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First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1945-46 Division 3 South (North)

Final League Position 5th

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19450825*Sat 25/8 Port Vale A 2-3 L       Smythe, Little Duncan
19450830Thu 30/8 Colchester United A 1-1 D Friendly Large Smythe Duncan
19450901*Sat 1/9 PORT VALE H 0-1 L     11,512 Duncan
19450908*Sat 8/9 NOTTS COUNTY H 1-0 W     10,605 Parlane Duncan
19450912*Wed 12/9 Walsall A 0-3 L       Duncan
19450915*Sat 15/9 Notts County A 1-1 D       OMahony Duncan
19450917Mon 17/9 COLCHESTER UNITED H 2-1 W Victory Match 8,420 Price, Unknownog Duncan
19450922*Sat 22/9 NORTHAMPTON TOWN H 2-1 W     11,374 Day, Hornby Duncan
19450929*Sat 29/9 Northampton Town A 3-3 D       Day3 Duncan
19451006*Sat 6/10 Queens Park Rangers A 0-2 L     15,000 Duncan
19451013*Sat 13/10 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 2-1 W     15,171 Edwards, Gillespie Duncan
19451020*Sat 20/10 LEYTON ORIENT H 3-1 W     11,298 Biggs, Hobbis, Gillespie Duncan
19451027*Sat 27/10 Leyton Orient A 1-2 L     4,500 Edwards Duncan
19451103*Sat 3/11 Watford A 3-4 L     5,000 Day, Parker2 Duncan
19451110*Sat 10/11 WATFORD H 4-2 W     9,437 Day2, Little, Parker Duncan
19451117Sat 17/11 Wisbech Town A 3-0 W   FA Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg 4,356 Fletcher, Little2 Duncan
19451124Sat 24/11 WISBECH TOWN H 5-0 W   FA Cup 1st Round, 2nd Leg 9,598 Price2, Parker3 Duncan
19451201*Sat 1/12 Norwich City A 0-4 L     16,000 Duncan
19451208Sat 8/12 Queens Park Rangers A 0-4 L   FA Cup 2nd Round, 1st Leg   Duncan
19451215Sat 15/12 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 0-2 L   FA Cup 2nd Round, 2nd Leg 10,571 Duncan
19451219*Wed 19/12 NORWICH CITY H 0-0 D     5,040 Duncan
19451222*Sat 22/12 Mansfield Town A 2-1 W     2,608 Trenter, Day Duncan
19451225*Tue 25/12 Southend United A 0-2 L       Duncan
19451226*Wed 26/12 SOUTHEND UNITED H 3-1 W     11,778 Trenter2, Gillespie Duncan
19451229*Sat 29/12 WALSALL H 5-3 W     9,741 Day3, Stow, Trenter Duncan
19460112*Sat 12/1 Queens Park Rangers A 1-4 L   Division 3 South (North) Cup 12,500 Day Duncan
19460119*Sat 19/1 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 1-0 W   Division 3 South (North) Cup 9,524 Trenter Duncan
19460126*Sat 26/1 Southend United A 1-2 L   Division 3 South (North) Cup 5,336 Little Duncan
19460202*Sat 2/2 SOUTHEND UNITED H 2-1 W   Division 3 South (North) Cup 9,570 Little, Day Duncan
19460209*Sat 9/2 Norwich City A 0-1 L   Division 3 South (North) Cup 10,731 Duncan
19460216*Sat 16/2 NORWICH CITY H 4-0 W   Division 3 South (North) Cup 14,980 Trenter, Day, Gillespie, Roy Duncan
19460220*Wed 20/2 MANSFIELD TOWN H 1-1 D     3,589 Roy Duncan
19460223*Sat 23/2 PORT VALE H 1-0 W   Division 3 South (North) Cup 8,106 McCormack Duncan
19460302*Sat 2/3 Port Vale A 1-4 L   Division 3 South (North) Cup 3,235 Little Duncan
19460309*Sat 9/3 MANSFIELD TOWN H 2-1 W   Division 3 South (North) Cup 9,865 OMahony2 Duncan
19460316*Sat 16/3 Mansfield Town A 0-3 L   Division 3 South (North) Cup 4,452 Duncan
19460323*Sat 23/3 Notts County A 0-1 L   Division 3 South (North) Cup   Duncan
19460330*Sat 30/3 NOTTS COUNTY H 1-2 L   Division 3 South (North) Cup 9,156 Little Duncan
19460406*Sat 6/4 Watford A 1-0 W   Division 3 South (North) Cup 4,517 own goal Duncan
19460413*Sat 13/4 WATFORD H 2-2 D   Division 3 South (North) Cup 10,196 Little, Day Duncan
19460420*Sat 20/4 Reading A 0-2 L   Division 3 South (North) Cup 10,385 Duncan
19460422*Mon 22/4 READING H 2-1 W   Division 3 South (North) Cup 12,636 Parker, own goal Duncan
19460427Sat 27/4 Norwich City A 2-1 W   Norfolk Jubilee Cup 1st Leg 8,141 Chadwick, Fox Duncan
19460504Sat 4/5 NORWICH CITY H 3-2 W   Norfolk Jubilee Cup 2nd Leg 13,438 Little, OMahony, Parker Duncan
19460506Mon 6/5 CRYSTAL PALACE H 0-4 L   Ipswich Hospital Cup 10,400 Duncan
19460508Wed 8/5 YMCA H 0-0 D Friendly   Duncan

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General notes

1945-46 was a transitional season for football. The end of the war in Europe and the Far East came too late for many professional players to be demobbed from the services, so the formal League programme was not resumed until 1946-47.

