1901–02 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1901–02
Champions Portsmouth (Division One)
Bristol East (Division Two)

The 1901–02 season was the 10th in the history of the Western Football League.

Like the previous season, Portsmouth were the champions of Division One, and along with all the other members of Division One, also competed in the Southern League during this season. Portsmouth ultimately won both leagues, achieving a double. The Division Two champions for the third season running were Bristol East.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

One new club joined Division One, which remained at nine clubs after Bristol City joined the Football League.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Portsmouth 16 13 1 2 53 16 3.31 27
2 Tottenham Hotspur 16 11 3 2 42 17 2.47 25
3 Reading 16 7 3 6 29 22 1.32 17
4 Millwall Athletic 16 8 1 7 25 29 0.86 17
5 Bristol Rovers 16 8 0 8 25 31 0.81 16
6 Southampton 16 7 1 8 30 28 1.07 15
7 West Ham United 16 6 2 8 30 20 1.5 14
8 Queens Park Rangers 16 5 1 10 17 43 0.39 11
9 Swindon Town 16 0 2 14 8 53 0.15 2 Left league at end of season

Division Two[edit]

Four new clubs joined Division Two, which was increased to nine clubs from eight after Bedminster St Francis and Fishponds left, and Weston (Bath) resigned during the previous season before playing a match.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol East 16 13 1 2 55 11 5 27
2 Bristol Rovers Reserves 16 10 3 3 54 18 3 23
3 Paulton Rovers 16 9 3 4 51 29 1.76 21
4 Staple Hill 16 9 3 4 30 24 1.25 21
5 Swindon Town Reserves 16 7 2 7 44 35 1.26 16
6 Trowbridge Town 16 6 3 7 30 43 0.7 15
7 St George 16 6 2 8 29 36 0.81 14
8 Weston-super-Mare 16 1 2 13 19 68 0.28 4 Left the league at the end of the season
9 Cotham Amateurs 16 1 1 14 23 71 0.32 3

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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006