1950–51 Southern Football League

The 1950–51 Southern Football League season was the 48th in the history of the league, an English football competition.

At the end of the previous season Colchester United and Gillingham were elected to the Football League. The league consisted of 24 clubs, including 22 clubs from the previous season, and two newly elected clubs - Kettering Town and Llanelly. Merthyr Tydfil were champions for the second season in a row, winning their third Southern League title. Six Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League at the end of the season, but none were successful.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Season1950–51
ChampionsMerthyr Tydfil
Matches played506
Goals scored1,895 (3.75 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Results
1 Merthyr Tydfil 44 29 8 7 156 66 2.364 66
2 Hereford United 44 27 7 10 110 69 1.594 61
3 Guildford City 44 23 8 13 88 60 1.467 54
4 Chelmsford City 44 21 12 11 84 58 1.448 54
5 Llanelly 44 19 13 12 89 73 1.219 51
6 Cheltenham Town 44 21 8 15 91 61 1.492 50
7 Headington United 44 18 11 15 84 83 1.012 47
8 Torquay United II 44 20 6 18 93 79 1.177 46 Resigned from the league
9 Exeter City II 44 16 12 16 90 94 0.957 44
10 Weymouth 44 16 12 16 82 88 0.932 44
11 Tonbridge 44 16 12 16 79 87 0.908 44
12 Gloucester City 44 16 11 17 81 76 1.066 43
13 Yeovil Town 44 13 15 16 72 72 1.000 41
14 Worcester City 44 15 11 18 69 78 0.885 41
15 Bath City 44 15 10 19 66 73 0.904 40
16 Dartford 44 14 11 19 61 70 0.871 39
17 Bedford Town 44 15 9 20 64 94 0.681 39
18 Gravesend & Northfleet 44 12 14 18 65 83 0.783 38
19 Kettering Town 44 13 11 20 87 87 1.000 37
20 Lovells Athletic 44 12 13 19 81 93 0.871 37
21 Kidderminster Harriers 44 13 9 22 58 103 0.563 35
22 Barry Town 44 13 7 24 54 104 0.519 33
23 Hastings United 44 11 6 27 91 143 0.636 28
24 Chingford Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Club folded, record expunged
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.

Football League electionsEdit

Six Southern League clubs applied for election to the Football League. However, none were successful as only Workington of the North Eastern League received more votes than a League club (New Brighton).[1]

Club League Votes
Watford Football League 48
Accrington Stanley Football League 46
Crystal Palace Football League 45
Workington North Eastern League 28
New Brighton Football League 18
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 4
Nelson Lancashire Combination 1
North Shields North Eastern League 1
Worcester City Southern League 1
Merthyr Tydfil Southern League 1
Bath City Southern League 1
Northwich Victoria Cheshire League 0
South Liverpool Cheshire League 0
Chelmsford City Southern League 0
Hereford United Southern League 0
Peterborough United Midland League 0
Llanelly Southern League 0

ReferencesEdit