1952–53 Southern Football League

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The 1952–53 Southern Football League season saw Headington United win the championship.[1] Five 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 no new clubs for this season.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2
1 Headington United 42 23 12 7 93 50 1.86 58
2 Merthyr Tydfil 42 25 8 9 117 66 1.77 58
3 Bedford Town 42 24 8 10 91 61 1.49 56
4 Kettering Town 42 23 8 11 88 50 1.76 54
5 Bath City 42 22 10 10 71 46 1.54 54
6 Worcester City 42 20 11 11 100 66 1.52 51
7 Llanelly 42 21 9 12 95 72 1.32 51
8 Barry Town 42 22 3 17 89 69 1.29 47
9 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 19 7 16 83 76 1.09 45
10 Gloucester City 42 17 9 16 50 78 0.64 43
11 Guildford City 42 17 8 17 64 60 1.07 42
12 Hastings United 42 18 5 19 75 66 1.14 41
13 Cheltenham Town 42 15 11 16 70 89 0.79 41
14 Weymouth 42 15 10 17 70 75 0.93 40
15 Hereford United 42 17 5 20 76 73 1.04 39
16 Tonbridge 42 12 9 21 62 88 0.7 33
17 Lovells Athletic 42 12 8 22 68 81 0.83 32
18 Yeovil Town 42 11 10 21 75 99 0.75 32
19 Chelmsford City 42 12 7 23 58 92 0.63 31
20 Exeter City II 42 13 4 25 71 94 0.75 30
21 Kidderminster Harriers 42 12 5 25 54 85 0.63 29
22 Dartford 42 6 5 31 40 121 0.33 17

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
Shrewsbury Town Football League 46
Accrington Stanley Football League 45
Walsall Football League 41
Workington Football League 36
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 17
Peterborough United Midland League 6
Yeovil Town Southern League 2
Bath City Southern League 2
Headington United Southern League 0
Hereford United Southern League 1
Nelson Lancashire Combination 0
New Brighton Lancashire Combination 0
North Shields North Eastern League 0
Worcester City Southern League 0

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