1948–49 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1948–49
Champions Portsmouth

The 19481949 season was the 50th completed season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

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.[1]

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.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. From the 1922–23 season on it 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 1948-49
Champions Portsmouth (1st English title)
Relegated Preston North End,
Sheffield United
FA Cup winners Wolverhampton Wanderers (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1303 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorer Willie Moir (Bolton Wanderers), 25 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Portsmouth 42 18 3 0 52 12 7 5 9 32 30 84 42 2.000 +42 58
2 Manchester United 42 11 7 3 40 20 10 4 7 37 24 77 44 1.750 +33 53
3 Derby County 42 17 2 2 48 22 5 7 9 26 33 74 55 1.345 +19 53
4 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 35 29 8 7 6 35 27 70 56 1.250 +14 52
5 Arsenal 42 13 5 3 51 18 5 8 8 23 26 74 44 1.682 +30 49
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 48 19 4 7 10 31 47 79 66 1.197 +13 46
7 Manchester City 42 10 8 3 28 21 5 7 9 19 30 47 51 0.922 –4 45
8 Sunderland 42 8 10 3 27 19 5 7 9 22 39 49 58 0.845 –9 43
9 Charlton Athletic 42 10 5 6 38 31 5 7 9 25 36 63 67 0.940 –4 42
10 Aston Villa 42 10 6 5 40 36 6 4 11 20 40 60 76 0.789 –16 42
11 Stoke City 42 14 3 4 43 24 2 6 13 23 44 66 68 0.971 –2 41
12 Liverpool 42 5 10 6 25 18 8 4 9 28 25 53 43 1.233 +10 40
13 Chelsea 42 10 6 5 43 27 2 8 11 26 41 69 68 1.015 +1 38
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 10 4 7 43 32 4 6 11 16 36 59 68 0.868 –9 38
15 Burnley 42 10 6 5 27 19 2 8 11 16 31 43 50 0.860 –7 38
16 Blackpool 42 8 8 5 24 25 3 8 10 30 42 54 67 0.806 –13 38
17 Birmingham City 42 9 7 5 19 10 2 8 11 17 28 36 38 0.947 –2 37
18 Everton 42 12 5 4 33 25 1 6 14 8 38 41 63 0.651 –22 37
19 Middlesbrough 42 10 6 5 37 23 1 6 14 9 34 46 57 0.807 –11 34
20 Huddersfield Town 42 6 7 8 19 24 6 3 12 21 45 40 69 0.580 –29 34
21 Preston North End 42 8 6 7 36 36 3 5 13 26 39 62 75 0.827 –13 33
22 Sheffield United 42 8 9 4 32 25 3 2 16 25 53 57 78 0.731 –21 33

P = 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
FA Cup winners
Relegated

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BIR BLP BOL BUR CHA CHE DER EVE HUD LIV MNC MNU MID NEW POR PRE SHE STO SUN WOL
Arsenal 3–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 3–3 5–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 5–3 3–0 5–0 3–1
Aston Villa 1–0 0–3 2–5 2–4 3–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 4–3 2–1 1–1 5–1
Birmingham City 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1
Blackpool 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–2 0–3 2–1 3–3 1–3
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 3–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 5–1 0–1 4–1 1–5 1–2 5–3 6–1 2–1 4–1 0–5
Burnley 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–0
Charlton Athletic 4–3 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–4 3–1 1–1 1–5 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 4–0 2–3
Chelsea 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–3 2–2 1–0 2–2 0–3 6–0 5–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 5–3 1–0 2–2 0–1 4–1
Derby County 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 5–1 2–1 3–2 4–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–4 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 2–2 3–2
Everton 0–0 1–3 0–5 5–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 3–3 0–5 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–0
Huddersfield Town 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 3–4 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–3 2–0 4–0
Liverpool 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 3–3 4–0 4–0 0–0
Manchester City 0–3 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 2–4 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–3
Manchester United 2–0 3–1 3–0 3–4 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 3–2 3–0 1–2 2–0
Middlesbrough 0–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 5–0 4–1 2–4 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–4 3–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 4–4
Newcastle United 3–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–4 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–5 2–5 3–2 2–2 2–1 3–1
Portsmouth 4–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 5–2 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 5–0
Preston North End 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–3 2–3 3–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–3 1–6 6–1 2–1 2–2 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1
Sheffield United 1–1 0–1 4–0 3–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–5 1–1
Stoke City 1–0 4–2 2–1 3–2 4–0 2–1 2–2 4–3 4–2 1–0 1–3 3–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1
Sunderland 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 7–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 0–3 3–0 3–0 2–1 6–0 3–1 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.

