1904–05 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1904–05
Champions Plymouth Argyle (Division One)
Bristol Rovers Reserves (Division Two)

The 1904–05 season was the 13th in the history of the Western Football League.

Plymouth Argyle 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 Bristol Rovers Reserves, who completed the season unbeaten in the league.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Two new clubs joined Division One, which was increased to 11 clubs from nine.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Plymouth Argyle 20 13 4 3 52 18 2.89 30
2 Brentford 20 11 6 3 30 28 1.07 28
3 Southampton 20 11 2 7 45 22 2.04 24
4 Portsmouth 20 10 3 7 29 30 0.97 23
5 West Ham United 20 8 4 8 37 42 0.88 20
6 Fulham 20 7 3 10 29 32 0.91 17
7 Millwall 20 7 3 10 32 40 0.8 17
8 Tottenham Hotspur 20 5 6 9 20 28 0.71 16
9 Reading 20 6 3 11 27 37 0.73 15
10 Bristol Rovers 20 7 1 12 32 44 0.73 15
11 Queens Park Rangers 20 6 3 11 27 45 0.6 15

Division Two[edit]

One new club joined Division Two, which remained at 10 clubs after Paulton Rovers left to join the Somerset Senior League.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol Rovers Reserves 16 13 3 0 76 5 15.2 29
2 Bristol City Reserves 16 14 1 1 46 8 5.75 29
3 Swindon Town Reserves 16 11 2 3 53 21 2.52 24 Left at the end of the season
4 Staple Hill 16 7 3 6 27 23 1.17 17
5 Bristol East 16 7 1 8 38 27 1.41 15
6 Welton Rovers 16 5 1 10 27 58 0.46 11
7 Radstock Town 16 4 1 11 21 57 0.37 9
8 Trowbridge Town 16 2 2 12 25 64 0.39 6
9 Chippenham Town 16 2 0 14 24 74 0.32 4
10 Warmley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned, record expunged †

† Warmley resigned after 10 matches, and their record was expunged.

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