2001–02 Isthmian League

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The 2001–02 season was the 87th season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England.

The league consisted of four divisions for the last season. At the end of it single Division One was divided into Division One North and Division One South, most of the clubs in Division Two were promoted to the newly created divisions. Division Three was disbanded after all the clubs were promoted to divisions One North, One South and to Division Two.

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season 2001–02
Champions Gravesend & Northfleet
Promoted Gravesend & Northfleet
Relegated Croydon
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,388 (3 per match)
Highest attendance 4,058 – Gravesend & NorthfleetCanvey Island, (26 March)
Total attendance 211,727
Average attendance 458 (+3.4% to previous season)

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

Gravesend & Northfleet won the division and were promoted to the Football Conference. Canvey Island finished second for a second season in a row. At the end of the season the Premier Division was expanded up to 24 teams, so only one team were to relegate this season.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 31 6 5 90 33 +57 99 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Canvey Island 42 30 5 7 108 41 +67 95
3 Aldershot Town 42 22 7 13 76 51 +25 73
4 Braintree Town 42 23 4 15 66 61 +5 73
5 Purfleet 42 19 15 8 67 44 +23 72
6 Grays Athletic 42 20 10 12 65 55 +10 70
7 Chesham United 42 19 10 13 69 53 +16 67
8 Hendon 42 19 5 18 66 55 +11 62
9 Billericay Town 42 16 13 13 59 60 −1 61
10 St Albans City 42 16 9 17 71 60 +11 57
11 Hitchin Town 42 15 10 17 73 81 −8 55
12 Sutton United 42 13 15 14 62 63 −1 54
13 Heybridge Swifts 42 15 9 18 68 85 −17 54
14 Kingstonian 42 13 13 16 50 56 −6 52
15 Boreham Wood 42 15 6 21 50 62 −12 51
16 Maidenhead United 42 15 5 22 51 63 −12 50
17 Bedford Town 42 12 12 18 64 69 −5 48
18 Basingstoke Town 42 11 15 16 50 68 −18 48
19 Enfield 42 11 9 22 48 77 −29 42
20 Hampton & Richmond 42 9 13 20 51 71 −20 40
21 Harrow Borough 42 8 10 24 50 89 −39 34
22 Croydon 42 7 5 30 36 93 −57 26 Relegated to Division One South
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 2001–02
Champions Ford United
Promoted Aylesbury United
Bishop's Stortford
Ford United
Relegated None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,667 (3.61 per match)
Highest attendance 1,412 – Aylesbury UnitedOxford City, (20 April)
Total attendance 103,283
Average attendance 224 (+0.4% to previous season)
2002–03(North)
2002–03(South) →

Division One consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and six new clubs:

Three clubs relegated from the Premier Division:

Three clubs promoted from Division Two:

At the end of the previous season Barking ceased to exist when they merged with East Ham United to form Barking & East Ham United, taken place of Barking in Division One.

Ford United won the division and were promoted to the Premier Division along with Bishop's Stortford and Aylesbury United. At the end of the season Division One was replaced by divisions One North and South, remaining clubs were distributed between newly created divisions. There was no relegation from Division One this season.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Ford United 42 27 7 8 92 56 +36 88 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Bishop's Stortford 42 26 9 7 104 51 +53 87
3 Aylesbury United 42 23 10 9 96 64 +32 79
4 Bognor Regis Town 42 20 13 9 74 55 +19 73 Transferred to Division One South
5 Northwood 42 19 11 12 92 64 +28 68 Transferred to Division One North
6 Carshalton Athletic 42 17 16 9 64 53 +11 67 Transferred to Division One South
7 Harlow Town 42 19 9 14 77 65 +12 66 Transferred to Division One North
8 Slough Town 42 17 11 14 68 51 +17 62
9 Uxbridge 42 18 6 18 68 65 +3 60
10 Oxford City 42 17 9 16 59 66 −7 60
11 Thame United 42 15 14 13 75 61 +14 59
12 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 16 11 15 70 70 0 59 Transferred to Division One South
13 Walton & Hersham 42 16 10 16 75 70 +5 58
14 Yeading 42 16 10 16 84 90 −6 58 Transferred to Division One North
15 Worthing 42 15 8 19 69 65 +4 53 Transferred to Division One South
16 Staines Town 42 12 11 19 45 60 −15 47
17 Dulwich Hamlet 42 11 13 18 64 76 −12 46
18 Wealdstone 42 11 12 19 60 82 −22 45 Transferred to Division One North
19 Bromley 42 10 11 21 44 74 −30 41 Transferred to Division One South
20 Whyteleafe 42 10 11 21 46 86 −40 41
21 Barking & East Ham United 42 8 7 27 61 123 −62 31 Transferred to Division One North
22 Windsor & Eton 42 7 5 30 53 93 −40 26 Transferred to Division One 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
Season 2001–02
Champions Lewes
Promoted 19 clubs
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,533 (3.32 per match)
Highest attendance 962 – HorshamLewes, (1 April)
Total attendance 49,389
Average attendance 107 (+1.9% to previous season)

