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First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1937-38 Southern League

Final League Position 3rd

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19370828Sat 28/8 FOLKESTONE H 2-1 W     9,943 Alsop, Astill No manager
19370904Sat 4/9 Colchester United A 3-3 D     11,000 Perrett, Williams, Alsop No manager
19370911Sat 11/9 BARRY TOWN H 4-1 W     7,558 Perrett, Alsop, Bruce, Astill No manager
19370915Wed 15/9 Dartford A 1-0 W     1,400 Edwards No manager
19370918Sat 18/9 YEOVIL & PETTERS UNITED H 3-2 W     9,941 Bruce3 No manager
19370922Wed 22/9 GUILDFORD CITY H 1-2 L   Southern League Cup 3,163 Alsop No manager
19370925Sat 25/9 CHELSEA RESERVES H 1-3 L   Friendly 3,738 Unknown No manager
19370929Wed 29/9 MARGATE H 2-6 L Friendly 3,347 Alsop, Little No manager
19371002Sat 2/10 TORQUAY UNITED RESERVES H 4-1 W     6,750 Alsop, Bruce, Edwards2 No manager
19371009Sat 9/10 CHARLTON ATHLETIC RESERVES H 2-1 W   Friendly 6,152 Unknown2 No manager
19371016Sat 16/10 NEWPORT COUNTY RESERVES H 8-2 W     7,866 Alsop3, Astill3, Mulraney, Little No manager
19371023Sat 23/10 Barry Town A 0-5 L     2,000 No manager
19371030Sat 30/10 SWINDON TOWN RESERVES H 2-3 L     7,451 Mulraney, Little No manager
19371103Wed 3/11 NORTHFLEET H 2-5 L   Friendly   Unknown2 No manager
19371106Sat 6/11 TUNBRIDGE WELLS RANGERS H 3-1 W     7,210 Little3 No manager
19371113Sat 13/11 Hoffman Athletic A 3-0 W   FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round 3,400 Alsop, Mulraney2 Duncan
19371120Sat 20/11 NOTTINGHAM FOREST RESERVES H 1-2 L   Friendly   Unknown Duncan
19371127Sat 27/11 Yeovil & Petters United A 1-2 L   FA Cup 1st Round 6,446 Astill Duncan
19371204Sat 4/12 EXETER CITY RESERVES H 5-0 W     6,734 Perrett, Astill2, Edwards, Mulraney Duncan
19371211Sat 11/12 Bath City A 4-3 W     1,500 Astill, Edwards2, Little Duncan
19371218Sat 18/12 Swindon Town Reserves A 2-2 D     3,392 McLuckie, Astill Duncan
19371225Sat 25/12 Norwich City Reserves A 2-3 L     7,100 Edwards, Astill Duncan
19371227Mon 27/12 NORWICH CITY RESERVES H 1-2 L     13,643 Alsop Duncan
19371229Wed 29/12 ROERMOND H 6-2 W   Friendly 2,500 Unknown6 Duncan
19380108Sat 8/1 CORINTHIANS H 6-0 W   Friendly 6,332 Unknown6 Duncan
19380115Sat 15/1 Exeter City Reserves A 2-1 W     1,500 McLuckie, Alsop Duncan
19380122Sat 22/1 GUILDFORD CITY H 3-0 W     9,100 Perrett, Alsop2 Duncan
19380129Sat 29/1 Folkestone A 0-2 L     2,350 Duncan
19380205Sat 5/2 COLCHESTER UNITED H 3-2 W     23,890 Perrett, Astill, Little Duncan
19380212Sat 12/2 Bristol Rovers Reserves A 2-2 D     1,570 Little, Astill Duncan
19380219Sat 19/2 BATH CITY H 2-0 W     8,140 Mulraney, Jones Duncan
19380226Sat 26/2 Tunbridge Wells Rangers A 0-0 D     2,560 Duncan
19380305Sat 5/3 HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN H 2-1 W   Friendly 13,326 Little2 Duncan
19380312Sat 12/3 Yeovil & Petters United A 1-1 D     3,656 Taylor Duncan
19380319Sat 19/3 CHELTENHAM TOWN H 3-1 W     8,540 Mulraney2, Taylor Duncan
19380326Sat 26/3 Guildford City A 2-3 L     5,366 Perrett, Alsop Duncan
19380330Wed 30/3 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS H 2-2 D   Friendly 12,609 Unknown2 Duncan
19380402Sat 2/4 Cheltenham Town A 2-1 W     3,428 Alsop2 Duncan
19380409Sat 9/4 DARTFORD H 5-1 W     7,043 Alsop2, Mulraney, Little2 Duncan
19380415Fri 15/4 Plymouth Argyle Reserves A 1-2 L     7,000 Mulraney Duncan
19380418Mon 18/4 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE RESERVES H 2-3 L     12,647 McLuckie, Jones Duncan
19380420Wed 20/4 Aldershot Reserves A 5-2 W     1,550 Brittonog, Perrett, Alsop2, McLuckie Duncan
19380423Sat 23/4 Newport County Reserves A 1-2 L     1,250 Alsop Duncan
19380425Mon 25/4 SUNDERLAND H 0-3 L   Friendly 10,465 Duncan
19380427Wed 27/4 Torquay United Reserves A 2-2 D     1,100 Jones, Taylor Duncan
19380430Sat 30/4 ALDERSHOT RESERVES H 7-0 W     5,327 Alsop4, Jones, Taylor2 Duncan
19380504Wed 4/5 BRISTOL ROVERS RESERVES H 2-0 W     5,484 Alsop, Little Duncan
19380507Sat 7/5 BRENTFORD H 1-4 L   Friendly 9,523 Unknown Duncan
19380509Mon 9/5 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 4-3 W   Ipswich Hospital Cup 9,399 Mulraney, Bruce, Jones, Alsop Duncan

