1969–70 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1969–70
Champions Everton (7th English title)
Relegated Bradford Park Avenue
1970–71

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

Contents

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
Champions Everton (7th English title)
Relegated Sunderland
Sheffield Wednesday
1970–71 European Cup Everton
FA Cup winners
1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup
Chelsea (1st FA Cup title)
Manchester City (defending champions)
1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Arsenal
Liverpool
Newcastle United
Southampton
Matches played462
Goals scored1,212 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorer Jeff Astle (West Bromwich Albion), 25 [3]
1970–71
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsQualification or relegation
1 Everton 4217314619125426152.11866League Champions, qualified for European Cup 1970–71 First round
2 Leeds United 4215425019611434301.71457
3 Chelsea 421371361886734321.40055 FA Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1970–71 First round
4 Derby County 421533451476819231.73053
5 Liverpool 4210743420104731221.54851Participated in the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
6 Coventry City 429663528105623201.20849
7 Newcastle United 4214254216311715191.62947Participated in the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup [lower-alpha 1]
8 Manchester United 42894372768729341.08245
9 Stoke City 421074312358825291.07745
10 Manchester City 42867252285830261.14643 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1970–71 First round [lower-alpha 2]
11 Tottenham Hotspur 421128272167827340.98243
12 Arsenal 427104292358822261.04142Winners of the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup [lower-alpha 3]
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42885302348925340.96540
14 Burnley 42777332958823320.91839
15 Nottingham Forest 428942828291022430.70438
16 West Bromwich Albion 4210653925431419410.87937
17 West Ham United 428852821441323390.85036
18 Ipswich Town 429572320161417430.63531
19 Southampton 4231262427351322400.68729Participated in the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
20 Crystal Palace 4256102036191114320.50027
21 Sunderland 4241161724231613440.44126Relegated
22 Sheffield Wednesday 4265102327241517440.56325
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 3–20–30–12–04–00–10–01–12–11–12–20–02–10–02–20–03–12–31–12–12–2
Burnley 0–13–10–04–21–11–20–11–11–51–11–10–15–04–21–11–13–00–22–13–21–3
Chelsea 3–02–01–01–12–21–11–02–52–13–12–10–01–13–13–11–03–11–02–00–02–2
Coventry City 2–01–10–32–21–10–13–11–22–33–01–21–03–21–14–00–31–13–23–12–21–0
Crystal Palace 1–51–21–50–30–10–01–11–11–31–02–20–31–10–22–03–12–00–21–30–02–1
Derby County 3–20–02–21–33–12–13–14–14–00–12–02–00–21–03–00–03–05–02–03–02–0
Everton 2–22–15–20–02–11–03–03–20–31–03–00–01–02–14–26–23–13–22–02–01–0
Ipswich Town 2–10–11–40–12–00–10–33–22–21–10–12–00–01–02–01–12–02–00–11–01–1
Leeds United 0–02–12–03–12–02–02–14–01–11–32–21–16–12–01–32–12–03–15–14–13–1
Liverpool 0–13–34–12–13–00–20–22–00–03–21–40–01–13–04–13–12–00–01–12–00–0
Manchester City 1–11–10–03–10–10–11–11–01–20–24–02–11–14–11–00–10–11–12–11–51–0
Manchester United 2–13–30–21–11–11–00–22–12–21–01–20–01–12–21–41–13–13–17–05–20–0
