Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, March 24, 1956

Swindon Town Gillingham

C.Marks
Attendance:  7,035    


1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
FOX
4
CROSS
5
HUDSON
6
EDWARDS
7
GIBSON
8
MICKLEWRIGHT
9
OWEN
10
AGAR
11
MOSS
1
RIGG
2
MARKS
3
WEST
4
PARRY
5
BOSWELL
6
RIGGS
7
CROSSAN
8
SOWDEN
9
HAWKINS
10
MORGAN
11
BAXTER

Lineups
1
Sam BURTON
                 
Tommy RIGG
1
2
George HUNT
               
Charlie MARKS
2
3
Geoff FOX
                 
Ted WEST
3
4
Jim CROSS
                 
Bill PARRY
4
5
Garth HUDSON
                 
Jimmy BOSWELL
5
6
Bob EDWARDS
                 
Les RIGGS
6
7
Dave GIBSON
                 
Errol CROSSAN
7

8
Andy MICKLEWRIGHT
                 
Paddy SOWDEN
8

9
Maurice OWEN
                 
David HAWKINS
9
10
Roy AGAR
                 
Ernie MORGAN
10
11
Terry MOSS
                 
Larry BAXTER
11














Results on Saturday, March 24, 1956: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, March 24, 1956:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Leyton Orient 35 24 7 4 88 28 3.14 55 
2 Ipswich Town 37 20 12 5 87 48 1.81 52 
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 37 23 5 9 91 38 2.39 51 
4 Torquay United 37 16 11 10 65 46 1.41 43 
5 Southend United 35 18 7 10 77 61 1.26 43 
6 Norwich City 35 16 11 8 69 60 1.15 43 
7 Coventry City 38 17 7 14 60 48 1.25 41 
8 Brentford 37 15 11 11 57 56 1.02 41 
9 Colchester United 38 16 9 13 65 66 0.98 41 
10 Northampton Town 36 17 6 13 54 55 0.98 40 
11 Southampton 38 15 7 16 73 65 1.12 37 
12 Shrewsbury Town 37 14 9 14 58 54 1.07 37 
13 Gillingham 37 14 9 14 55 61 0.90 37 
14 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 36 14 8 14 48 40 1.20 36 
15 Aldershot 37 10 12 15 63 76 0.83 32 
16 Newport County 36 12 8 16 49 62 0.79 32 
17 Exeter City 37 10 9 18 44 60 0.73 29 
18 Queens Park Rangers 38 9 11 18 48 73 0.66 29 
19 Watford 38 10 9 19 43 75 0.57 29 
20 Crystal Palace 37 9 10 18 44 67 0.66 28 
21 Reading 38 10 7 21 57 73 0.78 27 
22 Millwall 36 11 5 20 62 84 0.74 27 
23 Walsall 35 11 5 19 48 69 0.70 27 
24 Swindon Town 37 8 9 20 30 70 0.43 25 

Key: Promotion places Re-election