1972–73 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1972–73
Champions Devizes Town

The 1972–73 season was the 71st in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the first time in their history were Devizes Town.[1]

Final table[edit]

The league was increased from fourteen clubs to sixteen after Bideford, Dorchester Town and Minehead joined the Southern League, and five new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Devizes Town 30 21 5 4 68 27 2.52 47
2 Taunton Town 30 19 7 4 69 26 2.65 45
3 Mangotsfield United 30 21 3 6 69 35 1.97 45
4 Bridgwater Town 30 17 7 6 65 24 2.71 41
5 Weston-super-Mare 30 13 9 8 42 36 1.17 35
6 Glastonbury 30 14 6 10 45 44 1.02 34
7 Barnstaple Town 30 13 7 10 57 52 1.1 33
8 Bridport 30 10 10 10 40 30 1.33 30
9 Torquay United Reserves 30 11 6 13 53 47 1.13 28 Left at the end of the season
10 Frome Town 30 9 9 12 30 44 0.68 27
11 Welton Rovers 30 9 8 13 35 41 0.85 26
12 Exeter City Reserves 30 7 11 12 39 47 0.83 25
13 St Luke's College 30 9 3 18 33 73 0.45 21
14 Avon Bradford 30 6 3 21 27 68 0.4 15
15 Bristol City Colts 30 5 4 21 35 76 0.46 14 Left at the end of the season
16 Ashtonians United 30 4 6 20 26 63 0.41 14

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