1954–55 Football League

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The Football League
Season1954–55
ChampionsChelsea

The 195455 season was the 56th completed season of The Football League.

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]

Chelsea celebrated their 50th anniversary by winning the First Division title - the first major trophy of their history. They finished four points above runners-up and defending champions Wolves, who were level on points with Portsmouth and Sunderland. Manchester United recovered well after a slow start to the season and finished fifth as their exciting young team went from strength to strength.

Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday went down to the Second Division.

Football League
First Division
Season1954–55
ChampionsChelsea (1st English title)
RelegatedLeicester City,
Sheffield Wednesday
FA Cup winnersNewcastle United (6th FA Cup title)
Matches played462
Goals scored1,572 (3.4 per match)
Top goalscorerRonnie Allen (West Bromwich), 27 [3]
Biggest home winPreston 7 Cardiff 1; Preston 6 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Biggest away winManchester City 1 Blackpool 6
Highest scoring(11 goals) Chelsea 5 Manchester United 6 (16 Oct. 1954)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts Notes
1 Chelsea 42 11 5 5 43 29 9 7 5 38 28 81 57 1.421 +24 52 European Cup 1955–56
First round
[nb 1]
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 13 5 3 58 30 6 5 10 31 40 89 70 1.271 +19 48
3 Portsmouth 42 13 5 3 44 21 5 7 9 30 41 74 62 1.194 +12 48
4 Sunderland 42 8 11 2 39 27 7 7 7 25 27 64 54 1.185 +10 48
5 Manchester United 42 12 4 5 44 30 8 3 10 40 44 84 74 1.135 +10 47
6 Aston Villa 42 11 3 7 38 31 9 4 8 34 42 72 73 0.986 –1 47
7 Manchester City 42 11 5 5 45 36 7 5 9 31 33 76 69 1.101 +7 46
8 Newcastle United 42 12 5 4 53 27 5 4 12 36 50 89 77 1.156 +12 43 1954–55 FA Cup winners
9 Arsenal 42 12 3 6 44 25 5 6 10 25 38 69 63 1.095 +6 43
10 Burnley 42 11 3 7 29 19 6 6 9 22 29 51 48 1.063 +3 43
11 Everton 42 9 6 6 32 24 7 4 10 30 44 62 68 0.912 –6 42
12 Huddersfield Town 42 10 4 7 28 23 4 9 8 35 45 63 68 0.926 –5 41
13 Sheffield United 42 10 3 8 41 34 7 4 10 29 52 70 86 0.814 –16 41
14 Preston North End 42 8 5 8 47 33 8 3 10 36 31 83 64 1.297 +19 40
15 Charlton Athletic 42 8 6 7 43 34 7 4 10 33 41 76 75 1.013 +1 40
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 9 4 8 42 35 7 4 10 30 38 72 73 0.986 –1 40
17 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 5 5 44 33 5 3 13 32 63 76 96 0.792 –20 40
18 Bolton Wanderers 42 11 6 4 45 29 2 7 12 17 40 62 69 0.899 –7 39
19 Blackpool 42 8 6 7 33 26 6 4 11 27 38 60 64 0.938 –4 38
20 Cardiff City 42 9 4 8 41 38 4 7 10 21 38 62 76 0.816 –14 37
21 Leicester City 42 9 6 6 43 32 3 5 13 31 54 74 86 0.860 –12 35
22 Sheffield Wednesday 42 7 7 7 42 38 1 3 17 21 62 63 100 0.630 –37 26

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

  1. ^ Chelsea were invited to play at the inaugural European cup season but declined the participation: The great Chelsea surrender
Key
League Champions, qualified for European Cup
FA Cup winners
Relegated

Results[edit]

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

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 1954–1955

Second Division[edit]

