1968–69 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1968–69
Champions Leeds United

The 19681969 season was the 70th completed season of The Football League.

Leeds United won the League for the first time in their history, finishing six points ahead of Liverpool. Newly promoted Queens Park Rangers were relegated after finishing bottom along with Leicester City.

Derby County were runaway winners of the Second Division and they were joined in promotion by runners-up Crystal Palace. Despite still boasting the talents of Johnny Haynes and George Cohen, Fulham finished bottom and were relegated. They were joined in the Third Division by perennial strugglers Bury

Watford won the Third Division title on goal average from Swindon Town and both teams were duly promoted. At the bottom end Northampton Town, Hartlepool, Crewe Alexandra and Oldham Athletic were all relegated.

The Fourth Division was won by Doncaster Rovers, who were promoted along with Halifax Town, Rochdale and Bradford City. No team failed re-election so no new members were admitted to the Football 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 scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.[1]

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

First Division[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1968–69
Champions Leeds United (1st English title)
Relegated Leicester City
Queens Park Rangers
European Cup 1969–70 Leeds United
FA Cup winners
European Cup Winners' Cup 1969–70
Manchester City (4th FA Cup title)
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 1968–69 Chelsea
Leeds United
Liverpool
Newcastle United (winners)
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1213 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham Hotspur), 27 [3]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Leeds United (C) 42 27 13 2 66 26 2.538 67 1969–70 European Cup
2 Liverpool 42 25 11 6 63 24 2.625 61 01969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup0
3 Everton 42 21 15 6 77 36 2.139 57
4 Arsenal 42 22 12 8 56 27 2.074 56 01969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup0
5 Chelsea 42 20 10 12 73 53 1.377 50
6 Tottenham Hotspur 42 14 17 11 61 51 1.196 45
7 Southampton 42 16 13 13 57 48 1.188 45 01969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup0
8 West Ham United 42 13 18 11 66 50 1.32 44
9 Newcastle United 42 15 14 13 61 55 1.109 44 01969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup0
10 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 11 15 64 67 0.955 43
11 Manchester United 42 15 12 15 57 53 1.075 42
12 Ipswich Town 42 15 11 16 59 60 0.983 41
13 Manchester City 42 15 10 17 64 55 1.164 40 01969–70 European Cup Winners' Cup0
14 Burnley 42 15 9 18 55 82 0.671 39
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 10 16 16 41 54 0.759 36
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 10 15 17 41 58 0.707 35
17 Sunderland 42 11 12 19 43 67 0.642 34
18 Nottingham Forest 42 10 13 19 45 57 0.789 33
19 Stoke City 42 9 15 18 40 63 0.635 33
20 Coventry City 42 10 11 21 46 64 0.719 31
21 Leicester City (R) 42 9 12 21 39 68 0.574 30 Relegation to 1969–70 Second Division
22 Queens Park Rangers (R) 42 4 10 28 39 95 0.411 18

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 IPS LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN NEW NOT QPR SHW SOU STK SUN TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–1
Burnley 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 5–1 2–1 0–4 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1
Chelsea 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–3 1–0 5–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1
Coventry City 0–1 4–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 4–2 1–2 0–1
Everton 1–0 3–0 1–2 3–0 2–2 0–0 7–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–0 4–0
Ipswich Town 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–0 2–2 2–3 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–4 2–3 3–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 4–1 2–2 1–0
Leeds United 2–0 6–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 2–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1
Leicester City 0–0 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0
Liverpool 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
Manchester City 1–1 7–0 4–1 4–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 5–1 1–1 3–2
Manchester United 0–0 2–0 0–4 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 3–1 8–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 2–0
Newcastle United 2–1 1–0 3–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 5–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 4–1
Nottingham Forest 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–4 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–3 1–0 0–2 3–0 0–1 0–0
Queens Park Rangers 0–1 0–2 0–4 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–1
Sheffield Wednesday 0–5 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 5–4 1–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–2
Southampton 1–2 5–1 5–0 1–0 2–5 2–2 1–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–1
Stoke City 1–3 1–3 2–0 0–3 0–0 2–1 1–5 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–1
Sunderland 0–0 2–0 3–2 3–0 1–3 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–0
Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 7–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
West Bromwich Albion 1–0 3–2 0–3 6–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 5–1 2–5 3–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 4–3 3–1 0–0
West Ham United 1–2 5–0 0–0 5–2 1–4 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 4–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 8–0 2–2 4–0 3–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–6 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 3–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–0