The following practice games were held at Portman Road:

Sat 04-08-1945 Blues v Reds - result unknown
Mon 06-08-1945 Blues v Reds (although listed as Blacks v Whites) - result unknown

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
League208483336
Friendly312032
FA Cup420286
Division 3 South (North) Cup167181924
Norfolk Jubilee Cup220053
Ipswich Hospital Cup100104
TOTALS46207196875

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

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League9,95599,5454,31143,108
Cup/Play-offs10,420104,2025,55155,512

Player Appearances and Goals

  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Antonio, G20/11/1914 Inside Forward/Right Half 3  
Baird, Harry17/8/1913 Wing Half 1  
Bell, Dave24/12/1909 Full Back 44  
Biggs, Arthur26/5/1915 Forward 6 1
Burns, Mick7/6/1908 Goalkeeper 5  
Chadwick, Fred8/11/1913 Centre Forward 3 1
Coleman, Ernest4/1/1908 Inside Right 1  
Combe, R Inside Forward(?) 1  
Connor, Jack21/12/1919 Centre Forward 1  
Day, Albert7/3/1918 Forward 21 15
Edwards, Dave11/9/1916 Forward 15 2
Fitzsimmons, M10/12/1913 Full-Back 1  
Fletcher, Charlie28/10/1905 Left Winger 6 1
Forde, Steve19/8/1914 Defender(?) 1  
Fox, Geoff19/1/1925 Wing Half 21 1
Gillespie, Ian6/5/1913 Forward 29(1) 4
Own Goal 3 3
Harris, Tommy Defender 14  
Hick, Jack2/7/1911 Full Back 1  
Hobbis, H9/3/1913 Outside Left 1 1
Hornby, Ron13/4/1914 Outside Left 1 1
Jones, Sam Winger(?) 1  
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 32 10
Longdon, - Defender 1  
Maskell, L30/11/1918 Centre Forward 1  
McCormack, C15/12/1922 Centre Forward 2 1
McLuckie, Jimmy2/4/1908 Wing Half 22  
McNally, F Right Half/Inside Right 3  
Mitcheson, Fred20/3/1912 Forward 2  
Mulraney, Ambrose18/5/1916 Forward 1  
Needham, - Defender 1  
Newman, Eric24/11/1924 Goalkeeper 2  
Noonan, Eugene Right Full Back 2  
OMahony, Matt19/1/1913 Centre Half 43 4
Parker, Tommy13/2/1924 Wing Half/Inside Forward 19 8
Parlane, - Right Winger 3 1
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 38  
Perrett, George2/5/1915 Half Back 17  
Price, George Centre Forward 16 3
Robinson, J Half Back 1  
Ross, Alan Inside Forward 1  
Roy, John23/3/1914 Winger 14 2
Saphin, Reg8/8/1916 Goalkeeper 34  
Sayers, D Forward 2  
Smythe, Bob28/2/1921 Utility Player 10 2
Snell, Vic29/10/1927 Half Back 1  
Somerfield, Alf22/3/1918 Forward 1  
Southam, J19/8/1917 Full Back 11  
Stow, Gus12/3/1928 Left Side 10 1
Tadman, G5/11/1914 Forward 1  
Tootill, Alf12/11/1908 Goalkeeper 4  
Trenter, Ron13/12/1928 Winger 17 6
Wardlaw, John Wing Half 5  
Williams, George Left Winger 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Antonio, G20/11/1914 Inside Forward/Right Half 3  
Baird, Harry17/8/1913 Wing Half 1  
Bell, Dave24/12/1909 Full Back 37  
Biggs, Arthur26/5/1915 Forward 6 1
Burns, Mick7/6/1908 Goalkeeper 4  
Coleman, Ernest4/1/1908 Inside Right 1  
Combe, R Inside Forward(?) 1  
Connor, Jack21/12/1919 Centre Forward 1  
Day, Albert7/3/1918 Forward 21 15
Edwards, Dave11/9/1916 Forward 12 2
Fitzsimmons, M10/12/1913 Full-Back 1  
Fletcher, Charlie28/10/1905 Left Winger 3  
Forde, Steve19/8/1914 Defender(?) 1  
Fox, Geoff19/1/1925 Wing Half 16  
Gillespie, Ian6/5/1913 Forward 26(1) 4
Own Goal 3 3
Harris, Tommy Defender 14  
Hick, Jack2/7/1911 Full Back 1  
Hobbis, H9/3/1913 Outside Left 1 1
Hornby, Ron13/4/1914 Outside Left 1 1
Jones, Sam Winger(?) 1  
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 25 7
Longdon, - Defender 1  
Maskell, L30/11/1918 Centre Forward 1  
McCormack, C15/12/1922 Centre Forward 2 1
McLuckie, Jimmy2/4/1908 Wing Half 19  
McNally, F Right Half/Inside Right 3  
Mitcheson, Fred20/3/1912 Forward 2  
Mulraney, Ambrose18/5/1916 Forward 1  
Needham, - Defender 1  
Newman, Eric24/11/1924 Goalkeeper 1  
Noonan, Eugene Right Full Back 2  
OMahony, Matt19/1/1913 Centre Half 37 3
Parker, Tommy13/2/1924 Wing Half/Inside Forward 12 4
Parlane, - Right Winger 3 1
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 31  
Perrett, George2/5/1915 Half Back 14  
Price, George Centre Forward 12 1
Robinson, J Half Back 1  
Ross, Alan Inside Forward 1  
Roy, John23/3/1914 Winger 12 2
Saphin, Reg8/8/1916 Goalkeeper 29  
Sayers, D Forward 2  
Smythe, Bob28/2/1921 Utility Player 8 2
Snell, Vic29/10/1927 Half Back 1  
Somerfield, Alf22/3/1918 Forward 1  
Southam, J19/8/1917 Full Back 11  
Stow, Gus12/3/1928 Left Side 10 1
Tadman, G5/11/1914 Forward 1  
Tootill, Alf12/11/1908 Goalkeeper 4  
Trenter, Ron13/12/1928 Winger 16 6
Wardlaw, John Wing Half 2  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Bell, Dave24/12/1909 Full Back 4  
Edwards, Dave11/9/1916 Forward 3  
Fletcher, Charlie28/10/1905 Left Winger 3 1
Fox, Geoff19/1/1925 Wing Half 2  
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 4 2
McLuckie, Jimmy2/4/1908 Wing Half 3  
Newman, Eric24/11/1924 Goalkeeper 1  
OMahony, Matt19/1/1913 Centre Half 3  
Parker, Tommy13/2/1924 Wing Half/Inside Forward 4 3
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 4  
Price, George Centre Forward 4 2
Saphin, Reg8/8/1916 Goalkeeper 3  
Smythe, Bob28/2/1921 Utility Player 2  
Wardlaw, John Wing Half 3  
Williams, George Left Winger 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Bell, Dave24/12/1909 Full Back 1  
Burns, Mick7/6/1908 Goalkeeper 1  
Chadwick, Fred8/11/1913 Centre Forward 1  
Fox, Geoff19/1/1925 Wing Half 1  
Gillespie, Ian6/5/1913 Forward 1  
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 1  
OMahony, Matt19/1/1913 Centre Half 1  
Parker, Tommy13/2/1924 Wing Half/Inside Forward 1  
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 1  
Perrett, George2/5/1915 Half Back 1  
Trenter, Ron13/12/1928 Winger 1  
  Player DOB Position Apps Goals
Bell, Dave24/12/1909 Full Back 2  
Chadwick, Fred8/11/1913 Centre Forward 2 1
Fox, Geoff19/1/1925 Wing Half 2 1
Gillespie, Ian6/5/1913 Forward 2  
Little, Jackie17/5/1912 Forward 2 1
OMahony, Matt19/1/1913 Centre Half 2 1
Parker, Tommy13/2/1924 Wing Half/Inside Forward 2 1
Parry, Ossie16/8/1908 Full Back 2  
Perrett, George2/5/1915 Half Back 2  
Roy, John23/3/1914 Winger 2  
Saphin, Reg8/8/1916 Goalkeeper 2  

