2016–17 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season2016–17
ChampionsBristol Manor Farm
PromotedBristol Manor Farm
RelegatedSherborne Town

The 2016–17 Western Football League season (known as the 2016–17 Toolstation Western Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 115th in the history of the Western Football League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division was reduced from 21 clubs to 20, and featured two new clubs after Barnstaple Town were promoted to Southern League Division One South & West, Winterbourne United resigned from the league, and Welton Rovers were relegated to the First Division.

Bristol Manor Farm, Buckland Athletic, Clevedon Town, Melksham Town and Street applied for promotion to Step 4 for 2017–18.

With the news that Gillingham Town were resigning from the Western League for financial reasons at the end of the season,[1] and the fact that the Premier Division is already two clubs short, only one club was relegated.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bristol Manor Farm (C) (P) 38 33 3 2 118 33 +85 102 Promotion to Southern League Division One S&W
2 Street 38 29 5 4 112 46 +66 92
3 Melksham Town 38 26 7 5 105 43 +62 85
4 Buckland Athletic 38 26 5 7 98 49 +49 83
5 Bradford Town 38 20 8 10 90 56 +34 68
6 Willand Rovers 38 20 7 11 69 52 +17 67
7 Odd Down 38 19 7 12 89 64 +25 64
8 Cribbs 38 18 7 13 77 54 +23 61
9 Gillingham Town 38 18 6 14 80 54 +26 60 Resigned at the end of the season
10 Brislington 38 16 5 17 78 74 +4 53
11 Cadbury Heath 38 16 5 17 75 75 0 53
12 Shepton Mallet 38 13 9 16 67 71 −4 48
13 Chipping Sodbury Town 38 12 6 20 55 83 −28 42
14 Clevedon Town 38 12 4 22 70 87 −17 40
15 Wells City 38 10 10 18 67 90 −23 40
16 Bridport 38 10 7 21 63 86 −23 37
17 Longwell Green Sports 38 11 1 26 40 113 −73 34
18 Hallen 38 6 4 28 39 97 −58 022
19 Bitton 38 5 4 29 41 97 −56 019
20 Sherborne Town (R) 38 3 4 31 41 150 −109 13 Relegation to the First Division

Updated to games played on 20:45, 29 April 2017 (UTC).
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
† Hallen and Bitton were reprieved from relegation
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

First Division[edit]

The First Division was increased from 21 clubs to 22, and featured three new clubs after the promotion of Chipping Sodbury and Wells City to the Premier Division:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Wellington (C) (P) 42 27 11 4 92 36 +56 92 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 Hengrove Athletic (P) 42 27 7 8 105 37 +68 88
3 Cheddar 42 24 10 8 92 52 +40 82
4 Keynsham Town 42 26 3 13 82 50 +32 81
5 Radstock Town 42 21 11 10 86 47 +39 74
6 Bishops Lydeard 42 20 8 14 76 67 +9 68
7 Ashton & Backwell United 42 19 7 16 71 69 +2 64
8 Chippenham Park 42 19 9 14 74 78 −4 063
9 Malmesbury Victoria 42 18 7 17 82 82 0 61
10 Chard Town 42 16 11 15 74 74 0 59
11 Devizes Town 42 16 10 16 72 81 −9 58
12 Westbury United 42 18 4 20 60 73 −13 58
13 Wincanton Town 42 16 8 18 83 79 +4 56
14 Portishead Town 42 16 7 19 48 58 −10 55
15 Roman Glass St George 42 16 4 22 72 96 −24 52
16 Bishop Sutton 42 15 6 21 60 63 −3 51
17 Oldland Abbotonians 42 15 5 22 60 85 −25 50
18 Warminster Town 42 12 11 19 68 75 −7 47
19 Corsham Town 42 11 9 22 61 83 −22 42
20 Welton Rovers 42 10 7 25 54 95 −41 37
21 Calne Town 42 10 4 28 50 98 −48 034
22 Almondsbury UWE 42 7 7 28 67 110 −43 028

Updated to games played on 20:49, 29 April 2017 (UTC).
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Chippenham Park were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player.
Calne Town and Almondsbury UWE were reprieved from relegation
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Withdrawal from the Toolstation Western League". Gillingham Town F.C. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017.

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