1969–70 Football League


The 1969–70 season was the 71st completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1969–70
ChampionsEverton (7th English title)
RelegatedBradford Park Avenue

Everton won their seventh league title, finishing nine points clear of Leeds United with Chelsea in third and newly promoted Derby County in fourth. Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland were both relegated.

In the Second Division Huddersfield Town claimed the divisional title and were promoted along with runners-up Blackpool. Aston Villa endured the worst season in their history and were relegated to the Third Division for the first time, along with bottom club Preston North End, for whom it was also a first relegation to the third tier.

In the Third Division Orient won the title and were promoted along with Luton Town, who had finished third the previous season. As usual four teams were relegated, with Bournemouth, Southport, Barrow and Stockport County all making the drop.

In the Fourth Division Chesterfield won the title and were promoted along with Wrexham, Swansea City and Port Vale. Bradford Park Avenue lost their application for re-election and were replaced by Cambridge United.

Final league tables and results


Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.[1]

Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the bottom four teams of that division have been required to apply for re-election.[2]

First Division


Football League
First Division
Season1969–70
ChampionsEverton (7th English title)
RelegatedSunderland
Sheffield Wednesday
1970–71 European CupEverton
FA Cup winners
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup
Chelsea (1st FA Cup title)
Manchester City (defending champions)
1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs CupArsenal
Liverpool
Newcastle United
Southampton
Matches played462
Goals scored1,212 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorerJeff Astle (West Bromwich Albion), 25[3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Everton 42 17 3 1 46 19 12 5 4 26 15 2.118 66 League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1970–71 First round
2 Leeds United 42 15 4 2 50 19 6 11 4 34 30 1.714 57
3 Chelsea 42 13 7 1 36 18 8 6 7 34 32 1.400 55 FA Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1970–71 First round
4 Derby County 42 15 3 3 45 14 7 6 8 19 23 1.730 53
5 Liverpool 42 10 7 4 34 20 10 4 7 31 22 1.548 51 Participated in the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
6 Coventry City 42 9 6 6 35 28 10 5 6 23 20 1.208 49
7 Newcastle United 42 14 2 5 42 16 3 11 7 15 19 1.629 47 Participated in the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[lower-alpha 1]
8 Manchester United 42 8 9 4 37 27 6 8 7 29 34 1.082 45
9 Stoke City 42 10 7 4 31 23 5 8 8 25 29 1.077 45
10 Manchester City 42 8 6 7 25 22 8 5 8 30 26 1.146 43 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1970–71 First round[lower-alpha 2]
11 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 2 8 27 21 6 7 8 27 34 0.982 43
12 Arsenal 42 7 10 4 29 23 5 8 8 22 26 1.041 42 Winners of the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup[lower-alpha 3]
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 8 8 5 30 23 4 8 9 25 34 0.965 40
14 Burnley 42 7 7 7 33 29 5 8 8 23 32 0.918 39
15 Nottingham Forest 42 8 9 4 28 28 2 9 10 22 43 0.704 38
16 West Bromwich Albion 42 10 6 5 39 25 4 3 14 19 41 0.879 37
17 West Ham United 42 8 8 5 28 21 4 4 13 23 39 0.850 36
18 Ipswich Town 42 9 5 7 23 20 1 6 14 17 43 0.635 31
19 Southampton 42 3 12 6 24 27 3 5 13 22 40 0.687 29 Participated in the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
20 Crystal Palace 42 5 6 10 20 36 1 9 11 14 32 0.500 27
21 Sunderland 42 4 11 6 17 24 2 3 16 13 44 0.441 26 Relegated
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 6 5 10 23 27 2 4 15 17 44 0.563 25
Source: [citation needed]
Notes:
  1. Newcastle United qualified as last year's Inter-Cities Fairs Cup cupholders.
  2. Manchester City were qualified by winning this year's European Cup Winners' Cup. They also won the League Cup this year.
  3. Arsenal were winners of this year's Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Results

