2015–16 Combined Counties Football League

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Combined Counties Football League
Season 2015–16

The 2015–16 Combined Counties Football League season (known as the 2015–16 Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 38th in the history of the Combined Counties Football League, a football competition in England. Teams are divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

The league's constitution was announced on 29 May 2015.[1]

Premier Division

Combined Counties Football League Premier Division
Champions Hartley Wintney
Promoted Ashford Town
Relegated Redhill
Chessington & Hook United
Cove

The Premier Division was increased from 21 to 22 clubs, and featured three new teams after the promotion of Molesey to the Isthmian League, and the relegation of Frimley Green to the First Division:

Five clubs applied for promotion to Step 4: Ashford Town, Camberley Town, Epsom & Ewell, Hartley Wintney and Horley Town.[2] Hartley Wintney failed the ground grading requirements.

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hartley Wintney (C) 42 34 4 4 126 39 +87 106
2 Ashford Town (P) 42 31 3 8 112 51 +61 96 Promotion to SFL Division One/IFL Division One
3 Camberley Town 42 29 7 6 96 38 +58 94
4 Epsom & Ewell 42 26 8 8 104 46 +58 86
5 Knaphill 42 25 4 13 109 61 +48 79
6 Horley Town 42 21 9 12 92 62 +30 72
7 Hanworth Villa 42 21 4 17 76 71 +5 67
8 Colliers Wood United 42 17 8 17 78 80 −2 59
9 Westfield 42 16 11 15 63 68 −5 59
10 Farnham Town 42 16 9 17 78 70 +8 57
11 Spelthorne Sports 42 15 10 17 76 83 −7 55
12 Windsor 42 15 10 17 71 79 −8 55
13 Bedfont Sports 42 15 9 18 70 60 +10 54
14 Guildford City 42 16 6 20 77 95 −18 54
15 Raynes Park Vale 42 17 3 22 72 96 −24 54
16 A.F.C. Hayes 42 14 7 21 63 86 −23 49
17 Badshot Lea 42 15 3 24 62 104 −42 48
18 Chertsey Town 42 13 7 22 58 81 −23 46
19 Sutton Common Rovers 42 13 6 23 66 85 −19 45
20 Redhill (R) 42 11 6 25 64 87 −23 39 Relegation to Division One
21 Chessington & Hook United (R) 42 8 6 28 54 113 −59 30
22 Cove (R) 42 3 2 37 31 142 −111 11

Updated to games played on 3 May 2016.
Source: FA Full-Time, League Official Site.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Division One

Combined Counties Football League Premier Division
Champions CB Hounslow United
Promoted Abbey Rangers
Bedfont & Feltham
CB Hounslow United

Division One was increased from 16 to 17 clubs, and featured four new teams after AFC Croydon Athletic were promoted and transferred to the Southern Counties East League, Chessington & Hook United were promoted to the Premier Division, and Alton Town transferred to the Wessex League:

  • Abbey Rangers, promoted from the Surrey Elite Intermediate League.
  • Dorking Wanderers Reserves, joining from outside the pyramid structure (Suburban League).
  • Frimley Green, relegated from the Premier Division.
  • South Park Reserves, joining from outside the pyramid structure (Suburban League).
  • Reserve sides are not eligible for promotion to Step 5.
  • In March 2016, Dorking Wanderers Reserves announced their resignation from the league effective at the end of the season. This was due to Dorking Wanderers and Dorking groundsharing at Dorking Wanderers during the 2016–17 season.[3]

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 CB Hounslow United (C) (P) 32 24 5 3 73 25 +48 77 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 Bedfont & Feltham (P) 32 24 2 6 95 41 +54 74
3 Abbey Rangers (P) 32 23 3 6 72 32 +40 72
4 Worcester Park 32 18 5 9 79 40 +39 59
5 Eversley & California 32 18 5 9 85 53 +32 59
6 Banstead Athletic 32 17 6 9 74 47 +27 57
7 Cobham 32 15 3 14 60 63 −3 48
8 Dorking 32 15 1 16 64 61 +3 46
9 Staines Lammas 32 14 3 15 61 54 +7 45
10 Ash United 32 11 9 12 57 59 −2 42
11 Sandhurst Town 32 9 8 15 57 89 −32 35 Transferred to the Hellenic League
12 Frimley Green 32 10 4 18 48 64 −16 34
13 Sheerwater 32 10 3 19 55 70 −15 33
14 South Park Reserves 32 8 6 18 53 85 −32 30
15 Dorking Wanderers Reserves 32 5 8 19 32 66 −34 23 Resigned at the end of the season
16 Farleigh Rovers 32 7 2 23 43 100 −57 23
17 Epsom Athletic 32 5 5 22 37 96 −59 20

Updated to games played on 7 May 2016.
Source: Official Site.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

References

  1. "League Consitution 2015–2016". CCFL. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Promotion applications for clubs aiming for Step 4". The FA. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Dorking Wanderers Reserves submit their resignation". Pitchero Non-league. Retrieved 3 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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