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Midland League 1912-1934 - another re-save


1912-1913

  1. ROTHERHAM COUNTY                38  28   5   5 111  37  61

  2. CHESTERFIELD TOWN               38  20  11   7  78  41  51

  3. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            38  22   6  10  84  40  50

  4. DONCASTER ROVERS                38  21   7  10  67  43  49

  5. LEEDS CITY*                     38  18   7  13  68  52  43

  6. GOOLE TOWN                      38  14  14  10  52  49  42

  7. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY*            38  16   7  15  78  69  39

  8. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   38  15   9  14  65  67  39

  9. SHEFFIELD UNITED                38  15   8  15  68  57  38

 10. YORK CITY                       38  16   6  16  69  80  38

 11. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  38  17   4  17  55  67  38

 12. HULL CITY*                      38  17   3  18  65  73  37

 13. LINCOLN CITY*                   38  16   3  19  81  73  35

 14. HALIFAX TOWN                    38  14   7  17  68  67  35

 15. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               38  13   8  17  55  78  34

 16. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 38  12   9  17  55  56  33

 17. WORKSOP TOWN                    38  12   5  21  47  91  29

 18. NOTTS COUNTY*                   38  10   6  22  67  85  26

 19. MEXBOROUGH                      38  11   3  24  42  77  25

 20. DENABY UNITED                   38   7   4  27  39 112  18

   (760 314 132 314 1314 1314 760)

 

Denaby United did not seek re-election and Notts County Reserves resigned at the end of the season.

 

1913-1914

  1. ROTHERHAM COUNTY                34  25   2   7  92  38  52

  2. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            34  22   6   6  76  36  50

  3. CHESTERFIELD TOWN               34  19   4  11  80  43  42

  4. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY*            34  17   6  11  68  50  40

  5. GOOLE TOWN                      34  16   6  12  52  39  38

  6. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   34  16   6  12  68  56  38

  7. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               34  16   4  14  55  55  36

  8. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 34  15   4  15  54  51  34

  9. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  34  13   8  13  46  62  34

 10. SHEFFIELD UNITED*               34  11  10  13  60  62  32

 11. LINCOLN CITY*                   34  11   9  14  49  60  31

 12. YORK CITY                       34  13   5  16  48  60  31

 13. WORKSOP TOWN                    34  13   3  18  51  61  29

 14. HALIFAX TOWN                    34  11   6  17  38  51  28

 15. HULL CITY*                      34  11   5  18  37  55  27

 16. DONCASTER ROVERS                34  12   2  20  30  51  26

 17. MEXBOROUGH                      34  10   4  20  41  85  24

 18. LEEDS CITY*                     34   8   4  22  45  75  20

   (612 259 94 259 990 990 612)

 

Bradford Park Avenue Reserves and Heckmondwike were elected to the Midland League.

 

1914-1915

  1. ROTHERHAM COUNTY                38  23   8   7 104  42  54

  2. LEEDS CITY*                     38  24   5   9  99  42  53

  3. CHESTERFIELD TOWN               38  20  10   8  76  41  50

  4. GOOLE TOWN                      38  20   7  11 103  58  47

  5. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY*            38  20   7  11  92  56  47

  6. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            38  19   8  11  78  46  46

  7. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   38  21   3  14  73  54  45

  8. WORKSOP TOWN                    38  17  11  10  70  55  45

  9. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  38  20   4  14 112  65  44

 10. HALIFAX TOWN                    38  16   9  13  49  57  41

 11. BRADFORD PARK AVENUE*           38  16   6  16  83  66  38

 12. SHEFFIELD UNITED*               38  15   6  17  57  46  36

 13. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               38  13   9  16  70  79  35

 14. LINCOLN CITY*                   38  12   9  17  76  74  33

 15. DONCASTER ROVERS                38  14   3  21  58  82  31

 16. YORK CITY                       38  12   7  19  45  72  31

 17. MEXBOROUGH                      38  10   8  20  37  89  28

 18. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 38   9   9  20  50 103  27

 19. HULL CITY*                      38   8   2  28  39 105  18

 20. HECKMONDWIKE                    38   5   1  32  30 169  11

   (760 314 132 314 1401 1401 760)

 

Heckmondwike appear to have flouted League rules repeatedly, including failing to fulfil a number of fixtures on the dates arranged.  Although the club does seem to have completed the season, it was expelled from the Midland League.  Leeds City Reserves were withdrawn from the competition, with Barnsley Reserves being elected.  The Midland League was then suspended because of the Great War.

