Stat Attack: The Unbeatables

By Ian Townsend

We look at the unbeaten sides from the top eight tiers of English football. Seven of them are ours!

If you take a look at the tables from the top eight tiers of English football, you'll find that not one single team in the professional ranks- nor the National League- is unbeaten. That's one hundred and fifteen clubs, with not one single zero in the defeats column.

From Step Two to Step Four, however, the story is rather different. Twenty clubs remain unbeaten in the league- and seven of them belong to the Pitching In Isthmian League. They can be grouped as follows:

National League North: AFC Fylde, Boston United, Gloucester City, York City.

National League South: St Albans City.

Pitching In Isthmian Premier: Bishop's Stortford.

Pitching In Southern Premier Central: Coalville Town, Needham Market.

Pitching In Southern Premier South: Poole Town, Salisbury.

Pitching In Isthmian North: Bury Town, Maldon & Tiptree.

Pitching In Isthmian South Central: Bracknell Town.

Pitching In Isthmian South East: Hastings United, East Grinstead Town, Faversham Town.

Pitching In Northern Premier North West: Workington AFC, Marske United, Runcorn Linnets

Pitching In Northern Premier South East: Stamford.

Looking at the twenty unbeaten clubs, we decided- just for fun- to create a league table based on points per game. See where your favourites come out.

The Unbeatables League Table

1. Poole Town- 2.71 points per game.
2. AFC Fylde- 2.66 points per game.
3. Bracknell Town- 2.6 points per game.
3. St Albans City- 2.6 points per game.
5. Bury Town- 2.5 points per game.
5. Boston United- 2.5 points per game.
7. Hastings United- 2.43 points per game.
7. Gloucester City- 2.43 points per game.
7. Coalville Town- 2.43 points per game.
7. Needham Market- 2.43 points per game.
7. Salisbury- 2.43 points per game.
12. Bishop's Stortford- 2.33 points per game.
12. East Grinstead Town- 2.33 points per game.
14. Workington AFC- 2.25 points per game.
15. Maldon and Tiptree- 2.2 points per game.
15. Marske United- 2.2 points per game.
17. Faversham- 2 points per game.
17. Runcorn Linnets- 2 points per game.
17. York City- 2 points per game
20. Stamford- 1.86 points per game.

By the way, there are sides with a better points per game ratio than this, so those listed aren't the best sides in the country on that basis. But they are the only ones who remain unbeaten!

Where next?

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