1968–69 Swindon Town F.C. season

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Swindon Town
1968-69 season
Manager Danny Williams
Ground County Ground, Swindon
Division Three 2nd (Promoted)
FA Cup 3rd Round
League Cup Champions
Top goalscorer League:
Don Rogers (22)
All:
Don Rogers (30)
Highest home attendance 28,898
vs. Watford
Lowest home attendance 10,594
vs. Walsall

The 1968–69 season was Swindon Town's third consecutive season in the Division Three after relegation from Division Two in 1965. In what proved to be a historic season for Swindon as the club won its first major piece of silverware, the League Cup, beating Arsenal by three goals to one. Swindon Town also won promotion to Division Two and competed in the FA Cup.

Third Division[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Watford 46 27 10 9 74 34 2.176 64
2 SWINDON TOWN 46 27 10 9 71 35 2.029 64
3 Luton Town 46 25 11 10 74 38 1.947 61
4 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 21 9 16 60 45 1.333 51
5 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 15 14 53 49 1.082 49
6 Torquay United 46 18 12 16 54 46 1.174 48
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 19 10 17 70 68 1.029 48
8 Southport 46 17 13 16 71 64 1.109 47
9 Stockport County 46 16 14 16 67 68 0.985 46
10 Barnsley 46 16 14 16 58 63 0.921 46
11 Rotherham United 46 16 13 17 56 50 1.120 45
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 16 13 17 72 65 1.108 45
13 Walsall 46 14 16 16 50 49 1.020 44
14 Reading 46 15 13 18 67 66 1.015 43
15 Mansfield Town 46 16 11 19 58 62 0.935 43
16 Bristol Rovers 46 16 11 19 63 71 0.887 43
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 16 11 19 51 67 0.761 43
18 Orient 46 14 14 18 51 58 0.879 42
19 Barrow 46 17 8 21 56 75 0.747 42
20 Gillingham 46 13 15 18 54 63 0.857 41
21 Northampton Town 46 14 12 20 54 61 0.885 40
22 Hartlepool 46 10 19 17 40 70 0.571 39
23 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 9 24 52 76 0.684 35
24 Oldham Athletic 46 13 9 24 50 83 0.602 35

Matchday squads[edit]

Division Three line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
17/08/68 Stockport County H 1–0 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Smart Burrows Harland Heath Noble Jones Smith Rogers
24/08/68 Hartlepool A 0–0 Downsborough Thomas Trollope1 Smart Burrows Harland Heath Noble Jones Butler Smith Penman1
27/08/68 Reading H 0–0 Downsborough Thomas Butler Smart Burrows Harland Heath Noble Jones Smith Rogers
31/08/68 Plymouth Argyle H 3–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
07/09/68 Watford A 0–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
14/09/68 Walsall H 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
18/09/68 Bournemouth & Boscombe A 0–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
21/09/68 Bristol Rovers A 1–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Blick Harland Heath Smart1 Smith Noble Rogers Jones1
28/09/68 Shrewsbury Town H 3–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Noble Jones Smith Rogers
05/10/68 Orient H 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Noble Jones Smith Rogers
09/10/68 Reading A 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath1 Smart Smith Noble Rogers Jones1
12/10/68 Brighton & Hove Albion A 3–1 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Rogers Smart Jones1 Noble Smith Penman1
19/10/68 Torquay United H 2–1 Downsborough Dawson1 Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers Penman1
26/10/68 Oldham Athletic A 3–2 Downsborough Thomas Butler Penman Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers Jones
02/11/68 Southport H 5–1 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Penman1 Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers Jones1
09/11/68 Luton Town A 0–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
23/11/68 Mansfield Town A 0–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
26/11/68 Northampton Town A 6–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Blick Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
14/12/68 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Penman Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble1 Rogers Jones1
21/12/68 Torquay United A 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Penman Smart Smith Noble1 Rogers Heath1
26/12/68 Orient A 0–1 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Penman1 Smart Smith Noble Rogers Heath1
11/01/69 Southport A 1–1 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler1 Burrows Harland Heath Penman Smith Noble Rogers Smart1
18/01/69 Luton Town H 0–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Smart Burrows Harland Heath Noble Jones Penman1 Rogers Trollope1
24/01/69 Tranmere Rovers A 5–3 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Jones Noble Rogers
28/01/69 Oldham Athletic H 5–1 Downsborough Dawson1 Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Jones Noble Rogers Smith1
01/02/69 Barnsley A 1–1 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Jones Smart Smith Noble Rogers Heath
04/02/69 Hartlepool H 1–1 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Rogers Smart Jones Noble Smith1 Heath1
15/02/69 Barrow A 3–0 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Jones Noble Rogers
18/02/69 Tranmere Rovers H 1–0 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath1 Smart Jones Noble Rogers Dangerfield1
22/02/69 Rotherham United H 1–0 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Smith Smart Jones Noble Rogers Blick
25/02/69 Gillingham H 1–0 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Smith1 Smart Jones Noble Rogers Heath1
01/03/69 Northampton Town H 1–0 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Jones Noble Rogers
05/03/69 Gillingham A 0–2 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Jones1 Noble Rogers Penman1
08/03/69 Stockport County A 1–2 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Penman Noble Rogers
22/03/69 Plymouth Argyle A 1–2 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath1 Smart Smith Noble Rogers Penman1
25/03/69 Barnsley H 2–0 Downsborough Dawson Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Penman Smart Smith Noble Rogers
29/03/69 Watford H 0–1 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Dawson1 Smart Smith Noble Rogers Penman1
04/04/69 Crewe Alexandra A 2–1 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
05/04/69 Shrewsbury Town A 1–1 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Dawson Smith Noble Rogers
08/04/69 Bournemouth & Boscombe H 3–0 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
12/04/69 Bristol Rovers H 2–2 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers Penman
15/04/69 Crewe Alexandra H 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath1 Smart Smith Noble Rogers Penman1
19/04/69 Walsall A 2–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Penman Smart Smith Noble Rogers
22/04/69 Mansfield Town H 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Penman Smart Smith Noble Rogers
02/05/69 Rotherham United A 1–1 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath1 Penman Smith Noble Rogers Jones1
05/05/69 Barrow H 2–0 Downsborough Dawson Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Smith Penman Jones Noble Rogers

