2015–16 Southern Combination Football League

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Southern Combination League
Season 2015–16
Champions Horsham

The 2015–16 Southern Combination Football League season is the 90th in the history of the competition (the first since it changed name from the Sussex County Football League), a football league in England. This is also the first season in which all divisions were renamed after league restructuring.

Premier Division

Southern Combination Premier Division
Champions Horsham
Promoted Horsham
Relegated East Preston
St Francis Rangers

The Premier Division (formerly Division One) consists of 20 clubs, the same as the previous season, after Crawley Down Gatwick, Ringmer and Selsey were relegated to Division One, and Dorking Wanderers were promoted to Isthmian League Division One South.

Four new clubs joined the division:

Six clubs have applied for promotion to Step 4: Eastbourne Town, Horsham, Horsham YMCA, Lancing, Loxwood and Newhaven.[1]

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Horsham (C) (P) 38 31 4 3 131 22 +109 97 Promotion to 2016–17 Step 4 Division
2 Eastbourne Town 38 27 5 6 107 42 +65 86
3 Newhaven 38 25 3 10 120 39 +81 78
4 Lancing 38 24 5 9 98 46 +52 77
5 Chichester City 38 23 5 10 99 46 +53 74
6 Pagham 38 23 4 11 94 49 +45 73
7 Horsham YMCA 38 22 5 11 105 62 +43 71
8 Loxwood 38 22 5 11 95 60 +35 71
9 Broadbridge Heath 38 19 6 13 75 57 +18 63
10 Eastbourne United Association 38 19 6 13 81 72 +9 63
11 Littlehampton Town 38 19 3 16 103 76 +27 60
12 Arundel 38 16 8 14 88 68 +20 56
13 Hassocks 38 13 9 16 59 66 −7 047
14 Worthing United 38 12 6 20 68 83 −15 42
15 AFC Uckfield Town 38 8 9 21 62 91 −29 33
16 Wick & Barnham United 38 10 2 26 55 105 −50 32
17 Shoreham 38 8 5 25 53 94 −41 29
18 Hailsham Town 38 4 6 28 47 149 −102 018
19 East Preston (R) 38 3 3 32 35 144 −109 12 Relegation to Division One
20 St Francis Rangers (R) 38 1 3 34 10 214 −204 6

Updated to games played on 13:29, 24 April 2016 (UTC).
Source: http://scfl.org.uk/pages/tables.html
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Hassocks were deducted one point for fielding an ineligible player.
Hailsham Town reprieved from relegation.
(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

Southern Combination Division One
Champions Haywards Heath Town
Promoted Haywards Heath Town
Crawley Down Gatwick

Division One (formerly Division Two) consists of 17 clubs, increased from 15 after A.F.C. Uckfield Town, Wick & Barnham United and Worthing United were promoted to the Premier Division, and Rustington and Westfield were relegated to Division Two.

Seven clubs joined the division:

Relegation from this division was not implemented for this season.

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Haywards Heath Town (C) (P) 32 30 0 2 123 23 +100 90 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Crawley Down Gatwick (P) 32 24 2 6 88 50 +38 74
3 Oakwood 32 19 3 10 89 64 +25 60
4 Storrington 32 18 4 10 68 45 +23 58
5 Southwick 32 17 5 10 75 54 +21 56
6 Mile Oak 32 17 4 11 61 52 +9 55
7 Little Common 32 16 2 14 75 61 +14 50
8 Lingfield 32 15 3 14 76 66 +10 48
9 Langney Wanderers 32 14 5 13 73 55 +18 47
10 Steyning Town 32 14 3 15 56 63 −7 45
11 Sidlesham 32 14 1 17 54 72 −18 43 Demoted to Division Two
12 Ringmer 32 10 7 15 47 68 −21 37
13 Selsey 32 9 4 19 53 88 −35 31
14 Bexhill United 32 8 5 19 48 74 −26 29
15 Midhurst & Easebourne 32 7 7 18 37 64 −27 28
16 Seaford Town 32 5 4 23 22 67 −45 19
17 Saltdean United 32 2 7 23 30 109 −79 13

Updated to games played on 22:38, 10 May 2016 (UTC).
Source: http://scfl.org.uk/pages/tables.html
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 Two

Southern Combination Division Two
Champions AFC Varndeanians
Promoted AFC Varndeanians
Billingshurst
Relegated Hurstpierpoint

Division Two (formerly Division Three) consists of 16 clubs, increased from 11 after Langney Wanderers, Sidlesham and Southwick were promoted to Division One.

Eight clubs joined the division:

In addition, Burgess Hill & Hurst Albion split and reverted to their original names of Hurstpierpoint (remaining in this league) and Burgess Hill Albion (joining the Mid Sussex League), while Ifield changed its name to Ifield Galaxy.

Promotion and relegation to and from this division was irregular, due to ground grading issues and other league constitution aspects.

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 AFC Varndeanians (C) (P) 30 22 4 4 91 26 +65 70 Promotion to Division One
2 Roffey 30 20 4 6 101 37 +64 64
3 Cowfold 30 19 6 5 81 34 +47 63
4 Rottingdean Village 30 19 6 5 71 32 +39 63
5 Billingshurst (P) 30 19 5 6 73 35 +38 62 Promotion to Division One
6 Bosham 30 18 5 7 70 27 +43 59
7 Upper Beeding 30 14 10 6 70 39 +31 52
8 Montpelier Villa 30 15 2 13 70 61 +9 47
9 Rustington 30 11 7 12 68 64 +4 40
10 Westfield 30 11 5 14 58 69 −11 38
11 Ferring 30 9 4 17 54 77 −23 31 Left at the end of the season
12 Clymping 30 7 4 19 57 96 −39 25
13 Alfold 30 5 8 17 41 75 −34 23
14 Ifield Galaxy 30 7 1 22 41 108 −67 22 Left at the end of the season
15 AFC Roffey Club 30 3 4 23 34 95 −61 13
16 Hurstpierpoint (R) 30 2 3 25 24 129 −105 9 Relegation to Level 12

Updated to games played on 22:37, 10 May 2016 (UTC).
Source: http://scfl.org.uk/pages/tables.html
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.

References

  1. "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>

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