DIVISION 4    1978/79
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
John Dungworth
 (Aldershot)
 26  goals

Wigan Athletic made their debut in the Football League, drawing their first match 0-0 away to Hereford United on Saturday August 19th 1978.

Reading didn't concede a goal in the last 11 League matches of their championship winning season, equalling the 11 match records of Millwall (1925/26) and York City (1973/74). Goalkeeper Steve Death appeared in all those 11 matches and equalled the record set by York's Graeme Crawford in 1973/74.

 

  Season Results 1 Reading 46 26 13 7 76 35 65 Promoted
    2 Grimsby Town 46 26 9 11 82 49 61 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Wimbledon 46 25 11 10 78 46 61 Promoted
    4 Barnsley 46 24 13 9 73 42 61 Promoted
    5 Aldershot 46 20 17 9 63 47 57
    Season Results 6 Wigan Athletic 46 21 13 12 63 48 55
    7 Portsmouth 46 20 12 14 62 48 52
    8 Newport County 46 21 10 15 66 55 52
    9 Huddersfield Town 46 18 11 17 57 53 47
    10 York City 46 18 11 17 51 55 47
    11 Torquay United 46 19 8 19 58 65 46
    12 Scunthorpe United 46 17 11 18 54 60 45
    13 Hartlepool United 46 13 18 15 57 66 44
    14 Hereford United 46 15 13 18 53 53 43
    15 Bradford City 46 17 9 20 62 68 43
    16 Port Vale 46 14 14 18 57 70 42
    17 Stockport County 46 14 12 20 58 60 40
    18 Bournemouth 46 14 11 21 47 48 39
    Season Results 19 Northampton Town 46 15 9 22 64 76 39
    20 Rochdale 46 15 9 22 47 64 39
    21 Darlington 46 11 15 20 49 66 37 Re-election position
    22 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 11 22 50 73 37 Re-election position
    23 Halifax Town 46 9 8 29 39 72 26 Re-election position
    24 Crewe Alexandra 46 6 14 26 43 90 26

Re-election position

   
   

R Non-Leaguers Altrincham and Kettering Town challenged the four clubs seeking re-election in the vote for League membership. Voting - 

50 votes Doncaster Rovers Re-elected to the League
49 Crewe Alexandra Re-elected to the League
43 Darlington Re-elected to the League
37 Halifax Town Re-elected to the League
13 Altrincham Not elected to the League
12 Kettering Town Not elected to the League