1937–38 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1937–38 season
Manager Louis Page
(until 9 September)
Billy McCandless
(from 9 September)
Stadium Somerton Park
Third Division South 16th
FA Cup 3rd round
Third Division South Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup Semi-final
Top goalscorer League: J. Hickman/T. Wood (9)
All: J. Hickman/T. Wood (12)
Highest home attendance 24,268 vs Cardiff City (16 Oct 1937)
Lowest home attendance 3,671 vs Bristol Rovers (5 May 1938)
Average home league attendance 9,248
Home colours
Away colours

The 1937–38 season was Newport County's 16th season in the Third Division South and 17th overall in the Football League. They had been ever-present in the third tier except for the 1931–32 season since the introduction of the Football League Third Division in 1920.

The match with Cardiff City on 16 October 1937 recorded the highest-ever attendance at Somerton Park.

Season review[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts W D L GF GA Pts W D L GF GA Pts
42 11 16 15 43 52 0.827 38 9 10 2 31 15 28 2 6 13 12 37 10

Source: rsssf.com

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 H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A A A A H A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A A H H A H H H
Result D L L W W L L D L W D D W D W W D L L D L L W L W L D D L D L D W W D D W D L D D L
Position 9 15 19 12 10 12 16 17 17 15 17 18 13 11 10 10 9 13 14 14 15 17 15 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 16 16 16

Last updated: 2 May 1938.
Source: [1]
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
28 Aug 1937 Exeter City H 2–2 Wood, Hickman 13,597
1 Sep 1937 Gillingham A 0–1 6,295
4 Sep 1937 Swindon Town A 2–3 Derrick, Wood 10,958
9 Sep 1937 Gillingham H 2–0 H.Webb, Sullivan 5,662
11 Sep 1937 Aldershot H 4–0 Derrick 2, Duggan, H.Webb 10,546
13 Sep 1937 Walsall A 1–3 Duggan 3,621
18 Sep 1937 Millwall A 0–4 23,061
25 Sep 1937 Reading H 2–2 Derrick, Wood 11,510
2 Oct 1937 Crystal Palace A 0–3 15,362
9 Oct 1937 Notts County H 3–0 Wood 2, Derrick 11,574
16 Oct 1937 Cardiff City H 1–1 Derrick 24,268
23 Oct 1937 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic A 1–1 Hickman 4,741
30 Oct 1937 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–0 Derrick 7,999
6 Nov 1937 Queens Park Rangers A 0–0 11,558
13 Nov 1937 Southend United H 2–0 Hickman 2 9,295
20 Nov 1937 Clapton Orient A 2–0 Duggan, Hickman 6,702
4 Dec 1937 Mansfield Town A 1–1 W.M.Owen 2,946
18 Dec 1937 Northampton Town A 0–2 4,989
25 Dec 1937 Watford A 0–3 7,473
27 Dec 1937 Watford H 0–0 13,820
1 Jan 1938 Exeter City A 0–2 5,655
13 Jan 1938 Torquay United H 0–2 3,713
15 Jan 1938 Swindon Town H 2–0 Wood 2 4,340
22 Jan 1938 Aldershot A 0–5 4,032
29 Jan 1938 Millwall H 3–1 Hickman, Derrick, W.E.Owen 7,406
3 Feb 1938 Reading A 1–2 Chadwick 9,136
12 Feb 1938 Crystal Palace H 0–0 7,933
19 Feb 1938 Notts County A 1–1 Chadwick 12,843
26 Feb 1938 Cardiff City A 1–3 Wood 25,608
5 Mar 1938 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic H 1–1 Hickman 8,285
12 Mar 1938 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–1 9,345
19 Mar 1938 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 James (OG) 10,225
26 Mar 1938 Southend United A 2–0 Chadwick 2 5,570
2 Apr 1938 Clapton Orient H 3–1 Wood, W.E.Owen, Chadwick 7,085
9 Apr 1938 Torquay United A 0–0 3,994
15 Apr 1938 Bristol City A 0–0 26,907
16 Apr 1938 Mansfield Town H 1–0 Hickman 8,087
18 Apr 1938 Bristol City H 0–0 17,008
23 Apr 1938 Bristol Rovers A 0–2 6,492
30 Apr 1938 Northampton Town H 0–0 4,436
5 May 1938 Bristol Rovers H 2–2 W.M.Owen, Sullivan 3,671
7 May 1938 Walsall H 1–2 Hickman 3,766

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1937–38 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 27 Nov 1937 Kidderminster Harriers Aggborough 2–2 H.Webb, Derrick 6,353
1r 3 Dec 1937 Kidderminster Harriers Somerton Park 4–1 H.Webb, Derrick 7,300
2 11 Dec 1937 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic Somerton Park 2–1 Duggan, Derrick 10,500
3 8 Jan 1938 Bradford Park Avenue Park Avenue 4–7 Duggan, Hickman, W.M.Owen, Derrick 11,000

Division Three South Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 21 Oct 1937 Watford Somerton Park 2–2 Woods 2 1,000
1r 27 Oct 1937 Watford Vicarage Road 0–4

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
6 10 Feb 1938 Bristol City Somerton Park 6–2 Hickman 2, W.E.Owen 2, Wood, Chadwick 1,095
7 10 Mar 1938 Cheltenham Town Somerton Park 1–0 Duggan
SF 26 Apr 1938 Shrewsbury Town Gay Meadow 2–3 W.M.Owen 2 8,000

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA GD Pts
1 Millwall 42 23 10 9 83 37 2.243 +46 56
2 Bristol City 42 21 13 8 68 40 1.700 +28 55
3 Queens Park Rangers 42 22 9 11 80 47 1.702 +33 53
4 Watford 42 21 11 10 73 43 1.698 +30 53
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 21 9 12 64 44 1.455 +20 51
6 Reading 42 20 11 11 71 63 1.127 +8 51
7 Crystal Palace 42 18 12 12 67 47 1.426 +20 48
8 Swindon Town 42 17 10 15 49 49 1.000 ±0 44
9 Northampton Town 42 17 9 16 51 57 0.895 –6 43
10 Cardiff City 42 15 12 15 67 54 1.241 +13 42
11 Notts County 42 16 9 17 50 50 1.000 ±0 41
12 Southend United 42 15 10 17 70 68 1.029 +2 40
13 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 14 12 16 56 57 0.982 –1 40
14 Mansfield Town 42 15 9 18 62 67 0.925 –5 39
15 Bristol Rovers 42 13 13 16 46 61 0.754 –15 39
16 Newport County 42 11 16 15 43 52 0.827 –9 38
17 Exeter City 42 13 12 17 57 70 0.814 –13 38
18 Aldershot 42 15 5 22 39 59 0.661 –40 35
19 Clapton Orient 42 13 7 22 42 61 0.689 –19 33
20 Torquay United 42 9 12 21 38 73 0.521 –35 30
21 Walsall 42 11 7 24 52 88 0.591 –36 29
22 Gillingham 42 10 6 26 36 77 0.468 –41 26

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Re-elected
Failed re-election

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