The season may have come to an sudden end and all results expunged but games did take place and plenty of teams had a year to remember. Here we look back at some of the sides that had an impressive First Division campaign.
SC Thamesmead sat in 4th place and were one of 7 teams in the hunt for one of the 4 promotion places on offer when the season was brought to an early end. 4 of those sides were level on the same points, including Thamesmead, showing that we were unfortunately denied what would have been a thrilling and decisive end to the campaign.
SC Thamesmead had 6 games to play and had a Points Per Game average of 1.73 which, had it continued to the end, would have seen them finish on around 55 points. That would have seen them miss out on a top 4 place so they were looking at winning all of their remaining games to have a chance of making the step up to the Division above.
FC Elmstead, Stansfeld, Kennington, Greenways, Forest Hill Park, Holmesdale
6 games left – 4 against promotion rivals.
The fact that SC Thamesmead had 4 games against other teams around them really would have made it interesting as did their impressive goal difference.
5-1 Lydd Town
2-0 Rochester Utd
5-2 Bridon Ropes
4-0 Snodland Town
4-0 Bridon Ropes
League Defeats x7
2-1 Rochester Utd (A)
2-1 Kent Football Utd (H)
6-1 Rusthall (A)
2-1 Snodland Town (A)
2-0 Sutton Athletic (A)
1-0 Holmesdale (A)
2-1 Lewisham Boro (H)
They failed to hit the net in just 2 games and had 16 players score for them in league action. Within their midst they had the top scorer in the Division in Tim Beckford who netted 20 League goals plus 7 more in the Cups.
Top League Scorers
Tim Beckford – 20
Danny Edwards – 7
Chris Hubbard – 6
Aaron Jeffrey – 5
It was a huge shame that the enforced early end to the season denied us of a thrilling promotion race in the First Division. SC Thamesmead were right in the mix for the honours and had been in great form over the past few months. All involved at the club should be extremely proud of their efforts throughout the year and hopefully take inspiration from it by the time the next season comes around.
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