1930–31 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1930–31
Champions Arsenal

The 19301931 season was the 39th 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 1930–31
Champions Arsenal (1st English title)
Relegated Leeds United
Manchester United
FA Cup winners West Bromwich Albion (2nd Division) (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1823 (3.95 per match)
Top goalscorer Tom Waring (Aston Villa), 49 [3]
Biggest home win Huddersfield TownBlackpool 10–1 (13 Dec 1930)
Biggest away win Manchester UnitedHuddersfield Town 0–6 (10 Sept 1930)
Highest scoring SunderlandLiverpool 6–5 (6 Dec 1930)
Manchester UnitedNewcastle 4–7 (13 Sept 1930)
NewcastlePortsmouth 4–7 (15 Nov 1930)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Arsenal 42 14 5 2 67 27 14 5 2 60 32 127 59 2.153 +68 66 [4][5]
2 Aston Villa 42 17 3 1 86 34 8 6 7 42 44 128 78 1.641 +50 59 [4]
3 Sheffield Wednesday 42 14 3 4 65 32 8 5 8 37 43 102 75 1.360 +27 52 [4]
4 Portsmouth 42 11 7 3 46 26 7 6 8 38 41 84 67 1.254 +17 49
5 Huddersfield Town 42 10 8 3 45 27 8 4 9 36 38 81 65 1.246 +16 48
6 Derby County 42 12 6 3 56 31 6 4 11 38 48 94 79 1.190 +15 46
7 Middlesbrough 42 13 5 3 57 28 6 3 12 41 62 98 90 1.089 +8 46
8 Manchester City 42 13 2 6 41 29 5 8 8 34 41 75 70 1.071 +5 46
9 Liverpool 42 11 6 4 48 28 4 6 11 38 57 86 85 1.012 +1 42
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 14 3 4 54 28 3 5 13 29 56 83 84 0.988 –1 42
11 Sunderland 42 12 4 5 61 38 4 5 12 28 47 89 85 1.047 +4 41
12 Chelsea 42 13 4 4 42 19 2 6 13 22 48 64 67 0.955 –3 40
13 Grimsby Town 42 13 2 6 55 31 4 3 14 27 56 82 87 0.943 –5 39
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 6 3 45 26 3 3 15 23 55 68 81 0.840 –13 39
15 Sheffield United 42 10 7 4 49 31 4 3 14 29 53 78 84 0.929 –6 38
16 Leicester City 42 12 4 5 50 38 4 2 15 30 57 80 95 0.842 –15 38
17 Newcastle United 42 9 2 10 41 45 6 4 11 37 42 78 87 0.897 –9 36
18 West Ham United 42 11 3 7 56 44 3 5 13 23 50 79 94 0.840 –15 36
19 Birmingham 42 11 3 7 37 28 2 7 12 18 42 55 70 0.786 –15 36
20 Blackpool 42 8 7 6 41 44 3 3 15 30 81 71 125 0.568 –54 32
21 Leeds United 42 10 3 8 49 31 2 4 15 19 50 68 81 0.840 –13 31
22 Manchester United 42 6 6 9 30 37 1 2 18 23 78 53 115 0.461 –62 22

