2010–11 Southern Football League

The 2010–11 season was the 108th in the history of the Southern League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from the South West, South Central and Midlands of England and South Wales.

Premier DivisionEdit

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

At the end of the previous season Salisbury City failed to come out of administration and thus were relegated two divisions down due to a breach of Conference rules. In the middle of the season Windsor & Eton folded due to financial problems, the club was expelled from the league, their record was expunged.

Truro City won the Premier Division to earn a fourth promotion in five seasons, and were promoted to the Conference South along with play-off winners Salisbury City.

Didcot Town, Halesowen Town and Tiverton Town were relegated this season. No clubs were reprieved from relegation from Premier Division for the first time since 2005–06 season.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season2010–11
ChampionsTruro City
PromotedTruro City
Salisbury City
RelegatedDidcot Town
Halesowen Town
Tiverton Town
Matches played420
Goals scored1,212 (2.89 per match)
Top goalscorerCraig Hammond (Cambridge City) - 31
Biggest home winHednesford Town 9 – 0 Weymouth, 23 October 2010
Biggest away winHalesowen Town 0 – 8 Evesham United, 5 February 2011
Highest scoringHednesford Town 9 – 0 Weymouth, 23 October 2010

Stourbridge 7–2 Weymouth, 6 November 2010

Truro City 7–2 Swindon Supermarine, 2 April 2011
Highest attendance1696 (Truro City 3 – 2 Weymouth, 25 April 2011)
Lowest attendance47 (Cirencester Town 5 – 0 Halesowen Town, 15 February 2011)
Average attendance323
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Truro City 40 27 6 7 91 35 +56 87 Promoted to the Conference South
2 Hednesford Town 40 26 5 9 82 38 +44 83 Qualified for the play-offs, then transferred to the Northern Premier League
3 Salisbury City 40 23 10 7 82 45 +37 79 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Conference South
4 Cambridge City 40 24 7 9 74 40 +34 79 Qualified for the play-offs
5 Leamington 40 24 6 10 68 39 +29 78
6 Chesham United 40 20 11 9 64 35 +29 71
7 Chippenham Town 40 18 14 8 54 41 +13 68
8 Stourbridge 40 18 8 14 72 61 +11 62
9 Brackley Town 40 16 10 14 67 47 +20 58
10 Swindon Supermarine 40 17 7 16 56 58 −2 58
11 Bashley 40 14 10 16 55 63 −8 52
12 Evesham United 40 14 9 17 54 49 +5 51
13 Cirencester Town 40 13 8 19 59 67 −8 47
14 Oxford City 40 11 12 17 48 54 −6 45
15 Hemel Hempstead Town 40 13 6 21 50 59 −9 45
16 Banbury United 40 11 8 21 44 67 −23 40[a]
17 Bedford Town 40 10 7 23 41 76 −35 37
18 Weymouth 40 12 8 20 55 85 −30 34[b]
19 Didcot Town 40 7 11 22 39 69 −30 32 Relegated to Division One South & West
20 Tiverton Town 40 7 8 25 33 77 −44 29
21 Halesowen Town 40 5 9 26 24 107 −83 24
22 Windsor & Eton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Club folded, record expunged[c]
Source: fchd.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Banbury United deducted 1 point for fielding an ineligible player.
  2. ^ Weymouth deducted 10 points for being in administration.
  3. ^ Windsor & Eton FC was wound up in the High Court on 2 February 2011, due to unpaid taxes.[1]
    Their record of P26 W8 D12 L6 GF33 GA35 Pts36 was expunged on 8 February.

Play-offsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
2 Hednesford Town 3
5 Leamington 1
2 Hednesford Town 2 (2)
3 Salisbury City (pens) 2 (3)
3 Salisbury City 1
4 Cambridge City 0

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Stadium Capacity
Banbury United Spencer Stadium 2,000
Bashley Bashley Road 2,000
Bedford Town The Eyrie 3,000
Brackley Town St. James Park 3,500
Cambridge City City Ground 2,300
Chesham United The Meadow 5,000
Chippenham Town Hardenhuish Park 2,815
Cirencester Town Corinium Stadium 4,500
Didcot Town Draycott Engineering Loop Meadow Stadium 3,000
Evesham United St George's Lane (groundshare with Worcester City) 3,000
Halesowen Town The Grove 5,000
Hednesford Town Keys Park 6,039
Hemel Hempstead Town Vauxhall Road 3,152
Leamington New Windmill Ground 3,000
Oxford City Court Place Farm 2,000
Salisbury City Raymond McEnhill Stadium 5,000
Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,626
Swindon Supermarine Hunts Copse Ground 3,000
Tiverton Town Ladysmead 3,500
Truro City Treyew Road 3,200
Weymouth Bob Lucas Stadium 6,600
Windsor & Eton Stag Meadow 4,500

