List of Metropolitan League seasons

The Metropolitan League ran for twenty-two seasons between 1949–50 and 1970–71.

1949–50Edit

The league was composed of:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 St Neots & District 16 12 2 2 63 21 +42 26
2 Dagenham 16 11 4 1 62 23 +39 26
3 Callender Athletic 16 11 3 2 69 29 +40 25
4 Headington United reserves 16 10 3 3 57 31 +26 23
5 Chingford Town reserves 16 7 2 7 31 32 −1 16
6 Twickenham 16 4 2 10 39 51 −12 10
7 Dickinsons 16 2 3 11 20 42 −22 7
8 Chipperfield 16 2 3 11 25 61 −36 7
9 Hove 16 1 2 13 16 92 −76 4 Changed name to Hove United[1]
Hammersmith United 0 0 Withdrew during season, record expunged

1950–51Edit

Eight new clubs joined the league in its second season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Dagenham 30 24 3 3 95 28 +67 51 Founder members of Delphian League[3]
2 Vickers Armstrong 30 22 3 5 98 50 +48 47
3 Croydon Rovers 30 22 1 7 67 37 +30 45 Left the league
4 St Neots & District 30 18 4 8 87 47 +40 40 Joined the United Counties League
5 Luton Town 'A' 30 17 3 10 95 47 +48 37
6 Windsor & Eton 30 16 4 10 70 61 +9 36
7 Headington United reserves 30 14 4 12 68 62 +6 32
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 30 10 10 10 56 53 +3 30
9 Leatherhead 30 12 3 15 53 67 −14 27 Founder members of Delphian League[4]
10 Dunstable Town 30 11 2 17 62 83 −21 24
11 Callender Athletic 30 10 2 18 55 76 −21 22
12 Twickenham 30 8 6 16 49 75 −26 22
13 Chingford Town 30 8 5 17 51 71 −20 21 First team replaced the reserves mid-season, folded at end of season[5]
14 Hastings United reserves 30 6 5 19 38 72 −34 17
15 Dickinsons 30 5 5 20 60 136 −76 15 Dropped into the Herts County League[6]
16 Hove United 30 5 4 21 35 74 −39 14 Left the league
Chipperfield 0 0 Withdrew during season, record expunged.

1951–52Edit

Five new clubs joined the league in its third season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Horsham 26 17 6 3 75 30 +45 40
2 Tonbridge reserves 26 16 7 3 90 34 +56 39
3 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 26 15 3 8 74 47 +27 33
4 Headington United reserves 26 13 5 8 72 58 +14 31
5 Skyways 26 14 1 11 54 56 −2 29 Left the league
6 Windsor & Eton 26 12 4 10 76 58 +18 28
7 Vickers Armstrong 26 9 8 9 64 72 −8 26
8 Luton Town 'A' 26 12 1 13 83 79 +4 25
9 Hastings United reserves 26 9 7 10 49 57 −8 25
10 Dunstable Town 26 11 2 13 48 66 −18 24
11 Twickenham 26 8 5 13 53 71 −18 21
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 26 8 3 15 54 72 −18 19
13 Millwall 'A' 26 5 6 15 49 79 −30 16 Left the league
14 Callender Athletic 26 3 2 21 32 94 −62 8

1952–53Edit

Four new clubs joined the league for its fourth season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Tonbridge reserves 30 22 3 5 88 42 +46 47
2 Windsor & Eton 30 19 6 5 91 53 +38 44
3 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 30 17 5 8 82 44 +38 39
4 Newbury Town 30 17 5 8 96 57 +39 39
5 Haywards Heath 30 14 8 8 59 48 +11 36
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 30 16 2 12 78 59 +19 34
7 Dunstable Town 30 15 3 12 70 66 +4 33
8 Hastings United reserves 30 13 6 11 83 69 +14 32
9 Luton Town 'A' 30 14 4 12 80 70 +10 32
10 Horsham 30 13 4 13 75 64 +11 30
11 Headington United reserves 30 11 8 11 55 54 +1 30
12 West Ham United 'A' 30 10 7 13 55 69 −14 27
13 Southwick 30 8 5 17 54 80 −26 21
14 Vickers Armstrong 30 7 4 19 41 74 −33 18
15 Twickenham 30 5 3 22 39 97 −58 13 Joined Parthenon League
16 Callender Athletic 30 2 1 27 27 127 −100 5 Left the league

