Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, August 22, 1953

Swindon Town Newport County
M.Betteridge, M.Owen 3, K.Lambert, M.Bull, H.Lunn
R.Parker
Attendance:  13,444    


1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
ELWELL
4
CROSS
5
BATCHELOR
6
JOHNSTON
7
LUNN
8
LAMBERT
9
OWEN
10
BETTERIDGE
11
BULL
1
HUGHES
2
STAPLES
3
BARTON
4
NEWALL
5
WILCOX
6
HAYWARD
7
BIRCH
8
GRAHAM
9
PARKER
10
NELSON
11
MORREY

Lineups
1
Sam BURTON
                 
  Iorrie HUGHES
1
2
George HUNT
                 
Len STAPLES
2
3
Terry ELWELL
                 
Dougie BARTON
3
4
Jim CROSS
                 
Danny NEWALL
4
5
Ted BATCHELOR
                 
Ray WILCOX
5
6
Jimmy JOHNSTON
                 
Dougie HAYWARD
6
7
Harry LUNN
               
Cliff BIRCH
7

8
Ken LAMBERT
               
Les GRAHAM
8

9
Maurice OWEN
             
Reg PARKER
9
10
Mick BETTERIDGE
               
Tony NELSON
10
11
Mike BULL
               
Bernard MORREY
11














Results on Saturday, August 22, 1953: League Table

 
  Aldershot 0 - 0 Norwich City  
  Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 4 - 1 Millwall  
  Bristol City 1 - 2 Queens Park Rangers  
  Coventry City 4 - 0 Leyton Orient  
  Crystal Palace 4 - 3 Southampton  
  Gillingham 3 - 0 Reading  
  Ipswich Town 3 - 0 Colchester United  
  Shrewsbury Town 6 - 4 Watford  
  Southend United 2 - 0 Northampton Town  
  Swindon Town 7 - 1 Newport County  
  Torquay United 2 - 3 Brighton and Hove Albion  
  Walsall 1 - 1 Exeter City  

Table as at Saturday, August 22, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Ipswich Town 2 2 0 0 5 0
2 Swindon Town 2 2 0 0 9 2 4.50
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 2 2 0 0 5 3 1.67
4 Norwich City 2 1 1 0 1 0
5 Gillingham 2 1 1 0 4 1 4.00
6 Aldershot 2 1 1 0 4 2 2.00
7 Exeter City 2 1 1 0 3 2 1.50
8 Crystal Palace 2 1 1 0 6 5 1.20
9 Southend United 2 1 0 1 2 1 2.00
10 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 2 1 0 1 5 3 1.67
11 Coventry City 2 1 0 1 6 4 1.50
12 Shrewsbury Town 1 1 0 0 6 4 1.50
13 Southampton 2 1 0 1 5 4 1.25
14 Queens Park Rangers 2 1 0 1 3 3 1.00
15 Colchester United 2 1 0 1 3 4 0.75
16 Newport County 2 1 0 1 5 8 0.63
17 Bristol City 2 0 1 1 2 3 0.67
18 Northampton Town 2 0 1 1 2 4 0.50
19 Walsall 2 0 1 1 1 3 0.33
20 Watford 2 0 0 2 4 8 0.50
21 Torquay United 2 0 0 2 3 6 0.50
22 Millwall 1 0 0 1 1 4 0.25
23 Leyton Orient 2 0 0 2 1 6 0.17
24 Reading 2 0 0 2 1 7 0.14

Key: Promotion places Re-election