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The 2019–20 Southern Football League season (known as the BetVictor Southern League, following a sponsorship deal with BetVictor) was the 117th in the history of the Southern League since its establishment in 1894. The league has two Premier divisions (Central and South) at step 3 of the National League System (NLS) and two Division One divisions (Central and South) at step 4 of the NLS. These correspond with Levels 7 and 8 of the English football league system.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this season's competition was formally abandoned on 26 March 2020, with all results from the season being expunged, and no promotion or relegation taking place to, from, or within the competition. On 30 March 2020, sixty-six non-league clubs sent an open letter to the Football Association requesting that they reconsider their decision. A legal appeal against the decision, funded by South Shields of the Northern Premier League, was dimissied in June 2020.

Premier Division Central

Main article: Southern Football League Premier Central 2019–20
Premier Division Central
2019–20
Season information
Season statistics
Previous season
Next season
 ← 2018–19
2020–21 → 

The Central Division at step 3 of the NLS features nine clubs from the previous season and 13 new clubs:

Team changes

To Premier Division Central

Promoted from the Southern League Division One Central

Relegated from the National League North

Transferred from the Southern League Premier Division South

Transferred from the Northern Premier League Premier Division

From Premier Division Central

Promoted to the National League North

Relegated to the Southern League Division One Central

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Rushden Hayden Road 2,000
Alvechurch Alvechurch Lye Meadow 3,000
Banbury United Banbury Spencer Stadium 2,000
Barwell Barwell Kirkby Road 2,500
Biggleswade Town Biggleswade Langford Road 3,000
Bromsgrove Sporting Bromsgrove Victoria Ground 4,893
Coalville Town Coalville Owen Street Sports Ground 2,000
Hednesford Town Hednesford Keys Park 6,039
Hitchin Town Hitchin Top Field 4,554
Kings Langley Kings Langley Sadiku Stadium 1,963
Leiston Leiston Victory Road 2,250
Lowestoft Town Lowestoft Crown Meadow 3,000
Needham Market Needham Market Bloomfields 4,000
Nuneaton Borough Nuneaton Liberty Way 4,614
Peterborough Sports Peterborough Lincoln Road 2,300
Redditch United Redditch The Valley 5,000
Royston Town Royston Garden Walk 5,000
Rushall Olympic Walsall (Rushall) Dales Lane 2,000
St Ives Town St Ives Westwood Road 2,000
Stourbridge Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,626
Stratford Town Stratford-upon-Avon Knights Lane 2,000
Tamworth Tamworth The Lamb Ground 4,565

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00 Promotion to the National League North/South
2 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00 Qualification for Premier Division Central play-offs
3 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
4 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
5 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
6 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
7 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
8 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
9 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
10 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
11 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
12 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
13 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
14 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
15 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
16 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
17 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
18 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
19 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
20 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
21 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00 Relegation to Level 8
22 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
Source: Southern League Website
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Premier Division South

Main article: Southern Football League Premier South 2019–20
Premier Division South
2019–20
Season information
Season statistics

The South Division (formerly Premier Division) at step 3 of the NLS features 11 clubs from the previous season and 11 new clubs:

Team changes

To Premier Division South

Promoted from the Southern League Division One South

Promoted from the Isthmian League Division One South Central

Relegated from the National League South

From Premier Division South

Promoted to the National League South

Relegated to the Southern League Division One South

Transferred to the Southern League Premier Division Central

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Capacity
Beaconsfield Town Beaconsfield Holloways Park 3,500
Blackfield & Langley Blackfield Gang Warily Recreation Centre 1,500
Chesham United Chesham The Meadow 5,000
Dorchester Town Dorchester The Avenue Stadium 5,000
Farnborough Farnborough Cherrywood Road 7,000
Gosport Borough Gosport Privett Park 4,500
Harrow Borough Harrow Earlsmead Stadium 3,000
Hayes & Yeading United Hayes, Hillingdon SkyEx Community Stadium 3,000
Hartley Wintney Hartley Wintney The Memorial Playing Fields 2,000
Hendon Hendon Silver Jubilee Park 2,000
Merthyr Town Merthyr Tydfil Penydarren Park 4,000
Metropolitan Police East Molesey Imber Court 3,000
Poole Town Poole The BlackGold Stadium 2,500
Salisbury Salisbury Raymond McEnhill Stadium 5,000
Swindon Supermarine Swindon (South Marston) Hunts Copse Ground 3,000
Taunton Town Taunton Wordsworth Drive 2,500
Tiverton Town Tiverton Ladysmead 3,500
Truro City Truro Treyew Road 3,200
Walton Casuals Walton-on-Thames Elmbridge Xcel Sports Hub 2,500
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare Woodspring Stadium 3,500
Wimborne Town Wimborne Minster The Cuthbury 3,000
Yate Town Yate Lodge Road 2,000

