I remember only too well the fun and games we had last summer when we were told this time last year that we were moving back into the Ryman League, only to then have to successfully fight the rearguard action to avoid going immediately back into the Southern League.
The league allocations are out now and full details are here on Tony Kempster’s site.
We were told last year that we shouldn’t be forcibly moved across the leagues for the next three years – so far so good. In fact no one has been though I wonder how happy King’s Lynn will be in the Conference North.
Always interesting to see the changes, BorehamWood reprieved in our league due to the trickle down effect of Halifax Town going bust – something that has meant, remarkably, that Altrincham are saved from relegation from the Conference for the third year in a row.
Similarly Ilford and again been saved from dropping out of the Ryman League as have Slough Town in the Southern League.
Boreham Wood aside no great surprises in our league, Sutton coming down from Conference South and Tooting, Dover, Dartford and Canvey all promoted. As always it looks a strong league – no doubt we will all be disappointed at the standard come the new year. Lots to look forward to.