1998–99 Southern Football League

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The 1998–99 Southern Football League season saw Nuneaton Borough win the Premier Division to earn promotion to the Football Conference.[1] Hastings Town, Gresley Rovers and Bromsgrove Rovers were relegated from the Premier Division, whilst Havant & Waterlooville, Clevedon Town, Margate and Newport County were promoted from the Southern and Midland Divisions, the former two as champions. Bloxwich Town were relegated to the eighth level whilst Andover resigned and Brackley Town were expelled.

Tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Nuneaton Borough 42 27 9 6 91 33 +58 90 Promoted
2 Boston United 42 17 16 9 69 51 +18 67
3 Ilkeston Town 42 18 13 11 72 59 +13 67
4 Bath City 42 18 11 13 70 44 +26 65
5 Hastings Town 42 18 11 13 57 49 +8 65 Demoted
6 Gloucester City 42 18 11 13 57 52 +5 65
7 Worcester City 42 18 9 15 58 54 +4 63
8 Halesowen Town 42 17 11 14 72 60 +12 62
9 Tamworth 42 19 5 18 60 67 −7 62
10 King's Lynn 42 17 10 15 53 46 +7 61
11 Crawley Town 42 17 10 15 57 58 −1 61
12 Salisbury City 42 16 12 14 56 61 −5 60
13 Burton Albion 42 17 7 18 58 52 +6 58
14 Weymouth 42 14 14 14 56 53 +3 56
15 Merthyr Tydfil 42 15 8 19 52 62 −10 53
16 Atherstone United 42 12 14 16 47 52 −5 50
17 Grantham Town 42 14 8 20 51 58 −7 50
18 Dorchester Town 42 11 15 16 49 63 −14 48
19 Rothwell Town 42 13 9 20 47 67 −20 48
20 Cambridge City 42 11 12 19 47 68 −21 45
21 Gresley Rovers 42 12 8 22 49 73 −24 44 Relegated
22 Bromsgrove Rovers 42 8 7 27 38 84 −46 30 One point deducted, relegated

Midland Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Clevedon Town 42 28 8 6 83 35 +48 92 Promoted
2 Newport 42 26 7 9 92 51 +41 85 Promoted
3 Redditch United 42 22 12 8 81 45 +36 75 Three points deducted
4 Hinckley United 42 20 12 10 58 40 +18 72
5 Stafford Rangers 42 21 8 13 92 61 +32 71
6 Bilston Town 42 20 11 11 79 69 +10 71
7 Solihull Borough 42 19 12 11 76 53 +23 69
8 Moor Green 42 20 7 15 70 61 +10 67
9 Blakenall 42 17 14 11 65 54 +11 65
10 Shepshed Dynamo 42 17 12 13 62 54 +8 63
11 Sutton Coldfield Town 42 17 8 17 46 57 −11 59
12 Stourbridge 42 16 10 16 60 54 +6 58
13 Evesham United 42 16 9 17 64 63 0 57
14 Wisbech Town 42 16 9 17 59 66 −7 57 Transferred to Eastern Division
15 Weston-super-Mare 42 15 10 17 59 56 +3 55
16 Bedworth United 42 15 9 18 63 52 +11 54
17 Cinderford Town 42 13 8 21 61 74 −13 47
18 Stamford 42 13 7 22 60 75 −15 46 Transferred to Eastern Division
19 Paget Rangers 42 11 12 19 49 58 −9 45
20 VS Rugby 42 12 9 21 53 74 −21 45 Transferred to Eastern Division
21 Racing Club Warwick 42 5 8 29 38 93 −55 23
22 Bloxwich Town 42 1 2 39 26 151 −125 5 Relegated

Southern Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1 Havant & Waterlooville 42 29 7 6 85 32 +53 94 Promoted
2 Margate 42 27 8 7 84 33 +51 89 Promoted
3 Folkestone Invicta 42 26 8 8 92 47 +45 86
4 Newport (IOW) 42 23 7 12 68 40 +28 76
5 Chelmsford City 42 20 12 10 91 51 +40 72
6 Raunds Town 42 19 13 10 87 50 +37 70
7 Ashford Town 42 17 12 13 59 54 +5 63
8 Baldock Town 42 17 9 16 60 59 +1 60
9 Fisher Athletic 42 16 11 15 58 52 +6 59
10 Bashley 42 17 7 18 74 77 −3 58
11 Witney Town 42 15 12 15 56 48 +8 57
12 Cirencester Town 42 16 8 18 61 66 −5 56 Transferred to Western Division
13 Sittingbourne 42 12 18 12 54 56 −2 54
14 Dartford 42 14 10 18 48 54 −6 52
15 Erith & Belvedere 42 15 7 20 48 64 −16 52
16 Tonbridge Angels 42 12 15 15 48 59 −11 51
17 St. Leonards 42 14 8 20 57 72 −15 50
18 Fleet Town 42 12 11 19 54 72 −18 47
19 Corby Town 42 10 10 22 48 73 −25 40
20 Yate Town 42 10 7 25 37 79 −42 37 Transferred to Western Division
21 Andover 42 6 10 26 48 115 −67 28 Resigned
22 Brackley Town 42 6 8 28 41 105 −64 26 Expelled

Cup competition[edit]

The league's cup competition, the Dr Martens League Cup, was won by Cambridge City who beat Sutton Coldfield Town 2–1 on aggregate in the final. The first round, semi-finals and final were played over two legs with the second, third and fourth rounds going to a replay if the tie finished all square. Cambridge had beaten Dorchester Town 4–3 on aggregate to reach the final and Sutton Coldfield defeated Boston United 2–1 on aggregate to reach the final.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ England – Southern League Final Tables RSSSF
  2. ^ The Official Football Association Non League Club Directory 2000 ISBN 1-869833-44-9