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2007–08 Scottish Third Division

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Season  2007–08
Relegated  n/a
Champion  East Fife F.C.
Matches played  180
Champions  East Fife
Start date  2007
Goals scored  526
2007–08 Scottish Third Division
Promoted  East Fife Stranraer Arbroath
Biggest home win  East Fife 7–0 Stenhousemuir (29 September 2007)
Biggest away win  Elgin City 0–5 Stranraer (27 February 2008)
People also search for  2008–09 Scottish Third Division

The 2007–08 Scottish Football League Third Division was the 13th season in the format of ten teams in the fourth-tier of Scottish football. The season started on 4 August 2007 and ended on 26 April 2008. East Fife F.C. finished top and were promoted alongside Arbroath F.C. as play-off winners. Stranraer F.C. were also promoted due to Gretna being demoted to the Third Division.

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Teams for 2007–08

Berwick Rangers as champions of the 2006–07 season were directly promoted to the 2007–08 Scottish Second Division. They were replaced by Forfar Athletic who finished bottom of the 2006–07 Scottish Second Division.

A second promotion place was available via a play-off tournament between the ninth-placed team of the 2006–07 Scottish Second Division, Stranraer, and the sides ranked second, third and fourth in the 2006–07 Scottish Third Division, Arbroath, Queen's Park and East Fife respectively. The play-off was won by Queen's Park who defeated East Fife in the final. Stranraer were therefore relegated.

Overview

Relegated from Second Division to Third Division

  • Forfar Athletic
  • Stranraer (via play-offs)
  • Promoted from Third Division to Second Division

  • Berwick Rangers
  • Queens Park (via play-offs)
  • Stadia and attendances

    Source: The League Insider

    Table

    Source: BBC Sport
    Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
    Second Division Play-offs:The 9th placed team were entered into a play-off with the Third Division's 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed teams. The winning team were awarded a place in the 2008–09 Second Division, Cowdenbeath were relegated and Arbroath were promoted. With Gretna being relegated to the Third Division, Stranraer were also promoted.
    Relegation: Had East Stirlingshire finished bottom of the table for what would have been a sixth consecutive time, they would have lost their Scottish Football League status, they finished second bottom.
    Stranraer: won promotion to Second Division after Gretna were relegated to the Third Division.
    (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

    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.

    First half of season

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

    Second half of season

    Updated to games played on 27 April.
    Source: BBC Sport
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Top scorers

    Source: The League Insider

    Events

  • 15 March: East Fife confirm their promotion to the Second Division as Third Division champions with a 3–0 victory over East Stirlingshire, becoming the first team in Britain to win a league trophy in the 2007–08 season.
  • 29 March: Berwick Rangers are relegated from the Second Division after a 2–2 draw with Peterhead.
  • 10 May: Arbroath are promoted to the Second Division after a 2–1 aggregate win over Stranraer in the Second Division play-off final. Cowdenbeath, who were beaten by Arbroath in the semi-finals, are relegated to the Third Division.
  • 29 May: Second Division play-off runners-up Stranraer are promoted to the Second Division following Gretna's demotion to the Third Division.
  • References

    2007–08 Scottish Third Division Wikipedia


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