1967–68 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1967–68 season
ManagerLeslie Graham
StadiumSomerton Park
Fourth Division12th
FA Cup3rd round
League Cup2nd round
Welsh CupSemi-final
Top goalscorerLeague: Hill (13)
All: Hill (18)
Highest home attendance17,600 vs Southampton (FA Cup, 30 Jan 1968)
Lowest home attendance1,605 vs Exeter City (27 Apr 1968)
Average home league attendance3,282

The 1967–68 season was Newport County's sixth consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division since relegation at the end of the 1961–62 season and their 40th 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 16 13 17 58 63 0.921 45 11 7 5 32 22 29 5 6 12 26 41 16

Source: rsssf.com

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundHAHHAHAAHHAHAAHAAAHHAAHAHAHAHHHAAHAHAAHHAHHHAA
ResultDLWWDDDWWWLLLLDLWLDLLLDLWDWWWDWLDLDWWDLLWWDWLL
Position718117886554591212121311131213151717181718161511149111213131313131313131213111212
Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 1968. Source: statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Fixtures and results[edit]

Fourth Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
19 Aug 1967 Rochdale H 1–1 Melling 4,848
26 Aug 1967 Brentford A 1–3 Wookey 4,511
2 Sep 1967 Bradford Park Avenue H 4–0 D.Jones 2, Melling, Hill 3,700
5 Sep 1967 York City H 2–1 D.Jones, King 4,108
9 Sep 1967 Doncaster Rovers A 1–1 Hill 6,207
16 Sep 1967 Luton Town H 1–1 King 4,635
22 Sep 1967 Southend United A 2–2 King 2 15,389
25 Sep 1967 York City A 1–0 King 3,072
30 Sep 1967 Wrexham H 3–2 Melling 3 5,133
3 Oct 1967 Hartlepools United H 2–0 Melling 2 2,136
7 Oct 1967 Lincoln City A 1–2 Stark 6,689
14 Oct 1967 Halifax Town H 0–1 2,657
21 Oct 1967 Bradford City A 0–3 8,123
23 Oct 1967 Hartlepools United A 0–2 4,942
31 Oct 1967 Crewe Alexandra H 0–0 3,004
4 Nov 1967 Notts County A 1–3 D.Jones 4,456
13 Nov 1967 Bradford Park Avenue A 2–0 Stark, Thomas 2,991
18 Nov 1967 Chester A 1–2 Thomas 3,704
21 Nov 1967 Port Vale H 1–1 A.Smith 2,434
25 Nov 1967 Chesterfield H 0–3 2,343
2 Dec 1967 Exeter City A 1–2 Hill 4,208
16 Dec 1967 Rochdale A 3–4 Hill, Robinson, Buck 1,662
23 Dec 1967 Brentford H 2–2 Hill, King 2,700
26 Dec 1967 Swansea Town A 2–4 Hill, A.Jones 12,458
30 Dec 1967 Swansea Town H 3–0 A.Jones 2, Buck 6,316
20 Jan 1968 Luton Town A 1–1 Hill 10,992
6 Feb 1968 Southend United H 2–0 Hill, OG 2,850
10 Feb 1968 Wrexham A 1–0 Hill 5,544
17 Feb 1968 Barnsley H 3–0 Wookey, Buck, A.Jones 4,301
24 Feb 1968 Chester H 1–1 A.Jones 4,370
27 Feb 1968 Doncaster Rovers H 2–1 Hill, A.Jones 4,642
2 Mar 1968 Halifax Town A 1–4 King 4,336
9 Mar 1968 Workington A 1–1 A.Jones 2,838
16 Mar 1968 Bradford City H 0–3 3,017
23 Mar 1968 Crewe Alexandra A 1–1 A.Jones 4,378
30 Mar 1968 Notts County H 1–0 OG 2,040
6 Apr 1968 Port Vale A 1–0 Buck 3,607
12 Apr 1968 Aldershot A 0–0 5,411
13 Apr 1968 Lincoln City H 0–1 2,542
15 Apr 1968 Aldershot H 0–2 2,180
20 Apr 1968 Chesterfield A 2–1 Hill, A.Williams 6,200
23 Apr 1968 Darlington H 1–0 Hill 2,112
27 Apr 1968 Exeter City H 1–1 Hill 1,605
29 Apr 1968 Workington H 2–1 King 2 1,813
4 May 1968 Darlington A 0–1 3,085
11 May 1968 Barnsley A 2–4 A.Jones 2 12,092

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 18 Dec 1967 Gillingham H 3–0 Hill, A.Williams, King 2,452
2 6 Jan 1968 Guildford City A 1–0 Buck 8,774
3 27 Jan 1968 Southampton A 1–1 King 23,789
3r 30 Jan 1968 Southampton H 2–3 Hill, A.Williams 17,600

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 22 Aug 1967 Swindon Town A 1–1 OG 10,870
1r 29 Aug 1967 Swindon Town H 2–0 D.Jones, King 6,537
2 12 Sep 1967 Blackpool H 0–1 13,157

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 3 Feb 1968 Welshpool A 4–0 Hill 2, Thomas, A.P.Jones 2,200
6 19 Feb 1968 Swansea Town H 3–1 Thomas, Hill, Buck 7,833
SF 19 Mar 1968 Hereford United H 0–1 5,100

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
10 Doncaster Rovers 46 18 15 13 66 56 1.179 51
11 Halifax Town 46 15 16 15 52 49 1.061 46
12 Newport County 46 16 13 17 58 63 0.921 45
13 Lincoln City 46 17 9 20 71 68 1.044 43
14 Brentford 46 18 7 21 61 64 0.953 43
Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal average; 3) number of goals scored.

References[edit]

  • Amber in the Blood: A History of Newport County. ISBN 978-1-874427-40-7

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