1996–97 Isthmian League

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Isthmian League
Season 1996–97

The 1996–97 Isthmian League was the 82nd season of the Isthmian League.

Premier Division[edit]

The division featured four new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Yeovil Town (C) (P) 42 31 8 3 83 34 +49 101 Promoted to 1997–98 Football Conference
2 Enfield 42 28 11 3 91 29 +62 95
3 Sutton United 42 18 13 11 87 70 +17 67
4 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 18 11 13 57 43 +14 65
5 St Albans City 42 18 11 13 66 55 +11 65
6 Yeading 42 17 14 11 58 47 +11 65
7 Heybridge Swifts 42 17 14 11 64 60 +4 65
8 Aylesbury United 42 17 11 14 62 56 +6 62
9 Purfleet 42 17 11 14 67 63 +4 62
10 Boreham Wood 42 15 13 14 56 52 +4 58
11 Kingstonian 42 16 8 18 79 79 0 56
12 Dulwich Hamlet 42 14 13 15 57 57 0 55
13 Carshalton Athletic 42 14 11 17 51 56 −5 53
14 Hitchin Town 42 15 7 20 67 73 −6 52
15 Oxford City 42 14 10 18 67 83 −16 52
16 Hendon 42 13 12 17 53 59 −6 51
17 Harrow Borough 42 12 14 16 58 63 −5 50
18 Bromley 42 13 9 20 67 72 −5 48
19 Bishop's Stortford 42 10 13 19 43 64 −21 43
20 Staines Town (R) 42 10 8 24 46 71 −25 38 Relegated to 1997–98 Isthmian Division One
21 Grays Athletic (R) 42 8 9 25 43 78 −35 33
22 Chertsey Town (R) 42 8 7 27 40 98 −58 31

Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Division One[edit]

The division featured six new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chesham United (C) (P) 42 27 6 9 80 46 +34 87 Promoted to 1997-98 Isthmian Premier Division
2 Basingstoke Town (P) 42 22 13 7 81 38 +43 79
3 Walton & Hersham (P) 42 21 13 8 67 41 +26 76
4 Hampton 42 21 12 9 62 39 +23 75
5 Billericay Town 42 21 12 9 69 49 +20 75
6 Bognor Regis Town 42 21 9 12 63 44 +19 72
7 Aldershot Town 42 19 14 9 67 45 +22 71
8 Uxbridge 42 15 17 10 65 48 +17 62
9 Whyteleafe 42 18 7 17 71 68 +3 61
10 Molesey 42 17 9 16 50 53 −3 60
11 Abingdon Town 42 15 11 16 44 42 +2 56
12 Leyton Pennant 42 14 12 16 71 72 −1 54
13 Maidenhead United 42 15 10 17 57 57 0 052*
14 Wokingham Town 42 14 10 18 41 45 −4 52
15 Thame United 42 13 10 19 57 69 −12 49
16 Worthing 42 11 11 20 58 77 −19 44
17 Barton Rovers 42 11 11 20 31 58 −27 44
18 Croydon 42 11 10 21 40 57 −17 43
19 Berkhamsted Town 42 11 9 22 47 66 −19 42
20 Canvey Island (R) 42 9 14 19 52 71 −19 41 Relegated to 1997–98 Isthmian Division Two
21 Marlow (R) 42 11 6 25 41 84 −43 39
22 Tooting & Mitcham United (R) 42 8 8 26 40 85 −45 32

Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Division Two[edit]

The division featured five new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Collier Row & Romford (C) (P) 42 28 12 2 93 33 +60 96 Promoted to 1997-98 Isthmian Division One
2 Leatherhead (P) 42 30 5 7 116 45 +71 95
3 Wembley (P) 42 23 11 8 91 44 +47 80
4 Barking 42 22 13 7 68 39 +29 79
5 Horsham 42 22 11 9 78 48 +30 77
6 Edgware Town 42 20 14 8 74 50 +24 74
7 Bedford Town 42 21 8 13 77 43 +34 71
8 Banstead Athletic 42 21 5 16 75 52 +23 68
9 Windsor & Eton 42 17 13 12 65 62 +3 64
10 Leighton Town 42 17 12 13 64 52 +12 63
11 Wivenhoe Town 42 17 9 16 69 62 +7 60
12 Bracknell Town 42 16 10 16 78 72 +6 58
13 Chalfont St Peter 42 14 13 15 53 61 −8 55
14 Hungerford Town 42 14 13 15 68 77 −9 55
15 Metropolitan Police 42 14 7 21 72 75 −3 49
16 Tilbury 42 14 7 21 68 77 −9 49
17 Witham Town 42 11 11 20 40 67 −27 44
18 Egham Town 42 10 9 23 47 86 −39 39
19 Cheshunt 42 9 3 30 37 101 −64 30
20 Ware (R) 42 7 8 27 44 80 −36 29 Relegated to 1997–98 Isthmian Division Three
21 Dorking (R) 42 7 6 29 40 100 −60 27
22 Hemel Hempstead (R) 42 5 6 31 34 125 −91 21

Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Division Three[edit]

The division featured one new team:

Two teams, Harefield United and Cove, resigned from the league before the season began.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Wealdstone (C) (P) 32 24 3 5 72 24 +48 75 Promoted to 1997-98 Isthmian Division Two
2 Braintree Town (P) 32 23 5 4 99 29 +70 74
3 Northwood (P) 32 18 10 4 60 31 +29 64
4 Harlow Town 37 19 9 9 60 41 +19 66
5 Aveley 32 17 6 9 64 39 +25 57
6 East Thurrock United 32 16 6 10 58 51 +7 54
7 Camberley Town 32 15 6 11 55 44 +11 51
8 Wingate & Finchley 32 11 7 14 52 63 −11 40
9 Hornchurch 32 11 6 15 35 51 −16 39
10 Clapton 32 11 6 15 31 49 −18 39
11 Lewes 32 10 8 14 45 53 −8 38
12 Kingsbury Town 32 11 4 17 41 56 −15 37
13 Hertford Town 32 10 6 16 55 65 −10 36
14 Epsom & Ewell 32 8 5 19 62 78 −16 29
15 Flackwell Heath 32 8 5 19 36 71 −35 29
16 Tring Town 32 7 3 22 33 74 −41 24
17 Southall 32 6 4 22 28 69 −41 22

Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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