1927–28 Football League

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The Football League
Season1927–28
ChampionsEverton

The 192728 season was the 36th season of The Football League.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

From the 1922–23 season on Re-election was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First Division[edit]

Football League
First Division
Season1927–28
ChampionsEverton (3rd English title)
RelegatedMiddlesbrough
Tottenham Hotspur
FA Cup winnersBlackburn Rovers (6th and as of 2016 the last FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,765 (3.82 per match)
Top goalscorerDixie Dean (Everton), 60 [3]
Biggest home winEvertonWest Ham 7–0 (22 Oct 1927)
Biggest away winManchester UnitedNewcastle 1–7 (10 Sept 1927)
Sheffield UnitedHuddersfield 1–7 (12 Nov 1927)
Highest scoringNewcastleAston Villa 7–5 (10 Mar 1928)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Everton 42 11 8 2 60 28 9 5 7 42 38 1.545 53 League Champions
2 Huddersfield Town 42 15 1 5 57 31 7 6 8 34 37 1.338 51
3 Leicester City 42 14 5 2 66 25 4 7 10 30 47 1.333 48
4 Derby County 42 12 4 5 59 30 5 6 10 37 53 1.157 44
5 Bury 42 13 1 7 53 35 7 3 11 27 45 1.000 44
6 Cardiff City 42 12 7 2 44 27 5 3 13 26 53 0.875 44 Welsh Cup winners
7 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 5 4 47 26 4 6 11 34 40 1.227 43
8 Aston Villa 42 13 3 5 52 30 4 6 11 26 43 1.068 43
9 Newcastle United 42 9 7 5 49 41 6 6 9 30 40 0.975 43
10 Arsenal 42 10 6 5 49 33 3 9 9 33 53 0.953 41
11 Birmingham 42 10 7 4 36 25 3 8 10 34 50 0.933 41
12 Blackburn Rovers 42 13 5 3 41 22 3 4 14 25 56 0.846 41 FA Cup Winners
13 Sheffield United 42 12 4 5 56 42 3 6 12 23 44 0.919 40
14 The Wednesday 42 9 6 6 45 29 4 7 10 36 49 1.038 39
15 Sunderland 42 9 5 7 37 29 6 4 11 37 47 0.974 39
16 Liverpool 42 10 6 5 54 36 3 7 11 30 51 0.966 39
17 West Ham United 42 9 7 5 48 34 5 4 12 33 54 0.920 39
18 Manchester United 42 12 6 3 51 27 4 1 16 21 53 0.900 39
19 Burnley 42 12 5 4 55 31 4 2 15 27 67 0.837 39
20 Portsmouth 42 13 4 4 40 23 3 3 15 26 67 0.733 39
21 Tottenham Hotspur 42 12 3 6 47 34 3 5 13 27 52 0.860 38 Relegated
22 Middlesbrough 42 7 9 5 46 35 4 6 11 35 53 0.920 37