Newcastle United 3–10–10–14–00–00–11–24–02–11–01–05–13–13–12–13–13–01–21–04–11–1
Nottingham Forest 1–11–11–11–40–01–31–11–01–41–02–21–22–22–12–10–02–12–21–01–04–2
Sheffield Wednesday 1–12–01–30–10–01–00–12–21–21–11–21–31–02–11–10–22–00–12–02–32–3
Southampton 0–21–12–20–01–11–12–14–21–10–10–00–31–11–24–00–01–12–20–21–12–3
Stoke City 0–02–11–22–01–01–00–13–31–10–22–02–20–11–12–12–14–21–13–22–11–1
Sunderland 1–10–10–00–00–01–10–02–10–00–10–41–11–12–11–22–20–32–12–20–12–1
Tottenham Hotspur 1–04–01–11–22–02–10–13–21–10–20–32–12–14–11–00–11–00–12–00–20–1
West Bromwich Albion 0–10–13–10–13–20–22–02–21–12–23–02–12–24–03–01–01–33–11–13–13–3
West Ham United 1–13–12–01–22–13–00–10–02–21–00–40–01–01–13–00–03–31–10–11–33–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–01–13–00–11–11–12–32–01–20–11–30–01–13–32–22–13–11–02–21–01–0
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
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]

RankScorerClubLeague goals FA Cup goals League Cup goalsEuro competitionsTotal
1 Flag of England.svg Peter Osgood Chelsea 238031
2 Flag of England.svg Jeff Astle West Bromwich Albion 250530
3 Flag of England.svg Allan Clarke Leeds United 1670225
4 Flag of England.svg Joe Royle Everton 230023
5 Ulster Banner.svg George Best Manchester United 156223
6 Flag of England.svg Francis Lee Manchester City 1403623
7 Flag of England.svg Ian Hutchinson Chelsea 165122
8 Flag of England.svg Frank Clarke Ipswich Town /
Queens Park Rangers
2+142422
9 Flag of England.svg Brian Kidd Manchester United 146222
10 Flag of England.svg Pop Robson Newcastle United 2100021
11 Flag of Scotland.svg Hugh Curran Wolverhampton Wanderers 190221
12 Flag of Scotland.svg Bobby Graham Liverpool 1531321
13 Flag of England.svg John Radford Arsenal 1320520
14 Flag of England.svg Colin Bell Manchester City 1005520
15 Flag of England.svg Mick Channon Southampton 1531019
16 Flag of England.svg Steve Kindon Burnley 170118
17 Flag of England.svg Geoff Hurst West Ham United 160218
18 Flag of England.svg Mick Jones Leeds United 1530818
19 Flag of Ireland.svg Johnny Giles Leeds United 1220418
20 Flag of England.svg John Ritchie Stoke City 142016
21 Flag of Scotland.svg John O’Hare Derby County 132116
22 Flag of England.svg Harry Burrows Stoke City 150015
23 Flag of Scotland.svg Neil Martin Coventry City 141015
24 Flag of Scotland.svg Peter Lorimer Leeds United 1320015
25 Flag of England.svg Steve Downes Sheffield Wednesday /
Rotherham United
1+113015
= Flag of England.svg Jimmy Greaves West Ham United 123015
27 Flag of England.svg Colin Suggett West Bromwich Albion 120315
28 Flag of England.svg Ian Bowyer Manchester City 1202115
29 Flag of England.svg Kevin Hector Derby County 112215
30 Flag of England.svg John O’Rourke Coventry City / Ipswich Town 11+20013
31 Flag of England.svg Tony Brown West Bromwich Albion 101213
32 Flag of England.svg Keith Dyson Newcastle United 1200212
33 Flag of England.svg Ian Storey-Moore Nottingham Forest 110112
34 Flag of England.svg Alan Ball Everton 101112
35 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Alan Durban Derby County 84012
36 Flag of Scotland.svg Alan Gilzean Tottenham Hotspur 110011
= Flag of England.svg Martin Chivers Tottenham Hotspur 110011
