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2007–08 Football Conference

The Football Conference consists of the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the playoff of the National division will be promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four will be relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions will be relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League For sponsorship reasons, the league is frequently referred to as the Blue Square Premier.

National League (English football)
Season2007-2008

Conference PremierEdit

A total of 24 teams contested the division, including 19 sides from last season, one relegated from the Football League Two, two promoted from the Conference North and two promoted from the Conference South.

Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Conference North

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Conference South

Teams relegated from 2006–07 Football League Two

Boston United were also relegated from the Football League, but were placed in the Conference North due to financial problems. Altrincham, who had finished in the relegation zone in the 2006–07 season, were reprieved in order for the division to remain at 24 teams.

OverallEdit

Aldershot made a return to the Football League, Aldershot F.C. having actually folded during the league season of 1991–92 league season. Its successor Aldershot Town F.C., however, actually made an exceptionally bad start of the season, losing two of their first three home games, but after that they gained a form that produced Football Conference records, such as their 31 wins and the 101 points, wrapping up the title and the promotion well ahead of the end of the season. A key factor was their ability to avoid drawn matches, of which they only had eight. And even then six of them occurred during the nine games when they were wrapping up the title.

The play-offs saw local rivals Exeter City and Torquay United facing each other for a chance to play for a promotion to the Football League. Torquay had the upper hand at first, winning the first leg on Exeter's soil with 1–2, and they on home ground they were leading 1–0 (3–1 aggregate) with just 20 minutes left, when Exeter ended their hopes with a burst of four goals to wrap up the series with a 5–3 aggregate win. Exeter eventually won 1–0 over Cambridge United at Wembley to seal their return to the League.

As usual, the biggest average crowds were seen in Oxford, with an average of 4,728 spectators per game and an aggregate of 108,750, but actually they fell fifth in highest attendances, with the West Country derby between Exeter City and Torquay United drawing the biggest crowd of the season with 7,839 spectators, followed by the Cambridgeshire derby of Cambridge United v Histon with 7,125, another West Country derby between Torquay and Exeter with 6,021 and even Aldershot v Weymouth with 5,980, leaving Oxford behind in their top drawing match against Crawley Town with their 5,900 spectators. Droylsden had the fewest spectators, with an aggregate of 14,800, meaning an average crowd of 643 spectators, with a high of 1,178 against Altrincham.[1]

League tableEdit

Conference Premier
Season2007–08[1][2]
ChampionsAldershot Town (1st Football Conference title)
Promoted to League TwoAldershot Town,
Exeter City
Relegated to Conference North/Conference SouthDroylsden,
Farsley Celtic,
Stafford Rangers
Relegated to Level 8Halifax Town
Promoted for the next seasonBarrow,
Eastbourne Borough,
Kettering Town,
Lewes
Matches played552
Goals scored1,559 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorerStuart Fleetwood (Forest Green Rovers), 28
Biggest home winKidderminster HarriersStafford Rangers 6–0 (4 March 2008)
Biggest away winWeymouthForest Green Rovers 0–6 (4 March 2008)
Highest scoringEbbsfleetKidderminster 5–4 (15 September 2007);
HistonTorquay United 4–5 (18 September 2007)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendanceExeter City v Torquay United, 7,839 (26 December 2007)
Lowest attendanceDroylsden v Ebbsfleet, 252 (17 April 2008)
Average attendance1,799 (– 6% compared with the previous season)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Aldershot Town (C, P) 46 18 2 3 44 21 13 6 4 38 27 +34 101 Promoted to League Two
2 Cambridge United 46 14 6 3 36 17 11 5 7 32 24 +27 86 Qualified for play-offs
3 Torquay United 46 15 3 5 39 21 11 5 7 44 36 +26 86
4 Exeter City (O, P) 46 13 9 1 44 26 9 8 6 39 32 +25 83
5 Burton Albion 46 15 3 5 48 31 8 9 6 31 25 +23 81
6 Stevenage Borough 46 13 5 5 47 25 11 2 10 35 30 +27 79
7 Histon 46 10 7 6 42 36 10 5 8 34 31 +9 72
8 Forest Green Rovers 46 11 6 6 45 34 8 8 7 31 25 +17 71
9 Oxford United 46 10 8 5 32 21 10 3 10 24 27 +8 71
10 Grays Athletic 46 11 6 6 35 23 8 7 8 23 24 +11 70
11 Ebbsfleet United 46 14 3 6 40 29 5 9 9 25 32 +4 69
12 Salisbury City 46 12 7 4 35 22 6 7 10 35 38 +10 68
13 Kidderminster Harriers 46 12 5 6 38 23 7 5 11 36 34 +17 67
14 York City 46 8 5 10 33 34 9 6 8 38 40 −3 62
15 Crawley Town 46 12 5 6 47 31 7 4 12 26 36 +6 60[a]
16 Rushden & Diamonds 46 7 10 6 26 22 8 4 11 29 33 0 59
17 Woking 46 7 9 7 28 27 5 8 10 25 34 −8 53
18 Weymouth 46 7 5 11 24 34 4 8 11 29 39 −20 46
19 Northwich Victoria 46 6 7 10 30 36 5 4 14 22 42 −26 44
20 Halifax Town (R) 46 8 10 5 30 29 4 6 13 31 41 −9 42[b] Club folded
21 Altrincham 46 6 6 11 32 44 3 8 12 24 38 −26 41
22 Farsley Celtic (R) 46 6 5 12 27 38 4 4 15 21 48 −38 39 Relegated to Conference North/South
23 Stafford Rangers (R) 46 2 4 17 16 48 3 6 14 26 51 −57 25
24 Droylsden (R) 46 4 5 14 27 45 1 4 18 19 58 −57 24
Source: [1][4]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Crawley Town deducted 6 points for a breach of financial regulations.[3]
  2. ^ Halifax Town deducted 10 points for entering administration and later resigned from the Conference due to financial problems. These resulted in the folding of the club, but it was soon reformed with name F.C. Halifax Town, and was able to play competitive football in Northern Premier League Division One North, on Level 8 of the English football league system.