Division Two consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and six new clubs:

Three clubs relegated from Division One:

Three clubs promoted from Division Three:

Lewes won the division at the first attempt. At the end of the season most of Division Two clubs were transferred to the newly created divisions One. Their places were taken by clubs from disbanded Division Three.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Lewes 42 29 9 4 108 31 +77 96 Promoted to Division One South
2 Horsham 42 27 9 6 104 44 +60 90
3 Berkhamsted Town 42 23 10 9 82 51 +31 79 Promoted to Division One North
4 Arlesey Town 42 23 6 13 89 55 +34 75
5 Banstead Athletic 42 22 8 12 83 54 +29 74 Promoted to Division One South
6 Leyton Pennant 42 22 8 12 84 60 +24 74 Promoted to Division One North
7 Great Wakering Rovers 42 21 8 13 64 37 +27 71
8 East Thurrock United 42 21 8 13 67 59 +8 71
9 Marlow 42 18 13 11 73 63 +10 67
10 Hemel Hempstead Town 42 18 10 14 82 66 +16 64
11 Leatherhead 42 17 6 19 72 62 +10 57 Promoted to Division One South
12 Ashford Town 42 15 11 16 58 71 −13 56
13 Metropolitan Police 42 16 7 19 84 84 0 55
14 Barton Rovers 42 15 9 18 54 60 −6 54 Promoted to Division One North
15 Hungerford Town 42 14 9 19 56 75 −19 51 Transferred to Division Two
16 Tilbury 42 15 6 21 55 74 −19 51 Promoted to Division One North
17 Chertsey Town 42 10 14 18 79 112 −33 44 Promoted to Division One South
18 Wembley 42 9 10 23 51 82 −31 37 Promoted to Division One North
19 Molesey 42 10 6 26 40 93 −53 36 Promoted to Division One South
20 Cheshunt 42 7 13 22 51 84 −33 34 Transferred to Division Two
21 Wivenhoe Town 42 8 9 25 55 111 −56 33 Promoted to Division One North
22 Romford 42 4 7 31 42 105 −63 19 Resigned and joined the Essex Senior League
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Three[edit]

Isthmian League
Division Three
Season 2001–02
Champions Croydon Athletic
Promoted all teams
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,631 (3.53 per match)
Highest attendance 248 – WareHertford Town, (1 April)
Total attendance 31,377
Average attendance 68 (-9.3% to previous season)

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

Croydon Athletic won the division and were promoted two tiers up along with eight other clubs. At the end of the season Division Three was disbanded due to creation of divisions One, clubs were distributed between newly created divisions.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Croydon Athletic 42 30 5 7 138 41 +97 95 Promoted to the Division One South
2 Hornchurch 42 25 11 6 96 46 +50 86 Promoted to the Division One North
3 Aveley 42 26 6 10 109 55 +54 84
4 Bracknell Town 42 25 8 9 96 54 +42 83 Promoted to the Division One South
5 Epsom & Ewell 42 20 15 7 79 51 +28 75
6 Egham Town 42 21 11 10 72 59 +13 74
7 Wingate & Finchley 42 20 9 13 80 60 +20 69 Promoted to the Division One North
8 Dorking 42 18 14 10 77 66 +11 68 Promoted to the Division Two
9 Tring Town 42 19 11 12 64 62 +2 68
10 Corinthian-Casuals 42 18 13 11 69 44 +25 67 Promoted to the Division One South
11 Hertford Town 42 20 7 15 88 74 +14 67 Promoted to the Division One North
12 Witham Town 42 15 10 17 66 72 −6 55 Promoted to the Division Two
13 Ware 42 14 10 18 74 76 −2 52
14 Chalfont St Peter 42 15 4 23 69 92 −23 49
15 Wokingham Town 42 14 6 22 79 105 −26 48
16 Abingdon Town 42 13 7 22 61 75 −14 46
17 Leighton Town 42 8 12 22 56 95 −39 36
18 Kingsbury Town 42 8 11 23 58 91 −33 35
19 Edgware Town 42 9 7 26 65 101 −36 34
20 Flackwell Heath 42 9 8 25 53 99 −46 32[a]
21 Clapton 42 9 4 29 45 118 −73 31
22 Camberley Town 42 7 9 26 37 95 −58 30
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Flackwell Heath deducted three points.

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