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First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1968-69 Division 1

Final League Position 12th

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19680718Thu 18/7 Colchester United A 0-0 D Friendly   McGarry
19680719Fri 19/7 Gillingham A 0-0 D Friendly   McGarry
19680731Wed 31/7 SC Preussen Muenster 06 A 1-0 W   Friendly 8,000 Unknown McGarry
19680802Fri 2/8 Groningen A 0-3 L   Friendly 10,000 McGarry
19680805Mon 5/8 ARBROATH H 4-3 W   Friendly 8,890 Brogan3, Unknown McGarry
19680810Sat 10/8 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 1-0 W     25,840 ORourke McGarry
19680814Wed 14/8 Sunderland A 0-3 L     30,037 McGarry
19680817Sat 17/8 Leicester City A 3-1 W     26,014 Hegan, Crawford, ORourke McGarry
19680820Tue 20/8 LEEDS UNITED H 2-3 L     30,388 ORourke, Crawford McGarry
19680824Sat 24/8 ARSENAL H 1-2 L     25,825 Crawford McGarry
19680827Tue 27/8 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 3-0 W     24,049 Hegan, Morris, Crawford McGarry
19680831Sat 31/8 Manchester City A 1-1 D     31,303 Crawford McGarry
19680903Tue 3/9 NORWICH CITY H 2-4 L   League Cup 2nd Round 23,087 McNeil, Crawford McGarry
19680907Sat 7/9 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-2 L     26,770 Crawford McGarry
19680914Sat 14/9 LIVERPOOL H 0-2 L     24,514 McGarry
19680921Sat 21/9 Southampton A 2-2 D     19,599 ORourke, Crawford McGarry
19680928Sat 28/9 STOKE CITY H 3-1 W     20,943 Brogan, Crawford2 McGarry
19680930Mon 30/9 Mansfield Town A 5-2 W   Testimonial Peter Morris 3,586 Unknown5 McGarry
19681005Sat 5/10 Chelsea A 1-3 L     31,625 Crawford McGarry
19681008Tue 8/10 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 L     17,992 ORourke McGarry
19681012Sat 12/10 NEWCASTLE UNITED H 1-4 L     20,763 ORourke McGarry
19681019Sat 19/10 Nottingham Forest A 2-1 W     21,148 ORourke, Crawford McGarry
19681022Tue 22/10 GRONINGEN H 1-1 D   Friendly 6,882 Unknown McGarry
19681026Sat 26/10 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR H 0-1 L     30,251 McGarry
19681102Sat 2/11 Burnley A 0-1 L     14,721 McGarry
19681109Sat 9/11 EVERTON H 2-2 D     23,049 Morris, Crawford McGarry
19681116Sat 16/11 Manchester United A 0-0 D     45,796 McGarry
19681123Sat 23/11 WEST HAM UNITED H 2-2 D     28,996 Viljoen, Morris McGarry
19681130Sat 30/11 Coventry City A 2-0 W     26,770 ORourke, Hunt Lea
19681207Sat 7/12 WEST BROMWICH ALBION H 4-1 W     19,725 ORourke2, Viljoen, Brogan Lea
19681214Sat 14/12 Newcastle United A 1-2 L     26,440 ORourke Lea
19681221Sat 21/12 NOTTINGHAM FOREST H 2-3 L     18,739 Hegan, Morris Lea
19681226Thu 26/12 CHELSEA H 1-3 L     24,083 Hunt Lea
19681228Sat 28/12 Tottenham Hotspur A P-P            
19690104Sat 4/1 Everton A 1-2 L   FA Cup 3rd Round 49,047 ORourke Lea
19690111Sat 11/1 BURNLEY H 2-0 W     18,858 Mills, Crawford Lea
19690118Sat 18/1 Everton A 2-2 D     41,725 Crawford2 Robson
19690201Sat 1/2 MANCHESTER UNITED H 1-0 W     30,837 Dunneog Robson
19690208Sat 8/2 West Ham United A P-P            
19690212Wed 12/2 Leeds United A 0-2 L     24,494 Robson
19690215Sat 15/2 COVENTRY CITY H P-P            
19690218Tue 18/2 Arsenal A 2-0 W     23,891 ORourke, Crawford Robson
19690222Sat 22/2 West Bromwich Albion A P-P            
19690301Sat 1/3 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 D     25,600 ORourke Robson
19690308Sat 8/3 LEICESTER CITY H P-P            
19690311Tue 11/3 MANCHESTER CITY H 2-1 W     24,313 ORourke, Wigg Robson
19690318Tue 18/3 Tottenham Hotspur A 2-2 D     21,608 Jefferson, Wigg Robson
19690321Fri 21/3 West Ham United A 3-1 W     32,574 Woods, ORourke, Wigg Robson
19690325Tue 25/3 COVENTRY CITY H 0-0 D     20,519 Robson
19690329Sat 29/3 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H P-P            
19690404Fri 4/4 SUNDERLAND H 1-0 W     24,021 Wigg Robson
19690405Sat 5/4 Stoke City A 1-2 L     15,187 ORourke Robson
19690412Sat 12/4 SOUTHAMPTON H 0-0 D     19,933 Robson
19690419Sat 19/4 Liverpool A 0-4 L     40,449 Robson
19690423Wed 23/4 West Bromwich Albion A 2-2 D     21,426 Mills, Wigg Robson
19690425Fri 25/4 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY H 2-0 W     17,780 Viljoen, Wigg Robson
19690429Tue 29/4 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 6-0 W   Testimonial Ray Crawford 16,474 Baileyog, Viljoen, ORourke, Lambert2, Wigg Robson
19690430Wed 30/4 Norwich City A 1-3 L   Testimonial Terry Allcock 9,118 Wigg Robson
19690503Sat 3/5 LEICESTER CITY H 2-1 W     22,017 Viljoen, Lambert Robson
19690506Tue 6/5 Colchester United A 6-2 W   Testimonial Tony Macedo   Hunt, Woods, Miller, ORourke2, Carroll Robson
19690518Sun 18/5 Anorthosis A 1-0 W Friendly 1,500 Brogan Robson
19690522Thu 22/5 Morphou A 13-1 W   Friendly 300 Hunt2, Barnard3, Wigg5, Unknown3 Robson
19690524Sat 24/5 Apoel Nicosia A 2-0 W   Friendly 1,500 Hunt, Barnard Robson