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 1968–1969


Second Division[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1968–69
Champions Derby County (3rd title)
Promoted Crystal Palace
Relegated Bury,
Fulham
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1185 (2.56 per match)
Top goalscorer John Toshack (Cardiff City), 22 [3]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Derby County (C) 42 26 11 5 65 32 2.031 63 Promotion to 1969–70 First Division
2 Crystal Palace (P) 42 22 12 8 70 47 1.489 56
3 Charlton Athletic 42 18 14 10 61 52 1.173 50
4 Middlesbrough 42 19 11 12 58 49 1.184 49
5 Cardiff City 42 20 7 15 67 54 1.241 47 01969–70 European Cup Winners' Cup0
6 Huddersfield Town 42 17 12 13 53 46 1.152 46
7 Birmingham City 42 18 8 16 73 59 1.237 44
8 Blackpool 42 14 15 13 51 41 1.244 43
9 Sheffield United 42 16 11 15 61 50 1.22 43
10 Millwall 42 17 9 16 57 49 1.163 43
11 Hull City 42 13 16 13 59 52 1.135 42
12 Carlisle United 42 16 10 16 46 49 0.939 42
13 Norwich City 42 15 10 17 53 56 0.946 40
14 Preston North End 42 12 15 15 38 44 0.864 39
15 Portsmouth 42 12 14 16 58 58 1 38
16 Bristol City 42 11 16 15 46 53 0.868 38
17 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 14 16 55 67 0.821 38
18 Aston Villa 42 12 14 16 37 48 0.771 38
19 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 11 18 52 63 0.825 37
20 Oxford United 42 12 9 21 34 55 0.618 33
21 Bury (R) 42 11 8 23 51 80 0.638 30 Relegation to 1969–70 Third Division
22 Fulham (R) 42 7 11 24 40 81 0.494 25

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 BRY CAR CRL CHA CRY DER FUL HUD HUL MID MIL NOR OXF POR PNE SHU
Aston Villa 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 3–1
Birmingham City 4–0 3–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 5–4 5–1 5–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 5–2 3–1 2–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 3–2 1–1 2–3 1–3 3–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–0
Blackpool 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 6–0 1–2 1–0 2–3 3–0 2–3 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Bolton Wanderers 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–4 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 3–2 2–3 1–0 0–0 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–2
Bristol City 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–3 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 6–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1
Bury 3–2 1–2 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–3 3–2 2–3 2–1 0–1 5–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 3–1 3–2 0–1 0–2
Cardiff City 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 5–0 2–2 1–0 4–1
Carlisle United 0–1 2–3 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–4 0–2 0–0 1–0 0–1
Charlton Athletic 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–4 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–1
Crystal Palace 4–2 3–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 5–0 3–3 1–2 3–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–1
Derby County 3–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 5–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 3–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0
Fulham 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–5 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–3 0–0 0–3 2–0 1–3 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–2
Huddersfield Town 3–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 4–1 4–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–3 3–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0
Hull City 1–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–3 1–2 5–2 2–0 1–0 4–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1
Middlesbrough 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 5–3 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1
Millwall 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 5–1 2–3 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–0
Norwich City 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0
Oxford United 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–4 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–0
Portsmouth 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 4–1 3–3 0–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 3–0 5–2 3–0 1–1 2–1
Preston North End 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 2–2
Sheffield United 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 5–2 2–1 5–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 4–0

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 1968–1969


Third Division[edit]

Football League, Third Division
Season 1968–69
Champions Watford (1st title)
Promoted Swindon Town
Relegated Crewe Alexandra,
Hartlepool,
Northampton Town,
Oldham Athletic
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1426 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorer Don Rogers (Swindon Town), 22 [3]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Watford (C) 46 27 10 9 74 34 2.176 64 Promotion to 1969–70 Second Division
2 Swindon Town (P) 46 27 10 9 71 35 2.029 64
3 Luton Town 46 25 11 10 74 38 1.947 61
4 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 21 9 16 60 45 1.333 51
5 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 15 14 53 49 1.082 49
6 Torquay United 46 18 12 16 54 46 1.174 48
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 19 10 17 70 68 1.029 48
8 Southport 46 17 13 16 71 64 1.109 47
9 Stockport County 46 16 14 16 67 68 0.985 46
10 Barnsley 46 16 14 16 58 63 0.921 46
11 Rotherham United 46 16 13 17 56 50 1.12 45
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 16 13 17 72 65 1.108 45
13 Walsall 46 14 16 16 50 49 1.02 44
14 Reading 46 15 13 18 67 66 1.015 43
15 Mansfield Town 46 16 11 19 58 62 0.935 43
16 Bristol Rovers 46 16 11 19 63 71 0.887 43
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 16 11 19 51 67 0.761 43
18 Orient 46 14 14 18 51 58 0.879 42
19 Barrow 46 17 8 21 56 75 0.747 42
20 Gillingham 46 13 15 18 54 63 0.857 41
21 Northampton Town (R) 46 14 12 20 54 61 0.885 40 Relegation to 1969–70 Fourth Division
22 Hartlepool (R) 46 10 19 17 40 70 0.571 39
23 Crewe Alexandra (R) 46 13 9 24 52 76 0.684 35
24 Oldham Athletic (R) 46 13 9 24 50 83 0.602 35

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.

