2006–07 Football Conference

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The 2006–07 season was the 28th season of the Football Conference .

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Overview

This season saw the promotion of Dagenham & Redbridge and Morecambe to the Football League for the first time, whilst Droylsden, Farsley Celtic, Histon and Salisbury City were promoted to the Conference National for the first time in their history.

At the end of the season Scarborough and Farnborough Town went out of business, whilst Hayes and Yeading merged to form a new club, Hayes & Yeading United and Moor Green merged with Southern League side Solihull Borough to form Solihull Moors (which took Moor Green's place in the Conference North).

Oxford United drew the biggest crowds, with an average of 6,332 spectators and a peak of 11,065 in their match against Woking. Exeter City came second far behind them, with an average of 3,627, just beating Oxford's average with a peak of 6,670 in their match against Southport. Other teams could not match Oxford's average even in their most popular matches.

Conference National

Conference National
Season2006–07 [1] [2]
Champions Dagenham & Redbridge (1st Football Conference title)
Direct promotion Dagenham & Redbridge
Promoted through play-offs Morecambe
Relegated to Conference North/Conference South St Albans City,
Southport,
Tamworth
Promoted for the next season Droylsden,
Farsley Celtic,
Histon,
Salisbury City
Matches played552
Goals scored1,412 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorer Paul Benson (Dagenham & Redbridge), 28
Biggest home win Cambridge UnitedWeymouth 7–0 (31 March 2007)
Biggest away win St Albans CityGrays Athletic 0–6 (21 October 2006)
Highest scoring Forest Green RoversStevenage Borough 4–4 (9Apr 2007);
St Albans CityAldershot 3–5 (19 August 2006)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run Oxford United, 17 matches
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance Oxford United v Woking, 11,065 (26 December 2006)
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance1,914 (6 short of Conference record; + 6% compared with the previous season)
2007–08

A total of 24 teams contested the division, including 18 sides from last season, two relegated from the Football League Two, two promoted from the Conference North and two promoted from the Conference South.

Promotion and relegation

Teams promoted from 2005–06 Conference North

Teams promoted from 2005–06 Conference South

Teams relegated from 2005–06 Football League Two

League table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Dagenham & Redbridge 461643502012744328+4595 Football Conference Champions, promoted to League Two
2 Oxford United 461193331611663317+3381Participated in play-offs
Relegated from The Football League
3 Morecambe 461175292012563526+1881Promoted to League Two through play-offs
4 York City 461067292213553623+2080Participated in play-offs
5 Exeter City 461472391985102829+1978
6 Burton Albion 46133728219682426+575
7 Gravesend & Northfleet 46126533259593031+774
8 Stevenage Borough 46124746308693036+1070 FA Trophy winners
9 Aldershot Town 461175403174122431+265
10 Kidderminster Harriers 467511192610762424763
11 Weymouth 4612653526631421471763
12 Rushden & Diamonds 461058342476102430+462Relegated from The Football League
13 Northwich Victoria 4692122633921225361858
14 Forest Green Rovers 461058343331372531557
15 Woking 46887342674122235557
16 Halifax Town 461283402232181540755
17 Cambridge United 468411343376102333955
18 Crawley Town 461067272076102532053 [lower-alpha 1]
19 Grays Athletic 46896292154142734+152
20 Stafford Rangers 4674122533761024382252
21 Altrincham 4694102832481125351451Reprieved from relegation [lower-alpha 2]
22 Tamworth 468692427531519341848Relegated to Conference North/Conference South
23 Southport 4674122930410928371047
24 St Albans City 4655132849551329403240
Source: [1] [3]
Notes:
  1. Crawley Town had 10 points deducted for entering administration.
  2. Altrincham were reprieved from relegation due to Boston United's double relegation.

