2008–09 Isthmian League

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Isthmian League
Season 2008–09
Dover Athletic receive the Isthmian League Premier Division trophy.

The 2008–09 season was the 94th season of the Isthmian League Premier Division and the 3rd season for the current incarnations of the Division One North and Division One South.

Premier Division[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dover Athletic (C) (P) 42 33 5 4 91 34 +57 104 Promotion to Conference South
2 Staines Town (P) 42 23 13 6 75 41 +34 82 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Tonbridge Angels 42 20 13 9 82 54 +28 73
4 Carshalton Athletic 42 19 11 12 64 63 +1 68
5 Sutton United 42 18 13 11 57 53 +4 67
6 AFC Hornchurch 42 19 8 15 60 51 +9 65
7 Wealdstone 42 18 8 16 70 56 +14 62
8 Dartford 42 17 11 14 62 49 +13 62
9 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 16 10 16 57 57 0 58
10 Ashford Town 42 18 2 22 64 66 −2 56
11 Billericay Town 42 15 11 16 54 66 −12 56
12 Canvey Island 42 16 7 19 65 70 −5 55
13 Horsham 42 16 7 19 49 60 −11 55
14 Harrow Borough 42 14 12 16 56 73 −17 54
15 Maidstone United 42 14 11 17 46 51 −5 53
16 Hendon 42 15 6 21 69 65 +4 51
17 Hastings United 42 14 7 21 52 68 −16 49
18 Boreham Wood 42 12 12 18 48 61 −13 48
19 Margate 42 13 7 22 51 64 −13 0461
20 Harlow Town (R) 42 13 6 23 61 77 −16 0422 Relegation to IL Division One North & South
21 Heybridge Swifts (R) 42 10 11 21 41 63 −22 41
22 Ramsgate (R) 42 8 11 23 47 79 −32 0313

Source: Isthmian League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Margate reprived from relegation[1][2]
2Harlow Town were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player against Wealdstone on 14 February 2009 (1–2)
3Ramsgate were deducted 4 points for fielding ineligible players against Margate on 27 December 2008 (2–0) and Tonbridge Angels on 3 January 2009 (2–2)
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Staines Town 3
5 Sutton United 0
Staines Town 1
Carshalton Athletic 0
3 Tonbridge Angels 2
4 Carshalton Athletic 3

Division One North[edit]

Two teams were promoted into the Division One North before the season: Concord Rangers, from the Essex Senior League, and Thamesmead Town from the Kent League.

Hillingdon Borough moved across from the Southern League Division One South & West, and Chatham Town joined from the Isthmian League Division One South.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Aveley (C) (P) 42 29 9 4 81 40 +41 96 Promotion to IL Premier Division
2 East Thurrock United 42 30 5 7 112 50 +62 95 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Brentwood Town 42 26 10 6 77 32 +45 88
4 Waltham Abbey (P) 42 25 7 10 85 45 +40 82
5 Concord Rangers 42 23 10 9 83 34 +49 79
6 Northwood 42 22 12 8 65 39 +26 78
7 Wingate & Finchley 42 19 10 13 67 51 +16 67
8 Redbridge 42 18 10 14 61 50 +11 64
9 Ware 42 19 4 19 69 75 −6 61
10 Chatham Town 42 18 6 18 58 60 −2 60 Transferred to the IL Division One South
11 Tilbury 42 16 10 16 62 53 +9 58
12 Enfield Town 42 17 7 18 71 68 +3 58
13 Great Wakering Rovers 42 16 10 16 56 62 −6 58
14 Cheshunt 42 17 5 20 60 71 −11 56
15 Leyton 42 12 15 15 63 56 +7 51
16 Maldon Town 42 13 9 20 48 63 −15 0451
17 Ilford 42 12 5 25 27 68 −41 41
18 Thamesmead Town 42 10 10 22 46 73 −27 40
19 Potters Bar Town 42 9 10 23 52 73 −21 0362
20 Waltham Forest 42 9 7 26 39 81 −42 34
21 Witham Town (R) 42 6 9 27 37 103 −66 27 Relegation to Level 9
22 Hillingdon Borough (R) 42 4 4 34 35 107 −72 16

Source: Isthmian League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Maldon Town were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player against Chatham Town on 27 September 2008 (0–2)
2Potters Bar Town were deducted 1 point for fielding an ineligible player against Maldon Town on 23 September 2008 (0–0)
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 East Thurrock United 0
5 Concord Rangers 1
Concord Rangers 1 (4)
Waltham Abbey 1 (5)
3 Brentwood Town 1
4 Waltham Abbey 4

Division One South[edit]

Two teams were promoted into the Division One South before the season: Crowborough Town, from the Sussex County League, and Merstham, from the Combined Counties League.

