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1969–70 Football League

Top 10 1969–70 Football League related articles

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

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

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.

1969–70 Football League Intro articles: 13

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 goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division.[2]

1969–70 Football League Final league tables and results articles: 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 GR 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[a]
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[b]
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[c]
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:
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

1969–70 Football League First Division articles: 21

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 GR 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
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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

1969–70 Football League Second Division articles: 19

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 GR 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:

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

1969–70 Football League Third Division articles: 18

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 GR 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 goalscorers

  • The listings below are adapted from the 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.[4]
  • 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.

First Division

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Euro competitions Total
1 Peter Osgood Chelsea 23 8 0 31
2 Jeff Astle West Bromwich Albion 25 0 5 30
3 Allan Clarke Leeds United 16 7 0 2 25
4 Joe Royle Everton 23 0 0 23
5 George Best Manchester United 15 6 2 23
6 Francis Lee Manchester City 14 0 3 6 23
7 Ian Hutchinson Chelsea 16 5 1 22
8 Frank Clarke Ipswich Town /
Queens Park Rangers
2+14 2 4 22
9 Brian Kidd Manchester United 14 6 2 22
10 Pop Robson Newcastle 21 0 0 0 21
11 Hugh Curran Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 0 2 21
12 Bobby Graham Liverpool 15 3 1 3 21
13 John Radford Arsenal 13 2 0 5 20
14 Colin Bell Manchester City 10 0 5 5 20
15 Mick Channon Southampton 15 3 1 0 19
16 Steve Kindon Burnley 17 0 1 18
17 Geoff Hurst West Ham 16 0 2 18
18 Mick Jones Leeds United 15 3 0 8 18
19 Johnny Giles Leeds United 12 2 0 4 18
20 John Ritchie Stoke 14 2 0 16
21 John O’Hare Derby County 13 2 1 16
22 Harry Burrows Stoke 15 0 0 15
23 Neil Martin Coventry 14 1 0 15
24 Peter Lorimer Leeds United 13 2 0 0 15
25 Steve Downes Sheffield Wednesday /
Rotherham
1+11 3 0 15
= Jimmy Greaves West Ham 12 3 0 15
27 Colin Suggett West Bromwich Albion 12 0 3 15
28 Ian Bowyer Manchester City 12 0 2 1 15
29 Kevin Hector Derby County 11 2 2 15
30 John O’Rourke Coventry / Ipswich Town 11+2 0 0 13
31 Tony Brown West Bromwich Albion 10 1 2 13
32 Keith Dyson Newcastle 12 0 0 2 12
33 Ian Storey-Moore Nottingham Forest 11 0 1 12
34 Alan Ball Everton 10 1 1 12
35 Alan Durban Derby County 8 4 0 12
36 Alan Gilzean Tottenham 11 0 0 11
= Martin Chivers Tottenham 11 0 0 11
38 Gerry Queen Crystal Palace 9 1 1 11
39 Jack Whitham Sheffield Wednesday 8 3 0 11
40 Martin Dobson Burnley 6 3 2 11
41 Ron Davies Southampton 10 0 0 0 10
42 Alan Hinton Derby County 6 0 4 10

