2013–14 Southern Football League

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The 2013–14 season was the 111th in the history of the Southern League since its establishment in 1894. From the 2013–14 season onwards, the Southern League is known as The Calor Gas League Southern, following a sponsorship deal with Calor Gas.

Following the liquidation of Premier Division club Hinckley United[1] and the resignation of Thatcham Town from Division One South & West at the end of the season,[2] plus the resignation of Vauxhall Motors from the Conference North,[3] Fleet Town were reprieved from relegation in Division One South & West.[4]

Premier Division[edit]

Southern Football League Premier Division
Season 2013-14
Champions Hemel Hempstead Town
Promoted Hemel Hempstead Town
St Albans City
Relegated A.F.C. Totton
Bedford Town
Bashley
Matches played 506
Goals scored 1711 (3.38 per match)
Top goalscorer Adam Marriott (Cambridge City) – 35 goals
Biggest home win Hemel Hempstead Town 10 – 0 Bashley, 5 November 2013
Biggest away win Chippenham Town 0 – 9 Stourbridge, 29 October 2013
Highest scoring Truro City 3 – 7 St Albans City, 5 October 2013
Hemel Hempstead Town 10 – 0 Bashley, 5 November 2013
Highest attendance 1943 – Hemel Hempstead Town 0 – 0 Chesham United, 21 April 2014
Lowest attendance 62 – Hungerford Town 1 – 1 Biggleswade Town, 19 November 2013
Total attendance 150,771
Average attendance 298

The Premier Division featured seven new clubs in a division expanded from 22 to 24 clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hemel Hempstead Town (C) (P) 44 32 6 6 128 38 +90 102 Promotion to 2014–15 Conference South
2 Chesham United 44 29 5 10 102 47 +55 92 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Cambridge City 44 27 7 10 95 49 +46 88
4 St Albans City (O) (P) 44 25 10 9 89 49 +40 85
5 Stourbridge 44 26 6 12 114 54 +60 84 Transferred to the NPL Premier Division
6 Hungerford Town 44 26 6 12 83 45 +38 84
7 Poole Town 44 25 10 9 82 48 +34 082
8 Bideford 44 18 13 13 75 64 +11 67
9 Biggleswade Town 44 16 16 12 85 61 +24 64
10 Redditch United 44 20 3 21 68 85 −17 63
11 Corby Town 44 18 6 20 65 68 −3 60
12 Weymouth 44 18 6 20 69 80 −11 60
13 Hitchin Town 44 16 11 17 63 52 +11 59
14 Frome Town 44 16 9 19 63 74 −11 57
15 Arlesey Town 44 15 10 19 68 79 −11 55
16 St Neots Town 44 15 9 20 74 76 −2 54
17 Truro City 44 15 9 20 68 84 −16 54
18 Chippenham Town 44 14 6 24 59 87 −28 48
19 Banbury United 44 14 5 25 64 116 −52 47
20 Burnham 44 12 8 24 60 91 −31 44
21 A.F.C. Totton (R) 44 10 7 27 58 119 −61 37 Relegation to 2014–15 SFL Division One Central/S&W
22 Bedford Town (R) 44 6 6 32 46 114 −68 24
23 Bashley (R) 44 4 4 36 33 131 −98 16
24 Hinckley United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Club folded, record expunged

Updated to games played on 5 May 2014.
Source: http://www.southern-football-league.co.uk
Hinckley United folded on 7 October 2013,[5] and their record of P10 W1 D3 L6 GF9 GA20 Pts6 was officially expunged from the league table on 21 October.
Poole Town were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player against Redditch United on 14 December 2013.[6]
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 Chesham United 2
5 Stourbridge 1
2 Chesham United 1
4 St Albans City 3
3 Cambridge City 2
4 St Albans City 4

