DIVISION 3  1920/21
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorers:
John Connor 
(Crystal Palace), 
Ernie Simms (Luton Town)
& George Whitworth
(Northampton Town)
 28  goals each

Swindon Town could hardly have hoped for a better debut in the Football League as in their first match in the competition, on Saturday August 28th 1920, they defeated Luton Town 9-1. The result is still their best League victory to this day. Mind you they soon came down to earth, losing the return League fixture at Luton, played a week later, 0-2.
  1 Crystal Palace 42 24 11 7 70 34 59 Promoted
    2 Southampton 42 19 16 7 64 28 54
    3 Queens Park Rangers 42 22 9 11 61 32 53
    Season Results 4 Swindon Town 42 21 10 11 73 49 52
    5 Swansea Town 42 18 15 9 56 45 51
    6 Watford 42 20 8 14 59 44 48
    7 Millwall 42 18 11 13 42 30 47
    8 Merthyr Town 42 15 15 12 60 49 45
    9 Luton Town 42 16 12 14 61 56 44
    10 Bristol Rovers 42 18 7 17 68 57 43
    11 Plymouth Argyle 42 11 21 10 35 34 43
    12 Portsmouth 42 12 15 15 46 48 39
    13 Grimsby Town 42 15 9 18 49 59 39 Transfer
    Season Results 14 Northampton Town 42 15 8 19 59 75 38
    15 Newport County 42 14 9 19 43 64 37
    16 Norwich City 42 10 16 16 44 53 36
    17 Southend United 42 14 8 20 44 61 36
    18 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 14 8 20 42 61 36
    19 Exeter City 42 10 15 17 39 54 35
    20 Reading 42 12 7 23 42 59 31
      21 Brentford 42 9 12 21 42 67 30 Re-election position
      22 Gillingham 42 8 12 22 34 74 28 Re-election position
     
     

Transfer Grimsby were transferred to the newly-formed Division 3 (North) and Crystal Palace were promoted to Division 2. 

     
     

R A new third division was added in 1921/22 (the northern section) with the existing third division being renamed Division 3 (South). Re-election candidates Brentford and Gillingham were re-elected without a vote. As Grimsby were transferred to the Northern section and Crystal Palace were promoted to Division 2 with Stockport being relegated from the Second Division to the northern section, two vacancies existed the southern section. Voting -

38 votes Aberdare Athletic Elected to Division 3 (South)
30 Charlton Athletic Elected to Division 3 (South)
12 Bath City Not elected to the League
5 Pontypridd Not elected to the League
4 Abertillery Town Not elected to the League
1 Barry Not elected to the League

Aberdare competed in the Southern League Welsh section (League table) and Charlton Athletic in the Southern League English section.

Division 3 (North) was to consist of 20 clubs. Transferred Walsall and relegated Stockport were joined by 14 clubs who were accepted en bloc at a special League meeting in March 1921, these clubs being Accrington Stanley, Ashington, Barrow, Chesterfield, Crewe Alexandra, Darlington. Durham City, Hartlepools United, Lincoln City, Nelson, Rochdale, Tranmere Rovers, Walsall and Wrexham. The remaining four places were voted on at the League AGM. Voting -

34 votes Wigan Borough Elected to Division 3 (North)
25 Halifax Town Elected to Division 3 (North)
25 Southport Elected to Division 3 (North)
25 Stalybridge Celtic Elected to Division 3 (North)
18 Castleford Town Not elected to the League
13 Rotherham Town Not elected to the League
9 Blyth Spartans Not elected to the League
8 Gainsborough Trinity Not elected to the League
6 Doncaster Rovers Not elected to the League
6 West Stanley Not elected to the League
4 Wakefield City Not elected to the League
3 Lancaster Town Not elected to the League
3 Scunthorpe & L. United Not elected to the League
1 South Liverpool Not elected to the League

Of the new northern clubs Walsall and Wrexham had competed in the Birmingham League (League table), Crewe Alexandra, Nelson, Rochdale, Southport, Stalybridge Celtic and Tranmere Rovers in the Central League (League table), Accrington Stanley, Barrow and Wigan Borough in the Lancashire Combination, Chesterfield, Halifax Town and Lincoln City in the Midland League (League table),  and Ashington, Darlington, Durham City and Hartlepools United in the North-Eastern League (League table).