38 Flag of Scotland.svg Gerry Queen Crystal Palace 91111
39 Flag of England.svg Jack Whitham Sheffield Wednesday 83011
40 Flag of England.svg Martin Dobson Burnley 63211
41 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ron Davies Southampton 1000010
42 Flag of England.svg Alan Hinton Derby County 60410

Second Division

Football League
Second Division
Season1969–70
Champions Huddersfield Town (1st title)
Promoted Blackpool
Relegated Aston Villa,
Preston North End
Matches played462
Goals scored1,207 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorer John Hickton (Middlesbrough), 24 [3]
1970–71
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Huddersfield Town 4214613610106532271.83860Division Champions, promoted
2 Blackpool 4210922516104731291.24453Promoted
3 Leicester City 421263372277727281.28051
4 Middlesbrough 4215423614561019311.22250
5 Swindon Town 421371351749822301.21350
6 Sheffield United 4216235010631223281.92149
7 Cardiff City 421272381466923271.48849 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1970–71 First round
8 Blackburn Rovers 4215244219551112311.08047
9 Queens Park Rangers 4213534724461119331.15845
10 Millwall 42144338181101018381.00044
11 Norwich City 4213533714361212321.06543
12 Carlisle United 4210653928471019281.03641
13 Hull City 4211644328451229421.02941
14 Bristol City 4211733713261317371.08039
15 Oxford United 429932313361212290.83339
16 Bolton Wanderers 429663123361223380.88536
17 Portsmouth 428493935551127450.82535
18 Birmingham City 429753322241518560.65433
19 Watford 426872621351318360.77231
20 Charlton Athletic 427862328091212480.46131
21 Aston Villa 427862321151513410.58129Relegated
22 Preston North End 427683128161412350.68328
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 0–01–10–03–00–21–11–01–04–13–20–12–02–20–10–03–50–01–11–00–20–2
Birmingham 0–23–02–32–02–21–11–13–02–22–40–10–02–03–11–31–11–03–02–12–00–0
Blackburn Rovers 2–01–12–13–13–31–01–03–00–22–13–14–04–03–12–00–34–20–11–22–01–0
Blackpool 2–12–00–01–11–03–21–12–02–00–11–11–11–10–01–02–10–01–11–03–20–3
Bolton Wanderers 2–12–01–00–23–10–10–01–11–12–12–32–14–10–01–10–12–06–40–00–12–3
Bristol City 1–02–04–02–12–20–20–06–01–23–10–00–01–14–02–03–00–02–00–13–31–0
Cardiff City 4–03–10–02–22–11–01–11–00–16–01–11–00–00–10–02–02–14–23–02–23–1
Carlisle United 1–14–30–11–22–12–12–31–10–22–12–21–04–02–11–13–31–03–20–12–25–0
Charlton Athletic 1–00–10–00–21–12–10–02–11–21–40–50–22–23–01–02–22–11–13–21–10–0
Huddersfield Town 2–02–00–12–01–03–01–01–04–02–21–10–00–01–11–04–03–22–02–11–13–1
Hull City 3–10–03–01–04–22–01–12–41–12–34–13–22–11–03–13–33–11–22–31–11–1
Leicester City 1–03–12–10–02–22–01–21–22–21–12–22–11–13–02–12–13–02–12–10–23–1
Middlesbrough 1–04–24–10–24–02–02–10–22–01–11–02–13–10–02–02–11–11–01–00–03–1
Millwall 2–06–23–11–32–01–11–24–21–11–02–10–11–11–00–03–12–12–01–03–11–0
Norwich City 3–16–00–13–11–04–11–11–01–11–22–13–02–02–12–00–01–21–01–11–01–1
Oxford United 2–22–01–02–03–12–01–11–01–11–20–00–11–10–01–00–23–10–00–00–02–1
Portsmouth 0–01–12–02–31–10–03–04–05–11–31–42–32–30–11–42–14–01–31–53–13–1
Preston North End 1–14–10–00–31–30–11–23–14–11–33–32–10–11–11–10–11–20–02–13–13–0
Queens Park Rangers 4–22–12–36–10–42–22–10–01–14–23–01–14–03–24–01–22–00–02–12–02–1