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Weymouth Bob Lucas Stadium 6,600
Chesham United The Meadow 5,000
Redditch United The Valley 5,000
St Albans City Clarence Park 4,500
Hinckley United Greene King Stadium 4,329
Bashley The Recreation Ground 4,250
Bedford Town The New Eyrie 4,000
Hitchin Town Top Field 4,000
Corby Town Steel Park 3,893
Truro City Treyew Road 3,500
Hemel Hempstead Town Vauxhall Road 3,152
Biggleswade Town The Carlsberg Stadium 3,000
A.F.C. Totton Testwood Stadium 3,000
Arlesey Town aRMadillo Stadium 2,920
Chippenham Town Hardenhuish Park 2,815
Burnham The Gore 2,500
Hungerford Town Bulpit Lane 2,500
Cambridge City Bridge Road 4,300
Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,014
Banbury United Spencer Stadium 2,000
Bideford The Sports Ground 2,000
Frome Town Badgers Hill 2,000
Poole Town Tatnam 2,000
St Neots Town New Rowley Park 2,000

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] TOT ARL BAN BAS BED BID BIG BUR CAM CHE CHI COR FRO HEM HIN HIT HUN POO RED SAC STN STB TRU WEY
A.F.C. Totton 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–5 2–1 3–2 0–2 3–1 2–1 0–5 1–4 0–5 1–3 3–1 0–3 2–5 2–2 1–4 2–3 0–1
Arlesey Town 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–0 5–2 2–2 0–3 2–3 1–1 1–5 1–1 2–3
Banbury United 3–4 3–2 3–3 3–0 1–0 6–4 2–2 1–5 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–3 2–1 0–7 0–0 2–0 1–5 0–1 0–4 1–2 0–0
Bashley 0–2 1–4 2–3 0–2 0–1 0–7 1–2 0–6 0–1 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–4 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–3 1–2 1–3 1–4 2–2 0–3
Bedford Town 3–2 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–4 1–5 3–3 0–4 0–3 0–3 2–4 0–2 0–3 1–4 1–5 1–2 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–3
Bideford 4–0 0–1 2–2 4–2 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–4 1–4 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 4–3 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 2–1
Biggleswade Town 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 3–3 0–1 2–0 5–2 3–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–1
Burnham 2–3 1–2 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–3 0–3 1–3 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–4 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–3
Cambridge City 3–0 2–1 3–1 7–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 7–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 1–2 4–1 0–3 3–2 2–1 4–1 4–2
Chesham United 4–1 3–3 8–0 4–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 4–2 0–0
Chippenham Town 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 2–4 1–3 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 3–3 0–3 2–0 2–3 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–9 3–1 2–1
Corby Town 3–1 1–3 4–2 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3 2–3 2–0 1–0 3–4 3–2 3–1
Frome Town 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 4–4 2–0 0–0 4–1 0–0 1–4 0–5 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 4–0 0–0 5–4 0–2 1–2 1–2
Hemel Hempstead Town 8–1 3–0 5–3 10–0 6–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 6–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 0–0 2–0 4–3 3–0 4–1
Hinckley United
Hitchin Town 1–1 1–0 5–0 1–0 6–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–3 3–2
Hungerford Town 4–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–4 2–3 2–0 0–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 6–0 2–1
Poole Town 2–0 5–3 4–1 5–0 1–3 3–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 4–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–2
Redditch United 2–1 1–3 2–3 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–2 3–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–5 0–2 1–3 0–0 1–6 3–1 0–4
St Albans City 4–2 5–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 5–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 3–0
St Neots Town 6–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–4 4–2 1–2 0–5 1–2 0–3 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–3 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–2
Stourbridge 3–0 0–2 5–0 4–1 2–1 0–3 2–1 1–0 3–2 2–3 0–1 3–1 7–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 5–2 5–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 7–0
Truro City 3–2 2–0 5–0 5–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–6 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 3–7 2–3 1–1 2–1
Weymouth 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–4 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 3–0 0–3 1–2 0–5 2–5

Source: Southern Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Division One Central[edit]

Southern Football League Division One Central
Season 2013–14
Champions Dunstable Town
Promoted Dunstable Town
Slough Town
Relegated Chertsey Town
Ashford Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1526 (3.3 per match)
Top goalscorer David Kolodynski (Rugby Town) – 35 goals
Biggest home win Rugby Town 8 – 1 Chertsey Town, 21 September 2013
Potters Bar Town 7 – 0 Chertsey Town, 29 March 2014
Biggest away win North Greenford United 1 – 7 Slough Town, 25 March 2014
A.F.C. Hayes 0 – 6 Rugby Town, 26 April 2014
Highest scoring Northwood 8 – 3 Chertsey Town, 8 October 2013
Highest attendance 1228 – Kettering Town 2 – 0 Daventry Town, 21 August 2013
Lowest attendance 36 – Chalfont St Peter 2 – 1 Chertsey Town, 26 April 2014
Total attendance 73,575
Average attendance 159

