2009–10 Isthmian League

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Isthmian League
Season 2009–10

The 2009–10 season was the 95th season of the Isthmian League Premier Division and the 4th season for the current incarnations of the Division One North and Division One South.

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division featured five new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dartford (C) (P) 42 29 6 7 101 45 +56 93 Promotion to Conference South
2 Sutton United 42 22 9 11 65 45 +20 75 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Aveley 42 21 7 14 83 62 +21 70
4 Boreham Wood (P) 42 20 8 14 54 44 +10 68
5 Kingstonian 42 20 8 14 73 69 +4 68
6 Wealdstone 42 17 14 11 65 65 0 65
7 Hastings United 42 18 9 15 68 56 +12 63
8 Tonbridge Angels 42 18 8 16 69 67 +2 62
9 AFC Hornchurch 42 16 13 13 51 47 +4 61
10 Hendon 42 18 6 18 61 59 +2 60
11 Horsham 42 16 8 18 65 67 −2 56
12 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 15 10 17 60 64 −4 55
13 Billericay Town 42 14 12 16 44 42 +2 54
14 Harrow Borough 42 13 14 15 66 63 +3 53
15 Cray Wanderers 42 14 9 19 54 70 −16 51
16 Canvey Island 42 13 11 18 57 62 −5 50
17 Carshalton Athletic 42 12 13 17 58 64 −6 49
18 Maidstone United 42 13 10 19 39 57 −18 49
19 Margate 42 11 12 19 50 72 −22 045
20 Ashford Town (R) 42 11 11 20 62 80 −18 44 Relegation to IL Division One North & South
21 Waltham Abbey (R) 42 12 8 22 49 74 −25 44
22 Bognor Regis Town (R) 42 9 14 19 45 65 −20 41

Updated to games played on 17 May 2010.
Source: http://www.isthmian.co.uk/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Margate reprieved from relegation
(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 Sutton United 2
5 Kingstonian 4
4 Boreham Wood 2
5 Kingstonian 0
3 Aveley 0
4 Boreham Wood 1

Division One North[edit]

Division One North featured five new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Lowestoft Town (C) (P) 42 32 5 5 115 37 +78 101 Promotion to IL Premier Division
2 Concord Rangers (P) 42 26 8 8 94 42 +52 86 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Wingate & Finchley 42 24 9 9 88 55 +33 81
4 Enfield Town 42 23 11 8 81 47 +34 80
5 East Thurrock United 42 23 8 11 102 59 +43 77
6 Heybridge Swifts 42 21 8 13 67 56 +11 71
7 Thamesmead Town 42 20 7 15 67 56 +11 67
8 VCD Athletic (R) 42 19 10 13 61 53 +8 067* Relegation to Level 9
9 Great Wakering Rovers 42 18 10 14 67 70 −3 64
10 Northwood 42 17 10 15 65 61 +4 61 Transferred to the SL Division One Central
11 Tilbury 42 15 11 16 61 60 +1 56
12 Brentwood Town 42 15 7 20 53 53 0 52
13 Romford 42 15 7 20 71 88 −17 52
14 Potters Bar Town 42 14 8 20 51 67 −16 50
15 Cheshunt 42 16 2 24 57 83 −26 50
16 Waltham Forest 42 13 9 20 51 75 −24 48
17 Maldon Town 42 13 6 23 54 74 −20 45
18 Redbridge 42 9 15 18 42 62 −20 42
19 Ware 42 11 9 22 57 84 −27 42
20 Ilford 42 11 10 21 47 72 −25 034
21 Leyton 42 5 15 22 40 84 −44 030
22 Harlow Town 42 6 7 29 46 98 −52 015

Updated to games played on 17 May 2010.
Source: http://www.isthmian.co.uk/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
* VCD Athletic demoted after failing to meet ground grading requirements
Ilford deducted 9 points for fielding an ineligible player in five games between August and January.
Leyton reprieved from relegation
Harlow Town deducted 10 points for entering administration. They were reprieved from relegation as an appeal by VCD was turned down.
(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 Concord Rangers 1
5 East Thurrock United 0
2 Concord Rangers 3
4 Enfield Town 1
3 Wingate & Finchley 2
4 Enfield Town 3

