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October Team Of The Month - 5 November

Brackley Town Saints are the Premier Division team of the month for October 2018, along with Burnham the team of the month for the combined Division's One East & West.

The points awarded are compiled from Hellenic League fixtures and Hellenic League Cup games only.

Voting is made independently by members of Uhlsport Hellenic League committee.

  Performance Table After Points Deducted Performance Table October League & Cup  
 
Premier Division Pts
Brackley Town Saints 20.25
Bishops Cleeve FC 13.60
Brimscombe & Thrupp 13.60
Fairford Town 10.33
Windsor FC 8.00
Binfield 6.00
Lydney Town 5.80
Ardley United 5.71
Ascot United 5.50
Virginia Water 4.40
Wantage Town 4.00
Flackwell Heath 3.00
Shrivenham 2.57
Royal Wootton Bassett 1.50
Tuffley Rovers 0.40
Abingdon United 0.25
Holmer Green -0.20
Reading City -0.80
Longlevens AFC -2.25
Overall P W D L F A GD PTS
Brackley Town Saints 8 7 1 0 23 7 16 22
Bishops Cleeve  5 5 0 0 21 4 17 15
Brimscombe & Thrupp 5 5 0 0 16 2 14 15
Fairford Town 6 4 0 2 16 11 5 12
Windsor FC 4 3 0 1 7 2 5 9
Binfield 5 3 0 2 10 5 5 9
Wantage Town 4 3 0 1 11 8 3 9
Ascot United 4 2 2 0 9 3 6 8
Lydney Town 5 2 1 2 8 10 -2 7
Ardley United 7 2 1 4 17 19 -2 7
Royal Wootton Bassett 4 2 0 2 8 8 0 6
Flackwell Heath 4 2 0 2 7 8 -1 6
Virginia Water 5 2 0 3 8 15 -7 6
Shrivenham 7 1 1 5 9 17 -8 4
Abingdon United 4 1 0 2 8 7 1 3
Longlevens AFC 4 1 0 3 4 7 -3 3
Reading City 5 1 0 4 7 11 -4 3
Tuffley Rovers 5 1 0 4 10 14 -4 3
Holmer Green 5 1 0 4 5 17 -12 3
 
       
 
One East & West Pts
Burnham 18.00
Almondsbury 17.50
Wokingham & Emmbrook 14.00
Thornbury Town 13.29
Pewsey Vale 12.60
Wallingford Town 10.40
Cheltenham Saracens 8.20
Woodley United 7.83
AFC Aldermaston 6.80
Thame Rangers 6.50
Kidlington Dev 5.00
Holyport 4.00
Abingdon Town 4.00
Didcot Town Dev 3.67
Malmesbury Victoria 3.60
Clanfield (85) 3.00
Newent Town 3.00
North Leigh United 2.50
Easington Sports 2.25
Chalvey Sports 1.20
Chinnor 0.86
Cirencester Town Dev 0.20
Tytherington Rocks -0.83
New College Swindon -1.00
Penn & Tylers Green -2.67
Milton United -4.00
Overall P W D L F A GD PTS
Burnham 8 7 0 1 28 11 17 21
Almondsbury 6 6 0 0 19 6 13 18
Thornbury Town 7 5 0 2 27 10 17 15
Wokingham & Emm' 6 5 0 1 17 11 6 15
Pewsey Vale 5 4 1 0 20 4 18 13
Wallingford Town 5 4 0 1 18 6 12 12
AFC Aldermaston 5 4 0 1 15 5 10 12
Cheltenham Saracens 5 4 0 1 14 6 8 12
Thame Rangers 4 3 0 1 8 6 2 9
Woodley United 6 3 0 0 11 11 0 9
Malmesbury Victoria 5 2 0 3 21 11 10 6
Kidlington Development 6 2 0 4 19 14 5 6
Didcot Town Dev' 3 2 0 1 8 4 4 6
Holyport 3 2 0 1 7 5 2 6
Clanfield (85) 5 2 0 3 10 8 2 6
Easington Sports 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
Abingdon Town 4 2 0 2 9 14 -5 6
Newent Town 5 1 1 3 6 11 -5 4
Cirencester Town Dev' 5 1 0 4 18 19 -1 3
North Leigh United 2 1 0 1 3 5 -2 3
Chalvey Sports 5 1 0 4 5 15 -10 3
Chinnor 7 1 0 6 6 20 -14 3
Penn & Tylers Green 3 0 0 3 6 16 -10 0
Milton United 7 0 0 7 6 28 -22 0
New College Swindon 4 0 0 4 0 35 -35 0
Tytherington Rocks 6 0 0 6 2 41 -39 0
 
  1 point deducted for each yellow card - 2 for a yellow issued for dissent, 2 for a double yellow sending off in a game - 4 for a straight red - 10 for a mass melee. Relates to games played in League competition & all Hellenic League Cup games - Not included ; FA Cup; FA Vase; County Cups or any other cup competition.  

