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First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1956-57 Division 3 (South)

Final League Position 1st Champions

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19560818Sat 18/8 Torquay United A 1-4 L     9,842 Leadbetter Ramsey
19560822Wed 22/8 AFC Bournemouth A 0-1 L     12,365 Ramsey
19560825Sat 25/8 MILLWALL H 0-2 L     13,678 Ramsey
19560829Wed 29/8 AFC BOURNEMOUTH H 1-0 W     11,651 Leadbetter Ramsey
19560901Sat 1/9 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2-3 L     15,177 Leadbetter, Phillips Ramsey
19560906Thu 6/9 Walsall A 0-2 L     9,399 Ramsey
19560908Sat 8/9 GILLINGHAM H 1-1 D     11,659 Phillips Ramsey
19560912Wed 12/9 WALSALL H 2-2 D     10,389 Phillips2 Ramsey
19560915Sat 15/9 Swindon Town A 1-3 L     8,409 Phillips Ramsey
19560919Wed 19/9 COVENTRY CITY H 4-0 W     9,272 Phillips2, Garneys2 Ramsey
19560922Sat 22/9 BRENTFORD H 4-0 W     12,888 Millward, Garneys, Grant2 Ramsey
19560924Mon 24/9 Coventry City A 1-1 D     19,253 Millward Ramsey
19560929Sat 29/9 Aldershot A 1-3 L     5,223 Millward Ramsey
19561006Sat 6/10 COLCHESTER UNITED H 3-1 W     20,321 Phillips3 Ramsey
19561013Sat 13/10 Newport County A 0-1 L     12,687 Ramsey
19561020Sat 20/10 READING H 4-2 W     11,671 Phillips2, Garneys2 Ramsey
19561027Sat 27/10 Plymouth Argyle A 2-1 W     12,679 Millward, Garneys Ramsey
19561031Wed 31/10 Bury Town A 4-2 W   Friendly 2,377 Millward, Leadbetter2, Phillips Ramsey
19561103Sat 3/11 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 4-0 W     12,778 Phillips3, Garneys Ramsey
19561110Sat 10/11 Northampton Town A 1-2 L     9,655 Myles Ramsey
19561117Sat 17/11 HASTINGS UNITED H 4-0 W   FA Cup 1st Round 13,481 Leadbetter, Phillips2, Garneys Ramsey
19561124Sat 24/11 Crystal Palace A 3-1 W     10,431 Reed, Phillips, Garneys Ramsey
19561201Sat 1/12 EXETER CITY H 3-0 W     11,933 Millward, Elsworthy, Phillips Ramsey
19561208Sat 8/12 Watford A 3-1 W   FA Cup 2nd Round 13,913 Phillips2, Garneys Ramsey
19561215Sat 15/12 TORQUAY UNITED H 6-0 W     12,783 Leadbetter, Elsworthy, Phillips2, Garneys, Snell Ramsey
19561222Sat 22/12 Millwall A 2-2 D     8,319 Reed, Phillips Ramsey
19561225Tue 25/12 Watford A 1-2 L     4,544 Garneys Ramsey
19561226Wed 26/12 WATFORD H 4-1 W     11,348 Reed, Phillips3 Ramsey
19561229Sat 29/12 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION H 4-0 W     15,631 Phillips2, Garneys2 Ramsey
19570105Sat 5/1 FULHAM H 2-3 L   FA Cup 3rd Round 22,199 Phillips, Garneys Ramsey
19570112Sat 12/1 Gillingham A 1-1 D     6,191 Nekrewsog Ramsey
19570119Sat 19/1 SWINDON TOWN H 4-1 W     13,375 Reed2, Leadbetter2 Ramsey
19570126Sat 26/1 SHREWSBURY TOWN H 5-1 W     15,101 Reed, Leadbetter, Phillips3 Ramsey
19570202Sat 2/2 Brentford A 1-1 D     10,538 Phillips Ramsey
19570209Sat 9/2 ALDERSHOT H 4-1 W     15,407 Reed, Millward, Leadbetter, Phillips Ramsey
19570216Sat 16/2 Colchester United A 0-0 D     18,559 Ramsey
19570223Sat 23/2 NEWPORT COUNTY H 5-0 W     13,548 Millward2, Myles, Phillips2 Ramsey
19570302Sat 2/3 Reading A 3-1 W     10,481 Phillips3 Ramsey
19570309Sat 9/3 SOUTHAMPTON H 2-0 W     18,831 Reed2 Ramsey
19570316Sat 16/3 Queens Park Rangers A 2-0 W     12,339 Andrewsog, Phillips Ramsey
19570323Sat 23/3 NORTHAMPTON TOWN H 0-1 L     17,144 Ramsey
19570328Thu 28/3 Shrewsbury Town A 1-1 D     3,789 Leadbetter Ramsey
19570330Sat 30/3 Southend United A 0-2 L     8,754 Ramsey
19570406Sat 6/4 CRYSTAL PALACE H 4-2 W     12,559 Reed, Elsworthy, Blackman, Phillips Ramsey
19570413Sat 13/4 Exeter City A 2-1 W     5,753 Leadbetter, Phillips Ramsey
19570419Fri 19/4 Norwich City A 2-1 W     28,783 Millward, Phillips Ramsey
19570420Sat 20/4 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE H 2-1 W     16,752 Leadbetter, Blackman Ramsey
19570422Mon 22/4 NORWICH CITY H 3-1 W     21,755 Leadbetter, Phillips2 Ramsey
19570427Sat 27/4 SOUTHEND UNITED H 3-3 D     20,085 Elsworthy, Blackman2 Ramsey
19570501Wed 1/5 Southampton A 2-0 W     10,946 Acres, Leadbetter Ramsey
19570510Fri 10/5 Brantham Athletic A 8-2 W   Brantham Charity Cup   Unknown8 Ramsey
19570511Sat 11/5 Harwich & Parkeston A 6-3 W   Harwich Charity Cup 3,000 Reed, McLuckie, Leadbetter, Myles, Phillips2 Ramsey

