Southern League Division One
Saturday, March 27, 1897

Swindon Town Sheppey United
G.Palmer (??'), M.Jones (??')
HT: 0-0
Attendance:  3,000   Referee:  Mr. Gay


1
COOK
2
FULTON
3
SHUTT
4
BOGGIE
5
MUNRO
6
ALMOND
7
RICHARDSON
8
HOPEWELL
9
PALMER
10
MURRAY
11
JONES
1
LEITCH
2
PENNEY
3
DAVIS
4
LISSENDEN
5
MATTHEW
6
WALKER
7
HARRISON
8
COTTRELL
9
?
10
LUTFOOT
11
JONES

Lineups
 
Jimmy COOK
                 
Billy LEITCH
 
 
Jack FULTON
                 
A. PENNEY
 
 
Jack SHUTT
                 
W. DAVIS
 
 
Alec BOGGIE
                 
Albert LISSENDEN
 
 
Jimmy MUNRO
                 
James MATTHEW
 
 
James ALMOND
                 
A. WALKER
 
 
Georgie RICHARDSON
                 
A. HARRISON
 

 
Bob HOPEWELL
                 
Ted COTTRELL
 

 
George PALMER
               
 
 
Joey MURRAY
                 
G. LUTFOOT
 
 
Maurice JONES
               
W. JONES
 













Results on Saturday, March 27, 1897: League Table

 
  Chatham 3 - 1 Gravesend United  
  Northfleet 2 - 2 Reading  
  Swindon Town 2 - 0 Sheppey United  
  Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 New Brompton  

Table as at Saturday, March 27, 1897:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Southampton St. Mary's 14 12 2 0 47 12 3.92 26 
2 Chatham 19 12 1 6 47 28 1.68 25 
3 Millwall Athletic 15 10 3 2 50 18 2.78 23 
4 Swindon Town 19 8 3 8 31 34 0.91 19 
5 Tottenham Hotspur 17 8 2 7 38 26 1.46 18 
6 Gravesend United 16 7 4 5 30 25 1.20 18 
7 Reading 17 7 3 7 29 38 0.76 17 
8 New Brompton 17 6 1 10 28 37 0.76 13 
9 Northfleet 17 3 4 10 20 44 0.45 10 
10 Sheppey United 16 4 1 11 26 41 0.63
11 Wolverton London and North Western Railway 15 2 0 13 13 56 0.23

* Royal Ordnance Factories's record expunged. .

Key: Champions Test Match