2007–08 Isthmian League

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The 2007–08 season was the 93rd 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 second season for the current incarnations of the Division One North and Division One South.

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season 2007–08
Champions Chelmsford City
Promoted Chelmsford City
AFC Wimbledon
Relegated East Thurrock United
Folkestone Invicta
Leyton
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1423 (3.08 per match)

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 17 clubs from the previous season, and five new clubs:

Chelmsford City won the division and were promoted to the Conference South along with play-off winners AFC Wimbledon, who earned a third promotion in the six-year history of the reborn club. East Thurrock United, Folkestone Invicta and Leyton were relegated to the Division One sections while Boreham Wood were reprieved from relegation due to Conference clubs Halifax Town folding and Nuneaton Borough being demoted two divisions down.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelmsford City (C) (P) 42 26 9 7 84 39 +45 87 Promotion to the Conference South
2 Staines Town 42 22 12 8 85 54 +31 78 Qualification for the playoffs
3 AFC Wimbledon (O) (P) 42 22 9 11 81 47 +34 75 Qualification for the playoffs, then promoted to the Conference South
4 A.F.C. Hornchurch 42 20 10 12 68 44 +24 70 Qualification for the playoffs
5 Ramsgate 42 19 11 12 67 53 +14 68
6 Ashford Town 42 20 6 16 79 65 +14 66
7 Hendon 42 18 11 13 79 67 +12 65
8 Tonbridge Angels 42 17 12 13 77 57 +20 63
9 Margate 42 17 11 14 71 68 +3 62
10 Billericay Town 42 16 12 14 66 57 +9 60
11 Horsham 42 18 5 19 63 63 0 59
12 Heybridge Swifts 42 14 13 15 64 64 0 55
13 Wealdstone 42 15 9 18 68 75 −7 54
14 Hastings United 42 15 8 19 58 67 −9 53
15 Harlow Town 42 13 13 16 56 52 +4 52
16 Harrow Borough 42 15 7 20 61 74 −13 52
17 Maidstone United 42 16 4 22 56 79 −23 52
18 Carshalton Athletic 42 14 8 20 52 65 −13 50
19 Boreham Wood 42 15 5 22 56 73 −17 50 Reprieved from relegation †
20 East Thurrock United (R) 42 14 9 19 48 67 −19 0501 Relegation to Division One North
21 Folkestone Invicta (R) 42 13 10 19 49 70 −21 49 Relegation to Division One South
22 Leyton (R) 42 4 4 34 35 123 −88 16 Relegation to Division One North

Source: Isthmian League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1One point deducted
Boreham Wood were reprieved from relegation due to higher league clubs' demotion.
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Staines Town 2
5 Ramsgate 1
2 Staines Town 1
3 A.F.C. Wimbledon 2
3 A.F.C. Wimbledon 3
4 A.F.C. Hornchurch 1

Division One North[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One North
Season 2007–08
Champions Dartford
Promoted Dartford
Canvey Island
Relegated Wivenhoe Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1452 (3.14 per match)

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

Dartford won the division and were promoted to the Premier Division along with play-off winners Canvey Island. Wivenhoe Town finished bottom of the table and left the league along with Edgware Town, who folded due to loss of their ground. Thus, Ilford were reprieved from relegation for the second time in a row.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dartford (C) (P) 42 27 8 7 107 42 +65 89 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 A.F.C. Sudbury 42 24 8 10 86 40 +46 80 Qualification for the playoffs, then transferred to SFL Division One Midlands
3 Redbridge 42 24 9 9 70 43 +27 080 Qualification for the playoffs
4 Ware 42 23 10 9 110 58 +52 79
5 Canvey Island (O) (P) 42 23 10 9 82 39 +43 79 Qualification for the playoffs, then promoted to the Premier Division
6 Brentwood Town 42 22 11 9 70 49 +21 77
7 Bury Town 42 22 9 11 76 53 +23 75 Transferred to SFL Division One Midlands
8 Edgware Town 42 20 14 8 53 39 +14 74 Club folded at the end of the season
9 Maldon Town 42 19 10 13 78 63 +15 67
10 Northwood 42 18 12 12 71 61 +10 66
11 Aveley 42 18 12 12 68 65 +3 66
12 Enfield Town 42 18 9 15 60 63 −3 63
13 Great Wakering Rovers 42 13 9 20 64 66 −2 48
14 Waltham Abbey 42 12 10 20 42 78 −36 46
15 Arlesey Town 42 12 9 21 64 84 −20 45 Transferred to SFL Division One Midlands
16 Witham Town 42 12 5 25 75 109 −34 41
17 Potters Bar Town 42 10 9 23 45 77 −32 39
18 Wingate & Finchley 42 8 11 23 45 72 −27 35
19 Waltham Forest 42 7 12 23 44 74 −30 33
20 Tilbury 42 7 12 23 49 96 −47 33
21 Ilford 42 8 8 26 47 95 −48 32 Reprieved from relegation †
22 Wivenhoe Town (R) 42 8 7 27 46 86 −40 31 Relegation to the Eastern Counties League

