1922–23 Torquay United F.C. season

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Torquay United
1922–23 season
Chairman England Charles Hore
Manager Wales Crad Evans
Southern League
English Section
6th
FA Cup First Round Qualifying
Devon Professional Cup Runners-up
Home colours

The 1922–23 Torquay United F.C. season was Torquay United's second season in competitive football and their first season in the Southern League. The season runs from 1 July 1922 to 30 June 1923.

Overview[edit]

After a creditable first season of competitive football in the Western League, Torquay United applied a second time to enter the Southern League and were this time successful.[1] Naturally entering the English Section, the League consisted mainly of reserve teams from Football League sides, as well as a handful of other professional clubs such as Boscombe and their old Western League rivals Yeovil & Petters United. Although Torquay made an inconsistent start to life in the Southern League, they soon picked up the pace as the season wore on. Finishing strongly and losing just one of their last ten games, United ended the season in a respectable 6th place.

As the second highest placed non-reserve side, Torquay United now felt confident enough to apply for election to the Football League. However, United's bid was unsuccessful and the club did not even receive a single vote in the ballot.[1][2] Having failed in their attempt at election to the Third Division South, Torquay would have to settle for a second season in the Southern League although, due to restructuring, they would now be taking their place in the newly created Western Section.[1]

League statistics[edit]

Southern League English Section[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Bristol City Reserves (C) 38 24 5 9 84 39 2.15 53 Transferred to Western Section
2 Boscombe (P) 38 22 7 9 67 34 1.97 51 Elected to the Third Division South
3 Portsmouth Reserves 38 23 3 12 93 51 1.82 49 Transferred to Eastern Section
4 Bristol Rovers Reserves 38 20 8 10 59 41 1.43 48 Transferred to Western Section
5 Plymouth Argyle Reserves 38 20 7 11 74 41 1.80 47
6 Torquay United 38 18 8 12 63 38 1.65 44
7 Brighton & Hove Albion Reserves 38 20 3 15 95 60 1.58 43 Transferred to Eastern Section
8 Luton Town Reserves 38 16 11 11 67 56 1.19 43
9 Southend United Reserves 38 18 6 14 69 68 1.01 42 Left Southern League at end of season
10 Southampton Reserves 38 18 5 15 65 54 1.20 41 Transferred to Eastern Section
11 Millwall Reserves 38 15 10 13 61 55 1.10 40
12 Coventry City Reserves 38 15 8 15 56 61 0.91 38
13 Guildford United 38 15 7 16 65 59 1.10 37
14 Swindon Town Reserves 38 13 6 19 54 73 0.73 32 Transferred to Western Section
15 Bath City 38 10 8 20 44 71 0.61 28
16 Watford Reserves 38 11 6 21 34 79 0.43 28 Transferred to Eastern Section
17 Yeovil & Petters United 38 10 6 22 56 104 0.53 26 Transferred to Western Section
18 Norwich City Reserves 38 9 7 22 42 68 0.61 25 Transferred to Eastern Section
19 Exeter City Reserves 38 10 5 23 43 81 0.53 25 Transferred to Western Section
20 Reading Reserves 38 7 6 25 37 95 0.39 20 Transferred to Eastern Section

Source: "RSSSF". Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted.

Results[edit]

Southern League English Section[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1922–23 FA Cup

Devon Professional Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Edwards, Leigh; Gibbes, Jon; Lovis, John (1999). Torquay United, The Official Centenary History, 1899-1999. Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-38-0
  2. ^ Holgate, Mike (1999). Torquay United Football Club 1899-1999. Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-1814-9

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