1957–58 Football League

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The 1957–58 season was the 59th completed season of The Football League. The first division title went to Wolverhampton Wanderers for the second time, while Sunderland were relegated to the second division for the first time in the club's history, after 57 consecutive seasons in the top flight of English football. The season was marred by the Munich air disaster, in which eight Manchester United players died as a result of the crash with two others suffering career-ending injuries. Manchester United were chasing a hat-trick of league championships, but they dropped 21 points in 14 matches after the Munich crash and finished 21 points behind the champions Wolves.

The Football League
Season1957–58
ChampionsWolverhampton Wanderers

This was the final season in which the Football League was organized into two regional sections on the third tier. Following the season, the bottom twelve clubs of Third Division North and South were assigned to the new, national Fourth Division. The clubs placed second through twelfth, in addition to the two clubs relegated from the Second Division, joined the re-organized national Third Division.

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
Season1957–58
ChampionsWolverhampton Wanderers
2nd English title
RelegatedSunderland
Sheffield Wednesday
European CupWolverhampton Wanderers
Inter-Cities Fairs CupChelsea
Birmingham City
Matches played462
Goals scored1,721 (3.73 per match)
Top goalscorerBobby Smith
(36 goals)
Biggest home winPreston North End 8–0 Birmingham City
(1 February 1958)
Biggest away winSunderland 1–6 Birmingham City
(5 April 1958)
Highest scoringLeicester City 8–4 Manchester City
(22 February 1958)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (C) 42 28 8 6 103 47 2.191 64 Qualification for the European Cup first round
2 Preston North End 42 26 7 9 100 51 1.961 59
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 21 9 12 93 77 1.208 51
4 West Bromwich Albion 42 18 14 10 92 70 1.314 50
5 Manchester City 42 22 5 15 104 100 1.040 49
6 Burnley 42 21 5 16 80 74 1.081 47
7 Blackpool 42 19 6 17 80 67 1.194 44
8 Luton Town 42 19 6 17 69 63 1.095 44
9 Manchester United 42 16 11 15 85 75 1.133 43
10 Nottingham Forest 42 16 10 16 69 63 1.095 42 Qualification for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
11 Chelsea 42 15 12 15 83 79 1.051 42
12 Arsenal 42 16 7 19 73 85 0.859 39
13 Birmingham City 42 14 11 17 76 89 0.854 39 Qualification for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup first round
14 Aston Villa 42 16 7 19 73 86 0.849 39
15 Bolton Wanderers 42 14 10 18 65 87 0.747 38
16 Everton 42 13 11 18 65 75 0.867 37
17 Leeds United 42 14 9 19 51 63 0.810 37
18 Leicester City 42 14 5 23 91 112 0.813 33
19 Newcastle United 42 12 8 22 73 81 0.901 32
20 Portsmouth 42 12 8 22 73 88 0.830 32
21 Sunderland (R) 42 10 12 20 54 97 0.557 32 Relegation to the Second Division
22 Sheffield Wednesday (R) 42 12 7 23 69 92 0.750 31
Source: World Football
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal average; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champions; (R) Relegated

