Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, December 24, 1955

Shrewsbury Town Swindon Town
A.Tyrer (26')
HT: 1-0 J.Brennan (71')
Attendance:  6,375   Referee:  L. Callaghan


1
CROSSLEY
2
BANNISTER
3
PARR
4
WALLACE
5
MALONEY
6
SIMPSON
7
LOUGHNANE
8
ARNOTT
9
TYRER
10
O'DONNELL
11
RUSSELL
1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
FOX
4
CROSS
5
HUDSON
6
MCSHANE
7
GIBSON
8
MICKLEWRIGHT
9
OWEN
10
EDWARDS
11
BRENNAN

Lineups
1
Russell CROSSLEY
                 
Sam BURTON
1
2
Jimmy BANNISTER
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Jackie PARR
                 
Geoff FOX
3
4
Joe WALLACE
                 
Jim CROSS
4
5
Joe MALONEY
                 
Garth HUDSON
5
6
Alec SIMPSON
                 
Anthony MCSHANE
6
7
Brian LOUGHNANE
                 
Dave GIBSON
7

8
John ARNOTT
                 
Andy MICKLEWRIGHT
8

9
Arthur TYRER
               
Maurice OWEN
9
10
Willie O'DONNELL
                 
Bob EDWARDS
10
11
Ray RUSSELL
               
Jim BRENNAN
11














Results on Saturday, December 24, 1955: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, December 24, 1955:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Leyton Orient 22 14 5 3 51 13 3.92 33 
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 13 5 5 58 22 2.64 31 
3 Torquay United 23 12 7 4 43 21 2.05 31 
4 Ipswich Town 23 12 7 4 55 35 1.57 31 
5 Northampton Town 23 14 2 7 40 31 1.29 30 
6 Norwich City 23 12 5 6 49 43 1.14 29 
7 Coventry City 24 12 4 8 40 30 1.33 28 
8 Southend United 23 13 2 8 52 45 1.16 28 
9 Brentford 23 11 5 7 34 35 0.97 27 
10 Shrewsbury Town 23 10 4 9 42 37 1.14 24 
11 Gillingham 23 10 4 9 36 32 1.13 24 
12 Colchester United 23 9 5 9 34 44 0.77 23 
13 Southampton 23 9 4 10 42 41 1.02 22 
14 Aldershot 23 6 9 8 42 45 0.93 21 
15 Newport County 24 8 5 11 34 42 0.81 21 
16 Exeter City 23 7 7 9 27 36 0.75 21 
17 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 23 7 5 11 26 33 0.79 19 
18 Crystal Palace 23 6 6 11 31 41 0.76 18 
19 Watford 23 6 6 11 28 45 0.62 18 
20 Reading 23 6 4 13 34 45 0.76 16 
21 Millwall 22 6 3 13 37 51 0.73 15 
22 Queens Park Rangers 23 4 7 12 27 43 0.63 15 
23 Walsall 23 6 3 14 33 55 0.60 15 
24 Swindon Town 23 3 6 14 18 48 0.38 12 

Key: Promotion Re-election