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
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BIR BLB BLP BOL CHE DER GRI HUD LEE LEI LIV MNC MNU MID NEW POR SHE SHW SUN WHU
Arsenal 5–2 1–1 3–2 7–1 5–0 2–1 6–3 9–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 4–1 5–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Aston Villa 5–1 1–1 5–2 4–1 3–1 3–3 4–6 2–0 6–1 4–3 4–2 4–2 4–2 7–0 8–1 4–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 4–2 6–1
Birmingham City 2–4 0–4 4–1 1–1 0–2 6–2 1–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–2 0–2 2–1 5–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 5–2 5–3 3–1 3–0 3–3 0–1 4–1 4–5 1–0 1–2 2–1 5–2 3–0 1–0
Blackpool 1–4 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–7 5–4 1–3 2–2 5–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–4 3–1 1–3
Bolton Wanderers 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–3 3–1 6–2 2–2 2–2 4–2
Chelsea 1–5 0–2 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 5–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 6–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 5–0 2–1
Derby County 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 4–1 6–2 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 6–1 1–2 1–5 5–1 4–3 2–3 4–1 1–1
Grimsby Town 0–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 6–2 4–1 0–1 5–3 2–1 2–0 8–2 0–0 3–5 2–1 4–1 2–2 0–3 2–1 2–3 2–1 4–0
Huddersfield Town 1–1 1–6 1–0 1–1 10–1 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0
Leeds United 1–2 0–2 3–1 4–2 2–2 3–1 2–3 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 1–2 4–2 5–0 7–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–3 0–3 3–0
Leicester City 2–7 4–1 2–1 3–1 6–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–0 3–2 3–2 5–4 0–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–5 1–1 1–1
Liverpool 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 5–2 7–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–4 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–2 3–1 6–1 1–2 2–4 2–0
Manchester City 1–4 3–1 4–2 3–0 2–4 3–0 2–0 4–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 4–1 4–2 2–0 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–0 1–1
Manchester United 1–2 3–4 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–6 0–0 0–0 4–1 1–3 4–4 4–7 0–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–0
Middlesbrough 2–5 3–1 1–1 4–1 5–1 3–0 2–2 4–1 2–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 3–3 4–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–2
Newcastle United 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–3 0–2 4–0 1–0 2–5 1–2 1–1 4–1 5–2 0–4 0–1 4–3 0–5 4–7 1–0 1–2 2–0 4–2
Portsmouth 1–1 5–0 2–2 3–0 4–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–4 1–1 2–0
Sheffield United 1–1 3–4 3–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 4–0 3–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 2–2 3–1 4–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–3 1–2
Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 3–0 9–1 1–3 7–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–5 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–3 7–2 5–3
Sunderland 1–4 1–1 1–0 8–2 2–4 3–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 4–2 4–0 2–5 6–5 3–3 1–2 1–1 5–0 0–0 2–1 5–1 6–1
West Ham United 2–4 5–5 1–2 4–3 3–2 1–4 4–1 0–1 3–4 2–1 1–1 2–0 7–0 2–0 5–1 0–3 3–2 4–3 4–1 3–3 0–3

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 1930–1931


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1930–31
Champions Everton (1st title)
Relegated Cardiff City
Reading
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1608 (3.48 per match)
Top goalscorer Dixie Dean (Everton), 39 [3]
Biggest home win EvertonPlymouth Argyle 9–1 (27 Dec 1930)
Biggest away win CharltonEverton 0–7 (7 Feb 1931)
Highest scoring MillwallPreston North End 5–7 (4 Oct 1930)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Everton 42 18 1 2 76 31 10 4 7 45 35 121 66 1.833 +55 61 [4]
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 14 3 4 40 16 8 7 6 43 33 83 49 1.694 +34 54
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 5 1 64 20 7 2 12 24 35 88 55 1.600 +33 51
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 2 4 56 25 6 3 12 28 42 84 67 1.254 +17 47
5 Port Vale 42 15 3 3 39 16 6 2 13 28 45 67 61 1.098 +6 47
6 Bradford Park Avenue 42 15 4 2 71 24 3 6 12 26 42 97 66 1.470 +31 46
7 Preston North End 42 12 5 4 55 31 5 6 10 28 33 83 64 1.297 +19 45
8 Burnley 42 13 5 3 55 30 4 6 11 26 47 81 77 1.052 +4 45
9 Southampton 42 13 4 4 46 22 6 2 13 28 40 74 62 1.194 +12 44
10 Bradford City 42 12 5 4 39 26 5 5 11 22 37 61 63 0.968 –2 44
11 Stoke City 42 11 6 4 34 17 6 4 11 30 54 64 71 0.901 –7 44
12 Oldham Athletic 42 13 5 3 45 28 3 5 13 16 44 61 72 0.847 –11 42
13 Bury 42 14 3 4 44 20 5 0 16 31 62 75 82 0.915 –7 41
14 Millwall 42 12 4 5 47 25 4 3 14 24 55 71 80 0.888 –9 39
15 Charlton Athletic 42 11 4 6 35 33 4 5 12 24 53 59 86 0.686 –27 39
16 Bristol City 42 11 5 5 29 23 4 3 14 25 59 54 82 0.659 –28 38
17 Nottingham Forest 42 12 6 3 54 35 2 3 16 26 50 80 85 0.941 –5 37
18 Plymouth Argyle 42 10 3 8 47 33 4 5 12 29 51 76 84 0.905 –8 36
19 Barnsley 42 13 3 5 42 23 0 6 15 17 56 59 79 0.747 –20 35
20 Swansea Town 42 11 5 5 40 29 1 5 15 11 45 51 74 0.689 –23 34
21 Reading 42 11 2 8 47 33 1 4 16 25 63 72 96 0.750 –24 30
22 Cardiff City 42 7 6 8 32 31 1 3 17 15 56 47 87 0.540 –40 25

