2018–19 National League

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The 2018–19 National League season, known as the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, is the fourth season under English football's new title of National League, fifteenth season consisting of three divisions and the fortieth season overall.[1]

The National League covers the top two levels of non-League football in England. The National League is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, while the National League North and National League South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the play-off of the Premier division will be promoted to English Football League Two, while the bottom four are relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom four in each of the North and South divisions are relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Southern Football League (Central or Eastern) or Isthmian League.

National League[edit]

National League
Season2018–19
2019–20

The National League consists of 24 clubs.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

The following clubs changed divisions after the 2017–18 season:

Despite a 2–1 defeat to Boston United on 21 April 2018, Salford City became 2017–18 National League North champions after Harrogate Town lost 3–1 to Bradford Park Avenue. Havant & Waterlooville were crowned 2017-18 National League South champions on 28 April 2018 after a 3–2 victory over Concord Rangers. On 13 May 2018, Harrogate Town were promoted after a 3–0 win against Brackley Town in the 2017–18 National League North playoff final. All three teams will play in the National League for the first time in their History. On the same day as Harrogate's promotion, Braintree Town were also promoted after beating Hampton & Richmond 4–3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw in the 2017–18 National League South playoff final, securing an instant return to the National League.

On 24 April 2018, after 97 years as an EFL club, Chesterfield were relegated to the National League following Morecambe's 0–0 draw against Cambridge United. On 5 May 2018, despite a 3–0 victory against Chesterfield, Barnet became the second club to be relegated from League Two following Morecambe's 0–0 draw against Coventry City, ending their three-year stay in the EFL.

These teams will replace Macclesfield Town, Tranmere Rovers, Chester, Guiseley, Torquay United and Woking. Macclesfield Town were crowned 2017–18 National League champions and promoted to League Two on 21 April 2018 after a 2–0 victory over Eastleigh, ending their six-year absence from the EFL. Tranmere Rovers were promoted to League Two on 12 May 2018 after a 2–1 victory over Boreham Wood in the playoff final and returned to the EFL after a three-year absence. Boreham Wood and Sutton United were invited to compete in the 2018–19 Scottish Challenge Cup in a new expansion of that competition as the highest-finishing remaining teams in the division.[2]

Chester were the first team to be relegated from National League on 8 April 2018 after a 2–0 loss to Tranmere Rovers. Despite staying up on the final day for the past two seasons, it was not to be third time lucky for Guiseley who joined them on 17 April 2018 after a 1–0 loss to relegation rivals Barrow. Torquay United became the third team to be relegated from the National league on 21 April 2018 after a 1–1 draw with Hartlepool United, confirming the clubs first ever relegation to the Sixth Tier. The fourth and final team to suffer relegation was Woking, who were relegated on 28 April 2018 following a 2–1 defeat to Dover Athletic, ending their five-year stay in the National League.

Team changes[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Aldershot Town Aldershot Recreation Ground 7,200
Barnet London (Edgware) The Hive Stadium 6,418
Barrow Barrow-in-Furness Holker Street 5,045
Boreham Wood Borehamwood Meadow Park 4,502
Braintree Town Braintree Cressing Road 4,085
Bromley London (Bromley) Hayes Lane 5,300
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,504
Dagenham & Redbridge London (Dagenham) Victoria Road 6,078
Dover Athletic Dover Crabble Athletic Ground 5,745
Eastleigh Eastleigh Ten Acres 5,250
Ebbsfleet United Northfleet Stonebridge Road 4,500
Fylde Wesham Mill Farm 6,000
Halifax Town Halifax The Shay 14,061
Gateshead Gateshead Gateshead International Stadium 11,800
Harrogate Town Harrogate Wetherby Road 3,800
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 7,856
Havant & Waterlooville Havant West Leigh Park 5,250
Leyton Orient London (Leyton) Brisbane Road 9,271
Maidenhead United Maidenhead York Road 3,377
Maidstone United Maidstone Gallagher Stadium 4,200
Salford City Salford Moor Lane 5,108
Solihull Moors Solihull Damson Park 4,313
Sutton United London (Sutton) Gander Green Lane 5,013
Wrexham Wrexham Racecourse Ground 10,771

