2016–17 Southern Football League

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The 2016–17 season was the 114th in the history of the Southern League since its establishment in 1894. From the 2014–15 season onwards, the Southern League is known as Evo-Stik League Southern, following a sponsorship deal with Evo-Stik.

The league constitution was announced on 12 May 2016.[1][2]

Premier Division[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season2016–17
ChampionsChippenham Town
PromotedChippenham Town
Leamington
RelegatedCinderford Town
Hayes & Yeading United
Cirencester Town
Cambridge City
Matches played552
Goals scored1,595 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorer27 goals - Andrew Sandell (Chippenham Town)
Biggest home winFrome Town 8 – 1 Redditch United, 14 January
Biggest away winSt Ives Town 0 – 7 Kettering Town, 5 November
Highest scoringFrome Town 8 – 1 Redditch United, 14 January
Highest attendance2,033 – Dorchester Town 1 – 1 Weymouth, 26 December
Lowest attendance71 - Kings Langley 1 – 2 Redditch United, 27 August
Total attendance188,596
Average attendance342 (+13.9% to previous season)

On 12 May 2016 the league constitution was announced. Later, Cinderford Town, who were originally promoted to the Southern Football League Premier Division as champions of Division One South & West, initially declined promotion due to financial concerns. On 27 May it was confirmed that Cinderford Town would remain in Division One South & West. As a consequence, the team with the best record among those relegated at level 7 - Stamford - were reprieved from relegation. Corby Town, who were originally placed in the Premier Division, were transferred to the Southern Football League to take the vacated place.[3]

On 14 June 2016, Evesham United, who had been transferred from the Southern League Division One South & West to the Northern Premier League First Division South due to Cinderford's refusal to accept promotion, had an appeal against the decision to transfer them leagues heard by the Football Association. On 15 June 2016, they were informed they were successful in their appeal, meaning they would stay in their original league. The knock on effect of this was Cinderford Town were forced to take promotion to the Southern Football League Premier Division. This meant that Corby Town were placed back in the Northern Premier League Premier Division for the 2016-17 season.[4]

Thus, the Premier Division will feature six new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Chippenham Town (C, P) 46 31 10 5 94 47 +47 103 Promoted to the National League South
2 Leamington (O, P) 46 27 11 8 74 32 +42 92 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the National League North
3 Merthyr Town 46 25 14 7 92 42 +50 89 Qualified for the Premier Division play-offs[a]
4 Hitchin Town 46 24 14 8 79 45 +34 86
5 Slough Town 46 26 7 13 84 56 +28 85
6 Banbury United 46 24 8 14 67 40 +27 80
7 Biggleswade Town 46 21 11 14 85 59 +26 74
8 Frome Town 46 20 14 12 80 67 +13 74
9 Kettering Town 46 21 10 15 84 66 +18 73
10 Weymouth 46 16 18 12 79 58 +21 66
11 Chesham United 46 18 10 18 67 62 +5 64
12 Basingstoke Town 46 18 8 20 65 72 −7 62
13 King's Lynn Town 46 14 18 14 60 69 −9 60
14 Stratford Town 46 13 17 16 64 66 −2 56
15 St Ives Town 46 15 11 20 49 70 −21 56
16 Dunstable Town 46 16 6 24 46 65 −19 54
17 Redditch United 46 13 11 22 54 75 −21 50
18 Dorchester Town 46 12 12 22 52 80 −28 48
19 St Neots Town 46 14 6 26 66 101 −35 48
20 Kings Langley 46 11 14 21 57 72 −15 47
21 Cambridge City (R) 46 12 11 23 46 72 −26 47 Relegated to the East Division
22 Cirencester Town (R) 46 11 9 26 54 92 −38 42 Relegated to the West Division
23 Hayes & Yeading United (R) 46 10 11 25 48 81 −33 41 Relegated to the East Division
24 Cinderford Town (R) 46 8 3 35 49 106 −57 27 Relegated to the West Division
Updated to match(es) played on 1 May 2017. Source: SFL official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [5]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the National League North / South

