2006–07 Isthmian League

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The 2006–07 season was the 92nd season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England. Also, it was the first season for newly created divisions One North and One South.

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season 2006–07
Champions Hampton & Richmond Borough
Promoted Bromley
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Relegated Slough Town
Walton & Hersham
Worthing
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,385 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer 37 goals – Danny Hockton (Margate)
Highest attendance 3,377 – AFC WimbledonHeybridge Swifts, (21 April)
Total attendance 227,011
Average attendance 491 (+5.4% to previous season)

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season, and six new clubs.

Hampton & Richmond Borough won the division and were promoted to the Conference South along with play-off winners Bromley. Worthing, Walton & Hersham and Slough Town were relegated, while Harrow Borough, initially also relegated as the worst 19th-placed team among seventh level leagues, were reprieved as an effect of the Conference clubs Farnborough Town and Scarborough folded, Lancaster City demoted two levels down and Hayes merged with Yeading.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hampton & Richmond (C) (P) 42 24 10 8 77 53 +24 82 Promoted to the Conference South
2 Bromley (O) (P) 42 23 11 8 83 43 +40 80 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Conference South
3 Chelmsford City 42 23 8 11 96 51 +45 77 Qualified for the play-offs
4 Billericay Town 42 22 11 9 71 42 +29 77
5 AFC Wimbledon 42 21 15 6 76 37 +39 075
6 Margate 42 20 11 11 79 48 +31 71
7 Boreham Wood 42 19 12 11 71 49 +22 69
8 Horsham 42 18 14 10 70 57 +13 68
9 Ramsgate 42 20 5 17 63 63 0 65
10 Heybridge Swifts 42 17 13 12 57 40 +17 64
11 Tonbridge Angels 42 20 4 18 74 72 +2 64
12 Staines Town 42 15 12 15 64 64 0 57
13 Carshalton Athletic 42 14 12 16 54 59 −5 54
14 Hendon 42 16 6 20 53 64 −11 54
15 Leyton 42 13 10 19 55 77 −22 49
16 East Thurrock United 42 14 6 22 56 70 −14 48
17 Ashford Town 42 11 13 18 59 71 −12 46
18 Folkestone Invicta 42 12 10 20 45 66 −21 46
19 Harrow Borough 42 13 6 23 61 71 −10 45 Reprieved from relegation
20 Worthing (R) 42 8 11 23 57 82 −25 35 Relegated to Division One South
21 Walton & Hersham (R) 42 9 6 27 38 83 −45 33
22 Slough Town (R) 42 4 6 32 26 123 −97 18 Relegated to SFL Division One South & West

Source: [1][2][3]
AFC Wimbledon were deducted eighteen points for fielding a player without international clearance in eleven matches.[4] After an appeal deduction was cut to three points.[5]
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.

Top scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals[6]
Danny Hockton Margate 37
John Main Tonbridge Angels 36
Danny Gabriel East Thurrcok United / Enfield / Waltham Forest 22
Ian Hodges Hampton & Richmond Borough 21
Mark Nwokeji Staines Town 20
Nic McDonnell Bromley
Ali Chaaban Staines Town 19
Kezie Ibe Chelmsford Town
Richard Jolly AFC Wimbledon

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Bromley 1
5 AFC Wimbledon 0
2 Bromley 1(4)
4 Billericay Town 1(2)
3 Chelmsford City 1(3)
4 Billericay Town 1(5)

Stadia and locations[edit]