 

1919-1920

 

By the time organised football was ready to resume after the War, nine more clubs had resigned from the Midland League – Chesterfield Town, Gainsborough Trinity, Doncaster Rovers, Goole Town, Halifax Town, Mexborough, York City and the reserve sides of both Bradford Park Avenue and Hull City.  Rotherham County were elected to the newly-extended Division 2 for the first Football League post-war season, so their reserves took over the place in the Midland League.

 

League membership was increased from 10 to 17 clubs in 1919 by the re-election of Gainsborough Trinity and Mexborough, and the acceptance into the competition of Chesterfield Municipal, Halifax Town, Leeds City Reserves, Notts County Reserves and Silverwood Colliery.  Shortly after the season had started, Hull City Reserves were admitted to even up the numbers.  Early in October, however, the Leeds City club was closed down by the F.A. and the Football League, meaning the reserve side was withdrawn from the Midland League.  When a new club, Leeds United, was set up, the banned club’s fixtures were taken over by the new tenants at Elland Road.

 

  1. CHESTERFIELD MUNICIPAL          34  24   5   5  78  35  53

  2. SHEFFIELD UNITED*               34  20  11   3  73  28  51

  3. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               34  18   7   9  71  39  43

  4. WORKSOP TOWN                    34  20   3  11  71  52  43

  5. MEXBOROUGH                      34  18   6  10  60  45  42

  6. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY*            34  16   6  12  50  44  38

  7. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  34  14   8  12  83  71  36

  8. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 34  14   8  12  53  46  36

  9. HULL CITY*                      34  16   2  16  74  59  34

 10. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   34  14   5  15  66  64  33

 11. ROTHERHAM COUNTY*               34  13   5  16  60  57  31

 12. LEEDS UNITED                    34  11   9  14  56  56  31

 13. NOTTS COUNTY*                   34  10  11  13  50  56  31

 14. HALIFAX TOWN                    34  13   4  17  52  70  30

 15. LINCOLN CITY*                   34   8   7  19  43  83  23

 16. BARNSLEY*                       34   6   9  19  46  72  21

 17. SILVERWOOD COLLIERY             34   6   7  21  38  89  19

 18. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            34   7   3  24  37  95  17

   (612 248 116 248 1061 1061 612)

 

Silverwood Colliery were not re-elected.  Lincoln City replaced their reserve side with their first-team after losing their Football League status at the end of the season, while Leeds United’s reserve side took over from their first-team after the club was elected to the Football League 2nd Division.  Chesterfield Municipal became simply ‘Chesterfield’.  League membership was increased to 20 clubs through the election of Denaby United, Doncaster Rovers and Nottingham Forest Reserves.

 

1920-1921

 

Denaby United, Doncaster Rovers and Nottingham Forest Reserves were admitted to the competition in 1920.  Lincoln City’s first team replaced their reserve side, while Leeds United’s second team took over from their first string after the club’s election to the Football League Division Two.  Finally, Chesterfield Municipal were now known simply as ‘Chesterfield’.

 

  1. LINCOLN CITY                    38  27   3   8  95  40  57

  2. NOTTS COUNTY*                   38  22   9   7  80  45  53

  3. CHESTERFIELD                    38  18  11   9  70  46  47

  4. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               38  18   9  11  64  43  45

  5. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  38  18   8  12  68  48  44

  6. SHEFFIELD UNITED*               38  16  10  12  73  63  42

  7. ROTHERHAM COUNTY*               38  16   9  13  57  37  41

  8. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 38  17   6  15  61  56  40

  9. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY*            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

 12. LEEDS UNITED*                   38  15   8  15  49  51  38

 13. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            38  14   8  16  58  60  36

 14. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              38  13  10  15  69  77  36

 15. HULL CITY*                      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*                   38  11   6  21  45  72  28

