1955–56 Southern Football League

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The 1955–56 Southern Football League season saw Guildford City win the championship.[1] Seven 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 Guildford City 42 26 8 8 74 34 2.18 60
2 Cheltenham Town 42 25 6 11 82 53 1.55 56
3 Yeovil Town 42 23 9 10 98 55 1.78 55
4 Bedford Town 42 21 9 12 99 69 1.43 51
5 Dartford 42 20 9 13 78 62 1.26 49
6 Weymouth 42 19 10 13 83 63 1.32 48
7 Gloucester City 42 19 9 14 72 60 1.2 47
8 Lovells Athletic 42 19 9 14 91 78 1.17 47
9 Chelmsford City 42 18 10 14 67 55 1.22 46
10 Kettering Town 42 16 11 15 105 86 1.22 43
11 Exeter City II 42 17 9 16 75 76 0.99 43
12 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 17 8 17 79 75 1.05 42
13 Hereford United 42 17 7 18 90 90 1 41
14 Hastings United 42 15 10 17 90 73 1.23 40
15 Headington United 42 17 6 19 82 86 0.95 40
16 Kidderminster Harriers 42 14 7 21 86 108 0.8 35
17 Llanelly 42 14 6 22 64 98 0.65 34
18 Barry Town 42 11 11 20 91 108 0.84 33
19 Worcester City 42 12 9 21 66 83 0.79 33
20 Tonbridge 42 11 11 20 53 74 0.71 33
21 Merthyr Tydfil 42 7 10 25 52 127 0.40 24
22 Bath City 42 7 10 25 43 107 0.40 24

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]

Seven 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
Bradford Park Avenue Football League 47
Crewe Alexandra Football League 45
Crystal Palace Football League 44
Swindon Town Football League 42
Peterborough United Midland League 8
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 2
Boston United Midland League 1
Burton Albion Birmingham & District League 1
Gloucester City Southern League 1
Nelson Lancashire Combination 1
Bedford Town Southern League 0
Chelmsford City Southern League 0
Hastings United Southern League 0
Headington United Southern League 0
King's Lynn Midland League 0
Worcester City Southern League 0
Yeovil Town Southern League 0

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