Sheffield United 5–06–04–02–30–12–11–01–02–00–03–01–03–03–11–05–15–02–02–01–21–1
Swindon Town 1–14–11–01–13–21–12–12–25–02–11–01–10–32–12–00–03–11–00–02–11–0
Watford 3–02–30–20–10–02–02–11–21–11–11–12–12–31–11–12–04–00–00–11–20–0
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
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]

RankScorerClubLeague goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Cup Winners' Cup goalsTotal
1 Flag of England.svg John Hickton Middlesbrough 234027
2 Flag of England.svg John Byrom Bolton Wanderers 200525
3 Flag of England.svg Barry Bridges Queens Park Rangers 211123
4 Flag of England.svg Rodney Marsh Queens Park Rangers 124723
5 Flag of England.svg Alan Woodward Sheffield United 180321
6 Flag of England.svg Arthur Horsfield Swindon Town 164020
7 Flag of England.svg Brian Clark Cardiff City 1800220
8 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg John Toshack Cardiff City 1710220
9 Flag of England.svg Frank Worthington Huddersfield Town 181019
= Flag of England.svg Derek Possee Millwall 181019
11 Flag of England.svg Chris Chilton Hull City 180119
12 Flag of England.svg Peter Noble Swindon Town 151319
13 Flag of England.svg Ken Wagstaff Hull City 180018
= Flag of England.svg Ray Hiron Portsmouth 180018
15 Flag of England.svg Fred Pickering Blackpool 171018
16 Flag of England.svg Rodney Fern Leicester City 160117
17 Flag of England.svg Ken Houghton Hull City 160016
18 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Gil Reece Sheffield United 140115
19 Flag of England.svg Bob Hatton Carlisle United 131115
20 Flag of England.svg Don Martin Blackburn Rovers 130215
21 Flag of England.svg Chris Balderstone Carlisle United 121114
22 Flag of England.svg Barry Endean Watford 103114
23 Flag of England.svg Peter King Cardiff City 1010314
24 Flag of England.svg Phil Summerill Birmingham City 130013
= Flag of Scotland.svg Jim Storrie Portsmouth / Rotherham United 130013
26 Flag of England.svg Ken Skeen Oxford United 91313
27 Flag of England.svg Bert Murray Birmingham City 120012
= Flag of England.svg Albert McCann Portsmouth 120012
= Flag of England.svg Tony Currie Sheffield United 120012
30 Flag of England.svg Joe Laidlaw Middlesbrough 111012
31 Flag of England.svg Roger Hunt Bolton Wanderers /
Liverpool
6+5001 [notes 1] 12
32 Flag of England.svg John Tudor Sheffield United 102012
33 Flag of Scotland.svg Andy Lochhead Leicester City 62412
34 Flag of Scotland.svg Ken Foggo Norwich City 110011
35 Flag of England.svg Gerry Sharpe Bristol City 100111
36 Flag of England.svg John Galley Bristol City 100010
= Flag of England.svg Peter Silverster Norwich City 100010
= Flag of England.svg Nicky Jennings Portsmouth 100010
39 Flag of England.svg Don Rogers Swindon Town 91010
40 Flag of England.svg Keith Weller Millwall 90110
41 Flag of Scotland.svg Hughie McIlmoyle Middlesbrough /
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
Champions Orient (1st title)
Promoted Luton Town
Relegated Barrow,
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic,
Southport,
Stockport County
Matches played552
Goals scored1,460 (2.64 per match)
Top goalscorer George Jones (Bury), 26 [3]
1970–71
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Orient 461652431597724211.86162Division Champions, promoted