Home \ Away ARS BUR CHE COV CRY DER EVE IPS LEE LIV MCI MUN NEW NOT SHW SOU STK SUN TOT WBA WHU WOL
Arsenal 3–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 2–2
Burnley 0–1 3–1 0–0 4–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–5 1–1 1–1 0–1 5–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–3
Chelsea 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–5 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–2
Coventry City 2–0 1–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–3 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 4–0 0–3 1–1 3–2 3–1 2–2 1–0
Crystal Palace 1–5 1–2 1–5 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–0 2–1
Derby County 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–1 3–1 4–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 3–0 2–0
Everton 2–2 2–1 5–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 0–3 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 4–2 6–2 3–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 1–0
Ipswich Town 2–1 0–1 1–4 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–3 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1
Leeds United 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 6–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 3–1
Liverpool 0–1 3–3 4–1 2–1 3–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 3–2 1–4 0–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Manchester City 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 4–0 2–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–5 1–0
Manchester United 2–1 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 3–1 3–1 7–0 5–2 0–0
Newcastle United 3–1 0–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 5–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–0 4–1 1–1
Nottingham Forest 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 4–2
Sheffield Wednesday 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–3 2–3
Southampton 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–3
Stoke City 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–1
Sunderland 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 2–1 2–2 0–1 2–1
Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 4–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 0–3 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–1
West Bromwich Albion 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–3
West Ham United 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–4 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–3 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 3–3 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1969–1970

Top scorers

Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.[4]

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Euro competitions Total
1 Peter OsgoodChelsea238031
2 Jeff AstleWest Bromwich Albion250530
3 Allan ClarkeLeeds United1670225
4 Joe RoyleEverton230023
5 George BestManchester United156223
6 Francis LeeManchester City1403623
7 Ian HutchinsonChelsea165122
8 Frank ClarkeIpswich Town /
Queens Park Rangers
2+142422
9 Brian KiddManchester United146222
10 Pop RobsonNewcastle United2100021
11 Hugh CurranWolverhampton Wanderers190221
12 Bobby GrahamLiverpool1531321
13 John RadfordArsenal1320520
14 Colin BellManchester City1005520
15 Mick ChannonSouthampton1531019
16 Steve KindonBurnley170118
17 Geoff HurstWest Ham United160218
18 Mick JonesLeeds United1530818
19 Johnny GilesLeeds United1220418
20 John RitchieStoke City142016
21 John O’HareDerby County132116
22 Harry BurrowsStoke City150015
23 Neil MartinCoventry City141015
24 Peter LorimerLeeds United1320015
25 Steve DownesSheffield Wednesday /
Rotherham United
1+113015
= Jimmy GreavesWest Ham United123015
27 Colin SuggettWest Bromwich Albion120315
28 Ian BowyerManchester City1202115
29 Kevin HectorDerby County112215
30 John O’RourkeCoventry City / Ipswich Town11+20013
31 Tony BrownWest Bromwich Albion101213
32 Keith DysonNewcastle United1200212
33 Ian Storey-MooreNottingham Forest110112
34 Alan BallEverton101112
35 Alan DurbanDerby County84012
36 Alan GilzeanTottenham Hotspur110011
= Martin ChiversTottenham Hotspur110011
38 Gerry QueenCrystal Palace91111
39 Jack WhithamSheffield Wednesday83011
40 Martin DobsonBurnley63211
41 Ron DaviesSouthampton1000010
42 Alan HintonDerby County60410

Second Division


Football League
Second Division
Season1969–70
ChampionsHuddersfield Town (1st title)
PromotedBlackpool
RelegatedAston Villa,
Preston North End
Matches played462
Goals scored1,207 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Hickton (Middlesbrough), 24[3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Huddersfield Town 42 14 6 1 36 10 10 6 5 32 27 1.838 60 Division Champions, promoted
2 Blackpool 42 10 9 2 25 16 10 4 7 31 29 1.244 53 Promoted
3 Leicester City 42 12 6 3 37 22 7 7 7 27 28 1.280 51
4 Middlesbrough 42 15 4 2 36 14 5 6 10 19 31 1.222 50
5 Swindon Town 42 13 7 1 35 17 4 9 8 22 30 1.213 50
6 Sheffield United 42 16 2 3 50 10 6 3 12 23 28 1.921 49
7 Cardiff City 42 12 7 2 38 14 6 6 9 23 27 1.488 49 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1970–71 First round
8 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 2 4 42 19 5 5 11 12 31 1.080 47
9 Queens Park Rangers 42 13 5 3 47 24 4 6 11 19 33 1.158 45
10 Millwall 42 14 4 3 38 18 1 10 10 18 38 1.000 44
11 Norwich City 42 13 5 3 37 14 3 6 12 12 32 1.065 43
12 Carlisle United 42 10 6 5 39 28 4 7 10 19 28 1.036 41
13 Hull City 42 11 6 4 43 28 4 5 12 29 42 1.029 41
14 Bristol City 42 11 7 3 37 13 2 6 13 17 37 1.080 39
15 Oxford United 42 9 9 3 23 13 3 6 12 12 29 0.833 39
16 Bolton Wanderers 42 9 6 6 31 23 3 6 12 23 38 0.885 36
17 Portsmouth 42 8 4 9 39 35 5 5 11 27 45 0.825 35
18 Birmingham City 42 9 7 5 33 22 2 4 15 18 56 0.654 33
19 Watford 42 6 8 7 26 21 3 5 13 18 36 0.772 31
20 Charlton Athletic 42 7 8 6 23 28 0 9 12 12 48 0.461 31
21 Aston Villa 42 7 8 6 23 21 1 5 15 13 41 0.581 29 Relegated
22 Preston North End 42 7 6 8 31 28 1 6 14 12 35 0.683 28
Source: [citation needed]

