1949–50 Southern Football League

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The 1949–50 Southern Football League season saw Merthyr Tydfil win the championship.[1] Six Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League at the end of the season, with Colchester United and Gillingham succeeding.

Final table[edit]

The league featured two new clubs:

  • Headington United
  • Weymouth
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Merthyr Tydfil 46 34 3 9 143 62 2.31 71
2 Colchester United 46 31 9 6 109 51 2.14 71 Elected to the Football League
3 Yeovil Town 46 29 7 10 104 45 2.31 65
4 Chelmsford City 46 26 9 11 121 64 1.89 61
5 Gillingham 46 23 9 14 92 61 1.51 55 Elected to the Football League
6 Dartford 46 20 9 17 70 65 1.08 49
7 Worcester City 46 21 7 18 85 80 1.06 49
8 Guildford City 46 18 11 17 79 73 1.08 47
9 Weymouth 46 19 9 18 80 81 0.99 47
10 Barry Town 46 18 10 18 78 72 1.08 46
11 Exeter City II 46 16 14 16 73 83 0.88 46
12 Lovells Athletic 46 17 10 19 86 78 1.1 44
13 Tonbridge 46 16 12 18 65 76 0.86 44
14 Hastings United 46 17 8 21 92 140 0.66 42
15 Gravesend & Northfleet 46 16 9 21 88 81 1.09 41
16 Torquay United II 46 14 12 20 80 89 0.9 40
17 Bath City 46 16 7 23 61 78 0.78 39
18 Gloucester City 46 14 11 21 72 101 0.71 39
19 Hereford United 46 15 8 23 74 76 0.97 38
20 Cheltenham Town 46 13 11 22 75 96 0.78 37
21 Headington United 46 15 7 24 72 97 0.74 37
22 Bedford Town 46 12 11 23 63 79 0.79 35
23 Kidderminster Harriers 46 12 11 23 64 108 0.59 35
24 Chingford Town 46 10 6 30 63 151 0.41 26

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 elections[edit]

As the Football League's Division Three South was expanded from 20 to 22 clubs, no League clubs put up for re-election, but two places were available for non-League clubs. Six Southern League clubs applied, with Gillingham and Colchester United topping the ballot,[2] despite Merthyr winning the league.

Club League Votes
Gillingham Southern League 44
Colchester United Southern League 28
Worcester City Southern League 11
Chelmsford City Southern League 8
Peterborough United Midland League 5
Merthyr Tydfil Southern League 1
Yeovil Town Southern League 1
Llanelly Welsh National League (South) 0
Cradley Heath Birmingham & District League 0
Nuneaton Borough Birmingham Combination 0

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