2013–14 Wessex Football League

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Wessex Football League
Season 2013-14

The 2013–14 Wessex Football League (known as the Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) for sponsorship reasons) was the 28th season of the Wessex Football League since its establishment in 1986.

The league consisted of two divisions: the Premier Division and Division One. Both divisions this season consisted of an extra team than the previous season – the Premier Division had 22 teams and Division One had 17 teams.

Premier Division[edit]

Wessex Football League Premier Division
Champions Sholing
Relegated Downton
Romsey Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1671 (3.62 per match)
Top goalscorer 39 – Warren Bentley (Alresford Town)
Biggest home win Newport IOW 12–0 Christchurch, (26 April 2014)
Biggest away win Fawley 0–7 Alresford Town, (28 September 2013)
Fawley 0–7 Winchester City, (7 August 2013
Highest scoring Sholing 12–1 Downton, (28 December 2013)

The Premier Division featured 22 teams, increased from the 21 teams which competed the previous season, after Alton Town were transferred to the Combined Counties Football League,[1] Hayling United were demoted to Division One due to ground grading problems, and New Milton Town were relegated.

Four teams joined the division:

  • Clubs that applied for promotion to Step 4 were: A.F.C. Portchester, Newport IOW, Sholing and Winchester City.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sholing (C) (P) 42 33 5 4 134 29 +105 104 Promotion to 2014–15 Southern Football League
2 Alresford Town 42 31 4 7 125 52 +73 97
3 Folland Sports 42 27 7 8 100 48 +52 085*
4 Newport (IOW) 42 25 9 8 105 47 +58 84
5 Winchester City 42 25 6 11 93 41 +52 81
6 Blackfield & Langley 42 23 9 10 81 57 +24 78
7 Bemerton Heath Harlequins 42 22 5 15 99 65 +34 71
8 AFC Portchester 42 21 13 8 86 43 +43 070
9 Moneyfields 42 21 10 11 75 53 +22 067
10 Fareham Town 42 18 8 16 78 81 −3 62
11 Brockenhurst 42 17 8 17 72 82 −10 59
12 Hamworthy United 42 16 9 17 78 78 0 57
13 Whitchurch United 42 16 7 19 57 69 −12 55
14 Lymington Town 42 15 5 22 71 99 −28 50
15 Bournemouth 42 12 7 23 66 89 −23 43
16 Christchurch 42 11 7 24 56 112 −56 40
17 Horndean 42 10 7 25 55 95 −40 37
18 Totton & Eling 42 12 0 30 54 117 −63 36
19 Verwood Town 42 8 10 24 45 78 −33 34
20 Fawley 42 7 9 26 49 108 −59 30
21 Downton (R) 42 6 8 28 49 121 −72 26 Relegation to Wessex Division One
22 Romsey Town (R) 42 6 7 29 43 107 −64 024

Updated to games played on 3 May 2014.
Source: http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?league=274386
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Folland Sports were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player against Lymington Town on 2 November.[3]
Moneyfields[4] and AFC Portchester were both deducted six points for fielding an ineligible player.
Romsey Town were deducted one point for fielding an ineligible player.
(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.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium
A.F.C. Portchester Wicor Recreation Ground
Alresford Town Arlesbury Park
Bemerton Heath Harlequins Moon Park
Blackfield & Langley Gang Warily
Bournemouth Victoria Park
Brockenhurst Grigg Lane
Christchurch Hurn Bridge Sports Ground
Downton Brian Whitehead Sports Ground
Fareham Town Cams Alder
Fawley Waterside Sports & Social Club
Folland Sports Folland Park
Hamworthy United The County Ground
Horndean Five Heads Park
Lymington Town The Sports Ground
Moneyfields Moneyfields Sports Ground
Newport (IOW) St Georges Park
Romsey Town The Bypass Ground
Sholing The Silverlake Arena
Totton & Eling Little Testwood Farm
Verwood Town Potterne Park
Whitchurch United Longmeadow
Winchester City The City Ground

Division One[edit]

Division One featured 17 teams, increased from the 16 teams which competed the previous season, after Brockenhurst and Whitchurch United were promoted to the Premier Division.

Three clubs joined the division:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Petersfield Town (C) (P) 30 23 5 2 118 36 +82 74 Promotion to Wessex Premier Division
2 Andover Town (P) 30 23 4 3 108 28 +80 73
3 Cowes Sports 30 22 3 5 84 36 +48 69
4 Hythe & Dibden 30 19 5 6 85 37 +48 62
5 Tadley Calleva 30 15 7 8 64 43 +21 52
6 Team Solent 30 16 5 9 82 51 +31 050
7 United Services Portsmouth 30 14 5 11 61 53 +8 47
8 Pewsey Vale 30 14 4 12 59 52 +7 46
9 Laverstock & Ford 30 12 2 16 46 54 −8 38
10 Amesbury Town 30 12 2 16 56 66 −10 38
11 New Milton Town 30 10 2 18 69 71 −2 32
12 Fleet Spurs 30 8 3 19 50 79 −29 27
13 Ringwood Town 30 7 1 22 41 104 −63 22
14 Hayling United 30 6 4 20 47 106 −59 021* Resigned before the 2014–15 season
15 Andover New Street 30 7 0 23 33 111 −78 21
16 East Cowes Victoria Athletic 30 4 4 22 32 108 −76 16
17 Stockbridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Resigned, record expunged

Updated to games played on 3 May 2014.
Source: FA Full-Time, League Official
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Team Solent were deducted three points.
* Hayling United were deducted one point.
Stockbridge resigned from the Wessex League on 18 February 2014 due to problems fulfilling their fixtures. Their record (P13 W5 D1 L7 GF25 GA34 Pts16) was subsequently expunged.[5]
(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.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium
Amesbury Town Bonnymead Park
Andover Town Portway Stadium
Andover New Street Foxcote Park
Cowes Sports Westwood Park
East Cowes Victoria Athletic Beatrice Avenue
Fleet Spurs Kennels Lane
Hayling United Hayling College
Hythe & Dibden Ewart Recreation Ground
Laverstock & Ford The Dell
New Milton Town Fawcett's Field
Petersfield Town The Love Lane Stadium
Pewsey Vale The Recreation Ground
Ringwood Town Long Lane
Stockbridge Recreation Ground
Tadley Calleva Barlow's Park
Team Solent Test Park Sports Ground
United Services Portsmouth The Victory Stadium

References[edit]

  1. ^ FA Notice: Combined Counties League
  2. ^ Sholing resign from Southern League
  3. ^ "Folland Sports deducted three points". Pitchero. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Moneys deducted six points". Portsmouth News. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Football stunned as Stockbridge pull out of Wessex League with immediate effect". Andover Advertiser. 21 February 2014. 

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