East of Scotland League 17-18

The South of Scotland League is a league competition which sits in the second tier of the SFA’s “pyramid”, below the Lowland League and parallel with the South of Scotland League.

There is no automatic promotion or relegation from this league, though the winner can play off against the South of Scotland League champions for a place in the Lowland League if they meet SFA Club License criteria.   The winners are entitled to enter into the Scottish Cup if they are not already a licensed SFA member club.

There are currently thirteen member clubs who play each other home and away to give a programme of 24 games.  Lothian Thistle HV are the defending champions.

The number of member clubs has recovered after the league dropped to just eleven clubs last year.  Crack junior side Kelty Hearts have defected and Preston Athletic were relegated from the Lowland League.

Matches in this league usually kick off at 2.30pm, with earlier starts in mid-winter at grounds with no floodlighting.

2017-18 COMPETITION (2016-17)

Saturday, August 12

  • Tweedmouth Rangers 0-4 Coldstream
  • Tynecastle 1-3 Heriot Watt University

Saturday, August 19

  • Kelty Hearts 11-1 Eyemouth United
  • Leith Athletic 2-0 Preston Athletic
  • Lothian Thistle HV 7-0 Stirling University EOS
  • Ormiston 1-3 Peebles Rovers (@ Hibernian Training Centre)

Tuesday, August 22

  • Eyemouth United 4-2 Coldstream
  • Heriot-Watt University 3-2 Ormiston
  • Preston Athletic 3-1 Tweedmouth Rangers

Wednesday, August 23

  • Tynecastle 7-0 Burntisland Shipyard

Saturday, August 26

  • Burntisland Shipyard 1-5 Lothian Thistle HV
  • Coldstream 2-5 Kelty Hearts
  • Preston Athletic 2-0 Peebles Rovers
  • Stirling University EOS 3-0 Ormiston

Saturday, September 2

  • Eyemouth United 3-4 Tynecastle
  • Heriot-Watt University 4-1 Tweedmouth Rangers
  • Stirling University EOS 2-2 Leith Athletic

Saturday, September 9

  • Burntisland Shipyard 5-3 Stirling University EOS
  • Coldstream 2-8 Preston Athletic
  • Lothian Thistle HV 6-1 Heriot-Watt University
  • Kelty Hearts 7-0 Ormiston – fixture reversed
  • Peebles Rovers 1-3 Leith Athletic
  • Tweedmouth Rangers 0-9 Tynecastle

Saturday, September 16

  • Ormiston 0-6 Tynecastle (@ Hibernian Training Centre)
  • Peebles Rovers 3-2 Stirling University EOS
  • Preston Athletic 6-1 Burntisland Shipyard

Saturday, September 23

  • Burntisland Shipyard 2-0 Ormiston
  • Eyemouth United 1-8 Stirling University
  • Kelty Hearts P-P Lothian Thistle HV – due to Scottish Cup tie
  • Tweedmouth Rangers 2-3 Peebles Rovers

Saturday, September 30

  • Heriot-Watt University 3-2 Burntisland Shipyard
  • Leith Athletic 4-0 Ormiston
  • Preston Athletic 8-1 Eyemouth United
  • Stirling University EOS 1-7 Kelty Hearts
  • Tweedmouth Rangers 1-11 Lothian Thistle HV

Tuesday, October 3

  • Leith Athletic 5-1 Eyemouth United

Wednesday, October 4

  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Coldstream

Saturday, October 7

  • Burntisland Shipyard 0-4 Kelty Hearts
  • Coldstream 2-3 Peebles Rovers
  • Eyemouth United 5-0 Tweedmouth Rangers
  • Ormiston 1-4 Preston Athletic
  • Stirling University EOS 1-1 Heriot-Watt University
  • Tynecastle 1-3 Leith Athletic

Saturday, October 14

  • Coldstream 8-3 Stirling University EOS
  • Eyemouth United 0-13 Kelty Hearts
  • Heriot-Watt University 2-2 Preston Athletic

Saturday, October 21

  • Coldstream 2-2 Heriot Watt University
  • Stirling University EOS 8-1 Tweedmouth Rangers

Tuesday, October 24

  • Kelty Hearts 7-1 Heriot Watt University

Saturday, October 28

  • Burntisland Shipyard 2-3 Coldstream
  • Eyemouth United 2-4 Heriot-Watt University
  • Leith Athletic 9-0 Tweedmouth Rangers
  • Ormiston 0-3 Lothian Thistle HV (@ Hibernian Training Centre)
  • Peebles Rovers 0-7 Kelty Hearts
  • Tynecastle 1-2 Stirling University EOS

Wednesday, November 1

  • Lothian Thistle HV 3-2 Coldstream

Saturday, November 4

  • Coldstream 4-1 Ormiston
  • Eyemouth United 3-2 Burntisland Shipyard
  • Leith Athletic 5-2 Heriot-Watt University
  • Lothian Thistle HV 7-0 Peebles Rovers
  • Preston Athletic 2-1 Tynecastle
  • Tweedmouth Rangers 0-9 Kelty Hearts