1953–54Edit

Four new clubs joined the league prior to the start of the 1953–54 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Headington United reserves 34 24 2 8 91 45 +46 50
2 Hastings United reserves 34 23 3 8 119 55 +64 49
3 Luton Town 'A' 34 20 6 8 97 58 +39 46
4 Tonbridge reserves 34 19 5 10 94 63 +31 43
5 Windsor & Eton 34 19 5 10 93 76 +17 43
6 Guildford City reserves 34 14 10 10 71 59 +12 38
7 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 34 16 5 13 73 67 +6 37 Left the league
8 Gravesend & Northfleet reserves 34 12 11 11 56 52 +4 35
9 Chelsea 'A' 34 13 9 12 46 55 −9 35
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 34 14 5 15 58 65 −7 33
11 Dunstable Town 34 13 5 16 83 111 −28 31
12 Newbury Town 34 9 11 14 71 80 −9 29
13 Horsham 34 11 6 17 59 63 −4 28
14 Dartford reserves 34 10 7 17 53 64 −11 27
15 Vickers Armstrong 34 7 11 16 38 71 −33 25
16 West Ham United 'A' 34 9 6 19 56 84 −28 24
17 Haywards Heath 34 7 7 20 52 97 −45 21
18 Southwick 34 6 6 22 37 82 −45 18 Joined Sussex County League

1954–55Edit

One new club joined the league prior to the start of the 1954–55 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Chelsea 'A' 32 22 5 5 116 46 +70 49
2 Gravesend & Northfleet reserves 32 21 4 7 68 38 +30 46
3 Newbury Town 32 21 2 9 77 47 +30 44
4 Dartford reserves 32 20 3 9 73 45 +28 43
5 Tonbridge reserves 32 17 8 7 74 45 +29 42
6 Dunstable Town 32 19 3 10 96 81 +15 41
7 Guildford City reserves 32 18 4 10 82 53 +29 40
8 Hastings United reserves 32 16 5 11 90 56 +34 37
9 Horsham 32 12 10 10 55 51 +4 34
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 32 13 6 13 82 74 +8 32
11 Luton Town 'A' 32 12 3 17 66 103 −37 27
12 Headington United reserves 32 10 5 17 47 51 −4 25
13 Windsor & Eton 32 10 2 20 58 103 −45 22
14 Haywards Heath 32 8 5 19 69 99 −30 21
15 Wokingham Town 32 8 4 20 53 88 −35 20
16 West Ham United 'A' 32 6 1 25 36 85 −49 13
17 Vickers Armstrong 32 3 2 27 26 103 −77 8 Left the league

1955–56Edit

One new club joined the league prior to the start of the 1955–56 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Hastings United reserves 32 26 2 4 97 42 +55 54
2 Chelsea 'A' 32 25 3 4 111 30 +81 53
3 Headington United reserves 32 21 1 10 105 41 +64 43
4 Dartford reserves 32 19 5 8 72 44 +28 43
5 Bedford Town reserves 32 19 4 9 90 49 +41 42
6 Gravesend & Northfleet reserves 32 18 4 10 70 49 +21 40 Left the league
7 Tonbridge reserves 32 15 5 12 78 57 +21 35
8 Newbury Town 32 13 5 14 70 64 +6 31
9 Guildford City reserves 32 12 5 15 66 76 −10 29
10 Dunstable Town 32 13 2 17 85 84 +1 28
11 Luton Town 'A' 32 9 6 17 52 73 −21 24
12 Horsham 32 11 2 19 55 105 −50 24
13 Haywards Heath 32 9 6 17 50 103 −53 24
14 West Ham United 'A' 32 7 9 16 55 75 −20 23
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 32 8 5 19 48 71 −23 21
16 Windsor & Eton 32 6 4 22 45 108 −63 16
17 Wokingham Town 32 6 2 24 49 127 −78 14

