1975–76 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1975–76
Champions Falmouth Town

The 1975–76 season was the 74th in the history of the Western Football League.

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

This season was the last in which the league consisted of one single division – a second tier was added for 1976–77.[1]

Final table[edit]

The league was increased from 21 clubs to 23 after two new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Falmouth Town 44 35 5 4 134 43 3.12 110
2 Taunton Town 44 27 8 9 86 43 2 89
3 Clevedon 44 27 6 11 77 51 1.51 87
4 Bridgwater Town 44 25 10 9 81 44 1.84 85
5 Glastonbury 44 23 10 11 84 49 1.71 79
6 Barnstaple Town 44 21 9 14 95 66 1.44 72
7 Tiverton Town 44 20 12 12 73 70 1.04 72
8 Paulton Rovers 44 19 12 13 60 58 1.03 69
9 Mangotsfield United 44 18 10 16 63 63 1 64
10 Bideford 44 17 12 15 60 56 1.07 63
11 Frome Town 44 17 10 17 76 61 1.25 61
12 Exeter City Reserves 44 16 10 18 64 69 0.93 57*
13 St Luke's College 44 16 7 21 60 70 0.86 55
14 Weston-super-Mare 44 13 15 16 52 57 0.91 54
15 Westland-Yeovil 44 14 11 19 66 82 0.8 53
16 Welton Rovers 44 14 9 21 57 71 0.8 51
17 Bridport 44 13 11 20 49 72 0.68 50
18 Dawlish 44 13 10 21 51 69 0.74 49
19 Devizes Town (R) 44 10 15 19 45 59 0.76 45 Relegated to Division One
20 Chippenham Town (R) 44 12 7 25 66 94 0.7 43
21 Melksham Town (R) 44 12 7 25 66 106 0.62 43
22 Keynsham Town (R) 44 8 6 30 50 86 0.58 30
23 Exmouth Town (R) 44 5 10 29 38 114 0.33 25

* Exeter City Reserves had one point deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

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: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

References[edit]

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