2000–01 Southern Football League

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The 2000–01 season was the 98th in the history of the Southern League.

Premier Division[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season 2000–01
Champions Margate
Promoted Margate
Relegated Clevedon Town
Dorchester Town
Fisher Athletic
Halesowen Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1308 (2.83 per match)

League table[edit]

The Premier Division featured five new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Margate (C) (P) 42 28 7 7 75 27 +48 91 Promotion to 2001–02 Football Conference
2 Burton Albion 42 25 13 4 76 36 +40 88 Transferred to NPL Premier Division
3 King's Lynn 42 18 11 13 67 58 +9 65
4 Welling United 42 17 13 12 59 55 +4 64
5 Weymouth 42 17 12 13 69 51 +18 63
6 Havant & Waterlooville 42 18 9 15 66 54 +12 63
7 Stafford Rangers 42 18 9 15 70 59 +11 63
8 Worcester City 42 18 8 16 52 53 −1 62
9 Moor Green 42 18 8 16 50 53 −3 62
10 Newport County 42 17 10 15 70 61 +9 61
11 Crawley Town 42 17 10 15 61 54 +7 61
12 Tamworth 42 17 8 17 58 55 +3 59
13 Salisbury City 42 17 8 17 64 69 −5 59
14 Ilkeston Town 42 16 11 15 51 61 −10 59
15 Bath City 42 15 13 14 67 68 −1 055*
16 Cambridge City 42 13 11 18 56 59 −3 50
17 Folkestone Invicta 42 14 6 22 49 74 −25 48
18 Merthyr Tydfil 42 11 13 18 49 62 −13 46
19 Clevedon Town (R) 42 11 7 24 61 74 −13 40 Relegation to 2001–02 Division One Midlands/East & West
20 Fisher Athletic (R) 42 12 6 24 51 85 −34 039*
21 Dorchester Town (R) 42 10 8 24 40 71 −31 38
22 Halesowen Town (R) 42 8 13 21 47 69 −22 37

Updated to games played on 29 Apr 2001.
Source: [1]
*Bath City and Fisher Athletic deducted three points
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 East[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One East
Season 2000–01
Champions Newport IOW
Promoted Chelmsford City
Newport IOW
Relegated None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1438 (3.11 per match)

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Newport IOW (C) (P) 42 28 10 4 91 30 +61 94 Promotion to 2001–02 Southern League Premier Division
2 Chelmsford City (P) 42 27 9 6 102 45 +57 90
3 Grantham Town 42 25 11 6 100 47 +53 86
4 Histon 42 23 11 8 84 53 +31 80
5 Baldock Town 42 23 10 9 81 44 +37 79 Club folded
6 Hastings Town 42 22 10 10 72 50 +22 76
7 Stamford 42 20 11 11 69 59 +10 71
8 Tonbridge Angels 42 18 11 13 79 58 +21 65
9 Langney Sports 42 19 8 15 75 55 +20 65
10 Rothwell Town 42 20 5 17 86 74 +12 062*
11 Corby Town 42 14 10 18 64 92 −28 52
12 Ashford Town 42 15 4 23 53 83 −30 49
13 Banbury United 42 12 11 19 57 54 +3 47
14 Witney Town 42 12 11 19 55 71 −16 47 Club folded
15 Bashley 42 10 14 18 57 71 −14 44
16 Dartford 42 11 11 20 49 67 −18 44
17 Burnham 42 10 14 18 39 65 −26 043#
18 Wisbech Town 42 10 9 23 45 89 −44 39
19 St. Leonards 42 9 10 23 55 87 −32 37
20 Erith & Belvedere 42 10 7 25 49 92 −43 37
21 Sittingbourne 42 8 9 25 41 79 −38 33
22 Spalding United 42 7 12 23 35 73 −38 33

Updated to games played on 29 Apr 2001.
Source: [2]
*Rothwell Town deducted three points
#Burnham deducted one point
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 West[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One West
Season 2000–01
Champions Hinckley United
Promoted Tiverton Town
Hinckley United
Relegated Bromsgrove Rovers
Paget Rangers
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1427 (3.09 per match)

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hinckley United (C) (P) 42 30 8 4 102 38 +64 98 Promotion to 2001–02 Southern League Premier Division
2 Tiverton Town (P) 42 28 7 7 97 36 +61 91
3 Bilston Town 42 27 9 6 88 48 +40 90
4 Evesham United 42 27 5 10 86 46 +40 86
5 Mangotsfield United 42 25 9 8 91 45 +46 84
6 Solihull Borough 42 22 12 8 73 43 +30 78
7 Redditch United 42 17 13 12 76 69 +7 64
8 Weston-super-Mare 42 17 10 15 68 58 +10 61
9 Atherstone United 42 16 11 15 64 58 +6 59
10 Rocester 42 18 5 19 57 77 −20 59
11 Cirencester Town 42 14 15 13 65 74 −9 57
12 Rugby United 42 13 10 19 51 68 −17 49 Transferred to Division One East
13 Gloucester City 42 12 11 19 76 86 −10 47
14 Blakenall 42 13 10 19 54 64 −10 046*
15 Shepshed Dynamo 42 12 9 21 56 73 −17 45
16 Bedworth United 42 12 9 21 38 60 −22 45
17 Racing Club Warwick 42 13 6 23 46 77 −31 45
18 Gresley Rovers 42 11 8 23 46 65 −19 41
19 Cinderford Town 42 11 8 23 56 84 −28 41
20 Sutton Coldfield Town 42 7 14 21 45 66 −21 35
21 Paget Rangers (R) 42 9 4 29 45 91 −46 31 Relegation to Midland Alliance
22 Bromsgrove Rovers (R) 42 7 9 26 47 92 −45 30

Updated to games played on 29 Apr 2001.
Source: [3]
*Blakenall deducted three points
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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