2006–07 Isthmian League is located in South-east England
AFC Wimbledon
AFC Wimbledon
Ashford Town
Ashford Town
Boreham Wood
Boreham Wood
Bromley
Bromley
Carshalton Athletic
Carshalton Athletic
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Harrow Borough
Harrow Borough
Hendon
Hendon
Leyton
Leyton
Locations of the Premier Division clubs
Club Stadium
AFC Wimbledon Kingsmeadow (groundshare with Kingstonian)
Ashford Town Short Lane
Billericay Town New Lodge
Boreham Wood Meadow Park
Bromley Hayes Lane
Carshalton Athletic War Memorial Sports Ground
Chelmsford City Melbourne Stadium
East Thurrock United Rookery Hill
Folkestone Invicta Cheriton Road
Hampton & Richmond Borough Beveree Stadium
Harrow Borough Earlsmead Stadium
Hendon Claremont Road
Heybridge Swifts Scraley Road
Horsham Queen Street
Leyton Leyton Stadium
Margate Hartsdown Park
Ramsgate Southwood Stadium
Slough Town Stag Meadow (groundshare with Windsor & Eton)
Staines Town Wheatsheaf Park
Tonbridge Angels Longmead Stadium
Walton & Hersham The Sports Ground
Worthing Woodside Road


Division One North[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One North
Season 2006–07
Champions AFC Hornchurch
Promoted AFC Hornchurch
Harlow Town
Relegated Flackwell Heath
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,266 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorer 24 goals – Harry Elmes (Waltham Abbey)
Highest attendance 751 – AFC HornchurchCanvey Island, (9 April)
Total attendance 72,722
Average attendance 157

After the end of the previous season, Division One was restructured. Most of the previous season's Division One teams were transferred to Division One South.

Division One North consisted of 22 teams: eleven teams transferred from Southern League Division One North, three teams relegated from higher level leagues and eight teams promoted from lower level leagues. Barking & East Ham United, another team from the Southern League, joined the division but resigned and folded before the start of the season.

Maldon Town qualified for the play-offs but were ineligible for promotion due to ground grading issues, so Harlow Town received a bye to the play-off final which they won, and were promoted to the Premier Division along with AFC Hornchurch, who earned a second successive promotion. Flackwell Heath finished bottom of the table and were relegated. Ilford finished second bottom, but were reprieved to make up the number of clubs at eight tier after a few higher league clubs folded and merged and Northern Premier League was reformed.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 AFC Hornchurch (C) (P) 42 32 7 3 96 27 +69 103 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Harlow Town (O) (P) 42 24 10 8 71 31 +40 82 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
3 Enfield Town 42 24 7 11 74 39 +35 79 Qualified for the play-offs
4 Maldon Town 42 20 11 11 50 42 +8 71 Ineligible for promotion
5 AFC Sudbury 42 19 13 10 67 41 +26 70 Qualified for the play-offs
6 Canvey Island 42 19 10 13 65 47 +18 67
7 Ware 42 19 10 13 70 56 +14 67
8 Waltham Forest 42 17 14 11 60 56 +4 65
9 Wingate & Finchley 42 16 11 15 58 49 +9 59
10 Waltham Abbey 42 15 13 14 65 51 +14 58
11 Wivenhoe Town 42 16 9 17 50 52 −2 57
12 Great Wakering Rovers 42 16 9 17 57 64 −7 57
13 Enfield 42 16 6 20 65 63 +2 54 Resigned and folded
14 Potters Bar Town 42 14 9 19 60 62 −2 51
15 Aveley 42 14 9 19 47 57 −10 51
16 Redbridge 42 15 5 22 42 48 −6 50
17 Bury Town 42 13 11 18 57 69 −12 50
18 Arlesey Town 42 13 11 18 44 63 −19 50
19 Tilbury 42 11 10 21 43 72 −29 43
20 Witham Town 42 10 7 25 52 90 −38 37
21 Ilford 42 9 5 28 36 97 −61 32 Reprieved from relegation
22 Flackwell Heath (R) 42 7 9 26 37 90 −53 30 Relegated to the Hellenic 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.