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
      
2 Leamington 1
5 Slough Town 0
Leamington 2
Hitchin Town 1
3 Merthyr Town 1 (1)
4 Hitchin Town 1 (4)

Semi-finals

Final

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAN BAS BIG CAM CHE CHI CIN CIR DOR DUN FRO H&Y HIT KET KLT KIL LEA MER RED SLO STI STN STR WEY
Banbury United 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 5–0 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1
Basingstoke Town 0–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 5–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 4–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–6
Biggleswade Town 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 5–0 6–0 3–0 2–2 4–1 6–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–5 2–0 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–3
Cambridge City 1–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–4 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–4 3–4 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–1
Chesham United 0–4 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 6–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 5–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–1
Chippenham Town 0–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 4–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–0
Cinderford Town 1–2 2–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 4–2 1–2 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–4 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 5–2 2–1 2–2
Cirencester Town 1–4 2–3 1–0 0–3 1–2 3–3 3–2 4–1 2–0 1–4 1–2 0–0 1–6 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 3–0
Dorchester Town 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–2 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1
Dunstable Town 1–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–1
Frome Town 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–2 3–2 0–4 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–2 8–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–0
Hayes & Yeading United 0–1 2–3 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 5–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–6 2–1 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–0
Hitchin Town 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 4–3 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 5–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 4–2 2–3 4–1 4–1 1–0 1–1
Kettering Town 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–3 4–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 0–3 3–1
King's Lynn Town 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–0 1–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 5–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–6
Kings Langley 0–1 2–0 4–5 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–3 2–1 2–3 1–3 1–1
Leamington 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 3–1 5–0 5–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–6 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1
Merthyr Town 1–0 4–0 1–0 5–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 4–3 1–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–2
Redditch United 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–2 4–1 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–1 0–4 0–2 1–4 1–1 2–1
Slough Town 2–0 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–0
St Ives Town 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–7 2–0 2–1 0–5 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–2
St Neots Town 1–4 2–1 0–5 0–3 4–1 3–3 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 3–2 1–5 1–2 1–5 5–2 5–2 0–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–4
Stratford Town 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–2 4–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–3 2–4 1–2 2–3 5–2 0–5
Weymouth 2–2 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–4 3–0 4–0 2–1 3–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 4–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1

Updated to games played on 22 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.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Banbury United Spencer Stadium 2,000
Basingstoke Town The Camrose 6,000
Biggleswade Town The Carlsberg Stadium 3,000
Chesham United The Meadow 5,000
Chippenham Town Hardenhuish Park 2,815
Cinderford Town Causeway Ground 3,500
Cirencester Town Corinium Stadium 4,500
Dorchester Town The Avenue Stadium 5,009
Dunstable Town Creasey Park 3,200
Frome Town Badgers Hill 2,000
Hayes & Yeading United Beaconsfield Road
Hitchin Town Top Field 4,000
Kettering Town Latimer Park (groundshare with Burton Park Wanderers) 2,400
King's Lynn Town The Walks 5,733
Kings Langley CRY Community Stadium 1,963
Leamington New Windmill Ground 3,000
Merthyr Town Penydarren Park 10,000
Redditch United The Valley 5,000
Slough Town Arbour Park 1,950
St Ives Town Westwood Road 2,000
St Neots Town New Rowley Park 3,500
Stratford Town DCS Stadium 1,400
Weymouth Bob Lucas Stadium 6,600

Division One Central[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One Central
Season2016–17
ChampionsRoyston Town
PromotedRoyston Town
Farnborough
RelegatedHiston
Petersfield Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,552 (3.36 per match)
Top goalscorer30 goals - Jermaine Hall (AFC Dunstable)
Biggest home winBarton Rovers 8 – 0 Petersfield Town, 25 March
Biggest away winPetersfield Town 0 – 7 AFC Dunstable, 1 April
Highest scoringEgham Town 6 – 4 Uxbridge, 11 February
Highest attendance551 – Royston Town 5 – 2 Aylesbury United, 15 April
Lowest attendance41 – AFC Dunstable 3 – 1 Petersfield Town, 10 December
Total attendance54,740
Average attendance118 (-18.6% to previous season)

On 12 May 2016 the league constitution was announced. Three Division One Central clubs were moved to the parallel divisions: AFC Rushden & Diamonds were transferred to Northern Premier League Division One South, Godalming Town to Isthmian League Division One South and Ware to Isthmian League Division One North.

