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Spartan South Midlands League history 1997-2004 - re-saved


SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS 1997-2004

 

In the opening season of the new league there were five sections, with two Premier Divisions and two 1st Divisions as the clubs in the new combination competed for their places in the ‘pecking order’ for the 1998-1999 campaign. Nineteen of the sides which started the 1997-1998 season had left by the time the next programme began with just three divisions.

 

Things settled down after this and although there were a few departures, admissions, name changes and one demotion in the following two seasons, the Spartan South Midlands League was operating reasonably smoothly as the 21st century arrived.

 

Many thanks to Ronald Price and the RSSF website for providing information used to complete this section.

 

FINAL TABLES

 

1997-1998

 

Premier North Division

  1. Brache Sparta                28  23   2   3  75  17  71

  2. Potters Bar Town             28  20   7   1  62  21  67

  3. London Colney                28  16   4   8  67  46  52

  4. Royston Town                 28  14   5   9  52  34  47

  5. Hoddesdon Town               28  15   2  11  50  36  47

  6. Welwyn Garden City           28  12  10   6  47  42  46

  7. Arlesey Town                 28  13   5  10  51  41  44

  8. Harpenden Town               28  12   5  11  46  45  41

  9. Toddington Rovers            28  10   5  13  39  52  35

 10. Buckingham Athletic          28   9   6  13  46  55  33

 11. Letchworth                   28   8   5  15  50  63  29

 12. Biggleswade Town             28   7   7  14  41  53  28

 13. Milton Keynes (-1)           28   8   5  15  40  52  28

 14. Bedford United (-3)          28   3   8  17  25  67  14

 15. Langford                     28   1   2  25  23  90   5

  (420 171 78 171 714 714 587)

 

The top ten clubs went into the Premier Division for the 1998-1999 season, with the bottom five sides joining the Senior Division.

 

Premier South Division

  1. Brook House                  28  18   6   4  66  27  60

  2. Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B.      28  16   8   4  59  27  56

  3. Ruislip Manor                28  17   4   7  61  29  55

  4. Hillingdon Borough           28  15   7   6  73  35  52

  5. Barkingside                  28  12   7   9  44  34  43

  6. Waltham Abbey                28  12   6  10  54  42  42

  7. Haringey Borough             28  12   4  12  42  44  40

  8. Brimsdown Rovers             28  11   4  13  46  58  37

  9. St. Margaretsbury (-1)       28  11   4  13  46  58  36

 10. Islington St. Mary’s (-1)    28  10   4  14  42  52  33

 11. Woodford Town                28   7   9  12  48  59  30

 12. Hanwell Town                 28   8   4  16  45  76  28

 13. Harefield United             28   7   6  15  27  67  27

 14. Amersham Town                28   8   2  18  26  45  26

 15. Cockfosters                  28   5   7  16  35  61  22

  (420 169 82 169 714 714 587)

 

It was intended that the top ten clubs would go into the Premier Division for the 1998-1999 season, with the bottom five sides joining the Senior Division. However, Woodford Town left the Spartan South Midlands League, creating a vacancy, which was filled by the admission of Somersett Ambury V. and E.

 

Senior Division

  1. New Bradwell St. Peter       30  21   5   4  86  30  68

  2. Tring Athletic               30  21   5   4  84  30  68

  3. Mercedes Benz                30  21   2   7  84  51  65

  4. Holmer Green                 30  20   3   7  94  41  63

  5. Biggleswade United           30  16   8   6  74  40  56

  6. Houghton Town                30  16   6   8  69  51  54

  7. Leverstock Green             30  15   7   8  66  43  52

  8. Caddington                   30  15   4  11  57  61  49

  9. Shillington                  30  12   5  13  56  61  41

 10. Risborough Rangers           30   8   9  13  50  65  33

 11. Winslow United               30  10   2  18  55  78  32

 12. Totternhoe                   30   8   3  19  53  78  27

 13. Stony Stratford Town         30   7   2  21  46  78  23

 14. The 61 FC Luton              30   5   3  22  35  99  18

 15. Kent Athletic (-3)           30   5   4  21  44  88  16

 16. Ampthill Town                30   4   4  22  33  92  16

  (480 204 72 204 986 986 681)

 

New Bradwell St. Peter and Mercedes Benz (now ‘Milton Keynes City’) joined the Premier Division. The remaining clubs, apart from the bottom three who were placed in Division 1, stayed in the Senior Division.