Top scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals[6]
Harry Elmes Ware 24
Ricci Crace Enfield Town 23
Simon Parker AFC Hornchurch
Kris Lee AFC Hornchurch 22

Play-offs[edit]

  Semi-finals Final
                           
 
  2 Harlow Town 2(5)
    5 AFC Sudbury 2(3)
3 Enfield Town 2
  5 AFC Sudbury 4  

Stadia and locations[edit]

2006–07 Isthmian League is located in South-east England
AFC Hornchurch
AFC Hornchurch
Aveley
Aveley
Enfield Town
Enfield Town
Ilford
Ilford
Potters Bar Town
Potters Bar Town
Redbridge
Redbridge
Tilbury
Tilbury
Waltham Abbey
Waltham Abbey
Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest
Wingate & Finchley
Wingate & Finchley
Locations of Division One North clubs
Club Stadium
AFC Hornchurch Hornchurch Stadium
AFC Sudbury King's Marsh
Arlesey Town Hitchin Road
Aveley The Mill Field
Bury Town Ram Meadow
Canvey Island Brockwell Stadium
Enfield Wodson Park (groundshare with Ware)
Enfield Town Goldsdown Road (groundshare with Brimsdown Rovers)
Flackwell Heath Wilks Park
Great Wakering Rovers Burroughs Park
Harlow Town Barrows Farm[1]
Ilford Cricklefield Stadium
Maldon Town Wallace Binder Ground
Potters Bar Town Parkfield
Redbridge Oakside
Tilbury Chadfields
Waltham Abbey Capershotts
Waltham Forest Wadham Lodge
Ware Wodson Park
Wingate & Finchley The Harry Abrahams Stadium
Witham Town Spa Road
Wivenhoe Town Broad Lane
1.^ Harlow Town spent start of the season at their old stadium Sportscentre before moving to Barrows Farm at October.

Division One South[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One South
Season 2006–07
Champions Maidstone United
Promoted Hastings United
Maidstone United
Relegated None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,381 (2.99 per match)
Top goalscorer 25 goals – Brendon Cass (Dartford)
Highest attendance 4,097 – DartfordHorsham YMCA, (11 November)
Total attendance 122,629
Average attendance 287

After the end of the previous season, Division One was restructured. Most of the previous season's Division One clubs were transferred to Division One South.

Division One South consisted of 22 clubs, 16 clubs transferred from previous season Division One and six new clubs.

Maidstone United won their second title in a row and were promoted to the Premier Division along with play-off winners Hastings United. Both clubs finished in the relegation zone were reprieved to make up the number of clubs at eight tier after a few higher league clubs folded and merged and Northern Premier League was reformed.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Maidstone United (C) (P) 42 23 11 8 79 47 +32 80 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 22 13 7 70 41 +29 79 Qualified for the play-offs
3 Dover Athletic 42 22 11 9 77 41 +36 77
4 Hastings United (O) (P) 42 22 10 10 79 56 +23 76 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
5 Fleet Town 42 21 12 9 65 52 +13 75 Qualified for the play-offs, then transferred to SFL Division One South & West
6 Metropolitan Police 42 18 15 9 65 48 +17 69
7 Dartford 42 19 11 12 86 65 +21 68 Transferred to Division One North
8 Dulwich Hamlet 42 18 13 11 83 56 +27 67
9 Horsham YMCA 42 17 7 18 59 69 −10 58
10 Sittingbourne 42 14 15 13 68 63 +5 57
11 Leatherhead 42 15 10 17 58 63 −5 55
12 Cray Wanderers 42 14 12 16 67 69 −2 54
13 Kingstonian 42 13 13 16 60 63 −3 52
14 Burgess Hill Town 42 13 12 17 58 81 −23 51
15 Molesey 42 12 13 17 52 63 −11 49
16 Chatham Town 42 12 11 19 52 62 −10 47
17 Walton Casuals 42 11 13 18 57 71 −14 46
18 Ashford Town 42 10 14 18 52 65 −13 44
19 Croydon Athletic 42 12 8 22 44 77 −33 44
20 Whyteleafe 42 9 15 18 52 65 −13 42
21 Corinthian-Casuals 42 8 10 24 53 88 −35 34 Reprieved from relegation
22 Godalming Town 42 8 9 25 45 76 −31 33 Reprieved from relegation, then transferred to SFL Division One South & West

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.

