List of Delphian League seasons

The Delphian League ran for twelve seasons between its formation in 1951 and its merger into the Athenian League in 1963.

1951–52Edit

Six clubs joined from the Spartan League Premier Division:

Three clubs joined from the Spartan League Division One:

Three clubs joined from the London League Premier Division:

Two clubs joined from the Metropolitan League:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Brentwood & Warley 26 16 4 6 65 37 +28 36
2 Dagenham 26 16 3 7 68 35 +33 35
3 Yiewsley 26 14 5 7 70 48 +22 33
4 Leatherhead 26 14 4 8 51 43 +8 32
5 Woodford Town 26 12 7 7 59 44 +15 31
6 Aylesbury United 26 12 6 8 67 40 +27 30
7 Rainham Town 26 13 3 10 41 43 −2 29
8 Slough Centre 26 10 6 10 58 61 −3 26
9 Willesden 26 10 3 13 48 50 −2 23
10 Bishop's Stortford 26 10 3 13 55 80 −25 23
11 Berkhamsted Town 26 9 3 14 47 58 −11 21
12 Stevenage Town 26 6 7 13 50 75 −25 19
13 Cheshunt 26 5 6 15 46 69 −23 16
14 Wembley 26 2 6 18 30 72 −42 10

1952–53Edit

Two new clubs joined the league for the 1952–53 season:[1]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Dagenham 30 22 3 5 78 34 +44 47
2 Aylesbury United 30 18 3 9 70 43 +27 39
3 Yiewsley 30 14 11 5 62 48 +14 39
4 Slough Centre 30 16 4 10 60 35 +25 36
5 Stevenage Town 30 17 2 11 63 51 +12 36
6 Brentwood & Warley 30 15 5 10 60 50 +10 35
7 Woodford Town 30 14 6 10 66 52 +14 34
8 Rainham Town 30 14 3 13 47 41 +6 31
9 Leatherhead 30 12 7 11 53 59 −6 31
10 Hornchurch & Upminster 30 12 5 13 48 48 0 29
11 Berkhamsted Town 30 11 6 13 57 71 −14 28
12 Wembley 30 8 7 15 52 58 −6 23
13 Cheshunt 30 9 4 17 48 66 −18 22
14 Hemel Hempstead 30 7 3 20 46 77 −31 17
15 Bishop's Stortford 30 6 5 19 47 94 −47 17
16 Willesden 30 4 8 18 29 59 −30 16 Joined Parthenon League

1953–54Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Aylesbury United 28 18 5 5 97 45 +52 41
2 Dagenham 28 18 4 6 64 35 +29 40
3 Rainham Town 28 17 6 5 64 40 +24 40
4 Wembley 28 14 4 10 52 49 +3 32
5 Slough Centre 28 13 5 10 58 52 +6 31
6 Bishop's Stortford 28 12 4 12 64 56 +8 28
7 Stevenage Town 28 12 4 12 65 61 +4 28
8 Woodford Town 28 11 5 12 41 59 −18 27
9 Yiewsley 28 11 4 13 51 45 +6 26 Promotion to Corinthian League[2]
10 Brentwood & Warley 28 8 9 11 55 62 −7 25
11 Berkhamsted Town 28 9 7 12 54 61 −7 25
12 Cheshunt 28 10 5 13 50 59 −9 25
13 Hemel Hempstead 28 9 5 14 48 66 −18 23
14 Hornchurch & Upminster 28 6 6 16 46 72 −26 18
15 Leatherhead 28 4 3 21 45 92 −47 11

1954–55Edit

One new club joined the league for the 1954–55 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Bishop's Stortford 28 22 3 3 98 39 +59 47
2 Dagenham 28 19 3 6 82 29 +53 41
3 Aylesbury United 28 18 1 9 77 43 +34 37
4 Rainham Town 28 16 4 8 66 47 +19 36
5 Slough Centre 28 15 5 8 62 46 +16 35
6 Hemel Hempstead 28 14 1 13 56 53 +3 29 Renamed Hemel Hempstead Town
7 Woodford Town 28 11 6 11 55 58 −3 28
8 Wembley 28 11 4 13 48 40 +8 26
9 Stevenage Town 28 10 6 12 53 72 −19 26
10 Tuffnell Park Edmonton 28 9 6 13 41 61 −20 24
11 Leatherhead 28 8 5 15 48 65 −17 21
12 Hornchurch & Upminster 28 9 3 16 49 68 −19 21
13 Berkhamsted Town 28 9 3 16 42 70 −28 21
14 Cheshunt 28 6 3 19 37 76 −39 13[a] Joined London League Premier Division
15 Brentwood & Warley 28 4 5 19 36 83 −47 13
Source: Non-League Matters
Notes:
  1. ^ Cheshunt had two points deducted for fielding an ineligible player.[3]

