1950–51 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
1950–51 season
Chairman Wales Sir Herbert Merrett
Manager England Fred Stewart
Division Two 3rd
FA Cup 3rd round
Welsh Cup Runners-up
Top goalscorer League:
Wilf Grant (14)
All:
Wilf Grant (18)

The 1950–51 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 24th season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing third.

Season review[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Ground A A H H A H H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H H A H A A H H A H A H A A
Result D L W D D W D L W D L D D D L W D W D W W W W L L W W W D W D D L D W W L D W W L D
Position 9 15 9 7 10 6 7 10 9 10 11 10 11 11 13 12 12 10 12 9 8 8 5 6 6 5 5 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 4 3 3 4 3

Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Welsh Cup[edit]

In the Welsh Cup, Cardiff started their campaign by scoring fifteen goals in two games with an 8–0 win over Barry Town followed by a 7–1 victory over Bangor City. After beating Wrexham 1–0,[2] Cardiff suffered a 3–2 defeat to Merthyr Tydfil in a final replay.[3]

Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- Wales GK Ron Howells
-- England GK Phil Joslin
-- Wales GK Ted Morris
-- Wales DF Colin Gale
-- Wales DF Ken Hollyman
-- Wales DF Arthur Lever
-- England DF Stan Montgomery
-- England DF Charles Rutter
-- Wales DF Alf Sherwood
-- England DF Gerry Smyth
-- Wales DF Albert Stitfall
-- Wales DF Ron Stitfall
-- Wales DF Derrick Sullivan
-- Wales DF Rees Thomas
-- Wales DF Glyn Williams
-- Wales MF Billy Baker
-- Northern Ireland MF Bobby McLaughlin
No. Position Player
-- Wales MF Griff Norman
-- England MF Cliff Nugent
-- Wales MF Ken Roberts
-- England MF Mike Tiddy
-- Wales MF Evan Williams
-- Wales MF Roley Williams
-- England FW Doug Blair
-- Wales FW George Edwards
-- Wales FW Elfed Evans
-- England FW Leslie Evans
-- England FW Wilf Grant
-- Scotland FW Bob Lamie
-- Republic of Ireland FW Paddy McIlvenny
-- Wales FW Marwood Marchant
-- England FW Don Mills
-- Wales FW Ken Oakley
-- Wales FW Colin Webster

League table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Preston North End 42 26 5 11 91 49 1.857 57
2 Manchester City 42 19 14 9 89 61 1.459 52
3 Cardiff City 42 17 16 9 53 45 1.178 50
4 Birmingham City 42 20 9 13 64 53 1.208 49
5 Leeds United 42 20 8 14 63 55 1.145 48
6 Blackburn Rovers 42 19 8 15 65 66 0.985 46
7 Coventry City 42 19 7 16 75 59 1.271 45
8 Sheffield United 42 16 12 14 72 62 1.161 44
9 Brentford 42 18 8 16 75 74 1.014 44
10 Hull City 42 16 11 15 74 70 1.057 43
11 Doncaster Rovers 42 15 13 14 64 68 0.941 43
12 Southampton 42 15 13 14 66 73 0.904 43
13 West Ham United 42 16 10 16 68 69 0.986 42
14 Leicester City 42 15 11 16 68 58 1.172 41
15 Barnsley 42 15 10 17 74 68 1.088 40
16 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 10 17 71 82 0.866 40
17 Notts County 42 13 13 16 61 60 1.017 39
18 Swansea Town 42 16 4 22 54 77 0.701 36
19 Luton Town 42 9 14 19 57 70 0.814 32
20 Bury 42 12 8 22 60 86 0.698 32
21 Chesterfield 42 9 12 21 44 69 0.638 30
22 Grimsby Town 42 8 12 22 61 95 0.642 28

Fixtures & results[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
19 Aug Grimsby Town A 0 - 0
23 Aug Manchester City A 1 - 2
26 Aug Notts County H 2 - 0
28 Aug Manchester City H 1 - 1
2 Sep Preston North End A 1 - 1
4 Sep West Ham United H 2 - 1
9 Sep Bury H 2 - 2
16 Sep Queens Park Rangers A 2 - 3
23 Sep Chesterfield H 1 - 0
30 Sep Leicester City A 1 - 1
7 Oct Blackburn Rovers A 0 - 2
14 Oct Southampton H 2 - 2
21 Oct Doncaster Rovers A 0 - 0
28 Oct Brentford H 1 - 1
4 Nov Swansea Town A 0 - 1
11 Nov Hull City H 2 - 1
18 Nov Barnsley A 0 - 0
25 Nov Sheffield United H 2 - 0
2 Dec Luton Town A 1 - 1
9 Dec Leeds United H 1 - 0
16 Dec Grimsby Town H 5 - 2
23 Dec Notts County A 2 - 1
25 Dec Coventry City H 2 - 1
26 Dec Coventry City A 1 - 2
30 Dec Preston North End H 0 - 2
13 Jan Bury A 2 - 1
20 Jan Queens Park Rangers H 4 - 2
3 Feb Chesterfield A 3 - 0
17 Feb Leicester City H 2 - 2
24 Feb Blackburn Rovers H 1 - 0
3 Mar Southampton A 1 - 1
10 Mar Doncaster Rovers H 0 - 0
17 Mar Brentford A 0 - 4
23 Mar Birmingham City A 0 - 0
24 Mar Swansea Town H 1 - 0
26 Mar Birmingham City H 2 - 1
31 Mar Hull City A 0 - 2
7 Apr Barnsley H 1 - 1
14 Apr Sheffield United A 2 - 1
21 Apr Luton Town H 2 - 1
28 Apr Leeds United A 0 - 2
5 May West Ham United A 0 - 0

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
6 Jan Three West Ham United A 1 - 2 Grant

Welsh Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
31 Jan Five Barry Town H 8 - 0 Kelly (og), Marchant (2), L Evans (4), Grant
7 Mar Six Bangor City A 1 - 7 Edwards(3), Tiddy(2), Grant, Marchant
16 Apr Semi-final Wrexham N 1 - 0 Edwards
7 May Final Merthyr Tydfil N 1 - 1 Grant
17 May Final (replay) Merthyr Tydfil N 2 - 3 Tiddy, Edwards

green=win orange=draw red=lost

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cardiff City 1950-51 results". Statto.com. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Welsh Cup 1950/51". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Cup final 1950/51". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 24 March 2010.