1951–52 Southern Football League

The 1951–52 Southern Football League season was the 49th in the history of the league, an English football competition.

At the end of the previous season Torquay United resigned their second team from the league. No new clubs had joined the league for this season so the league consisted of 22 remaining clubs. Merthyr Tydfil were champions for the third season in a row, winning their fourth Southern League title. Five Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League at the end of the season, but none were successful.

League tableEdit

Southern Football League
Season1951–52
ChampionsMerthyr Tydfil
Matches played462
Goals scored1,601 (3.47 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Merthyr Tydfil 42 27 6 9 128 60 2.133 60
2 Weymouth 42 22 13 7 81 42 1.929 57
3 Kidderminster Harriers 42 22 10 10 70 40 1.750 54
4 Guildford City 42 18 16 8 66 47 1.404 52
5 Hereford United 42 21 9 12 80 59 1.356 51
6 Worcester City 42 23 4 15 86 73 1.178 50
7 Kettering Town 42 18 10 14 83 56 1.482 46
8 Lovells Athletic 42 18 10 14 87 68 1.279 46
9 Gloucester City 42 19 8 15 68 55 1.236 46
10 Bath City 42 19 6 17 75 67 1.119 44
11 Headington United 42 16 11 15 55 53 1.038 43
12 Bedford Town 42 16 10 16 75 64 1.172 42
13 Barry Town 42 18 6 18 84 89 0.944 42
14 Chelmsford City 42 15 10 17 67 80 0.838 40
15 Dartford 42 15 9 18 63 65 0.969 39
16 Tonbridge 42 15 6 21 63 84 0.750 36
17 Yeovil Town 42 12 11 19 56 76 0.737 35
18 Cheltenham Town 42 15 4 23 59 85 0.694 34
19 Exeter City II 42 13 7 22 76 106 0.717 33
20 Llanelly 42 13 6 23 70 111 0.631 32
21 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 12 7 23 68 88 0.773 31
22 Hastings United 42 3 5 34 41 131 0.313 11
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.

Football League electionsEdit

Five Southern League clubs applied for election to the Football League. However, none were successful as all four League clubs were re-elected.[1]

Club League Votes
Darlington Football League 49
Exeter City Football League 47
Walsall Football League 45
Workington Football League 40
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 9
Worcester City Southern League 3
Bath City Southern League 1
Merthyr Tydfil Southern League 1
Peterborough United Midland League 1
Nelson Lancashire Combination 0
North Shields North Eastern League 0
Headington United Southern League 0
Yeovil Town Southern League 0
New Brighton Lancashire Combination 0

ReferencesEdit