1998–99 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1998–99
Champions Taunton Town (Premier Division)
Minehead Town (Division One)

The 1998–99 season was the 97th in the history of the Western Football League.

The league champions for the fourth time in their history were Taunton Town, but runners-up Tiverton Town took promotion to the Southern League. The champions of Division One were Minehead Town.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division remained at 20 clubs after Chard Town and Torrington were relegated to the First Division. Two clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Taunton Town (C) 38 33 3 2 134 33 +101 102
2 Tiverton Town (P) 38 29 4 5 118 27 +91 91 Promoted to the Southern League
3 Chippenham Town 38 25 7 6 93 41 +52 82
4 Melksham Town 38 20 10 8 73 44 +29 70
5 Paulton Rovers 38 18 12 8 70 42 +28 66
6 Brislington 38 18 10 10 74 44 +30 64
7 Yeovil Town Reserves 38 18 4 16 70 66 +4 58
8 Bridport 38 16 7 15 61 68 –7 55
9 Bridgwater Town 38 15 9 14 68 51 +17 54
10 Backwell United 38 15 7 16 56 48 +8 52
11 Mangotsfield United 38 14 9 15 60 58 +2 51
12 Barnstaple Town 38 14 8 16 72 55 +17 50
13 Bristol Manor Farm 38 15 4 19 61 57 +4 49
14 Elmore 38 14 6 18 68 82 –14 48
15 Bishop Sutton 38 12 7 19 65 81 –16 43
16 Westbury United 38 9 8 21 42 103 –61 35
17 Bideford 38 10 1 27 40 108 –68 31
18 Odd Down 38 5 15 18 44 86 –42 30
19 Keynsham Town (R) 38 6 7 25 33 99 –66 25 Relegated to the First Division
20 Calne Town (R) 38 3 4 31 34 143 –109 13

First Division[edit]

The First Division remained at 19 clubs after Bishop Sutton and Yeovil Town Reserves were promoted to the Premier Division, and Crediton United left the league. Three clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Minehead Town (C) (P) 36 31 4 1 124 25 +99 97 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Dawlish Town (P) 36 27 6 3 83 28 +55 87
3 Street 36 27 4 5 85 36 +49 85
4 Devizes Town 36 20 7 9 79 43 +36 67
5 Clyst Rovers 36 21 4 11 76 51 +25 67
6 Wellington 36 20 6 10 71 42 +29 66
7 Exmouth Town 36 20 4 12 80 49 +31 64
8 Pewsey Vale 36 18 4 14 72 46 +26 58
9 Corsham Town 36 15 10 11 47 58 –11 55
10 Welton Rovers 36 13 7 16 61 58 +3 46
11 Bitton 36 12 9 15 67 59 +8 45
12 Larkhall Athletic 36 13 5 18 51 65 –14 44
13 Ilfracombe Town 36 12 7 17 61 71 –10 43
14 Torrington 36 13 0 23 56 79 –23 39
15 Warminster Town 36 9 3 24 40 79 –39 30
16 Chard Town 36 9 2 25 49 102 –53 29
17 Frome Town 36 7 5 24 44 102 –58 26
18 Glastonbury 36 3 6 27 47 111 –64 15 Left to join the Somerset Senior League
19 Heavitree United 36 4 3 29 31 120 –89 15 Left to join the Devon County League

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

2 The points system: 3 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