1957–58 Southern Football League

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The 1957–58 Southern Football League season saw Gravesend & Northfleet win the championship.[1] Six Southern League clubs applied to join the Football League at the end of the season, but none were successful.

The following season the league split into two divisions, a North-West Division and a South-East Division, with thirteen new clubs elected to make up the numbers.

Final table

After Llanelly left the league at the end of the previous season, Poole Town were elected from the Western League to replace them.

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2
1 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 27 5 10 109 71 1.54 59
2 Bedford Town 42 25 7 10 112 64 1.75 57
3 Chelmsford City 42 24 9 9 93 57 1.63 57
4 Weymouth 42 25 5 12 90 61 1.48 55
5 Worcester City 42 23 7 12 95 59 1.61 53
6 Cheltenham Town 42 21 10 11 115 66 1.74 52
7 Hereford United 42 21 6 15 79 56 1.41 48
8 Kettering Town 42 18 9 15 99 76 1.3 45
9 Headington United 42 18 7 17 90 83 1.08 43
10 Poole Town 42 17 9 16 82 81 1.01 43
11 Hastings United 42 13 15 14 78 77 1.01 41
12 Gloucester City 42 17 7 18 70 70 1 41
13 Yeovil Town 42 16 9 17 70 84 0.83 41
14 Dartford 42 14 9 19 66 92 0.72 37
15 Lovells Athletic 42 15 6 21 60 83 0.72 36
16 Bath City 42 13 9 20 65 64 1.02 35
17 Guildford City 42 12 10 20 58 92 0.63 34
18 Tonbridge 42 13 7 22 77 100 0.77 33
19 Exeter City II 42 12 8 22 60 94 0.63 32
20 Barry Town 42 11 9 22 72 101 0.71 31
21 Kidderminster Harriers 42 10 10 22 60 101 0.59 30
22 Merthyr Tydfil 42 9 3 30 69 137 0.50 21

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Football League elections

Six Southern League clubs applied for election to the Football League. However, none were successful as all four League clubs were re-elected.[2]

Club League Votes
Millwall Football League 46
Exeter City Football League 43
Southport Football League 41
Crewe Alexandra Football League 35
Peterborough United Midland League 15
Wigan Athletic Lancashire Combination 4
Hereford United Southern League 3
Bedford Town Southern League 2
Headington United Southern League 2
King's Lynn Midland League 2
Kettering Town Southern League 1
Burton Albion Birmingham & District League 0
Gloucester City Southern League 0
Morecambe Lancashire Combination 0
South Shields North Eastern League 0
Yeovil Town Southern League 0

References

  1. ^ England - Southern League Final Tables RSSSF
  2. ^ A history of admission to the Football League
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