1925–26 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1925–26
Champions Bristol City Reserves (Division One)
Poole (Division Two)

The 1925–26 season was the 29th in the history of the Western Football League.

From this season, the league consisted of two divisions after a number of reserve teams joined. The Division One champions were Bristol City Reserves. The winners of Division Two were Poole, who were promoted to Division One.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One consisted of three clubs from the old single-division league, plus two new clubs and five new reserve teams. The number of clubs was thus reduced from thirteen to ten after Peasedown St John left the league.

The seven new teams were:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol City Reserves 18 10 7 1 58 19 3.05 27
2 Bristol Rovers Reserves 18 11 2 5 53 36 1.47 24
3 Torquay United 18 9 4 5 28 22 1.27 22
4 Yeovil and Petters United 18 7 7 4 33 27 1.22 21
5 Swindon Town Reserves 18 6 8 4 32 33 0.97 20
6 Weymouth 18 7 4 7 37 45 0.82 18
7 Plymouth Argyle Reserves 18 6 5 7 31 25 1.24 17
8 Exeter City Reserves 18 6 4 8 33 41 0.8 16
9 Taunton United 18 3 3 12 18 45 0.4 9
10 Bath City 18 1 4 13 20 50 0.4 6

Division Two[edit]

The new Division Two consisted of the other nine clubs from the old single-division league, and four new teams, three of them reserve teams of Division One clubs.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Poole (P) 24 17 3 4 76 30 2.53 37
2 Welton Rovers 24 16 4 4 62 37 1.68 36
3 Weymouth Reserves 24 12 4 8 69 47 1.47 28
4 Lovells Athletic (P) 24 8 8 8 52 46 1.13 24
5 Radstock Town 24 9 6 9 31 28 1.11 24
6 Minehead 24 10 4 10 42 53 0.79 24
7 Portland United 24 8 7 9 49 56 0.87 23
8 Trowbridge Town 24 8 6 10 56 68 0.82 22
9 Swindon Victoria 24 9 3 12 55 71 0.77 21 Left at the end of the season
10 Paulton Rovers 24 7 6 11 48 68 0.7 20 Left at the end of the season
11 Bath City Reserves 24 7 5 12 50 53 0.94 19 Left at the end of the season
12 Yeovil and Petters United Reserves 24 7 4 13 48 57 0.84 18
13 Frome Town 24 5 6 13 40 64 0.62 16

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006