 

Division 1 North

  1. Luton Old Boys               30  21   3   6  72  30  66

  2. Greenacres Hemel             30  19   8   3  71  27  65

  3. Pitstone & Ivinghoe          30  17   3  10  66  55  54

  4. Crawley Green                30  14   8   8  76  41  50

  5. De Havilland                 30  14   8   8  60  51  50

  6. Bedford Eagles (-1)          30  15   5  10  60  42  49

  7. Bridger Packaging            30  14   6  10  64  49  48

  8. Leighton Athletic            30  13   3  14  69  66  42

  9. Walden Rangers               30  12   6  12  60  61  42

 10. Abbey National               30  10   8  12  44  57  38

 11. Mursley United               30  10   7  13  48  63  37

 12. Old Dunstablians             30   9   8  13  41  68  35

 13. Scot                         30   9   6  15  76  75  33

 14. Old Bradwell United          30   7   4  19  44  82  25

 15. Flamstead                    30   5   9  16  32  60  24

 16. Emberton (-1)                30   3   4  23  29  85  12

  (480 192 96 192 912 912 670)

 

Buckingham United left the competition during the season and the club’s record was deleted. Luton Old Boys and Greenacres Hemel joined the Senior Division. Bedford Eagles, Crawley Green and Emberton left the Spartan South Midlands League, while the remaining clubs went into Division 1 for the 1998-1999 season, along with Dunstable Town, Markyate and Newport Athletic, who were admitted to the competition.

 

Division 1 South

  1. Old Roan                     24  18   2   4 111  29  56

  2. Cray Valley PM               24  16   4   4  74  22  52

  3. Crown & Manor                24  16   3   5  74  22  51

  4. Leyton County (-3)           24  15   5   4  72  24  47

  5. Bridon Ropes                 24  13   4   7  72  39  43

  6. Cheshunt Trojans             23  11   6   6  66  42  39

  7. Odua United                  24  11   4   9  62  41  37

  8. Holland Park                 24   9   5  10  57  61  32

  9. Long Lane                    24   9   1  14  51  42  28

 10. Leyton                       23   7   7   9  54  49  28

 11. Doddinghurst                 24   4   2  18  34  97  14

 12. Leyton Youth                 24   2   1  21  32 136   7

 13. Chingford Town               24   2   0  22  19 174   6

  (310 133 44 133 778 778 440)

 

Classic Inter left the competition during the season and the club’s record was deleted. At the end of the 1997-1998 campaign all the Division 1 South clbs left the Spartan South Midlands League, with most joining the new London Intermediate League.

 

1998-1999

 

Premier Division

  1. Barkingside                  44  30   6   8  98  44  96

  2. Potters Bar Town             44  29   7   8 109  30  94

  3. London Colney                44  29   5  10  99  28  92

  4. Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B.      44  25   9  10  85  40  84

  5. Brook House                  44  24  11   9  75  42  83

  6. Hoddesdon Town               44  24   7  13  80  60  79

  7. Toddington Rovers            44  22  12  10  72  48  78

  8. Ruislip Manor                44  22  10  12  89  60  76

  9. Royston Town                 44  19  11  14  73  62  68

 10. Hillingdon Borough           44  20   9  15  72  61  65

 11. Waltham Abbey                44  16  13  15  79  67  61

 12. Brache Sparta                44  17   6  21  80  74  57

 13. Arlesey Town                 44  16   8  20  61  70  56

 14. New Bradwell St. Peter       44  15  11  18  56  70  56

 15. Buckingham Athletic          44  15   9  20  65 102  54

 16. Milton Keynes City           44  13  10  21  68  88  49

 17. Islington St. Mary’s         44  11  14  19  55  85  47

 18. Somersett Ambury V. and E.   44  13   6  25  50 103  45

 19. St. Margaretsbury            44  12  10  22  75  98  43

 20. Haringey Borough             44   9  11  24  50  87  38

 21. Welwyn Garden City           44  10   6  28  63  95  36

 22. Harpenden Town               44   9   9  26  47  86  36

 23. Brimsdown Rovers             44   3   6  35  35 136  15

  (1012 403 206 403 1636 1636 1408)

 

Barkingside, Islington St. Mary’s and Toddington Rovers left the Spartan South Midlands League. Brimsdown Rovers were relegated to the Senior Division and Buckingham Athletic were demoted to Division 1.