Locations

Locations of the Conference National London teams 2006–2007

Results

Home \ Away ALD ALT BRT CAM CRA D&R EXE FGR GRN GRY HAL KID MOR NOR OXF R&D SOU STA SAC STB TAM WEY WOK YOR
Aldershot 0–03–20–10–21–13–22–13–21–01–04–20–11–31–12–22–24–22–04–03–30–12–20–2
Altrincham 0–02–35–01–10–51–22–20–21–01–00–10–23–00–32–12–10–12–02–12–00–02–30–4
Burton Albion 1–32–12–12–10–21–01–00–13–01–01–12–12–01–21–20–1 0–0 1–02–1 1–0 1–12–11–2
Cambridge United 2–02–21–21–24–21–31–13–02–01–21–11–30–10–30–12–20–10–21–01–07–03–00–5
Crawley Town 1–21–11–01–10–00–33–11–10–12–00–04–00–20–11–02–11–22–13–01–00–30–03–0
Dagenham & Redbridge 2–14–13–02–02–14–11–12–10–01–01–32–15–00–11–20–01–14–22–04–04–13–22–1
Exeter City 0–02–13–02–01–13–21–01–32–14–11–11–01–12–10–02–11–24–21–11–04–01–01–1
Forest Green Rovers 3–02–21–01–11–00–12–10–10–02–02–11–32–11–50–21–22–12–24–42–03–22–30–1
Gravesend & Northfleet 1–13–10–02–01–00–02–21–12–02–01–32–13–01–01–00–41–43–21–14–11–31–00–1
Grays Athletic 1–21–10–11–10–00–12–21–10–21–03–00–11–02–23–14–01–12–10–21–02–23–00–0
Halifax Town 2–01–11–21–02–13–12–12–21–10–22–01–10–21–10–01–13–14–12–13–14–13–0 1–1
Kidderminster Harriers 0–03–20–01–00–11–40–22–21–22–11–00–10–10–00–02–02–01–31–20–20–10–12–1
Morecambe 2–10–10–12–21–01–12–21–11–01–04–00–12–10–31–00–01–02–03–30–02–02–01–3
Northwich Victoria 1–31–10–30–42–12–01–02–01–20–33–20–10–21–04–13–14–00–30–00–10–10–21–2
Oxford United 2–01–10–01–11–12–21–00–21–01–12–00–10–05–10–12–22–02–12–02–14–10–02–0
Rushden & Diamonds 1–03–01–23–11–12–33–02–00–01–30–10–12–21–01–02–32–11–02–21–14–12–00–1
Southport 1–02–13–11–23–11–40–11–22–23–11–10–11–21–20–11–25–11–11–21–00–10–00–1
Stafford Rangers 0–31–0 1–1 1–20–11–20–10–13–14–22–31–21–32–00–11–11–02–21–3 0–4 2–01–00–0
St Albans City 3–51–50–10–02–21–21–20–02–30–63–21–10–21–30–23–22–20–3 2–3 1–01–00–14–2
Stevenage Borough 3–20–12–14–12–31–20–03–33–01–02–11–23–30–22–21–03–16–0 1–2 3–01–03–21–2
Tamworth 2–01–0 0–1 0–10–10–21–01–12–14–21–00–00–10–11–31–41–1 0–0 1–12–11–33–12–2
Weymouth 1–01–21–12–13–21–12–11–02–13–21–01–12–11–11–11–12–01–22–10–13–12–31–2
Woking 2–02–00–00–11–22–20–23–32–21–02–23–01–13–21–03–01–11–11–20–10–24–01–2
York City 1–01–03–21–25–02–30–00–00–22–2 2–0 1–02–32–11–03–12–20–00–00–10–21–00–1

Play-offs

 Semifinals
1st leg – 4 May 2007; 2nd leg – 7/8 May 2007
Final at Wembley Stadium
20 May 2007
           
2nd Oxford United 112 (3) 
5th Exeter City (a.e.t.), pen.)022 (4)  
  3rd Morecambe 2
  5th Exeter City 1
3rd Morecambe 022
4th York City 011 

