Sheppey United are the SCEFL Premier Division Champions for season 2021/22.
‘The Ites’ sealed top spot, and promotion to Step 4 with a final day home victory over Tower Hamlets in front of 1282 spectators.
Sheppey won 33 of their 38 league games played, scoring over 100 goals for a plus 79 goal difference.
They were pushed all the way by Chatham Town, who also won promotion on their way to an incredible second-placed total of 100 points.
Sheppey and Chatham will now take their place in the Isthmian South East Division, setting up fascinating games with the likes of Sittingbourne, Ramsgate, Faversham Town, Sevenoaks Town and Corinthian among many others.
22 players scored league goals for Sheppey United this season with the stand out performer being Warren Mfula who netted 29 in his 22 games played.
He scored in each of the final 9 matches and claimed 4 hat-tricks in a memorable campaign for the prolific ‘Ites’ hitman.
Sheppey pretty much occupied a top two spot throughout the season, dovetailing with Glebe and Chatham Town until April when they were on top at the final whistle of the final game of the campaign.
The League Title is not the only piece of Silverware that Sheppey United have got their hands on this Season.
First-up, in February, Sheppey beat Corinthian to win the Kent Senior Trophy.
It happened to be the 2019/20 trophy but Sheppey won it and wasn’t their fault that Covid delayed the game and their celebrations for two years.
Then, on 10th April, Sheppey beat Hollands & Blair to win this year’s Kent Senior Trophy.
They came from behind at the Gallagher Stadium to ‘retain’ the Cup, creating unique history, by winning the same piece of silverware twice in a couple of months.
Following this week’s league title success Sheppey will now switch their thoughts and focus to completing the ‘Quadruple’ by beating Crowborough Athletic in the SCEFL Challenge Cup Final on May 2nd.
The Crows have beaten the likes of Glebe, Chatham Town and Erith & Belvedere during the competition so are fully deserving of the right to prevent Sheppey United from winning what would be an incredible 4th trophy of the campaign.
Whatever happens next week it has been a stunning season for Sheppey United and we wish them all the best in the Isthmian League next year.
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