1927–28 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1927–28
Champions Everton

The 19271928 season was the 36th season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

From the 1922–23 season on Re-election was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1927–28
Champions Everton (3rd English title)
Relegated Middlesbrough
Tottenham Hotspur
FA Cup winners Blackburn Rovers (6th and as of 2010 the last FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1765 (3.82 per match)
Top goalscorer Dixie Dean (Everton), 60 [3]
Biggest home win EvertonWest Ham 7–0 (22 Oct 1927)
Biggest away win Manchester UnitedNewcastle 1–7 (10 Sept 1927)
Sheffield UnitedHuddersfield 1–7 (12 Nov 1927)
Highest scoring NewcastleAston Villa 7–5 (10 Mar 1928)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Everton 42 11 8 2 60 28 9 5 7 42 38 102 66 1.545 +36 53
2 Huddersfield Town 42 15 1 5 57 31 7 6 8 34 37 91 68 1.338 +23 51
3 Leicester City 42 14 5 2 66 25 4 7 10 30 47 96 72 1.333 +24 48
4 Derby County 42 12 4 5 59 30 5 6 10 37 53 96 83 1.157 +13 44
5 Bury 42 13 1 7 53 35 7 3 11 27 45 80 80 1.000 ±0 44
6 Cardiff City 42 12 7 2 44 27 5 3 13 26 53 70 80 0.875 –10 44
7 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 5 4 47 26 4 6 11 34 40 81 66 1.227 +15 43
8 Aston Villa 42 13 3 5 52 30 4 6 11 26 43 78 73 1.068 +5 43
9 Newcastle United 42 9 7 5 49 41 6 6 9 30 40 79 81 0.975 –2 43
10 Arsenal 42 10 6 5 49 33 3 9 9 33 53 82 86 0.953 –4 41
11 Birmingham 42 10 7 4 36 25 3 8 10 34 50 70 75 0.933 –5 41
12 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 5 3 41 22 3 4 14 25 56 66 78 0.846 –12 41
13 Sheffield United 42 12 4 5 56 42 3 6 12 23 44 79 86 0.919 –7 40
14 The Wednesday 42 9 6 6 45 29 4 7 10 36 49 81 78 1.038 +3 39
15 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 37 29 6 4 11 37 47 74 76 0.974 –2 39
16 Liverpool 42 10 6 5 54 36 3 7 11 30 51 84 87 0.966 –3 39
17 West Ham United 42 9 7 5 48 34 5 4 12 33 54 81 88 0.920 –7 39
18 Manchester United 42 12 6 3 51 27 4 1 16 21 53 72 80 0.900 –8 39
19 Burnley 42 12 5 4 55 31 4 2 15 27 67 82 98 0.837 –16 39
20 Portsmouth 42 13 4 4 40 23 3 3 15 26 67 66 90 0.733 –24 39
21 Tottenham Hotspur 42 12 3 6 47 34 3 5 13 27 52 74 86 0.860 –12 38
22 Middlesbrough 42 7 9 5 46 35 4 6 11 35 53 81 88 0.920 –7 37

