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SEASON: 1953-54


Prev Season: 1952-53
This Season: 1953-54
Next Season: 1954-55
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)

MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker

FA Cup:
3rd Round (Plymouth Argyle (A) 0-2)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Alan Moore, Tommy Capel (19 goals)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
43

Competitive Goals:
86

Goals per game:
2.0



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42

League Points:
52 out of 84 (2 points per win)

Points Percentage:
61.9%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored10 times10 times7 times5 times3 times
Conceded20 times11 times5 times1 time
Won By6 times8 times4 times1 time1 time
Lost By6 times3 times2 times

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
34,423

Lowest League Attendance:
13,573

Average League Attendance:
22,602

Highest Cup Attendance:
0

Lowest Cup Attendance:
0


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
6

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0

Penalties scored:
0

Penalties conceded:
0

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0


END OF SEASON TABLE



SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHome Away
1Leicester City422310997601542632386734371.61756Promoted as Champions3-10-1
2Everton4220166925813625527710437311.58656Promoted3-33-3
3Blackburn Rovers422391086501542541685832341.720550-10-2
4Nottingham Forest4220121086591551612757925321.45852
5Rotherham United4221714806713445126831029411.194494-10-3
6Luton Town4218121264591173362375928361.085482-11-0
7Birmingham City42181113785812634918651029401.345471-12-2
8Fulham4217101598851236623957936461.153444-11-3
9Bristol Rovers4214161264581074321949832391.103443-10-1
10Leeds United42151314898112545630381033511.099435-22-0
11Stoke City421217137160885432849828321.183415-41-1
12Doncaster Rovers42169175963957322874102735.937412-23-1
13West Ham United421591867691164442043142349.971394-01-1
14Notts County42131316547486726295792845.730395-01-1
15Hull City421662064661416472225141744.970382-00-3
16Lincoln City421491965831164462333151960.783374-22-2
17Bury421114175472975393227121540.750362-21-2
18Derby County421211196482957383536122647.780354-22-1
19Plymouth Argyle429161765826123383134142751.793343-00-1
20Swansea Town421382158821155342523162457.707342-11-2
21Brentford421011214078957252616141552.51331Relegated2-11-1
22Oldham Athletic4289254089678263122171458.44925Relegated1-13-1

