2018–19 Southern Football League

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The 2018–19 season will be the 116th in the history of the Southern League since its establishment in 1894, the league (known as Evo-Stik League Southern, following a sponsorship deal with Evo-Stik) has two divisions (Central and South) at step 3 of the National League System (NLS) and two divisions (East and West) at step 4 of the NLS.[1]

This will be the first season to consist of four divisions in the league, following a shakeup of the Southern, Isthmian, and Northern Premier Leagues divisions by geographical region, the Southern League was chosen to create a new division at Step 3; the 21 clubs remaining from the Premier Division the previous season were split into two divisions; Central and South. The league constitution was announced in May 2018.[1]

Central Division[edit]

Team changes[edit]

The Central Division at step 3 of the NLS features nine clubs from the previous season and 13 new clubs:

Promoted from the East Division

Promoted from the Northern Premier League Division One South

Relegated from the National League North

Transferred from the Isthmian League Premier Division

Transferred from the Northern Premier League Premier Division

Southern Football League Central Division
Season 2018–19

League table[edit]

Template:2018–19 Southern Football League Central Division table

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Hayden Road (groundshare with Rushden & Higham United) 2,000
Alvechurch Lye Meadow 3,000
Barwell Kirkby Road 2,500
Bedworth United The Oval 3,000
Biggleswade Town Langford Road 3,000
Coalville Town Owen Street Sports Ground 2,000
Halesowen Town The Grove 3,150
Hednesford Town Keys Park 6,039
Hitchin Town Top Field 4,554
Kettering Town Latimer Park (groundshare with Burton Park Wanderers) 2,400
King's Lynn Town The Walks 5,733
Leiston Victory Road 2,250
Lowestoft Town Crown Meadow 3,000
Needham Market Bloomfields 4,000
Redditch United The Valley 5,000
Royston Town Garden Walk 5,000
Rushall Olympic Dales Lane 1,400
St Ives Town Westwood Road 2,000
St Neots Town New Rowley Park 3,500
Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,626
Stratford Town Knights Lane 1,400
Tamworth The Lamb Ground 4,565

South Division[edit]

Team changes[edit]

The South Division at step 3 of the NLS features 11 clubs from the previous season and 11 new clubs:

Promoted from the East Division

Promoted from the West Division

Promoted from the Isthmian League South Division

Relegated from the National League South

Transferred from the Isthmian League Premier Division

Southern Football League South Division
Season 2018–19

League table[edit]

Template:2018–19 Southern Football League South Division table

Stadia and locations[edit]

Greater London and environ South Division teams
Team Stadium Capacity
Banbury United Spencer Stadium 2,000
Basingstoke Town The Camrose 6,000
Beaconsfield Town Holloways Park 3,500
Chesham United The Meadow 5,000
Dorchester Town The Avenue Stadium 5,009
Farnborough Cherrywood Road 7,000
Frome Town Badgers Hill 2,000
Gosport Borough Privett Park 4,500
Harrow Borough Earlsmead Stadium 3,070
Hartley Wintney The Memorial Playing Fields 2,000
Hendon Silver Jubilee Park 1,990
Kings Langley Gaywood Park 1,000
Merthyr Town Penydarren Park 10,000
Metropolitan Police Imber Court 3,000
Poole Town The BlackGold Stadium 2,500
Salisbury Raymond McEnhill Stadium 5,000
Staines Town Wheatsheaf Park 3,009
Swindon Supermarine Hunts Copse Ground 3,000
Taunton Town Wordsworth Drive 2,500
Tiverton Town Ladysmead 3,500
Walton Casuals Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub 2,500
Weymouth Bob Lucas Stadium 6,600

East Division[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Southern Football League East Division
Season 2018–19

League table[edit]

Template:2018–19 Southern Football League East Division table

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Dunstable Creasey Park (groundshare with Dunstable Town) 3,200
Aylesbury Haywood Way 1,300
Aylesbury United The Meadow 5,000
Barton Rovers Sharpenhoe Road 4,000
Bedford Town The Eyrie 3,000
Berkhamsted Broadwater 2,500
Bromsgrove Sporting Victoria Ground 3,500
Cambridge City Westwood Road (groundshare with St Ives Town) 2,000
Coleshill Town Pack Meadow 2,070
Corby Town Steel Park 3,893
Didcot Town Loop Meadow 3,000
Dunstable Town Creasey Park (groundshare with AFC Dunstable) 3,200
Kempston Rovers Hillgrounds Leisure 2,000
Kidlington Yarnton Road 1,500
North Leigh Eynsham Hall Park Sports Ground 2,000
Peterborough Sports Lincoln Road
Sutton Coldfield Town Central Ground 2,000
Thame United Meadow View Park 2,000
Welwyn Garden City Herns Way
Yaxley Leading Drove 1,500

West Division[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Southern Football League West Division
Season 2018–19

League table[edit]

Template:2018–19 Southern Football League West Division table

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Totton Testwood Stadium 3,000
Barnstaple Town Mill Road 5,000
Bideford The Sports Ground 2,000
Blackfield & Langley Gang Warily Rec 1,500
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
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
Moneyfields Moneyfields Sports Ground 2,000
Paulton Rovers Athletic Field 2,500
Slimbridge Thornhill Park 1,500
Street The Tannery 1,000
Thatcham Town Waterside Park 1,500
Wimborne Town The Cuthbury 3,250
Winchester City The City Ground 4,500
Yate Town Lodge Road 2,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018/19 Club Allocations". Evo-Stik South. 10 May 2018. 

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