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
League Champions
FA Cup Winners
Welsh Cup winners
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BIR BLB BOL BUR BRY CAR DER EVE HUD LEI LIV MNU MID NEW POR SHE SUN TOT WED WHU
Arsenal 0–3 2–2 3–2 1–2 4–1 3–1 3–0 3–4 3–2 0–0 2–2 6–3 0–1 3–1 4–1 0–2 6–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Aston Villa 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–3 3–0 0–3 3–4 3–1 5–1 3–0 7–2 1–0 4–2 1–2 5–4 1–0
Birmingham City 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 4–1 0–1 4–4 1–6 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 4–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 6–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0
Bolton Wanderers 1–1 3–1 3–2 3–1 7–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 4–0
Burnley 1–2 4–2 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 4–2 3–5 0–1 5–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 5–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–0
Bury 5–1 0–0 2–3 2–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–3 2–3 2–1 5–2 4–3 1–4 1–4 4–0 1–0 5–3 1–2 4–2 3–1
Cardiff City 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 4–4 2–0 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–5
Derby County 4–0 5–0 4–1 6–0 1–0 3–4 5–2 7–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–3 5–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–6 2–3
Everton 3–3 3–2 5–2 4–1 2–2 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 7–1 1–1 5–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–5 4–0 7–0
Huddersfield Town 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 8–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–3 4–1 0–1 4–2 4–2 1–0 5–2
Leicester City 3–2 3–0 3–0 6–0 4–2 5–0 2–2 4–1 4–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–3 3–0 6–2 3–1 3–3 6–1 2–2 2–3
Liverpool 0–2 0–0 2–3 4–2 4–2 2–2 5–1 1–2 5–2 3–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 8–2 2–1 2–5 2–0 5–2 1–3
Manchester United 4–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–3 0–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 0–0 5–2 6–1 3–0 1–7 2–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1
Middlesbrough 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–5 2–3 6–1 1–2 3–3 4–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 5–1 3–0 0–3 3–1 3–3 2–2
Newcastle United 1–1 7–5 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 2–0 4–3 2–2 2–3 1–5 1–1 4–1 3–3 1–3 1–0 3–1 4–1 4–3 3–1
Portsmouth 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 3–5 3–0 0–0 2–1
Sheffield United 6–4 0–3 3–1 2–3 4–3 5–2 3–1 3–4 1–0 1–3 1–7 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 5–1 3–1 1–1 6–2
Sunderland 5–1 2–3 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 2–3 3–2
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 5–0 1–4 1–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 3–1 4–1 4–2 5–2 0–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 5–3
The Wednesday 1–1 2–0 2–3 4–1 3–0 5–0 4–0 3–3 2–2 1–2 0–5 1–2 4–0 0–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 3–3 0–0 4–2 2–0
West Ham United 2–2 0–0 3–3 4–3 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 4–2 4–0 3–1 1–2 4–5 5–2 4–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–2

Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1927–1928


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1927–28
Champions Manchester City (4th title)
Relegated Fulham
South Shields
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1607 (3.48 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Cookson (West Bromwich), 38 [3]
Biggest home win Notts CountyBarnsley 9–0 (19 Nov 1927)
Biggest away win Grimsby TownWest Bromwich 0–6 (7 Jan 1928)
Highest scoring BarnsleyFulham 8–4 (28 Jan 1928)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Manchester City 42 18 2 1 70 27 7 7 7 30 32 100 59 1.695 +41 59
2 Leeds United 42 16 2 3 63 15 9 5 7 35 34 98 49 2.000 +49 57
3 Chelsea 42 15 2 4 46 15 8 6 7 29 30 75 45 1.667 +30 54
4 Preston North End 42 15 3 3 62 24 7 6 8 38 42 100 66 1.515 +34 53
5 Stoke City 42 14 5 2 44 17 8 3 10 34 42 78 59 1.322 +19 52
6 Swansea Town 42 13 6 2 46 17 5 6 10 29 46 75 63 1.190 +12 48
7 Oldham Athletic 42 15 3 3 55 18 4 5 12 20 33 75 51 1.471 +24 46
8 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 7 4 50 28 7 5 9 40 42 90 70 1.286 +20 46
9 Port Vale 42 11 6 4 45 20 7 2 12 23 37 68 57 1.193 +11 44
10 Nottingham Forest 42 10 6 5 54 37 5 4 12 29 47 83 84 0.988 –1 40
11 Grimsby Town 42 8 6 7 41 41 6 6 9 28 42 69 83 0.831 –14 40
12 Bristol City 42 11 5 5 42 18 4 4 13 34 61 76 79 0.962 –3 39
13 Barnsley 42 10 5 6 43 36 4 6 11 22 49 65 85 0.765 –20 39
14 Hull City 42 9 8 4 25 19 3 7 11 16 35 41 54 0.759 –13 39
15 Notts County 42 10 4 7 47 26 3 8 10 21 48 68 74 0.919 –6 38
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 11 5 5 43 31 2 5 14 20 60 63 91 0.692 –28 36
17 Southampton 42 11 3 7 54 40 3 4 14 14 37 68 77 0.883 –9 35
18 Reading 42 9 8 4 32 22 2 5 14 21 53 53 75 0.707 –22 35
19 Blackpool 42 11 3 7 55 43 2 5 14 28 58 83 101 0.822 –18 34
20 Clapton Orient 42 9 7 5 32 25 2 5 14 23 60 55 85 0.647 –30 34
21 Fulham 42 12 7 2 46 22 1 0 20 22 67 68 89 0.764 –21 33
22 South Shields 42 5 5 11 30 41 2 4 15 26 70 56 111 0.505 –55 23

