Southern League Division One
Saturday, October 17, 1896

Swindon Town Reading
R.Cox (??'), D.Skea (??', ??'), J.Murray (??')
HT: 2-1 J.Reid (??')
Attendance:  5,144   Referee:  Mr. King


1
CALDERWOOD
2
CLARK
3
MUNRO
4
HOPEWELL
5
ANDREWS
6
BOGGIE
7
HALLAM
8
COX
9
SKEA
10
MURRAY
11
JONES
1
ALLUM
2
BACH
3
WATTS
4
FITZPATRICK
5
BABES
6
MABLESON
7
HILL
8
REID
9
REID
10
CUNNINGHAM
11
HADLEY

Lineups
 
Jimmy CALDERWOOD
                 
ALLUM
 
 
Fred CLARK
                 
  Phil BACH
 
 
Jimmy MUNRO
                 
Ernie WATTS
 
 
Bob HOPEWELL
                 
FITZPATRICK
 
 
Babe ANDREWS
                 
A. BABES
 
 
Alec BOGGIE
                 
W. MABLESON
 
 
Jack HALLAM  
                 
J.S. HILL
 

 
Richie COX
               
George REID
 

 
David SKEA
             
Jimmy REID
 
 
Joey MURRAY
               
Willie CUNNINGHAM
 
 
Maurice JONES
                 
Arthur HADLEY
 













Results on Saturday, October 17, 1896: League Table

 
  Chatham 3 - 3 New Brompton  
  Royal Ordnance Factories 0 - 8 Sheppey United  
  Southampton St. Mary's 5 - 2 Wolverton London and North Western Railway  
  Swindon Town 4 - 1 Reading  
  Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 0 Gravesend United  

Table as at Saturday, October 17, 1896:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Southampton St. Mary's 4 4 0 0 25 4 6.25
2 Millwall Athletic 4 2 2 0 7 5 1.40
3 Reading 5 3 0 2 13 12 1.08
4 Northfleet 6 2 2 2 8 9 0.89
5 New Brompton 3 2 1 0 12 6 2.00
6 Tottenham Hotspur 5 2 1 2 12 8 1.50
7 Chatham 5 2 1 2 12 11 1.09
8 Swindon Town 4 2 0 2 10 6 1.67
9 Gravesend United 5 1 2 2 6 9 0.67
10 Wolverton London and North Western Railway 6 2 0 4 9 17 0.53
11 Sheppey United 4 1 1 2 13 11 1.18
12 Royal Ordnance Factories 5 0 0 5 7 36 0.19

Key: Champions Test Match