2017–18 Spartan South Midlands Football League

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The 2017–18 Spartan South Midlands Football League season was the 21st in the history of Spartan South Midlands Football League, a football competition in England.

The constitution for Step 5 and Step 6 divisions for 2017–18 was announced on 26 May 2017.[1] Following a few amendments, the constitution for the Spartan South Midlands League was ratified at the league's AGM on 24 June 2017.[2]

Premier Division[edit]

Spartan South Midlands
Football League
Premier Division
Season2017–18
ChampionsWelwyn Garden City
PromotedWelwyn Garden City
Berkhamsted
Matches played420
Goals scored1,472 (3.5 per match)

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

The remaining 20 clubs, together with the following, formed the Premier Division:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Welwyn Garden City (C, P) 40 32 4 4 100 33 +67 100 Promoted to the Southern League
2 Berkhamsted (P) 40 26 10 4 113 54 +59 88 Promoted to the Southern League[a]
3 Harpenden Town 40 27 5 8 97 55 +42 86
4 Leighton Town 40 24 9 7 88 52 +36 81
5 Biggleswade 40 22 7 11 96 61 +35 73
6 Hadley 40 19 9 12 76 67 +9 66
7 Leverstock Green 40 17 8 15 84 83 +1 59
8 Biggleswade United 40 16 9 15 69 57 +12 57
9 Wembley 40 15 8 17 76 68 +8 53
10 Edgware Town 40 14 9 17 63 67 −4 51
11 Colney Heath 40 14 8 18 54 69 −15 50
12 Hoddesdon Town 40 14 6 20 64 72 −8 48 Transferred to the Essex Senior League
13 London Colney 40 14 6 20 55 72 −17 48
14 London Tigers 40 14 4 22 53 75 −22 46[b]
15 Holmer Green 40 11 13 16 53 75 −22 46 Transferred to the Hellenic League
16 St Margaretsbury 40 12 7 21 54 84 −30 43 Transferred to the Essex Senior League
17 Tring Athletic 40 11 9 20 59 71 −12 42
18 Crawley Green 40 10 6 24 59 90 −31 36
19 Oxhey Jets 40 8 11 21 56 89 −33 35
20 Cockfosters 40 9 8 23 52 85 −33 35
21 Stotfold 40 9 8 23 51 93 −42 35
22 Sun Sports 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned from the league[c]
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 [4]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
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.
  2. ^ London Tigers are placed above Holmer Green having won more games – criterion 4.
  3. ^ Sun Sports resigned from the league, having played six matches, and as a result their playing record (PL:6, W:1, D:1, L:4, GF:6, GA:15) was expunged.[3]

Division One[edit]

Spartan South Midlands
Football League
Division One
Season2017–18
ChampionsSouthall
PromotedSouthall
Baldock Town
Matches played380
Goals scored1,508 (3.97 per match)

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

The remaining 15 clubs, together with the following, formed Division One:

New Bradwell St Peter had been promoted from Division Two but folded during the summer and were replaced by St Neots Town Reserves.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Southall (C, P) 38 30 4 4 116 36 +80 94 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Baldock Town (P) 38 26 10 2 99 27 +72 88
3 Winslow United 38 27 2 9 127 60 +67 83
4 Broadfields United 38 23 6 9 94 59 +35 75
5 Wodson Park 38 22 7 9 68 48 +20 73
6 Maccabi London Lions 38 22 3 13 93 73 +20 69
7 Buckingham Athletic 38 18 11 9 77 51 +26 65
8 Risborough Rangers 38 17 10 11 89 49 +40 61
9 Harefield United 38 18 7 13 77 54 +23 61
10 Enfield Borough 38 19 3 16 95 84 +11 60
11 Brimsdown 38 13 9 16 80 84 −4 48
12 Bedford 38 14 6 18 55 90 −35 48
13 Rayners Lane 38 13 5 20 54 74 −20 44
14 Ampthill Town 38 11 8 19 70 77 −7 41
15 Hatfield Town 38 11 5 22 51 87 −36 38
16 Hillingdon Borough 38 11 4 23 60 106 −46 37
17 Langford 38 8 3 27 48 97 −49 27
18 Codicote 38 7 5 26 50 110 −60 26
19 FC Broxbourne Borough 38 7 2 29 58 104 −46 23
20 St Neots Town Reserves (R) 38 6 4 28 47 138 −91 22 Relegated to step 7
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 [4]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Allocations for Step 5–6" (PDF). FA. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Spartan South Midlands League 2017/18". SSM Fixtures Officer. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Sun_Sports_no_more_as_league_accepts_club_s_resignation/". Watford Observer. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "The FA Handbook Standardised Rules 2017-2018 (page 539, section 12.2)". The FA. Retrieved 21 July 2017.