1984–85 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1984–85
Champions Saltash United (Premier Division)
Portway Bristol (Division One)

The 1984–85 season was the 83rd in the history of the Western Football League.

The league champions for the first time in their history were Saltash United. The champions of Division One were Portway Bristol.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division was increased from 20 to 22 clubs after Wellington were relegated to the First Division. Three clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Saltash United (C) 42 26 12 4 88 43 +45 64
2 Bideford 42 26 8 8 78 29 +49 60
3 Bristol City Reserves 42 21 14 7 69 49 +20 56
4 Exmouth Town 42 22 8 12 83 51 +32 52
5 Paulton Rovers 42 20 11 11 61 45 +16 51
6 Bristol Manor Farm 42 21 7 14 70 55 +15 49
7 Chippenham Town 42 16 14 12 62 49 +13 46
8 Mangotsfield United 42 17 11 14 63 56 +7 45
9 Melksham Town 42 17 11 14 57 59 –2 45
10 Liskeard Athletic 42 17 10 15 69 54 +15 44
11 Chard Town 42 15 13 14 58 57 +1 43
12 Minehead 42 16 9 17 55 54 +1 41
13 Barnstaple Town 42 18 5 19 65 65 0 41
14 Clandown 42 14 12 16 51 52 –1 40
15 Plymouth Argyle Reserves 42 12 14 16 58 62 –4 38
16 Dawlish Town 42 12 13 17 44 54 –10 37
17 Clevedon Town 42 12 12 18 45 56 –11 35*
18 Frome Town 42 10 14 18 56 63 –7 34
19 Weston-super-Mare 42 11 11 20 58 78 –20 33
20 Taunton Town 42 11 11 20 53 74 –21 33
21 Shepton Mallet Town 42 4 15 23 35 86 –51 22*
22 Devizes Town (R) 42 2 9 31 34 121 –87 13 Relegated to Division One

* Clevedon Town and Shepton Mallet Town each had one point deducted for fielding ineligible players.

First Division[edit]

The First Division consisted of 22 clubs, increased from 21 the previous season, after Bristol City Reserves, Chard Town and Paulton Rovers were promoted to the Premier Division. Four new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Portway Bristol (C) 42 30 3 9 97 42 +55 63
2 Torrington (P) 42 27 8 7 83 35 +48 62 Promoted to the Premier Division
3 Wimborne Town 42 26 7 9 81 37 +44 59
4 Swanage Town & Herston 42 23 13 6 86 50 +36 59
5 Wellington 42 20 12 10 78 57 +21 52
6 Radstock Town 42 23 5 14 79 47 +32 51
7 Backwell United 42 21 9 12 59 42 +17 51
8 Keynsham Town 42 20 9 13 70 54 +16 49
9 Ottery St Mary 42 17 14 11 58 51 +7 48
10 Larkhall Athletic 42 18 7 17 51 46 +5 43
11 Heavitree United 42 14 11 17 81 84 –3 39
12 Glastonbury 42 14 11 17 55 63 –8 39
13 Bath City Reserves 42 16 7 19 60 69 –9 39
14 Elmore 42 16 6 20 69 95 –26 38
15 Yeovil Town Reserves 42 14 10 18 53 63 –10 37*
16 Welton Rovers 42 14 9 19 61 72 –11 37
17 Tiverton Town 42 11 12 19 61 66 –5 34
18 Weymouth Reserves 42 14 3 25 67 96 –29 31
19 Warminster Town 42 8 13 21 54 93 –39 29
20 Westbury United 42 10 7 25 57 99 –42 27
21 Ilfracombe Town 42 6 7 29 47 101 –54 19
22 Odd Down 42 5 7 30 38 83 –45 17

* Yeovil Town Reserves had one point deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

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