2017–18 Isthmian League

The 2017–18 season was the 103rd season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England. It was also the twelfth season for the current incarnations of the Premier, North and South Divisions,[1][2] the last to have two regional divisions, and the first as the Bostik League following a sponsorship deal with Bostik.[3]

In May 2017, the FA chose the Southern League to create one additional division at Step 3 and the Isthmian League to create one at Step 4 as part of the next change to the structure,[4] and in March 2018, the Northern Premier League voted to reorganise its Step 4 divisions into an east-west alignment,[5] with all Step 3 divisions contracting to 22 clubs and those at Step 4 to 20, taking effect in the 2018–19 season.

Premier DivisionEdit

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season2017–18
ChampionsBillericay Town
PromotedBillericay Town
Dulwich Hamlet
RelegatedTooting & Mitcham United
Matches played552
Goals scored1,769 (3.2 per match)
Top goalscorer39 goals - Elliott Buchanan (Staines Town)
Total attendance150,936
Average attendance273 (-18.3% to previous season)

The Premier Division consisted of 24 clubs: 19 clubs from the previous season, and five new clubs:

Billericay Town won the division and returned to National League South after five seasons in the Isthmian League. Dulwich Hamlet, who competed in the Isthmian League since its establishment in 1907, won the play-offs and followed them. Only one club were to relegate from the Premier Division, Tooting & Mitcham finished bottom of the table and returned straight back to the step 4.

At the end of the season a new step 3 division was created under the Southern Football League, seven Premier Division clubs were transferred to the Southern League Premier divisions. Number of clubs in the Premier Division were reduced to 22 for the next season.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Billericay Town 46 30 9 7 110 50 +60 99 Promoted to the National League South
2 Dulwich Hamlet 46 28 11 7 91 41 +50 95 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the National League South[a]
3 Hendon 46 25 10 11 96 59 +37 85 Qualified for the play-offs, then transferred to the Southern League Premier Division South
4 Folkestone Invicta 46 25 10 11 104 71 +33 85 Qualified for the play-offs
5 Leiston 46 23 10 13 82 53 +29 79 Qualified for the play-offs, then transferred to the Southern League Premier Division Central
6 Leatherhead 46 24 7 15 68 49 +19 79
7 Margate 46 20 17 9 77 53 +24 77
8 Staines Town 46 21 12 13 106 83 +23 75 Transferred to the Southern League Premier Division South
9 Wingate & Finchley 46 20 9 17 63 71 −8 69
10 Metropolitan Police 46 19 12 15 76 71 +5 66[b] Transferred to the Southern League Premier Division South
11 Tonbridge Angels 46 19 7 20 58 63 −5 64
12 Harrow Borough 46 19 6 21 69 76 −7 63 Transferred to the Southern League Premier Division South
13 Kingstonian 46 18 5 23 57 70 −13 59
14 Dorking Wanderers 46 16 10 20 77 80 −3 58
15 Thurrock 46 17 6 23 68 79 −11 57 Resigned at the end of the season[6]
16 Worthing 46 15 12 19 71 84 −13 57
17 Enfield Town 46 14 14 18 72 80 −8 56
18 Merstham 46 15 11 20 69 80 −11 56
19 Needham Market 46 13 10 23 65 84 −19 49 Transferred to the Southern League Premier Division Central
20 Brightlingsea Regent 46 13 9 24 67 89 −22 48
21 Harlow Town 46 13 8 25 55 88 −33 47
22 Lowestoft Town 46 12 7 27 52 92 −40 43 Transferred to the Southern League Premier Division Central
23 Burgess Hill Town 46 9 9 28 64 102 −38 36
24 Tooting & Mitcham United 46 9 9 28 52 101 −49 36 Relegated to the South Central Division
Source: official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [8]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams played for one spot and promotion to the National League South
  2. ^ Metropolitan Police were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Folkestone Invicta on 7 October.[7]

