1964–65 Southern Football League

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The 1964–65 season was the 62nd in the history of the Southern League.

Premier Division[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season 1964–65
Champions Weymouth
Promoted None
Relegated Bath City
Bexley United
Hastings United
Wisbech Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1590 (3.44 per match)

The Premier Division featured four new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Weymouth (C) 42 24 8 10 99 50 1.98 56
2 Guildford City 42 21 12 9 73 49 1.49 54
3 Worcester City 42 22 6 14 100 62 1.613 50
4 Yeovil Town 42 18 14 10 76 55 1.382 50
5 Chelmsford City 42 21 8 13 86 77 1.117 50
6 Margate 42 20 9 13 88 79 1.114 49
7 Dartford 42 17 11 14 74 64 1.156 45
8 Nuneaton Borough 42 19 7 16 57 55 1.036 45
9 Cambridge City 42 16 11 15 78 66 1.182 43
10 Bedford Town 42 17 9 16 66 70 0.943 43
11 Cambridge United 42 16 9 17 72 69 1.043 41
12 Cheltenham Town 42 15 11 16 72 78 0.923 41
13 Folkestone Town 42 17 7 18 72 79 0.911 41
14 Romford 42 17 7 18 61 70 0.871 41
15 King's Lynn 42 13 13 16 56 79 0.709 39
16 Tonbridge 42 10 16 16 66 75 0.88 36
17 Wellington Town 42 13 10 19 63 78 0.808 36
18 Rugby Town 42 15 6 21 71 98 0.724 36
19 Wisbech Town (R) 42 14 6 22 75 91 0.824 34 Relegation to 1965–66 SFL Division One
20 Bexley United (R) 42 14 5 23 67 74 0.905 33
21 Hastings United (R) 42 9 14 19 58 86 0.674 32
22 Bath City (R) 42 13 3 26 60 86 0.698 29

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 14 non-League clubs applied for election, including nine Southern League clubs. All four League clubs were re-elected.[1]

Club League Votes
Lincoln City Football League 48
Stockport County Football League 45
Barrow Football League 41
Halifax Town Football League 41
Bedford Town Southern League 4
Gateshead Northern League 4
Guildford City Southern League 3
Hereford United Southern League 2
Wigan Athletic Cheshire League 2
Cambridge United Southern League 1
Morecambe Lancashire Combination 1
Romford Southern League 1
South Shields North Eastern League 1
Wellington Town Southern League 1
Wimbledon Southern League 1
Bexley United Southern League 0
Corby Town Southern League 0
New Brighton Lancashire Combination 0

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One
Season 1964–65
Champions Hereford United
Promoted Corby Town
Hereford United
Poole Town
Wimbledon
Relegated None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1620 (3.51 per match)

Division One featured five new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hereford United (C) (P) 42 34 4 4 124 39 3.179 72 Promotion to 1965–66 Southern League Premier Division
2 Wimbledon (P) 42 24 13 5 108 52 2.077 61
3 Poole Town (P) 42 26 6 10 92 56 1.643 58
4 Corby Town (P) 42 24 7 11 88 55 1.6 55
5 Stevenage Town 42 19 13 10 83 43 1.93 51
6 Hillingdon Borough 42 21 7 14 105 63 1.667 49
7 Crawley Town 42 22 5 15 83 52 1.596 49
8 Merthyr Tydfil 42 20 9 13 75 59 1.271 49
9 Gloucester City 42 19 10 13 68 65 1.046 48
10 Burton Albion 42 20 7 15 83 75 1.107 47
11 Canterbury City 42 13 16 13 73 53 1.377 42
12 Kettering Town 42 14 13 15 74 64 1.156 41
13 Ramsgate Athletic 42 16 8 18 51 59 0.864 40
14 Dover 42 14 10 18 54 59 0.915 38
15 Hinckley Athletic 42 13 9 20 57 81 0.704 35
16 Trowbridge Town 42 13 5 24 68 106 0.642 31
17 Ashford Town 42 11 8 23 60 98 0.612 30
18 Barry Town 42 11 7 24 47 103 0.456 29
19 Deal Town 42 7 13 22 61 127 0.48 27
20 Tunbridge Wells Rangers 42 10 6 26 51 107 0.477 26
21 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 9 7 26 57 101 0.564 25
22 Sittingbourne 42 8 5 29 58 103 0.563 21

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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