1953–54 Football League

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The 195354 season was the 55th completed season of The Football League, which ran from August 1953 until April 1954.

The Football League
Season1953–54
ChampionsWolverhampton Wanderers

Final league tables

The tables below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website and in Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79, with home and away statistics separated.

Beginning with the season 1894–95, clubs finishing level on points were separated according to goal average (goals scored divided by goals conceded), or more properly put, goal ratio. In case one or more teams had the same goal difference, this system favoured those teams who had scored fewer goals. The goal average system was eventually scrapped beginning with the 1976–77 season.

From the 1922–23 season, the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South were required to apply for re-election.

First Division

First Division
Season1953–54
ChampionsWolverhampton Wanderers
1st English title
RelegatedMiddlesbrough
Liverpool
Matches played462
Goals scored1,626 (3.52 per match)
Top goalscorerJimmy Glazzard
(29 goals)
Biggest home winCharlton Athletic 8–1 Middlesbrough
(12 September 1953)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 8–1 Chelsea
(26 September 1953)
Biggest away winCardiff City 1–6 Manchester United
(14 November 1953)
Highest scoringNewcastle United 3–7 West Bromwich Albion
(16 September 1953)
Longest winning run6 matches
Charlton Athletic
Longest unbeaten run18 matches
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Longest losing run5 matches
Liverpool

Wolverhampton Wanderers won the First Division title for the first time in their history, finishing four points ahead of their local rivals West Bromwich Albion, who lifted their fourth FA Cup in the same season. Defending champions Arsenal slumped to 12th.

Middlesbrough and Liverpool were relegated to the Second Division; this is the last time Liverpool has been relegated from any division. They would compete in the Second Division until promotion in 1962, and have remained in the top flight ever since.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C) 42 25 7 10 96 56 1.714 57
2 West Bromwich Albion 42 22 9 11 86 63 1.365 53
3 Huddersfield Town 42 20 11 11 78 61 1.279 51
4 Manchester United 42 18 12 12 73 58 1.259 48
5 Bolton Wanderers 42 18 12 12 75 60 1.250 48
6 Blackpool 42 19 10 13 80 69 1.159 48
7 Burnley 42 21 4 17 78 67 1.164 46
8 Chelsea 42 16 12 14 74 68 1.088 44
9 Charlton Athletic 42 19 6 17 75 77 0.974 44
10 Cardiff City 42 18 8 16 51 71 0.718 44
11 Preston North End 42 19 5 18 87 58 1.500 43
12 Arsenal 42 15 13 14 75 73 1.027 43
13 Aston Villa 42 16 9 17 70 68 1.029 41
14 Portsmouth 42 14 11 17 81 89 0.910 39
15 Newcastle United 42 14 10 18 72 77 0.935 38
16 Tottenham Hotspur 42 16 5 21 65 76 0.855 37
17 Manchester City 42 14 9 19 62 77 0.805 37
18 Sunderland 42 14 8 20 81 89 0.910 36
19 Sheffield Wednesday 42 15 6 21 70 91 0.769 36
20 Sheffield United 42 11 11 20 69 90 0.767 33
21 Middlesbrough (R) 42 10 10 22 60 91 0.659 30 Relegation to the Second Division
22 Liverpool (R) 42 9 10 23 68 97 0.701 28
Source: World Football
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal average; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champions; (R) Relegated

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BLP BOL BUR CAR CHA CHE HUD LIV MCI MUN MID NEW POR PNE SHU SHW SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 1–1 1–1 4–3 2–5 1–1 3–3 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–1 4–1 1–4 0–3 2–2 2–3
Aston Villa 2–1 2–1 2–2 5–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–2 5–3 1–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 6–1 1–2
Blackpool 2–2 3–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 4–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 4–1 0–0
Bolton Wanderers 3–1 3–0 3–2 0–0 3–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 3–2 2–2 6–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1
Burnley 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 5–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 5–1 4–2 1–4 4–1
Cardiff City 0–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–3 1–6 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–3
Charlton Athletic 1–5 1–1 4–2 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 6–0 2–1 1–0 8–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 4–2 5–3 0–1 1–1 0–2
Chelsea 0–2 1–2 5–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 4–3 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 5–0 4–2
Huddersfield Town 2–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 5–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–5 0–2 2–1
Liverpool 1–2 6–1 5–2 1–2 4–0 0–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 4–4 4–1 2–2 3–1 1–5 3–0 2–2 4–3 2–2 0–0 1–1
Manchester City 0–0 0–1 1–4 3–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 5–2 0–0 2–1 1–4 2–1 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–3 0–4
Manchester United 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–5 1–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 5–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 5–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–0
Middlesbrough 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–3 0–0 0–2 3–3 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–3 2–2 0–4 2–0 4–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–3
Newcastle United 5–2 0–1 2–1 2–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 4–3 1–2 2–3 1–1 0–4 4–1 3–0 2–1 1–3 3–7 1–2
Portsmouth 1–1 2–1 4–4 3–2 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–2 5–2 5–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 3–4 2–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 2–0
Preston North End 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 4–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–1 6–0 6–2 2–1 0–2 0–1
Sheffield United 1–0 2–1 3–4 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 3–6 3–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 5–2 1–2 3–3
Sheffield Wednesday 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 0–1 4–2 3–0 4–4 4–2 3–2 2–2 2–1 2–3 0–0
Sunderland 7–1 2–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 4–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–4 4–3 2–1 3–2
Tottenham Hotspur 1–4 1–0 2–2 3–2 2–3 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–6 2–1 3–1 0–3 0–1 2–3
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 6–1 2–3 5–2 4–0 5–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–3 3–2 2–2 4–2 2–0 3–0 0–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 5–0 8–1 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 2–4 3–2 4–3 1–0 6–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1953–1954