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
FA Cup Winners, also promoted
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BRA BPA BRI BUR BRY CAR CHA EVE MIL NOT OLD PLY PVA PRE REA SOT STO SWA TOT WBA WOL
Barnsley 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 4–0 5–0 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–2 0–4 5–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 4–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–0
Bradford City 1–0 0–4 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 6–1 4–3 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–3 4–1
Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 1–2 5–2 4–1 5–1 3–0 3–2 4–1 6–0 4–1 4–0 7–1 5–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 5–1 4–1 3–1 1–1
Bristol City 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 1–4 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–3
Burnley 2–2 1–1 3–2 4–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 5–2 2–1 5–2 6–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 8–1 3–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–2
Bury 3–1 3–1 3–1 6–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 0–3 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0
Cardiff City 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 4–4 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 5–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 3–6 0–3
Charlton Athletic 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 4–1 0–7 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–4 1–2
Everton 5–2 4–2 4–2 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 7–1 2–0 2–0 6–4 9–1 2–3 2–1 3–2 2–1 5–0 5–1 4–2 2–1 4–0
Millwall 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 6–0 1–3 5–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 5–7 4–0 1–0 1–3 3–1 2–3 2–0 1–1
Nottingham Forest 3–3 4–1 1–0 6–1 3–3 3–0 3–1 4–3 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–6 3–4
Oldham Athletic 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 4–2 0–3 3–3 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–0
Plymouth Argyle 4–0 0–2 0–0 5–3 1–2 3–6 5–1 1–3 2–3 5–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–0 5–1 3–2
Port Vale 5–2 1–0 8–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–1
Preston North End 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 7–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 2–4 1–0 2–1 1–3 3–3 5–0 5–1 0–0 2–1 2–3 5–4
Reading 6–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 3–1 3–4 3–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 5–2 1–3 1–2 0–3 1–4 1–1 7–3 1–0 1–2 0–3 3–0
Southampton 4–0 4–1 2–3 5–1 1–1 5–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 3–3 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–0
Stoke City 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 5–0 2–1 0–1 1–2
Swansea Town 1–0 1–2 2–1 5–2 1–1 5–2 3–2 1–1 2–5 4–1 3–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1
Tottenham Hotspur 4–2 3–1 3–2 4–1 8–1 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 5–0 0–0 7–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–0
West Bromwich Albion 5–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 0–2 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–4 7–0 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–2 3–0 4–3 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 5–1 3–1 3–1 1–4

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 1930–1931


Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1930–31
Champions Chesterfield (1st title)
Failed re-election Nelson
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1714 (3.71 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy McConnell (Carlisle United), 37 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Chesterfield 42 19 1 1 66 22 7 5 9 36 35 102 57 1.789 +45 58 [4]
2 Lincoln City 42 16 3 2 60 19 9 4 8 42 40 102 59 1.729 +43 57 [4]
3 Wrexham 42 16 4 1 61 25 5 8 8 33 37 94 62 1.516 +32 54
4 Tranmere Rovers 42 16 3 2 73 26 8 3 10 38 48 111 74 1.500 +37 54 [4]
5 Southport 42 15 3 3 52 19 7 6 8 36 37 88 56 1.571 +32 53
6 Hull City 42 12 7 2 64 20 8 3 10 35 35 99 55 1.800 +44 50
7 Stockport County 42 15 5 1 54 19 5 4 12 23 42 77 61 1.262 +16 49
8 Carlisle United 42 13 4 4 68 32 7 1 13 30 49 98 81 1.210 +17 45
9 Gateshead 42 14 4 3 46 22 2 9 10 25 51 71 73 0.973 –2 45
10 Wigan Borough 42 14 4 3 48 25 5 1 15 28 61 76 86 0.884 –10 43
11 Darlington 42 9 6 6 44 30 7 4 10 27 29 71 59 1.203 +12 42
12 York City 42 15 3 3 59 30 3 3 15 26 52 85 82 1.037 +3 42
13 Accrington Stanley 42 14 2 5 51 31 1 7 13 33 77 84 108 0.778 –24 39
14 Rotherham United 42 9 6 6 50 34 4 6 11 31 49 81 83 0.976 –2 38
15 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 8 4 40 18 4 3 14 25 47 65 65 1.000 ±0 37
16 Barrow 42 13 4 4 45 23 2 3 16 23 66 68 89 0.764 –21 37
17 Halifax Town 42 11 6 4 30 16 2 3 16 25 73 55 89 0.618 –34 35
18 Crewe Alexandra 42 13 2 6 52 35 1 4 16 14 58 66 93 0.710 –27 34
19 New Brighton 42 12 4 5 36 25 1 3 17 13 51 49 76 0.645 –27 33
20 Hartlepools United 42 10 2 9 47 37 2 4 15 20 49 67 86 0.779 –19 30
21 Rochdale 42 9 1 11 42 50 3 5 13 20 57 62 107 0.579 –45 30
22 Nelson1 42 6 7 8 28 40 0 0 21 15 73 43 113 0.381 –70 19
  • 1Nelson lost their bid for re-election, and were replaced by Chester in the following season.