Top scorersEdit

Player Club Goals[9]
Elliott Buchanan Staines Town 39
Jake Robinson Billericay Town 34
Niko Muir Hendon 32
Jordan Chiedozie Margate 29
Mohamed Bettamer Staines Town 27
Adeoye Yusuff Folkestone Invicta 27
William Hunt Brightlingsea Regent 24
Nyren Clunis Dulwich Hamlet 19
Jake Reed Leiston 19
Adam Cunnington Billericay Town 18
James McShane Dorking Wanderers 16
Alexander Akrofi Tonbridge Angels 16

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals Final
      
2 Dulwich Hamlet 1
5 Leiston 0
2 Dulwich Hamlet 1 (4)
3 Hendon 1 (3)
3 Hendon 4
4 Folkestone Invicta 0

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away BIL BRI BUR DOW DUL ENF FOL HAR HRB HEN KIN LEA LEI LOW MAR MER MET NDH STA THU TON T&M W&F WOR
Billericay Town 4–0 6–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–3 0–1 1–0 4–0 5–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 5–0 5–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 4–0
Brightlingsea Regent 1–1 5–2 2–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–7 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–3 2–2 1–3 0–3 0–3 1–0 3–0
Burgess Hill Town 3–4 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–4 5–1 0–1 2–1 0–5 1–1 0–0 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–5 0–1 3–1 3–1 4–1
Dorking Wanderers 0–1 3–2 2–1 0–1 2–2 5–3 2–2 0–4 0–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 8–0 4–2 4–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–2 4–2
Dulwich Hamlet 1–3 2–1 3–2 4–0 1–1 4–3 4–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 3–0
Enfield Town 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–2 4–4 0–2 3–4 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1
Folkestone Invicta 2–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 0–3 5–1 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–0 1–2
Harlow Town 2–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–2 3–2 2–1 0–3 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 4–3 1–3 2–4 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–2
Harrow Borough 0–2 1–2 3–2 3–4 0–1 5–0 0–3 2–1 0–4 2–0 1–2 0–5 6–0 0–4 2–2 3–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–0
Hendon 4–1 4–2 2–2 0–0 3–3 3–0 3–3 1–0 6–0 1–3 1–4 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–1 2–1 4–0 0–1 4–3
Kingstonian 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 6–0 0–1 0–0 0–4 1–3 3–2 1–3 2–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–0
Leatherhead 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 4–0 3–0
Leiston 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–5 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–3
Lowestoft Town 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–3 3–0 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–3 2–4 2–4 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0
Margate 1–2 4–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3 4–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 3–4 1–1
Merstham 0–3 3–3 4–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 6–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–5 2–1 0–1 2–2 4–1 0–4
Metropolitan Police 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–4 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–3 3–2 4–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1
Needham Market 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 2–2 5–1 0–1 3–3 1–2 0–0 2–5 0–2 3–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–1 0–2
Staines Town 0–2 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 4–4 4–1 2–1 4–0 5–0 3–0 1–4 3–1 2–2 4–2 1–5 1–1 5–2 3–1 6–0 0–5 3–3
Thurrock 0–5 3–3 4–2 3–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 4–1 2–4 3–2
Tonbridge Angels 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 5–4 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2
Tooting & Mitcham United 2–6 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–3 0–4 0–1 0–1 5–2 0–2 3–2 1–4 0–2 2–5 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–7 4–1 0–0 2–0 4–3
Wingate & Finchley 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–1 3–1 0–1 4–3 1–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–4 2–1 1–1 1–0
Worthing 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 3–2 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–5 3–2 3–3 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–0 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 28 April 2018. Source: [1]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locationsEdit

 
 