1 1st Substitution

F.A. Cup line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
16/11/68 Canterbury City A 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers Jones
07/12/68 Grantham A 2–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Rogers Smart Jones Penman Smith
04/01/69 Southend United H 0–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Trollope1 Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers Penman1

1 1st Substitution.

League Cup line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13/08/68 Torquay United H 2–1 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Smart Burrows Harland Heath Noble Jones Smith Rogers
04/09/68 Bradford City A 1–1 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
10/09/68 Bradford City H 4–3 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows1 Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers Jones1
24/09/68 Blackburn Rovers H 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Blick Harland Heath Noble Jones Smith Rogers
16/10/68 Coventry City A 2–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
21/10/68 Coventry City H 3–0 Downsborough Butler Thomas Penman Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
30/10/68 Derby County A 0–0 Downsborough Butler1 Thomas Penman Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers Dawson1
05/11/68 Derby County H 1–0 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
20/11/68 Burnley A 2–1 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
04/12/68 Burnley H 1–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith Noble Rogers
18/12/68 Burnley A 3–2 Downsborough Dawson Thomas Butler Burrows Harland Heath1 Smart Smith Noble Rogers Penman1
15/03/69 Arsenal N 3–1 Downsborough Thomas Trollope Butler Burrows Harland Heath Smart Smith1 Noble Rogers Penman1

1 1st Substitution.

Appearances[edit]

Last updated 18 August 2014
No. Nat Pos Player Total Division Three FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England DF Mick Blick 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Scotland DF Frank Burrows 58 1 44+0 1 3+0 0 11+0 0
England MF Joe Butler 55 1 42+0 1 2+0 0 11+0 0
England MF David Dangerfield 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England DF Owen Dawson 41 0 29+0 0 3+0 0 8+1 0
England GK Peter Downsborough 61 0 46+0 0 3+0 0 12+0 0
England DF Stan Harland 61 2 46+0 1 3+0 0 12+0 1
England MF Don Heath 52 2 34+4 2 2+0 0 12+0 0
England FW Chris Jones 27 8 18+5 7 1+0 1 2+1 0
England FW Peter Noble 60 20 46+0 16 2+0 0 12+0 4
Scotland MF Willie Penman 26 2 13+7 1 1+1 0 2+2 1
England FW Don Rogers 60 30 45+0 22 3+0 1 12+0 7
England MF Roger Smart 55 15 40+1 9 3+0 0 11+0 6
England MF John Smith 54 11 38+1 7 3+0 1 12+0 3
Wales DF Rod Thomas 59 0 44+0 0 3+0 0 12+0 0
England DF John Trollope 23 1 19+1 1 1+0 0 2+0 0

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