Third Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BAR BRW BOU BHA BRO CRE GIL HAR LUT MAN NOR OLD ORI PLY REA ROT SHR SOU STP SWI TOR TRA WAL WAT
Barnsley 2–3 1–0 4–0 4–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 3–2
Barrow 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–3 0–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–4
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–4 1–0 1–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 4–1 4–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 6–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 0–1
Bristol Rovers 4–2 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 5–1 2–1 0–0 6–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–4 1–1 0–2 1–0 6–1 4–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–3 0–1 2–3
Gillingham 1–1 2–0 0–0 5–0 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 0–5
Hartlepool 2–1 1–4 1–1 2–5 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–4 1–1 2–1
Luton Town 5–1 5–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–2 2–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–1
Mansfield Town 0–0 4–2 3–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–0
Northampton Town 3–1 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–4 1–0 1–1 2–6 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–0
Oldham Athletic 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 5–2 2–3 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–3
Orient 1–1 1–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 4–2 3–3 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1
Plymouth Argyle 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2
Reading 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 3–2 7–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–4 1–0 4–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–1
Rotherham United 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–2 3–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 0–2
Shrewsbury Town 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–3 1–0 5–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1
Southport 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–3 3–0 4–0 4–2 3–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 5–0 5–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–1
Stockport County 1–1 4–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 5–2 2–3 2–2 3–1 4–3 3–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 4–2
Swindon Town 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 5–1 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 5–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
Torquay United 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 2–5 4–2 2–1
Tranmere 3–1 0–3 2–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 6–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 3–5 0–1 2–1 0–3
Walsall 3–0 1–1 0–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–0
Watford 1–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–0

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]

Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1968–1969


Fourth Division[edit]

Football League, Fourth Division
Season 1968–69
Champions Doncaster Rovers (2nd title)
Promoted Bradford City,
Halifax Town,
Rochdale
Failed re-election none
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1372 (2.49 per match)
Top goalscorer Gary Talbot (Chester), 22 [3]
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers (C) 46 21 17 8 65 38 1.711 59 Promotion to 1969–70 Third Division
2 Halifax Town (P) 46 20 17 9 53 37 1.432 57
3 Rochdale (P) 46 18 20 8 68 35 1.943 56
4 Bradford City (P) 46 18 20 8 65 46 1.413 56
5 Darlington 46 17 18 11 62 45 1.378 52
6 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 57 53 1.075 52
7 Southend United 46 19 13 14 78 61 1.279 51
8 Lincoln City 46 17 17 12 54 52 1.038 51
9 Wrexham 50 18 18 14 61 52 1.173 54
10 Swansea Town 46 19 11 16 58 54 1.074 49
11 Brentford 46 18 12 16 64 65 0.985 48
12 Workington 46 15 17 14 40 43 0.93 47
13 Port Vale 46 16 14 16 46 46 1 46
14 Chester 46 16 13 17 76 66 1.152 45
15 Aldershot 46 19 7 20 66 66 1 45
16 Scunthorpe United 46 18 8 20 61 60 1.017 44
17 Exeter City 46 16 11 19 66 65 1.015 43
18 Peterborough United 46 13 16 17 60 57 1.053 42
19 Notts County 46 12 18 16 48 57 0.842 42
20 Chesterfield 46 13 15 18 43 50 0.86 41
21 York City 46 14 11 21 53 75 0.707 39 Re-elected
22 Newport County 46 11 14 21 49 74 0.662 36
23 Grimsby Town 46 9 15 22 47 69 0.681 33
24 Bradford Park Avenue 46 5 10 31 32 106 0.302 20

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.

Fourth Division results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ALD BRA BPA BRE CHR CHF COL DAR DON EXE GRI HAL LIN NPC NTC PET PTV ROC SCU STD SWA WRK WRE YOR
Aldershot 2–1 4–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–1 4–0 0–0 1–4 3–0 0–0 3–2 2–1 5–2 0–1 2–1 2–0
Bradford City 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–3 5–0
Bradford Park Avenue 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–4 2–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
Brentford 2–4 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 5–1
Chester 3–1 0–0 4–1 2–2 2–0 5–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–3 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 0–2 1–1 2–0
Chesterfield 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–1
Colchester United 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–4 4–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–0
Darlington 1–0 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 5–0 1–0 3–2 3–3 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–3 3–0 6–2 1–0 3–2
Doncaster Rovers 7–0 1–1 4–1 5–0 4–3 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–3 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1
Exeter City 0–0 2–3 4–2 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 5–3 5–0
Grimsby Town 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–2 2–4 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0
Halifax Town 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–4 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 0–4
Lincoln City 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–3 2–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 0–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 4–1 0–0 3–0
Newport County 3–4 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–5 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–1
Notts County 0–2 0–2 5–0 0–2 3–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 0–0 5–0 0–0
Peterborough United 2–0 2–2 6–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–3 2–1
Port Vale 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 5–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0
Rochdale 3–0 6–0 6–0 0–0 4–1 0–0 4–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 6–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–1
Scunthorpe United 4–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 4–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–1
Southend 4–2 2–0 5–0 4–0 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 6–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–3 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–2
Swansea Town 2–2 0–2 3–0 2–3 0–5 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 5–0 3–2 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–1
Workington 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 2–0
Wrexham 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–1 4–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–1 3–3 2–0 1–0 2–1
York City 2–1 1–1 4–2 2–1 4–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–5 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–0

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]

Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1968–1969


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1968-69". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  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 2010-10-31. 
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.