Scottish Third Division

Scottish Third Division
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[edit] General Information

The Scottish Third Division has been in exsistance three different times, the latest was made in 1994 and is still running to date. In the same way as the Scottish Second Division, there are 10 teams in all, and they all play each other 4 times. This division plays host to the worst football team in the UK - Albion Rovers, this title used to be given to East Stirling. the Champions of this division gain promotion to the Scottish Second Division, with 2nd-4th place playing in a play-off with the club who were ninth place in the division above. Obviously as it is the 4th tier, the lowest tier, of Scottish football, ther are no relegation spots.

[edit] History

The First ever Third Division = created in the 1923–24 season. The Division stood as the third tier of the Scottish League. Most clubs in the division struggled financially with Dumbarton Harp resigning during 1924–25. The following season was to be the last for this division. Only Forfar Athletic were not resigned to non-league football.

The 'C' Division = In the 1946/47 season, the Third Division returned, again heavily played in by reserve squads and minor teams. in 1954 the Third Division was again scrapped but many teams remained in Scottish football. There was a re-construction of Scottish Football, adn leagues split up into Southern and Northern leagues.


[edit] Teams (08/09)

Albion Rovers

Annan Athletic

Berwick Rangers

Cowdenbeath

Dumbarton

East Stirlingshire

Elgin City

Forfar Athletic

Montrose

Stenhousemuir

[edit] Past Winners

1994–95 Forfar Athletic

1995–96 Livingston

1996–97 Inverness CT

1997–98 Alloa Athletic

1998–99 Ross County

1999–00 Queen's Park

2000–01 Hamilton Academical

2001–02 Brechin City

2002–03 Greenock morton

2003–04 Stranraer

2004–05 Gretna

2005–06 Cowdenbeath

2006–07 Berwick Rangers

2007–08 East Fife

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