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BLP BRI CHE CLA FUL GRI HUL LEE MNC NOT NTC OLD PVA PRE REA SOT SSH STO SWA WBA WOL
Barnsley 2–1 2–3 3–1 4–2 8–4 1–4 1–1 2–1 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 4–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–3 2–4 2–2
Blackpool 1–3 6–2 2–4 0–1 4–0 4–5 2–1 0–2 2–2 5–3 3–3 1–2 1–6 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 3–1 2–2 4–3 3–0
Bristol City 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 4–0 1–3 4–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 4–1
Chelsea 1–2 3–0 5–2 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 6–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–0
Clapton Orient 2–0 2–5 4–2 2–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Fulham 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–5 3–2 3–1 7–0
Grimsby Town 3–1 3–3 1–4 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 4–6 3–3 2–2 4–1 1–2 1–2 0–6 0–1
Hull City 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0
Leeds United 2–2 4–0 3–2 5–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 6–0 1–0 3–0 2–4 6–2 2–0 3–0 5–1 5–0 1–2 3–0
Manchester City 7–3 4–1 4–2 0–1 5–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 6–1 3–0 4–0 7–4 3–1 3–0
Nottingham Forest 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 4–3 7–0 5–2 1–1 2–2 4–5 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 5–3 1–1 7–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–2
Notts County 9–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–4 6–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–2
Oldham Athletic 0–1 6–0 4–1 2–1 5–0 4–2 1–0 5–0 0–1 3–2 4–1 0–0 4–1 0–0 3–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 3–0
Port Vale 2–1 3–0 5–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 4–0 2–3 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–2
Preston North End 1–2 2–1 5–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 5–1 1–0 5–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–2 7–2 2–0 4–2 3–3 5–4
Reading 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 4–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 5–1 1–1 0–0 1–4 2–1
Southampton 6–1 2–0 3–2 2–4 1–3 5–2 5–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–1 5–1 5–2 1–3 0–0 0–0 3–5 3–6 0–2 3–2 4–1
South Shields 0–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–5 0–1 3–4 2–3 0–3 0–1 2–3 0–0 2–1 2–3 3–1 2–3 2–2
Stoke City 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 3–1 5–1 2–0 1–3 3–0 3–0 0–2 3–2 4–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Swansea Town 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 5–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 5–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 6–3 1–1 3–2 6–0
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 6–3 0–0 3–0 4–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–4 5–3 2–1 3–0 2–4 5–2 4–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 2–4 5–2 1–2 5–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1927–1928


Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1927–28
Champions Bradford Park Avenue (1st title)
Failed re-election Durham City
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1676 (3.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Joe Smith (Stockport), 38 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Bradford Park Avenue 42 18 2 1 68 22 9 7 5 33 23 101 45 2.244 +56 63
2 Lincoln City 42 15 4 2 53 20 9 3 9 38 44 91 64 1.422 +27 55
3 Stockport County 42 16 5 0 62 14 7 3 11 27 37 89 51 1.745 +38 54
4 Doncaster Rovers 42 15 4 2 59 18 8 3 10 21 26 80 44 1.818 +36 53
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 14 6 1 68 28 8 3 10 37 44 105 72 1.458 +33 53
6 Bradford City 42 15 4 2 59 19 3 8 10 26 41 85 60 1.417 +25 48
7 Darlington 42 15 1 5 63 28 6 4 11 26 46 89 74 1.203 +15 47
8 Southport 42 15 2 4 55 24 5 3 13 24 46 79 70 1.129 +9 45
9 Accrington Stanley 42 14 4 3 49 22 4 4 13 27 45 76 67 1.134 +9 44
10 New Brighton 42 10 7 4 45 22 4 7 10 27 40 72 62 1.161 +10 42
11 Wrexham 42 15 1 5 48 19 3 5 13 16 48 64 67 0.955 –3 42
12 Halifax Town 42 11 7 3 47 24 2 8 11 26 47 73 71 1.028 +2 41
13 Rochdale 42 13 4 4 45 24 4 3 14 29 53 74 77 0.961 –3 41
14 Rotherham United 42 11 6 4 39 19 3 5 13 26 50 65 69 0.942 –4 39
15 Hartlepools United 42 10 3 8 41 35 6 3 12 28 46 69 81 0.852 –12 38
16 Chesterfield 42 10 4 7 46 29 3 6 12 25 49 71 78 0.910 –7 36
17 Crewe Alexandra 42 10 6 5 51 28 2 4 15 26 58 77 86 0.895 –9 34
18 Ashington 42 10 5 6 54 36 1 6 14 23 67 77 103 0.748 –26 33
19 Barrow 42 10 8 3 41 24 0 3 18 13 78 54 102 0.529 –48 31
20 Wigan Borough 42 8 5 8 30 32 2 5 14 26 65 56 97 0.577 –41 30
21 Durham City 42 10 5 6 37 30 1 2 18 16 70 53 100 0.530 –47 29
22 Nelson 42 8 4 9 50 49 2 2 17 26 87 76 136 0.559 –60 26