Second Division

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Cup Winners' Cup goals Total
1 John Hickton Middlesbrough 23 4 0 27
2 John Byrom Bolton Wanderers 20 0 5 25
3 Barry Bridges Queens Park Rangers 21 1 1 23
4 Rodney Marsh Queens Park Rangers 12 4 7 23
5 Alan Woodward Sheffield United 18 0 3 21
6 Arthur Horsfield Swindon Town 16 4 0 20
7 Brian Clark Cardiff City 18 0 0 2 20
8 John Toshack Cardiff City 17 1 0 2 20
9 Frank Worthington Huddersfield Town 18 1 0 19
= Derek Possee Millwall 18 1 0 19
11 Chris Chilton Hull 18 0 1 19
12 Peter Noble Swindon Town 15 1 3 19
13 Ken Wagstaff Hull 18 0 0 18
= Ray Hiron Portsmouth 18 0 0 18
15 Fred Pickering Blackpool 17 1 0 18
16 Rodney Fern Leicester City 16 0 1 17
17 Ken Houghton Hull 16 0 0 16
18 Gil Reece Sheffield United 14 0 1 15
19 Bob Hatton Carlisle United 13 1 1 15
20 Don Martin Blackburn Rovers 13 0 2 15
21 Chris Balderstone Carlisle United 12 1 1 14
22 Barry Endean Watford 10 3 1 14
23 Peter King Cardiff City 10 1 0 3 14
24 Phil Summerill Birmingham City 13 0 0 13
= Jim Storrie Portsmouth / Rotherham 13 0 0 13
26 Ken Skeen Oxford United 9 1 3 13
27 Bert Murray Birmingham 12 0 0 12
= Albert McCann Portsmouth 12 0 0 12
= Tony Currie Sheffield United 12 0 0 12
30 Joe Laidlaw Middlesbrough 11 1 0 12
31 Roger Hunt Bolton Wanderers /
Liverpool
6+5 0 0 1[notes 1] 12
32 John Tudor Sheffield United 10 2 0 12
33 Andy Lochhead Leicester City 6 2 4 12
34 Ken Foggo Norwich City 11 0 0 11
35 Gerry Sharpe Bristol City 10 0 1 11
36 John Galley Bristol City 10 0 0 10
= Peter Silverster Norwich City 10 0 0 10
= Nicky Jennings Portsmouth 10 0 0 10
39 Don Rogers Swindon Town 9 1 0 10
40 Keith Weller Millwall 9 0 1 10
41 Hughie McIlmoyle Middlesbrough /
Carlisle United
6+2 0 2 10
  1. ^ Roger Hunt’s goal in European tournaments was scored for Liverpool in the 1969–70 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Third Division

Rank Scorer Club League goals FA Cup goals League Cup goals Total
1 Malcolm Macdonald Luton Town 24 1 2 27
2 George Jones Bury 26 0 0 26
3 Les Chappell Reading 25 0 0 25
4 Steve Earle Fulham 22 0 1 23
5 George Kerr Bury 20 2 1 23
6 Jimmy Convay Fulham 22 0 0 22
7 Ted MacDougall Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 21 0 1 22
8 George Andrews Shrewsbury Town /
Southport
13+6 0 2 21
9 Reg Jenkins Rochdale 20 0 0 20
10 George Yardley Tranmere Rovers 17 2 1 20
= Terry Bell Reading /
Hartlepool United
2+15 2 1 20
12 Mickey Bullock Orient 19 0 0 19
13 Dudley Roberts Mansfield Town 18 0 0 18
= Mike Bickle Plymouth Argyle 18 0 0 18
15 Bobby Ham Bradford City 16 0 2 18
16 Robin Stubbs Bristol Rovers 15 2 0 17
17 Alan Gilliver Brighton & Hove Albion 13 2 2 17
18 Terry Harkin Shrewsbury Town 16 0 0 16
= Tony Field Southport 16 0 0 16
= Alan Welsh Torquay United 16 0 0 16
21 John Rudge Torquay United 14 1 1 16
22 John Evans Barnsley 15 0 0 15
= Tony Buck Rochdale 15 0 0 15
24 Malcolm Partridge Mansfield Town 13 2 0 15
25 Brian Yeo Gillingham 9 5 1 15
26 Bobby Williams Reading 14 0 0 14
27 Ray Graydon Bristol Rovers 13 1 0 14
28 Dennis Butler Rochdale 12 2 0 14
29 Mike Green Gillingham 11 3 0 14
30 Derek Smith Tranmere Rovers 11 2 1 14
31 Ken Beamish Tranmere Rovers 10 3 1 14
32 Peter Middleton Bradford City 11 2 0 13
= Dai Jones Mansfield Town 11 2 0 13
34 Colin Taylor Walsall 9 4 0 13
35 Dean Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 12 0 0 12
= Carl Gilbert Bristol Rovers 12 0 0 12
= Barrie Fairbrother Orient 12 0 0 12
= John Regan Doncaster Rovers 12 0 0 12
39 Matt Tees Luton Town 11 1 0 12
40 John Collins Luton Town 10 2 0 12
= Richard Moir Shrewsbury Town 10 2 0 12
42 Alex Dawson Brighton & Hove Albion 9 2 1 12
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