Thus, Division One Central featured seven new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Royston Town (C, P) 42 32 6 4 121 48 +73 102 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Farnborough (O, P) 42 28 6 8 96 51 +45 90 Qualified for play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division[a]
3 Barton Rovers 42 23 8 11 91 66 +25 77 Qualified for the Division One Central play-offs
4 Marlow 42 23 8 11 65 43 +22 77
5 Egham Town 42 20 14 8 79 51 +28 74
6 AFC Kempston Rovers 42 21 10 11 82 61 +21 73
7 AFC Dunstable 42 21 8 13 85 53 +32 71
8 Bedford Town 42 18 13 11 76 58 +18 67
9 Potters Bar Town 42 16 14 12 71 61 +10 62 Transferred to the Isthmian League North Division
10 Ashford Town 42 17 8 17 73 71 +2 59
11 Hanwell Town 42 16 10 16 64 67 −3 57[b]
12 Kidlington 42 18 5 19 70 79 −9 56[c] Transferred to the West Division
13 Aylesbury United 42 16 7 19 58 68 −10 55
14 Fleet Town 42 13 11 18 72 81 −9 50
15 Arlesey Town 42 14 8 20 55 69 −14 50
16 Beaconsfield SYCOB 42 13 9 20 81 85 −4 48
17 Uxbridge 42 13 8 21 67 80 −13 47
18 Chalfont St Peter 42 14 5 23 49 77 −28 47
19 Aylesbury 42 12 8 22 54 75 −21 44
20 Northwood 42 9 12 21 57 88 −31 39
21 Histon (R) 42 9 7 26 54 93 −39 34 Relegated to the Eastern Counties League
22 Petersfield Town (R) 42 2 3 37 32 127 −95 9 Relegated to the Wessex League
Source: SFL official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [5]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier Division.
  2. ^ Hanwell Town were deducted one point for fielding an ineligible player.
  3. ^ Kidlington were deducted three points for fielding a suspended player.

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
      
2 Farnborough 4
5 Egham Town 0
Farnborough 2
Barton Rovers 0
3 Barton Rovers 2
4 Marlow 0

Semi-finals

Final

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AFD KEM ARL ASH AYB AYL BAR BEA BED CHA EGH FAR FLE HAN HIS KID MAR NOR PET POT ROY UXB
AFC Dunstable 1–2 1–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 1–0 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–3 2–0 0–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 1–2
Kempston Rovers 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–1
Arlesey Town 1–0 1–2 0–3 0–2 3–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–4 3–0 6–1 1–1 5–4 0–3
Ashford Town 2–3 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 6–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 3–4 1–3 1–2 5–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 0–3 1–4 2–0
Aylesbury 2–2 0–3 2–3 2–2 0–1 1–4 3–2 0–1 1–3 1–0 3–2 5–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–6 2–2
Aylesbury United 0–5 0–2 0–0 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 3–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–1
Barton Rovers 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–3 3–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–0 2–6 4–2 2–1 5–1 8–0 1–1 0–4 4–0
Beaconsfield Town 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 1–4 1–2 2–1 1–5 5–1 1–2 0–4 4–4 3–0 2–2 6–0 2–2 0–0 3–2 3–4 4–6 1–2
Bedford Town 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 3–2 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 5–2 0–2 3–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 3–3
Chalfont St Peter 1–1 0–3 2–3 0–0 2–2 3–2 0–2 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 4–1 0–4 0–4 2–0
Egham Town 3–4 6–3 2–1 3–1 3–1 0–5 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 6–4
Farnborough 2–1 3–2 3–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–0 6–1 3–2 3–1 4–0 4–3 2–3 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 2–2
Fleet Town 1–4 0–3 1–1 3–0 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 6–1 0–1 7–0 2–0 4–4 1–1 0–3
Hanwell Town 2–4 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 3–5 1–1 3–2 3–5 0–0 1–4 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 4–1 1–1 4–1 1–2
Histon 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–5 4–5 0–0 1–4 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–2
Kidlington 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–3 3–4 3–1 0–5 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 3–1 0–3 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 4–2
Marlow 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–1
Northwood 1–1 4–4 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3 3–2 0–1 2–2 2–4 1–1 1–1 6–0 2–4 0–2 4–0 3–2 0–4 1–2
Petersfield Town 0–7 0–3 2–3 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–3 0–6 2–3 0–2 0–5 3–2 2–2 0–1 3–4 2–4 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1
Potters Bar Town 1–2 2–3 3–1 3–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–3 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–4 4–0 3–1 1–3 2–3
Royston Town 1–0 4–4 3–0 5–3 5–0 5–2 3–6 4–1 1–0 4–0 3–2 5–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 6–0 0–0 5–2
Uxbridge 1–2 3–3 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–3 3–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 5–0 4–1 1–4 0–2

Updated to games played on 22 April 2017.
Source: SFL Division One Central 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]

