1953–54 Southern Football League

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The 1953–54 Southern Football League season saw Merthyr Tydfil win the championship for the fourth time in five seasons.[1] Four 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 Merthyr Tydfil 42 27 8 7 97 55 1.76 62
2 Headington United 42 22 9 11 68 43 1.58 53
3 Yeovil Town 42 20 8 14 87 76 1.14 48
4 Bath City 42 17 12 13 73 67 1.09 46
5 Kidderminster Harriers 42 18 9 15 62 59 1.05 45
6 Weymouth 42 18 8 16 83 72 1.15 44
7 Barry Town 42 17 9 16 108 91 1.19 43
8 Bedford Town 42 19 5 18 80 84 0.95 43
9 Gloucester City 42 16 11 15 69 77 0.9 43
10 Hastings United 42 16 10 16 73 67 1.09 42
11 Kettering Town 42 15 12 15 65 63 1.03 42
12 Hereford United 42 16 9 17 66 62 1.06 41
13 Llanelly 42 16 9 17 80 85 0.94 41
14 Guildford City 42 15 11 16 56 60 0.93 41
15 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 16 8 18 76 77 0.99 40
16 Worcester City 42 17 6 19 66 71 0.93 40
17 Lovells Athletic 42 14 11 17 62 60 1.03 39
18 Tonbridge 42 15 9 18 85 91 0.93 39
19 Chelmsford City 42 14 10 18 67 71 0.94 38
20 Exeter City II 42 11 13 18 61 72 0.84 35
21 Cheltenham Town 42 11 12 19 56 83 0.67 34
22 Dartford 42 6 13 23 42 89 0.47 25

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]

Four 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
Chester Football League 48
Colchester United Football League 45
Walsall Football League 32
Halifax Town Football League 28
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 19
Peterborough United Midland League 18
Nelson Lancashire Combination 3
Worcester City Southern League 2
Merthyr Tydfil Southern League 1
Bath City Southern League 0
North Shields North Eastern League 0
Yeovil Town Southern League 0

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