangers Scotland Johnny Harvey Scotland Robert Wilson Mitre[18] Northern Soul Kitchen
Clyde Northern Ireland Danny Lennon Scotland Kevin Nicoll Kappa Advance Construction Group (H)[19]
Rock Regen (A)[20]
Cowdenbeath Scotland Gary Bollan Scotland David Marsh Errea Subsea Pressure Controls[21]
Edinburgh City Scotland James McDonaugh England Josh Walker[22] Joma[23] CMC Property[24]
Elgin City Scotland Gavin Price Scotland Jon Paul McGovern[25] EV2[26] McDonald & Munro[27]
Peterhead Scotland Jim McInally Scotland Rory McAllister Adidas Independent Oilfield Services
Queen's Park Scotland Mark Roberts Scotland Scott Gibson Under Armour Irn-Bru
Stirling Albion Scotland Kevin Rutkiewicz Scotland Ross McGeachie Macron Prudential

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Albion Rovers Scotland Brian Kerr Resigned 7 May 2018[28] Pre-season Scotland John Brogan 22 May 2018[29]
Queen's Park Scotland Gus MacPherson Left for St Mirren 18 September 2018 6th Scotland Mark Roberts 12 October 2018
Stirling Albion Scotland Dave Mackay Sacked 29 September 2018 7th Scotland Kevin Rutkiewicz 22 October 2018
Berwick Rangers Scotland Robbie Horn Resigned 6 October 2018 9th Scotland Johnny Harvey 16 October 2018
Albion Rovers Scotland John Brogan Resigned 21 October 2018 10th Scotland Kevin Harper 6 November 2018

League summary[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Edinburgh City 14 12 0 2 25 6 +19 36 Promotion to Scottish League One
2 Peterhead 14 11 1 2 31 10 +21 34 Qualification to League One play-offs
3 Clyde 15 8 3 4 25 17 +8 27
4 Elgin City 15 7 1 7 23 29 −6 22
5 Annan Athletic 15 6 3 6 22 20 +2 21
6 Cowdenbeath 15 5 4 6 20 17 +3 19
7 Queen's Park 15 5 4 6 13 14 −1 19
8 Stirling Albion 15 4 3 8 18 22 −4 15
9 Berwick Rangers 15 4 1 10 17 37 −20 13
10 Albion Rovers 15 1 2 12 13 35 −22 5 Qualification to League Two play-off finals
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2018. Source: SPFL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Positions by Round[edit]

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 to League One play-offs
Qualification to League Two play-offs
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
Edinburgh City 1 6 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Peterhead 6 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
Clyde 2 1 5 6 4 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3
Elgin City 5 4 3 4 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
Annan Athletic 4 3 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5
Cowdenbeath 9 8 7 7 8 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 6 6
Queen's Park 7 5 6 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Stirling Albion 8 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 8 8
Berwick Rangers 3 7 8 8 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 8 9 9
Albion Rovers 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Source: Scottish League Two - Table
Updated: 8 December 2018

Results[edit]

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 season[edit]

Home \ Away ALB ANN BER CLY COW EDC ELG PET QUE STI
Albion Rovers 3–5 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–4 0–3 3–1
Annan Athletic 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–2
Berwick Rangers 2–0 0–3 2–3 0–3 0–3 0–5 1–0
Clyde 1–0 3–3 2–0 0–2 4–1 1–3 1–1
Cowdenbeath 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–4 2–0 1–0
Edinburgh City 4–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1
Elgin City 4–2 0–1 2–4 1–3 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–3
Peterhead 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Queen's Park 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–1
Stirling Albion 1–2 3–0 0–3 0–1 5–2 0–2 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2018. Source: Scottish League Two
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second half of season[edit]

Home \ Away ANN BER CLY COW EDC ELG MON PET STE STI
Annan Athletic
Berwick Rangers
Clyde
Cowdenbeath
Edinburgh City
Elgin City
Montrose
Peterhead
Stenhousemuir
Stirling Albion
First match(es) will be played on 5 January 2019. Source: Scottish League Two
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Ref.
Manager Club Player Club
August Republic of Ireland Peter Murphy Annan Athletic Scotland Rory McAllister Peterhead [30]
September Scotland James McDonaugh Edinburgh City England Conrad Balatoni Edinburgh City
October Scotland Mark Roberts Queen's Park Scotland Blair Henderson Edinburgh City
November Northern Ireland Danny Lennon Clyde England Dylan Cogill Clyde
December
January
February
March
April

League Two play-offs[edit]

The first round will be contested between the winners of the 2018–19 Highland Football League and the 2018–19 Lowland Football League. The winners will then play off against the bottom club in League Two, being promoted to League Two for the 2019–20 season if they win. If the League Two club loses the play-off, they will be relegated to the appropriate regional league depending on whether they are north or south of 54.4513N latitude (middle of the Tay Road Bridge).

First round[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Second round[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

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