Football League Division Three
Saturday, December 23, 1961

Swindon Town Crystal Palace
E.Hunt (55'), J.Smith 2, B.Atkins 2
HT: 2-0
Attendance:  7,707   Referee:  J.E. Cooke


1
O'HARA
2
WOLLEN
3
TROLLOPE
4
MORGAN
5
OWEN
6
CHAMBERLAIN
7
SUMMERBEE
8
HUNT
9
SMITH
10
ATKINS
11
WEAVER
1
ROUSE
2
LONG
3
MCNICHOL
4
SUMMERSBY
5
WOOD
6
PETCHEY
7
ALLEN
8
BYRNE
9
CARTWRIGHT
10
SMILLIE
11
HECKMAN

Lineups
1
Mike O'HARA
                 
  Vic ROUSE
1
2
Terry WOLLEN
                 
Terry LONG
2
3
John TROLLOPE
                 
Johnny MCNICHOL
3
4
Keith MORGAN
                 
Roy SUMMERSBY
4
5
Maurice OWEN
                 
Brian WOOD
5
6
Peter CHAMBERLAIN
                 
George PETCHEY
6
7
Mike SUMMERBEE  
                 
  Ronnie ALLEN
7

8
Ernie HUNT
               
  Johnny BYRNE
8

9
Jack SMITH
               
John CARTWRIGHT
9
10
Bill ATKINS
               
Andy SMILLIE
10
11
Eric WEAVER
                 
Ron HECKMAN
11














Results on Saturday, December 23, 1961: League Table

 
  Halifax Town 0 - 1 Portsmouth  
  Lincoln City 0 - 0 Watford  
  Newport County 1 - 2 Coventry City  
  Northampton Town 2 - 0 Hull City  
  Notts County 4 - 2 Bradford Park Avenue  
  Peterborough United 1 - 3 Port Vale  
  Reading 4 - 0 Brentford  
  Shrewsbury Town 2 - 2 Bristol City  
  Southend United 2 - 0 Grimsby Town  
  Swindon Town 5 - 0 Crystal Palace  

Table as at Saturday, December 23, 1961:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Portsmouth 23 14 6 3 39 22 1.77 34 
2 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 24 11 10 3 42 24 1.75 32 
3 Reading 24 15 1 8 47 38 1.24 31 
4 Bristol City 25 13 4 8 48 35 1.37 30 
5 Northampton Town 25 12 5 8 52 28 1.86 29 
6 Peterborough United 24 13 3 8 57 52 1.10 29 
7 Queens Park Rangers 22 11 6 5 54 34 1.59 28 
8 Crystal Palace 25 11 6 8 55 41 1.34 28 
9 Port Vale 25 10 6 9 37 32 1.16 26 
10 Watford 25 9 8 8 39 42 0.93 26 
11 Grimsby Town 24 11 4 9 33 36 0.92 26 
12 Coventry City 24 9 7 8 33 36 0.92 25 
13 Shrewsbury Town 25 8 8 9 46 47 0.98 24 
14 Bradford Park Avenue 23 10 3 10 45 43 1.05 23 
15 Hull City 22 8 6 8 30 25 1.20 22 
16 Notts County 22 8 5 9 40 42 0.95 21 
17 Southend United 24 7 7 10 30 34 0.88 21 
18 Swindon Town 25 6 9 10 41 47 0.87 21 
19 Halifax Town 20 7 5 8 29 33 0.88 19 
20 Barnsley 22 7 4 11 43 53 0.81 18 
21 Lincoln City 23 5 7 11 30 43 0.70 17 
22 Torquay United 23 6 3 14 40 57 0.70 15 
23 Brentford 24 5 3 16 21 56 0.38 13 
24 Newport County 25 3 4 18 28 59 0.47 10 

Key: Promotion places Relegation