Football League Division Three (South)
Saturday, September 1, 1956

Swindon Town Shrewsbury Town
J.Richards (25')
HT: 1-2 W.O'Donnell (27'), C.Whitaker (36')
Attendance:  9,196   Referee:  E.T. Jennings


1
BURTON
2
HUNT
3
FOX
4
MCSHANE
5
HUDSON
6
WILLIAMS
7
RICHARDS
8
AGAR
9
OWEN
10
PEMBERY
11
MILLER
1
CROSSLEY
2
BANNISTER
3
HOBSON
4
WALLACE
5
MALONEY
6
SIMPSON
7
O'DONNELL
8
RODGERS
9
WEIGH
10
SHIELDS
11
WHITAKER

Lineups
1
Sam BURTON
                 
Russell CROSSLEY
1
2
George HUNT
                 
Jimmy BANNISTER
2
3
Geoff FOX
                 
Norman HOBSON
3
4
Anthony MCSHANE
                 
Joe WALLACE
4
5
Garth HUDSON
                 
Joe MALONEY
5
6
Gordon WILLIAMS
                 
Alec SIMPSON
6
7
John RICHARDS
             
Willie O'DONNELL
7

8
Roy AGAR
                 
Arnold RODGERS
8

9
Maurice OWEN
                 
Ray WEIGH
9
10
Gordon PEMBERY
                 
Jimmy SHIELDS
10
11
Joseph MILLER
               
Colin WHITAKER
11














Results on Saturday, September 1, 1956: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, September 1, 1956:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Torquay United 5 3 2 0 8 2 4.00
2 Norwich City 5 3 2 0 4 1 4.00
3 Coventry City 5 3 2 0 7 3 2.33
4 Newport County 5 3 2 0 13 6 2.17
5 Brentford 5 4 0 1 14 8 1.75
6 Southampton 5 3 1 1 12 3 4.00
7 Reading 5 3 1 1 10 5 2.00
8 Watford 5 3 1 1 15 8 1.88
9 Shrewsbury Town 5 3 1 1 8 5 1.60
10 Queens Park Rangers 5 2 2 1 7 4 1.75
11 Colchester United 5 2 2 1 11 9 1.22
12 Gillingham 5 2 1 2 8 7 1.14
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 5 2 1 2 12 12 1.00
14 Millwall 5 2 1 2 6 6 1.00
15 Northampton Town 5 2 1 2 6 6 1.00
16 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 5 2 1 2 5 7 0.71
17 Aldershot 5 1 1 3 5 11 0.45
18 Southend United 5 0 2 3 6 10 0.60
19 Swindon Town 5 1 0 4 8 14 0.57
20 Crystal Palace 5 0 2 3 6 12 0.50
21 Walsall 5 1 0 4 4 8 0.50
22 Ipswich Town 5 1 0 4 4 10 0.40
23 Exeter City 5 0 2 3 1 7 0.14
24 Plymouth Argyle 5 0 0 5 3 19 0.16

Key: Promotion Re-election