Results

Home \ Away ARS AST BIR BLP BOL BUR CHE EVE LEE LEI LUT MCI MUN NEW NOT POR PNE SHW SUN TOT WBA WOL
Arsenal 4–0 1–3 2–3 1–2 0–0 5–4 2–3 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 4–5 2–3 1–1 3–2 4–2 1–0 3–0 4–4 2–2 0–2
Aston Villa 3–0 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–0 1–3 0–1 2–0 5–1 2–0 1–2 3–2 4–3 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 5–2 1–1 2–1 2–3
Birmingham City 4–1 3–1 0–0 5–1 2–3 3–3 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 3–3 1–4 0–2 4–1 3–1 1–0 2–3 0–0 3–5 1–5
Blackpool 1–0 1–1 4–2 2–3 2–4 2–1 0–1 3–0 5–1 1–2 2–5 1–4 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 7–0 0–2 2–0 3–2
Bolton Wanderers 0–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 3–3 1–5 0–2 2–3 1–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–4 5–4 2–2 3–2 2–2 1–1
Burnley 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 7–3 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 6–0 2–0 2–2 1–1
Chelsea 0–0 4–2 5–1 1–4 2–2 6–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 1–3 2–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 7–4 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–4 2–2 1–2
Everton 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–2 0–2 2–5 3–3 1–2 1–1 4–2 4–2 1–1 3–1 3–4 1–1 1–0
Leeds United 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–4 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1
Leicester City 0–1 6–1 2–2 2–1 2–3 5–3 3–2 2–2 3–0 4–1 8–4 0–3 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–3 4–1 4–1 1–3 3–3 2–3
Luton Town 4–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–3 3–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 7–1 0–0 5–1 3–1
Manchester City 2–4 1–2 1–1 4–3 2–1 4–1 5–2 6–2 1–0 4–3 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 5–1 4–1 3–4
Manchester United 4–2 4–1 0–2 1–2 7–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 5–0 4–0 3–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 2–2 3–4 0–4 0–4
Newcastle United 3–3 2–4 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–3 1–3 2–3 1–2 5–3 3–2 4–1 1–2 1–4 2–0 0–2 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–1
Nottingham Forest 4–0 4–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 7–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–3 2–0 2–1 5–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–4
Portsmouth 5–4 1–0 3–2 1–2 2–2 0–0 3–0 3–2 1–2 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–3 2–2 1–4 0–2 3–2 0–2 5–1 2–2 1–1
Preston North End 3–0 1–1 8–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 5–2 3–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 6–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–2
Sheffield Wednesday 2–0 2–5 5–3 0–3 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 4–5 1–0 1–0 1–2 4–2 4–4 3–3 2–0 1–2 2–1
Sunderland 0–1 1–1 1–6 1–4 1–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 0–2
Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 6–2 7–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–4 3–1 5–1 1–0 3–3 3–4 3–5 3–3 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–0
West Bromwich Albion 1–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 5–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 6–2 4–2 9–2 4–3 2–1 3–2 3–1 4–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 0–3
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–2 2–1 5–1 3–1 6–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 5–1 1–1 3–3 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 4–3 5–0 4–0 1–1
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 First Division London teams 1957–1958

Second Division

Second Division
Season1957–58
ChampionsWest Ham United
PromotedWest Ham United
Blackburn Rovers
RelegatedNotts County
Doncaster Rovers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,637 (3.54 per match)
Top goalscorerTommy Johnston
(43 goals)

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Qualification or relegation
1 West Ham United (C, P) 42 23 11 8 101 54 1.870 57 Promotion to the First Division
2 Blackburn Rovers (P) 42 22 12 8 93 57 1.632 56
3 Charlton Athletic 42 24 7 11 107 69 1.551 55
4 Liverpool 42 22 10 10 79 54 1.463 54
5 Fulham 42 20 12 10 97 59 1.644 52
6 Sheffield United 42 21 10 11 75 50 1.500 52
7 Middlesbrough 42 19 7 16 83 74 1.122 45
8 Ipswich Town 42 16 12 14 68 69 0.986 44
9 Huddersfield Town 42 14 16 12 63 66 0.955 44
10 Bristol Rovers 42 17 8 17 85 80 1.063 42
11 Stoke City 42 18 6 18 75 73 1.027 42
12 Leyton Orient 42 18 5 19 77 79 0.975 41
13 Grimsby Town 42 17 6 19 86 83 1.036 40
14 Barnsley 42 14 12 16 70 74 0.946 40
15 Cardiff City 42 14 9 19 63 77 0.818 37
16 Derby County 42 14 8 20 60 81 0.741 36
17 Bristol City 42 13 9 20 63 88 0.716 35
18 Rotherham United 42 14 5 23 65 101 0.644 33
19 Swansea Town 42 11 9 22 72 99 0.727 31
20 Lincoln City 42 11 9 22 55 82 0.671 31
21 Notts County (R) 42 12 6 24 44 80 0.550 30 Relegation to the Third Division
22 Doncaster Rovers (R) 42 8 11 23 56 88 0.636 27
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal average; 3) Goals scored
(C) Champions; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Results

