No reprieve as Crawley Down are relegated

Anvils boss John Maggs
Anvils boss John Maggs

Crawley Down Gatwick’s relegation from the Ryman League South has been confirmed after the Football Association approved the allocation of clubs across the top levels of the Non-League pyramid system today (Thursday).

The Anvils had held hope of a reprieve after finishing second bottom in the table but today’s news ends their two-year stay in the Ryman League.

Redhill, who finished third from bottom, were however spared relegation.

They will be joined in the Ryman South next season by East Grinstead Town - who took the place of County League Division One champions East Preston after they failed their ground grading - along with South Park and Whyteleafe, promoted from the Combined Counties League and Southern Counties East League respectively.

The final new addition to Horsham FC’s league will be Carshalton after their relegation from the Ryman Premier League was also confirmed.

Relegated Conference South sides Hayes & Yeading United and Tonbridge Angels join the Ryman League Premier Division, along with all the clubs promoted internally - Peacehaven & Telscombe, VCD Athletic, Leatherhead and Witham Town.