2001–02 Southern Football League

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The 2001–02 Southern Football League season saw Kettering Town win the Premier Division to earn promotion to the Football Conference.[1] Newport IOW, King's Lynn, Merthyr Tydfil and Salisbury City were relegated from the Premier Division, whilst Hastings Town, Halesowen Town, Grantham Town and Chippenham Town were promoted from the Eastern and Western Divisions, the former two as champions. Wisbech Town were relegated to the eighth level and Bilston Town resigned and dropped to the eleventh level, whilst Bloxwich United of the Western Division folded during the season and their record was expunged.

Premier Division[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kettering Town (C) (P) 42 27 6 9 80 41 +39 87 Promotion to the 2001–02 Football Conference
2 Tamworth 42 24 13 5 81 41 +40 85
3 Havant & Waterlooville 42 22 9 11 74 50 +24 75
4 Crawley Town 42 22 9 11 67 47 +20 75
5 Newport County 42 19 9 14 61 48 +13 66
6 Tiverton Town 42 17 10 15 70 63 +7 61
7 Moor Green 42 18 7 17 64 62 +2 61
8 Worcester City 42 16 12 14 65 54 +11 60
9 Stafford Rangers 42 17 9 16 70 62 +8 60
10 Ilkeston Town 42 14 16 12 58 61 −3 58
11 Weymouth 42 15 11 16 59 67 −8 56
12 Hinckley United 42 14 13 15 64 62 +2 55
13 Folkestone Invicta 42 14 12 16 51 61 −10 54
14 Cambridge City 42 12 16 14 60 70 −10 52
15 Welling United 42 13 12 17 69 66 +3 51
16 Hednesford Town 42 15 6 21 59 70 −11 51
17 Bath City 42 13 11 18 56 65 −9 50
18 Chelmsford City 42 13 11 18 63 75 −12 50
19 Newport IOW (R) 42 12 12 18 38 61 −23 48 Relegation to the 2002–03 Division One Midlands/East & West
20 King's Lynn (R) 42 11 12 19 43 57 −14 45
21 Merthyr Tydfil (R) 42 12 8 22 53 71 −18 44
22 Salisbury City (R) 42 6 8 28 36 87 −51 26

Updated to games played on 29 Apr 2001.
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 East[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hastings Town (C) (P) 42 29 8 5 85 38 +47 95 Promotion to the 2002–03 Southern League Premier Division
2 Grantham Town (P) 42 29 6 7 99 43 +56 93
3 Dorchester Town 42 26 10 6 81 36 +45 88
4 Histon 42 23 8 11 83 49 +34 77
5 Stamford 42 24 4 14 76 61 +15 76
6 Fisher Athletic 42 20 10 12 83 56 +27 70
7 Eastbourne Borough 42 21 6 15 63 46 +17 69
8 Dartford 42 18 5 19 62 66 −4 59
9 Erith & Belvedere 42 18 3 21 75 79 −4 57
10 Bashley 42 15 11 16 71 63 +8 56
11 Burnham 42 15 10 17 52 54 −2 55
12 Rugby United 42 16 6 20 55 67 −12 54 Transferred to Southern League Division One West
13 Rothwell Town 42 14 8 20 45 66 −21 50
14 Ashford Town 42 14 6 22 58 78 −20 48
15 Banbury United 42 13 9 20 53 66 −13 047*
16 Chatham Town 42 13 8 21 56 87 −31 47
17 Sittingbourne 42 14 4 24 46 69 −23 46
18 Spalding United 42 13 6 23 72 84 −12 45
19 Tonbridge Angels 42 13 6 23 65 80 −15 45
20 St. Leonards 42 14 3 25 52 88 −36 45
21 Corby Town 42 10 13 19 54 82 −28 43
22 Wisbech Town (R) 42 11 8 23 56 84 −28 41 Relegation to the Eastern Counties Football League

Updated to games played on 29 Apr 2001.
Source: [2]
*Banbury United 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]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Halesowen Town (C) (P) 40 27 9 4 85 24 +61 90 Promotion to the 2002–03 Southern League Premier Division
2 Chippenham Town (P) 40 26 9 5 81 28 +53 87
3 Weston-super-Mare 40 22 10 8 70 38 +32 76
4 Solihull Borough 40 20 11 9 75 42 +33 71
5 Gresley Rovers 40 19 9 12 59 50 +9 66
6 Sutton Coldfield Town 40 17 11 12 53 46 +7 62
7 Mangotsfield United 40 17 10 13 74 54 +20 61
8 Stourport Swifts 40 18 6 16 59 59 0 60
9 Atherstone United 40 16 8 16 61 59 +2 56
10 Clevedon Town 40 15 11 14 57 58 −1 56
11 Bedworth United 40 16 7 17 59 63 −4 55
12 Evesham United 40 16 7 17 54 70 −16 55
13 Cirencester Town 40 17 3 20 64 69 −5 54
14 Gloucester City 40 14 10 16 48 63 −15 52
15 Cinderford Town 40 14 9 17 54 67 −13 51
16 Shepshed Dynamo 40 10 10 20 64 84 −20 40
17 Bilston Town (R) 40 11 7 22 50 72 −22 40 Resigned to West Midlands (Regional) League Division One
18 Redditch United 40 11 6 23 47 77 −30 39
19 Swindon Supermarine 40 11 4 25 52 76 −24 37
20 Racing Club Warwick 40 8 11 21 38 63 −25 35
21 Rocester 40 5 12 23 33 75 −42 27
22 Bloxwich United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Club folded

Updated to games played on 29 Apr 2002.
Source: [3]
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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