1955–56Edit

One new club joined the league for the 1955–56 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Dagenham 28 20 3 5 83 28 +55 43
2 Wembley 28 18 6 4 72 32 +40 42 Promotion to Corinthian League
3 Rainham Town 28 18 3 7 71 45 +26 39
4 Bishop's Stortford 28 16 5 7 84 43 +41 37
5 Aylesbury United 28 14 4 10 57 63 −6 32
6 Hornchurch & Upminster 28 13 5 10 60 59 +1 31
7 Hemel Hempstead Town 28 11 8 9 61 56 +5 30
8 Leatherhead 28 11 5 12 53 63 −10 27
9 Tuffnell Park Edmonton 28 9 7 12 51 59 −8 25
10 Ware 28 8 9 11 63 73 −10 25
11 Berkhamsted Town 28 10 3 15 53 72 −19 23
12 Woodford Town 28 8 7 13 52 74 −22 23
13 Slough Centre 28 6 6 16 50 68 −18 18 Left the league
14 Brentwood & Warley 28 5 3 20 42 80 −38 13
15 Stevenage Town 28 2 8 18 35 72 −37 12 Renamed Stevenage[4]

1956–57Edit

One new club joined the league for the 1956–57 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Dagenham 26 18 5 3 66 29 +37 41 Promotion to Corinthian League
2 Rainham Town 26 15 4 7 68 45 +23 34
3 Brentwood & Warley 26 14 6 6 68 46 +22 34
4 Aylesbury United 26 11 7 8 55 41 +14 29
5 Bishop's Stortford 26 13 3 10 70 56 +14 29
6 Ware 26 13 2 11 78 65 +13 28
7 Letchworth Town 26 12 3 11 57 47 +10 27
8 Hornchurch & Upminster 26 12 3 11 47 44 +3 27
9 Leatherhead 26 11 4 11 57 67 −10 26
10 Hemel Hempstead Town 26 8 6 12 50 56 −6 22
11 Stevenage 26 6 7 13 39 70 −31 19
12 Tuffnell Park Edmonton 26 5 8 13 40 59 −19 18
13 Berkhamsted Town 26 6 5 15 35 64 −29 17
14 Woodford Town 26 5 3 18 43 84 −41 13

1957–58Edit

Two new clubs joined the league for the 1957–58 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Letchworth Town 28 22 4 2 96 27 +69 48
2 Aveley 28 18 4 6 77 46 +31 40
3 Rainham Town 28 17 5 6 67 45 +22 39
4 Brentwood & Warley 28 15 5 8 78 47 +31 35
5 Aylesbury United 28 14 6 8 69 49 +20 34
6 Leatherhead 28 14 4 10 77 56 +21 32 Promotion to Corinthian League
7 Hornchurch & Upminster 28 13 5 10 50 38 +12 31
8 Bishop's Stortford 28 12 6 10 62 54 +8 30
9 Tuffnell Park Edmonton 28 11 6 11 44 53 −9 28
10 Woodford Town 28 8 6 14 44 66 −22 22
11 Ware 28 8 5 15 41 60 −19 21
12 Wokingham Town 28 8 5 15 44 69 −25 21
13 Hemel Hempstead Town 28 6 5 17 30 72 −42 17
14 Stevenage 28 5 3 20 40 79 −39 13
15 Berkhamsted Town 28 4 1 23 24 82 −58 9

1958–59Edit

One new club joined the league for the 1958–59 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Brentwood & Warley 28 21 1 6 74 39 +35 43
2 Hornchurch & Upminster 28 19 2 7 73 41 +32 40 Promotion to Athenian League
3 Woodford Town 28 15 6 7 60 39 +21 36
4 Harrow Town 28 14 7 7 73 40 +33 35
5 Bishop's Stortford 28 15 5 8 64 50 +14 35
6 Rainham Town 28 14 5 9 64 41 +23 33
7 Aylesbury United 28 16 1 11 57 48 +9 33
8 Aveley 28 13 5 10 58 52 +6 31
9 Ware 28 10 7 11 52 52 0 27
10 Wokingham Town 28 11 2 15 63 54 +9 24 Promotion to Corinthian League
11 Tuffnell Park Edmonton 28 9 5 14 55 50 +5 23
12 Letchworth Town 28 7 8 13 52 70 −18 22 Promotion to Corinthian League
13 Hemel Hempstead Town 28 6 5 17 44 77 −33 17
14 Stevenage 28 5 4 19 39 94 −55 14
15 Berkhamsted Town 28 3 1 24 30 111 −81 7

1959–60Edit

One new club joined the league for the 1959–60 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Brentwood & Warley 24 17 3 4 56 23 +33 37
2 Hertford Town 24 17 1 6 55 22 +33 35
3 Harrow Town 24 13 7 4 52 32 +20 33
4 Bishop's Stortford 24 14 3 7 52 35 +17 31
5 Aylesbury United 24 13 4 7 50 37 +13 30
6 Woodford Town 24 12 3 9 39 29 +10 27
7 Rainham Town 24 10 7 7 45 35 +10 27
8 Aveley 24 8 7 9 41 42 −1 23
9 Ware 24 8 4 12 38 54 −16 20
10 Stevenage 24 6 5 13 34 50 −16 17 Renamed Stevenage Town
11 Tuffnell Park Edmonton 24 6 4 14 36 53 −17 16 Renamed Edmonton
12 Hemel Hempstead Town 24 3 3 18 23 63 −40 9
13 Berkhamsted Town 24 2 3 19 22 68 −46 7