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BOL BUR BRY CAR DER EVE HUD LEI LIV MUN MID NEW POR SHU SUN TOT WED WHU
Arsenal 0–3 2–2 3–2 1–2 4–1 3–1 3–0 3–4 3–2 0–0 2–2 6–3 0–1 3–1 4–1 0–2 6–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Aston Villa 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–3 3–0 0–3 3–4 3–1 5–1 3–0 7–2 1–0 4–2 1–2 5–4 1–0
Birmingham 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 4–1 0–1 4–4 1–6 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 4–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 1–0 6–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0
Bolton Wanderers 1–1 3–1 3–2 3–1 7–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–3 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 4–0
Burnley 1–2 4–2 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 4–2 3–5 0–1 5–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 5–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–0
Bury 5–1 0–0 2–3 2–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–3 2–3 2–1 5–2 4–3 1–4 1–4 4–0 1–0 5–3 1–2 4–2 3–1
Cardiff City 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 4–4 2–0 4–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–5
Derby County 4–0 5–0 4–1 6–0 1–0 3–4 5–2 7–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–3 5–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–6 2–3
Everton 3–3 3–2 5–2 4–1 2–2 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 7–1 1–1 5–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–5 4–0 7–0
Huddersfield Town 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 8–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 2–4 4–2 2–4 1–3 4–1 0–1 4–2 4–2 1–0 5–2
Leicester City 3–2 3–0 3–0 6–0 4–2 5–0 2–2 4–1 4–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–3 3–0 6–2 3–1 3–3 6–1 2–2 2–3
Liverpool 0–2 0–0 2–3 4–2 4–2 2–2 5–1 1–2 5–2 3–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 8–2 2–1 2–5 2–0 5–2 1–3
Manchester United 4–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–3 0–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 0–0 5–2 6–1 3–0 1–7 2–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 1–1 1–1
Middlesbrough 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–5 2–3 6–1 1–2 3–3 4–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 5–1 3–0 0–3 3–1 3–3 2–2
Newcastle United 1–1 7–5 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 2–0 4–3 2–2 2–3 1–5 1–1 4–1 3–3 1–3 1–0 3–1 4–1 4–3 3–1
Portsmouth 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 3–5 3–0 0–0 2–1
Sheffield United 6–4 0–3 3–1 2–3 4–3 5–2 3–1 3–4 1–0 1–3 1–7 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 5–1 3–1 1–1 6–2
Sunderland 5–1 2–3 4–2 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 2–3 3–2
Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 5–0 1–4 1–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 2–1 3–1 4–1 4–2 5–2 0–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 5–3
The Wednesday 1–1 2–0 2–3 4–1 3–0 5–0 4–0 3–3 2–2 1–2 0–5 1–2 4–0 0–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 3–3 0–0 4–2 2–0
West Ham United 2–2 0–0 3–3 4–3 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 4–2 4–0 3–1 1–2 4–5 5–2 4–2 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season1927–28
ChampionsManchester City (4th title)
RelegatedFulham
South Shields
Matches played462
Goals scored1,607 (3.48 per match)
Top goalscorerJimmy Cookson (West Bromwich), 38 [3]
Biggest home winNotts CountyBarnsley 9–0 (19 Nov 1927)
Biggest away winGrimsby TownWest Bromwich 0–6 (7 Jan 1928)
Highest scoringBarnsleyFulham 8–4 (28 Jan 1928)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Manchester City 42 18 2 1 70 27 7 7 7 30 32 1.695 59 Division Champions, promoted
2 Leeds United 42 16 2 3 63 15 9 5 7 35 34 2.000 57 Promoted
3 Chelsea 42 15 2 4 46 15 8 6 7 29 30 1.667 54
4 Preston North End 42 15 3 3 62 24 7 6 8 38 42 1.515 53
5 Stoke City 42 14 5 2 44 17 8 3 10 34 42 1.322 52
6 Swansea Town 42 13 6 2 46 17 5 6 10 29 46 1.190 48
7 Oldham Athletic 42 15 3 3 55 18 4 5 12 20 33 1.471 46
8 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 7 4 50 28 7 5 9 40 42 1.286 46
9 Port Vale 42 11 6 4 45 20 7 2 12 23 37 1.193 44
10 Nottingham Forest 42 10 6 5 54 37 5 4 12 29 47 0.988 40
11 Grimsby Town 42 8 6 7 41 41 6 6 9 28 42 0.831 40
12 Bristol City 42 11 5 5 42 18 4 4 13 34 61 0.962 39
13 Barnsley 42 10 5 6 43 36 4 6 11 22 49 0.765 39
14 Hull City 42 9 8 4 25 19 3 7 11 16 35 0.759 39
15 Notts County 42 10 4 7 47 26 3 8 10 21 48 0.919 38
16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 11 5 5 43 31 2 5 14 20 60 0.692 36
17 Southampton 42 11 3 7 54 40 3 4 14 14 37 0.883 35
18 Reading 42 9 8 4 32 22 2 5 14 21 53 0.707 35
19 Blackpool 42 11 3 7 55 43 2 5 14 28 58 0.822 34
20 Clapton Orient 42 9 7 5 32 25 2 5 14 23 60 0.647 34
21 Fulham 42 12 7 2 46 22 1 0 20 22 67 0.764 33 Relegated
22 South Shields 42 5 5 11 30 41 2 4 15 26 70 0.505 23

