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Club by Club: 2011-2012 Review

Woking

F.A Cup 4th Qualifying Round County Cup Winners
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 19 – Giuseppe Sole

The Cards enjoyed an exceptional season winning the Conference South by nine points. Having gone 17 matches unbeaten from 10 September 2011 to 1 January 2012, including six away wins on the spin many tipped Garry Hill’s side to win the title by early March. However the Surrey club were pushed until the final two weeks of the season.

Woking players celebrate a title winning season

During January and February Woking showed signs of dropping points but then came Giuseppe Sole. The striker netted in the final 12 matches amassing 15 goals, the most prolific spell of any Conference South player this season.

Deservedly the Surrey club lifted the trophy with consistent performances and the best away record, equalling Grays Athletic’s Conference South record of 15 away victories in 2004-05. At home they matched the number of wins whilst having the tightest defence conceding just 18.

Up front Garry Hill’s squad scored 92 goals, 49 as visitors. Four players scored over ten goals with Giuseppe Sole top scoring with 19, Paris Cowan-Hall found the net 14 times, Moses Ademola scored 13 and the experienced Elvis Hammond netted ten.

At the back The Cards kept the most number of clean sheets with 16, nine away from home.  Their efficiency in attack and solidity in defence resulted in the best goal difference of +51 and best away goal difference of +26.

To add to the league title Woking also took home the Surrey Senior Cup defeating Sutton United 3-1 in the final.

Did you know…

Woking scored 17 league goals between 31-45 minutes the most during this period of the game.

The Cards scored 47 first half goals more than any other Conference South club this season.

Dartford

F.A Cup 3rd Qualifying Round County Cup Runners Up
F.A Trophy Third Round Top Scorer 15 – Danny Harris

Dartford finished nine points behind the league champions but justice was done in the playoffs as the runners up earned promotion. Lee Noble may go down in Dartford history for netting the playoff winner against Welling United but excellent form at Princes Park, where they won 15 games, contributed to their return to the top flight of non-league football for the first time in 26 years.

Elliot Bradbrook lifts the playoff trophy for The Darts

Despite the loss of last season’s top scorer Charlie Sheringham, The Darts did not struggle for goals scoring in 90% of league games and all but one match at home.  Princes Park witnessed 52 goals, the highest home total of this campaign.

Tony Burman’s side ended up the best home team of 2011/12 winning eight in a row from 2 January 2012 to 31 March 2012, the start of that run included three consecutive clean sheets.  At home The Darts had the best goal difference of +33 and conceded the fewest goals (40) home and away.

Danny Harris top scored with 15 and was aided by the midfield support from Captain Elliot Bradbrook who netted 14. Charlie Sheringham managed 11 goals with his replacement Jacob Erskine matching the AFC Bournemouth striker. In the second half of the season loan signings Conor Essam then Luke Wilkinson complimented an ever present Adam Green, Tom Bonner and Lee Burns in defence as Burman tightened his defence.

For all the good work at home, Dartford had the second best away record which the club would have settled for at the start of the season when the playoffs were targeted. Tony Burman’s men accrued nine fewer points than Woking on their travels, those nine points turned out to be crucial.

Did you know…

Dartford scored in 21 consecutive games from 29 August 2012 to 28 January 2012.

The Darts scored 18 goals between 16-30 minutes and 52 second half goals, the most during these periods of the game.

Welling United

F.A Cup 2nd Qualifying Round County Cup Quarter Final
F.A Trophy First Round Top Scorer 16 – Andrew Pugh

Jamie Day has worked wonders against financial difficulties but his side fell short losing the playoff final. Even still The Wings continue to impress on the field and their performances at Park View Road where they went 19 games unbeaten helping the Kent club counteract an inconsistent away record.

Andy Pugh top scored despite leaving the club

Welling United were challenging for automatic promotion during parts of the season and topped the Conference South at the early stages thanks to an opening day draw followed by six consecutive wins.

Andy Pugh left in January and he still finished the clubs top scorer. Although Jamie Day couldn’t find a prolific replacement, Loick Pires waded in with a dozen goals and Luis Cumbers netted 11.

The Wings stopped conceding goals in the second half of the season as they dried up at the other end. From 20 March 2012 to 14 April 2012 Welling did not concede a goal in 533 minutes of football and ended their away form with four clean sheets in a row.

During the whole season at home the Kent club kept the most home clean sheets (8) and conceded the fewest times joint with Woking (18).