2 Luton Town 4613824615106731281.79160Promoted
3 Bristol Rovers 4615535126511729331.35656
4 Fulham 461292432686938291.47355
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 4616433716751120271.32655
6 Mansfield Town 461445462277924271.42953
7 Barnsley 461463432459925351.15353
8 Reading 4616345229581035481.13053
9 Rochdale 4611663924741230361.15046
10 Bradford City 4611663722661120281.14046
11 Doncaster Rovers 4613463119481121350.96346
12 Walsall 461148333168921360.80646
13 Torquay United 469953622581026371.05145
14 Rotherham United 4610853619561226351.14844
15 Shrewsbury Town 46101213517361427460.98444
16 Tranmere Rovers 4610853829481118430.77844
17 Plymouth Argyle 4610763223641324410.87543
18 Halifax Town 4610943125461316380.74643
19 Bury 4613464729271428510.93841
20 Gillingham 4676102833671024310.81339
21 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 468962827461320440.67639Relegated
22 Southport 4611573122351517440.72738
23 Barrow 467972827151718540.56830
24 Stockport County 4647121730241710410.38023
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 2–11–03–21–22–03–32–13–35–12–02–11–11–20–14–31–01–01–11–11–03–01–12–0
Barrow 1–11–10–11–11–13–11–13–11–10–12–10–11–11–12–22–01–22–01–04–10–40–30–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 3–10–00–00–02–22–03–12–22–10–00–11–00–21–31–20–31–03–31–01–01–22–22–2
Bradford City 1–13–38–11–02–40–13–00–01–02–11–10–10–11–04–00–30–12–21–01–02–11–13–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 2–02–01–12–10–32–01–02–13–14–01–21–20–02–02–12–02–11–01–01–02–22–01–1
Bristol Rovers 3–32–15–21–10–22–11–13–21–22–03–04–11–03–11–13–33–01–32–01–03–13–03–1
Bury 1–24–01–00–21–22–21–11–01–31–11–31–00–13–12–12–12–12–24–34–11–08–04–2
Doncaster Rovers 1–03–22–11–12–03–11–10–11–00–12–02–00–11–12–33–11–22–11–00–11–02–10–0
Fulham 0–02–11–10–04–13–12–41–12–12–10–11–11–14–32–12–03–23–13–21–11–11–14–0
Gillingham 1–30–10–01–10–11–01–02–12–02–00–23–30–14–01–32–21–12–12–40–22–40–01–3
Halifax Town 0–23–04–10–01–01–12–01–10–81–10–01–21–12–01–13–14–21–01–01–01–12–20–1
Luton Town 1–13–00–05–01–14–00–04–01–01–21–12–23–20–25–02–02–12–21–02–01–12–03–0
Mansfield Town 2–04–22–02–11–01–13–11–22–31–03–30–04–11–22–11–22–02–05–04–12–01–20–0
Orient 4–22–03–02–11–10–03–02–03–11–21–01–01–04–10–12–21–11–03–23–01–12–02–0
Plymouth Argyle 0–01–00–10–10–12–22–20–02–02–21–01–31–01–01–12–30–34–21–12–06–02–11–0
Reading 6–26–32–01–01–01–53–21–00–41–04–10–11–03–22–11–01–13–18–03–11–11–12–3
Rochdale 1–11–00–11–22–10–03–32–00–10–05–01–22–10–32–13–24–23–01–12–01–14–01–2
Rotherham United 2–05–03–02–32–00–04–30–10–00–11–11–12–20–01–01–13–11–22–00–02–10–14–1
Shrewsbury Town 1–11–12–01–02–20–03–30–01–12–23–15–10–01–13–00–01–01–01–23–11–02–01–1
Southport 0–11–03–01–02–00–04–02–20–21–11–00–30–11–00–06–20–32–10–21–14–22–00–1
Stockport County 1–02–20–20–20–10–11–03–11–41–00–11–11–30–20–12–20–11–11–10–00–10–12–2
Torquay United 1–11–12–22–12–11–23–02–11–13–20–12–20–20–11–21–13–00–03–00–03–05–10–0
Tranmere Rovers 0–15–01–51–02–05–23–21–31–00–01–13–21–11–13–11–50–02–23–10–13–01–10–0
Walsall 3–21–02–12–00–32–11–11–31–30–12–11–31–02–02–24–11–40–23–24–00–00–10–0
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
Red pog.svg
Red pog.svg
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]