 

Senior Division

  1. Holmer Green                 42  30   6   6 122  42  96

  2. Hanwell Town                 42  30   6   6 105  44  96

  3. Tring Athletic               42  28   8   6 109  35  92

  4. Milton Keynes                42  28   6   8 105  47  90

  5. Biggleswade Town             42  24   6  12  98  66  78

  6. Bedford United               42  23   8  11  65  52  77

  7. Letchworth                   42  18  13  11  83  54  67

  8. Biggleswade United           42  20   7  15  87  62  67

  9. Leverstock Green             42  17  13  12  73  63  64

 10. Cockfosters                  42  17  11  14  76  62  62

 11. Greenacres (Hemel)           42  19   4  19  71  61  61

 12. Langford                     42  18   7  17  71  80  61

 13. Shillington                  42  16   9  17  72  73  57

 14. Amersham Town                42  14  10  18  71  82  52

 15. Caddington                   42  14  10  18  75  93  52

 16. Totternhoe                   42  12  10  20  56  71  46

 17. Luton Old Boys               42  10   9  23  39  77  39

 18. Stony Stratford Town         42   8  11  23  58 100  35

 19. Risborough Rangers           42   8   6  28  41  97  30

 20. Harefield United             42   8   5  29  48 112  29

 21. Winslow United               42   7   5  30  42 104  26

 22. Houghton Town                42   6   4  32  43 133  22

  (924 375 174 375 1610 1610 1299)

 

Holmer Green, Hanwell Town and Biggleswade Town were promoted. Winslow United were relegated and Houghton Town left the competition. Milton Keynes became ‘Bletchley Town’.

 

Division 1

  1. Bridge Packaging             32  27   3   2  92  21  84

  2. Ampthill Town                32  26   3   3 106  33  81

  3. De Havilland                 32  26   2   4 102  23  80

  4. Mursley United               32  21   5   6  72  26  68

  5. Dunstable Town               32  19   6   7  72  42  63

  6. Scot                         32  16   3  13  60  58  51

  7. Pitstone & Ivinghoe          32  14   4  14  80  65  46

  8. Walden Rangers               32  14   4  14  61  47  46

  9. Old Dunstablians             32  14   4  14  65  59  46

 10. Kent Athletic                32  12   8  12  58  44  44

 11. The 61 FC Luton              32  10   7  15  57  87  37

 12. Flamstead (-1)               32  10   4  18  63  84  33

 13. Leighton Athletic            32   7   6  19  39  76  27

 14. Old Bradwell United          32   9   3  20  49  96  27

 15. Abbey National               32   4   8  20  41  75  20

 16. Newport Athletic             32   4   2  26  37 123  14

 17. Markyate                     32   2   2  28  25 120   8

  (544 235 74 235 1079 1079 775)

 

Bridge Packaging and Ampthill Town were promoted. Walden Rangers left the South Midlands League, into which Crawley Green were admitted.

 

1999-2000

 

Premier Division

  1. Arlesey Town                 40  30   3   7  98  45  93

  2. Brook House (+2)             40  27   6   7 102  33  89

  3. Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B. (-1) 40  26   4  10  87  42  81

