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.
Stansfeld 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 were level on the same points showing that we were unfortunately denied what would have been a thrilling and decisive end to the campaign.
Stansfeld had 8 games to play and a Points Per Game average of 1.87 which had the season continued to the end, meant they would have finished on around 60 points. That total probably would not have been good enough to finish in the top 4 but with many games to come against the other contenders an improved run could have possibly seen them sneak in to that elite quartet.
SC Thamesmead, Rusthall, Croydon, Snodland Town, Holmesdale, Meridian VP, Rochester Utd, Kennington
8 games were left – 5 against promotion rivals.
Stansfeld conceded just 31 goals, the second best defensive record in the Division.
6-2 Lydd Town
3-1 Rochester Utd
2-0 FC Elmstead
League Defeats x5
3-1 Greenways (A)
3-0 Holmesdale (A)
1-0 FC Elmstead (H)
2-0 Sutton Athletic (A)
3-1 Forest Hill Park (A)
They have failed to hit the net in just 3 games so far and have had 16 players score for them in league action.
Top League Scorers
Ryan Hassan – 9
Billy Shinners – 6
Joe Minter – 5
Towards the end of the campaign they brought in striker Ollie Milton. He had scored 9 times for Forest Hill Park before netting on debut for Stansfeld.
It was a huge shame that the enforced early end to the season denied us of a thrilling promotion race in the First Division. Stansfeld were right in the mix for the honours and were in great form over the past few months. All involved at the club should be extremely proud of their efforts throughout the year and hopefully take inspiration from it by the time the next season comes around.
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Main photo: Alan Coomes