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Proposed constitution of SCEFL for 2017-2018

The Football Association has released the constitution for all step 5 and step 6 leagues and the SCEFL is, as expected, as follows:

Premier Division

AFC Croydon Athletic
Bearsted
Beckenham Town
Canterbury City
Chatham Town
Corinthian
Cray Valley Paper Mills
Crowborough Athletic
Croydon
Deal Town
Erith Town
Glebe
Hollands & Blair
Lordswood
Rochester United
Rusthall
Sevenoaks Town
Sheppey United
Tunbridge Wells
Whitstable Town

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Failed to make ground grading requirements, however, all are included in Division 1 for 2017-18 season. NB The FA has issued a directive that all non-grading clubs at 31-03-2018 WILL be relegated at the end of the season.

First Division

Bridon Ropes
Crockenhill*
Erith & Belvedere
FC Elmstead
Fisher
Forest Hill Park
Gravesham Borough
Holmesdale
K Sports
Kent Football United
Lewisham Borough*
Lydd Town
Meridian Valley Park
Phoenix Sports Reserves
Punjab United
Snodland Town
Sporting Club Thamesmead
Stansfeld
Sutton Athletic


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*Lewisham Borough finished bottom and Crockenhill were also recommended for relegation for ground grading issues. Both were reprieved by the FA as Orpington requested voluntary relegation.


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Manager-of-the-Month Awards
For April

Premier Division:

Danny Lye; Ashford United

First Division:

Adam Woodward; Glebe

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Top Scorers

Warren Mfula of AFC Croydon Athletic and Shaun Welford of Ashford United are joint Premier Division Golden Boot winners for the season. They each scored 40 League and League Cup goals.

The 1st Division winner was Arlie Desanges of Sutton Athletic.

The scorers table is up to date for the final positions click here.

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Changes to the National League System 2018-2019

Season 2018-19 will see the biggest re-organisation since the NLS was formed with 2 completely new divisions being formed. One at step 3 and one at step 4.

The new step 3 division will be controlled by the Southern League while the new step 4 division will come under the Isthmian League.

This will mean there will be a total of 4 divisions at step 3 and 7 at step 4. There will obviously need to be a lot of sideways moves to spread the existing clubs more favourably (from a travelling point of view) but, crucially, it will mean 26 clubs instead of the usual 14 will need to be promoted from step 5 to step 4 at the end of the coming season to make up the required 20 teams per step 4 division.

Which clubs, other than champion sides, will be promoted is a difficult matter for the FA Leagues Committee to carefully consider at their meeting in May 2018. It does mean, however, that there is a possibility that more than one SCEFL club could be promoted at the end of this coming season (it will definitely not be more than 2).

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