2019–20 Southern Football League

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The 2019–20 Southern Football League season (known as the BetVictor Southern League, following a sponsorship deal with BetVictor) will be the 117th in the history of the Southern League since its establishment in 1894. The league has two Premier divisions (Central and South) at step 3 of the National League System (NLS) and two Division One divisions (Central and South) at step 4 of the NLS. This corresponds with Levels 7 and 8 of the English football league system.

Premier Division Central[edit]

Team changes[edit]

League table[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division Central
Season2019–20
2020–21
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Rushall Olympic 4 3 1 0 12 3 +9 10 Promotion to Level 6
2 Royston Town 4 3 0 1 10 4 +6 9 Qualification for Premier Division Central play-offs
3 Hednesford Town 4 3 0 1 9 3 +6 9
4 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 4 3 0 1 10 4 +6 9
5 Stourbridge 4 3 0 1 7 5 +2 9
6 Kings Langley 4 2 2 0 10 6 +4 8
7 Stratford Town 4 2 1 1 9 8 +1 7
8 Tamworth 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 7
9 Lowestoft Town 4 2 0 2 8 9 −1 6
10 Bromsgrove Sporting 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
11 Banbury United 4 1 2 1 4 3 +1 5
12 Redditch United 4 1 2 1 8 8 0 5
13 Coalville Town 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
14 Alvechurch 4 1 1 2 7 8 −1 4
15 Barwell 4 1 1 2 7 8 −1 4
16 Nuneaton Borough 4 1 1 2 2 6 −4 4
17 Biggleswade Town 4 1 1 2 5 9 −4 4
18 Needham Market 4 0 2 2 4 6 −2 2
19 Peterborough Sports 3 0 2 1 4 6 −2 2
20 St Ives Town 4 0 1 3 1 6 −5 1 Possible relegation to Level 8[a]
21 Hitchin Town 4 0 1 3 3 10 −7 1 Relegation to Level 8
22 Leiston 4 0 1 3 3 14 −11 1
Updated to match(es) played on 24 August 2019. Source: Southern League website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [2]
Notes:
  1. ^ Of the four 20th-placed clubs from each of the leagues at Level 7, the two with the lowest points-per-game ratio at the end of the 2019–20 season will be relegated to Level 8.[1]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium Capacity
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Hayden Road (groundshare with Rushden & Higham United) 2,000
Alvechurch Lye Meadow 3,000
Banbury United Spencer Stadium 2,000
Barwell Kirkby Road 2,500
Biggleswade Town Langford Road 3,000
Bromsgrove Sporting Victoria Ground 4,893
Coalville Town Owen Street Sports Ground 2,000
Hednesford Town Keys Park 6,039
Hitchin Town Top Field 4,554
Kings Langley Sadiku Stadium 1,963
Leiston Victory Road 2,250
Lowestoft Town Crown Meadow 3,000
Needham Market Bloomfields 4,000
Nuneaton Borough Liberty Way 4,614
Peterborough Sports Lincoln Road 2,300
Redditch United The Valley 5,000
Royston Town Garden Walk 5,000
Rushall Olympic Dales Lane 2,000
St Ives Town Westwood Road 2,000
Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,626
Stratford Town Knights Lane 2,000
Tamworth The Lamb Ground 4,565

Premier Division South[edit]

Team changes[edit]

League table[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division South
Season2019–20
2020–21
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Truro City 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6 9 Promotion to the National League South
2 Tiverton Town 3 2 1 0 7 4 +3 7 Qualification for the play-offs[a]
3 Harrow Borough 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7
4 Poole Town 3 2 0 1 8 3 +5 6
5 Blackfield & Langley 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
6 Chesham United 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
7 Salisbury 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
8 Farnborough 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
9 Swindon Supermarine 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
10 Weston-super-Mare 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
11 Merthyr Town 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
12 Metropolitan Police 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
13 Gosport Borough 3 1 0 2 3 2 +1 3
14 Hendon 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
15 Yate Town 3 1 0 2 5 7 −2 3
16 Dorchester Town 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
17 Taunton Town 3 1 0 2 3 9 −6 3
18 Hartley Wintney 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
19 Wimborne Town 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
20 Hayes & Yeading United 3 0 1 2 5 7 −2 1 Possible relegation to Level 8[b]
21 Walton Casuals 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0 Relegation to Level 8
22 Beaconsfield Town 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
Updated to match(es) played on 17 August 2019. Source: Southern League Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [2]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams played for one spot and promotion to the National League South
  2. ^ Of the four 20th-placed clubs from each of the leagues at Level 7, the two with the lowest points-per-game ratio at the end of the 2019–20 season will be relegated to Level 8.[3]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Greater London and environ Premier Division South clubs
Club Stadium Capacity
Beaconsfield Town Holloways Park 3,500
Blackfield & Langley Gang Warily Recreation Centre 1,500
Chesham United The Meadow 5,000
Dorchester Town The Avenue Stadium 5,000
Farnborough Cherrywood Road 7,000
Gosport Borough Privett Park 4,500
Harrow Borough Earlsmead Stadium 3,000
Hayes & Yeading United SkyEx Community Stadium 3,000
Hartley Wintney The Memorial Playing Fields 2,000
Hendon Silver Jubilee Park 2,000
Merthyr Town Penydarren Park 4,000
Metropolitan Police Imber Court 3,000
Poole Town The BlackGold Stadium 2,500
Salisbury Raymond McEnhill Stadium 5,000
Swindon Supermarine Hunts Copse Ground 3,000
Taunton Town Wordsworth Drive 2,500
Tiverton Town Ladysmead 3,500
Truro City Treyew Road 3,200
Walton Casuals Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub 2,500
Weston-super-Mare Woodspring Stadium 3,500
Wimborne Town The Cuthbury 3,000
Yate Town Lodge Road 2,000

