1953–54 Southern Football League

The 1953–54 Southern Football League season was the 51st 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. Merthyr Tydfil were champions, winning their fifth Southern League title. Four Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League at the end of the season, but none were successful.

Final tableEdit

Southern Football League
Season1953–54
ChampionsMerthyr Tydfil
Matches played462
Goals scored1,582 (3.42 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Merthyr Tydfil 42 27 8 7 97 55 1.764 62
2 Headington United 42 22 9 11 68 43 1.581 53
3 Yeovil Town 42 20 8 14 87 76 1.145 48
4 Bath City 42 17 12 13 73 67 1.090 46
5 Kidderminster Harriers 42 18 9 15 62 59 1.051 45
6 Weymouth 42 18 8 16 83 72 1.153 44
7 Barry Town 42 17 9 16 108 91 1.187 43
8 Bedford Town 42 19 5 18 80 84 0.952 43
9 Gloucester City 42 16 11 15 69 77 0.896 43
10 Hastings United 42 16 10 16 73 67 1.090 42
11 Kettering Town 42 15 12 15 65 63 1.032 42
12 Hereford United 42 16 9 17 66 62 1.065 41
13 Llanelly 42 16 9 17 80 85 0.941 41
14 Guildford City 42 15 11 16 56 60 0.933 41
15 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 16 8 18 76 77 0.987 40
16 Worcester City 42 17 6 19 66 71 0.930 40
17 Lovells Athletic 42 14 11 17 62 60 1.033 39
18 Tonbridge 42 15 9 18 85 91 0.934 39
19 Chelmsford City 42 14 10 18 67 71 0.944 38
20 Exeter City II 42 11 13 18 61 72 0.847 35
21 Cheltenham Town 42 11 12 19 56 83 0.675 34
22 Dartford 42 6 13 23 42 89 0.472 25
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio.

Football League electionsEdit

Four 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
Chester Football League 48
Colchester United Football League 45
Walsall Football League 32
Halifax Town Football League 28
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 19
Peterborough United Midland League 18
Nelson Lancashire Combination 3
Worcester City Southern League 2
Merthyr Tydfil Southern League 1
Bath City Southern League 0
North Shields North Eastern League 0
Yeovil Town Southern League 0

ReferencesEdit