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election

Third Division North results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC ASH BRW BRA BPA CHS CRE DAR DON DUR HAL HAR LIN NEL NWB ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WIG WRE
Accrington Stanley (1891) 3–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 5–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 7–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 1–0 2–3 2–4 2–0
Ashington 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 0–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–2 3–3 3–1 4–5 5–1 3–2 5–1 6–0 1–3 4–1 3–0 6–3 2–1
Barrow 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 6–2 2–0 3–3 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 6–2 2–2
Bradford City 2–0 5–0 4–1 2–3 3–3 4–1 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 9–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–0
Bradford Park Avenue 3–3 5–0 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 6–3 0–2 4–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 5–3 2–0 6–2 5–1 2–0
Chesterfield 3–1 3–0 6–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–3 1–0 4–2 3–0 1–3 0–1 6–0 2–3 1–3 2–5 5–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1
Crewe Alexandra 2–3 3–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 4–1 3–3 4–1 5–2 1–1 4–0 0–0 6–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–0 2–3 1–2 1–1
Darlington 3–0 5–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 4–2 1–3 3–0 5–0 2–0 5–0 9–2 4–1 3–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–7 1–0 1–3
Doncaster Rovers 0–0 3–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 5–0 5–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 4–2 5–1 5–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 5–2 4–1 1–1
Durham City 2–1 0–0 4–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 5–1 3–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–4 3–0 2–1 3–2 1–4 0–0 1–2 1–3 3–0 1–1
Halifax Town 3–1 6–1 5–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 4–1 3–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–1
Hartlepool United 0–2 4–1 6–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 4–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 4–5 3–3 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–2
Lincoln City 3–1 3–1 5–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 5–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 5–2 1–5 0–0 1–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 5–0
Nelson 1–4 1–5 4–0 0–3 1–2 3–3 3–3 4–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 4–2 1–3 0–3 6–3 6–1 1–1 0–4 3–5 3–3 4–0
New Brighton 3–1 6–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 3–3 5–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–1 2–3 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0
Rochdale 3–2 2–2 3–0 3–3 0–4 5–1 4–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 5–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–0
Rotherham United 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 5–0 2–4 4–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 6–0 0–1
Southport 5–0 3–3 4–0 5–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 4–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–1 4–1
Stockport County 3–3 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 8–0 0–0 5–1 2–0 6–3 1–0 1–1 5–0
Tranmere 3–2 5–3 5–0 2–1 2–2 6–3 3–3 3–1 0–0 11–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 5–2 5–2 2–1
Wigan Borough 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 3–2 2–1 0–3 1–1 3–0 1–3 0–2 1–3 4–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–3 1–0 3–0
Wrexham 0–1 5–1 5–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 4–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 5–2 0–2 2–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 5–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division North maps[edit]


Third Division South[edit]