First Division maps[edit]

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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1948–1949


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1948-49
Champions Fulham (1st title)
Promoted West Bromwich Albion
Relegated Lincoln City,
Nottingham Forest
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1303 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorer Charlie Wayman (Southampton), 32 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Fulham 42 16 4 1 52 14 8 5 8 25 23 77 37 2.081 +40 57
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 3 2 47 16 8 5 8 22 23 69 39 1.769 +30 56
3 Southampton 42 16 4 1 48 10 7 5 9 21 26 69 36 1.917 +33 55
4 Cardiff City 42 14 4 3 45 21 5 9 7 17 26 62 47 1.319 +15 51
5 Tottenham Hotspur 42 14 4 3 50 18 3 12 6 22 26 72 44 1.636 +28 50
6 Chesterfield 42 9 7 5 24 18 6 10 5 27 27 51 45 1.133 +6 47
7 West Ham United 42 13 5 3 38 23 5 5 11 18 35 56 58 0.966 –2 46
8 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 6 3 36 17 3 7 11 27 39 63 56 1.125 +7 43
9 Barnsley 42 10 7 4 40 18 4 5 12 22 43 62 61 1.016 +1 40
10 Luton Town 42 11 6 4 32 16 3 6 12 23 41 55 57 0.965 –2 40
11 Grimsby Town 42 10 5 6 44 28 5 5 11 28 48 72 76 0.947 –4 40
12 Bury 42 12 5 4 41 23 5 1 15 26 53 67 76 0.882 –9 40
13 Queens Park Rangers 42 11 4 6 31 26 3 7 11 13 36 44 62 0.710 –18 39
14 Blackburn Rovers 42 12 5 4 41 23 3 3 15 12 40 53 63 0.841 –10 38
15 Leeds United 42 11 6 4 36 21 1 7 13 19 42 55 63 0.873 –8 37
16 Coventry City 42 12 3 6 35 20 3 4 14 20 44 55 64 0.859 –9 37
17 Bradford Park Avenue 42 8 8 5 37 26 5 3 13 28 52 65 78 0.833 –13 37
18 Brentford 42 7 10 4 28 21 4 4 13 14 32 42 53 0.792 –11 36
19 Leicester City 42 6 10 5 41 38 4 6 11 21 41 62 79 0.785 –17 36
20 Plymouth Argyle 42 11 4 6 33 25 1 8 12 16 39 49 64 0.766 –15 36
21 Nottingham Forest 42 9 6 6 22 14 5 1 15 28 40 50 54 0.926 –4 35
22 Lincoln City 42 6 7 8 31 35 2 5 14 22 56 53 91 0.582 –38 28

P = 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
Promoted
Relegated

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BLB BPA BRE BRY CAR CHS COV FUL GRI LEE LEI LIN LUT NOT PLY QPR SHW SOT TOT WBA WHU
Barnsley 1–1 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 4–0 4–0 3–0 4–1 2–0 2–3
Blackburn Rovers 5–3 2–3 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 3–3 0–0 2–0 7–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Bradford Park Avenue 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–3 4–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–3
Brentford 0–0 0–1 1–0 8–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0
Bury 4–2 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 2–0 5–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–0
Cardiff City 0–3 1–0 6–1 2–0 2–1 3–4 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 4–0
Chesterfield 3–2 0–0 2–3 0–1 4–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 0–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Coventry City 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–4 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–0
Fulham 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 7–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 4–0 6–1 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0
Grimsby Town 3–0 1–2 0–3 3–0 2–3 2–2 3–3 4–1 2–3 5–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–0
Leeds United 4–1 1–0 4–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 6–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–3
Leicester City 1–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 3–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 1–1 6–2 5–3 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–2 0–3 1–1
Lincoln City 0–1 3–0 3–6 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 2–3 0–0 2–0 4–4 1–3 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–3 4–3
Luton Town 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 6–0 4–3 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1
Nottingham Forest 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–1 3–0
Plymouth Argyle 3–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–3 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–2 0–5 1–2 2–0
Queens Park Rangers 2–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–2 2–0 4–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–0 0–2 2–1
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 4–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–0
Southampton 3–0 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 5–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 6–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 0–1
Tottenham Hotspur 4–1 4–0 5–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 5–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–2 0–1 2–0 1–1
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 2–1 7–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 5–2 1–0 2–1 5–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–1
West Ham United 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–2 4–1 2–2 0–1 0–5 3–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0

