1938–39 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1938–39
Champions Lovells Athletic (Division One)
Trowbridge Town (Division Two)

The 1938–39 season was the 42nd in the history of the Western Football League.

The Division One champions for the second time in their history were Lovells Athletic, after finishing bottom the previous season. The winners of Division Two for the second consecutive season were Trowbridge Town. There was again no promotion or relegation between the two divisions this season, and the league was restructured before the 1939–40 season following the outbreak of World War II.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One was increased from five to six clubs, with one new club joining:

  • Bath City, rejoining after leaving the league in 1936.
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Lovells Athletic 10 7 2 1 27 14 1.93 16 Left at the end of the season
2 Yeovil and Petters United 10 6 2 2 32 20 1.6 14 Left at the end of the season
3 Bristol City Reserves 10 4 1 5 24 24 1 9
4 Bath City 10 2 5 3 16 22 0.73 9 Left at the end of the season
5 Torquay United Reserves 10 2 4 4 14 17 0.82 8 Left at the end of the season
6 Bristol Rovers Reserves 10 1 2 7 9 25 0.36 4 Left at the end of the season

Division Two[edit]

Division Two remained at eighteen clubs with no clubs leaving or joining.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Trowbridge Town 34 27 3 4 166 49 3.39 57
2 Yeovil and Petters United Reserves 34 22 4 8 112 66 1.7 48 Left at the end of the season
3 Street 34 21 5 8 93 57 1.63 47 Left at the end of the season
4 Poole Town 34 21 4 9 106 67 1.58 46 Left at the end of the season
5 Weymouth 34 19 5 10 105 51 2.06 43 Left at the end of the season
6 Radstock Town 34 19 5 10 97 64 1.52 43
7 Portland United 34 18 4 12 107 64 1.67 40 Left at the end of the season
8 Bristol City "A" 34 17 6 11 87 58 1.5 40 Left at the end of the season
9 Welton Rovers 34 14 4 16 64 118 0.54 32
10 Glastonbury 34 13 5 16 76 89 0.85 31
11 Frome Town 34 11 9 14 76 104 0.73 31 Left at the end of the season
12 Bath City Reserves 34 8 8 18 64 100 0.64 24
13 Wells City 34 10 3 21 63 104 0.61 23
14 Warminster Town 34 8 7 19 49 105 0.47 23 Left at the end of the season
15 Bristol Rovers "A" 34 9 4 21 58 92 0.63 22 Left at the end of the season
16 Paulton Rovers 34 8 6 20 57 117 0.49 22
17 Salisbury City 34 7 7 20 50 93 0.54 21 Left at the end of the season
18 Chippenham Town 34 8 3 23 56 87 0.64 19

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.

3 The tables as published at the time contained errors, hence the totals do not balance in some columns.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006