General notes

The following public trial match was played at Portman Road (See RESERVES matches):

Sat 21-08-1937 First Team 6 Eastern Counties League XI 3

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
Southern League3419698954
Southern League Cup100112
Friendly114162529
FA Cup210142
Ipswich Hospital Cup110043
TOTALS492571712390

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

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League9,251157,2673,39557,722
Cup/Play-offs3,1633,1634,9239,846

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Alsop, Gilbert10/9/1908 Forward 29 28
Astill, Len30/12/1916 Left Wing 32 13
Bruce, Bobby20/1/1906 Inside Forward 22 6
Burns, Harry Centre Half 1  
Carter, Jock11/11/1910 Centre Forward 2  
Cowie, Charlie23/4/1907 Centre Half 10  
Edwards, Jack1/1/1913 Forward 11 7
Own Goal 1
Houldsworth, Fred29/5/1911 Goalkeeper 32  
Jones, Fred26/8/1909 Centre Forward 14 5
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 33 14
McLuckie, Jimmy2/4/1908 Wing Half 36 4
Mulraney, Ambrose18/5/1916 Forward 26 11
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 40  
Perrett, George2/5/1915 Half Back 37 7
Rodger, Bob19/11/1916 Centre Half 39  
Shufflebottom, Frank9/10/1917 Full Back 37  
Sowerbutts, Harry17/2/1910 Goalkeeper 8  
Taylor, Eden1916 Inside Forward 14 5
Thomson, Bob24/10/1905 Full Back 1  
Unknown 9 21
Williams, Jackie20/3/1911 Winger 16 1
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Alsop, Gilbert10/9/1908 Forward 2 1
Astill, Len30/12/1916 Left Wing 2 1
Bruce, Bobby20/1/1906 Inside Forward 2  
Cowie, Charlie23/4/1907 Centre Half 1  
Houldsworth, Fred29/5/1911 Goalkeeper 2  
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 2  
McLuckie, Jimmy2/4/1908 Wing Half 1  
Mulraney, Ambrose18/5/1916 Forward 2 2
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 2  
Perrett, George2/5/1915 Half Back 2  
Rodger, Bob19/11/1916 Centre Half 2  
Shufflebottom, Frank9/10/1917 Full Back 2  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Alsop, Gilbert10/9/1908 Forward 2 2
Astill, Len30/12/1916 Left Wing 2  
Bruce, Bobby20/1/1906 Inside Forward 2 1
Cowie, Charlie23/4/1907 Centre Half 1  
Houldsworth, Fred29/5/1911 Goalkeeper 2  
Jones, Fred26/8/1909 Centre Forward 2 1
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 3 3
McLuckie, Jimmy2/4/1908 Wing Half 2  
Mulraney, Ambrose18/5/1916 Forward 1 1
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 3  
Perrett, George2/5/1915 Half Back 3  
Rodger, Bob19/11/1916 Centre Half 3  
