1990–91 Isthmian League

The 1990–91 season was the 76th season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England.

League consisted of three divisions. The Second Division was divided into two sections. At the end of the season Division Two North and Division Two South were merged into single Division Two and Division Three was formed.

Premier DivisionEdit

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season1990–91
ChampionsRedbridge Forest
PromotedRedbridge Forest
RelegatedBarking
Leyton-Wingate
Matches played462
Goals scored1,383 (2.99 per match)
Highest attendance2,507 – KingstonianWoking, (3 November)
Total attendance208,471
Average attendance451 (+14.5% to previous season)

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 19 clubs from the previous season and three new clubs:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Redbridge Forest 42 29 6 7 74 43 +31 93 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Enfield 42 26 11 5 83 30 +53 89
3 Aylesbury United 42 24 11 7 90 47 +43 83
4 Woking 42 24 10 8 84 39 +45 82
5 Kingstonian 42 21 12 9 86 57 +29 75
6 Grays Athletic 42 20 8 14 66 53 +13 68
7 Marlow 42 18 13 11 72 49 +23 67
8 Hayes 42 20 5 17 60 57 +3 65
9 Carshalton Athletic 42 19 7 16 80 67 +13 64
10 Wivenhoe Town 42 16 11 15 69 66 +3 59
11 Wokingham Town 42 15 13 14 58 54 +4 58
12 Windsor & Eton 42 15 10 17 48 63 −15 55
13 Bishop's Stortford 42 14 12 16 54 49 +5 54
14 Dagenham 42 13 11 18 62 68 −6 50
15 Hendon 42 12 10 20 48 62 −14 46
16 St Albans City 42 11 12 19 60 74 −14 45
17 Bognor Regis Town 42 12 8 22 44 71 −27 44
18 Basingstoke Town 42 12 7 23 57 95 −38 43
19 Staines Town 42 10 10 22 46 79 −33 39[a]
20 Harrow Borough 42 10 8 24 57 84 −27 38
21 Barking 42 8 10 24 41 85 −44 34 Relegated to Division One
22 Leyton-Wingate 42 7 7 28 44 91 −47 28
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Staines Town were deducted one point.

Division OneEdit

Isthmian League
Division One
Season1990–91
ChampionsChesham United
PromotedBromley
Chesham United
RelegatedLewes
Metropolitan Police
Southwick
Worthing
Matches played462
Goals scored1,362 (2.95 per match)
Highest attendance802 – Chesham UnitedBromley, (23 March)
Total attendance86,996
Average attendance188 (-13.4% to previous season)

Division One consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and six new clubs:

Two clubs relegated from the Premier Division:

Four clubs promoted from Division Two North:

Four clubs promoted from Division Two South:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Chesham United 42 27 8 7 102 37 +65 89 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Bromley 42 22 14 6 62 37 +25 80
3 Yeading 42 23 8 11 75 45 +30 77
4 Aveley 42 21 9 12 76 43 +33 72
5 Hitchin Town 42 21 9 12 78 50 +28 72
6 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 20 12 10 71 48 +23 72
7 Walton & Hersham 42 21 8 13 73 48 +25 71
8 Molesey 42 22 5 15 65 46 +19 71
9 Whyteleafe 42 21 6 15 62 53 +9 69
10 Dorking 42 20 5 17 78 67 +11 65
11 Chalfont St Peter 42 19 5 18 56 63 −7 62
12 Dulwich Hamlet 42 16 11 15 67 54 +13 59
13 Harlow Town 42 17 8 17 73 64 +9 59
14 Boreham Wood 42 15 8 19 46 53 −7 53
15 Wembley 42 13 12 17 62 59 +3 51
16 Uxbridge 42 15 5 22 45 61 −16 50
17 Croydon 42 15 5 22 44 85 −41 50
18 Heybridge Swifts 42 13 10 19 46 59 −13 49
19 Southwick 42 13 8 21 49 75 −26 47 Relegated to Division Two
20 Lewes 42 10 8 24 49 82 −33 38
21 Metropolitan Police 42 9 6 27 55 76 −21 33
22 Worthing 42 2 4 36 28 157 −129 10
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Two NorthEdit

