1965–66 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1965–66 season
Manager Billy Lucas
Stadium Somerton Park
Fourth Division 9th
FA Cup 1st round
League Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup 6th round
Top goalscorer League: Hale (21)
All: Hale (24)
Highest home attendance 3,985 vs Notts County (25 Oct 1965)
Lowest home attendance 1,700 vs Chester (23 May 1966)
Average home league attendance 2,611
Home colours
Away colours

The 1965–66 season was Newport County's fourth consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division since relegation at the end of the 1961–62 season and their 38th 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 18 12 16 75 75 1 48 14 6 3 46 24 34 4 6 13 29 51 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 A A H A H H A H A A H A H A H H H A A A H A H A A A A H H A H H H H A A A A H H A H A H H H
Result W L D L W W L W L L W L L D W D W L L D W D L L L D D W W L W D W L L W W D D D W D L W W W
Position 9 8 10 14 11 8 13 11 13 15 15 16 17 18 16 14 13 14 15 16 15 14 14 16 17 20 18 15 15 18 16 14 16 17 17 14 15 14 15 14 12 12 13 12 12 9

Last updated: 28 May 1966.
Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Fourth Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
21 Aug 1965 Chesterfield A 2–1 Morgan 2 5,958
25 Aug 1965 Torquay United A 0–1 7,489
28 Aug 1965 Rochdale H 1–1 Reynolds 3,673
4 Sep 1965 Luton Town A 1–2 Morgan 4,899
11 Sep 1965 Barrow H 3–2 Morgan, Pugh, Reynolds 2,741
13 Sep 1965 Torquay United H 3–2 Morgan 2, Pugh 3,814
18 Sep 1965 Hartlepools United A 2–5 Hill, Jones 4,939
25 Sep 1965 Doncaster Rovers H 4–0 Pugh, Hill, Bird, Williams 2,970
2 Oct 1965 Southport A 0–2 3,537
6 Oct 1965 Aldershot A 1–2 Morgan 5,037
9 Oct 1965 Halifax Town H 3–1 Morgan, Pugh, Jones 2,800
16 Oct 1965 Chester A 1–6 Morgan 8,027
25 Oct 1965 Notts County H 1–2 Hill 3,985
30 Oct 1965 Lincoln City A 1–1 Jones 5,590
8 Nov 1965 Darlington H 3–0 Rathbone, Pugh, Hale 2,911
19 Nov 1965 Tranmere Rovers H 0–0 2,516
22 Nov 1965 Aldershot H 3–1 Bird, Smith, Hale 2,180
27 Nov 1965 Colchester United A 2–3 Jones, Hale 3,593
11 Dec 1965 Bradford City A 2–3 Hill, Hale 3,717
31 Dec 1965 Halifax Town A 4–4 Walters, Smith, Wookey, OG 2,570
8 Jan 1966 Stockport County H 1–0 Wookey 2,760
15 Jan 1966 Notts County A 1–1 Hall 4,605
31 Jan 1966 Chesterfield H 3–4 Reynolds 2, Hale 2,866
5 Feb 1966 Rochdale A 1–2 Smith 2,167
12 Feb 1966 Bradford Park Avenue A 1–6 Hale 4,358
26 Feb 1966 Barrow A 2–2 Morgan, Smith 3,532
2 Mar 1966 Crewe Alexandra A 2–2 Hale 2 2,751
7 Mar 1966 Bradford Park Avenue H 3–1 Morgan 2, Tapscott 2,817
12 Mar 1966 Hartlepools United H 3–0 Morgan, Pugh, Hale 2,250
19 Mar 1966 Doncaster Rovers A 0–1 12,365
21 Mar 1966 Crewe Alexandra H 1–0 Hall 2,502
25 Mar 1966 Southport H 1–1 Morgan 1,997
9 Apr 1966 Barnsley H 1–0 Reynolds 2,328
11 Apr 1966 Port Vale H 0–1 2,257
12 Apr 1966 Port Vale A 0–3 4,496
15 Apr 1966 Tranmere Rovers A 1–0 Wookey 3,766
25 Apr 1966 Wrexham A 1–0 Hall 3,106
29 Apr 1966 Barnsley A 2–2 Jones, Hale 1,697
2 May 1966 Lincoln City H 0–0 2,176
7 May 1966 Bradford City H 2–2 Morgan, Hale 1,855
9 May 1966 Darlington A 1–0 Hale 10,923
16 May 1966 Wrexham H 2–2 Hale, Pugh 1,884
20 May 1966 Stockport County A 1–2 Jones 3,586
23 May 1966 Chester H 3–2 Hale 2, Morgan 1,700
25 May 1966 Luton Town H 3–1 Hale 2, Morgan 2,173
28 May 1966 Colchester United H 2–1 Morgan, Hale 2,905

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1965–66 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 13 Nov 1965 Bath City A 0–2 7,330

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 1 Sep 1965 Southend United H 2–2 Morgan, Reynolds 2,925
1r 6 Sep 1965 Southend United A 1–3 Hill 8,644

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 5 Jan 1966 Hereford United A 2–1 Bird, Hale 6,000
6 7 Feb 1966 Chester H 2–2 Hale 2 1,776
6r 16 Feb 1966 Chester A 0–2 5,296

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers (C) 46 24 11 11 85 54 1.574 59 Promoted to the Third Division
2 Darlington (P) 46 25 9 12 72 53 1.358 59
3 Torquay United (P) 46 24 10 12 72 49 1.469 58
4 Colchester United (P) 46 23 10 13 70 47 1.489 56
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 24 8 14 93 66 1.409 56
6 Luton Town 46 24 8 14 90 70 1.286 56
7 Chester 46 20 12 14 79 70 1.129 52
8 Notts County 46 19 12 15 61 53 1.151 50
9 Newport County 46 18 12 16 75 75 1 48
10 Southport 46 18 12 16 68 69 0.986 48
11 Bradford Park Avenue 46 21 5 20 102 92 1.109 47
12 Barrow 46 16 15 15 72 76 0.947 47
13 Stockport County 46 18 6 22 71 70 1.014 42
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 16 9 21 61 63 0.968 41
15 Halifax Town 46 15 11 20 67 75 0.893 41
16 Barnsley 46 15 10 21 74 78 0.949 40
17 Aldershot 46 15 10 21 75 84 0.893 40
18 Hartlepools United 46 16 8 22 63 75 0.84 40
19 Port Vale 46 15 9 22 48 59 0.814 39
20 Chesterfield 46 13 13 20 62 78 0.795 39
21 Rochdale 46 16 5 25 71 87 0.816 37 Re-elected
22 Lincoln City 46 13 11 22 57 82 0.695 37
23 Bradford City 46 12 13 21 63 94 0.67 37
24 Wrexham 46 13 9 24 72 104 0.692 35

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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