2008–09 South West Peninsula League

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The 2008–09 South West Peninsula League season was the second in the history of the South West Peninsula League, a football competition in England, that feeds the Premier Division of the Western Football League. The league had been formed in 2007 from the merger of the Devon County League and the South Western League, and is restricted to clubs based in Cornwall and Devon. The Premier Division of the South West Peninsula League is on the same level of the National League System as the Western League Division One.

The champions for the second season running were Bodmin Town.

Premier Division[edit]

South West Peninsula League

The Premier Division featured 20 teams, increased from 18 the previous season. Two new clubs joined the league:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bodmin Town (C) 36 27 5 4 88 25 +63 86
2 Plymouth Parkway 36 22 7 7 99 46 +53 73
3 Buckland Athletic 36 21 9 6 79 39 +40 72
4 Ivybridge Town 36 21 8 7 88 61 +27 71
5 Saltash United 36 20 8 8 98 53 +45 68
6 Tavistock 36 20 5 11 70 58 +12 063*
7 Dartmouth 36 18 5 13 72 70 +2 59
8 Cullompton Rangers 36 18 2 16 80 70 +10 56
9 Torpoint Athletic 36 16 5 15 75 79 −4 53
10 Launceston 36 14 6 16 72 70 +2 48
11 Witheridge 36 13 8 15 64 54 +10 47
12 St Blazey 36 11 10 15 64 74 −10 43
13 Wadebridge Town 36 11 8 17 54 71 −17 41
14 Falmouth Town 36 10 6 20 48 73 −25 36
15 Holsworthy 36 9 6 21 48 103 −55 33
16 Liskeard Athletic 36 9 5 22 39 69 −30 32
17 Clyst Rovers 36 9 4 23 58 104 −46 31
18 Elburton Villa 36 7 6 23 55 88 −33 27
19 Newton Abbot Spurs (R) 36 7 5 24 36 80 −44 26 Relegation to Division One East
20 Newton Abbot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Club expelled, record expunged

Updated to games played on 7 May 2009.
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Newton Abbot were expelled from the league on 6 November 2008 after they failed to fulfil two fixtures.[1] The club subsequently folded.
*Tavistock had two points deducted.
(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.

Division One East[edit]

  • Division One East consisted of eighteen clubs, increased from seventeen the previous season.
  • Newton Abbot were promoted to the Premier Division and Plymstock United were transferred to Division One West, and three new clubs joined the division: Exeter Civil Service, Bovey Tracey and Royal Marines.
  • Galmpton United merged with Torbay Gentlemen to form Galmpton United & Torbay Gents.
Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1 Exeter Civil Service (C) 32 22 6 4 80 39 +41 72
2 Bovey Tracey (P) 32 23 2 7 86 37 +49 71 Promotion to the Premier Division
3 Stoke Gabriel 32 21 2 9 89 41 +58 65
4 Appledore 32 20 4 8 76 40 +36 64
5 Galmpton United & Torbay Gents 32 18 3 11 71 57 +14 57
6 University of Exeter 32 16 6 10 65 58 +7 54
7 Royal Marines 32 15 4 13 94 59 +35 49
8 Axminster Town 32 15 4 13 68 67 +1 49
9 Budleigh Salterton 32 14 6 12 68 58 +10 48
10 Teignmouth 32 15 1 16 66 60 +6 46
11 Alphington 32 13 3 16 61 70 –9 42
12 Totnes & Dartington 32 10 8 14 62 72 –10 38
13 Crediton United 32 10 5 17 48 58 –10 35
14 Okehampton Argyle 32 7 8 17 51 97 –46 29
15 Exmouth Town 32 8 4 20 46 95 –49 28
16 Liverton United 32 7 3 22 47 82 –35 24
17 Ottery St Mary 32 2 3 27 25 113 –88 9
18 Buckfastleigh Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned mid-season, record expunged

Division One West[edit]

  • Division One West consisted of seventeen clubs, increased from sixteen the previous season.
  • Wadebridge Town were promoted to the Premier Division and Goonhavern Athletic left the league.
  • Three new clubs joined: Godolphin Atlantic, Plymstock United (transferred from Division One East) and Truro City Reserves.
Pos Club Pl W D L GF GA GDiff Pts Notes
1 Penzance (C) (P) 32 24 3 5 107 39 +68 75 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 Newquay 32 23 2 7 98 46 +52 71
3 St Austell 32 21 7 4 90 40 +50 70
4 Penryn Athletic 32 20 2 10 72 50 +22 62
5 Callington Town 32 19 4 9 75 46 +29 61
6 Porthleven 32 19 2 11 95 59 +36 59
7 Dobwalls 32 15 4 13 63 51 +12 49
8 Camelford 32 13 6 13 59 66 –7 45
9 Foxhole Stars 32 12 8 12 69 66 +3 44
10 Truro City Reserves 32 13 5 14 56 68 –12 44
11 Godolphin Atlantic 32 13 4 15 56 63 –7 43
12 Mousehole 32 11 3 18 55 79 –24 36
13 Hayle 32 9 7 16 65 72 –7 34
14 Plymstock United 32 7 5 20 45 77 –22 26
15 Vospers Oak Villa 32 6 4 22 44 93 –49 22
16 Wendron CC United 32 5 5 22 31 97 –66 20
17 Millbrook 32 5 3 24 40 108 –68 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newton Abbot expelled from SWPL". BBC Sport. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 

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