Leicestershire Senior LeagueX - Goals Incorrect

Leicestershire Senior League 1939/40

Loughborough Colleges win the league as war forces a restart.


WinnersRunners Up
LeagueLoughborough CollegeQuorn Methodists

Before the start of the season the following teams moved to the league:

From the Leicester & District Mutual Football League

Anstey Methodists.

The league changed it’s name to the Leicestershire Senior League for the start of the season.

The season started on Saturday August 26th. Matches were played midweek and the following Saturday before the league was suspended due to the outbreak of the 2nd World War. The table at that point was as follows:

Peacetime Season

1Gresley RoversM3300242226
2HR Mansfields SportsL3300173136
4Brush Sports320110824
5Shepshed Town3201121024
6Whitwick White Cross32019724
7Quorn Methodists3111815-73
8Midland Woodworkers21016512
9Overseal InstituteM210136-22
10Holwell Works201157-21
11Anstey Methodists200228-60
12Hugglescote United2002310-70
13Measham ImperialL200218-70
14Moira UnitedM3003219-170

The league remained suspended until a meeting on 18th October where it was decided to resume with a new membership.

Gresley Rovers, Moira United and Overseal Institute left the Senior League to play in the South Derbyshire Football League (to reduce the amount of travelling needed).

HR Mansfield Sports and Measham Imperial left the league.

Moving to the league were Coalville Town, Ibstock Penistone Rovers and Loughborough College, who had all started the season in the Central Amateur League, again to reduce the amount of travelling that was required.

Wartime Season

1Loughborough College20151488563231
2Quorn Methodists20124488503828
3Ibstock Penistone Rovers20123567353227
4Brush Sports2010375551423
5Whitwick White Cross2010198073721
6Holwell Works207497976318
7Coalville Town206595275-2317
8Hugglescote UnitedL2072114368-2516
9Shepshed Town2062125260-814
10Anstey Methodists2045114776-2913
11Midland WoodworkersM2044124477-3312
Note: there is an error in the goals for/against columns as the totals do not add up.
  • Donisthorpe withdrew from the league in January.

After the season finished the following teams moved from the league:

  • Midland Woodworkers to the Grantham & District Football League.

Hugglescote United left the league and no trace of them could be found in following seasons.