1956–57Edit

Two new clubs joined the league prior to the start of the 1956–57 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Chelsea 'A' 34 22 5 7 106 38 +68 49
2 Bedford Town reserves 34 20 7 7 113 64 +49 47
3 Tonbridge reserves 34 21 5 8 83 62 +21 47
4 Hastings United reserves 34 19 8 7 129 63 +66 46
5 Luton Town 'A' 34 20 4 10 97 67 +30 44
6 Newbury Town 34 17 7 10 75 56 +19 41
7 West Ham United 'A' 34 16 5 13 83 66 +17 37
8 Dartford reserves 34 17 3 14 64 60 +4 37
9 Headington United reserves 34 15 5 14 71 66 +5 35
10 Guildford City reserves 34 15 5 14 71 69 +2 35
11 Eastbourne United 34 14 6 14 72 67 +5 34
12 Windsor & Eton 34 13 4 17 62 98 −36 30
13 Dunstable Town 34 10 7 17 72 90 −18 27
14 Crawley 34 9 7 18 61 75 −14 25
15 Wokingham Town 34 7 7 20 69 109 −40 21 Joined the Delphian League
16 Haywards Heath 34 9 3 22 42 100 −58 21
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 34 8 3 23 46 105 −59 19
18 Horsham 34 3 11 20 50 111 −61 17 Joined the Corinthian League

1957–58Edit

Two new clubs joined for the 1957–58 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Chelsea 'A' 34 28 3 3 107 34 +73 59
2 Tonbridge reserves 34 21 8 5 102 58 +44 50
3 Hastings United reserves 34 19 6 9 90 54 +36 44
4 Dartford reserves 34 17 7 10 98 71 +27 41
5 Bedford Town reserves 34 16 8 10 73 59 +14 40
6 Dunstable Town 34 16 7 11 77 64 +13 39
7 Luton Town 'A' 34 15 8 11 82 71 +11 38
8 Headington United reserves 34 17 2 15 73 70 +3 36
9 Newbury Town 34 14 8 12 71 74 −3 36
10 West Ham United 'A' 34 14 6 14 69 67 +2 34
11 Crawley 34 12 7 15 70 75 −5 31 Changed name to Crawley Town
12 Guildford City reserves 34 13 5 16 53 62 −9 31
13 Haywards Heath 34 12 4 18 58 69 −11 28
14 Windsor & Eton 34 11 3 20 51 110 −59 25
15 Fulham 'A' 34 8 7 19 51 79 −28 23
16 Didcot Town 34 8 6 20 60 92 −32 22
17 Eastbourne United 34 8 3 23 47 81 −34 19
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 34 7 2 25 39 81 −42 16

1958–59Edit

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

  • Arsenal 'A'
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Arsenal 'A' 36 25 6 5 118 51 +67 56
2 Chelsea 'A' 36 26 3 7 109 35 +74 55
3 Tonbridge reserves 36 22 8 6 103 58 +45 52
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 36 18 7 11 71 61 +10 43
5 Dunstable Town 36 17 5 14 78 64 +14 39
6 Newbury Town 36 16 7 13 64 60 +4 39
7 Hastings United reserves 36 16 6 14 68 64 +4 38
8 Haywards Heath 36 13 10 13 61 62 −1 36
9 Headington United reserves 36 13 10 13 73 83 −10 36
10 Guildford City reserves 36 16 4 16 69 80 −11 36
11 Bedford Town reserves 36 12 9 15 67 83 −16 33
12 West Ham United 'A' 36 14 4 18 73 73 0 32
13 Fulham 'A' 36 13 6 17 72 77 −5 32
14 Crawley Town 36 12 7 17 65 86 −21 31
15 Luton Town 'A' 36 12 6 18 72 74 −2 30
16 Didcot Town 36 8 14 14 53 61 −8 30
17 Eastbourne United 36 10 7 19 54 69 −15 27
18 Dartford reserves 36 8 6 22 62 127 −65 22
19 Windsor & Eton 36 5 7 24 46 110 −64 17