Division One South[edit]

Division One South featured three new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Croydon Athletic (C) (P) 42 27 8 7 92 39 +53 89 Promotion to IL Premier Division
2 Folkestone Invicta (P) 42 28 8 6 54 23 +31 082* Qualification to Playoffs
3 Worthing 42 25 5 12 83 53 +30 80
4 Godalming Town 42 26 5 11 71 44 +27 080
5 Leatherhead 42 22 8 12 78 45 +33 74
6 Fleet Town 42 22 6 14 74 49 +25 72
7 Burgess Hill Town 42 19 10 13 64 50 +14 67
8 Walton & Hersham 42 18 8 16 55 54 +1 62
9 Sittingbourne 42 18 7 17 63 48 +15 61
10 Metropolitan Police 42 17 9 16 59 50 +9 60
11 Horsham YMCA 42 15 14 13 67 61 +6 59
12 Dulwich Hamlet 42 14 12 16 57 64 −7 54
13 Corinthian-Casuals 42 17 3 22 66 79 −13 54
14 Ramsgate 42 13 14 15 55 61 −6 53
15 Whyteleafe 42 15 6 21 60 64 −4 51
16 Merstham 42 12 12 18 62 80 −18 48
17 Chatham Town 42 14 4 24 55 75 −20 46
18 Whitstable Town 42 14 3 25 41 85 −44 45
19 Chipstead 42 11 10 21 47 65 −18 43
20 Ashford Town (Kent) 42 9 11 22 49 90 −41 38 Club resigned before the new season
21 Walton Casuals 42 8 10 24 41 66 −25 034
22 Eastbourne Town 42 6 11 25 29 77 −48 029

Updated to games played on 17 May 2010.
Source: http://www.isthmian.co.uk/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
* Folkestone Invicta deducted 10 points for insolvency
Godalming Town deducted 3 points for fielding a suspended player
Walton Casuals reprieved from relegation. Eastbourne Town were also reprieved from relegation as a knock-on effect from Merthyr Tydfil's expulsion from the Southern League.
(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 Folkestone Invicta* 2 (5)
5 Leatherhead 2 (4)
2 Folkestone Invicta 2
4 Godalming Town 1
3 Worthing 1
4 Godalming Town 2

* Folkestone Invicta won 5–4 on penalties

League cup[edit]

2009–10 Isthmian League Cup
Country  England
Teams 66
Champions Leatherhead
Runners-up Wealdstone

The Isthmian League 2009–10 was the 36th season of the Isthmian League Cup, the league cup competition of the Isthmian League. 66 clubs took part. The competition commenced on 20 October 2009 and finished on 24 March 2010.

Calendar[edit]

Round Matches played from Matches Clubs
First Round 20 October 2009 2 66 → 64
Second Round 3 November 2009 to 13 November 2009 32 64 → 32
Third Round 24 November 2009 to 4 February 2010 16 32 → 16
Fourth Round 26 January 2010 to 4 March 2010 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 23 February 2010 to 11 March 2010 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 11 March 2010 to 18 March 2010 2 4 → 2
Final 24 March 2010 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.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Cheshunt 0–2 Northwood 96
2 Godalming Town 4–2 Merstham 75

