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      DIVISION 3 (South)  1938/39
     
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Ben Morton 
(Swindon Town)
 28  goals

After just two seasons in the Southern League, Ipswich Town made their debut in the Football League. More amazingly still, after just 17 seasons in the Football League the Suffolk club became League champions (in 1961/62).

  1 Newport County 42 22 11 9 58 45 55 Promoted
   

Results

2 Crystal Palace 42 20 12 10 71 52 52
   

Results

3 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 19 11 12 68 49 49
   

Results

4 Watford 42 17 12 13 62 51 46
    5 Reading 42 16 14 12 69 59 46
    6 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 14 13 68 49 44
   

Results

7 Ipswich Town 42 16 12 14 62 52 44
    8 Bristol City 42 16 12 14 61 63 44
    9 Swindon Town 42 18 8 16 72 77 44
    10 Aldershot 42 16 12 14 53 66 44
    11 Notts County 42 17 9 16 59 54 43
    12 Southend United 42 16 9 17 61 64 41
    13 Cardiff City 42 15 11 16 61 65 41
    14 Exeter City 42 13 14 15 65 82 40
   

Results

15 Bournemouth 42 13 13 16 52 58 39
    16 Mansfield Town 42 12 15 15 44 62 39
   

Results

17 Northampton Town 42 15 8 19 51 58 38
    18 Port Vale 42 14 9 19 52 58 37
    19 Torquay United 42 14 9 19 54 70 37
    20 Clapton Orient* 42 11 13 18 53 55 35
    21 Walsall 42 11 11 20 68 69 33 Re-election position
    22 Bristol Rovers 42 10 13 19 55 61 33 Re-election position
   
    * now Leyton Orient
   
   

R Three Southern League clubs challenged the two clubs needing to seek re-election to Division 3 (South) in the vote for League membership. Voting -

45 votes Bristol Rovers Re-elected to the League
36 Walsall Re-elected to the League
15 Gillingham Not elected to the League
1 Chelmsford City Not elected to the League
1 Colchester United Not elected to the League
   
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

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