Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, April 11, 1953

Swindon Town Northampton Town
W.Millar (18'), J.Bain (41' pen), M.Owen (59')
HT: 2-0
Attendance:  9,564   Referee:  S.M. Rogers


1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
ELWELL
4
JOHNSTON
5
BATCHELOR
6
WILLIAMS
7
LUNN
8
BETTERIDGE
9
OWEN
10
MILLAR
11
BAIN
1
WOOD
2
SOUTHAM
3
PATTERSON
4
CANDLIN
5
COLLINS
6
MCLAIN
7
ENGLISH
8
BAXTER
9
O'DONNELL
10
RAMSCAR
11
FOWLER

Lineups
1
Sam BURTON
                 
Alf WOOD
1
2
George HUNT
                 
Jack SOUTHAM
2
3
Terry ELWELL
                 
Ronnie PATTERSON
3
4
Jimmy JOHNSTON
                 
Maurice CANDLIN
4
5
Ted BATCHELOR
                 
Ben COLLINS
5
6
Gordon WILLIAMS
                 
Tommy MCLAIN
6
7
Harry LUNN
                 
Jack ENGLISH
7

8
Mick BETTERIDGE
                 
Larry BAXTER
8

9
Maurice OWEN
               
Willie O'DONNELL
9
10
William MILLAR
               
Fred RAMSCAR
10
11
Jimmy BAIN
               
Tommy FOWLER
11














Results on Saturday, April 11, 1953: League Table

 
  Aldershot 0 - 2 Torquay United  
  Bristol Rovers 0 - 3 Watford  
  Colchester United 3 - 1 Bristol City  
  Coventry City 0 - 1 Newport County  
  Exeter City 1 - 5 Brighton and Hove Albion  
  Gillingham 1 - 2 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic  
  Millwall 4 - 1 Southend United  
  Norwich City 5 - 1 Crystal Palace  
  Queens Park Rangers 0 - 1 Leyton Orient  
  Reading 0 - 0 Walsall  
  Shrewsbury Town 2 - 2 Ipswich Town  
  Swindon Town 3 - 0 Northampton Town  

Table as at Saturday, April 11, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Bristol Rovers 40 25 9 6 86 40 2.15 59 
2 Millwall 40 22 11 7 74 39 1.90 55 
3 Northampton Town 40 23 8 9 95 61 1.56 54 
4 Norwich City 40 22 8 10 87 48 1.81 52 
5 Bristol City 41 19 14 8 86 57 1.51 52 
6 Coventry City 41 19 10 12 72 54 1.33 48 
7 Watford 41 15 14 12 59 58 1.02 44 
8 Southend United 41 17 10 14 62 65 0.95 44 
9 Brighton and Hove Albion 41 15 11 15 70 73 0.96 41 
10 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 40 16 8 16 64 63 1.02 40 
11 Reading 40 15 8 17 56 58 0.97 38 
12 Torquay United 41 15 8 18 73 79 0.92 38 
13 Colchester United 39 12 13 14 53 55 0.96 37 
14 Leyton Orient 41 14 9 18 56 63 0.89 37 
15 Ipswich Town 41 12 13 16 56 63 0.89 37 
16 Newport County 41 14 9 18 64 74 0.86 37 
17 Exeter City 42 11 14 17 58 68 0.85 36 
18 Gillingham 41 11 14 16 50 62 0.81 36 
19 Crystal Palace 40 12 11 17 59 77 0.77 35 
20 Aldershot 40 10 14 16 54 65 0.83 34 
21 Swindon Town 41 12 10 19 56 71 0.79 34 
22 Shrewsbury Town 41 11 11 19 62 81 0.77 33 
23 Queens Park Rangers 41 9 15 17 58 79 0.73 33 
24 Walsall 42 7 8 27 51 108 0.47 22 

Key: Promotion Re-election