1974–75 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1974–75
Champions Falmouth Town

The 1974–75 season was the 73rd in the history of the Western Football League.

The champions for the first time in their history were newcomers Falmouth Town. Falmouth were the first Cornish club to play in the Western League, and they won the league at their first attempt, remaining unbeaten throughout the season.[1]

This was the first season in which three points were awarded for a win, rather than the traditional two points.[1]

Final table[edit]

The league was increased from 19 clubs to 21 after Avon Bradford and Exeter City Reserves left, and four new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Falmouth Town 40 31 9 0 122 26 4.69 102
2 Taunton Town 40 30 9 1 136 24 5.67 99
3 Bridgwater Town 40 27 8 5 92 38 2.42 89
4 Mangotsfield United 40 24 6 10 88 44 2 78
5 Barnstaple Town 40 17 11 12 79 66 1.2 62
6 Frome Town 40 17 10 13 65 59 1.1 61
7 Glastonbury 40 17 10 13 62 57 1.09 61
8 Westland-Yeovil 40 17 7 16 66 60 1.1 58
9 Welton Rovers 40 15 11 14 63 59 1.07 56
10 Dawlish 40 16 7 17 69 72 0.96 55
11 Keynsham Town 40 15 10 15 63 67 0.94 55
12 Paulton Rovers 40 13 11 16 63 59 1.07 50
13 Devizes Town 40 11 11 18 39 59 0.66 44
14 Weston-super-Mare 40 11 10 19 39 52 0.75 43
15 Chippenham Town 40 10 12 18 55 85 0.65 42
16 St Luke's College 40 11 7 22 44 83 0.53 40
17 Tiverton Town 40 9 12 19 45 79 0.57 39
18 Bridport 40 9 7 24 71 110 0.64 34
19 Melksham Town 40 7 12 21 39 82 0.48 33
20 Clevedon 40 8 8 24 52 94 0.55 32
21 Exmouth Town 40 8 6 26 39 96 0.41 30

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: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

3 The tables as published at the time contained errors, hence the totals do not balance in some columns.[1]

References[edit]

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