Saturday, November 11

  • Heriot Watt University 6-1 Eyemouth United
  • Preston Athletic 1-4 Kelty Hearts
  • Stirling University EOS 1-1 Coldstream

Saturday, November 18

  • Burntisland Shipyard 3-4 Leith Athletic
  • Eyemouth United 1-2 Ormiston
  • Heriot Watt University 2-2 Coldstream
  • Peebles Rovers 7-0 Tweedmouth Rangers
  • Stirling University EOS 1-3 Preston Athletic
  • Tynecastle P-P Lothian Thistle HV – due to Scottish Cup tie

Saturday, November 25

  • Coldstream 2-3 Leith Athletic
  • Heriot Watt University 2-1 Peebles Rovers
  • Kelty Hearts 4-0 Preston Athletic
  • Ormiston 2-0 Burntisland Shipyard
  • Tweedmouth Rangers – Stirling University EOS
  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Eyemouth United – due to cup ties

Saturday, December 2

  • Ormiston 1-0 Coldstream
  • Lothian Thistle HV – Eyemouth United – due to cup tie

Saturday, December 9

  • Leith Athletic 0-2 Kelty Hearts (first game @ Peffermill 3G)
  • Peebles Rovers P-P Burntisland Shipyard – unplayable pitch
  • Preston Athletic P-P Lothian Thistle HV – unplayable pitch
  • Stirling University EOS P-P Eyemouth United – unplayable pitch
  • Tweedmouth Rangers P-P Ormiston – unplayable pitch
  • Tynecastle P-P Coldstream – unplayable pitch

Saturday, December 16

  • Burntisland Shipyard P-P Peebles Rovers – unplayable pitch
  • Coldstream P-P Tynecastle – unplayable pitch
  • Eyemouth United P-P Preston Athletic – unplayable pitch
  • Ormiston P-P Heriot Watt University (@ Hibernian Training Centre) – unplayable pitch
  • Kelty Hearts P-P Stirling University EOS – unplayable pitch
  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Tweedmouth Rangers – unplayable pitch

Saturday, January 6

  • Heriot Watt University 2-2 Stirling University EOS (@ Oriam Indoor)
  • Kelty Hearts 4-0 Burntisland Shipyard
  • Leith Athletic 1-2 Tynecastle
  • Peebles Rovers 4-3 Coldstream
  • Preston Athletic P-P Ormiston – waterlogged pitch
  • Tweedmouth Rangers P-P Eyemouth United – unplayable pitch

Saturday, January 13

  • Burntisland Shipyard 0-1 Heriot Watt University
  • Coldstream 7-0 Tweedmouth Rangers
  • Eyemouth United 2-5 Peebles Rovers
  • Ormiston 0-0 Leith Athletic (@ Hibernian Training Centre
  • Stirling University 1-3 Lothian Thistle HV
  • Tynecastle 1-2 Preston Athletic

Saturday, January 20

  • Coldstream P-P Eyemouth United – unplayable pitch
  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Kelty Hearts – unplayable pitch
  • Ormiston P-P Tweedmouth Rangers (@ Hibernian Training Centre) – unplayable pitch
  • Peebles Rovers P-P Burntisland Shipyard – unplayable pitch
  • Preston Athletic P-P Leith Athletic – unplayable pitch

Saturday, January 27

  • Heriot Watt University 2-3 Lothian Thistle HV
  • Leith Athletic 4-1 Coldstream
  • Ormiston 1-4 Kelty Hearts (@ Hibernian Training Centre)
  • Stirling University EOS 1-4 Burntisland Shipyard
  • Tweedmouth Rangers 1-4 Preston Athletic
  • Tynecastle P-P Peebles Rovers – unplayable pitch

Saturday, February 3

  • Coldstream 1-8 Tynecastle
  • Eyemouth United 0-6 Preston Athletic
  • Kelty Hearts 7-0 Stirling University EOS
  • Peebles Rovers 4-1 Heriot Watt University
  • Tweedmouth Rangers 1-9 Leith Athletic
  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Burntisland Shipyard – unplayable pitch

Saturday, February 10

  • Burntisland Shipyard 10-3 Eyemouth United
  • Coldstream 1-2 Lothian Thistle HV
  • Kelty Hearts 5-0 Tynecastle – fixture reversed
  • Leith Athletic 2-1 Peebles Rovers
  • Ormiston 0-0 Stirling University EOS (@ Hibernian Training Centre
  • Preston Athletic 1-1 Heriot Watt University

Saturday, February 17

  • Eyemouth United 1-4 Leith Athletic
  • Kelty Hearts 9-0 Coldstream
  • Peebles Rovers 0-9 Lothian Thistle HV
  • Preston Athletic 5-0 Stirling University EOS
  •  Tweedmouth Rangers 0-6 Heriot Watt University
  •  Tynecastle P-P Ormiston – unplayable pitch