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 3 South (North)
                    P  W  D  L  F  A Pts
Q.P.R.             20 14  4  2 50 15 32
Norwich City       20 11  4  5 54 31 26
Port Vale          20  9  6  5 34 25 24
Watford            20 10  2  8 42 47 22
Ipswich Town       20  8  4  8 33 36 20
Notts County       20  8  4  8 39 47 20
Northampton Town   20  8  3  9 37 34 19
Clapton Orient     20  5  6  9 28 42 16
Walsall            20  6  3 11 31 42 15
Southend United    20  5  5 10 33 49 15
Mansfield Town     20  3  5 12 29 42 11

League Table (C) Copyright Paul Felton and RSSSF 1999/2000
Division 3 South (North) Cup
                    P  W  D  L  F  A Pts
Q.P.R              16 11  3  2 38 11 25
Walsall            16 10  4  2 34 18 24
Mansfield Town     16  8  4  4 24 16 20
Southend United    16  7  5  4 22 21 19
Norwich City       16  7  2  7 27 35 16
Ipswich Town       16  7  1  8 19 24 15
Clapton Orient     16  6  3  7 22 31 15
Port Vale          16  5  4  7 21 25 14
Northampton Town   16  5  2  9 27 28 12
Watford            16  5  1 10 24 35 11
Notts County       16  5  0 11 17 31 10

League Table (C) Copyright Paul Felton and RSSSF 1999/2000