  4. London Colney                40  23  11   6  88  38  80

  5. Potters Bar Town             40  26   2  12 105  66  80

  6. Waltham Abbey                40  23   4  13  78  64  73

  7. Brache Sparta                40  19  13   8  85  48  70

  8. Hoddesdon Town               40  21   7  12  84  54  70

  9. Milton Keynes City           40  21   5  14  80  53  68

 10. Hanwell Town                 40  20   6  14  73  52  66

 11. Royston Town                 40  15   8  17  53  54  53

 12. Ruislip Manor                40  16   4  20  61  81  52

 13. New Bradwell St. Peter       40  12  13  15  64  74  49

 14. Hillingdon Borough           40  14   6  20  56  63  48

 15. Holmer Green                 40  12  10  18  56  92  46

 16. St. Margaretsbury            40  10   9  21  67  93  39

 17. Biggleswade Town             40   9   7  24  49  73  34

 18. Haringey Borough             40  10   1  29  56 100  31

 19. Welwyn Garden City           40   6  11  23  49  98  29

 20. Somersett Ambury V. and E.   40   7   5  28  48 102  26

 21. Harpenden Town               40   4   3  33  41 155  15

  (840 351 138 351 1480 1480 1192)

 

Arlesey Town joined the Isthmian League. Harpenden Town were relegated to the Senior Division.

 

Senior Division

  1. Tring Athletic               36  27   5   4 103  29  86

  2. Ampthill Town                36  23   6   7  86  46  75

  3. Bedford United               36  22   5   9 106  48  71

  4. Biggleswade United           36  18  10   8  71  55  64

  5. Letchworth                   36  17  10   9  74  57  61

  6. Cockfosters                  36  17   9  10  79  55  60

  7. Bridger Packaging            36  19   3  14  74  63  60

  8. Brimsdown Rovers (+2)        36  17   5  14  74  52  58

  9. Amersham Town                36  15  11  10  63  48  56

 10. Totternhoe                   36  15  11  10  56  46  56

 11. Langford                     36  14   9  13  59  60  51

 12. Leverstock Green             36  12  10  14  61  59  46

 13. Greenacres hemel             36  11   9  16  56  66  42

 14. Stony Stratford Town         36  11   6  19  60  86  39

 15. Harefield United (-1)        36   8  13  15  40  49  36

 16. Risborough Rangers           36   6   7  23  44  73  25

 17. Caddington                   36   6   6  24  40 127  24

 18. Luton Old Boys               36   5   7  24  35  89  22

 19. Shillington                  36   6   4  26  46 119  22

  (684 269 146 269 1227 1227 954)

 

Bletchley Town left the competition during the season and the club’s record was deleted. Bedford United were promoted to the Premier Division. Caddington and Shillington were relegated to Division 1. Bridge Packaging became ‘Letchworth Bridger’. Colney Heath were admitted to the section.

 

Division 1

  1. Dunstable Town               32  26   6   0 115  17  84

  2. De Havilland                 32  24   4   4 113  31  76

  3. Pitstone & Ivinghoe          32  22   7   3  97  28  73

  4. Winslow United               32  21   5   6  84  34  68

  5. Scot (-3)                    32  19   1  12  92  64  55

  6. Mursley United               32  16   6  10  62  42  54

  7. Old Dunstablians             32  15   3  14  51  53  48

  8. Crawley Green                32  14   5  13  67  47  47

  9. Kent Athletic                32  14   1  17  55  60  43

 10. Buckingham Athletic          32  12   5  15  50  55  41

 11. Flamstead                    32  12   5  15  53  59  41

 12. Abbey National               32  10   6  16  46  75  36

 13. The 61 FC Luton              32   9   7  16  52  72  34

 14. Newport Athletic             32   8   5  19  49  91  29

 15. Leighton Athletic            32   6   7  19  45  98  25

 16. Old Bradwell United (+3)     32   3   4  25  26 101  16

 17. Markyate                     32   1   3  28  18 148   6

  (544 232 80 232 1075 1075 776)

 

Dunstable Town and De Havilland were promoted to the Senior Division. Leighton Athletic left the Spartan South Midlands League. Newport Athletic became ‘North Crawley United’. Haywood United and Milcutt Rovers joined the section.

