1970–71 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1970–71
Champions Bideford

The 1970–71 season was the 69th in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the second time in their history were Bideford.[1]

Final table[edit]

The league was reduced from twenty clubs to eighteen after Portland United, Weymouth Reserves and Yeovil Town Reserves left, and one new club joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Bideford 34 26 4 4 96 39 2.46 56
2 Andover 34 21 8 5 65 24 2.71 50 Joined the Southern League
3 Bridgwater Town 34 20 9 5 63 38 1.66 49
4 Glastonbury 34 18 8 8 78 52 1.5 44
5 Minehead 34 18 5 11 66 40 1.65 41
6 Taunton Town 34 17 7 10 66 42 1.57 41
7 Plymouth City 34 17 6 11 67 41 1.63 40 Left at the end of the season
8 Welton Rovers 34 17 6 11 60 56 1.07 40
9 Dorchester Town 34 16 6 12 58 50 1.16 38
10 Devizes Town 34 12 11 11 53 50 1.06 35
11 Barnstaple Town 34 13 7 14 60 61 0.98 33
12 Bridport 34 11 8 15 43 49 0.88 30
13 Weston-super-Mare 34 9 6 19 36 73 0.49 24
14 Torquay United Reserves 34 8 6 20 43 54 0.8 22
15 Bristol City Colts 34 7 8 19 40 78 0.51 22 Left at the end of the season
16 Frome Town 34 8 3 23 50 91 0.55 19
17 Bath City Reserves 34 7 5 22 33 77 0.43 19 Left at the end of the season
18 St Luke's College 34 2 5 27 21 83 0.25 9

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