2016–17 Spartan South Midlands Football League

The 2016–17 Spartan South Midlands Football League season was the 20th in the history of Spartan South Midlands Football League, a football competition in England.

Premier DivisionEdit

Spartan South Midlands
Football League
Premier Division
Season2016–17
ChampionsLondon Colney
PromotedHertford Town
RelegatedBroxbourne Borough
Matches played462
Goals scored1,614 (3.49 per match)

The Premier Division featured 19 clubs which competed in the division last season, along with three new clubs:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 London Colney 42 31 4 7 110 45 +65 97
2 Hertford Town 42 28 8 6 91 35 +56 92 Promoted to the Isthmian League
3 Cockfosters 42 27 7 8 90 48 +42 88
4 Wembley 42 23 6 13 115 73 +42 75
5 Tring Athletic 42 23 6 13 78 54 +24 75
6 Welwyn Garden City 42 21 10 11 87 66 +21 73
7 Hoddesdon Town 42 20 9 13 93 69 +24 69
8 Berkhamsted 42 21 6 15 77 56 +21 69
9 Biggleswade United 42 19 11 12 57 47 +10 68
10 Sun Sports 42 18 10 14 77 73 +4 64
11 Crawley Green 42 18 6 18 63 76 −13 60
12 Leverstock Green 42 16 10 16 85 76 +9 58
13 Stotfold 42 14 10 18 66 77 −11 52
14 Holmer Green 42 13 10 19 56 60 −4 49
15 Oxhey Jets 42 13 10 19 68 84 −16 49
16 Leighton Town 42 14 5 23 68 82 −14 47
17 Edgware Town 42 11 10 21 61 88 −27 43
18 Colney Heath 42 12 7 23 62 100 −38 43
19 Hadley 42 9 12 21 57 79 −22 39
20 St Margaretsbury 42 9 11 22 60 92 −32 38
21 London Tigers 42 8 7 27 46 109 −63 31
22 Broxbourne Borough 42 4 5 33 47 125 −78 17 Relegated to Division One
Source: FA Full-Time
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [1]

Division OneEdit

Spartan South Midlands
Football League
Division One
Season2016–17
ChampionsBiggleswade
PromotedBiggleswade
Harpenden Town
Matches played420
Goals scored1,750 (4.17 per match)

Division One featured 21 club in the division for this season, of which there are five new clubs:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Biggleswade 40 32 3 5 140 45 +95 99 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Harpenden Town 40 29 6 5 108 37 +71 93
3 Baldock Town 40 29 5 6 109 45 +64 92
4 Langford 40 24 5 11 109 72 +37 77
5 Southall 40 24 4 12 110 64 +46 76
6 Risborough Rangers 40 21 8 11 93 58 +35 71
7 Wodson Park 40 21 7 12 71 49 +22 70
8 Harefield United 40 20 8 12 82 47 +35 68
9 Hillingdon Borough 40 21 4 15 114 66 +48 67
10 Buckingham Athletic 40 21 3 16 76 68 +8 66
11 Broadfields United 40 20 4 16 102 74 +28 64
12 Kensington Borough 40 16 8 16 93 83 +10 56 Transferred to the Combined Counties League
13 Codicote 40 13 4 23 65 88 −23 43
14 Ampthill Town 40 13 3 24 73 109 −36 42
15 Chesham United reserves 40 12 4 24 70 101 −31 40 Resigned from the league
16 Winslow United 40 11 5 24 53 111 −58 38
17 Brimsdown 40 10 7 23 84 133 −49 37
18 Hadley Wood & Wingate 40 12 4 24 60 116 −56 37[a] Resigned from the league
19 Bedford 40 10 2 28 42 105 −63 32
20 Hatfield Town 40 9 4 27 57 115 −58 31
21 Arlesey Town reserves 40 2 2 36 39 164 −125 8 Resigned from the league
Source: FA Full-Time
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [1]
Notes:
  1. ^ Hadley Wood & Wingate were deducted three points on 14 December for an infringement of league rules.

Division TwoEdit

Spartan South Midlands
Football League
Division Two
Season2016–17
ChampionsThame Rangers
PromotedEnfield Borough
St Neots Town reserves
Thame Rangers
Matches played306
Goals scored1,321 (4.32 per match)

Division Two featured twelve clubs which competed in the division last season, along with six new clubs:

Also, Wolverton Town changed name to Unite MK.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Thame Rangers 34 28 2 4 127 38 +89 86 Promoted to Hellenic League Division One East
2 Totternhoe 34 26 0 8 108 45 +63 78
3 Enfield Borough 34 19 7 8 85 37 +48 64 Promoted to Division One
4 Aston Clinton 34 21 4 9 81 45 +36 64[a]
5 Old Bradwell United 34 19 4 11 85 63 +22 61
6 MK Gallacticos 34 20 3 11 101 70 +31 60[b]
7 New Bradwell St Peter 34 17 8 9 85 48 +37 59 Resigned from the league
8 Loughton Manor 34 18 5 11 64 57 +7 59
9 St Neots Town reserves 34 17 6 11 80 62 +18 57 Promoted to Division One
10 Pitstone & Ivinghoe United 34 16 4 14 87 85 +2 52
11 The 61 34 13 8 13 67 64 +3 47
12 Unite MK 34 14 3 17 64 85 −21 45
13 Mursley United 34 11 3 20 64 88 −24 36
14 Grendon Rangers 34 9 3 22 46 96 −50 30
15 Tring Corinthians 34 7 8 19 56 96 −40 29
16 Amersham Town 34 6 5 23 49 99 −50 23
17 Tring Town 34 4 2 28 33 110 −77 14
18 Clean Slate 34 2 3 29 39 133 −94 9
Source: FA Full-Time
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Aston Clinton were deducted 3 points.
  2. ^ MK Gallacticos were deducted 3 points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The FA Handbook 2016-17 (page 545, section 13.2)". The FA. Retrieved 17 March 2017.