2018–19 South West Peninsula League

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The 2018–19 South West Peninsula League season is the twelfth in the history of the South West Peninsula League, a football competition in England, that feeds the Premier Division of the Western Football League. The league had been formed in 2007 from the merger of the Devon County League and the South Western League, and is restricted to clubs based in Cornwall and Devon. The Premier Division of the South West Peninsula League is on the same level of the National League System as the Western League Division One (Step 6).

The constitution was announced on 25 May 2018.[1] At the end of this season, significant restructuring of the league will be taking place. With this in mind, it was decided not to transfer clubs between Division One East and Division One West just for one season, solely in order to balance the numbers in each division for this season.

For 2019–20, the league will consist of two Step 6 divisions of twenty clubs each. These two divisions will be made up of the 2018–19 Step 6 (Premier Division) clubs, plus others promoted from Step 7 and below. There will be three Step 7 leagues below the South West Peninsula League in 2019–20.

Premier Division[edit]

South West Peninsula League

The Premier Division features 20 teams, the same as the previous season, after Plymouth Parkway were promoted to the Western League Premier Division, and Stoke Gabriel were demoted to Division One East.

Two new clubs joined the league:

Reserve sides are not eligible for promotion to Step 5.

  • Witheridge withdrew from the league on 7 August, before any matches had been played.
  • At the end of the season, any clubs not promoted to Step 5 or taking voluntary relegation to Step 7 will be placed in one of the two Step 6 divisions for 2019–20, except Plymouth Argyle Reserves, who have not applied to stay at Step 6.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tavistock (P) 36 29 4 3 120 41 +79 91 Promoted to Western League Premier Division
2 Exmouth Town (P) 36 28 5 3 91 28 +63 89
3 Plymouth Argyle Reserves 36 25 3 8 123 45 +78 78 Leaving the league at the end of the season
4 Saltash United 36 24 4 8 87 42 +45 76 Transfer to SWPL Premier West
5 St Austell 36 24 4 8 102 62 +40 76
6 Falmouth Town 36 18 5 13 80 54 +26 59
7 Torpoint Athletic 36 17 6 13 78 62 +16 57 Transfer to SWPL Premier East
8 Cullompton Rangers 36 17 6 13 56 46 +10 57
9 Bodmin Town 36 17 6 13 71 62 +9 57 Transfer to SWPL Premier West
10 Millbrook 36 17 5 14 66 67 −1 56 Transfer to SWPL Premier East
11 Helston Athletic 36 14 8 14 58 52 +6 50 Transfer to SWPL Premier West
12 Ivybridge Town 36 12 7 17 55 72 −17 43 Transfer to SWPL Premier East
13 Newquay 36 12 6 18 57 77 −20 42 Transfer to SWPL Premier West
14 Godolphin Atlantic 36 10 6 20 46 86 −40 36
15 Elburton Villa 36 8 9 19 53 81 −28 33 Transfer to SWPL Premier East
16 Launceston 36 7 4 25 52 111 −59 25 Transfer to SWPL Premier West
17 Callington Town 36 6 6 24 35 86 −51 24
18 Camelford 36 5 3 28 54 101 −47 18
19 Sticker 36 1 5 30 26 135 −109 8
20 Witheridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew from the league at the start of the season

Updated to games played on 13:06, 28 April 2019 (UTC).
Source: SWPL.co.uk
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Division One East[edit]

Division One East features 19 clubs, increased from 18 the previous season, after Totnes & Dartington and Galmpton & Roselands resigned from the league, and three new clubs joined:

