Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, December 15, 1956

Aldershot Swindon Town
L.Gaynor (42'), M.Gough (47')
HT: 1-1 B.Edwards (??', 62')
Attendance:  3,044   Referee:  H.L. Broadhurst


1
JACKMAN
2
GILCHRIST
3
MANN
4
ALISON
5
REDDIE
6
NEAVE
7
GAYNOR
8
GAYNOR
9
COSTELLO
10
GOUGH
11
FLINT
1
CHANDLER
2
HUNT
3
EARL
4
CROSS
5
JACK
6
PEMBERY
7
RISEBOROUGH
8
GIBBS
9
OWEN
10
EDWARDS
11
DARCY

Lineups
1
Clive JACKMAN
                 
Ray CHANDLER
1
2
Bob GILCHRIST
                 
George HUNT
2
3
Ron MANN
                 
Stan EARL
3
4
Jimmy ALISON
                 
Jim CROSS
4
5
Tom REDDIE
                 
Vince JACK
5
6
Gordon NEAVE
                 
Gordon PEMBERY
6
7
Jimmy GAYNOR
                 
Cyril RISEBOROUGH
7

8
Len GAYNOR
               
Alan GIBBS
8

9
Lou COSTELLO
                 
Maurice OWEN
9
10
Mike GOUGH
             
Bob EDWARDS
10
11
Ken FLINT
                 
Arnold DARCY
11














Results on Saturday, December 15, 1956: League Table

 
  Aldershot 2 - 2 Swindon Town  
  Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 1 - 0 Southampton  
  Crystal Palace 4 - 1 Norwich City  
  Exeter City 4 - 2 Coventry City  
  Ipswich Town 6 - 0 Torquay United  
  Northampton Town 0 - 3 Newport County  
  Plymouth Argyle 2 - 0 Brentford  
  Queens Park Rangers 1 - 1 Reading  
  Shrewsbury Town 4 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion  
  Southend United 3 - 2 Colchester United  
  Walsall 7 - 1 Millwall  
  Watford 2 - 3 Gillingham  

Table as at Saturday, December 15, 1956:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Southampton 22 13 5 4 37 18 2.06 31 
2 Newport County 22 9 9 4 32 18 1.78 27 
3 Torquay United 22 10 7 5 41 40 1.03 27 
4 Shrewsbury Town 22 8 10 4 29 29 1.00 26 
5 Colchester United 22 10 5 7 44 30 1.47 25 
6 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 22 8 8 6 37 26 1.42 24 
7 Ipswich Town 22 10 3 9 44 30 1.47 23 
8 Brentford 22 9 5 8 41 37 1.11 23 
9 Watford 22 10 3 9 39 35 1.11 23 
10 Reading 22 9 5 8 37 34 1.09 23 
11 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 8 6 8 42 36 1.17 22 
12 Queens Park Rangers 22 8 6 8 25 28 0.89 22 
13 Gillingham 22 8 6 8 33 39 0.85 22 
14 Northampton Town 22 8 5 9 34 29 1.17 21 
15 Crystal Palace 22 5 11 6 32 35 0.91 21 
16 Millwall 22 8 5 9 30 44 0.68 21 
17 Southend United 22 7 6 9 36 38 0.95 20 
18 Walsall 23 6 7 10 32 34 0.94 19 
19 Exeter City 22 6 7 9 30 32 0.94 19 
20 Aldershot 22 7 5 10 39 48 0.81 19 
21 Coventry City 23 6 7 10 30 43 0.70 19 
22 Norwich City 22 5 8 9 27 37 0.73 18 
23 Plymouth Argyle 22 6 6 10 23 37 0.62 18 
24 Swindon Town 22 7 3 12 36 53 0.68 17 

Key: Promotion Re-election