Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, December 27, 1952

Swindon Town Exeter City
W.Millar (12'), T.Ryder (54'), M.Betteridge (59'), J.Bain (85', 88')
HT: 1-1 A.Mitchell (5'), J.Dailey (52')
Attendance:  10,580   Referee:  B.M. Griffiths


1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
RADFORD
4
BETTERIDGE
5
HUDSON
6
PROUTON
7
RYDER
8
LUNN
9
JOHNSON
10
MILLAR
11
BAIN
1
KELLY
2
WALTON
3
ROWE
4
BOOTH
5
GODDARD
6
DAVEY
7
MITCHELL
8
KNIGHT
9
DAILEY
10
MACKAY
11
MURPHY

Lineups
1
Sam BURTON
                 
  Hugh KELLY
1
2
George HUNT
                 
Dick WALTON
2
3
Arthur RADFORD
                 
Stan ROWE
3
4
Mick BETTERIDGE
               
Sam BOOTH
4
5
Garth HUDSON
                 
Ray GODDARD
5
6
Ralph PROUTON
                 
Fred DAVEY
6
7
Terry RYDER
             
Arnold MITCHELL
7

8
Harry LUNN
                 
Jackie KNIGHT
8

9
Roy JOHNSON
               
Jimmy DAILEY
9
10
William MILLAR
               
Angus MACKAY
10
11
Jimmy BAIN
               
Eddie MURPHY
11














Results on Saturday, December 27, 1952: League Table

 
  Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 0 - 1 Torquay United  
  Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 2 Newport County  
  Bristol Rovers 2 - 1 Queens Park Rangers  
  Coventry City 3 - 0 Aldershot  
  Shrewsbury Town 2 - 4 Millwall  
  Swindon Town 5 - 2 Exeter City  
  Walsall 1 - 3 Gillingham  

Table as at Saturday, December 27, 1952:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Bristol Rovers 24 18 4 2 56 21 2.67 40 
2 Northampton Town 23 15 3 5 61 37 1.65 33 
3 Norwich City 23 14 4 5 50 21 2.38 32 
4 Bristol City 24 12 7 5 58 34 1.71 31 
5 Millwall 23 12 6 5 40 23 1.74 30 
6 Coventry City 24 12 6 6 49 35 1.40 30 
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 24 10 6 8 44 43 1.02 26 
8 Gillingham 24 9 7 8 29 33 0.88 25 
9 Watford 23 8 8 7 33 35 0.94 24 
10 Exeter City 25 8 7 10 40 40 1.00 23 
11 Ipswich Town 23 8 7 8 32 32 1.00 23 
12 Queens Park Rangers 24 7 9 8 36 45 0.80 23 
13 Reading 23 9 4 10 36 38 0.95 22 
14 Southend United 24 8 6 10 39 49 0.80 22 
15 Newport County 24 8 5 11 46 50 0.92 21 
16 Colchester United 21 7 6 8 26 28 0.93 20 
17 Swindon Town 23 8 4 11 37 44 0.84 20 
18 Aldershot 24 7 6 11 33 40 0.83 20 
19 Torquay United 24 7 4 13 39 51 0.76 18 
20 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 23 8 2 13 33 45 0.73 18 
21 Crystal Palace 22 6 6 10 32 46 0.70 18 
22 Leyton Orient 22 7 3 12 35 42 0.83 17 
23 Shrewsbury Town 24 5 6 13 34 50 0.68 16 
24 Walsall 24 3 4 17 28 64 0.44 10 

Key: Promotion Re-election