1967–68 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1967–68
Champions Manchester City

The 19671968 season was the 69th completed season of The Football League.

For the first time since 1937 Manchester City won the league title, finishing two points clear of their local rivals Manchester United. Fulham finished bottom of the league and were relegated along with Sheffield United. Coventry City, under Jimmy Hill, escaped relegation by one point and would go on to stay in the top division until their eventual relegation at the end of the 2000–01 season.

Bill McGarry's Ipswich Town team won the Second Division by one point from Queens Park Rangers, with both teams promoted. Blackpool finished third on goal average and so missed out. Rotherham United and bottom club Plymouth Argyle were both relegated to the Third Division.

Oxford United won their first divisional title and achieved what was then their highest ever finish in only their sixth season as a league club in the Third Division. Runners-up Bury joined them in promotion. Grimsby Town, Colchester United and Scunthorpe United were relegated, although the biggest story concerned bottom placed Peterborough United who were deducted 19 points for offering irregular bonuses to their players. Had the points been restored the club would have finished in the top half. As a result of the ruling Mansfield Town escaped relegation.

Luton Town won the Fourth Division and were promoted along with Barnsley, Hartlepool United and Crewe Alexandra. No clubs were voted out of the league.

Final league tables and results[edit]

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually replaced by goal difference, beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division.[1][2]

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1967–68
Champions Manchester City (2nd English title)
Relegated Sheffield United
Fulham
1968–69 European Cup Manchester City
Manchester United (defending champions)
FA Cup winners
1968–69 European Cup Winners' Cup
West Bromwich Albion (5th FA Cup title)
1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Leeds United
Liverpool
Nottingham Forest
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1398 (3.03 per match)
Top goalscorer George Best (Manchester United), 28
Ron Davies (Southampton), 28[3]
Longest winning run Everton (7)
Longest unbeaten run Leeds United (14)
Longest losing run Stoke City (7)
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 42 26 6 10 86 43 2 58 1968–69 European Cup
2 Manchester United 42 24 8 10 89 55 1.618 56
3 Liverpool 42 22 11 9 71 40 1.775 55 01967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup0
4 Leeds United 42 22 9 11 71 41 1.732 53
5 Everton 42 23 6 13 67 40 1.675 52
6 Chelsea 42 18 12 12 62 68 0.912 48
7 Tottenham Hotspur 42 19 9 14 70 59 1.186 47
8 West Bromwich Albion 42 17 12 13 75 62 1.21 46 01968–69 European Cup Winners' Cup0
9 Arsenal 42 17 10 15 60 56 1.071 44
10 Newcastle United 42 13 15 14 54 67 0.806 41
11 Nottingham Forest 42 14 11 17 52 64 0.813 39 1967–68 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
12 West Ham United 42 14 10 18 73 69 1.058 38
13 Leicester City 42 13 12 17 64 69 0.928 38
14 Burnley 42 14 10 18 64 71 0.901 38
15 Sunderland 42 13 11 18 51 61 0.836 37
16 Southampton 42 13 11 18 66 83 0.795 37
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 14 8 20 66 75 0.88 36
18 Stoke City 42 14 7 21 50 73 0.685 35
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 11 12 19 51 63 0.81 34
20 Coventry City 42 9 15 18 51 71 0.718 33
21 Sheffield United (R) 42 11 10 21 49 70 0.7 32 Relegation to 1968–69 Second Division
22 Fulham (R) 42 10 7 25 56 98 0.571 27

Source: rsssf.com
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.

First Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ARS BUR CHE COV EVE FUL LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOT SHU SHW SOU STK SUN TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 5–3 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 0–3 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 0–0 0–2
Burnley 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 5–1 0–0 3–3 1–1
Chelsea 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 3–0 2–6 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–3 1–3 1–0
Coventry City 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–4 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–0
Everton 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 5–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–2 3–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 4–2
Fulham 1–3 4–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–5 0–1 1–1 2–4 0–4 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–2
Leeds United 3–1 2–1 7–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1
Leicester City 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 2–2 4–2 3–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 0–2 2–3 2–3 2–4 3–1
Liverpool 2–0 3–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 6–0 6–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–1
Manchester City 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 2–0 5–1 1–0 6–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 5–2 1–0 4–2 4–2 1–0 4–1 0–2 3–0 2–0
Manchester United 1–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 6–0 3–0 1–0 4–2 3–2 1–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 4–0
Newcastle United 2–1 1–0 5–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–4 2–2 0–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–0
Nottingham Forest 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–3 1–0 2–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–1 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–3 0–0 3–2 1–1 3–1
Sheffield United 2–4 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–3 2–1 1–3 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1
Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–0 4–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 4–1 2–2
Southampton 2–0 2–2 3–5 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–5 1–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1
Stoke City 0–1 0–2 0–1 3–3 1–0 0–1 3–2 3–2 2–1 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–2
Sunderland 2–0 2–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–3 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–5 2–0
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 5–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–1 3–0 3–0 0–0 5–1 2–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–3 8–1 0–1 0–1 2–6 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 6–3 2–0 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 4–1
West Ham United 1–1 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 7–2 0–0 4–2 1–0 2–3 1–3 5–0 3–0 3–0 2–3 0–1 3–4 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–2
Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–2 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 6–1 1–3 2–3 2–0 3–4 2–1 2–1 3–3 1–2

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1967–1968


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1967–68
Champions Ipswich Town (2nd title)
Promoted Queens Park Rangers
Relegated Plymouth Argyle,
Rotherham United
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1303 (2.82 per match)
Top goalscorer John Hickton (Middlesbrough), 24[3]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Ipswich Town (C) (P) 42 22 15 5 79 44 1.795 59 Promotion to 1968–69 First Division
2 Queens Park Rangers (P) 42 25 8 9 67 36 1.861 58
3 Blackpool 42 24 10 8 71 43 1.651 58
4 Birmingham City 42 19 14 9 81 51 1.588 52
5 Portsmouth 42 18 13 11 68 55 1.236 49
6 Middlesbrough 42 17 12 13 60 54 1.111 46
7 Millwall 42 14 17 11 62 50 1.24 45
8 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 11 15 56 49 1.143 43
9 Norwich City 42 16 11 15 60 65 0.923 43
10 Carlisle United 42 14 13 15 58 52 1.115 41
11 Crystal Palace 42 14 11 17 56 56 1 39
12 Bolton Wanderers 42 13 13 16 60 63 0.952 39
13 Cardiff City 42 13 12 17 60 66 0.909 38 01968–69 European Cup Winners' Cup0
14 Huddersfield Town 42 13 12 17 46 61 0.754 38
15 Charlton Athletic 42 12 13 17 63 68 0.926 37
16 Aston Villa 42 15 7 20 54 64 0.844 37
17 Hull City 42 12 13 17 58 73 0.795 37
18 Derby County 42 14 7 21 50 73 0.685 35
19 Bristol City 42 13 10 19 48 62 0.774 36
20 Preston North End 42 12 11 19 43 65 0.662 35
21 Rotherham United (R) 42 10 11 21 42 76 0.553 31 Relegation to 1968–69 Third Division
22 Plymouth Argyle (R) 42 9 9 24 38 72 0.528 27

Source: rsssf.com
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.

Second Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] AST BIR BLB BLP BOL BRI CAR CRL CHA CRY DER HUD HUL IPS MID MIL NOR PLY POR PNE QPR ROT
Aston Villa 2–4 1–2 3–2 1–1 2–4 2–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 2–2 0–1 3–1 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1
Birmingham City 2–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 4–1 0–0 1–3 4–0 1–0 3–1 6–1 6–2 0–0 6–1 2–3 0–0 2–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 4–1
Blackburn Rovers 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 3–1
Blackpool 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 0–1 1–1
Bolton Wanderers 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–0 2–2 5–3 3–1 6–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–2
Bristol City 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–3 3–3 1–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–0 4–1 0–2 0–1
Cardiff City 3–0 1–3 3–2 1–3 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 4–2 1–5 0–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–2
Carlisle United 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 4–1
Charlton Athletic 3–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 4–2 5–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 3–3 1–0 4–1 0–0 3–3 4–1
Crystal Palace 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 6–0 5–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–0
Derby County 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–1 3–1 3–4 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–4 3–3 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 4–0 4–1
Huddersfield Town 0–0 2–3 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–4 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–0
Hull City 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1
Ipswich Town 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 4–2 3–1 3–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 4–0 2–2 2–0
Middlesbrough 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–3 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–2 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 5–0 3–1 1–1
Millwall 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–0
Norwich City 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 2–2 3–4 2–1 5–0 2–0 1–3 1–3 0–0 2–2
Plymouth Argyle 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–4 2–1 3–4 1–1 2–5 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1
Portsmouth 2–2 1–2 2–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–2 3–2 3–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1
Preston North End 2–1 0–0 3–5 0–2 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–2 4–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–2
Queens Park Rangers 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 6–0
Rotherham United 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–0 1–3 1–3 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–3

