The season may have come to an sudden end and all results expunged but games did take place and plenty of teams had a year to remember. Here we look back at some of the sides that had an impressive First Division campaign.
FC Elmstead were one of 7 teams in the hunt for one of the 4 promotion places on offer when the season was brought to an early end. 4 of those sides, including Elmstead, were level on the same points showing that we were unfortunately denied what would have been a thrilling and decisive end to the campaign.
Current League Table
FC Elmstead had 8 games to play and a Points Per Game average of 1.87 which, had it continued through to the end, would have seen them get around 60 points. That probably would not have been good enough to seal a top four place but with games to play against other contenders, an improved run could have seen them sneak in.
SC Thamesmead (H), Greenways (A), Lydd Town(H), Rusthall (A), Bridon Ropes (A), Rusthall (H), Rochester Utd (A), Forest Hill (H).
8 games were left – 4 against promotion rivals
4-1 Forest Hill Park
4-1 Lewisham Boro
4-1 Bridon Ropes
5-1 Meridian VP
League Defeats x5
3-1 Holmesdale (A)
3-1 Kennington (A)
2-1 Greenways (H)
2-0 Stansfeld (H)
4-1 Lewisham Boro (A)
The game at Stansfeld was the only time in the league that FC Elmstead failed to score in the League this season. They had 14 players score League goals for them.
Top League Scorers
Marcus Cassius – 10
Steven Karkari – 6
Richard Atkins – 4
Ashley Bertrand – 4
Jerome Walker – 4
Jordan Anderson – 4
There has been little success in the Cups this season with the one highlight being an 8-1 First Round win over Kent Football Utd in the Kent Senior Trophy.
It was a huge shame that the enforced early end to the season denied us of a thrilling promotion race in the First Division. FC Elmstead were right in the mix for the honours and were at the top end of the table throughout the campaign. All involved at the club should be extremely proud of their efforts throughout the year and hopefully can take inspiration from it by the time the next season comes around.
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