DIVISION 4    1970/71
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Ted MacDougall
 (Bournemouth)
 42  goals

Colchester United recorded probably their best-ever victory when they beat mighty Leeds United 3-2 in an FA Cup 5th Round tie at Layer Road. Colchester lost 0-5 at Everton in the quarter-finals.

A far more embarrassing result for Newport County in the FA Cup. They were beaten 6-1 by Barnet - then of the Southern League - in a First Round tie.

Cambridge United made their debut in the Football League, their first match being at home against Lincoln City on Saturday August 15th 1970, a
 1-1 draw.

 

  1 Notts County 46 30 9 7 89 36 69 Promoted
    2 Bournemouth 46 24 12 10 81 46 60 Promoted
    3 Oldham Athletic 46 24 11 11 88 63 59 Promoted
    4 York City 46 23 10 13 78 54 56 Promoted
    5 Chester 46 24 7 15 69 55 55
    6 Colchester United 46 21 12 13 70 54 54
    Season Results 7 Northampton Town 46 19 13 14 63 59 51
    8 Southport 46 21 6 19 63 57 48
    9 Exeter City 46 17 14 15 67 68 48
    10 Workington 46 18 12 16 48 49 48
    11 Stockport County 46 16 14 16 49 65 46
    12 Darlington 46 17 11 18 58 57 45
    13 Aldershot 46 14 17 15 66 71 45
    14 Brentford 46 18 8 20 66 62 44
    15 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 8 20 75 76 44
    Season Results 16 Peterborough United 46 18 7 21 70 71 43
    17 Scunthorpe United 46 15 13 18 56 61 43
    18 Southend United 46 14 15 17 53 66 43
    19 Grimsby Town 46 18 7 21 57 71 43
    Season Results 20 Cambridge United 46 15 13 18 51 66 43
    21 Lincoln City 46 13 13 20 70 71 39 Re-election position
    22 Newport County 46 10 8 28 55 85 28 Re-election position
    23 Hartlepool 46 8 12 26 34 74 28 Re-election position
    24 Barrow 46 7 8 31 51 90 22 Re-election position
   
   

R Thirteen non-league clubs challenged the four clubs needing to seek re-election in the vote for League membership. Voting -

47 votes Lincoln City Re-elected to the League
38 Barrow Re-elected to the League
33 Hartlepool Re-elected to the League
33 Newport County Re-elected to the League
22 Hereford United Not elected to the League
14 Wigan Athletic Not elected to the League
2 Cambridge City Not elected to the League
2 Telford United Not elected to the League
2 Yeovil Town Not elected to the League
1 Boston United Not elected to the League
1 Bradford PA Not elected to the League
1 Romford Not elected to the League
0 Bedford Town Not elected to the League
0 Chelmsford City Not elected to the League
0 Gateshead Not elected to the League
0 Hillingdon Borough Not elected to the League
0 Kettering Town Not elected to the League