Published: 15:00, 18 May 2021
| Updated: 15:11, 18 May 2021
The Southern Counties East Football League will welcome some new teams next season while others depart.
Corinthian are the big winners from the Football Association’s reshuffle of the lower leagues as their record over the past two non-completed seasons means they are promoted into the Isthmian League.
The FA are promoting over 100 clubs during their non-league restructure while others are making a sideways move.
Sheppey United had been put on standby for promotion if Corinthian's application failed but the Gay Dawn Farm club will now play at the higher level next season.
Beckenham will no longer be playing in the SCEFL and are one of three teams to have switched to the Combined Counties League, along with AFC Croydon Athletic and Balham. London side Balham only joined the league for the start of the 2020/21 season, playing 12 games before the season was scrapped.
Promoted to the Premier Division from Division 1 of the SCEFL are Kennington, Rusthall and Holmesdale, their move upwards coming about after topping the points per game charts over the past two years.
In their place to make up the numbers in Division 1 are Faversham Strike Force (whose senior side groundshare at Rochester United), Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers and Staplehurst Monarchs.
In addition, to make the first division up to 20 clubs, there are also three teams coming across from the Combined Counties League. Tooting Bec are one of them while Chessington & Hook United will also be moving across, along with their tenants Westside.
Both divisions will have 20 clubs and the season begins on Saturday, July 31. The opening round of the FA Cup qualifiers takes place a week later.
Premier Division: Bearsted, Canterbury City, Chatham Town, Crowborough Athletic, Deal Town, Erith & Belvedere, Erith Town, Fisher, Glebe, Hollands & Blair, Holmesdale, Kennington, K Sports, Lordswood, Punjab United, Rusthall, Sheppey United, Tower Hamlets, Tunbridge Wells, Welling Town.
Division 1: Bridon Ropes, Chessington & Hook United, Croydon, Faversham Strike Force, FC Elmstead, Forest Hill Park, Greenways, Kent Football United, Lewisham Borough, Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers, Lydd Town, Meridian Valley Park, Rochester United, Snodland Town, Sporting Club Thamesmead, Stansfeld, Sutton Athletic, Staplehurst Monarchs, Tooting Bec, Westside.