 19. BARNSLEY*                       38   9   8  21  55  86  26

 20. DENABY UNITED                   38   4   6  28  37 118  14

   (760 300 160 300 1192 1192 760)

 

Chesterfield, Halifax Town and Lincoln City joined the new Football League Division 3 (North).  Lincoln’s reserve team replaced their first team in the Midland League.  Leeds United and Sheffield United withdrew their reserve teams from the competition.  Six clubs joined the Midland League – Boston Town, Harrogate, Mansfield Town, Wakefield City, Wath Athletic and Wombwell.  Membership therefore rose to 22 clubs.

 

1921-1922

 

The goals for and goals against totals do not match.  Despite thorough research, it has not been possible to date to find out where the faults lie and to correct these.

 

  1. WORKSOP TOWN                    42  26   9   7  70  41  61

  2. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   42  24   9   9  87  56  57

  3. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY*            42  23  10   9  98  49  56

  4. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               42  22   8  12  87  60  52

  5. BARNSLEY*                       42  20   9  13  81  50  49

  6. MEXBOROUGH                      42  19   9  14  67  40  47

  7. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 42  18  11  13  69  54  47

  8. MANSFIELD TOWN                  42  20   7  15  68  57  47

  9. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              42  19   6  17  69  60  44

 10. ROTHERHAM COUNTY*               42  17   8  17  80  79  42

 11. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  42  15  11  16  65  66  41

 12. WOMBWELL                        42  16   9  17  60  66  41

 13. DONCASTER ROVERS                42  17   6  19  52  66  40

 14. DENABY UNITED                   42  14  11  17  67  67  39

 15. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            42  15   9  18  63  65  39

 16. NOTTS COUNTY*                   42  15   7  20  64  57  37

 17. BOSTON TOWN                     42  15   7  20  66  73  37

 18. WATH ATHLETIC                   42  13   8  21  50  71  34

 19. HARROGATE                       42  14   6  22  49  88  34

 20. HULL CITY*                      42  10   8  24  55  83  28

 21. WAKEFIELD CITY                  42   9   9  24  39 103  27

 22. LINCOLN CITY*                   42   6  13  23  53  97  25

   (924 367 190 367 1459 1448 924)

 

Harrogate and Wakefield City resigned at the end of the season.  Chesterfield Reserves and York City joined the competition.

 

1922-1923

  1. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY*            42  28   7   7  88  37  63

  2. DONCASTER ROVERS                42  26   9   7  72  28  61

  3. WORKSOP TOWN                    42  26   5  11  86  45  57

  4. DENABY UNITED                   42  24   9   9  76  48  57

  5. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   42  21   9  12  77  58  51

  6. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               42  18  13  11  65  58  49

  7. WATH ATHLETIC                   42  18  10  14  59  38  46

  8. NOTTS COUNTY*                   42  16  12  14  76  55  44

  9. BOSTON TOWN                     42  18   8  16  61  46  44

 10. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              42  16  11  15  74  60  43

 11. ROTHERHAM COUNTY*               42  18   6  18  56  52  42

 12. HULL CITY*                      42  14  13  15  63  63  41

 13. MANSFIELD TOWN                  42  17   6  19  79  64  40

 14. BARNSLEY*                       42  14  12  16  67  65  40

 15. WOMBWELL                        42  12  14  16  50  63  38

 16. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 42  15   6  21  61  70  36

 17. CHESTERFIELD*                   42  14   8  20  56  79  36

 18. MEXBOROUGH                      42  11  13  18  44  63  35

 19. YORK CITY                       42  11  12  19  56  70  34

 20. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            42   8   8  26  42 111  24

 21. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  42   8   6  28  45 105  22

 22. LINCOLN CITY*                   42   7   7  28  39 114  21

   (924 360 204 360 1392 1392 924)

 

Sheffield Wednesday Reserves left the competition.  Sutton Town were elected.  Doncaster Rovers were elected to Football League Division 3 (North) and placed their reserve side in the Midland League.

