Football Season Review

Champions: Queen's Park

Queen’s Park won the league by a considerable margin. Being the only full-time team in League Two, and with a squad that would compete in the Championship, the outcome was no surprise. Having switched to full-time football and assembled a strong squad, Queen’s Park dominated League Two and were undefeated in their opening 18 fixtures (W16 D2 L0). After the title was won, they relaxed and lost 2 matches before the end of the season. Defensively they were unsurpassed with 14 clean sheets in their 22 matches. Featuring heavily in this achievement were goalkeeper Muir along with defenders Doyle, Kilday and Grant. Although Queen’s Park won the league by a 16-point margin, they only scored a few more goals than Edinburgh City and Elgin City. In a big squad that was often rotated, Simon Murray and Bob McHugh finished as top scorers with a modest 6 goals each. With an overall record of W17 D3 L2, Queen’s Park did not exhibit any weaknesses. Their only disappointment was an early exit from the Scottish Cup in an unusually tame performance against Queen of the South. With their switch from amateur status to full-time professional, Queen’s Park achieved the first step in their plan to climb the leagues. They won with ease and were seldom stretched. There is little doubt the current squad should be challenging for the League One title. However, it will have to be done without Ray McKinnon as he did not fit with the club’s plans. Laurie Ellis has been appointed as manager.

Player of the Season: Michael Doyle