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Southern Combination League
2020–21
Season information
Season statistics
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2021–22 → 

The 2020–21 Southern Combination Football League season is the 96th in the history of the competition, which lies at levels 9 and 10 of the English football league system. This season also marks 100 years since the league was first formed, with Eastbourne Town, Newhaven and Shoreham being the only teams still in the league to have played in the first season.

The club allocations for steps 5 and 6 were announced by The FA for the 2020–21 season on 21 July 2020 and remained unchanged after the 2019–19 season was abandoned on 26 March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On 18 July 2020 the Football Association released a statement that football would provisionally start on 5 September 2020 subject to spectators being able to watch games. With the FA Cup qualifying rounds starting from 1 September as midweek games to bring it in line with a November start for the First Round proper. League cup and the Sussex RUR Cup were cancelled this season with the main focus of the league being completed. Only the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup was to be played during the season.

Covid–19 Impact

The season was briefly paused between Thursday 5 November 2020 and 2 December 2020 as the UK Government imposed a 4 week lockdown on non-elite sports across England. With the lockdown ending the Counties of Sussex and Surrey were placed in Tier 2 and clubs held a vote with the league whether to recommence the season. The league restarted with Division Two recommencing on Saturday 5 December and the Premier and Division One recommecing on Tuesday 8 December.

On Saturday 20 December, the UK Government announced that parts of the Sussex and Surrey would be placed in a new Tier, Tier 4. With Alfold, Bexhill United and Horley Town being in Tier 4 also players and fans living in the Tier 4 area not being allowed to travel the League decided to again pause the season on 22 December with a review whether to re-start the season on 9 January 2020 which later became suspended until further notice.

On 24 February 2021, the FA Alliance and Leagues committed announced that the 2020–21 would be curtailed, subject to ratification by The FA, with immediate effect.

On 18 March 2021 the Southern Combination League committee announced a supplementary cup competition to provide competitive football for their teams. Premier and Division One teams starting on 10 April with Division Two teams starting on 3 April. The winners of each group to then enter a semi final and the final being played on or after 17 May 2021.

Premier Division

Main article: 2020–21 Southern Combination Football League Premier Division
Southern Combination Premier Division
2020–21
Season information
Dates 5 September 2020 – 28 May 2021
Season statistics
 ← 2019–20
2021–22 → 

The Premier Division consists of 20 clubs, the same as last season.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity Founded
Alfold Alfold Crossways Alfold Recreation Ground 1923
AFC Uckfield Town Framfield The Oaks 1,000 2014
Broadbridge Heath Broadbridge Heath High Wood Hill Sports Ground 1,000 1919
Crawley Down Gatwick Crawley Down The Haven Centre 1,000 1993
Eastbourne Town Eastbourne The Saffrons 3,000 1881
Eastbourne United Eastbourne The Oval 2,000 2003
East Preston Littlehampton (East Preston) The Lashmar 2,000 1966
Hassocks Hassocks The Beacon 1,500 1902
Horley Town Horley The New Defence 1,800 1896
Horsham YMCA Horsham Gorings Mead 1,575 1898
Lancing Lancing Culver Road 1,500 1941
Langney Wanderers Eastbourne (Langney) Priory Lane (groundshare with Eastbourne Borough) 4,151 2010
Lingfield Lingfield The Sports Pavilion 2,000 1893
Little Common Eastbourne The Oval (groundshare with Eastbourne United) 2,000 1966
Loxwood Loxwood Plaistow Road 1,000 1920
Newhaven Newhaven The Trafalgar Ground 3,000 1889
Pagham Pagham Nyetimber Lane 1,500 1903
Peacehaven & Telscombe Peacehaven The Sports Park 3,000 1923
Saltdean United Brighton (Saltdean) Hill Park 1,000 1966
Steyning Town Steyning The Shooting Field 1892

League table

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Division One

Main article: 2020–21 Southern Combination Football League Division One
Southern Combination Division One
2020–21
Season information
Dates 5 September 2020 – 15 May 2021
Season statistics
 ← 2019–20
2021–22 → 

Division One is reduced from 18 clubs to 16 after Sidlesham resigned during the previous season and Southwick were demoted into the Mid Sussex Football League

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity Founded
AFC Varndeanians Brighton (Withdean) Withdean Stadium (groundshare with Brighton Electricity) 8,850 1929
Arundel Arundel Mill Road 2,200 1889
Bexhill United Bexhill-on-Sea The Polegrove 2002
Billingshurst Billingshurst Jubilee Fields 1891
Hailsham Town Hailsham The Beaconsfield 2,000 1885
Littlehampton Town Littlehampton St Flora Sportsfield (groundshare with Littlehampton United) 4,000 1896
Midhurst & Easebourne Easebourne Rotherfield 1946
Mile Oak Brighton (Mile Oak) Mile Oak Recreation Ground 1960
Oakwood Crawley (Three Bridges) Tinsley Lane 1962
Roffey Horsham (Roffey) Bartholomew Way 1901
Seaford Town Seaford The Crouch 1888
Selsey Selsey Bunn Leisure Stadium 1903
Shoreham Shoreham-by-Sea Middle Road 2,000 1892
Southwick Brighton (Southwick) Old Barn Way 2,000 1882
Storrington Storrington The Recreation Ground, Storrington 1883
Wick Littlehampton (Wick) Crabtree Park 2,000 1892
Worthing United Worthing (Broadwater) The Robert Albon Memorial Ground 1,504 1988

League table

Pos
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D
L
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GD
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Division Two

Main article: 2020–21 Southern Combination Football League Division Two
Southern Combination Division Two
2020–21
Season information
Dates
Season statistics
 ← 2019–20
2021–22 → 

Division Two is reduced from 15 teams to 14 teams after Cowfold resigned from the league last season.

  • Angmering Village transferred to the West Sussex Football League
  • Charlwood transferred from the Mid Sussex Football League

Promotion from this division depends on ground grading as well as league position.

Stadia and locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity Founded
Bosham Bosham Walton Lane 1901
Brighton Electricity Brighton (Withdean) Withdean Stadium (groundshare with AFC Varndeanians) 8,850
Charlwood Charlwood Glovers Road 1901
Copthorne Copthorne King Georges Field 2004
Ferring Ferring The Glebelands 1952
Jarvis Brook Crowborough Limekiln 1888
Littlehampton United Littlehampton St Flora Sportsfield (groundshare with Littlehampton Town 4,000 1947
Montpelier Villa Brighton (Falmer) Sussex University 1991
Rottingdean Village Brighton (Rottingdean) Rottingdean Sports Centre
Rustington Rustington Rustington Recreation Ground 1903
St Francis Rangers Haywards Heath Colwell Ground 1000 2002
TD Shipley Shipley (Dragon's Green) Dragons Green 1994
Upper Beeding Upper Beeding Memorial Playing Field
Westfield Westfield The Parish Field 200 1911
Worthing Town Worthing Palatine Park 1995

League table

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Pts
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National League South

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