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1967–1968


Third Division[edit]

Football League, Third Division
Season 1967–68
Champions Oxford United (1st title)
Promoted Bury
Relegated Colchester United,
Grimsby Town,
Peterborough United,
Scunthorpe United
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1531 (2.77 per match)
Top goalscorer Don Rogers (Swindon Town), 25[3]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Oxford United (C) (P) 46 22 13 11 69 47 1.468 57 Promotion to 1968–69 Second Division
2 Bury (P) 46 24 8 14 9 66 0.136 56
3 Shrewsbury Town 46 20 15 11 61 49 1.245 55
4 Torquay United 46 21 11 14 81 51 1.588 53
5 Reading 46 21 9 16 70 60 1.167 51
6 Watford 46 21 8 17 74 50 1.48 50
7 Walsall 46 19 12 15 74 61 1.213 50
8 Barrow 46 21 8 17 65 54 1.204 50
9 Swindon Town 46 16 17 13 74 51 1.451 49
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 16 16 14 57 55 1.036 48
11 Gillingham 46 18 12 16 59 63 0.937 48
12 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 16 15 15 56 51 1.098 47
13 Stockport County 46 19 9 18 70 75 0.933 47
14 Southport 46 17 12 17 65 65 1 46
15 Bristol Rovers 46 17 9 20 72 78 0.923 43
16 Oldham Athletic 46 18 7 21 60 65 0.923 43
17 Northampton Town 46 14 13 19 58 72 0.806 41
18 Orient 46 12 17 17 46 62 0.742 41
19 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 12 20 62 74 0.838 40
20 Mansfield Town 46 12 13 21 51 67 0.761 37
21 Grimsby Town (R) 46 14 9 23 52 69 0.754 37 Relegation to 1968–69 Fourth Division
22 Colchester United (R) 46 9 15 22 50 87 0.575 33
23 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 10 12 24 56 87 0.644 32
24 Peterborough United (R) 46 20 10 16 79 67 1.179 31

Source: rsssf.com
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.

  • Peterborough deducted 19 points for making irregular payments to players.


Third Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BRW BOU BHA BRO BRY COL GIL GRI MAN NOR OLD ORI OXF PET REA SCU SHR SOU STP SWI TOR TRA WAL WAT
Barrow 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 5–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 4–0 4–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Bristol Rovers 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 4–1 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 2–3 0–2
Bury 1–2 4–0 4–0 4–2 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 4–3 2–0 3–2 5–3 1–1 5–1 3–3 2–1 2–0
Colchester United 3–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–5 2–5 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–5 1–2 2–2 2–1
Gillingham 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 3–2 3–0 3–1 0–1 1–4 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–0
Grimsby Town 0–1 2–1 4–2 3–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–1
Mansfield Town 1–2 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–0 0–1 4–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–3 0–3 1–2
Northampton Town 3–0 1–0 2–2 4–5 0–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1
Oldham Athletic 3–1 1–1 3–0 3–5 1–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 3–4 0–0 2–0 4–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 0–3 2–0
Orient 4–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–0 0–0 1–3 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1
Oxford United 3–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 5–4 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–0
Peterborough United 0–1 2–0 2–3 4–1 0–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 5–1
Reading 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–4 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 4–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 4–0 3–0 2–2 2–0
Scunthorpe United 2–4 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 5–1 2–1 0–3 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–5 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 2–0 4–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–2 0–0 0–1 5–0 1–1 0–1 3–1
Southport 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–3 4–1 0–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 4–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0
Stockport County 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 4–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 2–2 3–0 4–1 4–2 4–3 2–0 0–0 5–2 0–0 2–0
Swindon Town 0–1 4–0 2–1 4–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 4–0 1–1 0–0 5–1 2–0 0–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–0
Torquay United 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–0
Tranmere 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–3 2–0 4–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 4–1 0–2 2–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–2
Walsall 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 3–1 5–0 0–1 3–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 1–1
Watford 3–2 0–2 4–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 7–1 1–2 5–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–0 4–0 2–0 0–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–2

