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Promotion and Relegation 2018/19 season

14 June 2018 at 14:02

The addition of an extra league at steps 3 and 4 of the non-league pyramid means that there have been certain adjustments made to the National League Systems regulations as to how promotion and relegation matters will apply at the end of the 2018/19 campaign and these are outlined below -

Between Step 2 and Step 3

The Clubs in the bottom three places in each of the two divisions (National League North & South) at Step 2 at the end of the Regular Season will be relegated to a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 3 for the following Playing Season.

They will be replaced by the Clubs finishing in 1st position in each of the four divisions at Step 3 together with a further two Clubs determined by a series of Play Off Matches.

Where a Club finishes in 1st position but does not meet the criteria for participation at the next Step, the Club finishing in 2nd position shall be promoted and the Club finishing in 3rd position (and so on) shall be the Club in the next eligible position to take part in the Play Off Matches.

Where a Club finishes in a Play Off Position but does not meet the Criteria for participation in Play Off Matches the Club finishing in the next eligible position shall take part in the Play Off Matches.

In each division at Step 3, the Play Off Matches shall be played so that the highest placed of the eligible Clubs plays against the lowest placed and the other two Clubs play each other (the "Step 3 Initial Play Off Matches");.

The winners of each of the Step 3 Initial Play Off Matches will play each other, resulting in one winner in each of the four Step 3 divisions (the "Step 3 Divisional Play Off Winners").

The Step 3 Divisional Play Off Winners will play a further match against each other. The ties will be decided by the Committee pairing Clubs on the most suitable geographical basis.

The ties will be played on a single match basis with the home Club being the Club with the best points per match ratio in the Regular Season.

If there are only three eligible Clubs then the highest placed shall receive a bye to a second match where it will play the winner of the other Play Off Match and the winner of that match will play in the further Play Off Match described above. Clubs finishing below position 7 will not be considered for Play Off Matches.

The promoted Clubs will be placed in a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 2.

Step 3 and Step 4

The Clubs in the bottom three places in each of the four divisions at Step 3 at the end of the Regular Season will be relegated to a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 4 for the following Playing Season.

They will be replaced by the Club finishing in 1st position in each of the seven divisions at Step 4 together with a further five Clubs to be determined by a series of Play Off Matches.

Where a Club finishes in 1st position but does not meet the Criteria for participation at the next Step, the Club finishing in 2nd position shall be promoted and the Club finishing in 3rd position (and so on) shall be the Club in the next eligible position to take part in the Play Off Matches.

Where a Club finishes in a Play Off Position but does not meet the Criteria for participation in Play Off Matches the Club finishing in the next eligible position shall take part in the Play Off Matches.

In each division at Step 4, The Play Off Matches shall be played so that the highest placed of the eligible Clubs plays against the lowest placed and the other two Clubs play each other (the "Step 4 Initial Play Off Matches").

The winners of each of the Step 4 Initial Play Off Matches will play each other and the winner of those matches shall result in seven teams eligible for promotion.

The five Clubs to be promoted shall be the five Clubs out of the seven divisional Play Off winners with the best points per match ratio in the Regular Season.

If there are only three eligible Clubs then the highest placed shall receive a bye to a second match where it will play the winner of the other Play Off Match and the winner of that match will be promoted. Clubs finishing below position 7 will not be considered for Play Off Matches.

The promoted Clubs will be placed in a feeder pool and placed in the most geographically appropriate division at Step 3.

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FA and FA Trophy Cup dates

14 June 2018 at 13:58

THE EMIRATES FA CUP ROUND DATES SEASON 2018-2019 Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 11 August 2018 Preliminary Round Saturday 25 August 2018 First Round Qualifying Saturday 8 September 2018 Second Round Qualifying Saturday 22 September 2018 Third Round Qualifying Saturday 6 October 2018 Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 20 October 2018 First Round Proper Saturday 10 November 2018 Second Round ... [ read more ]

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Another League re-shuffle

13 June 2018 at 10:26

FA announced changes that affect our league The FA as a result of the withdrawal of Shaw Lane announced changes to structure ( subject to approval ) Hednesford FC SL Central to NLP ( appeal lodged ) Banbury Utd SL South to SL Central Wimborne Town Offered place in SL South Fleet Town Move to SL South West FC Romania Offered place at Step 4 ... [ read more ]

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League start delayed until 18th August

11 June 2018 at 12:52

League Statement Following information and discussions with the FA, it has been confirmed that at least 20 clubs at Step 4 will have to enter the FA Cup at the Extra Preliminary stage, which is being played on Saturday 11th August. Therefore, the Southern League have taken the decision to delay the start of the Division One season until Saturday 18th August (Premier Divisions to commence on ... [ read more ]

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Charlie confirms players who are returning

04 June 2018 at 09:44

Charlie has confirmed that the following players have re-signed for the club: Tommy Anderson Aidan Bennett Will Christopher Adam Connolly Ellis Dunton Alan Griffin Mason Lewis Max Lloyd Michael Pook Henry Spalding Mateusz Wieczorek He has also comfirmed that he wil be re-joined by James Mortimer-Jones as his assistant (who will also sign player forms) and Scott Rose as ... [ read more ]

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EVO-STIK League South season dates

30 May 2018 at 14:31

The 2018-19 season will start on Saturday 11th August 2018 and finish on Saturday 27th April 2019.

The Play-0ff Semi-Final matches will take place on Wednesday 1sy May 2019 with the Finals taking place on Monday 6th May

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Tommy Anderson signs for the Centurions

30 May 2018 at 08:07

Report(s) from Jon Palmer - Sports Editor at www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk In the first of two reports from Jon: Tommy Anderson has signed for Cirencester Town following his release by Forest Green Rovers at the end of last season. The 19-year-old winger impressed during a long term loan spell with Charlie Griffin's Centurions side in Southern League Division One West. They missed out ... [ read more ]

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Hellenic League constitution announced

25 May 2018 at 13:21

This afternoon the Football Association have announced the clubs allocation for Step 5 & 6 ahead of the 2018/19 season The Development Squad will remain in Division One West alongside old rivals like New College and Cheltenham Saracens and will be joined by Almondsbury amd Malmesbury Vics - who move over from teh Toolstation Western Division, Bicester Town - who move over from Division One ... [ read more ]

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Go West! Evesham United win FA appeal over league switch

24 May 2018 at 09:18

EVESHAM United will remain in Southern League West having won an appeal over a proposed lateral movement. The Robins, initially allocated to Southern League East for 2018-19, teamed up with Didcot Town in a bid to swap divisions after the Oxfordshire outfit had been told they would be staying west. Football Association (FA) chiefs confirmed today the request had been granted with Didcot ... [ read more ]

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Hellenic League News

24 May 2018 at 09:14

The Oxford Mail report's three Oxfordshire clubs in the Uhlsport Hellenic League have voiced their disappointment after being forced into relegation. Headington Amateurs, Letcombe and Woodstock Town will drop out of Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 West next season. Their hand has been forced by new Football Association rulings – one of which states all grounds at that level must have ... [ read more ]

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