1966–67 Southern Football League

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The 1966–67 season was the 64th in the history of the Southern League.

Premier Division[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season 1966–67
Champions Romford
Promoted None
Relegated Bath City
Bedford Town
Folkestone Town
Worcester City
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1457 (3.15 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 Romford (C) 42 22 8 12 80 60 1.333 52
2 Nuneaton Borough 42 21 9 12 82 54 1.519 51
3 Weymouth 42 18 14 10 64 40 1.6 50
4 Wimbledon 42 19 11 12 88 60 1.467 49
5 Barnet 42 18 13 11 86 66 1.303 49
6 Guildford City 42 19 10 13 65 51 1.275 48
7 Wellington Town 42 20 7 15 70 67 1.045 47
8 Cambridge United 42 16 13 13 75 67 1.119 45
9 Chelmsford City 42 15 15 12 66 59 1.119 45
10 King's Lynn 42 15 14 13 78 72 1.083 44
11 Hereford United 42 16 12 14 79 61 1.295 44
12 Cambridge City 42 15 13 14 66 70 0.943 43
13 Cheltenham Town 42 16 11 15 60 71 0.845 43
14 Yeovil Town 42 14 14 14 66 72 0.917 42
15 Burton Albion 42 17 5 20 63 71 0.887 39
16 Corby Town 42 15 9 18 60 75 0.8 39
17 Poole Town 42 14 11 17 52 65 0.8 39
18 Hillingdon Borough 42 11 13 18 49 70 0.7 35
19 Bath City (R) 42 11 12 19 51 74 0.689 34 Relegation to the 1967–68 SFL Division One
20 Worcester City (R) 42 11 8 23 59 79 0.747 30
21 Bedford Town (R) 42 8 13 21 54 72 0.75 29
22 Folkestone Town (R) 42 6 15 21 44 81 0.543 27

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 12 Southern League clubs. All four League clubs were re-elected.[1]

Club League Votes
Lincoln City Football League 46
Bradford Park Avenue Football League 45
York City Football League 45
Rochdale Football League 38
Wigan Athletic Cheshire League 5
Romford Southern League 5
Hereford United Southern League 4
Bedford Town Southern League 2
Cambridge United Southern League 2
Chelmsford City Southern League 1
Wellington Town Southern League 1
Wimbledon Southern League 1
Yeovil Town Southern League 1
Cambridge City Southern League 0
Corby Town Southern League 0
Guildford City Southern League 0
Kettering Town Southern League 0
Scarborough Midland League 0

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One
Season 1966–67
Champions Dover
Promoted Dover
Hastings United
Margate
Stevenage Town
Relegated None
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1784 (3.23 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 Dover (C) (P) 46 29 12 5 92 35 2.629 70 Promotion to the 1967–68 Southern League Premier Division
2 Hastings United (P) 46 31 7 8 127 54 2.352 69
3 Margate (P) 46 29 8 9 90 32 2.813 66
4 Stevenage Town (P) 46 25 16 5 89 45 1.978 66
5 Kettering Town 46 27 9 10 105 62 1.694 63
6 Crawley Town 46 26 8 12 81 48 1.688 60
7 Ramsgate Athletic 46 23 8 15 79 62 1.274 54
8 Dartford 46 19 15 12 92 67 1.373 53
9 Tonbridge 46 21 10 15 91 69 1.319 52
10 Trowbridge Town 46 20 12 14 73 60 1.217 52
11 Ashford Town 46 18 8 20 74 68 1.088 44
12 Merthyr Tydfil 46 17 9 20 81 71 1.141 43
13 Gloucester City 46 18 6 22 69 83 0.831 42
14 Canterbury City 46 17 8 21 57 75 0.76 42
15 Wisbech Town 46 16 9 21 87 93 0.935 41
16 Bexley United 46 13 15 18 53 69 0.768 41
17 Banbury United 46 13 14 19 88 100 0.88 40
18 Rugby Town 46 15 7 24 57 77 0.74 37
19 Dunstable Town 46 14 6 26 55 87 0.632 34
20 Barry Town 46 11 11 24 62 89 0.697 33
21 Gravesend & Northfleet 46 11 9 26 63 106 0.594 31
22 Hinckley Athletic 46 10 8 28 44 100 0.44 28 Resigned from league at the end of the season
23 Tunbridge Wells Rangers 46 4 15 27 31 96 0.323 23 Club folded
24 Sittingbourne 46 5 10 31 44 136 0.324 20 Resigned from league at the end of the season

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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