 

1923-1924

  1. MANSFIELD TOWN                  42  31   6   5  98  31  68

  2. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   42  25   6  11  99  46  56

  3. WORKSOP TOWN                    42  25   4  13  93  54  54

  4. MEXBOROUGH                      42  22   7  13  78  64  51

  5. NOTTS COUNTY*                   42  21   8  13  83  51  50

  6. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               42  21   7  14  55  49  49

  7. SUTTON TOWN                     42  21   6  15  86  68  48

  8. DENABY UNITED                   42  21   6  15  78  62  48

  9. HULL CITY*                      42  19   8  15  70  48  46

 10. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              42  18   9  15  52  52  45

 11. CHESTERFIELD*                   42  19   5  18  64  64  43

 12. BOSTON TOWN                     42  16  10  16  64  62  42

 13. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            42  16   8  18  55  62  40

 14. BARNSLEY*                       42  15   9  18  58  57  39

 15. DONCASTER ROVERS*               42  14   9  19  58  63  37

 16. ROTHERHAM COUNTY*               42  15   7  20  60  75  37

 17. WATH ATHLETIC                   42  14   8  20  57  85  36

 18. WOMBWELL                        42  12  10  20  47  74  34

 19. YORK CITY                       42  10  13  19  48  71  33

 20. LINCOLN CITY*                   42  13   3  26  46  81  29

 21. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 42   8   5  29  39 116  21

 22. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  42   7   4  31  42  95  18

   (924 383 158 383 1430 1430 924)

 

At the end of the season, eight Football League clubs withdrew their reserve sides from the Midland League – Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Hull City, Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Rotherham County.  Frickley Colliery joined the competition, which now had a membership of 15 clubs.

 

1924-1925

  1. MANSFIELD TOWN                  28  20   4   4  82  27  44

  2. BOSTON TOWN                     28  17   5   6  56  36  39

  3. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            28  14   7   7  47  38  35

  4. WORKSOP TOWN                    28  14   4  10  51  42  32

  5. LINCOLN CITY*                   28  14   4  10  40  40  32

  6. YORK CITY                       28  10  10   8  39  36  30

  7. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               28  12   5  11  45  41  29

  8. MEXBOROUGH                      28   9   9  10  49  49  27

  9. DENABY UNITED                   28   9   8  11  41  38  26

 10. WATH ATHLETIC                   28  10   4  14  43  49  24

 11. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 28   9   6  13  47  61  24

 12. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  28  10   2  16  43  46  22

 13. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               28   5  10  13  35  61  20

 14. SUTTON TOWN                     28   7   4  17  40  66  18

 15. WOMBWELL                        28   5   8  15  31  59  18

   (420 165 90 165 689 689 420)

 

With the size of the league having been reduced for this season, a subsidiary competition was also played.  The teams were divided into two sections (Northern and Southern) and a full programme of matches was played within each section.  There was no ‘play-off’ to decide ‘an overall winner’.  The final tables for the subsidiary competition have been supplied to the site by Ronald Price – many thanks, Ron.

 

Northern Section

  1. DENABY UNITED                   14   8   3   3  29  15  19

  2. YORK CITY                       14   7   3   4  21  18  17

  3. MEXBOROUGH                      14   6   4   4  20  19  16

  4. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 14   6   3   5  27  26  15

  5. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               14   5   4   5  17  15  14

  6. WATH ATHLETIC                   14   4   3   7  17  22  11

  7. WOMBWELL                        14   4   3   7  22  29  11

  8. ROTHERHAM TOWN                  14   3   3   8  17  26   9

   (112 43 26 43 170 170 112)

 

Southern Section

  1. LINCOLN CITY*                   12   8   2   2  25  10  18

  2. MANSFIELD TOWN                  12   9   0   3  23  15  18

  3. BOSTON                          12   7   1   4  16   9  15

  4. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            12   4   3   5  12  14  11

  5. WORKSOP TOWN                    12   4   1   7  15  17   9

  6. SUTTON TOWN                     12   3   2   7  12  28   8

  7. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               12   2   1   9  11  21   5

   (84 37 10 37 114 114 84)

 

At the end of the season, Rotherham Town amalgamated with Football League club Rotherham County as ‘Rotherham United’ and withdrew from the Midland League.  Seven new clubs joined the competition, however – Alfreton Town, Grantham, Ilkeston United, Long Eaton, Loughborough Corinthians, Newark Town and Shirebrook.  This meant membership stood at 21 clubs for the coming campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where an asterisk appears at the end of a team’s name, it means this was a Football League club’s reserve side.

