Due to changes within the Non League Pyramid next Season there are 26 promotion spots across the 14 Step 5 Leagues up for grabs. The 14 Champions from each League are guaranteed places leaving 12 spots left from the 14 second placed teams. Those 12 will be the highest Points Per Game sides leaving just 2 second placed sides missing out. The below table shows an update of current standings taken from all second placed sides across the Leagues. It is just to be used as a guide to give a rough idea of how things stand. Obviously there may be teams in lower places that may have better PPG averages due to having played less games but I have just used the current second placed teams to keep it as simple as possible.
As with all Promotions and Relegations the FA will make the final decision once the Season has finished.
|Welwyn Garden City||Spartan||23||62||2.69|
|Coggeshall Town||Eastern Co||30||72||2.40|
|Great Wakering Road||Essex||28||65||2.32|
|Blackfield & Langley||Wessex||28||65||2.32|
|Bedfont Sports||Comb Co||31||67||2.16|
|Haywards Heath||South Comb||25||51||2.04|
So as we can see Consett and Widnes would be the current Second Placed teams to miss out should the Season end today.
Below is a table looking at the Points Per Game averages for the sides in the Top 8 places in our own SCEFL Premier Division. With a few months of the Season left any of these sides could end up in Second place so it is worth looking at how they average at the moment.
|AFC Croydon Athletic||25||41||1.65|