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First Team Results & Match Reports

Season 1952-53 Division 3 (South)

Final League Position 16th

Date Opponent V F-A WDL Notes Competition Att. Scorers Manager
19520823Sat 23/8 Colchester United A 0-0 D     14,674 Duncan
19520827Wed 27/8 NORWICH CITY H 2-1 W     21,033 Garneys2 Duncan
19520830Sat 30/8 READING H 1-2 L     12,891 Garneys Duncan
19520903Wed 3/9 Norwich City A 0-1 L     28,713 Duncan
19520906Sat 6/9 AFC Bournemouth A 1-2 L     10,736 Brown Duncan
19520909Tue 9/9 Bristol City A 2-4 L     6,635 Mitchelsonog, Garneys Duncan
19520913Sat 13/9 SOUTHEND UNITED H 0-0 D     11,211 Duncan
19520917Wed 17/9 BRISTOL CITY H 1-0 W     7,118 Elsworthy Duncan
19520920Sat 20/9 Watford A 0-1 L     17,126 Duncan
19520924Wed 24/9 SHREWSBURY TOWN H 2-1 W     7,006 Garneys, Elsworthy Duncan
19520927Sat 27/9 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION H 1-0 W     10,993 Elsworthy Duncan
19521001Wed 1/10 CRYSTAL PALACE H 2-0 W     5,783 Elsworthy, Callaghan Duncan
19521004Sat 4/10 Newport County A 3-1 W     9,645 Garneys2, Havenga Duncan
19521011Sat 11/10 COVENTRY CITY H 3-0 W     13,375 Garneys, Elsworthy, Callaghan Duncan
19521018Sat 18/10 Exeter City A 1-1 D     13,000 Garneys Duncan
19521025Sat 25/10 BRISTOL ROVERS H 1-5 L     14,829 Garneys Duncan
19521101Sat 1/11 Millwall A 2-3 L     22,484 Gaynor, Garneys Duncan
19521108Sat 8/11 GILLINGHAM H 1-1 D     9,440 Callaghan Duncan
19521115Sat 15/11 Walsall A 3-1 W     5,724 Brown, Garneys, Ball Duncan
19521122Sat 22/11 AFC BOURNEMOUTH H 2-2 D   FA Cup 1st Round 10,337 Elsworthy, Garneys Duncan
19521126Wed 26/11 AFC Bournemouth A 2-2 D FA Cup 1st Round, Replay 7,294 Elsworthy, Garneys Duncan
19521129Sat 29/11 Queens Park Rangers A 2-2 D     8,857 Parker, Gaynor Duncan
19521201Mon 1/12 AFC Bournemouth A 3-2 W   FA Cup 1st Round, 2nd Replay (at Highbury) 4,756 Gaynor, Garneys2 Duncan
19521206Sat 6/12 Bradford City A 1-1 D   FA Cup 2nd Round 13,348 Elsworthy Duncan
19521210Wed 10/12 BRADFORD CITY H 5-1 W   FA Cup 2nd Round, Replay 9,350 Brown2, Garneys, Elsworthy2 Duncan
19521213Sat 13/12 Aldershot A 1-1 D     4,676 Garneys Duncan
19521220Sat 20/12 COLCHESTER UNITED H 2-2 D     12,572 Elsworthy, Jones Duncan
19521226Fri 26/12 Leyton Orient A 1-3 L     6,597 Brown Duncan
19521227Sat 27/12 LEYTON ORIENT H P-P            
19530103Sat 3/1 Reading A 1-1 D     10,531 Elsworthy Duncan
19530110Sat 10/1 Everton A 2-3 L   FA Cup 3rd Round 42,252 Brown, Garneys Duncan
19530114Wed 14/1 TORQUAY UNITED H 2-2 D     4,108 Towersog, Elsworthy Duncan
19530117Sat 17/1 AFC BOURNEMOUTH H 2-1 W     9,630 Brown, Garneys Duncan
19530124Sat 24/1 Southend United A 0-2 L     6,500 Duncan
19530131Sat 31/1 Torquay United A 1-4 L     5,432 Garneys Duncan
19530207Sat 7/2 WATFORD H 1-1 D     8,177 Elsworthy Duncan
19530214Sat 14/2 Brighton & Hove Albion A 4-1 W     8,149 Brown, Garneys2, Elsworthy Duncan
19530221Sat 21/2 NEWPORT COUNTY H 3-0 W     10,019 Brown, Garneys, Elsworthy Duncan
19530228Sat 28/2 Coventry City A 0-2 L     1,400 Duncan
19530307Sat 7/3 EXETER CITY H 0-1 L     8,867 Duncan
19530314Sat 14/3 Bristol Rovers A 0-3 L     21,244 Duncan
19530321Sat 21/3 MILLWALL H 1-6 L     9,373 Parker Duncan
19530325Wed 25/3 LEYTON ORIENT H 0-1 L     3,116 Duncan
19530328Sat 28/3 Gillingham A 1-1 D     8,868 Murchison Duncan
19530404Sat 4/4 WALSALL H 5-0 W     6,801 Ball, Elsworthy, Parker2, Greenog Duncan
19530406Mon 6/4 NORTHAMPTON TOWN H 1-1 D     12,049 Elsworthy Duncan
19530407Tue 7/4 Northampton Town A 0-2 L     12,307 Duncan
19530411Sat 11/4 Shrewsbury Town A 2-2 D     8,294 Rees, Parker Duncan
19530415Wed 15/4 SWINDON TOWN H 1-1 D     5,478 Brown Duncan
19530418Sat 18/4 QUEENS PARK RANGERS H 0-1 L     8,372 Duncan
19530420Mon 20/4 STIRLING ALBION H 2-1 W   Friendly 5,151 Unknown2 Duncan
19530422Wed 22/4 Crystal Palace A 1-1 D     10,007 Dobson Duncan
19530425Sat 25/4 Swindon Town A 0-2 L     8,518 Duncan
19530501Fri 1/5 ALDERSHOT H 2-1 W     4,595 Brown, Dobson Duncan
19530508Fri 8/5 Brantham Athletic A 0-0 D Brantham Charity Cup   Duncan
19530601Mon 1/6 Bildeston Rangers A 0-0 D 1953 Coronation Game   Duncan

