Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, December 29, 1956

Shrewsbury Town Swindon Town
R.Weigh (7'), J.Lee (12' o.g.), R.Russell (33', 39'), C.Whitaker (59', 86'), D.Price (74')
HT: 4-0 B.Edwards (55', 56'), G.Pembery (84')
Attendance:  8,229   Referee:  E.T. Jennings


1
CURRAN
2
BANNISTER
3
HOBSON
4
WALLACE
5
MALONEY
6
SIMPSON
7
PRICE
8
SHIELDS
9
WEIGH
10
RUSSELL
11
WHITAKER
1
CHANDLER
2
LEE
3
DEAR
4
CROSS
5
JACK
6
PEMBERY
7
RICHARDS
8
GIBBS
9
OWEN
10
EDWARDS
11
DARCY

Lineups
1
Johnny CURRAN
                 
Ray CHANDLER
1
2
Jimmy BANNISTER
                 
Jimmy LEE
2
3
Norman HOBSON
                 
Gerry DEAR
3
4
Joe WALLACE
                 
Jim CROSS
4
5
Joe MALONEY
                 
Vince JACK
5
6
Alec SIMPSON
               
Gordon PEMBERY
6
7
Derrick PRICE
               
John RICHARDS
7

8
Jimmy SHIELDS
                 
Alan GIBBS
8

9
Ray WEIGH
               
Maurice OWEN
9
10
Ray RUSSELL
             
Bob EDWARDS
10
11
Colin WHITAKER
               
Arnold DARCY
11














Results on Saturday, December 29, 1956: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, December 29, 1956:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Southampton 25 15 6 4 45 22 2.05 36 
2 Torquay United 26 13 8 5 45 40 1.13 34 
3 Colchester United 26 12 7 7 53 34 1.56 31 
4 Shrewsbury Town 25 9 12 4 38 34 1.12 30 
5 Newport County 23 9 10 4 33 19 1.74 28 
6 Ipswich Town 26 12 4 10 55 35 1.57 28 
7 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 26 10 8 8 48 33 1.45 28 
8 Reading 25 11 5 9 45 41 1.10 27 
9 Brentford 26 9 8 9 44 42 1.05 26 
10 Watford 26 11 4 11 43 43 1.00 26 
11 Queens Park Rangers 26 9 8 9 32 34 0.94 26 
12 Brighton and Hove Albion 26 9 7 10 46 44 1.05 25 
13 Northampton Town 26 9 7 10 39 37 1.05 25 
14 Gillingham 26 8 9 9 37 45 0.82 25 
15 Millwall 25 9 6 10 35 53 0.66 24 
16 Walsall 26 7 9 10 38 38 1.00 23 
17 Southend United 26 8 7 11 41 44 0.93 23 
18 Crystal Palace 25 6 11 8 37 42 0.88 23 
19 Exeter City 25 7 8 10 34 36 0.94 22 
20 Aldershot 26 8 6 12 47 59 0.80 22 
21 Coventry City 24 7 7 10 32 44 0.73 21 
22 Norwich City 26 5 10 11 31 43 0.72 20 
23 Swindon Town 25 8 3 14 42 62 0.68 19 
24 Plymouth Argyle 24 6 6 12 26 42 0.62 18 

Key: Promotion Re-election