Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, September 19, 1953

Swindon Town Colchester United
M.Betteridge 2, F.Lewis (o.g.)
HT: 1-0
Attendance:  12,284   Referee:  W.E. Dellow


1
CHURCHILL
2
HUNT
3
ELWELL
4
CROSS
5
BATCHELOR
6
JOHNSTON
7
LUNN
8
BETTERIDGE
9
OWEN
10
LAMBERT
11
BAIN
1
WRIGHT
2
FRENCH
3
LEWIS
4
BEARRYMAN
5
STEWART
6
HILL
7
GRICE
8
SCOTT
9
MCCURLEY
10
MCKIM
11
KEENE

Lineups
1
Trevor CHURCHILL
                 
George WRIGHT
1
2
George HUNT
                 
George FRENCH
2
3
Terry ELWELL
                 
Fred LEWIS
3
4
Jim CROSS
                 
Harry BEARRYMAN
4
5
Ted BATCHELOR
                 
Reg STEWART
5
6
Jimmy JOHNSTON
                 
Bertie HILL
6
7
Harry LUNN
                 
Mike GRICE
7

8
Mick BETTERIDGE
               
Augie SCOTT
8

9
Maurice OWEN
                 
Kevin MCCURLEY
9
10
Ken LAMBERT
                 
Johnny MCKIM
10
11
Jimmy BAIN
                 
Doug KEENE
11














Results on Saturday, September 19, 1953: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, September 19, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Norwich City 10 7 3 0 17 6 2.83 17 
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 10 7 2 1 19 12 1.58 16 
3 Southampton 10 7 1 2 25 10 2.50 15 
4 Ipswich Town 10 6 3 1 22 10 2.20 15 
5 Swindon Town 10 6 1 3 22 10 2.20 13 
6 Crystal Palace 10 5 3 2 22 18 1.22 13 
7 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 20 14 1.43 12 
8 Aldershot 10 5 2 3 13 11 1.18 12 
9 Reading 10 5 1 4 17 19 0.89 11 
10 Northampton Town 10 4 2 4 17 15 1.13 10 
11 Watford 10 5 0 5 21 20 1.05 10 
12 Leyton Orient 10 4 1 5 20 20 1.00
13 Coventry City 10 4 0 6 15 16 0.94
14 Shrewsbury Town 9 3 2 4 13 14 0.93
15 Southend United 10 3 2 5 11 12 0.92
16 Colchester United 10 4 0 6 13 16 0.81
17 Millwall 9 3 2 4 13 16 0.81
18 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 10 3 2 5 12 17 0.71
19 Queens Park Rangers 10 3 2 5 10 14 0.71
20 Gillingham 10 2 4 4 11 21 0.52
21 Exeter City 10 3 1 6 11 16 0.69
22 Torquay United 10 2 2 6 18 21 0.86
23 Newport County 10 2 0 8 11 30 0.37
24 Walsall 10 1 2 7 6 21 0.29

Key: Promotion Re-election