1951–52 Southern Football League

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The 1951–52 Southern Football League season saw Merthyr Tydfil win the championship for the third successive season.[1] Five Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League at the end of the season, but none were successful.

Final table[edit]

No new clubs had joined the league for this season.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2
1 Merthyr Tydfil 42 27 6 9 128 60 2.13 60
2 Weymouth 42 22 13 7 81 42 1.93 57
3 Kidderminster Harriers 42 22 10 10 70 40 1.75 54
4 Guildford City 42 18 16 8 66 47 1.4 52
5 Hereford United 42 21 9 12 80 59 1.36 51
6 Worcester City 42 23 4 15 86 73 1.18 50
7 Kettering Town 42 18 10 14 83 56 1.48 46
8 Lovells Athletic 42 18 10 14 87 68 1.28 46
9 Gloucester City 42 19 8 15 68 55 1.24 46
10 Bath City 42 19 6 17 75 67 1.12 44
11 Headington United 42 16 11 15 55 53 1.04 43
12 Bedford Town 42 16 10 16 75 64 1.17 42
13 Barry Town 42 18 6 18 84 89 0.94 42
14 Chelmsford City 42 15 10 17 67 80 0.84 40
15 Dartford 42 15 9 18 63 65 0.97 39
16 Tonbridge 42 15 6 21 63 84 0.75 36
17 Yeovil Town 42 12 11 19 56 76 0.73 35
18 Cheltenham Town 42 15 4 23 59 85 0.69 34
19 Exeter City II 42 13 7 22 76 106 0.71 33
20 Llanelly 42 13 6 23 70 111 0.63 32
21 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 12 7 23 68 88 0.77 31
22 Hastings United 42 3 5 34 41 131 0.31 11

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]

Five Southern League clubs applied for election to the Football League. However, none were successful as all four League clubs were re-elected.[2]

Club League Votes
Darlington Football League 49
Exeter City Football League 47
Walsall Football League 45
Workington Football League 40
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 9
Worcester City Southern League 3
Bath City Southern League 1
Merthyr Tydfil Southern League 1
Peterborough United Midland League 1
Nelson Lancashire Combination 0
North Shields North Eastern League 0
Headington United Southern League 0
Yeovil Town Southern League 0
New Brighton Lancashire Combination 0

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