2012–13 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 2012–13

The 2012–13 Western Football League season (known as the 2012–13 Toolstation Western Football League for sponsorship reasons) was the 111th in the history of the Western Football League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First. The season begins on 4 August 2012.

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division featured five new teams in a league of 20, increased from 18 after Merthyr Town were promoted to the Southern League:

  • Only Brislington and Hallen applied for promotion to Step 4 (Southern League Division One South & West), and one of them would have been promoted if their application had been accepted and that club won the league. If neither club won the league, one could have been promoted if a second- or third-place finish had been achieved. They could not both win promotion.[1][2] However, Brislington failed to achieve the required ground grading, and Hallen failed to finish in a top three position, so no club will be promoted.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bishop Sutton (C) 38 24 10 4 94 34 +60 82
2 Brislington 38 22 10 6 73 42 +31 76
3 Gillingham Town 38 23 4 11 93 59 +34 73
4 Cadbury Heath 38 22 4 12 85 53 +32 70
5 Larkhall Athletic 38 21 6 11 77 50 +27 69
6 Street 38 18 6 14 74 62 +12 60
7 Bitton 38 17 8 13 60 63 −3 59
8 Odd Down 38 16 10 12 84 58 +26 58
9 Hallen 38 17 6 15 78 68 +10 57
10 Buckland Athletic 38 15 10 13 77 59 +18 55
11 Willand Rovers 38 15 10 13 52 53 −1 55
12 Winterbourne United 38 15 4 19 66 84 −18 49
13 Melksham Town 38 14 6 18 62 74 −12 48
14 Bridport 38 11 14 13 55 63 −8 47
15 Longwell Green Sports 38 12 9 17 49 64 −15 45
16 Ilfracombe Town 38 13 5 20 52 70 −18 44
17 Radstock Town 38 10 10 18 60 85 −25 40
18 Bristol Manor Farm 38 11 6 21 55 72 −17 39
19 Wells City (R) 38 7 6 25 57 90 −33 27 Relegation to the WFL First Division
20 Barnstaple Town (R) 38 3 4 31 23 123 −100 13

Updated to games played on 8 May 2013.
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.

First Division[edit]

Division One featured five new teams in a league of 21, increased from 19:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sherborne Town (C) (P) 40 28 9 3 116 53 +63 93 Promotion to the WFL Premier Division
2 Hengrove Athletic (P) 40 29 4 7 93 34 +59 91
3 Bradford Town 40 26 5 9 103 48 +55 83
4 Corsham Town 40 24 8 8 92 55 +37 80
5 Oldland Abbotonians 40 24 7 9 77 37 +40 79
6 Chard Town 40 24 4 12 94 59 +35 76
7 Shepton Mallet 40 21 7 12 85 63 +22 70
8 Cribbs Friends Life 40 19 8 13 79 55 +24 65
9 Calne Town 40 16 12 12 67 58 +9 60
10 Almondsbury UWE 40 15 8 17 67 65 +2 53
11 Cheddar 40 15 3 22 76 85 −9 48
12 Elmore 40 14 7 19 88 100 −12 048* Transferred at the end of the season
13 Keynsham Town 40 15 6 19 59 73 −14 048
14 Portishead Town 40 15 3 22 63 82 −19 48
15 Warminster Town 40 10 11 19 60 83 −23 41
16 Welton Rovers 40 11 7 22 54 88 −34 40
17 Roman Glass St George 40 9 10 21 49 76 −27 37
18 Wellington 40 9 6 25 62 99 −37 33
19 Westbury United 40 8 8 24 46 82 −36 32
20 Shrewton United 40 8 6 26 43 105 −62 30 Resigned at the end of the season
21 Devizes Town 40 8 5 27 65 138 −73 29

Updated to games played on 8 May 2013.
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
* Elmore were deducted one point for fielding an ineligible player against Shrewton United on 15 September 2012.
Keynsham Town were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player against Shrewton United on 22 September 2012.
(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.

  • Elmore resigned from the Western League at the end of the season, and transferred to the South West Peninsula League which operates at the same level of the football pyramid. This was to increase the number of local matches the club would play.[3]
  • Shrewton United also resigned from the Western League at the end of the season, and dropped down to the Wiltshire Football League for financial reasons.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Applications For Promotion - Step 5 To Step 4". The Official Website of The North West Counties Football League. 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Step 4 applications received". TheFA.com. 6 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Elmore to quit Western League". Putchero non-league. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Shrews confirm Western League departure". Sport 4 Salisbury. 13 April 2013. 

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