THREE Sydenhams Premier Division clubs are among 68 nationwide to have applied for promotion to Step 4 of the non-League pyramid.

Blackfield & Langley, AFC Portchester and league leaders Moneyfields have informed the Football Association that they wish to be considered for Southern/Ryman League football.




Moneyfields currently top the Wessex table, nine points clear of second-placed Sholing, who have not applied to go up.

Graham Rix’s AFC Portchester are a point behind Sholing and two clear of Blackfield following Saturday’s 2-1 win at Gang Warily.

Former Wessex club Thatcham Town have also expressed their desire for promotion.

Managed by ex-Alresford and Winchester City boss Danny Robinson, Thatcham are currently third in the Hellenic Premier Division.

Full list of Step 5 to Step 4 promotion applicants –

Combined Counties League: Camberley Town, Epsom & Ewell, Hartley Wintney, Walton & Hersham, Westfield,

Eastern Counties League: Felixstowe & Walton United, Mildenhall Town, Newmarket Town, Stanway Rovers.

Essex Senior League: Barking, Clapton, FC Romania, Ilford, Waltham Forest.

Hellenic League: Bracknell Town, Flackwell Heath, Thame United, Thatcham Town.

Midland League: Alvechurch, Coleshill Town, Coventry United, Heanor Town, Sporting Khalsa, Westfields.

North West Counties League: 1874 Northwich, AFC Liverpool, Atherton Collieries, Bootle, Padiham, Runcorn Linnets, Runcorn Town.

Northern Counties East League: Bridlington Town, Cleethorpes Town, Handsworth Parramore, Pickering Town, Thackley.

Northern League: Bishop Auckland, South Shields.

Southern Counties East League: AFC Croydon Athletic, Corinthian, Crowborough Athletic, Hollands & Blair, Sevenoaks Town, Sheppey United, Whitstable Town.

Southern Combination League: Haywards Heath, Horsham YMCA, Pagham, Shoreham.

Spartan South Midlands League: Berkhamsted, Biggleswade United, Hertford Town, Hoddesdon Town, London Colney, Tring Athletic,Welwyn Garden City, Wembley.

United Counties League: Eynesbury Rovers, Newport Pagnell Town, Peterborough Sports.

Sydenhams Wessex League: AFC Portchester, Blackfield & Langley, Moneyfields.

Western League: Bristol Manor Farm, Buckland Athletic, Clevedon Town, Melksham Town, Street.


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