2016–17 Southern Counties East Football League

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Southern Counties East League
Season 2016–17
Champions Ashford United
Promoted Ashford United
Relegated Fisher
Erith & Belvedere

The 2016–17 Southern Counties East Football League season was the 51st in the history of the Southern Counties East Football League, a football competition in England, and is the first year the competition has two divisions, having merged with the Kent Invicta Football League.[1]

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs.

The following two clubs left the Premier Division before the season -

The following three clubs joined the Premier Division before the season -

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Ashford United (C, P) 38 30 2 6 119 39 +80 92 Promoted to IL Division One South
2 Crowborough Athletic 38 28 6 4 96 36 +60 90
3 Sevenoaks Town 38 27 3 8 90 35 +55 84
4 Cray Valley Paper Mills 38 24 3 11 91 57 +34 75
5 Whitstable Town 38 22 3 13 82 51 +31 69
6 Sheppey United 38 20 8 10 75 55 +20 68
7 AFC Croydon Athletic 38 18 11 9 75 62 +13 65
8 Hollands & Blair 38 18 8 12 68 55 +13 62
9 Canterbury City 38 17 7 14 66 42 +24 58
10 Corinthian 38 15 7 16 68 64 +4 52
11 Croydon 38 15 3 20 66 83 −17 48
12 Bearsted 38 14 5 19 63 73 −10 47
13 Deal Town 38 11 13 14 66 74 −8 46
14 Rochester United 38 9 10 19 47 79 −32 37
15 Tunbridge Wells 38 10 7 21 41 74 −33 37
16 Lordswood 38 9 7 22 54 101 −47 34
17 Erith Town 38 9 4 25 50 116 −66 31
18 Beckenham Town 38 8 5 25 38 76 −38 29
19 Fisher (R) 38 7 7 24 50 86 −36 28 Relegated to Division One
20 Erith & Belvedere (R) 38 7 5 26 47 94 −47 26
Source: SCEFL Tables
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Promotion criteria[edit]

To be promoted at the end of the season a team must:[2]

  1. Have applied to be considered for promotion by 30 November 2016
  2. Pass a ground grading examination by 31 March 2017
  3. Finish the season in a position higher than that of any other team also achieving criteria 1 and 2
  4. Finish the season in one of the top three positions

The following eight teams achieved criterion one:[3]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACA ASH BEA BEC CAN COR CVP CRW CRD DEA E&B ERI FIS H&B LOR ROC SEV SHE TUN WHT
AFC Croydon Athletic 2–2 3–0 2–0 0–4 0–0 4–1 1–1 3–6 2–2 3–0 5–1 2–1 1–3 4–1 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–1 0–3
Ashford United 3–3 0–1 4–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 4–0 2–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 7–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 4–2
Bearsted 1–5 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–5 0–3 2–3 1–1 1–3 7–1 4–1 3–3 0–1 3–4 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–2
Beckenham Town 1–3 0–2 2–3 0–4 1–0 0–5 1–3 1–3 3–1 2–4 0–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–2
Canterbury City 0–1 1–3 0–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 3–0 3–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–1 5–0 0–1
Corinthian 0–2 2–3 2–0 3–0 1–3 3–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 3–1 5–0 3–0 4–4 1–3 3–3 0–4 0–1 5–2 2–2
Cray Valley Paper Mills 3–0 2–5 2–1 3–3 2–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 5–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 4–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–1
Crowborough Athletic 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 7–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 6–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 3–0 3–1
Croydon 0–3 0–4 4–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–3 0–2 1–2 1–0 6–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–4 1–6 2–3 2–0 2–2
Deal Town 2–2 1–4 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–6 5–2 6–0 2–4 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–4 4–1 0–2
Erith & Belvedere 0–2 2–6 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–1 4–2 0–3 2–6 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 3–2 2–3
Erith Town 4–1 2–3 1–2 0–3 1–2 2–1 0–7 1–7 3–2 1–5 2–1 1–3 1–3 3–3 4–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 1–5
Fisher 1–1 0–5 0–3 2–0 0–0 3–3 0–3 2–6 1–0 2–3 3–0 10–1 3–4 2–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2
Hollands & Blair 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–4 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
Lordswood 3–3 0–7 1–4 1–3 1–4 0–2 0–7 2–4 1–3 1–1 4–4 4–1 4–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–1
Rochester United 3–3 0–8 1–0 0–1 0–5 0–1 1–4 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–4 2–1 3–3 1–2 0–1 3–4
Sevenoaks Town 2–0 4–1 3–2 3–1 4–1 0–1 4–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 5–1 4–0 1–4 2–0 2–0 0–2
Sheppey United 1–3 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–4 2–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–0
Tunbridge Wells 1–3 0–5 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–2 3–5 1–0
Whitstable Town 3–0 0–2 5–0 3–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 2–3 7–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 2–4 4–1 2–0 1–2 3–4 1–1

Updated to games played on 29 April 2017.
Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Correct as of 29 April 2017

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Warren Mfula AFC Croydon Athletic 40
2 Shaun Welford Ashford United 34
3 James McDonald Hollands & Blair 25
Jeff Duah-Kessie Croydon
5 Byron Walker Sevenoaks Town 22
6 Rory Hill Ashford United 20
Zac Attwood Crowborough Athletic

Division One[edit]

Before the start of the season Kent Invicta Football League merged with Southern Counties East League and became Division One.

