1983–84 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1983–84
Champions Exmouth Town (Premier Division)
Bristol City Reserves (Division One)

The 1983–84 season was the 82nd in the history of the Western Football League.

The league champions for the first time in their history were Exmouth Town. The champions of Division One were Bristol City Reserves.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division remained at twenty clubs after Falmouth Town and Bridport left the league, and Keynsham Town and Portway Bristol were relegated to the First Division. Four clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Exmouth Town 38 21 11 6 59 35 +24 53
2 Saltash United 38 22 7 9 72 39 +33 51
3 Barnstaple Town 38 21 9 8 68 40 +28 51
4 Frome Town 38 20 10 8 78 35 +43 50
5 Liskeard Athletic 38 18 9 11 64 38 +26 45
6 Bideford 38 16 10 12 71 49 +22 42
7 Clevedon Town 38 16 8 14 55 56 –1 40
8 Bristol Manor Farm 38 14 11 13 54 42 +12 39
9 Plymouth Argyle Reserves 38 16 8 14 68 58 +10 38*
10 Minehead 38 15 7 16 55 68 –13 37
11 Shepton Mallet Town 38 14 9 15 55 74 –19 37
12 Taunton Town 38 10 15 13 46 52 –6 35
13 Mangotsfield United 38 12 10 16 47 48 –1 34
14 Dawlish Town 38 13 8 17 38 43 –5 34
15 Weston-super-Mare 38 13 8 17 46 54 –8 34
16 Chippenham Town 38 13 8 17 44 56 –12 34
17 Clandown 38 12 10 16 34 51 –17 34
18 Melksham Town 38 9 11 18 49 66 –17 29
19 Devizes Town 38 7 11 20 41 74 –33 25
20 Wellington (R) 38 4 8 26 29 95 –66 16 Relegated to Division One

* Plymouth Argyle Reserves had two points deducted for fielding ineligible players.

First Division[edit]

The First Division consisted of 21 clubs, increased from 19 the previous season, after Bristol Manor Farm and Mangotsfield United were promoted to the Premier Division. Four new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol City Reserves (P) 40 26 8 6 96 36 +60 60 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Chard Town (P) 40 22 8 10 82 44 +38 52
3 Paulton Rovers (P) 40 20 12 8 74 46 +28 52
4 Swanage Town & Herston 40 19 12 9 89 61 +28 50
5 Keynsham Town 40 19 11 10 50 36 +14 49
6 Backwell United 40 18 13 9 47 42 +5 49
7 Glastonbury 40 15 9 16 68 61 +7 39
8 Welton Rovers 40 13 13 14 49 56 –7 39
9 Portway Bristol 40 13 12 15 57 49 +8 38
10 Wimborne Town 40 14 10 16 51 60 –9 38
11 Bath City Reserves 40 13 11 16 61 57 +4 37
12 Warminster Town 40 15 7 18 61 67 –6 37
13 Odd Down 40 12 13 15 60 66 –6 37
14 Larkhall Athletic 40 12 12 16 50 55 –5 36
15 Radstock Town 40 13 10 17 51 63 –12 36
16 Heavitree United 40 14 8 18 66 80 –14 36
17 Yeovil Town Reserves 40 11 13 16 65 72 –7 35
18 Ottery St Mary 40 14 7 19 42 58 –16 35
19 Elmore 40 11 12 17 47 78 –31 34
20 Weymouth Reserves 40 12 7 21 43 64 –21 31
21 Tiverton Town 40 5 10 25 37 95 –58 20

1 The system of using goal difference to separate two teams tied on points was used.

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