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 Luton Town 'A' 38 24 6 8 100 61 +39 54
2 Arsenal 'A' 38 21 9 8 108 52 +56 51
3 Canterbury City 38 21 8 9 99 62 +37 50 Promoted to the Southern League Division One[14]
4 Chelsea 'A' 38 21 6 11 104 55 +49 48 Left the league
5 Dunstable Town 38 22 5 11 94 66 +28 47[a]
6 Bedford Town reserves 38 20 4 14 72 79 −7 44
7 Guildford City reserves 38 16 11 11 87 69 +18 43
8 Headington United reserves 38 18 5 15 79 87 −8 41 Changed name to Oxford United reserves
9 Newbury Town 38 18 4 16 85 68 +17 40
10 Tonbridge reserves 38 14 12 12 60 53 +7 40
11 Fulham 'A' 38 15 10 13 84 80 +4 40 Left the league
12 Eastbourne United 38 12 14 12 77 77 0 38
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 38 14 6 18 67 86 −19 34
14 West Ham United 'A' 38 14 5 19 78 102 −24 33
15 Windsor & Eton 38 12 7 19 77 84 −7 31 Joined the Delphian League
16 Dartford reserves 38 12 6 20 78 101 −23 30
17 Hastings United reserves 38 11 8 19 66 88 −22 30
18 Didcot Town 38 10 3 25 71 101 −30 23
19 Haywards Heath 38 8 5 25 52 103 −51 21
20 Crawley Town 38 9 2 27 52 116 −64 20
Source: Non-League Matters
Notes:
  1. ^ 2 points deducted?

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 Arsenal 'A' 34 26 3 5 141 40 +101 55
2 St Neots Town 34 23 4 7 110 48 +62 50
3 Eastbourne United 34 19 8 7 75 42 +33 46
4 Bedford Town reserves 34 21 4 9 79 56 +23 46
5 Oxford United reserves 34 20 5 9 105 64 +41 45
6 Newbury Town 34 17 8 9 91 66 +25 42
7 West Ham United 'A' 34 17 5 12 83 60 +23 39
8 Dartford reserves 34 18 3 13 81 66 +15 39
9 Luton Town 'A' 34 14 7 13 72 57 +15 35 Left the league
10 Guildford City reserves 34 14 7 13 69 72 −3 35
11 Hastings United reserves 34 15 5 14 70 78 −8 35 Left the league
12 Tonbridge reserves 34 12 3 19 71 96 −25 27
13 Didcot Town 34 11 3 20 62 86 −24 25
14 Dunstable Town 34 8 9 17 68 103 −35 25 Joined United Counties League Division One
15 Metropolitan Police 34 9 5 20 49 82 −33 23
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 34 7 6 21 45 93 −48 20
17 Crawley Town 34 5 4 25 39 123 −84 14
18 Haywards Heath 34 4 3 27 32 110 −78 11 Joined Sussex County League Division One

