2022–23 Southern Football League

The 2022–23 Southern Football League season is the 120th in the history of the Southern League since its establishment in 1894. The league has two Premier divisions (Central and South) at Step 3 of the National League System (NLS) and two Division One divisions (Central and South) at Step 4. These correspond to levels 7 and 8 of the English football league system.

The allocations for Step 4 this season were announced by The Football Association (FA) on 12 May 2022.[1][2]

Premier Division CentralEdit

Southern Football League
Premier Division Central
Season2022–23

Premier Division Central comprises 22 teams, one more than the set of 21 which competed in the previous season.

Team changesEdit

Premier Division Central tableEdit

Prior to the first match(es) being played the Pos column shows alphabetic sequence of teams rather than league position.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Tamworth 10 7 2 1 29 13 +16 23 Promotion to the National League North or South
2 Nuneaton Borough 9 6 2 1 20 9 +11 20 Qualification for the play-offs[a]
3 Coalville Town 9 6 1 2 28 13 +15 19
4 Redditch United 10 5 2 3 19 14 +5 17
5 Needham Market 9 5 1 3 16 7 +9 16
6 Bromsgrove Sporting 10 5 1 4 19 17 +2 16
7 Leiston 9 4 3 2 18 14 +4 15
8 Rushall Olympic 10 4 2 4 18 16 +2 14
9 Basford United 9 4 2 3 10 12 −2 14
10 St Ives Town 9 4 1 4 19 14 +5 13
11 Stratford Town 10 3 4 3 13 19 −6 13
12 Hitchin Town 9 3 3 3 7 11 −4 12
13 Royston Town 10 3 3 4 19 25 −6 12
14 Kings Langley 10 3 3 4 13 19 −6 12
15 Ilkeston Town 9 2 5 2 16 14 +2 11
16 Mickleover 9 3 2 4 17 20 −3 11
17 Alvechurch 9 3 2 4 14 17 −3 11
18 Bedford Town 10 3 2 5 15 26 −11 11
19 Stourbridge 10 2 4 4 13 17 −4 10 Relegation to Step 4
20 Barwell 10 2 3 5 14 19 −5 9
21 Hednesford Town 10 1 2 7 12 14 −2 5
22 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 10 1 2 7 6 25 −19 5
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2022. Source: Southern League, Non League Matters
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) number of matches won; 5) head-to-head results[3]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Step 2.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away RUD ALV BAR BAS BDT BRO COA HED HIT ILK KLL LEI MIC NEE NUN RED ROY RUS STI STO STR TAM
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 0–7 1–2 1–1 0–0
Alvechurch 2–0 1–0 3–3 3–0 1–3
Barwell 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–0
Basford United 2–1 2–0 0–4 2–1
Bedford Town 3–2 3–0 2–2 0–2 2–4 1–8
Bromsgrove Sporting 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–2
Coalville Town 4–1 0–1 3–2 1–4 2–2
Hednesford Town 5–0 1–2 2–3 0–1 0–0
Hitchin Town 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1
Ilkeston Town 2–2 2–3 1–1 2–1
Kings Langley 3–1 2–5 2–2 0–2 1–1
Leiston 3–0 1–2 3–1 3–2
Mickleover 2–4 1–1 3–2 2–3
Needham Market 0–1 2–0 5–0 0–2 4–2 3–1
Nuneaton Borough 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–1
Redditch United 2–3 1–2 4–2 2–3 2–2
Royston Town 2–4 3–1 1–1 3–3
Rushall Olympic 1–1 3–1 0–3 1–3 2–3
St Ives Town 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 5–0
Stourbridge 3–0 0–0 0–3 1–1
Stratford Town 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–5
Tamworth 4–1 2–1 1–4 1–1 3–0 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2022. Source: Southern League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Rushden Hayden Road 2,000
Alvechurch Alvechurch Lye Meadow 3,000
Barwell Barwell Kirkby Road 2,500
Basford United Nottingham (Basford) Greenwich Avenue 2,200
Bedford Town Bedford The Eyrie 3,000
Bromsgrove Sporting Bromsgrove Victoria Ground 4,893
Coalville Town Coalville Owen Street Sports Ground 2,000
Hednesford Town Hednesford Keys Park 6,039
Hitchin Town Hitchin Top Field 4,554
Ilkeston Town Ilkeston New Manor Ground 3,029
Kings Langley Kings Langley Sadiku Stadium 1,963
Leiston Leiston Victory Road 2,250
Mickleover Derby (Mickleover) Station Road 1,500
Needham Market Needham Market Bloomfields 4,000
Nuneaton Borough Nuneaton Liberty Way 4,614
Redditch United Redditch The Valley 5,000
Royston Town Royston Garden Walk 5,000
Rushall Olympic Walsall (Rushall) Dales Lane 2,000
St Ives Town St Ives Westwood Road 2,000
Stourbridge Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,626
Stratford Town Stratford-upon-Avon Knights Lane 2,000
Tamworth Tamworth The Lamb Ground 4,565

Premier Division SouthEdit

Southern Football League
Premier Division South
Season2022–23

Premier Division South comprises 22 teams, 17 of which competed in the previous season.

