Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, October 31, 1953

Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Swindon Town
A.Stephens (39'), D.Cheney (69', 90'), B.Waugh (71')
HT: 1-0
Attendance:  7,621   Referee:  L.H.R. Burfield


1
GODWIN
2
KEETLEY
3
DRUMMOND
4
MACDONALD
5
HARDY
6
RUSHWORTH
7
STEPHENS
8
GAYNOR
9
FIDLER
10
CHENEY
11
WAUGH
1
CHURCHILL
2
HUNT
3
ELWELL
4
CROSS
5
HUDSON
6
JOHNSTON
7
LUNN
8
BAIN
9
BETTERIDGE
10
LAMBERT
11
BULL

Lineups
1
Tommy GODWIN  
                 
Trevor CHURCHILL
1
2
Albert KEETLEY
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Ian DRUMMOND
                 
Terry ELWELL
3
4
Martin MACDONALD
                 
Jim CROSS
4
5
Bob HARDY
                 
Garth HUDSON
5
6
Peter RUSHWORTH
                 
Jimmy JOHNSTON
6
7
Arnold STEPHENS
               
Harry LUNN
7

8
Len GAYNOR
                 
Jimmy BAIN
8

9
Frank FIDLER
                 
Mick BETTERIDGE
9
10
Denis CHENEY
               
Ken LAMBERT
10
11
Billy WAUGH
               
Mike BULL
11














Results on Saturday, October 31, 1953: League Table

 
  Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 4 - 0 Swindon Town  
  Coventry City 2 - 1 Aldershot  
  Gillingham 2 - 2 Bristol City  
  Ipswich Town 3 - 0 Walsall  
  Leyton Orient 3 - 1 Exeter City  
  Millwall 3 - 1 Shrewsbury Town  
  Northampton Town 6 - 0 Crystal Palace  
  Reading 4 - 1 Newport County  
  Southend United 5 - 2 Norwich City  
  Torquay United 3 - 1 Colchester United  
  Watford 2 - 0 Southampton  

Table as at Saturday, October 31, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Ipswich Town 18 14 3 1 42 17 2.47 31 
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 17 10 4 3 31 21 1.48 24 
3 Southampton 18 11 2 5 35 24 1.46 24 
4 Norwich City 18 10 4 4 28 20 1.40 24 
5 Reading 18 9 4 5 35 27 1.30 22 
6 Leyton Orient 18 8 4 6 36 31 1.16 20 
7 Bristol City 18 8 4 6 35 31 1.13 20 
8 Northampton Town 18 6 7 5 30 21 1.43 19 
9 Crystal Palace 18 7 5 6 30 34 0.88 19 
10 Millwall 17 7 4 6 28 24 1.17 18 
11 Coventry City 18 7 4 7 23 20 1.15 18 
12 Watford 18 8 2 8 35 31 1.13 18 
13 Exeter City 18 8 2 8 26 23 1.13 18 
14 Swindon Town 18 8 1 9 36 33 1.09 17 
15 Shrewsbury Town 17 6 5 6 29 28 1.04 17 
16 Torquay United 18 5 6 7 30 30 1.00 16 
17 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 18 7 2 9 31 32 0.97 16 
18 Gillingham 18 5 6 7 23 32 0.72 16 
19 Aldershot 18 6 4 8 21 32 0.66 16 
20 Southend United 18 5 4 9 23 24 0.96 14 
21 Queens Park Rangers 17 4 6 7 18 24 0.75 14 
22 Colchester United 18 4 2 12 18 32 0.56 10 
23 Newport County 18 4 1 13 21 48 0.44
24 Walsall 18 2 4 12 11 36 0.31

Key: Promotion Re-election