1952–53 Southern Football League

The 1952–53 Southern Football League season was the 50th in the history of the league, an English football competition.

No new clubs had joined the league for this season so the league consisted of 22 clubs from previous season. Headington United were champions for the first time in their history. 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
Season1952–53
ChampionsHeadington United
Matches played462
Goals scored1,660 (3.59 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Headington United 42 23 12 7 93 50 1.860 58
2 Merthyr Tydfil 42 25 8 9 117 66 1.773 58
3 Bedford Town 42 24 8 10 91 61 1.492 56
4 Kettering Town 42 23 8 11 88 50 1.760 54
5 Bath City 42 22 10 10 71 46 1.543 54
6 Worcester City 42 20 11 11 100 66 1.515 51
7 Llanelly 42 21 9 12 95 72 1.319 51
8 Barry Town 42 22 3 17 89 69 1.290 47
9 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 19 7 16 83 76 1.092 45
10 Gloucester City 42 17 9 16 50 78 0.641 43
11 Guildford City 42 17 8 17 64 60 1.067 42
12 Hastings United 42 18 5 19 75 66 1.136 41
13 Cheltenham Town 42 15 11 16 70 89 0.787 41
14 Weymouth 42 15 10 17 70 75 0.933 40
15 Hereford United 42 17 5 20 76 73 1.041 39
16 Tonbridge 42 12 9 21 62 88 0.705 33
17 Lovells Athletic 42 12 8 22 68 81 0.840 32
18 Yeovil Town 42 11 10 21 75 99 0.758 32
19 Chelmsford City 42 12 7 23 58 92 0.630 31
20 Exeter City II 42 13 4 25 71 94 0.755 30
21 Kidderminster Harriers 42 12 5 25 54 85 0.635 29
22 Dartford 42 6 5 31 40 121 0.331 17
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
Shrewsbury Town Football League 46
Accrington Stanley Football League 45
Walsall Football League 41
Workington Football League 36
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 17
Peterborough United Midland League 6
Yeovil Town Southern League 2
Bath City Southern League 2
Headington United Southern League 0
Hereford United Southern League 1
Nelson Lancashire Combination 0
New Brighton Lancashire Combination 0
North Shields North Eastern League 0
Worcester City Southern League 0

ReferencesEdit