Football League
Second Division
Season1954–55
ChampionsBirmingham City (4th title)
PromotedLuton Town
RelegatedDerby County,
Ipswich Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,597 (3.46 per match)
Top goalscorerTommy Briggs (Blackburn Rovers), 33 [3]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GA GD Pts
1 Birmingham City 42 14 4 3 56 22 8 6 7 36 25 92 47 1.957 +45 54
2 Luton Town 42 18 2 1 55 18 5 6 10 33 35 88 53 1.660 +35 54
3 Rotherham United 42 17 1 3 59 22 8 3 10 35 42 94 64 1.469 +30 54
4 Leeds United 42 14 4 3 43 19 9 3 9 27 34 70 53 1.321 +17 53
5 Stoke City 42 12 5 4 38 17 9 5 7 31 29 69 46 1.500 +23 52
6 Blackburn Rovers 42 14 4 3 73 31 8 2 11 41 48 114 79 1.443 +35 50
7 Notts County 42 14 3 4 46 27 7 3 11 28 44 74 71 1.042 +3 48
8 West Ham United 42 12 4 5 46 28 6 6 9 28 42 74 70 1.057 +4 46
9 Bristol Rovers 42 15 4 2 52 23 4 3 14 23 47 75 70 1.071 +5 45
10 Swansea Town 42 15 3 3 58 28 2 6 13 28 55 86 83 1.036 +3 43
11 Liverpool 42 11 7 3 55 37 5 3 13 37 59 92 96 0.958 –4 42
12 Middlesbrough 42 13 1 7 48 31 5 5 11 25 51 73 82 0.890 –9 42
13 Bury 42 10 5 6 44 35 5 6 10 33 37 77 72 1.069 +5 41
14 Fulham 42 10 5 6 46 29 4 6 11 30 50 76 79 0.962 –3 39
15 Nottingham Forest 42 8 4 9 29 29 8 3 10 29 33 58 62 0.935 –4 39
16 Lincoln City 42 8 6 7 39 35 5 4 12 29 44 68 79 0.861 –11 36
17 Port Vale 42 10 6 5 31 21 2 5 14 17 50 48 71 0.676 –23 35
18 Doncaster Rovers 42 10 5 6 35 34 4 2 15 23 61 58 95 0.611 –37 35
19 Hull City 42 7 5 9 30 35 5 5 11 14 34 44 69 0.638 –25 34
20 Plymouth Argyle 42 10 4 7 29 26 2 3 16 28 56 57 82 0.695 –25 31
21 Ipswich Town 42 10 3 8 37 28 1 3 17 20 64 57 92 0.620 –35 28
22 Derby County 42 6 6 9 39 34 1 3 17 14 48 53 82 0.646 –29 23

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 BRR Bury DER DON FUL HUL IPS LEE LIN LIV LUT MID NOT NTC PLY PTV ROT STK SWA WHU
Birmingham 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 4–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–0 3–3 9–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 7–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–2
Blackburn Rovers 3–3 8–3 1–1 5–2 7–2 3–1 4–0 4–1 1–2 1–0 4–3 0–0 9–0 0–1 4–5 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–0 4–1 5–2
Bristol Rovers 1–1 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 4–0 5–1 2–2 3–0 3–2 2–2 2–1 1–4 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 7–0 2–4
Bury 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–4 1–3 4–1 2–1 5–3 3–1 3–4 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–1
Derby County 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–3 5–0 3–4 3–0 2–0 2–4 3–0 3–2 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 6–1 2–3 1–2 1–4 0–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–5 1–3 2–2 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 4–2 3–2 1–0 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–1
Fulham 2–1 5–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 5–2 0–1 4–1 1–3 3–2 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 5–1 0–0
Hull City 0–3 1–4 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 4–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 0–4 1–0 2–3 5–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–3 0–1
Ipswich Town 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–3 2–1 5–1 2–4 2–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 6–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–3
Leeds United 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 2–3 2–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–0 2–4 0–1 5–2 2–1
Lincoln City 1–1 2–1 0–2 3–2 3–0 5–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 1–2 3–3 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–3 1–4 2–2 2–1
Liverpool 2–2 4–1 5–3 1–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–1 6–2 2–2 2–4 4–4 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–3 1–1 3–1 2–4 1–1 1–2
Luton Town 1–0 7–3 2–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–2 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–0
Middlesbrough 2–5 4–3 1–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 4–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–4 2–0 4–1 2–0 5–1 1–2 4–2 6–0
Nottingham Forest 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–3 3–0 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–5 4–2 0–1 2–0 2–3 0–2 0–3 0–0 1–1
Notts County 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–3 4–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 3–3 1–3 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 5–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–4 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1
Port Vale 2–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 3–0 3–3 0–1 1–3 4–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1
Rotherham United 0–2 5–1 6–2 4–2 2–1 2–3 2–3 2–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 6–1 2–0 3–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–2
Stoke City 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 4–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 4–1 0–2
Swansea Town 0–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 6–1 2–0 3–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–0 4–2 7–1 2–1 3–5 5–2
West Ham United 2–2 2–5 5–2 3–3 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–3 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 6–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 3–3

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 1954–1955

Third Division North[edit]

