1981–82 Isthmian League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The 1981–82 season was the 67th season of the Isthmian League, an English football competition.

Leytonstone & Ilford were champions, winning their first Isthmian League title two years after merging. There was no promotion from the Isthmian League to the Alliance Premier League till 1985. Bognor Regis Town were transferred from the Southern Football League and won promotion to the Premier Division at the first attempt. Camberley Town left the league at the end of the season.

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season 1981–82
Champions Leytonstone & Ilford
Relegated Boreham Wood
Harlow Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,317 (2.85 per match)

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 20 clubs from the previous season and two new clubs, promoted from Division One:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1 Leytonstone & Ilford 42 26 5 11 91 52 +39 83
2 Sutton United 42 22 9 11 72 49 +23 75
3 Wycombe Wanderers 42 21 10 11 63 48 +15 73
4 Staines Town 42 21 9 12 59 46 +13 72
5 Walthamstow Avenue 42 21 7 14 81 62 +19 70
6 Harrow Borough 42 18 13 11 77 55 +22 67
7 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 19 10 13 58 47 +11 67
8 Slough Town 42 17 13 12 64 54 +10 64
9 Leatherhead 42 16 12 14 57 52 +5 60
10 Hayes 42 16 10 16 58 52 +6 58
11 Croydon 42 16 9 17 59 57 +2 57
12 Barking 42 14 14 14 53 51 +2 56
13 Hendon 42 13 13 16 56 65 −9 52
14 Dulwich Hamlet 42 14 10 18 47 59 −12 52
15 Bishop's Stortford 42 15 5 22 50 70 −20 50
16 Carshalton Athletic 42 14 8 20 58 86 −28 50
17 Billericay Town 42 11 16 15 41 50 −9 49
18 Hitchin Town 42 12 11 19 56 77 −21 47
19 Bromley 42 13 7 22 63 79 −16 46
20 Woking 42 11 13 18 57 75 −18 46
21 Harlow Town 42 10 11 21 50 73 −23 41 Relegated to Division One
22 Boreham Wood 42 8 13 21 47 58 −11 37
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division One[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One
Season 1981–82
Champions Wokingham Town
Promoted Bognor Regis Town
Wokingham Town
Relegated Clapton
Ware
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1,206 (2.87 per match)

Division One consisted of 21 clubs, including 18 clubs from the previous season and three new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Wokingham Town 40 29 5 6 86 30 +56 92 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Bognor Regis Town 40 23 10 7 65 34 +31 79
3 Metropolitan Police 40 22 11 7 75 48 +27 77
4 Oxford City 40 21 11 8 82 47 +35 74
5 Feltham 40 20 8 12 65 49 +16 68
6 Lewes 40 19 7 14 73 66 +7 64
7 Hertford Town 40 16 10 14 62 54 +8 58
8 Wembley 40 14 15 11 69 55 +14 57
9 Farnborough Town 40 15 11 14 71 57 +14 56
10 Epsom & Ewell 40 16 8 16 53 44 +9 56
11 Kingstonian 40 16 7 17 57 56 +1 55
12 Hampton 40 15 9 16 52 52 0 54
13 Hornchurch 40 13 15 12 42 50 −8 54
14 Aveley 40 14 10 16 46 58 −12 52
15 St Albans City 40 14 9 17 55 55 0 51
16 Maidenhead United 40 11 10 19 49 70 −21 43
17 Tilbury 40 9 15 16 49 67 −18 42
18 Walton & Hersham 40 10 11 19 43 65 −22 41
19 Chesham United 40 9 9 22 39 71 −32 36
20 Clapton 40 9 7 24 44 73 −29 34 Relegated to Division Two
21 Ware 40 5 2 33 29 105 −76 17
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Two[edit]

Isthmian League
Division Two
Season 1981–82
Champions Worthing
Promoted Cheshunt
Worthing
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1,239 (2.95 per match)

Second Division consisted of 21 clubs, including 17 clubs from the previous season and four new teams:

Two clubs relegated from Division One:

Two clubs joined from the Athenian League:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Worthing 40 29 6 5 95 25 +70 93 Promoted to Division One
2 Cheshunt 40 25 7 8 79 33 +46 82
3 Hungerford Town 40 22 10 8 89 42 +47 74[a]
4 Barton Rovers 40 22 8 10 65 32 +33 74
5 Windsor & Eton 40 22 6 12 69 49 +20 72
6 Corinthian-Casuals 40 19 12 9 67 50 +17 69
7 Harwich & Parkeston 40 19 12 9 64 47 +17 69
8 Letchworth Garden City 40 15 11 14 67 55 +12 56
9 Dorking Town 40 13 17 10 52 44 +8 56
10 Hemel Hempstead 40 15 9 16 54 49 +5 54
11 Basildon United 40 16 5 19 64 51 +13 53
12 Finchley 40 14 9 17 57 68 −11 51
13 Southall 40 12 14 14 36 42 −6 50
14 Epping Town 40 12 11 17 48 62 −14 47
15 Molesey 40 13 7 20 61 73 −12 46
16 Egham Town 40 11 9 20 56 64 −8 42
17 Rainham Town 40 11 9 20 53 83 −30 42
18 Tring Town 40 9 13 18 49 78 −29 40
19 Eastbourne United 40 9 12 19 51 73 −22 39
20 Horsham 40 10 9 21 42 79 −37 39
21 Camberley Town 40 3 2 35 21 140 −119 11 Resigned and joined the Athenian League
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hungerford Town were deducted two points.

References[edit]