2016–17 Combined Counties Football League

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Combined Counties Football League
Season2016–17

The 2016–17 Combined Counties Football League season (known as the 2016–17 Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 39th in the history of the Combined Counties Football League, a football competition in England. Teams are divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

The league constitution was announced on 17 May 2016.[1] The season began on 2 August and concluded in May 2017.

Premier Division[edit]

Combined Counties Football League Premier Division

The Premier Division was increased from 22 to 23 clubs, and featured five new teams after the promotion of Ashford Town to the Southern League, and the relegation of Chessington & Hook United, Cove and Redhill to the First Division:

In June 2016, North Greenford United successfully appealed against their placement in the Hellenic Football League following relegation from the Southern Football League, and were placed in the Combined Counties Premier Division.[2]

Camberley Town, Epsom & Ewell, Hartley Wintney, Walton & Hersham and Westfield applied for promotion to Step 4 for 2017–18.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hartley Wintney (C) (P) 44 35 6 3 131 41 +90 111 Promotion to the SFL Division One
2 Westfield 44 28 9 7 106 52 +54 93
3 Hanworth Villa 44 24 9 11 73 47 +26 81
4 Epsom & Ewell 44 23 10 11 90 57 +33 79
5 Walton & Hersham 44 21 15 8 70 42 +28 78
6 Camberley Town 44 22 6 16 84 58 +26 72
7 Horley Town 44 21 7 16 89 67 +22 70
8 Bedfont Sports 44 17 13 14 78 80 −2 64
9 Spelthorne Sports 44 18 9 17 80 76 +4 63
10 Abbey Rangers 44 17 12 15 71 73 −2 63
11 Windsor 44 17 10 17 78 71 +7 61 Transferred to the Hellenic League
12 Knaphill 44 18 6 20 83 81 +2 60
13 Sutton Common Rovers 44 18 5 21 64 72 −8 59
14 North Greenford United 44 16 10 18 83 78 +5 58
15 Colliers Wood United 44 15 11 18 75 80 −5 56
16 Guildford City 44 15 8 21 78 86 −8 53
17 A.F.C. Hayes 44 14 9 21 64 82 −18 51
18 Farnham Town 44 14 7 23 59 83 −24 49
19 Chertsey Town 44 14 7 23 55 91 −36 49
20 CB Hounslow United 44 14 5 25 55 85 −30 47
21 Badshot Lea (R) 44 11 6 27 61 113 −52 39 Relegation to Division One
22 Bedfont & Feltham (R) 44 9 7 28 54 118 −64 34
23 Raynes Park Vale (R) 44 7 9 28 43 91 −48 30

Updated to games played on 20:38, 29 April 2017 (UTC).
Source: FA Full-Time CCL Prem Div Table
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.

Division One[edit]

Combined Counties Football League Division One

Division One was increased from 17 to 18 clubs, and featured six new teams after CB Hounslow United, Bedfont & Feltham and Abbey Rangers were promoted to the Premier Division, Dorking Wanderers Reserves left the league, and Sandhurst Town transferred to the Hellenic League:

The season began on 6 August 2016 with Ash United and Frimley Green accruing the first points on the board with a 1–1 draw at Young's Drive, Ash. Frimley Green were deducted the point they earned from this match when it transpired that they had fielded an ineligible player.

Two matches remained unplayed because the visiting clubs were unable to raise teams.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Banstead Athletic (C) (P) 34 25 6 3 117 34 +83 81 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 Redhill (P) 34 23 4 7 106 35 +71 73
3 Balham (P) 34 20 7 7 104 52 +52 67
4 Worcester Park 33 20 2 11 93 53 +40 065§
5 Chessington & Hook United 34 19 7 8 72 43 +29 64
6 Eversley & California 34 19 5 10 90 69 +21 62
7 AC London 33 17 12 4 93 40 +53 060#
8 Bagshot 33 19 3 11 91 74 +17 60
9 Sheerwater 34 16 4 14 64 75 −11 52
10 Staines Lammas 34 14 7 13 56 51 +5 49
11 Cobham 34 15 3 16 64 64 0 48
12 Ash United 34 13 5 16 62 78 −16 44
13 Frimley Green 34 10 9 15 57 56 +1 038
14 South Park Reserves 34 7 8 19 64 103 −39 29
15 Dorking 34 7 4 23 48 87 −39 25 Folded at the end of the season
16 Farleigh Rovers 34 6 5 23 65 123 −58 23
17 Cove 34 4 5 25 57 124 −67 017
18 Epsom Athletic (R) 33 2 0 31 19 161 −142 6 Relegation to Step 7

Updated to games played on 20:53, 6 May 2017 (UTC).
Source: FA Full-Time CCL Div One Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
§ Worcester Park were awarded three points when Bagshot failed to raise a team for their match on 18 March.
# AC London were deducted six points on 21 November for fielding an ineligible player. They were later awarded three points when Epsom Athletic failed to raise a team for their match on 8 April.
Frimley Green were deducted one point for fielding an ineligible player at Ash United on 6 August.
† Cove were reprieved from relegation.
(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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club allocations 2016–17". Farnham Town F.C. 17 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  2. ^ Notice of successful appeal

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