1952–53 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1952–53 season
Manager Fred Stansfield
Third Division South 15th
FA Cup 3rd round
Welsh Cup 6th round
Top goalscorer League: Parker (16)
All: Parker (17)
Highest home attendance 22,000 vs Sheffield United (FA Cup, 10 Jan 1953)
Lowest home attendance 3,100 vs Southend United (15 Jan 1953)
Average home league attendance 8,841
Home colours
Away colours

The 1952–53 season was Newport County's sixth consecutive season in the Third Division South since relegation from the Second Division at the end of the 1946–47 season. It was the club's 24th season in the third tier and 25th season overall in the Football League.

Season review[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Note: Two points for a win

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA Ave Pts W D L GF GA Ave W D L GF GA Ave
46 16 10 20 70 82 0.85 42 12 4 7 43 34 1.26 4 6 13 27 48 0.56

Last updated: 30 Apr 1953.
Source: [1]

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 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H H H A A H H A A H H A H A H A A A A H A H H A H A A H A A H A H A H H A A H H H A H
Result L W L W W W D W W D L L L W L W D L L L L D L D W L L W L L L L D W L W D D D W W D W W L L
Position 15 11 18 13 11 8 8 6 3 4 7 9 12 9 10 8 8 9 12 15 16 16 16 15 14 14 16 14 16 18 18 20 21 19 21 20 20 20 20 18 16 13 14 13 13 14

Last updated: 30 Apr 1953.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
23 Aug 1952 Gillingham H 1–2 Moore 11,111
28 Aug 1952 Walsall A 3–1 Parker 2, Birch 10,062
30 Aug 1952 Crystal Palace A 1–2 Parker 14,394
4 Sep 1952 Walsall H 3–2 Shergold, Moore, Nelson 8,231
6 Sep 1952 Bristol City H 4–3 Shergold, Moore, Nelson, OG 9,573
11 Sep 1952 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic H 2–1 Shergold, Moore 9,127
13 Sep 1952 Torquay United A 3–3 Parker 3 7,064
17 Sep 1952 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic A 2–1 Parker, Nelson 10,187
20 Sep 1952 Northampton Town H 4–1 Parker 2, Moore 2 10,481
25 Sep 1952 Coventry City H 4–4 Staples 2, Birch, Parker 10,935
27 Sep 1952 Leyton Orient A 1–2 Shergold 11,744
1 Oct 1952 Reading A 1–2 Moore 6,739
4 Oct 1952 Ipswich Town H 1–3 Moore 9,645
11 Oct 1952 Shrewsbury Town H 4–2 Beattie, Parker, Shergold, Moore 9,322
18 Oct 1952 Queens Park Rangers A 2–4 Beattie, Parker 14,800
25 Oct 1952 Swindon Town H 3–0 Parker 2, Moore 7,971
1 Nov 1952 Aldershot A 2–2 Parker 2 6,100
8 Nov 1952 Colchester United H 0–1 8,989
15 Nov 1952 Norwich City A 0–2 23,899
29 Nov 1952 Exeter City A 2–3 Beattie, Moore 6,848
13 Dec 1952 Millwall A 0–3 12,622
20 Dec 1952 Gillingham A 1–1 Moore 7,179
25 Dec 1952 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0–3 10,627
27 Dec 1952 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2–2 Birch, Shergold 15,309
3 Jan 1953 Crystal Palace H 3–2 Beattie, Shergold, OG 8,062
15 Jan 1953 Southend United H 0–1 3,100
17 Jan 1953 Bristol City A 0–2 20,572
24 Jan 1953 Torquay United H 3–0 Evans 3 8,038
31 Jan 1953 Southend United A 0–1 5,690
7 Feb 1953 Northampton Town A 0–5 13,250
14 Feb 1953 Leyton Orient H 0–1 5,182
21 Feb 1953 Ipswich Town A 0–3 10,019
28 Feb 1953 Shrewsbury Town A 1–1 Beattie 8,528
7 Mar 1953 Queens Park Rangers H 2–0 Beattie, Graham 7,971
14 Mar 1953 Swindon Town A 0–2 7,445
21 Mar 1953 Aldershot H 2–1 Beattie, Graham 7,929
28 Mar 1953 Colchester United A 3–3 Graham 2, Beattie 6,200
3 Apr 1953 Watford H 1–1 Beattie 9,319
4 Apr 1953 Norwich City H 1–1 Graham 8,375
6 Apr 1953 Watford A 1–0 Beattie 11,455
11 Apr 1953 Coventry City A 1–0 Graham 11,204
13 Apr 1953 Bristol Rovers H 2–2 Stroud, Graham 16,007
18 Apr 1953 Exeter City H 1–0 Evans 8,220
23 Apr 1953 Reading H 1–0 Hayward 8,405
25 Apr 1953 Bristol Rovers A 1–3 Beattie 29,451
30 Apr 1953 Millwall H 1–3 Graham 6,728

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1952–53 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 22 Nov 1952 Walsall H 2–1 Beatie, Moore 10,000
2 6 Dec 1952 Gainsborough Trinity H 2–1 Beattie, Parker 9,911
3 10 Jan 1953 Sheffield United H 1–4 Moore 22,000

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 1 Jan 1953 Haverfordwest A 8–1 Beatie 3, Evans 2, Morrey 2, Shergold
6 29 Jan 1953 Swansea Town A 2–3 Rees, Morrey 5,500

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Bristol Rovers 46 26 12 8 92 46 2.000 64
2 Millwall 46 24 14 8 82 44 1.864 62
3 Northampton Town 46 26 10 10 109 70 1.557 62
4 Norwich City 46 25 10 11 99 55 1.800 60
5 Bristol City 46 22 15 9 95 61 1.557 59
6 Coventry City 46 19 12 15 77 62 1.242 50
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 12 15 81 75 1.080 50
8 Southend United 46 18 13 15 69 74 0.932 49
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 19 9 18 74 69 1.072 47
10 Watford 46 15 17 14 62 63 0.984 47
11 Reading 46 19 8 19 69 64 1.078 46
12 Torquay United 46 18 9 19 87 88 0.989 45
13 Crystal Palace 46 15 13 18 66 82 0.805 43
14 Leyton Orient 46 16 10 20 68 73 0.932 42
15 Newport County 46 16 10 20 70 82 0.854 42
16 Ipswich Town 46 13 15 18 60 69 0.870 41
17 Exeter City 46 13 14 19 61 71 0.859 40
18 Swindon Town 46 14 12 20 64 79 0.810 40
19 Aldershot 46 12 15 19 61 77 0.792 39
20 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 15 19 61 82 0.744 39
21 Gillingham 46 12 15 19 55 74 0.743 39
22 Colchester United 46 12 14 20 59 76 0.776 38
23 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 12 22 68 91 0.747 36
24 Walsall 46 7 10 29 56 118 0.475 24
Key
Division Champions
Re-elected
Failed re-election

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