DIVISION 3 (North)   1948/49
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorer:
Wally Ardron 
(Rotherham United)
 29  goals

The highest-ever Division 3 (North) attendance was recorded on Christmas Day 1948 when 49,655 attended the Hull City v Rotherham United fixture at Boothferry Park. Hull won 3-2.

Carlisle United's 26 year-old player-manager Ivor Broadis transferred himself to Sunderland for 18,000 - a huge amount in those days. He was replaced at Brunton Park by Bill Shankly - his first managerial appointment in a career that would eventually see him lead Liverpool to becoming the top European club of the time.

  P W D L F A Pts
    1 Hull City 42 27 11 4 93 28 65

Promoted
    2 Rotherham United 42 28 6 8 90 46 62
    3 Doncaster Rovers 42 20 10 12 53 40 50
    4 Darlington 42 20 6 16 83 74 46
    5 Gateshead 42 16 13 13 69 58 45
    6 Oldham Athletic 42 18 9 15 75 67 45
    7 Rochdale 42 18 9 15 55 53 45
    8 Stockport County 42 16 11 15 61 56 43
    9 Wrexham 42 17 9 16 56 62 43
    10 Mansfield Town 42 14 14 14 52 48 42
    11 Tranmere Rovers 42 13 15 14 46 57 41
    12 Crewe Alexandra 42 16 9 17 52 74 41
    13 Barrow 42 14 12 16 41 48 40
    14 York City 42 15 9 18 74 74 39
    15 Carlisle United 42 14 11 17 60 77 39
    16 Hartlepools United 42 14 10 18 45 58 38
    Season Results 17 New Brighton 42 14 8 20 46 58 36
    18 Chester 42 11 13 18 57 56 35
    19 Halifax Town 42 12 11 19 45 62 35
    20 Accrington Stanley 42 12 10 20 55 64 34
    21 Southport  42 11 9 22 45 64 31 Re-election position
    22 Bradford City 42 10 9 23 48 77 29 Re-election position
   
   

R Bradford City and Southport were required to seek re-election and were challenged in the vote for League membership by 6 non-league clubs. Voting -

   
   
45 votes Bradford City Re-elected to the League
42 Southport Re-elected to the League
5 Shrewsbury Town Not elected to the League
4 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Un Not elected to the League
0 Nelson Not elected to the League
0 North Shields Not elected to the League
0 South Liverpool Not elected to the League
0 Wigan Athletic Not elected to the League