Division One CentralEdit

Division One Central consisted of 22 clubs, including 13 clubs from previous season Midland division and nine new clubs:

Arlesey Town won the division and were promoted to the Premier Division along with play-off winners Hitchin Town. Beaconsfield SYCOB finished bottom of the table were reprieved after Premier Division club Windsor & Eton folded and Atherstone Town resigned from the league.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Division One Central
Season2010–11
ChampionsArlesey Town
PromotedArlesey Town
Hitchin Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,547 (3.35 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Frendo (Hitchin Town) - 28
Biggest home winArlesey Town 12 – 0 Atherstone Town, 19 February 2011
Biggest away winNorthwood 0 – 7 Hitchin Town, 11 December 2010
Atherstone Town 0 – 7 Marlow, 12 April 2011
Highest scoringArlesey Town 12 – 0 Atherstone Town, 19 February 2011
Highest attendance1508 (Hitchin Town 0 – 1 Arlesey Town, 25 April 2011)
Lowest attendance37 (North Greenford United 2 – 2 Barton Rovers, 8 January 2011)
Average attendance133
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Arlesey Town 42 30 7 5 108 34 +74 88[a] Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Hitchin Town 42 26 9 7 107 44 +63 87 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
3 Daventry Town 42 26 9 7 95 47 +48 81[b] Qualified for the play-offs
4 Biggleswade Town 42 24 9 9 89 51 +38 81
5 Slough Town 42 24 4 14 91 66 +25 76
6 Rugby Town 42 20 11 11 74 56 +18 71
7 Leighton Town 42 19 12 11 72 50 +22 69
8 Aylesbury 42 19 11 12 73 62 +11 68
9 Woodford United 42 18 9 15 61 59 +2 63
10 Bedfont Town 42 17 12 13 66 66 0 63
11 Marlow 42 15 9 18 68 65 +3 54
12 Barton Rovers 42 14 9 19 59 64 −5 51
13 Uxbridge 42 14 8 20 76 87 −11 50
14 Burnham 42 14 7 21 61 87 −26 49
15 Bedworth United 42 12 12 18 49 62 −13 48
16 Ashford Town (Middlesex) 42 13 8 21 69 85 −16 47
17 Soham Town Rangers 42 10 10 22 55 81 −26 40 Transferred to IL Division One North
18 North Greenford United 42 10 10 22 51 86 −35 40
19 A.F.C. Hayes 42 11 6 25 54 96 −42 39
20 Northwood 42 11 6 25 59 106 −47 39
21 Atherstone Town 42 10 6 26 61 118 −57 36 Resigned to the Midland Football Alliance[c]
22 Beaconsfield SYCOB 42 7 12 23 49 75 −26 33 Reprieved from relegation
Source: fchd.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Arlesey Town deducted 9 points for fielding an ineligible player.
  2. ^ Daventry Town deducted 6 points for fielding an ineligible player.
  3. ^ On 18 December 2010 Atherstone Town announced that they would be resigning from the Southern League at the end of the 2010–11 season.[2]

Play-offsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
2 Hitchin Town 4
5 Slough Town 1
2 Hitchin Town 2
3 Daventry Town 0
3 Daventry Town 2
4 Biggleswade Town 0

Stadia and locationsEdit

Greater London Division One Central Clubs
Club Stadium Capacity
A.F.C. Hayes Farm Park 1,500
Arlesey Town Hitchin Road 2,920
Ashford Town The Robert Parker Stadium 2,550
Atherstone Town Sheepy Road 3,500
Aylesbury Haywood Way 1,300
Barton Rovers Sharpenhoe Road 4,000
Beaconsfield SYCOB Holloways Park 3,500
Bedfont Town The Orchard 2,100
Bedworth United The Oval 3,000
Biggleswade Town The Carlsberg Stadium 3,000
Burnham The Gore 2,500
Daventry Town Communications Park 5,000
Hitchin Town Top Field 4,000
Leighton Town Bell Close 2,800
Marlow Alfred Davis Memorial Ground 3,000
North Greenford United Berkeley Fields 2,000
Northwood Northwood Park 3,075
Rugby Town Butlin Road 6,000
Slough Town Holloways Park (groundshare with Beaconsfield SYCOB) 3,500
Soham Town Rangers Julius Martin Lane 2,000
Uxbridge Honeycroft 3,770
Woodford United Byfield Road 3,000

Division One South & WestEdit

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

Before the start of the season Bromsgrove Rovers were removed from the league due to ground problems.[3] No club was promoted to take the place of Bromsgrove, and therefore the season was played with 21 clubs. VT F.C. were renamed Sholing.

