2008–09 Wessex Football League

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Wessex Football League
Season 2008–09
Champions Poole Town

The 2008–09 Wessex Football League was the 23rd season of the Wessex Football League. The league champions for the first time in their history were Poole Town, who were denied promotion to the Southern League due to ground grading problems. VT were promoted as runners-up.[1] There was the usual programme of promotion and relegation between the two Wessex League divisions.[2]

For sponsorship reasons, the league was known as the Sydenhams Wessex League.[3]

League tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs, reduced from 23 the previous season, after A.F.C. Totton were promoted to the Southern League, and Downton and Ringwood Town were relegated to Division One. Two new clubs joined:[3]

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1 Poole Town (C) 42 38 2 2 144 34 +110 116
2 VT (P) 42 31 8 3 141 35 +106 101 Joined the Southern League
3 Moneyfields 42 29 4 9 99 44 +55 91
4 Wimborne Town 42 26 9 7 115 41 +74 87
5 Brockenhurst 42 24 10 8 71 41 +30 82
6 Newport (IOW) 42 24 5 13 87 64 +23 77
7 Christchurch 42 22 8 12 77 48 +29 74
8 Hamworthy United 42 21 5 16 77 73 +4 68
9 New Milton Town 42 18 10 14 72 55 +17 64
10 Fareham Town 42 16 13 13 64 53 +11 61
11 Romsey Town 42 16 12 14 65 75 –10 60
12 Bemerton Heath Harlequins 42 16 5 21 56 67 –11 53
13 Cowes Sports 42 13 11 18 65 78 –13 50
14 Brading Town 42 13 8 21 62 70 –8 47
15 Bournemouth 42 12 8 22 60 89 –29 44
16 Hayling United 42 11 8 23 66 96 –30 41
17 Alresford Town 42 11 7 24 53 88 –35 40
18 Lymington Town 42 10 8 24 58 104 –46 38
19 Alton Town 42 9 9 24 56 105 –49 36
20 Laverstock & Ford 42 8 7 27 49 106 –57 31
21 Hamble A.S.S.C. (R) 42 5 6 31 30 121 –91 21 Relegated to Division One
22 Horndean (R) 42 5 5 32 45 125 –80 20

Division One[edit]

Division One consisted of 21 clubs, the same as the previous season, after Laverstock & Ford were promoted to the Premier Division, and Liss Athletic left the league. Two clubs were relegated from the Premier Division:[3]

Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1 Totton & Eling (C) (P) 40 31 8 1 124 34 +90 100* Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Blackfield & Langley (P) 40 28 7 5 102 35 +67 91
3 United Services Portsmouth 40 23 8 9 119 66 +53 77
4 Petersfield Town 40 22 10 8 86 56 +30 76
5 Warminster Town 40 22 8 10 98 47 +51 74
6 Whitchurch United 40 21 10 9 102 62 +40 73
7 Hythe & Dibden 40 19 10 11 101 78 +23 67
8 Farnborough North End 40 18 12 10 66 49 +17 66
9 Fawley 40 18 8 14 84 59 +25 62
10 Stockbridge 40 16 12 12 68 66 +2 60
11 Ringwood Town 40 17 6 17 86 80 +6 57
12 Amesbury Town 40 15 8 17 83 90 –7 53
13 Verwood Town 40 14 9 17 65 75 –10 51
14 A.F.C. Aldermaston 40 12 6 22 64 91 –27 42
15 Shaftesbury 40 11 9 20 61 92 –31 42
16 Tadley Calleva 40 11 6 23 66 102 –36 39
17 Downton 40 9 10 21 56 91 –35 37
18 East Cowes Victoria Athletic 40 8 8 24 48 109 –61 32
19 A.F.C. Portchester 40 6 11 23 49 106 –57 29
20 Andover New Street 40 7 6 27 58 111 –53 27
21 Fleet Spurs 40 3 6 31 36 123 –87 15
  • * Totton & Eling were deducted one point.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VT promoted to Southern League". Southern Daily Echo. 27 May 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wessex League 1986–2011". Non League Matters. Retrieved 14 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "2008–09 Wessex League". FCHD. Retrieved 14 February 2014.