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The 193031 season was the 39th season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1930–31
ChampionsArsenal

Contents

Final league tablesEdit

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

From the 1922–23 season on Re-election was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First DivisionEdit

Football League
First Division
Season1930–31
ChampionsArsenal (1st English title)
RelegatedLeeds United
Manchester United
FA Cup winnersWest Bromwich Albion (2nd Division) (3rd FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,823 (3.95 per match)
Top goalscorerTom Waring (Aston Villa), 49 [3]
Biggest home winHuddersfield TownBlackpool 10–1 (13 Dec 1930)
Biggest away winManchester UnitedHuddersfield Town 0–6 (10 Sept 1930)
Highest scoringSunderlandLiverpool 6–5 (6 Dec 1930)
Manchester UnitedNewcastle United 4–7 (13 Sept 1930)
Newcastle UnitedPortsmouth 4–7 (15 Nov 1930)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal[4][5] (C) 42 14 5 2 67 27 14 5 2 60 32 2.153 66 League Champions
2 Aston Villa[4] 42 17 3 1 86 34 8 6 7 42 44 1.641 59
3 Sheffield Wednesday[4] 42 14 3 4 65 32 8 5 8 37 43 1.360 52
4 Portsmouth 42 11 7 3 46 26 7 6 8 38 41 1.254 49
5 Huddersfield Town 42 10 8 3 45 27 8 4 9 36 38 1.246 48
6 Derby County 42 12 6 3 56 31 6 4 11 38 48 1.190 46
7 Middlesbrough 42 13 5 3 57 28 6 3 12 41 62 1.089 46
8 Manchester City 42 13 2 6 41 29 5 8 8 34 41 1.071 46
9 Liverpool 42 11 6 4 48 28 4 6 11 38 57 1.012 42
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 14 3 4 54 28 3 5 13 29 56 0.988 42
11 Sunderland 42 12 4 5 61 38 4 5 12 28 47 1.047 41
12 Chelsea 42 13 4 4 42 19 2 6 13 22 48 0.955 40
13 Grimsby Town 42 13 2 6 55 31 4 3 14 27 56 0.943 39
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 12 6 3 45 26 3 3 15 23 55 0.840 39
15 Sheffield United 42 10 7 4 49 31 4 3 14 29 53 0.929 38
16 Leicester City 42 12 4 5 50 38 4 2 15 30 57 0.842 38
17 Newcastle United 42 9 2 10 41 45 6 4 11 37 42 0.897 36
18 West Ham United 42 11 3 7 56 44 3 5 13 23 50 0.840 36
19 Birmingham 42 11 3 7 37 28 2 7 12 18 42 0.786 36
20 Blackpool 42 8 7 6 41 44 3 3 15 30 81 0.568 32
21 Leeds United (R) 42 10 3 8 49 31 2 4 15 19 50 0.840 31 Relegated
22 Manchester United (R) 42 6 6 9 30 37 1 2 18 23 78 0.461 22
Source:[citation needed]
(C) League Champions; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLB BLP BOL CHE DER GRI HUD LEE LEI LIV MCI MUN MID NEW POR SHU SHW SUN WHU
Arsenal 5–2 1–1 3–2 7–1 5–0 2–1 6–3 9–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 4–1 5–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Aston Villa 5–1 1–1 5–2 4–1 3–1 3–3 4–6 2–0 6–1 4–3 4–2 4–2 4–2 7–0 8–1 4–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 4–2 6–1
Birmingham 2–4 0–4 4–1 1–1 0–2 6–2 1–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–2
