1954–55 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1954–55 season
Manager Billy Lucas
Third Division South 19th
FA Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup 6th round
Top goalscorer League: Johnston (26)
All: Johnston (29)
Highest home attendance 13,318 vs Norwich City (26 Aug 1954)
Lowest home attendance 5,066 vs Reading (2 Apr 1955)
Average home league attendance 8,400
Home colours
Away colours

The 1954–55 season was Newport County's eighth 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 26th season in the third tier and 27th 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 11 16 19 60 73 0.82 38 8 8 7 32 29 1.10 3 8 12 28 44 0.63

Last updated: 2 May 1955.
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 H A A H A A H A A H H A H A H A H A A H A A H H A H H A H H A A H A H A H A A H H A H H A
Result L D L L D D L W L D W W L D L W W L L D D D L L L D W L D D L D W D L W L D L W W W D D L L
Position 21 19 22 23 23 23 23 22 23 22 21 20 21 20 21 19 17 18 20 20 20 20 20 22 22 21 19 21 21 20 23 23 20 20 21 21 21 19 21 18 18 18 18 19 19 19

Last updated: 2 May 1955.
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
21 Aug 1954 Northampton Town H 0–1 12,710
26 Aug 1954 Norwich City H 1–1 Shergold 13,318
28 Aug 1954 Watford A 2–3 Graham, OG 14,957
1 Sep 1954 Norwich City A 0–2 16,382
4 Sep 1954 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic H 1–1 Shergold 9,589
7 Sep 1954 Southend United A 1–1 Wharton 8,025
11 Sep 1954 Queens Park Rangers A 0–2 13,115
16 Sep 1954 Southend United H 3–2 McGhee, Graham, Harris 8,050
18 Sep 1954 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1–4 Shergold 13,419
22 Sep 1954 Aldershot A 0–0 4,863
25 Sep 1954 Exeter City H 2–1 Lucas, Wharton 9,166
30 Sep 1954 Aldershot H 2–1 Graham, Hudson 6,027
2 Oct 1954 Colchester United A 0–1 8,691
9 Oct 1954 Coventry City H 1–1 Graham 10,327
16 Oct 1954 Southampton A 0–2 13,880
23 Oct 1954 Millwall H 2–1 Graham, Wharton 9,126
30 Oct 1954 Torquay United A 3–2 Johnston 2, Graham 7,300
6 Nov 1954 Gillingham H 1–3 Lucas 9,164
13 Nov 1954 Reading A 1–2 Johnston 9,334
27 Nov 1954 Walsall A 3–3 Johnston 2, Graham 12,059
4 Dec 1954 Bristol City H 2–2 Johnston 2 10,886
18 Dec 1954 Northampton Town A 2–2 Lucas, Harris 6,947
25 Dec 1954 Crystal Palace A 1–2 Johnston 8,934
27 Dec 1954 Crystal Palace H 0–1 13,025
1 Jan 1955 Watford H 0–2 7,132
15 Jan 1955 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic A 3–3 Shergold, Harris, Johnston 5,830
22 Jan 1955 Queens Park Rangers H 4–0 Harris 2, Johnston 2 5,457
5 Feb 1955 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–3 OG 7,025
12 Feb 1955 Exeter City A 1–1 Johnston 6,545
19 Feb 1955 Colchester United H 0–0 5,612
5 Mar 1955 Southampton H 0–1 7,512
12 Mar 1955 Millwall A 1–1 Johnston 9,086
17 Mar 1955 Leyton Orient A 2–1 Graham, Johnston 10,600
19 Mar 1955 Torquay United H 1–1 Johnston 6,936
26 Mar 1955 Gillingham A 2–4 Johnston 2 7,784
2 Apr 1955 Reading H 3–1 Johnston 2, Shergold 5,066
4 Apr 1955 Coventry City A 2–3 Harris, Johnston 3,936
8 Apr 1955 Swindon Town H 2–2 Johnston, OG 8,595
9 Apr 1955 Shrewsbury Town A 0–3 8,652
11 Apr 1955 Swindon Town A 3–1 Lucas, Harris, Johnston 7,957
16 Apr 1955 Walsall H 1–0 Hudson 7,914
21 Apr 1955 Brentford H 3–1 7,926
23 Apr 1955 Bristol City A 0–0 27,499
28 Apr 1955 Shrewsbury Town H 1–1 Johnston 6,762
30 Apr 1955 Leyton Orient H 1–2 Johnston 5,894
2 May 1955 Brentford A 0–1 5,812

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1954–55 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 20 Nov 1954 Gillingham A 0–2 10,237

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 13 Jan 1955 Abergavenny Thursdays H 6–0 McGhee 2, Johnston 2, Shergold, Harris 690
6 17 Feb 1955 Cardiff City H 1–3 Johnston 10,223

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Bristol City 46 30 10 6 101 47 2.149 70
2 Leyton Orient 46 26 9 11 89 47 1.894 61
3 Southampton 46 24 11 11 75 51 1.471 59
4 Gillingham 46 20 15 11 77 66 1.167 55
5 Millwall 46 20 11 15 72 68 1.059 51
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 20 10 16 76 63 1.206 50
7 Watford 46 18 14 14 71 62 1.145 50
8 Torquay United 46 18 12 16 82 82 1.000 48
9 Coventry City 46 18 11 17 67 59 1.136 47
10 Southend United 46 17 12 17 83 80 1.038 46
11 Brentford 46 16 14 16 82 82 1.000 46
12 Norwich City 46 18 10 18 60 60 1.000 46
13 Northampton Town 46 19 8 19 73 81 0.901 46
14 Aldershot 46 16 13 17 75 71 1.056 45
15 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 14 17 69 75 0.920 44
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 16 10 20 70 78 0.897 42
17 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 12 18 16 57 65 0.877 42
18 Reading 46 13 15 18 65 73 0.890 41
19 Newport County 46 11 16 19 60 73 0.822 38
20 Crystal Palace 46 11 16 19 52 80 0.650 38
21 Swindon Town 46 11 15 20 46 64 0.719 37
22 Exeter City 46 11 15 20 47 73 0.644 37
23 Walsall 46 10 14 22 75 86 0.872 34
24 Colchester United 46 9 13 24 53 91 0.582 31
Key
Division Champions
Re-elected
Failed re-election

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