Football League
Third Division North
Season1954–55
ChampionsBarnsley (3rd title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,627 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorerDon Travis (Oldham Athletic), 30
John Thomas Connor (Stockport County), 30
Arthur Bottom (York City), 30 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Barnsley 46 18 3 2 51 17 12 2 9 35 29 1.870 65 Division Champions, promoted
2 Accrington Stanley 46 18 2 3 65 32 7 9 7 31 35 1.433 61
3 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 14 6 3 45 18 9 6 8 36 35 1.528 58
4 York City 46 13 5 5 43 27 11 5 7 49 36 1.460 58
5 Hartlepools United 46 16 3 4 39 20 9 2 12 25 29 1.306 55
6 Chesterfield 46 17 1 5 54 33 7 5 11 27 37 1.157 54
7 Gateshead 46 11 7 5 38 26 9 5 9 27 43 0.942 52
8 Workington 46 11 7 5 39 23 7 7 9 29 32 1.236 50
9 Stockport County 46 13 4 6 50 27 5 8 10 34 43 1.200 48
10 Oldham Athletic 46 14 5 4 47 22 5 5 13 27 46 1.088 48
11 Southport 46 10 9 4 28 18 6 7 10 19 26 1.068 48
12 Rochdale 46 13 7 3 39 20 4 7 12 30 46 1.045 48
13 Mansfield Town 46 14 4 5 40 28 4 5 14 25 43 0.915 45
14 Halifax Town 46 9 9 5 41 27 6 4 13 22 40 0.940 43
15 Darlington 46 10 7 6 41 28 4 7 12 21 45 0.849 42
16 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 7 5 29 21 4 4 15 27 49 0.800 41
17 Barrow 46 12 4 7 39 34 5 2 16 31 55 0.787 40
18 Wrexham 46 9 6 8 40 35 4 6 13 25 42 0.844 38
19 Tranmere Rovers 46 9 6 8 37 30 4 5 14 18 40 0.786 37
20 Carlisle United 46 12 1 10 53 39 3 5 15 25 50 0.876 36
21 Bradford City 46 9 5 9 30 26 4 5 14 17 29 0.855 36
22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 10 5 45 35 2 4 17 23 56 0.747 34
23 Grimsby Town 46 10 4 9 28 32 3 4 16 19 46 0.603 34 Re-elected
24 Chester 46 10 3 10 23 25 2 6 15 21 52 0.571 33
Source: rsssf.com

Results[edit]

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

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
Season1954–55
ChampionsBristol City (3rd title)
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,677 (3.04 per match)
Top goalscorerErnie Morgan (Gillingham), 31 [3]
Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Bristol City 46 17 4 2 62 22 13 6 4 39 25 2.149 70 Division Champions, promoted
2 Leyton Orient 46 16 2 5 48 20 10 7 6 41 27 1.894 61
3 Southampton 46 16 6 1 49 19 8 5 10 26 32 1.471 59
4 Gillingham 46 12 8 3 41 28 8 7 8 36 38 1.167 55
5 Millwall 46 14 6 3 44 25 6 5 12 28 43 1.059 51
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 14 4 5 47 27 6 6 11 29 36 1.206 50
7 Watford 46 11 9 3 45 26 7 5 11 26 36 1.145 50
8 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 51 39 6 6 11 31 43 1.000 48
9 Coventry City 46 15 5 3 50 26 3 6 14 17 33 1.136 47
10 Southend United 46 13 5 5 48 28 4 7 12 35 52 1.038 46
11 Brentford 46 11 6 6 44 36 5 8 10 38 46 1.000 46
11 Norwich City 46 13 5 5 40 23 5 5 13 20 37 1.000 46
13 Northampton Town 46 13 5 5 47 27 6 3 14 26 54 0.901 46
14 Aldershot 46 12 6 5 44 23 4 7 12 31 48 1.056 45
15 Queens Park Rangers 46 13 7 3 46 25 2 7 14 23 50 0.920 44
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 14 5 4 49 24 2 5 16 21 54 0.897 42
17 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 7 8 8 32 29 5 10 8 25 36 0.877 42
18 Reading 46 7 10 6 32 26 6 5 12 33 47 0.890 41
19 Newport County 46 8 8 7 32 29 3 8 12 28 44 0.822 38
20 Crystal Palace 46 9 11 3 32 24 2 5 16 20 56 0.650 38
21 Swindon Town 46 10 8 5 30 19 1 7 15 16 45 0.719 37
22 Exeter City 46 9 7 7 30 31 2 8 13 17 42 0.644 37
23 Walsall 46 9 6 8 49 36 1 8 14 26 50 0.872 34 Re-elected
24 Colchester United 46 7 6 10 33 40 2 7 14 20 51 0.582 31
Source: rsssf.com

Results[edit]

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

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 Third Division South London teams 1954–1955

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England 1954-55". 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.