Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, December 19, 1953

Newport County Swindon Town
L.Graham, B.Shergold
HT: 1-0
Attendance:  9,276   Referee:  G.F.J. Sawyer


1
HUGHES
2
STAPLES
3
HAYWARD
4
HOLLYMAN
5
WILCOX
6
WITCOMB
7
BIRCH
8
LUCAS
9
GRAHAM
10
SHERGOLD
11
WHARTON
1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
ELWELL
4
CROSS
5
HUDSON
6
JOHNSTON
7
LUNN
8
ONSLOW
9
JOHNSON
10
LAMBERT
11
BULL

Lineups
1
Iorrie HUGHES  
                 
Sam BURTON
1
2
Len STAPLES
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Dougie HAYWARD
                 
Terry ELWELL
3
4
Ken HOLLYMAN
                 
Jim CROSS
4
5
Ray WILCOX
                 
Garth HUDSON
5
6
Doug WITCOMB  
                 
Jimmy JOHNSTON
6
7
Cliff BIRCH
                 
Harry LUNN
7

8
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Roy ONSLOW
8

9
Les GRAHAM
               
Roy JOHNSON
9
10
Billy SHERGOLD
               
Ken LAMBERT
10
11
Jackie WHARTON
                 
Mike BULL
11














Results on Saturday, December 19, 1953: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, December 19, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Ipswich Town 23 15 6 2 48 24 2.00 36 
2 Southampton 23 15 2 6 48 30 1.60 32 
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 13 4 5 38 27 1.41 30 
4 Reading 23 12 4 7 43 32 1.34 28 
5 Northampton Town 23 10 7 6 51 28 1.82 27 
6 Watford 23 11 4 8 52 38 1.37 26 
7 Torquay United 24 10 6 8 44 37 1.19 26 
8 Bristol City 23 11 4 8 43 39 1.10 26 
9 Norwich City 23 10 6 7 36 33 1.09 26 
10 Gillingham 24 10 6 8 31 35 0.89 26 
11 Leyton Orient 23 10 5 8 42 38 1.11 25 
12 Crystal Palace 23 10 5 8 39 43 0.91 25 
13 Millwall 22 10 4 8 40 34 1.18 24 
14 Coventry City 23 9 5 9 29 24 1.21 23 
15 Exeter City 23 10 3 10 34 30 1.13 23 
16 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 23 9 3 11 38 38 1.00 21 
17 Swindon Town 23 8 3 12 40 41 0.98 19 
18 Shrewsbury Town 23 6 6 11 34 42 0.81 18 
19 Queens Park Rangers 22 6 6 10 23 33 0.70 18 
20 Aldershot 23 6 5 12 30 52 0.58 17 
21 Newport County 24 7 3 14 29 54 0.54 17 
22 Southend United 23 6 4 13 27 37 0.73 16 
23 Colchester United 23 5 3 15 22 39 0.56 13 
24 Walsall 23 3 4 16 15 48 0.31 10 

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