Team changesEdit

Premier Division South tableEdit

Prior to the first match(es) being played the Pos column shows alphabetic sequence of teams rather than league position.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Weston-super-Mare 9 7 2 0 26 7 +19 23 Promotion to the National League South
2 Truro City 10 7 3 0 20 6 +14 24 Qualification for the play-offs[a]
3 Chesham United 9 6 2 1 16 7 +9 20
4 Hanwell Town 9 5 2 2 13 10 +3 17
5 Poole Town 9 5 1 3 19 12 +7 16
6 Swindon Supermarine 9 5 1 3 20 15 +5 16
7 Dorchester Town 10 5 1 4 17 17 0 16
8 Gosport Borough 9 5 0 4 16 12 +4 15
9 Salisbury 9 5 0 4 14 12 +2 15
10 Tiverton Town 10 4 3 3 15 15 0 15
11 Metropolitan Police 8 4 1 3 15 14 +1 13
12 Merthyr Town 8 4 0 4 15 13 +2 12
13 Bracknell Town 8 3 3 2 14 12 +2 12
14 Hayes & Yeading United 8 3 3 2 8 7 +1 12
15 Beaconsfield Town 10 2 3 5 14 19 −5 9
16 Harrow Borough 10 2 2 6 10 22 −12 8
17 Winchester City 8 1 3 4 10 17 −7 6
18 Hartley Wintney 8 1 2 5 10 16 −6 5
19 North Leigh 9 1 2 6 9 16 −7 5 Relegation to Step 4
20 Hendon 9 1 2 6 8 17 −9 5
21 Plymouth Parkway 8 1 2 5 13 23 −10 5
22 Yate Town 9 1 2 6 11 24 −13 5
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2022. Source: Southern League, Non League Matters
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) number of matches won; 5) head-to-head results[3]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Step 2

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BEA BRA CHE DOR GOS HAN HAB HAR HAY HEN MER MET NOR PLY POO SAL SWI TIV TRU WSM WIN YAT
Beaconsfield Town 0–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2
Bracknell Town 0–3 1–1 4–1 2–2
Chesham United 4–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0
Dorchester Town 3–2 4–2 2–1 3–1 1–2
Gosport Borough 3–2 2–0 5–1 1–2 3–1
Hanwell Town 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–3
Harrow Borough 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–1
Hartley Wintney 1–2 0–0 4–4 0–3 0–1
Hayes & Yeading United 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–1
Hendon 0–0 2–3 0–2 0–1
Merthyr Town 1–3 1–2 2–0 5–2
Metropolitan Police 2–3 2–1 1–1
North Leigh 1–1 0–2 2–4 3–3
Plymouth Parkway 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–4
Poole Town 1–2 2–4 1–3 5–0
Salisbury 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 2–1
Swindon Supermarine 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 4–2
Tiverton Town 1–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 4–2
Truro City 4–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 0–0
Weston-super-Mare 3–0 7–0 3–2
Winchester City 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–3
Yate Town 0–0 2–3 0–4 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2022. Source: Southern League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Greater London and environ Premier Division South clubs
Club Location Stadium Capacity
Beaconsfield Town Beaconsfield Holloways Park 3,500
Bracknell Town Sandhurst SB Stadium 1,108
Chesham United Chesham The Meadow 5,000
Dorchester Town Dorchester The Avenue Stadium 5,000
Gosport Borough Gosport Privett Park 4,500
Hanwell Town Perivale Powerday Stadium 3,000
Harrow Borough Harrow Earlsmead Stadium 3,000
Hartley Wintney Hartley Wintney The Memorial Playing Fields 2,000
Hayes & Yeading United Hayes, Hillingdon SkyEx Community Stadium 3,000
Hendon Hendon Silver Jubilee Park 2,000
Merthyr Town Merthyr Tydfil Penydarren Park 4,000
Metropolitan Police East Molesey Imber Court 3,000
North Leigh North Leigh Eynsham Hall Park Sports Ground 2,000
Plymouth Parkway Plymouth Bolitho Park 3,500
Poole Town Poole The BlackGold Stadium 2,500
Salisbury Salisbury Raymond McEnhill Stadium 5,000
Swindon Supermarine Swindon (South Marston) Hunts Copse Ground 3,000
Tiverton Town Tiverton Ladysmead 3,500
Truro City Plymouth Bolitho Park (groundshare with Plymouth Parkway) 3,500
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare Woodspring Stadium 3,500
Winchester City Winchester The City Ground 4,500
Yate Town Yate Lodge Road 2,000

Division One CentralEdit

Southern Football League
Division One Central
Season2022–23

Division One Central comprises 20 teams, 15 of which competed in the previous season.