Fleet Town and Godalming Town both moved across from the Southern League Division One South & West.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Kingstonian (C) (P) 42 26 8 8 91 48 +43 86 Promotion to IL Premier Division
2 Cray Wanderers (P) 42 24 7 11 88 54 +34 79 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Fleet Town 42 21 15 6 82 43 +39 78
4 Metropolitan Police 42 21 14 7 72 45 +27 77
5 Worthing 42 21 13 8 77 48 +29 76
6 Sittingbourne 42 19 13 10 63 54 +9 70
7 Merstham 42 18 10 14 57 54 +3 64
8 Ashford Town (Kent) 42 16 15 11 68 54 +14 63
9 Godalming Town 42 17 11 14 71 50 +21 62
10 Croydon Athletic 42 16 14 12 67 54 +13 62
11 Folkestone Invicta 42 16 11 15 54 46 +8 59
12 Dulwich Hamlet 42 15 15 12 64 50 +14 0571
13 Eastbourne Town 42 17 6 19 66 73 −7 57
14 Walton & Hersham 42 13 11 18 46 55 −9 50
15 Leatherhead 42 14 8 20 57 74 −17 50
16 Whitstable Town 42 14 8 20 58 77 −19 50
17 Walton Casuals 42 12 8 22 43 60 −17 44
18 Whyteleafe 42 11 10 21 48 64 −16 43
19 Burgess Hill Town 42 10 13 19 49 66 −17 43
20 Corinthian-Casuals 42 11 10 21 61 91 −30 43
21 Chipstead 42 8 12 22 57 96 −39 0362
22 Crowborough Athletic (R) 42 4 4 34 42 125 −83 16 Relegation to Level 9

Source: Isthmian League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Dulwich Hamlet were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player against Eastbourne Town on 16 August 2008 (2–1)
2Chipstead reprived from relegation[1]
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Cray Wanderers 1
5 Worthing 0
Metropolitan Police 0
Cray Wanderers 1
3 Fleet Town 0
4 Metropolitan Police 1

League cup[edit]

2008–09 Isthmian League Cup
Country  England
Teams 66
Champions Tilbury
Runners-up Harrow Borough

The Isthmian League Cup 2008–09 was the 35th season of the Isthmian League Cup, the league cup competition of the Isthmian League. 66 clubs took part. The competition commenced on 18 November 2008.

Calendar[edit]

Round Matches played from Matches Clubs
First Round 18 November 2008 2 66 → 64
Second Round 25 November 2008 to 20 January 2009 32 64 → 32
Third Round 7 January 2009 to 27 January 2009 16 32 → 16
Fourth Round 27 January 2009 to 24 February 2009 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 24 February 2009 to 4 March 2009 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 17 March 2009 2 4 → 2
Final 8 April 2009 1 2 → 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

First Round[edit]

In the First Round, the four lowest ranked clubs in the Isthmian League played each other for a place in the Second Round. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Brentwood Town 0–1 Potters Bar 56
2 Great Wakering Rovers 0–1 East Thurrock United 60

Second Round[edit]

