1959–60 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1959–60
Champions Torquay United Reserves (Division One)
Welton Rovers (Division Two)

The 1959–60 season was the 58th in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the first time in their history were Torquay United Reserves, and the winners of Division Two were Welton Rovers. This season was the last to feature two divisions until 1976–77; many clubs left the league at the end of the season and the league was reduced to one division for 1960–61.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One remained at nineteen clubs after Frome Town were relegated the previous season, Cinderford Town left, and two clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Torquay United Reserves 36 29 5 2 132 40 3.3 63
2 Salisbury 36 20 7 9 85 43 1.98 47
3 Chippenham Town 36 18 6 12 70 56 1.25 42
4 Bridgwater Town 36 18 5 13 79 62 1.27 41
5 Weymouth Reserves 36 18 4 14 72 58 1.24 40
6 Portland United 36 17 6 13 61 68 0.9 40
7 Bideford Town 36 15 8 13 61 62 0.98 38
8 Bath City Reserves 36 15 7 14 63 61 1.03 37
9 Yeovil Town Reserves 36 17 3 16 74 77 0.96 37
10 Poole Town Reserves 36 15 6 15 73 66 1.11 36
11 Dorchester Town 36 17 2 17 87 88 0.99 36
12 Minehead 36 12 11 13 68 72 0.94 35
13 Bristol Rovers Colts 36 13 8 15 79 80 0.99 34
14 Glastonbury 36 11 10 15 66 78 0.85 32
15 Barnstaple Town 36 13 5 18 50 65 0.77 31
16 Taunton Town 36 11 7 18 67 96 0.7 29
17 Bristol City Colts 36 12 4 20 65 82 0.79 28
18 Gloucester City Reserves 36 9 4 23 49 92 0.53 22 Left at the end of the season
19 Trowbridge Town Reserves 36 5 6 25 36 91 0.4 16

Division Two[edit]

Division Two was reduced from seventeen clubs to fourteen after Bath City Reserves and Trowbridge Town Reserves were promoted to Division One, Hoffman Athletic and Ilfracombe Town left, and one new club joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Welton Rovers (P) 26 20 2 4 95 40 2.4 42
2 Stonehouse 26 17 4 5 78 43 1.81 38 Left at the end of the season
3 Weston-super-Mare (P) 26 15 6 5 100 42 2.38 36
4 Frome Town 26 14 5 7 63 38 1.66 33 Left at the end of the season
5 Chippenham United 26 14 2 10 64 52 1.23 30
6 Clandown 26 9 9 8 48 43 1.12 27
7 Paulton Rovers 26 11 5 10 58 64 0.91 27
8 Radstock Town 26 12 3 11 48 62 0.77 27
9 Street 26 10 5 11 48 53 0.91 25
10 Wells City 26 8 5 13 46 73 0.63 21
11 Bridgwater Town Reserves 26 8 4 14 58 64 0.91 20
12 Taunton Town Reserves 26 5 7 14 43 59 0.73 17
13 Dorchester Town Reserves 26 5 5 16 43 82 0.52 15
14 Peasedown Miners Welfare 26 1 4 21 38 114 0.33 6

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