1971–72 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1971–72
Champions Bideford

The 1971–72 season was the 70th in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the third time in their history, and the second season in succession, were Bideford.[1]

Final table[edit]

The league was reduced from eighteen clubs to fourteen after Andover joined the Southern League, and Bath City Reserves, Bristol City Colts and Plymouth City all left. No new clubs joined.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bideford 26 19 4 3 63 21 3 42 Joined the Southern League
2 Minehead 26 18 5 3 59 22 2.68 41 Joined the Southern League
3 Glastonbury 26 16 5 5 58 26 2.23 37
4 Devizes Town 26 11 9 6 44 33 1.33 31
5 Welton Rovers 26 10 7 9 38 37 1.03 27
6 Frome Town 26 9 7 10 33 45 0.73 25
7 Dorchester Town 26 9 6 11 39 38 1.03 24 Joined the Southern League
8 Weston-super-Mare 26 9 5 12 39 45 0.87 23
9 Bridport 26 9 5 12 32 47 0.68 23
10 Bridgwater Town 26 7 9 10 28 42 0.67 23
11 Taunton Town 26 7 7 12 50 54 0.93 21
12 Torquay United Reserves 26 5 9 12 29 55 0.53 19
13 Barnstaple Town 26 6 6 14 40 46 0.87 18
14 St Luke's College 26 3 4 19 25 66 0.38 10

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up to and including the 1976–77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006