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. League consisted of four divisions. It was the last season in which the First, Second, and Third Divisions were held, before being replaced by two Division Ones and a Division Two. Therefore, most of the teams in the Second and Third Divisions were promoted at the end of this season.

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League Premier Division
Season 2001–02
Champions Gravesend & Northfleet
Promoted Gravesend & Northfleet
Relegated Croydon
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1388 (3 per match)

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 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
Qualification or relegation
1 Gravesend & Northfleet (C) (P) 42 31 6 5 90 33 +57 99 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Canvey Island 42 30 5 7 107 41 +66 095
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 54 +12 062
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 62 0 054
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 49 62 −13 051
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 (R) 42 7 5 30 36 93 −57 26 Relegated to Division One South

Source: [1] [2] [3] [4]
Dispute between sources:[1] says Canvey Island GF=107; Boreham Wood GF=49; Hendon GA=54; Sutton Utd GA=62, but [2][3][4] say Canvey Island GF=108; Boreham Wood GF=50; Hendon GA=55; Sutton Utd GA=63.
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.

First Division[edit]

Isthmian League
First Division
Season 2001–02
Champions Ford United F.C.
Promoted Ford United F.C.
Bishop's Stortford
Aylesbury United
Relegated none
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1667 (3.61 per match)
2002–03(North)
2002–03(South) →

First Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and six new teams: Three clubs relegated from the Premier Division:

Three clubs promoted from Second Division:

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 the First Division.

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 First Division was replaced by divisions One North and South, remaining teams were distributed between newly created divisions. There was no relegation from First Division this season.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Ford United F.C. (C) (P) 42 27 7 8 92 56 +36 88 Promoted to Premier Division
2 Bishop's Stortford (P) 42 26 9 7 104 51 +53 87
3 Aylesbury United (P) 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: [1] [2]
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.

Second Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Second Division
Season 2001–02
Champions Lewes
Promoted 19 clubs
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1533 (3.32 per match)

Second Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and six new teams: Three clubs relegated from the First Division:

Three clubs promoted from Third Division:

Lewes won the division at the first attempt. At the end of the season most of the Second Division teams were transferred to the newly created Divisions One. Their places were taken by teams from disbanded Third Division.

League table[edit]

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

Source: [1] [2]
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.

Third Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Third Division
Season 2001–02
Champions Croydon Athletic
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1631 (3.53 per match)

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

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, teams were distributed between newly created divisions and Division Two replaced Second Division as a eighth tier league.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Croydon Athletic (C) (P) 42 30 5 7 138 41 +97 95 Promoted to Division One South
2 Hornchurch (P) 42 25 11 6 96 46 +50 86 Promoted to Division One North
3 Aveley (P) 42 26 6 10 109 55 +54 84
4 Bracknell Town (P) 42 25 8 9 96 54 +42 83 Promoted to Division One South
5 Epsom & Ewell (P) 42 20 15 7 79 51 +28 075
6 Egham Town (P) 42 21 11 10 72 59 +13 74
7 Wingate & Finchley (P) 42 20 9 13 80 60 +20 69 Promoted to Division One North
8 Dorking (P) 42 18 14 10 77 66 +11 68 Promoted to Division Two
9 Tring Town (P) 42 19 11 12 64 62 +2 68
10 Corinthian Casuals (P) 42 18 13 11 69 44 +25 67 Promoted to Division One South
11 Hertford Town (P) 42 20 7 15 88 74 +14 67 Promoted to Division One North
12 Witham Town (P) 42 15 10 17 66 72 −6 55 Promoted to Division Two
13 Ware (P) 42 14 10 18 74 76 −2 52
14 Chalfont St Peter (P) 42 15 4 23 69 92 −23 49
15 Wokingham Town (P) 42 14 6 22 79 105 −26 048
16 Abingdon Town (P) 42 13 7 22 61 75 −14 46
17 Leighton Town (P) 42 8 12 22 56 95 −39 36
18 Kingsbury Town F.C. (P) 42 8 11 23 58 91 −33 35
19 Edgware Town (P) 42 9 7 26 65 101 −36 34
20 Flackwell Heath (P) 42 9 8 25 53 99 −46 032
21 Clapton (P) 42 9 4 29 45 118 −73 31
22 Camberley Town (P) 42 7 9 26 37 95 −58 30

Source: [1] [2] [5]
Flackwell Heath deducted 3 points.
Dispute between sources:[1] says Epsom & Ewell GF=79 and Wokingham GA=105, but [2][5] say Epsom & Ewell GF=81 and Wokingham GA=107.
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Robinson, M. (2010). Non-League Football Tables 1889-2010. Soccer Books Ltd. ISBN 9781862232044. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Football Club History Database website
  3. ^ a b nonleaguefooty website
  4. ^ a b stats.football website
  5. ^ a b rsssf website

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