 

1925-1926

  1. MEXBOROUGH                      40  25   7   8 111  53  57

  2. MANSFIELD TOWN                  40  23   7  10 120  54  53

  3. BOSTON TOWN                     40  21  10   9  98  43  52

  4. LINCOLN CITY*                   40  20  10  10 102  57  50

  5. DENABY UNITED                   40  20   7  13  95  63  47

  6. WATH ATHLETIC                   40  19   9  12  98  72  47

  7. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               40  19   9  12  86  78  47

  8. NEWARK TOWN                     40  16   9  15  94  88  41

  9. ALFRETON TOWN                   40  17   7  16  99 102  41

 10. LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS        40  17   5  18  86  82  39

 11. WORKSOP TOWN                    40  14  10  16  82  82  38

 12. WOMBWELL                        40  14   9  17  73  89  37

 13. LONG EATON                      40  14   8  18  82  94  36

 14. GRANTHAM                        40  15   6  19  71  94  36

 15. SUTTON TOWN                     40  15   6  19  68 102  36

 16. YORK CITY                       40  14   7  19  74  94  35

 17. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            40  13   4  19  58  85  34

 18. SHIREBROOK                      40  14   8  22  81 106  32

 19. ILKESTON UNITED                 40  12   7  21  57  91  31

 20. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               40  11   7  22  61  99  29

 21. CASTLEFORD TOWN                 40  10   2  28  62 130  22

   (840 343 154 343 1758 1758 840)

 

Mansfield Town resigned from the competition at the end of the season and Castleford Town did not seek re-election.  Heanor Town joined the Midland League.  Mexborough became ‘Mexborough Athletic’.

 

1926-1927

  1. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               38  28   4   6 121  44  60

  2. BOSTON TOWN                     38  21   7  10 128  64  49

  3. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            38  22   5  11  85  63  49

  4. WATH ATHLETIC                   38  21   4  13  76  63  46

  5. MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC             38  20   6  12  97  81  46

  6. YORK CITY                       38  16  13   9  96  68  45

  7. LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS        38  20   5  13  94  76  45

  8. LINCOLN CITY*                   38  18   7  13  94  70  43

  9. DENABY UNITED                   38  18   4  16  88  59  40

 10. SHIREBROOK                      38  19   2  17 112  96  40

 11. WORKSOP TOWN                    38  17   5  16  95  87  39

 12. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               38  14   9  15  80  84  37

 13. ILKESTON UNITED                 38  13   7  18  73  95  33

 14. GRANTHAM                        38  12   8  18  84  76  32

 15. HEANOR TOWN                     38  13   6  19  70  99  32

 16. NEWARK TOWN                     38  13   6  19  67  95  32

 17. LONG EATON                      38  12   7  19  72 105  31

 18. ALFRETON TOWN                   38   8   5  25  59 143  21

 19. WOMBWELL                        38   7   6  25  57 111  20

 20. SUTTON TOWN                     38   8   4  26  67 136  20

  (760 320 120 320 1715 1715 760)

 

Sutton Town failed to be re-elected and left the competition.  Long Eaton resigned.  Another departure was that of Alfreton Town.  The club resigned from the Midland League and disbanded, only to re-form almost straight away and attempt to be re-admitted to the league.  This effort failed.   Four clubs re-joined, however – Grimsby Town Reserves, Mansfield Town, Nottingham Forest Reserves and Notts County Reserves.  Scarborough and Staveley Town also entered the competition.

