Horsham’s Ryman League return confirmed

Eastbourne Utd V Horsham FC 9/4/16 - Horsham score their first goal (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-161004-162330008
Eastbourne Utd V Horsham FC 9/4/16 - Horsham score their first goal (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-161004-162330008

Horsham’s promotion to the Ryman League has been confirmed.

The Southern Combination League champions’ return to the South Division was rubber-stamped as the Football Association announced the make-up of the 2016-17 Non-League pyramid on Thursday.

The Hornets’ 42-year stay in the Ryman League ended in 2014 after a dismal season resulted in relegated, but they have bounced back within a year after a fantastic campaign in the SCFL,

The whole list 72 clubs set to compete in the Ryman’s Premier, North and South divisions was confirmed following the annual end-of-season reshuffle at Steps 1-4 by the FA’s Leagues Committee at Wembley.

The league’s constitution is subject to appeal and will be confirmed at the Ryman League’s AGM on Saturday, June 18, at the Hilton Hotel, Wembley.

The division will also feature two clubs new to the league, Southern Counties East League champions Greenwich Borough and Godalming Town, switched sideways from the Evo-Stik League Southern’s Central Division after the Surrey outfit’s tenth-placed finish in April.

Relegated Lewes and Cray Wanderers also joined the division.

Ryman League South Division: Carshalton Athletic, Chatham Town, Chipstead, Corinthian-Casuals, Cray Wanderers, Dorking Wanderers, East Grinstead Town, Faversham Town, Godalming Town, Greenwich Borough, Guernsey, Hastings United, Herne Bay, Horsham, Hythe Town, Lewes, Molesey, Ramsgate, Sittingbourne, South Park, Three Bridges, Tooting & Mitcham United, Walton Casuals and Whyteleafe.

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