2014–15 Isthmian League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The 2014–15 season was the 100th season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England.

Following the resignation of Vauxhall Motors from the Conference North,[1] and the liquidation of Southern League Premier Division club Hinckley United,[2] Redhill and Wroxham were reprieved from relegation in Division One South and Division One North respectively.[3]

There was subsequently a further reprieve as Worksop Town resigned from the Northern Premier League. Wingate & Finchley had initially been relegated to Isthmian League Division One North, but were readmitted to the Premier Division. Knock-on effects included Ware moving back to Division One North after first being placed in the Southern League, and Hayes & Yeading United moving to the Southern Premier after initially being placed in the Isthmian Premier.[4]

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season 2014–15
Champions Maidstone United
Promoted Maidstone United
Margate
Relegated AFC Hornchurch
Bury Town
Peacehaven & Telscombe
Witham Town
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1,577 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer 33 goals - Sam Higgins (East Thurrock United)
Highest attendance 3000 - Dulwich Hamlet 0 - 0 Maidstone United, (18 April)
Total attendance 215,462
Average attendance 390 (+3.4% to previous season)

The Premier Division consisted of 24 clubs: 19 clubs from the previous season, and five new clubs:

Maidstone United won the division and were promoted to the Conference South, renamed the National League South for 2015–16. It would be the highest level Maidstone had reached since the club was reformed in 1992. Enfield Town initially finished the season in fifth place, but prior to the play-offs they were controversially deducted three points due to fielding an ineligible player, and dropped out of play-off zone. Margate won the play-offs and returned to the sixth tier after ten seasons in the Isthmian League. The four clubs that finished in the bottom four places were relegated. Peacehaven & Telscombe missed out on a reprieve by one point from Marine who finished 21st in the Northern Premier League.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Maidstone United (C) (P) 46 29 11 6 85 41 +44 98 Promoted to the National League South
2 Hendon 46 27 14 5 82 55 +27 95 Qualified for the play-offs
3 Margate (O) (P) 46 25 10 11 94 58 +36 85 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the National League South
4 Dulwich Hamlet 46 21 13 12 66 51 +15 76 Qualified for the play-offs
5 Metropolitan Police 46 21 12 13 72 51 +21 75
6 Grays Athletic 46 22 8 16 70 57 +13 74
7 Enfield Town 46 24 4 18 70 56 +14 073
8 Billericay Town 46 20 8 18 73 65 +8 68
9 Leiston 46 18 13 15 73 58 +15 67
10 Leatherhead 46 19 10 17 72 62 +10 67
11 Kingstonian 46 18 13 15 63 56 +7 67
12 Wingate & Finchley 46 20 7 19 72 70 +2 67
13 East Thurrock United 46 17 15 14 66 71 −5 66
14 Bognor Regis Town 46 17 12 17 71 64 +7 63
15 Hampton & Richmond 46 16 9 21 62 79 −17 57
16 Harrow Borough 46 15 8 23 64 77 −13 53
17 Canvey Island 46 14 11 21 61 77 −16 53
18 VCD Athletic 46 14 11 21 53 70 −17 53
19 Lewes 46 14 11 21 45 67 −22 53
20 Tonbridge Angels 46 13 13 20 63 67 −4 52
21 Peacehaven & Telscombe (R) 46 13 9 24 58 85 −27 48 Relegated to Division One South
22 Witham Town (R) 46 9 15 22 61 84 −23 42 Relegated to Division One North
23 AFC Hornchurch (R) 46 10 10 26 46 70 −24 40
24 Bury Town (R) 46 7 11 28 35 86 −51 32

Source: [5]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Enfield Town were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player.[6]
(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[7]
Sam Higgins East Thurrock United 33
David Knight Wingate & Finchley 29
Ryan Moss Margate 22
Freddie Ladapo Grays Athletic / Margate
Jay May Maidstone United
George Purcell AFC Hornchurch 20
Leon Smith Hendon 19
Charles Moone Hampton & Richmond Borough
Oliver Pearce Bognor Regis Town 18
Kezie Ibe Hendon

Play-offs[edit]

