1975–76 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1975–76 season
ManagerDave Elliott
(until February 1976)
Jimmy Scoular
(from February 1976)
StadiumSomerton Park
Fourth Division22nd (re-elected)
FA Cup1st round
League Cup1st round
Top goalscorerLeague: Parsons (15)
All: Parsons (16)
Highest home attendance5,182 vs Swindon Town (FA Cup, 22 Nov 1975)
Lowest home attendance1,092 vs Watford (31 Mar 1976)
Average home league attendance2,083

The 1975–76 season was Newport County's 14th consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division since relegation at the end of the 1961–62 season and their 48th overall in the Football League.

Season review[edit]

Newport continued to play in shirts with broad shoulder stripes from the end of the previous season (shown as third kit here) until September 1975, when they switched to kits with three adidas stripes down the sleeves but no other branding. The broad shoulder stripe kit was also used against Watford at home on 31 March 1976.[1]

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 13 9 24 57 90 0.633 35 8 7 8 35 33 23 5 2 16 22 57 12

Source: rsssf.com

Results by round[edit]

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ResultWWDLWLDWWWLDDDWWLLWLDLLWWLDLLLLLWLLLLLLWDLLDLL
Position73371877646669557979910131079914151616161617171920202020191921222222
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 1976. 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
16 Aug 1975 Lincoln City H 3–1 Jones 2, Woods 2,797
23 Aug 1975 Workington A 2–1 Woods, Jones 1,425
30 Aug 1975 Scunthorpe United H 0–0 2,735
6 Sep 1975 Rochdale A 3–4 Woods 2, Jones 1,119
13 Sep 1975 Southport H 2–0 Godfrey, White 2,342
20 Sep 1975 Bournemouth A 0–2 3,993
23 Sep 1975 Swansea City A 2–2 S.Aizlewood 2 4,456
27 Sep 1975 Cambridge United H 2–0 Parsons 2 2,244
4 Oct 1975 Brentford A 3–1 Jones, Bell, Hooper 5,680
11 Oct 1975 Barnsley H 1–0 Woods 3,043
18 Oct 1975 Huddersfield Town A 1–2 Parsons 5,477
20 Oct 1975 Reading H 0–0 3,955
25 Oct 1975 Exeter City H 3–3 Parsons 2, Jones 2,871
1 Nov 1975 Torquay United A 1–1 Parsons 2,163
3 Nov 1975 Stockport County A 1–0 OG 2,208
8 Nov 1975 Bradford City H 3–1 Hooper, Love, White 2,747
15 Nov 1975 Doncaster Rovers A 1–5 Parsons 7,793
29 Nov 1975 Hartlepool United A 1–4 Godfrey 2,780
6 Dec 1975 Darlington H 4–1 Jones, Parsons, White, OG 1,878
20 Dec 1975 Watford A 1–3 Parsons 3,261
26 Dec 1975 Crewe Alexandra H 2–2 Woodruff, Parsons 3,788
27 Dec 1975 Northampton Town A 0–3 8,448
3 Jan 1976 Tranmere Rovers H 1–5 Parsons 2,074
10 Jan 1976 Scunthorpe United A 2–1 Woods 2 1,879
17 Jan 1976 Bournemouth H 3–1 Parsons, White, OG 1,496
24 Jan 1976 Southport A 0–3 1,268
7 Feb 1976 Stockport County H 2–2 White, S.Aizlewood 1,652
21 Feb 1976 Doncaster Rovers H 2–3 Parsons, Woods 1,543
23 Feb 1976 Swansea City H 1–2 S.Aizlewood 2,040
28 Feb 1976 Exeter City A 0–3 3,447
2 Mar 1976 Reading A 0–1 6,211
5 Mar 1976 Torquay United H 0–2 1,588
8 Mar 1976 Brentford H 1–0 Parsons 1,150
13 Mar 1976 Barnsley A 1–3 Woods 2,587
17 Mar 1976 Huddersfield Town H 1–2 Parsons 1,374
20 Mar 1976 Hartlepool United H 0–1 1,230
27 Mar 1976 Darlington A 0–4 1,312
31 Mar 1976 Watford H 0–2 1,092
3 Apr 1976 Lincoln City A 1–4 M.Aizlewood 8,178
6 Apr 1976 Cambridge United A 1–0 Love 1,361
10 Apr 1976 Rochdale H 1–1 Jones 1,331
14 Apr 1976 Tranmere Rovers A 1–3 Jones 2,629
17 Apr 1976 Crewe Alexandra A 0–4 1,971
20 Apr 1976 Northampton Town H 1–1 Jones 1,728
24 Apr 1976 Workington H 2–3 Woods, Jones 1,226
3 May 1976 Bradford City A 0–3 1,676

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 22 Nov 1975 Swindon Town H 2–2 Godfrey, Parsons 5,182
1r 25 Nov 1975 Swindon Town A 0–3 7,574

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
1–1 19 Aug 1975 Exeter City H 1–1 Love 2,268
1–2 26 Aug 1975 Exeter City A 0–2 1–3 agg

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Lincoln City 46 32 10 4 111 39 2.846 74
2 Northampton Town 46 29 10 7 87 40 2.175 68
3 Reading 46 24 12 10 70 51 1.373 60
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 24 10 12 89 55 1.618 58
5 Huddersfield Town 46 21 14 11 56 41 1.366 56
6 Bournemouth 46 20 12 14 57 48 1.188 52
7 Exeter City 46 18 14 14 56 47 1.191 50
8 Watford 46 22 6 18 62 62 1.000 50
9 Torquay United 46 18 14 14 55 63 0.873 50
10 Doncaster Rovers 46 19 11 16 75 69 1.087 49
11 Swansea City 46 16 15 15 66 57 1.158 47
12 Barnsley 46 14 16 16 52 48 1.083 44
13 Cambridge United 46 14 15 17 58 62 0.935 43
14 Hartlepool 46 16 10 20 62 78 0.795 42
15 Rochdale 46 12 18 16 40 54 0.741 42
16 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 15 18 58 57 1.018 41
17 Bradford City 46 12 17 17 63 65 0.969 41
18 Brentford 46 14 13 19 56 60 0.933 41
19 Scunthorpe United 46 14 10 22 50 59 0.847 38
20 Darlington 46 14 10 22 48 57 0.842 38
21 Stockport County 46 13 12 21 43 76 0.566 38
22 Newport County 46 13 9 24 57 90 0.633 35
23 Southport 46 8 10 28 41 77 0.532 26
24 Workington 46 7 7 32 30 87 0.345 21
Key
Division Champions
Promoted
Re-elected
Failed re-election

Election[edit]

Votes Club Fate
42 Stockport County Re-elected to the League
41 Newport County Re-elected to the League
38 Southport Re-elected to the League
21 Workington Re-elected to the League
18 Yeovil Town Not elected to the League
14 Kettering Town Not elected to the League
6 Wigan Athletic Not elected to the League
3 Chelmsford City Not elected to the League
3 Wimbledon Not elected to the League
2 Nuneaton Borough Not elected to the League
2 Telford United Not elected to the League
1 Gainsborough Trinity Not elected to the League
1 Scarborough Not elected to the League

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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