Sunday, April 21, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Scotland. Two teams dominated Second Division, the rest finishing far behind.
Clydebank ended 4th with 45 points.
Partick Thistle finished best of the pack - 3rd with 46 points. Five points ahead of them was one of the favourites:
Dumbarton got 2nd place with 51 points. Promotion meant a lot to them: they played for the last time top league football in the last season of the old large First Division, 1974-75. Back then they finished 14th and were automatically relegated to the new second level. So, next season Dumbarton was going to taste the reformed small top league for the first time.
Greenock Morton won the Second Division – or Scottish Division 1 as the name officially stands – with 54 points. Unlike Dumbarton, they were familiar with the Premier League, just relegated from it in fact. They climbed back quickly, but winning the second level meant nothing in terms of survival among the best: most often those going up almost immediately went down. So, take it one season at a time: this one was great.