  • All clubs have applied for promotion to Step 6 next season except: Alphington, Budleigh Salterton, Liverton United, St Martins, Teignmouth, University of Exeter and Waldon Athletic. The remainder are provisionally promoted to Step 6.
  • Torridgeside must secure full planning for ground grading G by 31 March 2020, or face demotion at the end of 2019–20.
  • Brixham, Honiton, Stoke Gabriel and Torridgeside must install floodlights by 31 March 2021, or face demotion at the end of 2020–21.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Stoke Gabriel (C) (P) 34 27 5 2 104 29 +75 86 Promotion to SWPL Premier East
2 Bovey Tracey (P) 34 24 6 4 120 50 +70 78
3 Brixham (P) 34 25 2 7 88 41 +47 77
4 Torridgeside (P) 34 20 9 5 97 43 +54 071
5 Elmore (P) 34 21 6 7 105 46 +59 69
6 Axminster Town (P) 34 19 5 10 83 58 +25 62
7 St Martins 34 16 7 11 76 48 +28 55
8 Ilfracombe Town (P) 34 16 7 11 79 68 +11 55 Promotion to SWPL Premier East
9 Sidmouth Town (P) 34 14 6 14 76 68 +8 48
10 Crediton United (P) 34 14 4 16 62 68 −6 46
11 Teignmouth 34 13 6 15 84 70 +14 45
12 Newton Abbot Spurs (P) 34 12 6 16 71 78 −7 42 Promotion to SWPL Premier East
13 University of Exeter 34 12 3 19 97 97 0 39
14 Honiton Town (P) 34 8 7 19 62 80 −18 31 Promotion to SWPL Premier East
15 Alphington 34 8 5 21 56 93 −37 29
16 Waldon Athletic 34 8 5 21 59 103 −44 29
17 Budleigh Salterton 34 1 2 31 34 149 −115 5
18 Liverton United 34 2 1 31 31 195 −164 03
19 Appledore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Resigned from the league

Updated to games played on 22:59, 6 May 2019 (UTC).
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Liverton United failed to raise a team for their match at Torridgeside on 21 December and were deducted three points, with Torridgeside awarded three points. The table shows a 0–0 draw.
Appledore resigned from the league in December 2018 and their playing record of P14 W2 D3 L9 GF16 GA42 Pts9 was expunged.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.}}

Division One West[edit]

Division One West features 15 clubs, reduced from 18 the previous season, after Millbrook and Elburton Villa were promoted to the Premier Division, Illogan RBL were relegated, and Penryn Athletic left the league. One new club joined:

  • All clubs have applied for promotion to Step 6 next season except: Bere Alston United, Bude Town, Ludgvan and Plymstock United. The remainder are provisionally promoted to Step 6.
  • Dobwalls, Mousehole, St Dennis and Wendron United must install floodlights by 31 March 2021, or face demotion at the end of 2020–21.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Liskeard Athletic (C) (P) 28 23 4 1 94 24 +70 73 Promotion to SWPL Premier West
2 Mousehole (P) 28 20 5 3 106 21 +85 067
3 Porthleven (P) 28 17 3 8 83 45 +38 54
4 Wadebridge Town (P) 28 15 6 7 68 57 +11 51
5 St Dennis (P) 28 14 6 8 78 59 +19 48
6 Wendron United (P) 28 13 4 11 66 45 +21 43
7 Plymstock United 28 13 4 11 76 58 +18 43
8 Holsworthy (P) 28 12 5 11 46 43 +3 043 Promotion to SWPL Premier East
9 Plymouth Marjon (P) 28 10 6 12 62 53 +9 36
10 Dobwalls (P) 28 9 7 12 40 45 −5 34 Promotion to SWPL Premier West
11 St Blazey (P) 28 10 4 14 52 62 −10 34
12 Penzance (P) 28 10 3 15 52 61 −9 33
13 Bude Town 28 7 1 20 54 77 −23 22
14 Bere Alston United 28 6 2 20 47 89 −42 20
15 Ludgvan 28 0 2 26 11 196 −185 0-6

Updated to games played on 23:00, 6 May 2019 (UTC).
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Ludgvan failed to raise a team for their match at Holsworthy on 25 August and were deducted three points, with Holsworthy awarded three points. The table shows a 0–0 draw.
Ludgvan also failed to raise a team for their match at Mousehole on 16 March and were deducted three further points, with Mousehole awarded three points. The table again shows a 0–0 draw.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Other applicants for Step 6[edit]

Two other clubs from outside the league have applied for Step 6 status for 2019–20. They are Dartmouth of the South Devon League, and Torrington of the North Devon League. Both have been provisionally accepted for promotion to the Premier East.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Provisional Step 5 and 6 Club Allocations". Non League Daily. 25 May 2018.

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