 

26 October

UHLSPORT Hellenic League Fixtures – What the Hell is Happening?
Please take a few minutes to read and digest the below. It may help your understanding.

Historical – The ‘head in the sand’ approach to winter weather.
Back in the day a fixture schedule was set out at the beginning of the season. It produced a program of fixtures that were evenly spaced out from early August to the end of April. Of course, it never actually worked out that way due to bad winter weather causing postponements, usually in, but not restricted to, January & February. Those games were slotted in towards the end of the season. This congests the climax of the season period where cups and trophies are being won or lost. This is simply not fair to those successful clubs as they end up playing too many games in a short period. This practice has been in operation for too many years and there is a need for change.

Minimising the end of season pile up of games?
The answer is in planning the fixture program and ‘driving’ it so that the majority of League controlled games are played earlier in the season.
Space is then left in the program, in April, to fulfil those games postponed due to the weather. April is a highly managed fixture schedule month to cope with these and the final stages of the cup competitions.
The aim is for 55% of Hellenic controlled games (League & Cup) for Premier and Division One clubs to be played by mid-December (middle of the season). Ideally 65% by the turn of the year will bring us ahead. Where we need to be.

So what else affects Fixtures?
These are in no particular order.
The season has to start prior to the round of The FA Cup for our clubs. This season we started on August 4th as the Extra Preliminary Round was August 11th.
The FA requires that Step 5 and 6 Leagues are completed before the end of April. This is so that the process for forming the constitutions of Leagues for the following season can start. This fits in well with our plans as it then allows the UHL Cup Finals week to be fixed and take place finishing on Bank Holiday Monday May 6th.
The FA set the constitution of the Leagues. The League Management implements this. The mileages between grounds cannot be magically changed. The distances are what they are. Managing the times for travel is crucial. The League sets a maximum distance of approximately 65 miles between clubs to fix mid-week fixtures. Longer distances are usually played on Saturday afternoons. This works well provided that weather postponements do not cause over capacity on Saturdays.
Some Local Derby games are fixed for Bank Holidays
Although the League was initially allocated 20 clubs in The Premier Division and 14 in each Division One, unfortunately three clubs have withdrawn, through no fault of the League or the FA. Oxford City Nomads, Bicester Town and most recently Carterton. This has reduced the structure to 19 + 13 + 13. Hence in each division there will be a club without a fixture every week. This is not ideal and each week the Fixture Coordinator looks ahead to see where he can pair clubs. Hence there are some later notice fixtures. Please do not forget that fixtures can be set with five days of notice.
The weather forecasts are for wetter winters.
Many of our clubs Ground-Share. This is a really important issue for those sharing with clubs that play above the level of the Hellenic League, as the higher-level club, gets priority on the pitch. The Southern League is our biggest ‘higher’ League. Hence our Fixture Co-Ordinator has to wait until he has these fixtures before starting on ours. This season The Southern League made the decision to delay announcing their fixtures by almost two weeks. It did not matter to them as they start their season later. But it did to us.

For the Future
Later this season there will be a Ground Hop. This is expected to take in up to 14 games over the Easter period.
Next season the condensing of the fixture list is likely to be greater with the proposed introduction of play-offs for a second promotion spot to Step 4. There is unlikely to be any extension to the season for this.

Take Home Messages
Fixturing for the League is a complicated task.
There is no computer program available to perform this task that includes distance between grounds etc….
The League is attempting to make everything possible to drive the fixture list and keep control.
We do understand that traditionalists may think there is a too limited program for after the turn of the year. Adding the weather factor, and Cup Competition later rounds changes all of this.
We have a great Fixture Coordinator. We were one of only two Step 5 Leagues that finished on time last season.
Please look at your fixture list at least a month in advance and raise subjects with our Fixture Coordinator.
Nothing is perfect. There will be some bumps and scrapes along the way. There is no substitute for talking to each other.

Bob Dalling
UHL Chairman
Brian King
UHL Chief Executive

Mike Markham
UHL Fixture Co-ordinator

 

September Team Of The Month - 6 October

Ascot United are the Premier Division team of the month for September 2018, along with Easington Sports the team of the month for the combined Division's One East & West.

The points awarded are compiled from Hellenic League fixtures and Hellenic League Cup games only.