Division One Central featured seven new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dunstable Town (C) (P) 42 28 6 8 94 44 +50 90 Promotion to SFL Premier Division
2 Rugby Town 42 27 8 7 100 45 +55 89 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Kettering Town 42 27 7 8 86 41 +45 88
4 Daventry Town 42 27 5 10 82 40 +42 86
5 Slough Town (O) (P) 42 26 5 11 101 51 +50 83
6 Barton Rovers 42 24 8 10 79 48 +31 80
7 Royston Town 42 21 10 11 80 58 +22 73
8 Beaconsfield SYCOB 42 22 7 13 79 60 +19 73
9 Northwood 42 21 6 15 72 62 +10 69
10 Uxbridge 42 18 7 17 84 70 +14 61
11 Egham Town 42 17 9 16 80 58 +22 60
12 Aylesbury United 42 16 9 17 64 72 −8 57
13 St Ives Town 42 16 8 18 68 77 −9 56
14 Chalfont St Peter 42 14 8 20 49 60 −11 50
15 Potters Bar Town 42 13 10 19 61 86 −25 49
16 Aylesbury 42 14 6 22 56 73 −17 48
17 Marlow 42 12 11 19 73 84 −11 47
18 A.F.C. Hayes 42 12 8 22 51 74 −23 44
19 Leighton Town 42 6 13 23 45 85 −40 31
20 North Greenford United 42 7 5 30 52 114 −62 26
21 Chertsey Town (R) 42 6 4 32 38 117 −79 22 Relegation to Combined Counties League
22 Ashford Town (R) 42 5 6 31 32 107 −75 21

Updated to games played on 5 May 2014.
Source: Southern Football League
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 Rugby Town 0
5 Slough Town 3
3 Kettering Town 2
5 Slough Town 3
3 Kettering Town 1
4 Daventry Town 0

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

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
Royston Town Garden Walk 4,000
Uxbridge Honeycroft 3,770
Beaconsfield SYCOB Holloways Park 3,500
Slough Town Holloways Park# 3,500
Dunstable Town Creasey Park 3,200
Northwood Chestnut Avenue (Northwood Park) 3,075
Leighton Town Bell Close 2,800
Ashford Town The Robert Parker Stadium 2,550
Chertsey Town Alwyns Lane 2,500
Kettering Town Latimer Park 2,400
North Greenford United Berkeley Fields 2,000
Potters Bar Town Parkfield 2,000
St Ives Town Westwood Road 2,000
A.F.C. Hayes Farm Park 1,500
Chalfont St Peter Mill Meadow 1,500
Aylesbury Haywood Way 1,300
Aylesbury United Bell Close*
Egham Town Runnymede Stadium
Marlow Alfred Davis Memorial Ground

#Slough Town ground-shared with Beaconsfield SYCOB. *Aylesbury United ground-shared with Leighton Town.

Division One South & West[edit]

Southern Football League Division One South & West
Season 2013–14
Champions Cirencester Town
Promoted Cirencester Town
Paulton Rovers
Relegated Guildford City
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1595 (3.45 per match)
Top goalscorer Richard Gregory (Stratford Town) – 36
Biggest home win Merthyr Town 12 – 0 Guildford City, 8 February 2014
Biggest away win Guildford City 0 – 7 North Leigh, 12 April 2014
Highest scoring Merthyr Town 12 – 0 Guildford City, 8 February 2014
Highest attendance 712 – Merthyr Town 1 – 0 Evesham United, 21 April 2014
Lowest attendance 40 – North Leigh 1 – 0 Thatcham Town, 18 February 2014
Total attendance 69,780
Average attendance 151

