1948–49 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1948–49
Champions Glastonbury (Division One)
Chippenham United (Division Two)

The 1948–49 season was the 47th in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the first time in their history were Glastonbury, and the winners of Division Two were new club Chippenham United.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One remained at eighteen members with two clubs promoted to replace Radstock Town and Bristol Aeroplane Company, who were relegated to Division Two.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Glastonbury 34 24 6 4 93 50 1.86 54
2 Trowbridge Town 34 22 6 6 109 44 2.48 50
3 Weymouth 34 22 4 8 100 44 2.27 48 Joined the Southern League
4 Chippenham Town 34 19 5 10 94 50 1.88 43
5 Street 34 18 4 12 90 58 1.55 40
6 Salisbury 34 17 5 12 78 51 1.53 39
7 Bristol Rovers Colts 34 12 12 10 65 63 1.03 36
8 Paulton Rovers 34 13 6 15 57 64 0.89 32
9 Wells City 34 14 4 16 51 67 0.76 32
10 Bath City Reserves 34 14 4 16 63 92 0.68 32
11 Poole Town 34 13 5 16 59 65 0.91 31
12 Soundwell 34 13 5 16 76 100 0.76 31
13 Peasedown Miners Welfare 34 12 3 19 54 81 0.67 27
14 Clandown 34 12 3 19 55 102 0.54 27
15 Portland United 34 11 4 19 51 70 0.73 26
16 Yeovil Town Reserves 34 7 12 15 61 81 0.75 26
17 Clevedon (R) 34 5 10 19 48 74 0.65 20
18 Bristol City Colts (R) 34 7 4 23 57 105 0.54 18

Division Two[edit]

Division Two was increased from thirteen to eighteen clubs, after Salisbury and Weymouth were promoted to Division One, and B.A.C. Reserves, RAF Colerne and RAF Locking left the league. Five new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Chippenham United (P) 34 29 3 2 145 35 4.14 61
2 Cheltenham Town Reserves (P) 34 26 3 5 133 48 2.77 55
3 Welton Rovers 34 23 4 7 139 68 2.04 50
4 Radstock Town 34 21 5 8 107 64 1.67 47
5 Weston-super-Mare 34 21 5 8 101 63 1.6 47
6 Hoffman Athletic 34 20 2 12 88 41 2.15 42
7 Trowbridge Town Reserves 34 17 5 12 124 75 1.65 39
8 Frome Town 34 16 4 14 85 73 1.16 36
9 Cinderford Town 34 13 6 15 82 103 0.8 32
10 Dorchester Town 34 13 5 16 78 96 0.81 31
11 Barnstaple Town 34 13 3 18 94 88 1.07 29
12 Douglas 34 14 1 19 77 112 0.69 29
13 Chippenham Town Reserves 34 11 4 19 81 89 0.91 26
14 Swindon Town Reserves 34 10 6 18 78 107 0.73 26 Left at the end of the season
15 Stonehouse 34 11 2 21 71 102 0.7 24
16 Bristol Aeroplane Company 34 9 5 20 74 109 0.68 23
17 RAF Melksham 34 5 0 29 50 167 0.3 10 Left at the end of the season
18 National Smelting Company 34 2 1 31 42 209 0.2 5

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.

References[edit]

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