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1999–2000 Isthmian League

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The 1999–2000 season was the 85th 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

Isthmian League
Premier Division
Season1999–2000
ChampionsDagenham & Redbridge
PromotedDagenham & Redbridge
RelegatedAylesbury United
Boreham Wood
Walton & Hersham
Matches played462
Goals scored1,357 (2.94 per match)
Highest attendance5,518 – Aldershot TownFarnborough Town, (27 December)
Total attendance248,459
Average attendance538 (-5.8% to previous season)

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

Dagenham & Redbridge won the division and were promoted to the Football Conference. Aylesbury United, Boreham Wood and Walton & Hersham finished bottom of the table and relegated to Division One.

Before the start of the season Hampton changed name into Hampton & Richmond Borough.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 32 5 5 97 35 +62 101 Promoted to the Football Conference
2 Aldershot Town 42 24 5 13 71 51 +20 77
3 Chesham United 42 20 10 12 64 50 +14 70
4 Purfleet 42 18 15 9 70 48 +22 69
5 Canvey Island 42 21 6 15 70 53 +17 69
6 St Albans City 42 19 10 13 75 55 +20 67
7 Billericay Town 42 18 12 12 62 62 0 66
8 Hendon 42 18 8 16 61 64 −3 62
9 Slough Town 42 17 9 16 61 59 +2 60
10 Dulwich Hamlet 42 17 5 20 62 68 −6 56
11 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 15 10 17 66 67 −1 55
12 Farnborough Town 42 14 11 17 52 55 −3 53
13 Hampton & Richmond 42 13 13 16 49 57 −8 52
14 Enfield 42 13 11 18 64 68 −4 50
15 Heybridge Swifts 42 13 11 18 57 65 −8 50
16 Hitchin Town 42 13 11 18 59 72 −13 50
17 Carshalton Athletic 42 12 12 18 55 65 −10 48
18 Basingstoke Town 42 13 9 20 56 71 −15 48
19 Harrow Borough 42 14 6 22 54 70 −16 48
20 Aylesbury United 42 13 9 20 64 81 −17 48 Relegated to Division One
21 Boreham Wood 42 11 10 21 44 71 −27 43
22 Walton & Hersham 42 11 8 23 44 70 −26 41
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division One

Isthmian League
Division One
Season1999–2000
ChampionsCroydon
PromotedCroydon
Grays Athletic
Maidenhead United
RelegatedChertsey Town
Leyton Pennant
Matches played462
Goals scored1,320 (2.86 per match)
Highest attendance919 – Bedford TownBarton Rovers, (27 December)
Total attendance103,536
Average attendance224 (+10.9% to previous season)

Division One consisted of 22 clubs, including 17 clubs from the previous season and five new clubs:

Two clubs relegated from the Premier Division:

Three clubs promoted from Division Two:

Croydon won the division and returned to the Premier Division at the first attempt. Bedford Town and Leyton Pennant also get a promotion. Chertsey Town and Leyton Pennant relegated to Division Two, while Leatherhead were reprieved after Hemel Hempstead were refused promotion from Division Two.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Croydon 42 25 9 8 85 47 +38 84 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Grays Athletic 42 21 12 9 80 44 +36 75
3 Maidenhead United 42 20 15 7 72 45 +27 75
4 Thame United 42 20 13 9 61 38 +23 73
5 Worthing 42 19 12 11 80 60 +20 69
6 Staines Town 42 19 12 11 63 52 +11 69
7 Whyteleafe 42 20 9 13 60 49 +11 69
8 Bedford Town 42 17 12 13 59 52 +7 63
9 Bromley 42 17 9 16 62 65 −3 60
10 Uxbridge 42 15 13 14 60 44 +16 58
11 Bishop's Stortford 42 16 10 16 57 62 −5 58
12 Barton Rovers 42 16 8 18 64 83 −19 56
13 Oxford City 42 17 4 21 57 55 +2 55
14 Braintree Town 42 15 10 17 65 74 −9 55
15 Yeading 42 12 18 12 53 54 −1 54
16 Wealdstone 42 13 12 17 51 58 −7 51
17 Bognor Regis Town 42 12 13 17 47 53 −6 49
18 Harlow Town 42 11 13 18 62 76 −14 46
19 Romford 42 12 9 21 51 70 −19 45
20 Leatherhead 42 9 13 20 47 70 −23 40 Reprieved from relegation
21 Chertsey Town 42 9 5 28 50 84 −34 32 Relegated to Division Two
22 Leyton Pennant 42 7 9 26 34 85 −51 30
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Two

