2020–21 Hellenic Football League

The 2020–21 Hellenic Football League season was the 68th in the history of the Hellenic Football League, a football competition in England. The league operates a number of divisions, three of which were in the English football league system, the Premier Division at Step 5 and the two regionally split Divisions One, East and West, at Step 6.

Hellenic League
Season2020–21

The allocations for Steps 5 and 6 for season 2020–21 were announced by the FA on 21 July,[1] and were subject to appeal.

The 2020–21 season started in September and was suspended in December a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The league season was subsequently abandoned on 24 February 2021.[2]

Promotions and restructuringEdit

The scheduled restructuring of non-League football took place at the end of the season, with new divisions added to the Combined Counties and the United Counties Leagues at Step 5 for 2021-22, along with an additional division in the Northern Premier League at Step 4.[3] Promotions from Steps 5 to 4 and 6 to 5 were based on points per game across all matches over the two cancelled seasons (2019-20 and 2020-21), while teams were promoted to Step 6 on the basis of a subjective application process.[3] Consequently, the East and West divisions merged into one group for the next season.

Premier DivisionEdit

The Premier Division comprised 18 teams, one less than the previous season, following the resignation of Brackley Town Saints.

Premier Division tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Flackwell Heath 7 6 0 1 16 4 +12 18 Transferred to the Spartan South Midlands League
2 Binfield (P) 7 5 2 0 18 7 +11 17 Promoted to the Isthmian League[a]
3 Reading City 9 5 2 2 15 10 +5 17 Transferred to the Combined Counties League
4 Bishop's Cleeve 8 5 0 3 15 8 +7 15
5 Brimscombe & Thrupp 6 4 2 0 18 5 +13 14
6 Fairford Town 9 4 1 4 17 13 +4 13
7 Holmer Green 8 4 1 3 14 11 +3 13 Transferred to the Spartan South Midlands League
8 Longlevens 7 3 3 1 12 9 +3 12
9 Easington Sports 7 4 0 3 12 11 +1 12 Transferred to the United Counties League
10 Virginia Water 8 3 2 3 10 10 0 11 Transferred to the Combined Counties League
11 Burnham 7 2 3 2 8 11 −3 9
12 Windsor 9 2 2 5 17 19 −2 8
13 Lydney Town 7 2 2 3 9 14 −5 8
14 Westfields 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
15 Royal Wootton Bassett Town 8 1 4 3 8 12 −4 7
16 Tuffley Rovers 7 2 0 5 7 16 −9 6
17 Ardley United 10 1 1 8 8 20 −12 4 Transferred to the Spartan South Midlands League
18 Shrivenham 9 1 0 8 4 28 −24 3
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[4]
(P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ Promoted based on points per game calculations from 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons combined.

Division One EastEdit

Division One East comprised 15 teams, two less than the previous season, following the resignations of:

Division One East tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Wokingham & Emmbrook (P) 8 6 2 0 22 2 +20 20 Promoted to the Combined Counties League[a]
2 Holyport (P) 9 5 2 2 17 12 +5 17
3 Wallingford Town 10 5 2 3 15 13 +2 17 Transferred to the Combined Counties League
4 Risborough Rangers (P) 6 6 0 0 24 2 +22 18 Promoted to the Spartan South Midlands League[a]
5 Milton United 7 4 1 2 19 13 +6 13
6 Long Crendon 6 4 1 1 12 7 +5 13 Transferred to the Spartan South Midlands League
7 Kidlington Development 8 3 3 2 19 15 +4 12
8 Penn & Tylers Green 5 3 1 1 12 7 +5 10
9 AFC Aldermaston 7 3 1 3 11 14 −3 10 Transferred to the Combined Counties League
10 Abingdon United 9 3 1 5 13 17 −4 10
11 Langley 8 2 2 4 15 26 −11 8 Transferred to the Combined Counties League
12 Chalvey Sports 8 2 1 5 11 19 −8 7
13 Abingdon Town 8 1 1 6 9 18 −9 4 Resigned from the league before next season
14 Woodley United 6 1 0 5 8 22 −14 3 Transferred to the Combined Counties League
15 Thame Rangers 11 1 0 10 12 32 −20 3 Transferred to the Spartan South Midlands 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[4]
(P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Promoted based on points per game calculations from 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons combined.

Division One WestEdit

Division One West comprised 15 teams, one less than the previous season, following the resignation of New College Swindon.

Division One West tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Malvern Town (P) 11 10 0 1 38 14 +24 30 Promoted to the Premier Division[a]
2 Thornbury Town (P) 9 5 3 1 19 9 +10 18
3 Newent Town 9 5 2 2 20 15 +5 17
4 Hereford Lads Club (P) 9 5 1 3 26 10 +16 16 Promoted to the Premier Division[a]
5 Malmesbury Victoria 10 4 4 2 20 10 +10 16
6 Hereford Pegasus 10 5 1 4 16 17 −1 16
7 Clanfield 8 4 3 1 13 7 +6 15
8 Cheltenham Saracens 7 3 2 2 17 13 +4 11
9 Bourton Rovers 7 3 1 3 14 17 −3 10
10 Wellington 9 3 0 6 17 19 −2 9
11 Stonehouse Town 8 3 0 5 9 18 −9 9
12 Shortwood United 8 2 2 4 8 13 −5 8
13 Moreton Rangers 12 1 4 7 14 30 −16 7
14 Tytherington Rocks 9 2 0 7 14 23 −9 6 Transferred to the Western League
15 Cirencester Town Development 8 0 1 7 9 39 −30 1
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[4]
(P) Promoted
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Promoted based on points per game calculations from 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons combined.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National League System club allocations – Steps 5–6, Season 2020–21" (PDF). Non League Paper. 21 July 2020.
  2. ^ "FA Update On Steps 3-6". 24 February 2021. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b "EXPLAINED: The 2021-22 Non-League restructure". The Non-League Paper. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "The FA Handbook 2020/2021 Part 29 Standardised Rules Section 12.2". The FA. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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