<< Season 1939-40 >>

The 1939-40 season was abandoned after only three games (with Reading top of Division Three South) due to the outbreak of the Second World War. A series of emergency competitions were organised, the most memorable game being as Reading fought back from 1-5 down against Southampton to win 6-5.

Division 3 South (Abandoned)

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS     H    A  
 1. READING              3   2  0  0   6   0   0  1  0   2   2    5
 2. Exeter City          3   0  1  0   2   2   2  0  0   3   1    5     -    -  
 3. Notts County         2   1  0  0   2   1   1  0  0   4   2    4     -    -  
 4. Ipswich Town         3   1  1  0   3   1   0  1  0   2   2    4     -    -  
 5. Brighton & HA        3   1  1  0   2   1   0  1  0   3   3    4     -    -  
 6. Cardiff City         3   0  0  1   2   4   2  0  0   3   1    4     -    -  
 7. Crystal Palace       3   1  0  0   3   0   1  0  1   5   9    4    5-0   -  
 8. Bournemouth & BA     3   1  1  0  12   2   0  0  1   1   2    3     -    -  
 9. Bristol City         3   0  1  1   4   5   1  0  0   1   0    3     -    -  
    Clapton Orient       3   0  2  0   2   2   0  1  0   1   1    3     -    -  
    Mansfield Town       3   0  0  1   4   5   1  1  0   4   3    3     -    -  
    Norwich City         3   0  0  1   1   2   1  1  0   3   2    3     -    -  
    Southend Utd         3   1  0  0   3   2   0  1  1   0   1    3    1-0   -  
    Torquay Utd          3   0  2  0   2   2   0  1  0   2   2    3     -    -  
    Walsall              3   1  0  0   1   0   0  1  1   2   3    3     -    -  
16. Queens Park Rang     3   0  1  0   2   2   0  1  1   2   3    2     -    -  
    Watford              3   0  1  1   2   3   0  1  0   2   2    2     -    -  
18. Northampton T        3   1  0  1   2   2   0  0  1   0  10    2     -    -  
19. Aldershot            3   0  0  1   0   1   0  1  1   3   4    1     -    -  
20. Swindon Town         3   0  1  1   2   3   0  0  1   0   1    1     -    -  
21. Bristol Rovers       3   0  1  0   2   2   0  0  2   0   5    1     -   2-2 
22. Port Vale            2   0  0  1   0   1   0  1  0   0   0    1     -    -  
War League South (A) Table
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Arsenal             18  13  4  1  62  22   30
 2. West Ham Utd        18  12  1  5  57  33   25
 3. Millwall            18   8  5  5  46  38   21
 4. Watford             18   9  3  6  44  38   21
 5. Norwich City        18   7  6  5  41  36   20
 6. Charlton Ath        18   8  1  9  61  58   17
 7. Crystal Palace      18   5  3 10  39  56   13
 8. Clapton Orient      18   5  3 10  28  60   13
 9. Tottenham H         18   5  2 11  37  43   12
10. Southend Utd        18   4  0 14  30  61    8
War League South (B) (4th)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Queens Park Rang    18  12  2  4  49  26   26    2-0  0-3 
 2. Bournemouth & BA    18  11  2  5  52  37   24    6-3  1-2 
 3. Chelsea             18   9  5  4  44  37   23    1-5  0-3 
 4. READING             18  10  2  6  47  42   22
 5. Brentford           18   8  2  8  42  41   18    3-1  0-3 
 6. Fulham              18   7  4  7  50  51   18    6-1  2-6 
 7. Portsmouth          18   7  2  9  37  42   16    2-2  2-1 
 8. Aldershot           18   5  4  9  38  49   14    7-2  1-1 
 9. Brighton & HA       18   5  1 12  42  53   11    1-0  2-1 
10. Southampton         18   4  0 14  41  64    8    5-3  6-5 
War League South (C) Table
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS
 1. Tottenham H         18  11  4  3  43  30   26
 2. West Ham Utd        18  10  4  4  53  28   24
 3. Arsenal             18   9  5  4  41  26   23
 4. Brentford           18   8  4  6  42  34   20
 5. Millwall            18   7  5  6  36  30   19
 6. Charlton Ath        18   7  4  7  39  36   18
 7. Fulham              18   8  1  9  38  42   17
 8. Southampton         18   5  3 10  28  55   13
 9. Chelsea             18   4  3 11  33  53   11
10. Portsmouth          18   3  3 12  26  45    9
War League South (D) (9th)
                        PL   W  D  L  GF  GA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Crystal Palace      18  13  1  4  64  30   27    2-4  1-4 
 2. Queens Park Rang    18  10  3  5  38  28   23    4-1  1-2 
 3. Watford             18   7  7  4  41  29   21    5-2  0-3 
 4. Southend Utd        18   8  3  7  41  37   19    1-1  2-4 
 5. Bournemouth & BA    18   8  2  8  40  41   18    1-4  1-3 
 6. Aldershot           18   7  3  8  38  36   17    1-0  2-2 
 7. Clapton Orient      18   7  3  8  33  45   17    0-2  3-0 
 8. Norwich City        18   6  4  8  33  36   16    2-1  2-5 
 9. READING             18   6  2 10  31  42   14
10. Brighton & HA       18   2  4 12  30  65    8    3-1  0-3 

War League Cup

PR     Cardiff City      A  D  1-1
PR(R)  Cardiff City      H  W  1-0
R1(1)  Torquay Utd       A  L  0-2
R1(2)  Torquay Utd       H  W  3-0 [3-2] *
R2(1)  Birmingham        A  L  0-2
R2(2)  Birmingham        H  L  0-2 [0-4]

       * after extra time