Division One South & West featured five new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cirencester Town (C) (P) 42 29 5 8 95 45 +50 92 Promotion to SFL Premier Division
2 Merthyr Town 42 28 5 9 111 58 +53 89 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Tiverton Town 42 26 8 8 80 51 +29 86
4 Paulton Rovers (O) (P) 42 24 9 9 102 54 +48 81
5 Swindon Supermarine 42 24 7 11 91 52 +39 79
6 Shortwood United 42 23 9 10 91 44 +47 78
7 North Leigh 42 22 6 14 83 46 +37 72
8 Taunton Town 42 21 7 14 71 58 +13 069
9 Yate Town 42 20 8 14 81 69 +12 68
10 Stratford Town 42 19 5 18 103 85 +18 62
11 Mangotsfield United 42 18 7 17 65 62 +3 61
12 Didcot Town 42 17 6 19 70 85 −15 57
13 Wimborne Town 42 16 7 19 78 70 +8 55
14 Bridgwater Town 42 14 11 17 62 64 −2 53
15 Cinderford Town 42 13 10 19 69 79 −10 49
16 Evesham United 42 12 11 19 66 80 −14 47
17 Clevedon Town 42 12 5 25 48 96 −48 41
18 Godalming Town 42 10 9 23 47 79 −32 39 Transferred to the SFL Division One Central
19 Thatcham Town 42 11 6 25 41 99 −58 39 Resigned at the end of the season
20 Bishop's Cleeve 42 11 1 30 52 93 −41 34
21 Fleet Town 42 7 8 27 43 90 −47 029
22 Guildford City (R) 42 7 6 29 45 134 −89 27 Relegation to Combined Counties League

Updated to games played on 5 May 2014.
Source: Southern Football League
Taunton Town were deducted one point for fielding an ineligible player in two games during August 2013.[7]
Fleet Town 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 Merthyr Town 5
5 Swindon Supermarine 2
2 Merthyr Town 0
4 Paulton Rovers 2
3 Tiverton Town 1
4 Paulton Rovers 3

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Seated Ref
Merthyr Town Penydarren Park 10,000 [8]
Paulton Rovers Athletic Field 5,000 253 [9]
Evesham United Jubilee Stadium 3,000
Clevedon Town Hand Stadium 3,500 300 [10]
Cinderford Town The Causeway 3,500 250 [11]
Tiverton Town Ladysmead 3,500 520 [12]
Wimborne Town Cuthbury 3,250 275 [13]
Didcot Town NPower Loop Meadow Stadium 3,000 150 [14]
Godalming Town Weycourt 3,000
Swindon Supermarine The Webb's Wood Stadium 3,000
Bridgwater Town Fairfax Park 2,500 128 [15]
Mangotsfield United Cossham Street 2,500 300 [16]
Taunton Town Wordsworth Drive 2,500 300 [11]
North Leigh Eynsham Hall Park Sports Ground 2,000 100 [11]
Fleet Town Calthorpe Park 2,000
Guildford City Guildford Spectrum 2,000
Yate Town Lodge Road 2,000 236 [17]
Bishop's Cleeve Kayte Lane 1,500 50 [11]
Thatcham Town Waterside Park 1,500
Cirencester Town Corinium Stadium TBC
Stratford Town DCS Stadium TBC
Shortwood United The Meadowbank Ground TBC

League Cup[edit]

2013–14 Southern League Cup
Country  England
Teams 68
Champions St Neots Town
Runners-up Tiverton Town

The Southern League Cup 2013–14 (billed as the RedInsure Cup 2013–14 for sponsorship reasons) is the 76th season of the Southern League Cup, the cup competition of the Southern Football League.

Preliminary round[18][edit]

First round[18][edit]

Second round[18][edit]

Third round[18][edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Thatcham Town FC resigns from Southern League". Newbury Weekly News. 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Vauxhall Motors to quit Conference North in bid to save club". Liverpool Echo. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "FA Club Allocations, 2014–15". Pitchero. 15 May 2014. 
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  8. ^ Wales Directory – Pennydarren park
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  10. ^ "Clevedon Town". Pyramid Passion. David Bauckham. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c d "ESLD1SW Directory". Mangotsfield United F.C. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tiverton Town". Pyramid Passion. David Bauckham. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Wimborne Town". Pyramid Passion. David Bauckham. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "FAQ – What Facilities are there at the Club?". Didcot Town FC. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Club Facilities – Bridgwater Town Football Club". Bridgwater Town FC. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Visitors Information". Mangotsfield United FC. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Yate Town". Pyramid Passion. David Bauckham. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c d "RedInsure Cup results". Southern Football League.co.uk. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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