After Enfield Town were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in two matches, they were deducted three points, resulting in Metropolitan Police moving into a play-off position.[8] [6] Both play-off semi-finals were postponed until Enfield Town's appeal was (unsuccessfully) concluded.[9]

Semifinals[edit]
Final[edit]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AFC BIL BOG BUR CAN DUL ETU ENF GRY H&R HAR HEN KIN LEA LEI LEW MDS MAR MET PET TON VCD W&F WIT
AFC Hornchurch 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–1
Billericay Town 3–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–3 4–3 3–0 1–1 3–3 2–1 2–3 3–0
Bognor Regis Town 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–4 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 5–2
Bury Town 1–4 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–4 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–3 1–2 0–0
Canvey Island 0–3 1–0 3–1 3–4 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–4 2–1 5–2 1–0 3–2 1–1
Dulwich Hamlet 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 0–3 3–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 3–3 1–0
East Thurrock United 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–5 4–0 2–1 3–2 0–0 2–1
Enfield Town 3–2 4–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 5–0 1–0 2–5 3–1 0–2 3–0 0–4 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–3 2–0
Grays Athletic 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 4–0
Hampton & Richmond 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–4 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–5 4–6 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–4 2–4
Harrow Borough 0–3 1–2 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 2–4 2–0 1–4 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 5–1 3–3
Hendon 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–3 3–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0
Kingstonian 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 3–0 0–1 3–3 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 3–2 2–1
Leatherhead 2–1 0–1 4–3 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 3–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–2
Leiston 4–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 5–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1
Lewes 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–2 3–0 2–2
Maidstone United 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 5–2 1–1 3–2 0–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–1
Margate 5–1 5–1 3–1 3–0 4–2 1–2 3–1 0–3 3–0 1–0 3–3 4–4 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 0–0 2–1
Metropolitan Police 2–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–0 5–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–1
Peacehaven & Telscombe 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 4–3 0–2 2–5 2–4 4–1 2–0 1–2 2–5 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 3–3
Tonbridge Angels 4–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 0–2 0–3 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 4–1 1–2 3–0
VCD Athletic 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 2–0 2–0
Wingate & Finchley 1–0 0–1 4–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–4 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–4 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2
Witham Town 2–1 2–3 2–2 4–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 1–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 25 April 2015.
Source: IL Premier Division results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

2014–15 Isthmian League is located in Southeast England
Dulwich Hamlet
Dulwich Hamlet
Enfield Town
Enfield Town
Grays Athletic
Grays Athletic
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Hampton & Richmond Borough
Harrow Borough & Hendon
Harrow Borough & Hendon
AFC Hornchurch
AFC Hornchurch
Kingstonian
Kingstonian
Metropolitan Police
Metropolitan Police
VCD Athletic
VCD Athletic
Wingate & Finchley
Wingate & Finchley
Locations of the Premier Division teams
Club Stadium Capacity
AFC Hornchurch Hornchurch Stadium 3,500
Billericay Town New Lodge 3,500
Bognor Regis Town Nyewood Lane 4,500
Bury Town Ram Meadow 3,500
Canvey Island Park Lane 4,500
Dulwich Hamlet Champion Hill 3,000
East Thurrock United Rookery Hill 4,000
Enfield Town Queen Elizabeth II Stadium 2,500
Grays Athletic The Mill Field (groundshare with Aveley) 1,100
Hampton & Richmond Borough Beveree Stadium 3,500
Harrow Borough Earlsmead Stadium 3,070
Hendon Earlsmead Stadium (groundshare with Harrow Borough) 3,070
Kingstonian Kingsmeadow (groundshare with AFC Wimbledon) 4,850
Leatherhead Fetcham Grove 3,400
Leiston Victory Road 2,500
Lewes The Dripping Pan 3,000
Maidstone United Gallagher Stadium 2,500
Margate Hartsdown Park 2,100
Metropolitan Police Imber Court 3,000
Peacehaven & Telscombe The Sports Park 1,500
Tonbridge Angels Longmead Stadium 5,000
VCD Athletic Oakwood 1,180
Wingate & Finchley The Harry Abrahams Stadium 1,500
Witham Town Spa Road 2,500

