As we head to the business end of the season, Simon Wright takes a look at the Southern League Premier Division. What exactly will it take to lift the title? Will the number of points needed be similar to that of recent seasons?

  Southern League Premier Champions Last 5 Years
Season Games Club Defeats Scored Final Points
16/17 46 Chippenham 5 94 103
15/16 46 Poole 7 86 93
14/15 44 Corby 8 86 94
13/14 44 Hemel H 8 128 102
12/13 42 Leamington 7 85 95


Remember all those comments last season about Step 4. “Its all too easy, rather boring, be so glad to get into a more competitive League.” We’re now in a League where if the Bulls switch off they will get punished. But as we know our boys are remarkably consistent and rarely switch off. Lapses happen – to every club.

We’re spoilt at Edgar Street and we are very used to winning. So, each defeat is a shock, but surely nothing to be concerned about.  Frenzies of finger pointing and blame culture aren’t helpful for one of the most consistent successful clubs in the top 7 levels.

The wider context is still very, very bright for Hereford FC. Take a look at the record of the last 5 Champions in our Division. Other than Hemel’s extraordinary goal scoring, improving on all the other stats looks very do-able for us. Notice in particular the number of defeats.  All Champions have bad days at the office.

By Editor

Lifelong Hereford supporter who has endured the rise and fall of the club through progressive generations. Sports journalist, broadcaster and commentator who will never forget his Edgar Street roots.

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