RankScorerClubLeague goals FA Cup goals League Cup goalsTotal
1 Flag of England.svg Malcolm Macdonald Luton Town 241227
2 Flag of England.svg George Jones Bury 260026
3 Flag of England.svg Les Chappell Reading 250025
4 Flag of England.svg Steve Earle Fulham 220123
5 Flag of Scotland.svg George Kerr Bury 202123
6 Flag of Ireland.svg Jimmy Convay Fulham 220022
7 Flag of Scotland.svg Ted MacDougall Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 210122
8 Flag of England.svg George Andrews Shrewsbury Town /
Southport
13+60221
9 Flag of England.svg Reg Jenkins Rochdale 200020
10 Flag of Scotland.svg George Yardley Tranmere Rovers 172120
= Flag of England.svg Terry Bell Reading /
Hartlepool
2+152120
12 Flag of England.svg Mickey Bullock Orient 190019
13 Flag of England.svg Dudley Roberts Mansfield Town 180018
= Flag of England.svg Mike Bickle Plymouth Argyle 180018
15 Flag of England.svg Bobby Ham Bradford City 160218
16 Flag of England.svg Robin Stubbs Bristol Rovers 152017
17 Flag of England.svg Alan Gilliver Brighton & Hove Albion 132217
18 Ulster Banner.svg Terry Harkin Shrewsbury Town 160016
= Flag of England.svg Tony Field Southport 160016
= Flag of England.svg Alan Welsh Torquay United 160016
21 Flag of England.svg John Rudge Torquay United 141116
22 Flag of England.svg John Evans Barnsley 150015
= Flag of England.svg Tony Buck Rochdale 150015
24 Flag of England.svg Malcolm Partridge Mansfield Town 132015
25 Flag of England.svg Brian Yeo Gillingham 95115
26 Flag of England.svg Bobby Williams Reading 140014
27 Flag of England.svg Ray Graydon Bristol Rovers 131014
28 Flag of England.svg Dennis Butler Rochdale 122014
29 Flag of England.svg Mike Green Gillingham 113014
30Flag placeholder.svg Derek Smith Tranmere Rovers 112114
31 Flag of England.svg Ken Beamish Tranmere Rovers 103114
32 Flag of England.svg Peter Middleton Bradford City 112013
= Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Dai Jones Mansfield Town 112013
34 Flag of England.svg Colin Taylor Walsall 94013
35Flag placeholder.svg Dean Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 120012
= Flag of England.svg Carl Gilbert Bristol Rovers 120012
= Flag of England.svg Barrie Fairbrother Orient 120012
= Flag of England.svg John Regan Doncaster Rovers 120012
39 Flag of Scotland.svg Matt Tees Luton Town 111012
40 Flag of England.svg John Collins Luton Town 102012
= Flag of Scotland.svg Richard Moir Shrewsbury Town 102012
42 Flag of Scotland.svg Alex Dawson Brighton & Hove Albion 92112
43 Flag of England.svg Jim Mulvaney Barrow 110011
44 Flag of Scotland.svg Kit Napier Brighton & Hove Albion 101011
45 Flag of England.svg Eddie Loyden Barnsley 92011
46 Flag of England.svg Harold Jarman Bristol Rovers 100010
47 Flag of England.svg Ken Pound Gillingham 91010
= Flag of England.svg John Rowlands Stockport County 91010
= Flag of England.svg Bill Atkins Halifax Town /
Portsmouth
7+21010
50 Flag of England.svg Les O’Neill Bradford City 82010

Fourth Division

Football League
Fourth Division
Season1969–70
Champions Chesterfield (1st title)
Promoted Port Vale,
Swansea City,
Wrexham
Failed re-election Bradford Park Avenue
Matches played552
Goals scored1,464 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorer Albert Kinsey, (Wrexham), 27 [3]
1970–71
PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGAvPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Chesterfield 461913551289622202.40664Division Champions, promoted
2 Wrexham 4617605616931128331.71461Promoted
3 Swansea City 4614814314710623311.46760
4 Port Vale 4613913910710622231.84859
5 Brentford 461481361168922281.48756
6 Aldershot 4616525222481126431.20053
7 Notts County 4614454421841129411.17752
8 Lincoln City 461184382068928321.26950
9 Peterborough United 4613825121461326481.11648
10 Colchester United 4614543822391126411.01648
11 Chester 4614363923731319430.87948
12 Scunthorpe United 4611663423741233421.03146
13 York City 4614723816271417460.88746
14 Northampton Town 4611754119551323361.16444
15 Crewe Alexandra 4612653718461314331.00044
16 Grimsby Town 469953324561221340.93143
17 Southend United 4612834028321819570.69440
18 Exeter City 461355482016169390.96639
19 Oldham Athletic 4611484528291215370.92339
20 Workington 469953121351515430.71938
21 Newport County 4612383924181414500.71637Re-elected
22 Darlington 468783127531522460.72636
23 Hartlepool 467793130331711520.51230
24 Bradford Park Avenue 4665122332061718640.42723Failed 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 4–21–23–11–01–14–14–01–02–24–11–11–15–22–01–01–02–03–12–12–23–10–24–1
Bradford Park Avenue 2–00–11–21–10–10–00–12–11–13–00–31–11–21–30–02–31–20–51–00–22–02–32–0
Brentford 0–01–12–00–12–01–11–12–03–03–02–11–01–01–01–15–21–03–03–12–21–00–00–0
Chester 2–11–01–21–21–02–11–32–03–12–11–22–02–10–12–12–31–11–12–02–23–02–03–0
Chesterfield 4–24–01–00–12–01–02–02–11–23–04–04–02–15–03–13–10–12–13–00–04–02–03–1
Colchester United 3–12–11–10–14–11–02–12–13–21–12–01–10–32–13–12–10–00–20–21–13–02–03–0
Crewe Alexandra 1–00–01–23–02–10–12–01–13–03–03–11–12–01–11–12–00–00–25–30–11–02–33–0
Darlington 0–21–11–21–20–13–22–04–00–04–00–30–02–21–21–11–22–22–00–22–11–12–11–0
Exeter City 2–13–02–21–01–12–13–01–20–16–01–21–11–01–10–21–11–24–13–06–05–11–02–1
Grimsby Town 2–22–22–14–11–05–30–20–12–02–00–21–10–12–14–10–02–01–12–20–21–10–00–0
Hartlepool 1–35–20–01–20–00–01–11–32–00–10–30–11–14–01–14–20–21–22–13–01–01–32–2
Lincoln City 1–15–21–02–00–23–32–11–01–02–03–03–00–02–40–13–00–01–23–30–01–10–04–0
Newport County 3–45–11–03–10–24–10–02–12–01–01–13–10–21–02–10–11–13–04–01–20–11–21–2
Northampton Town 4–03–01–10–10–11–11–21–12–03–10–11–14–13–10–02–22–02–12–04–13–00–12–2
Notts County 3–05–21–03–01–11–10–14–14–02–11–02–04–12–00–02–21–23–12–00–10–33–20–2
Oldham Athletic 4–20–04–15–01–01–22–11–11–10–21–01–13–00–25–04–22–31–33–00–11–22–33–1
Peterborough United 4–12–10–00–01–21–13–03–21–11–04–02–14–01–01–08–10–02–23–41–11–15–23–1
Port Vale 0–04–10–03–01–11–12–04–02–01–03–00–03–14–11–11–00–01–23–00–03–11–01–1
Scunthorpe United 0–02–01–12–31–21–10–12–00–01–13–12–14–01–02–32–12–12–12–01–21–01–31–1
Southend United 2–21–12–24–20–02–12–02–01–11–30–22–23–22–22–51–02–01–13–02–13–11–01–0
Swansea City 1–15–01–02–10–01–03–03–10–02–03–02–21–13–21–14–04–10–02–12–00–01–22–1
Workington 1–21–01–21–11–11–11–01–01–20–01–31–13–02–00–21–01–13–22–25–00–02–01–1
Wrexham 1–14–01–02–02–14–22–26–23–03–21–00–03–03–02–01–12–11–12–14–01–14–14–0
York City 2–04–14–20–01–14–20–02–11–01–10–02–02–11–11–20–03–00–13–21–03–01–02–1
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