Blackburn Rovers 2–2 0–2 2–1 5–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 5–2 5–3 3–1 3–0 3–3 0–1 4–1 4–5 1–0 1–2 2–1 5–2 3–0 1–0
Blackpool 1–4 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–7 5–4 1–3 2–2 5–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–4 3–1 1–3
Bolton Wanderers 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–3 3–1 6–2 2–2 2–2 4–2
Chelsea 1–5 0–2 1–0 3–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 5–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 6–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 5–0 2–1
Derby County 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–2 4–1 6–2 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 6–1 1–2 1–5 5–1 4–3 2–3 4–1 1–1
Grimsby Town 0–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 6–2 4–1 0–1 5–3 2–1 2–0 8–2 0–0 3–5 2–1 4–1 2–2 0–3 2–1 2–3 2–1 4–0
Huddersfield Town 1–1 1–6 1–0 1–1 10–1 3–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0
Leeds United 1–2 0–2 3–1 4–2 2–2 3–1 2–3 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–3 1–2 4–2 5–0 7–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–3 0–3 3–0
Leicester City 2–7 4–1 2–1 3–1 6–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 4–0 3–2 3–2 5–4 0–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–5 1–1 1–1
Liverpool 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 5–2 7–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–4 2–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–2 3–1 6–1 1–2 2–4 2–0
Manchester City 1–4 3–1 4–2 3–0 2–4 3–0 2–0 4–3 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 4–1 4–2 2–0 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–0 1–1
Manchester United 1–2 3–4 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–6 0–0 0–0 4–1 1–3 4–4 4–7 0–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–0
Middlesbrough 2–5 3–1 1–1 4–1 5–1 3–0 2–2 4–1 2–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 3–3 4–1 3–1 3–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–2
Newcastle United 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–3 0–2 4–0 1–0 2–5 1–2 1–1 4–1 5–2 0–4 0–1 4–3 0–5 4–7 1–0 1–2 2–0 4–2
Portsmouth 1–1 5–0 2–2 3–0 4–3 1–0 1–1 2–0 4–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–4 1–1 2–0
Sheffield United 1–1 3–4 3–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 4–0 3–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 2–2 3–1 4–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–3 1–2
Sheffield Wednesday 1–2 3–0 9–1 1–3 7–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–5 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–1 2–2 1–3 7–2 5–3
Sunderland 1–4 1–1 1–0 8–2 2–4 3–1 2–0 1–3 3–2 4–2 4–0 2–5 6–5 3–3 1–2 1–1 5–0 0–0 2–1 5–1 6–1
West Ham United 2–4 5–5 1–2 4–3 3–2 1–4 4–1 0–1 3–4 2–1 1–1 2–0 7–0 2–0 5–1 0–3 3–2 4–3 4–1 3–3 0–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams

