1904–05 Western Football League

The 1904–05 season was the 13th in the history of the Western Football League.

Western Football League
Season1904–05
ChampionsPlymouth Argyle (Division One)
Bristol Rovers Reserves (Division Two)

Plymouth Argyle were the champions of Division One for the first time, and along with all the other members of Division One, also competed in the Southern League during this season. The Division Two champions were Bristol Rovers Reserves, who completed the season unbeaten in the league.[1]

Final tablesEdit

Division OneEdit

Two new clubs joined Division One, which was increased to 11 clubs from nine.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Plymouth Argyle 20 13 4 3 52 18 2.889 30
2 Brentford 20 11 6 3 30 28 1.071 28
3 Southampton 20 11 2 7 45 22 2.045 24
4 Portsmouth 20 10 3 7 29 30 0.967 23
5 West Ham United 20 8 4 8 37 42 0.881 20
6 Fulham 20 7 3 10 29 32 0.906 17
7 Millwall 20 7 3 10 32 40 0.800 17
8 Tottenham Hotspur 20 5 6 9 20 28 0.714 16
9 Reading 20 6 3 11 27 37 0.730 15
10 Bristol Rovers 20 7 1 12 32 44 0.727 15
11 Queens Park Rangers 20 6 3 11 27 45 0.600 15

Division TwoEdit

One new club joined Division Two, which remained at 10 clubs after Paulton Rovers left to join the Somerset Senior League.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Result
1 Bristol Rovers Reserves 16 13 3 0 76 5 15.200 29
2 Bristol City Reserves 16 14 1 1 46 8 5.750 29
3 Swindon Town Reserves 16 11 2 3 53 21 2.524 24 Left at the end of the season
4 Staple Hill 16 7 3 6 27 23 1.174 17
5 Bristol East 16 7 1 8 38 27 1.407 15
6 Welton Rovers 16 5 1 10 27 58 0.466 11
7 Radstock Town 16 4 1 11 21 57 0.368 9
8 Trowbridge Town 16 2 2 12 25 64 0.391 6
9 Chippenham Town 16 2 0 14 24 74 0.324 4
10 Warmley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned, record expunged[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up to and including the 1976–77 season. The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.
Notes:
  1. ^ Warmley resigned after 10 matches, and their record was expunged.

ReferencesEdit

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