1894–95 Southern Football League

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The 1894–95 season was the first in the history of the Southern League. Sixteen clubs joined the new league, which was split into two divisions. Millwall Athletic won Division One without losing a match, and were invited to join the Football League but declined because of travelling.[1]

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League Division One
Season 1894–95
Champions Millwall Athletic
Promoted none
Relegated none
Matches played 72
Goals scored 285 (3.96 per match)
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Millwall Athletic 16 12 4 0 68 19 3.58 28
2 Luton Town 16 9 4 3 36 22 1.64 22
3 Southampton St.Mary's 16 9 2 5 34 25 1.36 20
4 Ilford 16 6 3 7 26 40 0.65 15
5 Reading 16 6 2 8 33 38 0.87 14
6 Chatham Town 16 4 5 7 22 25 0.88 13
7 Royal Ordnance Factories 16 3 6 7 20 30 0.67 12 Relegation test matches
8 Clapton 16 5 1 10 22 38 0.58 11
9 Swindon Town 16 4 1 11 24 48 0.5 9

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Division Two[edit]

Southern Football League Division Two
Season 1894–95
Champions New Brompton
Promoted New Brompton
Relegated none
Matches played 42
Goals scored 184 (4.38 per match)
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 New Brompton 12 11 0 1 57 10 5.7 22 Promotion test matches
2 Sheppey United 12 6 1 5 25 23 1.09 13
3 Old St.Stephen's 12 6 0 6 26 26 1 12
4 Uxbridge 12 4 3 5 14 20 0.7 11
5 Bromley 12 4 1 7 23 30 0.77 9
6 Chesham 12 3 3 6 20 42 0.48 9
7 Maidenhead 12 2 4 6 19 33 0.58 8

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Promotion-relegation test matches[edit]

At the end of the season, the bottom three clubs in Division One played the top three clubs in Division Two in test matches to decide on promotion and relegation. Division Two champions New Brompton were the only lower division club to win, although their opponents, Swindon Town, were not relegated, with the First Division expanding to 10 clubs.


Division One clubs v Division Two clubs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Edwards (1993). The Official Centenary History of the Southern League. p. 26. ISBN 1-871872-08-1. 

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