1953–54 Football League

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The Football League
Season1953–54
ChampionsWolverhampton Wanderers

The 195354 season was the 55th completed season of The Football League, which ran from August 1953 until April 1954.

Final league tables[edit]

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website[1] and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79,[2] with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

Since the goal average was used for this purpose for such a long time, it is presented in the tables below even for the seasons prior to 1894–95, and since the goal difference is a more informative piece of information for a modern reader than the goal average, the goal difference is added in this presentation after the goal average.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South.[2]

First Division[edit]

Wolves won the First Division title for the first time in their history, finishing four points ahead of their local rivals West Bromwich Albion, who lifted their fourth FA Cup in the same season. Manchester United climbed up to fourth place as the new younger team settled into First Division football, while defending champions Arsenal slumped to 12th.

Middlesbrough and Liverpool were relegated to the Second Division.

Football League
First Division
Season1953–54
ChampionsWolverhampton Wanderers (1st English title)
RelegatedMiddlesbrough, Liverpool
FA Cup winnersWest Bromwich Albion (4th FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,626 (3.52 per match)
Top goalscorerJimmy Glazzard (Huddersfield Town), 29 [3]
Biggest home winCharlton 8 Middlesbrough 1 (12 Sep 1953)
Wolves 8 Chelsea 1 (26 Sep 1953)
Biggest away winCardiff 1 Manchester United 6 (14 Nov 1953)
Highest scoring(10 goals) Newcastle 3 West Brom 7 (16 Sep 1953)
Longest winning runCharlton (6 games)
ended 17 October 1953
Longest unbeaten runWolverhampton Wanderers (18 games)
ended 12 December 1953
Longest losing runLiverpool (5 games)
ended 16 September 1953
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 16 1 4 61 25 9 6 6 35 31 96 56 1.714 +40 57
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 5 3 51 24 9 4 8 35 39 86 63 1.365 +23 53
3 Huddersfield Town 42 13 6 2 45 24 7 5 9 33 37 78 61 1.279 +17 51
4 Manchester United 42 11 6 4 41 27 7 6 8 32 31 73 58 1.259 +15 48
5 Bolton Wanderers 42 14 6 1 45 20 4 6 11 30 40 75 60 1.250 +15 48
6 Blackpool 42 13 6 2 43 19 6 4 11 37 50 80 69 1.159 +11 48
7 Burnley 42 16 2 3 51 23 5 2 14 27 44 78 67 1.164 +11 46
8 Chelsea 42 12 3 6 45 26 4 9 8 29 42 74 68 1.088 +6 44
9 Charlton Athletic 42 14 4 3 51 26 5 2 14 24 51 75 77 0.974 –2 44
10 Cardiff City 42 12 4 5 32 27 6 4 11 19 44 51 71 0.718 –20 44
11 Preston North End 42 12 2 7 43 24 7 3 11 44 34 87 58 1.500 +29 43
12 Arsenal 42 8 8 5 42 37 7 5 9 33 36 75 73 1.027 +2 43
13 Aston Villa 42 12 5 4 50 28 4 4 13 20 40 70 68 1.029 +2 41
14 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 53 31 1 6 14 28 58 81 89 0.910 –8 39
15 Newcastle United 42 9 2 10 43 40 5 8 8 29 37 72 77 0.935 –5 38
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 3 7 38 33 5 2 14 27 43 65 76 0.855 –11 37
17 Manchester City 42 10 4 7 35 31 4 5 12 27 46 62 77 0.805 –15 37
18 Sunderland 42 11 4 6 50 37 3 4 14 31 52 81 89 0.910 –8 36
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 12 4 5 43 30 3 2 16 27 61 70 91 0.769 –21 36
20 Sheffield United 42 9 5 7 43 38 2 6 13 26 52 69 90 0.767 –21 33
21 Middlesbrough 42 6 6 9 29 35 4 4 13 31 56 60 91 0.659 –31 30
22 Liverpool 42 7 8 6 49 38 2 2 17 19 59 68 97 0.701 –29 28

