Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, April 4, 1953

Torquay United Swindon Town
E.Edds (3', 64'), S.Collins (32')
HT: 2-1 W.Millar (31')
Attendance:  6,334   Referee:  L.A. Mackay


1
HAYES
2
PARFITT
3
DRINKWATER
4
LEWIS
5
WEBBER
6
NORMAN
7
SHAW
8
COLLINS
9
MARCHANT
10
MILLS
11
EDDS
1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
ELWELL
4
JOHNSTON
5
BATCHELOR
6
BINES
7
RYDER
8
BETTERIDGE
9
OWEN
10
MILLAR
11
BAIN

Lineups
1
Billy HAYES  
                 
Sam BURTON
1
2
Harry PARFITT
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Jimmy DRINKWATER
                 
Terry ELWELL
3
4
Dennis LEWIS
                 
Jimmy JOHNSTON
4
5
Eric WEBBER
                 
Ted BATCHELOR
5
6
Griff NORMAN
                 
Mel BINES
6
7
Ron SHAW
                 
Terry RYDER
7

8
Sammy COLLINS
               
Mick BETTERIDGE
8

9
Marwood MARCHANT
                 
Maurice OWEN
9
10
Don MILLS
               
William MILLAR
10
11
Ernie EDDS view STFC profile
               
Jimmy BAIN
11














Results on Saturday, April 4, 1953: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, April 4, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Bristol Rovers 38 25 9 4 85 35 2.43 59 
2 Bristol City 39 19 14 6 84 50 1.68 52 
3 Millwall 38 20 11 7 67 37 1.81 51 
4 Northampton Town 37 22 7 8 92 57 1.61 51 
5 Norwich City 38 20 8 10 77 46 1.67 48 
6 Coventry City 39 19 9 11 70 51 1.37 47 
7 Southend United 39 17 9 13 61 61 1.00 43 
8 Watford 39 14 14 11 56 57 0.98 42 
9 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 14 11 14 65 69 0.94 39 
10 Reading 38 15 7 16 56 56 1.00 37 
11 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 38 14 8 16 58 61 0.95 36 
12 Gillingham 39 11 14 14 48 57 0.84 36 
13 Leyton Orient 39 13 9 17 54 58 0.93 35 
14 Ipswich Town 38 12 11 15 53 58 0.91 35 
15 Exeter City 40 11 13 16 55 61 0.90 35 
16 Colchester United 37 11 12 14 48 52 0.92 34 
17 Torquay United 39 13 8 18 69 79 0.87 34 
18 Crystal Palace 38 12 10 16 58 72 0.81 34 
19 Aldershot 38 10 13 15 52 61 0.85 33 
20 Newport County 39 12 9 18 62 74 0.84 33 
21 Queens Park Rangers 39 9 15 15 57 75 0.76 33 
22 Shrewsbury Town 39 10 10 19 57 78 0.73 30 
23 Swindon Town 39 10 10 19 51 70 0.73 30 
24 Walsall 40 6 7 27 48 108 0.44 19 

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