Home \ Away BAR BLB BRI BRR CAR CHA DER DON FUL GRI HUD IPS LEY LIN LIV MID NTC ROT SHU STK SWA WHU
Barnsley 0–2 4–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 3–3 2–3 5–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–0
Blackburn Rovers 3–1 5–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 0–1 3–3 3–3 3–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–1
Bristol City 5–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–5 3–2 1–3 1–0 2–2 4–0 1–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–4 2–1 1–2 1–1
Bristol Rovers 1–1 4–0 3–3 0–2 1–0 5–2 2–1 2–2 0–7 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–0 3–1 5–0 5–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–3
Cardiff City 7–0 4–3 2–3 0–2 0–3 3–2 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 6–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 5–2 0–0 0–3
Charlton Athletic 4–2 3–4 1–0 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 7–6 4–1 3–2 4–1 5–1 6–2 4–1 4–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–3
Derby County 1–4 0–3 5–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 1–0 3–3 1–0 2–4 2–2 2–0 3–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–4 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–3
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 1–5 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–6 3–3 0–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 3–2 4–0 3–2 2–2 0–1 3–0 1–2
Fulham 1–1 1–1 3–4 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 6–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 6–3 3–4 2–0 2–2
Grimsby Town 2–1 3–4 1–1 3–2 1–1 4–2 3–2 3–1 3–1 4–1 0–2 7–2 4–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–0 2–2 1–2
Huddersfield Town 0–5 2–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–3 0–0 2–2 0–3 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–1
Ipswich Town 3–0 2–1 4–2 3–2 3–1 1–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 4–0 5–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–1
Leyton Orient 2–1 5–1 4–0 1–3 4–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 5–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–0 2–2 6–2 0–1 0–2 5–1 1–4
Lincoln City 1–3 1–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–6
Liverpool 1–1 2–0 4–3 2–0 3–0 3–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–2 4–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 1–1
Middlesbrough 3–1 2–3 0–0 4–3 4–1 2–0 3–2 5–0 2–0 5–1 0–1 5–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–3
Notts County 2–3 1–1 0–1 0–0 5–2 2–1 1–0 0–5 1–5 2–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–4 1–0
Rotherham United 4–1 1–2 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–5 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–6 0–2 5–2 1–2
Sheffield United 0–0 4–2 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–3 0–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–1
Stoke City 3–1 2–4 3–0 3–5 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 5–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 4–1 2–3 6–2 1–4
Swansea Town 4–2 0–4 5–1 6–4 0–1 1–3 7–0 4–3 4–4 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 5–1 0–2 1–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–1 3–2
West Ham United 1–1 1–1 3–2 6–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 5–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 8–0 0–3 5–0 6–2
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

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1957–1958

Third Division North

Football League
Third Division North
Season1957–58
ChampionsScunthorpe & Lindsey United (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,783 (3.23 per match)
Top goalscorerAlf Ackerman (Carlisle United), 35
1958–59 (Third Division)
1958–59 (Fourth Division) →

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 16 5 2 46 19 13 3 7 42 31 1.760 66 Division Champions, promoted
2 Accrington Stanley 46 16 4 3 53 28 9 5 9 30 33 1.361 59
3 Bradford City 46 13 7 3 42 19 8 8 7 31 30 1.490 57
4 Bury 46 17 4 2 61 18 6 6 11 33 44 1.516 56
5 Hull City 46 15 6 2 49 20 4 9 10 29 47 1.164 53
6 Mansfield Town 46 16 3 4 68 42 6 5 12 32 50 1.087 52
7 Halifax Town 46 15 5 3 52 20 5 6 12 31 49 1.203 51
8 Chesterfield 46 12 8 3 39 28 6 7 10 32 41 1.029 51
9 Stockport County 46 15 4 4 54 28 3 7 13 20 39 1.104 47
10 Rochdale 46 14 4 5 50 25 5 4 14 29 42 1.179 46
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 12 6 5 51 32 6 4 13 31 44 1.079 46
12 Wrexham 46 13 8 2 39 18 4 4 15 22 45 0.968 46 Welsh Cup winners
13 York City 46 11 8 4 40 26 6 4 13 28 50 0.895 46 Moved to 4th Division
14 Gateshead 46 12 5 6 41 27 3 10 10 27 49 0.895 45
15 Oldham Athletic 46 11 7 5 44 32 3 10 10 28 52 0.857 45
16 Carlisle United 46 13 3 7 56 35 6 3 14 24 43 1.026 44
17 Hartlepools United 46 11 6 6 45 26 5 6 12 28 50 0.961 44
18 Barrow 46 9 7 7 36 32 4 8 11 30 42 0.892 41
19 Workington 46 11 6 6 46 33 3 7 13 26 48 0.889 41
20 Darlington 46 15 3 5 53 25 2 4 17 25 64 0.876 41
21 Chester 46 7 10 6 38 26 6 3 14 35 55 0.901 39
22 Bradford Park Avenue 46 8 6 9 41 41 5 5 13 27 54 0.716 37
23 Southport 46 8 3 12 29 40 3 3 17 23 48 0.591 28 Re-elected, moved to 4th Division
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 6 5 12 29 41 2 2 19 18 52 0.505 23
Source: rsssf.com