Dulwich Hamlet
 
Enfield Town
 
Harrow Borough
 
Hendon
 
Kingstonian
 
Leatherhead
 
Merstham
 
Metropolitan Police
 
Staines Town
 
Thurrock
 
Tooting & Mitcham United
 
Wingate & Finchley
Locations of the Premier Division clubs
Club Stadium Capacity
Billericay Town New Lodge 3,500
Brightlingsea Regent North Road 1,000
Burgess Hill Town Leylands Park 2,500
Dorking Wanderers Westhumble Community Ground 1,500
Dulwich Hamlet Champion Hill 3,000
Enfield Town Queen Elizabeth II Stadium 2,500
Folkestone Invicta Cheriton Road 4,000
Harrow Borough Earlsmead Stadium 3,070
Harlow Town The Harlow Arena 3,500
Hendon Silver Jubilee Park 1,990
Kingstonian Fetcham Grove (groundshare with Leatherhead) 3,400
Leatherhead Fetcham Grove 3,400
Leiston Victory Road 2,500
Lowestoft Town Crown Meadow 3,000
Margate Hartsdown Park 3,000
Merstham Moatside 2,000
Metropolitan Police Imber Court 3,000
Needham Market Bloomfields 4,000
Staines Town Wheatsheaf Park 3,009
Thurrock Ship Lane 3,500
Tonbridge Angels Longmead Stadium 3,000
Tooting & Mitcham United Imperial Fields 3,500
Wingate & Finchley The Harry Abrahams Stadium 1,500
Worthing Woodside Road 4,000

North DivisionEdit

Isthmian League
North Division
Season2017–18
ChampionsAFC Hornchurch
PromotedAFC Hornchurch
Potters Bar Town
Haringey Borough
RelegatedNorwich United
Matches played552
Goals scored1,743 (3.16 per match)
Top goalscorer36 goals - Matthew Price (Heybridge Swifts)
Total attendance86,779
Average attendance157 (+30.8% to previous season)

North Division consisted of 24 clubs: 17 clubs from the previous season, and seven new clubs:

At the end of the season a new step 3 division were to be created, thus for this season three clubs were to be promoted from each step 4 divisions - champions, runners-up and play-off winners plus one third-placed club with highest points-per-game. Hornchurch won the division and returned to the Premier Division after three seasons in the North Division along with runners-up Potters Bar Town and play-off winners Haringey Borough who never competed at such level. Due to league system restructurisation only one club were to be relegated from step 4 divisions. Norwich United finished bottom of the table and returned to the Eastern Counties League after two seasons in the Isthmian League.

At the end of the season seventh step 4 division was created under the Isthmian League, as the South Division clubs were distributed between new South East and South Central divisions. Four North Division clubs were transferred to South Central Division. Number of clubs in the step 4 divisions were reduced to 20 for the next season.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 AFC Hornchurch 46 32 7 7 97 35 +62 103 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Potters Bar Town 46 28 9 9 87 42 +45 90[a]
3 Bowers & Pitsea 46 28 5 13 94 48 +46 89 Qualified for the play-offs[b]
4 Haringey Borough 46 27 8 11 84 49 +35 89 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
5 Heybridge Swifts 46 26 9 11 105 53 +52 87 Qualified for the play-offs
6 Canvey Island 46 24 8 14 100 65 +35 80
7 Maldon & Tiptree 46 20 9 17 94 83 +11 69
8 Dereham Town 46 20 11 15 75 63 +12 68[c]
9 Bury Town 46 17 14 15 67 65 +2 65
10 Barking 46 18 10 18 63 63 0 64
11 Witham Town 46 18 8 20 59 66 −7 62
12 AFC Sudbury 46 15 14 17 57 66 −9 59
13 Soham Town Rangers 46 16 10 20 67 73 −6 58
14 Aveley 46 15 12 19 61 67 −6 57
15 Hertford Town 46 16 9 21 55 85 −30 57 Transferred to the South Central Division
16 Grays Athletic 46 14 14 18 72 80 −8 56
17 Tilbury 46 16 8 22 73 95 −22 56
18 Cheshunt 46 14 8 24 72 103 −31 50 Transferred to the South Central Division
19 Waltham Abbey 46 13 10 23 73 87 −14 49
20 Ware 46 13 9 24 49 81 −32 48
21 Brentwood Town 46 12 10 24 71 96 −25 46
22 Mildenhall Town 46 11 13 22 54 86 −32 46
23 Romford 46 10 11 25 51 97 −46 41
24 Norwich United 46 8 16 22 63 95 −32 40 Relegated to the Eastern Counties League
Source: official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [8]
Notes:
  1. ^ Potters Bar Town were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Norwich United on 18 November.
  2. ^ Third place at level 8 with highest PPG also automatic promotion to Level 7. 7th placed club qualifies for play-offs if third placed team is promoted to Level 7. Four teams played for one spot and promotion to Level 7.
  3. ^ Dereham Town were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over AFC Hornchurch on 24 October.

