1993–94 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 1993–94
Champions Tiverton Town (Premier Division)
Barnstaple Town (Division One)

The 1993–94 season was the 92nd in the history of the Western Football League.

The league champions for the first time in their history were Tiverton Town, who finished the season unbeaten. The champions of Division One were Barnstaple Town.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division was reduced from 20 to 18 clubs after Clevedon Town were promoted to the Southern League, Chard Town and Dawlish Town were relegated to the First Division, and Plymouth Argyle Reserves and Torquay United Reserves also left. Three clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Tiverton Town (C) 34 31 3 0 125 22 +103 96
2 Taunton Town 34 26 2 6 98 38 +60 80
3 Mangotsfield United 34 19 6 9 75 40 +35 63
4 Paulton Rovers 34 18 7 9 55 42 +13 61
5 Saltash United 34 18 6 10 67 36 +31 60
6 Torrington 34 16 10 8 66 46 +20 58
7 Liskeard Athletic 34 16 5 13 66 50 +16 53
8 Chippenham Town 34 14 7 13 58 51 +7 49
9 Bideford 34 13 8 13 58 69 –11 44*
10 Odd Down Athletic 34 10 12 12 59 58 +1 42
11 Crediton United 34 10 8 16 42 65 –23 38
12 Westbury United 34 9 9 16 40 61 –21 36
13 Bristol Manor Farm 34 11 3 20 51 71 –20 36
14 Calne Town 34 8 9 17 50 76 –26 33
15 Frome Town 34 9 6 19 33 61 –28 33
16 Elmore 34 8 8 18 51 83 –32 32
17 Exmouth Town (R) 34 6 4 24 35 93 –58 22 Relegated to the First Division
18 Minehead (R) 34 6 3 23 38 105 –67 15‡

* Bideford had three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player.
‡ Minehead had six points deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

First Division[edit]

The First Division was reduced from 21 clubs to 20, after Calne Town, Crediton United and Odd Down were promoted to the Premier Division, and Melksham Town left the league. Three new clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Barnstaple Town (C) (P) 38 27 8 3 107 39 +68 89 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Bridport (P) 38 24 7 7 90 46 +44 79
3 Brislington 38 23 8 7 73 35 +38 77
4 Pewsey Vale 38 20 11 7 84 47 +37 71
5 Keynsham Town 38 21 7 10 80 50 +30 70
6 Clyst Rovers 38 16 15 7 68 50 +18 63
7 Backwell United 38 18 8 12 64 45 +19 62
8 Welton Rovers 38 16 10 12 73 53 +20 58
9 Devizes Town 38 16 10 12 64 61 +3 58
10 Chard Town 38 16 9 13 48 51 –3 57
11 Ilfracombe Town 38 16 8 14 70 42 +28 56
12 Bishop Sutton 38 12 14 12 58 48 +10 50
13 Glastonbury 38 14 8 16 68 66 +2 50
14 Larkhall Athletic 38 12 7 19 52 69 –17 43
15 Warminster Town 38 8 11 19 47 57 –10 35
16 Wellington 38 9 6 23 51 92 –41 33
17 Dawlish Town 38 9 5 24 46 125 –79 32
18 Heavitree United 38 8 7 23 47 90 –43 31
19 Radstock Town 38 8 6 24 44 73 –29 30 Left to join the Somerset Senior League
20 Ottery St Mary 38 2 5 31 37 132 –95 11 Left to join the Devon County League

1 The system of using goal difference to separate two teams tied on points was used.

2 The points system: 3 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