1934–35 Southern Football League

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The 1934–35 season was the 37th 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 third successive season, whilst Yeovil & Petters United won the Western Division. Norwich reserves were declared Southern League champions after winning a championship play-off replay 7–2 after a 2–2 draw in the first match.[2]

Two Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League, but neither was successful.

Eastern Division[edit]

Southern Football League Eastern Division
Season 1934-35
Champions Norwich City II (2nd title)
Promoted none
Relegated none
Matches played 90
Goals scored 351 (3.9 per match)

A total of 10 teams contest the division, including 9 sides from previous season and one new team.

Newly elected team:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2
1 Norwich City II 18 12 1 5 52 21 2.48 25
2 Dartford 18 8 6 4 36 22 1.64 22
3 Margate 18 7 6 5 38 30 1.27 20
4 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic II 18 8 3 7 34 26 1.31 19
5 Guildford City 18 7 5 6 41 34 1.21 19
6 Aldershot II 18 7 3 8 29 43 0.67 17
7 Folkestone 18 5 6 7 30 39 0.77 16
8 Tunbridge Wells Rangers 18 6 4 8 32 56 0.57 16
9 Clapton Orient II 18 5 4 9 33 35 0.94 14
10 Millwall II 18 3 6 9 26 45 0.58 12

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 1934-35
Champions Yeovil & Petters United
Promoted none
Relegated none
Matches played 72
Goals scored 307 (4.26 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 Yeovil & Petters United 16 11 2 3 49 18 2.72 24
2 Newport County II 16 8 5 3 45 29 1.55 21
3 Plymouth Argyle II 16 7 5 4 40 24 1.67 19
4 Exeter City II 16 7 2 7 38 32 1.19 16
5 Bath City 16 6 4 6 35 32 1.09 16
6 Bristol Rovers II 16 5 5 6 33 37 0.89 15
7 Barry 16 6 3 7 30 40 0.75 15
8 Torquay United II 16 5 3 8 24 29 0.83 13
9 Taunton Town 16 1 3 12 13 66 0.2 5 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.

Football League election[edit]

Bath City and Folkestone were the only Southern League clubs to apply for election to Division Three South of the Football League. However, both League clubs were re-elected.[3]

Club League Votes
Southend United Football League 48
Newport County Football League 43
Bath City Southern League 6
Folkestone Southern League 1

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