Tuesday, 2 June 2015


The following is the constitution for the 2015/16 Spartan South Midlands League which should be fully agreed and ratified at the league's forthcoming AGM.


1. AFC Dunstable
2. Bedford - Promoted from Division One
3. Berkhamsted
4. Biggleswade United
5. Cockfosters
6. Colney Heath
7. F.C.Broxbourne Borough - Promoted from Division One
8. Hadley
9. Harefield United
10. Hertford Town
11. Hoddesdon Town
12. Holmer Green
13. Leverstock Green
14. London Colney
15. London Tigers
16. Oxhey Jets
17. St Margaretsbury
18. Stotfold
19. Sun Postal Sports
20. Tring Athletic
21. Welwyn Garden City - Promoted from Division One
22. Wembley

It was reported that AFC Hayes, who finished bottom of the Evo Stik Southern League Division One (Central) would join the Premier Division but they have now been placed in the Combined Counties Premier Division. Wewlyn Garden City (Division One Champions), FC Broxbourne Borough (runner's up) and Bedford (3rd place) are all promoted to the Premier Division. The Citizens will play at Step 5 for the first time in five seasons. FC Broxbourne Brough will join the division Broxbourne Borough V&E left when they folded and reformed as Broxbourne Borough at the end of the 2011/12 season. The last time Bedford played in the Premier Division was in 2004/05 as Bedford United & Valerio when they finished second from bottom and were relegated.


1. Ampthill Town - Relegated from Premier Div.
2. Arlesey Town Reserves
3. Baldock Town
4. Broadfields United - Promoted from Middlesex County Premier Division
5. Brimsdown - Promoted from Division Two
6. Buckingham Athletic
7. Chesham United Reserves
8. Codicote
9. Crawley Green
10. Edgware Town
11. Harpenden Town
12. Hatfield Town
13. Hillingdon Borough - Relegated from Premier Div.
14. Langford
15. New Bradwell St Peter - Promoted from Division Two 
16. Risborough Rangers
17. Southall
18. Winslow United
19. Wodson Park
20. Woodford Town - Name change, previously Bush Hill Rangers 

Ampthill Town (second bottom in the Premier Division) and Hillingdon Borough (bottom of the Premier Division) are relegated and join Brimsdown (fourth place)  and New Bradwell St Peter (third) who move up from Division Two. Broadfields United (fourth place in the Middlesex County League Premier Division) also make the move up the pyramid.

The name "Woodford Town" will return to senior football for the first time since 2003 as Bush Hill Rangers have announced a name change and merger with Woodford Town who bring ten youth teams to the club to combine with the club's exisiting youth section. The old club finished rock bottom of the Essex Senior League in 2002/03. Soner Mustafa, who was Manager and Chairman of Bush Hill Rangers, has stood down but will remain as President. A new management team will be announced in due course. Alfie Long, who was coach, has also moved on to Premier Division Biggleswade United - More on that if you scroll down.

London Lions have unfortunately dropped out of the league and are reported to be joining the Hertfordshire Senior County League. 


1. Amersham Town  - Relegated from Division One
2. Aston Clinton
3. Aylesbury United Reserves - New Club
4. Clean Slate
5. Grendon Rangers
6. Hadley Wood & Wingate - New Club
7. Hale Leys United
8. Kent Athletic
9. Loughton Manor - New Club
10. Mursley United
11. Old Bradwell United
12. Pitstone & Ivinghoe
13. St Albans City Reserves - New Club
14. Stony Stratford Town - Relegated from Division One
15. The 61 FC (Luton)
16. Totternhoe
17. Tring Corinthians
18. Wolverton Town 

Amersham Town (bottom of Division One) and Stony Stratford Town (ground grading) are relegated from Division One to Division Two with four new clubs joining. Aylesbury United Reserves and St Albans City Reserves will compete along with Hadley Wood and Wingate who are a youth football club formed in 2003 with, as the name suggests, strong links to Wingate and Finchley. This is the first time the club have had a first team in senior football and will provide another bridge for players to progress from youth to adult football. 

Loughton Manor were formed as Loughton Athletic and were formed in 2003 playing in the North Buckinghamshire League. Since joining the Premier Division in 2006 they have made steady progress finishing in 11th, 6th, 6th, 6th, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd and 2nd position. They play at The Loughton Sports and Social Club in Milton Keynes. 


There will be a new man in charge at Biggleswade United for the 2015/16 season. Cristian Colas Becerra who is a third level UEFA Pro Licence holder brings with him a wealth of experience. He has coached at CD Masnou and CE Europa in his native Spain who play in their equivalent of League Two. He was also Academy Chief at Segunda Division CE Sabadell before moving to Finland where he was Head Coach of Division Three side PKKU. He will be assisted by Fran Constancio (also Head of the club's Academy) and Alfie Long (who joins from Bush Hill Rangers) who is currently the youngest UEFA B licenced coach in England. It's exciting tiumes at Second Meadow following ex Chelsea midfielder Enrique De Lucas playing for the first team last season and well respected football journalist Guillem Balague being Director of Football. 


