Around the grounds

The SFL season is over, the awards have been handed out and while the powers that be in Scottish football decide what they’re doing here are some facts from 2012/13, writes Sarah McLean.

A total of 1,747 goals were scored during the regular season - an increase of 82 on season 2011/12.

The average number of goals scored per game during the regular season was 3.24.

In the play-offs 34 goals were scored in the 12 matches – four more than last season.

The Second Division was the best one for goals, but only just, with 3.28 seeing off the Third by 0.01.

A total of 552 matches were played in the IRN-BRU SFL Championship when you include the play-off matches.

1,476,185 fans watched SFL clubs in the three IRN-BRU SFL Divisions. That was an increase of 867,567. The Third Division was only 42 short of 1,000,000.

17 IRN-BRU SFL games were shown live on Sky Sports, ESPN or BBC ALBA.

There were 49,680 minutes of action (not including injury time) which equates to 2,980,800 seconds of action (again not including injury time).

Over 2,000,000 people watched 17 IRN-BRU SFL games that were shown live on Sky Sports, ESPN and BBC ALBA

Some observations:

Home advantage counted for little in the IRN-BRU SFL First division as there were 70 away wins and only 67 home wins. In the second it was 88 home and 61 away and in the Third it was 81 and 59.

The 12 points that Dumbarton earned in January was one point more than they secured in their entire campaign the last time they were in the First Division in season 1995/96.

Queen of the South were the first team to win a League in the UK this season. Their 6-0 win over Brechin that clinched the title on March 27 was the third time they had won a title at Forfar’s Station Park after the game was switched there.

Arbroath’s player/manager Paul Sheerin scored more goals than the seven other player/managers in the SFL combined. Sheerin only scored four goals in total although his goal against Brechin this season was number 100 of his career.