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
Friendly127323915
League421511165960
League Cup100124
FA Cup100112
TOTALS5622142010181

 Excludes abandoned games (if any), Matches decided on penalties (if any) count as a drawn game.

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League23,593495,44326,913565,169
Cup/Play-offs23,08723,08749,04749,047

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Barnard, Chris1/8/1947 Midfield 10(1) 4
Baxter, Billy23/4/1939 Centre Half 44  
Bell, Bobby26/10/1950 Central Defender 1(1)  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 25  
Brogan, Frank3/8/1942 Winger 34(1) 6
Bugg, Alec27/11/1948 Goalkeeper 3  
Carroll, Tommy18/8/1942 Right Full Back 19(2) 1
Crawford, Ray13/7/1936 Centre Forward 33 17
Own Goal 2 2
Hancock, Ken25/11/1937 Goalkeeper 19  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 4  
Hegan, Danny14/6/1943 Midfield 40 3
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 0(1)  
Houghton, Billy20/2/1939 Full Back 30  
Hunt, Bobby1/10/1942 Forward 7(8) 6
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 44 1
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 4 3
Lea, Cyril5/8/1934 Wing Half 0(1)  
McNeil, Mick7/2/1940 Defender 5(1) 1
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 2 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 39(1) 2
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 37(1) 4
ORourke, John11/2/1945 Forward 43 20
Spearritt, Eddie31/1/1947 Midfield 5(5)  
Stacey, Steve27/8/1944 Defender 3  
Unknown 8 11
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 42(1) 5
Wigg, Ron18/5/1949 Forward 11(2) 13
Woods, Charlie18/3/1941 Forward 19(5) 2
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Barnard, Chris1/8/1947 Midfield 7(1)  
Baxter, Billy23/4/1939 Centre Half 39  
Bell, Bobby26/10/1950 Central Defender 1  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 21  
Brogan, Frank3/8/1942 Winger 31(1) 2
Bugg, Alec27/11/1948 Goalkeeper 3  
Carroll, Tommy18/8/1942 Right Full Back 15(2)  
Crawford, Ray13/7/1936 Centre Forward 30 16
Own Goal 1 1
Hancock, Ken25/11/1937 Goalkeeper 18  
Harper, Colin25/7/1946 Full Back 4  
Hegan, Danny14/6/1943 Midfield 38 3
Houghton, Billy20/2/1939 Full Back 28  
Hunt, Bobby1/10/1942 Forward 4(7) 2
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 40 1
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 2 1
Lea, Cyril5/8/1934 Wing Half 0(1)  
McNeil, Mick7/2/1940 Defender 3  
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 1  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 35(1) 2
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 33(1) 4
ORourke, John11/2/1945 Forward 39 16
Spearritt, Eddie31/1/1947 Midfield 4(5)  
Stacey, Steve27/8/1944 Defender 3  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 37(1) 4
Wigg, Ron18/5/1949 Forward 10 6
Woods, Charlie18/3/1941 Forward 16(4) 1
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Barnard, Chris1/8/1947 Midfield 2 4
Baxter, Billy23/4/1939 Centre Half 3  
Bell, Bobby26/10/1950 Central Defender 0(1)  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 3  
Brogan, Frank3/8/1942 Winger 2 4
Carroll, Tommy18/8/1942 Right Full Back 3 1
Crawford, Ray13/7/1936 Centre Forward 1  
Own Goal 1 1
Hill, Mick13/12/1947 Forward 0(1)  