1961–62Edit

Three new clubs joined the league for the 1961–62 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Dartford reserves 32 24 4 4 102 51 +51 52
2 Arsenal 'A' 32 20 9 3 93 42 +51 49
3 St Neots Town 32 19 7 6 88 42 +46 45
4 Bexleyheath & Welling reserves 32 18 7 7 81 63 +18 43
5 Crawley Town 32 19 2 11 90 55 +35 40
6 Guildford City reserves 32 17 5 10 81 71 +10 39
7 Oxford United reserves 32 17 4 11 104 64 +40 38
8 West Ham United 'A' 32 13 7 12 91 78 +13 33
9 Bedford Town reserves 32 11 7 14 75 60 +15 29
10 Rainham Town 32 13 3 16 54 63 −9 29
11 Didcot Town 32 11 6 15 68 80 −12 28
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 'A' 32 11 5 16 58 73 −15 27 Left the league
13 Eastbourne United 32 11 5 16 59 76 −17 27
14 Tonbridge reserves 32 9 5 18 84 102 −18 23
15 Newbury Town 32 8 3 21 42 93 −51 19 Joined Hellenic League Premier Division
16 Woodford Town 32 5 2 25 42 120 −78 12
17 Metropolitan Police 32 4 3 25 33 112 −79 11

1962–63Edit

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

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Arsenal 'A' 32 26 2 4 107 29 +78 54
2 Oxford United reserves 32 23 3 6 77 36 +41 49
3 Kettering Town reserves 32 21 5 6 102 47 +55 47
4 Bedford Town reserves 32 22 2 8 99 42 +57 46
5 West Ham United 'A' 32 19 4 9 94 55 +39 42
6 Crawley Town 32 19 4 9 82 49 +33 42 Promoted to the Southern League Division One
7 St Neots Town 32 18 2 12 93 70 +23 38
8 Dartford reserves 32 15 6 11 84 56 +28 36
9 Tonbridge reserves 32 13 5 14 78 80 −2 31
10 Rainham Town 32 14 2 16 67 65 +2 30
11 Guildford City reserves 32 13 3 16 66 82 −16 29
12 Eastbourne United 32 11 5 16 64 67 −3 27
13 Bexleyheath & Welling reserves 32 6 8 18 46 82 −36 20 Changed name to Bexley United reserves
14 Woodford Town 32 8 3 21 41 95 −54 19
15 Metropolitan Police 32 6 4 22 44 98 −54 16
16 Gravesend & Northfleet reserves 32 3 4 25 37 106 −69 10 Relegated to new Division Two
17 Didcot Town 32 3 2 27 26 148 −122 8 Joined Hellenic League Premier Division

1963–64Edit

A second division was added for the 1963–64 season, with all the clubs in the division new apart from Gravesend & Northfleet reserves. Six new clubs joined Division One;

Division One
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Charlton Athletic 'A' 38 27 4 7 135 51 +84 58
2 Chelmsford City reserves 38 23 10 5 105 47 +58 56
3 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 38 25 3 10 122 60 +62 53
4 Oxford United reserves 38 19 13 6 104 50 +54 51 Left the league
5 Cambridge City reserves 38 20 9 9 94 78 +16 49
6 Woodford Town 38 20 7 11 92 67 +25 47
7 Arsenal 'A' 38 18 9 11 80 57 +23 45
8 Eastbourne United 38 16 10 12 72 60 +12 42 Joined Athenian League Division Two
9 West Ham United 'A' 38 18 6 14 95 82 +13 42
10 St Neots Town 38 17 7 14 94 67 +27 41
11 Guildford City reserves 38 16 7 15 79 62 +17 39
12 Romford reserves 38 12 11 15 75 84 −9 35
13 Kettering Town reserves 38 12 7 19 78 98 −20 31 Left the league
14 Rainham Town 38 10 8 20 75 113 −38 28 Joined Athenian League Division Two
15 Dartford reserves 38 12 4 22 61 102 −41 28
16 Metropolitan Police 38 11 5 22 64 102 −38 27
17 Bexley United reserves 38 11 5 22 65 105 −40 27
18 Bedford Town reserves 38 9 7 22 68 108 −40 25
19 Crawley Town reserves 38 8 7 23 51 92 −41 23 Left the league
20 Tonbridge reserves 38 5 3 30 38 162 −124 13
Division Two
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Gillingham Reserves 28 26 1 1 132 28 +104 53 Promoted
2 Hastings United Reserves 28 16 5 7 71 44 +27 37 Left the league
3 Stevenage Town Reserves 28 18 0 10 72 46 +26 36 Promoted
4 Dover Reserves 28 12 7 9 61 50 +11 31 Left the league
5 Chertsey Town 28 13 5 10 85 82 +3 31 Promoted
6 Deal Town Reserves 28 12 6 10 60 57 +3 30 Left the league
7 Margate Reserves 28 13 3 12 68 48 +20 29
8 Folkestone Town Reserves 28 11 6 11 57 62 −5 28
9 Dunstable Town 28 11 6 11 41 53 −12 28 Promoted
10 Canterbury City Reserves 28 12 3 13 59 60 −1 27 Left the league
11 Sittingbourne Reserves 28 13 1 14 56 62 −6 27
12 Gravesend & Northfleet Reserves 28 7 4 17 54 89 −35 18
13 Ashford Town Reserves 28 5 6 17 31 68 −37 16
14 Chingford 28 5 5 18 31 81 −50 15
15 Ramsgate Athletic Reserves 28 6 2 20 44 92 −48 14

