East Midlands League Adds Seven

The East Midlands League is all but up to full capacity after seven sides stepped up from the County Leagues.

Champions Sheffield United went up to the FAWPL and runners-up Bedworth United switched over to the West Midlands League.

Loughborough Students were relegated from the Premier League, Oughtibridge War Memorial transfered from the North East League, while Ruddington Village dropped out.

Ollerton Town and Leicester City WFC Development move into the Premier Division after finishing top of Division 1 North and South respectively.

Clifton and Market Warsop will compete in Division 1 North, elevated from the Notts League, where they took the leading two positions.

Newly-named Hykeham Town join them, entering from the Lincolnshire League where they finished top as North Lindum Hawks (pictured after completing a league and cup double).

Cosby United and Desford will play in Division 1 South after taking the top two spots in the Leicestershire League.

Two also come up from the Northants League, unbeaten champions Thrapston Town and third-placed Corby Town.

EAST MIDLANDS LEAGUE 2017-18

PREMIER DIVISION

Arnold Town
Eastwood
Kettering Town
Leicester City WFC Development
Loughborough Students
Mansfield Hosiery Mills
Mansfield Town
Nettleham
Ollerton Town
Oughtibridge War Memorial
Peterborough Northern Star
Rise Park

DIVISION 1 NORTH

Arnold Town Development
Calverton Miners Welfare
Clifton
Draycott Victoria
Grimsby Borough
Hykeham Town
Lincoln Moorlands Railway
Market Warsop
Sleaford Town
Teversal
Woodlands

DIVISION 1 SOUTH

AFC Leicester
Corby Stewart & Lloyds
Corby Town
Cosby United
Desford
Heather
Loughborough Foxes Vixens
Northampton Town
Oadby & Wigston Dynamo
Peterborough United
Riverside
Thrapston Town