The two clubs to have made it through the First Round were entered into the draw with every other Isthmian League club, making sixty-four teams. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
3 AFC Hornchurch 4–0 Potters Bar 135
4 Ashford Town (Kent) 1–2 † Thamesmead Town 99
5 Aveley 3–1 Maidstone United 79
6 Billericay Town 4–1 Enfield Town
7 Boreham Wood 2–3 Waltham Abbey 40
8 Burgess Hill Town 3–2 Hastings United 84
9 Concord Rangers 5–3 † East Thurrock United
10 Crowborough Athletic 0–4 Eastbourne Town 101
11 Croydon Athletic 0–2 Sutton United 136
12 Dartford 3–2 Margate 306
13 Dover Athletic 4–1 Canvey Island 214
14 Dulwich Hamlet 3–2 † Cray Wanderers 82
15 Folkestone Invicta 1–2 Tilbury 115
16 Godalming Town 1–0 Walton & Hersham 89
17 Harlow Town 4–2 Cheshunt 118
18 Hendon 0–2 Harrow Borough 80
Played at Wembley F.C.
19 Heybridge Swifts 2–1 † Maldon Town 93
20 Hillingdon Borough 0–3 Kingstonian 71
21 Ilford 0–1 Redbridge 37
22 Leatherhead 0–2 Ashford Town (Middx) 58
23 Leyton 0–2 Ware 27
24 Merstham 2–5 Tonbridge Angels 87
25 Northwood 4–1 Corinthian-Casuals 71
26 Ramsgate 4–0 Chatham Town 127
27 Sittingbourne 0–1 Whitstable Town 104
28 Tooting & Mitcham United 2–5 Carshalton Athletic 166
29 Walton Casuals 1–6 Fleet Town 81
30 Wealdstone 5–2 Metropolitan Police 73
31 Whyteleafe 0–3 Chipstead 60
32 Wingate & Finchley 0–3 Staines Town 37
33 Witham Town 0–5 Waltham Forest 54
34 Worthing 1–2 Horsham 172

† – After extra time

Third Round[edit]

The thirty-two clubs to have made it through the Second Round were entered into the Third Round draw. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
35 AFC Hornchurch 2–0 Witham Town 141
36 Ashford Town (Middx) 2–1 † Kingstonian 114
37 Aveley 1–4 Dover Athletic 92
38 Burgess Hill Town 1–3 Dulwich Hamlet 59
Played at Dulwich Hamlet
39 Carshalton Athletic 3–0 Tonbridge Angels 104
40 Concord Rangers 1–3 Dartford 163
41 Eastbourne Town 4–0 Chipstead 60
42 Godalming Town 1–2 Harrow Borough 61
43 Harlow Town 3–2 Heybridge Swifts 120
44 Northwood 2–0 Fleet Town 66
45 Staines Town 2–1 Wealdstone 194
46 Sutton United 2–3 † Horsham 116
47 Thamesmead Town 0–4 Ramsgate
48 Waltham Abbey 2–3 Billericay Town 138
Played at Billericay Town
49 Ware 2–5 Redbridge 63
50 Whitstable Town 1–2 Tilbury 100

† – After extra time

Fourth Round[edit]

The sixteen clubs to have made it through the Third Round were entered into the Fourth Round draw. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
51 Billericay Town 1–0 AFC Hornchurch 172
52 Carshalton Athletic 5–1 Eastbourne Town 98
53 Dulwich Hamlet 0–2 † Dover Athletic 91
54 Harlow Town 1–2 Harrow Borough 113
55 Horsham 3–2 † Dartford 188
56 Staines Town 5–2 † Northwood 117
57 Redbridge 1–2 Ashford Town (Middx) 38
58 Tilbury 3–0 Ramsgate 45

† – After extra time

Quarterfinals[edit]

The eight clubs to have made it through the Fourth Round were entered into the Quarterfinals draw. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
59 Billericay Town 3–2 Dover Athletic 201
60 Carshalton Athletic 2–3 Ashford Town (Middx) 81
61 Harrow Borough 3–1 Horsham 55
62 Tilbury 1–1 † Staines Town 41
Tilbury advance 4–2 on penalties

† – After extra time

Semifinals[edit]

The four teams to have made it through the Quarterfinals were entered into the Semifinals draw. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
63 Harrow Borough 3–1 Ashford Town (Middx) 82
64 Tilbury 2–0 Billericay Town 189

Final[edit]

The two clubs to have made it through the Semifinals reached the Final.

The Final was held on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 at Wheatsheaf Park, home of Staines Town. The winners were Tilbury, who beat Harrow Borough by two goals to nil in front of two hundred and eighty-four spectators.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
65 Harrow Borough 0–2 Tilbury 284

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Non-league system – Proposed allocation of clubs 2009/10" (PDF). thefa.com. The Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Gate win relegation reprieve". margate-fc.com. Margate Football Club. 2009-05-29. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 

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