Old Richians FC - Stroud & District Div. 1 (Step 10)
The season that just ended was Richians tenth in the top flight of the Stroud & District League. They have shown signs of great consistency over that time, finishing 5th twice, 4th twice, 6th and 2nd, before having a few seasons hovering around 8th and 9th. Last season, although aborted after 8 games, they were back to 4th spot having only lost twice, conceding just 9 goals in the process.
Wickwar Wanderers - Stroud & District Div. 1 (Step 10)
Wanderers have yet to complete a full season in the top flight since gaining promotion at the end of the 19-20 season. In fact, as late as the 2017-18 season, they were still in Division 4, rising through the divisions in consecutive seasons. At the close of play in their first season playing in Division 1 they had reached a fairly comfortable 10 points from 8 games, including an opening day 4-2 win against Kingswood whose reserve team also feature in this group.
Kingswood Reserves - Stroud & District Div. 7 (Step 16)
As the lowest ranked team in the competition (barring Redhouse's Vets team), Kingswood Reserves face a tough task, with two of their group opponents six divisions about them in the Stroud & District League. They probably were not too worried when last season was curtailed, having only picked up 1 win form the opening 5 games. However, I see that they were in Division 1 during the 2018-19 season and then re-appeared in Division 7 last season. Did they drop out and start again? With recent Division pedigree they could be more of a force than their current league standing suggests.
Stratton United - Stroud & District Div. 4 (Step 13)
Last season was Stratton's first in the Stroud & District League after spending many years in the Cirencester & District League. They won Division 2 by 3 points in 2009, despite losing their last game, scoring 123 goals in the process. They dropped back into Division 2 after two seasons, came straight back up but were then relegated straight away again. The Divisions were combined in 2017, which saw them, effectively, back in the top flight before transferring at the end of the 2019-20 season.
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