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SEASON: 1948-49

Prev Season: 1947-48
Next Season: 1949-50
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)

MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker

FA Cup:
3rd Round (Liverpool (A) 0-4)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
George Lee (10 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
44


League Games:
42

League Points:
35

Points Percentage:
41.7


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
52

Goals per game:
1.2

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored15 times10 times4 times1 time
Conceded14 times13 times5 times
Won By8 times3 times2 times1 time
Lost By17 times2 times3 times

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
32,281 (League - West Bromwich Albion)

Lowest Home Attendance:
12,988 (League - Barnsley)

Average League Attendance:
24,175


Highest Cup Attendance:
35,000 (FA Cup - Liverpool)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
35,000 (FA Cup - Liverpool)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
12

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

DIVISION TWOHomeAway
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result
1Fulham42249977371641521485825232.08157Promoted as Champions
2West Bromwich Albion422481069391632471685822231.76956Promoted
3Southampton422391069361641481075921261.91755
4Cardiff City4219131062471443452159717261.31951
5Tottenham Hotspur4217169724414435018312622261.63650
6Chesterfield4215171051459752418610527271.13347
7West Ham United4218101456581353382355111835.96646
8Sheffield Wednesday42151314635612633617371127391.12543
9Barnsley42141216626110744018451222431.01640
10Luton Town4214121655571164321636122341.96540
11Grimsby Town4215101772761056442855112848.94740
12Bury421761967761254412351152653.88240
13Queens Park Rangers4214111744621146312637111336.71039
14Blackburn Rovers421581953631254412333151240.84138
15Leeds United4212131755631164362117131942.87337
16Coventry City421572055641236352034142044.85937
17Bradford Park Avenue421311186578885372653132852.83337
18Brentford4211141742537104282144131432.79236
19Leicester City4210161662796105413846112141.78536
20Plymouth Argyle4212121849641146332518121639.76636
21Nottingham Forest42147215054966221451152840.92635Relegated
22Lincoln City42812225391678313525142256.58228Relegated
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 21, 1948West Bromwich AlbionH0-1Loss32,28117
2Tue Aug 24, 1948Grimsby TownA2-1Win18,2986Blundell Park
3Sat Aug 28, 1948FulhamA0-4Loss27,82217Craven Cottage
4Wed Sep 01, 1948Grimsby TownH0-0Draw21,89714
5Sat Sep 04, 1948Plymouth ArgyleH1-0Win19,45610
6Wed Sep 08, 1948BarnsleyA0-4Loss14,66715Oakwell
7Sat Sep 11, 1948Blackburn RoversA1-2Loss21,88617Ewood Park
8Wed Sep 15, 1948BarnsleyH0-1Loss12,98820
9Sat Sep 18, 1948Cardiff CityH0-0Draw20,41719
10Sat Sep 25, 1948Queens Park RangersA1-2Loss19,36121Loftus Road
11Sat Oct 02, 1948Luton TownH2-0Win22,69519
12Sat Oct 09, 1948ChesterfieldH0-1Loss29,16620
13Sat Oct 16, 1948Lincoln CityA3-1Win19,98018Sincil Bank
14Sat Oct 23, 1948Sheffield WednesdayH1-2Loss29,90119
15Sat Oct 30, 1948Coventry CityA2-1Win20,35718Highfield Road
16Sat Nov 06, 1948Leeds UnitedH0-0Draw24,23719
17Sat Nov 13, 1948Leicester CityA2-4Loss26,06020Filbert Street
18Sat Nov 20, 1948BrentfordH1-2Loss19,27820
19Sat Dec 04, 1948West Ham UnitedH3-0Win23,21819
20Sat Dec 11, 1948BuryA1-1Draw10,96819Gigg Lane
21Sat Dec 18, 1948West Bromwich AlbionA1-2Loss32,58320The Hawthorns
22Sat Dec 25, 1948SouthamptonH2-1Win25,18119
23Mon Dec 27, 1948SouthamptonA1-2Loss24,23020The Dell
24Sat Jan 01, 1949FulhamH0-2Loss19,79120
25Sat Jan 22, 1949Blackburn RoversH1-0Win25,62420
26Sat Jan 29, 1949Plymouth ArgyleA0-1Loss17,71520Home Park
27Sat Feb 05, 1949Cardiff CityA0-1Loss31,52221Ninian Park
28Sat Feb 12, 1949Tottenham HotspurA1-2Loss37,59921White Hart Lane
29Sat Feb 19, 1949Queens Park RangersH0-0Draw26,16421
30Sat Feb 26, 1949Luton TownA3-4Loss17,77721Kenilworth Road
31Sat Mar 05, 1949ChesterfieldA1-2Loss10,84921Saltergate
32Sat Mar 12, 1949Lincoln CityH1-1Draw28,06521
33Sat Mar 19, 1949Sheffield WednesdayA1-2Loss27,69421Hillsborough
34Sat Mar 26, 1949Coventry CityH3-0Win20,88421
35Sat Apr 02, 1949Leeds UnitedA0-1Loss23,93222Elland Road
36Sat Apr 09, 1949Leicester CityH2-1Win30,77421
37Fri Apr 15, 1949Bradford Park AvenueH2-0Win21,22921
38Sat Apr 16, 1949BrentfordA1-2Loss15,85721Griffin Park
39Mon Apr 18, 1949Bradford Park AvenueA2-1Win12,03220Horton Park Avenue
40Sat Apr 23, 1949Tottenham HotspurH2-2Draw27,12621
41Sat Apr 30, 1949West Ham UnitedA5-0Win12,34920Upton Park
42Sat May 07, 1949BuryH1-0Win27,30821


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 08, 1949Liverpool3H2-2Draw35,000
Sat Jan 15, 1949Liverpool3Y1A0-4Loss52,218Anfield



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKHarry Walker4314821
GKLaurie Platts11
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)4112821
DHorace Gager4314821
DJames Clarke3111
MBill Hullett153392
MBill Whare11
MBryn Elliott13337
MFrank Knight5311
MJack Burkitt30106141
MJack Hutchinson206311
MJohnny Linaker134362
MRobert McCall3612618
FAlan Ashman31111
FEddie Barks211
FFreddie Scott2784153
FFrederick Martin3111
FGeorge Lee371271810
FGeorge Wilkins1522113
FGordon Kaile176382
FJack Edwards2082105
FJohn Love136257
FRoland 'Tot' Leverton156276
FRoland Wheatley211
FSid Ottewell3286183
FTom Johnson2385105
FWilliam Morley11416


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
10George Lee37
7John Love13
6Roland 'Tot' Leverton15
5Jack Edwards20
5Tom Johnson23
3Freddie Scott27
3George Wilkins15
3Sid Ottewell32
2Bill Hullett15
2Gordon Kaile17
2Johnny Linaker13
1Alan Ashman3
1Jack Burkitt30



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1948-49

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Bradford Park AvenueFri Apr 15, 1949H2-0Mon Apr 18, 1949A2-1
Coventry CitySat Oct 30, 1948A2-1Sat Mar 26, 1949H3-0
West Ham UnitedSat Dec 04, 1948H3-0Sat Apr 30, 1949A5-0