Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, September 8, 1956

Walsall Swindon Town
R.Leverton (??')
HT: 1-1 M.Owen (42'), B.Edwards (??')
Attendance:  12,763   Referee:  A. Bond


1
DAVIES
2
GUTTRIDGE
3
PERKINS
4
DORMAN
5
TARRANT
6
RAWLINGS
7
MORRIS
8
LEVERTON
9
RICHARDS
10
BROWN
11
TAYLOR
1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
FOX
4
CROSS
5
WHYTE
6
PEMBERY
7
OWEN
8
GIBBS
9
RICHARDS
10
EDWARDS
11
MILLER

Lineups
1
Reg DAVIES
                 
Sam BURTON
1
2
Bill GUTTRIDGE
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Eric PERKINS
                 
Geoff FOX
3
4
Don DORMAN
                 
Jim CROSS
4
5
Ted TARRANT
                 
Frank WHYTE
5
6
Charlie RAWLINGS
                 
Gordon PEMBERY
6
7
Fred MORRIS
               
Maurice OWEN
7

8
Ron LEVERTON
               
Alan GIBBS
8

9
Tony RICHARDS
                 
John RICHARDS
9
10
Tommy BROWN
               
Bob EDWARDS
10
11
Doug TAYLOR
                 
Joseph MILLER
11














Results on Saturday, September 8, 1956: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, September 8, 1956:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Southampton 7 5 1 1 16 5 3.20 11 
2 Watford 7 5 1 1 22 9 2.44 11 
3 Torquay United 7 4 2 1 16 8 2.00 10 
4 Norwich City 7 4 2 1 8 4 2.00 10 
5 Northampton Town 7 4 1 2 13 6 2.17
6 Reading 7 3 3 1 11 6 1.83
7 Newport County 7 3 3 1 13 8 1.63
8 Shrewsbury Town 7 4 1 2 12 13 0.92
9 Gillingham 7 3 2 2 12 8 1.50
10 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 7 3 2 2 12 9 1.33
11 Queens Park Rangers 7 3 2 2 10 8 1.25
12 Brighton and Hove Albion 7 3 2 2 18 15 1.20
13 Brentford 7 4 0 3 18 16 1.13
14 Coventry City 7 3 2 2 7 10 0.70
15 Colchester United 7 2 3 2 14 13 1.08
16 Aldershot 7 2 1 4 8 14 0.57
17 Millwall 7 2 1 4 8 16 0.50
18 Exeter City 7 1 3 3 3 7 0.43
19 Walsall 7 2 0 5 7 10 0.70
20 Swindon Town 7 2 0 5 10 18 0.56
21 Crystal Palace 7 0 4 3 7 13 0.54
22 Ipswich Town 7 1 1 5 5 13 0.38
23 Plymouth Argyle 7 1 1 5 6 21 0.29
24 Southend United 7 0 2 5 7 13 0.54

Key: Promotion Re-election