Results

Home \ Away AST BIR BLB BLP BOL BRI CAR CRL CHA HUD HUL LEI MID MIL NWC OXF POR PNE QPR SHU SWI WAT
Aston Villa 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 3–5 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–2
Birmingham 0–2 3–0 2–3 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–4 0–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–0
Blackburn Rovers 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 0–3 4–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–0
Blackpool 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–3
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 6–4 0–0 0–1 2–3
Bristol City 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 6–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 3–3 1–0
Cardiff City 4–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 6–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 3–0 2–2 3–1
Carlisle United 1–1 4–3 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 3–2 0–1 2–2 5–0
Charlton Athletic 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–5 0–2 2–2 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–0
Huddersfield Town 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1
Hull City 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 1–1 2–3 4–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–3 3–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–1
Leicester City 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1
Middlesbrough 1–0 4–2 4–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–1
Millwall 2–0 6–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–2 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–0
Norwich City 3–1 6–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1
Oxford United 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1
Portsmouth 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–3 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 5–1 1–3 1–4 2–3 2–3 0–1 1–4 2–1 4–0 1–3 1–5 3–1 3–1
Preston North End 1–1 4–1 0–0 0–3 1–3 0–1 1–2 3–1 4–1 1–3 3–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 3–0
Queens Park Rangers 4–2 2–1 2–3 6–1 0–4 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 3–0 1–1 4–0 3–2 4–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–1
Sheffield United 5–0 6–0 4–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 5–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Swindon Town 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 5–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0
Watford 3–0 2–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1969–1970

Top scorers

Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.[4]

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Cup Winners' Cup goals Total
1 John HicktonMiddlesbrough234027
2 John ByromBolton Wanderers200525
3 Barry BridgesQueens Park Rangers211123
4 Rodney MarshQueens Park Rangers124723
5 Alan WoodwardSheffield United180321
6 Arthur HorsfieldSwindon Town164020
7 Brian ClarkCardiff City1800220
8 John ToshackCardiff City1710220
9 Frank WorthingtonHuddersfield Town181019
= Derek PosseeMillwall181019
11 Chris ChiltonHull City180119
12 Peter NobleSwindon Town151319
13 Ken WagstaffHull City180018
= Ray HironPortsmouth180018
15 Fred PickeringBlackpool171018
16 Rodney FernLeicester City160117
17 Ken HoughtonHull City160016
18 Gil ReeceSheffield United140115
19 Bob HattonCarlisle United131115
20 Don MartinBlackburn Rovers130215
21 Chris BalderstoneCarlisle United121114
22 Barry EndeanWatford103114
23 Peter KingCardiff City1010314
24 Phil SummerillBirmingham City130013
= Jim StorriePortsmouth / Rotherham United130013
26 Ken SkeenOxford United91313
27 Bert MurrayBirmingham City120012
= Albert McCannPortsmouth120012
= Tony CurrieSheffield United120012
30 Joe LaidlawMiddlesbrough111012
31 Roger HuntBolton Wanderers /
Liverpool
6+5001[notes 1]12
32 John TudorSheffield United102012
33 Andy LochheadLeicester City62412
34 Ken FoggoNorwich City110011
35 Gerry SharpeBristol City100111
36 John GalleyBristol City100010
= Peter SilversterNorwich City100010
= Nicky JenningsPortsmouth100010
39 Don RogersSwindon Town91010
40 Keith WellerMillwall90110
41 Hughie McIlmoyleMiddlesbrough /
Carlisle United
6+20210
  1. Roger Hunt’s goal in European tournaments was scored for Liverpool in the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Third Division


