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Season


Third League - North-East:

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Format:

12 teams, each plays the others three times - of which at least once at home and once away - for a total of 33 games each, over 33 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation to the league:

0-1 teams from Second League



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Second League



Relegation from the league:

10 place: possible relegation to OFG *

11-12 place: relegated to OFG

* - depends on the number of Second League teams relegated to the group as follows:

if 0 or 1: no additional relegation from the group;

if 2: 10th placed team is also relegated to OFG.



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from B PFG)

3 teams from OFG (if no teams are relegated to the group from B PFG)





Third League - North-West:

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Format:

16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation to the league:

0-3 teams from Second League



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Second League



Relegation from the league:

12-14 place: possible relegation to OFG *

15-16 place: relegated to OFG

* - depends on the number of Second League teams relegated to the group as follows:

if 0 or 1: no additional relegation from the group;

if 2: 14th placed team is also relegated to OFG;

if 3: 13th-14th placed teams are also relegated to OFG;

if 4: 12th-14th placed teams are also relegated to OFG.



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from Second League)

3 teams from OFG (if no teams are relegated to the group from Second League)





Third League - South-West:

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Format:

18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation to the league:

0-4 teams from Second League



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Second League



Relegation from the league:

14-16 place: possible relegation to OFG *

17-18 place: relegated to OFG

* - depends on the number of Second League teams relegated to the group as follows:

if 0 or 1: no additional relegation from the group;

if 2: 16th placed team is also relegated to OFG;

if 3: 15th-16th placed teams are also relegated to OFG;

if 4: 14th-16th placed teams are also relegated to OFG.



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from Second League)

3 teams from OFG (if no teams are relegated to the group from Second League)





Third League - South-East:

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Format:

18 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 34 games each, over 34 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored; 8. fairplay ranking; 9. draw.



Relegation to the league:

0-4 teams from Second League



Promotion from the league:

1 place: promoted to Second League



Relegation from the league:

14-16 place: possible relegation to OFG *

17-18 place: relegated to OFG

* - depends on the number of Second League teams relegated to the group as follows:

if 0 or 1: no additional relegation from the group;

if 2: 16th placed team is also relegated to OFG;

if 3: 15th-16th placed teams are also relegated to OFG;

if 4: 14th-16th placed teams are also relegated to OFG.



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from Second League)

3 teams from OFG (if no teams are relegated to the group from Second League)