1964–65Edit

Division Two was disbanded after a single season, although four of its clubs stayed in the league and moved up to the single division. An additional four new clubs joined the league for the 1964–65 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Gillingham reserves 42 31 4 7 149 58 +91 66 Left the league
2 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 42 30 3 9 129 39 +90 63
3 West Ham United 'A' 42 29 4 9 107 52 +55 62
4 Bury Town 42 26 6 10 85 56 +29 58
5 Arsenal 'A' 42 23 6 13 98 53 +45 52
6 Wimbledon reserves 42 23 6 13 100 76 +24 52
7 Bedford Town reserves 42 21 6 15 91 76 +15 48
8 Woodford Town 42 19 9 14 94 93 +1 47
9 Chatham Town 42 19 9 14 79 84 −5 47
10 Chertsey Town 42 18 9 15 105 108 −3 45
11 Chelmsford City reserves 42 18 6 18 82 66 +16 42
12 St Neots Town 42 13 14 15 66 66 0 40
13 Dunstable Town 42 15 9 18 72 89 −17 39 Promoted to the Southern League Division One
14 Charlton Athletic 'A' 42 14 8 20 74 98 −24 36
15 Guildford City reserves 42 13 9 20 82 83 −1 35 Left the league
16 Romford reserves 42 15 5 22 70 93 −23 35
17 Dartford reserves 42 10 11 21 91 112 −21 31
18 Metropolitan Police 42 10 9 23 66 94 −28 29
19 Cambridge City reserves 42 9 10 23 59 108 −49 28 Joined Eastern Counties League
20 Luton Town 'A' 42 9 7 26 72 123 −51 25 Left the league
21 Stevenage Town reserves 42 8 7 27 62 123 −61 23
22 Bexley United reserves 42 6 9 27 39 122 −83 21 Left the league

1965–66Edit

Five new clubs joined the league for the 1965–66 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Bury Town 36 29 5 2 108 27 +81 63
2 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 36 28 3 5 123 35 +88 59
3 Brentwood Town 36 25 7 4 101 46 +55 57
4 West Ham United 'A' 36 24 7 5 85 34 +51 55
5 Arsenal 'A' 36 21 8 7 107 54 +53 50
6 St Neots Town 36 21 5 10 83 62 +21 47 Joined United Counties League
7 Wimbledon reserves 36 19 3 14 95 74 +21 41
8 Chelmsford City reserves 36 15 6 15 80 74 +6 36
9 Woodford Town 36 17 2 17 64 84 −20 36
10 Barnet reserves 36 13 7 16 69 72 −3 33
11 Sheppey United 36 13 7 16 63 88 −25 33
12 Chatham Town 36 12 7 17 68 78 −10 31
13 Metropolitan Police 36 13 4 19 75 67 +8 30
14 Dartford reserves 36 9 5 22 61 105 −44 23 Left the league
15 Stevenage Town reserves 36 8 7 21 50 91 −41 23
16 Bedford Town reserves 36 8 4 24 64 108 −44 20
17 Hatfield Town 36 6 6 24 58 121 −63 18
18 Chertsey Town 36 5 7 24 54 109 −55 17 Left the league
19 Dunstable Town reserves 36 3 6 27 43 122 −79 12
Charlton Athletic 'A' 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned mid-season, record expunged