The league consisted of 19 clubs: 17 clubs from previous Kent Invicta League season and two new clubs:

The following two clubs changed their names:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Glebe (C, P) 36 29 5 2 102 24 +78 92 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Rusthall (P) 36 24 8 4 93 34 +59 80
3 Sutton Athletic 36 23 5 8 122 50 +72 74
4 Kent Football United 36 24 2 10 85 40 +45 74
5 K Sports 36 20 8 8 97 63 +34 68
6 Holmesdale 36 19 6 11 68 53 +15 63
7 Bridon Ropes 36 15 10 11 60 59 +1 55
8 Snodland Town 36 16 3 17 59 73 −14 51
9 Lydd Town 36 14 7 15 68 79 −11 49
10 Sporting Club Thamesmead 36 12 8 16 60 70 −10 44
11 FC Elmstead 36 11 10 15 55 64 −9 43
12 Forest Hill Park 36 12 7 17 50 75 −25 43
13 Phoenix Sports Reserves 36 13 4 19 65 93 −28 43
14 Orpington 36 10 10 16 45 58 −13 40 Resigned from the league
15 Eltham Palace 36 10 9 17 65 82 −17 39
16 Gravesham Borough 36 8 8 20 62 84 −22 32
17 Meridian VP 36 9 2 25 45 78 −33 29
18 Crockenhill 36 6 8 22 37 91 −54 26
19 Lewisham Borough 36 4 6 26 45 113 −68 18
Source: SCEFL Tables
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BRI CRO ELT ELM FHP GLB GRB HOL KSP KFU LEW LYD MER ORP PSR RUS SNT SCT SUT
Bridon Ropes 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 4–2 0–4 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 5–4 1–0 0–6
Crockenhill 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–3 1–5 1–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–6 0–1 0–0 1–4
Eltham Palace 1–1 5–2 1–1 0–0 0–4 3–5 0–0 0–6 1–5 2–2 2–2 4–2 3–1 5–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 3–5
FC Elmstead 1–2 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–6
Forest Hill Park 3–3 1–3 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–6
Glebe 4–1 6–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 4–1 5–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–2 2–1
Gravesham Borough 0–1 5–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 2–4 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–5 1–1 1–4 0–3
Holmesdale 2–0 3–0 0–4 2–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 1–3 8–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 5–3 0–1
K Sports 1–1 6–3 1–0 4–1 4–1 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–1 6–2 6–3 2–1 4–2 3–4 1–4 3–0 4–4 2–5
Kent Football United 3–0 1–1 5–1 2–1 6–1 0–2 5–0 3–4 0–1 2–1 5–2 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–3 1–0 2–2 0–2
Lewisham Borough 0–4 1–2 2–7 1–0 2–2 1–6 4–3 0–2 2–7 2–4 3–2 1–2 3–2 2–3 2–4 1–2 0–0 1–5
Lydd Town 1–3 4–0 1–3 3–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 3–5 3–2 2–1 2–2 5–2 3–3 2–1
Meridian VP 0–1 2–0 2–3 2–3 0–1 1–4 1–7 1–2 0–4 0–2 0–0 3–0 4–0 3–5 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–4
Orpington 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 3–0 1–1
Phoenix Sports Reserves 4–3 6–1 3–2 0–4 3–5 2–3 3–4 0–2 0–4 1–7 2–0 5–2 4–1 1–1 0–5 5–1 0–2 2–6
Rusthall 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 6–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 6–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 0–2 3–0 6–0 4–3
Snodland Town 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–3 4–0 4–1 4–3 4–3 4–1 1–3 2–1 1–6
Sporting Club Thamesmead 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–4 2–4 3–2 0–1 0–2 5–2 3–1 2–3 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 1–2
Sutton Athletic 0–2 4–1 5–1 3–3 3–1 1–2 5–2 6–1 2–2 2–4 5–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 2–0 9–0 2–2

Updated to games played on 25 April 2017.
Source: [2]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Correct as of 25 April 2017

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Arlie Desanges Sutton Athletic 34
2 Caine Smith K Sports 32
3 Ryan Golding Glebe 27
4 David Sherwood Snodland Town 23
5 Josh Patrick SC Thamesmead 22
6 Jonny Murray Sutton Athletic/Glebe 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://scefl.com/
  2. ^ "Promotion criteria for Step 5 to Step 4 for 2016–17 season". FA. 26 Oct 2015.
  3. ^ "Step 4 Applications". FA. 12 Dec 2016. Retrieved 15 Dec 2016.
  4. ^ "Application for promotion accepted!". Retrieved 16 Feb 2017.

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