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
Welsh Cup winners
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election

Third Division North results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC BRW CRL CHS CRE DAR DON GAT HAL HAR HUL LIN NEL NWB ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WIG WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley (1891) 3–1 3–0 1–3 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 5–3 3–1 3–0 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–2 5–2 3–0 1–3 4–2
Barrow 0–0 7–2 0–3 2–0 3–2 3–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 3–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 4–1 2–3 1–2
Carlisle United 7–3 0–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 6–2 3–0 1–5 3–6 8–1 2–0 7–1 1–2 4–3 5–1 3–0 6–1 1–1 2–0
Chesterfield 7–3 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 8–1 7–0 3–0 0–4 3–2 2–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 5–1 3–1 4–0 3–1
Crewe Alexandra 2–1 6–2 3–5 2–1 2–2 2–1 6–2 0–1 2–1 3–4 2–0 4–2 1–3 3–1 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 5–1
Darlington 1–1 3–2 3–0 5–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 4–1 4–2 2–4 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 3–0
Doncaster Rovers 6–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 3–3 0–0 2–0 6–0 5–1 1–1 0–2
Gateshead 4–0 4–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 4–2 4–3 2–1
Halifax Town 1–1 4–0 1–5 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–2 3–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Hartlepool United 3–3 3–2 3–5 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–1 1–3 0–3 4–0 4–1 4–0 4–2 0–2 1–2 1–2 6–1 2–1 3–0
Hull City 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 5–1 1–1 8–2 4–0 10–0 5–0 1–3 4–0 3–0 3–1 2–2 5–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 3–1
Lincoln City 5–2 5–0 5–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 5–0 1–3 3–3 6–1 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1
Nelson 4–2 0–3 1–2 0–5 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–4 1–1 0–4 2–1 2–0 2–5
New Brighton 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–5 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 5–3
Rochdale 1–6 4–2 1–3 2–3 1–0 1–2 3–5 0–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 4–2 5–4 2–0 6–1 0–4 1–0 1–3 0–4 4–3 2–2
Rotherham United 8–1 6–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–3 3–4 4–6 5–2 1–4 2–1
Southport 3–3 3–2 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 5–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 8–1 3–0 4–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
Stockport County 4–1 6–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 5–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 0–0
Tranmere 8–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 5–4 4–0 3–3 7–1 3–3 7–3 4–2 3–1 3–0 5–1 2–1 4–1
Wigan Borough 3–2 2–1 1–2 1–5 6–0 2–0 3–0 3–3 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–3 1–1 3–1
Wrexham 6–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 7–0 2–0 4–1 5–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 5–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–4 3–2 2–2 2–0 3–2
York City 3–1 4–2 4–0 2–2 4–3 2–1 4–2 4–3 4–1 4–2 3–2 1–1 3–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–3 0–1

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 1931–32
Champions Notts County (1st title)
Failed re-election Newport County
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1669 (3.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Peter Simpson (Crystal Palace), 46 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Notts County 42 16 4 1 58 13 8 7 6 39 33 97 46 2.109 +51 59
2 Crystal Palace 42 17 2 2 71 20 5 5 11 36 51 107 71 1.507 +36 51 [4]
3 Brentford 42 14 3 4 62 30 8 3 10 28 34 90 64 1.406 +26 50
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 13 5 3 45 20 4 10 7 23 33 68 53 1.283 +15 49
5 Southend United 42 16 0 5 53 26 6 5 10 23 34 76 60 1.267 +16 49
6 Northampton Town 42 10 6 5 37 20 8 6 7 40 39 77 59 1.305 +18 48
7 Luton Town 42 15 3 3 61 17 4 5 12 15 34 76 51 1.490 +25 46
8 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 0 6 57 23 5 3 13 25 52 82 75 1.093 +7 43
9 Fulham 42 15 3 3 49 21 3 4 14 28 54 77 75 1.027 +2 43
10 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 11 7 3 39 22 4 6 11 33 51 72 73 0.986 –1 43
11 Torquay United 42 13 5 3 56 26 4 4 13 24 58 80 84 0.952 –4 43
12 Swindon Town 42 15 5 1 68 29 3 1 17 21 65 89 94 0.947 –5 42
13 Exeter City 42 12 6 3 55 35 5 2 14 29 55 84 90 0.933 –6 42
14 Coventry City 42 11 4 6 55 28 5 5 11 20 37 75 65 1.154 +10 41
15 Bristol Rovers 42 12 3 6 49 36 4 5 12 26 56 75 92 0.815 –17 40
16 Gillingham 42 10 6 5 40 29 4 4 13 21 47 61 76 0.803 –15 38
17 Walsall [notes 1] 42 9 5 7 44 38 5 4 12 34 57 78 95 0.821 –17 37
18 Watford 42 9 4 8 41 29 5 3 13 31 46 72 75 0.960 –3 35
19 Clapton Orient 42 12 3 6 47 33 2 4 15 16 58 63 91 0.692 –28 35
20 Thames 42 12 5 4 34 20 1 3 17 20 73 54 93 0.581 –39 34
21 Newport County 42 10 5 6 45 31 1 1 19 24 80 69 111 0.622 –42 28 [notes 2]
22 Norwich City 42 10 7 4 37 20 0 1 20 10 56 47 76 0.618 –29 28