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Dunstable Creasey Park (groundshare with Dunstable Town) 3,500
Arlesey Town Hitchin Road 2,920
Ashford Town Robert Parker Stadium 2,550
Aylesbury Haywood Way 1,300
Aylesbury United The ASM Stadium (groundshare with Thame United) 2,000
Barton Rovers Sharpenhoe Road 4,000
Beaconsfield SYCOB Holloways Park 3,500
Bedford Town The Eyrie 3,000
Chalfont St Peter Mill Meadow 1,500
Egham Town The Runnymede Stadium 5,565
Farnborough Cherrywood Road 7,000
Fleet Town Calthorpe Park 2,000
Hanwell Town Reynolds Field 3,000
Histon Bridge Road 4,300
Kempston Rovers Hillgrounds Leisure 2,000
Kidlington Yarnton Road 1,500
Marlow Alfred Davis Memorial Ground 3,000
Northwood Northwood Park 3,075
Petersfield Town The Love Lane Stadium 3,000
Potters Bar Town Parkfield 2,000
Royston Town Garden Walk 5,000
Uxbridge Honeycroft 3,770

Division One South & West[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One South & West
Season2016–17
ChampionsHereford
PromotedHereford
Tiverton Town
RelegatedBridgwater Town
Wantage Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,533 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorer39 goals - Thomas Wright (Salisbury)
Biggest home winTaunton Town 10 – 2 Larkhall Athletic, 17 January
Biggest away winWantage Town 0 – 9 Taunton Town, 17 December
Highest scoringTaunton Town 10 – 2 Larkhall Athletic, 17 January
Highest attendance4,406 – Hereford 2 – 1 Evesham United, 2 January
Lowest attendance0 – Didcot Town 1 – 2 Hereford, 11 April
Total attendance157,895
Average attendance341 (+117.2% to previous season)

On 12 May 2016 the league constitution was announced. One Division One South & West club were moved to the parallel division: Marlow were transferred to Division One Central. Later, Cinderford Town, who were originally promoted to the Premier Division as champions of Division One South & West, declined promotion due to financial concerns. On 27 May it was confirmed that Cinderford Town would remain in Division One South & West. As a consequence, Evesham United were transferred to the Northern Premier League Division One South to create a place for Cinderford Town.[3]

On 14 June 2016, Evesham United, who had been transferred from the Southern League Division One South & West to the Northern Premier League First Division South due to Cinderford's refusal to accept promotion, had an appeal against the decision to transfer them leagues heard by the Football Association. On 15 June 2016, they were informed they were successful in their appeal, meaning they would stay in their original league. The knock on effect of this was Cinderford Town were forced to take promotion to the Southern Football League Premier Division.[4]

Thus, Division One South & West featured five new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Hereford (C, P) 42 33 8 1 108 32 +76 107 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Salisbury 42 29 2 11 118 52 +66 89 Qualified for Division One South & West play-offs
3 Tiverton Town (O, P) 42 27 7 8 92 50 +42 88 Qualified for play-offs then promoted to the Premier Division[a]
4 Taunton Town 42 27 7 8 114 42 +72 85[b] Qualified for Division One South & West play-offs
5 Evesham United 42 24 8 10 88 50 +38 80
6 Swindon Supermarine 42 21 9 12 85 57 +28 72
7 North Leigh 42 22 9 11 84 65 +19 71[c]
8 Mangotsfield United 42 21 7 14 73 69 +4 70
9 Shortwood United 42 19 5 18 65 77 −12 62
10 Bideford 42 15 12 15 61 58 +3 57
11 Wimborne Town 42 17 6 19 67 68 −1 57
12 Didcot Town 42 14 12 16 70 71 −1 54
13 Larkhall Athletic 42 13 14 15 69 69 0 53
14 Winchester City 42 16 5 21 62 70 −8 53
15 Paulton Rovers 42 15 6 21 62 69 −7 51
16 Bishop's Cleeve 42 14 8 20 66 86 −20 50
17 Barnstaple Town 42 13 6 23 52 68 −16 45
18 Yate Town 42 12 8 22 49 77 −28 44
19 AFC Totton 42 10 9 23 49 86 −37 39
20 Slimbridge 42 10 7 25 47 90 −43 37
21 Wantage Town (R) 42 4 9 29 29 110 −81 21 Relegated to the Hellenic League
22 Bridgwater Town (R) 42 2 4 36 23 117 −94 10 Relegated to the Western League
Source: SFL official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [5]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier Division
  2. ^ Taunton Town were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Shortwood United on 6 August 2016.[6]
  3. ^ North Leigh were deducted four points for fielding ineligible players

