DIVISION 4    1972/73
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Fred Binney 
(Exeter City)
 28  goals

After making their name as cup-fighters Hereford United made their debut in the Football League in 1972/73. Their first home fixture against Reading saw the newcomers win by 3-0.

  1 Southport 46 26 10 10 71 48 62 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Hereford United 46 23 12 11 56 38 58 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Cambridge United 46 20 17 9 67 57 57 Promoted
    4 Aldershot 46 22 12 12 60 38 56 Promoted
    5 Newport County 46 22 12 12 64 44 56
    6 Mansfield Town 46 20 14 12 78 51 54
    7 Reading 46 17 18 11 51 38 52
    8 Exeter City 46 18 14 14 57 51 50
    9 Gillingham 46 19 11 16 63 58 49
    10 Lincoln City 46 16 16 14 64 57 48
    11 Stockport County 46 18 12 16 53 53 48
    12 Bury 46 14 18 14 58 51 46
    13 Workington 46 17 12 17 59 61 46
    14 Barnsley 46 14 16 16 58 60 44
    15 Chester 46 14 15 17 61 52 43
    16 Bradford City 46 16 11 19 61 65 43
    17 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 12 19 49 58 42
    18 Torquay United 46 12 17 17 44 47 41
    Season Results 19 Peterborough United 46 14 13 19 71 76 41
    20 Hartlepool 46 12 17 17 34 49 41
    21 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 18 19 38 61 36 Re-election position
    22 Colchester United 46 10 11 25 48 76 31 Re-election position
    Season Results 23 Northampton Town 46 10 11 25 40 73 31 Re-election position
    24 Darlington 46 7 15 24 42 85 29 Re-election position
   
   
R The four League sides seeking re-election joined with a dozen non-league sides in the vote for League membership. Voting -
48 votes Colchester United Re-elected to the League
43 Northampton Town Re-elected to the League
36 Crewe Alexandra Re-elected to the League
26 Darlington Re-elected to the League
14 Yeovil Town Not elected to the League
12 Kettering Town Not elected to the League
10 Wigan Athletic Not elected to the League
4 Chelmsford City Not elected to the League
1 Cambridge City Not elected to the League
1 Nuneaton Borough Not elected to the League
1 Telford United Not elected to the League
0 Barrow Not elected to the League
0 Bedford Town Not elected to the League
0 Boston United Not elected to the League
0 Bradford P.A. Not elected to the League
0 Wimbledon Not elected to the League