1951–52 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1951–52
Champions Chippenham Town (Division One)
Bideford Town (Division Two)

The 1951–52 season was the 50th in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the first time in their history were Chippenham Town, and the winners of Division Two were Bideford Town.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One remained at eighteen members with two clubs promoted to replace Yeovil Town Reserves and Peasedown Miners Welfare who were relegated to Division Two.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Chippenham Town 34 23 4 7 103 41 2.51 50
2 Glastonbury 34 20 6 8 87 64 1.36 46
3 Barnstaple Town 34 18 6 10 87 62 1.4 42
4 Weymouth Reserves 34 18 5 11 84 54 1.55 41
5 Trowbridge Town 34 19 3 12 85 58 1.46 41
6 Stonehouse 34 15 7 12 82 61 1.34 37
7 Wells City 34 12 13 9 65 60 1.08 37
8 Bath City Reserves 34 14 8 12 53 51 1.04 36
9 Cheltenham Town Reserves 34 13 8 13 58 55 1.05 34 Left at the end of the season
10 Street 34 14 6 14 65 71 0.91 34
11 Clandown 34 11 10 13 63 75 0.84 32
12 Salisbury 34 10 9 15 62 68 0.91 29
13 Dorchester Town 34 11 7 16 61 81 0.75 29
14 Chippenham United 34 10 8 16 59 70 0.84 28
15 Portland United 34 9 8 17 49 73 0.67 26
16 Paulton Rovers 34 10 5 19 64 96 0.67 25
17 Bristol Rovers Colts (R) 34 6 11 17 46 75 0.61 23
18 Poole Town (R) 34 8 6 20 50 106 0.47 22

Division Two[edit]

Division Two was reduced from twenty clubs to nineteen, after Stonehouse and Bath City Reserves were promoted to Division One, and National Smelting Company and Soundwell left the league. Three new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bideford Town (P) 36 29 3 4 179 55 3.25 61
2 Bridgwater Town (P) 36 28 1 7 126 38 3.32 57
3 Ilfracombe Town 36 25 4 7 106 50 2.12 54
4 Minehead 36 24 2 10 80 60 1.33 50
5 Gloucester City Reserves 36 19 5 12 107 73 1.47 43
6 Cinderford Town 36 18 6 12 95 69 1.38 42
7 Peasedown Miners Welfare 36 17 8 11 80 72 1.11 42
8 Bristol City Colts 36 17 7 12 87 58 1.5 41
9 Yeovil Town Reserves 36 18 4 14 94 102 0.92 40
10 Frome Town 36 15 7 14 89 76 1.17 37
11 Clevedon 36 16 5 15 98 89 1.1 37
12 Radstock Town 36 17 2 17 108 103 1.05 36
13 Chippenham Town Reserves 36 12 5 19 63 89 0.71 29
14 Hoffman Athletic 36 13 3 20 66 101 0.65 29
15 Welton Rovers 36 11 2 23 73 116 0.63 24
16 Weston-super-Mare 36 7 5 24 42 115 0.36 19
17 Swindon Town Colts 36 7 4 25 54 120 0.45 18 Left at the end of the season
18 Trowbridge Town Reserves 36 5 4 27 56 117 0.48 14
19 Chipping Sodbury 36 3 5 28 43 143 0.3 11 Left at the end of the season

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.

3 The tables as published at the time contained errors, hence the totals do not balance in some columns.[1]

References[edit]

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