P = 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
League Champions
FA Cup winners
Relegated

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARS AST BLP BOL BUR CAR CHA CHE HUD LIV MCI MUN MID NEW POR PNE SHU SHW SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 1–1 1–1 4–3 2–5 1–1 3–3 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 1–4 0–3 2–2 2–3
Aston Villa 2–1 2–1 2–2 5–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 5–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 6–1 1–2
Blackpool 2–2 3–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 4–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 4–1 0–0
Bolton Wanderers 3–1 3–0 3–2 0–0 3–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 3–2 2–2 6–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1
Burnley 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 5–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 5–1 4–2 1–4 4–1
Cardiff City 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–3 1–6 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–3
Charlton Athletic 1–5 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 6–0 2–1 1–0 8–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 4–2 5–3 0–1 1–1 0–2
Chelsea 0–2 1–2 5–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 4–3 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 5–0 4–2
Huddersfield Town 2–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 5–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–5 0–2 2–1
Liverpool 1–2 6–1 5–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 4–4 4–1 2–2 3–1 1–5 3–0 2–2 4–3 2–2 0–0 1–1
Manchester City 0–0 0–1 1–4 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 5–2 0–0 2–1 1–4 2–1 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–3 0–4
Manchester United 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–5 1–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 5–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 5–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–0
Middlesbrough 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–3 0–0 0–2 3–3 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–3 2–2 0–4 2–0 4–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–3
Newcastle United 5–2 0–1 2–1 2–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 4–3 1–2 2–3 1–1 0–4 4–1 3–0 2–1 1–3 3–7 1–2
Portsmouth 1–1 2–1 4–4 3–2 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–2 5–2 5–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 3–4 2–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 2–0
Preston North End 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 4–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–1 6–0 6–2 2–1 0–2 0–1
Sheffield United 1–0 2–1 3–4 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 3–6 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 5–2 1–2 3–3
Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–2 3–0 4–4 4–2 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–3 0–0
Sunderland 7–1 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 4–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–4 4–3 2–1 3–2
Tottenham Hotspur 1–4 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–3 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–6 2–1 3–1 0–3 0–1 2–3
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 6–1 2–3 5–2 4–0 5–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–3 3–2 2–2 4–2 2–0 3–0 0–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 5–0 8–1 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 2–4 3–2 4–3 1–0 6–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–0

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1953–1954

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season1953–54
ChampionsLeicester City (3rd title)
PromotedEverton
RelegatedBrentford,
Oldham Athletic
Matches played462
Goals scored1,535 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Charles (Leeds United), 42 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Leicester City 42 15 4 2 63 23 8 6 7 34 37 97 60 1.617 +37 56
2 Everton 42 13 6 2 55 27 7 10 4 37 31 92 58 1.586 +34 56
3 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 4 2 54 16 8 5 8 32 34 86 50 1.720 +36 55
4 Nottingham Forest 42 15 5 1 61 27 5 7 9 25 32 86 59 1.458 +27 52
5 Rotherham United 42 13 4 4 51 26 8 3 10 29 41 80 67 1.194 +13 49
6 Luton Town 42 11 7 3 36 23 7 5 9 28 36 64 59 1.085 +5 48
7 Birmingham City 42 12 6 3 49 18 6 5 10 29 40 78 58 1.345 +20 47
8 Fulham 42 12 3 6 62 39 5 7 9 36 46 98 85 1.153 +13 44
9 Bristol Rovers 42 10 7 4 32 19 4 9 8 32 39 64 58 1.103 +6 44
10 Leeds United 42 12 5 4 56 30 3 8 10 33 51 89 81 1.099 +8 43
11 Stoke City 42 8 8 5 43 28 4 9 8 28 32 71 60 1.183 +11 41
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 5 7 32 28 7 4 10 27 35 59 63 0.937 –4 41
13 West Ham United 42 11 6 4 44 20 4 3 14 23 49 67 69 0.971 –2 39
14 Notts County 42 8 6 7 26 29 5 7 9 28 45 54 74 0.730 –20 39
15 Hull City 42 14 1 6 47 22 2 5 14 17 44 64 66 0.970 –2 38
16 Lincoln City 42 11 6 4 46 23 3 3 15 19 60 65 83 0.783 –18 37
17 Bury 42 9 7 5 39 32 2 7 12 15 40 54 72 0.750 –18 36
18 Derby County 42 9 5 7 38 35 3 6 12 26 47 64 82 0.780 –18 35
19 Plymouth Argyle 42 6 12 3 38 31 3 4 14 27 51 65 82 0.793 –17 34
20 Swansea Town 42 11 5 5 34 25 2 3 16 24 57 58 82 0.707 –24 34
21 Brentford 42 9 5 7 25 26 1 6 14 15 52 40 78 0.513 –38 31
22 Oldham Athletic 42 6 7 8 26 31 2 2 17 14 58 40 89 0.449 –49 25