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Aldershot Town Republic of Ireland Gary Waddock England Karleigh Osborne Adidas Bridges Estate Agents
Barnet England John Still England Callum Reynolds Jako Canon
Barrow England Ian Evatt England Josh Granite BLK JF Hornby & Co.
Boreham Wood England Luke Garrard England Mark Ricketts Erreà Barnet and Southgate College
Braintree Town England Hakan Hayrettin England Ricky Gabriel Jako Ironmongery Direct
Bromley England Neil Smith England Jack Holland Macron Southwark Metals
Chesterfield England Martin Allen Northern Ireland Robbie Weir Puma G.F. Tomlinson
Dagenham & Redbridge England Peter Taylor[3] England Ben Nunn Sondico West & Co
Dover Athletic England Andy Hessenthaler England Mitch Brundle BLK Gomez
Eastleigh England Ben Strevens England Danny Hollands Macron[4] Utilita
Ebbsfleet United England Garry Hill England Dave Winfield Macron Mitsubishi Electric
Fylde England Dave Challinor England Lewis Montrose Kappa VetPlus
Halifax Town Scotland Jamie Fullarton England Matty Brown Adidas[5] Northern Powerhouse Developments (Home)
Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd (Away)
Architectural Cladding Products Limited (Third)
Gateshead England Steve Watson England Robbie Tinkler Sondico Sevcon[6]
Harrogate Town England Simon Weaver England Josh Falkingham Kappa Strata
Hartlepool United England Richard Money England Andrew Davies BLK Utility Alliance Limited
Havant & Waterlooville England Lee Bradbury Wales Brian Stock Joma Bishops Printers
Leyton Orient England Justin Edinburgh Jamaica Jobi McAnuff Nike The Sun Dream Team
Maidenhead United England Alan Devonshire England Alan Massey BLK[7] Utility Alliance Limited
Maidstone United England Harry Wheeler England Stuart Lewis Macron Britelite
Salford City Scotland Graham Alexander England Liam Hogan Umbro[8] Soccer Saturday Super 6
Solihull Moors England Tim Flowers England Kyle Storer Surridge John Shepherd Estate Agents
Sutton United England Paul Doswell England Jamie Collins Joma Angel Plastics
Wrexham England Graham Barrow Caretaker England Shaun Pearson Macron Ifor Williams Trailers

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Leyton Orient 24 14 8 2 45 14 +31 50 Promotion to EFL League Two
2 Salford City 24 14 7 3 47 21 +26 49 Qualification for the National League play-off semi-finals
3 Harrogate Town 24 13 7 4 49 31 +18 46
4 Wrexham 23 13 7 3 30 14 +16 46 Qualification for the National League play-off qualifying round
5 Solihull Moors 23 13 5 5 33 20 +13 44
6 Fylde 24 11 9 4 38 18 +20 42
7 Gateshead 23 12 3 8 29 20 +9 39
8 Sutton United 23 9 10 4 31 27 +4 37
9 Eastleigh 24 10 6 8 26 27 −1 36
10 Ebbsfleet United 24 9 7 8 29 24 +5 34
11 Boreham Wood 23 8 7 8 24 25 −1 31
12 Barrow 24 9 4 11 27 29 −2 31
13 Hartlepool United 24 8 7 9 25 31 −6 31
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 24 8 4 12 26 30 −4 28
15 Barnet 21 8 4 9 22 26 −4 28
16 Halifax Town 22 6 8 8 21 26 −5 26
17 Aldershot Town 24 7 4 13 20 39 −19 25
18 Bromley 23 6 6 11 31 39 −8 24
19 Havant & Waterlooville 24 6 6 12 35 44 −9 24
20 Chesterfield 23 4 11 8 20 24 −4 23
21 Dover Athletic 24 5 6 13 25 43 −18 21 Relegation to
National League North
or
National League South
22 Maidenhead United 23 6 3 14 23 45 −22 21
23 Maidstone United 23 5 4 14 19 35 −16 19
24 Braintree Town 24 3 5 16 21 44 −23 14
Updated to match(es) played on 8 December 2018. Source: National League 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 [9]

Results table[edit]