Voting is made independently by members of Uhlsport Hellenic League committee.

  Performance Table After Points Deducted Performance Table September League & Cup  
 
Premier Division Pts
Ascot United 12.71
Tuffley Rovers 10.40
Ardley United 9.83
Brimscombe & Thrupp 9.40
Royal Wootton Bassett 8.17
Abingdon United 6.80
Reading City 6.75
Longlevens AFC 6.00
Brackley Town Saints 5.60
Holmer Green 5.00
Windsor FC 4.83
Binfield 4.33
Virginia Water 3.80
Bishops Cleeve FC 3.50
Shrivenham 3.25
Fairford Town 2.75
Wantage Town 2.67
Lydney Town 2.00
Flackwell Heath -0.40
Overall P W D L F A GD PTS
Ascot United 7 5 0 2 16 8 8 15
Brimscombe & Thrupp 5 4 0 1 19 12 7 12
Tuffley Rovers 5 3 0 2 13 10 3 12
Ardley United 6 4 0 2 13 13 0 12
Royal Wootton Bassett 6 3 1 2 8 11 -3 10
Reading City 4 3 0 1 10 6 4 9
Abingdon United 5 3 0 2 12 11 1 9
Longlevens AFC 4 2 1 1 9 4 5 7
Windsor FC 6 2 1 3 14 11 3 7
Brackley Town Saints 5 2 1 2 10 11 -1 7
Virginia Water 5 2 1 2 5 8 -3 7
Bishops Cleeve FC 2 2 0 0 5 3 2 6
Binfield 3 2 0 1 10 9 1 6
Shrivenham 4 2 0 2 9 8 1 6
Holmer Green 6 2 0 4 9 14 -5 6
Wantage Town 3 1 1 1 8 3 5 4
Fairford Town 4 1 1 2 6 9 -3 4
Lydney Town 4 1 0 3 3 8 1 3
Flackwell Heath 5 0 1 4 3 7 -4 1
 
       
 
One East & West Pts
Easington Sports 15.67
Abingdon Town 15.17
Cheltenham Saracens 12.50
Malmesbury Victoria 11.14
Burnham 11.00
Thornbury Town 10.80
Clanfield (85) 9.80
Almondsbury 9.33
Penn & Tylers Green 9.17
Milton United 6.17
Kidlington Dev 5.50
Thame Rangers 5.40
Wallingford Town 5.33
Holyport 5.20
North Leigh United 5.17
Didcot Town Dev 5.00
Wokingham & Emmbrook 4.17
AFC Aldermaston 3.60
Cirencester Town Dev 3.00
Chalvey Sports 1.14
Tytherington Rocks 1.00
Newent Town 1.00
New College Swindon -0.50
Chinnor -1.20
Woodley United -2.40
Pewsey Vale -3.33
Overall P W D L F A GD PTS
Easington Sports 6 6 0 0 19 3 16 18
Abingdon Town 6 6 0 0 15 5 10 18
Cheltenham Saracens 6 4 2 0 21 9 12 14
Malmesbury Victoria 7 4 1 2 19 15 4 13
Clanfield (85) 5 4 0 1 24 8 16 12
Burnham 4 4 0 0 17 6 11 12
Thornbury Town 5 4 0 1 18 7 11 12
Almondsbury 6 4 0 2 17 13 4 12
Penn & Tylers Green 6 4 0 2 12 13 -1 12
Thame Rangers 5 3 0 2 11 6 5 9
Didcot Town Dev 7 2 2 4 13 11 2 8
Wokingham & Emmbrook 6 2 2 2 13 16 -3 8
Kidlington Dev 4 2 1 1 12 5 7 7
Holyport 5 2 1 2 11 6 5 7
Wallingford Town 6 2 1 3 10 7 3 7
Milton United 6 2 1 3 10 10 0 7
AFC Aldermaston 5 2 1 2 12 15 -3 7
North Leigh United 6 2 0 4 23 17 6 6
Cirencester Town Dev 6 2 0 4 13 18 -5 6
Chalvey Sports 7 1 2 4 11 17 -6 5
Tytherington Rocks 3 1 0 2 5 8 -3 3
Newent Town 4 1 0 3 5 11 -6 3
Chinnor 5 1 0 4 1 11 -10 3
Pewsey Vale 6 0 2 4 7 16 -9 2
Woodley United 5 0 0 4 4 21 -17 0
New College Swindon 6 0 0 6 3 34 -31 0
 
  1 point deducted for each yellow card - 2 for a yellow issued for dissent, 2 for a double yellow sending off in a game - 4 for a straight red - 10 for a mass melee. Relates to games played in League competition & all Hellenic League Cup games - Not included ; FA Cup; FA Vase; County Cups or any other cup competition.  

