1953–54 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1953–54
Champions Weymouth Reserves (Division One)
Bristol Rovers Colts (Division Two)

The 1953–54 season was the 52nd in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the first time in their history were Weymouth Reserves, and the winners of Division Two were Bristol Rovers Colts.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One was increased from seventeen members to eighteen after two clubs were promoted to replace Paulton Rovers who were relegated to Division Two.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Weymouth Reserves 34 21 4 9 102 53 1.92 46
2 Poole Town 34 18 8 8 73 49 1.49 44
3 Trowbridge Town 34 19 5 10 78 62 1.26 43
4 Barnstaple Town 34 17 7 10 74 42 1.76 41
5 Chippenham Town 34 18 5 11 79 49 1.61 41
6 Salisbury 34 17 6 11 74 60 1.23 40
7 Portland United 34 18 3 13 71 63 1.13 39
8 Wells City 34 15 7 12 63 68 0.93 37
9 Bridgwater Town 34 15 6 13 72 76 0.95 36
10 Bideford Town 34 13 8 13 70 66 1.06 34
11 Dorchester Town 34 14 5 15 79 69 1.14 33
12 Chippenham United 34 13 6 15 60 63 0.95 32
13 Glastonbury 34 12 8 14 59 70 0.84 32
14 Street 34 12 8 14 55 69 0.8 32
15 Bath City Reserves 34 10 6 18 40 66 0.61 26
16 Ilfracombe Town 34 9 5 20 40 77 0.52 23
17 Stonehouse (R) 34 7 6 21 51 80 0.64 20
18 Clandown (R) 34 4 5 25 29 87 0.33 13

Division Two[edit]

Division Two remained at eighteen clubs after Ilfracombe Town and Poole Town were promoted to Division One. Two new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol Rovers Colts (P) 34 24 6 4 89 43 2.07 54
2 Bristol City Colts (P) 34 22 6 6 87 39 2.23 50
3 Frome Town 34 21 7 6 99 50 1.98 49
4 Chippenham Town Reserves 34 18 9 7 87 58 1.5 45
5 Welton Rovers 34 16 6 12 54 53 1.02 38
6 Cinderford Town 34 15 7 12 82 72 1.14 37
7 Poole Town Reserves 34 15 5 14 79 61 1.29 35
8 Weston-super-Mare 34 14 7 13 89 70 1.27 35
9 Trowbridge Town Reserves 34 12 9 13 90 88 1.02 33
10 Gloucester City Reserves 34 13 7 14 89 96 0.93 33
11 Hoffman Athletic 34 13 5 16 74 61 1.21 31
12 Yeovil Town Reserves 34 12 7 15 90 89 1.01 31
13 Paulton Rovers 34 12 7 15 69 84 0.82 31
14 Minehead 34 11 6 17 62 78 0.79 28
15 Clevedon 34 11 4 19 77 101 0.76 26
16 Radstock Town 34 10 4 20 71 107 0.66 24
17 Peasedown Miners Welfare 34 8 5 21 56 133 0.42 21
18 Stonehouse Reserves 34 4 3 27 45 102 0.44 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