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Truro City 31 21 4 6 65 30+35 67
2 Chesham United 33 21 3 9 70 44+26 66
3 Hayes & Yeading United 32 17 6 9 65 42+23 57
4 Swindon Supermarine 32 17 6 9 50 41+9 57
5 Tiverton Town 29 16 7 6 69 41+28 55
6 Taunton Town 31 15 8 8 63 53+10 53
7 Salisbury 30 14 9 7 57 42+15 51
8 Gosport Borough 33 13 10 10 35 32+3 49
9 Poole Town 27 14 6 7 46 28+18 48
10 Weston-super-Mare 29 13 6 10 54 45+9 45
11 Metropolitan Police 30 13 4 13 46 48−2 43
12 Farnborough 30 13 3 14 41 43−2 42
13 Merthyr Town 31 9 11 11 37 370 38
14 Hendon 31 10 8 13 47 521−474 38
15 Wimborne Town 33 10 7 16 39 390 37
16 Hartley Wintney 27 10 6 11 38 62−24 36
17 Harrow Borough 34 9 9 16 44 50−6 36
18 Blackfield & Langley 31 8 9 14 33 56−23 33
19 Yate Town 31 8 5 18 38 56−18 29
20 Walton Casuals 33 7 6 20 40 71−31 27
21 Beaconsfield Town 32 6 7 19 29 54−25 25
22 Dorchester Town 32 4 6 22 36 81−45 18
Source: SL official site
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Division One Central

Main article: Southern Football League Division One Central 2019–20
Division One Central
2019–20
Season information
Season statistics
Previous season
Next season
 ← 2018–19
2020–21 → 

The Central Division at Step 4 of the NLS features 12 new clubs for 2019–20:

Team changes

To Division One Central

Promoted from the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division

Promoted from the United Counties League Premier Division

Promoted from the Hellenic League Premier Division

Relegated from the Southern League Premier Division Central

From Division One Central

Promoted to the Southern League Premier Division Central

Relegated to the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division

Transferred to the Northern Premier League Division One South East

Transferred to the Isthmian League Division One North

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Dunstable Dunstable Creasey Park 3,200
Aylesbury United Aylesbury The Meadow (groundshare with Chesham United) 5,000
Barton Rovers Barton-le-Clay Sharpenhoe Road 4,000
Bedford Town Bedford The Eyrie 3,000
Bedworth United Bedworth The Oval 3,000
Berkhamsted Berkhamsted Broadwater 2,500
Biggleswade Biggleswade Langford Road (groundshare with Biggleswade Town) 3,000
Coleshill Town Coleshill Pack Meadow 2,070
Corby Town Corby Steel Park 3,893
Daventry Town Daventry Communications Park 3,000
Didcot Town Didcot Loop Meadow 3,000
Halesowen Town Halesowen The Grove 3,150
Kempston Rovers Kempston Hillgrounds Leisure 2,000
Kidlington Kidlington Yarnton Road 1,500
North Leigh North Leigh Eynsham Hall Park Sports Ground 2,000
St Neots Town St Neots New Rowley Park 3,500
Thame United Thame Meadow View Park 2,000
Wantage Town Wantage Alfredian Park 1,500
Welwyn Garden City Welwyn Garden City Herns Way 1,000
Yaxley Yaxley Leading Drove 1,500

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00 Promotion to Premier Division Central
2 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00 Qualification for Division One Central play-offs
3 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
4 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
5 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
6 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
7 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
8 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
9 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
10 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
11 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
12 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
13 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
14 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
15 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
16 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
17 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
18 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
19 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
20 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
21 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00 Relegation to Level 9
22 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 00
Source: Southern League Website
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament


Division One South

Main article: Southern Football League Division One South 2019–20
Division One South
2019–20
Season information
Season statistics
Previous season
Next season
 ← 2018–19
2020–21 → 

The South Division at Step 4 of the NLS features five new clubs for 2019–20:

