Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, January 17, 1953

Swindon Town Colchester United

HT: 0-0 J.McKim
Attendance:  8,545   Referee:  C.W. Bucknall


1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
RADFORD
4
BETTERIDGE
5
HUDSON
6
PROUTON
7
RYDER
8
LUNN
9
JOHNSON
10
OWEN
11
BRANDON
1
WRIGHT
2
HARRISON
3
ROOKES
4
BEARRYMAN
5
STEWART
6
ELDER
7
JONES
8
BARLOW
9
MCCURLEY
10
MCKIM
11
WRIGHT

Lineups
1
Sam BURTON
                 
George WRIGHT
1
2
George HUNT
                 
John HARRISON
2
3
Arthur RADFORD
                 
Phil ROOKES
3
4
Mick BETTERIDGE
                 
Harry BEARRYMAN
4
5
Garth HUDSON
                 
Reg STEWART
5
6
Ralph PROUTON
                 
Jimmy ELDER
6
7
Terry RYDER
                 
Len JONES
7

8
Harry LUNN
                 
Bert BARLOW
8

9
Roy JOHNSON
                 
Kevin MCCURLEY
9
10
Maurice OWEN
               
Johnny MCKIM
10
11
Ken BRANDON
                 
Peter WRIGHT
11














Results on Saturday, January 17, 1953: League Table

 
  Bristol City 2 - 0 Newport County  
  Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Millwall  
  Gillingham 0 - 4 Bristol Rovers  
  Ipswich Town 2 - 1 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic  
  Leyton Orient 3 - 0 Southend United  
  Northampton Town 4 - 1 Watford  
  Queens Park Rangers 3 - 1 Norwich City  
  Reading 2 - 3 Aldershot  
  Shrewsbury Town 1 - 0 Coventry City  
  Swindon Town 0 - 1 Colchester United  
  Torquay United 1 - 2 Brighton and Hove Albion  
  Walsall 2 - 2 Exeter City  

Table as at Saturday, January 17, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Bristol Rovers 26 20 4 2 62 21 2.95 44 
2 Northampton Town 26 17 3 6 67 41 1.63 37 
3 Millwall 26 15 6 5 46 25 1.84 36 
4 Bristol City 27 14 8 5 62 35 1.77 36 
5 Coventry City 27 14 6 7 53 37 1.43 34 
6 Norwich City 26 14 5 7 53 27 1.96 33 
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 12 6 9 49 47 1.04 30 
8 Ipswich Town 26 9 9 8 37 36 1.03 27 
9 Watford 27 9 9 9 40 43 0.93 27 
10 Gillingham 27 10 7 10 33 40 0.83 27 
11 Southend United 27 10 6 11 43 53 0.81 26 
12 Exeter City 27 8 9 10 44 44 1.00 25 
13 Queens Park Rangers 27 8 9 10 39 51 0.76 25 
14 Reading 26 9 6 11 40 43 0.93 24 
15 Aldershot 26 9 6 11 38 43 0.88 24 
16 Newport County 27 9 5 13 49 55 0.89 23 
17 Colchester United 23 8 6 9 28 30 0.93 22 
18 Swindon Town 26 8 5 13 39 48 0.81 21 
19 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 26 9 2 15 38 49 0.78 20 
20 Torquay United 27 7 6 14 43 56 0.77 20 
21 Shrewsbury Town 27 6 8 13 41 56 0.73 20 
22 Crystal Palace 25 7 6 12 35 50 0.70 20 
23 Leyton Orient 25 8 3 14 39 47 0.83 19 
24 Walsall 28 3 6 19 34 75 0.45 12 

Key: Promotion Re-election