1907–08 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1907–08
Champions Millwall (Division One)
Bristol City Reserves (Division Two)

The 1907–08 season was the 16th in the history of the Western Football League.

Division One continued to be split into two sections of six clubs, reorganised from the previous season, with the winner of each section playing each other in a Championship decider. Southampton won Section A and Millwall won Section B, with Millwall winning the decider 1–0. Tottenham Hotspur left the league at the end of the season as they were elected to the Football League for 1908–09. All the member clubs of Division One also competed in the Southern League during this season. The Division Two champions were Bristol City Reserves.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Four new clubs joined Division One, which was increased from 12 to 14 clubs after Chelsea and Fulham left.

Section A[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Southampton 12 8 1 3 30 12 2.5 17
2 Portsmouth 12 7 1 4 25 18 1.39 15
3 Brighton & Hove Albion 12 6 2 4 19 19 1 14
4 Plymouth Argyle 12 5 2 5 14 14 1 12
5 Queens Park Rangers 12 5 1 6 20 23 0.87 11
6 Brentford 12 2 5 5 13 21 0.62 9
7 Leyton 12 2 2 8 11 27 0.41 6

Section B[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Millwall 12 9 2 1 31 13 2.38 20
2 Tottenham Hotspur 12 7 0 5 26 15 1.73 14 Elected to the Football League
3 Bristol Rovers 12 6 2 4 26 29 0.9 14
4 Luton Town 12 4 4 4 16 21 0.76 12
5 Reading 12 4 3 5 20 25 0.8 11
6 Crystal Palace 12 3 4 5 16 17 0.94 10
7 West Ham United 12 1 1 10 16 27 0.59 3

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

Division Two[edit]

Two new clubs joined Division Two, which was reduced from 10 to nine clubs after Trowbridge Town and 121st R.F.A. left the league, and Newport disbanded.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol City Reserves 16 12 1 3 55 13 4.23 25
2 Bristol Rovers Reserves 16 11 3 2 44 15 2.93 25
3 Treharris 16 11 1 4 53 19 2.79 23
4 Kingswood Rovers 16 7 1 8 27 33 0.82 15
5 Paulton Rovers 16 7 1 8 34 46 0.74 15
6 Welton Rovers 16 4 4 8 23 46 0.5 12
7 Weymouth 16 5 2 9 25 23 1.09 12
8 Radstock Town 16 4 3 9 25 39 0.64 11
9 Staple Hill 16 3 0 13 18 40 0.45 6

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