Football League
Third Division
Season1969–70
ChampionsOrient (1st title)
PromotedLuton Town
RelegatedBarrow,
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic,
Southport,
Stockport County
Matches played552
Goals scored1,460 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorerGeorge Jones (Bury), 26[3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Orient 46 16 5 2 43 15 9 7 7 24 21 1.861 62 Division Champions, promoted
2 Luton Town 46 13 8 2 46 15 10 6 7 31 28 1.791 60 Promoted
3 Bristol Rovers 46 15 5 3 51 26 5 11 7 29 33 1.356 56
4 Fulham 46 12 9 2 43 26 8 6 9 38 29 1.473 55
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 16 4 3 37 16 7 5 11 20 27 1.326 55
6 Mansfield Town 46 14 4 5 46 22 7 7 9 24 27 1.429 53
7 Barnsley 46 14 6 3 43 24 5 9 9 25 35 1.153 53
8 Reading 46 16 3 4 52 29 5 8 10 35 48 1.130 53
9 Rochdale 46 11 6 6 39 24 7 4 12 30 36 1.150 46
10 Bradford City 46 11 6 6 37 22 6 6 11 20 28 1.140 46
11 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 4 6 31 19 4 8 11 21 35 0.963 46
12 Walsall 46 11 4 8 33 31 6 8 9 21 36 0.806 46
13 Torquay United 46 9 9 5 36 22 5 8 10 26 37 1.051 45
14 Rotherham United 46 10 8 5 36 19 5 6 12 26 35 1.148 44
15 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 12 1 35 17 3 6 14 27 46 0.984 44
16 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 8 5 38 29 4 8 11 18 43 0.778 44
17 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 7 6 32 23 6 4 13 24 41 0.875 43
18 Halifax Town 46 10 9 4 31 25 4 6 13 16 38 0.746 43
19 Bury 46 13 4 6 47 29 2 7 14 28 51 0.938 41
20 Gillingham 46 7 6 10 28 33 6 7 10 24 31 0.813 39
21 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 8 9 6 28 27 4 6 13 20 44 0.676 39 Relegated
22 Southport 46 11 5 7 31 22 3 5 15 17 44 0.727 38
23 Barrow 46 7 9 7 28 27 1 5 17 18 54 0.568 30
24 Stockport County 46 4 7 12 17 30 2 4 17 10 41 0.380 23
Source: [citation needed]

Results

Home \ Away BAR BRW B&BA BRA B&HA BRR BRY DON FUL GIL HAL LUT MAN ORI PLY REA ROC ROT SHR SOU STP TOR TRA WAL
Barnsley 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 3–3 2–1 3–3 5–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 4–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0
Barrow 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 4–1 0–4 0–3 0–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–3 1–0 3–3 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–2
Bradford City 1–1 3–3 8–1 1–0 2–4 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 4–0 0–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 2–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1
Bristol Rovers 3–3 2–1 5–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–3 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 3–1 3–0 3–1
Bury 1–2 4–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 4–3 4–1 1–0 8–0 4–2
Doncaster Rovers 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0
Fulham 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 4–1 3–1 2–4 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–3 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Gillingham 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 0–1 4–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–4 0–2 2–4 0–0 1–3
Halifax Town 0–2 3–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–8 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1
Luton Town 1–1 3–0 0–0 5–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 3–2 0–2 5–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0
Mansfield Town 2–0 4–2 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–3 1–0 3–3 0–0 4–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–2 0–0
Orient 4–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–0
Plymouth Argyle 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 0–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–1 1–0
Reading 6–2 6–3 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–5 3–2 1–0 0–4 1–0 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 8–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–3
Rochdale 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–3 2–0 0–1 0–0 5–0 1–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 3–2 4–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–2
Rotherham United 2–0 5–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 4–3 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–1
Shrewsbury Town 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–0 3–3 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 5–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1
Southport 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 6–2 0–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 4–2 2–0 0–1
Stockport County 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–4 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–2
Torquay United 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 5–1 0–0
Tranmere Rovers 0–1 5–0 1–5 1–0 2–0 5–2 3–2 1–3 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–5 0–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 0–0
Walsall 3–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 1–4 0–2 3–2 4–0 0–0 0–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1969–1970

Top scorers

Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.[4]