General notes

The following practive game was also staged:

Sat 16-8-1952 Pre Season Trial (at Portman Road)

Season Summary

CompPWDLFA
League461315186069
FA Cup62311511
Friendly211021
Brantham Charity Cup101000
TOTALS551620197781

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

Attendance Summary

 Home AverageHome TotalAway AverageAway Total
League9,428216,83610,875250,117
Cup/Play-offs9,84419,68716,91367,650

Final League Table

 Final League Table Division 3 (South)
                              P   W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A  Pts
 1. BRISTOL ROVERS           46  17  4  2  55  19   9  8  6  37  27   64
 2. Millwall                 46  14  7  2  46  16  10  7  6  36  28   62
 3. Northampton              46  18  4  1  75  30   8  6  9  34  40   62
 4. Norwich City             46  16  6  1  56  17   9  4 10  43  38   60
 5. Bristol City             46  13  8  2  62  28   9  7  7  33  33   59
 6. Coventry City            46  15  5  3  52  22   4  7 12  25  40   50
 7. Brighton & Hove Albion   46  12  6  5  48  30   7  6 10  33  45   50
 8. Southend United          46  15  5  3  41  21   3  8 12  28  53   49
 9. Bournemouth              46  15  3  5  49  23   4  6 13  25  46   47
10. Watford                  46  12  8  3  39  21   3  9 11  23  42   47
11. Reading                  46  17  3  3  53  18   2  5 16  16  46   46
12. Torquay United           46  15  4  4  61  28   3  5 15  26  60   45
13. Crystal Palace           46  12  7  4  40  26   3  6 14  26  56   43
14. Leyton Orient            46  12  7  4  52  28   4  3 16  16  45   42
15. Newport County           46  12  4  7  43  34   4  6 13  27  48   42
16. Ipswich Town             46  10  7  6  34  28   3  8 12  26  41   41
17. Exeter City              46  11  8  4  40  24   2  6 15  21  47   40
18. Swindon Town             46   9  5  9  38  33   5  7 11  26  46   40
19. Aldershot                46   8  8  7  36  29   4  7 12  25  48   39
20. Queen's Park Rangers     46   9  9  5  37  34   3  6 14  24  48   39
21. Gillingham               46  10  7  6  30  26   2  8 13  25  48   39
22. Colchester United        46   9  9  5  40  29   3  5 15  19  47   38
23. Shrewsbury Town          46  11  5  7  38  35   1  7 15  30  56   36
24. Walsall                  46   5  9  9  35  46   2  1 20  21  72   24

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