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.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
3 Folkestone Invicta 0–4 Aveley 164
4 Romford 3–4 Maidstone United 80
5 Ramsgate 2–2 † Dartford 177
Dartford advance 5–4 on penalties
6 Tonbridge Angels 4–1 Whitstable Town 181
7 Thamesmead Town 0–1 Sittingbourne 71
8 Ashford Town (Kent) 0–1 Tilbury 61
9 VCD Athletic 0–1 Margate 91
10 Chatham Town 2–0 Cray Wanderers 94
11 Ware 1–2 Waltham Forest 73
12 Leyton 0–2 Billericay Town 77
13 AFC Hornchurch 2–1 Brentwood Town 121
14 Heybridge Swifts 1–3 Maldon Town 118
15 Redbridge 2–3 † Harlow Town 44
16 Concord Rangers 3–0 East Thurrock United 110
17 Canvey Island 1–0 Great Wakering Rovers 121
18 Lowestoft Town 3–1 Ilford 462
19 Croydon Athletic 2–0 Corinthian-Casuals 81
20 Worthing 0–4 Bognor Regis Town 358
21 Chipstead 1–2 Godalming Town 55
22 Eastbourne Town 1–3 Horsham YMCA 78
23 Horsham 2–1 Sutton United 144
24 Carshalton Athletic 1–3 Whyteleafe 160
25 Leatherhead 1–0 † Burgess Hill Town 58
26 Hastings United 4–1 Tooting & Mitcham United 257
27 Fleet Town 1–0 Ashford Town (Middx) 60
28 Metropolitan Police 2–1 † Harrow Borough 47
29 Hendon 3–3 † Wingate & Finchley 83
Wingate & Finchley advance 4–3 on penalties
30 Wealdstone 3–1 Boreham Wood 101
31 Northwood 2–3 Potters Bar Town 72
32 Enfield Town 3–1 Waltham Abbey 107
33 Walton Casuals 4–3 Kingstonian 133
34 Walton & Hersham 2–1 Dulwich Hamlet 88

† – 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.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
35 Sittingbourne 3–2 Margate 130
36 Dartford 4–5 Aveley 320
37 Maidstone United 0–2 Tilbury 63
38 Tonbridge Angels 2–0 Chatham Town 190
39 Waltham Forest 0–1 Canvey Island 44
40 Concord Rangers 2–0 Billericay Town 126
Concord Rangers expelled for fielding an unregistered player so Billericay Town advance
41 AFC Hornchurch 3–0 Harlow Town 104
42 Maldon Town 0–3 Lowestoft Town 65
43 Hastings United 0–1 Croydon Athletic 139
44 Leatherhead 2–0 Bognor Regis Town 121
45 Whyteleafe 1–2 Godalming Town 62
46 Horsham 0–2 Horsham YMCA 161
47 Wealdstone 2–2 † Metropolitan Police 101
Wealdstone advance 3–1 on penalties
48 Fleet Town 2–0 Potters Bar Town 53
49 Walton & Hersham 2–0 Walton Casuals 110
50 Wingate & Finchley 2–1 Enfield Town 69

† – After extra time

Fourth Round[edit]

The sixteen clubs to have made it through the Third Round were entered into the Fourth Round draw.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
51 Lowestoft Town 2–1 Tilbury 422
52 Billericay Town 1–3 Sittingbourne 105
53 Aveley 3–1 † AFC Hornchurch 104
54 Canvey Island 3–2 Wingate & Finchley 97
55 Tonbridge Angels 2–1 Wealdstone 148
Tonbridge Angels expelled so Wealdstone advance
56 Walton & Hersham 0–1 Croydon Athletic 70
57 Fleet Town 3–0 Horsham YMCA 55
58 Godalming Town 0–1 Leatherhead 90

† – After extra time

Quarterfinals[edit]

The eight clubs to have made it through the Fourth Round were entered into the Quarterfinals draw.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
59 Croydon Athletic 2–1 Lowestoft Town 58
60 Sittingbourne 1–2 Wealdstone 74
61 Fleet Town 0–3 Leatherhead 77
62 Aveley 2–1 Canvey Island 104

Semifinals[edit]

The four teams to have made it through the Quarterfinals were entered into the Semifinals draw.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
63 Leatherhead 1–1 † Aveley 105
Leatherhead advance 4–3 on penalties
64 Wealdstone 1–0 Croydon Athletic 113

† – After extra time

Final[edit]

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

The final was held on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 at Imber Court, home of Metropolitan Police. The winners were Leatherhead, who beat Wealdstone by four to three on penalties after a nil–nil draw in front of six hundred and eighty-eight spectators.

Tie no Score Attendance
65 Leatherhead 0–0 † Wealdstone 688
Leatherhead win 4–3 on penalties

† – After extra time

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