1986–87 Isthmian League

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The 1986–87 season was the 72nd season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England. League consisted of three divisions. The Second Division was divided into two sections.

Wycombe Wanderers won the league and returned to the Conference at the first attempt.

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season 1986–87
Champions Wycombe Wanderers
Promoted Wycombe Wanderers
Relegated Walthamstow Avenue
Worthing
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,348 (2.92 per match)

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

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Wycombe Wanderers 42 32 5 5 103 32 +71 101 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Yeovil Town 42 28 8 6 71 27 +44 92
3 Slough Town 42 23 8 11 70 44 +26 77
4 Hendon 42 22 7 13 67 53 +14 73
5 Bognor Regis Town 42 20 10 12 85 61 +24 70
6 Harrow Borough 42 20 10 12 68 44 +24 70
7 Croydon 42 18 10 14 51 48 +3 64
8 Barking 42 16 14 12 76 56 +20 62
9 Farnborough Town 42 17 11 14 66 72 −6 62
10 Bishop's Stortford 42 15 15 12 62 57 +5 60
11 Bromley 42 16 11 15 63 72 −9 59
12 Kingstonian 42 16 9 17 58 50 +8 57
13 Windsor & Eton 42 13 15 14 47 52 −5 54
14 St Albans City 42 14 9 19 61 70 −9 51
15 Carshalton Athletic 42 13 9 20 55 68 −13 48
16 Hayes 42 12 12 18 45 68 −23 48
17 Wokingham Town 42 14 6 22 47 61 −14 48
18 Dulwich Hamlet 42 12 10 20 62 71 −9 46
19 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 12 9 21 41 53 −12 45
20 Hitchin Town 42 13 5 24 56 69 −13 44
21 Worthing 42 8 9 25 58 107 −49 33 Relegated to Division One
22 Walthamstow Avenue 42 4 6 32 36 113 −77 18
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division One[edit]

Isthmian League
Division One
Season 1986–87
Champions Leytonstone/Ilford
Promoted Leytonstone/Ilford
Leyton-Wingate
Relegated Epsom & Ewell
Finchley
Maidenhead United
Tilbury
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,311 (2.84 per match)

Division One consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and six new clubs:

Two clubs relegated from the Premier Division:

Four clubs promoted from Division Two North:

Four clubs promoted from Division Two South:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Leytonstone/Ilford 42 30 5 7 78 29 +49 95 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Leyton-Wingate 42 23 13 6 68 31 +37 82
3 Bracknell Town 42 24 9 9 92 48 +44 81
4 Southwick 42 23 7 12 80 66 +14 76
5 Wembley 42 21 9 12 61 47 +14 72
6 Grays Athletic 42 19 10 13 76 64 +12 67
7 Kingsbury Town 42 20 7 15 69 67 +2 67
8 Boreham Wood 42 20 6 16 59 52 +7 66
9 Uxbridge 42 18 9 15 60 59 +1 63
10 Leatherhead 42 17 11 14 45 48 −3 62
11 Hampton 42 18 5 19 57 55 +2 59
12 Basildon United 42 16 10 16 58 60 −2 58
13 Billericay Town 42 14 12 16 57 52 +5 54
14 Staines Town 42 13 13 16 40 51 −11 52
15 Lewes 42 15 6 21 55 65 −10 51
16 Stevenage Borough 42 12 11 19 61 67 −6 47
17 Oxford City 42 11 10 21 64 72 −8 43
18 Walton & Hersham 42 11 10 21 53 74 −21 43
19 Tilbury 42 12 7 23 46 70 −24 43 Relegated to Division Two North
20 Epsom & Ewell 42 12 7 23 44 68 −24 43 Relegated to Division Two South
21 Maidenhead United 42 11 4 27 44 76 −32 37
22 Finchley 42 6 11 25 44 90 −46 29 Relegated to Division Two North
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Two North[edit]

Isthmian League
Division Two North
Season 1986–87
Champions Chesham United
Promoted Chesham United
Wolverton Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,326 (2.87 per match)

Division Two North consisted of 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and six new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Chesham United 42 28 6 8 81 48 +33 90 Promoted to Division One
2 Wolverton Town 42 23 14 5 74 32 +42 83
3 Haringey Borough 42 22 13 7 86 40 +46 79
4 Heybridge Swifts 42 21 11 10 81 54 +27 74
5 Aveley 42 19 13 10 68 50 +18 70
6 Letchworth Garden City 42 19 11 12 77 62 +15 68
7 Barton Rovers 42 18 11 13 49 39 +10 65
8 Tring Town 42 19 7 16 69 49 +20 64
9 Collier Row 42 19 5 18 67 65 +2 62
10 Ware 42 17 8 17 51 50 +1 59
11 Saffron Walden Town 42 14 14 14 56 54 +2 56
12 Wivenhoe Town 42 15 11 16 61 61 0 56
13 Vauxhall Motors 42 15 10 17 61 57 +4 55
14 Hornchurch 42 13 16 13 60 60 0 55
15 Hertford Town 42 14 13 15 52 53 −1 55
16 Berkhamsted Town 42 12 16 14 62 64 −2 52
17 Harlow Town 42 13 11 18 45 55 −10 50
18 Rainham Town 42 12 11 19 53 70 −17 47
19 Clapton 42 10 11 21 45 63 −18 41
20 Hemel Hempstead 42 9 12 21 48 77 −29 39
21 Royston Town 42 4 12 26 37 109 −72 24
22 Cheshunt 42 5 6 31 43 114 −71 21 Resigned and joined the Spartan League
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Two South[edit]

Isthmian League
Division Two South
Season 1986–87
Champions Woking
Promoted Marlow
Woking
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1,248 (2.97 per match)

Division Two South consisted of 21 clubs, including 18 clubs from the previous season and three new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Woking 40 27 7 6 110 32 +78 88 Promoted to Division One
2 Marlow 40 28 4 8 78 36 +42 88
3 Dorking 40 24 12 4 78 30 +48 84
4 Feltham 40 25 3 12 79 34 +45 78
5 Ruislip Manor 40 22 10 8 85 47 +38 76
6 Chertsey Town 40 18 11 11 56 44 +12 65
7 Metropolitan Police 40 16 13 11 70 61 +9 61
8 Chalfont St Peter 40 17 10 13 60 55 +5 61
9 Hungerford Town 40 14 14 12 55 48 +7 56
10 Harefield United 40 14 14 12 53 47 +6 56
11 Eastbourne United 40 15 10 15 72 59 +13 55
12 Whyteleafe 40 12 15 13 52 63 −11 51
13 Horsham 40 14 8 18 54 61 −7 50
14 Egham Town 40 14 6 20 45 77 −32 48
15 Camberley Town 40 13 3 24 62 89 −27 42
16 Flackwell Heath 40 9 11 20 34 63 −29 38
17 Banstead Athletic 40 7 15 18 44 61 −17 36
18 Petersfield United 40 9 8 23 45 84 −39 35
19 Molesey 40 7 12 21 37 89 −52 33
20 Newbury Town 40 6 14 20 51 83 −32 32
21 Southall 40 6 6 28 28 85 −57 24
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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