LocationsEdit

Locations of the Conference Premier London teams 2007–2008

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALD ALT BRT CAM CRA DRO EBB EXE FAR FGR GRY HAL HIS KID NOR OXF R&D SAL STA STB TOR WEY WOK YOR
Aldershot 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–3 0–1 3–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 4–3 3–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–0
Altrincham 1–2 0–0 0–3 2–3 3–2 1–3 1–4 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–0 1–5 1–1 3–2 2–2 2–2
Burton Albion 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 4–4 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–3 0–2 4–1 1–2 2–1 4–3 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 4–3
Cambridge United 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 5–0 1–1 0–1 5–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0
Crawley Town 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 5–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 3–0 2–1 0–4 1–0 0–4 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 5–3 6–1
Droylsden 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–3 0–3 5–3 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 3–1 1–4 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 3–4
Ebbsfleet United 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 4–1 1–0 0–1 5–4 2–1 1–3 0–3 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–2
Exeter City 1–1 2–1 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 4–2 4–1 4–0 4–3 0–0 2–2 1–1
Farsley Celtic 1–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–5 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–3 3–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 4–2 3–0 1–4
Forest Green Rovers 2–3 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 4–1 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–2 4–2 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–2
Grays Athletic 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–3 0–1 5–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 5–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2
Halifax Town 0–0 2–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 3–0 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–6 3–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–0 2–2
Histon 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–3 1–4 4–5 2–2 0–1 3–1
Kidderminster Harriers 1–2 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 1–2 6–0 0–2 2–5 0–2 1–1 3–0
Northwich Victoria 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–3 3–3 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–1
Oxford United 2–3 4–0 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 5–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–1
Rushden & Diamonds 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–1 1–0 5–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–1
Salisbury City 0–4 3–3 2–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–3 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–0
Stafford Rangers 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–5 0–2 1–3 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–5 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–4
Stevenage Borough 3–1 2–1 3–3 1–2 3–1 5–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 3–2
Torquay United 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 3–2 4–0 2–0 4–2 3–2 2–0 0–0
Weymouth 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–6 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2
Woking 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–3 3–0 2–3 1–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 3–0 0–3
York City 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 3–2 1–4 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 2–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [2] Soccerbase
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals
1st leg 1/2 May; 2nd leg 5/6 May
Final at Wembley
18 May 2008
                     
2nd Cambridge United 2 2 4  
5th Burton Albion 2 1 3  
    2nd Cambridge United 0
  4th Exeter City 1
3rd Torquay United 2 1 3
4th Exeter City 1 4 5  

