Queen’s Park and Edinburgh City toast play-off success

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It’s been an historic day in Scottish football with Glasgow-based Queen’s Park securing promotion to Ladbrokes League 1 and Lowland League champions Edinburgh City beating East Stirlingshire to clinch a berth in Ladbrokes League 2 next season.

The former suffered a 1-0 defeat to Barry Ferguson’s Clyde in the second-leg of their Ladbrokes League 1 play-off final at Hampden Park but held firm to go through 3-2 on aggregate.

Meanwhile, there was plenty of drama at Ochilview Park too as an 87th-minute penalty from Douglas Gair secured Edinburgh City a 1-0 victory (2-1 on aggregate) that makes them the first club to be promoted via the pyramid system.

East Stirling, who had Reece Donaldson sent-off for conceding the spot-kick, saw their 61-year association with the senior leagues come to an end as a result of their defeat and subsequent demotion.

But despite the bitter blow, The Shire were quick to show a touch of class.

Meanwhile, it’s party time in Edinburgh…

While over in Glasgow…

Congratulations to everyone connected with both Queen’s Park and Edinburgh City.

See you next season!

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.