After 3 stunning season’s in a row Corinthian have been rewarded for their efforts with a place in the Isthmian League South East Division.
Corinthian have participated in the Kent League since the 1990’s and since the SCEFL came into effect, in 2013, they have been ever-present in the top ten of our Premier Division.
In the 2018/19 campaign they ran Cray Valley PM all the way to the finish line (with 20 minutes left of the final set of fixtures they even led the table) but the Millers won the title late in the day at Canterbury City.
Corinthian finished in second place, one point behind Cray Valley and unfortunately for them, unlike the year before, only first place would get promoted, and that would not be them.
The good news going in to the 2019/20 season was that finishing in second place could now be good enough to go up. The bad news, was that while they were sitting in second place, with just one month of the season left to play, a worldwide pandemic cruelly saw their efforts amount for nothing.
It was the same rules in 2020/21, two could go up again, but once again, with Corinthian sitting second, the season would be cut short and another solution was needed to reward the most deserving clubs.
Fortunately for the Hoops, and after much deliberation by the governing bodies, the past two years were not going to mean nothing after all. The FA saw sense and agreed to finally make the non league pyramid triangular shaped and chose to elevate one club from each Step 5 league to fill the gaps that were created above.
Corinthian’s recent playing record put them in pole position for that spot and with all other boxes ticked Michael Golding’s side have finally got the promotion that they deserve.
Corinthian 2019/20 + 2020/21 League Statistics
The Isthmian League season gets underway on August 14th and we wish Corinthian the best of luck with it.