P = 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
Promoted
Relegated

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BIR BLB BRE BRR Bury DER DON EVE FUL HUL LEE LEI LIN LUT NOT NTC OLD PLY ROT STK SWA WHU
Birmingham 0–0 5–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 5–1 2–2 2–0 3–3 1–2 1–0 5–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–3 1–0 6–0 2–0
Blackburn Rovers 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–2 0–3 2–0 0–0 5–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–3 3–0 3–0 1–0 4–1
Brentford 2–0 1–4 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–4 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–1
Bristol Rovers 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 2–2
Bury 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 4–4 2–5 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–3 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–6 1–2 2–0
Derby County 2–4 2–2 4–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–6 3–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–1
Doncaster Rovers 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 4–2 1–0 3–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0
Everton 1–0 1–1 6–1 4–0 0–0 3–2 4–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–3 3–2 3–1 8–4 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–2
Fulham 5–2 2–3 4–1 4–4 3–0 5–2 1–2 0–0 5–1 1–3 1–1 4–1 5–1 3–1 4–3 3–1 3–1 2–4 0–1 4–3 3–4
Hull City 3–0 0–2 2–0 4–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–2 8–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 4–3 2–1
Leeds United 1–1 3–2 4–0 3–3 3–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 7–1 5–2 2–1 0–2 6–0 2–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–2
Leicester City 3–4 4–0 6–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 5–0 9–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 4–2 4–1 4–0 4–1 2–1
Lincoln City 0–1 8–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–0 4–3 1–1 3–1 1–2
Luton Town 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 4–4 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1
Nottingham Forest 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 4–2 2–2 3–3 4–1 2–0 5–2 3–1 4–2 2–1 5–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 5–4 2–1 4–0
Notts County 2–1 0–5 2–0 1–5 0–0 0–1 1–5 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 3–1
Oldham Athletic 2–3 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–4 2–3 0–0 4–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–2 3–1
Plymouth Argyle 2–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 1–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–3 5–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1
Rotherham United 1–0 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–0 5–2 4–0 1–2 3–2 3–2 2–4 1–1 4–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 7–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 5–0
Stoke City 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–4 1–3 0–1 4–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 5–0 1–1
Swansea Town 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 4–3 0–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–1
West Ham United 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 5–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 5–2 4–1 5–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 4–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1953–1954

Third Division North[edit]

