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SEASON: 1952-53

Prev Season: 1951-52
Next Season: 1953-54
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)

MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker

FA Cup:
4th Round (Everton (A) 1-4)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Wally Ardron (21 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
44


League Games:
42

League Points:
44

Points Percentage:
52.4


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
79

Goals per game:
1.8

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored15 times8 times7 times4 times2 times
Conceded11 times11 times10 times2 times
Won By10 times3 times5 times1 time
Lost By9 times5 times3 times

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
39,282 (League - Leicester City)

Lowest League Attendance:
7,432 (League - Southampton)

Average League Attendance:
22,816

Highest Cup Attendance:
-

Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

MISC
Clean Sheets:
10

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
1Sheffield United4225107975515336027107437281.76460Promoted as Champions
2Huddersfield Town4224108843314435114106533192.54558Promoted
3Luton Town422281284491515531777731321.71452
4Plymouth Argyle422091365601254372484928361.08349
5Leicester City42181212897413625529561034451.20348
6Birmingham City4219101371661137443887627281.07648
7Nottingham Forest4218816776711554632731131351.14944
8Fulham4217101581711416522839929431.14144
9Blackburn Rovers4218816686512454020641128451.04644
10Leeds United42141513716313444224111929391.12743
11Swansea Town4215121578811092452653133355.96342
12Rotherham United421691775749754130721234441.01441
13Doncaster Rovers421216145864993261737113247.90640
14West Ham United42131316586095738284892032.96739
15Lincoln City421117146471993412628112345.90139
16Everton421214167175984382336123352.94738
17Brentford421311185976885382953132147.77637
18Hull City421482057691164361932162150.82636
19Notts County421482060881155413133151957.68236
20Bury421392053811065333033152051.65435
21Southampton421013196885579454456102341.80033Relegated
22Barnsley425829471084413314614161662.43518Relegated
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 23, 1952Blackburn RoversH1-2Loss26,98514
2Wed Aug 27, 1952BarnsleyA2-0Win14,1869Oakwell
3Sat Aug 30, 1952Notts CountyA2-3Loss39,92015Meadow Lane
4Wed Sep 03, 1952BarnsleyH3-0Win19,0098
5Sat Sep 06, 1952EvertonA0-3Loss34,25413Goodison Park
6Wed Sep 10, 1952Lincoln CityA3-2Win21,7267Sincil Bank
7Sat Sep 13, 1952BrentfordH3-0Win26,9238
8Wed Sep 17, 1952Lincoln CityH1-1Draw24,1596
9Sat Sep 20, 1952Doncaster RoversA0-1Loss16,64510Belle Vue
10Mon Sep 22, 1952Sheffield UnitedA0-2Loss26,45510Bramall Lane
11Sat Sep 27, 1952Swansea TownH6-4Win18,0358
12Sat Oct 04, 1952Huddersfield TownA2-1Win27,8136Leeds Road
13Sat Oct 11, 1952Leicester CityH1-3Loss39,28210
14Sat Oct 18, 1952West Ham UnitedA2-3Loss21,44412Upton Park
15Sat Oct 25, 1952FulhamH0-1Loss20,97912
16Sat Nov 01, 1952Rotherham UnitedA3-2Win19,48810Millmoor
17Sat Nov 08, 1952Plymouth ArgyleH3-1Win23,9569
18Sat Nov 22, 1952Luton TownH4-3Win22,9249
19Sat Nov 29, 1952Birmingham CityA5-0Win17,7948St. Andrews
20Sat Dec 06, 1952BuryH4-1Win19,6867
21Sat Dec 13, 1952SouthamptonA2-2Draw14,2166The Dell
22Sat Dec 20, 1952Blackburn RoversA1-2Loss12,7947Ewood Park
23Fri Dec 26, 1952Hull CityH4-1Win25,3636
24Sat Dec 27, 1952Hull CityA1-3Loss22,8387Boothferry Park
25Sat Jan 03, 1953Notts CountyH1-0Win38,0026
26Sat Jan 17, 1953EvertonH3-3Draw22,2986
27Sat Jan 24, 1953BrentfordA1-1Draw15,1106Griffin Park
28Sat Feb 07, 1953Doncaster RoversH2-2Draw16,8577
29Sat Feb 14, 1953Swansea TownA1-2Loss15,9468Vetch Field
30Sat Feb 21, 1953Huddersfield TownH1-0Win25,2248
31Sat Feb 28, 1953Leicester CityA1-1Draw27,0098Filbert Street
32Sat Mar 07, 1953West Ham UnitedH0-0Draw18,0888
33Sat Mar 14, 1953FulhamA1-0Win22,8925Craven Cottage
34Sat Mar 21, 1953Rotherham UnitedH4-3Win18,2255
35Sat Mar 28, 1953Plymouth ArgyleA3-0Win14,5814Home Park
36Sat Apr 04, 1953Leeds UnitedH2-1Win18,7344
37Mon Apr 06, 1953Sheffield UnitedH1-1Draw30,6304
38Sat Apr 11, 1953Luton TownA0-3Loss18,5995Kenilworth Road
39Sat Apr 18, 1953Birmingham CityH0-2Loss16,3536
40Wed Apr 22, 1953Leeds UnitedA1-2Loss11,4976Elland Road
41Sat Apr 25, 1953BuryA0-2Loss10,6477Gigg Lane
42Wed Apr 29, 1953SouthamptonH2-3Loss7,4327


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 10, 1953Mansfield Town3A1-0Win-Field Mill
Sat Jan 31, 1953Everton4A1-4Loss48,904Goodison Park


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Nov 15, 1952Leeds UnitedEnglandA0-0Aba-Elland RoadAbandoned due to bad light
Wed Apr 15, 1953ClydeScotlandH6-0Win-
Thu Apr 30, 1953Mansfield TownEnglandA1-1Draw-



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKHarry Walker4419817
DBob McKinlay3111
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)206311
DHorace Gager43197171
DJames Clarke1028
MAlan Orr33
MBill Whare2713771
MJack Burkitt44198174
MJack Hutchinson311768
MWally Ardron32167921
FAlan Moore311351312
FArthur Lemon312
FCollin Collindridge421871712
FFreddie Scott30143136
FJack French2913791
FNoel Kelly5212
FRoland 'Tot' Leverton2211296
FSid Thompson211
FTom Martin208663
FTommy Capel301151410
FTommy Wilson5122
FWilliam Morley8413


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
21Wally Ardron32
12Alan Moore31
12Collin Collindridge42
10Tommy Capel30
6Freddie Scott30
6Roland 'Tot' Leverton22
4Jack Burkitt44
3Tom Martin20
1Bill Whare27
1Horace Gager43
1Jack French29



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1952-53

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
BarnsleyWed Aug 27, 1952A2-0Wed Sep 03, 1952H3-0
Huddersfield TownSat Oct 04, 1952A2-1Sat Feb 21, 1953H1-0
Plymouth ArgyleSat Nov 08, 1952H3-1Sat Mar 28, 1953A3-0
Rotherham UnitedSat Nov 01, 1952A3-2Sat Mar 21, 1953H4-3