1947–48 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1947–48
Champions Trowbridge Town (Division One)
Salisbury (Division Two)

The 1947–48 season was the 46th in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the third time in their history and for the second consecutive season were Trowbridge Town, and the winners of Division Two were new club Salisbury, formed after the previous Salisbury club disbanded.[1]

Two games in each division were left unplayed at the end of the season, and were ignored.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One remained at eighteen members with two clubs promoted to replace Frome Town and Welton Rovers, who were relegated to Division Two.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Trowbridge Town 34 29 3 2 131 33 3.97 61
2 Glastonbury 34 26 3 5 119 40 2.97 55
3 Street 34 23 7 4 98 40 2.45 53
4 Bristol Rovers Reserves 34 21 6 7 121 60 2.02 48 Left at the end of the season
5 Clevedon 34 20 4 10 117 66 1.77 44
6 Clandown 34 16 5 13 84 80 1.05 37
7 Poole Town 33 14 6 13 73 72 1.01 34
8 Yeovil Town Reserves 34 14 4 16 70 79 0.89 32
9 Paulton Rovers 34 13 5 16 78 93 0.84 31
10 Portland United 34 11 7 16 64 72 0.89 29
11 Bristol City Reserves 34 11 7 16 69 104 0.66 29 Left at the end of the season
12 Bath City Reserves 34 10 8 16 56 82 0.68 28
13 Wells City 34 11 5 18 58 71 0.82 27
14 Peasedown Miners Welfare 34 11 5 18 74 96 0.77 27
15 Soundwell 32 8 7 17 64 103 0.62 23
16 Chippenham Town 33 8 6 19 65 97 0.67 22
17 Radstock Town (R) 34 8 3 23 64 108 0.59 19
18 Bristol Aeroplane Company (R) 34 4 1 29 56 165 0.34 9

Division Two[edit]

Division Two was increased from thirteen to eighteen clubs, after Clandown and Soundwell were promoted to Division One, and Thorney Pitts disbanded. Eight new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Salisbury (P) 34 29 1 4 145 33 4.39 59
2 Weymouth (P) 34 26 4 4 148 37 4 56
3 Cheltenham Town Reserves 34 25 3 6 142 42 3.38 53
4 Welton Rovers 34 21 3 10 85 49 1.73 45
5 Frome Town 33 22 0 11 114 76 1.5 44
6 Hoffman Athletic 34 19 5 10 79 50 1.58 43
7 Trowbridge Town Reserves 33 17 5 11 92 59 1.56 39
8 Swindon Town Reserves 34 17 4 13 95 76 1.25 38
9 Douglas 34 18 2 14 104 88 1.18 38
10 Dorchester Town 34 13 6 15 64 79 0.81 32
11 Cinderford Town 34 12 7 15 87 103 0.84 31
12 National Smelting Company 34 13 5 16 80 102 0.78 31
13 Stonehouse 34 7 7 20 64 113 0.57 21
14 Chippenham Town Reserves 34 8 4 22 63 117 0.54 20
15 RAF Locking 33 9 1 23 52 126 0.41 19 Left at the end of the season
16 RAF Melksham 34 7 4 23 63 136 0.46 18
17 RAF Colerne 33 6 4 23 64 146 0.44 16 Left at the end of the season
18 B.A.C. Reserves 34 2 1 31 48 157 0.31 5 Left at the end of the season

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