Second Division

Second Division
Season1953–54
ChampionsLeicester City
PromotedLeicester City
Everton
RelegatedBrentford
Oldham Athletic
Matches played462
Goals scored1,535 (3.32 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Charles
(42 goals)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Leicester City (C, P) 42 23 10 9 97 60 1.617 56 Promotion to the First Division
2 Everton (P) 42 20 16 6 92 58 1.586 56
3 Blackburn Rovers 42 23 9 10 86 50 1.720 55
4 Nottingham Forest 42 20 12 10 86 59 1.458 52
5 Rotherham United 42 21 7 14 80 67 1.194 49
6 Luton Town 42 18 12 12 64 59 1.085 48
7 Birmingham City 42 18 11 13 78 58 1.345 47
8 Fulham 42 17 10 15 98 85 1.153 44
9 Bristol Rovers 42 14 16 12 64 58 1.103 44
10 Leeds United 42 15 13 14 89 81 1.099 43
11 Stoke City 42 12 17 13 71 60 1.183 41
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 16 9 17 59 63 0.937 41
13 West Ham United 42 15 9 18 67 69 0.971 39
14 Notts County 42 13 13 16 54 74 0.730 39
15 Hull City 42 16 6 20 64 66 0.970 38
16 Lincoln City 42 14 9 19 65 83 0.783 37
17 Bury 42 11 14 17 54 72 0.750 36
18 Derby County 42 12 11 19 64 82 0.780 35
19 Plymouth Argyle 42 9 16 17 65 82 0.793 34
20 Swansea Town 42 13 8 21 58 82 0.707 34
21 Brentford (R) 42 10 11 21 40 78 0.513 31 Relegation to the Third Division South
22 Oldham Athletic (R) 42 8 9 25 40 89 0.449 25 Relegation to the Third Division North
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal average; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champions; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Results

Home \ Away BIR BLB BRE BRR BRY DER DON EVE FUL HUL LEE LEI LIN LUT NOT NTC OLD PLY ROT STK SWA WHU
Birmingham 0–0 5–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–1 5–1 2–2 2–0 3–3 1–2 1–0 5–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–3 1–0 6–0 2–0
Blackburn Rovers 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–2 0–3 2–0 0–0 5–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 6–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–3 3–0 3–0 1–0 4–1
Brentford 2–0 1–4 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–4 1–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–1
Bristol Rovers 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 3–0 0–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 2–2
Bury 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 4–4 2–5 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–3 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–6 1–2 2–0
Derby County 2–4 2–2 4–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–6 3–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 4–2 2–1
Doncaster Rovers 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–2 2–2 4–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 4–2 1–0 3–3 1–2 1–0 1–0 2–0
Everton 1–0 1–1 6–1 4–0 0–0 3–2 4–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–3 3–2 3–1 8–4 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–2
Fulham 5–2 2–3 4–1 4–4 3–0 5–2 1–2 0–0 5–1 1–3 1–1 4–1 5–1 3–1 4–3 3–1 3–1 2–4 0–1 4–3 3–4
Hull City 3–0 0–2 2–0 4–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–2 8–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 4–3 2–1
Leeds United 1–1 3–2 4–0 3–3 3–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 7–1 5–2 2–1 0–2 6–0 2–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–2
Leicester City 3–4 4–0 6–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 5–0 9–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 4–2 4–1 4–0 4–1 2–1
Lincoln City 0–1 8–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–0 4–3 1–1 3–1 1–2
Luton Town 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 4–4 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1
Nottingham Forest 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 4–2 2–2 3–3 4–1 2–0 5–2 3–1 4–2 2–1 5–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 5–4 2–1 4–0
Notts County 2–1 0–5 2–0 1–5 0–0 0–1 1–5 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 3–1
Oldham Athletic 2–3 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–4 2–3 0–0 4–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–2 3–1
Plymouth Argyle 2–2 1–1 3–2 3–3 1–1 3–2 0–0 4–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–3 5–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–1
Rotherham United 1–0 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–0 5–2 4–0 1–2 3–2 3–2 2–4 1–1 4–1 2–1 3–0 0–1 7–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 5–0
Stoke City 3–2 3–0 1–1 3–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–4 1–3 0–1 4–0 2–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–2 1–1 5–0 1–1
Swansea Town 1–3 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 4–3 0–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 1–1
West Ham United 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–1 5–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 5–2 4–1 5–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 4–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1953–1954

