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Promotion and Relegation Part 1

Relegation from the Vanarama National League (South) 

Due to the complications around promotion and relegation, I thought it might be worth splitting this article into three parts! What is important to remember however, is that I’m sure some clubs will get reprieved for one reason or another, so things won’t be finalised until the relevant Leagues have had their Annual General Meetings (scheduled for June) and the constitutions agreed. 

I’m starting with who may be coming down from the Vanarama National League (South) into the Bostik League Premier Division, as this is hopefully the easiest!

With four games remaining (except for Truro City who’s game at home against Concord Rangers last Saturday was postponed due to a player injury), the bottom six look as if they are still involved in the relegation battle, with the table as follows;

 

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

PTS

Eastbourne Borough

38

9

11

18

44

60

-16

38

Gloucester City

38

9

11

18

27

46

-19

38

Hungerford Town

38

10

7

21

42

68

-26

37

Truro City

37

9

9

19

55

76

-21

36

East Thurrock United

38

9

6

23

34

56

-22

33

Weston-super-Mare  AFC

38

6

10

22

44

75

-31

28

 

There are still a number of games to be played between these six teams. Gloucester City have got to visit Truro City, Hungerford Town are scheduled to be at home against East Thurrock United on the last day of the season, Truro City have only got the previously mentioned game at home against Gloucester City, as well as the last game of the season at Hungerford Town, East Thurrock are also due to play at home against Weston-super-Mare, which is their only game against one of the bottom six. I haven’t mentioned Eastbourne Borough as they haven’t got any against the bottom six.

Of those six teams, if they end up in the bottom three, I think Eastbourne Borough and/or East Thurrock would be relegated to the Bostik League Premier Division, whilst the others would go into one of the two Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Divisions (South or Central).

The Football Web Pages predicted table, shows the bottom three as Gloucester City, East Thurrock United and Weston-super-Mare with 39, 37 and 30 points respectively, which means we would gain just the Essex side.

There will also be three teams relegated from the Vanarama National League (North), who currently look to be Ashton United, FC United of Manchester and Nuneaton Borough (already relegated), although Guisley may also get involved. However, this has no bearing on the constitution of the Bostik League Premier Division as these clubs will go in either the Evo-Stik Southern or Northern Premier Leagues.

This means that SIX clubs in all will be relegated from the regional Divisions of the Vanarama National League, this will become important in the second part of this article.