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Saison

Third League - North-East:
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Regular Season:
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Format:
13 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 24 games each, over 26 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.

Qualification for Promotion Round:
1-6 place: enter Promotion Round

Qualification for Relegation Round:
7-13 place: enter Relegation Round

Promotion Round:
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Format:
6 teams, each plays the others once - for a total of 5 games each, over 5 game weeks.
Teams keep their entire Regular Season record going into the Promotion Round.
The winner of the Promotion Round finishes 1st in the Overall season standings.

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

Table order:
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. fairplay ranking; 5. draw.

Relegation to the league:
0-2 teams from Second League

Promotion from the league:
1 place: promoted to Second League


Relegation Round:
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Format:
7 teams, each plays the others once - for a total of 6 games each, over 7 game weeks.
Teams keep their entire Regular Season record going into the Relegation Round.
The winner of the Relegation Round finishes 7th in the Overall season standings, the second placed team - 8th, and so on, with the last placed team in the Relegation Round being 13th.

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

Table order:
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. fairplay ranking; 5. draw.

Relegation from the league:
12 place: possible relegation to OFG *
13 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: 13th 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:
0-2 teams from Second League

Promotion from the league:
1 place: promoted to Second League

Relegation from the league:
15 place: possible relegation to OFG *
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: 15th placed team is also relegated to OFG.

Promotion to the league:
1 teams from OFG (if 1-4 teams are relegated to the group from Second League)
2 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:
0-2 teams from Second League

Promotion from the league:
1 place: promoted to Second League

Relegation from the league:
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.

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:
0-2 teams from Second League

Promotion from the league:
1 place: promoted to Second League

Relegation from the league:
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.

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)