1894–95 Bristol & District League

The 1894–95 season was the third in the history of the Bristol & District League, which was renamed the Western League the following season.

Bristol & District League
Season1894–95
ChampionsHereford Thistle (Division One)
Warmley Res. (Division Two)

Hereford Thistle were the Division One champions in their debut season, but they left the league at the end of the season. Warmley Reserves won Division Two for the second year in succession.[1]

Division One edit

Two new clubs joined Division One for this season, increasing the number of clubs from ten to 12.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hereford Thistle (L) 22 18 3 1 93 21 4.429 39 Joined the Birmingham & District League
2 St George 22 18 3 1 76 21 3.619 39
3 Warmley 22 14 2 6 74 30 2.467 30
4 Staple Hill 22 11 4 7 56 38 1.474 26
5 Gloucester 22 10 4 8 64 54 1.185 24
6 Eastville Rovers 22 10 4 8 46 40 1.150 24
7 Trowbridge Town 22 9 4 9 68 48 1.417 22
8 Clifton 22 8 2 12 47 55 0.855 18
9 Bedminster 22 7 0 15 39 73 0.534 14
10 Swindon Wanderers 22 5 3 14 40 63 0.635 13
11 Mangotsfield 22 5 2 15 22 68 0.324 12
12 Clevedon (L) 22 1 1 20 23 136 0.169 3 Withdrew from league
Source:[citation needed]
(L) Left league at the end of the season

Division Two edit

Two new teams joined Division Two this season, increasing the number of clubs from ten to 11 after Trowbridge Town Reserves left.

St Paul's finished as runners-up in Division Two, and were elected to Division One for the following season ahead of Warmley Reserves as Warmley's first team were already playing in the top level.[2]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Warmley Reserves 20 17 0 3 75 20 3.750 34
2 St Paul's (P) 20 16 0 4 79 31 2.548 32 Elected to Western Football League Division One
3 Willsbridge (L) 20 15 1 4 48 21 2.286 31 Withdrew from league
4 St George Reserves 20 14 1 5 69 33 2.091 29
5 Barton Hill 20 11 1 8 57 31 1.839 23
6 Bedminster Reserves 20 8 1 11 36 30 1.200 17
7 Eastville Rovers Reserves 20 8 0 12 45 45 1.000 16
8 Clifton Reserves 20 7 0 13 40 68 0.588 14
9 Mangotsfield Reserves (L) 20 4 2 14 30 84 0.357 10 Withdrew from league
10 Staple Hill Reserves 20 4 1 15 32 79 0.405 9
11 Waverley (L) 20 2 1 17 15 74 0.203 5 Withdrew from league
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing. The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up to and including the 1976–77 season. The tables as published at the time contained errors, hence the totals do not balance in some columns.
(L) Left league at the end of the season; (P) Promoted

References edit

  1. ^ a b Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006
  2. ^ "Sports and Pastimes". Wiltshire Times & Trowbridge Advertiser. 11 May 1895. Retrieved 12 July 2019 – via British Newspaper Archive.