Kevin Pearman is the new boss of Hatfield Town after Ashley Purser left the club at the end of last season. Pearman had been in charge of Hatfield Social who had been very successful in the Hertfordshire Senior County League - it was fitting his last game in charge of Social was the Aubery Cup Final victory against Standon and Puckeridge. 


Luke Gregson is the new manager at Baldock Town following Scott Grant stepping down after five successful seasons in charge of the club. Dean Gilbert will assist Gregson - both have a wealth of playing experience in local football having represented the likes of Arlesey Town and Hitchin Town as well as Baldock Town. The club will play at Stotfold from next season following three season's ground sharing at Hitchin's Top Field.

The following list is the pre-season friendly games that have been arranged so far involving teams from the league - 

Saturday 4 July 
Wembley vs Bedfont & Feltham
Wodson Park vs Evergreen
Tuesday 7 July
Leverstock Green vs Hanwell Town
Met Police Bushey vs AFC Dunstable 
New Bradwell St Peter vs Wellingborough Town

Thursday 9 July
Royston Town vs St Margaretsbury

Saturday 11 July
Bugbrooke St Michaels vs Stony Stratford Town
Colney Heath vs Bedfont & Feltham
Edgware Town vs Potters Bar Town
Hadley vs Langford
Herts Elite vs Wodson Park
Wembley vs Erith Town
Wolverton Town vs Buckingham Athletic  

Tuesday 14 July 
Bushey Sports vs Broadfields United 
Edgware Town Vs Kings Langley
Tring Athletic vs Hendon
Wolverton Town vs Thrapston

Friday 17 July 2015
Tring Athletic vs Royston Town 

Saturday 18 July
AFC Dunstable vs Dunstable Town
Ampthill Town vs Potters Bar Town
Berkhamsted vs Performance Global XI
Broadfields United vs Holmer Green
Buckingham Athletic vs Milton Keynes Dons (1st/U-18)
Buckingham Town vs Clean Slate
Chessington & Hook United vs Wembley
Cockfosters vs Clapton 
Edgware Town vs Wantage Town (Reserves)
Hadley vs Enfield 1893
Leverstock Green vs New Bradwell St Peter
London Colney vs Wingate & Finchley
London Lions vs FC Broxbourne
Stanway Rovers vs Stotfold
Wellingborough Town vs Hanwell Town
Welwyn Garden City vs Barton Rovers
Wodson Park vs Cheshunt
Tuesday 21 July
Amersham Town vs Aylesbury
Biggleswade United vs Haverhill Borough
Bushey Sports vs Edgware Town
Cockfosters vs Arlesey Town
Hertford Town vs Harlow Town
Ilford vs Hadley
London Colney vs Dunstable Town
New Bradwell St Peter vs Tring Athletic
St Margaretsbury vs Stansted
Winslow United vs Bekhamsted
Wodson Park vs FC Broxbourne Borough

Wednesday 22 July 
Clapton vs Welwyn Garden City

Thursday 23 July

AFC Dunstable vs Kings Langley 

Saturday 25 July
Ampthill Town vs Cogenhoe
Bedford Town vs Welwyn Garden City
Cockfosters vs Enfield Town
Colney Heath vs Haringey Borough
Hadley vs Great Wakering Rovers
Hertford Town vs Hanwell Town
London Colney vs Edgware Town
Northampton Spencer vs Tring Athletic
St Albans City XI vs Berkhamsted
Totternhoe vs Buckingham Town
Wembley vs Croydon
Tuesday 28 July

Berkhamsted vs Kings Langley

Codicote vs Hadley
Grendon Rangers vs Aylesbury FC (Reserves)
Newport Pagnell Town vs Ampthill Town

Thame United vs AFC Dunstable
Tring Athletic vs Aylesbury FC
Wivenhoe Town vs Wembley
Wolverton Town vs Arlesey Town (Reserves) 
Wormley Rovers vs Hertford Town

Wednesday 29 July
St Margaretsbury vs Enfield Town

Thursday 30 July 
AFC Dunstable vs Aylesbury FC 
Bovingdon vs Berkhamsted
Risborough Rangers vs Tring Athletic

Saturday 1 August
Bedfont Sports vs Edgware Town
Berkhamsted vs Aylesbury FC
Buckingham Athletic vs Wellingborough Town
Bugbrook St Michaels vs Wolverton Town
CB Hounslow United vs Broadfields United
Chalfont St Peter vs AFC Dunstable
Cranfield vs London Colney
Eynesbury Rovers vs Ampthill Town
Hertford Town vs Potters Bar Town
Hitchin Town vs Biggleswade United
Hoddesdon Town vs Stansted
Loughton Manor vs Buckingham Town
Tring Athletic vs Kidlington 

Tuesday 4 August
Cockfosters vs Langford
Edgware Town vs Borehamwood (U-21)
Grendon Rangers vs Brackley Sports
Hanwell Town vs Southall

Woverton Town vs Aylesbury FC (Reserves)

Tuesday 11 August
Grendon Rangers vs Heyford Athletic 

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