 

August Team Of The Month - 6 September

Wantage Town are the Premier Division team of the month for August 2018, along with Almondsbury the team of the month for the combined Division's One East & West.

The points awarded from this season relate to Hellenic League fixtures and Hellenic League Cup games only. A further change is two points are deducted for any C2 (Dissent) yellow card issued to a club.

Voting is made independently by members of Uhlsport Hellenic League committee.

  Performance Table After Points Deducted Performance Table August League & Cup  
 
Premier Division Pts
Wantage Town 13.40
Flackwell Heath 10.67
Reading City 9.80
Ascot United 9.67
Windsor FC 8.80
Brimscombe & Thrupp 8.67
Holmer Green 8.17
Brackley Town Saints 7.50
Lydney Town 6.40
Binfield 5.50
Royal Wootton Bassett 4.83
Tuffley Rovers 4.80
Bishops Cleeve FC 4.50
Longlevens AFC 4.17
Ardley United 3.33
Virginia Water 3.33
Shrivenham 2.17
Abingdon United -0.75
Fairford Town -2.60
Overall P W D L F A GD PTS
Wantage Town 5 5 0 0 17 5 12 15
Reading City 5 4 0 1 15 6 9 12
Flackwell Heath 6 3 3 0 9 4 5 12
Ascot United 6 3 2 1 14 8 6 11
Windsor FC 5 3 1 1 15 9 6 10
Brimscombe & Thrupp 6 3 1 2 9 8 1 10
Holmer Green 6 3 1 2 5 4 1 10
Brackley Town Saints 4 3 0 1 8 4 4 9
Lydney Town 5 2 2 1 9 10 -1 8
Bishops Cleeve FC 6 2 1 3 11 9 2 7
Binfield 4 2 1 1 6 5 1 7
Royal Wootton Bassett 6 2 1 3 15 15 0 7
Longlevens AFC 6 2 1 3 11 12 -1 7
Virginia Water 6 1 3 2 6 8 -2 6
Ardley United 6 2 0 4 10 15 -5 6
Shrivenham 6 1 1 4 5 16 -11 4
Fairford Town 5 0 1 4 8 14 -6 1
Tuffley Rovers 5 0 1 4 4 13 -9 1
Abingdon United 4 0 0 4 0 12 -12 0
 
       
 
One East & West Pts
Almondsbury 6.33
Chalvey Sports 5.67
Easington Sports 5.50
Cirencester Town Dev 5.50
Cheltenham Saracens 5.00
Kidlington Dev 3.67
AFC Aldermaston 3.00
Clanfield (85) 3.00
Malmesbury Victoria 3.00
Wallingford Town 2.00
Holyport 2.00
Penn & Tylers Green 2.00
Thame Rangers 2.00
Wokingham & Emmbrook 2.00
Didcot Town Dev 1.00
Pewsey Vale 0.67
Abingdon Town 0.50
Carterton 0.00
Thornbury Town 0.00
Burnham 0.00
Chinnor -0.50
Tytherington Rocks -0.50
Newent Town -1.00
Woodley United -1.00
Bicester Town -1.00
Milton United -1.50
North Leigh United -1.50
New College Swindon -2.00
Overall P W D L F A GD PTS
Cirencester Town Dev 4 2 1 1 13 4 9 7
Chalvey Sports 3 2 1 0 11 4 7 7
Almondsbury 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 7
Cheltenham Saracens 2 2 0 0 8 1 7 6
Easington Sports 2 2 0 0 8 1 7 6
AFC Aldermaston 2 2 0 0 5 3 2 6
Kidlington Dev 3 1 2 0 7 4 3 5
Malmesbury Victoria 2 1 1 0 15 2 13 4
Thame Rangers 2 1 1 0 5 3 2 4
Clanfield (85) 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 4
Wokingham & Emmbrook 2 1 0 1 6 3 3 3
Abingdon Town 2 1 0 1 8 7 1 3
Wallingford Town 1 1 0 0 5 4 1 3
Holyport 2 1 0 1 4 4 0 3
Didcot Town Dev 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 3
Penn & Tylers Green 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 3
Burnham 3 1 0 2 5 8 -3 3
Newent Town 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Milton United 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1
Chinnor 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
Pewsey Vale 3 0 1 2 0 10 -10 1
Carterton 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
Thornbury Town 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
Woodley United 1 0 0 1 4 6 -2 0
Bicester Town 2 0 0 2 5 10 -5 0
North Leigh United 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0
New College Swindon 2 0 0 2 1 12 -11 0
Tytherington Rocks 2 0 0 2 1 15 -14 0
 
  1 point deducted for each yellow card - 2 for a yellow issued for dissent, 2 for a double yellow sending off in a game - 4 for a straight red - 10 for a mass melee. Relates to games played in League competition & all Hellenic League Cup games - Not included ; FA Cup; FA Vase; County Cups or any other cup competition.  