 

2000-2001

 

Premier Division

  1. Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B.      36  28   4   4  80  36  88

  2. London Colney                36  25   6   5  91  36  81

  3. Potters Bar Town (-3)        36  25   6   5  82  39  78

  4. Brook House                  36  22   6   8  64  36  72

  5. Somersett Ambury V. and E.   36  17   9  10  67  47  60

  6. Holmer Green                 36  18   2  16  58  58  56

  7. Hanwell Town                 36  16   6  14  67  52  54

  8. Hillingdon Borough           36  14  12  10  63  61  54

  9. Brache Sparta                36  14   7  15  70  78  49

 10. New Bradwell St. Peter       36  11  12  13  49  52  45

 11. Hoddesdon Town               36  13   5  18  54  60  44

 12. Bedford United               36  11  10  15  49  50  43

 13. St. Margaretsbury (+3)       36   9   8  19  45  68  38

 14. Biggleswade Town             36   9   9  18  40  55  36

 15. Ruislip Manor                36  10   6  20  44  60  36

 16. Milton Keynes City           36   9   7  20  50  79  34

 17. Royston Town                 36   8   9  19  31  60  33

 18. Haringey Borough             36   6  11  19  33  78  29

 19. Welwyn Garden City           36   6   7  23  25  57  25

  (684 271 142 271 1062 1062 955)

 

Waltham Abbey left the competition during the season and the club’s record was deleted. Welwyn Garden City were relegated.

 

Senior Division

  1. Letchworth                   36  28   5   3  94  32  89

  2. Dunstable Town               36  27   6   3  94  25  87

  3. Biggleswade United           36  21   6   9  82  46  69

  4. Tring Athletic               36  19  10   7  74  27  67

  5. Colney Heath                 36  19   7  10  86  44  64

  6. Cockfosters                  36  18   8  10  67  62  62

  7. Langford                     36  17   7  12  72  57  58

  8. Ampthill Town                36  17   5  14  76  54  56

  9. Stony Stratford Town         36  14   8  14  65  68  50

 10. Leverstock Green             36  14   4  18  38  57  46

 11. Risborough Rangers           36  12   6  18  57  73  42

 12. Greenacres Hemel (-1)        36  10  12  14  46  66  41

 13. Letchworth Bridger (+2)      36  11   6  19  59  82  41

 14. Brimsdown Rovers             36  12   4  20  53  64  40

 15. Harefield United             36  10   9  17  53  59  39

 16. Amersham Town                36  10   8  18  34  55  38

 17. Harpenden Town               36   7  10  19  51  76  31

 18. Luton Old Boys               36   6   8  22  38  77  26

 19. Totternhoe                   36   3   5  28  25 140  14

  (684 275 134 275 1164 1164 960)

 

De Havilland left the competition during the season and the team’s record was deleted. Letchworth and Dunstable Town ere promoted, while Luton Old Boys and Totternhoe were relegated. The Senior Division was renamed ‘Division 1’.

 

Division 1

  1. Pitstone & Ivinghoe          34  26   4   4  91  34  82

  2. Flamstead                    34  22   5   7  96  46  71

  3. The 61 FC Luton              34  19   8   7  79  54  65

  4. Winslow United (-3)          34  20   7   7  80  41  64

  5. Kent Athletic                34  18   9   7  83  54  63

  6. Old Dunstablians             34  17   7  10  88  58  58

  7. Mursley United               34  16   8  10  93  45  56

  8. Scot                         34  15   7  12  98  76  52

  9. Haywood United               34  13   8  13  75  50  47

 10. Buckingham Athletic          34  11  11  12  61  58  44

 11. Milcutt Rovers               34  12   8  14  62  73  44

 12. Abbey National (+3)          34  12   4  18  54  58  43

 13. Crawley Green (-3)           34  12   7  15  58  48  40

 14. Shillington                  34  11   4  19  54  74  37

 15. Caddington                   34  10   5  19  44  90  35

 16. Old Bradwell United          34   6   6  22  37  95  27

 17. Markyate                     34   6   8  20  36  78  26

 18. North Crawley United         34   2   0  32  21 178   6

  (612 248 116 248 1210 1210 860)

 

The top three clubs were promoted. Markyate left the Spartan South Midlands League, into which Cranfield United and Padbury United were admitted. Division 1 was renamed ‘Division 2’.