 

1927-1928

  1. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            44  29   7   8 141  62  65

  2. SCARBOROUGH                     44  26   7  11 108  61  59

  3. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              44  23   8  13 127  84  54

  4. NOTTS COUNTY*                   44  24   5  15 143  81  53

  5. LINCOLN CITY*                   44  23   7  14 126  99  53

  6. WATH ATHLETIC                   44  24   4  16  94  74  52

  7. YORK CITY                       44  22   7  15  97  73  51

  8. SHIREBROOK                      44  23   5  16 108  89  51

  9. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               44  23   4  17 118  85  50

 10. MANSFIELD TOWN                  44  19  11  14 118  97  49

 11. WORKSOP TOWN                    44  20   9  15  97 101  49

 12. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   44  20   8  16  93  83  48

 13. GRANTHAM                        44  17  11  16  88 102  45

 14. DENABY UNITED                   44  19   6  19  76  82  44

 15. BOSTON TOWN                     44  16  11  17  79  87  43

 16. STAVELEY TOWN                   44  16  10  18  98 109  42

 17. MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC             44  14   9  21  84 112  37

 18. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               44  15   5  24  84 107  35

 19. LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS        44  14   7  23  76 104  35

 20. WOMBWELL                        44  12   7  25  70 107  31

 21. HEANOR TOWN                     44  10   5  29  66 155  25

 22. ILKESTON UNITED                 44   8   5  31  75 133  21

 23. NEWARK TOWN                     44   8   4  32  60 139  20

   (1012 425 162 425 2226 2226 1012)

 

Ilkeston United failed to be re-elected and left the competition.  In an almost bizarre re-run of the previous year another club resigned only to then apply to re-join.  On this occasion it was Heanor Town, whose efforts were unsuccessful.  The reserve sides of Barnsley, Chesterfield, Doncaster Rovers and Hull City were all re-admitted to the Midland League and Rotherham United’s second string were also elected.  This increased membership to 26 clubs, who would all have 50 league fixtures to complete.

 

1928-1929

  1. MANSFIELD TOWN                  50  31  10   9 133  72  72

  2. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            50  25  13  12  94  54  63

  3. LINCOLN CITY*                   50  29   5  16 118  86  63

  4. HULL CITY*                      50  26  10  14 101  84  62

  5. GRANTHAM                        50  25  10  15 113  79  60

  6. BOSTON TOWN                     50  27   5  18  96  72  59

  7. SCARBOROUGH                     50  25   8  17 115  91  58

  8. NOTTS COUNTY*                   50  21  15  14  91  75  57

  9. YORK CITY                       50  22  13  15 106  99  57

 10. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   50  24   6  20 109  95  54

 11. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               50  20  14  16  98  96  54

 12. BARNSLEY*                       50  18  17  15  95  79  53

 13. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              50  20  12  18 101  74  52

 14. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               50  22   8  20  93  87  52

 15. DENABY UNITED                   50  22   7  21  86  86  51

 16. CHESTERFIELD*                   50  19   9  22  69  81  47

 17. SHIREBROOK                      50  19   8  23 112 113  46

 18. DONCASTER ROVERS*               50  19   7  24  92  97  45

 19. WATH ATHLETIC                   50  16  12  22  97 104  44

 20. MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC             50  15  12  23  81 105  42

 21. NEWARK TOWN                     50  16   9  25  82 118  41

 22. ROTHERHAM UNITED*               50  18   4  28  99 125  40

 23. STAVELEY TOWN                   50  15   8  27 102 142  38

 24. LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS        50  13   6  31  75 117  32

 25. WOMBWELL                        50  12   8  30  80 136  32

 26. WORKSOP TOWN                    50  10   6  34  69 140  26

   (1300 529 242 529 2507 2507 1300)

 

York City resigned at the end of the season.  They were replaced by Bradford Park Avenue Reserves.

 

1929-1930

  1. SCARBOROUGH                     50  36   9   5 143  44  81

  2. BARNSLEY*                       50  33   9   8 137  69  75

  3. BRADFORD PARK AVENUE*           50  33   5  12 163  83  71

  4. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   50  28   9  13 160  88  65

  5. LINCOLN CITY*                   50  27   9  14 131  83  63

  6. LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS        50  25  11  14 113  74  61

  7. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               50  26   6  18 124  98  58

  8. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            50  25   6  19 117  99  56

  9. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              50  24   8  18 117 103  56