Home ╲ Away FYL ALD BAR BRW BOR BRA BRO CHE DAG DOV EAS EBB GAT HAL HAR HAR HAV LEY MDH MDS SAL SOL SUT WRE
Fylde 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–2
Aldershot Town 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–1 2–1
Barnet 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–3 2–0
Barrow 0–2 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0
Boreham Wood 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–4 3–1
Braintree Town 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 3–4 1–5 0–2 0–1 0–3 2–2 0–1
Bromley 0–1 2–1 2–4 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2
Chesterfield 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–2
Dover Athletic 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–3 2–0 1–4 0–2 0–1
Eastleigh 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3
Ebbsfleet United 1–3 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1
Gateshead 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0
Halifax Town 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–0
Harrogate Town 1–1 2–0 4–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 3–2 0–3 3–1 2–2 0–0
Hartlepool United 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–3
Havant & Waterlooville 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 7–0 5–2 1–1 0–1 1–2
Leyton Orient 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 3–0 0–1
Maidenhead United 0–6 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–2 0–2 3–2 0–3 0–2
Maidstone United 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–1 1–1
Salford City 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–0
Solihull Moors 1–0 0–0 5–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0
Sutton United 0–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–0
Wrexham 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 4–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–2

Updated to games played on 1 December 2018.
Source: National League Results Grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Chesterfield England Jack Lester Sacked 24 April 2018 Pre-season England Martin Allen 15 May 2018
Wrexham Wales Andy Davies End of Interim Contract 2 May 2018 Wales Sam Ricketts 2 May 2018
Salford City England Anthony Johnson

England Bernard Morley

Resigned 8 May 2018 Scotland Graham Alexander 14 May 2018
Barnet England Martin Allen 10 May 2018 England John Still 18 May 2018
Dagenham & Redbridge England John Still 17 May 2018 England Peter Taylor[3] 5 June 2018
Barrow England Adrian Pennock Sacked 18 May 2018 England Ian Evatt 15 June 2018
Solihull Moors England Mark Yates Signed by Macclesfield Town 19 June 2018 England Tim Flowers 20 June 2018
Maidstone United England Jay Saunders Mutual consent 28 August 2018 19th England Harry Wheeler 11 September 2018
Dover Athletic England Chris Kinnear Sacked 5 October 2018 24th England Andy Hessenthaler 8 October 2018
Braintree Town England Brad Quinton Mutual agreement 7 October 2018 England Andy Porter 7 October 2018
Eastleigh England Andy Hessenthaler Signed by Dover Athletic 8 October 2018 10th England Ben Strevens 8 October 2018
Braintree Town England Andy Porter Resigned 10 October 2018 24th England Hakan Hayrettin 10 October 2018
Ebbsfleet United Republic of Ireland Daryl McMahon Sacked 7 November 2018 10th England Garry Hill 8 November 2018
Hartlepool United England Matthew Bates 28 November 2018 12th England Richard Money 11 December 2018
Wrexham Wales Sam Ricketts Signed by Shrewsbury Town 3 December 2018 4th England Graham Barrow Caretaker 3 December 2018

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 8 December 2018[10]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney Salford City 17
2 Zimbabwe Macauley Bonne Leyton Orient 16
3 England Danny Rowe Fylde 15
4 England Paul McCallum Eastleigh 12
5 England Blair Turgott Maidstone United 11
6 England Jack Muldoon Harrogate Town 10
England Tyler Smith Barrow
8 Republic of Ireland Rory Gaffney Salford City 9
England Jack Hindle Barrow
England Danny Kedwell Ebbsfleet United
England Liam Noble Hartlepool United

Monthly Awards[edit]

Each month the Vanarama National League announces their official Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.

Month Player of the Month Club Manager of the Month Club
August 2018 England Akil Wright[11] Wrexham Scotland Jamie Fullarton[12] Halifax Town
September 2018 England Marvin Ekpiteta[13] Leyton Orient Scotland Graham Alexander[14] Salford City
October 2018 England Mike Williamson[15] Gateshead Wales Sam Ricketts[16] Wrexham
November 2018 England Elliot Justham[17] Dag & Red England Justin Edinburgh[18] Leyton Orient

National League North[edit]