Top scorers in order of league goalsEdit

Rank Player Club League Play-offs FA Cup FA Trophy Total
1 Stuart Fleetwood Forest Green Rovers 28 0 6 2 36
2 Steve Morison Stevenage Borough 22 0 0 1 23
3 Colin Little Altrincham 21 0 1 1 24
4 John Grant Aldershot Town 20 0 0 5 25
= Jon Shaw Halifax Town 20 0 1 4 25
6 Daryl Clare Burton Albion 19 3 2 3 24
= Tim Sills Torquay United 19 1 0 2 22
8 Richard Logan Exeter City 18 1 0 0 19
= Chris Zebroski Torquay United 18 2 0 0 20
= Matt Tubbs Salisbury City 18 0 0 0 18
11 Scott Rendell Cambridge United 17 0 4 2 19
= Mark Beesley Forest Green Rovers /
Cambridge United
17 0 2 0 19
= Iyseden Christie Kidderminster Harriers 17 0 0 0 17

Source:[1]

Conference NorthEdit

Conference North
Season2007–08[1][2]
ChampionsKettering Town (1st Football Conference North title)
Direct promotionKettering Town
Promoted through play-offsBarrow
demoted to Level 7, expelled or reformedLeigh RMI;
Nuneaton (reformed and demoted);
Boston United (expelled)
Promoted for the next seasonFleetwood Town,
Gateshead,
King's Lynn
Matches played462
Biggest home winBlyth SpartansWorcester City 6–0 (12 April 2008);
Kettering TownVauxhall Motors 6–0 (18 August 2007);
Stalybridge CelticRedditch United 6–0 (26 April 2008)
Biggest away winVauxhall MotorsKettering Town 0–6 (1 March 2008)
Highest scoringHyde UnitedVauxhall Motors 6–3 (13 August 2007)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance?
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance?

Promotion and relegationEdit

A total of 22 teams contested the division, including 17 sides from last season, one relegated from Football League Two, two relegated from the Conference National and two promoted from the Northern Premier League.

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Northern Premier League

Teams relegated from 2006–07 Conference National

Teams relegated from 2006–07 League Two

Boston United were transferred down two divisions due to financial problems. At the end of the season still under entering administration, Boston United were relegated another division down.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Kettering Town 42 17 1 3 57 19 13 6 2 36 15 +59 97 Conference North Champions, promoted to Conference Premier
2 Telford United[a] 42 14 4 3 45 21 10 4 7 25 22 +27 80 Participated in play-offs
3 Stalybridge Celtic 42 12 4 5 47 24 13 0 8 41 27 +37 79
4 Southport 42 10 8 3 38 21 12 3 6 39 29 +27 77
5 Barrow 42 13 4 4 40 18 8 9 4 30 21 +31 76 Promoted to Conference Premier through play-offs
6 Harrogate Town 42 10 6 5 25 16 11 5 5 30 25 +14 74
7 Nuneaton Borough 42 12 6 3 32 17 7 8 6 26 23 +18 71 Demoted to the Southern League Division One Midlands[b]
8 Burscough[a] 42 8 8 5 33 30 11 0 10 29 28 +4 65
9 Hyde United 42 12 2 7 45 32 8 1 12 39 34 +18 63
10 Boston United[a] 42 12 3 6 39 22 5 5 11 26 35 +8 59 Relegated to the Northern Premier League Premier Division[c]
11 Gainsborough Trinity 42 8 8 5 35 26 7 4 10 27 39 −3 57
12 Worcester City 42 8 7 6 27 30 6 5 10 21 38 −20 54 Transferred to Conference South
13 Redditch United 42 10 4 7 28 24 5 4 12 13 34 −17 53
14 Workington 42 8 4 9 25 20 5 7 9 27 36 −4 50
15 Tamworth 42 9 6 6 31 20 4 5 12 22 39 −6 50
16 Alfreton Town 42 7 5 9 27 26 5 6 10 22 28 −5 47
17 Solihull Moors 42 7 5 9 29 36 5 6 10 21 40 −26 47
18 Blyth Spartans 42 7 2 12 27 31 5 8 8 25 31 −10 46
19 Hinckley United 42 7 4 10 24 28 4 8 9 24 41 −21 45
20 Hucknall Town 42 4 4 13 25 36 7 2 12 28 39 −22 39
21 Vauxhall Motors 42 5 4 12 26 47 2 3 16 16 53 −58 28 [d]
22 Leigh RMI 42 5 4 12 21 38 1 4 16 15 49 −51 26 Relegated to Northern Premier League Premier Division
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c New club in the Conference
  2. ^ In June 2008 Nuneaton Borough went into liquidation but was immediately reformed as Nuneaton Town. They underwent a double demotion to the Southern League Division One Midlands, that is, to Level 8 of the English football league system.
  3. ^ Boston United were still in administration by the 2nd Saturday of May in 2008 and were therefore relegated again to the Northern Premier League Premier Division for the 2008–09 season.
  4. ^ Vauxhall Motors were reprieved from relegation due to Nuneaton Borough's liquidation and the Conference's decision to expel Boston United.