 10. MANSFIELD TOWN                  50  25   4  21 126  98  54

 11. NOTTS COUNTY*                   50  22   9  19 136 114  53

 12. BOSTON TOWN                     50  23   7  20 102  94  53

 13. GRANTHAM                        50  23   6  21 100  93  52

 14. CHESTERFIELD*                   50  21   8  21 123 102  50

 15. ROTHERHAM UNITED*               50  22   4  24 101 122  48

 16. HULL CITY*                      50  20   7  23 109 105  47

 17. SHIREBROOK                      50  16  13  21  87 109  45

 18. NEWARK TOWN                     50  17  11  22  93 125  45

 19. FRICKLEY ATHLETIC               50  16   9  25  83 129  41

 20. MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC             50  14  12  24  90 132  40

 21. WOMBWELL                        50  15   9  26  76 116  39

 22. DENABY UNITED                   50  15   7  28  90 123  37

 23. DONCASTER ROVERS*               50  12  12  26  85 118  36

 24. WORKSOP TOWN                    50  13   6  31 114 162  32

 25. STAVELEY TOWN                   50  11   6  33  78 193  28

 26. WATH ATHLETIC                   50   4   6  40  55 177  14

   (1300 546 208 546 2853 2853 1300)

 

Staveley Town, Wath Athletic and Worksop Town, one of only six clubs to have played in the Midland League in every season since the Great War, all resigned at the end of the season.  Bradford City Reserves were admitted to the Midland League.

 

1930-1931

  1. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   46  32   6   8 174  73  70

  2. BRADFORD CITY*                  46  32   6   8 141  76  70

  3. BRADFORD PARK AVENUE*           46  30   4  12 138  63  64

  4. BARNSLEY*                       46  25   7  14 126  78  57

  5. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              46  25   7  14 152 108  57

  6. LINCOLN CITY*                   46  22  10  14 124  80  54

  7. GRANTHAM                        46  21  10  15  85  85  52

  8. HULL CITY*                      46  20  11  15 105  88  51

  9. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            46  22   5  19 131 117  49

 10. MANSFIELD TOWN                  46  19  11  16 103  95  49

 11. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               46  19  11  16  98 101  49

 12. NEWARK TOWN                     46  18   8  20  74  89  44

 13. BOSTON TOWN                     46  16  11  19  79  92  43

 14. DENABY UNITED                   46  17   9  20  84 104  43

 15. CHESTERFIELD*                   46  17   8  21  91 111  42

 16. SCARBOROUGH                     46  16   9  21  93 110  41

 17. NOTTS COUNTY*                   46  17   6  23 119 121  40

 18. SHIREBROOK                      46  15  10  21 100 116  40

 19. LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS        46  14   8  24  80 116  36

 20. MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC             46  13   8  25  84 129  34

 21. ROTHERHAM UNITED*               46  14   6  26  85 145  34

 22. DONCASTER ROVERS*               46  10  13  23  54  95  33

 23. WOMBWELL                        46   9   9  28  74 129  27

 24. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               46   8   9  29  64 137  25

   (1104 451 202 451 2458 2458 1104)

 

In the ‘Championship Play-Off’, Grimsby Town defeated Bradford City 3-0.

Shirebrook left the Midland League.  Their place was taken by York City Reserves.  Mansfield Town were elected to Football League Division 3 (South) and placed their reserve side in the Midland League.

 

1931-1932

  1. BRADFORD PARK AVENUE*           46  36   3   7 189  63  75

  2. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   46  36   3   7 178  60  75

  3. NOTTINGHAM FOREST*              46  30   7   9 117  62  67

  4. NOTTS COUNTY*                   46  24  11  11 115  81  59

  5. BRADFORD CITY*                  46  20  11  15 111  93  51

  6. SCARBOROUGH                     46  22   7  17  81  83  51

  7. YORK CITY*                      46  20   8  18  99  99  48

  8. CHESTERFIELD*                   46  18   9  19 100  98  45

  9. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               46  18   9  19  83  99  45

 10. MANSFIELD TOWN*                 46  16  12  18  86  86  44

 11. NEWARK TOWN                     46  18   8  20  85  90  44

 12. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            46  17  10  19  76  86  44