Top scorers in order of league goals

PosPlayerClubLeaguePlay-
offs
FA Cup FA Trophy Total
1 Paul Benson Dagenham & Redbridge 2800230
2 Charlie MacDonald Gravesend & Northfleet 2700229
3 Steve Morison Stevenage Borough 2402834
= Clayton Donaldson York City 2401126
5 Simeon Jackson Rushden & Diamonds 1901020
6 Robert Duffy Oxford United 1801221
7 Robbie Simpson Cambridge United 1700017
8 Daryl Clare Burton Albion 1602018
9 Craig McAllister Woking 1501117
10 Neil Grayson Stafford Rangers 1300013

Source: [1]

Conference North

Conference North
Season2006–07 [1] [2]
Champions Droylsden (1st Football Conference North title)
Direct promotion Droylsden
Promoted through play-offs Farsley Celtic
Relegated to Level 7 or folded Lancaster City,
Worksop Town;
Scarborough (folded)
Promoted for the next season Boston United,
AFC Telford United
Matches played462
Goals scored1,281 (2.77 per match)
Biggest home win DroylsdenLancaster City 6–1 (17 February 2007);
DroylsdenStalybridge Celtic 6–1 (18 September 2006);
HinckleyLancaster 5–0 (23 April 2007);
HucknallLancaster 5–0 (20 January 2007);
HydeLancaster 5–0 (22 January 2007)
Biggest away win Stalybridge CelticHyde United 3–7 (1 January 2007);
Lancaster CityScarborough 1–5 (22 January 2007);
Lancaster CityWorkington 1–5 (7 October 2006);
Vauxhall MotorsHarrogate 1–5 (27 January 2007);
BarrowRedditch United 0–4 (9 September 2006);
Lancaster CityNuneaton 0–4 (6 January 2007);
Stalybridge CelticBarrow 0–4 (27 January 2007)
Highest scoring Stalybridge CelticHyde United 3–7 (1 January 2007)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance?
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance?
2007–08

A total of 22 teams contested the division, including 19 sides from last season, one relegated from the Conference National and two promoted from the Northern Premier League.

Promotion and relegation

Teams promoted from 2005–06 Northern Premier League

Teams relegated from 2005–06 Conference National

League table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Droylsden 42164154257593130+3078 Conference North Champions, promoted to Conference Premier
2 Kettering Town 42116441279753431+1773Participated in play-offs
3 Workington 42125433178582829+1570
4 Hinckley United 42108340249482830+1469
5 Farsley Celtic [lower-alpha 1] 42105627219663130+768Promoted to Conference Premier through play-offs
6 Harrogate Town 42885271810563123+1767
7 Blyth Spartans [lower-alpha 1] 42105630219482629+666
8 Hyde United 42125447246693238+1765
9 Worcester City 4298441287682626+1362
10 Nuneaton Borough 4289419137683532+960
11 Moor Green 4286730238582328+259 [lower-alpha 2]
12 Gainsborough Trinity 4295730266692131656
13 Hucknall Town 4284940377592932054
14 Alfreton Town 4286724216692029654
15 Vauxhall Motors 4266929316963333251
16 Barrow 4276823235882425150
17 Leigh RMI 429483132461116291449
18 Stalybridge Celtic 427683845641126361749
19 Redditch United 4267832355883032548
20 Scarborough 42669212171042924+545 [lower-alpha 3] Folded
21 Worksop Town 426692429631220331845Relegated to Northern Premier League Premier Division
22 Lancaster City 420219104923161761831 [lower-alpha 4] Relegated to level 8 [lower-alpha 5]
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 New club in the Conference North.
  2. Moor Green merged with Solihull Borough to form Solihull Moors.
  3. Scarborough had 10 points deducted.
  4. Lancaster City had 10 points deducted for entering administration.
  5. Lancaster City were relegated two divisions to the Northern Premier League Division One North due to financial problems.

