2005–06 Wessex Football League

Wessex Football League
Season 2005–06
Champions Winchester City

The 2005–06 Wessex Football League was the 20th season of the Wessex Football League. The league champions for the second time in their history were Winchester City, who were promoted to the Southern League along with runners-up Thatcham Town and third-placed Andover. The extra promotions were because of the pyramid reorganisations that took place in 2006.

There was a full programme of promotion and relegation between the three Wessex League divisions.[1] Promotion from the lower divisions was largely based on ground grading, rather than league finishing positions. This was protested by Division Two champions Locks Heath and Division Three champions Paulsgrove, but the league stuck with their decision to promote lower-placed clubs with better facilities.[2]

For sponsorship reasons, the league was known as the Sydenhams Wessex League.[3]

League tables

Division One

Division One consisted of 22 clubs, the same as the previous season, after Lymington & New Milton were promoted to the Isthmian League, Downton were relegated and two new clubs joined:[3]

1Winchester City (C) (P)42345311231+81107Joined the Southern League
2Thatcham Town (P)4229769237+5594
3Andover (P)422751012064+5686
4A.F.C. Totton42259810140+6184
5Gosport Borough42231098544+4179
6Hamworthy United42211296540+2575
8Poole Town42218137960+1971
9Fareham Town421910137461+1367
12Wimborne Town421510176061–155
14Bemerton Heath Harlequins42148207086–1650
15Hamble A.S.S.C.42147215056–649
16Cowes Sports421210204867–1946
17Lymington Town421014184271–2944
18B.A.T. Sports421062661109–4836Demoted to Division Three due to ground problems
19A.F.C. Newbury4298253596–6135
20Alton Town4289255199–4833
22Portland United (R)42263432139–10712Demotion to the Dorset Premier League

Division Two

Division Two also consisted of 22 clubs, the same as the previous season, after Lymington Town and Poole Town were promoted to Division One, A.F.C. Aldermaston were relegated to Division Three, and three new clubs joined:[3]

1Locks Heath (C)4231569628+6898
2Hayling United4227879939+6089
3Brading Town (P)4227789650+4688Promoted to Division One
4Downton (P)42276910864+4487
5Liss Athletic42265119957+4273
6Horndean (P)42226149567+2872Promoted to Division One
9Ringwood Town (P)42206168171+1066Promoted to Division One
10United Services Portsmouth421811138672+1465
11Farnborough North End42196179376+1763
12East Cowes Victoria Athletic421610167670+658
13Romsey Town421511165961–256
14Blackfield & Langley421413158169+1255
15Petersfield Town42128225891–3344
17Hythe & Dibden42117245098–4840
18Andover New Street42109236196–3539
19Amesbury Town421042855109–5434
20Alresford Town4289254986–3733
21Bishop's Waltham Town (R)42772857112–5528Relegated to Division Three
22Whitchurch United (R)42582944137−9323

Division Three

Division Three consisted of 17 clubs, reduced from 22 the previous season, after DC, Ludgershall Sports, RS Basingstoke and Yateley Green left the league, and Hayling United and Farnborough North End were promoted to Division Two. One new club joined:[3]

1Paulsgrove (C)3020649134+5766
2Laverstock & Ford (P)3019656237+2563Promoted to Division One
3Verwood Town (P)3019387342+3160
4Colden Common3017588645+4156
5Netley Central Sports3016596241+2153Left the league at the end of the season
7Tadley Calleva30164105240+1252
9A.F.C. Aldermaston30125136468–441
10Overton United30117125453+140
11A.F.C. Portchester30114155761–437
12Ordnance Survey30106146968+136
14Fleet Spurs3083196075–1527
15QK Southampton30232524123–999
16Hamble Club30132617112–956
17Micheldever00000000Resigned, record expunged


  1. "Wessex League 1986–2011". Non League Matters. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. "No joy for league winners". Southern Daily Echo. 20 June 2006. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "2005–06 Wessex League". FCHD. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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