Bleak season for ex Isthmians
Looking at the various tables in England yesterday I notice that, if Wycombe go down to the Conference, then every division from the Championship to Conference North and South will have at least one relatively recent former Isthmian League club relegated. The sorry list is as follows:
Championship - Yeovil (went up 1997)
League 1 - Stevenage (went up 1994)
League 2 - Wycombe (went up 1987)
Conference Premier - Dartford (went up 2010)
Conference North - Oxford City (went down 1997 - bounced back through Southern League)
Conference South - Hayes & Yeading (both Isthmian pre-merger, Hayes up 1996, Yeading 2005), Tonbridge Angels (up 2011)
In their final game Wycombe must win at relegated Torquay and hope that Bristol Rovers and Northampton lose at home to mid table Mansfield and playoff chasing Oxford, respectively. In Wycombe’s defeat at home to Bristol Rovers last Saturday, Junior Morais came off the bench for the last seven minutes, while Charlie Horlock was the unused sub goalie.
Finally, AFC Wimbledon have again been deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player, this time Jake Nicholson, a former Spurs player, who had one Europa League appearance to his name, before he spent a few months at Morton. In 2006-07, the AFC Dons signed Jermaine Darlington from Cardiff City and were punished with a three-point deduction as well (only back then they had amassed 18 points when he played).
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