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Wed Aug 19, 1953EvertonH3-3Draw21,6698Capel (?, ?), Collindridge (?)
2Sat Aug 22, 1953Plymouth ArgyleH3-0Win16,8966Moore (?), Martin (?), Leverton (?)
3Wed Aug 26, 1953Luton TownA1-0Win17,5223Capel (?)
4Sat Aug 29, 1953Swansea TownA1-2Loss11,2424Moore (?)
5Wed Sep 02, 1953Luton TownH2-1Win17,1725Moore (?), Leverton (?)
6Sat Sep 05, 1953Rotherham UnitedH4-1Win22,5023Scott (?), Leverton (?, ?), Capel (?)
7Mon Sep 07, 1953Hull CityA0-3Loss17,2885
8Sat Sep 12, 1953Leicester CityA0-1Loss29,93911
9Wed Sep 16, 1953Hull CityH2-0Win13,5735Collindridge (?, ?)
10Sat Sep 19, 1953Stoke CityH5-4Win22,8405Burkitt (?), Moore (?, ?, ?), Leverton (?)
11Sat Sep 26, 1953FulhamA1-3Loss24,2517Moore (?)
12Sat Oct 03, 1953West Ham UnitedH4-0Win23,1676Burkitt (?), Capel (?), Collindridge (?, ?)
13Sat Oct 10, 1953Notts CountyH5-0Win30,5594Gager (?), Thompson (?), Capel (?, ?), Collindridge (?)
14Sat Oct 17, 1953Lincoln CityA2-2Draw21,9365Thompson (?), Capel (?)
15Sat Oct 24, 1953Bristol RoversH3-1Win23,1395Moore (?), Thompson (?), Capel (?)
16Sat Oct 31, 1953BrentfordA1-1Draw15,3843Latimer (? OG)
17Sat Nov 07, 1953Derby CountyH4-2Win31,3972Moore (?), Lemon (?), Capel (?, ?)
18Sat Nov 14, 1953Blackburn RoversA0-2Loss16,5494
19Sat Nov 21, 1953Doncaster RoversH2-2Draw28,4914Thompson (?, ?)
20Sat Nov 28, 1953BuryA1-2Loss11,9155Moore (?)
21Sat Dec 05, 1953Oldham AthleticH1-1Draw16,7986Ardron (?)
22Sat Dec 12, 1953EvertonA3-3Draw33,1926Gager (?), Moore (?), Thompson (?)
23Sat Dec 19, 1953Plymouth ArgyleA0-1Loss17,7376
24Fri Dec 25, 1953Leeds UnitedH5-2Win19,7455Ardron (?, ?, ?), Capel (?), Moore (?)
25Sat Dec 26, 1953Leeds UnitedA2-0Win22,1355Moore (?), Ardron (?)
26Sat Jan 02, 1954Swansea TownH2-1Win18,7954Ardron (?, ?)
27Sat Jan 16, 1954Rotherham UnitedA0-3Loss14,3256
28Sat Jan 23, 1954Leicester CityH3-1Win34,4234Capel (?), McLaren (?, ?)
29Sat Feb 06, 1954Stoke CityA1-1Draw17,3464McLaren (?)
30Sat Feb 13, 1954FulhamH4-1Win25,1474Capel (?, ?, ?), McLaren (?)
31Sat Feb 20, 1954West Ham UnitedA1-1Draw20,4003McLaren (?)
32Sat Feb 27, 1954Notts CountyA1-1Draw36,9885Capel (?)
33Sat Mar 06, 1954Lincoln CityH4-2Win20,9864Moore (?), McLaren (?), Collindridge (?), Green (? OG)
34Sat Mar 13, 1954Bristol RoversA0-1Loss21,7364
35Sat Mar 20, 1954BrentfordH2-1Win15,7004Moore (?), Ardron (?)
36Sat Mar 27, 1954Doncaster RoversA3-1Win13,4414Gager (?), Moore (?), Capel (?)
37Sat Apr 03, 1954BuryH2-2Draw17,2154Moore (?), Ardron (?)
38Sat Apr 10, 1954Derby CountyA2-1Win21,9614Moore (?), Ardron (?)
39Fri Apr 16, 1954Birmingham CityH1-1Draw25,2854Gager (?)
40Sat Apr 17, 1954Blackburn RoversH0-1Loss29,1544
41Mon Apr 19, 1954Birmingham CityA2-2Draw14,6254Gager (?), Thompson (?)
42Sat Apr 24, 1954Oldham AthleticA3-1Win8,3014Gager (?), Moore (?), Capel (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 09, 1954Plymouth Argyle3A0-2Loss-


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 30, 1954Aston VillaEnglandH0-2Loss-
Tue Apr 27, 1954West Midlands XIEnglandN7-1Win-Ardron (?, ?), Thompson (?, ?), Collindridge (?), Capel (?), Moore (?)
Wed Apr 28, 1954Rushden TownEnglandA5-2Win-Capel (?, ?), Thompson (?), McLaren (?), ? (? OG)
Thu Apr 29, 1954Gainsborough TrinityEnglandA4-1Win-Moore (?, ?), Ardron (?), Walker (? pen)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and immediately after the season.
In (1) Out (4)
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Hugh McLarenBoughtJames ClarkeSold
Roland 'Tot' LevertonSold
Apr 24, 1954Collin CollindridgeSold
May 31, 1954Tommy CapelSold


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKHarry Walker311597
GKWilliam Farmer12534
DBob McKinlay11
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)2913106
DHorace Gager422011116
DJames Clarke3111
MAlan Orr15762
MBill Whare241167
MJack Burkitt401811112
MJack Hutchinson301578
MWally Ardron1575310
FAlan Moore4320121119
FArthur Lemon197751
FBrian Burton11
FCollin Collindridge3316897
FFreddie Scott95131
FHugh McLaren105416
FJack French281369
FNoel Kelly14743
FRoland 'Tot' Leverton116145
FSid Thompson145637
FTom Martin115331
FTommy Capel35189819
FTommy Wilson3111


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
19Alan Moore43
19Tommy Capel35
10Wally Ardron15
7Collin Collindridge33
7Sid Thompson14
6Horace Gager42
6Hugh McLaren10
5Roland 'Tot' Leverton11
2Jack Burkitt40
1Arthur Lemon19
1Freddie Scott9
1Tom Martin11



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1953-54

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Derby CountySat Nov 07, 1953H4-2Sat Apr 10, 1954A2-1
Leeds UnitedFri Dec 25, 1953H5-2Sat Dec 26, 1953A2-0
Luton TownWed Aug 26, 1953A1-0Wed Sep 02, 1953H2-1