1912–13 Southern Football League

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The 1912–13 Southern Football League season was the 19th in the history of the Southern League, a football competition in England. This season saw no First Division teams apply for election to the Football League. Plymouth Argyle won the league championship whilst Brentford and Stoke were relegated to Division Two. Cardiff City won the Division Two championship. They were promoted to Division One along with runners-up Southend United. No Second division teams left the league this season.

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League Division One
Season 1912–13
Champions Plymouth Argyle (1st title)
Promoted none
Relegated Brentford
Stoke
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1019 (2.68 per match)

A total of 20 teams contest the division, including 18 sides from previous season and two new teams.

Teams promoted from 1911-12 Division Two:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Ave1 Pts2 Notes
1 Plymouth Argyle 38 22 6 10 77 36 2.14 50
2 Swindon Town 38 20 8 10 66 41 1.61 48
3 West Ham United 38 18 12 8 66 46 1.44 48
4 Queens Park Rangers 38 18 10 10 46 35 1.31 46
5 Crystal Palace 38 17 11 10 55 36 1.53 45
6 Millwall 38 19 7 12 62 43 1.44 45
7 Exeter City 38 18 8 12 48 44 1.09 44
8 Reading 38 17 8 13 59 55 1.07 42
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 13 12 13 48 47 1.02 38
10 Northampton Town 38 12 12 14 61 48 1.27 36
11 Portsmouth 38 14 8 16 41 49 0.84 36
12 Merthyr Town 38 12 12 14 42 60 0.70 36
13 Coventry City 38 13 8 17 53 59 0.90 34
14 Watford 38 12 10 16 43 50 0.86 34
15 Gillingham 38 12 10 16 36 53 0.68 34
16 Bristol Rovers 38 12 9 17 55 64 0.86 33
17 Southampton 38 10 11 17 40 72 0.56 31
18 Norwich City 38 10 9 19 39 50 0.78 29
19 Brentford 38 11 5 22 42 55 0.76 27 Relegated to Division Two
20 Stoke 38 10 4 24 39 75 0.52 24

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Division Two[edit]

Southern Football League Division Two
Season 1912–13
Champions Cardiff City
Promoted Cardiff City
Southend United
Relegated none
Matches played 156
Goals scored 470 (3.01 per match)

A total of 13 teams contest the division, including 8 sides from previous season, one team relegated from Division One and four new teams.

Team relegated from 1911-12 Division One:

  • Luton Town

Newly elected teams:

  • Mid Rhondda
  • Newport County
  • Swansea Town
  • Llanelly
Pos Club P W D L GF GA Ave1 Pts2 Notes
1 Cardiff City 24 18 5 1 54 15 3.60 41 Promoted to Division One
2 Southend United 24 14 6 4 43 23 1.87 34
3 Swansea Town 24 12 7 5 29 23 1.26 31
4 Croydon Common 24 13 4 7 51 29 1.76 30
5 Luton Town 24 13 4 7 52 39 1.33 30
6 Llanelly 24 9 6 9 33 39 0.85 24
7 Pontypridd 24 6 11 7 30 28 1.07 23
8 Mid Rhondda 24 9 4 11 33 31 1.07 22
9 Aberdare 24 8 6 10 38 40 0.95 22
10 Newport County 24 7 5 12 29 36 0.81 19
11 Mardy 24 6 3 15 38 38 1.00 15
12 Treharris 24 5 2 17 18 60 0.30 12
13 Ton Pentre 24 3 3 18 22 69 0.32 9

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

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