1993–94 Southern Football League

The 1993–94 Southern Football League season was the 91st in the history of the league, an English football competition.

Farnborough Town won the Premier Division and earned promotion to the Football Conference. Moor Green, Waterlooville, Bashley and Nuneaton Borough were relegated to the Midland and Southern Divisions, whilst Rushden & Diamonds, Gravesend & Northfleet, VS Rugby and Sudbury Town were promoted to the Premier Division, the former two as champions.

Despite neither finishing bottom of the table, both Dunstable and Canterbury City dropped into level eight leagues.

Premier DivisionEdit

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

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season1993–94
ChampionsFarnborough Town
PromotedFarnborough Town
RelegatedBashley
Moor Green
Nuneaton Borough
Waterlooville
Matches played462
Goals scored1,243 (2.69 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Farnborough Town 42 25 7 10 74 44 +30 82 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Cheltenham Town 42 21 12 9 67 38 +29 75
3 Halesowen Town 42 21 11 10 69 46 +23 74
4 Atherstone United 42 22 7 13 57 43 +14 73
5 Crawley Town 42 21 10 11 56 42 +14 73
6 Chelmsford City 42 21 7 14 74 59 +15 70
7 Trowbridge Town 42 16 17 9 52 41 +11 65
8 Sittingbourne 42 17 13 12 65 48 +17 64
9 Corby Town 42 17 8 17 52 56 −4 59
10 Gloucester City 42 17 6 19 55 60 −5 57
11 Burton Albion 42 15 11 16 57 49 +8 56
12 Hastings Town 42 16 7 19 51 60 −9 55
13 Hednesford Town 42 15 9 18 67 66 +1 54
14 Gresley Rovers 42 14 11 17 61 72 −11 53
15 Worcester City 42 14 9 19 61 70 −9 51
16 Solihull Borough 42 13 11 18 52 57 −5 50
17 Cambridge City 42 13 11 18 50 60 −10 50
18 Dorchester Town 42 12 11 19 38 51 −13 47
19 Moor Green 42 11 10 21 49 66 −17 43 Relegated to the Midland Division
20 Waterlooville 42 11 10 21 47 69 −22 43 Relegated to the Southern Division
21 Bashley 42 11 10 21 47 80 −33 43
22 Nuneaton Borough 42 11 8 23 42 66 −24 41 Relegated to the Midland 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 19 clubs from the previous season and three new clubs:

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Midland Division
Season1993–94
ChampionsRushden & Diamonds
PromotedRushden & Diamonds
VS Rugby
Matches played462
Goals scored1,451 (3.14 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Rushden & Diamonds 42 29 11 2 109 37 +72 98 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 VS Rugby 42 28 8 6 98 41 +57 92
3 Weston-super-Mare 42 27 10 5 94 39 +55 91 Transferred to the Southern Division
4 Newport 42 26 9 7 84 37 +47 87
5 Clevedon Town 42 24 10 8 75 46 +29 82 Transferred to the Southern Division
6 Redditch United 42 19 11 12 79 62 +17 68
7 Tamworth 42 19 7 16 82 68 +14 64
8 Bilston Town 42 16 10 16 65 73 −8 58
9 Stourbridge 42 17 6 19 71 75 −4 57
10 Evesham United 42 16 8 18 50 60 −10 56
11 Grantham Town 42 16 6 20 77 73 +4 54
12 Bridgnorth Town 42 15 6 21 56 68 −12 51
13 Racing Club Warwick 42 13 12 17 53 66 −13 51
14 Dudley Town 42 13 10 19 64 61 +3 49
15 Forest Green Rovers 42 12 12 18 61 84 −23 48
16 Sutton Coldfield Town 42 12 8 22 53 75 −22 44
17 Bedworth United 42 12 7 23 62 81 −19 43
18 Hinckley Town 42 11 10 21 44 71 −27 43
19 Leicester United 42 11 9 22 34 73 −39 42
20 King's Lynn 42 9 11 22 47 72 −25 38
21 Yate Town 42 10 6 26 48 86 −38 36 Transferred to the Southern Division
22 Armitage 90 42 8 11 23 45 103 −58 35
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Southern DivisionEdit

The Southern Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 20 clubs from the previous season and two new clubs:

At the end of the previous season Salisbury changed name to Salisbury City, and Fisher Athletic changed name to Fisher.

At the end of the season Tonbridge changed name to Tonbridge Angels.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Southern Division
Season1993–94
ChampionsGravesend & Northfleet
PromotedGravesend & Northfleet
Sudbury Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,428 (3.09 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 27 11 4 87 24 +63 92 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Sudbury Town 42 27 8 7 98 47 +51 89
3 Witney Town 42 27 8 7 69 36 +33 89
4 Salisbury City 42 26 10 6 90 39 +51 88
5 Havant Town 42 27 4 11 101 41 +60 85
6 Ashford Town (Kent) 42 24 13 5 93 46 +47 85
7 Baldock Town 42 26 7 9 76 40 +36 85
8 Newport (Isle of Wight) 42 22 8 12 74 51 +23 74
9 Margate 42 20 8 14 76 58 +18 68
10 Weymouth 42 18 9 15 71 65 +6 63
11 Tonbridge 42 19 5 18 59 62 −3 62
12 Buckingham Town 42 14 14 14 43 42 +1 56 Transferred to the Midland Division
13 Braintree Town 42 16 7 19 72 84 −12 55
14 Fareham Town 42 12 12 18 54 75 −21 48
15 Poole Town 42 13 6 23 54 86 −32 45
16 Burnham 42 10 9 23 53 92 −39 39
17 Fisher 42 9 10 23 52 81 −29 37
18 Dunstable 42 9 7 26 50 91 −41 34 Resigned to the United Counties League
19 Erith & Belvedere 42 9 5 28 40 72 −32 32
20 Canterbury City 42 8 7 27 35 80 −45 31 Resigned to the Kent League
21 Wealdstone 42 6 7 29 45 95 −50 25
22 Bury Town 42 3 5 34 36 121 −85 14
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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