1950–51 Southern Football League

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The 1950–51 Southern Football League season saw Merthyr Tydfil win the championship for the second successive season.[1] Six Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League at the end of the season, but none were successful.

Final table[edit]

The league featured two new clubs:

  • Kettering Town
  • Llanelly
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Merthyr Tydfil 44 29 8 7 156 66 2.36 66
2 Hereford United 44 27 7 10 110 69 1.59 61
3 Guildford City 44 23 8 13 88 60 1.47 54
4 Chelmsford City 44 21 12 11 84 58 1.45 54
5 Llanelly 44 19 13 12 89 73 1.22 51
6 Cheltenham Town 44 21 8 15 91 61 1.49 50
7 Headington United 44 18 11 15 84 83 1.01 47
8 Torquay United II 44 20 6 18 93 79 1.18 46 Left league at end of season
9 Exeter City II 44 16 12 16 90 94 0.96 44
10 Weymouth 44 16 12 16 82 88 0.93 44
11 Tonbridge 44 16 12 16 79 87 0.91 44
12 Gloucester City 44 16 11 17 81 76 1.07 43
13 Yeovil Town 44 13 15 16 72 72 1 41
14 Worcester City 44 15 11 18 69 78 0.88 41
15 Bath City 44 15 10 19 66 73 0.9 40
16 Dartford 44 14 11 19 61 70 0.87 39
17 Bedford Town 44 15 9 20 64 94 0.68 39
18 Gravesend & Northfleet 44 12 14 18 65 83 0.78 38
19 Kettering Town 44 13 11 20 87 87 1 37
20 Lovells Athletic 44 12 13 19 81 93 0.87 37
21 Kidderminster Harriers 44 13 9 22 58 103 0.56 35
22 Barry Town 44 13 7 24 54 104 0.51 33
23 Hastings United 44 11 6 27 91 143 0.63 28
24 Chingford Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned after 21 matches, record expunged

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]

Six Southern League clubs applied for election to the Football League. However, none were successful as only Workington of the North Eastern League received more votes than a League club (New Brighton).[2]

Club League Votes
Watford Football League 48
Accrington Stanley Football League 46
Crystal Palace Football League 45
Workington North Eastern League 28
New Brighton Football League 18
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 4
Nelson Lancashire Combination 1
North Shields North Eastern League 1
Worcester City Southern League 1
Merthyr Tydfil Southern League 1
Bath City Southern League 1
Northwich Victoria Cheshire League 0
South Liverpool Cheshire League 0
Chelmsford City Southern League 0
Hereford United Southern League 0
Peterborough United Midland League 0
Llanelly Southern League 0

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