1970–71 Southern Football League

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The 1970–71 season was the 68th in the history of the Southern League.

Premier Division[edit]

Southern Football League
Premier Division
Season 1970–71
Champions Yeovil Town
Promoted None
Relegated Ashford Town
Gloucester City
Kettering Town
King's Lynn
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1287 (2.79 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 Yeovil Town (C) 42 25 7 10 66 31 2.129 57
2 Cambridge City 42 22 11 9 66 38 1.737 55
3 Romford 42 23 9 10 63 42 1.5 55
4 Hereford United 42 23 8 11 71 53 1.34 54
5 Chelmsford City 42 20 11 11 61 32 1.906 51
6 Barnet 42 18 14 10 69 49 1.408 50
7 Bedford Town 42 20 10 12 62 46 1.348 50
8 Wimbledon 42 20 8 14 72 54 1.333 48
9 Worcester City 42 20 8 14 61 46 1.326 48
10 Weymouth 42 14 16 12 64 47 1.362 44
11 Dartford 42 15 12 15 53 51 1.039 42
12 Dover 42 16 9 17 64 63 1.016 41
13 Margate 42 15 10 17 64 70 0.914 40
14 Hillingdon Borough 42 17 6 19 61 68 0.897 40
15 Bath City 42 13 12 17 48 68 0.706 38
16 Nuneaton Borough 42 12 12 18 43 66 0.652 36
17 Telford United 42 13 8 21 64 70 0.914 34
18 Poole Town 42 14 6 22 57 75 0.76 34
19 King's Lynn (R) 42 11 7 24 44 67 0.657 29 Relegation to 1971–72 SFL Division One
20 Ashford Town (R) 42 8 13 21 52 86 0.605 29
21 Kettering Town (R) 42 8 11 23 48 84 0.571 27
22 Gloucester City (R) 42 6 10 26 34 81 0.42 22

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, eight of which were Southern League clubs. All League clubs were re-elected.[1]

Club League Votes
Lincoln City Football League 47
Barrow Football League 38
Hartlepool Football League 33
Newport County Football League 33
Wigan Athletic Northern Premier League 14
Cambridge City Southern League 2
Telford United Southern League 2
Yeovil Town Southern League 2
Boston United Northern Premier League 1
Romford Southern League 1
Bradford Park Avenue Northern Premier League 1
Gateshead Wearside League 1
Bedford Town Southern League 0
Chelmsford City Southern League 0
Hillingdon Borough Southern League 0
Kettering Town Southern League 0

Division One[edit]

Southern Football League
Division One
Season 1970–71
Champions Guildford City
Promoted Folkestone
Gravesend & Northfleet
Guildford City
Merthyr Tydfil
Relegated None
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1174 (3.09 per match)

Division One featured three new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Guildford City (C) (P) 38 22 10 6 76 36 2.111 54 Promotion to 1971–72 Southern League Premier Division
2 Merthyr Tydfil (P) 38 19 12 7 52 33 1.576 50
3 Gravesend & Northfleet (P) 38 19 10 9 74 42 1.762 48
4 Folkestone (P) 38 20 8 10 83 53 1.566 48
5 Burton Albion 38 19 10 9 56 37 1.514 48
6 Rugby Town 38 17 14 7 58 40 1.45 48
7 Ramsgate Athletic 38 20 5 13 83 54 1.537 45
8 Trowbridge Town 38 19 7 12 78 55 1.418 45
9 Bexley United 38 17 11 10 57 45 1.267 45
10 Crawley Town 38 15 11 12 84 68 1.235 41
11 Hastings United 38 13 12 13 51 50 1.02 38
12 Banbury United 38 13 11 14 58 53 1.094 37
13 Corby Town 38 14 8 16 57 60 0.95 36
14 Salisbury 38 13 7 18 56 60 0.933 33
15 Cheltenham Town 38 8 15 15 44 58 0.759 31
16 Stevenage Athletic 38 12 7 19 55 79 0.696 31
17 Tonbridge 38 8 8 22 48 83 0.578 24
18 Barry Town 38 9 6 23 35 82 0.427 24
19 Dunstable Town 38 8 4 26 32 81 0.395 20
20 Canterbury City 38 5 4 29 37 105 0.352 14

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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