Did you know…

The Wings scored 21 goals between 61-75 minutes the most during this period of the game.

Sutton United

F.A Cup 2nd Round County Cup Runners Up
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 16 – Craig Watkins

Sutton United can be proud of their first season back in the Conference South. The Surrey club erased memories of their last campaign at this level when they were relegated with just five wins.

The U's take on Nott's County in the F.A Cup

Paul Doswell’s experiences at Eastleigh helped The U’s to promotion last season and a playoff spot this time round. Unfortunately they missed out on a playoff off final showdown when they lost to Welling United 2-1 on aggregate.

Defensively The U’s were as good as any team keeping an impressive 16 clean sheets equal with champions Woking. Like the champion nine of those shut outs happened away from Ganders Green Lane.

Paul Doswell’s side were difficult to beat in general losing just eight times and drawing 14 including 8 on their travels. The U’s played decent football, even when losing Doswell would continue with his philosophy proven by a 5-0 defeat to Woking and 6-1 loss at Dartford.

Sutton United have good foundations to build on next season with reliable striker Craig Watkins and midfielder Harry Beautyman. The Surrey side also reached the second round of the F.A Cup losing to Nott’s County 2-0 and finished runners up in the Surrey Senior Cup.

Did you know…

In their last 42 home league games The U’s have won 29, drawn 10, lost 3, scored 87, conceded 40.

Basingstoke Town

F.A Cup 1st Round County Cup 3rd Round
F.A Trophy 2nd Round Top Scorer 14 – Delano Sam-Yorke

The Stokes gate crashed the playoffs and entered the season finale in their best form. Basingstoke Town were going steady in fifth spot in the opening ten fixtures but their mid-season slump saw them laying in tenth at the start of February.

The Camrose fills up before a Conference South fixture

Frank Gray was sacked by Chairman Rafi Razzak on 20 February 2012 and in came Academy Manager Jason Bristow. The new boss experienced mixed results in his first five games but then everything on the field clicked. Four straight wins either side the loss at home to Woking earned the Hampshire club 24 points from 27 available.

The Stokes made it to the playoffs in the final week of the season. An eighth win in nine against Hampton and Richmond put them ahead of Chelmsford City. On the final day a goalless draw was enough to stave off The Clarets.

Basingstoke Town could not overcome playoff winners Dartford in the semi-final going down 3-1 on aggregate. The Hampshire club did reach the first round of the F.A Cup when they fell to a solitary Brentford goal. All in all, a great season for The Stokes.

Did you know…

The Stoke scored 18 goals between 16-30 minutes the most during this period of the game.

Chelmsford City

F.A Cup 2nd Round County Cup 4th Round
F.A Trophy 1st Round Top Scorer 11 – Dave Rainford

Playoff losers in the past two seasons The Clarets missed out this time round. Chelmsford City are guaranteed to be challenging the top five and will be disappointed not to have finished in the playoffs.

Dave Rainford top scored for The Clarets from midfield

Glenn Pennyfather’s squad excelled away from the Melbourne Stadium and went 14 away matches without defeat, a Conference South record. In addition to this they conceded just 19 times on the road.

At the same time Woking were unbeaten from 10 September 2011 to 1 January 2012 Chelmsford City were also racking up an incredible 17 games without defeat. In fact the Essex club looked a certainty for at least a playoff spot.

The excellent form carried over to the F.A Cup when they reached the second round. Macclesfield Town needed two attempts to knock out The Clarets eventually prevailing in a 1-0 win.

Chelmsford City were a tough nut to crack, not only did they draw the most away games (8), suffer the least away defeats (3), kept the most clean sheets at home (8), they never lost by more than a goal.

The wheels started to fall off at the beginning of 2012 and completely came off by March. Glenn Pennyfather managed just three victories from March in the final dozen fixtures in a disappointing finish.

Did you know…

The Clarets are one of five teams who managed to keep 3 consecutive home clean sheets.

Chelmsford are one of 12 teams who failed to score in 3 consecutive games.

The Clarets scored 19 goals between 0-15 minutes the most during this period of the game.

Dover Athletic

F.A Cup 4th Qualifying Round County Cup Quarter Final
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 15 – Billy Bricknell

It is safe to say that Dover Athletic had an inconsistent season which has left supporters slightly frustrated. Martin Hayes was expected to get the Kent club to the playoffs at least.