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BAR BLP BRI CHE CLA FUL GRI HUL LEE MCI NOT NTC OLD PTV PNE REA SOU SSH STK SWA WBA WOL
Barnsley 2–1 2–3 3–1 4–2 8–4 1–4 1–1 2–1 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–1 4–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–3 2–4 2–2
Blackpool 1–3 6–2 2–4 0–1 4–0 4–5 2–1 0–2 2–2 5–3 3–3 1–2 1–6 4–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 3–1 2–2 4–3 3–0
Bristol City 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 4–0 1–3 4–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 4–1
Chelsea 1–2 3–0 5–2 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–2 6–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–0
Clapton Orient 2–0 2–5 4–2 2–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Fulham 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–5 3–2 3–1 7–0
Grimsby Town 3–1 3–3 1–4 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 4–6 3–3 2–2 4–1 1–2 1–2 0–6 0–1
Hull City 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0
Leeds United 2–2 4–0 3–2 5–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 6–0 1–0 3–0 2–4 6–2 2–0 3–0 5–1 5–0 1–2 3–0
Manchester City 7–3 4–1 4–2 0–1 5–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 6–1 3–0 4–0 7–4 3–1 3–0
Nottingham Forest 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 4–3 7–0 5–2 1–1 2–2 4–5 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 5–3 1–1 7–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–2
Notts County 9–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–4 6–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–2
Oldham Athletic 0–1 6–0 4–1 2–1 5–0 4–2 1–0 5–0 0–1 3–2 4–1 0–0 4–1 0–0 3–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 3–0
Port Vale 2–1 3–0 5–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 4–0 2–3 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–2
Preston North End 1–2 2–1 5–1 0–3 0–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 5–1 1–0 5–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–2 7–2 2–0 4–2 3–3 5–4
Reading 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 4–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 5–1 1–1 0–0 1–4 2–1
Southampton 6–1 2–0 3–2 2–4 1–3 5–2 5–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–1 5–1 5–2 1–3 0–0 0–0 3–5 3–6 0–2 3–2 4–1
South Shields 0–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–5 0–1 3–4 2–3 0–3 0–1 2–3 0–0 2–1 2–3 3–1 2–3 2–2
Stoke City 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 5–1 0–0 3–1 5–1 2–0 1–3 3–0 3–0 0–2 3–2 4–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Swansea Town 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 5–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 5–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 6–3 1–1 3–2 6–0
West Bromwich Albion 1–1 6–3 0–0 3–0 4–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–4 5–3 2–1 3–0 2–4 5–2 4–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 2–4 5–2 1–2 5–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams

Third Division North[edit]

