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Staffordshire County Senior League

The Staffordshire County Senior League is a football competition based in Staffordshire, England. It was formed in 2005 as a merger of the Midland League (formerly known as the Staffordshire Senior League) and the Staffordshire County League.

Staffordshire County Senior League
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Founded
2005
Nation
England
Feeder To
North West Counties League
Division One and
Midland League
Division One
(not automatic)
Divisions
Premier Division
Division One
Division Two
Number of Teams
15 – Premier Division
15 – Division One
14 – Division Two
Levels on Pyramid
The Premier Division sits at
Step 7 (Level 11)
Cups
Leek Cup (All teams)
Challenge Cup (Premier Division)
President's Trophy (Division One)
Division Two League Cup
Current Champions (2017–18)
Wolstanton United (Premier)
Ossma Blurton(Division One
Whittington (Division Two)

The former Midland League clubs formed the new Premier Division, which is a feeder to the North West Counties Football League and sits at step 7 (or level 11) of the National League System. The former Staffordshire County League sides formed Division One and Division Two, which are at levels 12 and 13 of the English football league system.

The league operates three division, the Premier Division, which sits at Step 7 of the English football league system, Division One, and Division Two. For three seasons, 2014–15 to 2016–17, Division Two was regionalised into separate North and South divisions, but these were merged back into a single division for season 2017–18.

Tunstall Town received national and even international attention in the 2010–11 season, after losing all of their games, and conceding an average of close to ten goals a game; however the team's first eleven did consist of players as old as 75.[1][2][3] On 22 February 2014, they ended a 171-game winless run with a 3-2 victory over Betley Reserves.[4]

Contents

Past winnersEdit

Premier DivisionEdit

Season Winner Runner-up
2005–06 Hanley Town Ball Haye Green
2006–07 Wolstanton United Hanley Town
2007–08 Wolstanton United Newcastle Town Reserves
2008–09 Foley Wolstanton United
2009–10 Stretton Eagles Kidsgrove Athletic Reserves
2010–11 Ball Haye Green[5] Hanley Town
2011–12 Hanley Town Redgate Clayton
2012–13 Hanley Town Redgate Clayton
2013–14 Wolstanton United Uttoxeter Town
2014–15 Wolstanton United Redgate Clayton
2015–16 Leek CSOB Wolstanton United
2016–17 Abbey Hulton United Wolstanton United
2017–18 Wolstanton United Foley Meir
2018–19 Silverdale Athletic Leek County School Old Boys

Division OneEdit

Season Winner Runner-up
2005–06 Stafford Rangers Stripes Congleton Vale
2006–07 Congleton Vale Barlaston
2007–08 Stretton Eagles Sandbach United
2008–09 Manor Inne[6] Holt JCB
2009–10 Barton United[7] Stone Dominoes Reserves
2010–11 Audley Barton United
2011–12 Hanley Town Reserves Cheadle Town
2012–13 Uttoxeter Town Hilton Harriers
2013–14 Manchester Metropolitan University Stapenhill Reserves
2014–15 Leek County School Old Boys Cheadle South Moorlands United
2015–16 Redgate Clayton Reserves Ashbourne
2016–17 Foley Meir Stone Dominoes
2017–18 Ossama Blurton Brereton Social
2018–19 Audley Abbey Hulton United Reserves

Division TwoEdit

Season Winner Runner-up
2008–09 Talbot Athletic Wolstanton United Reserves
2009–10 Stretton Eagles Reserves Audley
2010–11 MMU Cheshire Lea Hall
2011–12 Audley Reserves Vodafone Stoke
2012–13 Silverdale Athletic Hall Heath
2013–14 Featherstone Prison Uttoxeter Town Reserves

Division Two (North and South)Edit

Season Division Two North Division Two South Division Two
Play-off winner
Winner Runner-up Winner Runner-up
2014–15 Market Drayton Tigers Longton Area Whittington FC Wolverhampton SC U21 Whittington FC
2015–16 Eastwood Hanley Audley Reserves Penkridge Shenstone Pathfinder Reserves Eastwood Hanley
2016–17 Tunstall Town Foley Meir Reserves Pathfinder FC Brereton Social

Division TwoEdit

Season Winner Runner-up
2017–18 Whittington Goldenhill Wanderers
2018–19 AFC Alsager AFC Hawkins Sports

Member clubs (2017–18 season)Edit

The constitution was announced at the league's AGM in June 2017.[8]
Source for additional information.[9]

Premier DivisionEdit

Division OneEdit

  • Abbey Hulton United Reserves
  • Audley & District
  • Brereton Social – promoted from Division Two South
  • Cheadle Town Reserves – reprieved from relegation
  • Foley Meir Reserves – promoted from Division Two North, previously named Foley Reserves
  • Keele University
  • Leek County School Old Boys Reserves – promoted from Division Two North
  • Market Drayton Tigers
  • Milton United
  • Ossma Blurton – promoted from Division Two North, previously named Tunstall Town
  • Penkridge
  • Redgate Clayton Reserves
  • Shenstone Pathfinder Reserves – promoted from Division Two South, previously names Pathfinder
  • Walsall Phoenix U21 – promoted from Division Two South
  • Wolverhampton Sporting U21

Division TwoEdit

  • Acorn Albion
  • AFC Alsager
  • AFC Fenton – promoted from lower league
  • Audley & District Reserves
  • Cannock United
  • Chesterton
  • Featherstone – rejoined league
  • Goldenhill Wanderers
  • Hilton Harriers Reserves
  • Keele University Reserves
  • Milton United Reserves
  • Norton Development – previously named Hardman Development
  • Red Star Alma
  • Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Whittington

Departed at end of 2016–17 seasonEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football: Tunstall's fall guys become stars of the media world". The Sentinel. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  2. ^ Ronay, Barney (14 March 2011). "Tunstall Town know Staffordshire is no county for very old men". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  3. ^ "In praise of … Tunstall Town". The Guardian. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Tunstall Town finally end 171-game run without a win". BBC Sport. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  5. ^ Season 2010–11
  6. ^ Season 2008–09
  7. ^ Season 2009–10
  8. ^ "Staffs County Senior League finalise club allocations". Stoke Sentinel. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Staffs County League Fans' Guide 2017–18". Groundhog. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.

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