1960–61Edit

Two new clubs joined the league for the 1960–61 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Hertford Town 28 20 5 3 65 27 +38 45
2 Brentwood & Warley 28 21 1 6 86 32 +54 43
3 Windsor & Eton 28 17 4 7 64 43 +21 38
4 Hemel Hempstead Town 28 14 5 9 59 44 +15 33
5 Bishop's Stortford 28 14 2 12 67 63 +4 30
6 Harrow Town 28 12 6 10 65 63 +2 30
7 Aveley 28 13 3 12 69 55 +14 29
8 Rainham Town 28 11 4 13 53 46 +7 26 Joined Metropolitan League
9 Aylesbury United 28 10 4 14 57 64 −7 24
10 Histon 28 10 4 14 58 71 −13 24
11 Ware 28 8 6 14 55 74 −19 22
12 Edmonton 28 8 5 15 47 64 −17 21
13 Stevenage Town 28 7 7 14 44 61 −17 21
14 Woodford Town 28 8 5 15 38 68 −30 21 Joined Metropolitan League
15 Berkhamsted Town 28 3 7 18 35 87 −52 13

1961–62Edit

One new club joined the league for the 1961–62 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hertford Town 26 18 5 3 84 32 +52 41
2 Hemel Hempstead Town 26 14 9 3 64 29 +35 37
3 Bishop's Stortford 26 14 6 6 62 36 +26 34
4 Brentwood & Warley 26 12 8 6 63 55 +8 32
5 Aylesbury United 26 11 8 7 46 40 +6 30
6 Windsor & Eton 26 10 7 9 66 53 +13 27
7 Aveley 26 9 8 9 50 43 +7 26
8 Edmonton 26 8 9 9 45 43 +2 25
9 Stevenage Town 26 9 7 10 53 65 −12 25
10 Berkhamsted Town 26 9 4 13 34 58 −24 22
11 Ware 26 7 7 12 36 58 −22 21
12 Harlow Town 26 5 8 13 28 39 −11 18
13 Harrow Town 26 3 7 16 33 62 −29 13
14 Histon 26 5 3 18 39 90 −51 13

1962–63Edit

Two new clubs joined the league for the 1962–63 season:

Due to the severe weather during the winter, the league was abandoned, with clubs having played between 11 and 18 matches. The league was split into East and West sections, with the clubs playing each other once. The two winners of the sections played a two-leg play-off for the championship.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hertford Town 17 13 3 1 61 19 +42 29
2 Bishop's Stortford 17 9 5 3 38 29 +9 23
3 Aveley 17 8 5 4 34 29 +5 21
4 Stevenage Town 15 7 4 4 21 24 −3 18
5 Tilbury 16 6 5 5 32 29 +3 17
6 Windsor & Eton 17 6 5 6 37 35 +2 17
7 Edmonton 14 7 2 5 40 20 +20 16
8 Harlow Town 11 7 1 3 25 7 +18 15
9 Aylesbury United 14 5 5 4 32 29 +3 15
10 Hemel Hempstead Town 12 5 3 4 31 18 +13 13
11 Berkhamsted Town 16 6 1 9 27 25 +2 13
12 Ware 15 5 2 8 28 33 −5 12
13 Brentwood & Warley 17 5 1 11 27 49 −22 11
14 Harrow Town 12 3 3 6 23 32 −9 9
15 Histon 18 4 1 13 21 67 −46 9
16 Wingate 16 1 4 11 21 53 −32 6

East DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Hertford Town 7 5 1 1 15 4 +11 11 Joined Athenian League Division Two
2 Bishop's Stortford 7 5 1 1 13 8 +5 11
3 Harlow Town 7 4 1 2 14 10 +4 9
4 Aveley 7 4 0 3 11 11 0 8
5 Tilbury 7 2 2 3 13 13 0 6
6 Ware 7 1 3 3 13 17 −4 5
7 Histon 7 1 2 4 7 14 −7 4
8 Brentwood & Warley 7 0 2 5 7 16 −9 2

West DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Edmonton 7 5 1 1 25 6 +19 11 Joined Athenian League Division Two
2 Windsor & Eton 7 4 2 1 14 10 +4 10
3 Berkhamsted Town 7 3 3 1 16 12 +4 9
4 Hemel Hempstead Town 7 3 2 2 13 9 +4 8
5 Harrow Town 7 4 0 3 11 10 +1 8
6 Aylesbury United 7 2 0 5 12 21 −9 4
7 Wingate 7 2 0 5 9 17 −8 4
8 Stevenage Town 7 0 2 5 8 23 −15 2 Promotion to Southern League Division One

Play-offEdit

Edmonton1–1
(4–1 aet)
Hertford Town

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Delphian League Non-League Matters
  2. ^ Yiewsley at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ Cheshunt at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ Stevenage Town at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ Wokingham Town at the Football Club History Database
  6. ^ Windsor & Eton at the Football Club History Database