1933–34 Southern Football League

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The 1933–34 season was the 36th in the history of the Southern League. The league consisted of Eastern and Western Divisions.[1] Norwich City reserves won the Eastern Division for the second successive season, whilst Plymouth Argyle reserves won the Western Division. Plymouth reserves were declared Southern League champions after winning a championship play-off replay 3–0 after a 2–2 draw in the first match.[2]

Folkestone were the only Southern League to apply to join the Football League, but received no votes in the election.

Eastern Division[edit]

Southern Football League Eastern Division
Season 1933-34
Champions Norwich City II
Promoted none
Relegated none
Matches played 72
Goals scored 246 (3.42 per match)

A total of 9 teams contest the division, including 8 sides from previous season and two new teams.

Newly elected teams:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2
1 Norwich City II 16 9 4 3 41 15 2.73 22
2 Margate 16 8 3 5 23 20 1.15 19
3 Millwall II 16 7 4 5 28 28 1 18
4 Clapton Orient II 16 8 1 7 33 34 0.97 17
5 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic II 16 6 3 7 28 30 0.93 15
6 Tunbridge Wells Rangers 16 6 2 8 25 36 0.69 14
7 Folkestone 16 5 3 8 26 26 1 13
8 Guildford City 16 5 3 8 27 33 0.82 13
9 Dartford 16 4 5 7 15 24 0.63 13

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 1933-34
Champions Plymouth Argyle II (4th title)
Promoted none
Relegated Merthyr Town (resigned)
Llanelly (resigned)
Matches played 110
Goals scored 468 (4.25 per match)

There were no new clubs in the Western Division this season.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Plymouth Argyle II 20 13 6 1 62 22 2.82 32
2 Bristol Rovers II 20 14 3 3 56 27 2.07 31
3 Bath City 20 11 3 6 43 25 1.72 25
4 Torquay United II 20 9 4 7 54 36 1.5 22
5 Yeovil & Petters United 20 10 1 9 35 39 0.9 21
6 Exeter City II 20 8 3 9 54 47 1.15 19
7 Merthyr Town 20 8 2 10 39 50 0.78 18 Left league at end of season
8 Llanelly 20 8 1 11 25 39 0.64 17
9 Barry 20 4 5 11 37 64 0.58 13
10 Newport County II 20 4 3 13 36 54 0.67 11
11 Taunton Town 20 5 1 14 27 65 0.42 11

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]

Folkestone were the only Southern League club to apply for election to Division Three South of the Football League. However, they received no votes and the two League clubs were re-elected.[3]

Club League Votes
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic Football League 48
Cardiff City Football League 48
Folkestone Southern League 0

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