2010–11 Southern Football League

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The 2010–11 season was the 108th in the history of the Southern Football League since its establishment in 1894.

Premier Division[edit]

Southern Football League Premier Division
Season 2010–11
Champions Truro City
Promoted Truro City
Salisbury City
Relegated Didcot Town
Halesowen Town
Tiverton Town
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1212 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer Craig Hammond (Cambridge City) - 31
Biggest home win Hednesford Town 9 – 0 Weymouth, 23 October 2010
Biggest away win Halesowen Town 0 – 8 Evesham United, 5 February 2011
Highest scoring

Hednesford Town 9 – 0 Weymouth, 23 October 2010
Stourbridge 7–2 Weymouth, 6 November 2010

Truro City 7–2 Swindon Supermarine, 2 April 2011
Highest attendance 1696 (Truro City 3 – 2 Weymouth, 25 April 2011)
Lowest attendance 47 (Cirencester Town 5 – 0 Halesowen Town, 15 February 2011)
Average attendance 323

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 17 clubs from last season and five new clubs:

At the end of the previous season Salisbury City failed to come out of administration and thus were relegated two divisions down due to a breach of Conference rules. In the middle of the season Windsor & Eton folded due to financial problems, the club was expelled from the league, their record was expunged.

Truro City won the Southern League Premier Division to earn a fourth promotion in five seasons, and were promoted to the Conference South along with play-off winners Salisbury City.

Didcot Town, Halesowen Town and Tiverton Town were relegated this season. No clubs were reprieved from relegation from Premier Division for the first time since 2005–06 season.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Truro City (C) (P) 40 27 6 7 91 35 +56 87 Promotion to Conference South
2 Hednesford Town 40 26 5 9 82 38 +44 83 Qualification to playoffs, then transferred to NPL Premier Division
3 Salisbury City (P) 40 23 10 7 82 45 +37 79 Qualification to playoffs, then promoted to the Conference South
4 Cambridge City 40 24 7 9 74 40 +34 79 Qualification to playoffs
5 Leamington 40 24 6 10 68 39 +29 78
6 Chesham United 40 20 11 9 64 35 +29 71
7 Chippenham Town 40 18 14 8 54 41 +13 68
8 Stourbridge 40 18 8 14 72 61 +11 62
9 Brackley Town 40 16 10 14 67 47 +20 58
10 Swindon Supermarine 40 17 7 16 56 58 −2 58
11 Bashley 40 14 10 16 55 63 −8 52
12 Evesham United 40 14 9 17 54 49 +5 51
13 Cirencester Town 40 13 8 19 59 67 −8 47
14 Oxford City 40 11 12 17 48 54 −6 45
15 Hemel Hempstead Town 40 13 6 21 50 59 −9 45
16 Banbury United 40 11 8 21 44 67 −23 040
17 Bedford Town 40 10 7 23 41 76 −35 37
18 Weymouth 40 12 8 20 55 85 −30 034*
19 Didcot Town (R) 40 7 11 22 39 69 −30 32 Relegation to Division One South & West
20 Tiverton Town (R) 40 7 8 25 33 77 −44 29
21 Halesowen Town (R) 40 5 9 26 24 107 −83 24
22 Windsor & Eton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Club folded, record expunged

Updated to games played on 25 April 2011.
Source: Southern Football League.
Windsor & Eton FC was wound up in the High Court on 2 February 2011, due to unpaid taxes.[1]
Their record of P26 W8 D12 L6 GF33 GA35 Pts36 was expunged on 8 February.
*Weymouth deducted 10 points for being in administration.
Banbury United deducted 1 point for fielding an ineligible player.

