1995–96 Isthmian League

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The 1995–96 season was the 81st season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England. The league consisted of four divisions.

Premier Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season1995–96
ChampionsHayes
PromotedHayes
RelegatedMolesey
Walton & Hersham
Worthing
Matches played462
Goals scored1,323 (2.86 per match)
Highest attendance3,804 – Yeovil TownEnfield, (4 May)
Total attendance223,459
Average attendance484 (+7.6% to previous season)

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

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hayes 42 24 14 4 76 32 +44 86 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Enfield 42 26 8 8 78 35 +43 86
3 Boreham Wood 42 24 11 7 69 29 +40 83
4 Yeovil Town 42 23 11 8 83 51 +32 80
5 Dulwich Hamlet 42 23 11 8 85 59 +26 80
6 Carshalton Athletic 42 22 8 12 68 49 +19 74
7 St Albans City 42 20 12 10 70 41 +29 72
8 Kingstonian 42 20 11 11 62 38 +24 71
9 Harrow Borough 42 19 10 13 70 56 +14 67
10 Sutton United 42 17 14 11 71 56 +15 65
11 Aylesbury United 42 17 12 13 71 58 +13 63
12 Bishop's Stortford 42 16 9 17 61 62 −1 57
13 Yeading 42 11 14 17 48 60 −12 47
14 Hendon 42 12 10 20 52 65 −13 46
15 Chertsey Town 42 13 6 23 45 71 −26 45
16 Purfleet 42 12 8 22 48 67 −19 44
17 Grays Athletic 42 11 11 20 43 63 −20 44
18 Hitchin Town 42 10 10 22 41 74 −33 40
19 Bromley 42 10 7 25 52 91 −39 37
20 Molesey 42 9 9 24 46 81 −35 36 Relegated to Division One
21 Walton & Hersham 42 9 7 26 42 79 −37 34
22 Worthing 42 4 7 31 42 106 −64 19
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
Season1995–96
ChampionsOxford City
PromotedHeybridge Swifts
Oxford City
Staines Town
RelegatedBarking
Ruislip Manor
Wembley
Matches played462
Goals scored1,417 (3.07 per match)
Highest attendance2,141 – Aldershot TownBarking, (6 April)
Total attendance126,231
Average attendance273 (-4.5% to previous season)

Division One consisted of 22 clubs, including 15 clubs from the previous season and seven new clubs:

Three clubs relegated from the Premier Division:

Three clubs promoted from Division Two:

Plus:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Oxford City 42 28 7 7 98 60 +38 91 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Heybridge Swifts 42 27 7 8 97 43 +54 88
3 Staines Town 42 23 11 8 82 59 +23 80
4 Leyton Pennant 42 22 7 13 77 57 +20 73
5 Aldershot Town 42 21 9 12 81 46 +35 72
6 Billericay Town 42 19 9 14 58 58 0 66
7 Bognor Regis Town 42 18 11 13 71 53 +18 65
8 Marlow 42 19 5 18 71 75 −4 62
9 Basingstoke Town 42 16 13 13 70 60 +10 61
10 Uxbridge 42 16 12 14 46 49 −3 60
11 Wokingham Town 42 16 10 16 62 65 −3 58
12 Chesham United 42 15 12 15 51 44 +7 57
13 Thame United 42 14 13 15 64 73 −9 55
14 Maidenhead United 42 12 14 16 50 63 −13 50
15 Whyteleafe 42 12 13 17 71 81 −10 49
16 Abingdon Town 42 13 9 20 63 80 −17 48
17 Berkhamsted Town 42 12 10 20 52 67 −15 46
18 Barton Rovers 42 12 10 20 69 87 −18 46
19 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 11 10 21 45 64 −19 43
20 Wembley 42 11 8 23 49 66 −17 41 Relegated to Division Two
21 Ruislip Manor 42 11 8 23 54 77 −23 41 Resigned and joined the Spartan League
22 Barking 42 4 12 26 35 90 −55 24 Relegated to Division Two
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Two[edit]