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]

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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1948–1949


Third Division North[edit]

Football League, Third Division North
Season 1948-49
Champions Hull City (2nd title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1301 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorer Wally Ardron (Rotherham United), 29 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Hull City 42 17 1 3 65 14 10 10 1 28 14 93 28 3.321 +65 65
2 Rotherham United 42 16 4 1 47 17 12 2 7 43 29 90 46 1.957 +44 62
3 Doncaster Rovers 42 10 8 3 26 12 10 2 9 27 28 53 40 1.325 +13 50
4 Darlington 42 10 3 8 42 36 10 3 8 41 38 83 74 1.122 +9 46
5 Gateshead 42 10 6 5 41 28 6 7 8 28 30 69 58 1.190 +11 45
6 Oldham Athletic 42 12 4 5 49 28 6 5 10 26 39 75 67 1.119 +8 45
7 Rochdale 42 14 3 4 37 16 4 6 11 18 37 55 53 1.038 +2 45
8 Stockport County 42 13 5 3 44 16 3 6 12 17 40 61 56 1.089 +5 43
9 Wrexham 42 12 6 3 35 22 5 3 13 21 40 56 62 0.903 –6 43
10 Mansfield Town 42 13 6 2 39 15 1 8 12 13 33 52 48 1.083 +4 42
11 Tranmere Rovers 42 8 9 4 23 19 5 6 10 23 38 46 57 0.807 –11 41
12 Crewe Alexandra 42 13 4 4 31 18 3 5 13 21 56 52 74 0.703 –22 41
13 Barrow 42 10 8 3 27 13 4 4 13 14 35 41 48 0.854 –7 40
14 York City 42 11 3 7 49 28 4 6 11 25 46 74 74 1.000 ±0 39
15 Carlisle United 42 12 7 2 46 32 2 4 15 14 45 60 77 0.779 –17 39
16 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 34 25 4 5 12 11 33 45 58 0.776 –13 38
17 New Brighton 42 10 4 7 25 19 4 4 13 21 39 46 58 0.793 –12 36
18 Chester 42 10 7 4 36 19 1 6 14 21 37 57 56 1.018 +1 35
19 Halifax Town 42 8 4 9 26 27 4 7 10 19 35 45 62 0.726 –17 35
20 Accrington Stanley 42 11 4 6 39 23 1 6 14 16 41 55 64 0.859 –9 34
21 Southport 42 6 5 10 24 29 5 4 12 21 35 45 64 0.703 –19 31
22 Bradford City 42 7 6 8 29 31 3 3 15 19 46 48 77 0.623 –29 29

P = 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 (none)

Third Division North results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC BRW BRA CRL CHR CRE DAR DON GAT HAL HAR HUL MAN NWB OLD ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley (1891) 1–1 6–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–1
Barrow 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 5–0
Bradford City 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 4–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 2–2
Carlisle United 4–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 6–2 0–2 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–8 4–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 3–3
Chester 3–0 4–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–1
Crewe Alexandra 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–4 1–2 0–3 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 2–0
Darlington 3–0 2–3 1–5 2–2 3–3 4–1 1–5 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 6–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 3–1 3–1
Doncaster Rovers 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 4–2 1–0
Gateshead 1–1 3–0 6–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 2–2 0–1 3–3 2–0 1–1
Halifax Town 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–4 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–4 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–2
Hartlepool United 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 6–1 1–4 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 2–3
Hull City 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–0 3–2 5–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 6–0 2–0 4–0 4–1 6–0 1–1 3–2 5–1 6–1 2–0 3–0 2–3
Mansfield Town 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 5–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–0 0–0 1–2 3–0
New Brighton 1–3 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 3–1
Oldham Athletic 4–3 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–2 7–1 0–2 0–0 2–2 5–1 1–1 4–0 4–2 0–1 1–3 2–1 5–2 0–2 1–1 4–0
Rochdale 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 3–4 0–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0
Rotherham United 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 6–1 4–3 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 7–0 1–3 2–1
Southport 3–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–3 0–2 0–3 2–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 2–3 3–0 0–2
Stockport County 2–1 1–2 5–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 5–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–0 1–1
Tranmere 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0
Wrexham 1–0 1–0 5–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 4–3 2–0 1–4 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 0–0 0–0 3–3
York City 1–1 2–0 0–2 6–0 2–0 1–3 2–5 2–3 0–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 6–1 1–3 4–0 1–0 5–1

