Serie C/1, Group B. Two outsiders and 4 teams competing for promotion.
Rende was last with 21 points. If they had much better goal-difference, they would have been 17th – no difference, really.
Foligno, also with 21 points, had a bit of comfort winning the battle with Rende for the next-to-last place. Some battle…
Siena – 16th with 28 points.
Civitanovese – 15th with 31 points. One point was the border between life and death – if Civitanovese had earned one more point, they would be safe. For a lowly team, they had great goal-difference: 25-25, but the immediate competition got 32 points and Civitanovese was relegated along with the three teams bellow them.
Ternana survived with 32 points – 14th place.
Campania – 13th with 32 points. Lucky guys.
Akragas – 12th with 33 points.
Messina – 11th with 33 points.
Foggia – 10th with 33 points. That was the simple fact: all teams bellow 9th place – half the league – have been concerned only with survival this season.
Barletta – 9th with 35 points.
Salernitana – 8th with 35 points.
Cosenza – 7th with 36 points.
Benevento – 6th with 36 points.
Casertana – 5th with 37 points.
The other 4 clubs fought for the 2 top promotional spots. It was a bit of unequal battle, given the history of the competitors and may be the final outcome had to do with that – traditionally lowly clubs lost.
Virtus Casarano – 4th with 41 points.
Francavilla – 3rd with 41 points.
Taranto managed to earn one point more than Francavilla and Virtus Casarano and got promoted – 2nd with 42 points.
Bari won the championship with 45 points. Three points ahead of Taranto, but it was not a piece of cake season.