By Lewis Michie
For many clubs in the Mearns, their seasons are officially over, with just a few games left to play – none of which will result in any major positional shifts. In the last edition of Mearns Football Weekly this season, we will look at where each club have finished in the tables.
Stonehaven had already finished their season in the Juniors SuperLeague when the previous edition of MFW was written. They’ve unfortunately been relegated after finishing bottom of the table.
Stonehaven Ladies had a weekend off last Sunday, but their season is still in full swing, as the Women’s campaign follows a different timeline to the men. A quick reminder that you can keep up with all of the North-East Women’s football results and news throughout the summer with my articles in the evening express and Press & Journal. Stoney are away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle this Sunday.
Cowie Thistle bowed out of the 18/19 season with a heavy 5-1 defeat to Woodside. Woodside, who are looking likely to be crowned champions in the Amateur Premier Division, have scored 80 goals in league competition all season, so it was not shocking to see them score so freely.
Cowie currently sit third, but unless Rothie Rovers have an awful last four games of the season, Thistle will be leapfrogged and finish fourth – the same as last term.
St Laurence sit ninth and still have one more league game to play. They will not finish any lower than they already are, but a win and a result going their way elsewhere would allow them to jump up to eighth – either way, a decent finish considering the Laurencekirk side were only promoted last season.
It was also a loss in the final game of the season for Bervie Caledonian. Rattrays XI ended up pipping them to the second promotion spot after a season long challenge. It was the same side beating them 2-1 on Saturday.
This now means Bervie will finish at least ten points adrift of the promotion places, although Rattrays could extend them in their final game. It will be a second consecutive third place finish for Caley.
AC Mill Inn have not had a game in the last week, although they do still have another two fixtures to play before the completion of their campaign. Those results will not have any major influences on the table, they currently sit seventh and cannot finish any lower, although two wins in their final two fixtures would allow them to jump over Nicolls Amateurs into sixth.
Stonehaven Athletic’s hopes of promotion are over after being held to a 1-1 draw with Feughside. This season started so well for Athletic, going on a very successful run to start the campaign and striker Lewie Sawyer has scored bucket loads, but promotion after relegation last term was not to be.
Athletic sit fourth with one game to play, they will not be able to get into the top two which would provide promotion. Third place Kemnay may swap places with FC Polska to secure promotion if results go their way, Faithlie United are confirmed as champions. Athletic could fall to fifth as Cammachmore have a game in hand and are only behind on head to head record.
That’s it for this season of content on ‘Mearns Football Weekly’ – We will be aiming to provide some additional content on the sides in the Mearns over the summer and MFW will return upon the kick-off of the Juniors and Amateur seasons later this year.