Division One North[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One North
Season 2014–15
Champions Needham Market
Promoted Brentwood Town
Needham Market
Relegated Burnham Ramblers
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1,830 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorer 32 goals - Alexander Read (Harlow Town)
Highest attendance 972 - Needham Market 2 - 2 Harlow Town, (18 April)
Total attendance 68,441
Average attendance 124 (+17.0% to previous season)

Division One North consisted of 24 clubs: 20 clubs from the previous season, and four new clubs:

Needham Market won the division and were promoted to the Premier Division after three play-off defeats in the four previous seasons. This was the highest level so far reached by the club in its history. Brentwood Town won the play-offs and joined Needham Market in the Premier Division after eight years in Division One North. Burnham Ramblers finished bottom of the table and were the only relegated club after Barkingside and Redbridge were reprieved. This was due to Salisbury City not starting the season, Hereford United folding during the season and the lack of clubs promoting from the ninth tier.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Needham Market (C) (P) 46 33 5 8 101 41 +60 104 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Harlow Town 46 31 10 5 108 58 +50 103 Qualified for the play-offs
3 AFC Sudbury 46 28 6 12 89 51 +38 90
4 Brentwood Town (O) (P) 46 25 10 11 83 63 +20 85 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
5 Thurrock 46 25 9 12 104 57 +47 84 Qualified for the play-offs
6 Brightlingsea Regent 46 25 7 14 88 57 +31 82
7 Dereham Town 46 25 6 15 82 63 +19 81
8 Wroxham 46 23 10 13 97 58 +39 79
9 Aveley 46 21 7 18 86 75 +11 70
10 Ware 46 16 16 14 76 60 +16 64 Transferred to SFL Division One Central
11 Soham Town Rangers 46 19 6 21 74 86 −12 63
12 Heybridge Swifts 46 17 11 18 70 75 −5 62
13 Thamesmead Town 46 16 10 20 61 69 −8 58
14 Tilbury 46 16 10 20 64 76 −12 58
15 Great Wakering Rovers 46 14 10 22 80 87 −7 52
16 Cray Wanderers 46 14 10 22 77 86 −9 52
17 Waltham Abbey 46 14 10 22 76 90 −14 52
18 Cheshunt 46 13 13 20 63 78 −15 52
19 Maldon & Tiptree 46 13 10 23 57 78 −21 49
20 Romford 46 13 9 24 69 99 −30 48
21 Chatham Town 46 12 11 23 52 75 −23 47 Transferred to Division One South
22 Barkingside 46 12 9 25 59 98 −39 45 Reprieved from relegation
23 Redbridge 46 13 6 27 64 111 −47 45
24 Burnham Ramblers (R) 46 5 7 34 50 138 −88 22 Relegated to the Essex Senior League

Source: [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[10]
Alexander Read Harlow Town 32
Sam Newson Needham Market 29
Jason Hallett Waltham Abbey 28
Christy Finch Wroxham
Remy Gordon Wroxham 24

