1902–03 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1902–03
Champions Portsmouth (Division One)
Bristol Rovers Reserves (Division Two)

The 1902–03 season was the 11th in the history of the Western Football League.

Like the previous two seasons, 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. The Division Two champions were Bristol Rovers Reserves.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

One new club joined Division One, which remained at nine clubs after Swindon Town left the league.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Portsmouth 16 10 4 2 34 14 2.43 24
2 Bristol Rovers 16 9 2 5 36 22 1.64 20
3 Southampton 16 7 6 3 32 20 1.6 20
4 Tottenham Hotspur 16 6 7 3 20 14 1.43 19
5 Millwall Athletic 16 6 3 7 23 29 0.79 15 Left league at end of season
6 Reading 16 7 0 9 20 21 0.95 14
7 Queens Park Rangers 16 6 2 8 18 31 0.58 14
8 Brentford 16 3 4 9 16 34 0.47 10
9 West Ham United 16 2 4 10 15 29 0.52 8

Division Two[edit]

No new clubs joined Division Two, which was reduced to eight clubs from nine after Weston-super-Mare left the league.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol Rovers Reserves 14 10 2 2 45 10 4.5 22
2 St George 14 9 1 4 37 25 1.48 19 Left league at end of season
3 Swindon Town Reserves 14 8 0 6 59 24 2.46 16
4 Bristol East 14 6 3 5 23 27 0.85 15
5 Staple Hill 14 5 3 6 27 20 1.35 13
6 Paulton Rovers 14 6 1 7 27 27 1 13
7 Trowbridge Town 14 5 1 8 20 48 0.42 11
8 Cotham Amateurs 14 1 1 12 14 71 0.2 3 Left league at end of season

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