1962–63 Southern Football League

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The 1962–63 season was the 60th in the history of the Southern League.

Premier Division[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season 1962–63
Champions Cambridge City
Promoted None
Relegated Clacton Town
Gravesend & Northfleet
Poole Town
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1349 (3.21 per match)

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Cambridge City (C) 40 25 6 9 99 64 1.547 56
2 Cambridge United 40 23 7 10 74 50 1.48 53
3 Weymouth 40 20 11 9 82 43 1.907 51
4 Guildford City 40 20 11 9 70 50 1.4 51
5 Kettering Town 40 22 7 11 66 49 1.347 51
6 Wellington Town 40 19 9 12 71 49 1.449 47
7 Dartford 40 19 9 12 61 54 1.13 47
8 Chelmsford City 40 18 10 12 63 50 1.26 46
9 Bedford Town 40 18 8 14 61 45 1.356 44
10 Bath City 40 18 6 16 58 56 1.036 42
11 Yeovil Town 40 15 10 15 64 54 1.185 40
12 Romford 40 14 11 15 73 68 1.074 39
13 Bexleyheath & Welling 40 13 11 16 55 63 0.873 37
14 Hereford United 40 14 7 19 56 66 0.848 35
15 Merthyr Tydfil 40 15 4 21 54 71 0.761 34
16 Rugby Town 40 14 5 21 65 76 0.855 33
17 Wisbech Town 40 15 3 22 64 84 0.762 33
18 Worcester City 40 12 9 19 47 65 0.723 33
19 Poole Town (R) 40 10 12 18 54 66 0.818 32 Relegation to the 1963–64 SFL Division One
20 Gravesend & Northfleet (R) 40 10 3 27 62 91 0.681 23
21 Clacton Town (R) 40 3 7 30 50 135 0.37 13

Updated to games played on 29 Apr 1963.
Source: [1]
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.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Football League elections[edit]

Alongside the four League clubs facing re-election, a total of 12 non-League clubs applied for election, including seven Southern League clubs. All four League clubs were re-elected.[1]

Club League Votes
Bradford City Football League 47
Lincoln City Football League 47
Chester Football League 43
Hartlepools United Football League 34
Scarborough Midland League 5
Gateshead Northern League 4
Guildford City Southern League 3
Morecambe Lancashire Combination 2
Romford Southern League 2
New Brighton Lancashire Combination 1
South Shields North Eastern League 1
Wellington Town Southern League 1
Weymouth Southern League 1
Yeovil Town Southern League 1
Bexleyheath & Welling Southern League 0
Corby Town Southern League 0

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One
Season 1962–63
Champions Margate
Promoted Hastings United
Hinckley Athletic
Margate
Nuneaton Borough
Relegated None
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1281 (3.37 per match)

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Margate (C) (P) 38 21 13 4 86 47 1.83 55 Promotion to the 1963–64 Southern League Premier Division
2 Hinckley Athletic (P) 38 22 9 7 66 38 1.737 53
3 Hastings United (P) 38 22 8 8 86 36 2.389 52
4 Nuneaton Borough (P) 38 21 10 7 82 41 2 52
5 Tonbridge 38 22 8 8 81 51 1.588 52
6 Dover 38 22 7 9 78 56 1.393 51
7 Corby Town 38 19 8 11 79 50 1.58 46
8 King's Lynn 38 19 7 12 76 66 1.152 45
9 Cheltenham Town 38 18 7 13 83 52 1.596 43
10 Folkestone Town 38 15 10 13 79 57 1.386 40
11 Canterbury City 38 14 8 16 42 56 0.75 36
12 Yiewsley 38 11 10 17 63 71 0.887 32
13 Ramsgate Athletic 38 12 7 19 58 82 0.707 31
14 Trowbridge Town 38 11 9 18 50 81 0.617 31
15 Burton Albion 38 10 10 18 48 76 0.632 30
16 Gloucester City 38 9 11 18 42 78 0.538 29
17 Sittingbourne 38 12 3 23 56 75 0.747 27
18 Ashford Town 38 9 6 23 48 76 0.632 24
19 Barry Town 38 6 5 27 35 75 0.467 17
20 Tunbridge Wells United 38 6 2 30 43 116 0.371 14

Updated to games played on 29 Apr 1963.
Source: [2]
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.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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