1973–74 Isthmian League

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The 1973–74 season was the 59th in the history of the Isthmian League, an English football competition.

It was the first season in which the league was split into two divisions, with sixteen clubs joining a new Second Division. It was also the first season in which the Isthmian League used three points for a win.

Wycombe Wanderers won the First Division, whilst Dagenham won the Second Division .

First Division[edit]

Isthmian League
First Division
Season 1973–74
Champions Wycombe Wanderers
Relegated Corinthian-Casuals
St Albans City
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,263 (2.73 per match)
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Wycombe Wanderers (C) 42 27 9 6 96 34 2.824 90
2 Hendon 42 25 13 4 63 20 3.15 88
3 Bishop's Stortford 42 26 9 7 78 26 3 87
4 Dulwich Hamlet 42 22 11 9 71 38 1.868 77
5 Leatherhead 42 23 6 13 81 44 1.841 75
6 Walton & Hersham 42 20 12 10 68 50 1.36 72
7 Woking 42 22 6 14 63 55 1.145 72
8 Leytonstone 42 20 9 13 63 44 1.432 69
9 Ilford 42 20 8 14 60 44 1.364 68
10 Hayes 42 17 14 11 65 43 1.512 65
11 Oxford City 42 15 16 11 45 47 0.957 61
12 Sutton United 42 13 16 13 51 52 0.981 55
13 Hitchin Town 42 15 10 17 68 73 0.932 55
14 Barking 42 14 12 16 57 58 0.983 54
15 Kingstonian 42 12 15 15 47 46 1.022 51
16 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 14 9 19 57 62 0.919 51
17 Enfield 42 13 11 18 50 57 0.877 50
18 Walthamstow Avenue 42 11 13 18 46 62 0.742 46
19 Bromley 42 7 9 26 37 81 0.457 30
20 Clapton 42 8 3 31 36 128 0.281 27
21 St Albans City (R) 42 4 7 31 30 92 0.326 19 Relegated to the Second Division
22 Corinthian-Casuals (R) 42 3 4 35 31 107 0.29 13

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: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.
3) Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average.
(C) = Champion; (P) = Promoted; (R) = Relegated;

Second Division[edit]

Isthmian League
Second Division
Season 1973–74
Champions Dagenham
Promoted Dagenham
Slough Town
Matches played 240
Goals scored 657 (2.74 per match)

It was the first season of the Second Division, fifteen clubs joined the Isthmian League from different divisions of the Athenian League, while Hertford Town were transferred from the Eastern Counties League.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dagenham (C) (P) 30 22 4 4 68 23 2.957 70 Promoted to the First Division
2 Slough Town (P) 30 18 6 6 46 23 2 60
3 Hertford Town 30 17 5 8 46 29 1.586 56
4 Chesham United 30 16 6 8 61 43 1.419 54
5 Aveley 30 16 5 9 50 28 1.786 53
6 Tilbury 30 14 5 11 47 36 1.306 47
7 Maidenhead United 30 12 11 7 36 30 1.2 47
8 Horsham 30 12 9 9 47 35 1.343 45
9 Harwich & Parkeston 30 11 9 10 46 41 1.122 42
10 Staines Town 30 10 8 12 34 41 0.829 38
11 Carshalton Athletic 30 8 8 14 34 51 0.667 32
12 Hampton 30 6 10 14 33 51 0.647 28
13 Harlow Town 30 6 9 15 33 48 0.688 27
14 Finchley 30 6 7 17 29 52 0.558 25
15 Southall 30 3 10 17 17 52 0.327 19
16 Wokingham Town 30 3 8 19 30 74 0.405 17

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: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.
3) Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average.
(C) = Champion; (P) = Promoted; (R) = Relegated;

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1973–74 Isthmian League". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2016-12-23. 
  2. ^ a b "England - Isthmian League". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2016-12-23.