1960–61 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1960–61 season
Manager Billy Lucas
Stadium Somerton Park
Third Division 13th
FA Cup 1st round
Football League Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup 6th round
Top goalscorer League: K.McPherson (20)
All: K.McPherson (22)
Highest home attendance 9,232 vs Grimsby Town (26 Sep 1960)
Lowest home attendance 2,785 vs Shrewsbury Town (3 Apr 1961)
Average home league attendance 5,371
Home colours
Away colours

The 1960–61 season was Newport County's third consecutive season in the Football League Third Division since the end of regionalisation in 1958. It was their 32nd season in the third tier and 33rd competitive season overall in the Football League.

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
46 17 11 18 81 90 0.9 45 12 7 4 51 30 31 5 4 14 30 60 14

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 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H H A A H H A A H H H A A A H A A H A A A H H A H H A A H H A H H H A H H A H A A A H
Result W L L W W D L W D L D D W D W W D W L W W D L L L W L W W W L W W L L L D L D D L L L L W D
Position 8 13 18 11 10 8 13 9 10 11 11 11 11 12 10 9 8 10 11 9 7 7 9 10 11 10 12 11 11 9 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 9 10 10 10 13 13 14 13 13
Last updated: 29 Apr 1961.
Source: [1]

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Third Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
20 Aug 1960 Reading H 5–2 Singer 3, Dixon, McPherson 8,586
22 Aug 1960 Hull City A 1–5 Burton 9,811
27 Aug 1960 Coventry City A 1–4 McPherson 11,819
29 Aug 1960 Hull City H 3–1 Singer 2, Riggs 7,306
3 Sep 1960 Bristol City H 4–1 McPherson, Fry 8,538
6 Sep 1960 Walsall A 2–2 Singer, OG 6,700
10 Sep 1960 Queens Park Rangers A 0–2 7,301
15 Sep 1960 Walsall H 4–2 McSeveney 2, Singer 2 5,585
17 Sep 1960 Notts County H 2–2 McSeveney, Singer 7,779
20 Sep 1960 Grimsby Town A 1–2 OG 12,288
24 Sep 1960 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic A 2–2 Meyer 2 8,507
26 Sep 1960 Grimsby Town H 1–1 Dixon 9,232
1 Oct 1960 Bradford City H 1–0 Meyer 4,547
8 Oct 1960 Halifax Town H 1–1 McPherson 3,698
15 Oct 1960 Tranmere Rovers A 4–2 Meyer 2, Sherwood, McPherson 7,827
29 Oct 1960 Brentford A 4–2 Burton 2, McSeveney, McPherson 7,600
12 Nov 1960 Torquay United A 0–0 6,875
5 Dec 1960 Chesterfield H 5–1 Burton, McSeveney, Ford, OG 2 6,713
10 Dec 1960 Bury A 1–4 Ford 7,349
17 Dec 1960 Reading A 3–2 McPherson, Fry, Meyer 5,780
22 Dec 1960 Colchester United H 3–2 Burton 2, Meyer 6,186
26 Dec 1960 Colchester United A 1–1 McPherson 6,732
7 Jan 1961 Southend United A 2–4 Burton, McPherson 6,037
14 Jan 1961 Bristol City A 0–3 11,886
23 Jan 1961 Queens Park Rangers H 1–3 Ford 6,610
28 Jan 1961 Swindon Town H 2–0 McSeveny, McPherson 3,350
4 Feb 1961 Notts County A 0–6 10,673
11 Feb 1961 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic H 2–0 McPherson, Meyer 3,790
13 Feb 1961 Port Vale H 2–1 McPherson, Smith 5,100
18 Feb 1961 Bradford City A 2–1 Dixon, Meyer 8,820
25 Feb 1961 Chesterfield A 0–1 3,586
4 Mar 1961 Tranmere Rovers H 1–0 Meyer 4,608
6 Mar 1961 Watford H 5–1 McPherson 3, Smith, Meyer 5,208
11 Mar 1961 Watford A 1–4 Rowland 9,188
13 Mar 1961 Barnsley H 2–3 McPherson 2 6,198
18 Mar 1961 Brentford H 0–1 3,756
20 Mar 1961 Coventry City H 3–3 Meyer 2, Sherwood 3,660
25 Mar 1961 Swindon Town A 0–2 7,904
1 Apr 1961 Torquay United H 2–2 Sherwood, McSeveney 3,872
3 Apr 1961 Shrewsbury Town H 1–1 McSeveney 2,785
8 Apr 1961 Port Vale A 1–3 McSeveney 6,302
15 Apr 1961 Southend United H 1–2 Sherwood 2,917
17 Apr 1961 Shrewsbury Town A 0–5 5,877
22 Apr 1961 Halifax Town A 1–2 McPherson 3,589
24 Apr 1961 Barnsley A 3–1 McSeveney, Smith, Derrick 4,025
29 Apr 1961 Bury H 0–0 3,523

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 5 Nov 1960 Shrewsbury Town A 1–4 McSeveney 11,496

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 10 Oct 1960 Southampton H 2–2 McSeveney, McPherson 7,834
1r 17 Oct 1960 Southampton A 2–2 a.e.t. McSeveney, Smith 8,000
1r2 26 Oct 1960 Southampton A 3–5 Burton 3 8,414

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 2 Feb 1961 Abergavenny Thursdays A 3–1 Dixon, McPherson, Smith
6 16 Feb 1961 Cardiff City A 1–2 Meyer 12,192

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Bury 46 30 8 8 108 45 2.400 68
2 Walsall 46 28 6 12 98 60 1.633 62
3 Queens Park Rangers 46 25 10 11 93 60 1.550 60
4 Watford 46 20 12 14 85 72 1.181 52
5 Notts County 46 21 9 16 82 77 1.065 51
6 Grimsby Town 46 20 10 16 77 69 1.116 50
7 Port Vale 46 17 15 14 96 79 1.215 49
8 Barnsley 46 21 7 18 83 80 1.038 49
9 Halifax Town 46 16 17 13 71 78 0.910 49
10 Shrewsbury Town 46 15 16 15 83 75 1.107 46
11 Hull City 46 17 12 17 73 73 1.000 46
12 Torquay United 46 14 17 15 75 83 0.904 45
13 Newport County 46 17 11 18 81 90 0.900 45
14 Bristol City 46 17 10 19 70 68 1.029 44
15 Coventry City 46 16 12 18 80 83 0.964 44
16 Swindon Town 46 14 15 17 62 55 1.127 43
17 Brentford 46 13 17 16 56 70 0.800 43
18 Reading 46 14 12 20 72 83 0.867 40
19 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 15 10 21 58 76 0.763 40
20 Southend United 46 14 11 21 60 76 0.789 39
21 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 8 23 79 115 0.687 38
22 Bradford City 46 11 14 21 65 87 0.747 36
23 Colchester United 46 11 11 24 68 101 0.673 33
24 Chesterfield 46 10 12 24 67 87 0.770 32
Key
Division Champions
Promoted
Relegated

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