1932–33 Southern Football League

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The 1932–33 season was the 35th in the history of the Southern League. The league consisted of Eastern and Western Divisions.[1] Norwich City reserves won the Eastern Division, whilst Bath City won the Western Division. Norwich reserves were declared Southern League champions after winning a championship play-off 2–1.[2]

Three clubs from the Southern League applied to join the Football League, but none were successful.

Eastern Division[edit]

Southern Football League Eastern Division
Season 1932-33
Champions Norwich City II (1st title)
Promoted none
Relegated Aldershot II (resigned)
Matches played 56
Goals scored 227 (4.05 per match)

A total of 8 teams contest the division, including 7 sides from previous season and one new team.

Newly elected team:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Norwich City II 14 9 2 3 34 22 1.55 20
2 Dartford 14 8 2 4 26 23 1.13 18
3 Folkestone 14 7 1 6 35 32 1.09 15
4 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic II 14 5 4 5 36 33 1.09 14
5 Tunbridge Wells Rangers 14 5 2 7 23 24 0.96 12
6 Guildford City 14 5 2 7 22 28 0.79 12
7 Millwall II 14 5 1 8 27 31 0.87 11
8 Aldershot II 14 3 4 7 24 34 0.71 10 Left league at end of season

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Western Division[edit]

Southern Football League Western Division
Season 1931-32
Champions Bath City
Promoted none
Relegated none
Matches played 110
Goals scored 545 (4.95 per match)

A total of 11 teams contest the division, including 10 sides from previous season and one new team.

Newly elected teams:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2
1 Bath City 20 13 4 3 62 34 1.82 30
2 Exeter City II 20 12 3 5 62 46 1.35 27
3 Torquay United II 20 12 1 7 56 37 1.51 25
4 Plymouth Argyle II 20 11 2 7 68 38 1.79 24
5 Yeovil & Petters United 20 11 2 7 59 44 1.34 24
6 Llanelly 20 10 2 8 53 33 1.61 22
7 Bristol Rovers II 20 7 3 10 53 65 0.82 17
8 Newport County II 20 6 4 10 42 55 0.76 16
9 Merthyr Town 20 7 1 12 39 58 0.67 15
10 Barry 20 3 4 13 30 72 0.42 10
11 Taunton Town 20 4 2 14 21 63 0.33 10

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Football League election[edit]

Three Southern League clubs applied for the two election places in the Third Division South of the Football League. However, none were successful as the two League clubs were re-elected.[3]

Club League Votes
Swindon Town Football League 45
Newport County Football League 26
Llanelly Southern League 20
Folkestone Southern League 5
Merthyr Town Southern League 1
Nuneaton Town Birmingham & District League 1

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