 

2001-2002

 

Premier Division

  1. London Colney                38  28   8   2 119  32  92

  2. Letchworth                   38  25   7   6 105  45  82

  3. Hanwell Town                 38  25   6   7 114  64  81

  4. Milton Keynes City           38  22   9   7  76  39  75

  5. St. Margaretsbury            38  20   8  10  74  55  68

  6. Brook House                  38  19   7  12  89  63  64

  7. Dunstable Town               38  18   8  12  74  54  62

  8. Royston Town                 38  15  13  10  82  58  58

  9. Biggleswade Town             38  16   9  13  73  64  57

 10. Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B.      38  15  10  13  84  52  55

 11. Somersett Ambury V. and E.   38  16   5  17  75  60  53

 12. Haringey Borough             38  13   9  16  53  74  48

 13. Potters Bar Town             38  14   5  19  71  77  47

 14. Hoddesdon Town               38  12   8  18  50  56  44

 15. Holmer Green                 38  12   6  20  59  98  42

 16. Hillingdon Borough           38  11   6  21  63  76  39

 17. Ruislip Manor                38   9   6  23  47  82  33

 18. Bedford United               38   8   7  23  38 114  31

 19. Brache Sparta                38   7   4  27  45 109  25

 20. New Bradwell St. Peter       38   3   3  32  25 144  12

  (760 308 144 308 1416 1416 1068)

 

Brache Sparta and New Bradwell St. Peter were relegated. Somersett Ambury V. and E. Became ‘Broxbourne Borough V. and E.’ and Bedford United were involved in a merger by which the club became ‘Bedford United & Valerio’.

 

Division 1

  1. Greenacres Hemel             38  24  10   4 101  40  82

  2. Harefield United             38  25   6   7  85  36  81

  3. Colney Heath                 38  21  10   7  86  47  73

  4. Biggleswade United           38  21   8   9  89  45  71

  5. Tring Athletic               38  19  12   7  64  38  69

  6. Langford                     38  19   6  13  65  47  63

  7. Pitstone & Ivinghoe          38  16   9  13  70  66  57

  8. Leverstock Green             38  15  10  13  85  58  55

  9. Stony Stratford Town         38  15   8  15  78  70  53

 10. The 61 FC Luton              38  14  10  14  60  65  52

 11. Risborough Rangers           38  14   9  15  70  62  51

 12. King’s Langley               38  14   8  16  58  69  50

 13. Cockfosters                  38  13   9  16  67  71  48

 14. Ampthill Town                38  12  10  16  58  91  46

 15. Harpenden Town               38  12   9  17  72  83  45

 16. Welwyn Garden City           38   9  11  18  33  54  38

 17. Brimsdown Rovers             38   9  10  19  55  78  37

 18. Letchworth Bridger           38   8   9  21  55 103  33

 19. Winslow United               38   7   3  28  30  86  24

 20. Amersham Town                38   4  11  23  46 118  23

  (760 291 178 291 1327 1327 1051)

 

Greenacres Hemel and Harefield United were promoted, while Winslow United and Amersham Town were relegated. The Letchworth Bridger club folded after the end of the season.

 

Division 2

  1. Mursley United               30  21   6   3 111  35  69

  2. Haywood United               30  21   5   4 116  47  68

  3. Shillington                  30  20   3   7  83  34  63

  4. Old Dunstablians             30  20   2   8  96  39  62

  5. Padbury United               30  18   6   6  76  42  60

  6. Crawley Green                30  16   6   8  76  52  54

  7. Cranfield United             30  14   5  11  55  51  47

  8. Abbey National               30  13   7  10  55  54  46

  9. Buckingham Athletic          30  11   3  16  60  59  36

 10. Caddington                   30  10   4  16  59  64  34

 11. Kent Athletic                30   9   7  14  53  61  34

 12. Milcutt Rovers (-3)          30  11   2  17  57  77  32

 13. Old Bradwell United          30   8   6  16  55  65  30

 14. Flamstead                    30   8   3  19  51  93  27

 15. Totternhoe                   30   5   3  22  48 105  18

 16. Scot                         30   1   0  29  23 196   3

  (480 206 68 206 1074 1074 683)

 

Luton Old Boys and North Crawley United left the Spartan South Midlands League during the season and the clubs’ records were deleted. Haywood United and Shillington were promoted. Milcutt Rovers left at the end of the season.

