1971–72 Isthmian League

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The 1971–72 season was the 57th in the history of the Isthmian League, an English football competition.

At the end of the previous season Maidstone United and Wealdstone were transferred to the Southern Football League, while Athenian League sides Bishop's Stortford, Hayes and Walton & Hersham were newly admitted.

Wycombe Wanderers were champions for the second season in a row, winning their fourth Isthmian League title.

League table[edit]

Isthmian League
Season 1971–72
Champions Wycombe Wanderers
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1,277 (3.04 per match)
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 40 31 3 6 102 20 5.1 65
2 Enfield 40 26 8 6 90 41 2.195 60
3 Walton & Hersham 40 24 8 8 69 25 2.76 56
4 Hendon 40 23 10 7 79 35 2.257 56
5 Bishop's Stortford 40 24 5 11 61 37 1.649 53
6 Sutton United 40 21 10 9 77 43 1.791 52
7 St Albans City 40 23 4 13 74 47 1.574 50
8 Ilford 40 17 11 12 62 52 1.192 45
9 Barking 40 20 4 16 65 61 1.066 44
10 Hitchin Town 40 17 10 13 68 66 1.03 44
11 Bromley 40 16 10 14 67 64 1.047 42
12 Hayes 40 14 12 14 50 48 1.042 40
13 Oxford City 40 13 9 18 67 74 0.905 35
14 Woking 40 11 10 19 52 58 0.897 32
15 Kingstonian 40 10 12 18 49 59 0.831 32
16 Walthamstow Avenue 40 12 8 20 58 71 0.817 32
17 Leytonstone 40 11 8 21 48 68 0.706 30
18 Tooting & Mitcham United 40 6 9 25 38 93 0.409 21
19 Clapton 40 7 7 26 45 118 0.381 21
20 Dulwich Hamlet 40 4 12 24 35 81 0.432 20
21 Corinthian-Casuals 40 3 4 33 21 116 0.181 10

Sources: FCHD,[1] RSSSF[2]
1) The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976–77 season.
2) The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.
3) Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1971–72 Isthmian League". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2016-12-23. 
  2. ^ "England - Isthmian League". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2016-12-23.