1990–91 Southern Football League

The 1990–91 Southern Football League season was the 88th in the history of the league, an English football competition.

Farnborough Town won the Premier Division and earned promotion to the Football Conference, having been relegated from the Conference the year before. Weymouth, who finished bottom of the Premier Division, were relegated to the Southern Division, whilst Rushden Town, despite finishing fourteenth, were relegated to the Midland Division as their ground did not meet the Premier Division criteria. The champions of the Midland and Southern divisions both failed to win promotion, meaning that only the second-placed clubs, Corby Town and Trowbridge Town were promoted.

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
Season1990–91
ChampionsFarnborough Town
PromotedFarnborough Town
RelegatedWeymouth
Matches played462
Goals scored1,304 (2.82 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Farnborough Town 42 26 7 9 79 43 +36 85 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Gloucester City 42 23 14 5 86 49 +37 83
3 Cambridge City 42 21 14 7 63 43 +20 77
4 Dover Athletic 42 21 11 10 56 37 +19 74
5 Bromsgrove Rovers 42 20 11 11 68 49 +19 71
6 Worcester City 42 18 12 12 55 42 +13 66
7 Burton Albion 42 15 15 12 59 48 +11 60
8 Halesowen Town 42 17 9 16 73 67 +6 60
9 VS Rugby 42 16 11 15 56 46 +10 59
10 Bashley 42 15 12 15 56 52 +4 57
11 Dorchester Town 42 15 12 15 47 54 −7 57
12 Wealdstone 42 16 8 18 57 58 −1 56
13 Dartford 42 15 9 18 61 64 −3 54
14 Rushden Town 42 14 11 17 64 66 −2 53 Demoted to the Midland Division
15 Atherstone United 42 14 10 18 55 58 −3 52
16 Moor Green 42 15 6 21 64 75 −11 51
17 Poole Town 42 12 13 17 56 69 −13 49
18 Chelmsford City 42 11 15 16 57 68 −11 48
19 Crawley Town 42 12 12 18 45 67 −22 48
20 Waterlooville 42 11 13 18 51 70 −19 46
21 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 9 7 26 46 91 −45 34
22 Weymouth 42 4 12 26 50 88 −38 24 Relegated to the Southern Division
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Midland DivisionEdit

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

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Midland Division
Season1990–91
ChampionsStourbridge
PromotedCorby Town
RelegatedSpalding United
Willenhall Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,395 (3.02 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Stourbridge 42 28 6 8 80 48 +32 90
2 Corby Town 42 27 4 11 99 48 +51 85 Promoted to the Premier Division
3 Hednesford Town 42 25 7 10 79 47 +32 82
4 Tamworth 42 25 5 12 84 45 +39 80
5 Nuneaton Borough 42 21 11 10 74 51 +23 70[a]
6 Barry Town 42 20 7 15 61 48 +13 67
7 Newport 42 19 6 17 54 46 +8 63
8 King's Lynn 42 17 9 16 53 62 −9 60
9 Grantham Town 42 17 7 18 62 56 +6 58
10 Redditch United 42 16 10 16 66 75 −9 58
11 Hinckley Town 42 16 9 17 72 68 +4 57
12 Sutton Coldfield Town 42 15 11 16 56 65 −9 56
13 Bedworth United 42 15 9 18 57 73 −16 54
14 Bilston Town 42 14 9 19 69 79 −10 51
15 Leicester United 42 14 10 18 65 77 −12 51[b]
16 Racing Club Warwick 42 12 13 17 56 65 −9 49
17 Bridgnorth Town 42 13 9 20 62 74 −12 48
18 Stroud 42 11 14 17 51 64 −13 47
19 Dudley Town 42 11 13 18 48 73 −25 46
20 Alvechurch 42 10 8 24 54 92 −38 38
21 Willenhall Town 42 10 10 22 58 69 −11 37[c] Relegated to the West Midlands (Regional) League
22 Spalding United 42 8 9 25 35 70 −35 33 Relegated to the United Counties League
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Nuneaton Borough were deducted four points.
  2. ^ Leicester United were deducted one point.
  3. ^ Willenhall Town were deducted three points.

Southern DivisionEdit

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

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Southern Division
Season1990–91
ChampionsBuckingham Town
PromotedTrowbridge Town
RelegatedCorinthian
Matches played420
Goals scored1,238 (2.95 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Buckingham Town 40 25 8 7 73 38 +35 83
2 Trowbridge Town 40 22 12 6 67 31 +36 78 Promoted to the Premier Division
3 Salisbury 40 22 11 7 63 39 +24 77
4 Baldock Town 40 21 9 10 66 52 +14 72
5 Ashford Town (Kent) 40 22 5 13 82 52 +30 71
6 Yate Town 40 21 8 11 76 48 +28 71 Transferred to the Midland Division
7 Hastings Town 40 18 11 11 66 46 +20 65
8 Hythe Town 40 17 9 14 55 44 +11 59[a]
9 Andover 40 16 6 18 69 76 −7 54
10 Margate 40 14 11 15 52 55 −3 53
11 Burnham 40 12 16 12 57 49 +8 52
12 Bury Town 40 15 5 20 58 74 −16 50
13 Sudbury Town 40 13 10 17 60 68 −8 49
14 Newport (Isle of Wight) 40 13 9 18 56 62 −6 48
15 Gosport Borough 40 12 11 17 47 58 −11 47
16 Witney Town 40 12 11 17 57 75 −18 47
17 Dunstable 40 9 15 16 48 63 −15 42
18 Canterbury City 40 12 6 22 60 83 −23 42
19 Erith & Belvedere 40 10 6 24 46 73 −27 36
20 Fareham Town 40 9 9 22 46 74 −28 36
21 Corinthian 40 5 12 23 34 78 −44 27 Relegated to the Kent League
22 Folkestone Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Folded mid-season, record expunged
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hythe Town were deducted one point.

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