1966–67Edit

Three new clubs joined the league for the 1966–67 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 32 20 6 6 102 45 +57 46
2 Arsenal 'A' 32 20 5 7 91 41 +50 45
3 Brentwood Town 32 20 4 8 75 41 +34 44 Promoted to the Southern League Division One
4 Bury Town 32 16 8 8 73 46 +27 40
5 West Ham United 'A' 32 15 9 8 73 36 +37 39
6 Hatfield Town 32 16 7 9 67 47 +20 39
7 Sheppey United 32 14 9 9 62 55 +7 37
8 Bedford Town reserves 32 13 8 11 60 46 +14 34
9 Cray Wanderers 32 14 6 12 60 75 −15 34
10 Wimbledon reserves 32 15 3 14 65 73 −8 33
11 Metropolitan Police 32 11 9 12 42 48 −6 31
12 Crittall Athletic 32 11 3 18 40 62 −22 25
13 Woodford Town 32 10 3 19 47 78 −31 23 Left the league
14 Chelmsford City reserves 32 7 7 18 46 77 −31 21
15 Chatham Town 32 8 5 19 35 69 −34 21
16 Hillingdon Borough reserves 32 6 5 21 29 73 −44 17 Left the league
17 Stevenage Town reserves 32 5 5 22 43 98 −55 15
Barnet Reserves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Resigned mid-season, record expunged

1967–68Edit

One new club joined the league for the 1967–68 season;

  • Brentwood Town reserves
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Chelmsford City reserves 26 17 4 5 56 25 +31 38
2 Bury Town 26 15 7 4 56 26 +30 37
3 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 26 15 3 8 53 40 +13 33
4 Cray Wanderers 26 12 8 6 50 35 +15 32
5 Bedford Town reserves 26 15 1 10 59 42 +17 31
6 Metropolitan Police 26 13 3 10 66 61 +5 29
7 Hatfield Town 26 12 2 12 49 45 +4 26
8 Arsenal 'A' 26 9 6 11 46 48 −2 24
9 West Ham United 'A' 26 10 4 12 39 41 −2 24
10 Wimbledon reserves 26 8 6 12 35 46 −11 22
11 Sheppey United 26 7 6 13 43 68 −25 20
12 Chatham Town 26 6 7 13 23 46 −23 19 Joined Kent League
13 Crittall Athletic 26 7 4 15 36 49 −13 18 Renamed Braintree & Crittall Athletic
14 Brentwood Town reserves 26 2 7 17 18 57 −39 11 Left the league

1968–69Edit

Four new clubs joined the league for the 1968–69 season:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Bury Town 30 20 3 7 55 23 +32 43
2 Tottenham Hotspur 'A' 30 17 8 5 68 38 +30 42 Left the league
3 Bletchley Town 30 16 6 8 47 25 +22 38
4 Metropolitan Police 30 16 5 9 72 52 +20 37
5 Braintree & Crittall Athletic 30 12 11 7 36 26 +10 35
6 West Ham United 'A' 30 14 6 10 50 41 +9 34
7 Wellingborough Town 30 15 3 12 57 49 +8 33
8 Chelmsford City reserves 30 11 9 10 56 45 +11 31 Left the league
9 Stevenage Athletic 30 11 9 10 50 44 +6 31
10 Romford reserves 30 11 9 10 59 60 −1 31
11 Sheppey United 30 12 7 11 53 54 −1 31
12 Cray Wanderers 30 11 5 14 49 49 0 27
13 Arsenal 'A' 30 9 4 17 34 59 −25 22 Left the league
14 Hatfield Town 30 4 9 17 37 65 −28 17
15 Wimbledon reserves 30 6 3 21 30 70 −40 15 Left the league
16 Bedford Town reserves 30 5 3 22 28 81 −53 13

