East Midlands Counties Football League

The East Midlands Counties Football League is an English football league that was founded in 2008. The league has one division, which stands at the tenth level of the football pyramid.

East Midlands Counties Football League
Founded2008
CountryEngland
Number of teams19
Level on pyramid10
Promotion toMidland League Premier Division
Northern Counties East League Premier Division
United Counties League Premier Division
Relegation toCentral Midlands League South Division
Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division
Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division
Domestic cup(s)National
FA Cup
FA Vase
League
League Cup
Current championsSelston
(2018–19)
WebsiteOfficial site
2019–20

History

The league was formed in 2008, drawing clubs from the Northern Counties East League (2), Central Midlands League (8) and Leicestershire Senior League (8) to create a division at level 10 of the English football league system.

On 15 May 2008 The FA Leagues Committee placed the new league at Step 6 in the National League System.[1] Eighteen clubs were invited to form the new league;

The league has provided a pathway for successful clubs to higher grade football, with clubs moving up to the Midland League Premier Division, Northern Counties East League Premier Division and United Counties League Premier Division - each at step 9 of the system.

It was not until 2017 that clubs were relegated from the competition - into the Central Midlands League and Leicestershire Senior League.

The competition has several feeder leagues at level 11 of the pyramid:

Clubs are also liable to be transferred to other leagues if the FA deems it geographically suitable to do so.

Current clubs (2019-20)

Honours

Champions

Season
2008–09Kirby Muxloe
2009–10Dunkirk
2010–11Gresley
2011–12Heanor Town
2012–13Basford United
2013–14Thurnby Nirvana
2014–15Bardon Hill
2015–16St Andrews
2016–17West Bridgford
2017-18Dunkirk
2018-19Selston
Season Club Position Promoted to
2008–09Kirby Muxloe1stMidland Alliance
2009–10Dunkirk1stMidland Alliance
2010–11Gresley1stMidland Alliance
2011–12Heanor Town1stNorthern Counties East League Premier Division
2012–13Basford United1stNorthern Counties East League Premier Division
2013–14Thurnby Nirvana1stUnited Counties League Premier Division
2014–15Bardon Hill1stMidland League Premier Division
2015–16St Andrews1stMidland League Premier Division
2016–17South Normanton Athletic2ndMidland League Premier Division
2017–18Dunkirk1stMidland League Premier Division
2018–19Selston
Newark Flowserve
1st
2nd
Midland League Premier Division

League Cup

The league also runs the East Midlands Counties League Cup, which is contested by every club in the league.

Finals

Season Winner Result Runner-up Venue
2008–09 Borrowash Victoria 1 – 0 Holbrook Miners Welfare Welby Road, Holwell Sports F.C.
2009–10 Gedling Town 2 - 1* Dunkirk Borrowash Road, Borrowash Victoria F.C.
2010–11 Thurnby Nirvana 4 - 2 Holbrook Sports Moat Ground, Gresley F.C.
2011–12 Borrowash Victoria 1 - 0 Radcliffe Olympic Riverside Park, Barrow Town F.C.
2012–13 Basford United 2 - 0 Graham Street Prims Borrowash Road, Borrowash Victoria F.C.
2013–14 Graham Street Prims 4 - 2 Sutton Town AFC Bardon Close, Bardon Hill F.C.
2014–15 South Normanton Athletic 1 - 1* (5-4)(p) Radcliffe Olympic Plains Road, Gedling Miners Welfare F.C.
2015–16 Aylestone Park 2 - 1 South Normanton Athletic Riverside Park, Barrow Town F.C.
2016–17 Dunkirk 2 - 1 Ashby Ivanhoe Cropston Road, Anstey Nomads F.C.
2017–18 Radford 6 - 0 Anstey Nomads Coronation Park, Eastwood Community F.C.
2018–19 Newark Flowserve 0 - 0* (4-1)(p) Clifton All Whites Lido Ground, Clipstone F.C.
  • * Result after extra-time

References

  1. National League structure The FA, 15 May 2008
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