Locations

Results

Home \ Away ALF BRW BLY DRO FAR GAI HAR HIN HUC HYD KET LNC LEI MOG NUN RED SCA STL VAU WRC WRK WKS
Alfreton Town 1–00–11–30–13–10–00–12–12–21–12–11–03–00–30–01–11–22–00–21–13–0
Barrow 1–10–22–12–23–02–31–01–01–20–13–02–01–10–10–41–12–10–00–10–01–2
Blyth Spartans 3–01–00–34–12–00–03–12–20–02–23–01–00–11–21–22–01–01–22–20–22–0
Droylsden 1–12–10–04–12–12–03–15–34–21–16–12–21–04–22–11–36–11–02–12–13–2
Farsley Celtic 1–12–23–00–31–01–00–21–01–12–13–11–10–10–14–00–21–13–21–01–21–0
Gainsborough Trinity 4–01–00–23–20–01–31–02–32–32–31–00–01–01–12–23–12–01–21–31–01–1
Harrogate Town 0–11–11–21–11–01–12–01–11–22–33–02–11–11–12–20–10–01–01–04–01–0
Hinckley United 2–21–12–12–12–11–10–11–12–03–15–03–12–02–23–11–12–31–13–32–10–1
Hucknall Town 0–21–31–22–20–13–30–31–24–21–25–01–33–22–12–20–12–12–24–22–14–0
Hyde United 2–11–15–12–13–43–04–02–01–03–55–02–04–13–20–21–13–11–10–01–11–2
Kettering Town 0–13–21–11–03–24–23–11–20–01–03–34–01–13–23–13–12–10–11–12–32–2
Lancaster City 0–20–20–21–21–20–10–21–40–12–30–10–00–30–41–21–50–12–20–21–50–3
Leigh RMI 2–00–33–12–21–32–01–32–34–32–01–20–12–21–00–01–11–30–32–12–02–1
Moor Green 2–00–00–25–21–12–10–10–11–21–11–23–10–01–11–11–22–15–23–11–00–1
Nuneaton Borough 1–03–01–11–01–10–10–00–12–10–02–11–00–10–11–01–13–21–11–10–00–0
Redditch United 3–21–10–20–01–41–12–11–31–22–14–42–22–10–12–01–11–23–31–24–10–1
Scarborough 0–11–10–11–00–00–01–13–01–21–21–11–21–13–01–33–20–10–11–00–12–1
Stalybridge Celtic 3–20–43–21–20–20–20–22–22–23–70–03–12–12–34–33–22–23–31–11–23–0
Vauxhall Motors 1–20–12–02–31–20–11–52–21–21–01–14–12–11–11–31–11–12–22–01–22–0
Worcester City 0–03–03–23–10–11–12–33–12–02–22–04–11–20–13–31–13–21–13–32–22–1
Workington 1–11–13–00–03–01–23–21–11–03–12–01–10–13–22–01–00–12–12–00–13–2
Worksop Town 2–02–01–10–22–21–20–01–11–33–10–23–12–00–10–02–30–02–11–40–21–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2007–2008. Glenda Rollin & Jack Rollin (eds.). Headline, 2007.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

 SemifinalsFinal
           
2nd Kettering Town 101 (2) 
5th Farsley Celtic (a.e.t.), pen.)101 (4) 
  5th Farsley Celtic 4
  4th Hinckley United 3
3rd Workington 011
4th Hinckley United 022 

Conference South

Conference South
Season2006–07 [1] [2]
Champions Histon (1st Football Conference South title)
Direct promotion Histon
Promoted through play-offs Salisbury City
Relegated to Level 7 Bedford,
Farnborough Town (folded)
Promoted for the next season Bath City, Bromley,
Hampton & Richmond Borough,
Maidenhead United
Matches played462
Goals scored1,311 (2.84 per match)
Biggest home win Havant & WaterloovilleHayes 6–0 (3 March 2007)
Biggest away win Weston-super-MareHayes 0–5 (7 February 2007)
Highest scoring DorchesterSutton 5–4 (18 November 2006);
Havant & WaterloovilleBishop's Stortford 5–4 (22 January 2007)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance?
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance?
2007–08

A total of 22 teams contested the division, including 18 sides from last season, two promoted from the Isthmian League and two promoted from the Southern Football League.