Ex Dart loanee George Purcell

By September Hayes was gone and Chairman Jim Parmenter appointed Nicky Forster. Although The Whites barely lost games they failed to pick up wins as well. At The Crabble they equalled the Conference South record for most consecutive home draws set by Bognor Regis Town in 2005-06 and Bromley in 2010-11.

In all fairness if Dover converted some of the 15 draws into wins they would have made the top five. The reason the club did not achieve more three point hauls were down to the failure to score at home on nine occasions, including a run of four consecutive games.

Nicky Forster’s side were better away from The Crabble, maybe due to the supporter’s expectations. Only three teams topped Dover’s away record and so they will try again next season.

Did you know…

Billy Bricknell and George Purcell scored 43.5% of Dover’s league goals this season, netting 27 between them.

Boreham Wood

F.A Cup 2nd Qualifying Round County Cup 2nd Round
F.A Trophy 1st Round Top Scorer 12 – David Bryant

Ian Allinson continues to work wonders at the Hertfordshire club. On one of the lowest budgets The Wood rely on loan signings and for the second successive season achieved their highest ever finish.

Ian Allinson

At Meadow Park they guaranteed goals scoring in 20 consecutive home matches, only Havant and Waterlooville on the opening day stopped Boreham Wood.

It took a 3-1 win versus Dartford in October to kick start a floundering start to the season, prior the match they had only recorded two victories. Ian Allinson’s side went on a six match winning streak before showing typical mid-table form.

The Wood ended in a comfortable eighth place but it will be difficult to repeat this season’s success with a small budget and the lowest average attendance of 243, but when has that stopped the Hertfordshire club.

Did you know…

Boreham Wood had 23 different goal scorers, the most by any Conference South club this season.

Tonbridge Angels

F.A Cup 2nd Qualifying Round County Cup Quarter Final
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 29 – Frannie Collin

The Angels enjoyed a pleasing debut season in the Conference South having won promotion via the playoffs last season.

Frannie Collin the Conference South's top goal scorer

Tommy Warrilow can thank the scoring prowess of Frannie Collin who ended up with the Conference South golden boot. Collin netted 29 times for the Kent club and was the only Angels player to reach double figures.

The Angels played a more open game at Longmead and at their home ground 75 goals were scored for and against, more than any other venue. The club seemed to be more cautious on their travels picking up 8 draws and only once did they win by more than a goal.

One of Tonbridge’s strengths was to never give up; they scored 24 goals in the final 15 minutes of games. However, The Angels made it difficult for themselves by letting in 20 goals in the opening quarter of an hour of their matches, more than any other Conference South club.

Did you know…

Frannie Collin scored 41.43% of Tonbridge’s goals – the highest ratio by any Conference South player in 2011/12.

Salisbury City

F.A Cup 3rd Round County Cup Finalist – to be played
F.A Trophy 2nd Round Top Scorer 10 – Marvin Williams

Salisbury City also achieved Conference South football via the playoffs but they have far more experience this level. Demoted to the Southern League from the Conference Premier in 2010 the Wiltshire club have started to rebuild.

Salisbury City: Raymond McEnhill Stadium

Darrel Clarke led The Whites to a top ten finish in their first season back at this level closing the season with four straight wins. A poor middle patch of the season between September and February prevented Salisbury pushing for the playoffs but overall a steady league season ensures another crack at step two next campaign.

The Whites had the most average record winning the same amount as losing with a goal difference of +1. To sum 2011-12 they drew five consecutive away games, a Conference South record, amassed the most away draws (8) and the most consecutive draws home and away (4).

In the cups the club performed admirably reaching the second round of the F.A Trophy, the final of the county cup (yet to be played) and impressively mixed with the big boys in the F.A Cup. Arlesey Town were beaten in round one then Grimsby Town were defeated in a dramatic replay ending 3-2. In round three The Whites drew out Sheffield United at Bramall Lane losing 3-1.

Did you know…

Salisbury City will take on Swindon Supermarine in the Wiltshire Premier Shield Final.

Dorchester Town

F.A Cup 2nd Qualifying Round County Cup Winners
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 8 – Ashley Nicholls

Dorchester Town finished in their highest position since 2006 which was a brilliant achievement for current boss Alan Knight. The former Portsmouth goalkeeper steered The Magpies to a respectable eleventh.

Alan Knight led The Magpies to cup victory

Former boss Ashley Vickers tenure ended in October and after 15 matches the club were seventeenth and looking set to repeat last season’s relegation battle.