Top scorers[edit]

Player Club Goals[6]
Brendon Cass Dartford 25
Paul Vines Tooting & Mitcham United 23
Chris Dickson Dulwich Hamlet 20
Bobby Traynor Walton & Hersham / Kingstonian 19

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Tooting & Mitcham United 2
5 Fleet Town 1
2 Tooting & Mitcham United 0
4 Hastings United 2
3 Dover Athletic 0
4 Hastings United 2

Stadia and locations[edit]

2006–07 Isthmian League is located in South-east England
Corinthian-Casuals
Corinthian-Casuals
Cray Wanderers
Cray Wanderers
Croydon Athletic
Croydon Athletic
Dartford
Dartford
Dulwich Hamlet
Dulwich Hamlet
Kingstonian
Kingstonian
Leatherhead
Leatherhead
Metropolitan Police
Metropolitan Police
Molesey
Molesey
Tooting & Mitcham United
Tooting & Mitcham United
Whyteleafe
Whyteleafe
Locations of Division One South clubs
Club Stadium
Ashford Town The Homelands
Burgess Hill Town Leylands Park
Chatham Town The Sports Ground
Corinthian-Casuals King George's Field
Cray Wanderers Hayes Lane (groundshare with Bromley)
Croydon Athletic Keith Tuckey Stadium
Dartford Princes Park[2]
Dover Athletic Crabble Athletic Ground
Dulwich Hamlet Champion Hill
Fleet Town Calthorpe Park
Godalming Town Weycourt
Hastings United The Pilot Field
Horsham YMCA Gorings Mead
Kingstonian Kingsmeadow (groundshare with AFC Wimbledon)
Leatherhead Fetcham Grove
Maidstone United Bourne Park (groundshare with Sittingbourne)
Metropolitan Police Imber Court
Molesey Walton Road Stadium
Sittingbourne Bourne Park
Tooting & Mitcham United Imperial Fields
Walton Casuals Waterside Stadium
Whyteleafe Church Road
2.^ Dartford spent start of the season groundsharing with Ebbsfleet United before moving to Princes Park at November.

League Cup[edit]

2006–07 Isthmian League Cup
Country  England
Teams 66
Defending champions Fisher Athletic
Champions Ashford Town (Middx)
Runners-up Dover Athletic

The Isthmian League Cup 2006–07 was the 33rd season of the Isthmian League Cup, the league cup competition of the Isthmian League. Sixty-six clubs took part. The competition commenced on 22 August and finished on 4 April.[7]

Calendar[edit]

Round Dates Matches Clubs
First round 22 August 2 66 → 64
Second round 11 September – 26 September 32 64 → 32
Third round 2 October – 31 October 16 32 → 16
Fourth round 7 November – 9 January 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 5 December – 13 February 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 13 March – 20 March 2 4 → 2
Final 4 April 1 2 → 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

First round[edit]

Four clubs from division Ones participated in the First round, while all other clubs received a bye to the Second round.

Tie Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier) Att.
1 Metropolitan Police (S) 4–1 Godalming Town (S) 58
2 Tilbury (N) 2–3 (a.e.t.) Wivenhoe Town (N) 44

Second round[edit]

The two clubs to have made it through the First round were entered into the Second Round draw with all other Isthmian League clubs, making sixty-four teams.

Third round[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Tie Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier) Att.
63 Dover Athletic (S) 4–3 Cray Wanderers (S) 203
64 Staines Town (P) 2–3 Ashford Town (Middx) (P) 369

Final[edit]

4 April 2007
Ashford Town (Middx) (P) 4–1 Dover Athletic (S)
Hayes Lane, Bromley
Attendance: 462

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Robinson, M. (2010). Non-League Football Tables 1889-2010. Soccer Books Ltd. ISBN 9781862232044. 
  2. ^ a b c 2006–07 Isthmian League
  3. ^ nonleaguefooty website
  4. ^ "AFC Wimbledon deducted 18 points". BBC Sport. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "FA cuts AFC Wimbledon punishment". BBC Sport. 26 March 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Isthmian League 2006/07 Bulletin No38". 
  7. ^ The Isthmian archive

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