Results

Home \ Away ACC BRW BRA BPA BRY CRL CHE CHF CRE DAR GAT HAL HAR HUL MAN OLD ROC SCU SOU STP TRA WRK WRE YOR
Accrington Stanley 3–2 2–2 5–2 3–0 3–2 1–2 0–4 2–0 0–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 4–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 3–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–0
Barrow 3–1 1–2 0–0 4–2 2–3 4–1 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 3–3 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–0 2–2 1–0
Bradford City 1–1 4–1 2–1 3–3 1–1 5–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–3 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 3–2
Bradford Park Avenue 1–3 1–1 0–0 1–4 4–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–2 0–2 2–3 4–4 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–2 3–5 1–0 1–0 3–3 2–0 0–2
Bury 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 2–0 5–0 4–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 4–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 8–2 3–0 3–0 4–1
Carlisle United 6–1 2–1 0–3 2–3 0–2 3–2 2–2 2–0 5–2 5–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 3–4 1–1 1–0 3–4 4–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–1
Chester 5–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–3 4–3 0–1 9–2
Chesterfield 1–0 4–3 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 5–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–4 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 2–0
Crewe Alexandra 4–1 1–4 2–2 3–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–2 3–2 1–2 0–4 0–3 2–0 3–4
Darlington 0–2 3–0 4–0 4–0 3–2 1–2 2–3 2–0 3–0 2–2 5–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0
Gateshead 1–3 0–2 0–0 2–4 1–2 3–2 3–2 3–0 3–1 4–0 0–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–3 3–0 1–1 0–0
Halifax Town 0–2 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–2 5–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 4–1 3–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 4–1 0–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1
Hartlepools United 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 5–1 2–2 5–0 5–1 2–0 4–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–2
Hull City 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–3 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 5–2 1–1 1–1 9–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 0–1
Mansfield Town 0–2 4–2 5–2 2–1 6–4 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 4–2 3–0 2–1 5–1 1–3 4–4 2–4 3–5 3–0 2–2 4–1 6–3 2–1 2–1
Oldham Athletic 0–3 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–3 1–0 5–1 2–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–4 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–2 2–4 1–0 4–1 4–1 2–3
Rochdale 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–4 3–0 5–4 0–0 5–1 7–0 2–1 3–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1
Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 1–0 1–0 0–2 6–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 5–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–2
Southport 3–3 0–4 0–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–4 5–2 2–0 0–3 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–2 4–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–3 0–1
Stockport County 0–0 2–0 0–4 3–0 4–0 4–1 2–2 4–1 5–1 4–1 5–1 4–2 2–1 1–0 3–3 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–1
Tranmere Rovers 0–1 1–1 4–1 5–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 5–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 4–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 1–4 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 6–1
Workington 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 5–3 0–2 3–2 2–2 1–1 4–4 1–0 3–2 4–0 4–2 1–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 4–2 0–0
Wrexham 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–1 6–0 4–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–2
York City 0–3 0–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–5 1–2 3–3 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 3–0 1–2
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
Season1957–58
ChampionsBrighton & Hove Albion (1st title)
Failed re-electionnone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,701 (3.08 per match)
Top goalscorerDerek Reeves (Southampton),
Sammy McCrory (Southend United), 31
1958–59 (Third Division)
1958–59 (Fourth Division) →