Second DivisionEdit

Football League
Second Division
Season1930–31
ChampionsEverton (1st title)
RelegatedCardiff City
Reading
Matches played462
Goals scored1,608 (3.48 per match)
Top goalscorerDixie Dean (Everton), 39 [3]
Biggest home winEvertonPlymouth Argyle 9–1 (27 Dec 1930)
Biggest away winCharlton AthleticEverton 0–7 (7 Feb 1931)
Highest scoringMillwallPreston North End 5–7 (4 Oct 1930)
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Everton[4] (C, P) 42 18 1 2 76 31 10 4 7 45 35 1.833 61 Promoted
2 West Bromwich Albion (P) 42 14 3 4 40 16 8 7 6 43 33 1.694 54 FA Cup Winners, Promoted
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 5 1 64 20 7 2 12 24 35 1.600 51
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 15 2 4 56 25 6 3 12 28 42 1.254 47
5 Port Vale 42 15 3 3 39 16 6 2 13 28 45 1.098 47
6 Bradford Park Avenue 42 15 4 2 71 24 3 6 12 26 42 1.470 46
7 Preston North End 42 12 5 4 55 31 5 6 10 28 33 1.297 45
8 Burnley 42 13 5 3 55 30 4 6 11 26 47 1.052 45
9 Southampton 42 13 4 4 46 22 6 2 13 28 40 1.194 44
10 Bradford City 42 12 5 4 39 26 5 5 11 22 37 0.968 44
11 Stoke City 42 11 6 4 34 17 6 4 11 30 54 0.901 44
12 Oldham Athletic 42 13 5 3 45 28 3 5 13 16 44 0.847 42
13 Bury 42 14 3 4 44 20 5 0 16 31 62 0.915 41
14 Millwall 42 12 4 5 47 25 4 3 14 24 55 0.888 39
15 Charlton Athletic 42 11 4 6 35 33 4 5 12 24 53 0.686 39
16 Bristol City 42 11 5 5 29 23 4 3 14 25 59 0.659 38
17 Nottingham Forest 42 12 6 3 54 35 2 3 16 26 50 0.941 37
18 Plymouth Argyle 42 10 3 8 47 33 4 5 12 29 51 0.905 36
19 Barnsley 42 13 3 5 42 23 0 6 15 17 56 0.747 35
20 Swansea Town 42 11 5 5 40 29 1 5 15 11 45 0.689 34
21 Reading (R) 42 11 2 8 47 33 1 4 16 25 63 0.750 30 Relegated
22 Cardiff City (R) 42 7 6 8 32 31 1 3 17 15 56 0.540 25
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Division Champions; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR BRA BPA BRI BUR BRY CAR CHA EVE MIL NOT OLD PLY PTV PNE REA SOU STK SWA TOT WBA WOL
Barnsley 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 4–0 5–0 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–2 0–4 5–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 4–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–0
Bradford City 1–0 0–4 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–3 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 6–1 4–3 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–3 4–1
Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 1–2 5–2 4–1 5–1 3–0 3–2 4–1 6–0 4–1 4–0 7–1 5–1 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 5–1 4–1 3–1 1–1
Bristol City 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 1–4 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–3
Burnley 2–2 1–1 3–2 4–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 5–2 2–1 5–2 6–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 8–1 3–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 4–2
Bury F.C. 3–1 3–1 3–1 6–0 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 0–3 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–0
Cardiff City 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 4–4 1–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 0–0 5–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 3–6 0–3
Charlton Athletic 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 4–1 0–7 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–4 1–2
Everton 5–2 4–2 4–2 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 7–1 2–0 2–0 6–4 9–1 2–3 2–1 3–2 2–1 5–0 5–1 4–2 2–1 4–0
Millwall 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 6–0 1–3 5–1 1–0 4–1 0–1 5–7 4–0 1–0 1–3 3–1 2–3 2–0 1–1
Nottingham Forest 3–3 4–1 1–0 6–1 3–3 3–0 3–1 4–3 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–6 3–4
Oldham Athletic 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 4–2 0–3 3–3 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–0
Plymouth Argyle 4–0 0–2 0–0 5–3 1–2 3–6 5–1 1–3 2–3 5–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–3 1–2 0–0 2–0 5–1 3–2
Port Vale 5–2 1–0 8–2 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–1
Preston North End 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 7–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 2–4 1–0 2–1 1–3 3–3 5–0 5–1 0–0 2–1 2–3 5–4
Reading 6–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 3–1 3–4 3–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 5–2 1–3 1–2 0–3 1–4 1–1 7–3 1–0 1–2 0–3 3–0
Southampton 4–0 4–1 2–3 5–1 1–1 5–0 0–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 3–3 2–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–0
Stoke City 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 5–0 2–1 0–1 1–2
Swansea Town 1–0 1–2 2–1 5–2 1–1 5–2 3–2 1–1 2–5 4–1 3–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1
Tottenham Hotspur 4–2 3–1 3–2 4–1 8–1 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 5–0 0–0 7–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–0
West Bromwich Albion 5–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 0–2 2–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–4 7–0 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–2 3–0 4–3 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–2 5–1 3–1 3–1 1–4
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams

