Football League Division Three
Saturday, September 5, 1959

Coventry City Swindon Town
R.Straw (46'), G.Stewart (48', 63')
HT: 0-1 D.Layne (40' pen)
Attendance:  16,354   Referee:  N.N. Hough


1
LIGHTENING
2
KIRK
3
AUSTIN
4
NICHOLAS
5
CURTIS
6
FARMER
7
DALEY
8
STRAW
9
STEWART
10
RYAN
11
BOXLEY
1
BURTON
2
THOMPSON
3
BINGLEY
4
MORGAN
5
MELLOR
6
TILLEY
7
STEPHENS
8
RICHARDS
9
LAYNE
10
GAULD
11
DARCY

Lineups
1
Arthur LIGHTENING
                 
Sam BURTON
1
2
Roy KIRK
                 
Fred THOMPSON
2
3
Frank AUSTIN
                 
Walter BINGLEY
3
4
Brian NICHOLAS
                 
Keith MORGAN
4
5
George CURTIS
                 
Ken MELLOR
5
6
Ron FARMER
                 
Rex TILLEY
6
7
Alan DALEY
                 
John STEPHENS
7

8
Ray STRAW
               
John RICHARDS
8

9
George STEWART
             
David LAYNE
9
10
Reg RYAN  
                 
Jimmy GAULD
10
11
Jack BOXLEY
                 
Arnold DARCY
11














Results on Saturday, September 5, 1959: League Table

 
  Barnsley 4 - 1 Southend United  
  Bradford City 1 - 0 Chesterfield  
  Bury 4 - 1 Mansfield Town  
  Coventry City 3 - 1 Swindon Town  
  Grimsby Town 4 - 0 Accrington Stanley  
  Queens Park Rangers 3 - 0 Newport County  
  Reading 3 - 3 Brentford  
  Shrewsbury Town 1 - 3 Norwich City  
  Southampton 4 - 2 Colchester United  
  Tranmere Rovers 6 - 0 Port Vale  
  Wrexham 1 - 2 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic  
  York City 1 - 2 Halifax Town  

Table as at Saturday, September 5, 1959:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Grimsby Town 5 4 1 0 17 4 4.25
2 Bury 5 4 0 1 13 3 4.33
3 Norwich City 5 3 2 0 12 5 2.40
4 Halifax Town 5 3 2 0 8 5 1.60
5 Queens Park Rangers 5 3 1 1 11 3 3.67
6 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 5 3 1 1 7 3 2.33
7 Bradford City 5 3 1 1 10 6 1.67
8 Shrewsbury Town 5 2 2 1 11 5 2.20
9 Coventry City 5 2 2 1 8 5 1.60
10 Brentford 5 2 2 1 12 10 1.20
11 Southampton 5 2 2 1 14 12 1.17
12 Tranmere Rovers 5 2 1 2 12 6 2.00
13 Swindon Town 5 2 1 2 10 9 1.11
14 Newport County 5 2 1 2 4 7 0.57
15 Barnsley 5 1 2 2 8 9 0.89
16 Wrexham 5 1 2 2 7 9 0.78
17 Port Vale 5 2 0 3 4 14 0.29
18 York City 5 1 1 3 3 7 0.43
19 Southend United 5 1 1 3 5 12 0.42
20 Colchester United 5 0 2 3 8 15 0.53
21 Chesterfield 5 1 0 4 7 16 0.44
22 Accrington Stanley 5 0 2 3 5 18 0.28
23 Mansfield Town 5 0 2 3 3 11 0.27
24 Reading 5 0 1 4 9 14 0.64

Key: Promotion Relegation