Division One Central[edit]

Team changes[edit]

League table[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One Central
Season2019–20
2020–21
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Berkhamsted 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 6 Promotion to Premier Division Central
2 Daventry Town 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 6 Qualification for Division One Central play-offs[a]
3 AFC Dunstable 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
4 Halesowen Town 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
5 Welwyn Garden City 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
6 Kempston Rovers 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
7 Bedford Town 2 1 0 1 2 5 −3 3
8 Barton Rovers 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
9 Coleshill Town 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
10 Aylesbury United 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Bedworth United 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
12 Corby Town 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
13 St Neots Town 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
14 North Leigh 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
15 Thame United 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
16 Wantage Town 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
17 Yaxley 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
18 Didcot Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
19 Kidlington 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
20 Biggleswade 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0 Entry into relegation play-off[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 20 August 2019. Source: Southern League website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [2]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams played for one spot and possible promotion to Level 7.
  2. ^ As part of the gradual restructuring of the National League System, the bottom-placed club from each of the seven divisions at Level 8 will enter into a one-off play-off match with a runner-up from Level 9 at the end of the 2019–20 season. The winner of each play-off match will enter Level 8 for the 2020–21 season, while each loser will enter Level 9.[4]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium Capacity
AFC Dunstable Creasey Park 3,200
Aylesbury United The Meadow (groundshare with Chesham United) 5,000
Barton Rovers Sharpenhoe Road 4,000
Bedford Town The Eyrie 3,000
Bedworth United The Oval 3,000
Berkhamsted Broadwater 2,500
Biggleswade Langford Road (groundshare with Biggleswade Town) 3,000
Coleshill Town Pack Meadow 2,070
Corby Town Steel Park 3,893
Daventry Town Communications Park 3,000
Didcot Town Loop Meadow 3,000
Halesowen Town The Grove 3,150
Kempston Rovers Hillgrounds Leisure 2,000
Kidlington Yarnton Road 1,500
North Leigh Eynsham Hall Park Sports Ground 2,000
St Neots Town New Rowley Park 3,500
Thame United Meadow View Park 2,000
Wantage Town Alfredian Park 1,500
Welwyn Garden City Herns Way 1,000
Yaxley Leading Drove 1,500

Division One South[edit]

Team changes[edit]

League table[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One South
Season2019–20
2020–21
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Melksham Town 1 1 0 0 6 3 +3 3 Promotion to Premier Division South
2 Mangotsfield United 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 Qualification for Division One South play-offs[a]
3 Cinderford Town 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
4 Larkhall Athletic 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
5 Thatcham Town 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3
6 Barnstaple Town 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 3
7 Bideford 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
8 Frome Town 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
9 Bristol Manor Farm 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
10 Winchester City 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1
11 Evesham United 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
12 Paulton Rovers 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
13 Basingstoke Town 1 0 0 1 3 4 −1 0
14 Highworth Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
15 Moneyfields 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
16 AFC Totton 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0
17 Cirencester Town 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 0
18 Willand Rovers 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
19 Slimbridge 1 0 0 1 3 6 −3 0
20 Sholing 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0 Entry into relegation play-off[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 17 August 2019. Source: Southern League website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [2]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams played for one spot and possible promotion to Level 7.
  2. ^ As part of the gradual restructuring of the National League System, the bottom-placed club from each of the seven divisions at Level 8 will enter into a one-off play-off match with a runner-up from Level 9 at the end of the 2019–20 season. The winner of each play-off match will enter Level 8 for the 2020–21 season, while each loser will enter Level 9.[5]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium Capacity
AFC Totton Testwood Stadium 3,000
Barnstaple Town Mill Road 5,000
Basingstoke Town The Camrose 6,000
Bideford The Sports Ground 2,000
Bristol Manor Farm The Creek 2,000
Cinderford Town Causeway Ground 3,500
Cirencester Town Corinium Stadium 4,500
Evesham United Jubilee Stadium 3,000
Frome Town Badgers Hill 2,000
Highworth Town The Elms Recreation Ground 2,000
Larkhall Athletic The Plain Ham Ground 1,000
Mangotsfield United Cossham Street 2,500
Melksham Town Oakfield Stadium 2,500
Moneyfields Moneyfields Sports Ground 2,000
Paulton Rovers Athletic Field 2,500
Sholing Universal Stadium 1,000
Slimbridge Thornhill Park 1,500
Thatcham Town Waterside Park 1,500
Willand Rovers The Stan Robinson Stadium 1,000
Winchester City The City Ground 4,500

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Non-League Football Paper (17 April 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: FA outline second phase of Non-League restructuring". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "The FA Handbook 2019/20 (part 30 Standardised Rules section 12.2)". The FA. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  3. ^ The Non-League Football Paper (17 April 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: FA outline second phase of Non-League restructuring". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  4. ^ The Non-League Football Paper (17 April 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: FA outline second phase of Non-League restructuring". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  5. ^ The Non-League Football Paper (17 April 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: FA outline second phase of Non-League restructuring". Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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