Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, October 20, 1956

Swindon Town Exeter City
M.Owen (13'), B.Edwards (43', 45')
HT: 3-5 J.Currie (6', 31'), T.Buckle (9', 18'), K.Thomas (34')
Attendance:  8,441   Referee:  C.G. Porter


1
CHANDLER
2
HUNT
3
FOX
4
CROSS
5
WHYTE
6
PEMBERY
7
RICHARDS
8
GIBSON
9
OWEN
10
EDWARDS
11
WILLIAMS
1
HUNTER
2
DOYLE
3
FERRIER
4
JOHN
5
HARVEY
6
PORTEOUS
7
BUCKLE
8
THOMAS
9
MITCHELL
10
CURRIE
11
REES

Lineups
1
Ray CHANDLER
                 
George HUNTER
1
2
George HUNT
                 
Brian DOYLE
2
3
Geoff FOX
                 
John FERRIER
3
4
Jim CROSS
                 
Ray JOHN
4
5
Frank WHYTE
                 
Keith HARVEY
5
6
Gordon PEMBERY
                 
Johnny PORTEOUS
6
7
John RICHARDS
               
Ted BUCKLE
7

8
Dave GIBSON
               
Keith THOMAS
8

9
Maurice OWEN
               
Arnold MITCHELL
9
10
Bob EDWARDS
             
Jimmy CURRIE
10
11
Gordon WILLIAMS
                 
Graham REES
11














Results on Saturday, October 20, 1956: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, October 20, 1956:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Torquay United 16 9 5 2 35 24 1.46 23 
2 Southampton 15 9 4 2 26 11 2.36 22 
3 Colchester United 16 8 3 5 38 24 1.58 19 
4 Newport County 16 6 7 3 24 16 1.50 19 
5 Watford 16 8 2 6 29 22 1.32 18 
6 Reading 16 7 4 5 26 23 1.13 18 
7 Gillingham 16 7 4 5 28 25 1.12 18 
8 Brentford 16 8 2 6 35 32 1.09 18 
9 Shrewsbury Town 16 5 8 3 18 24 0.75 18 
10 Brighton and Hove Albion 16 7 3 6 40 29 1.38 17 
11 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 16 5 7 4 26 19 1.37 17 
12 Queens Park Rangers 16 6 4 6 21 21 1.00 16 
13 Millwall 16 6 4 6 26 32 0.81 16 
14 Northampton Town 16 6 3 7 26 21 1.24 15 
15 Aldershot 16 6 3 7 32 37 0.86 15 
16 Exeter City 16 4 6 6 20 22 0.91 14 
17 Norwich City 15 5 4 6 18 20 0.90 14 
18 Coventry City 16 5 4 7 19 26 0.73 14 
19 Crystal Palace 16 2 10 4 19 26 0.73 14 
20 Ipswich Town 16 5 3 8 25 26 0.96 13 
21 Walsall 16 4 4 8 19 25 0.76 12 
22 Swindon Town 16 5 1 10 23 41 0.56 11 
23 Plymouth Argyle 16 3 5 8 14 33 0.42 11 
24 Southend United 16 3 4 9 24 32 0.75 10 

Key: Promotion Re-election