Isthmian League
Division Two
Season1999–2000
ChampionsHemel Hempstead Town
PromotedFord United
Northwood
RelegatedChalfont St Peter
Wingate & Finchley
Witham Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,489 (3.22 per match)
Highest attendance464 – NorthwoodHemel Hempstead Town, (29 April)
Total attendance49,201
Average attendance106 (-19.7% to previous season)

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

Three clubs relegated from Division One:

Three clubs promoted from Division Three:

Hemel Hempstead Town won the division, but were refused promotion due to ground grading. Northwood were promoted to Division One along with Ford United who get a second consecutive promotion. Wingate & Finchley finished in relegation zone along with Witham Town and Chalfont St Peter and returned to Division Three.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hemel Hempstead Town 42 31 8 3 98 27 +71 101
2 Northwood 42 29 9 4 109 40 +69 96 Promoted to Division One
3 Ford United 42 28 8 6 108 41 +67 92
4 Berkhamsted Town 42 22 8 12 75 52 +23 74
5 Windsor & Eton 42 20 13 9 73 53 +20 73
6 Wivenhoe Town 42 20 9 13 61 47 +14 69
7 Barking 42 18 13 11 70 51 +19 67
8 Marlow 42 20 4 18 86 66 +20 64
9 Metropolitan Police 42 18 7 17 75 71 +4 61
10 Banstead Athletic 42 16 11 15 55 56 −1 59
11 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 16 7 19 72 74 −2 55
12 Wokingham Town 42 15 9 18 58 80 −22 54
13 Wembley 42 14 11 17 47 53 −6 53
14 Edgware Town 42 13 11 18 72 71 +1 50
15 Hungerford Town 42 13 10 19 61 78 −17 49
16 Cheshunt 42 12 12 18 53 65 −12 48
17 Horsham 42 13 8 21 66 81 −15 47
18 Leighton Town 42 13 8 21 65 84 −19 47
19 Molesey 42 10 12 20 54 69 −15 42
20 Wingate & Finchley 42 11 7 24 54 97 −43 40 Relegated to Division Three
21 Witham Town 42 7 9 26 39 110 −71 30
22 Chalfont St Peter 42 2 8 32 39 124 −85 14
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division Three

Isthmian League
Division Three
Season1999–2000
ChampionsEast Thurrock United
PromotedEast Thurrock United
Great Wakering Rovers
Tilbury
Matches played420
Goals scored1,326 (3.16 per match)
Highest attendance521 – Hertford TownWare, (27 December)
Total attendance34,483
Average attendance82 (+7.9% to previous season)

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

Great Wakering Rovers debuted in the league and achieved promotion at the first attempt along with East Thurrock United and Tilbury. Southall resigned and joined the Combined Counties League.

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 East Thurrock United 40 26 7 7 89 42 +47 85 Promoted to Division Two
2 Great Wakering Rovers 40 25 7 8 81 41 +40 82
3 Tilbury 40 21 12 7 67 39 +28 75
4 Hornchurch 40 19 12 9 72 57 +15 69
5 Croydon Athletic 40 19 11 10 85 52 +33 68
6 Epsom & Ewell 40 18 12 10 67 46 +21 66
7 Lewes 40 18 10 12 73 51 +22 64
8 Bracknell Town 40 15 16 9 81 64 +17 61
9 Aveley 40 17 10 13 73 64 +9 61
10 Corinthian-Casuals 40 16 10 14 59 51 +8 58
11 Flackwell Heath 40 17 6 17 74 76 −2 57
12 Ware 40 16 8 16 74 62 +12 56
13 Egham Town 40 14 13 13 48 43 +5 55
14 Hertford Town 40 15 10 15 63 60 +3 55
15 Abingdon Town 40 10 12 18 48 64 −16 42
16 Kingsbury Town 40 11 8 21 55 86 −31 41
17 Camberley Town 40 11 7 22 44 79 −35 40
18 Tring Town 40 10 9 21 37 64 −27 39
19 Dorking 40 9 10 21 53 69 −16 37
20 Clapton 40 9 7 24 50 93 −43 34
21 Southall 40 3 5 32 33 123 −90 14 Relegated to the Combined Counties League
Source: fchd.com rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

See also

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