A 0-0 draw against EK Tuggers at New Home Park this afternoon was enough to secure a fourth place finish and bring the curtain down on what has been a disappointing season.

The match itself was a fitting climax, being a dour midfield slog during which only one solitary half-chance was created.

“It was a shockingly poor game”, admitted Marcus Lövman afterwards. “It was typical end of season fare with neither side having much to play for”.

He conceded, “Ok, Tuggers will have a play-off, but there’s no way they’ll lose that, regardless of who they face”.

“Now we’ll start to build for next season”, he added, “and it’s likely some players will move on”.

Elsewhere it was a day of high drama as the championship race twisted and turned before Vines Cross, with a 4-1 win at already relegated Airth Castle emerged as the surprise Champions.

Morning leaders and favourites for the title, Sparta Bragg were held to a 1-1 draw by Kessler’s Eleven and Vodikavkaz finished in third wrapping up the season with a 3-0 home win over Arenelle SC.

So congratulations go to our friends Vines Cross on their title win, and they will now face dowie’s XI in next weekend’s League 2 play-off.

At the other end of the division, we bid farewell to Airth Castle and Arenelle SC who will play in League 4 next season, while EK Tuggers and Kessler’s Eleven will play Spirit of Catalonia and GerrysGnashers F.C. respectively in the play-offs next Saturday. We wish everyone the best of luck in their play-off matches.

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