Author: Gary Brunning

FA draws made ..

The draw for the early rounds of the FA Cup and the FA Vase have been made and we have been handed home ties in both competitions.

In the Emirates FA Cup we will entertain Fisher FC in the Extra Preliminary Round on Saturday August 10th, with the winners traveling to Bedfont Sports on the 24th August.

Fisher Football Club is a football club based in Rotherhithe, London Borough of Southwark. The club was established in 2009 after Fisher Athletic folded. Affiliated to the London Football Association, they are currently members of the Southern Counties East League Premier Division and last season finished a respectable 3rd out of 20.

There’s not a lot that I can say about Bedfont Sports that all Villains don’t already know. Suffice to say, should we progress, the tie will be quite an event.

In the Buildbase FA Vase we host Marston Shelton in the 1st round on Saturday 31st August. Marston Shelton Rovers Football Club is a football club based in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, England. Named after the village and the adjacent hamlets of Lower Shelton and Upper Shelton, they are currently members of the Bedfordshire County League Premier Division, last season finishing 3rd out of 14.

The winners of the tie will have a road trip to the winners of Chinnor (Oxfordshire approx 30 miles) or Broadfields Utd (Harrow – just down the road). The 2nd round tie is scheduled for the 14th September

League Constitution announced

The new league lineup for the 2019/20 season has been announced and, as usual, there have been a number of comings and goings.

Champions Chertsey Town have been promoted to Step 4 and will play in the Bostik South Central Division. Bottom clubs Walton & Hersham and AFC Hayes have been relegated down to Division One. Horley Town also leave us after being moved sideways to the Southern Combination League.

The departing clubs have been replaced by Egham Town and Molesey following their relegation from Step 4. Both clubs have been recent former members of the CCL. They are joined by Division One champions Sheerwater and Ascot United who have been moved from the Hellenic League, where they finished in 7th place last season.

 

The FA Allocation of clubs for next season (19-20) was revealed today and the CCL welcomes five different clubs from last season into the League.

Not all are new to the League as both Egham Town and Molesey return to the competition following their relegation from Step 4. Brand new to the Premier Division though are Ascot United who have been moved from the Hellenic League, where they finished in 7th place last season. Nobody had forecasted that one but we are pleased to welcome them, as indeed we are both Egham and Molesey. Sheerwater make up the constitution having been promoted as Division One champions.

In Division One, there are two newcomers, one being Westside, promoted from the Surrey Elite League in which they finshed in 4th place. They will be ground sharing at Chessington & Hook United next season after moving from AFC Croydon Athletic. The other is Jersey Bulls FC as they become the second Channel Islands club to join the Non-League System.

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