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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Hednesford Town 3
5 Leamington 1
2 Hednesford Town 2 (2)
3 Salisbury City (pens) 2 (3)
3 Salisbury City 1
4 Cambridge City 0

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Weymouth Bob Lucas Stadium 6,600
Hednesford Town Keys Park 6,500
Chesham United The Meadow 5,000
Halesowen Town The Grove 5,000
Evesham United St George's Lane (groundshare with Worcester City) 4,749
Cirencester Town Corinium Stadium 4,500
Windsor & Eton Stag Meadow 4,500
Bashley The Recreation Ground 4,250
Bedford Town The New Eyrie 4,000
Brackley Town St James Park 3,500
Salisbury City Raymond McEnhill Stadium 3,500
Tiverton Town Ladysmead 3,500
Truro City Treyew Road 3,500
Hemel Hempstead Town Vauxhall Road 3,152
Didcot Town NPower Loop Meadow Stadium 3,000
Swindon Supermarine The Web's Wood Stadium 3,000
Chippenham Town Hardenhuish Park 2,815
Cambridge City City Ground 2,300
Leamington New Windmill Ground 2,300
Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,014
Banbury United Spencer Stadium 2,000
Oxford City Court Place Farm 2,000

Division One Central[edit]

Southern Football League Division One Central
Season 2010–11
Champions Arlesey Town
Promoted Arlesey Town
Hitchin Town
Relegated Atherstone Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1547 (3.35 per match)
Top goalscorer John Frendo (Hitchin Town) - 28
Biggest home win Arlesey Town 12 – 0 Atherstone Town, 19 February 2011
Biggest away win

Northwood 0 – 7 Hitchin Town, 11 December 2010

Atherstone Town 0 – 7 Marlow, 12 April 2011
Highest scoring Arlesey Town 12 – 0 Atherstone Town, 19 February 2011
Highest attendance 1508 (Hitchin Town 0 – 1 Arlesey Town, 25 April 2011)
Lowest attendance 37 (North Greenford United 2 – 2 Barton Rovers, 8 January 2011)
Average attendance 133

Replacing the Division One Midlands, the Division One Central consisted of 22 clubs, including 13 teams from previous season, one club relegated from each Southern and Isthmian League Premier Divisions, three clubs transferred from Division One South & West, three feeder league champions and one team transferred from Isthmian League Division One North:

Arlesey Town won the division and were promoted to the Southern League Premier Division along with play-off winners Hitchin Town. Beaconsfield SYCOB finished bottom of the table were reprieved after Premier Division club Windsor & Eton folded and Atherstone Town resigned from the league.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arlesey Town (C) (P) 42 30 7 5 108 34 +74 088 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Hitchin Town (P) 42 26 9 7 107 44 +63 87 Qualification to playoffs, then promoted to the Premier Division
3 Daventry Town 42 26 9 7 95 47 +48 081 Qualification to playoffs
4 Biggleswade Town 42 24 9 9 89 51 +38 81
5 Slough Town 42 24 4 14 91 66 +25 76
6 Rugby Town 42 20 11 11 74 56 +18 71
7 Leighton Town 42 19 12 11 72 50 +22 69
8 Aylesbury 42 19 11 12 73 62 +11 68
9 Woodford United 42 18 9 15 61 59 +2 63
10 Bedfont Town 42 17 12 13 66 66 0 63
11 Marlow 42 15 9 18 68 65 +3 54
12 Barton Rovers 42 14 9 19 59 64 −5 51
13 Uxbridge 42 14 8 20 76 87 −11 50
14 Burnham 42 14 7 21 61 87 −26 49
15 Bedworth United 42 12 12 18 49 62 −13 48
16 Ashford Town 42 13 8 21 69 85 −16 47
17 Soham Town Rangers 42 10 10 22 55 81 −26 40 Transferred to IL Division One North
18 North Greenford United 42 10 10 22 51 86 −35 40
19 A.F.C. Hayes 42 11 6 25 54 96 −42 39
20 Northwood 42 11 6 25 59 106 −47 39
21 Atherstone Town 42 10 6 26 61 118 −57 036* Resigned at the end of the season
22 Beaconsfield SYCOB 42 7 12 23 49 75 −26 33 Reprieved from relegation †