Promotion and relegation

Teams promoted from 2005–06 Southern Football League

Teams promoted from 2005–06 Isthmian League

League table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Histon 421803472012453824+4194 Conference South Champions, promoted to Conference Premier
2 Salisbury City [lower-alpha 1] 421074261411553923+2875Promoted to Conference Premier through play-offs
3 Braintree Town [lower-alpha 1] 42975271912452419+1374Participated in play-offs
4 Havant & Waterlooville 42154252205972326+2973
5 Bishop's Stortford 421173372610383535+1173
6 Newport County 42151552246693133+2670
7 Eastbourne Borough 42118229157772927+1669
8 Welling United 421137372310382828+1469
9 Lewes 421173412541072627+1562
10 Fisher Athletic [lower-alpha 1] 421155493346112947256
11 Farnborough Town 421443362054122332+755 [lower-alpha 2] Folded [lower-alpha 3]
12 Bognor Regis Town 426105292373112739652
13 Cambridge City 42849252173111931852
14 Sutton United 42885302661142837551
15 Eastleigh 4286726263992227548
16 Yeading 426962728601529502245 [lower-alpha 4]
17 Dorchester Town 4262132644510623332845
18 Thurrock 426693441551127391944
19 Basingstoke Town 4246111826510628321243
20 Hayes 425412253766922362643 [lower-alpha 4]
21 Weston-super-Mare 4244132545471024322835Reprieved from relegation [lower-alpha 5]
22 Bedford Town [lower-alpha 1] 4255112536321618463931Relegated to Southern Football League Premier Division
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 4 New club in the Conference
  2. Farnborough Town had 10 points deducted for entering administration.
  3. Farnborough Town folded before the following season. They were reformed as Farnborough F.C. in the Southern Football League Division One South & West, two divisions below the Conference South.
  4. 1 2 Yeading merged with Hayes to form Hayes & Yeading United.
  5. Weston-super-Mare were reprieved from relegation due to Farnborough Town folding and the merger of Hayes and Yeading.

Locations

Locations of the Football Conference South London teams 2006–2007

Results

Home \ Away BAS BED BST BOG BRA CAM DOR EAB EAS FAR FIS H&W HAY HIS LEW NPC SAL SUT THU WEL WSM YEA
Basingstoke Town 0–11–04–01–20–02–20–10–10–22–12–11–11–20–00–11–10–21–11–30–11–3
Bedford Town 0–03–12–31–20–11–11–11–10–21–42–11–20–20–20–21–22–03–12–22–12–5
Bishop's Stortford 3–12–20–10–22–14–31–01–12–12–21–03–10–03–02–21–13–22–11–32–22–0
Bognor Regis Town 1–21–02–41–20–13–01–10–01–11–10–05–10–01–11–11–10–43–01–13–13–1
Braintree Town 1–02–03–11–22–13–11–11–12–12–20–00–11–11–12–10–00–10–12–10–13–1
Cambridge City 0–10–00–12–01–00–11–02–01–10–03–02–20–11–02–11–32–32–30–12–33–0
Dorchester Town 1–21–30–10–10–03–10–01–04–11–31–30–21–21–50–40–35–43–10–11–53–2
Eastbourne Borough 1–10–32–12–01–22–11–10–00–03–11–10–01–12–12–11–02–03–10–03–02–0
Eastleigh 3–12–01–10–40–30–11–11–13–14–00–12–11–00–03–10–11–01–11–31–11–4
Farnborough Town 1–13–23–13–12–12–11–11–01–02–02–11–32–31–11–00–14–02–12–10–02–1
Fisher Athletic 3–33–00–13–03–03–01–10–33–13–03–33–01–45–13–31–42–13–52–11–13–1
Havant & Waterlooville 1–04–05–42–21–12–32–02–11–12–01–36–02–11–13–13–11–03–04–02–14–0
Hayes 1–13–11–22–32–30–14–01–12–11–14–30–11–31–40–10–40–41–10–11–00–1
Histon 4–21–00–22–12–02–13–01–21–02–12–14–05–03–21–04–22–13–11–03–21–2
Lewes 2–25–12–31–10–11–12–21–10–31–02–01–12–03–12–01–03–11–14–24–23–2
Newport County 3–02–04–13–10–11–20–14–03–13–44–21–02–05–11–14–33–11–33–11–04–1
Salisbury City 0–03–13–12–10–12–01–11–21–00–13–01–10–00–31–12–11–00–01–00–04–0
Sutton United 3–33–11–13–20–02–20–03–12–21–02–20–11–01–00–21–10–12–11–23–11–3
Thurrock 2–22–10–31–10–11–02–32–41–11–45–11–10–10–43–22–21–53–01–22–21–0
Welling United 0–25–02–33–04–11–01–21–02–11–02–01–11–12–40–02–31–21–01–21–05–1
Weston-super-Mare 1–32–11–21–30–00–11–22–43–32–10–11–50–51–21–13–41–10–22–11–22–1
Yeading 1–12–11–12–00–15–00–02–51–42–11–11–11–11–31–01–11–32–22–10–10–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2007–2008. Glenda Rollin & Jack Rollin (eds.). Headline, 2007.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

