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SEASON: 1954-55

Prev Season: 1953-54
Next Season: 1955-56
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)

MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker

FA Cup:
5th Round (Newcastle United (A) 1-2)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Jim Barrett, Tommy Wilson (10 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
48


League Games:
42

League Points:
39

Points Percentage:
46.4


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
68

Goals per game:
1.4

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored18 times12 times6 times2 times
Conceded19 times12 times6 times1 time1 time
Won By8 times7 times3 times
Lost By12 times4 times3 times1 time

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
30,348 (League - Notts County)

Lowest Home Attendance:
5,825 (League - West Ham United)

Average League Attendance:
14,616


Highest Cup Attendance:
25,252 (FA Cup - Newcastle United)

Lowest Cup Attendance:
25,252 (FA Cup - Newcastle United)

MISC
Clean Sheets:
9

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
1Birmingham City4222101092471443562286736251.95754Promoted as Champions
2Luton Town4223811885318215518561033351.66054Promoted
3Rotherham United4225413946417135922831035421.46954
4Leeds United422371270531443431993927341.32153
5Stoke City4221101169461254381795731291.50052
6Blackburn Rovers42226141147914437331821141481.44350
7Notts County4221615747114344627731128441.04248
8West Ham United4218101474701245462866928421.05746
9Bristol Rovers4219716757015425223431423471.07145
10Swansea Town4217916868315335828261328551.03643
11Liverpool4216101692961173553753133759.95842
12Middlesbrough421861873821317483155112551.89042
13Bury42151116777210564435561033371.06941
14Fulham4214111776791056462946113050.96239
15Nottingham Forest42167195862849292983102933.93539
16Lincoln City421310196879867393554122944.86136
17Port Vale4212111948711065312125141750.67635
18Doncaster Rovers421472158951056353442152361.61135
19Hull City421210204469759303555111434.63834
20Plymouth Argyle421272357821047292623162856.69531
21Ipswich Town421162557921038372813172064.62028Relegated
22Derby County4279265382669393413171448.64623Relegated
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 21, 1954Luton TownA0-3Loss19,83213Kenilworth Road
2Wed Aug 25, 1954Stoke CityH0-3Loss20,66521
3Sat Aug 28, 1954Hull CityH0-1Loss18,80522
4Mon Aug 30, 1954Stoke CityA0-2Loss22,92722Victoria Ground
5Sat Sep 04, 1954Lincoln CityA1-2Loss14,16722Sincil Bank
6Wed Sep 08, 1954MiddlesbroughA4-1Win16,24120Ayresome Park
7Sat Sep 11, 1954BuryH2-3Loss15,60321
8Wed Sep 15, 1954MiddlesbroughH4-2Win11,04921
9Sat Sep 18, 1954Leeds UnitedA1-1Draw22,40220Elland Road
10Sat Sep 25, 1954Notts CountyH0-1Loss30,34821
11Sat Oct 02, 1954Ipswich TownH2-0Win15,99019
12Sat Oct 09, 1954West Ham UnitedA0-2Loss25,20319Upton Park
13Sat Oct 16, 1954Blackburn RoversH1-2Loss15,89220
14Sat Oct 23, 1954Plymouth ArgyleA2-1Win16,69118Home Park
15Sat Oct 30, 1954Port ValeH2-3Loss15,65419
16Sat Nov 06, 1954Doncaster RoversA3-0Win6,55318Belle Vue
17Sat Nov 13, 1954Derby CountyH3-0Win16,65217
18Sat Nov 20, 1954LiverpoolA0-1Loss33,50919Anfield
19Sat Nov 27, 1954Bristol RoversH1-0Win13,77217
20Sat Dec 04, 1954FulhamA1-1Draw20,06016Craven Cottage
21Sat Dec 11, 1954Swansea TownH0-0Draw13,11217
22Sat Dec 18, 1954Luton TownH1-5Loss11,94318
23Sat Dec 25, 1954Birmingham CityA1-0Win33,00717St. Andrews
24Mon Dec 27, 1954Birmingham CityH0-2Loss25,87517
25Sat Jan 01, 1955Hull CityA3-2Win18,99717Boothferry Park
26Sat Jan 15, 1955Lincoln CityH1-1Draw6,70717
27Sat Feb 05, 1955Leeds UnitedH1-1Draw14,07417
28Sat Feb 12, 1955Notts CountyA1-4Loss31,10417Meadow Lane
29Sat Mar 05, 1955Blackburn RoversA1-0Win27,30618Ewood Park
30Wed Mar 09, 1955Ipswich TownA1-2Loss4,91718Portman Road
31Sat Mar 12, 1955Plymouth ArgyleH2-0Win10,00717
32Sat Mar 19, 1955Port ValeA2-1Win17,58615Vale Park
33Sat Mar 26, 1955Doncaster RoversH3-1Win6,56015
34Sat Apr 02, 1955Derby CountyA2-1Win18,72214Baseball Ground
35Fri Apr 08, 1955Rotherham UnitedH0-2Loss12,83715
36Sat Apr 09, 1955LiverpoolH3-1Win15,55913
37Mon Apr 11, 1955Rotherham UnitedA2-3Loss14,99515Millmoor
38Sat Apr 16, 1955Bristol RoversA1-2Loss16,59815Eastville Stadium
39Wed Apr 20, 1955BuryA1-1Draw8,06715Gigg Lane
40Sat Apr 23, 1955FulhamH2-0Win10,02114
41Sat Apr 30, 1955Swansea TownA2-3Loss14,96415Vetch Field
42Mon May 02, 1955West Ham UnitedH1-1Draw5,82514