 

2002-2003

 

Premier Division

  1. Dunstable Town               36  26   6   4 104  32  84

  2. Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B.      36  24   7   5  66  30  79

  3. Potters Bar Town             36  23   6   7  80  42  75

  4. Harefield United             36  21   7   8  79  45  70

  5. St. Margaretsbury            36  18   6  12  79  60  60

  6. London Colney                36  15  10  11  65  57  55

  7. Ruislip Manor                36  15   8  13  47  56  53

  8. Hanwell Town                 36  16   4  16  94  82  52

  9. Milton Keynes City           36  15   7  14  58  58  52

 10. Hoddesdon Town               36  14   9  13  54  48  51

 11. Biggleswade Town             36  13   6  17  60  67  45

 12. Hillingdon Borough           36  12   6  18  44  57  42

 13. Broxbourne B. V. and E. (-3) 36  13   5  18  49  64  41

 14. Greenacres (Hemel)           36  11   6  19  66  77  39

 15. Haringey Borough             36  10   8  18  50  70  38

 16. Royston Town                 36  10   7  19  46  63  37

 17. Brook House (-3)             36  10   9  17  36  67  36

 18. Bedford United & Valerio     36   7   8  21  40  74  29

 19. Holmer Green                 36   5   3  28  40 108  18

  (684 278 128 278 1157 1157 956)

 

Letchworth left the competition during the season and the club’s record was deleted. Dunstable Town joined the Isthmian League. Milton Keynes City folded after the end of the campaign.

 

Division 1

  1. Pitstone & Ivinghoe          36  30   2   4 107  33  92

  2. Harpenden Town               36  26   4   6 122  36  82

  3. Tring Athletic               36  24   9   3  89  31  81

  4. Leverstock Green             36  21   8   7  82  37  71

  5. Colney Heath                 36  23   1  12  85  42  70

  6. Welwyn Garden City           36  18   7  11  73  45  61

  7. Cockfosters                  36  19   3  14  89  66  60

  8. Biggleswade United           36  17   6  13  68  55  57

  9. Haywood United               36  16   6  14  78  68  54

 10. Brache Sparta                36  17   3  16  67  61  54

 11. Brimsdown Rovers             36  14   7  15  51  58  49

 12. Stony Stratford Town         36  11  10  15  51  66  43

 13. Langford                     36   9   6  21  61  87  33

 14. King’s Langley               36   8   9  19  50  89  33

 15. The 61 FC Luton              36   9   5  22  37  79  32

 16. Shillington                  36   9   4  23  45  94  31

 17. New Bradwell St. Peter       36   6  11  19  47  88  29

 18. Ampthill Town                36   8   1  27  39 102  25

 19. Risborough Rangers           36   4   4  28  35 139  16

  (684 289 106 289 1276 1276 973)

 

Harpenden Town and Leverstock Green were promoted, with Risborough Rangers being relegated. Sun Postal Sports were admitted to the section.

 

Division 2

  1. Buckingham Athletic          28  24   1   3 113  21  73

  2. Old Dunstablians             28  23   2   3 113  29  71

  3. Kent Athletic                28  18   3   7  79  30  57

  4. Crawley Green                28  17   4   7  79  45  55

  5. Amersham Town                28  16   6   6  80  54  54

  6. Winslow United               28  15   6   7  62  48  51

  7. Abbey National               28  14   3  11  67  59  45

  8. Mursley United               28  12   4  12  61  56  40

  9. Cranfield United             28  12   4  12  47  55  40

 10. Flamstead                    28   8   2  18  38  99  26

 11. Old Bradwell United          28   6   7  15  50  83  25

 12. Totternhoe                   28   6   5  17  39  87  23

 13. Caddington                   28   6   3  19  38  80  21

 14. Scot                         28   5   0  23  45 107  15

 15. Padbury United (-3)          28   2   2  24  38  96   5

  (420 184 52 184 949 949 601)

       

 

Buckingham Athletic were promoted. Scot left the Spartan South Midlands League, into which Arlesey Athletic, Kentish Town and Markyate were admitted. Padbury United became ‘Padbury BTFC’.

