1906–07 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1906–07
Champions West Ham United (Division One)
Staple Hill (Division Two)

The 1906–07 season was the 15th in the history of the Western Football League.

Division One was split into two sections of six clubs, with the winner of each section playing each other in a Championship decider. Fulham won Section A and West Ham United won Section B, with West Ham winning the decider 1–0. Fulham left the league at the end of the season as they were elected to the Football League for 1907–08. Chelsea, who made their first and only appearance in the league this season, were competing in the Football League at the same time. All the other member clubs of Division One also competed in the Southern League during this season. The Division Two champions for the first and only time were Staple Hill.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

One new club joined Division One, which was increased from 11 to 12 clubs and split into two sections of six.

Section A[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Fulham 10 7 1 2 16 9 1.78 15 Elected to the Football League
2 Queens Park Rangers 10 5 1 4 17 11 1.54 11
3 Brentford 10 5 1 4 19 19 1 11
4 Reading 10 4 1 5 12 18 0.67 9
5 Bristol Rovers 10 3 1 6 17 17 1 7
6 Chelsea 10 2 3 5 7 14 0.5 7 Left at the end of the season

Section B[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 West Ham United 10 7 1 2 25 14 1.79 15
2 Plymouth Argyle 10 5 3 2 16 10 1.6 13
3 Portsmouth 10 4 2 4 16 19 0.84 10
4 Tottenham Hotspur 10 3 3 4 13 15 0.87 9
5 Southampton 10 4 0 6 14 16 0.87 8
6 Millwall 10 1 3 6 5 15 0.33 5

Championship decider[edit]

At the end of the season, the winners of the two sections played a match to decide the overall champions.[1]


Section A v Section B

15 April 1907
Fulham 0 – 1 West Ham United

Division Two[edit]

Three new clubs joined Division Two, which remained at 10 clubs after Salisbury City, Bristol East and Chippenham Town left the league.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Staple Hill 18 12 2 4 44 28 1.57 26
2 Newport 18 11 3 4 52 38 1.37 25 Disbanded at the end of the season
3 Bristol City Reserves 18 11 2 5 54 19 2.84 24
4 Treharris 18 12 0 6 62 24 2.58 24
5 Bristol Rovers Reserves 18 11 1 6 60 27 2.22 23
6 Radstock Town 18 7 3 8 37 41 0.9 17
7 Welton Rovers 18 7 1 10 33 54 0.61 15
8 Paulton Rovers 18 4 4 10 36 53 0.68 12
9 121st R.F.A. 18 5 2 11 27 53 0.51 12 Left at the end of the season
10 Trowbridge Town 18 1 0 17 18 86 0.21 2 Left to join the Wiltshire County League

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