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals[edit]
Final[edit]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] SUD AVE BAR BRE BRI BUR CHA CHE CRA DER GWR HAR HEY M&T NDH RED ROM SOH THA THU TIL WAL WAR WRO
AFC Sudbury 0–3 5–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 0–2 6–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 5–0 3–0 3–1 3–3 2–6 4–0 3–0 3–2 1–0
Aveley 3–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 7–0 4–4 3–1 3–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–3 0–5
Barkingside 0–3 0–1 4–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–2
Brentwood Town 1–4 3–1 1–3 2–1 4–2 2–2 0–0 3–3 0–1 3–0 1–2 3–3 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 3–2 0–2 5–1
Brightlingsea Regent 3–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–4 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 3–1 1–0 5–0 3–1 5–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
Burnham Ramblers 0–3 0–4 3–3 0–2 2–3 1–2 3–3 0–4 0–2 1–6 2–4 1–4 2–1 0–3 3–4 0–3 1–2 3–2 1–3 2–1 3–4 1–5 2–2
Chatham Town 0–1 0–5 2–0 0–1 5–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–5 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–5 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–3
Cheshunt 0–1 2–1 5–2 2–3 1–5 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 2–4 0–2 3–5 0–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–3
Cray Wanderers 1–5 3–3 4–2 2–3 0–3 2–0 3–0 1–4 2–3 3–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 1–3 1–4 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 4–1 4–0 1–1 2–3
Dereham Town 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 7–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–4 0–1 4–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–0
Great Wakering Rovers 1–5 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–2 2–2 2–4 1–0 1–2 2–2 6–2 3–0 4–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–4
Harlow Town 0–0 3–1 5–2 1–1 4–0 4–2 2–1 5–1 0–2 6–3 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 4–1 3–2 1–1
Heybridge Swifts 2–3 4–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–4 2–1 2–4 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–4 1–1
Maldon & Tiptree 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–5 1–0 0–3 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 4–2 2–2 1–2
Needham Market 1–0 3–0 4–1 1–2 4–1 5–0 2–1 4–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 4–2 1–0 6–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–3 2–1 0–1 2–0
Redbridge 0–2 2–1 2–4 1–2 1–5 4–3 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 2–1 4–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–3
Romford 0–1 1–3 5–1 0–5 2–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–2 0–3 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2
Soham Town Rangers 1–1 2–1 1–5 0–2 1–2 6–2 2–1 1–2 4–2 2–1 3–1 0–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 5–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 4–2 2–1 2–2 3–1
Thamesmead Town 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 5–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–3 1–0 0–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–3
Thurrock 0–2 0–2 5–0 2–3 1–3 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 4–2 6–2 4–1 3–0 4–0 5–2 1–1 3–0
Tilbury 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–0 2–3 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–4 1–3 1–1 1–2
Waltham Abbey 1–4 4–1 3–1 3–3 2–3 5–3 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–1 2–3 3–3 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–1
Ware 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 4–1 1–2 4–0 1–2 2–4 4–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–3
Wroxham 2–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 8–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 4–1 0–0 3–2 8–0 2–3 3–0 4–1 0–1 0–3 1–1

Updated to games played on 25 April 2015.
Source: IL Division One North results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

2014–15 Isthmian League is located in Southeast England
M&T
Aveley
Aveley
Barkingside
Barkingside
Brentwood Town
Brentwood Town
Cheshunt
Cheshunt
Cray Wanderers
Cray Wanderers
Redbridge
Redbridge
Romford & Thurrock
Romford & Thurrock
Thamesmead Town
Thamesmead Town
Waltham Abbey
Waltham Abbey
Locations of Division One North teams
Club Stadium Capacity
AFC Sudbury King's Marsh 2,500
Aveley The Mill Field 1,100
Barkingside Cricklefield Stadium (groundshare with Ilford) 3,500
Brentwood Town The Brentwood Centre Arena 1,800
Brightlingsea Regent North Road 1,000
Burnham Ramblers Leslie Fields 2,000
Chatham Town The Sports Ground 5,000
Cheshunt Cheshunt Stadium 3,000
Cray Wanderers Hayes Lane (groundshare with Bromley) 6,000
Dereham Town Aldiss Park 3,000
Great Wakering Rovers Burroughs Park 2,500
Harlow Town Barrows Farm 3,500
Heybridge Swifts Scraley Road 3,000
Maldon & Tiptree Wallace Binder Ground 2,000
Needham Market Bloomfields 4,000
Redbridge Oakside 3,000
Romford Ship Lane (groundshare with Thurrock) 3,500
Soham Town Rangers Julius Martin Lane 2,000
Thamesmead Town Bayliss Avenue 6,000
Thurrock Ship Lane 3,500
Tilbury Chadfields 4,000
Waltham Abbey Capershotts 3,500
Ware Wodson Park 3,300
Wroxham Trafford Park 2,000

Division One South[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One South
Season 2014–15
Champions Burgess Hill Town
Promoted Burgess Hill Town
Merstham
Relegated Redhill
Horsham
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1,837 (3.33 per match)
Top goalscorer 34 goals - Ian Draycott (Folkestone Invicta)
Chris Smith (South Park)
Highest attendance 1052 - Folkestone Invicta 1 - 0 Chipstead, (3 April)
Total attendance 117,744
Average attendance 213 (+3.0% to previous season)