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1 Malcolm MacdonaldLuton Town241227
2 George Jones Bury260026
3 Les ChappellReading250025
4 Steve EarleFulham220123
5 George KerrBury202123
6 Jimmy ConvayFulham220022
7 Ted MacDougallBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic210122
8 George AndrewsShrewsbury Town /
Southport
13+60221
9 Reg JenkinsRochdale200020
10 George YardleyTranmere Rovers172120
= Terry BellReading /
Hartlepool
2+152120
12 Mickey BullockOrient190019
13 Dudley RobertsMansfield Town180018
= Mike BicklePlymouth Argyle180018
15 Bobby HamBradford City160218
16 Robin StubbsBristol Rovers152017
17 Alan GilliverBrighton & Hove Albion132217
18 Terry HarkinShrewsbury Town160016
= Tony FieldSouthport160016
= Alan WelshTorquay United160016
21 John RudgeTorquay United141116
22 John EvansBarnsley150015
= Tony BuckRochdale150015
24 Malcolm PartridgeMansfield Town132015
25 Brian YeoGillingham95115
26 Bobby WilliamsReading140014
27 Ray GraydonBristol Rovers131014
28 Dennis ButlerRochdale122014
29 Mike GreenGillingham113014
30 Derek SmithTranmere Rovers112114
31 Ken BeamishTranmere Rovers103114
32 Peter MiddletonBradford City112013
= Dai JonesMansfield Town112013
34 Colin TaylorWalsall94013
35 DeanBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic120012
= Carl GilbertBristol Rovers120012
= Barrie FairbrotherOrient120012
= John ReganDoncaster Rovers120012
39 Matt TeesLuton Town111012
40 John CollinsLuton Town102012
= Richard MoirShrewsbury Town102012
42 Alex DawsonBrighton & Hove Albion92112
43 Jim MulvaneyBarrow110011
44 Kit NapierBrighton & Hove Albion101011
45 Eddie LoydenBarnsley92011
46 Harold JarmanBristol Rovers100010
47 Ken PoundGillingham91010
= John RowlandsStockport County91010
= Bill AtkinsHalifax Town /
Portsmouth
7+21010
50 Les O’NeillBradford City82010

Fourth Division


Football League
Fourth Division
Season1969–70
ChampionsChesterfield (1st title)
PromotedPort Vale,
Swansea City,
Wrexham
Failed re-electionBradford Park Avenue
Matches played552
Goals scored1,464 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorerAlbert Kinsey, (Wrexham), 27[3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Chesterfield 46 19 1 3 55 12 8 9 6 22 20 2.406 64 Division Champions, promoted
2 Wrexham 46 17 6 0 56 16 9 3 11 28 33 1.714 61 Promoted
3 Swansea City 46 14 8 1 43 14 7 10 6 23 31 1.467 60
4 Port Vale 46 13 9 1 39 10 7 10 6 22 23 1.848 59
5 Brentford 46 14 8 1 36 11 6 8 9 22 28 1.487 56
6 Aldershot 46 16 5 2 52 22 4 8 11 26 43 1.200 53
7 Notts County 46 14 4 5 44 21 8 4 11 29 41 1.177 52
8 Lincoln City 46 11 8 4 38 20 6 8 9 28 32 1.269 50
9 Peterborough United 46 13 8 2 51 21 4 6 13 26 48 1.116 48
10 Colchester United 46 14 5 4 38 22 3 9 11 26 41 1.016 48
11 Chester 46 14 3 6 39 23 7 3 13 19 43 0.879 48
12 Scunthorpe United 46 11 6 6 34 23 7 4 12 33 42 1.031 46
13 York City 46 14 7 2 38 16 2 7 14 17 46 0.887 46
14 Northampton Town 46 11 7 5 41 19 5 5 13 23 36 1.164 44
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 6 5 37 18 4 6 13 14 33 1.000 44
16 Grimsby Town 46 9 9 5 33 24 5 6 12 21 34 0.931 43
17 Southend United 46 12 8 3 40 28 3 2 18 19 57 0.694 40
18 Exeter City 46 13 5 5 48 20 1 6 16 9 39 0.966 39
19 Oldham Athletic 46 11 4 8 45 28 2 9 12 15 37 0.923 39
20 Workington 46 9 9 5 31 21 3 5 15 15 43 0.719 38
21 Newport County 46 12 3 8 39 24 1 8 14 14 50 0.716 37 Re-elected
22 Darlington 46 8 7 8 31 27 5 3 15 22 46 0.726 36
23 Hartlepool 46 7 7 9 31 30 3 3 17 11 52 0.512 30
24 Bradford Park Avenue 46 6 5 12 23 32 0 6 17 18 64 0.427 23 Failed re-election
Source: rsssf.com

