1903–04 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1903–04
Champions Tottenham Hotspur (Division One)
Bristol City Reserves (Division Two)

The 1903–04 season was the 12th in the history of the Western Football League.

Tottenham Hotspur were the champions of Division One for the first time, and along with all the other members of Division One, also competed in the Southern League during this season. The Division Two champions were newcomers Bristol City Reserves.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

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

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Tottenham Hotspur 16 11 3 2 32 12 2.67 25
2 Southampton 16 9 3 4 30 18 1.67 21
3 Plymouth Argyle 16 8 4 4 23 19 1.21 20
4 Portsmouth 16 7 2 7 24 22 1.09 16
5 Brentford 16 6 4 6 19 23 0.83 16
6 Queens Park Rangers 16 5 5 6 15 21 0.71 15
7 Reading 16 4 4 8 16 26 0.61 12
8 Bristol Rovers 16 4 3 9 29 29 1 11
9 West Ham United 16 2 4 10 13 31 0.42 8

Division Two[edit]

Four new clubs joined Division Two, which was increased from eight clubs to 10 after Cotham Amateurs and St George left the league.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol City Reserves 18 15 2 1 64 17 3.76 32
2 Staple Hill 18 13 1 4 53 19 2.79 27
3 Swindon Town Reserves 18 10 3 5 50 30 1.67 23
4 Bristol Rovers Reserves 18 9 2 7 50 30 1.67 20
5 Bristol East 18 9 1 8 30 27 1.11 19
6 Paulton Rovers 18 9 1 8 37 46 0.8 19 Moved to the Somerset Senior League
7 Trowbridge Town 18 6 2 10 22 57 0.39 14
8 Warmley 18 3 3 12 32 52 0.61 9
9 Welton Rovers 18 3 3 12 32 67 0.48 9
10 Radstock Town 18 3 2 13 26 54 0.48 8

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.

3 The tables as published at the time contained errors, hence the totals do not balance in some columns.[1]

References[edit]

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