2013 Mercury League

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The 2013 Mercury League was the fourth season of the Mercury League. It was contested over three divisions.

2013 Changes

Changes to League Structure

The Premier League has been expanded to 12 teams for the 2013 season. The Second League has expanded to 10 teams, and the Amateur League, now renamed the Third League, has also expanded to 10 teams. A playoff system has been added to the Second and Third Leagues.

Premier League

A map of Premier League clubs
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
May Wanderers (C) 22 16 4 2 46 16 +30 52 Qualification to Champions' League group stage
Tow Law FC 22 15 6 1 44 14 +30 51
Taylor Sporting Club 22 14 5 3 42 16 +26 47 Qualification to Champions' League third qualifying round
Bohemian Rhapsodies 22 14 5 3 40 16 +24 47 Qualification to EMUFA Cup group stage
Dynamo Deacon 22 11 8 3 36 21 +15 38
Mercury City 22 9 8 5 28 21 +7 35
Cook Island 22 7 6 9 24 31 −7 27 Qualification to EMUFA Cup group stage
Queen Athletic 22 4 7 11 23 35 −12 19
Mullen Albion 22 3 4 15 19 44 −25 13
Mercury Armed Forces FC 22 3 4 15 11 41 −30 13
Kuiper Town FC (R) 22 3 3 16 21 49 −28 12 Relegation to Second League
Flash FC (R) 22 1 4 17 12 42 −30 7

Second League

A map of Second League clubs
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
West Grinstead FC (C, P) 18 15 1 2 54 11 +43 46 Promotion to Premier League
A Kind of Magic (P) 18 12 3 3 35 16 +19 39 Qualification for Second League play-offs
AFC Heartpool 18 11 5 2 50 22 +28 38
Innuendo FC 18 11 2 5 31 25 +6 35
Mercury Phoenix 18 7 5 6 25 21 +4 26
A Night at the Football 18 5 5 8 20 31 −11 20
The Red Specials 18 3 5 10 18 30 −12 14
Show Must Go On 18 3 4 11 13 32 −19 13
Break Free Athletic (R) 18 3 4 11 15 41 −26 13 Qualification to Third League play-offs
Nafferton Town (R) 18 1 4 13 7 39 −32 7 Relegation to Third League

Second League play-offs

The second and third placed sides will play-off for the second promotion place to the 2014 Premier League. The first leg is played at the home ground of the second placed team, with the second leg being played at a neutral venue.

22 May 2013
A Kind of Magic 1 – 1 AFC Heartpool
Highlander Stadium

25 May 2013
A Kind of Magic 2 – 1 AFC Heartpool
Freddie Mercury Memorial Arena
  • A Kind of Magic win 3–2 on aggregate

Third League

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
Port Barret FC (C, P) 18 16 1 1 87 14 +73 49 Promotion to Second League
St John's FC (P) 18 12 3 3 59 16 +43 39 Qualification to Third League play-offs
Breakthru FC 18 11 3 4 52 22 +30 36
One Vision 18 9 3 6 43 17 +26 30
Made in Heaven 18 8 5 5 35 25 +10 29
Halley Comets 18 8 3 7 50 31 +19 27
Olbers' Paradoxes 18 7 3 8 43 30 +13 24
Coulomb Chargers 18 3 4 11 34 37 −3 13
Hawking Black Holes 18 3 1 14 11 60 −49 10
The World's Worst Club (R) 18 0 0 18 7 169 −162 0 Relegation to MeFA Football Conference

Third League play-offs

The Third League play-offs will determine which teams play in the 2014 Second League. The second placed Third League team will play against the 9th placed Second League team.

25 May 2013
Break Free Athletic 0 – 1 St John's FC
Freddie Mercury Memorial Arena