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 08, 1955Sheffield United3A3-1Win-Bramall Lane
Sat Jan 29, 1955Hartlepool United4A1-1Draw-Victoria Park
Wed Feb 02, 1955Hartlepool United4Y1H2-1Win-
Sat Feb 19, 1955Newcastle United5H1-1Draw25,252
Mon Feb 28, 1955Newcastle United5Y1A2-2Draw38,573St. James Park (Newcastle)
Wed Mar 02, 1955Newcastle United5Y2A1-2Loss36,631St. James Park (Newcastle)


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Mar 21, 1955East FifeScotlandA5-1Win-
Thu May 05, 1955Nottingham Rugby ClubEnglandH3-0Win1,100



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKHarry Walker143110
GKWilliam Farmer3415910
DBob McKinlay43161017
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)48181020
DHorace Gager523
DPeter Lay11
MAlan Orr33
MBill Whare271377
MJack Burkitt471810191
MJack Hutchinson205312
MKeith Turner11
MRonnie Blackman112273
MWally Ardron135352
FAlan Holder422
FAlan Moore154114
FArthur Lemon22
FBrian Burton11
FFreddie Scott28108106
FHugh McLaren2382139
FJack French166374
FJim Barrett25117710
FJohn Langford
FMalcolm Cluroe11
FNoel Kelly158349
FPeter Small36158139
FSid Thompson61231
FTom Martin196310
FTommy Wilson341481210
FWilliam Morley3615912


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
10Jim Barrett25
10Tommy Wilson34
9Hugh McLaren23
9Noel Kelly15
9Peter Small36
6Freddie Scott28
4Alan Moore15
4Jack French16
3Ronnie Blackman11
2Wally Ardron13
1Jack Burkitt47
1Sid Thompson6



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1954-55

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Derby CountySat Nov 13, 1954H3-0Sat Apr 02, 1955A2-1
Doncaster RoversSat Nov 06, 1954A3-0Sat Mar 26, 1955H3-1
MiddlesbroughWed Sep 08, 1954A4-1Wed Sep 15, 1954H4-2
Plymouth ArgyleSat Oct 23, 1954A2-1Sat Mar 12, 1955H2-0