National League North
Season2018–19
2019–20

Team changes[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Alfreton Town Alfreton North Street 3,600
Altrincham Altrincham Moss Lane 6,085
Ashton United Ashton-under-Lyne Hurst Cross 4,500
Blyth Spartans Blyth Croft Park 4,435
Boston United Boston York Street 6,643
Brackley Town Brackley St. James Park 3,500
Bradford (Park Avenue) Bradford Horsfall Stadium 3,500
Chester Chester Deva Stadium 6,500
Chorley Chorley Victory Park 4,100
Curzon Ashton Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside Stadium 4,000
Darlington Darlington Blackwell Meadows 3,300
F.C. United of Manchester Manchester Broadhurst Park 4,400
Guiseley Guiseley Nethermoor Park 4,200
Hereford Hereford Edgar Street 4,913
Kidderminster Harriers Kidderminster Aggborough 6,238
Leamington Leamington New Windmill Ground 2,300
Nuneaton Borough Nuneaton Liberty Way 4,614
Southport Southport Haig Avenue 6,008
Spennymoor Town Spennymoor The Brewery Field 6,000
Stockport County Stockport Edgeley Park 10,852
A.F.C. Telford United Telford New Bucks Head 6,300
York City York Bootham Crescent 8,256[19]

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
A.F.C. Telford United England Gavin Cowan Hummel Capgemini
Alfreton Town England Billy Heath SK Kits Impact
Altrincham England Phil Parkinson SK Kits J Davidson Scrap Metal
Ashton United England Jody Banim Joma Rol-Lite-Blinds
Blyth Spartans England Alun Armstrong Robbie Dale Erreà Community Foundation
Boston United England Craig Elliott Nike Kia Motors
Brackley Town England Kevin Wilkin Joma Going Plural
Bradford (Park Avenue) England Mark Bower Kappa T&P Print (Home), Ideal Student Room (Away)
Chester England Anthony Johnson
England Bernard Morley
Puma MBNA
Chorley England Jamie Vermiglio Chorley Sport Cruise 118
Curzon Ashton England John Flanagan Jako Bromleys
Darlington England Tommy Wright Puma EBAC
F.C. United of Manchester England Tom Greaves Erreà None
Guiseley England Marcus Bignot
England Russ O'Neill
Macron Shelving Superstore
Hereford England Peter Beadle Macron Central Roofing
Kidderminster Harriers England Steve MacFarlane Kappa 25 KHITC
Leamington England Paul Holleran Tony Breeden Puma BPS
Nuneaton Borough England Nicky Eaden BLK Stuart
Southport England Liam Watson Kappa ME Group
Spennymoor Town England Jason Ainsley Erreà Motif8
Stockport County England Jim Gannon Joma Pioneer Group
York City England Sam Collins Avec Benenden

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Bradford (Park Avenue) 20 11 5 4 40 27 +13 38 Promotion to the National League
2 Chorley 18 10 5 3 31 13 +18 35 Qualification for the National League North play-off semi-finals
3 Altrincham 19 10 4 5 41 26 +15 34
4 Chester 20 9 7 4 36 28 +8 34 Qualification for the National League North play-off qualifying round
5 Spennymoor Town 19 9 6 4 41 22 +19 33
6 Kidderminster Harriers 19 9 6 4 37 28 +9 33
7 AFC Telford United 20 8 7 5 25 25 0 31
8 Boston United 20 9 2 9 26 21 +5 29
9 Blyth Spartans 20 9 2 9 32 34 −2 29
10 Brackley Town 20 7 7 6 35 26 +9 28
11 Stockport County 19 7 7 5 29 20 +9 28
12 Leamington 19 7 6 6 29 28 +1 27
13 Alfreton Town 20 7 3 10 28 35 −7 24
14 York City 20 6 6 8 22 29 −7 24
15 Curzon Ashton 19 5 6 8 17 25 −8 21
16 Guiseley 17 4 8 5 18 20 −2 20
17 Darlington 19 4 8 7 26 31 −5 20
18 FC United of Manchester 20 5 5 10 23 34 −11 20
19 Southport 18 4 6 8 24 28 −4 18
20 Hereford 19 4 6 9 17 30 −13 18 Relegation to Northern Premier League, Southern League Central,
Southern League South or Isthmian League
21 Ashton United 19 4 5 10 22 45 −23 17
22 Nuneaton Borough 20 3 5 12 18 42 −24 14
Updated to match(es) played on 11 December 2018. Source: National League 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 [9]

