DIVISION 3    1970/71
      For full league and cup results click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorers:
Gerry Ingram 
(Preston North End) & 
Dudley Roberts 
(Mansfield Town)
 22  goals

Despite playing in the Third Division for the first time Aston Villa's supporters stuck with them. Their average home League attendance of 26,123 was better than 9 clubs in the top flight.

Aston Villa also became the third side from Division 3 to reach a League Cup final at Wembley. But unlike QPR in 1967 and Swindon in 1969 Villa were beaten, 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur.

 

  1 Preston North End 46 22 17 7 63 39 61 Promoted
    2 Fulham 46 24 12 10 68 41 60 Promoted
    3 Halifax Town 46 22 12 12 74 55 56
    Season Results 4 Aston Villa 46 19 15 12 54 46 53
    5 Chesterfield 46 17 17 12 66 38 51
    6 Bristol Rovers 46 19 13 14 69 50 51
    7 Mansfield Town 46 18 15 13 64 62 51
    8 Rotherham United 46 17 16 13 64 60 50
    9 Wrexham 46 18 13 15 72 65 49
    10 Torquay United 46 19 11 16 54 57 49
    11 Swansea City 46 15 16 15 59 56 46
    12 Barnsley 46 17 11 18 49 52 45
    13 Shrewsbury Town 46 16 13 17 58 62 45
    14 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 14 16 16 50 47 44
    15 Plymouth Argyle 46 12 19 15 63 63 43
    16 Rochdale 46 14 15 17 61 68 43
    17 Port Vale 46 15 12 19 52 59 42
    18 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 22 14 45 55 42
    19 Bradford City 46 13 14 19 49 62 40
    20 Walsall 46 14 11 21 51 57 39
    21 Reading 46 14 11 21 48 85 39 Relegated
    22 Bury 46 12 13 21 52 60 37 Relegated
    23 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 9 24 45 66 35 Relegated
    24 Gillingham 46 10 13 23 42 67 33

Relegated