Third Division North

Football League
Third Division North
Season1953–54
ChampionsPort Vale (2nd title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,587 (2.88 per match)
Top goalscorerAlan Ashman (Carlisle United), 30

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Port Vale (C, P) 46 16 7 0 48 5 10 10 3 26 16 3.524 69 Promoted to the Second Division
2 Barnsley 46 16 3 4 54 24 8 7 8 23 33 1.351 58
3 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 14 7 2 49 24 7 8 8 28 32 1.375 57
4 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 49 22 6 9 8 25 33 1.345 55
5 Bradford City 46 15 6 2 40 14 7 3 13 20 41 1.091 53
6 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 41 19 6 8 9 35 45 1.188 52
7 Mansfield Town 46 15 5 3 59 22 5 6 12 29 45 1.313 51
8 Wrexham 46 16 4 3 59 19 5 5 13 22 49 1.191 51
9 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 6 4 57 31 5 8 10 20 37 1.132 50
10 Stockport County 46 14 6 3 57 20 4 5 14 20 47 1.149 47
11 Southport 46 12 5 6 41 26 5 7 11 22 34 1.050 46
12 Barrow 46 12 7 4 46 26 4 5 14 26 45 1.014 44
13 Carlisle United 46 10 8 5 53 27 4 7 12 30 44 1.169 43
14 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 40 34 7 3 13 19 36 0.843 43
15 Accrington Stanley 46 12 7 4 41 22 4 3 16 25 52 0.892 42
16 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 8 6 30 26 5 5 13 19 41 0.731 41
17 Grimsby Town 46 14 5 4 31 15 2 4 17 20 62 0.662 41
18 Hartlepools United 46 10 8 5 40 21 3 6 14 19 44 0.908 40
19 Rochdale 46 12 5 6 40 20 3 5 15 19 57 0.766 40
20 Workington 46 10 9 4 36 22 3 5 15 23 58 0.738 40
21 Darlington 46 11 3 9 31 27 1 11 11 19 44 0.704 38
22 York City 46 8 7 8 39 32 4 6 13 25 54 0.744 37
23 Halifax Town 46 9 6 8 26 21 3 4 16 18 52 0.603 34 Re-elected
24 Chester 46 10 7 6 39 22 1 3 19 9 45 0.716 32
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Division Champions; (P) Promoted

Results

Home \ Away ACC BAR BRW BRA BPA CRL CHE CHF CRE DAR GAT GRI HAL HAR MAN PTV ROC SCU SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 3–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 5–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 4–2 1–2 2–0
Barnsley 5–0 3–2 4–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 5–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 3–0 4–2 3–0 2–1
Barrow 4–3 0–1 3–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–0 4–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–1
Bradford City 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0
Bradford Park Avenue 6–4 0–2 2–1 4–0 2–4 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 4–1 4–2 5–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–0
Carlisle United 2–1 2–4 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 5–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 5–0 2–3 5–0 0–0 7–0 5–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–1
Chester 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 5–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–1
Chesterfield 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 5–1 5–0 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–2
Crewe Alexandra 0–3 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–5 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–1
Darlington 4–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–3
Gateshead 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 3–3 2–0 1–2 7–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 4–1 3–1 3–0
Grimsby Town 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 2–2 3–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0
Halifax Town 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 2–3
Hartlepool 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 6–0 3–2 1–1 6–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2
Mansfield Town 1–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 6–0 6–0 1–1 5–1 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 4–2 3–1 2–0 0–2 4–0 7–2
Port Vale 1–0 0–0 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 6–0 0–0 0–0 7–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–0
Rochdale 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 4–0 0–1 4–1 3–0 0–1 4–1 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 4–2 6–2 1–2
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 1–2 6–0 3–2 2–1 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–0
Southport 5–3 5–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–4 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 4–3 1–2 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–1
Stockport County 1–1 3–0 5–1 5–0 4–1 3–2 5–0 6–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 6–0 2–0 2–2 0–1
Tranmere 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–4 1–0 3–2 2–5 1–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–2 6–1 1–1
Workington 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–2
Wrexham 4–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–2 5–1 4–0 5–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 8–0 1–1
York City 1–2 0–2 5–2 3–2 0–0 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–3 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 5–0 5–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Third Division South