Alan Knight made the squad more solid and after The Magpies drew their first game of the season on match 17, the side kept four straight clean sheets. Away from The Avenue Stadium the defence racked up nine clean sheets.

Down the other end of the field goals were difficult to come by with their top scorer Ashley Nicholls netting just eight. Prior an end of season mini slump Alan Knight was defeated only twice in seventeen. The Magpies did end up with some silverware beating Weymouth 6-2 in the Dorset Senior Cup.

Did you know…

Dorchester Town scored 9 penalties in the Conference South this season, the most goals from the spot this season.

Eastleigh

F.A Cup 3rd Qualifying Round County Cup Winners
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 10 – Bradley Bubb

After six seasons in the Conference South, The Spitfires went full time in the summer and at the early stages of the season looked like they had made a mistake. The idea was to have younger players on full time contracts so the squad could gel over time.

Bradley Bubb top scored

Eastleigh showed their potential in fits and starts, after three fixtures The Spitfires were bottom but peaked at the end of February as they reached sixth. At home they were excellent until there was nothing to play for, Ian Baird’s squad put in an 11 match unbeaten run to propel the club up the table to finish twelfth, not quite what they hoped for but the squad has time.

 

The issue facing the Hampshire club is their inability to perform away from the Silverlake Stadium and finish in front of goal. Twice Eastleigh failed to score in an away match in four consecutive attempts. Furthermore they recorded the most blanks in the season (17) with 12 of them on the road.

Did you know…

Eastleigh won the Hampshire County Senior Cup beating AFC Totton 2-0 in a final which trialled goal line technology.

Weston Super-Mare

F.A Cup 4th Qualifying Round County Cup Winners
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 15 – Sahr Kabba

Craig Laird showed his faith in his players by keeping most of last season’s squad together. After four years fighting down the wrong end of the table Laird has managed a second mid-table finish in a row.

Nat Pepperall chipped in with ten goals

Stability in Somerset was really achieved in the first half of the season as The Seagulls flirted with the idea of reaching the playoffs. By mid-January Weston Super-Mare hit the heights of sixth place which had supporters dreaming of what could have been.

 

A run of seven straight defeats which included five blanks in front of goal, a solitary win, then a poor haul of four points from 24 saw The Seagulls slump down the pecking order into thirteenth. A county cup victory put the gloss on a floundering second half of the season but at least all the good work was already completed.

Did you know…

Weston Super Mare beat Clevedon 2-1 in the Somerset Premier Cup to retain their title after defeating Yeovil Town 1-0 last season

Truro City

F.A Cup 3rd Qualifying Round County Cup Quarter Final
F.A Trophy 1st Round Top Scorer 13 – Scott Walker

A testing season for the rise and rise of Truro City because the Conference South has been a baptism of fire after a recording five promotions in six years, to go with a F.A Vase victory in 2007.

Treyew Road: home of Truro City

Manager Lee Hodges has not only had to put up with rumours of Plymouth Argyle’s apparent interest in his Chairman Kevin Heaney but also the clubs legal wrangling over unpaid tax. The rumours were dismissed whilst the tax bill was settled and so a debut season in the Conference South turned out satisfactory.

 

The White Tigers were quick out of the blocks almost leading the table after three games. Thereafter supporters didn’t know what side would turn up, the team that thrashed Farnborough 8-2 the highest score of the Conference South season or the players that lost 5-2 to Basingstoke Town a fortnight earlier.

One thing for sure is goals were guaranteed when the Cornwall club took to the field. Lee Hodges’ defence conceded 80 times, only Thurrock shipped in more. The White Tigers conceded in 37 matches and whilst they let in goals on 19 occasions on the road they scored in 20 of them, including finding the net in 16 consecutive away games.

This season has left some fans wondering if the club have peaked especially with the off field concerns but at least the supporters have been entertained.

Did you know…

Truro City scored 9 from the penalty spot, the most in the Conference South this season along with Dorchester Town.

The Cornwall side conceded 45 second half goals, the most by any club this season in the league.

Staines Town

F.A Cup 4th Qualifying Round County Cup 2nd Round
F.A Trophy 2nd Round Top Scorer 9 – David Wheeler and Ali Chaaban

Staines Town finished fifteenth for the second year running. Last season they looked comfortable until they ended the campaign with six straight defeats and a final day draw. That type of form continued this season in Steve Cordery’s ninth and final year in charge.