Team changesEdit

Division One Central league tableEdit

Prior to the first match(es) being played the Pos column shows alphabetic sequence of teams rather than league position.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Ware 6 5 0 1 14 6 +8 15 Promotion to Step 3
2 Kidlington 6 5 0 1 9 3 +6 15 Qualification for the play-offs[a]
3 Kempston Rovers 6 4 2 0 16 6 +10 14
4 AFC Dunstable 5 3 2 0 12 4 +8 11
5 Welwyn Garden City 7 3 1 3 10 15 −5 10
6 Berkhamsted 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8 9
7 Didcot Town 5 3 0 2 12 10 +2 9
8 Biggleswade 6 2 3 1 10 8 +2 9
9 Aylesbury United 5 2 1 2 7 11 −4 7
10 Waltham Abbey 6 1 3 2 11 10 +1 6
11 Thame United 5 2 0 3 5 6 −1 6
12 Walthamstow 6 2 0 4 6 11 −5 6
13 Hertford Town 5 1 2 2 15 15 0 5
14 Biggleswade Town 5 1 2 2 7 7 0 5
15 Harlow Town 6 1 2 3 9 12 −3 5
16 FC Romania 5 1 2 2 5 10 −5 5
17 Hadley 4 1 1 2 3 3 0 4
18 Highworth Town 6 1 1 4 5 17 −12 4
19 Cirencester Town 5 0 2 3 5 9 −4 2 Relegation to Step 5
20 Barton Rovers 5 0 2 3 4 10 −6 2
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2022. Source: Southern League, Non League Matters
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) number of matches won; 5) head-to-head results[3]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and possible promotion to Step 3.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AYU BAR BER BIG BIT CIR DID DUN ROM HAD HAR HER HWT KEM KID THM WAA WAL WAR WGC
Aylesbury United 2–1 2–0
Barton Rovers 2–2 0–2 0–3
Berkhamsted 4–0 1–0
Biggleswade 2–2 2–0 2–1
Biggleswade Town 0–0 4–1 2–2
Cirencester Town 1–2 3–3 1–2
Didcot Town 0–4 1–0 0–3
AFC Dunstable 4–4 3–0 3–0
FC Romania 1–1 2–1
Hadley 0–0 2–0 1–2
Harlow Town 3–3 0–3 1–2
Hertford Town 2–2 3–5
Highworth Town 0–6 1–0
Kempston Rovers 3–2 1–1 5–0
Kidlington 2–0 3–0 1–0
Thame United 1–2
Waltham Abbey 2–2 1–2 1–1
Walthamstow 1–4 0–1 0–2
Ware 3–1 3–0 0–3
Welwyn Garden City 3–0 3–2 0–3 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2022. Source: Southern League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Dunstable Dunstable Creasey Park 3,200
Aylesbury United Aylesbury The Meadow (groundshare with Chesham United) 5,000
Barton Rovers Barton-le-Clay Sharpenhoe Road 4,000
Berkhamsted Berkhamsted Broadwater 2,500
Biggleswade Biggleswade The Eyrie (groundshare with Bedford Town) 3,000
Biggleswade Town Biggleswade Langford Road 3,000
Cirencester Town Cirencester Corinium Stadium 4,500
Didcot Town Didcot Loop Meadow 3,000
FC Romania Cheshunt Cheshunt Stadium (groundshare with Cheshunt) 3,000
Hadley London (Arkley) Brickfield Lane 2,000
Harlow Town Harlow The Harlow Arena 3,500
Hertford Town Hertford Hertingfordbury Park 6,500
Highworth Town Highworth The Elms Recreation Ground 2,000
Kempston Rovers Kempston Hillgrounds Leisure 2,000
Kidlington Kidlington Yarnton Road 1,500
Thame United Thame Meadow View Park 2,000
Waltham Abbey Waltham Abbey Capershotts 3,500
Walthamstow London (Walthamstow) Wadham Lodge 3,500
Ware Ware Wodson Park 3,300
Welwyn Garden City Welwyn Garden City Herns Way 1,000

Division One SouthEdit

Southern Football League
Division One South
Season2022–23

Division One South comprises 20 teams, 12 of which competed in the previous season.

