DIVISION 2  1919/20
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Sam Taylor 
(Huddersfield Town)
 35  goals

Leeds City were expelled from the Football and their place was taken by Port Vale.

Coventry City made a disastrous start in their debut season in the Football League. They lost their first match 0-5 at home to Spurs and didn't manage a win in their first 19 Football League matches - they didn't even score a goal in the last 11 matches in that sequence. All changed on Christmas Day 1919 when they beat Stoke 3-2 at Highfield Road. Mind you things things soon slipped again - on Boxing Day they lost 1-6 at Stoke in the return League fixture!
(results)

West Ham United were another newboy to the League who found life difficult at the start of the season. Saturday August 30th 1919 saw them draw 1-1 at home to Lincoln in their first League match but in their first away match a couple of days later they lost 0-7 at Barnsley. Although since equalled  the scoreline still represents the worst losing margin they have suffered in the Football League.

  1 Tottenham Hotspur 42 32 6 4 102 32 70 Promoted
    2 Huddersfield Town 42 28 8 6 97 38 64 Promoted
    3 Birmingham 42 24 8 10 85 34 56
    4 Blackpool 42 21 10 11 65 47 52
    5 Bury 42 20 8 14 60 44 48
    6 Fulham 42 19 9 14 61 50 47
    7 West Ham United 42 19 9 14 47 40 47
    8 Bristol City 42 13 17 12 46 43 43
    9 South Shields* 42 15 12 15 58 48 42
    10 Stoke  42 18 6 18 60 54 42
    11 Hull City 42 18 6 18 78 72 42
    12 Barnsley 42 15 10 17 61 55 40
    13 Leeds City & Port Vale+ 42 16 8 18 59 62 40
    14 Leicester City 42 15 10 17 41 61 40
    15 Clapton Orient** 42 16 6 20 51 59 38
    16 Stockport County 42 14 9 19 52 61 37
    17 Rotherham County*** 42 13 8 21 51 83 34
    18 Nottingham Forest 42 11 9 22 43 73 31
    19 Wolverhampton W. 42 10 10 22 55 80 30
    20 Coventry City 42 9 11 22 35 73 29
    21 Lincoln City 42 9 9 24 44 101 27 Re-election position Left League
    22 Grimsby Town 42 10 5 27 34 75 25 Re-election position Relegated
   
    *    later Gateshead FC
**  now Leyton Orient
*** now Rotherham United

+ Leeds City were expelled after 8 matches and their remaining fixtures were undertaken by Port Vale - full details.

   
   

R Three non-league sides challenged the two clubs seeking re-election to Division 2 of the Football League. Voting -

31 votes Leeds United Elected to Division 2
23 Cardiff City Elected to Division 2
20 Grimsby Town Not re-elected to Division 2*
7 Lincoln City Not re-elected to the League
3 Walsall Not elected to the League

In addition to the above a new Third Division was formed (initially of Southern clubs only). The founder members were entire First Division of the Southern League - less Cardiff who were elected to Division 2 plus Grimsby* who had lost their place in Division 2. For final non-league tables for Leeds United click on Midland League or for Cardiff City and the 21 other SL clubs  click on Southern League.