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALF ALT ASH BLY BOS BRA BRD CHE CHO CUR DAR FUM GUI HER KID LEA NUN SOU SPE STO TEL YOR
Alfreton Town 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–3 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1
Altrincham 3–1 3–0 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 3–0
Ashton United 1–1 1–5 0–5 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–2
Blyth Spartans 2–1 1–2 8–1 1–2 3–2 0–3 0–2 3–2 1–0
Boston United 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–2
Brackley Town 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–4 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–0
Bradford (Park Avenue) 2–3 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–1
Chester 3–2 1–2 4–1 5–3 3–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 3–2 0–0
Chorley 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–0
Curzon Ashton 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1
Darlington 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 3–0
F.C. United of Manchester 1–1 3–4 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–2
Guiseley 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1
Hereford 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–3 0–3 1–1
Kidderminster Harriers 3–2 3–3 3–1 0–4 5–2 1–2 1–4 2–1 0–0
Leamington 2–0 4–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2
Nuneaton Borough 1–3 1–3 0–6 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–4 2–2
Southport 1–3 2–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2
Spennymoor Town 4–4 5–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–3 3–0
Stockport County 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2
A.F.C. Telford United 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
York City 1–2 2–0 1–4 0–0 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–3 1–0

Updated to games played on 1 December 2018.
Source: National League North Match Grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Chorley England Matt Jansen Resigned 22 June 2018 Pre-season England Jamie Vermiglio 23 June 2018
Hereford England Peter Beadle Sacked 13 September 2018 12th England Marc Richards 2 October 2018[20]

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 8 December 2018[21]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Glen Taylor Spennymoor Town 14
2 England Jake Beesley Bradford Park Avenue 11
3 England Jordan Hulme Altrincham 10
England Ed Williams Kidderminster Harriers
5 England James Armson Brackley Town 9
England Joshua Hancock Altrincham
England Daniel Maguire Blyth Spartans
Nigeria Daniel Udoh Telford United
9 England Dior Angus Nuneaton Borough 8
England Ashley Chambers Kidderminster Harriers
England John Johnston Altrincham
Zimbabwe Lee Ndlovu Brackley Town

Monthly Awards[edit]

Each month the Vanarama National League North announces their official Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.

Month Player of the Month Club Manager of the Month Club
August 2018 England Matthew Stenson[22] Leamington England Jamie Vermiglio[22] Chorley
September 2018 England Ed Williams[23] Kidderminster Harriers England Jason Ainsley[24] Spennymoor Town
October 2018 England Gary Roberts[25] Chester England Phil Parkinson[26] Altrincham
November 2018 Northern Ireland David Morgan[27] Southport England Liam Watson[28] Southport

National League South[edit]

National League South
Season2018–19
2019–20

The National League South consisted of 22 clubs.

Team changes[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Locations of the National League South 2018–19 teams (Greater London clubs)
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bath City Bath (Twerton) Twerton Park 8,840
Billericay Town Billericay New Lodge 3,500
Chelmsford City Chelmsford Melbourne Stadium 3,019
Chippenham Town Chippenham Hardenhuish Park 3,000
Concord Rangers Canvey Island Thames Road 3,300
Dartford Dartford Princes Park 4,100
Dulwich Hamlet London (Mitcham) Imperial Fields (groundshare with Tooting & Mitcham United) 3,500
East Thurrock United Corringham Rookery Hill 4,000
Eastbourne Borough Eastbourne Priory Lane 4,151
Gloucester City Evesham Jubilee Stadium (groundshare with Evesham United) 3,000
Hampton & Richmond London (Hampton) Beveree Stadium 3,500
Hemel Hempstead Town Hemel Hempstead Vauxhall Road 3,152
Hungerford Town Hungerford Bulpit Lane 2,500
Oxford City Oxford (Marston) Court Place Farm 2,000
Slough Town Slough Arbour Park 2,000
St Albans City St Albans Clarence Park 4,500
Torquay United Torquay Plainmoor 6,500
Truro City Torquay Plainmoor (groundshare with Torquay United) 6,500
Wealdstone London (Ruislip) Grosvenor Vale 3,607
Welling United London (Welling) Park View Road 4,000
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare Woodspring Stadium 3,500
Woking Woking Kingfield Stadium 6,036

