1955–56 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1955–56
Champions Trowbridge Town (Division One)
Torquay United Reserves (Division Two)

The 1955–56 season was the 54th in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the fourth time in their history were Trowbridge Town, and the winners of Division Two were the returning Torquay United Reserves.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Division One[edit]

Division One was reduced from eighteen to seventeen clubs after Ilfracombe Town and Street were relegated to Division Two, and Bath City Reserves left the league. Two clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Trowbridge Town 32 24 2 6 100 36 2.78 50
2 Poole Town 32 20 7 5 79 33 2.39 47
3 Dorchester Town 32 21 4 7 106 57 1.86 46
4 Chippenham Town 32 20 4 8 70 50 1.4 44
5 Salisbury 32 17 7 8 64 31 2.06 41
6 Bideford Town 32 14 10 8 58 50 1.16 38
7 Portland United 32 16 3 13 87 76 1.14 35
8 Barnstaple Town 32 15 4 13 61 66 0.92 34
9 Weymouth Reserves 32 10 12 10 63 70 0.9 32
10 Frome Town 32 10 7 15 69 64 1.08 27
11 Yeovil Town Reserves 32 11 5 16 57 86 0.66 27
12 Bristol Rovers Colts 32 10 4 18 49 65 0.75 24
13 Bristol City Colts 32 8 7 17 43 63 0.68 23
14 Wells City 32 8 7 17 53 92 0.58 23
15 Bridgwater Town 32 7 5 20 59 98 0.6 19
16 Chippenham United 32 7 5 20 54 90 0.6 19
17 Glastonbury 32 3 9 20 47 92 0.51 15
  • No clubs were relegated from Division One this season.

Division Two[edit]

Division Two was increased from eighteen to twenty clubs after Frome Town and Yeovil Town Reserves were promoted to Division One, and four new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Torquay United Reserves (P) 38 27 6 5 135 38 3.55 60
2 Taunton Town (P) 38 26 3 9 115 46 2.5 55
3 Gloucester City Reserves 38 24 5 9 104 56 1.86 53
4 Weston-super-Mare 38 21 9 8 126 59 2.14 51
5 Stonehouse 38 21 7 10 92 55 1.67 49
6 Trowbridge Town Reserves 38 20 7 11 98 74 1.32 47
7 Minehead 38 20 6 12 104 69 1.51 46
8 Clevedon 38 19 8 11 99 71 1.39 46
9 Frome Town Reserves 38 20 6 12 101 76 1.33 46 Left at the end of the season
10 Ilfracombe Town 38 18 5 15 82 70 1.17 41
11 Poole Town Reserves 38 14 8 16 86 71 1.21 36
12 Chippenham Town Reserves 38 13 7 18 80 97 0.82 33 Left at the end of the season
13 Clandown 38 13 6 19 87 105 0.83 32
14 Cinderford Town 38 13 5 20 85 82 1.04 31
15 Welton Rovers 38 12 6 20 73 95 0.77 30
16 Street 38 11 4 23 70 112 0.62 26
17 Peasedown Miners Welfare 38 8 9 21 57 141 0.4 25
18 Hoffman Athletic 38 7 6 25 46 109 0.42 20
19 Radstock Town 38 7 3 28 52 165 0.31 17
20 Paulton Rovers 38 6 4 28 56 157 0.36 16

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