Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, September 26, 1953

Crystal Palace Swindon Town
L.Fell (21'), E.Randall (26'), G.Briggs (90')
HT: 2-1 K.Lambert (11'), J.Cross (77')
Attendance:  18,615   Referee:  R.H. Mann


1
BAILEY
2
GEORGE
3
MCDONALD
4
WOODS
5
BRIGGS
6
ANDREWS
7
FELL
8
THOMAS
9
RANDALL
10
FOULDS
11
HANLON
1
CHURCHILL
2
HUNT
3
ELWELL
4
CROSS
5
BATCHELOR
6
JOHNSTON
7
LUNN
8
BETTERIDGE
9
OWEN
10
LAMBERT
11
BAIN

Lineups
1
Roy BAILEY
                 
Trevor CHURCHILL
1
2
Ron GEORGE
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Harry MCDONALD
                 
Terry ELWELL
3
4
Ray WOODS
               
Jim CROSS
4
5
George BRIGGS
               
Ted BATCHELOR
5
6
Archie ANDREWS
                 
Jimmy JOHNSTON
6
7
Les FELL
               
Harry LUNN
7

8
Bob THOMAS
                 
Mick BETTERIDGE
8

9
Ernie RANDALL
               
Maurice OWEN
9
10
Bert FOULDS
               
Ken LAMBERT
10
11
Wally HANLON
                 
Jimmy BAIN
11














Results on Saturday, September 26, 1953: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, September 26, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Norwich City 12 8 4 0 20 7 2.86 20 
2 Southampton 12 9 1 2 31 13 2.38 19 
3 Ipswich Town 12 8 3 1 26 12 2.17 19 
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 7 3 2 23 17 1.35 17 
5 Crystal Palace 12 6 4 2 26 21 1.24 16 
6 Bristol City 12 6 3 3 25 15 1.67 15 
7 Swindon Town 12 6 1 5 25 16 1.56 13 
8 Reading 12 5 3 4 19 21 0.90 13 
9 Aldershot 12 5 3 4 15 17 0.88 13 
10 Northampton Town 12 4 4 4 19 17 1.12 12 
11 Leyton Orient 12 5 2 5 24 22 1.09 12 
12 Watford 12 5 1 6 26 26 1.00 11 
13 Coventry City 12 5 1 6 18 18 1.00 11 
14 Shrewsbury Town 11 4 2 5 19 19 1.00 10 
15 Millwall 11 4 2 5 16 19 0.84 10 
16 Exeter City 12 4 2 6 14 17 0.82 10 
17 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 12 4 2 6 16 21 0.76 10 
18 Queens Park Rangers 12 3 4 5 11 15 0.73 10 
19 Southend United 12 3 3 6 13 15 0.87
20 Colchester United 12 4 1 7 15 19 0.79
21 Gillingham 12 2 5 5 13 25 0.52
22 Torquay United 12 2 4 6 20 23 0.87
23 Newport County 12 2 1 9 13 34 0.38
24 Walsall 12 1 3 8 8 26 0.31

Key: Promotion Re-election