Division One South consisted of 24 clubs: 20 clubs from the previous season, and four new clubs:

Burgess Hill Town won the division achieving the longest unbeaten run in this season's levels 1-8 of 36 matches. They were promoted to the Premier Division along with play-off winners Merstham. Horsham and Redhill were relegated, while East Grinstead Town were given a reprieve due to Salisbury City failing to start the season, Hereford United folding during the season and the lack of clubs promoting from the ninth tier. Horsham lost their place in the Isthmian League after 32 seasons.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Burgess Hill Town (C) (P) 46 33 10 3 105 39 +66 109 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Folkestone Invicta 46 29 11 6 106 47 +59 98 Qualified for the play-offs
3 Faversham Town 46 30 7 9 111 52 +59 97
4 Merstham (O) (P) 46 27 12 7 107 51 +56 93 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
5 Whyteleafe 46 23 12 11 91 61 +30 81 Qualified for the play-offs
6 Worthing 46 22 10 14 92 65 +27 76
7 Three Bridges 46 21 9 16 94 95 −1 72
8 Whitstable Town 46 20 11 15 82 77 +5 71
9 Herne Bay 46 20 9 17 62 65 −3 69
10 Guernsey 46 19 7 20 92 94 −2 64
11 Tooting & Mitcham United 46 15 14 17 77 66 +11 59
12 Sittingbourne 46 16 11 19 55 69 −14 59
13 Corinthian-Casuals 46 16 10 20 64 82 −18 58
14 South Park 46 16 8 22 76 105 −29 56
15 Chipstead 46 15 9 22 67 84 −17 54
16 Hythe Town 46 14 11 21 82 79 +3 53
17 Walton & Hersham 46 14 11 21 59 75 −16 53
18 Walton Casuals 46 16 5 25 62 94 −32 53
19 Hastings United 46 12 12 22 57 70 −13 48
20 Carshalton Athletic 46 13 9 24 61 79 −18 48
21 Ramsgate 46 13 9 24 61 86 −25 48
22 East Grinstead Town 46 13 6 27 55 94 −39 45 Reprieved from relegation
23 Redhill (R) 46 10 11 25 69 101 −32 41 Relegated to the Combined Counties League
24 Horsham (R) 46 10 6 30 50 107 −57 36 Relegated to the Southern Combination League

Source: [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[11]
Ian Draycott Folkestone Invicta 34
Chris Smith South Park
Daniel Summers Tooting & Mitcham United 28
Ian Pulman Whitstable Town 25
Wayne Wilson Faversham Town 24