 

Round Up Compiler - 5 August

The Uhlsport Hellenic League Round-Up compiler has suddenly laid down his pen and stood down. 

As a consequence the Uhlsport Hellenic League require a person who is able to compile a brief write-up of approximately 200-250 words on a Saturday evening and release to the Non League Paper by, at the latest 7.00pm each Saturday evening.

It is possible that the person would also be required to compile a midweek round-up on a Wednesday evening after all matches played Monday to Wednesday evening are completed for posting onto the League website.

Interested persons should contact Brian King, Uhlsport Hellenic League CEO, email ceo@hellenicleague.co.uk at their earliest convenience, with the first submission due to be made on Saturday 18 August.

 

Sin Bins - 9 July

As advised at the Uhlsport Hellenic League Seminar/AGM yesterday the Football Association is extending trial of 'sin bins' in the lower leagues of English football next season with a full implementation from season 2019-2020.

The FA plans to introduce what it calls "temporary dismissals" in England's step seven and the leagues below. They will only apply to yellow cards shown for dissent, and will see players leave the field for 10 minutes. Clubs are normally charged a £10 administration charge for each yellow card but the CFA’s will not be issuing this administration fee for those that participate and will be recompensed financially by the FA.

Representatives of Uhlsport Hellenic League clubs at yesterday’s AGM, took a ‘straw poll’ on introducing this as a trial for the Uhlsport Hellenic League Division Two and Veterans League this season – 2018-2019. The project was warmly received and the vote on the 18/19 introduction was supported by the majority of Division TWO clubs.


 the fa badgeClub Allocations – Steps 5&6, season 2018/19 - 25 May

The FA have released the National League System Club Allocations Steps 5&6 for season 2018/19. The table below shows how it currently features for the Uhlsport Hellenic League.

Coming into the Hellenic are Bishops Cleeve who have been relegated from the Southern League. Holmer Green join the Hellenic Premier Division from the Spartan South Midlands League. In Division One Almondsbury and Malmesbury Victoria move acress from the Western League. There may well be some further changes, if club's appeal against the FA's allocation decision.

Sandhurst Town have been moved back to the Combined Counties League. As previously advised Letcombe, Woodstock Town, Chalfont Wasps and Headington Amateurs will all be playing at Step 7 Level from next season due to the ground grading regulations.

* Club allocations at Step 7 will be discussed week commencing 28 May – note that these are initial views as to where clubs could be placed based purely on postcode.

Premier Division (Step 5)
1 Abingdon United
2 Ardley United HL1W
3 Ascot United
4 Binfield
5 Bishops Cleeve SL1W
6 Brackley Town Saints
7 Brimscombe & Thrupp
8 Fairford Town
9 Flackwell Heath
10 Highmoor Ibis
11 Holmer Green SSMP
12 Longlevens
13 Lydney Town
14 Oxford City Nomads
15 Royal Wootton Bassett
16 Shrivenham HL1W
17 Tuffley Rovers
18 Virgina Water HL1E
19 Wantage Town
20 Windsor
 
One East (Step 6)
1 Abingdon Town HL2E
2 AFC Aldermaston
3 Burnham HLP
4 Chalvey Sports HL2E
5 Chinnor
6 Didcot Town Reserves
7 Henley Town
8 Holyport
9 Milton United
10 Penn & Tylers Green
11 Thame Youth
12 Wallingford Town
13 Wokingham & Emmbrook
14 Woodley United HLP
 
One West (Step 6)
1 Almondsbury WL1
2 Bicester Town HL1E
3 Carterton HL2W
4 Cheltenham Saracens
5 Cirencester Town Dev'
6 Clanfield 85
7 Easington Sports
8 Kidlington Reserves
9 Malmesbury Victoria WL1
10 New College Swindon
11 North Leigh United
12 Pewsey Vale
13 Thornbury Town
14 Tytherington Rocks
    Promoted     Relegated     Lateral Movement  
  HLP Hellenic Premier HL1E Hellenic 1 East HL1E Hellenic 1 East SSMP Spartan South Midlands WL1 Western League  
 
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