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 1948-49
Champions Swansea Town (2nd title)
Failed re-election none
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1347 (2.92 per match)
Top goalscorer Doug McGibbon (Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic), 30 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Swansea Town 42 20 1 0 60 11 7 7 7 27 23 87 34 2.559 +53 62
2 Reading 42 17 1 3 48 18 8 4 9 29 32 77 50 1.540 +27 55
3 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 15 2 4 42 17 7 6 8 27 31 69 48 1.438 +21 52
4 Swindon Town 42 11 9 1 38 20 7 6 8 26 36 64 56 1.143 +8 51
5 Bristol Rovers 42 13 5 3 42 23 6 5 10 19 28 61 51 1.196 +10 48
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 11 5 5 32 26 4 13 4 23 29 55 55 1.000 ±0 48
7 Ipswich Town 42 14 3 4 53 30 4 6 11 25 47 78 77 1.013 +1 45
8 Millwall 42 12 7 2 42 23 5 4 12 21 41 63 64 0.984 –1 45
9 Torquay United 42 12 5 4 45 26 5 6 10 20 44 65 70 0.929 –5 45
10 Norwich City 42 11 6 4 32 10 5 6 10 35 39 67 49 1.367 +18 44
11 Notts County 42 15 3 3 68 19 4 2 15 34 49 102 68 1.500 +34 43
12 Exeter City 42 12 5 4 45 26 3 5 13 18 50 63 76 0.829 –13 40
13 Port Vale 42 11 3 7 32 21 3 8 10 19 33 51 54 0.944 –3 39
14 Walsall 42 9 5 7 34 28 6 3 12 22 36 56 64 0.875 –8 38
15 Newport County 42 8 6 7 41 35 6 3 12 27 57 68 92 0.739 –24 37
16 Bristol City 42 8 9 4 28 24 3 5 13 16 38 44 62 0.710 –18 36
17 Watford 42 9 5 7 34 28 6 3 12 22 36 41 54 0.759 –13 35
18 Southend United 42 5 10 6 18 18 4 6 11 23 28 41 46 0.891 –5 34
19 Leyton Orient 42 9 6 6 36 29 2 6 13 22 51 58 80 0.725 –22 34
20 Northampton Town 42 9 6 6 33 20 3 3 15 18 42 51 62 0.823 –11 33
21 Aldershot 42 6 5 10 26 29 5 6 10 22 30 48 59 0.814 –11 33
22 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 27 27 1 3 17 11 49 38 76 0.500 –38 27

P = 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
New club in the league (none)
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

Third Division South Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALD BOU B&H BRI BRO CPA EXE IPS LEY MIL NPC NOR NOR NTC PVA REA STD SWA SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–5 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 5–0 1–2 3–1 4–1 0–1 0–1 0–6 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–3 0–1 0–0
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 5–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 1–1 3–0 5–0 2–0 2–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–4 1–6 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 6–1 3–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–0
Bristol City 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–6 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 1–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
Bristol Rovers 0–2 4–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–6 2–3 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 3–2 4–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–1
Crystal Palace 2–1 2–1 0–2 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–1
Exeter City 3–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 3–0 1–2 5–1 4–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–1
Ipswich Town 4–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 3–2 2–2 2–2 1–0 5–1 4–2 1–2 3–2 4–1 3–2 1–3 2–0 4–2 5–1 3–2 1–2
Leyton Orient 1–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 1–1 2–2 5–2 0–3 0–3 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
Millwall 1–1 4–0 6–2 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 3–2 1–3 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 2–2
Newport County 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 5–0 0–2 3–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 4–3 3–3 2–2 1–1 4–2 2–5 4–1 1–2 1–1 1–1
Northampton Town 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 3–2 4–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1
Norwich City 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1
Notts County 2–0 2–3 1–1 2–1 4–1 5–1 9–0 9–2 2–1 1–3 11–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 5–0 2–0 4–0
Port Vale 3–0 0–2 3–4 4–2 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 3–1
Reading 2–0 4–2 6–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–4 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 4–0 1–0 3–1
Southend 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–4 1–1 2–0 0–1
Swansea Town 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 5–0 3–0 6–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–2 4–0 6–1 3–1 2–0
Swindon Town 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 5–2 2–2 3–3 3–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0
Torquay United 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 7–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 4–2 0–3 0–4 3–1 5–1 3–1
Walsall 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 4–3 2–1 2–3 5–6 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–1
Watford 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 0–0 4–2 0–3 1–1 2–0

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]

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Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1948–1949


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  1. ^ "England 1948-49". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ 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.