Team changesEdit

Division One South league tableEdit

Prior to the first match(es) being played the Pos column shows alphabetic sequence of teams rather than league position.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Sholing 7 7 0 0 20 4 +16 21 Promotion to Step 3
2 Exmouth Town 7 5 1 1 14 3 +11 16 Qualification for the play-offs[a]
3 Melksham Town 7 4 1 2 14 15 −1 13
4 Evesham United 7 4 0 3 11 10 +1 12
5 Frome Town 6 3 2 1 11 5 +6 11
6 Tavistock 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11
7 Hamworthy United 6 3 2 1 8 7 +1 11
8 Cinderford Town 6 3 1 2 11 13 −2 10
9 Wimborne Town 7 3 0 4 12 12 0 9
10 Slimbridge 7 2 2 3 7 11 −4 8
11 Paulton Rovers 5 2 1 2 9 6 +3 7
12 Willand Rovers 6 1 4 1 5 6 −1 7
13 Bashley 6 2 1 3 4 5 −1 7
14 AFC Totton 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 6
15 Westbury United 7 1 3 3 7 10 −3 6
16 Bishop's Cleeve 6 2 0 4 7 13 −6 6
17 Bideford 5 0 4 1 4 5 −1 4
18 Bristol Manor Farm 7 0 4 3 8 11 −3 4
19 Larkhall Athletic 6 0 2 4 4 13 −9 2 Relegation to Step 5
20 Lymington Town 6 0 0 6 6 17 −11 0
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2022. Source: Southern League website, Non League Matters
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) number of matches won; 5) head-to-head results[3]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and possible promotion to Step 3.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away TOT BAS BID BIS BMF CIN EVE EXM FRO HMW LAR LYM MEL PAU SHO SLI TAV WES WIL WIM
AFC Totton 2–1 0–1
Bashley 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
Bideford 1–2 1–1
Bishop's Cleeve 1–0 4–2 0–2
Bristol Manor Farm 0–0 1–1 1–1
Cinderford Town 1–1 2–1 3–2
Evesham United 3–0 3–2 2–1 0–2
Exmouth Town 4–1 2–0 0–0 1–0
Frome Town 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–3
Hamworthy United 2–1 2–2 1–1
Larkhall Athletic 1–1 0–4 0–1
Lymington Town 1–2
Melksham Town 1–3 3–2 3–2 3–1
Paulton Rovers 5–2 4–1 0–0
Sholing 3–2 5–1
Slimbridge 1–1 0–4 1–3
Tavistock 4–1 0–1 1–0
Westbury United 0–2 1–1 2–1
Willand Rovers 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–0
Wimborne Town 3–1 2–0 5–1 0–4
Updated to match(es) played on 1 October 2022. Source: Southern League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locationsEdit

Club Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Totton Totton Testwood Stadium 3,000
Bashley Bashley Bashley Road 4,250
Bideford Bideford The Sports Ground 2,000
Bishop's Cleeve Bishop's Cleeve Kayte Lane 1,500
Bristol Manor Farm Bristol (Sea Mills) The Creek 2,000
Cinderford Town Cinderford Causeway Ground 3,500
Evesham United Evesham Jubilee Stadium 3,000
Exmouth Town Exmouth Southern Road n/a
Frome Town Frome Badgers Hill 2,000
Hamworthy United Hamworthy The Country Ground 2,000
Larkhall Athletic Bath (Larkhall) The Plain Ham Ground 1,000
Lymington Town Lymington The Sports Ground n/a
Melksham Town Melksham Oakfield Stadium 2,500
Paulton Rovers Paulton Athletic Field 2,500
Sholing Sholing Universal Stadium 1,000
Slimbridge Slimbridge Thornhill Park 1,500
Tavistock Tavistock Langsford Park 2,000
Westbury United Westbury Meadow Lane n/a
Willand Rovers Willand The Stan Robinson Stadium 1,000
Wimborne Town Wimborne Minster The Cuthbury 3,000

League CupEdit

The 2022–23 Southern League Cup will be the 8X edition of the Southern League Cup, the cup competition of the Southern Football League if it held.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National League System club allocations – Steps 1 to 4, Season 2022–23". The Football Association. 12 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Club Allocations for 2022/23". Pitching In partners with Southern Football League. 12 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "The FA Handbook 2020/2021 Part 29 Standardised Rules Section 12.2". The FA.

External linksEdit