Hunt, Bobby1/10/1942 Forward 3(1) 4
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 3  
Lambert, Mick20/5/1950 Winger 2 2
McNeil, Mick7/2/1940 Defender 1(1)  
Miller, John21/9/1950 Midfield 1 1
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 3  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 2  
ORourke, John11/2/1945 Forward 3 3
Unknown 8 11
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 3 1
Wigg, Ron18/5/1949 Forward 1(2) 7
Woods, Charlie18/3/1941 Forward 3 1
Woods, Clive18/12/1947 Midfield/Forward 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Barnard, Chris1/8/1947 Midfield 1  
Baxter, Billy23/4/1939 Centre Half 1  
Carroll, Tommy18/8/1942 Right Full Back 1  
Crawford, Ray13/7/1936 Centre Forward 1 1
Hancock, Ken25/11/1937 Goalkeeper 1  
Hegan, Danny14/6/1943 Midfield 1  
Houghton, Billy20/2/1939 Full Back 1  
McNeil, Mick7/2/1940 Defender 1 1
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 1  
Spearritt, Eddie31/1/1947 Midfield 1  
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 1  
Woods, Charlie18/3/1941 Forward 0(1)  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Baxter, Billy23/4/1939 Centre Half 1  
Best, David6/9/1943 Goalkeeper 1  
Brogan, Frank3/8/1942 Winger 1  
Crawford, Ray13/7/1936 Centre Forward 1  
Hegan, Danny14/6/1943 Midfield 1  
Houghton, Billy20/2/1939 Full Back 1  
Jefferson, Derek5/9/1948 Central Defender 1  
Mills, Mick4/1/1949 Full Back/Midfield 1  
Morris, Peter8/11/1943 Midfield 1  
ORourke, John11/2/1945 Forward 1 1
Viljoen, Colin20/6/1948 Midfield 1  

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 1
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. LEEDS UNITED             42  18  3  0  41   9   9 10  2  25  17   67
 2. Liverpool                42  16  4  1  36  10   9  7  5  27  14   61
 3. Everton                  42  14  5  2  43  10   7 10  4  34  26   57
 4. Arsenal                  42  12  6  3  31  12  10  6  5  25  15   56
 5. Chelsea                  42  11  7  3  40  24   9  3  9  33  29   50
 6. Tottenham Hotspur        42  10  8  3  39  22   4  9  8  22  29   45
 7. Southampton              42  13  5  3  41  21   3  8 10  16  27   45
 8. West Ham United          42  10  8  3  47  22   3 10  8  19  28   44
 9. Newcastle United         42  12  7  2  40  20   3  7 11  21  35   44
10. West Bromwich Albion     42  11  7  3  43  26   5  4 12  21  41   43
11. Manchester United        42  13  5  3  38  18   2  7 12  19  35   42
12. Ipswich Town             42  10  4  7  32  26   5  7  9  27  34   41
13. Manchester City          42  13  6  2  49  20   2  4 15  15  35   40
14. Burnley                  42  11  6  4  36  25   4  3 14  19  57   39
15. Sheffield Wednesday      42   7  9  5  27  26   3  7 11  14  28   36
16. Wolverhampton Wanderers  42   7 10  4  26  22   3  5 13  15  36   35
17. Sunderland               42  10  6  5  28  18   1  6 14  15  49   34
18. Nottingham Forest        42   6  6  9  17  22   4  7 10  28  35   33
19. Stoke City               42   9  7  5  24  24   0  8 13  16  39   33
20. Coventry City            42   8  6  7  32  22   2  5 14  14  42   31
21. LEICESTER CITY           42   8  8  5  27  24   1  4 16  12  44   30
22. QUEEN'S PARK RANGERS     42   4  7 10  20  33   0  3 18  19  62   18

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