Isthmian League
Division Two North
Season1990–91
ChampionsStevenage Borough
PromotedStevenage Borough
Vauxhall Motors
Matches played462
Goals scored1,467 (3.18 per match)
Highest attendance793 – Stevenage BoroughWare, (15 April)
Total attendance58,646
Average attendance127 (-3.8% to previous season)

Division Two North consisted of 22 clubs, including 19 clubs from the previous season and three new clubs:

At the end of the season Division Two North and Division Two South were merged into single Division Two and also Division Three was formed. Finchley merged with Wingate to form Wingate & Finchley who took Wingate's place in the Premier Division of the South Midlands League, while Basildon United resigned to the Essex Senior League.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Stevenage Borough 42 34 5 3 122 29 +93 107 Promoted to Division One
2 Vauxhall Motors 42 24 10 8 82 50 +32 82
3 Billericay Town 42 22 8 12 70 41 +29 74
4 Ware 42 22 8 12 78 51 +27 74
5 Berkhamsted Town 42 19 11 12 60 51 +9 68
6 Witham Town 42 19 10 13 70 59 +11 67
7 Purfleet 42 17 14 11 68 57 +11 65
8 Rainham Town 42 19 7 16 57 46 +11 64
9 Hemel Hempstead 42 16 14 12 62 56 +6 62
10 Barton Rovers 42 17 10 15 61 58 +3 61
11 Saffron Walden Town 42 16 13 13 72 77 −5 61
12 Collier Row 42 16 11 15 63 63 0 59 Relegated to Division Three
13 Kingsbury Town 42 17 8 17 64 72 −8 59
14 Edgware Town 42 17 7 18 73 65 +8 58
15 Hertford Town 42 16 10 16 69 70 −1 58
16 Royston Town 42 14 15 13 78 62 +16 57
17 Tilbury 42 14 6 22 70 79 −9 48
18 Basildon United 42 11 10 21 61 90 −29 43 Resigned to the Essex Senior League
19 Hornchurch 42 10 9 23 53 87 −34 39 Relegated to Division Three
20 Clapton 42 9 10 23 54 93 −39 34[a]
21 Finchley 42 6 7 29 50 112 −62 25 Merged into Wingate
22 Tring Town 42 1 9 32 30 99 −69 12 Relegated to Division Three
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Clapton were deducted three points.

Division Two SouthEdit

Isthmian League
Division Two South
Season1990–91
ChampionsAbingdon Town
PromotedAbingdon Town
Maidenhead United
Matches played462
Goals scored1,477 (3.2 per match)
Highest attendance456 – Abingdon TownMaidenhead United, (6 April)
Total attendance52,052
Average attendance113 (+8.7% to previous season)

Division Two South consisted of 22 clubs, including 19 clubs from the previous season and three new clubs:

At the end of the season Division Two North and Division Two South were merged into single Division Two and also Division Three was formed.

Before the next season started Feltham merged with the Hellenic League side Hounslow to create Feltham & Hounslow F.C.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Abingdon Town 42 29 7 6 95 28 +67 94 Promoted to Division One
2 Maidenhead United 42 28 8 6 85 33 +52 92
3 Egham Town 42 27 6 9 100 46 +54 87
4 Malden Vale 42 26 5 11 72 44 +28 83
5 Ruislip Manor 42 25 5 12 93 44 +49 80
6 Southall 42 23 10 9 84 43 +41 79
7 Harefield United 42 23 10 9 81 56 +25 79
8 Newbury Town 42 23 8 11 71 45 +26 77
9 Hungerford Town 42 16 13 13 84 69 +15 61
10 Leatherhead 42 17 9 16 82 55 +27 60
11 Banstead Athletic 42 15 13 14 58 62 −4 58
12 Hampton 42 14 15 13 62 43 +19 57 Relegated to Division Three
13 Epsom & Ewell 42 15 12 15 49 50 −1 57
14 Chertsey Town 42 15 9 18 76 72 +4 54
15 Horsham 42 14 7 21 58 67 −9 49
16 Flackwell Heath 42 11 11 20 56 78 −22 44
17 Bracknell Town 42 11 7 24 60 97 −37 40
18 Feltham 42 10 8 24 45 80 −35 38
19 Cove 42 10 7 25 51 94 −43 37
20 Eastbourne United 42 10 7 25 53 109 −56 37
21 Petersfield United 42 6 3 33 35 119 −84 21
22 Camberley Town 42 1 6 35 27 143 −116 9
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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