1905–06 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1905–06
Champions Queens Park Rangers (Division One)
Bristol Rovers Reserves (Division Two)

The 1905–06 season was the 14th in the history of the Western Football League.

Queens Park Rangers were the champions of Division One for the first time, after finishing bottom of the league the previous season. Along with all the other members of Division One, they also competed in the Southern League during this season. The Division Two champions for the second season in succession were Bristol Rovers Reserves.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

No new clubs joined Division One, which remained at 11 clubs.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Queens Park Rangers 20 11 4 5 33 27 1.22 26
2 Southampton 20 10 5 5 41 35 1.17 25
3 Plymouth Argyle 20 8 8 4 34 23 1.48 24
4 Tottenham Hotspur 20 7 7 6 28 17 1.65 21
5 Bristol Rovers 20 8 3 9 34 34 1 19
6 Millwall 20 7 5 8 28 29 0.96 19
7 Portsmouth 20 6 7 7 26 29 0.9 19
8 West Ham United 20 7 5 8 32 35 0.91 19
9 Reading 20 6 6 8 28 35 0.8 18
10 Fulham 20 5 5 10 23 32 0.72 15
11 Brentford 20 6 3 11 25 36 0.69 15

Division Two[edit]

Two new clubs joined Division Two, which remained at 10 clubs after Swindon Town Reserves left the league and Warmley disbanded.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol Rovers Reserves 18 16 1 1 90 19 4.74 33
2 Bristol City Reserves 18 14 2 2 79 13 6.08 30
3 Welton Rovers 18 10 1 7 40 45 0.89 21
4 Radstock Town 18 8 2 8 37 31 1.19 18
5 Salisbury City 18 8 2 8 29 34 0.85 18 Left to join the Southern League
6 Staple Hill 18 8 1 9 32 38 0.84 17
7 Paulton Rovers 18 7 2 9 26 41 0.63 16
8 Chippenham Town 18 5 2 11 23 47 0.49 12 Left at the end of the season
9 Bristol East 17 3 1 13 14 41 0.34 7 Left at the end of the season
10 Trowbridge Town 17 2 2 13 13 73 0.18 6
  • Bristol East did not travel to Trowbridge Town to play on 17 March 1906.[1]

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