Top scorersEdit

Player Club Goals[10]
Matthew Price Heybridge Swifts 36
Cemal Ramadan Bury Town 27
Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe Maldon & Tiptree 26
George Sykes Canvey Island 25
Jason Hallett Cheshunt 25

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals Final
      
3 Bowers & Pitsea 0
6 Canvey Island 2
4 Haringey Borough 3
6 Canvey Island 1
4 Haringey Borough 2
5 Heybridge Swifts 0

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away AFC SUD AVE BAR BOP BRE BUR CAN CHE DER GRY HAY HER HEY M&T MIL NOR POT ROM SOH TIL WAL WAR WIT
AFC Hornchurch 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–4 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 5–4 1–0 0–1
AFC Sudbury 1–0 1–1 3–1 4–3 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–4 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–2
Aveley 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–1 0–5 3–1 1–1 2–2 5–1 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–1 2–1
Barking 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–3 3–1 1–0 2–3 1–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–2
Bowers & Pitsea 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 4–1 4–2 2–1 4–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 4–2 3–1 1–3 4–2 4–0 4–0 3–2 2–0 0–2 3–0
Brentwood Town 1–6 2–2 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–5 7–1 5–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 3–3 3–1 4–1 1–2
Bury Town 1–4 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 4–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 6–1 0–0 4–2 1–0
Canvey Island 2–0 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 5–0 1–0 7–1 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–3 1–0 0–3 2–3 3–0 2–2 4–1
Cheshunt 1–1 3–2 2–1 0–4 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–3 0–2 1–0 0–5 5–2 0–1 2–3 3–2 6–3 0–4 2–4 2–2 0–1 4–2 1–3 1–1
Dereham Town 0–0 2–0 2–2 3–3 0–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 3–2 2–1 2–3 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Grays Athletic 0–2 3–1 4–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 3–6 2–2 1–6 3–3 1–1 1–4 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 3–1 0–4 2–2 4–1
Haringey Borough 1–2 3–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 4–2 2–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 2–2 6–0 4–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–0
Hertford Town 0–3 0–1 0–3 2–4 1–0 4–0 0–6 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–2 0–4 2–1 1–1
Heybridge Swifts 0–2 0–1 3–0 3–3 2–0 3–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 1–2 3–3 0–0 6–0 5–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 9–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 6–1 2–1
Maldon & Tiptree 1–2 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 4–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 5–1 2–0 3–1 2–3 4–2 1–2 4–1 2–4 1–2 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–2
Mildenhall Town 0–6 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–6 0–1 1–0 2–0
Norwich United 0–2 3–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 4–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–2 3–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 3–3 2–0 0–0 1–3
Potters Bar Town 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–1
Romford 0–6 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–5 3–2 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–4 1–5 4–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–2 0–2 1–1
Soham Town Rangers 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–4 0–0 3–0 5–0 0–3 1–3 2–2 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 0–1
Tilbury 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–6 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–5 4–4 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–3
Waltham Abbey 2–2 2–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–2 3–2 3–4 2–1 2–3 1–2 3–3 0–1 5–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 1–2 2–2 3–1 2–2
Ware 0–4 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–4 0–2 0–1 1–5 3–1 2–1 0–5 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–4 0–2 2–3 0–2 2–1 3–2
Witham Town 1–6 4–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–2 2–0 1–4 2–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 28 April 2018. Source: [2]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locationsEdit