Isthmian League
Division Two
Season1995–96
ChampionsCanvey Island
PromotedCanvey Island
Croydon
Hampton
RelegatedNone
Matches played420
Goals scored1,294 (3.08 per match)
Highest attendance701 – Canvey IslandCroydon, (27 April)
Total attendance48,815
Average attendance116 (+16.0% to previous season)

Division Two consisted of 21 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and five new clubs:

Two clubs relegated from Division One:

Three clubs promoted from Division Three:

Division started the season one club short after Newbury Town folded. At the end of the season Saffron Walden Town resigned from the league due to ground grading problems and joined the Essex Senior League. Thus, no teams were relegated from the Second Division this season.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Canvey Island 40 25 12 3 91 36 +55 87 Promoted to Division One
2 Croydon 40 25 6 9 78 42 +36 81
3 Hampton 40 23 10 7 74 44 +30 79
4 Banstead Athletic 40 21 11 8 72 36 +36 74
5 Collier Row 40 21 11 8 73 41 +32 74
6 Wivenhoe Town 40 21 8 11 82 57 +25 71
7 Metropolitan Police 40 18 10 12 57 45 +12 64
8 Bedford Town 40 18 10 12 67 59 +8 64
9 Bracknell Town 40 18 8 14 69 50 +19 62
10 Edgware Town 40 16 9 15 72 67 +5 57
11 Tilbury 40 12 11 17 52 62 −10 47
12 Ware 40 13 8 19 55 80 −25 47
13 Chalfont St Peter 40 11 13 16 58 63 −5 46
14 Leatherhead 40 12 10 18 71 77 −6 46
15 Saffron Walden Town 40 11 12 17 56 58 −2 45 Resigned to the Essex Senior League
16 Cheshunt 40 10 12 18 56 90 −34 42
17 Hemel Hempstead 40 10 10 20 46 62 −16 40
18 Egham Town 40 12 3 25 42 74 −32 39
19 Witham Town 40 8 10 22 35 68 −33 34
20 Hungerford Town 40 9 7 24 44 79 −35 34 Reprieved from relegation
21 Dorking 40 8 5 27 44 104 −60 29
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Three[edit]

Isthmian League
Division Three
Season1995–96
ChampionsHorsham
PromotedHorsham
Leighton Town
Windsor & Eton
Matches played420
Goals scored1,421 (3.38 per match)
Highest attendance848 – HorshamLeighton Town, (4 May)
Total attendance42,721
Average attendance102 (-9.7% to previous season)

Division Three consisted of 21 clubs, including 17 clubs from the previous season and four new teams:

Two clubs relegated from Division Two:

Plus:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Horsham 40 29 5 6 95 40 +55 92 Promoted to Division Two
2 Leighton Town 40 28 5 7 95 34 +61 89
3 Windsor & Eton 40 27 6 7 117 46 +71 87
4 Wealdstone 40 23 8 9 104 39 +65 77
5 Harlow Town 40 22 10 8 85 62 +23 76
6 Northwood 40 20 9 11 76 56 +20 69
7 Epsom & Ewell 40 18 14 8 95 57 +38 68
8 Kingsbury Town 40 15 16 9 61 48 +13 61
9 East Thurrock United 40 17 8 15 61 50 +11 59
10 Aveley 40 16 10 14 62 53 +9 58
11 Wingate & Finchley 40 16 7 17 74 70 +4 55
12 Lewes 40 14 7 19 56 72 −16 49
13 Flackwell Heath 40 14 5 21 60 84 −24 47
14 Hornchurch 40 11 8 21 55 77 −22 41
15 Harefield United 40 11 7 22 49 89 −40 40 Resigned and joined the Spartan League
16 Tring Town 40 10 8 22 40 78 −38 38
17 Camberley Town 40 9 9 22 45 81 −36 36
18 Hertford Town 40 10 5 25 72 103 −31 35
19 Cove 40 8 10 22 37 89 −52 34 Resigned and joined the Combined Counties League
20 Clapton 40 9 6 25 48 89 −41 33
21 Southall 40 9 5 26 34 104 −70 32
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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