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 6 4 52 30 11 6 6 36 34 1.375 60 Division Champions, promoted
2 Brentford 46 15 5 3 52 24 9 5 9 30 32 1.464 58
3 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 4 2 43 17 8 4 11 24 31 1.396 58
4 Swindon Town 46 14 7 2 47 16 7 8 8 32 34 1.580 57
5 Reading 46 14 5 4 52 23 7 8 8 27 28 1.549 55
6 Southampton 46 16 3 4 78 31 6 7 10 34 41 1.556 54
7 Southend United 46 14 5 4 56 26 7 7 9 34 32 1.552 54
8 Norwich City 46 11 9 3 41 28 8 6 9 34 42 1.071 53
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 16 5 2 54 24 5 4 14 27 50 1.095 51
10 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 6 2 40 14 3 8 12 24 51 0.985 50
11 Newport County 46 12 6 5 40 24 5 8 10 33 43 1.090 48
12 Colchester United 46 13 5 5 45 27 4 8 11 32 52 0.975 47
13 Northampton Town 46 13 1 9 60 33 6 5 12 27 46 1.101 44 Moved to 4th Division
14 Crystal Palace 46 12 5 6 46 30 3 8 12 24 42 0.972 43
15 Port Vale 46 12 6 5 49 24 4 4 15 18 34 1.155 42
16 Watford 46 9 8 6 34 27 4 8 11 25 50 0.766 42
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 6 7 29 25 5 4 14 20 46 0.690 40
18 Aldershot 46 7 9 7 31 34 5 7 11 28 55 0.663 40
19 Coventry City 46 10 9 4 41 24 3 4 16 20 57 0.753 39
20 Walsall 46 10 7 6 37 24 4 2 17 24 51 0.813 37
21 Torquay United 46 9 7 7 33 34 2 6 15 16 40 0.662 35
22 Gillingham 46 12 5 6 33 24 1 4 18 19 57 0.642 35
23 Millwall 46 6 6 11 37 36 5 3 15 26 55 0.692 31 Re-elected, moved to 4th Division
24 Exeter City 46 10 4 9 37 35 1 5 17 20 64 0.576 31

Results

Home \ Away ALD B&BA BRE B&HA COL COV CRY EXE GIL MIL NPC NOR NWC PLY PTV QPR REA SHR SOU STD SWI TOR WAL WAT
Aldershot 0–0 0–2 2–3 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–5 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2
Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 5–1 1–0 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 4–3 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–1 4–1 4–1 3–1 5–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–1
Brentford 4–2 4–2 1–0 3–3 1–3 0–3 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–1 7–1 7–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 4–2 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–1 2–1 1–1 5–2 3–0 3–2 2–2 5–2 4–2 5–3 1–4 0–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 6–0
Colchester United 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 3–0 4–2 1–0 1–3 3–0 1–1 4–0
Coventry City 6–0 0–3 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 6–1 1–1 1–4 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 5–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 2–2
Crystal Palace 1–1 3–0 2–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 1–3 0–3 3–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–0 1–4 2–0 4–1 1–1 4–1 4–2
Exeter City 3–0 1–2 3–5 2–0 4–3 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 4–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 0–5 0–1 5–1 2–1 1–2
Gillingham 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1
Millwall 3–3 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–4 4–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 5–0 0–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–3
Newport County 3–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 0–0 0–0 5–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 4–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 4–1 3–2 2–0 2–1
Northampton Town 0–0 4–0 3–1 2–4 4–1 4–0 1–2 9–0 3–1 7–2 0–3 0–1 5–0 3–2 1–5 1–2 2–0 1–3 1–3 3–0 1–0 3–0 2–3
Norwich City 1–3 2–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 5–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–1
Plymouth Argyle 4–2 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 4–0 2–3 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–1
Port Vale 6–1 2–3 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–1 2–1 5–0
Queens Park Rangers 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0
Reading 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 7–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 4–1 1–0 5–2 1–2 1–3 3–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–4 1–0 3–1 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 5–1 0–4 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 3–0 2–0 1–1
Southampton 2–2 7–0 4–2 5–0 3–2 7–1 2–1 6–0 5–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 7–3 0–1 0–3 5–0 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–2 4–1 5–0
Southend United 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 6–3 5–2 2–1 1–1 6–0 2–1 5–1 3–2 2–3 0–0 4–1 2–1
Swindon Town 3–0 1–0 4–1 2–2 4–0 2–1 0–0 5–1 1–1 3–0 4–0 5–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–3 0–0
Torquay United 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 2–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 1–0
Walsall 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–3 3–0 4–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 4–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–3
Watford 1–3 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 5–4 3–0 3–0 2–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1
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 1957–1958

See also

References

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