 
 
Hornchurch
 
Aveley & Grays Athletic
 
Barking
 
Brentwood Town
 
Cheshunt
 
Haringey Borough
 
Potters Bar Town
 
Romford
 
Waltham Abbey
Locations of Division One North clubs
Club Stadium Capacity
AFC Hornchurch Hornchurch Stadium 3,500
AFC Sudbury King's Marsh 2,500
Aveley Parkside 3,500
Barking Mayesbrook Park 2,500
Bowers & Pitsea Len Salmon Stadium 2,000
Brentwood Town The Brentwood Centre Arena 1,800
Bury Town Ram Meadow 3,500
Canvey Island Park Lane 4,500
Cheshunt Cheshunt Stadium 3,000
Dereham Town Aldiss Park 3,000
Grays Athletic Parkside (groundshare with Aveley) 3,500
Haringey Borough Coles Park 1,500
Hertford Town Hertingfordbury Park 6,500
Heybridge Swifts Scraley Road 3,000
Maldon & Tiptree Wallace Binder Ground 2,000
Mildenhall Town Recreation Way 2,000
Norwich United Plantation Park 3,000
Potters Bar Town Parkfield 2,000
Romford Ship Lane (groundshare with Thurrock) 3,500
Soham Town Rangers Julius Martin Lane 2,000
Tilbury Chadfields 4,000
Waltham Abbey Capershotts 3,500
Ware Wodson Park 3,300
Witham Town Spa Road 2,500

South DivisionEdit

Isthmian League
South Division
Season2017–18
ChampionsCarshalton Athletic
PromotedCarshalton Athletic
Lewes
Walton Casuals
Corinthian-Casuals
RelegatedShoreham
Matches played552
Goals scored1,880 (3.41 per match)
Top goalscorer35 goals - Jack Barham (Greenwich Borough)
Total attendance111,044
Average attendance201 (-0.5% to previous season)

South Division consisted of 24 clubs: 19 clubs from the previous season, and seven new clubs:

At the end of the season a new step 3 division were to be created, thus for this season three clubs were to be promoted from each step 4 divisions - champions, runners-up and play-off winners plus one third-placed club with highest points-per-game. Carshalton Athletic won the division and returned to the Premier Division after four seasons in the South Division along with runners-up Lewes, who spent in the South Division two seasons after the relegation from Premier Division. Play-off winners Walton Casuals were promoted to the Southern League Premier Division South - the highest level they competed in their history. Corinthian-Casuals lost in play-off final but were promoted to the Premier Division as step 4 play-off final loser with highest points-per-game ratio after Thurrock from Premier Division folded. Corinthian-Casuals last competed in top division of the Isthmian League in 1973–74 season. Due to league system restructurisation only one club were to be relegated from step 4 divisions. Shoreham finished bottom of the table and returned straight back to the Southern Combination League.