Tuesday, February 20

  • Preston Athletic 0-3 Lothian Thistle HV

Saturday, February 24

  • Coldstream 0-2 Burntisland Shipyard
  • Eyemouth United 0-1 Lothian Thistle HV
  • Kelty Hearts 12-1 Peebles Rovers
  • Leith Athletic 5-0 Stirling University EOS
  • Ormiston 1-3 Heriot Watt University
  • Tynecastle 6-1 Tweedmouth Rangers

Saturday, March 3

  • Heriot Watt University P-P Tynecastle (3pm) – unplayable pitch
  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Ormiston – unplayable pitch

Saturday, March 10

  • Leith Athletic 1-3 Lothian Thistle HV
  • Ormiston 3-5 Eyemouth United (@ Hibernian Training Centre)
  • Stirling University EOS 2-2 Peebles Rovers
  • Preston Athletic P-P Coldstream – unplayable pitch
  • Tweedmouth Rangers P-P Burntisland Shipyard – unplayable pitch
  • Tynecastle P-P Kelty Hearts – unplayable pitch

Saturday, March 17

  • Burntisland Shipyard 1-2 Preston Athletic – groundhop game
  • Heriot Watt University 3-2 Leith Athletic (@ Oriam Indoor– groundhop game
  • Kelty Hearts 11-1 Tweedmouth Rangers – groundhop game
  • Stirling University EOS 3-0 Eyemouth United
  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Tynecastle – groundhop game – unplayable pitch

Sunday, March 18

  • Peebles Rovers P-P Ormiston – groundhop game – unplayable pitch

Saturday, March 24

  • Lothian Thistle HV 3-0 Ormiston

Wednesday, March 28

  • Lothian Thistle HV 5-0 Tweedmouth Rangers

Saturday, March 31

  • Heriot Watt University 0-3 Kelty Hearts (3,30pm) – artificial
  • Peebles Rovers 2-2 Preston Athletic
  • Tynecastle 7-0 Eyemouth United – new fixture
  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Eyemouth United  – due to Cup final
  • Stirling University EOS P-P Tynecastle – amended fixtures
  • Tweedmouth Rangers P-P Ormiston – unplayable pitch

Monday, April 2

  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Burntisland Shipyard – unplayable pitch

Wednesday, April 4

  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Tynecastle – unplayable pitch

Saturday, April 7

  • Burntisland Shipyard 5-2 Tweedmouth Rangers (@ New Bayview)
  • Coldstream 0-3 Eyemouth United
  • Kelty Hearts 3-1 Leith Athletic
  • Lothian Thistle HV 5-2 Preston Athletic (@ Albyn Park, Broxburn)
  • Peebles Rovers 1-1 Ormiston
  • Stirling University EOS 2-4 Tynecastle

Monday, April 9

  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Tynecastle – unplayable pitch

Wednesday, April 11

  • Tynecastle P-P Lothian Thistle HV – unplayable pitch

Saturday, April 14

  • Burntisland Shipyard 0-5 Tynecastle
  • Lothian Thistle HV 5-5 Leith Athletic (@ Ainslie Park)

Monday, April 16

  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Burntisland Shipyard – unplayable pitch

Tuesday, April 17

  • Tynecastle 0-2 Kelty Hearts (@ Oriam)

Wednesday, April 18

  • Lothian Thistle HV 4-0 Eyemouth United

Thursday, April 19

  • Lothian Thistle HV 4-0 Burntisland Shipyard

Saturday, April 21

  • Burntisland Shipyard 4-0 Peebles Rovers
  • Heriot Watt University 5-2 Tynecastle
  • Lothian Thistle HV 1-0 Kelty Hearts
  • Ormiston 1-1 Tweedmouth Rangers
  • Preston Athletic 3-0 Leith Athletic

Monday, April 23

  • Lothian Thistle HV 2-0 Tynecastle

Wednesday, April 25

  • Tynecastle 0-1 Lothian Thistle HV
  • Lothian Thistle HV P-P Eyemouth United – rearranged, now Apr 18

Saturday, April 28

  • Kelty Hearts 3-1 Lothian Thistle HV
    • Kelty Hearts champions
  • Leith Athletic 3-3 Burntisland Shipyard
  • Peebles Rovers 5-1 Eyemouth United
  • Preston Athletic 3-1 Ormiston
  • Tweedmouth Rangers 1-3 Stirling University EOS
  • Tynecastle 4-3 Coldstream

Wednesday, May 2

  • Tynecastle 1-7 Peebles Rovers

Saturday, May 5

  • Peebles Rovers 3-2 Burntisland Shipyard
  • Preston Athletic 5-0 Coldstream
  • Tweedmouth Rangers 2-6 Eyemouth United
  • Tynecastle 5-0 Ormiston

Tuesday, May 8

  • Tweedmouth Rangers 3-1 Ormiston

Wednesday, May 9

  • Peebles Rovers 3-4 Tynecastle

Saturday, May 12

  • Tweedmouth Rangers 1-3 Burntisland Shipyard

Season complete