They attempted to bounce straight back but were beaten into second place by Nelson.
1924-25 saw them finish as highest scorers with 84 goals including seven at Ashington.
Fortunately the Football League accepted Bradford into the Second Division while QPR withdrew at the last minute and were accepted back into the Southern set-up but made to play most of their games midweek.
Spurs were rejected by the Football League and remained in limbo until mid June when Stoke had second thoughts about Division Two and resigned.
Bradford resigned from the Southern League and the other two clubs were expelled.
The following season they scored a club record eight against Walsall and ended as runners-up, and scored a total of 101 goals in consecutive seasons in 1925-26, 1926--28.
In the meantime, only six league matches were lost at Park Avenue in seven seasons from 1922-3 to 1928-9, a record unequalled in modern times.
The first Southern League fixture was at Elm Park, Reading and saw a 3-1 winning start. C., killed in action 1916 – the only English professional footballer to be awarded the Victoria Cross In February Tottenham announced they were quitting the league at the end of the season and Queens Park Rangers and Bradford followed.
Another win at Watford followed and on 14 September 15,000 turned up to watch them complete a quick double over Watford with a 3-2 win. The result was a bitter battle between the clubs and the league.