1992–93 Southern Football League

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The 1992–93 Southern Football League season was the 90th in the history of the league, an English football competition.

Dover Athletic won the Premier Division to earned promotion to the Football Conference. VS Rugby and Weymouth were relegated to the Midland and Southern Division respectively, whilst Dartford withdrew from the league after four matches due to financial problems and joined the Kent League the following season. Nuneaton Borough, Sittingbourne and Gresley Rovers (in their first season in the Southern League) were promoted to the Premier Division, the former two as champions. Despite finishing second in the Southern Division, Salisbury were denied promotion due to ground grading, saving Premier Division club Moor Green from relegation. Barry Town left the Southern League to join the League of Wales, whilst Andover dropped into the Wessex League.

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 17 clubs from the previous season and five new clubs:

League table[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season1992–93
ChampionsDover Athletic
PromotedDover Athletic
RelegatedVS Rugby
Weymouth
Matches played420
Goals scored1,253 (2.98 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Dover Athletic 40 25 11 4 65 23 +42 86 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Cheltenham Town 40 21 10 9 76 40 +36 73
3 Corby Town 40 20 12 8 68 43 +25 72
4 Hednesford Town 40 21 7 12 72 52 +20 70
5 Trowbridge Town 40 18 8 14 70 66 +4 62
6 Crawley Town 40 16 12 12 68 59 +9 60
7 Solihull Borough 40 17 9 14 68 59 +9 60
8 Burton Albion 40 16 11 13 53 50 +3 59
9 Bashley 40 18 8 14 60 60 0 59[a]
10 Halesowen Town 40 15 11 14 67 54 +13 56
11 Waterlooville 40 15 9 16 59 62 −3 54
12 Chelmsford City 40 15 9 16 59 69 −10 54
13 Gloucester City 40 14 11 15 66 68 −2 53
14 Cambridge City 40 14 10 16 62 73 −11 52
15 Atherstone United 40 13 14 13 56 60 −4 50[b]
16 Hastings Town 40 13 11 16 50 55 −5 50
17 Worcester City 40 12 9 19 45 62 −17 45
18 Dorchester Town 40 12 6 22 52 74 −22 42
19 Moor Green 40 10 6 24 58 79 −21 36
20 VS Rugby 40 10 6 24 40 63 −23 36 Relegated to the Midland Division
21 Weymouth 40 5 10 25 39 82 −43 23[c] Relegated to the Southern Division
22 Dartford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned mid-season, record expunged, dropped into Kent League
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Bashley were deducted three points.
  2. ^ Atherstone United were deducted three points.
  3. ^ Weymouth were deducted two points.

Midland Division[edit]

The Midland Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 19 clubs from the previous season and three new clubs:

At the end of the previous season Stroud reverted name to Forest Green Rovers, while Rushden Town merged into new club Irthlingborough Diamonds, who took over place in the Midland Division.

League table[edit]

Southern Football League
Midland Division
Season1992–93
ChampionsNuneaton Borough
PromotedGresley Rovers
Nuneaton Borough
Matches played462
Goals scored1,556 (3.37 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Nuneaton Borough 42 29 5 8 102 45 +57 92 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Gresley Rovers 42 27 6 9 94 55 +39 87
3 Rushden & Diamonds 42 25 10 7 85 41 +44 85
4 Barry Town 42 26 5 11 82 49 +33 83 Transferred to the League of Wales
5 Newport 42 23 8 11 73 58 +15 77
6 Bedworth United 42 22 8 12 72 55 +17 74
7 Stourbridge 42 17 9 16 93 79 +14 60
8 Sutton Coldfield Town 42 17 9 16 82 78 +4 60
9 Redditch United 42 18 6 18 75 79 −4 60
10 Tamworth 42 16 11 15 65 51 +14 59
11 Weston-super-Mare 42 17 7 18 79 86 −7 58
12 Leicester United 42 16 9 17 67 67 0 57
13 Grantham Town 42 16 9 17 60 73 −13 57
14 Bilston Town 42 15 10 17 74 69 +5 55
15 Evesham United 42 15 8 19 67 83 −16 53
16 Bridgnorth Town 42 15 7 20 61 68 −7 52
17 Dudley Town 42 14 8 20 60 75 −15 50
18 Yate Town 42 15 5 22 63 81 −18 50
19 Forest Green Rovers 42 12 6 24 61 97 −36 42
20 Hinckley Town 42 9 11 22 56 89 −33 37[a]
21 King's Lynn 42 10 6 26 45 90 −45 36
22 Racing Club Warwick 42 3 7 32 40 88 −48 16
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Hinckley Town were deducted one point.

Southern Division[edit]

The Southern Division consisted of 22 clubs, including 18 clubs from the previous season and four clubs, relegated from the Premier Division:

At the end of the season Salisbury changed name to Salisbury City, and Fisher Athletic changed name to Fisher.

League table[edit]

Southern Football League
Southern Division
Season1992–93
ChampionsSittingbourne
PromotedSittingbourne
Matches played462
Goals scored1,498 (3.24 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sittingbourne 42 26 12 4 102 43 +59 90 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Salisbury 42 27 7 8 87 50 +37 88
3 Witney Town 42 25 9 8 77 37 +40 84
4 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 25 4 13 99 63 +36 79
5 Havant Town 42 23 6 13 78 55 +23 75
6 Sudbury Town 42 20 11 11 89 54 +35 71
7 Erith & Belvedere 42 22 5 15 73 66 +7 71
8 Ashford Town (Kent) 42 20 8 14 91 66 +25 68
9 Braintree Town 42 20 6 16 95 65 +30 66
10 Margate 42 19 7 16 65 58 +7 64
11 Wealdstone 42 18 7 17 75 69 +6 61
12 Buckingham Town 42 16 11 15 61 58 +3 59
13 Baldock Town 42 15 9 18 59 63 −4 54
14 Poole Town 42 15 7 20 61 69 −8 52
15 Fareham Town 42 14 8 20 67 65 +2 50
16 Burnham 42 14 8 20 53 77 −24 50
17 Canterbury City 42 12 10 20 54 76 −22 46
18 Newport (Isle of Wight) 42 9 16 17 44 56 −12 43
19 Fisher Athletic 42 8 9 25 38 98 −60 33
20 Andover 42 7 9 26 42 99 −57 30 Dropped into Wessex League
21 Dunstable 42 5 14 23 42 92 −50 29
22 Bury Town 42 8 5 29 46 119 −73 29
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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