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
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]

RankScorerClubLeague goals FA Cup goals League Cup goalsTotal
1 Flag of England.svg Albert Kinsey Wrexham 271129
2 Flag of England.svg Jim Hall Peterborough United 243128
3 Flag of England.svg Jack Howarth Aldershot 197026
4 Flag of England.svg Stuart Brace Grimsby Town 250025
5 Flag of England.svg John Fairbrother Northampton Town 232025
6 Flag of England.svg Nigel Cassidy Scunthorpe United 214025
7 Flag of Scotland.svg Billy Best Southend United 231024
8 Flag of Scotland.svg Don Masson Notts County 230023
9 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Dave Gwyther Swansea City 165122
10 Flag of England.svg Dennis Brown Aldershot 174021
11 Flag of England.svg Ernie Moss Chesterfield 200020
12 Flag of England.svg Richie Barker Notts County 191020
13 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Peter Price Peterborough United 163120
14 Flag of England.svg Kevin Randall Chesterfield 180018
15 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Arfon Griffiths Wrexham 162018
16 Flag of England.svg Rod Fletcher Lincoln City 161017
17Flag placeholder.svg Smith Wrexham 152017
18 Flag of England.svg John James Port Vale 143017
19 Flag of England.svg Ken Jones Colchester United 150015
20 Flag of England.svg Terry Heath Scunthorpe United 132015
= Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Herbie Williams Swansea City 132015
22 Flag of England.svg Bill Dearden Chester 113115
23 Flag of England.svg Brian Gibbs Colchester United 140014
= Flag of England.svg Ray Mabbutt Newport County 140014
25 Flag of England.svg Tommy Robson Peterborough United 121114
26Flag placeholder.svg Bobby Ross Brentford 130013
= Flag of England.svg Mike Hickman Grimsby Town 130013
= Flag of England.svg Jim Fryatt Oldham Athletic /
Blackburn Rovers
2+110013
29 Flag of England.svg Frank Large Northampton Town 102113
30 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Derek Draper Chester 120012
= Flag of England.svg David Shaw Oldham Athletic 120012
32 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Geoffrey Thomas Swansea City 110112
33 Flag of England.svg Alan Banks Exeter City 101112
34 Flag of England.svg Phil Boyer York City 93012
35 Flag of England.svg Ronnie Walton Aldershot 110011
= Flag of England.svg Alan Bradshaw Crewe Alexandra 110011
37 Flag of England.svg John Archer Chesterfield 101011
38 Flag of England.svg Fred Binney Exeter City /
Torquay United
1+90111
=Flag placeholder.svg Jim Beardall Oldham Athletic 100111
40 Flag of England.svg Alan Tarbuck Chester 83011
41 Flag of England.svg Roy Massey Colchester United /
Crewe Alexandra
5+20411
42 Flag of England.svg Jimmy Melia Aldershot 100010
= Flag of England.svg Lance Robson Hartlepool /
Darlington
2+80010
= Flag of England.svg Kevin McMahon York City 100010
45Flag placeholder.svg John Mitten Exeter City 91010
46Flag placeholder.svg Roy Young Hartlepool 82010
47 Flag of England.svg Gary Moore Southend United 80210

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. 1 2 3 4 "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  4. 1 2 3 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.

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