1946–47 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1946–47
Champions Trowbridge Town (Division One)
Clandown (Division Two)

The 1946–47 season was the 45th in the history of the Western Football League.

The league was once again split into two divisions for the first time since the 1938–39 season, with seventeen new clubs having joined. The champions for the second time in their history were Trowbridge Town, and the winners of Division Two were Clandown. A system of automatic promotion and relegation was introduced for the first time, and due to the severe winter, several fixtures were not fulfilled and the season was abandoned on 5 June 1947.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One consisted of eighteen clubs: eleven from the previous season's single division were joined by seven new clubs. All had been members of the league before the war and had left in 1939, except for Bath City Reserves and Wells City, who had left in 1940.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Trowbridge Town 31 27 1 3 123 43 2.86 55
2 Poole Town 29 20 5 4 86 26 3.31 45
3 Bristol Rovers Reserves 31 19 4 8 96 53 1.81 42
4 Chippenham Town 31 20 2 9 115 68 1.69 42
5 Yeovil Town Reserves 30 16 4 10 85 56 1.52 36
6 Clevedon 30 15 5 10 87 62 1.4 35
7 Portland United 31 14 4 13 92 69 1.33 32
8 Street 32 13 5 14 75 80 0.94 31
9 Paulton Rovers 31 13 3 15 79 110 0.72 29
10 Glastonbury 29 12 3 14 56 68 0.82 27
11 Bristol Aeroplane Company 29 12 3 14 72 87 0.83 27
12 Wells City 31 8 9 14 52 78 0.67 25
13 Radstock Town 29 9 3 17 66 92 0.72 21
14 Peasedown Miners Welfare 21 7 6 8 43 49 0.88 20
15 Bristol City Reserves 24 7 1 16 50 92 0.54 15
16 Bath City Reserves 26 5 4 17 34 72 0.47 14
17 Frome Town (R) 29 4 3 22 45 129 0.35 11
18 Welton Rovers (R) 20 2 3 15 40 72 0.55 7

Division Two[edit]

Division Two consisted of thirteen clubs: three from the previous season's single division (Clandown, Douglas and Soundwell) were joined by ten new clubs:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Clandown (P) 23 20 2 1 130 33 3.94 42
2 Soundwell (P) 24 17 3 4 111 44 2.52 37
3 Douglas 23 14 2 7 107 77 1.39 30
4 Trowbridge Town Reserves 22 13 3 6 82 50 1.64 29
5 Swindon Town Reserves 24 11 3 10 91 77 1.18 25
6 Hoffman Athletic 20 11 2 7 62 37 1.68 24
7 RAF Locking 21 11 1 9 83 69 1.2 23
8 RAF Melksham 23 7 4 12 56 83 0.67 18
9 Cinderford Town 21 7 3 11 58 60 0.97 17
10 B.A.C. Reserves 23 6 3 14 50 76 0.66 15
11 Chippenham Town Reserves 20 4 3 13 47 86 0.55 11
12 RAF Colerne 20 2 5 13 48 99 0.48 9
13 Thorney Pitts 18 1 0 17 24 158 0.15 2 Disbanded at the end of the season

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

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

3 The tables as published at the time contained errors, hence the totals do not balance in some columns.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006