1975–76 Isthmian League

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The 1975–76 season was the 61st in the history of the Isthmian League, an English football competition.

It was the last Isthmian League season to use goal average as a tie-breaker.

Enfield won the First Division, while Tilbury won the Second Division.

First Division[edit]

Isthmian League
First Division
Season 1975–76
Champions Enfield
Relegated Clapton
Oxford City
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,239 (2.68 per match)

The First Division featured 22 clubs, including 20 clubs from the previous season and two clubs, promoted from the Second Division:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Enfield (C) 42 26 9 7 83 38 2.184 87
2 Wycombe Wanderers 42 24 10 8 71 41 1.732 82
3 Dagenham 42 25 6 11 89 55 1.618 81
4 Ilford 42 22 10 10 58 39 1.487 76
5 Dulwich Hamlet 42 22 5 15 67 41 1.634 71
6 Hendon 42 20 11 11 60 41 1.463 71
7 Tooting & Mitcham United 42 19 11 12 73 49 1.49 68
8 Leatherhead 42 19 10 13 63 53 1.189 67
9 Staines Town 42 19 9 14 46 37 1.243 66
10 Slough Town 42 17 12 13 58 45 1.289 63
11 Sutton United 42 17 11 14 71 60 1.183 62
12 Bishop's Stortford 42 15 12 15 51 47 1.085 57
13 Walthamstow Avenue 42 14 11 17 47 60 0.783 53
14 Woking 42 14 9 19 58 62 0.935 51
15 Barking 42 15 6 21 57 70 0.814 51
16 Hitchin Town 42 13 11 18 45 57 0.789 50
17 Hayes 42 10 19 13 44 48 0.917 49
18 Kingstonian 42 13 8 21 53 87 0.609 47
19 Southall & Ealing Borough 42 11 9 22 56 69 0.812 42
20 Leytonstone 42 10 10 22 41 63 0.651 40
21 Oxford City (R) 42 9 8 25 29 65 0.446 35 Relegated to the Second Division
22 Clapton (R) 42 3 3 36 19 112 0.17 12

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 1975–76
Champions Tilbury
Promoted Croydon
Tilbury
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,326 (2.87 per match)

The Second Division expanded up to 22 clubs, including 16 clubs from the previous season and six new clubs:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tilbury (C) (P) 42 32 6 4 97 30 3.233 102 Promoted to the First Division
2 Croydon (P) 42 28 14 0 81 27 3 98
3 Carshalton Athletic 42 28 6 8 75 37 2.027 90
4 Chesham United 42 21 12 9 91 51 1.784 75
5 Harwich & Parkeston 42 21 11 10 78 56 1.393 74
6 Hampton 42 21 9 12 72 52 1.385 72
7 St Albans City 42 18 12 12 59 48 1.229 66
8 Boreham Wood 42 17 12 13 68 50 1.36 63
9 Harrow Borough 42 15 12 15 71 74 0.959 57
10 Hornchurch 42 15 11 16 61 61 1 56
11 Horsham 42 14 13 15 60 55 1.091 55
12 Wembley 42 14 13 15 51 54 0.944 55
13 Wokingham Town 42 13 16 13 45 52 0.865 55
14 Walton & Hersham 42 14 12 16 61 56 1.089 54
15 Finchley 42 14 11 17 52 53 0.981 53
16 Bromley 42 11 11 20 64 86 0.744 44
17 Harlow Town 42 11 9 22 50 73 0.685 42
18 Aveley 42 11 9 22 34 51 0.667 42
19 Maidenhead United 42 6 17 19 32 65 0.492 35
20 Ware 42 7 12 23 50 95 0.526 33
21 Hertford Town 42 5 9 28 32 87 0.368 24
22 Corinthian-Casuals 42 4 7 31 42 113 0.372 19

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 "1975–76 Isthmian League". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 2016-12-25. 
  2. ^ a b "England - Isthmian League". The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2016-12-25.