2000–01 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 2000–01
Champions Taunton Town (Premier Division)
Team Bath (Division One)

The 2000–01 season was the 99th in the history of the Western Football League.

The league champions for the sixth time in their history (and the third season running) were Taunton Town, but runners-up Chippenham Town took promotion to the Southern League. The champions of Division One were the newly formed Team Bath.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division was increased from 19 clubs to 20 after Mangotsfield United were promoted to the Southern League, and two clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Taunton Town (C) 38 31 4 3 133 41 +92 97
2 Chippenham Town (P) 38 30 5 3 109 27 +82 95 Promoted to the Southern League
3 Paulton Rovers 38 23 10 5 92 44 +48 79
4 Yeovil Town Reserves 38 21 8 9 84 46 +38 71
5 Bideford 38 19 10 9 71 45 +26 67
6 Backwell United 38 19 7 12 59 37 +22 64
7 Devizes Town 38 19 5 14 88 62 +26 62
8 Brislington 38 17 10 11 67 48 +19 61
9 Melksham Town 38 17 6 15 58 54 +4 57
10 Welton Rovers 38 15 8 15 63 53 +10 53
11 Dawlish Town 38 14 6 18 50 68 –18 48
12 Elmore 38 14 4 20 67 80 –13 46
13 Bridport 38 10 13 15 51 63 –12 43
14 Barnstaple Town 38 12 7 19 45 79 –34 43
15 Bridgwater Town 38 11 11 16 45 58 –13 41*
16 Odd Down 38 10 8 20 34 57 –23 38
17 Bishop Sutton 38 9 11 18 57 86 –29 38
18 Bristol Manor Farm 38 8 8 22 37 66 –29 32
19 Westbury United 38 3 5 30 27 101 –74 14
20 Minehead Town (R) 38 5 0 33 34 156 –122 12* Relegated to the First Division

* Bridgwater Town and Minehead Town each had three points deducted.

First Division[edit]

The First Division was increased from 17 clubs to 20 after Devizes Town and Welton Rovers were promoted to the Premier Division, and five clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Team Bath (C) (P) 36 26 6 4 108 22 +86 84 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Keynsham Town (P) 36 25 7 4 79 35 +44 82
3 Frome Town 36 21 4 11 77 45 +32 67
4 Hallen 36 20 6 10 81 52 +29 66
5 Bitton 36 19 7 10 66 49 +17 64
6 Bath City Reserves 36 17 6 13 74 70 +4 57
7 Exmouth Town 36 15 7 14 76 54 +22 52
8 Warminster Town 36 14 10 12 48 53 –5 52
9 Corsham Town 36 16 4 16 60 67 –7 52
10 Torrington 36 14 8 14 69 72 –3 50
11 Chard Town 36 11 9 16 52 75 –23 42
12 Pewsey Vale 36 12 6 18 48 79 –31 42 Transferred to the Hellenic League
13 Street 36 10 9 17 40 63 –23 39
14 Wellington 36 11 5 20 40 63 –23 38
15 Larkhall Athletic 36 11 5 20 46 73 –27 38
16 Ilfracombe Town 36 9 10 17 48 64 –16 37
17 Cadbury Heath 36 10 5 21 48 68 –20 35
18 Worle St Johns 36 10 5 21 64 87 –23 35
19 Calne Town 36 8 7 21 35 68 –33 31
20 Clyst Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0†

† Clyst Rovers were unable to complete their fixtures due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Their results were expunged from the table but they did not leave the league and resumed as normal the following season.[1]

1 The system of using goal difference to separate two teams tied on points was used.

2 The points system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Robinson, Michael (ed.), Non-League Football Tables 1889–2006, Soccer Books, 2006