1913–14 Southern Football League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The 1913–14 Southern Football League season was the 20th in the history of the Southern League. Swindon Town won their second Southern League championship, whilst Coventry City and Merthyr Town were relegated to Division Two. Croydon Common won the Division Two championship on goal difference and were promoted to Division One along with runners-up Luton Town. Division Two club Stoke applied to join the Football League, but finished third in the ballot and were rejected.

Several Welsh clubs in Division Two left the League at the end of the season, though many returned after World War I.

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League Division One
Season 1913–14
Champions Swindon Town (2nd title)
Promoted none
Relegated Merthyr Town
Coventry City
Matches played 380
Goals scored 992 (2.61 per match)

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

Teams promoted from 1912-13 Division Two:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Ave1 Pts2 Notes
1 Swindon Town 38 21 8 9 81 41 1.98 50
2 Crystal Palace 38 17 16 5 60 32 1.88 50
3 Northampton Town 38 14 19 5 50 37 1.35 47
4 Reading 38 17 10 11 43 36 1.19 44
5 Plymouth Argyle 38 15 13 10 46 42 1.10 43
6 West Ham United 38 15 12 11 61 60 1.02 42
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 15 12 11 43 45 0.96 42
8 Queens Park Rangers 38 16 9 13 45 43 1.05 41
9 Portsmouth 38 14 12 12 57 48 1.19 40
10 Cardiff City 38 13 12 13 46 42 1.10 38
11 Southampton 38 15 7 16 55 54 1.02 37
12 Exeter City 38 10 16 12 39 38 1.03 36
13 Gillingham 38 13 9 16 48 49 0.98 35
14 Norwich City 38 9 17 12 49 51 0.96 35
15 Millwall 38 11 12 15 51 56 0.91 34
16 Southend United 38 10 12 16 41 66 0.62 32
17 Bristol Rovers 38 10 11 17 46 67 0.69 31
18 Watford 38 10 9 19 50 56 0.89 29
19 Merthyr Town 38 9 10 19 38 61 0.62 28 Relegated to Division Two
20 Coventry City 38 6 14 18 43 68 0.63 26

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 1913–14
Champions Croydon Common
Promoted Croydon Common
Luton Town
Relegated Abertillery (resigned)
Mardy (resigned)
Caerphilly (resigned)
Aberdare (resigned)
Treharris (resigned)
Matches played 240
Goals scored 801 (3.34 per match)

A total of 16 teams contest the division, including 11 sides from previous season, two teams relegated from Division One and three new teams.

Teams relegated from 1912-13 Division One:

Newly elected teams:

  • Abertillery
  • Barry
  • Caerphilly
Pos Club P W D L GF GA Ave1 Pts2 Notes
1 Croydon Common 30 23 5 2 76 14 5.43 51 Promoted to Division One
2 Luton Town 30 24 3 3 92 22 4.18 51
3 Brentford 30 20 4 6 80 18 4.44 44
4 Swansea Town 30 20 4 6 66 25 2.64 44
5 Stoke 30 19 2 9 71 34 2.09 40
6 Newport County 30 14 8 8 49 38 1.29 36
7 Mid Rhondda 30 13 7 10 55 37 1.49 33
8 Pontypridd 30 14 5 11 43 38 1.13 33
9 Llanelly 30 12 4 14 45 37 1.22 28
10 Barry 30 9 8 13 44 70 0.63 26
11 Abertillery 30 8 4 18 44 51 0.86 20 Left league at end of season
12 Ton Pentre 30 8 4 18 33 61 0.54 20
13 Mardy 30 6 6 18 30 60 0.50 18 Left league at end of season
14 Caerphilly 30 4 7 19 21 103 0.20 15
15 Aberdare 30 4 5 21 33 87 0.38 13
16 Treharris 30 2 4 24 19 106 0.18 8

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.

External links[edit]