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

  1. ^ Walsall was transferred to Third Division North for the following season.
  2. ^ Newport County appears to have failed in the re-elections process this year, but they were back in the league for the 1932–1933 season.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
New club in the league
Re-elected
Failed re-election

Third Division South results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BOU BRE B&H BRO CLA COV CPA EXE FUL GIL LUT NPC NOR NOR NTC QPR STD SWI THA TOR WAL WAT
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–2 1–3 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–1 3–3 2–2 0–2 1–1
Brentford 1–2 3–2 4–0 3–0 1–2 8–2 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 0–4 3–1 2–2 5–3 3–1 5–2 6–1 0–0 6–1 2–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–1 1–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 5–0 2–0 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–4 3–0 3–3 1–0
Bristol Rovers 2–5 2–5 3–3 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 2–0 1–4 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–3 4–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–5
Clapton Orient 0–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 3–3 3–2 2–3 2–0 0–2 3–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–4 2–3 3–1 2–3 2–1 4–0 2–5 4–0
Coventry City 3–3 0–1 0–0 5–1 4–0 3–5 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 6–4 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 4–0 7–1 6–1 2–1 2–2
Crystal Palace 1–0 5–1 0–1 0–2 3–1 1–0 7–2 5–2 5–0 5–1 7–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 5–0 6–3 6–1
Exeter City 4–1 4–0 2–2 0–3 6–1 2–3 4–3 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–3 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–3 2–2 2–5 2–1
Fulham 1–0 1–1 0–1 6–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 6–1 4–2 3–0 5–2 3–2
Gillingham 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 6–2 3–5 3–2 4–0 4–1 0–2 2–1 0–5 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–3 2–0 4–2
Luton Town 2–3 1–1 2–2 4–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 5–0 4–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 5–1 2–1 4–0 8–0 3–1 0–0 4–1
Newport County 7–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 5–2 3–0 2–3 2–3 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2
Northampton Town 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 6–0 4–0 3–0 4–1 0–3 3–0 2–3
Norwich City 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 0–1
Notts County 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 5–0 4–1 2–2 1–2 6–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 6–1 1–0
Queens Park Rangers 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 4–0 7–2 0–2 1–0 3–1 7–1 0–2 3–1 4–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 1–2 3–0 2–3
Southend 4–0 0–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–4 5–1 2–4 3–2 0–2 6–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 5–3 1–0 6–3 2–0 1–0
Swindon Town 4–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 5–1 4–0 4–4 2–1 4–1 5–2 0–0 4–4 5–1 5–2 1–2 4–1 1–1 3–0 4–0 4–3 2–1
Thames 1–4 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 3–2
Torquay United 4–4 0–3 3–1 3–3 5–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–4 6–2 3–1 5–0 5–1 0–1 3–1
Walsall 3–3 1–4 0–0 4–2 4–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–6 7–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 6–0 0–4 2–2
Watford 2–0 1–3 5–0 2–2 1–2 4–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 6–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–4 1–3 3–0 1–0 6–0 2–2

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 1930–1931


Records[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1930-31". 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. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h 8 teams, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday (1st Div), Everton (2nd Div.), Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Tranmere Rovers
    (3rd Div. North) and Crystal Palace (3rd Div. South) all scored over 100 goals. This is the most in the Football League history.
  5. ^ Arsenal scored 60 Away Goals, the most to this day.
  • For these and other records, see:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football League Records: Goals". The Football League. Archived from the original on 10 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-13. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.