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals[edit]
Final[edit]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BUR CAR CHI COR EGT FAV FOL GUE HAS HER HOR HYT MER RAM RED SIT SPK THR T&M W&H WAL WHT WHY WOR
Burgess Hill Town 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 7–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 3–3 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 5–0 0–1 2–3
Carshalton Athletic 0–2 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 5–3 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 0–3 4–0 3–0 2–0 5–3 3–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–1
Chipstead 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–3 3–1 2–1 3–4 0–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–2 4–4 2–4
Corinthian-Casuals 1–1 4–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 1–6 0–3 3–0 1–5 0–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–2 1–5 0–3
East Grinstead Town 2–3 2–1 1–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 1–5 1–3 0–1 2–1 2–3 2–3 1–1 2–3 0–4 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–0 0–6 0–1
Faversham Town 0–0 5–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–5 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 3–0 4–1 3–0 1–0 5–0 5–1 1–3 2–3 2–1
Folkestone Invicta 1–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 3–1 1–2 5–2 1–0 2–0 5–0 1–0 2–2 5–2 2–0 3–2 6–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–3 0–0 2–1
Guernsey 0–2 0–2 3–2 3–0 2–4 0–2 0–0 1–0 3–4 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–3 8–1 3–2 2–1 0–3 2–2 3–0 5–2
Hastings United 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–2 4–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Herne Bay 0–1 4–2 2–3 2–1 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–6 1–3 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–0
Horsham 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 2–4 1–2 0–2 4–1 2–1 3–5 0–4 1–0 0–2 3–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–5
Hythe Town 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 6–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 3–3 2–2 4–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 2–3 0–2 1–1
Merstham 3–4 2–0 4–1 3–0 0–1 0–2 1–3 8–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–2 4–3 3–1 1–1 6–0 3–2 1–1 5–2 3–0 2–0 2–2
Ramsgate 1–2 3–1 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–5 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 2–3 1–0 0–2 1–3 3–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–4 3–2
Redhill 1–1 0–3 1–4 2–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–3 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–2 4–3 2–0 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–2
Sittingbourne 0–4 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–3 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–5 1–1 5–3 0–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–4 3–0 0–1 0–0
South Park 1–4 3–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 0–4 0–5 1–7 3–2 0–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–7
Three Bridges 0–0 3–2 4–2 2–1 1–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–1 3–4 2–3 2–1 5–0 0–0 4–0 3–0 4–2 4–2 2–1 2–2 2–6
Tooting & Mitcham United 1–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–3 5–2 1–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–0 4–1 4–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 1–3
Walton & Hersham 0–2 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–6 0–3 2–2 1–1 3–0 4–1 1–2 2–1 5–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–3 2–0 0–5 1–0
Walton Casuals 0–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 0–4 2–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–2
Whitstable Town 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 3–4 1–0 4–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 4–1 4–2 2–2 0–1 3–2 5–4 2–2 1–0
Whyteleafe 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–4 3–2 1–5 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–3
Worthing 1–5 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–3 2–0 3–3 4–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 25 April 2015.
Source: IL Division One South results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Locations of Division One South teams
Club Stadium Capacity
Burgess Hill Town Leylands Park 2,500
Carshalton Athletic War Memorial Sports Ground 5,000
Chipstead High Road 2,000
Corinthian-Casuals King George's Field 2,700
East Grinstead Town East Court 1,000
Faversham Town Shepherd Neame Stadium 2,000
Folkestone Invicta Cheriton Road 4,000
Guernsey Footes Lane 5,000
Hastings United The Pilot Field 4,050
Herne Bay Winch's Field 4,000
Horsham Gorings Mead 1,500
Hythe Town Reachfields Stadium 3,000
Merstham Moatside 2,000
Ramsgate Southwood Stadium 2,500
Redhill Kiln Brow 2,000
Sittingbourne Woodstock Park 3,000
South Park King George's Field 2,000
Three Bridges Jubilee Field 1,500
Tooting & Mitcham United Imperial Fields 3,500
Walton & Hersham The Sports Ground 2,000
Walton Casuals Waterside Stadium 2,000
Whitstable Town The Belmont Ground 3,000
Whyteleafe Church Road 2,000
Worthing Worthing Stadium 4,000

League Cup[edit]

2014–15 Isthmian League Cup
Country  England
Teams 64
Champions Hendon
Runners-up Grays Athletic
Matches played 63

The Isthmian League Cup 2014–15 (billed as the Robert Dyas Cup 2014–15 for sponsorship reasons) is the 41st season of the Isthmian League Cup, the cup competition of the whole Isthmian League.[12]

Calendar[edit]

Round Dates Matches Clubs
First round 6 October to 12 November 32 64 → 32
Second round 11 November to 22 December 16 32 → 16
Third round 4 December to 9 February 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 10 February to 18 February 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 11 March 2 4 → 2
Final 15 April 1 2 → 1

The Isthmian League Cup was voluntary this season, eight clubs decided not to take part in the competition:

First round[edit]

All sixty-four clubs participated in the League Cup from the First round.

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Tie Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier) Att.
61 Grays Athletic 2–1 Billericay Town 211
62 Hendon 2–1 Margate 125

Final[edit]

15 April 2015 65 Grays Athletic (P) 2–3 Hendon (P) Church Road, Whyteleafe
19:30 Fortnam-Tomlinson Goal 42'
Cronin Goal 90'
Isthmian League report Da Costa Goal 36'Goal 73'
Ibe Goal 40'
Attendance: 396


See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]