Updated to games played on 25 April 2011.
Source: Southern Football League.
*On 18 December 2010 Atherstone Town announced that they would be resigning from the Southern League at the end of the 2010–11 season.[2]
Arlesey Town deducted 9 points for fielding an ineligible player.
Daventry Town deducted 6 points for fielding an ineligible player.
Beaconsfield SYCOB reprieved from relegation.
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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Hitchin Town 4
5 Slough Town 1
2 Hitchin Town 2
3 Daventry Town 0
3 Daventry Town 2
4 Biggleswade Town 0

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Rugby Town Butlin Road 6,000
Daventry Town Communications Park 5,000
Barton Rovers Sharpenhoe Road 4,000
Hitchin Town Top Field 4,000
Uxbridge Honeycroft 3,770
Atherstone Town Sheepy Road 3,500
Beaconsfield SYCOB Holloways Park ‡ 3,500
Bedworth United The Oval Ground 3,500
Slough Town Holloways Park ‡ 3,500
Northwood Northwood Park Stadium 3,075
Biggleswade Town The Carlsberg Stadium 3,000
Marlow Alfred Davis Memorial Ground 3,000
Woodford United Byfield Road 3,000
Arlesey Town aRMadillo Stadium 2,920
Leighton Town Bell Close 2,800
Ashford Town Robert Parker Stadium 2,550
Burnham The Gore 2,500
Bedfont Town The Orchard 2,100
North Greenford United Berkeley Fields 2,000
Soham Town Rangers Julius Martin Lane 2,000
A.F.C. Hayes Farm Park 1,500
Aylesbury Haywood Way 1,300

‡ Slough Town and Beaconsfield SYCOB groundshare at Holloways Park.

Division One South & West[edit]

Southern Football League Division One South & West
Season 2010–11
Champions AFC Totton
Promoted AFC Totton
Frome Town
Relegated Almondsbury Town
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1308 (3.11 per match)
Top goalscorer Michael Gosney (AFC Totton) - 36
Biggest home win AFC Totton 9 – 0 Andover, 5 April 2011
Biggest away win

Paulton Rovers 1 – 6 Sholing, 24 January 2011
Stourport Swifts 0 – 5 AFC Totton, 12 February 2011
Andover 0 – 5 Bishops Cleeve, 12 February 2011

Bridgwater Town 0 – 5 Yate Town, 26 March 2011
Highest scoring

Abingdon United 5 – 4 Cinderford Town, 21 August 2010
North Leigh 5 – 4 Almondsbury Town, 8 January 2011
North Leigh 5 – 4 Bideford, 12 February 2011
North Leigh 6 – 3 Bridgwater Town, 29 March 2011

AFC Totton 9 – 0 Andover, 5 April 2011
Highest attendance 744 (AFC Totton 5 – 1 Paulton Rovers, 19 February 2011)
Lowest attendance 32 (Bishops Cleeve 1 – 1 Clevedon Town, 17 November 2010)
Average attendance 147

Division One South & West consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from previous season and featured six new clubs:

Before the start of the season Bromsgrove Rovers were removed from the league due to ground problems.[3] No club was promoted to take the place of Bromsgrove, and therefore the season was played with 21 clubs. VT F.C. were renamed Sholing.

A.F.C. Totton won the title and were promoted to the Premier Division along with play-off winners Frome Town. In April 2011 it was announced that Almondsbury Town would resign from the league at the end of the season due to ground problems, and so Andover, the only South & West club that finished in the relegation zone, were reprieved.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 A.F.C. Totton (C) (P) 40 31 4 5 121 35 +86 97 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Sholing 40 30 5 5 90 27 +63 95 Qualification to playoffs
3 Mangotsfield United 40 26 7 7 79 48 +31 85
4 Frome Town (P) 40 24 7 9 77 31 +46 79 Qualification to playoffs, then promoted to the Premier Division
5 Thatcham Town 40 20 7 13 70 43 +27 67 Qualification to playoffs
6 North Leigh 40 19 8 13 81 81 0 65
7 Hungerford Town 40 17 12 11 58 43 +15 63
8 Almondsbury Town 40 17 12 11 62 54 +8 063* Resigned at the end of the season
9 Taunton Town 40 16 10 14 49 49 0 58
10 Bideford 40 17 7 16 68 73 −5 58
11 Paulton Rovers 40 15 12 13 64 63 +1 57
12 Cinderford Town 40 16 8 16 63 61 +2 56
13 Gosport Borough 40 16 7 17 58 65 −7 55
14 Yate Town 40 12 8 20 43 48 −5 44
15 Bishop's Cleeve 40 10 12 18 47 59 −12 42
16 Abingdon United 40 11 7 22 56 85 −29 40
17 Stourport Swifts 40 10 10 20 52 81 −29 40
18 Bridgwater Town 40 9 11 20 47 86 −39 38
19 Wimborne Town 40 10 5 25 45 81 −36 35
20 Clevedon Town 40 6 8 26 46 86 −40 26
21 Andover 40 2 5 33 32 109 −77 11 Reprieved from relegation †
22 Bromsgrove Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Removed from League, club later folded