Source: Isthmian League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
One point deducted
Ilford reprieved from relegation after Edgware Town's resignation.
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 A.F.C. Sudbury 2
5 Canvey Island 3
5 Canvey Island 1(5)
3 Redbridge 1(4)
3 Redbridge 4
4 Ware 2

Division One South[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One South
Season 2007–08
Champions Dover Athletic
Promoted Dover Athletic
Tooting & Mitcham United
Relegated Horsham YMCA
Molesey
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1380 (2.99 per match)

Division One South consisted of 22 clubs, including 17 clubs from the previous season, and five new clubs:

Dover Athletic won the division and were promoted to the Premier Division along with play-off winners Tooting & Mitcham United. Horsham YMCA and Molesey finished bottom of the table and left the league.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dover Athletic (C) (P) 42 30 8 4 84 29 +55 98 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 Tooting & Mitcham United (O) (P) 42 26 8 8 88 41 +47 86 Qualification for the playoffs, then promoted to the Premier Division
3 Cray Wanderers 42 25 11 6 87 42 +45 86 Qualification for the playoffs
4 Metropolitan Police 42 24 3 15 69 47 +22 75
5 Worthing 42 22 7 13 77 49 +28 73
6 Dulwich Hamlet 42 20 10 12 68 47 +21 70
7 Kingstonian 42 20 10 12 66 52 +14 70
8 Ashford Town 42 19 10 13 64 51 +13 67
9 Sittingbourne 42 20 7 15 56 58 −2 67
10 Burgess Hill Town 42 18 8 16 61 57 +4 62
11 Walton & Hersham 42 15 12 15 65 62 +3 57
12 Whyteleafe 42 17 5 20 57 62 −5 56
13 Croydon Athletic 42 14 9 19 65 76 −11 51
14 Whitstable Town 42 14 8 20 69 84 −15 50
15 Chipstead 42 15 5 22 58 76 −18 50
16 Walton Casuals 42 11 15 16 55 68 −13 48
17 Leatherhead 42 13 7 22 52 63 −11 46
18 Chatham Town 42 12 10 20 58 70 −12 46 Transferred to Division One North
19 Eastbourne Town 42 11 11 20 58 84 −26 44
20 Corinthian-Casuals 42 11 11 20 51 77 −26 44
21 Horsham YMCA (R) 42 7 6 29 36 85 −49 27 Relegation to the Sussex County League
22 Molesey (R) 42 3 9 30 36 100 −64 18 Relegation to the Combined Counties League

Source: Isthmian League
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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Tooting & Mitcham United 2
5 Worthing 0
2 Tooting & Mitcham United 1
3 Cray Wanderers 0
3 Cray Wanderers 2
4 Metropolitan Police 0

League Cup[edit]

2007–08 Isthmian League Cup
Country  England
Teams 66
Champions Ramsgate
Runners-up AFC Sudbury

The Isthmian League Cup 2007–08 was the 34th season of the Isthmian League Cup, the league cup competition of the Isthmian League. Sixty-six clubs took part. The competition commenced on 11 September 2007 and finished on 2 April 2008.

Calendar[edit]

Round Date Matches Clubs
First Round 11 September 2007 2 66 → 64
Second Round 1 October 2007 – 20 November 2007 32 64 → 32
Third Round 23 October 2007 – 8 January 2008 16 32 → 16
Fourth Round 4 December 2007 – 12 February 2008 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 12 February 2008 – 19 February 2008 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 4 March 2008 2 4 → 2
Final 2 April 2008 1 2 → 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

First Round[edit]

In the First Round, the four lowest ranked clubs in the Isthmian League played each other for a place in the Second Round. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Redbridge 2–0 Brentwood Town 81
2 Waltham Forest 2–3 Arlesey Town 53

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

Third Round[edit]

The thirty-two clubs to have made it through the Second Round were entered into the Third Round draw. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Fourth Round[edit]

The sixteen clubs to have made it through the Third Round were entered into the Fourth Round draw. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Quarterfinals[edit]

The eight clubs to have made it through the Fourth Round were entered into the Quarterfinals draw. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
59 AFC Sudbury 1–0 Edgware Town 176
60 Carshalton Athletic 1–1 Walton Casuals 95
Walton Casuals advance 5–4 on penalties
61 Ramsgate 1–1 Tooting & Mitcham United 182
Ramsgate advance 4–3 on penalties
62 Wealdstone 0–1 Heybridge Swifts 105

Semifinals[edit]

The four teams to have made it through the Quarterfinals were entered into the Semifinals draw. Fixtures are listed in alphabetical order, not that which they were drawn in.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
63 Heybridge Swifts 0–6 AFC Sudbury 189
64 Walton Casuals 0–1 Ramsgate 132

Final[edit]

The Final was held on Wednesday, 2 April 2008 at Princes Park, home of Dartford. The winners were Ramsgate, who beat AFC Sudbury by 5–4 on penalties after a 0–0 draw in front of 568 spectators.

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
65 AFC Sudbury 0–0 Ramsgate 568
Ramsgate won 5–4 on penalties

Top league cup goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 B. Donnelly Arlesey Town 4
Jacob Mingle Horsham 4
Johnny Moore Edgware Town 4
Simon Parker AFC Hornchurch 4
Sean Rivers Whyteleafe 4
James Rowe AFC Sudbury 4

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