A.F.C. Totton won the title and were promoted to the Premier Division along with play-off winners Frome Town. In April 2011 it was announced that Almondsbury Town would resign from the league at the end of the season due to ground problems, and so Andover, the only South & West club that finished in the relegation zone, were reprieved.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Division One South & West
Season2010–11
ChampionsAFC Totton
PromotedAFC Totton
Frome Town
RelegatedAlmondsbury Town
Matches played420
Goals scored1,308 (3.11 per match)
Top goalscorerMichael Gosney (AFC Totton) - 36
Biggest home winAFC Totton 9 – 0 Andover, 5 April 2011
Biggest away winPaulton Rovers 1 – 6 Sholing, 24 January 2011

Stourport Swifts 0 – 5 AFC Totton, 12 February 2011
Andover 0 – 5 Bishops Cleeve, 12 February 2011

Bridgwater Town 0 – 5 Yate Town, 26 March 2011
Highest scoringAbingdon United 5 – 4 Cinderford Town, 21 August 2010

North Leigh 5 – 4 Almondsbury Town, 8 January 2011
North Leigh 5 – 4 Bideford, 12 February 2011
North Leigh 6 – 3 Bridgwater Town, 29 March 2011

AFC Totton 9 – 0 Andover, 5 April 2011
Highest attendance744 (AFC Totton 5 – 1 Paulton Rovers, 19 February 2011)
Lowest attendance32 (Bishops Cleeve 1 – 1 Clevedon Town, 17 November 2010)
Average attendance147
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 AFC Totton 40 31 4 5 121 35 +86 97 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Sholing 40 30 5 5 90 27 +63 95 Qualified for the play-offs
3 Mangotsfield United 40 26 7 7 79 48 +31 85
4 Frome Town 40 24 7 9 77 31 +46 79 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
5 Thatcham Town 40 20 7 13 70 43 +27 67 Qualified for the play-offs
6 North Leigh 40 19 8 13 81 81 0 65
7 Hungerford Town 40 17 12 11 58 43 +15 63
8 Almondsbury Town 40 17 12 11 62 54 +8 63[a] Resigned at the end of the season
9 Taunton Town 40 16 10 14 49 49 0 58
10 Bideford 40 17 7 16 68 73 −5 58
11 Paulton Rovers 40 15 12 13 64 63 +1 57
12 Cinderford Town 40 16 8 16 63 61 +2 56
13 Gosport Borough 40 16 7 17 58 65 −7 55
14 Yate Town 40 12 8 20 43 48 −5 44
15 Bishop's Cleeve 40 10 12 18 47 59 −12 42
16 Abingdon United 40 11 7 22 56 85 −29 40
17 Stourport Swifts 40 10 10 20 52 81 −29 40
18 Bridgwater Town 40 9 11 20 47 86 −39 38
19 Wimborne Town 40 10 5 25 45 81 −36 35
20 Clevedon Town 40 6 8 26 46 86 −40 26
21 Andover 40 2 5 33 32 109 −77 11 Reprieved from relegation
22 Bromsgrove Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Removed from the league, club later folded
Source: fchd.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ On 7 April 2011 it was announced that Almondsbury Town would resign from the league at the end of the season due to the loss of their playing facilities.[4][5]

Play-offsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
2 Sholing 2
5 Thatcham Town 0
2 Sholing 0
4 Frome Town 1
3 Mangotsfield United 1
4 Frome Town 3

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Stadium Capacity
AFC Totton Testwood Stadium 3,000
Abingdon United Northcourt Road 2,000
Almondsbury Town Oaklands Park 3,500
Andover Portway Stadium 3,000
Bideford The Sports Ground 2,000
Bishops Cleeve Kayte Lane 1,500
Bridgwater Town Fairfax Park 2,500
Cinderford Town Causeway Ground 3,500
Clevedon Town Hand Stadium 3,500
Frome Town Badgers Hill 2,000
Gosport Borough Privett Park 4,500
Hungerford Town Bulpit Lane 2,500
Mangotsfield United Cossham Street 2,500
North Leigh Eynsham Hall Park Sports Ground 2,000
Paulton Rovers Athletic Field 2,500
Sholing Universal Stadium 1,000
Stourport Swifts Walshes Meadow 2,000
Taunton Town Wordsworth Drive 2,500
Thatcham Town Waterside Park 1,500
Wimborne Town The Cuthbury 3,250
Yate Town Lodge Road 2,000

