2002–03 Western Football League

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Western Football League
Season 2002–03
Champions Team Bath (Premier Division)
Torrington (Division One)

The 2002–03 season was the 101st in the history of the Western Football League.

The league champions for the first time in their history were Team Bath, who were promoted to the Southern League. The champions of Division One were Torrington.[1]

Final tables[edit]

Premier Division[edit]

The Premier Division was reduced from 20 to 18 clubs after Taunton Town were promoted to the Southern League, Bristol Manor Farm and Westbury United were relegated to the First Division, and Yeovil Town Reserves also left. Two clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Team Bath (C) (P) 34 27 3 4 109 28 +81 84 Promoted to the Southern League
2 Brislington 34 22 7 5 71 28 +43 73
3 Bideford 34 21 7 6 105 35 +70 70
4 Backwell United 34 21 4 9 70 33 +37 67
5 Paulton Rovers 34 18 9 7 68 35 +33 63
6 Bridgwater Town 34 17 8 9 71 43 +28 59
7 Bath City Reserves 34 14 5 15 66 57 +9 47 Left at the end of the season
8 Melksham Town 34 12 7 15 65 68 –3 43
9 Odd Down 34 12 6 16 49 67 –18 42
10 Keynsham Town 34 11 7 16 55 65 –10 40
11 Frome Town 34 11 7 16 49 62 –13 40
12 Bishop Sutton 34 11 5 18 57 83 –26 38
13 Dawlish Town 34 11 5 18 47 107 –60 38
14 Bridport 34 9 8 17 40 54 –14 35
15 Barnstaple Town 34 8 8 18 41 68 –27 32
16 Welton Rovers 34 9 5 20 40 99 –59 32
17 Elmore 34 8 7 19 45 81 –36 31
18 Devizes Town 34 6 8 20 40 75 –35 26

First Division[edit]

The First Division was reduced from 20 to 19 clubs after Frome Town and Bath City Reserves were promoted to the Premier Division, Warminster Town were relegated to the Wiltshire League, and two clubs joined:

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GDiff1 Pts2 Notes
1 Torrington (C) (P) 36 27 5 4 113 47 +66 86 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Exmouth Town (P) 36 26 7 3 83 29 +54 85
3 Westbury United 36 20 8 8 92 65 +27 68
4 Hallen 36 19 6 11 70 56 +14 63
5 Calne Town 36 16 9 11 62 43 +19 57
6 Clyst Rovers 36 17 5 14 67 55 +12 56
7 Willand Rovers 36 16 6 14 63 53 +10 54
8 Bitton 36 13 10 13 50 48 +2 49
9 Shepton Mallet 36 13 10 13 53 55 –2 49
10 Chard Town 36 12 10 14 59 60 –1 46
11 Bristol Manor Farm 36 14 4 18 56 71 –15 46
12 Wellington 36 12 8 16 49 57 –8 44
13 Larkhall Athletic 36 13 4 19 48 73 –25 43
14 Cadbury Heath 36 10 11 15 49 61 –12 41
15 Street 36 13 7 16 59 81 –22 40*
16 Corsham Town 36 8 12 16 44 51 –7 36
17 Weston St Johns 36 9 4 23 54 76 –22 31
18 Ilfracombe Town 36 7 9 20 47 85 –38 30
19 Minehead Town 36 7 5 24 34 86 –52 26

* Street had six points deducted.

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