2008–09 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 2008–09

The 2008–09 Western Football League season (known as the 2008–09 Toolstation Western Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 107th in the history of the Western Football League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division featured two new teams in a league of 21.

  • Sherborne Town, promoted as runners up of the First Division.
  • Wellington, promoted as champions of the First Division.

Final table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bitton (C) 40 26 6 8 85 32 +53 84
2 Frome Town (P) 40 23 7 10 74 44 +30 76 Promotion to the SFL Division One S&W
3 Willand Rovers 40 20 13 7 72 49 +23 73
4 Dawlish Town 40 23 3 14 93 52 +41 72
5 Bristol Manor Farm 40 22 6 12 75 53 +22 72
6 Bideford 40 20 9 11 68 43 +25 69
7 Wellington 40 20 7 13 87 53 +34 67
8 Welton Rovers 40 19 9 12 64 52 +12 66
9 Hallen 40 19 8 13 57 40 +17 65
10 Brislington 40 18 6 16 62 54 +8 60
11 Melksham Town 40 15 14 11 59 53 +6 59
12 Sherborne Town 40 17 8 15 55 59 −4 59
13 Street 40 13 7 20 55 65 −10 46
14 Ilfracombe Town 40 11 11 18 48 70 −22 44
15 Bishop Sutton 40 9 16 15 48 48 0 43
16 Calne Town 40 11 10 19 70 78 −8 43
17 Radstock Town 40 12 6 22 56 95 −39 42
18 Barnstaple Town 40 10 9 21 39 82 −43 39
19 Corsham Town 40 10 8 22 37 80 −43 38
20 Chard Town (R) 40 9 5 26 30 77 −47 32 Relegation to the WFL First Division
21 Devizes Town (R) 40 5 8 27 41 106 −65 23

Updated to games played on 5 May 2009.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

  • Bitton did not apply for promotion as their ground would not have reached the required standard for the Southern League. Frome applied for promotion instead, and were accepted.[1][2]

First Division[edit]

Division One featured three new teams in a league of 20, reduced from 21 the previous season after the resignation of Backwell United and the relegation of Weston St Johns. Both clubs joined the Somerset County Football League.

Final table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Larkhall Athletic (C) (P) 38 30 5 3 127 27 +100 95 Promotion to the WFL Premier Division
2 Longwell Green Sports (P) 38 27 4 7 78 40 +38 85
3 Bradford Town 38 22 6 10 106 55 +51 72
4 Cadbury Heath 38 21 8 9 84 54 +30 068*
5 Keynsham Town 38 19 9 10 62 46 +16 66
6 Hengrove Athletic 38 19 4 15 57 52 +5 61
7 Oldland Abbotonians 38 17 8 13 65 60 +5 59
8 Shrewton United 38 18 4 16 73 66 +7 057*
9 Westbury United 38 16 8 14 71 50 +21 055*
10 Wells City 38 14 10 14 54 70 −16 52
11 Portishead Town 38 14 9 15 56 59 −3 51
12 Gillingham Town 38 14 8 16 71 72 −1 50
13 Bridport 38 14 7 17 51 65 −14 49
14 Elmore 38 12 7 19 72 104 −32 43
15 Clevedon United 38 11 7 20 60 78 −18 40
16 Roman Glass St George 38 8 15 15 58 77 −19 39
17 Shepton Mallet 38 10 6 22 51 88 −37 36
18 Almondsbury 38 8 11 19 70 91 −21 35
19 Odd Down 38 7 9 22 51 80 −29 30
20 Minehead 38 5 3 30 33 116 −83 18

Updated to games played on 5 May 2009.
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
*Cadbury Heath were deducted 3 points. Shrewton United and Westbury United were both deducted 1 point.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frome finish runners-up to Bitton in Toolstation League". ThisisBristol.co.uk. 5 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "No relegation from Western". Exeter Express & Echo. 25 May 2009.