2017–18 United Counties League

The 2017–18 United Counties League season (known as the 2017–18 ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League for sponsorship reasons) was the 111th in the history of the United Counties League, a football competition in England.

The constitution for Step 5 and Step 6 divisions for 2017–18 was announced on 26 May 2017.[1]

Premier DivisionEdit

United Counties League
Premier Division
Season2017–18
ChampionsYaxley
PromotedYaxley
Wisbech Town
RelegatedNorthampton Sileby Rangers
St Andrews
Matches played462
Goals scored1,722 (3.73 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 Yaxley 42 29 6 7 135 40 +95 93 Promoted to Southern Football League
2 Wisbech Town 42 29 6 7 122 48 +74 93 Promoted to Northern Premier League[a]
3 Newport Pagnell Town 42 28 6 8 104 49 +55 90
4 Holbeach United 42 26 5 11 97 37 +60 83
5 Deeping Rangers 42 24 9 9 101 42 +59 81
6 Leicester Nirvana 42 22 8 12 104 58 +46 74
7 Eynesbury Rovers 42 21 12 9 81 52 +29 72[b]
8 Cogenhoe United 42 22 5 15 73 57 +16 71
9 Desborough Town 42 22 5 15 83 72 +11 71
10 Daventry Town 42 19 10 13 70 60 +10 67
11 Harborough Town 42 20 6 16 77 74 +3 66
12 Kirby Muxloe 42 19 3 20 65 68 −3 60
13 Boston Town 42 15 7 20 70 70 0 52
14 Wellingborough Town 42 14 8 20 81 94 −13 50
15 Rothwell Corinthians 42 14 8 20 59 79 −20 50
16 Peterborough Northern Star 42 10 12 20 55 97 −42 42
17 Northampton ON Chenecks 42 11 5 26 66 108 −42 38
18 Sleaford Town 42 10 5 27 65 123 −58 35
19 Oadby Town 42 7 12 23 50 95 −45 33
20 Wellingborough Whitworth 42 9 6 27 59 105 −46 33
21 St Andrews 42 10 3 29 49 117 −68 33 Relegated to Division One
22 Northampton Sileby Rangers 42 6 3 33 56 177 −121 21
Source: UCFL Tables fchd
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [2]
Notes:
  1. ^ 12 of the 14 runners-up at Step 5 were to have been promoted to Step 4.
    However, with resignations and mergers in leagues above, all fourteen runners-up were promoted.
  2. ^ Eynesbury Rovers were deducted three points for playing an ineligible player against Cogenhoe United on 16 January.

Division OneEdit

United Counties League
Division One
Season2017–18
ChampionsPinchbeck United
PromotedPinchbeck United
Potton United
RelegatedOakham United
Stewarts & Lloyds Corby
Matches played380
Goals scored1,536 (4.04 per match)

Division One featured 16 clubs which competed in the division last season, along with four new clubs:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Pinchbeck United 38 27 9 2 93 34 +59 90 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Potton United 38 24 7 7 110 47 +63 79 Promoted to the Spartan South Midlands League
3 Lutterworth Town 38 23 7 8 115 48 +67 76
4 Raunds Town 38 22 6 10 96 54 +42 72
5 Harrowby United 38 20 5 13 92 57 +35 65
6 Olney Town 38 19 8 11 80 64 +16 65 Club folded
7 Buckingham Town 38 19 6 13 91 78 +13 63 Transferred to the Spartan South Midlands League
8 Blackstones 38 18 7 13 90 71 +19 61
9 Rushden & Higham United 38 17 9 12 90 67 +23 60
10 Bourne Town 38 17 8 13 82 70 +12 59
11 Lutterworth Athletic 38 17 6 15 68 72 −4 57
12 Huntingdon Town 38 16 7 15 73 66 +7 55
13 Irchester United 38 15 7 16 66 60 +6 52
14 Burton Park Wanderers 38 13 7 18 72 110 −38 46
15 Thrapston Town 38 13 6 19 72 75 −3 45
16 Melton Town 38 10 7 21 64 95 −31 37
17 Long Buckby 38 9 7 22 53 90 −37 34
18 Bugbrooke St Michaels 38 8 7 23 58 101 −43 31
19 Oakham United 38 6 2 30 42 123 −81 17[a] Relegated to the Peterborough & District League
20 Stewarts & Lloyds Corby 38 2 2 34 29 154 −125 8 Relegated to the Northamptonshire Combination
Source: UCFL Tables fchd
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [2]
Notes:
  1. ^ Oakham United were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club Allocations for Step 5–6" (PDF). FA. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "The FA Handbook Standardised Rules 2017-2018 (page 539, section 12.2)". The FA. Retrieved 21 July 2017.

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