1972–73 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1972–73 season
ManagerBilly Lucas
StadiumSomerton Park
Fourth Division5th
FA Cup3rd round
League Cup2nd round
Welsh Cup5th round
Top goalscorerLeague: Brown (16)
All: Brown (24)
Highest home attendance11,350 vs Cardiff City (Welsh Cup, 20 Feb 1973)
Lowest home attendance2,843 vs Lincoln City (16 Dec 1972)
Average home league attendance4,810

The 1972–73 season was Newport County's 11th consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division since relegation at the end of the 1961–62 season and their 45th overall in the Football League. County missed out on promotion by the narrowest of margins: their goal average of 1.46 being inferior to that of Aldershot's 1.58 – both teams having finished level on points.

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 22 12 12 64 44 1.455 56 14 6 3 37 18 34 8 6 9 27 26 22

Source: rsssf.com

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHAAHAHHAAHHAAHHAHAAHHAHAHHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAAHH
ResultDWWDLDLDLWWWLWWWDWLLLDLWWWWWDLWWWWDLDWDDLDWLWW
Position1064466131015138898734457771185554677433255545666664
Updated to match(es) played on 28 Apr 1973. 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
12 Aug 1972 Gillingham A 0–0 3,719
19 Aug 1972 Chester H 3–2 OG, Brown 2 3,342
26 Aug 1972 Colchester United A 3–1 Coldrick, Hawkins, Thomas 3,639
29 Aug 1972 Bury A 0–0 2,834
2 Sep 1972 Mansfield Town H 0–1 4,813
9 Sep 1972 Torquay United A 2–2 Screen, Thomas 3,693
16 Sep 1972 Cambridge United H 0–2 3,567
19 Sep 1972 Peterborough United H 1–1 Thomas 3,013
23 Sep 1972 Reading A 0–5 4,107
26 Sep 1972 Northampton Town A 1–0 R.Jones 4,010
30 Sep 1972 Stockport County H 1–0 Brown 3,012
7 Oct 1972 Aldershot H 2–1 OG, R.Jones 3,504
11 Oct 1972 Bradford City A 1–2 Brown 1,545
14 Oct 1972 Darlington A 3–2 OG, Brown 2 1,356
21 Oct 1972 Hartlepool United H 5–1 R.Jones 2, Brown 2, Aizlewood 3,389
24 Oct 1972 Southport H 3–1 R.Jones 2, Hill 5,616
28 Oct 1972 Exeter City A 0–0 4,588
4 Nov 1972 Northampton Town H 1–0 White 4,825
11 Nov 1972 Peterborough United A 0–1 4,480
25 Nov 1972 Barnsley A 1–2 Brown 2,063
28 Nov 1972 Hereford United H 0–1 8,776
16 Dec 1972 Lincoln City H 2–2 Brown, Hooper 2,843
23 Dec 1972 Workington A 2–3 Brown, P.Harris 1,254
26 Dec 1972 Reading H 1–0 Aizlewood 5,435
30 Dec 1972 Chester A 2–0 Brown 2 2,844
6 Jan 1973 Colchester United H 1–0 Screen 3,465
23 Jan 1973 Torquay United H 2–1 R.Jones 2 4,395
30 Jan 1973 Southport A 2–0 White, Summerhayes 4,451
6 Feb 1973 Bradford City H 0–0 5,795
10 Feb 1973 Cambridge United A 1–3 White 3,496
17 Feb 1973 Gillingham H 5–1 OG, R.Jones 2, Hill, Coldrick 4,235
24 Feb 1973 Lincoln City A 2–0 Screen, R.Jones 3,023
2 Mar 1973 Aldershot A 2–0 Screen, Summerhayes 3,951
6 Mar 1973 Doncaster Rovers H 1–0 Brown 6,674
9 Mar 1973 Darlington H 0–0 7,625
16 Mar 1973 Hartlepool United A 0–1 3,649
21 Mar 1973 Crewe Alexandra A 0–0 1,991
24 Mar 1973 Exeter City H 2–0 Brown, Passey 4,817
26 Mar 1973 Mansfield Town A 0–0 6,402
31 Mar 1973 Barnsley H 1–1 R.Jones 4,757
7 Apr 1973 Hereford United A 0–2 14,849
14 Apr 1973 Crewe Alexandra H 0–0 4,090
21 Apr 1973 Doncaster Rovers A 5–1 Screen, D.Jones, Coldrick, Hill, Brown 1,942
23 Apr 1973 Stockport County A 0–1 2,785
24 Apr 1973 Workington H 2–0 D.Jones, Hill 5,256
28 Apr 1973 Bury H 4–3 Coldrick, Aizlewood, R.Jones, D.Jones 7,390

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 18 Nov 1972 Alton Town H 5–1 B.Harris 2, Brown, R.Jones, White 4,692
2 9 Dec 1972 Torquay United A 1–0 Brown 3,724
3 13 Jan 1973 Millwall A 0–3 10,122

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 15 Aug 1972 Swansea City A 1–1 Hill 3,998
1r 22 Aug 1972 Swansea City H 3–0 Brown 3 5,220
2 5 Sep 1972 Ipswich Town H 0–3 9,516

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
4 9 Jan 1973 Swansea City A 0–0 2,990
4r 16 Jan 1973 Swansea City H 3–0 Brown 3 4,042
5 20 Feb 1973 Cardiff City H 1–3 Hooper 11,350

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GR Pts Promotion or relegation
3 Cambridge United (P) 46 15 6 2 40 23 5 11 7 27 34 1.175 57 Promoted to the Third Division
4 Aldershot (P) 46 14 6 3 33 14 8 6 9 27 24 1.579 56
5 Newport County 46 14 6 3 37 18 8 6 9 27 26 1.455 56
6 Mansfield Town 46 15 7 1 52 17 5 7 11 26 34 1.529 54
7 Reading 46 14 7 2 33 7 3 11 9 18 31 1.342 52
Source: rsssf.com
(P) Promoted.

References[edit]

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

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