Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, March 3, 1956

Colchester United Swindon Town
B.Dale, G.Fisher, K.Plant 3

Attendance:  6,836    


1
AMES
2
HARRISON
3
FISHER
4
FENTON
5
STEWART
6
DALE
7
GRICE
8
MCLEOD
9
MCCURLEY
10
PLANT
11
WRIGHT
1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
FOX
4
CROSS
5
HUDSON
6
MCSHANE
7
GIBSON
8
MICKLEWRIGHT
9
OWEN
10
EDWARDS
11
BRENNAN

Lineups
1
Percy AMES
                 
Sam BURTON
1
2
John HARRISON
                 
George HUNT
2
3
George FISHER
               
Geoff FOX
3
4
Benny FENTON
                 
Jim CROSS
4
5
Reg STEWART
                 
Garth HUDSON
5
6
Bobby DALE
               
Anthony MCSHANE
6
7
Mike GRICE
                 
Dave GIBSON
7

8
Sammy MCLEOD
                 
Andy MICKLEWRIGHT
8

9
Kevin MCCURLEY
                 
Maurice OWEN
9
10
Ken PLANT
               
Bob EDWARDS
10
11
Peter WRIGHT
                 
Jim BRENNAN
11














Results on Saturday, March 3, 1956: League Table

 
  Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 2 - 0 Torquay United  
  Brentford 4 - 2 Brighton and Hove Albion  
  Colchester United 5 - 0 Swindon Town  
  Coventry City 1 - 3 Crystal Palace  
  Exeter City 3 - 1 Northampton Town  
  Gillingham 0 - 1 Walsall  
  Leyton Orient 7 - 1 Queens Park Rangers  
  Millwall 0 - 5 Ipswich Town  
  Norwich City 2 - 3 Newport County  
  Reading 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Town  
  Southend United 3 - 2 Aldershot  
  Watford 1 - 0 Southampton  

Table as at Saturday, March 3, 1956:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Leyton Orient 32 21 7 4 77 24 3.21 49 
2 Ipswich Town 34 19 10 5 81 44 1.84 48 
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 20 5 9 86 36 2.39 45 
4 Torquay United 34 16 9 9 62 42 1.48 41 
5 Southend United 31 17 5 9 74 58 1.28 39 
6 Norwich City 32 15 9 8 66 58 1.14 39 
7 Northampton Town 33 17 5 11 53 51 1.04 39 
8 Colchester United 35 15 9 11 61 59 1.03 39 
9 Coventry City 34 16 6 12 57 43 1.33 38 
10 Brentford 33 15 8 10 53 51 1.04 38 
11 Southampton 35 15 5 15 72 62 1.16 35 
12 Shrewsbury Town 34 13 7 14 54 53 1.02 33 
13 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 33 12 8 13 43 39 1.10 32 
14 Gillingham 34 12 8 14 50 58 0.86 32 
15 Newport County 33 11 8 14 45 55 0.82 30 
16 Aldershot 34 8 12 14 58 68 0.85 28 
17 Crystal Palace 34 9 10 15 41 57 0.72 28 
18 Watford 35 10 8 17 42 71 0.59 28 
19 Exeter City 34 9 9 16 38 57 0.67 27 
20 Queens Park Rangers 35 8 11 16 42 69 0.61 27 
21 Reading 35 9 5 21 52 70 0.74 23 
22 Millwall 33 9 5 19 54 79 0.68 23 
23 Walsall 32 9 5 18 44 65 0.68 23 
24 Swindon Town 33 7 8 18 27 63 0.43 22 

Key: Promotion places Re-election