1957–58 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1957–58
Champions Salisbury (Division One)
Poole Town Reserves (Division Two)

The 1957–58 season was the 56th in the history of the Western Football League.

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

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One remained at nineteen clubs after Wells City were relegated the previous season, Poole Town joined the Southern League, and two clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Salisbury 36 18 11 7 55 30 1.83 47
2 Bridgwater Town 36 20 5 11 78 53 1.47 45
3 Dorchester Town 36 19 6 11 87 57 1.53 44
4 Barnstaple Town 36 17 7 12 83 48 1.73 41
5 Trowbridge Town 36 15 11 10 80 61 1.31 41 Joined the Southern League
6 Bristol Rovers Colts 36 16 8 12 80 74 1.08 40
7 Torquay United Reserves 36 15 9 12 70 56 1.25 39
8 Bristol City Colts 36 16 7 13 70 59 1.19 39
9 Minehead 36 16 5 15 68 76 0.89 37
10 Frome Town 36 16 5 15 66 77 0.86 37
11 Cinderford Town 36 17 2 17 72 70 1.03 36
12 Taunton Town 36 11 13 12 48 55 0.87 35
13 Bideford Town 36 14 5 17 62 55 1.13 33
14 Weymouth Reserves 36 13 7 16 89 85 1.05 33
15 Chippenham Town 36 13 7 16 71 74 0.96 33
16 Glastonbury 36 12 7 17 50 79 0.63 31
17 Yeovil Town Reserves 36 13 4 19 66 92 0.72 30
18 Portland United 36 12 3 21 58 80 0.72 27
19 Chippenham United (R) 36 5 6 25 51 123 0.41 16

Division Two[edit]

Division Two remained at eighteen clubs after Cinderford Town and Minehead were promoted to Division One, and two new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Poole Town Reserves (P) 34 26 3 5 141 48 2.94 55
2 Gloucester City Reserves (P) 34 24 5 5 109 40 2.72 41
3 Weston-super-Mare 34 22 9 3 102 46 2.22 53
4 Dorchester Town Reserves 34 19 6 9 73 41 1.78 44
5 Welton Rovers 34 18 6 10 87 64 1.36 42
6 Trowbridge Town Reserves 34 19 3 12 88 69 1.27 41
7 Wells City 34 16 6 12 82 68 1.21 38
8 Street 34 13 7 14 60 73 0.82 33
9 Bath City Reserves 34 12 8 14 76 64 1.19 32
10 Peasedown Miners Welfare 34 13 6 15 75 98 0.76 32
11 Ilfracombe Town 34 13 3 18 84 99 0.85 29
12 Radstock Town 34 11 5 18 78 114 0.68 27
13 Clandown 34 10 7 17 52 78 0.67 27
14 Hoffman Athletic 34 9 5 20 55 85 0.65 23
15 Taunton Town Reserves 34 9 4 21 51 89 0.57 22
16 Paulton Rovers 34 7 7 20 59 98 0.6 21
17 Clevedon 34 9 2 23 67 112 0.6 20 Left at the end of the season
18 Stonehouse 34 8 4 22 62 115 0.54 20

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