Steve Cordery's final season

The Swans won two of their first 18 fixtures and up until the turn of the year looked certainties for the drop. The Middlesex club failed to keep a clean sheet and in their 23rd game faced high flying Woking. Staines Town caused an upset and won 1-0, two weeks later they repeated the score line at Chelmsford City. Perhaps this gave the squad the belief as points started to add up.

 

Steve Cordery will not be at Wheatsheaf Park next season, instead The Swans will be under the stewardship of former Wimbledon midfielder Marcus Gayle. Next season they will be hoping for a steadier campaign.

Did you know…

The Swans went 19 games without a home clean sheet and 11 without an away clean sheet.

Staines kept just one clean sheet at Wheatsheaf Park and that was in their penultimate home match.

Farnborough

F.A Cup 2nd Qualifying Round County Cup 2nd Round
F.A Trophy 1st Round Top Scorer 12 – Reece Connolly

For a side that finished sixteenth, The Boro had some ups and downs in the Conference South this season. Another Hampshire club who went full time in the summer hoped to capitalise on last year’s runners up spot and push for the Conference Premier.

Spencer Day stopped the rot

Steve King was replaced by Garry Haylock and whilst the first eight games were steady Farnborough went nine matches without a win including a run of seven straight defeats, five at home as well as two absolute beatings within four days. After losing 8-2 at Truro City they were defeated 5-0 at Havant and Waterlooville, the club looked doomed.

 

Garry Haylock was sacked and Spencer Day appointed. The new boss recruited from his old club Chertsey Town and within a few weeks turned results around.  A run of six consecutive wins lifted the club up the table then two victories in the last ten saw them drop again. To cap off a topsy-turvy season the club were deducted five points for financial irregularities costing them two places.

Did you know…

The Boro did not manage a single draw at home, only Histon have gone a whole Conference South season without a draw in 2006-07.

Farnborough conceded 18 goals between 32-45 minutes and 45 times in the first half more than any other club.

The Hampshire side lost 12 times at Cherrywood Road the most home defeats in the league by any club.

Bromley

F.A Cup 1st Round County Cup 2nd Round
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 13 – Hakeem Araba

A familiar tale for Bromley occurred when Hayden Bird resigned in the summer. Mark Goldberg returned for a third spell at the Kent club this time coinciding with new Chairman Ashley Reading taking over.

Hayes Lane: Home of Bromley FC

Up until October, The Lillywhites were inconsistent to say the least but eventually consistency settled in albeit the wrong type. Bromley went on a disastrous 14 match streak without victory picking up a meagre five points and so a relegation battle ensued.

 

At Hayes Lane they drew ten times and kept eight clean sheets, hardly a place if you wanted to see goals, the fewest at any venue this season. However it was their solidity which steered them to safety because from 21 January 2012 they won five, drew nine and lost just three.

The clubs highlight of the season was reaching the F.A Cup first round where they went out at Leyton Orient.

Did you know…

Bromley had the lowest average attendance of 483 out of the Kent clubs.

Eastbourne Borough

F.A Cup 4th Qualifying Round County Cup Semi Final
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 11 – Ben Watson

Another club whose inconsistency ran up until October until their form took a turn for the worst. Sitting in mid-table The Sports embarked on a run of one win in 14 up to the end of January.

The Sports finished eighteenth

Garry Hill was sacked and along came former Southampton midfielder Tommy Widdrington. The Sussex club were left repairing a poor first half of the season to avoid a relegation tussle.

With wintry conditions halting much of the football played in February the following month was the most productive points wise. It was this form that kept The Sports from potential drama at the wrong end of the table although they tried their best.

 

In the final seven games they lost six and failed to score in four of them. Not quite the return to the Conference South expected by Eastbourne Borough fans.

Did you know…

The Sports conceded 18 goals between 45-60 minutes, the most by any club during this period.

Havant and Waterlooville

F.A Cup 3rd Qualifying Round County Cup Semi Final
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 13 – Ollie Palmer

Havant and Waterlooville were involved in the most dramatic of endings to a Conference South season to survive on the final day. Entering their final match at home to Staines Town, The Hawks sat above Maidenhead United by a point.

The sun shined on Westleigh Park on the final day

After twenty minutes the Hampshire side looked in severe danger when news filtered through to Westleigh Park that Alex Wall and Reece Tison-Lascaris put Maidenhead two up against Eastleigh. To make matters worse Ali Chaaban scored for Staines Town as well.