 SemifinalsFinal
           
2nd Salisbury City (a.e.t.)134 
5th Bishop's Stortford 112 
  2nd Salisbury City 1
  3rd Braintree Town 0
3rd Braintree Town (pen.)112 (4)
4th Havant & Waterlooville 112 (2) 

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The 2004–05 season was the 26th season of the Football Conference, and the 1st season following its expansion from one division to three divisions.

The 2008–09 Football Conference season was the fifth season with the Conference consisting of three divisions, and the thirtieth season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the playoff of the National division were promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four were relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League. For sponsorship reasons, the Conference Premier is frequently referred to as the Blue Square Premier.

The 2009–10 Football Conference season was the sixth season with the Football Conference consisting of three divisions, and the thirty-first season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the play-off of the National division were promoted to Football League Two. The bottom four were scheduled to be relegated to the North or South divisions, but in the event two teams were expelled and only the bottom two clubs were relegated with them. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League. For sponsorship reasons, the Conference Premier was frequently referred to as the Blue Square Premier.

The 2010–11 Football Conference season was the seventh season with the Conference consisting of three divisions and the thirty-second season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the play-off of the National division were promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four were relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2011–12 Football Conference season was the eighth season in which the Football Conference consisted of three divisions and the thirty-third season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The Conference was won by Fleetwood Town who together with York City, the winner of the play-off of the Premier division, were promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four were relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2012–13 Football Conference season was the ninth season in which the Conference consisted of three divisions and the thirty-third season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The Conference was won by Mansfield Town who together with Newport County, the winner of the play-off of the National division, were promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four were relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions were promoted to the National division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions were relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2013–14 Football Conference season is the tenth season with the Conference consisting of three divisions and the thirty-fourth season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the playoff of the Premier division will be promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four are relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions are relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2014–15 Football Conference season is the eleventh season with the Conference consisting of three divisions and the thirty-fifth season overall. The Conference covers the top two levels of Non-League football in England. The Conference Premier is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, whilst the Conference North and Conference South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the play-off of the Premier division will be promoted to Football League Two, while the bottom four are relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions are relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League.

The 2016–17 season was the 114th in the history of the Southern League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from the South West, South Central and Midlands of England and South Wales. From the 2014–15 season onwards, the Southern League is known as Evo-Stik League Southern, following a sponsorship deal with Evo-Stik.

The 2017–18 season was the 115th in the history of the Southern League since its establishment in 1894. It was also the last to have a single Premier Division. From the 2014–15 season onwards, the Southern League is known as Evo-Stik League Southern, following a sponsorship deal with Evo-Stik.

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