Shufflebottom, Frank9/10/1917 Full Back 3  
Sowerbutts, Harry17/2/1910 Goalkeeper 1  
Taylor, Eden1916 Inside Forward 1  
Unknown 9 21
Williams, Jackie20/3/1911 Winger 2  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Alsop, Gilbert10/9/1908 Forward 1 1
Astill, Len30/12/1916 Left Wing 1  
Bruce, Bobby20/1/1906 Inside Forward 1  
Cowie, Charlie23/4/1907 Centre Half 1  
Edwards, Jack1/1/1913 Forward 1  
Houldsworth, Fred29/5/1911 Goalkeeper 1  
McLuckie, Jimmy2/4/1908 Wing Half 1  
Mulraney, Ambrose18/5/1916 Forward 1  
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 1  
Rodger, Bob19/11/1916 Centre Half 1  
Williams, Jackie20/3/1911 Winger 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Alsop, Gilbert10/9/1908 Forward 24 24
Astill, Len30/12/1916 Left Wing 27 12
Bruce, Bobby20/1/1906 Inside Forward 17 5
Burns, Harry Centre Half 1  
Carter, Jock11/11/1910 Centre Forward 2  
Cowie, Charlie23/4/1907 Centre Half 7  
Edwards, Jack1/1/1913 Forward 10 7
Own Goal 1
Houldsworth, Fred29/5/1911 Goalkeeper 27  
Jones, Fred26/8/1909 Centre Forward 12 4
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 28 11
McLuckie, Jimmy2/4/1908 Wing Half 32 4
Mulraney, Ambrose18/5/1916 Forward 22 8
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 34  
Perrett, George2/5/1915 Half Back 32 7
Rodger, Bob19/11/1916 Centre Half 33  
Shufflebottom, Frank9/10/1917 Full Back 32  
Sowerbutts, Harry17/2/1910 Goalkeeper 7  
Taylor, Eden1916 Inside Forward 13 5
Thomson, Bob24/10/1905 Full Back 1  
Williams, Jackie20/3/1911 Winger 13 1

Final League Table

Southern League
                             P  W  D  L  F  A Pts
 1. Guildford City           34 22  5  7 94 60 49
 2. Plymouth Argyle Reserves 34 18  9  7 98 58 45
 3. IPSWICH TOWN             34 19  6  9 89 54 44
 4. Yeovil & Petters United  34 14 14  6 72 45 42
 5. Norwich City Reserves    34 15 11  8 77 55 41
 6. Colchester United        34 15  8 11 90 58 38
 7. Bristol Rovers Reserves  34 14  8 12 63 62 36
 8. Swindon Town Reserves    34 14  7 13 70 76 35
 9. Tunbridge Wells Rangers  34 14  6 14 68 74 34
10. Aldershot Reserves       34 10 12 12 42 55 32
11. Cheltenham Town          34 13  5 16 72 68 31
12. Exeter City Reserves     34 13  5 16 71 75 31
13. Dartford                 34  9 11 14 51 70 29
14. Bath City                34  9  9 16 45 65 27
15. Folkestone               34 10  6 18 58 82 26
16. Newport County Reserves  34 10  6 18 56 86 26
17. Barry Town               34  8  7 19 50 88 23
18. Torquay United Reserves  34  8  7 19 46 81 23