Potters Bar Town and London Colney heading to the Ryman League after league allocations revealed

PUBLISHED: 09:25 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:43 15 May 2017

London Colney will start life in step four of the non-league pyramid in the Ryman League.

London Colney will start life in step four of the non-league pyramid in the Ryman League.


London Colney and Potters Bar Town will be playing their in Ryman League Division One North after the allocations for step one to four of the non-league pyramid were announced.

Potters Bar will return to the Istmian League after a four-year absence. Picture: MARK LONG Potters Bar will return to the Istmian League after a four-year absence. Picture: MARK LONG

It had been widely-tipped that the pair would make the switch from Southern League Division One Central but the news was finally confirmed on Sunday.

Colney are in step four for the first time in their history after winning the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Dividion crown last season.

Potters Bar meanwhile will be returning to the Isthmian League having made the switch to their Southern counterparts four years ago.

It will mean trips to north-east London, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk rather than Bedforshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire.


Their longest trip will be to Norwich United, a round-trip of around 230 miles.

Had they been in the Southern League, the visit to Moneyfields in Portsmouth would have meant a 180-mile journey.

Elsewhere it is as expected.

St Albans City remain in Vanarama National League South with new opponents coming in the shape of Havant & Waterlooville, Bognor Regis Town, Braintree Town, Chippenham Town and Gloucester City.

Hitchin Town and Royston Town will both be in the Southern League Premier Division.

The Crows were promoted as champions from the central division while Hitchin Town just missed out on promotion to National South with a play-off final defeat to Leamington.

Arlesey Town keep their place in the Southern League Division One Central.

All allocations remain provisional for the time being depending on appeals and other issues.


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