PPG for Step 6

PPG for Step 6

Step 6 Promotion Guidelines

At the end of this Season 28 Teams across the 19 Step 6 Divisions will be promoted to Step 5

This will comprise of each League winner plus the 9 best second Placed Team based on their Points Per Game totals.

Below we will track the current standings to see if our second placed SCEFL Division One side would claim a promotion place

Latest Update 15th April 2019

As we can see we have some improvements to be made if we are to see two sides make the step up as we once again see how strong the SCEFL is throughout compared to other Leagues across the country.

At the end of the Regular Playing Season the Clubs in the bottom two positions of each of the nineteen Step 6 divisions will be liable to relegation.

No more than 38 Clubs will be promoted from Step 7. Where the eligible Clubs count does not reach 38 in number, reprieves of Step 6 Clubs shall come into effect on a points per game basis. For example, if 34 teams come up from Step 7 instead of the maximum of 38, then the 4 clubs with the best PPG averages will be reprieved.

Below is a spreadsheet showing current PPG totals for Step 6 sides across the country.

Latest Update - 15th April 2019

Here is a summary of the current Promotion and Relegation picture involving the teams in our Premier and First Divisions.

Last update - Monday 15th April

Premier Division - Promotion

Quite simply, only the title winners get promoted and with less than two weeks to go there are 4 teams in the hunt for this prize. Corinthian are in the driving seat but there are sure to be lots of twists and turns to come before the Season ends on the 27th April.


Team xxxxxxxxxxx Playedxx Points xx GD
Corinthian 35 84 +49
Cray Valley PM 35 82 +64
Fisher 35 78 +43
Chatham Townx 35 76 +55

Remaining Games

Corinthian - Deal (H), Fisher (A), Bearsted (H)

Fisher - K Sports (A), Corinthian (H), Chatham Town (A)

Cray Valley PM - Chatham Town (A), Croydon (H), Canterbury (A)

Chatham Town - Cray Valley (H), Bearsted (A), Fisher (H)

Premier Division - Relegation

Two sides will get relegated from the Premier Division this Season. One will be Croydon, but who will be joining them on their journey to Step 6?


Team xxxxxxxxxxx Playedxx Points xx GD
Hollands & Blair 35 29 -25
Punjab United 34 25 -22
Rusthall 35 22 -54
Croydon (R)x( 35

Remaining Games

Hollands & Blair - Rusthall (H), Punjab Utd(A), Erith Town (H)

Punjab United - Canterbury (H), AFC Croydon (A), Hollands & Blair (H), Croydon (A)

Rusthall - Hollands & Blair (A), Glebe (H), Sheppey Utd (A)

Croydon - Crowborough Ath (H), Cray Valley (A), Punjab Utd (H)

First Division - Promotion

The Title winners will be promoted to Step 5 alongside the second placed team as long as their Points Per Game average is in the top 9 of the 19 second placed finishers in the Step 6 Leagues across the country. Teams folding higher up in the pyramid will see this number increase so the FA will confirm the successful sides after the season has ended. Our own updated spreadsheet trying to explain it all further can be viewed here which currently shows that there could be an issue for us with our League being so competitive and tight.
Bridon Ropes have just taken over at the top after Welling Town had led all season. Will it remain that way or will there be more twists and turns to come?


Team xxxxxxxxxxx Playedxx Points xx GD
Bridon Ropes 31 69 +49
Welling Town 31 69 +36
Erith & Belvedere 31 68 +48
31 65 +43
Sutton Athletic 31 61 +36

Remaining Games

Welling Town - Kent Football Utd (A), Meridian VP (H), Lydd Town (A)

Bridon Ropes - Forest Hill Park (A), Holmesdale (H), Sutton Ath (A)

Erith & Belvedere - SC Thamesmead (A), Sutton Ath (H), Snodland Town (A)

Kennington - Sutton Athletic (A), Greenways (H), SC Thamesmead (A)

Sutton Athletic - Kennington (H), Erith & Belvedere (A), Bridon Ropes (H)

First Division - Relegation

The bottom two teams will be up for relegation from the First Division. Teams could potentially survive if there are not enough sides coming up from Step 7 to take their place. Once again Points Per Game decides this and the current spreadsheet can be found here. Whatever happens, the aim has to be to not finish 17th or 18th.
The relegation battle currently appears to be between three teams.
The situation has been made more complicated by the withdrawal of Phoenix Sports Reserves for next season but that may not mean a reprieve for any team in the bottom two so finish 16th or higher if you want to stay safe!


Team xxxxxxxxxxx Playedxx Points xx GD
Rochester Utd 30 24 -38
Phoenix Reserves 30 23 -33
Meridian VP 31 21 -60

Remaining Games

Phoenix Sports Res. - Kennington (H), Greenways (A), Kent Football Utd (H), Rochester Utd (A)

Rochester United - Lewisham Boro (A), Stansfeld (H), FC Elmstead (A), Phoenix Sports Res (H)

Meridian VP - Snodland Town (H), Welling Town (A), Stansfeld (H)

I will keep this article here and update it as games get played so we are all informed of the complicated Promotion and Relegation scene across the SCEFL!

- Full Promotion and Relegation guidelines are here -

With thanks to Alan Heath for the updated spreadsheets!