Football League
Third Division South
Season1953–54
ChampionsIpswich Town (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,695 (3.07 per match)
Top goalscorerJack English (Northampton Town), 28

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Ipswich Town 46 15 5 3 47 19 12 5 6 35 32 1.608 64 Division Champions, promoted
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 3 3 57 31 9 6 8 29 30 1.410 61
3 Bristol City 46 18 3 2 59 18 7 3 13 29 48 1.333 56
4 Watford 46 16 3 4 52 23 5 7 11 33 46 1.232 52
5 Northampton Town 46 18 4 1 63 18 2 7 14 19 37 1.491 51
6 Southampton 46 17 5 1 51 22 5 2 16 25 41 1.206 51
7 Norwich City 46 13 5 5 43 28 7 6 10 30 38 1.106 51
8 Reading 46 14 3 6 57 33 6 6 11 29 40 1.178 49
9 Exeter City 46 12 2 9 39 22 8 6 9 29 36 1.172 48
10 Gillingham 46 14 3 6 37 22 5 7 11 24 44 0.924 48
11 Leyton Orient 46 14 5 4 48 26 4 6 13 31 47 1.082 47
12 Millwall 46 15 3 5 44 24 4 6 13 30 53 0.961 47
13 Torquay United 46 10 10 3 48 33 7 2 14 33 55 0.920 46
14 Coventry City 46 14 5 4 36 15 4 4 15 25 41 1.089 45
15 Newport County 46 14 4 5 42 28 5 2 16 19 53 0.753 44
16 Southend United 46 15 2 6 46 22 3 5 15 23 49 0.972 43
17 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 45 31 6 4 13 29 55 0.860 43
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 5 8 32 25 6 5 12 28 43 0.882 42
19 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 12 5 6 47 27 4 3 16 20 43 0.957 40
20 Swindon Town 46 13 5 5 48 21 2 5 16 19 49 0.957 40
21 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 8 3 48 34 2 4 17 17 42 0.855 40
22 Crystal Palace 46 11 7 5 41 30 3 5 15 19 56 0.698 40
23 Colchester United 46 7 7 9 35 29 3 3 17 15 49 0.641 30 Re-elected
24 Walsall 46 8 5 10 22 27 1 3 19 18 60 0.460 26
Source: rsssf.com

Results

Home \ Away ALD B&BA B&HA BRI COL COV CRY EXE GIL IPS LEY MIL NPC NOR NWC QPR REA SHR SOU STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 1–2 2–3 2–5 3–0 4–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–4 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 3–1 3–1
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 1–1 1–1 5–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–3 1–2 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–3
Brighton & Hove Albion 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 4–0 4–2 3–2 0–0 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 5–3 3–3
Bristol City 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 4–0 5–1 1–1 2–3 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 5–1 3–0 4–1 2–1
Colchester United 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 4–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 5–0 2–4 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2
Coventry City 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 4–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 4–0 2–0 0–1
Crystal Palace 0–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–3 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 1–0 3–2 4–3 4–2 3–2 4–1 1–0 1–1
Exeter City 1–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 4–0 7–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–1
Gillingham 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–4 3–0 2–3
Ipswich Town 4–0 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 6–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0
Leyton Orient 1–2 5–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–1
Millwall 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 6–1 2–2 3–0 1–0
Newport County 2–2 4–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 0–4 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–1
Northampton Town 6–2 2–1 4–2 3–0 3–0 0–1 6–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 5–0 2–0 3–1 5–1 4–1
Norwich City 3–3 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 4–3 2–0 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–0 4–1
Queens Park Rangers 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–4
Reading 6–1 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 4–3 4–1 4–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–4 4–1 2–0 4–4 3–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 2–4 0–2 4–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–3 3–1 2–1 2–4 4–0 1–1 0–3 3–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–1 6–4
Southampton 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 4–2 4–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 4–2 3–5 3–1 2–2 0–0 2–0
Southend 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 5–2 4–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–1 3–0
Swindon Town 3–1 2–1 0–1 5–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 7–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 6–1 3–0 2–2
Torquay United 3–0 2–0 2–3 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–3 1–1 2–3 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–4 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2
Walsall 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–4 2–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–0
Watford 6–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 0–2 6–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 3–0 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Maps

Locations of the Football League Third Division South London teams 1953–1954

See also

References

  • Ian Laschke: Rothmans Book of Football League Records 1888–89 to 1978–79. Macdonald and Jane’s, London & Sydney, 1980.