Team changes

To Division One South

Promoted from the Wessex League Premier Division

Promoted from the Western League Premier Division

Relegated from the Southern League Premier Division South

From Division One South

Promoted to the Southern League Premier Division South

Relegated to the Wessex League Premier Division

Relegated to the Western League Premier Division

Stadia and locations

Club Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Totton Totton Testwood Stadium 3,000
Barnstaple Town Barnstaple Mill Road 5,000
Basingstoke Town Basingstoke The City Ground (groundshare with Winchester City) 4,500
Bideford Bideford The Sports Ground 2,000
Bristol Manor Farm Bristol (Sea Mills) The Creek 2,000
Cinderford Town Cinderford Causeway Ground 3,500
Cirencester Town Cirencester Corinium Stadium 4,500
Evesham United Evesham Jubilee Stadium 3,000
Frome Town Frome Badgers Hill 2,000
Highworth Town Highworth The Elms Recreation Ground 2,000
Larkhall Athletic Bath (Larkhall) The Plain Ham Ground 1,000
Mangotsfield United Mangotsfield Cossham Street 2,500
Melksham Town Melksham Oakfield Stadium 2,500
Moneyfields Portsmouth Moneyfields Sports Ground 2,000
Paulton Rovers Paulton Athletic Field 2,500
Sholing Sholing Universal Stadium 1,000
Slimbridge Slimbridge Thornhill Park 1,500
Thatcham Town Thatcham Waterside Park 1,500
Willand Rovers Willand The Stan Robinson Stadium 1,000
Winchester City Winchester The City Ground 4,500

League table

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 AFC Totton 0 00
2 Barnstaple Town 0 00
3 Basingstoke Town 0 00
4 Bideford 0 00
5 Bristol Manor Farm 0 00
6 Cinderford Town 0 00
7 Cirencester Town 0 00
8 Evesham United 0 00
9 Frome Town 0 00
10 Highworth Town 0 00
11 Larkhall Athletic 0 00
12 Mangotsfield United 0 00
13 Melksham Town 0 00
14 Moneyfields 0 00
15 Paulton Rovers 0 00
16 Sholing 0 00
17 Slimbridge 0 00
18 Thatcham Town 0 00
19 Template:Fb team Willand Rovers 0 00
20 Winchester City 0 00
Source: Southern League Website
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

See also

External links

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England 2019–20 in English football
FA competitions
FA Cup (Qualifying Rounds, Final) · FA Community Shield · FA Trophy (Final) · FA Vase (Final)
League cups
EFL Cup (Final) · EFL Trophy (Final)
Premier and Football League
Premier League · Football League (Championship · League One · League Two)
National League
National League (National League · North · South)
Lower leagues
Isthmian League (Premier · North · South Central · South East) · Northern Premier League (Premier · North West · South East) · Southern Football League (Premier Central · Premier South · Division One Central · Division One South) · Combined Counties League (Premier, One) · East Midlands Counties League (level 10 only) · Eastern Counties League (Premier, One North, One South) · Essex Senior League (level 9 only) · Hellenic League (Premier, One East, One West) · Midland League (Premier, One) · Northern Counties East League (Premier, One) · Northern League (One, Two) · North West Counties League (Premier, One North, One South) · Southern Combination League (Premier, One, Two) · Southern Counties East League (Premier, One) · South West Peninsula League (East, West) · Spartan South Midlands League (Premier, One) · United Counties League (Premier, One) · Wessex League (Premier, One) · Western League (Premier, One) · West Midlands (Regional) League (level 10 only)
Playoffs

Championship (Final) · League One (Final) · League Two (Final)
National League (Final) · North (Final) · South (Final)

European competitions

Champions League (Final) · Europa League (Final)

National teams

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Other

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Club seasons
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Championship

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League One

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League Two

Bradford City · Cambridge United · Carlisle United · Cheltenham Town · Colchester United · Crawley Town · Crewe Alexandra · Exeter City · Forest Green Rovers · Grimsby Town · Leyton Orient · Macclesfield Town · Mansfield Town · Morecambe · Newport County · Northampton Town · Oldham Athletic · Plymouth Argyle · Port Vale · Salford City · Scunthorpe United · Stevenage · Swindon Town · Walsall

National League

Barnet · Barrow · Boreham Wood · Bromley · Chesterfield · Chorley · Dagenham & Redbridge · Dover Athletic · Eastleigh · Ebbsfleet United · Fylde · Gateshead · Halifax Town · Harrogate Town · Hartlepool United · Maidenhead United · Notts County · Solihull Moors · Stockport County · Sutton United · Torquay United · Woking · Wrexham · Yeovil Town

National League North

AFC Telford United · Alfreton Town · Altrincham · Blyth Spartans · Boston United · Brackley Town · Bradford Park Avenue · Chester · Curzon Ashton · Darlington · Farsley Celtic · Gloucester City · Guiseley · Hereford · Kettering Town · Kidderminster Harriers · King's Lynn Town · Leamington · Oxford City · Southport · Spennymoor Town · York City

National League South

Aldershot Town · Bath City · Billericay Town · Braintree Town · Chelmsford City · Chippenham Town · Concord Rangers · Dartford · Dorking Wanderers · Dulwich Hamlet · Eastbourne Borough · Hampton & Richmond Borough · Havant & Waterlooville · Hemel Hempstead Town · Hungerford Town · Maidstone United · Slough Town · St Albans City · Tonbridge Angels · Wealdstone · Welling United · Weymouth ·

2018–19                                                        2020–21

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