At the end of the season seventh step 4 division was created under the Isthmian League, as the South Division clubs were distributed between new South East and South Central divisions. Number of clubs in the step 4 divisions were reduced to 20 for the next season.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Carshalton Athletic 46 31 9 6 99 54 +45 102 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Lewes 46 30 9 7 93 38 +55 99
3 Cray Wanderers 46 25 14 7 112 46 +66 89 Qualified for the play-offs, then placed in the South East Division[a]
4 Greenwich Borough 46 25 12 9 99 47 +52 87
5 Corinthian-Casuals 46 26 9 11 86 47 +39 87[b] Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
6 Walton Casuals 46 25 11 10 98 52 +46 86 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the Southern League Premier Division South
7 Hythe Town 46 25 11 10 92 63 +29 86 Placed in the South East Division
8 Whyteleafe 46 20 13 13 87 70 +17 73
9 Hastings United 46 20 13 13 84 67 +17 73
10 Thamesmead Town 46 20 12 14 103 81 +22 72
11 Phoenix Sports 46 20 9 17 79 68 +11 69
12 Herne Bay 46 21 5 20 81 89 −8 68
13 South Park 46 19 6 21 79 91 −12 63 Placed in the South Central Division
14 Sittingbourne 46 18 8 20 68 72 −4 62 Placed in the South East Division
15 Horsham 46 16 8 22 71 90 −19 56
16 Ramsgate 46 15 9 22 79 85 −6 54
17 VCD Athletic 46 15 7 24 69 91 −22 52
18 Guernsey 46 13 10 23 65 98 −33 49
19 Faversham Town 46 13 9 24 61 73 −12 48
20 Chipstead 46 12 10 24 64 78 −14 46 Placed in the South Central Division
21 Ashford United 46 10 8 28 60 111 −51 38 Placed in the South East Division
22 East Grinstead Town 46 9 9 28 63 128 −65 36
23 Molesey 46 7 12 27 55 103 −48 30[c] Placed in the South Central Division
24 Shoreham 46 3 5 38 33 138 −105 8[d] Relegated to the Southern Combination League
Source: IL official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [8]
Notes:
  1. ^ Third place at level 8 with highest PPG also automatic promotion to Level 7. 7th placed club qualifies for play-offs if third placed team is promoted to Level 7. Four teams played for one spot and promotion to Level 7.
  2. ^ Corinthian-Casuals were promoted as the Level 8 play-off final loser with the highest PPG, after Thurrock's resignation from the Premier Division.
  3. ^ Molesey were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over East Grinstead Town on 3 October.
  4. ^ Shoreham were deducted six points for fielding an ineligible player in two games.[11]

Top scorersEdit

Player Club Goals[12]
Jack Barham Greenwich Borough 35
Josh Kelly Walton Casuals 28
Jack Mazzone South Park 27
Jake Embery Herne Bay 23
Charlie MacDonald Cray Wanderers 23

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finals Final
      
3 Cray Wanderers 2
6 Walton Casuals 5
5 Corinthian-Casuals 0 (2)
6 Walton Casuals 0 (4)
4 Greenwich Borough 0
5 Corinthian-Casuals 3

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away ASH CAR CHI COR CRA EGT FAV GRE GUE HAS HER HOR HYT LEW MOL PHO RAM SHO SIT SPK THA VCD WAL WHY
Ashford United 0–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–3 3–5 1–2 3–3 1–3 0–1 2–3 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–4 4–1 2–5 1–4 1–1
Carshalton Athletic 4–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 5–0 2–2 4–4 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 7–0 2–1 4–3
Chipstead 2–3 3–4 1–2 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 3–0 4–1 2–4 0–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–2
Corinthian-Casuals 3–0 2–4 2–3 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 5–0 3–2 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–3 4–1 0–2 4–2 2–0 3–1 5–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–0
Cray Wanderers 9–1 1–2 0–0 4–2 1–1 4–2 2–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 4–3 4–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 5–1 7–0 3–2 8–0 2–2 4–2 2–2 5–1
East Grinstead Town 3–2 2–0 2–1 0–5 0–7 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–7 3–5 2–2 0–3 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–0 7–2 1–3 0–2 3–3 0–3 0–2 1–8
Faversham Town 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–2 0–3 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–2 6–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–2
Greenwich Borough 5–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–1 1–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 4–0 5–1 2–1 1–2 1–3 3–3 1–1
Guernsey 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 4–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 2–4 1–3 1–1 0–3 3–2 1–1 1–4 5–2 3–0 1–3 2–2 4–2 1–3 4–4
Hastings United 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–5 3–1 2–4 3–3 2–3 1–2 3–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–1
Herne Bay 3–0 1–2 3–1 1–4 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–5 3–1 4–1 0–1 4–1 2–3 4–0 1–0 2–1
Horsham 3–0 0–1 1–2 1–4 0–3 1–1 0–3 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–4 3–0 1–5 0–0 3–4 3–2 2–4 2–5
Hythe Town 1–0 0–4 5–3 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 0–0 5–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 4–1 6–0 3–2 3–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–0
Lewes 5–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 8–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–1
Molesey 1–3 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 2–1 1–6 2–4 4–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–4 3–4 1–1 1–2 2–3 3–1 3–3 1–1 1–2 0–0
Phoenix Sports 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 5–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–4 2–2 4–0 4–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 0–3 0–3 2–5
Ramsgate 3–0 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–2 4–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 3–3 1–1 1–3 2–3 0–1 2–2 4–1
Shoreham 4–2 1–3 0–3 0–3 0–3 2–4 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–4 0–4 0–3 0–1 0–2 1–4
Sittingbourne 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 4–0 2–0 3–0 1–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–1
South Park 5–0 2–3 1–3 1–6 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–8 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 4–1 2–2 2–1 4–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–0
Thamesmead Town 3–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 4–5 2–3 2–4 5–0 2–4 2–1 5–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 5–2 1–3 4–1 2–2 6–2 2–2 2–1 2–3
VCD Athletic 2–2 1–4 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–5 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–2 3–3
Walton Casuals 4–0 0–1 4–0 0–0 5–2 3–0 4–3 1–1 2–2 2–1 7–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 4–2
Whyteleafe 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 6–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–0 3–2
Updated to match(es) played on 28 April 2018. Source: [3]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locationsEdit