Football League
Third Division North
Season1953–54
ChampionsPort Vale (2nd title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,587 (2.88 per match)
Top goalscorerAlan Ashman (Carlisle United), 30 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Port Vale (C, P) 46 16 7 0 48 5 10 10 3 26 16 3.524 69 Promoted to the Second Division
2 Barnsley 46 16 3 4 54 24 8 7 8 23 33 1.351 58
3 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 14 7 2 49 24 7 8 8 28 32 1.375 57
4 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 49 22 6 9 8 25 33 1.345 55
5 Bradford City 46 15 6 2 40 14 7 3 13 20 41 1.091 53
6 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 41 19 6 8 9 35 45 1.188 52
7 Mansfield Town 46 15 5 3 59 22 5 6 12 29 45 1.313 51
8 Wrexham 46 16 4 3 59 19 5 5 13 22 49 1.191 51
9 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 6 4 57 31 5 8 10 20 37 1.132 50
10 Stockport County 46 14 6 3 57 20 4 5 14 20 47 1.149 47
11 Southport 46 12 5 6 41 26 5 7 11 22 34 1.050 46
12 Barrow 46 12 7 4 46 26 4 5 14 26 45 1.014 44
13 Carlisle United 46 10 8 5 53 27 4 7 12 30 44 1.169 43
14 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 40 34 7 3 13 19 36 0.843 43
15 Accrington Stanley 46 12 7 4 41 22 4 3 16 25 52 0.892 42
16 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 8 6 30 26 5 5 13 19 41 0.731 41
17 Grimsby Town 46 14 5 4 31 15 2 4 17 20 62 0.662 41
18 Hartlepools United 46 10 8 5 40 21 3 6 14 19 44 0.908 40
19 Rochdale 46 12 5 6 40 20 3 5 15 19 57 0.766 40
20 Workington 46 10 9 4 36 22 3 5 15 23 58 0.738 40
21 Darlington 46 11 3 9 31 27 1 11 11 19 44 0.704 38
22 York City 46 8 7 8 39 32 4 6 13 25 54 0.744 37
23 Halifax Town 46 9 6 8 26 21 3 4 16 18 52 0.603 34 Re-elected
24 Chester 46 10 7 6 39 22 1 3 19 9 45 0.716 32
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Division Champions; (P) Promoted.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC BAR BRW BRA BPA CRL CHE CHF CRE DAR GAT GRI HAL HAR MAN PTV ROC SCU SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 3–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 5–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 4–2 1–2 2–0
Barnsley 5–0 3–2 4–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 5–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 4–2 3–0 2–1
Barrow 4–3 0–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–0 4–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–1
Bradford City 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0
Bradford Park Avenue 6–4 0–2 2–1 4–0 2–4 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 4–1 4–2 5–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–0
Carlisle United 2–1 2–4 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 5–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 5–0 2–3 5–0 0–0 7–0 5–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–1
Chester 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 5–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–1
Chesterfield 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 5–1 5–0 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–2
Crewe Alexandra 0–3 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–5 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–1
Darlington 4–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–3
Gateshead 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–2 7–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 3–0
Grimsby Town 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 2–2 3–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0
Halifax Town 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–3
Hartlepool 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 6–0 3–2 1–1 6–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2
Mansfield Town 1–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 6–0 6–0 1–1 5–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 4–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 4–0 7–2
Port Vale 1–0 0–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 6–0 0–0 0–0 7–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–0
Rochdale 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 4–0 0–1 4–1 3–0 0–1 4–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 4–2 6–2 1–2
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 1–2 6–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–0
Southport 5–3 5–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–1
Stockport County 1–1 3–0 5–1 5–0 4–1 3–2 5–0 6–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 6–0 2–0 2–2 0–1
Tranmere 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–4 1–0 3–2 2–5 1–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–2 6–1 1–1
Workington 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–2
Wrexham 4–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–2 5–1 4–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 8–0 1–1
York City 1–2 0–2 5–2 3–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–3 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 5–0 5–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–2