Football League, Third Division South
Season 1927–28
Champions Millwall (1st title)
Failed re-election None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1680 (3.64 per match)
Top goalscorer Harry Morris (Swindon Town), 38 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Millwall 42 19 2 0 87 15 11 3 7 40 35 127 50 2.540 +77 65
2 Northampton Town 42 17 3 1 67 23 6 6 9 35 41 102 64 1.594 +38 55
3 Plymouth Argyle 42 17 2 2 60 19 6 5 10 25 35 85 54 1.574 +31 53
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 14 4 3 51 24 5 6 10 30 45 81 69 1.174 +12 48
5 Crystal Palace 42 15 3 3 46 23 3 9 9 33 49 79 72 1.097 +7 48
6 Swindon Town 42 12 6 3 60 26 7 3 11 30 43 90 69 1.304 +21 47
7 Southend United 42 14 2 5 48 19 6 4 11 32 45 80 64 1.250 +16 46
8 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 49 27 6 6 9 21 33 70 60 1.167 +10 46
9 Newport County 42 12 5 4 52 38 6 4 11 29 46 81 84 0.964 –3 45
10 Queens Park Rangers 42 8 5 8 37 35 9 4 8 35 36 72 71 1.014 +1 43
11 Charlton Athletic 42 12 5 4 34 27 3 8 10 26 43 60 70 0.857 –10 43
12 Brentford 42 12 4 5 49 30 4 4 13 27 44 76 74 1.027 +2 40
13 Luton Town 42 13 5 3 56 27 3 2 16 38 60 94 87 1.080 +7 39
14 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 12 6 3 44 24 1 6 14 28 55 72 79 0.911 –7 38
15 Watford 42 10 5 6 42 34 4 5 12 26 44 68 78 0.872 –10 38
16 Gillingham 42 10 3 8 33 26 3 8 10 29 55 62 81 0.765 –19 37
17 Norwich City 42 9 8 4 41 26 1 8 12 25 44 66 70 0.943 –4 36
18 Walsall 42 9 6 6 52 35 3 3 15 23 66 75 101 0.743 –26 33
19 Bristol Rovers 42 11 3 7 41 36 3 1 17 26 57 67 93 0.720 –26 32
20 Coventry City 42 5 8 8 40 36 6 1 14 27 60 67 96 0.698 –29 31
21 Merthyr Town 42 7 6 8 38 40 2 7 12 15 51 53 91 0.582 –38 31
22 Torquay United 42 4 10 7 27 36 4 4 13 26 67 53 103 0.515 –50 30

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
New club in the league, see Torquay United
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division South results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BOU BRE B&H BRO CHA COV CPA EXE GIL LUT MER MIL NPC NOR NOR PLY QPR STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–0 3–1 4–3 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 5–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–0
Brentford 2–1 1–3 5–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 4–0 6–1 3–1 3–0 3–1 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–4 1–2 3–2 1–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–2 5–2 5–0 2–2 3–0 4–2 0–2 0–0 3–1 5–0 3–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–3 1–0 4–2 3–0 0–0 1–1
Bristol Rovers 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–4 1–2 2–1 1–6 2–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 5–1 5–2 3–1
Charlton Athletic 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 4–3 0–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 0–2
Coventry City 3–2 0–0 2–2 2–3 3–3 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–2 1–2 0–3 0–2 2–4 2–2 1–1 0–0 6–1 4–0 5–1 0–1 2–3
Crystal Palace 6–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 5–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–0 3–2 5–1 2–1
Exeter City 4–1 0–1 0–3 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–0 2–4 5–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–2 0–0 5–0 3–0 3–3
Gillingham 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 4–1 2–0 0–3
Luton Town 3–3 5–2 2–5 2–0 2–1 3–1 6–1 2–1 6–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 5–0 4–1 3–2
Merthyr Town 1–1 3–1 4–2 2–3 0–0 3–2 2–2 0–3 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–4 0–4 2–3 8–2 1–3 3–2 3–1
Millwall 2–0 3–0 6–0 1–0 5–0 9–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 3–2 3–0 5–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 6–1 5–1 3–3 9–1 7–1 4–2
Newport County 4–3 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–3 3–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 7–2 1–1 1–3 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–6 3–2 1–3 2–2 4–1 3–2
Northampton Town 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 6–5 6–0 5–2 1–2 4–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–4 10–0 5–0
Norwich City 3–3 1–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–2 4–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–4 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 4–0 1–4 1–1
Plymouth Argyle 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 4–0 5–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 5–0 3–2 2–0 3–3 4–2 3–0 3–2 3–0 4–1 2–1 0–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 2–3 5–0 4–2 3–3 1–5 2–0 0–1 3–3 3–2 0–0 0–1 4–2 0–4 0–0 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 2–1
Southend 3–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 6–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 7–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0
Swindon Town 3–2 1–1 4–3 2–1 2–2 6–0 3–3 3–0 6–1 4–2 1–2 3–0 4–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–2 5–0 4–0
Torquay United 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–5 4–2 1–2 1–0 3–3 2–1 1–1 1–1
Walsall 2–3 4–2 3–3 1–2 1–0 7–0 1–1 5–1 7–4 4–1 2–2 2–5 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 4–0 2–0
Watford 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–2 5–3 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–3 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–3 1–1 2–5 1–2 4–0

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division South maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1927–1928


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1927-28". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.