LocationsEdit

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALF BRW BLY BOS BUR GAI HAR HIN HUC HYD KET LEI NUN RED SOL SOU STL TAM TEL VAU WRC WRK
Alfreton Town 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–4 1–2 0–1 4–0 3–1 2–0
Barrow 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 5–1 1–0 1–3 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 1–1
Blyth Spartans 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–4 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–4 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 6–0 0–2
Boston United 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 5–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 5–1 2–2 2–0
Burscough 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 5–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–1
Gainsborough Trinity 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–1 0–1 2–2 4–1 3–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1
Harrogate Town 0–1 2–2 0–1 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1
Hinckley United 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–4 2–1
Hucknall Town 2–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 1–3
Hyde United 0–2 2–1 2–4 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 5–2 4–2 0–3 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–0 6–3 3–1 1–2
Kettering Town 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 5–2 3–2 0–2 3–0 3–2 2–0 6–1 5–2 0–1 2–1 3–0 6–0 3–0 3–1
Leigh RMI 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–5 1–4 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–3 3–1 0–1 2–1
Nuneaton Borough 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0
Redditch United 1–1 0–5 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–3 3–2 0–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Solihull Moors 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–0 3–1 0–0 4–1 0–4 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–2
Southport 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 4–0 5–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–1 1–1
Stalybridge Celtic 3–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–4 5–1 3–2 2–1 0–3 3–1 0–1 3–1 0–2 6–0 4–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–1 1–0 3–0
Tamworth 0–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 4–2 2–2 1–1 3–0 4–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–0
AFC Telford United 3–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 6–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–5 3–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 3–3
Vauxhall Motors 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–3 3–4 0–6 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–5 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–5
Worcester City 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–3 3–1 0–4 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 0–3 1–0 2–2
Workington 1–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 5–0 0–1 1–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2008–2009. Glenda Rollin & Jack Rollin (eds.). Headline, 2008.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals Final in Burton
                     
2nd A.F.C. Telford United 0 0 0  
5th Barrow 2 2 4  
    3rd Stalybridge Celtic 0
  5th Barrow 1
3rd Stalybridge Celtic (pen.) 0 2 2 (5)
4th Southport 1 1 2 (3)  

Conference SouthEdit

Conference South
Season2007–08[1][2]
ChampionsLewes (1st Football Conference South title)
Direct promotionLewes
Promoted through play-offsEastbourne Borough
Relegated to Level 7Cambridge City,
Sutton United
Promoted for the next seasonChelmsford,
Team Bath,
AFC Wimbledon,
Worcester City
Matches played462
Goals scored1,339 (2.9 per match)
Biggest home winBromleyThurrock 8–1 (26 December 2007)
Biggest away winBognor RegisLewes 0–5 (27 August 2007);
MaidenheadEastleigh 0–5 (8 March 2008);
St Albans CityThurrock 0–5 (19 September 2007);
ThurrockHampton & Richmond 0–5 (7 September 2007)
Highest scoringBromleyThurrock 8–1 (26 December 2007)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance?
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance?

Promotion and relegationEdit

A total of 22 teams contested the division, including 17 sides from last season, one relegated from the Conference National, two promoted from the Isthmian League and two promoted from the Southern Football League.

