1924–25 Torquay United F.C. season

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Torquay United
1924–25 season
Chairman England Charles Hore
Manager England Harry Raymond
(until December 1924)
England F.G.B. Mortimer
(from December 1924)
Southern League
Western Section
15th
FA Cup First Round Qualifying
Devon Professional
Cup
Semi Final
Top goalscorer League:
Billy Kellock (11)
All:
Billy Kellock (13)
Home colours

The 1924–25 Torquay United F.C. season was Torquay United's fourth season in competitive football and their third season in the Southern League. The season runs from 1 July 1924 to 30 June 1925.

Overview[edit]

Following on from their first two years in the Southern League, which had resulted in encouraging 6th and 4th place finishes, Torquay United's third season would prove to be something of a disappointment by comparison. With new player-manager Harry Raymond replacing Crad Evans, financial problems which threatened the continued existence of the club meant that Raymond's team was not as strong as that which had been made available to Evans.[1] The financial crisis eventually resulted in the departure of Raymond in December to be replaced by F.G.B. Mortimer who had previously played for the club during the 1921–22 season. Although the Magpies managed to get the season off to a reasonable start, they were to suffer their biggest defeat to date in November with a humiliating 7–0 loss to Plymouth Argyle Reserves at Home Park. Unfortunately, the Pilgrim Reserves heaped even more misery on Torquay when they visited Plainmoor in January and returned to Plymouth with an 8-1 victory. The Magpies also had a fairly disappointing FA Cup run, being knocked out in a First Qualifying Round replay by Taunton United.[1]

Despite another good campaign from their prolific forward Billy Kellock, Torquay had a poor end to their third Southern League season and could only manage a lowly 15th place finish in the Western Section table.[1]

League statistics[edit]

Southern League Western Section[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Swansea Town Reserves (C) 38 25 4 9 73 26 2.80 54 Left Southern League at end of season
2 Plymouth Argyle Reserves 38 22 10 6 97 35 2.77 54
3 Pontypridd 38 24 4 10 81 39 2.07 52
4 Bridgend Town 38 20 11 7 74 52 1.42 51 Left Southern League at end of season
5 Mid Rhondda United 38 21 6 11 79 48 1.64 48
6 Weymouth 38 21 4 13 77 50 1.54 46
7 Cardiff City Reserves 38 18 6 14 56 44 1.27 42 Left Southern League at end of season
8 Newport County Reserves 38 17 8 13 71 60 1.18 42
9 Swindon Town Reserves 38 17 8 13 48 46 1.04 42
10 Bristol City Reserves 38 18 5 15 51 43 1.18 41
11 Yeovil & Petters United 38 15 10 13 49 50 0.98 40
12 Exeter City Reserves 38 16 6 16 78 55 1.41 38
13 Taunton United 38 15 6 17 55 51 1.07 36
14 Bristol Rovers Reserves 38 13 6 19 45 50 0.90 32
15 Torquay United 38 9 11 18 41 73 0.56 29
16 Llanelly 38 6 12 20 49 94 0.52 24 Left Southern League at end of season
17 Ebbw Vale 38 9 6 23 40 91 0.43 24
18 Bath City 38 8 8 22 28 85 0.32 24
19 Barry 38 8 6 24 38 82 0.46 22
20 Aberaman Athletic 38 6 7 25 39 95 0.41 19 Left Southern League at end of season

Source: "RSSSF". Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted.

Results[edit]

Southern League Western Section[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

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

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