 13. LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS        46  18   8  20  88 113  44

 14. DONCASTER ROVERS*               46  16  11  19  96 100  43

 15. BOSTON TOWN                     46  16  10  20  87 112  42

 16. MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC             46  18   5  23  92 121  41

 17. HULL CITY*                      46  17   7  22  76 112  41

 18. BARNSLEY*                       46  14  12  20  97 108  40

 19. LINCOLN CITY*                   46  15   7  24 103 112  37

 20. WOMBWELL                        46  14   9  23  81  99  37

 21. DENABY UNITED                   46  10  14  22 101 127  34

 22. GRANTHAM                        46  12   9  25  80 121  33

 23. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               46  13   7  26  86 135  33

 24. ROTHERHAM UNITED*               46  12   7  27  59 106  31

   (1104 450 204 450 2366 2366 1104)

 

In the ‘Championship Play-Off’, Bradford Park Avenue beat Grimsby Town 2-1.

Nottingham Forest Reserves withdrew from the competition.

 

1932-1933

  1. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   44  36   1   7 184  66  73

  2. LINCOLN CITY*                   44  30   6   8 161  73  66

  3. BRADFORD PARK AVENUE*           44  28   8   8 146  52  64

  4. CHESTERFIELD*                   44  28   4  12 131  67  60

  5. SCARBOROUGH                     44  25   9  10 137  81  59

  6. BRADFORD CITY*                  44  24  10  10 112  63  58

  7. BARNSLEY*                       44  24   5  15 116  83  53

  8. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               44  23   5  16 104 100  51

  9. NOTTS COUNTY*                   44  20  10  14 104  76  50

 10. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            44  18  10  16  95  90  46

 11. DENABY UNITED                   44  20   5  19  78  93  45

 12. DONCASTER ROVERS*               44  16  12  16  83  89  44

 13. MANSFIELD TOWN*                 44  16   9  19 108  97  41

 14. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               44  16   7  21  80 118  39

 15. LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS        44  14  10  20  92 110  38

 16. HULL CITY*                      44  17   4  23 104 131  38

 17. GRANTHAM                        44  12  11  21  91 110  35

 18. BOSTON TOWN                     44  15   4  25  94 109  34

 19. NEWARK TOWN                     44  14   4  26  92 132  32

 20. YORK CITY*                      44  13   4  27  74 129  30

 21. MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC             44  11   6  27  73 139  28

 22. ROTHERHAM UNITED*               44   9   4  31  66 153  22

 23. WOMBWELL                        44   2   2  40  32 196   6

   (1012 431 150 431 2357 2357 1012)

 

Frickley Colliery, Grantham, Loughborough Corinthians, Mansfield Town Reserves, Newark Town and Wombwell all resigned at the end of the season, leaving 17 clubs in the league.  Boston Town re-formed as ‘Boston United’.

 

1933-1934

  1. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   32  25   4   3 127  47  54

  2. BRADFORD CITY*                  32  23   3   6 107  47  49

  3. BRADFORD PARK AVENUE*           32  21   2   9  90  43  44

  4. CHESTERFIELD*                   32  15   4  13  66  56  34

  5. LINCOLN CITY*                   32  14   6  12  83  75  34

  6. HULL CITY*                      32  15   3  14  74  70  33

  7. SCUNTHORPE UNITED               32  14   5  13  76  73  33

  8. SCARBOROUGH                     32  12   8  12  57  67  32

  9. DENABY UNITED                   32  11   9  12  58  76  31

 10. BARNSLEY*                       32  12   5  15  71  80  29

 11. NOTTS COUNTY*                   32  13   2  17  64  64  28

 12. YORK CITY*                      32  10   7  15  69  88  27

 13. DONCASTER ROVERS*               32  10   3  17  57  58  25

 14. BOSTON UNITED                   32  11   5  18  54  96  25

 15. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            32  10   4  18  54  79  24

 16. MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC             32  10   2  20  53  85  22

 17. ROTHERHAM UNITED*               32   8   4  20  46 102  20

   (544 234 76 234 1206 1206 544)

 

York City Reserves left the league at the end of the season, but numbers were increased to 20 clubs by the return of Frickley Colliery and Grantham, plus the election of Norwich City Reserves and Peterborough United.