MIDLAND LEAGUE  1920/21
      P W D L F A Pts
      1 Lincoln City 38 27 3 8 95 40 57 Promoted
      2 Notts County Reserves 38 22 9 7 80 45 53
      3 Chesterfield 38 18 11 9 70 46 47 Promoted
      4 Scunthorpe United 38 18 9 11 64 43 45
      5 Rotherham Town 38 18 8 12 68 48 44
      6 Sheffield United Res. 38 16 10 12 73 63 42
      7 Rotherham County Res. 38 16 9 13 57 37 41
      8 Castleford Town 38 17 6 15 61 56 40
      9 The Wednesday Reserves 38 16 7 15 66 50 39
      10 Worksop Town 38 16 7 15 62 55 39
      11 Halifax Town 38 17 5 16 54 62 39 Promoted
      12 Leeds United Reserves 38 15 8 15 49 51 38
      13 Gainsborough Trinity 38 14 8 16 58 60 36
      14 Nottingham Forest Res. 38 13 10 15 69 77 36
      15 Hull City Reserves 38 12 9 17 52 68 33
      16 Doncaster Rovers 38 11 10 17 38 54 32
      17 Mexborough 38 10 11 17 39 61 31
      18 Grimsby Town Reserves 38 11 6 21 45 72 28
      19 Barnsley Reserves 38 9 8 21 55 86 26
      20 Denaby United 38 4 6 28 37 118 14
     
     

Division 3 (North) came into being in 1921/22. Fourteen clubs were accepted into the new Division prior to the AGM, those clubs including Midland League sides Chesterfield and Lincoln City. A further four places were voted on at the AGM and six Midland League sides were included in this vote -

     
34 votes Wigan Borough Elected to the Football League 
25 Halifax Town Elected to the Football League
25 Southport Elected to the Football League
25 Stalybridge Celtic Elected to the Football League
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 United Not elected to the League
1 South Liverpool Not elected to the League