1989–90 Southern Football League

The 1989–90 Southern Football League season was the 87th in the history of the league, an English football competition.

Dover Athletic won the Premier Division but were not promotied due to ground grading issues and a place in the Football Conference was taken by runners-up Bath City. Four bottom clubs were relegated to the Southern and Midland divisions, while champions and runners-up of lower divisions get a places in the next Premier Division season. Banbury United, Hounslow, Sandwell Borough and Sheppey United left the league.

Premier DivisionEdit

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 17 clubs from the previous season and five new clubs:

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season1989–90
ChampionsDover Athletic
PromotedBath City
RelegatedAlvechurch
Ashford Town (Kent)
Corby Town
Gosport Borough
Matches played462
Goals scored1,302 (2.82 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Dover Athletic 42 32 6 4 87 27 +60 102
2 Bath City 42 30 8 4 81 28 +53 98 Promoted to the Football Conference
3 Dartford 42 26 9 7 80 35 +45 87
4 Burton Albion 42 20 12 10 64 40 +24 72
5 VS Rugby 42 19 12 11 51 35 +16 69
6 Atherstone United 42 19 10 13 60 52 +8 67
7 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 18 12 12 44 50 −6 66
8 Cambridge City 42 17 11 14 76 56 +20 62
9 Gloucester City 42 17 11 14 80 68 +12 62
10 Bromsgrove Rovers 42 17 10 15 56 48 +8 61
11 Moor Green 42 18 7 17 62 59 +3 61
12 Wealdstone 42 16 9 17 55 54 +1 57
13 Dorchester Town 42 16 7 19 52 67 −15 55
14 Worcester City 42 15 10 17 62 63 −1 54[a]
15 Crawley Town 42 13 12 17 53 57 −4 51
16 Waterlooville 42 13 10 19 63 81 −18 49
17 Weymouth 42 11 13 18 50 70 −20 46
18 Chelmsford City 42 11 10 21 52 72 −20 43
19 Ashford Town (Kent) 42 10 7 25 43 75 −32 37 Relegated to the Southern Division
20 Corby Town 42 10 6 26 57 77 −20 36 Relegated to the Midland Division
21 Alvechurch 42 7 5 30 46 95 −49 26
22 Gosport Borough 42 6 5 31 28 93 −65 23 Relegated to the Southern Division
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Worcester City were deducted one point.

Midland DivisionEdit

The Midland Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 17 clubs from the previous season and five new clubs:

Also, at the end of the previous season Forest Green Rovers was renamed Stroud and Ashfield Hightree was renamed Sandwell Borough.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Midland Division
Season1989–90
ChampionsHalesowen Town
PromotedHalesowen Town
Rushden Town
RelegatedBanbury United
Sandwell Borough
Matches played462
Goals scored1,393 (3.02 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Halesowen Town 42 28 8 6 100 49 +51 92 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Rushden Town 42 28 5 9 82 39 +43 89
3 Nuneaton Borough 42 26 7 9 81 47 +34 85
4 Tamworth 42 22 8 12 82 70 +12 74
5 Barry Town 42 21 8 13 67 53 +14 71
6 Spalding United 42 20 7 15 73 63 +10 67
7 Sutton Coldfield Town 42 18 10 14 72 69 +3 64
8 Stourbridge 42 17 12 13 73 61 +12 63
9 Dudley Town 42 18 9 15 69 64 +5 63
10 Stroud 42 16 13 13 75 62 +13 61
11 Leicester United 42 17 5 20 66 77 −11 56
12 Bridgnorth Town 42 13 14 15 68 73 −5 53
13 King's Lynn 42 16 5 21 57 69 −12 53
14 Grantham Town 42 14 10 18 57 63 −6 52
15 Bedworth United 42 14 9 19 50 60 −10 51
16 Hednesford Town 42 11 14 17 50 62 −12 47
17 Bilston Town 42 11 14 17 40 54 −14 47
18 Redditch United 42 11 13 18 57 64 −7 46
19 Racing Club Warwick 42 11 11 20 45 66 −21 44
20 Willenhall Town 42 9 9 24 37 66 −29 36
21 Banbury United 42 9 9 24 46 83 −37 34[a] Relegated to the Hellenic League
22 Sandwell Borough 42 6 12 24 46 79 −33 30 Relegated to the Midland Football Combination
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Banbury United were deducted two points.

Southern DivisionEdit

The Southern Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 18 clubs from the previous season and four new clubs:

Also, at the end of the previous season Thanet United reverted name to Margate.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Southern Division
Season1989–90
ChampionsBashley
PromotedBashley
Poole Town
RelegatedSheppey United
Matches played462
Goals scored1,315 (2.85 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Bashley 42 25 7 10 80 47 +33 82 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Poole Town 42 23 8 11 85 60 +25 77
3 Buckingham Town 42 22 10 10 67 46 +21 76
4 Dunstable 42 20 14 8 56 38 +18 74
5 Salisbury 42 21 9 12 72 50 +22 72
6 Hythe Town 42 20 12 10 69 48 +21 72
7 Trowbridge Town 42 20 9 13 79 64 +15 69
8 Hastings Town 42 20 9 13 64 54 +10 69
9 Bury Town 42 18 12 12 76 62 +14 66
10 Baldock Town 42 18 11 13 69 52 +17 65
11 Burnham 42 17 11 14 77 52 +25 62
12 Fareham Town 42 14 14 14 49 53 −4 56
13 Yate Town 42 16 6 20 53 52 +1 54
14 Witney Town 42 16 6 20 54 56 −2 54
15 Canterbury City 42 14 10 18 52 52 0 52
16 Margate 42 12 15 15 46 45 +1 51
17 Folkestone Town 42 14 9 19 61 83 −22 51 Club folded
18 Andover 42 13 11 18 54 70 −16 50
19 Hounslow 42 11 5 26 39 82 −43 38 Resigned to the Hellenic League
20 Erith & Belvedere 42 8 11 23 34 73 −39 35
21 Corinthian 42 6 10 26 44 93 −49 28
22 Sheppey United 42 6 7 29 35 83 −48 25 Relegated to the Kent League
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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