Typical of the afternoon Havant and Waterlooville equalised courtesy of Scott Jones but straight from kick off Kyle Vassell had Staines back in front. Afterwards it looked like nothing would go right for Havant and Waterlooville when Christian Nanneti missed a penalty and so as it stood Maidenhead United were in the driving seat.

In the space of two minutes a glimmer of hope shone on Westleigh Park when Ollie Palmer equalised. A minute earlier Eastleigh’s Lee Peacock and pulled a goal back at York Road. Seven goals and a missed penalty in the first half meant the scores were Havant and Waterlooville 2 Staines Town 2 and Maidenhead United 2 Eastleigh 1.

If you thought the first half was enthralling then think again. With half an hour played the tides turned swiftly within four minutes. Eastleigh went in front with goals from Sam Wilson and Mitchell Nelson only for Tison-Lascaris to net one for Maidenhead United two minutes later, Maidenhead were all level but The Hawks were safe.

Incredibly in injury time, Staines Town fans started to taunt their opposition with news of a Paul Semakula goal to put Maidenhead United 4-3 up. The Hawks applied more and more pressure and with the last kick of the season an unlikely winner was struck by Joe Dolan, The Hawks stayed up.

Did you know…

Havant and Waterlooville conceded 18 goals between 45-60 minutes, the most in the Conference South during this period of the match.

Maidenhead United

F.A Cup 1st Round County Cup Semi Final
F.A Trophy 1st Round Top Scorer 10 – Alex Wall

Maidenhead United didn’t start too bad this campaign winning five of their first nine. Then the bad habits come back from last season in an atrocious winter.

The Magpies look down and out

Between mid-September and mid-December The Magpies picked up two points from 36, including a run of seven straight defeats and six consecutive away from home.

At home the Berkshire club had the worst defence conceding 41 times. Although form picked up after the terrible mid-season run Maidenhead United went on to lose one in eight, the final stretch put the club in a precarious position.

The heart-breaking end to the season serves as a warning to the club who were reprieved following the demise of Kettering Town and Darlington in the Conference Premier. They won’t want to go this close to relegation next time.

Did you know…

Maidenhead United went 14 matches without an away draw, the longest sequence in the Conference South this season.

The Magpies also conceded 18 goals between 16-30 minutes and between 61-75 minutes, the most during these periods.

Hampton and Richmond

F.A Cup 2nd Qualifying Round County Cup Winners
F.A Trophy 3rd Round Top Scorer 10 – Dave Tarpey

Hampton and Richmond will be plying their trade in the Isthmian Premier League next season because they never got going this season.

Jacob Erskine: Now at The Darts

The Middlesex outfit spent one week out of the bottom five and that was after the opening day of the season. In fact after 33 of their 42 matches they were in the relegation zone.

It took Hampton and Richmond ten attempts to record their first victory and a lack of fire power hindered their chances of survival. When Jacob Erskine left for playoff winners Dartford the task became harder.

Their downfall was really on their own patch where they won just three matches. Away from The Beveree Stadium an average record of tenth best in the Conference South was not quite enough.

Did you know…

Hampton and Richmond conceded in 37 out of 42 games, the most amount of games conceded in.

The Beavers scored 17 goals between 46-30 minutes, the most by any of the Conference South club this season during this period.

Thurrock

F.A Cup 3rd Qualifying Round County Cup 3rd Round
F.A Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round Top Scorer 10 – Lee Boylan

Thurrock were given a second bite of the cherry when they were reprieved last season and may have been better off in the Isthmian Premier.

Ship Lane will be hosting Isthmian Premier games next season

The Fleet set or equalled three unwanted Conference South records. The Essex club went 16 matches without a win, recorded the fewest number of victories in total and at home. Ship Lane didn’t welcome a triumph for six months going 17 without a win.

At home they failed to score in nine games, suffered 12 loses, scored a meagre 13 goals and had a goal difference of -23. Away, they went 12 without a win, 11 without a clean sheet, suffered 14 loses, netted just 20 times and conceded 40, ending up on a goal difference of -28. All of which were the worst records in the league during the 2011-12 season.

To compound the clubs misery The Fleet failed to score in 17 matches, had the worst attack scoring 33 (the least), conceded 84 (the most) and ended with a goal difference of -51. It’s safe to say that Thurrock didn’t enjoy the Conference South this time round.

Did you know…

Thurrock conceded 18 goals between 16-30 minutes and 22 goals between 76-60 minutes, the most during these periods.

 


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