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Step 5 promotion race: Which leagues will benefit from two up?

The Uhlsport Hellenic Premier Division is in good shape to provide two sides for the end of season promotion shake up

Step 5 promotion race: Which leagues will benefit from two up?

Following on from Tuesday’s look at which clubs are in poll position for promotion from Step 5 at the end of the 2017/18 league season, we thought we’d have a quick look currently at which leagues would be supplying the clubs.

As you know, it’s one guaranteed promotion from each of the 14 step 5 divisions, plus the 12 best runners up on a points per game (PPG) basis. As it stands, that means the Hellenic Premier Division is nailed on to provide two clubs to step 4 at the end of the season.

Here’s the standings as per thebootifulgame.uk leaderboard:

  • Eastern Counties League Premier Division 2
  • Wessex League Premier Division 2
  • Hellenic League Premier Division 2
  • Combined Counties League Premier Division 2
  • North West Counties League Premier Division 2
  • Northern League Division One 2
  • Western League Premier Division 2
  • Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division 2
  • Essex Senior League 2
  • North Counties East League Premier Division 2
  • United Counties League Premier Division 2
  • Midland Football League Premier Division 2
  • Southern Combination League Premier Division 1
  • Southern Counties East League Premier Division 1

So as things stand, the Southern Combination League and Southern Counties East League will only supply one side each, the caveat being that both divisions third placed sides (Crowborough Athletic and Peacehaven & Telscombe) have a higher PPG than the current 12th best second placed side.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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