2017–18 Midland Football League

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The 2017–18 Midland Football League season was the 4th in the history of the Midland Football League, a football competition in England.

Premier Division[edit]

Midland Football League
Premier Division
Season2017–18
ChampionsBromsgrove Sporting
PromotedBromsgrove Sporting
RelegatedHaughmond
Shawbury United
Rocester
Matches played462
Goals scored1,640 (3.55 per match)

At the end of the previous season, the following clubs left the Premier Division:

The remaining 17 clubs, together with the following, formed the Premier Division:

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium Capacity
AFC Wulfrunians Castlecroft Stadium 2,000
Boldmere St. Michaels Trevor Brown Memorial Ground 2,500
Bromsgrove Sporting Victoria Ground 3,500
Coleshill Town Pack Meadow 2,070
Coventry Sphinx Sphinx Drive 1,000
Coventry United Butts Park Arena 3,000
Haughmond Shrewsbury Sports Village
Heanor Town Town Ground 2,700
Highgate United The Coppice 2,000
Long Eaton United Grange Park 3,000
Loughborough University Loughborough University Stadium 3,300
Lye Town The Sports Ground 1,000
Quorn Sutton Park 1,400
Rocester Hillsfield 4,000
Rugby Town Butlin Road 6,000
Shawbury United Butler Sports Centre 1,000
Shepshed Dynamo The Dovecote Stadium 2,500
South Normanton Athletic Lees Lane 3,000
Sporting Khalsa Aspray Arena 2,500
Stourport Swifts Walshes Meadow 2,000
Westfields allpay.park 2,000
Worcester City Victoria Ground 3,500

League Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Bromsgrove Sporting (C, P) 42 31 5 6 110 50 +60 98 Promoted to Southern League Division One Central
2 Coleshill Town (P) 42 28 8 6 106 47 +59 92 Promoted to Southern League Division One Central[a]
3 Highgate United 42 28 6 8 92 47 +45 90
4 Worcester City 42 24 11 7 94 41 +53 83
5 Sporting Khalsa 42 20 11 11 83 58 +25 71
6 Rugby Town 42 19 7 16 76 60 +16 64 Transferred to the United Counties League Premier Division
7 Shepshed Dynamo 42 18 9 15 95 76 +19 63
8 Coventry United 42 18 7 17 80 77 +3 61
9 Long Eaton United 42 18 7 17 65 86 −21 61
10 Coventry Sphinx 42 16 12 14 73 65 +8 60
11 Quorn 42 18 6 18 77 89 −12 60
12 Westfields 42 17 8 17 86 83 +3 59
13 Heanor Town (R) 42 17 7 18 67 79 −12 58 Voluntarily relegated to the East Midlands Counties League
14 Boldmere St Michaels 42 15 8 19 59 75 −16 53
15 Stourport Swifts 42 13 10 19 65 88 −23 49
16 Lye Town 42 13 8 21 62 79 −17 47
17 AFC Wulfrunians 42 14 5 23 52 88 −36 47
18 Loughborough University 42 12 7 23 57 82 −25 43
19 South Normanton Athletic 42 12 7 23 59 91 −32 43
20 Haughmond (R) 42 9 11 22 58 80 −22 38 Relegated to the West Midlands (Regional) League
21 Shawbury United (R) 42 10 7 25 59 80 −21 37
22 Rocester (R) 42 5 7 30 65 119 −54 22 Relegated to Division One
Updated to match(es) played on 9 May 2018. Source: FA Full-Time
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [1]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ 12 of the 14 runners-up at Step 5 were to have been promoted to Step 4.
    However, with resignations and mergers in leagues above, all fourteen runners-up were promoted.

Division One[edit]

Midland Football League
Division One
Season2017–18
ChampionsWalsall Wood
PromotedWalsall Wood
Ilkeston Town
RelegatedStafford Town
Bolehall Swifts
Coventry Alvis
Matches played462
Goals scored1,892 (4.1 per match)

At the end of the previous season, the following clubs left Division One:

The remaining 17 clubs, together with the following, formed Division One:

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium Capacity
Atherstone Town Sheepy Road 3,500
Bolehall Swifts Rene Road
Brocton Silkmore Lane
Cadbury Athletic Triplex Sports Ground
Chelmsley Town Pack Meadow
Coventry Alvis Alvis Sports & Social Club
Coventry Copsewood Allard Way
Heath Hayes Coppice Colliery Ground
Heather St John's St. John's Park
Hinckley St. John's Park (groundshare with Heather St. John's)
Ilkeston Town New Manor Ground 3,029
Leicester Road Leicester Road Stadium 4,329
Littleton Five Acres
Nuneaton Griff
Paget Rangers Church Road
Pershore Town King George V Playing Fields
Racing Club Warwick Townsend Meadow
Stafford Town Evans Park
Studley
Uttoxeter Town Oldfields
Walsall Wood Oak Park

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Walsall Wood (C, P) 42 36 2 4 173 36 +137 110 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Ilkeston Town (P) 42 30 5 7 107 46 +61 95
3 Atherstone Town 42 29 5 8 128 50 +78 92
4 Leicester Road 42 28 6 8 99 52 +47 90
5 Racing Club Warwick 42 25 6 11 112 69 +43 81
6 Hinckley 42 25 5 12 136 76 +60 80
7 Heather St John's 42 25 5 12 136 81 +55 80
8 Littleton 42 24 1 17 88 53 +35 73
9 Studley 42 21 8 13 84 77 +7 71
10 Lichfield City 42 17 7 18 81 89 −8 58
11 Uttoxeter Town 42 16 8 18 87 101 −14 56
12 Paget Rangers 42 16 7 19 80 85 −5 55
13 Coventry Copsewood 42 16 4 22 65 91 −26 52
14 Heath Hayes 42 11 11 20 90 99 −9 44
15 Cadbury Athletic 42 11 11 20 66 82 −16 44
16 Chelmsley Town 42 12 8 22 55 89 −34 44
17 Brocton 42 11 10 21 69 87 −18 43
18 Pershore Town 42 11 8 23 64 95 −31 41 Transferred to the West Midlands (Regional) League
19 Nuneaton Griff 42 10 8 24 52 102 −50 38
20 Stafford Town (R) 42 9 3 30 52 107 −55 30 Relegated to the Staffordshire County Senior League
21 Bolehall Swifts (R) 42 7 4 31 34 143 −109 25 Relegated to Division Two
22 Coventry Alvis (R) 42 4 4 34 34 182 −148 16
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2018. Source: FA Full-Time
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [1]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The FA Handbook Standardised Rules 2017-2018 (page 539, section 12.2)". The FA. Retrieved 21 July 2017.

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