MIDLAND LEAGUE  1904/05
      P W D L F A Pts
      1 Sheffield United Reserves 32 22 4 6 107 33 48
      2 Nottingham Forest Res. 32 20 5 7 85 49 45
      3 Newark 32 16 12 4 61 30 44
      4 The Wednesday Reserves 32 18 6 8 80 43 42
      5 Thornhill United 32 18 5 9 58 41 41
      6 Rotherham Town 32 17 6 9 74 46 40
      7 Notts County Reserves 32 17 5 10 79 48 39
      8 Gainsborough Trinity Res. 32 14 3 15 67 70 31
      9 Worksop Town 32 11 8 13 63 62 30
      10 Denaby United 32 12 5 15 45 50 29
      11 Stockport County 32 12 4 16 47 83 28 Promoted
      12 Barnsley Reserves 32 12 3 17 56 63 27
      13 Chesterfield Town Res. 32 9 6 17 34 55 24
      14 Derby County Reserves 32 9 5 18 53 99 23
      15 Gresley Rovers 32 8 6 18 46 73 22
      16 Lincoln City Reserves 32 7 7 18 38 72 21
      17 Doncaster Rovers Reserves 32 3 4 25 29 105 10
     
     
There were two election votes for membership of the Football League, the first based on the fact both Divisions 1 and 2 were to continue with 18 clubs each. Midland League Stockport County were included in both votes. First vote -
25 votes Leeds City Elected to the League
21 Burslem Port Vale Re-elected to the League
20 Chelsea Elected to the League
18 Hull City* Not elected to the League
10 Burton United* Not re-elected to the League
10 Crewe Alexandra Not elected to the League
4 Doncaster Rovers* Not re-elected to the League
3 Stockport County* Not elected to the League
1 Clapton Orient* Not elected to the League
*  It was then decided that each division would increase by two clubs. In the First Division this was achieved by reprieving the two relegated clubs. This left four vacancies in the Second Division with the vote being between the two clubs who had previously not been re-elected plus three of the non-league sides who had originally failed in their bid for election. Voting -
36 votes Burton United Now re-elected to the League
36 Hull City Elected to the League
26 Clapton Orient Elected to the League
26 Stockport County Elected to the League
20 Doncaster Rovers Again not re-elected to the League