Football League Division Three
Saturday, December 12, 1959

Swindon Town Port Vale
D.Layne (15'), W.Marshall (59')
HT: 1-2 G.Barnett (13'), B.Jackson (40'), C.Portwood (83')
Attendance:  7,716   Referee:  C.W. Kingston


1
BURTON
2
HIGGINS
3
BINGLEY
4
FOUNTAIN
5
MELLOR
6
WOODRUFF
7
STEPHENS
8
MARSHALL
9
LAYNE
10
GAULD
11
DARCY
1
POOLE
2
RAINE
3
SPROSON
4
LEAKE
5
FORD
6
MILES
7
JACKSON
8
STEELE
9
POOLE
10
BARNETT
11
PORTWOOD

Lineups
1
Sam BURTON
                 
John POOLE
1
2
John HIGGINS
                 
David RAINE
2
3
Walter BINGLEY
                 
Roy SPROSON
3
4
Jack FOUNTAIN
                 
Albert LEAKE
4
5
Ken MELLOR
                 
Peter FORD
5
6
Bobby WOODRUFF
                 
Terry MILES
6
7
John STEPHENS
               
Brian JACKSON
7

8
William MARSHALL
               
Stan STEELE
8

9
David LAYNE
               
Harry POOLE
9
10
Jimmy GAULD
               
Graham BARNETT
10
11
Arnold DARCY
               
Cliff PORTWOOD
11














Results on Saturday, December 12, 1959: League Table

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

Table as at Saturday, December 12, 1959:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Bury 23 14 3 6 34 18 1.89 31 
2 Southampton 23 12 6 5 60 41 1.46 30 
3 Shrewsbury Town 22 11 6 5 58 37 1.57 28 
4 Grimsby Town 23 10 8 5 49 36 1.36 28 
5 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 23 12 4 7 42 36 1.17 28 
6 Coventry City 23 11 5 7 42 31 1.35 27 
7 Norwich City 22 11 5 6 42 32 1.31 27 
8 Newport County 22 11 3 8 44 39 1.13 25 
9 Colchester United 23 10 5 8 41 40 1.03 25 
10 Queens Park Rangers 23 9 6 8 38 28 1.36 24 
11 Barnsley 23 9 6 8 33 31 1.06 24 
12 Halifax Town 22 9 5 8 29 32 0.91 23 
13 Brentford 22 9 4 9 41 37 1.11 22 
14 Port Vale 22 10 2 10 35 42 0.83 22 
15 Swindon Town 23 9 4 10 34 41 0.83 22 
16 York City 23 7 7 9 29 36 0.81 21 
17 Bradford City 22 7 6 9 34 37 0.92 20 
18 Tranmere Rovers 23 7 5 11 41 41 1.00 19 
19 Reading 22 6 5 11 44 42 1.05 17 
20 Southend United 22 7 3 12 34 42 0.81 17 
21 Chesterfield 22 8 1 13 36 50 0.72 17 
22 Wrexham 23 7 3 13 36 55 0.65 17 
23 Mansfield Town 22 5 4 13 39 59 0.66 14 
24 Accrington Stanley 24 5 4 15 29 61 0.48 14 

Key: Promotion Relegation