Wessex Football League
Season2018–19

The 2018–19 Wessex Football League season (known as the Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) for sponsorship reasons) is the 33rd in the history of the Wessex Football League since its establishment in 1986. The league consists of two divisions: the Premier Division and Division One.

The constitution was announced on 25 May 2018.[1] Only one promotional spot from the Premier Division, to the Southern League Division One South and West, was available.

Sholing won the league with eight matches remaining, eventually breaking several records on the way, including biggest points gap to the runners up (31 points), and record points per game ratio (2.763).

Premier Division

The Premier Division is reduced from 22 clubs to 20 after Blackfield & Langley were promoted to the Southern League, Amesbury Town, Newport (IOW) and Petersfield Town were relegated to Division One, and Andover Town were demoted to Division One for refusing promotion to the Southern League. Three teams joined the division:

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sholing (C, P) 38 34 3 1 117 24 +93 105 Promotion to the Southern League Division One South & West
2 Horndean 38 22 8 8 93 44 +49 74
3 Bournemouth 38 19 10 9 85 64 +21 67
4 Portland United 38 20 3 15 80 63 +17 63
5 Baffins Milton Rovers 38 16 10 12 67 51 +16 58
6 Hamworthy United 38 18 4 16 83 72 +11 58
7 Hamble Club 38 17 7 14 60 52 +8 58
8 Tadley Calleva 38 14 10 14 61 68 −7 52
9 Bashley 38 16 6 16 69 71 −2 51[a]
10 Lymington Town 38 14 9 15 68 72 −4 51
11 Team Solent 38 14 8 16 83 77 +6 50
12 Alresford Town 38 15 5 18 70 71 −1 50
13 AFC Portchester 38 14 8 16 66 69 −3 50
14 Shaftesbury 38 14 6 18 57 59 −2 48
15 Brockenhurst 38 14 5 19 48 65 −17 47
16 Christchurch 38 12 10 16 52 63 −11 46
17 Fareham Town 38 12 10 16 51 78 −27 46
18 Cowes Sports 38 11 4 23 43 87 −44 37
19 Bemerton Heath Harlequins (R) 38 7 10 21 45 81 −36 31 Relegation to Division One
20 Andover New Street (R) 38 7 4 27 36 103 −67 25
Updated to match(es) played on 01:12, 23 April 2019 (UTC). Source: thefa.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Bashley had three points deducted.

Division One

Division One remains at 19 clubs after Christchurch, Andover New Street and Tadley Calleva were promoted to the Premier Division, and Weymouth Reserves left the league. Four clubs joined the division:

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 AFC Stoneham (C, P) 36 26 6 4 124 42 +82 84 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 Amesbury Town (P) 36 26 6 4 107 46 +61 84
3 Hythe & Dibden 36 25 8 3 105 42 +63 83
4 Romsey Town 36 26 3 7 103 44 +59 81
5 United Services Portsmouth 36 20 7 9 92 63 +29 67
6 Newport (IOW) 36 16 5 15 64 60 +4 53
7 Downton 36 14 9 13 67 68 −1 51
8 Verwood Town 36 13 9 14 47 64 −17 48
9 Laverstock & Ford 36 13 7 16 70 71 −1 46
10 East Cowes Victoria Athletic 36 11 12 13 60 77 −17 45
11 Fawley 36 14 5 17 55 63 −8 44[a]
12 Ringwood Town 36 12 7 17 52 77 −25 43
13 Alton 36 13 5 18 72 81 −9 41[a]
14 Whitchurch United 36 12 5 19 53 80 −27 41
15 Petersfield Town 36 11 7 18 56 75 −19 40
16 Folland Sports 36 9 4 23 53 109 −56 31
17 New Milton Town 36 8 4 24 44 81 −37 28
18 Andover Town 36 8 2 26 51 100 −49 26[b]
19 Totton & Eling 36 6 7 23 48 80 −32 25[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 23:29, 25 April 2019 (UTC). Source: FA Full-Time, League Official
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Alton and Fawley each had three points deducted. Newport (IOW) v Alton on 22 April 2019 was declared a home walkover.
  2. ^ a b Andover Town and Totton & Eling were reprieved from relegation

References

  1. ^ "Provisional Step 5 and 6 Club Allocations". Non League Daily. 25 May 2018.

External links

  • Wessex Football League official site