2016–17 Hellenic Football League

The 2016–17 Hellenic Football League season was the 64th in the history of the Hellenic Football League, a football competition in England.

Hellenic League
Season2016–17

Premier Division

Hellenic League Premier Division
ChampionsThame United
PromotedThame United
RelegatedBurnham
Henley Town

The Premier Division consists of 18 clubs.[1]

The following 4 clubs left the Premier Division before the season -

The following 3 clubs joined the Premier Division before the season -

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Thame United (C, P) 34 26 6 2 118 39 +79 84 Promoted to SFL Division One Central
2 Bracknell Town 34 26 3 5 113 37 +76 81
3 Flackwell Heath 34 23 4 7 94 41 +53 73
4 Thatcham Town 34 21 5 8 90 48 +42 68
5 Ardley United 34 20 4 10 75 53 +22 64 Voluntarily relegated to Division One West
6 Highworth Town 34 19 4 11 87 59 +28 61
7 Brimscombe & Thrupp 34 18 4 12 80 58 +22 58
8 Binfield 34 16 4 14 65 49 +16 52
9 Lydney Town 34 15 6 13 65 64 +1 51
10 Tuffley Rovers 34 15 5 14 61 57 +4 50
11 Royal Wootton Bassett Town 34 15 3 16 61 64 −3 45[a]
12 Longlevens 34 11 3 20 67 83 −16 36
13 Brackley Town Saints 34 10 4 20 48 97 −49 34
14 Highmoor Ibis 34 8 8 18 52 82 −30 32
15 Ascot United 34 8 4 22 49 80 −31 28
16 Oxford City Nomads 34 6 6 22 45 87 −42 24
17 Burnham 34 6 1 27 42 129 −87 19
18 Henley Town (R) 34 4 4 26 40 125 −85 16 Relegated to Division One East
19 Carterton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned from the league[b]
  1. ^ Royal Wootton Bassett Town were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player in their win over Longlevens on 10 September.
  2. ^ Carterton resigned from the league, having played three matches, and as a result their playing record (PL:3, W:1, L:2, GF:3, GA:9) was expunged.

Promotion criteria

To be promoted at the end of the season a team must:[4]

  1. Have applied to be considered for promotion by the end of November
  2. Pass a ground grading examination by the end of March
  3. Finish the season in a position higher than that of any other team also achieving criteria 1 and 2
  4. Finish the season in one of the top three positions

The following four teams have achieved criterion one:[5]

Division One East

Division One East consists of 14 clubs, including three newcomers:

League Table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Penn & Tylers Green (C) 26 20 3 3 87 22 +65 63 Ineligible for promotion
2 Woodley United (P) 26 20 3 3 55 17 +38 63 Promoted to the Premier Division
3 Headington Amateurs 26 17 4 5 85 38 +47 55
4 Finchampstead 26 14 1 11 58 38 +20 43 Voluntarily relegated to the Thames Valley Premier League[6]
5 Bicester Town 26 12 4 10 60 40 +20 40 Transferred to Division One West
6 Chalfont Wasps 26 11 7 8 42 38 +4 40
7 AFC Aldermaston 26 12 1 13 54 46 +8 37
8 Sandhurst Town 26 10 7 9 38 41 −3 37
9 Didcot Town Reserves 26 10 4 12 53 52 +1 34
10 Chinnor 26 9 4 13 40 58 −18 31
11 Rayners Lane 26 9 3 14 35 52 −17 30 Transferred to SSML Division One
12 Wokingham & Emmbrook 26 7 7 12 48 53 −5 28
13 Holyport 26 6 2 18 45 66 −21 20
14 Wantage Town Reserves 26 0 0 26 15 154 −139 0 Resigned from the league

Division One West

Division One West consists of 16 clubs, including three newcomers:

League Table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Fairford Town (C, P) 30 24 3 3 131 26 +105 75 Promoted to Premier Division
2 Abingdon United (P) 30 21 1 8 83 30 +53 64
3 Hook Norton 30 20 3 7 80 44 +36 63
4 Easington Sports 30 17 5 8 57 37 +20 56
5 Cirencester Town Development 30 16 4 10 76 51 +25 52
6 Purton 30 15 6 9 71 52 +19 51 Resigned from the league
7 Shrivenham 30 13 5 12 49 41 +8 44
8 North Leigh United 30 14 5 11 64 67 −3 44[a]
9 Shortwood United Reserves 30 11 9 10 51 44 +7 42
10 Clanfield 30 11 6 13 46 44 +2 39
11 Letcombe 30 11 4 15 44 54 −10 37
12 Milton United 30 9 5 16 53 63 −10 32 Transferred to Division One East
13 New College Swindon 30 9 2 19 43 72 −29 29
14 Cheltenham Saracens 30 7 5 18 34 139 −105 26
15 Tytherington Rocks 30 3 5 22 25 68 −43 14
16 Woodstock Town 30 3 4 23 24 99 −75 13
  1. ^ North Leigh were deducted three points for an infringement in the game against Tytherington Rocks on 31 December 2016.

References

  1. ^ http://hellenicleague.co.uk/club_news/hellenic.html
  2. ^ "Carterton withdraw from league". Hellenic League. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "The FA Handbook 2016-17 (page 545, section 13.2)". The FA. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Promotion criteria for Step 5 to Step 4 for 2016–17 season". FA. 26 Oct 2015.
  5. ^ "Step 4 Applications". FA. 12 Dec 2016. Retrieved 15 Dec 2016.
  6. ^ "Finch First Team sad news". Finchampstead F.C. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 3 June 2017.

External links

List of Burnham F.C. seasons

Burnham Football Club is a non-League football club from Burnham in Buckinghamshire, near Slough. They currently compete in the Southern Football League Premier Division. The team play in blue and white quartered shirts and blue shorts. Home matches are played at The Gore.

Marlow United F.C.

Marlow United Football Club is a football club based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England. They were established in 1977 and were among the founding members of the Reading Football League in 1989. They are currently members of the Hellenic League Division One East.

Sandhurst Town F.C.

Sandhurst Town Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Sandhurst, Berkshire, England. Formed in 1910, the club plays at Bottom Meadow. They play in the Combined Counties League Division One.

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