Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, December 26, 1953

Shrewsbury Town Swindon Town
M.Candlin (??')
HT: 0-0
Attendance:  10,665   Referee:  W. Clements


1
MCBRIDE
2
BANNISTER
3
PARR
4
BULLIONS
5
CANDLIN
6
BEYNON
7
FISHER
8
JACKSON
9
HUDSON
10
STAMPS
11
MCCUE
1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
HILTON
4
CROSS
5
HUDSON
6
JOHNSTON
7
BAIN
8
BETTERIDGE
9
JOHNSON
10
ONSLOW
11
BULL

Lineups
1
John MCBRIDE
                 
Sam BURTON
1
2
Jimmy BANNISTER
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Jackie PARR
                 
Peter HILTON
3
4
Jimmy BULLIONS
                 
Jim CROSS
4
5
Maurice CANDLIN
               
Garth HUDSON
5
6
Eddie BEYNON
                 
Jimmy JOHNSTON
6
7
Freddie FISHER
                 
Jimmy BAIN
7

8
Arnold JACKSON
                 
Mick BETTERIDGE
8

9
Jackie HUDSON
                 
Roy JOHNSON
9
10
Jackie STAMPS
                 
Roy ONSLOW
10
11
Alec MCCUE
                 
Mike BULL
11














Results on Saturday, December 26, 1953: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, December 26, 1953:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Ipswich Town 25 17 6 2 55 26 2.12 40 
2 Southampton 25 16 2 7 51 34 1.50 34 
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 24 14 4 6 44 33 1.33 32 
4 Reading 25 12 5 8 47 38 1.24 29 
5 Torquay United 26 11 7 8 50 41 1.22 29 
6 Northampton Town 25 10 8 7 53 32 1.66 28 
7 Leyton Orient 25 11 6 8 46 40 1.15 28 
8 Bristol City 25 12 4 9 48 42 1.14 28 
9 Norwich City 25 11 6 8 38 35 1.09 28 
10 Gillingham 26 11 6 9 34 38 0.89 28 
11 Watford 25 11 5 9 54 43 1.26 27 
12 Crystal Palace 25 11 5 9 41 45 0.91 27 
13 Millwall 24 11 4 9 43 37 1.16 26 
14 Exeter City 25 11 3 11 37 34 1.09 25 
15 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 25 10 3 12 42 41 1.02 23 
16 Coventry City 25 9 5 11 31 31 1.00 23 
17 Swindon Town 25 9 3 13 42 43 0.98 21 
18 Shrewsbury Town 25 7 6 12 36 44 0.82 20 
19 Southend United 25 7 5 13 32 39 0.82 19 
20 Aldershot 25 7 5 13 34 55 0.62 19 
21 Queens Park Rangers 24 6 7 11 23 38 0.61 19 
22 Newport County 26 8 3 15 32 59 0.54 19 
23 Colchester United 25 6 4 15 27 39 0.69 16 
24 Walsall 25 4 4 17 21 54 0.39 12 

Key: Promotion Re-election