1956–57 Southern Football League

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The 1956–57 Southern Football League season saw Kettering Town 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 Notes
1 Kettering Town 42 28 10 4 106 47 2.26 66
2 Bedford Town 42 25 8 9 89 52 1.71 58
3 Weymouth 42 22 10 10 92 71 1.3 54
4 Cheltenham Town 42 19 15 8 73 46 1.59 53
5 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 21 11 10 74 58 1.28 53
6 Lovells Athletic 42 21 7 14 99 84 1.18 49
7 Guildford City 42 18 11 13 68 49 1.39 47
8 Hereford United 42 19 8 15 96 60 1.6 46
9 Headington United 42 19 7 16 64 61 1.05 45
10 Gloucester City 42 18 8 16 74 72 1.03 44
11 Hastings United 42 17 9 16 70 58 1.21 43
12 Worcester City 42 16 10 16 81 80 1.01 42
13 Dartford 42 16 10 16 79 88 0.9 42
14 Chelmsford City 42 16 9 17 73 85 0.86 41
15 Tonbridge 42 14 12 16 74 65 1.14 40
16 Yeovil Town 42 14 11 17 83 85 0.98 39
17 Bath City 42 15 8 19 56 78 0.71 38
18 Exeter City II 42 10 10 22 52 89 0.58 30
19 Merthyr Tydfil 42 9 11 22 72 95 0.75 29
20 Barry Town 42 6 11 25 39 84 0.46 23
21 Kidderminster Harriers 42 7 10 25 60 83 0.72 20 Four points deducted
22 Llanelly 42 5 8 29 39 123 0.31 18 Left league at end of season

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
Norwich City Football League 48
Tranmere Rovers Football League 48
Crewe Alexandra Football League 47
Swindon Town Football League 42
Peterborough United Midland League 7
Bedford Town Southern League 1
Burton Albion Birmingham & District League 1
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 1
Headington United Southern League 0
Kettering Town Southern League 0
King's Lynn Midland League 0
Morecambe Lancashire Combination 0
Nelson Lancashire Combination 0
North Shields North Eastern League 0
Worcester City Southern League 0
Yeovil Town Southern League 0

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