1919–20 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1919–20
Champions Douglas (Division One)
Frome Town (Division Two)

The 1919–20 season was the 23rd in the history of the Western Football League in South West England.

This was the first season after the end of World War I, which had halted all organised football in the United Kingdom for several years. A number of new clubs joined the league and a second division was formed. Several clubs had not rejoined the league after the war. The Division One champions this season were Douglas, in their first season in the league. Champions of Division Two were Frome Town, although it was Yeovil and Petters United that were promoted to Division One.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Eleven new clubs joined the league, and they were split into two divisions along with those clubs which had returned to the league after the war.

Division One[edit]

Division One consisted of ten clubs: Bath City, Bristol Rovers Reserves and Welton Rovers, plus seven new clubs:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Douglas 18 12 4 2 58 18 3.22 28
2 Swansea Town Reserves 18 13 2 3 39 15 2.6 28
3 Bristol City Reserves 18 12 1 5 41 17 2.41 25
4 Swindon Town Reserves 18 11 3 4 30 21 1.43 25
5 Bath City 18 8 2 8 48 29 1.65 18
6 Welton Rovers 18 6 1 11 29 47 0.62 13
7 Barry Reserves 18 6 0 12 27 37 0.73 12
8 Bristol Rovers Reserves 18 4 4 10 28 51 0.55 12
9 Newport County Reserves 18 5 1 12 25 57 0.44 11 Left at the end of the season
10 Horfield United 18 1 4 13 21 54 0.39 6 Left at the end of the season

Division Two[edit]

Division Two consisted of eight clubs: Paulton Rovers, Peasedown St John, Street and Trowbridge Town, plus four new clubs:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Frome Town 14 10 2 2 33 20 1.65 22
2 Trowbridge Town 14 8 2 4 36 18 2 18
3 Peasedown St John 14 8 2 4 22 14 1.57 18
4 Paulton Rovers 14 6 4 4 26 21 1.24 16
5 Yeovil and Petters United (P) 14 7 2 5 41 34 1.21 16
6 Timsbury Athletic 14 4 1 9 19 32 0.59 9
7 Street 14 2 3 9 18 29 0.62 7
8 Glastonbury 14 2 2 10 8 35 0.23 6

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up to and including the 1976–77 season.

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