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Southern Football League

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Isthmian League

Teams relegated from 2006–07 Conference National

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Lewes 42 14 4 3 37 13 13 4 4 44 26 +42 89 Conference South Champions, promoted to Conference Premier
2 Eastbourne Borough 42 12 6 3 42 15 11 5 5 41 23 +45 80 Promoted to Conference Premier through play-offs
3 Hampton & Richmond Borough[a] 42 10 8 3 49 23 11 6 4 38 26 +38 77 Participated in play-offs
4 Fisher Athletic 42 10 3 8 35 36 12 2 7 30 25 +4 71
5 Braintree Town 42 13 4 4 30 14 6 8 7 22 28 +10 69
6 Eastleigh 42 9 7 5 34 29 10 3 8 42 33 +14 67
7 Havant & Waterlooville 42 14 3 4 33 16 5 7 9 26 37 +6 67
8 Bath City[a] 42 10 8 3 30 12 7 7 7 29 24 +23 66
9 Newport County 42 9 5 7 37 27 9 7 5 27 22 +15 66
10 Bishop's Stortford 42 9 6 6 43 32 9 4 8 29 28 +12 64
11 Bromley[a] 42 11 3 7 44 29 8 4 9 33 37 +11 64
12 Thurrock 42 13 4 4 39 26 5 5 11 24 38 −1 63
13 Hayes & Yeading United 42 7 9 5 40 35 7 3 11 27 38 −6 54
14 Cambridge City 42 8 7 6 43 32 6 3 12 28 40 −1 52 Demoted to the Southern League Premier Division[b]
15 Basingstoke Town 42 8 6 7 33 34 4 8 9 21 41 −21 50
16 Welling United 42 6 5 10 23 34 7 2 12 18 30 −23 46
17 Maidenhead United[a] 42 2 6 13 24 34 9 6 6 32 25 −3 45
18 Bognor Regis Town 42 6 5 10 21 31 5 6 10 28 36 −18 44
19 St Albans City 42 5 5 11 21 35 5 7 9 22 34 −26 42
20 Weston-super-Mare 42 6 4 11 28 38 3 6 12 24 47 −33 37
21 Dorchester Town 42 5 4 12 17 33 3 6 12 19 37 −34 34 [c]
22 Sutton United 42 2 3 16 13 45 3 6 12 19 41 −54 24 Relegated to the Isthmian League Premier Division (Level 7)
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c d New club in the Conference
  2. ^ Cambridge City demoted for failing to comply to stadium regulations.
  3. ^ Dorchester Town were reprieved from relegation due to Nuneaton Borough's liquidation and the Conference's decision to expel Boston United.

LocationsEdit

Locations of the Football Conference South London teams 2007–2008

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAS BAT BST BOG BRA BRO CAM DOR EAB EAS FIS H&R H&W H&Y LEW MDH NPC SAC SUT THU WEL WSM
Basingstoke Town 0–4 1–2 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–3 3–4 1–5 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 0–0
Bath City 0–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–3 3–1 2–0 1–0
Bishop's Stortford 0–0 1–1 5–3 3–4 2–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 6–2 4–1 0–1 1–5 2–1 0–0 3–4 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–2
Bognor Regis Town 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 0–1 2–4 1–1 3–0 0–5 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0
Braintree Town 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–3 3–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 4–0
Bromley 3–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 3–4 1–0 8–1 2–0 3–1
Cambridge City 3–0 2–2 2–4 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–4 1–3 3–0 0–2 4–0 4–1 2–2 3–1 5–1
Dorchester Town 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–1 2–3 3–2 0–4 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–3 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2
Eastbourne Borough 6–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 3–2 4–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–2
Eastleigh 1–1 4–4 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–4 1–0 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–4 3–0 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 3–2
Fisher Athletic 4–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–4 0–3 4–2 4–2 0–3 0–1 1–3 0–0 4–2 2–0 3–2 3–1
Hampton & Richmond 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 4–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–2 2–3 4–0 5–1
Havant & Waterlooville 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 4–1 1–2 0–3 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–1
Hayes & Yeading United 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–2 3–3 6–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–4 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–4 1–3 2–1 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–2
Lewes 4–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–0 1–2 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 1–0 2–0 3–0
Maidenhead United 1–2 0–1 5–0 1–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–5 2–3 1–2 3–3 0–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0
Newport County 2–0 2–3 1–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 0–1 5–0
St Albans City 4–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 2–3 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–2 0–5 1–2 0–3
Sutton United 1–2 0–4 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–3 1–3 1–5 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–3 2–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–3
Thurrock 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 5–2 3–1 3–2 4–1 0–0 0–5 0–2 2–0 2–3 2–3 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–2
Welling United 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–3 0–2 3–1 2–6 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–4 0–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1
Weston-super-Mare 3–3 0–2 0–4 3–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–3 3–0 3–1 0–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2008–2009. Glenda Rollin & Jack Rollin (eds.). Headline, 2008.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals Final in Stevenage
                     
2nd Eastbourne Borough 2 3 5  
5th Braintree Town 0 0 0  
    2nd Eastbourne Borough 2
  3rd Hampton & Richmond Borough 0
3rd Hampton & Richmond B. (pen.) 1 0 1 (4)
4th Fisher Athletic 1 0 1 (2)  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2007–2008. Glenda Rollin & Jack Rollin (eds.). Headline, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c [1] Soccerbase
  3. ^ Football Conference[permanent dead link], 10 October 2007. Retrieved 30 October 2007.
  4. ^ "England 2007–08". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 November 2010.

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