1983–84 Isthmian League

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The 1983–84 season was the 69th season of the Isthmian League, an English football competition.

Harrow Borough were champions, winning their first Isthmian League title. There was no promotion from the Isthmian League to the Alliance Premier League till 1985. Windsor & Eton finished first in Division One achieving the second promotion in a row. Corinthian-Casuals were excluded from the league after new groundsharing ruled were introduced.

At the end of the season Division Two was split into two sections after 19 clubs, mainly from the Athenian League joined Division Two. Thus, the Athenian League was finally absorbed by Isthmian League.

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season1983–84
ChampionsHarrow Borough
RelegatedBromley
Staines Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,339 (2.9 per match)

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

Also, at the end of the previous season Leytonstone & Ilford changed name into Leytonstone/Ilford.

At the end of the season Staines Town were demoted to Division One due to ground grading, thus, Tooting & Mitcham United were reprieved.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1 Harrow Borough 42 25 13 4 73 42 +31 88
2 Worthing 42 20 11 11 89 72 +17 71
3 Slough Town 42 20 9 13 73 56 +17 69
4 Sutton United 42 18 12 12 67 45 +22 66
5 Hayes 42 17 13 12 56 41 +15 64
6 Hitchin Town 42 16 15 11 58 57 +1 63
7 Wycombe Wanderers 42 16 14 12 63 52 +11 62
8 Wokingham Town 42 18 10 14 78 55 +23 61[a]
9 Hendon 42 17 10 15 62 51 +11 61
10 Dulwich Hamlet 42 16 11 15 61 64 −3 59
11 Bishop's Stortford 42 15 13 14 56 57 −1 58
12 Harlow Town 42 15 11 16 64 70 −6 56
13 Bognor Regis Town 42 14 13 15 62 69 −7 55
14 Staines Town 42 15 9 18 63 72 −9 54 Demoted to Division One
15 Billericay Town 42 15 8 19 53 73 −20 53
16 Barking 42 13 13 16 60 64 −4 52
17 Croydon 42 14 10 18 52 58 −6 52
18 Walthamstow Avenue 42 13 10 19 53 67 −14 49
19 Leytonstone/Ilford 42 13 9 20 54 67 −13 48
20 Carshalton Athletic 42 11 10 21 59 72 −13 43
21 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 10 13 19 50 63 −13 43 Reprieved from relegation
22 Bromley 42 7 11 24 33 72 −39 32 Relegated to Division One
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Wokingham Town were deducted three points.

Division One[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One
Season1983–84
ChampionsWindsor & Eton
PromotedEpsom & Ewell
Windsor & Eton
RelegatedCheshunt
Feltham
Matches played462
Goals scored1,319 (2.85 per match)

Division One consisted of 22 clubs, including 18 clubs from the previous season and four new clubs:

Two clubs relegated from the Premier Division:

Two clubs promoted from Division Two:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Windsor & Eton 42 26 7 9 89 44 +45 85 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Epsom & Ewell 42 23 9 10 73 51 +22 78
3 Wembley 42 21 11 10 65 32 +33 74
4 Maidenhead United 42 22 8 12 67 42 +25 74
5 Boreham Wood 42 22 7 13 74 43 +31 73
6 Farnborough Town 42 18 12 12 78 60 +18 66
7 Hampton 42 18 12 12 65 49 +16 66
8 Metropolitan Police 42 20 5 17 79 64 +15 65
9 Chesham United 42 18 8 16 64 57 +7 62
10 Tilbury 42 17 10 15 54 64 −10 61
11 Leatherhead 42 15 10 17 67 56 +11 55
12 Aveley 42 15 10 17 49 53 −4 55
13 Woking 42 16 7 19 66 73 −7 55
14 Hertford Town 42 15 9 18 56 73 −17 54
15 Oxford City 42 14 9 19 57 56 +1 51
16 Lewes 42 13 12 17 49 65 −16 51
17 Walton & Hersham 42 13 10 19 52 70 −18 49
18 Hornchurch 42 13 10 19 43 63 −20 49
19 Kingstonian 42 13 9 20 47 67 −20 48
20 Clapton 42 12 11 19 49 67 −18 47
21 Cheshunt 42 12 8 22 45 64 −19 44 Relegated to Division Two North
22 Feltham 42 7 4 31 31 106 −75 25 Relegated to Division Two South
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
Season1983–84
ChampionsBasildon United
PromotedBasildon United
St Albans City
Matches played462
Goals scored1,415 (3.06 per match)

Division Two consisted of 22 clubs, including 19 clubs from the previous season and three new clubs:

Before the start of the season Dorking Town was renamed Dorking.

At the end of the season Corinthian Casuals were excluded from the league, while Division Two was split into Division Two North and Division Two South with a number of the Athenian League clubs joining.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Basildon United 42 30 7 5 88 27 +61 97 Promoted to Division One
2 St Albans City 42 29 9 4 100 46 +54 96
3 Leyton-Wingate 42 29 4 9 97 41 +56 91 Transferred to Division Two North
4 Tring Town 42 23 11 8 89 44 +45 80
5 Corinthian-Casuals 42 23 11 8 75 47 +28 80 Resigned and joined the Spartan League
6 Hungerford Town 42 21 12 9 94 47 +47 75 Transferred to Division Two South
7 Uxbridge 42 18 15 9 61 36 +25 69
8 Grays Athletic 42 20 9 13 72 57 +15 69
9 Dorking 42 21 5 16 66 54 +12 68
10 Southall 42 20 8 14 79 60 +19 65[a]
11 Egham Town 42 16 15 11 59 49 +10 63
12 Epping Town 42 15 16 11 61 50 +11 61 Transferred to Division Two North
13 Molesey 42 13 14 15 59 68 −9 53 Transferred to Division Two South
14 Barton Rovers 42 15 8 19 54 64 −10 53 Transferred to Division Two North
15 Letchworth Garden City 42 15 7 20 48 66 −18 52
16 Newbury Town 42 14 5 23 60 82 −22 47 Transferred to Division Two South
17 Hemel Hempstead 42 12 9 21 63 69 −6 45 Transferred to Division Two North
18 Rainham Town 42 7 5 30 38 114 −76 26 Transferred to Division Two South
19 Finchley 42 5 9 28 28 78 −50 24 Transferred to Division Two North
20 Eastbourne United 42 7 3 32 36 98 −62 24 Transferred to Division Two South
21 Ware 42 6 6 30 48 114 −66 24 Transferred to Division Two North
22 Horsham 42 7 4 31 40 104 −64 24[b] Transferred to Division Two South
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Southall were deducted three points.
  2. ^ Horsham were deducted one point.

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