1947–48 Southern Football League

The 1947–48 Southern Football League season was the 45th in the history of the league, an English football competition. A total of 18 clubs contested the league, including 16 clubs from previous season, and two new clubs, Lovells Athletic and Torquay United II. Merthyr Tydfil were champions, winning their first Southern League title. Eight Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League at the end of the season, but none were successful.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Season1947–48
ChampionsMerthyr Tydfil
Matches played306
Goals scored1,132 (3.7 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Merthyr Tydfil 34 23 7 4 84 38 2.211 53
2 Gillingham 34 21 5 8 81 43 1.884 47
3 Worcester City 34 21 3 10 74 45 1.644 45
4 Colchester United 34 17 10 7 88 41 2.146 44
5 Hereford United 34 16 10 8 77 53 1.453 42
6 Lovells Athletic 34 17 6 11 74 50 1.480 40
7 Exeter City II 34 15 7 12 65 57 1.140 37
8 Yeovil Town 34 12 11 11 56 50 1.120 35
9 Chelmsford City 34 14 7 13 62 58 1.069 35
10 Cheltenham Town 34 13 9 12 71 71 1.000 35
11 Bath City 34 12 8 14 55 62 0.887 32
12 Barry Town 34 10 9 15 60 70 0.857 29
13 Gravesend & Northfleet 34 11 6 17 52 81 0.642 28
14 Guildford City 34 11 4 19 69 74 0.932 26
15 Dartford 34 10 6 18 35 62 0.565 26
16 Gloucester City 34 8 6 20 45 78 0.577 22
17 Torquay United II 34 6 9 19 43 95 0.453 21
18 Bedford Town 34 6 3 25 41 104 0.394 15
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.

Football League electionsEdit

Eight Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League, but all four League clubs were re-elected.[1]

Club League Votes
Brighton & Hove Albion Football League 47
Norwich City Football League 47
Halifax Town Football League 47
New Brighton Football League 38
Shrewsbury Town Midland League 8
Colchester United Southern League 2
Scunthorpe United Midland League 2
Gillingham Southern League 1
Worcester City Southern League 1
South Liverpool Cheshire League 1
Bath City Southern League 0
Bridgend Town Welsh National League (South) 0
Chelmsford City Southern League 0
Lovells Athletic Southern League 0
Merthyr Tydfil Southern League 0
Peterborough United Midland League 0
Yeovil Town Southern League 0
Nelson Lancashire Combination 0
North Shields North Eastern League 0
Northwich Victoria Cheshire League 0
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 0
Workington North Eastern League 0

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