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Torquay United 20 11 6 3 35 15 +20 39 Promotion to the National League
2 Billericay Town 19 11 5 3 37 21 +16 38 Qualification for the National League South play-off semi-finals
3 Woking 18 11 4 3 35 23 +12 37
4 Welling United 18 10 4 4 34 20 +14 34 Qualification for the National League South play-off qualifying round
5 Concord Rangers 20 10 4 6 32 24 +8 34
6 Chelmsford City 20 9 5 6 33 25 +8 32
7 Dartford 19 9 4 6 22 24 −2 31
8 Hemel Hempstead Town 20 9 4 7 24 27 −3 31
9 Bath City 19 9 3 7 27 19 +8 30
10 Oxford City 20 9 3 8 34 27 +7 30
11 Wealdstone 20 8 6 6 27 25 +2 30
12 Chippenham Town 20 9 2 9 30 30 0 29
13 St Albans City 19 8 3 8 33 31 +2 27
14 Eastbourne Borough 20 7 6 7 30 30 0 27
15 Slough Town 18 7 4 7 22 19 +3 25
16 Hampton & Richmond Borough 19 7 4 8 23 26 −3 25
17 Dulwich Hamlet 20 6 4 10 22 28 −6 22
18 Truro City 19 5 5 9 25 38 −13 20
19 Gloucester City 20 4 4 12 14 29 −15 16
20 Hungerford Town 20 4 3 13 19 43 −24 15 Relegation to Northern Premier League, Southern League Central,
Southern League South or Isthmian League
21 East Thurrock United 20 4 2 14 16 31 −15 14
22 Weston-super-Mare 20 2 5 13 25 44 −19 11
Updated to match(es) played on 11 December 2018. Source: National League 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 [9]

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAT BIL CHE CHI CON DAR DUL ETU ETB GLO HAM HEM HUN OXF SLO STA TOR TRU WEA WEL WES WOK
Bath City 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 4–1 0–2 2–0
Billericay Town 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–3 3–2 1–0 4–2
Chelmsford City 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–1 2–4 0–0 0–2 0–0
Chippenham Town 2–0 4–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–2
Concord Rangers 3–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 3–0 0–5 1–1
Dartford 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 3–2 0–3 2–1
Dulwich Hamlet 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 3–3
East Thurrock United 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–4 2–2 0–1 0–1
Eastbourne Borough 2–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–4 2–4 2–2 1–0 1–2
Gloucester City 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–4
Hampton & Richmond Borough 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–4 3–1
Hemel Hempstead Town 0–2 3–5 4–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–2
Hungerford Town 2–2 0–6 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–1
Oxford City 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–0
Slough Town 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1
St Albans City 0–2 2–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 3–2 3–2 2–0
Torquay United 1–0 2–2 0–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–1 2–2
Truro City 1–1 0–4 1–2 3–1 3–2 0–2 1–2 2–3 2–2
Wealdstone 3–3 2–3 1–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 0–3 3–0 4–1 1–0
Welling United 0–3 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–1
Weston-super-Mare 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–1
Woking 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 3–2 2–1 3–1

Updated to games played on 1 December 2018.
Source: National League South Match Grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 8 December 2018[29]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Northern Ireland Jamie Reid Torquay United 13
England Jake Robinson Billericay Town
3 England Max Kretzschmar Woking 10
England Alex Wall Concord Rangers
5 Ghana Chris Dickson Hampton & Richmond Borough 9
England Ralston Gabriel Concord Rangers
England Nathaniel Jarvis Chippenham Town
England Jack Midson Concord Rangers
Republic of Ireland Rhys Murphy Chelmsford City

Monthly Awards[edit]

Each month the Vanarama National League South announces their official Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.

Month Player of the Month Club Manager of the Month Club
August 2018 England Jake Robinson[30] Billericay Town England Alan Dowson[30] Woking
September 2018 England Jack Turner[31] Slough Town England Ian Allinson[32] St Albans City
October 2018 England Moses Emmanuel[33] Billericay Town England Gary Johnson[34] Torquay United
November 2018 England Josh Casey[35] Woking England Leigh Robinson[36] Truro City

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