Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, April 18, 1953

Leyton Orient Swindon Town
L.Lusted (32'), D.Pacey (60')
HT: 1-1 M.Betteridge (16'), M.Owen (88')
Attendance:  11,115   Referee:  L.H.R. Burfield


1
WELTON
2
BANNER
3
CHARLTON
4
BLIZZARD
5
ALDOUS
6
MCMAHON
7
FACEY
8
REES
9
PACEY
10
LUSTED
11
WHITELEY
1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
ELWELL
4
JOHNSTON
5
HUDSON
6
WILLIAMS
7
LUNN
8
BETTERIDGE
9
OWEN
10
MILLAR
11
BAIN

Lineups
1
Pat WELTON
                 
Sam BURTON
1
2
Arthur BANNER
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Stan CHARLTON
                 
Terry ELWELL
3
4
Les BLIZZARD
                 
Jimmy JOHNSTON
4
5
Stan ALDOUS
                 
Garth HUDSON
5
6
Peter MCMAHON
                 
Gordon WILLIAMS
6
7
Ken FACEY
                 
Harry LUNN
7

8
Billy REES  
               
Mick BETTERIDGE
8

9
Denis PACEY
             
Maurice OWEN
9
10
Les LUSTED
               
William MILLAR
10
11
Albert WHITELEY
                 
Jimmy BAIN
11














Results on Saturday, April 18, 1953: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, April 18, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Bristol Rovers 42 25 10 7 89 44 2.02 60 
2 Northampton Town 43 25 8 10 101 63 1.60 58 
3 Millwall 42 22 12 8 75 41 1.83 56 
4 Norwich City 42 23 8 11 89 52 1.71 54 
5 Bristol City 42 19 14 9 86 58 1.48 52 
6 Coventry City 42 19 11 12 74 56 1.32 49 
7 Watford 43 15 16 12 60 59 1.02 46 
8 Southend United 42 18 10 14 65 66 0.98 46 
9 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 17 11 15 73 74 0.99 45 
10 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 42 18 8 16 71 64 1.11 44 
11 Reading 42 17 8 17 63 61 1.03 42 
12 Torquay United 43 17 8 18 82 81 1.01 42 
13 Leyton Orient 43 15 10 18 62 66 0.94 40 
14 Newport County 43 15 10 18 67 76 0.88 40 
15 Ipswich Town 43 12 14 17 57 65 0.88 38 
16 Crystal Palace 42 13 12 17 63 79 0.80 38 
17 Colchester United 41 12 13 16 54 62 0.87 37 
18 Gillingham 43 11 15 17 51 65 0.78 37 
19 Exeter City 44 11 14 19 58 71 0.82 36 
20 Swindon Town 43 12 12 19 59 74 0.80 36 
21 Queens Park Rangers 42 10 15 17 59 79 0.75 35 
22 Aldershot 42 10 14 18 55 73 0.75 34 
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 11 11 21 65 88 0.74 33 
24 Walsall 43 7 8 28 52 113 0.46 22 

Key: Promotion Re-election