DIVISION 3 (South)  1929/30
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  Leading League goalscorer:
George Goddard
 (Queens Park Rangers)
 37 goals

Plymouth's title success saw them lose the mantle of unluckiest team in the League. Their previous 8 finishing positions in Division 3 (South) were 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd and 4th - but only the top club won promotion to the Second Division!

Brentford won every one of their 21 home League fixtures (results) during the season. It didn't do them much good though as only one team was promoted and Brentford finished a distant second to Plymouth Argyle. Plymouth themselves only dropped three home points during the season.

Just four days after Swindon had drawn with First Division high-fliers Manchester City in an FA Cup 4th Round tie they visited Maine Road for the replay - and lost 10-1.

  1 Plymouth Argyle 42 30 8 4 98 38 68 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Brentford 42 28 5 9 94 44 61
    3 Queens Park Rangers 42 21 9 12 80 68 51
    Season Results 4 Northampton Town 42 21 8 13 82 58 50
    5 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 21 8 13 87 63 50
    6 Coventry City 42 19 9 14 88 73 47
    7 Fulham 42 18 11 13 87 83 47
    8 Norwich City 42 18 10 14 88 77 46
    9 Crystal Palace 42 17 12 13 81 74 46
    10 Bournemouth 42 15 13 14 72 61 43
    11 Southend United 42 15 13 14 69 59 43
    12 Clapton Orient* 42 14 13 15 55 62 41
    13 Luton Town 42 14 12 16 64 78 40
    14 Swindon Town 42 13 12 17 73 83 38
    15 Watford 42 15 8 19 60 73 38
    16 Exeter City 42 12 11 19 67 73 35
    17 Walsall 42 13 8 21 71 78 34
    18 Newport County 42 12 10 20 74 85 34
    19 Torquay United 42 10 11 21 64 94 31
    20 Bristol Rovers 42 11 8 23 67 93 30
    21 Gillingham 42 11 8 23 51 80 30 Re-election position
    22 Merthyr Town 42 6 9 27 60 135 21 Re-election position Left League
   
   

* now Leyton Orient

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The two clubs seeking re-election (Gillingham and Merthyr Town) came up against non-leaguers Aldershot Town and Thames Association (Southern League Eastern Division), Llanelly (SL Western Division) and Argonauts (who had never played a match but who had planned to play home League matches at Wembley Stadium) in the vote for League membership. Voting - 

     
33 votes Gillingham Re-elected to the League
20 Thames Association Elected to the League
19 Aldershot Town Not elected to the League
14 Merthyr Town Not re-elected to the League
4 Llanelly Not elected to the League
0 Argonauts Not elected to the League

Thames Association shortened their name to Thames on taking up their place in the League. 1929/30 Southern League table, in which Thames Association finished third.