General notes

The following practice game was also staged:

Sat 11/8/1956 Pre Season Trial (at Portman Road)

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
League462591210154
Friendly110042
FA Cup320194
Brantham Charity Cup110082
Harwich Charity Cup110063
TOTALS523091312865

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

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League14,372330,55911,049254,116
Cup/Play-offs17,84035,68013,91313,913

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 3 (South)
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. IPSWICH TOWN             46  18  3  2  72  20   7  6 10  29  34   59
 2. Torquay United           46  19  4  0  71  18   5  7 11  18  46   59
 3. Colchester United        46  15  8  0  49  19   7  6 10  35  37   58
 4. Southampton              46  15  4  4  48  20   7  6 10  28  32   54
 5. Bournemouth              46  15  7  1  57  20   4  7 12  31  42   52
 6. Brighton & Hove Albion   46  15  6  2  59  26   4  8 11  27  39   52
 7. Southend United          46  14  3  6  42  20   4  9 10  31  45   48
 8. Brentford                46  12  9  2  55  29   4  7 12  23  47   48
 9. Shrewsbury Town          46  11  9  3  45  24   4  9 10  27  55   48
10. Queen's Park Rangers     46  12  7  4  42  21   6  4 13  19  39   47
11. Watford                  46  11  6  6  44  32   7  4 12  28  43   46
12. Newport County           46  15  6  2  51  18   1  7 15  14  44   45
13. Reading                  46  13  4  6  44  30   5  5 13  36  51   45
14. Northampton              46  15  5  3  49  22   3  4 16  17  51   45
15. Walsall                  46  11  7  5  49  25   5  5 13  31  49   44
16. Coventry City            46  12  5  6  52  36   4  7 12  22  48   44
17. Millwall                 46  13  7  3  46  29   3  5 15  18  55   44
18. Plymouth Argyle          46  10  8  5  38  31   6  3 14  30  42   43
19. Aldershot                46  11  5  7  43  35   4  7 12  36  57   42
20. Crystal Palace           46   7 10  6  31  28   4  8 11  31  47   40
21. Exeter City              46   8  8  7  37  29   4  5 14  24  50   37
22. Gillingham               46   7  8  8  29  29   5  5 13  25  56   37
23. Swindon Town             46  12  3  8  43  33   3  3 17  23  63   36
24. Norwich City             46   7  5 11  33  37   1 10 12  28  57   31

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