East Midlands Counties Football League

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East Midlands Counties Football League
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Founded 2008
Country  England
Number of teams 22
Level on pyramid 10
Promotion to Midland League Premier Division
Northern Counties East League Premier Division
United Counties League Premier Division
Relegation to Central Midlands League South Division
Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division
Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division
Domestic cup(s) National
FA Cup
FA Vase
League
League Cup
Current champions West Bridgford
(2017–18)
Website Official site
2017–18

The East Midlands Counties Football League is an English football league that was founded in 2008. The league has one division, which stands at the tenth level of the football pyramid respectively.

History[edit]

The league was formed in 2008, drawing clubs from the Northern Counties East League (2), Central Midlands League (8) and Leicestershire Senior League (8) to create a division at level 10 of the English football league system.

The league has provided a pathway for successful clubs to higher grade football, with clubs moving up to the Midland League Premier Division, Northern Counties East League Premier Division and United Counties League Premier Division - each at step 9 of the system.

It was not until 2017 that clubs were relegated from the competition - into the Central Midlands League and Leicestershire Senior League.

The competition has several feeder leagues at level 11 of the pyramid, which provide new member clubs each year:

Clubs are also liable to be transferred to other leagues if the FA deems it geographically suitable to do so.

Current clubs (2017/18)[edit]

Honours[edit]

Champions[edit]

Season
2008–09 Kirby Muxloe
2009–10 Dunkirk
2010–11 Gresley
2011–12 Heanor Town
2012–13 Basford United
2013–14 Thurnby Nirvana
2014–15 Bardon Hill
2015–16 St Andrews
2016–17 West Bridgford

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Season Club Position Promoted to
2008–09 Kirby Muxloe 1st Midland Alliance
2009–10 Dunkirk 1st Midland Alliance
2010–11 Gresley 1st Midland Alliance
2011–12 Heanor Town 1st Northern Counties East League Premier Division
2012–13 Basford United 1st Northern Counties East League Premier Division
2013–14 Thurnby Nirvana 1st United Counties League Premier Division
2014–15 Bardon Hill 1st Midland League Premier Division
2015–16 St Andrews 1st Midland League Premier Division
2016–17 South Normanton Athletic 2nd Midland League Premier Division

League Cup[edit]

The league also runs the East Midlands Counties League Cup, which is contested by every club in the league.

Finals[edit]

Season Winner Result Runner-up Venue
2008–09 Borrowash Victoria 1 – 0 Holbrook Miners Welfare Welby Road, Holwell Sports F.C.
2009-10 Gedling Town 2 - 1* Dunkirk Borrowash Road, Borrowash Victoria F.C.
2010-11 Thurnby Nirvana 4 - 2 Holbrook Sports Moat Ground, Gresley F.C.
2011-12 Borrowash Victoria 1 - 0 Radcliffe Olympic Riverside Park, Barrow Town F.C.
2012-13 Basford United 2 - 0 Graham Street Prims Borrowash Road, Borrowash Victoria F.C.
2013-14 Graham Street Prims 4 - 2 Sutton Town AFC Bardon Close, Bardon Hill F.C.
2014-15 South Normanton Athletic 1 - 1* (5-4)(p) Radcliffe Olympic Plains Road, Gedling Miners Welfare F.C.
2015-16 Aylestone Park 2 - 1 South Normanton Athletic Riverside Park, Barrow Town F.C.
2016-17 Dunkirk 2 - 1 Ashby Ivanhoe Cropston Road, Anstey Nomads F.C.
  • * Result after extra-time

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