Midland Football League

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Midland Football League
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Founded2014
CountryEngland
Number of teams71
20 (Premier Division)
19 (Division One)
16 (Division Two)
16 (Division Three)
Level on pyramidLevels 9 to 12
Promotion toLevel 8
Northern Premier League Division One East or West
Southern League Division One Central or South
Relegation toFrom Premier Division
to Level 10
MFL Division One
East Midlands Counties League
West Midlands (Regional) League

From Division One
to Level 11
MFL Division Two
Staffordshire County Senior League
Domestic cup(s)National
FA Cup
FA Vase
League
League Cup
Current championsBromsgrove Sporting (Premier Division)
Walsall Wood (Division One)
NKF Burbage(Division Two)
GNP Sports(Division Three)
WebsiteOfficial site
2019–20

The Midland Football League is an English football league that was founded in 2014 by the merger of the former Midland Alliance and Midland Combination.[1] The league has four divisions, which stand at the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th levels of the football pyramid respectively.

History[edit]

The league was formed in 2014 following the merger of the Midland Alliance and Midland Combination.

Successful Premier Division clubs can win promotion to the 8th level of the English football league system, while the competition also has a number of feeder leagues at level 11, which provide new member clubs each year. Entry can also be gained by applying from non-pyramid leagues such as the Birmingham & District Football League.

Clubs are also liable to be transferred to other leagues if the FA deems it geographically suitable to do so.

Current clubs (2020–21)[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

Club Home ground
AFC Wulfrunians Castlecroft Stadium
Boldmere St Michaels Trevor Brown Memorial Ground
Coventry Sphinx Sphinx Drive
Coventry United Butts Park Arena (Coventry Rugby)
Gresley Moat Ground
Haughmond Shrewsbury Sports Village
Heather St John's St John's Park
Highgate United The Coppice
Long Eaton United Grange Park
Lye Town The Sports Ground
Newark Flowserve Hawton Lane
Racing Club Warwick Townsend Meadow
Romulus Castle Vale Stadium
Selston The Parish Hall Ground
South Normanton Athletic Lees Lane
Sporting Khalsa Noose Lane (Willenhall Town)
Stourport Swifts Walshes Meadow
Tividale The Beeches
Walsall Wood The Boston Bailey Ground
Worcester City Victoria Ground (Bromsgrove Sporting)

Division One[edit]

Club Home ground
Ashby Ivanhoe NFU Sports Ground
Atherstone Town Sheepy Road
Brocton Silkmore Lane
Cadbury Athletic Triplex Sports Ground
Chelmsley Town Pack Meadow
Coventry Copsewood Allard Way
GNP Sports Sphinx Drive
Heath Hayes Coppice Colliery Ground
Hinckley Welfare Park
Kirby Muxloe Ratby Lane
Leicester Road De Montfort Park
Lichfield City City Ground
NKF Burbage Kirkby Road
Nuneaton Griff The Pingles Stadium
Paget Rangers Central Ground
Rocester Hillsfield
Stafford Town Evans Park
Stapenhill Edge Hill
Studley The Beehive
Uttoxeter Town Oldfields Sports Ground

Division Two[edit]

Club
Alcester Town
Barnt Green Spartak
Boldmere Falcons
Bolehall Swifts
Coton Green
Coventry Alvis
Earlswood Town
Fairfield Villa
FC Stratford
Feckenham
Hampton
Knowle
Lane Head
Northfield Town
Redditch Borough
Solihull United

Division Three[edit]

Club
AFC Solihull
Birmingham Tigers
Castle Vale Town
Central Ajax
Continental Star
Coventrians
Coventry Plumbing
Enville Athletic
FC Shush
Inkberrow
Leamington Hibernian
Shipston Excelsior
Sutton United
Upton Town
WLV Sport
Welland

Honours[edit]

Champions[edit]

Season Premier Division Division One Division Two Division Three
2014–15 Basford United Highgate United Coventry United Austrey Rangers
2015–16 Hereford Coventry United Alvis Sporting Club Leamington Hibernian
2016–17 Alvechurch Bromsgrove Sporting Paget Rangers NKF Burbage
2017–18 Bromsgrove Sporting Walsall Wood NKF Burbage GNP Sports
2018–19 Ilkeston Town Heather St Johns Northfield Town Alcester Town
2019–20 No champions; season abandoned (coronavirus disease pandemic)

[edit]

Season Club Position Promoted to
2014–15 Basford United 1st Northern Premier League Division One South
2015–16 Hereford 1st Southern League Division One South & West
2016–17 Alvechurch 1st Northern Premier League Division One South
2017–18 Bromsgrove Sporting 1st Southern League East Division
Coleshill Town 2nd
2018–19 Ilkeston Town 1st Northern Premier League Division One South East
2019–20 None promoted

League Cup[edit]

Finals[edit]

Source[2]

Season Result Venue Attendance
2014–15 Long Eaton United 2–0 Rocester Bescot Stadium 227[3]
2015–16 Hereford 3–1 Walsall Wood Damson Park 849[4]
2016–17 Alvechurch 2–1 Hinckley AFC Bescot Stadium 628[5]
2017–18 Walsall Wood 2–1 Coleshill Town n/a
2018–19 Romulus 2–1 NKF Burbage 349
2019–20 To be played

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Midlands 'Super League' Set For Next Season". The Non League Football Paper. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  2. ^ "League Cup History". Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Midland Football League Cup Final". Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. ^ Bulls News [@BullsNewsBlog] (10 May 2016). "ATTENDANCE 849" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Hinckley AFC Official League Cup Final report". Retrieved 19 May 2017.

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