1956–57 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1956–57
Champions Poole Town (Division One)
Cinderford Town (Division Two)

The 1956–57 season was the 55th in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the first time in their history were Poole Town, and the winners of Division Two were Cinderford Town.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One was increased from seventeen to nineteen clubs after no clubs were relegated the previous season. Two clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Poole Town 36 26 4 6 115 48 2.4 56 Joined the Southern League
2 Trowbridge Town 36 21 5 10 83 55 1.51 47
3 Salisbury 36 20 5 11 98 60 1.63 45
4 Torquay United Reserves 36 18 8 10 91 55 1.65 44
5 Portland United 36 18 8 10 84 64 1.31 44
6 Bridgwater Town 36 17 7 12 58 54 1.07 41
7 Dorchester Town 36 16 7 13 83 70 1.19 39
8 Chippenham Town 36 16 7 13 77 67 1.15 39
9 Yeovil Town Reserves 36 18 2 16 79 73 1.08 38
10 Glastonbury 36 16 3 17 82 102 0.8 35
11 Bristol Rovers Colts 36 14 6 16 67 90 0.74 34
12 Weymouth Reserves 36 16 1 19 87 94 0.92 33
13 Barnstaple Town 36 14 4 18 76 70 1.09 32
14 Bideford Town 36 12 8 16 70 71 0.99 32
15 Taunton Town 36 11 9 16 59 71 0.83 31
16 Chippenham United 36 12 6 18 80 97 0.82 30
17 Bristol City Colts 36 13 4 19 58 74 0.78 30
18 Frome Town 36 10 2 24 46 91 0.5 22
19 Wells City (R) 36 4 4 28 46 133 0.35 12

Division Two[edit]

Division Two was reduced from twenty to eighteen clubs after Taunton Town and Torquay United Reserves were promoted to Division One, Chippenham Town Reserves and Frome Town Reserves left the league, and no clubs were relegated from Division One. Two new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Cinderford Town (P) 34 28 2 4 114 31 3.68 58
2 Trowbridge Town Reserves 34 25 4 5 112 35 3.2 54
3 Poole Town Reserves 34 23 6 5 87 39 2.23 52
4 Minehead (P) 34 20 5 9 83 52 1.6 45
5 Dorchester Town Reserves 34 18 6 10 113 69 1.64 42
6 Gloucester City Reserves 34 17 7 10 81 50 1.62 41
7 Welton Rovers 34 18 3 13 87 74 1.18 39
8 Stonehouse 34 14 10 10 98 70 1.4 38
9 Bath City Reserves 34 16 6 12 91 82 1.11 38
10 Weston-super-Mare 34 11 7 16 68 80 0.85 29
11 Peasedown Miners Welfare 34 10 6 18 69 99 0.7 26
12 Hoffman Athletic 34 8 10 16 52 92 0.56 26
13 Street 34 9 7 18 48 68 0.71 25
14 Clevedon 34 10 4 20 64 85 0.75 24
15 Ilfracombe Town 34 7 8 19 43 82 0.52 22
16 Radstock Town 34 9 3 22 65 141 0.46 21
17 Paulton Rovers 34 7 3 24 50 111 0.45 17
18 Clandown 34 6 3 25 49 114 0.43 15

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006