1969–70Edit

Three new clubs joined the league for the start of the 1969–70 season;

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Wellingborough Town 28 18 4 6 67 32 +35 40 Joined West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division
2 Stevenage Athletic 28 15 9 4 54 22 +32 39 Promoted to the Southern League Division One
3 West Ham United 'A' 28 14 8 6 48 24 +24 36
4 Metropolitan Police 28 13 8 7 50 39 +11 34
5 Bletchley Town 28 12 9 7 51 38 +13 33
6 Bedford Town reserves 28 10 9 9 30 26 +4 29
7 Bury Town 28 11 6 11 48 39 +9 28
8 Sheppey United 28 10 7 11 50 45 +5 27
9 Romford reserves 28 9 8 11 37 43 −6 26
10 Hatfield Town 28 9 5 14 47 61 −14 23
11 Braintree & Crittall Athletic 28 7 9 12 32 48 −16 23 Joined Eastern Counties League
12 Oxford United 'A' 28 9 4 15 43 63 −20 21[a] Left the league
13 Cray Wanderers 28 8 5 15 34 52 −18 21
14 Brentwood Town reserves 28 6 8 14 25 56 −31 20 Left the league
15 Epping Town 28 6 7 15 40 68 −28 19
Source: Non-League Matters
Notes:
  1. ^ 1 point deducted?

1970–71Edit

Two new clubs joined the league for the start of the 1970–71 season;

At the end of the season four clubs moved up to the Southern League as it added a new second tier division, splitting the previous Division One into Division One North and Division One South.[15]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Epping Town 22 14 5 3 58 36 +22 33 Joined Metropolitan–London League Division One
2 Bury Town 22 13 4 5 45 30 +15 30 Promotion to Southern League Division One North
3 Bletchley Town 22 13 3 6 49 21 +28 29
4 Cray Wanderers 22 12 3 7 45 36 +9 27 Joined Metropolitan–London League Division One
5 Metropolitan Police 22 9 7 6 44 27 +17 25 Promotion to Southern League Division One South
6 Chelmsford City reserves 22 9 7 6 55 38 +17 25 Left the league
7 Woodford Town 22 8 7 7 30 32 −2 23 Promotion to Southern League Division One South
8 Sheppey United 22 8 3 11 33 37 −4 19 Joined Metropolitan–London League Division One
9 West Ham United 'A' 22 6 4 12 22 37 −15 16 Joined South East Counties League as a youth team
10 Bedford Town reserves 22 4 5 13 26 49 −23 13 Left the league
11 Romford reserves 22 2 9 11 24 49 −25 13
12 Hatfield Town 22 4 3 15 32 71 −39 11 Joined Metropolitan–London League Division One

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hove at the Football Club History Database
  2. ^ Windsor & Eton at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ Dagenham at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ Leatherhead at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ Chingford Town at the Football Club History Database
  6. ^ Dickinsons (Apsley) at the Football Club History Database
  7. ^ Horsham at the Football Club History Database
  8. ^ Tottenham Hotspur "A" at the Football Club History Database
  9. ^ Haywards Heath at the Football Club History Database
  10. ^ Southwick at the Football Club History Database
  11. ^ West Ham United "A" at the Football Club History Database
  12. ^ Crawley at the Football Club History Database
  13. ^ Eastbourne United at the Football Club History Database
  14. ^ Canterbury City at the Football Club History Database
  15. ^ England - Southern League Final Tables RSSSF