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
      
2 Salisbury 2
5 Evesham United 1
Salisbury 0
Tiverton Town 2
3 Tiverton Town 3
4 Taunton Town 1

Semi-finals

Final

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] TOT BAR BID BIS BRI DID EVE HER LAR MAN NOR PAU SAL SHT SLI SWI TAU TIV WAN WIM WCC YAT
AFC Totton 1–1 3–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–4 1–2 1–6 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–6 1–3 1–1
Barnstaple Town 2–1 0–1 0–2 5–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–3 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–4 0–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1
Bideford 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 4–0 2–4 0–3 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–0
Bishop's Cleeve 3–2 1–1 3–3 3–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–4 0–5 4–1 0–0 1–4 1–5 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–2
Bridgwater Town 0–2 0–3 1–4 1–3 1–2 0–5 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–1 0–5 1–3 1–2 0–0 0–5 1–5 1–0 2–3 2–2 0–1 1–2
Didcot Town 3–2 1–0 4–2 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–5 2–3 3–3 3–1 2–0 4–0 1–2
Evesham United 0–0 1–0 2–0 4–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 5–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–4 5–1 2–0 3–1 3–1
Hereford 5–0 2–2 2–1 4–0 6–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 2–2 4–0 4–1
Larkhall Athletic 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–4 2–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 3–1 3–2 1–5 0–2 2–0 3–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1
Mangotsfield United 3–0 3–2 2–1 3–3 6–0 2–3 1–5 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–5 3–0 1–1 0–4 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–3 3–1
North Leigh 2–3 4–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–4 3–3 2–2 2–3 1–0 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–3 4–1 1–1 2–0 2–1
Paulton Rovers 2–2 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–3 0–3 3–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 2–5 5–1 0–1 2–0 1–1
Salisbury 2–0 5–0 4–4 4–1 7–0 3–2 1–0 0–4 5–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 5–2 1–2 7–0 5–2 3–1 4–0
Shortwood United 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–1 3–3 2–0 0–3 0–5 0–1 2–5 1–3 0–3 4–4 1–0 0–3 1–0 7–1 1–3 2–1 2–2
Slimbridge 2–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 1–5 0–3 1–5 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–7 5–2 2–2 1–1 5–3 3–1
Swindon Supermarine 1–0 4–2 4–1 2–4 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–3 0–0 5–0 3–3 0–1 1–6 4–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 0–2 3–1
Taunton Town 5–0 0–1 0–0 4–2 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 10–2 6–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–0
Tiverton Town 3–2 2–1 1–1 4–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 4–3 1–0 4–0
Wantage Town 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–5 0–9 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–2
Wimborne Town 3–0 3–0 0–4 4–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–3 2–1 1–2 3–2 3–1 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–5 2–1 1–0 4–1 2–2 0–3
Winchester City 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–2 4–1 3–1 4–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 3–2 4–2 4–3 7–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 3–0 0–1 1–0
Yate Town 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–3 3–2 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–4 1–5 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–0

Updated to games played on 22 April 2017.
Source: SFL Division One South & West 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]

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Totton Testwood Stadium 3,000
Barnstaple Town Mill Road 5,000
Bideford The Sports Ground 2,000
Bishops Cleeve Kayte Lane 1,500
Bridgwater Town Fairfax Park 2,500
Didcot Town Draycott Engineering Loop Meadow Stadium 3,000
Evesham United Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium 3,000
Hereford Edgar Street 4,913
Larkhall Athletic The Plain Ham Ground 1,000
Mangotsfield United Cossham Street 2,500
North Leigh Eynsham Hall Park Sports Ground 2,000
Paulton Rovers Athletic Field 2,500
Salisbury Raymond McEnhill Stadium 5,000
Shortwood United Meadowbank Ground 2,000
Slimbridge Thornhill Park 1,500
Swindon Supermarine Hunts Copse Ground 3,000
Taunton Town The Viridor Stadium 2,500
Tiverton Town Ladysmead 3,500
Wantage Town Alfredian Park 1,500
Wimborne Town The Cuthbury 3,250
Winchester City The City Ground 4,500
Yate Town Lodge Road 2,000

League Cup[edit]

2016–17 Southern League Cup
Country England,  Wales
Teams68
ChampionsHayes & Yeading United
Runners-upSt Ives Town

The 2016–17 Southern League Cup (billed as The League Challenge Cup) was the 79th edition of the Southern League Cup, the cup competition of the Southern Football League.

1st Round[edit]

2nd Round[edit]

3rd Round[edit]

Quarter Finals[edit]

Semi Finals[edit]

Final[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Allocations for Step 1-4 NLS clubs in 2016-17". The FA. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ "League Constitution for Season 2016/17". Southern Football League. 12 May 2016. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Stamford reprieved after Cinderford Town's promotion refusal". The non-league football paper. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "All change after Evesham appeal". Evo-stik league. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "The FA Handbook 2016-17 (page 545, section 13.2)". The FA. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  6. ^ "League Statement: Points Deduction". Southern Football League. 7 November 2016.

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