Football League
Third Division North
Season1927–28
ChampionsBradford Park Avenue (1st title)
Failed re-electionDurham City
Matches played462
Goals scored1,676 (3.63 per match)
Top goalscorerJoe Smith (Stockport), 38 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Bradford Park Avenue 42 18 2 1 68 22 9 7 5 33 23 2.244 63 Division Champions, promoted
2 Lincoln City 42 15 4 2 53 20 9 3 9 38 44 1.422 55
3 Stockport County 42 16 5 0 62 14 7 3 11 27 37 1.745 54
4 Doncaster Rovers 42 15 4 2 59 18 8 3 10 21 26 1.818 53
5 Tranmere Rovers 42 14 6 1 68 28 8 3 10 37 44 1.458 53
6 Bradford City 42 15 4 2 59 19 3 8 10 26 41 1.417 48
7 Darlington 42 15 1 5 63 28 6 4 11 26 46 1.203 47
8 Southport 42 15 2 4 55 24 5 3 13 24 46 1.129 45
9 Accrington Stanley 42 14 4 3 49 22 4 4 13 27 45 1.134 44
10 New Brighton 42 10 7 4 45 22 4 7 10 27 40 1.161 42
11 Wrexham 42 15 1 5 48 19 3 5 13 16 48 0.955 42
12 Halifax Town 42 11 7 3 47 24 2 8 11 26 47 1.028 41
13 Rochdale 42 13 4 4 45 24 4 3 14 29 53 0.961 41
14 Rotherham United 42 11 6 4 39 19 3 5 13 26 50 0.942 39
15 Hartlepools United 42 10 3 8 41 35 6 3 12 28 46 0.852 38
16 Chesterfield 42 10 4 7 46 29 3 6 12 25 49 0.910 36
17 Crewe Alexandra 42 10 6 5 51 28 2 4 15 26 58 0.895 34
18 Ashington 42 10 5 6 54 36 1 6 14 23 67 0.748 33
19 Barrow 42 10 8 3 41 24 0 3 18 13 78 0.529 31
20 Wigan Borough 42 8 5 8 30 32 2 5 14 26 65 0.577 30
21 Durham City 42 10 5 6 37 30 1 2 18 16 70 0.530 29 Failed re-election
22 Nelson 42 8 4 9 50 49 2 2 17 26 87 0.559 26 Re-elected
Source: rsssf.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ACC ASH BRW BRA BPA CHF CRE DAR DON DUR HAL HAR LIN NEL NWB ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WIG WRE
Accrington Stanley 3–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 5–0 0–0 1–3 2–0 3–2 2–2 1–0 7–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 4–1 1–0 2–3 2–4 2–0
Ashington 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–3 0–0 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–2 3–3 3–1 4–5 5–1 3–2 5–1 6–0 1–3 4–1 3–0 6–3 2–1
Barrow 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 6–2 2–0 3–3 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 6–2 2–2
Bradford City 2–0 5–0 4–1 2–3 3–3 4–1 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 9–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–0
Bradford Park Avenue 3–3 5–0 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 6–3 0–2 4–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 5–3 2–0 6–2 5–1 2–0
Chesterfield 3–1 3–0 6–0 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–3 1–0 4–2 3–0 1–3 0–1 6–0 2–3 1–3 2–5 5–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1
Crewe Alexandra 2–3 3–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 4–1 3–3 4–1 5–2 1–1 4–0 0–0 6–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 3–0 2–3 1–2 1–1
Darlington 3–0 5–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 4–2 1–3 3–0 5–0 2–0 5–0 9–2 4–1 3–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–7 1–0 1–3
Doncaster Rovers 0–0 3–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 5–0 5–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 4–2 5–1 5–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 5–2 4–1 1–1
Durham City 2–1 0–0 4–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 5–1 3–3 1–3 1–1 1–0 0–4 3–0 2–1 3–2 1–4 0–0 1–2 1–3 3–0 1–1
Halifax Town 3–1 6–1 5–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 4–1 3–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–1
Hartlepool 0–2 4–1 6–2 2–3 1–1 1–0 4–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 4–5 3–3 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–2
Lincoln City 3–1 3–1 5–0 2–2 2–0 0–0 5–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 5–2 1–5 0–0 1–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 5–0
Nelson 1–4 1–5 4–0 0–3 1–2 3–3 3–3 4–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 4–2 1–3 0–3 6–3 6–1 1–1 0–4 3–5 3–3 4–0
New Brighton 3–1 6–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 3–3 5–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–1 2–3 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0
Rochdale 3–2 2–2 3–0 3–3 0–4 5–1 4–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 5–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–0
Rotherham United 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 5–0 2–4 4–3 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 6–0 0–1
Southport 5–0 3–3 4–0 5–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 4–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 2–1 4–1
Stockport County 3–3 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–2 2–0 8–0 0–0 5–1 2–0 6–3 1–0 1–1 5–0
Tranmere 3–2 5–3 5–0 2–1 2–2 6–3 3–3 3–1 0–0 11–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 5–2 5–2 2–1
Wigan Borough 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–3 3–2 2–1 0–3 1–1 3–0 1–3 0–2 1–3 4–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–3 1–0 3–0
Wrexham 0–1 5–1 5–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 4–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 5–2 0–2 2–1 3–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 5–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Football League
Third Division South
Season1927–28
ChampionsMillwall (1st title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played462
Goals scored1,680 (3.64 per match)
Top goalscorerHarry Morris (Swindon Town), 38 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion
1 Millwall 42 19 2 0 87 15 11 3 7 40 35 2.540 65 Division Champions, promoted
2 Northampton Town 42 17 3 1 67 23 6 6 9 35 41 1.594 55
3 Plymouth Argyle 42 17 2 2 60 19 6 5 10 25 35 1.574 53
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 14 4 3 51 24 5 6 10 30 45 1.174 48
5 Crystal Palace 42 15 3 3 46 23 3 9 9 33 49 1.097 48
6 Swindon Town 42 12 6 3 60 26 7 3 11 30 43 1.304 47
7 Southend United 42 14 2 5 48 19 6 4 11 32 45 1.250 46
8 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 49 27 6 6 9 21 33 1.167 46
9 Newport County 42 12 5 4 52 38 6 4 11 29 46 0.964 45
10 Queens Park Rangers 42 8 5 8 37 35 9 4 8 35 36 1.014 43
11 Charlton Athletic 42 12 5 4 34 27 3 8 10 26 43 0.857 43
12 Brentford 42 12 4 5 49 30 4 4 13 27 44 1.027 40
13 Luton Town 42 13 5 3 56 27 3 2 16 38 60 1.080 39
14 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 12 6 3 44 24 1 6 14 28 55 0.911 38
15 Watford 42 10 5 6 42 34 4 5 12 26 44 0.872 38
16 Gillingham 42 10 3 8 33 26 3 8 10 29 55 0.765 37
17 Norwich City 42 9 8 4 41 26 1 8 12 25 44 0.943 36
18 Walsall[a] 42 9 6 6 52 35 3 3 15 23 66 0.743 33
19 Bristol Rovers 42 11 3 7 41 36 3 1 17 26 57 0.720 32
20 Coventry City 42 5 8 8 40 36 6 1 14 27 60 0.698 31
21 Merthyr Town 42 7 6 8 38 40 2 7 12 15 51 0.582 31 Re-elected
22 Torquay United[b] 42 4 10 7 27 36 4 4 13 26 67 0.515 30
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Walsall had been transferred to Third Division South for this season.
  2. ^ New club in the league