Results

Home \ Away ALD BPA BRE CHE CHF COL CRE DAR EXE GRI HAR LIN NPC NOR NTC OLD PET PTV SCU STD SWA WRK WRE YOR
Aldershot 4–2 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 1–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 4–1
Bradford Park Avenue 2–0 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–3 1–2 0–5 1–0 0–2 2–0 2–3 2–0
Brentford 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 5–2 1–0 3–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–0
Chester 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–0
Chesterfield 4–2 4–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 4–0 4–0 2–1 5–0 3–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 3–1
Colchester United 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–0
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 5–3 0–1 1–0 2–3 3–0
Darlington 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 3–2 2–0 4–0 0–0 4–0 0–3 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0
Exeter City 2–1 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–0 1–2 0–1 6–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 3–0 6–0 5–1 1–0 2–1
Grimsby Town 2–2 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 5–3 0–2 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–0
Hartlepool 1–3 5–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–3 2–2
Lincoln City 1–1 5–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–4 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–2 3–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 4–0
Newport County 3–4 5–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 4–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–2
Northampton Town 4–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–1 3–0 0–1 2–2
Notts County 3–0 5–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 0–3 3–2 0–2
Oldham Athletic 4–2 0–0 4–1 5–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 5–0 4–2 2–3 1–3 3–0 0–1 1–2 2–3 3–1
Peterborough United 4–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 8–1 0–0 2–2 3–4 1–1 1–1 5–2 3–1
Port Vale 0–0 4–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–1
Scunthorpe United 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 1–0 2–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–1
Southend United 2–2 1–1 2–2 4–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 3–2 2–2 2–5 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–0
Swansea City 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–0 4–1 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1
Workington 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–2 5–0 0–0 2–0 1–1
Wrexham 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–2 6–2 3–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 4–1 4–0
York City 2–0 4–1 4–2 0–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 3–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League Fourth Division London teams 1969–1970

Top scorers

Goalscorers are listed order of total goals, then according to the number of league goals, then of FA cup goals, then of League Cup goals. A dash means the team of the player in question did not participate in European competitions.[4]

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1 Albert KinseyWrexham271129
2 Jim HallPeterborough United243128
3 Jack HowarthAldershot197026
4 Stuart BraceGrimsby Town250025
5 John FairbrotherNorthampton Town232025
6 Nigel CassidyScunthorpe United214025
7 Billy BestSouthend United231024
8 Don MassonNotts County230023
9 Dave GwytherSwansea City165122
10 Dennis BrownAldershot174021
11 Ernie MossChesterfield200020
12 Richie BarkerNotts County191020
13 Peter PricePeterborough United163120
14 Kevin RandallChesterfield180018
15 Arfon GriffithsWrexham162018
16 Rod FletcherLincoln City161017
17 SmithWrexham152017
18 John JamesPort Vale143017
19 Ken JonesColchester United150015
20 Terry HeathScunthorpe United132015
= Herbie WilliamsSwansea City132015
22 Bill DeardenChester113115
23 Brian GibbsColchester United140014
= Ray MabbuttNewport County140014
25 Tommy RobsonPeterborough United121114
26 Bobby RossBrentford130013
= Mike HickmanGrimsby Town130013
= Jim FryattOldham Athletic /
Blackburn Rovers
2+110013
29 Frank LargeNorthampton Town102113
30 Derek DraperChester120012
= David ShawOldham Athletic120012
32 Geoffrey ThomasSwansea City110112
33 Alan BanksExeter City101112
34 Phil BoyerYork City93012
35 Ronnie WaltonAldershot110011
= Alan BradshawCrewe Alexandra110011
37 John ArcherChesterfield101011
38 Fred BinneyExeter City /
Torquay United
1+90111
= Jim BeardallOldham Athletic100111
40 Alan TarbuckChester83011
41 Roy MasseyColchester United /
Crewe Alexandra
5+20411
42 Jimmy MeliaAldershot100010
= Lance RobsonHartlepool /
Darlington
2+80010
= Kevin McMahonYork City100010
45 John MittenExeter City91010
46 Roy YoungHartlepool82010
47 Gary MooreSouthend United80210

See also


Notes


  1. "England 1969–70". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  4. Rothmans Football Yearbook 1970–71, pp. 600–603. The Queen Anne Press Limited. Compiled by Tony Williams and Roy Peskett. Editorial Board: Denis Howell, Sir Matt Busby, David Coleman, Jimmy Hill, Tony Williams and Roy Peskett.

References


  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.