Updated to games played on 25 April 2011.
Source: Southern Football League
*On 7 April 2011 it was announced that Almondsbury Town would resign from the league at the end of the season due to the loss of their playing facilities.[4][5]
Andover were reprieved from relegation.
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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Sholing 2
5 Thatcham Town 0
2 Sholing 0
4 Frome Town 1
3 Mangotsfield United 1
4 Frome Town 3

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Yate Town Lodge Road 2,000
Bideford The Sports Ground 6,000
Paulton Rovers Athletic Field 5,000
Gosport Borough Privett Park 4,500
Clevedon Town Hand Stadium 3,900
Almondsbury Town Oaklands Park 3,500
Wimborne Town Cuthbury 3,250
Cinderford Town The Causeway 3,500
A.F.C. Totton Testwood Stadium 3,000
Andover Portway Stadium 3,000
Thatcham Town Waterside Park 3,000
Bridgwater Town Fairfax Park 2,500
Hungerford Town Bulpit Lane 2,500
Mangotsfield United Cossham Street 2,500
Taunton Town Wordsworth Drive 2,500
Abingdon United Northcourt Road 2,000
Frome Town Badgers Hill 2,000
North Leigh Eynsham Hall Park Sports Ground 2,000
Sholing VT Group Sports Ground 2,000
Stourport Swifts Walshes Meadow 2,000
Bishop's Cleeve Kayte Lane 1,500

League Cup[edit]

2010–11 Southern League Cup
Country  England
Teams 65
Champions Hednesford Town
Runners-up Hemel Hempstead Town

The Southern League Cup 2010–11 (billed as the RedInsure Cup 2010–11 for sponsorship reasons) is the 73rd season of the Southern League Cup, the cup competition of the Southern Football League. 65 clubs took part. The competition commenced on 21 September 2010. The winners were Hednesford Town who beat Hemel Hempstead Town 5–1 on aggregate over two legs.

Calendar[edit]

Round Matches played on Matches Clubs
Preliminary Round 21 September 2010 2 65 → 63
First Round 25 October 2010 to 3 November 2010 31 63 → 32
Second Round 23 November 2010 to 30 December 2010 16 32 → 16
Third Round 11 January 2011 to 18 January 2011 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 8 February 2011 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 1 March 2011 2 4 → 2
Final 5 and 12 April 2011 1 2 → 1

Preliminary round[edit]


In the Preliminary Round, the four lowest ranked clubs in the Southern League played each other for a place in the First Round.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Daventry Town 3–2
AET
Brackley Town 134
2 Truro City 0–1 Bideford 63

First round[edit]


The two clubs to have made it through the Preliminary Round were entered into the draw with every other Southern League club, making sixty-four teams.

Second round[edit]


The thirty-two clubs to have made it through the First Round were entered into the Second Round draw. Hednesford Town received a bye to this round.

Third round[edit]


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

1 Hemel Hempsted Town advanced as Windsor & Eton resigned from the Southern League and folded.

Quarterfinals[edit]


Semifinals[edit]


Final[edit]


First Leg[edit]

Second Leg[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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