1945–46 Western Football League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Western Football League
Season 1945–46
Champions Bristol Rovers Reserves

The 1945–46 season was the 44th in the history of the Western Football League.

This was the first season of the Western League since it was suspended at the end of the 1939–40 season due to World War II. The champions for the fifth time in their history were Bristol Rovers Reserves. For the following season, more clubs joined and the league was once again divided into two divisions.[1]

Final table[edit]

The league consisted of fourteen clubs: eight clubs continued from the 1939–40 season and they were joined by six new clubs:

  • Bristol Rovers Reserves, rejoining after leaving the league in 1939.
  • Clandown, rejoining after leaving the league in 1922.
  • Clevedon, rejoining after leaving the league in 1914.
  • Douglas, rejoining after leaving the league in 1921.
  • Soundwell
  • Yeovil Town Reserves, rejoing after leaving the league in 1939 as Yeovil and Petters United Reserves.
Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bristol Rovers Reserves 26 17 6 3 120 46 2.61 40
2 Chippenham Town 26 15 4 7 84 41 2.05 34
3 Trowbridge Town 26 16 2 8 114 62 1.84 34
4 Peasedown Miners Welfare 26 13 8 5 75 44 1.7 34
5 Yeovil Town Reserves 26 12 5 9 66 58 1.14 29
6 Douglas 26 12 3 11 82 84 0.98 27
7 Bristol City Reserves 26 10 6 10 90 68 1.32 26
8 Clevedon 26 11 2 13 80 102 0.78 24
9 Bristol Aeroplane Company 26 10 4 12 62 81 0.76 24
10 Paulton Rovers 26 10 3 13 67 93 0.72 23
11 Clandown 26 10 2 14 58 66 0.88 22
12 Radstock Town 26 9 2 15 65 82 0.79 20
13 Soundwell 26 6 3 17 67 132 0.51 15
14 Welton Rovers 26 4 4 18 44 115 0.38 12

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