 
 
Guernsey (not on map)
 
Carshalton Athletic
 
Chipstead
 
Corinthian-Casuals
 
Cray Wanderers
 
Greenwich Borough
 
Molesey
 
Thamesmead Town
 
VCD Athletic
 
Whyteleafe
Locations of Division One South clubs
Club Stadium Capacity
Ashford United The Homelands 3,200
Carshalton Athletic War Memorial Sports Ground 5,000
Chipstead High Road 2,000
Corinthian-Casuals King George's Field 2,700
Cray Wanderers Hayes Lane (groundshare with Bromley) 6,000
East Grinstead Town East Court 1,000
Faversham Town Salters Lane 2,000
Greenwich Borough Badgers Sports Ground (groundshare with Cray Valley PM) 1,500
Guernsey Footes Lane 5,000
Hastings United The Pilot Field 4,050
Herne Bay Winch's Field 4,000
Horsham Gorings Mead 1,500
Hythe Town Reachfields Stadium 3,000
Lewes The Dripping Pan 3,000
Molesey Walton Road Stadium 1,000
Phoenix Sports Victory Road 2,000
Ramsgate Southwood Stadium 2,500
Shoreham Middle Road 2,000
Sittingbourne Woodstock Park 3,000
South Park King George's Field 2,000
Thamesmead Town Princes Park (groundshare with Dartford) 4,100
VCD Athletic Oakwood 1,180
Walton Casuals Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub 2,500
Whyteleafe Church Road 2,000

League CupEdit

2017–18 Alan Turvey Trophy
Country  England
Teams63
ChampionsBillericay Town
Runners-upMetropolitan Police
Matches played62

The 2017–18 Alan Turvey Trophy (formerly the Isthmian League Cup) was the 44th season of the Alan Turvey Trophy, the cup competition of the whole Isthmian League.

CalendarEdit

Round Dates Matches Clubs
First round 22 August to 27 September 31 63 → 32
Second round 3 October to 22 November 16 32 → 16
Third round 22 November to 30 January 8 16 → 8
Quarterfinals 9 January to 8 March 4 8 → 4
Semifinals 19 February to 13 March 2 4 → 2
Final 12 April 1 2 → 1

The Isthmian League Cup was voluntary this season, nine clubs decided not to take part in the competition:

First roundEdit

Sixty two clubs participated in the First round, while one club received a bye to the Second round:

Second roundEdit

Thirty clubs to have made it through the First round were entered into the draw with two clubs who get a bye, making thirty-two teams.

Third roundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalsEdit