1987–88 Courage Area League South

The 1987–88 Courage Area League South was the first full season of rugby union within the fourth tier of the English league system, currently known as the National League 2 South, and was the counterpart to Courage Area League South (now National League 2 North). Each team played one match against the other teams, playing a total of ten matches each. There was no set date for matches, clubs having to arrange the fixtures amongst themselves.[1][2] Askeans were the first ever champions, gaining promotion to the 1988–89 National Division Three while Streatham-Croydon were the only relegated side, dropping to London 1.

1987–88 Courage Area League South
Countries England
ChampionsAskeans (1st title)
Runners-upSidcup
RelegatedStreatham-Croydon
Matches played110

StructureEdit

Each team played one match against each of the other teams, playing a total of ten matches each. The champions are promoted to National Division 3 and the bottom team was relegated to either London 1 or South West 1 depending on their locality.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

League tableEdit

1987–88 Courage Area League South Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff Points
1 Askeans (C) 10 8 1 1 141 83 58 17
2 Sidcup 10 7 2 1 130 58 72 16
3 Lydney 10 7 0 3 173 99 74 14
4 Camborne 10 5 2 3 113 119 –6 12
5 Havant 10 5 0 5 116 102 4 10
6 Stroud 10 5 0 5 112 114 –2 10
7 Southend 10 5 0 5 63 108 –45 10
8 Sudbury 10 3 2 5 125 106 19 8
9 Salisbury 10 3 1 6 84 94 –10 7
10 Cheltenham 10 3 0 7 95 152 –57 6
11 Streatham-Croydon (R) 10 0 0 10 70 173 –103 0
  • Points are awarded as follows:
  1. 2 pts for a win
  2. 1 pt for a draw
  3. 0 pts for a loss
  4. If teams are level at any stage, difference between points for and against applies

Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 25 December 2015

SponsorshipEdit

Area League South is part of the Courage Clubs Championship and was sponsored by Courage Brewery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stephen Jones, ed. (1988). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1988–89. London: Rothmans Publications Ltd.
  2. ^ a b Tony Williams and Bill Mitchell, ed. (1990). Courage Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1990–91. Windsor: Burlington Publishing Co Ltd.