Third Division NorthEdit

Football League
Third Division North
Season1930–31
ChampionsChesterfield (1st title)
Failed re-electionNelson
Matches played462
Goals scored1,714 (3.71 per match)
Top goalscorerJimmy McConnell (Carlisle United), 37 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Chesterfield[4] (C, P) 42 19 1 1 66 22 7 5 9 36 35 1.789 58 Promoted
2 Lincoln City[4] 42 16 3 2 60 19 9 4 8 42 40 1.729 57
3 Wrexham 42 16 4 1 61 25 5 8 8 33 37 1.516 54 Welsh Cup winners
4 Tranmere Rovers[4] 42 16 3 2 73 26 8 3 10 38 48 1.500 54
5 Southport 42 15 3 3 52 19 7 6 8 36 37 1.571 53
6 Hull City 42 12 7 2 64 20 8 3 10 35 35 1.800 50
7 Stockport County 42 15 5 1 54 19 5 4 12 23 42 1.262 49
8 Carlisle United 42 13 4 4 68 32 7 1 13 30 49 1.210 45
9 Gateshead 42 14 4 3 46 22 2 9 10 25 51 0.973 45
10 Wigan Borough 42 14 4 3 48 25 5 1 15 28 61 0.884 43
11 Darlington 42 9 6 6 44 30 7 4 10 27 29 1.203 42
12 York City 42 15 3 3 59 30 3 3 15 26 52 1.037 42
13 Accrington Stanley 42 14 2 5 51 31 1 7 13 33 77 0.778 39
14 Rotherham United 42 9 6 6 50 34 4 6 11 31 49 0.976 38
15 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 8 4 40 18 4 3 14 25 47 1.000 37
16 Barrow 42 13 4 4 45 23 2 3 16 23 66 0.764 37
17 Halifax Town 42 11 6 4 30 16 2 3 16 25 73 0.618 35
18 Crewe Alexandra 42 13 2 6 52 35 1 4 16 14 58 0.710 34
19 New Brighton 42 12 4 5 36 25 1 3 17 13 51 0.645 33
20 Hartlepools United 42 10 2 9 47 37 2 4 15 20 49 0.779 30
21 Rochdale 42 9 1 11 42 50 3 5 13 20 57 0.579 30 Re-elected
22 Nelson 42 6 7 8 28 40 0 0 21 15 73 0.381 19 Failed re-election[a]
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Division Champions; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Nelson lost their bid for re-election, and were replaced by Chester in the following season.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACC BRW CRL CHF CRE DAR DON GAT HAL HAR HUL LIN NEL NWB ROC ROT SOU STP TRA WIG WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 3–1 3–0 1–3 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 5–3 3–1 3–0 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–2 5–2 3–0 1–3 4–2
Barrow 0–0 7–2 0–3 2–0 3–2 3–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 3–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 4–1 2–3 1–2
Carlisle United 7–3 0–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 6–2 3–0 1–5 3–6 8–1 2–0 7–1 1–2 4–3 5–1 3–0 6–1 1–1 2–0
Chesterfield 7–3 3–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 8–1 7–0 3–0 0–4 3–2 2–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 5–1 3–1 4–0 3–1
Crewe Alexandra 2–1 6–2 3–5 2–1 2–2 2–1 6–2 0–1 2–1 3–4 2–0 4–2 1–3 3–1 2–3 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 5–1
Darlington 1–1 3–2 3–0 5–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 4–1 4–2 2–4 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 3–0
Doncaster Rovers 6–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 3–3 0–0 2–0 6–0 5–1 1–1 0–2
Gateshead 4–0 4–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 4–2 4–3 2–1
Halifax Town 1–1 4–0 1–5 1–1 4–0 1–0 0–2 3–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0
Hartlepool 3–3 3–2 3–5 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–1 1–3 0–3 4–0 4–1 4–0 4–2 0–2 1–2 1–2 6–1 2–1 3–0
Hull City 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 5–1 1–1 8–2 4–0 10–0 5–0 1–3 4–0 3–0 3–1 2–2 5–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–3 3–1
Lincoln City 5–2 5–0 5–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 5–0 1–3 3–3 6–1 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1
Nelson 4–2 0–3 1–2 0–5 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–4 1–1 0–4 2–1 2–0 2–5
New Brighton 0–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–5 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 5–3
Rochdale 1–6 4–2 1–3 2–3 1–0 1–2 3–5 0–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 4–2 5–4 2–0 6–1 0–4 1–0 1–3 0–4 4–3 2–2
Rotherham United 8–1 6–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–3 3–4 4–6 5–2 1–4 2–1
Southport 3–3 3–2 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 5–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 8–1 3–0 4–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–0
Stockport County 4–1 6–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 5–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 0–0
Tranmere 8–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 5–4 4–0 3–3 7–1 3–3 7–3 4–2 3–1 3–0 5–1 2–1 4–1
Wigan Borough 3–2 2–1 1–2 1–5 6–0 2–0 3–0 3–3 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–3 1–1 3–1
Wrexham 6–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 7–0 2–0 4–1 5–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 5–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–4 3–2 2–2 2–0 3–2
York City 3–1 4–2 4–0 2–2 4–3 2–1 4–2 4–3 4–1 4–2 3–2 1–1 3–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–3 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Third Division SouthEdit

