1974–75 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1974–75 season
Manager Brian Harris
(until 15 Mar 1975)
Billy Lucas
(from 15 Mar 1975)
Stadium Somerton Park
Fourth Division 12th
FA Cup 2nd round
League Cup 2nd round
Top goalscorer League: Woods (21)
All: Woods (21)
Highest home attendance 4,765 vs Walsall (FA Cup, 14 Dec 1974)
Lowest home attendance 1,535 vs Hartlepool (17 Mar 1975)
Average home league attendance 2,713
Home colours
Away colours

The 1974–75 season was Newport County's 13th consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division since relegation at the end of the 1961–62 season and their 47th 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 19 9 18 68 75 0.907 47 13 5 5 43 30 31 6 4 13 25 45 16

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 H A H H A A H H A H A A H A A H A A H A A H A H H A H A H H H A H H A H H A H A A H H A A
Result L W W W L L W W W L L W L W W D D D W W W L W L W W D D L L L D L L W L W W D W L L D D L L
Position 20 16 9 4 7 12 9 6 3 5 11 8 9 4 5 7 8 8 9 7 6 9 5 9 5 5 3 6 7 8 10 9 10 12 10 11 10 10 9 8 8 9 9 9 10 11

Last updated: 25 Apr 1975.
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
17 Aug 1974 Hartlepool A 0–2 2,559
24 Aug 1974 Darlington H 2–1 Godfrey, Hancock 2,707
31 Aug 1974 Doncaster Rovers A 2–0 Jones 2 2,156
3 Sep 1974 Swansea City H 3–0 Jones, Woods, Aizlewood 3,485
7 Sep 1974 Shrewsbury Town H 2–4 Jones, Hooper 2,754
14 Sep 1974 Reading A 0–3 6,360
18 Sep 1974 Bradford City A 1–0 Jones 3,829
21 Sep 1974 Brentford H 1–0 Godfrey 3,022
24 Sep 1974 Workington H 3–1 Jones, Bell, Woods 3,250
28 Sep 1974 Barnsley A 1–2 Woods 4,553
5 Oct 1974 Exeter City H 1–2 Bell 3,130
12 Oct 1974 Crewe Alexandra A 2–1 Jones, Woods 2,861
15 Oct 1974 Swansea City A 0–2 3,372
18 Oct 1974 Northampton Town H 2–1 Woods, Passey 2,155
26 Oct 1974 Rochdale A 4–2 Jones 2, Godfrey, Woods 1,208
2 Nov 1974 Rotherham United A 1–1 Woods 4,642
9 Nov 1974 Stockport County H 3–3 Jones, Godfrey, Woods 2,634
16 Nov 1974 Cambridge United A 1–1 Hooper 2,829
30 Nov 1974 Southport A 3–1 Woods 2, Jones 1,314
7 Dec 1974 Scunthorpe United H 2–0 Woodruff, Woods 3,139
21 Dec 1974 Torquay United A 1–0 White 2,259
28 Dec 1974 Mansfield Town A 0–3 7,920
4 Jan 1975 Bradford City H 2–1 Woods, Woodruff 3,251
11 Jan 1975 Scunthorpe United A 1–4 Woods 1,529
17 Jan 1975 Southport H 1–0 Hooper 2,857
25 Jan 1975 Chester H 3–0 Woods 2, Jones 4,144
31 Jan 1975 Stockport County A 1–1 Jones 1,975
8 Feb 1975 Rotherham United H 1–1 Woods 4,161
15 Feb 1975 Chester A 1–4 Jones 5,427
22 Feb 1975 Cambridge United H 1–2 Jones 3,219
28 Feb 1975 Doncaster Rovers H 0–2 2,252
3 Mar 1975 Lincoln City H 1–1 Godfrey 2,064
8 Mar 1975 Workington A 1–3 Woods 1,248
15 Mar 1975 Barnsley H 3–4 Woods, Parsons, OG 1,773
17 Mar 1975 Hartlepool H 2–0 Woods, Woodruff 1,535
22 Mar 1975 Shrewsbury Town A 0–1 3,465
29 Mar 1975 Torquay United H 2–1 Woodruff, OG 2,139
31 Mar 1975 Mansfield Town H 2–1 Woods, White 3,663
1 Apr 1975 Brentford A 0–0 5,560
5 Apr 1975 Rochdale H 3–2 Hooper 3 1,801
9 Apr 1975 Lincoln City A 2–5 Parsons 2 5,613
12 Apr 1975 Exeter City A 1–3 Woodruff 2,755
15 Apr 1975 Reading H 2–2 Woodruff, Parsons 1,536
19 Apr 1975 Crewe Alexandra H 1–1 Hancock 1,739
21 Apr 1975 Darlington A 0–3 1,959
25 Apr 1975 Northampton Town A 2–3 Parsons, Woods 2,482

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1974–75 FA Cup
Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 23 Nov 1974 Exeter City A 2–1 Hooper, White 4,202
2 14 Dec 1974 Walsall H 1–3 Jones 4,765

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 20 Aug 1974 Torquay United H 1–0 Woodruff 3,022
2 11 Sep 1974 Chelsea A 2–4 Woodruff, Brown 13,322

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Mansfield Town (C) 46 28 12 6 90 40 2.25 68 Promoted to the Third Division
2 Shrewsbury Town (P) 46 26 10 10 80 43 1.86 62
3 Rotherham United (P) 46 22 15 9 71 41 1.732 59
4 Chester (P) 46 23 11 12 64 38 1.684 57
5 Lincoln City 46 21 15 10 79 48 1.646 57
6 Cambridge United 46 20 14 12 62 44 1.409 54
7 Reading 46 21 10 15 63 47 1.34 52
8 Brentford 46 18 13 15 53 45 1.178 49
9 Exeter City 46 19 11 16 60 63 0.952 49
10 Bradford City 46 17 13 16 56 51 1.098 47
11 Southport 46 15 17 14 56 56 1 47
12 Newport County 46 19 9 18 68 75 0.907 47
13 Hartlepool 46 16 11 19 52 62 0.839 43
14 Torquay United 46 14 14 18 46 61 0.754 42
15 Barnsley 46 15 11 20 62 65 0.954 41
16 Northampton Town 46 15 11 20 67 73 0.918 41
17 Doncaster Rovers 46 14 12 20 65 79 0.823 40
18 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 18 17 34 47 0.723 40
19 Rochdale 46 13 13 20 59 75 0.787 39
20 Stockport County 46 12 14 20 43 70 0.614 38
21 Darlington 46 13 10 23 54 67 0.806 36 Re-elected
22 Swansea City 46 15 6 25 46 73 0.63 36
23 Workington 46 10 11 25 36 66 0.545 31
24 Scunthorpe United 46 7 15 24 41 78 0.526 29

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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