Friday June 8th 2018
Last night the detail around the new East of Scotland League emerged at the AGM at Easter Road. The total number of teams participating in the EoS league for next season is 39, comprising of 13 existing members, 24 members joining from the East Region Junior FA, 1 joining from the West Region JFA and the creation of a new team, Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts.
Next season the EoS league will comprise of three parallel conferences comprising of 13 teams in each conference, which has been based on league standings of the current season and teams were seeded as such based on how they fared thsi season
All of the EoS teams were put into the Conferences first, and then the former Junior sides and then Inverkeithing.
Playoffs of conference winners are still to be decided as well as what happens the following season. It has been suggested that the three parallel conferences will move to become three divisions with promotion and relegation. The composition of these divisions being decided based on where teams finish this season i.e. The top third from each conference forming teh toip division, the middle thgrid the middle division and finally teh bottom third forming the bottom division. However, all of thsi has yet to be decided.
Hawick Royal Albert
Hill of Beath Hawthorn
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Heriot Watt University
Stirling Uni EoS
St Andrews Utd
Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts
Teams will also play in a number of cups as members of the East of Scotland league; East of Scotland Qualifying Cup, League Cup, South Challenge Cup, King Cup, William Hill Scottish Cup.
These are changed but exciting times for Midlothian’s football teams.Tweet Share on Facebook