League CupEdit

2010–11 Southern League Cup
Country  England
Teams65
ChampionsHednesford Town
Runners-upHemel Hempstead Town

The Southern League Cup 2010–11 (billed as the RedInsure Cup 2010–11 for sponsorship reasons) is the 73rd season of the Southern League Cup, the cup competition of the Southern Football League. 65 clubs took part. The competition commenced on 21 September 2010. The winners were Hednesford Town who beat Hemel Hempstead Town 5–1 on aggregate over two legs.

CalendarEdit

Round Matches played on Matches Clubs
Preliminary Round 21 September 2010 2 65 → 63
First Round 25 October 2010 to 3 November 2010 31 63 → 32
Second Round 23 November 2010 to 30 December 2010 16 32 → 16
Third Round 11 January 2011 to 18 January 2011 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 8 February 2011 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 1 March 2011 2 4 → 2
Final 5 and 12 April 2011 1 2 → 1

Preliminary roundEdit


In the Preliminary Round, the four clubs played each other for a places in the First Round.

Tie Home Team (Tier) Score Away Team (Tier) Att.
1 Daventry Town (C) 3–2
AET
Brackley Town (P) 134
2 Truro City (P) 0–1 Bideford (SW) 63

First roundEdit


The two clubs to have made it through the Preliminary Round were entered into the draw with sixty Southern League club, making sixty-two clubs, while Hednesford Town received a bye to the next round.

Second roundEdit


The thirty-two clubs to have made it through the First Round were entered into the Second Round draw. Hednesford Town received a bye to this round.

Third roundEdit


The sixteen clubs to have made it through the Second Round were entered into the Third Round draw.

1 Hemel Hempsted Town advanced as Windsor & Eton resigned from the Southern League and folded.

QuarterfinalsEdit


8 February 2011 58 Cambridge City (P) 3–2Slough Town (C)City Ground, Cambridge, Cambridge
19:45 Kolodynski   31'
Hughes   36'
Hammond   42'
Report Sweeney   6'
Martin   44' (pen.)
Attendance: 170
8 February 2011 59 Hednesford Town (P) 4–2Stourbridge (P)Keys Park, Hednesford
19:45 Wellecomme   38'
Patterson   83'
Robinson   86'90'
Report Canavan   56'
Rock   65'
Attendance: 215
8 February 2011 60 Hemel Hempstead Town (P) 2–2
(4 – 2 p)
Sholing (SW)Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead
19:45 Williams   30'32' Report Gibbens   23'
B. Mason   57'
Attendance: 79
8 February 2011 61Taunton Town (SW)0–2 Chippenham Town (P) Wordsworth Drive, Taunton
19:45 Report Lamb   22'
Griffin   38'
Attendance: 166
Referee: Tony Mason (Sidcup)

SemifinalsEdit


1 March 2011 62Chippenham Town (P)0–1 Hednesford Town (P) Hardenhuish Park, Chippenham
19:45 Report Tindle   6' (o.g.) Attendance: 152
1 March 2011 63 Hemel Hempstead Town (P) 2–1Cambridge City (P)Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead
19:45 Pearce   32'42' Report Kolodynski   59' Attendance: 141

FinalEdit

5 April 2011 64Hemel Hempstead Town (P)1–2 Hednesford Town (P) Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead
19:45 Pearce   29' Campion   32'
Petterson   65'
Attendance: 182
12 April 2011 65 Hednesford Town (P) 3–0Hemel Hempstead Town (P)Keys Park, Hednesford
19:45 Clements   40'90'
Robinson   90+5'
Attendance: 611

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Windsor & Eton wound up due to an unpaid tax bill". BBC Sport. 3 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Athestone Town - Adders Resign from League". Archived from the original on 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  3. ^ "Bromsgrove booted out of Zamaretto League". Archived from the original on 2010-12-18. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  4. ^ Gazette Series - Almondsbury Town to withdraw from the Southern League
  5. ^ "Almonds resign from Zamaretto". Almondsbury Town F.C. 6 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2011-04-15.

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