2020–21 Spartan South Midlands Football League

The 2020–21 Spartan South Midlands Football League season was the 24th in the history of Spartan South Midlands Football League, a football competition in England. The league operates three divisions, two of which are in covered in this article, the Premier Division, at Step 5 and Division 1 at Step 6 of the English football league system.

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 in England. The league season was subsequently abandoned on 24 February 2021.[2]

The scheduled restructure of non-League took place at the end of the season, with new divisions added to the Combined Counties and United Counties Leagues at Step 5 for 2021-22.[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]

Premier DivisionEdit

Spartan South Midlands
Football League
Premier Division
Season2020–21
PromotedColney Heath

The Premier Division comprises 21 teams, the same set of teams which competed in the previous season's aborted competition.

Premier Division tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Biggleswade United 14 9 1 4 48 34 +14 28 Transfer to the United Counties League
2 Oxhey Jets 12 7 4 1 39 16 +23 25
3 Eynesbury Rovers 12 8 1 3 35 18 +17 25 Transfer to the United Counties League
4 Colney Heath (P) 12 7 4 1 24 15 +9 25 Promotion to the Southern League
5 Potton United 13 7 2 4 29 22 +7 23 Transfer to the United Counties League
6 Newport Pagnell Town 13 6 4 3 34 21 +13 22
7 Leighton Town 10 7 1 2 24 11 +13 22
8 Harpenden Town 11 7 1 3 28 20 +8 22
9 Harefield United 12 7 0 5 23 24 −1 21
10 Baldock Town 12 6 1 5 21 18 +3 19
11 Aylesbury Vale Dynamos 10 6 1 3 22 20 +2 19
12 Crawley Green 14 5 2 7 28 35 −7 17
13 Leverstock Green 11 5 1 5 19 17 +2 16
14 Dunstable Town 13 4 4 5 23 31 −8 16
15 Arlesey Town 10 4 0 6 14 20 −6 12
16 Edgware Town 10 3 1 6 19 29 −10 10 Transfer to the Combined Counties League
17 Tring Athletic 15 3 0 12 20 37 −17 9
18 North Greenford United 10 2 2 6 13 20 −7 8 Transfer to the Combined Counties League
19 Broadfields United 11 2 1 8 11 19 −8 7
20 Wembley 12 1 2 9 9 29 −20 5 Transfer to the Combined Counties League
21 London Colney 11 1 1 9 13 40 −27 4
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

Division OneEdit

Spartan South Midlands
Football League
Division One
Season2020–21
PromotedMilton Keynes Irish
New Salamis
St Panteleimon

Division One comprised 17 teams, two less than the number which were competing at the time the previous season's competition was aborted, the two teams leaving being:

In addition, Hackney Wick were initially relocated from the Eastern Counties League, but this relocation was reversed.

Division One tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Shefford Town & Campton 11 8 1 2 29 11 +18 25
2 Milton Keynes Irish (P) 9 7 1 1 32 11 +21 22 Promotion to the Premier Division
3 London Lions 9 7 1 1 18 7 +11 22 Transfer to the Combined Counties League
4 St Panteleimon (P) 10 7 0 3 31 15 +16 21 Promotion to the Combined Counties League
5 Buckingham Athletic 11 5 2 4 24 14 +10 17
6 Ampthill Town 9 5 2 2 21 17 +4 17
7 Stotfold 10 5 1 4 23 17 +6 16
8 Bedford 9 4 4 1 16 13 +3 16
9 Rayners Lane 11 5 1 5 19 21 −2 16 Transfer to the Combined Counties League
10 New Salamis (P) 8 3 4 1 23 9 +14 13 Promotion to the Premier Division
11 Winslow United 9 4 1 4 19 17 +2 13
12 Langford 12 3 1 8 17 32 −15 10
13 Enfield Borough 6 2 0 4 19 19 0 6 Transfer to the Combined Counties League
14 Park View 9 2 0 7 9 25 −16 6 Transfer to the Eastern Counties League
15 Amersham Town 8 1 1 6 6 16 −10 4
16 Hillingdon Borough 8 1 0 7 4 37 −33 3
17 London Tigers 9 0 0 9 8 37 −29 0 Transfer to the Combined Counties 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National League System club allocations – Steps 5–6, Season 2020–21" (PDF). Non League Paper. 21 July 2020.
  2. ^ "FA provides update on NLS Steps 3-6". The FA. 24 February 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b "EXPLAINED: The 2021-22 Non-League restructure". The Non-League Paper. 12 April 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b "The FA Handbook 2020/2021 Part 29 Standardised Rules Section 12.2". The FA. Retrieved 23 August 2020.