 

2003-2004

 

Premier Division

  1. Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B.      36  27   7   2  95  21  88

  2. Brook House                  36  26   2   8  82  35  80

  3. St. Margaretsbury            36  24   5   7  66  29  77

  4. Potters Bar Town             36  22   8   6  86  35  74

  5. Harefield United             36  22   5   9  87  50  71

  6. Hanwell Town                 36  22   4  10  86  49  70

  7. London Colney                36  18   6  12  76  49  60

  8. Greenacres (Hemel)           36  16   6  14  77  78  54

  9. Leverstock Green             36  14   7  15  54  55  49

 10. Ruislip Manor                36  14   6  16  60  62  48

 11. Hoddesdon Town               36  13   7  16  53  53  46

 12. Hillingdon Borough           36  13   7  16  56  67  46

 13. Royston Town                 36  11   7  18  63  78  40

 14. Harpenden Town               36   9   9  18  47  81  36

 15. Biggleswade Town             36   9   8  19  57  82  35

 16. Broxbourne Boro. V. and E.   36   9   3  24  36  93  30

 17. Bedford United & Valerio     36   6   6  24  32  84  24

 18. Haringey Borough             36   5   7  24  43  90  22

 19. Holmer Green                 36   5   4  27  41 106  19

  (684 285 114 285 1197 1197 969)

 

Beaconsfield S.Y.C.O.B. joined the Southern League and Brook House moved to the Isthmian League. Greenacres (Hemel) also left the Spartan South Midlands League.

 

Division 1

  1. Haywood United               34  23   7   4  91  32  76

  2. Langford                     34  21   6   7  92  43  69

  3. Welwyn Garden City           34  19   9   6  63  26  66

  4. Tring Athletic               34  19   6   9  67  37  63

  5. Buckingham Athletic          34  18   7   9  67  38  61

  6. Colney Heath                 34  17   6  11  66  54  57

  7. Cockfosters                  34  17   5  12  63  57  56

  8. Biggleswade United           34  16   7  11  55  50  55

  9. Sun Postal Sports            34  14   5  15  64  62  47

 10. Brimsdown Rovers             34  13   8  13  54  56  47

 11. Stony Stratford Town         34  13   5  16  57  65  44

 12. King’s Langley               34   8  14  12  42  64  38

 13. Brache Sparta                34   9   8  17  52  69  35

 14. Pitstone & Ivinghoe          34   9   6  19  39  60  33

 15. The 61 FC Luton              34   8   8  18  32  58  32

 16. New Bradwell St. Peter       34   8   6  20  41  79  30

 17. Shillington                  34   8   2  24  40  84  26

 18. Ampthill Town                34   7   3  24  34  85  24

  (612 247 118 247 1019 1019 859)

 

The top four clubs were promoted, which was particularly good news for Tring Athletic who seem to have been ‘held back’ for some time. The three teams whose names appear in italics were relegated. Oxhey Jets were admitted to the new-look section.

 

Division 2

  1. Old Dunstablians             32  27   3   2 108  23  84

  2. Winslow United               32  23   3   6  90  43  72

  3. Arlesey Athletic             32  21   2   9  84  48  65

  4. Risborough Rangers           32  19   7   6  75  28  64

  5. Abbey National               32  16   4  12  69  56  52

  6. Crawley Green                32  15   4  13  75  60  49

  7. Cranfield United             32  14   4  14  61  59  46

  8. Kent Athletic                32  13   6  13  55  46  45

  9. Padbury BTFC                 32  13   6  13  63  56  45

 10. Kentish Town                 32  13   6  13  68  68  45

 11. Mursley United               32  13   4  15  60  73  43

 12. Caddington                   32   8  11  13  53  72  35

 13. Totternhoe                   32   9   6  17  42  73  33

 14. Markyate                     32   6  10  16  35  54  28

 15. Flamstead                    32   6   6  20  42  78  24

 16. Amersham Town (-12)          32   9   1  22  47  94  16

 17. Old Bradwell United          32   3   5  24  37 133  14

  (544 228 88 228 1064 1064 760)       

 

In what appears like a quite remarkable set of moves, the teams whose names appear in bold type were promoted to Division 1. This must have been related to ground grading in some way. Old Dunstablians became ‘AFC Dunstable’ and Abbey National adopted the new name ‘Loughton Orient’. Dunstable Town 98 were admitted to the section.