Perry Street and District League

The Perry Street and District League, commonly known as the Perry Street League, is a football competition with clubs from south Somerset , west Dorset and East Devon, England. The league was formed in 1903 by Charles Edward Small, the owner of the Perry Street Lace Works, who is commemorated by the three spools of lace depicted on the league's crest.

Perry Street and District League
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Founded1903
CountryEngland
Divisions4
Number of teams44
Level on pyramidLevels 14–17
Feeder toSomerset County League
Promotion toSomerset County League Division Three
Current championsSouth Petherton
(2018–19)
Most championshipsMerriot Rovers
Websitewebsite

Today the league has a total of four divisions including the Perry Street League Premier Division. The Perry Street League is a member of the Joint Liaison Committee comprising the Somerset County League and other feeder leagues within the county. The Perry Street League is affiliated to the Somerset County FA.[1]

South Petherton won the 2005–06 Premier Division title, a feat they repeated in 2006–07 and again in 2007–08.[2] They finished second in the 2008–09 season as Crewkerne took the title,[3] and second again in the 2009–10 to Lyme Regis. South Petherton again won the league in the 2010–11 season.[4]

The fixtures and results can be found in the local Chard & Ilminster Newspaper,[5] The Weekender and View From titles also offer extensive coverage reports and previews.

Member clubs 2021–22Edit

 
Perry Street F.C. in action in the 2008–09 season

Premier Division

  • Chard United
  • Crewkerne Rangers
  • Forton Rangers
  • Halstock
  • Hawkchurch
  • Ilminster Town Reserves
  • Misterton
  • Perry Street & Yonder Hill
  • South Petherton
  • West & Middle Chinnock

Division One

  • Barrington
  • Combe St Nicholas Reserves
  • Dowlish Wake & Donyatt
  • Forton Rangers Reserves
  • Lyme Regis Rovers
  • Misterton Reserves
  • Pymore
  • Shepton Beauchamp
  • South Petherton Reserves
  • Waytown Hounds

Division Two

  • Chard Rangers
  • Chard United Reserves
  • Charmouth
  • Crewkerne Rangers Reserves
  • Donyatt United
  • Drimpton
  • Ilminster Town 'A'
  • Netherbury
  • Shepton Beauchamp Reserves
  • Thorncombe
  • Winsham United

Division Three

  • Barrington Reserves
  • Combe St Nicholas 'A'
  • Crewkerne Rangers 'A'
  • Farway United Reserves
  • Ilminster Town 'B'
  • Kingsbury Episcopi
  • Merriott Dynamos
  • Merriott Saints
  • Pen Mill Athletic United
  • Perry Street & Yonder Hill Reserves
  • Thorncombe Reserves
  • Uplyme Reserves

[6]

Recent divisional championsEdit

Season Premier Division Division One Division Two Division Three Division Four
2000–01 Combe St. Nicholas Axminster Reserves Netherbury Norton Athletic Reserves Ilminster Town "A"
2001–02 Merriott Rovers Barrington Haselbury Uplyme Shepton Beauchamp Reserves
2002–03 Ilminster Town Reserves Chard Colts Uplyme South Petherton Reserves White Horse Symondsbury
2003–04 Merriott Rovers Charmouth Hinton St. George Forton Reserves Barrington Reserves
2004–05 Lyme Regis Perry Street & Yonder Hill Pymore Winsham United White Horse Reserves
2005–06 South Petherton Combe St Nicholas Reserves Thorncombe Dowlish & Donyatt Combe St. Nicholas 'B'
2006–07 South Petherton Winsham United Misterton Chard Town Colts Beaminster Reserves
2007–08 South Petherton Misterton Chard United White Horse Reserves Lyme Bantams
2008–09 Crewkerne Town Barrington Ilminster Colts Norton Athletic Fivehead United
2009–10 Lyme Regis Farway Millwey Rise Hawkchurch Chard United Reserves
2010–11 South Petherton Crewkerne Town Beaminster Reserves Misterton Reserves West & Middle Chinnock Reserves
2011–12 Lyme Regis Millwey Rise Crewkerne Town Reserves Chard United Ilminster Town 'A'
2012–13 Winsham United West & Middle Chinnock Uplyme Luso-Chard Shepton Beauchamp Reserves
2013–14 Crewkerne Town Perry Street & Yonder Hill Reserves Chard United Lyme Bantams Kingsbury Episcopi
2014–15 Crewkerne Town Barrington Drimpton Barrington Reserves Merriott Rovers
2015–16 Perry Street & Yonder Hill Misterton South Petherton Reserves Halstock
2016–17 Barrington Merriott Rovers Halstock Misterton Reserves

List of league championsEdit

Source[6]

Trophy/cup competitionsEdit

All cup competitions (except Chard Hospital Cup) are governed by the rules of The Perry Street Challenge Cup

Premier Division

The Perry Street Challenge Cup
Founded 1912.
Cup Presented by C. E. Small Esq

Coronation Cup
Founded 1953
Cup Presented by C. H. Baulch Esq

Division One

Division One Cup
Founded 1954
Cup Presented by C.H.Harris Esq

The Arthur Gage Memorial Cup
Founded 1950

Division Two

Jack Venn Cup
Founded 1961
Cup Presented by J. V. Venn Esq.

Tommy Tabberer Cup
Founded 1961
Cup Presented by Lyme Regis Football Club

Division Three

John Fowler Trophy
Founded 1973
Cup Presented by Halstock Football Club.

Bill Bailey Cup
Founded 1973
Cup Presented by Beaminster Football Club

Other cups

The Daisy Hutchings Memorial Cup
Founded 1970
Open to all clubs in Divisions 2 and 3 of The Perry Street & District League Clubs can only enter one team.

Chard Hospital Cup Open to clubs as decided by the Management Committee[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SomersetFA.com". SomersetFA. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Petherton Reign Supreme". ViewFrom. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  3. ^ "NewsQuest Story". NewsQuest. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Champions Held". ViewFrom Publishing. Retrieved 31 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Chard&IlminsterNews". NewsQuest Newspapers. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
  6. ^ a b c "Full-Time League Websites – Perry Street & District League". The Football Association. Retrieved 24 May 2011.

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