Football League
Third Division South
Season1930–31
ChampionsNotts County (1st title)
Failed re-electionNewport County
Matches played462
Goals scored1,669 (3.61 per match)
Top goalscorerPeter Simpson (Crystal Palace), 46 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Notts County (C, P) 42 16 4 1 58 13 8 7 6 39 33 2.109 59 Promoted
2 Crystal Palace[4] 42 17 2 2 71 20 5 5 11 36 51 1.507 51
3 Brentford 42 14 3 4 62 30 8 3 10 28 34 1.406 50
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 13 5 3 45 20 4 10 7 23 33 1.283 49
5 Southend United 42 16 0 5 53 26 6 5 10 23 34 1.267 49
6 Northampton Town 42 10 6 5 37 20 8 6 7 40 39 1.305 48
7 Luton Town 42 15 3 3 61 17 4 5 12 15 34 1.490 46
8 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 0 6 57 23 5 3 13 25 52 1.093 43
9 Fulham 42 15 3 3 49 21 3 4 14 28 54 1.027 43
10 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 11 7 3 39 22 4 6 11 33 51 0.986 43
11 Torquay United 42 13 5 3 56 26 4 4 13 24 58 0.952 43
12 Swindon Town 42 15 5 1 68 29 3 1 17 21 65 0.947 42
13 Exeter City 42 12 6 3 55 35 5 2 14 29 55 0.933 42
14 Coventry City 42 11 4 6 55 28 5 5 11 20 37 1.154 41
15 Bristol Rovers 42 12 3 6 49 36 4 5 12 26 56 0.815 40
16 Gillingham 42 10 6 5 40 29 4 4 13 21 47 0.803 38
17 Walsall[a] 42 9 5 7 44 38 5 4 12 34 57 0.821 37
18 Watford 42 9 4 8 41 29 5 3 13 31 46 0.960 35
19 Clapton Orient 42 12 3 6 47 33 2 4 15 16 58 0.692 35
20 Thames 42 12 5 4 34 20 1 3 17 20 73 0.581 34 New club in the league
21 Newport County 42 10 5 6 45 31 1 1 19 24 80 0.622 28 Failed re-election[b]
22 Norwich City 42 10 7 4 37 20 0 1 20 10 56 0.618 28 Re-elected
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Division Champions; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Walsall was transferred to Third Division North for the following season.
  2. ^ Newport County appears to have failed in the re-elections process this year, but they were back in the league for the 1932–1933 season.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away B&BA BRE B&HA BRR CLA COV CRY EXE FUL GIL LUT NPC NOR NWC NTC QPR STD SWI THA TOR WAL WAT
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–0 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–2 1–3 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–1 3–3 2–2 0–2 1–1
Brentford 1–2 3–2 4–0 3–0 1–2 8–2 2–1 4–1 1–1 0–1 3–2 0–4 3–1 2–2 5–3 3–1 5–2 6–1 0–0 6–1 2–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–1 1–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 5–0 2–0 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–4 3–0 3–3 1–0
Bristol Rovers 2–5 2–5 3–3 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 2–0 1–4 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–3 4–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–5
Clapton Orient 0–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 3–3 3–2 2–3 2–0 0–2 3–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–4 2–3 3–1 2–3 2–1 4–0 2–5 4–0
Coventry City 3–3 0–1 0–0 5–1 4–0 3–5 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 6–4 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 4–0 7–1 6–1 2–1 2–2
Crystal Palace 1–0 5–1 0–1 0–2 3–1 1–0 7–2 5–2 5–0 5–1 7–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 5–0 6–3 6–1
Exeter City 4–1 4–0 2–2 0–3 6–1 2–3 4–3 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–3 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–3 2–2 2–5 2–1
Fulham 1–0 1–1 0–1 6–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 6–1 4–2 3–0 5–2 3–2
Gillingham 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 6–2 3–5 3–2 4–0 4–1 0–2 2–1 0–5 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–3 2–0 4–2
Luton Town 2–3 1–1 2–2 4–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 3–1 5–0 4–1 3–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 5–1 2–1 4–0 8–0 3–1 0–0 4–1
Newport County 7–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 5–2 3–0 2–3 2–3 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2
Northampton Town 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 6–0 4–0 3–0 4–1 0–3 3–0 2–3
Norwich City 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 0–1
Notts County 2–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 5–0 4–1 2–2 1–2 6–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 2–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 6–1 1–0
Queens Park Rangers 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–2 2–0 4–0 7–2 0–2 1–0 3–1 7–1 0–2 3–1 4–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 1–2 3–0 2–3
Southend 4–0 0–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–4 5–1 2–4 3–2 0–2 6–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 5–3 1–0 6–3 2–0 1–0
Swindon Town 4–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 5–1 4–0 4–4 2–1 4–1 5–2 0–0 4–4 5–1 5–2 1–2 4–1 1–1 3–0 4–0 4–3 2–1
Thames 1–4 2–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 3–2
Torquay United 4–4 0–3 3–1 3–3 5–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–4 6–2 3–1 5–0 5–1 0–1 3–1
Walsall 3–3 1–4 0–0 4–2 4–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–6 7–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 6–0 0–4 2–2
Watford 2–0 1–3 5–0 2–2 1–2 4–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 6–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–4 1–3 3–0 1–0 6–0 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

MapsEdit

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams

RecordsEdit

  • For these and other records, see:[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "England 1930-31". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h 8 teams, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday (1st Div), Everton (2nd Div.), Chesterfield, Lincoln City, Tranmere Rovers
    (3rd Div. North) and Crystal Palace (3rd Div. South) all scored over 100 goals. This is the most in the Football League history.
  5. ^ Arsenal scored 60 Away Goals, the most to this day.
  6. ^ "Football League Records: Goals". The Football League. Archived from the original on 10 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-13.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.