1953–54 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1953–54 season
Manager Billy Lucas
Third Division South 15th
FA Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup Semi-final
Top goalscorer League: Graham (24)
All: Graham (28)
Highest home attendance 14,800 vs Bristol City (25 Dec 1953)
Lowest home attendance 2,836 vs Aldershot (21 Sep 1953)
Average home league attendance 8,924
Home colours
Away colours

The 1953–54 season was Newport County's seventh 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 25th season in the third tier and 26th season overall in the Football League.

Season review[edit]

League[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 19 6 21 61 81 0.75 44 14 4 5 42 28 1.50 5 2 16 19 53 0.36

Last updated: 30 Apr 1954.
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 H H A A H H A A H A A H H A H A H A A H A H H A A A H A H H A A H A H A H A H H A H A H
Result W L L W L L L L L L D L L W L L W L D L D W W W W L W D W L W W L L W W W L D W W W L D W L
Position 4 16 17 13 16 19 20 23 23 23 23 23 23 24 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 23 22 21 18 22 20 19 18 19 20 18 18 20 19 18 16 18 18 17 17 15 15 14 14 15

Last updated: 30 Apr 1954.
Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 Aug 1953 Reading H 4–1 Parker 2, Graham, Nelson 10,332
22 Aug 1953 Swindon Town A 1–7 Parker 13,444
24 Aug 1953 Southampton H 0–4 8,571
29 Aug 1953 Walsall H 4–2 Parker 2, Morrey, Graham 3,770
2 Sep 1953 Southampton A 0–4 14,454
5 Sep 1953 Shrewsbury Town A 1–2 Graham 11,540
7 Sep 1953 Crystal Palace H 1–3 Shergold 6,913
12 Sep 1953 Exeter City H 0–3 6,949
16 Sep 1953 Crystal Palace A 0–3 8,177
19 Sep 1953 Northampton Town A 0–1 13,100
21 Sep 1953 Aldershot H 2–2 Parker, Wharton 2,836
26 Sep 1953 Norwich City A 0–2 23,856
30 Sep 1953 Aldershot A 0–2 4,412
3 Oct 1953 Queens Park Rangers H 2–1 Graham, Parker 6,817
10 Oct 1953 Watford H 0–1 5,959
17 Oct 1953 Brighton & Hove Albion A 2–4 Graham 2 15,909
24 Oct 1953 Southend United H 3–2 Birch, Graham, Morrey 6,958
31 Oct 1953 Reading A 1–4 Hayward 8,051
7 Nov 1953 Leyton Orient H 1–1 Hayward 7,740
14 Nov 1953 Millwall A 1–3 Birch 14,314
28 Nov 1953 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic A 1–1 Wharton 9,190
5 Dec 1953 Coventry City H 2–1 Waite, Shergold 10,572
12 Dec 1953 Gillingham A 1–0 Graham 10,004
19 Dec 1953 Swindon Town H 2–0 Graham, Shergold 9,276
25 Dec 1953 Bristol City H 3–2 Birch, Graham, Wharton 14,800
26 Dec 1953 Bristol City A 0–3 24,375
2 Jan 1954 Walsall A 1–0 Graham 6,187
9 Jan 1954 Colchester United A 2–2 Graham, Haines 6,434
16 Jan 1954 Shrewsbury Town H 2–1 Birch, Graham 10,005
23 Jan 1954 Exeter City A 0–1 8,038
6 Feb 1954 Northampton Town H 2–0 Graham, Saward 10,191
13 Feb 1954 Norwich City H 4–1 Graham 3, Lucas 11,968
20 Feb 1954 Queens Park Rangers A 1–5 Graham 9,315
27 Feb 1954 Watford A 0–1 12,738
6 Mar 1954 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–0 Graham 11,417
13 Mar 1954 Ipswich Town A 2–1 Graham, Hollyman 12,531
20 Mar 1954 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic H 4–0 Graham, Wharton, Shergold, Saward 10,421
27 Mar 1954 Leyton Orient A 0–3 9,683
3 Apr 1954 Millwall H 0–0 9,049
10 Apr 1954 Coventry City A 2–1 Graham, Shergold 7,940
16 Apr 1954 Torquay United H 2–0 Graham, Wharton 12,450
17 Apr 1954 Gillingham H 1–0 Saward 9,409
19 Apr 1954 Torquay United A 2–3 Wharton 2 6,501
22 Apr 1954 Colchester United H 1–1 Graham 7,596
24 Apr 1954 Southend United A 1–0 Graham 5,993
26 Apr 1954 Ipswich Town H 1–2 Saward 11,258

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1953–54 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 21 Nov 1953 Cambridge United A 2–2 Birch, K.Thomas 7,500
1r 26 Nov 1953 Cambridge United H 1–2 Parker 7,434

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
5 25 Jan 1954 Swansea Town H 6–2 Graham 2, Lucas 2, Saward 2 3,971
6 3 Mar 1954 Bangor City A 5–1 Wharton 2, Lucas 2, Graham 5,000
SF 17 Mar 1954 Chester N 2–2 Graham, Wharton 9,800 At Ninian Park
SFr 5 Apr 1954 Chester N 0–2 2,927 At The Racecourse Ground

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Ipswich Town 46 27 10 9 82 51 1.608 64
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 26 9 11 86 61 1.410 61
3 Bristol City 46 25 6 15 88 66 1.333 56
4 Watford 46 21 10 15 85 69 1.232 52
5 Northampton Town 46 20 11 15 82 55 1.491 51
6 Southampton 46 22 7 17 76 63 1.206 51
7 Norwich City 46 20 11 15 73 66 1.106 51
8 Reading 46 20 9 17 86 73 1.178 49
9 Exeter City 46 20 8 18 68 58 1.172 48
10 Gillingham 46 19 10 17 61 66 0.924 48
11 Leyton Orient 46 18 11 17 79 73 1.082 47
12 Millwall 46 19 9 18 74 77 0.961 47
13 Torquay United 46 17 12 17 81 88 0.920 46
14 Coventry City 46 18 9 19 61 56 1.089 45
15 Newport County 46 19 6 21 61 81 0.753 44
16 Southend United 46 18 7 21 69 71 0.972 43
17 Aldershot 46 17 9 20 74 86 0.860 43
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 10 20 60 68 0.882 42
19 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 16 8 22 67 70 0.957 40
20 Swindon Town 46 15 10 21 67 70 0.957 40
21 Shrewsbury Town 46 14 12 20 65 76 0.855 40
22 Crystal Palace 46 14 12 20 60 86 0.698 40
23 Colchester United 46 10 10 26 50 78 0.641 30
24 Walsall 46 9 8 29 40 87 0.460 26
Key
Division Champions
Re-elected
Failed re-election

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