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division maps[edit]


Fourth Division[edit]

Football League, Fourth Division
Season 1967–68
Champions Luton Town (1st title)
Promoted Barnsley,
Crewe Alexandra,
Hartlepool United
Failed re-election none
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1485 (2.69 per match)
Top goalscorer Les Massie (Halifax Town), 25
Roy Chapman (Port Vale), 25[3]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Luton Town (C) (P) 46 27 12 7 87 44 1.977 66 Promotion to 1968–69 Third Division
2 Barnsley (P) 46 24 13 9 68 46 1.478 61
3 Hartlepools United (P) 46 25 10 11 60 46 1.304 60
4 Crewe Alexandra (P) 46 20 18 8 74 49 1.51 58
5 Bradford City 46 23 11 12 72 51 1.412 57
6 Southend United 46 20 14 12 77 58 1.328 54
7 Chesterfield 46 21 11 14 71 50 1.42 53
8 Wrexham 46 20 13 13 72 53 1.358 53
9 Aldershot 46 18 17 11 70 55 1.273 53
10 Doncaster Rovers 46 18 15 13 66 56 1.179 51
11 Halifax Town 46 15 16 15 52 49 1.061 46
12 Newport County 46 16 13 17 58 63 0.921 45
13 Lincoln City 46 17 9 20 71 68 1.044 43
14 Brentford 46 18 7 21 61 64 0.953 43
15 Swansea Town 46 16 10 20 63 77 0.818 42
16 Darlington 46 12 17 17 47 53 0.887 41
17 Notts County 46 15 11 20 53 79 0.671 41
18 Port Vale 46 12 15 19 61 72 0.847 39 Re-elected
19 Rochdale 46 12 14 20 51 72 0.708 38
20 Exeter City 46 11 16 19 45 65 0.692 38
21 York City 46 11 14 21 65 68 0.956 36 Re-elected
22 Chester 46 9 14 23 57 78 0.731 32
23 Workington 46 10 11 25 54 87 0.621 31
24 Bradford Park Avenue 46 4 15 27 30 82 0.366 23

Source: rsssf.com
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.

  • NOTE: Due to financial irregularities, Port Vale were made to apply for re-election to the Football League despite not finishing in the bottom four.

Fourth Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ALD BAR BRA BPA BRE CHR CHF CRE DAR DON EXE HAL HAR LIN LUT NPC NTC PTV ROC STD SWA WRK WRE YOR
Aldershot 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 5–0 3–1 2–2
Barnsley 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 2–1 2–2 4–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–0
Bradford City 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 5–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
Bradford Park Avenue 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–5 2–1 0–2 1–4 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–1
Brentford 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–2 5–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–1
Chester 2–5 1–1 2–3 0–0 3–0 3–0 0–4 0–1 2–3 3–1 3–2 0–2 6–0 1–3 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–3 1–2 1–1 1–1
Chesterfield 1–2 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 4–0 3–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 0–0 3–1 3–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 3–3 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 5–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 0–0
Darlington 6–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 2–3 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1
Doncaster Rovers 3–0 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–2 2–0
Exeter City 3–0 2–0 4–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–5 2–1 3–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–3 1–0 2–2 3–1
Halifax Town 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–1
Hartlepool United 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0
Lincoln City 1–1 0–1 2–0 5–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–4 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–1 1–3 0–1 3–2 4–2 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–3
Luton Town 3–1 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 3–1 5–3 0–0 2–0 1–0 4–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 3–1 4–0 4–0 2–1 3–1
Newport County 0–2 3–0 0–3 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–2 2–1
Notts County 0–1 1–4 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–3 0–3 0–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 4–3 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–1
Port Vale 0–3 2–0 1–2 4–0 4–1 4–4 0–1 0–2 0–1 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–2 4–2 4–2 1–1 1–0
Rochdale 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–3 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 3–0 3–2
Southend 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 7–0 3–1 0–1
Swansea Town 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–2 4–2 2–0 4–2 1–0 2–2 5–2 2–0 1–1
Workington 3–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–4 0–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–1
Wrexham 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 6–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 5–0 3–1
York City 2–3 1–1 0–1 6–2 0–1 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 4–2 5–1 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Fourth Division maps[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1967–68". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.