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Football League
Third Division South
Season1953–54
ChampionsIpswich Town (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,695 (3.07 per match)
Top goalscorerJack English (Northampton Town), 28 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Ipswich Town 46 15 5 3 47 19 12 5 6 35 32 1.608 64 Division Champions, promoted
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 3 3 57 31 9 6 8 29 30 1.410 61
3 Bristol City 46 18 3 2 59 18 7 3 13 29 48 1.333 56
4 Watford 46 16 3 4 52 23 5 7 11 33 46 1.232 52
5 Northampton Town 46 18 4 1 63 18 2 7 14 19 37 1.491 51
6 Southampton 46 17 5 1 51 22 5 2 16 25 41 1.206 51
7 Norwich City 46 13 5 5 43 28 7 6 10 30 38 1.106 51
8 Reading 46 14 3 6 57 33 6 6 11 29 40 1.178 49
9 Exeter City 46 12 2 9 39 22 8 6 9 29 36 1.172 48
10 Gillingham 46 14 3 6 37 22 5 7 11 24 44 0.924 48
11 Leyton Orient 46 14 5 4 48 26 4 6 13 31 47 1.082 47
12 Millwall 46 15 3 5 44 24 4 6 13 30 53 0.961 47
13 Torquay United 46 10 10 3 48 33 7 2 14 33 55 0.920 46
14 Coventry City 46 14 5 4 36 15 4 4 15 25 41 1.089 45
15 Newport County 46 14 4 5 42 28 5 2 16 19 53 0.753 44
16 Southend United 46 15 2 6 46 22 3 5 15 23 49 0.972 43
17 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 45 31 6 4 13 29 55 0.860 43
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 5 8 32 25 6 5 12 28 43 0.882 42
19 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 12 5 6 47 27 4 3 16 20 43 0.957 40
20 Swindon Town 46 13 5 5 48 21 2 5 16 19 49 0.957 40
21 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 8 3 48 34 2 4 17 17 42 0.855 40
22 Crystal Palace 46 11 7 5 41 30 3 5 15 19 56 0.698 40
23 Colchester United 46 7 7 9 35 29 3 3 17 15 49 0.641 30 Re-elected
24 Walsall 46 8 5 10 22 27 1 3 19 18 60 0.460 26
Source: rsssf.com

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALD B&BA B&HA BRI COL COV CRY EXE GIL IPS LEY MIL NPC NOR NWC QPR REA SHR SOU STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 1–2 2–3 2–5 3–0 4–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–4 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–1 1–1 5–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–3 1–2 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 4–0 4–2 3–2 0–0 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 5–3 3–3
Bristol City 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 4–0 5–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 5–1 3–0 4–1 2–1
Colchester United 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 4–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 5–0 2–4 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2
Coventry City 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 4–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 0–1
Crystal Palace 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–3 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 1–0 3–2 4–3 4–2 3–2 4–1 1–0 1–1
Exeter City 1–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 4–0 7–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–1
Gillingham 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–4 3–0 2–3
Ipswich Town 4–0 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 6–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0
Leyton Orient 1–2 5–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–1
Millwall 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 6–1 2–2 3–0 1–0
Newport County 2–2 4–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 0–4 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–1
Northampton Town 6–2 2–1 4–2 3–0 3–0 0–1 6–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 3–1 5–1 4–1
Norwich City 3–3 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 4–3 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–0 4–1
Queens Park Rangers 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–4
Reading 6–1 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 4–3 4–1 4–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–4 4–1 2–0 4–4 3–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 2–4 0–2 4–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–3 3–1 2–1 2–4 4–0 1–1 0–3 3–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 6–4
Southampton 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 4–2 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 4–2 3–5 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–0
Southend 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 5–2 4–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–0
Swindon Town 3–1 2–1 0–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 7–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 6–1 3–0 2–2
Torquay United 3–0 2–0 2–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–3 1–1 2–3 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–4 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2
Walsall 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–0
Watford 6–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 0–2 6–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 3–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 3–1

Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1953–1954

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1953-54". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24.
  2. ^ a b Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
  3. ^ a b c d "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.