Results[edit]

Home \ Away B&BA BRE B&HA BRR CHA COV CRY EXE GIL LUT MER MIL NPC NOR NWC PLY QPR STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–0 3–1 4–3 3–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 5–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–0
Brentford 2–1 1–3 5–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 4–0 6–1 3–1 3–0 3–1 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–4 1–2 3–2 1–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–2 5–2 5–0 2–2 3–0 4–2 0–2 0–0 3–1 5–0 3–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 4–1 1–3 1–0 4–2 3–0 0–0 1–1
Bristol Rovers 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–4 1–2 2–1 1–6 2–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 5–1 5–2 3–1
Charlton Athletic 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 4–3 0–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–3 0–2
Coventry City 3–2 0–0 2–2 2–3 3–3 2–2 0–0 1–2 4–2 1–2 0–3 0–2 2–4 2–2 1–1 0–0 6–1 4–0 5–1 0–1 2–3
Crystal Palace 6–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 5–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–0 0–4 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–0 3–2 5–1 2–1
Exeter City 4–1 0–1 0–3 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–0 2–4 5–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–2 0–0 5–0 3–0 3–3
Gillingham 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 4–1 2–0 0–3
Luton Town 3–3 5–2 2–5 2–0 2–1 3–1 6–1 2–1 6–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 5–0 4–1 3–2
Merthyr Town 1–1 3–1 4–2 2–3 0–0 3–2 2–2 0–3 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–4 0–4 2–3 8–2 1–3 3–2 3–1
Millwall 2–0 3–0 6–0 1–0 5–0 9–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 3–2 3–0 5–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 6–1 5–1 3–3 9–1 7–1 4–2
Newport County 4–3 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–3 3–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 7–2 1–1 1–3 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–6 3–2 1–3 2–2 4–1 3–2
Northampton Town 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 6–5 6–0 5–2 1–2 4–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 4–4 10–0 5–0
Norwich City 3–3 1–1 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–2 4–1 2–2 0–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–4 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 4–0 1–4 1–1
Plymouth Argyle 3–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 4–0 5–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 5–0 3–2 2–0 3–3 4–2 3–0 3–2 3–0 4–1 2–1 0–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 2–3 5–0 4–2 3–3 1–5 2–0 0–1 3–3 3–2 0–0 0–1 4–2 0–4 0–0 0–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 2–1
Southend 3–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 6–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 7–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0
Swindon Town 3–2 1–1 4–3 2–1 2–2 6–0 3–3 3–0 6–1 4–2 1–2 3–0 4–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–2 5–0 4–0
Torquay United 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–5 4–2 1–2 1–0 3–3 2–1 1–1 1–1
Walsall 2–3 4–2 3–3 1–2 1–0 7–0 1–1 5–1 7–4 4–1 2–2 2–5 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 4–0 2–0
Watford 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–2 5–3 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–3 2–0 2–0 1–2 3–3 1–1 2–5 1–2 4–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1927-28". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.