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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)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
48

Competitive Goals:
68

Goals per game:
1.4



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42

League Points:
39 out of 84 (2 points per win)

Points Percentage:
46.4%

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 (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
30,348

Lowest League Attendance:
30,348

Average League Attendance:
14,616

Highest Cup Attendance:
25,252

Lowest Cup Attendance:
25,252


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
9

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0

Penalties scored:
0

Penalties conceded:
0

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0



END OF SEASON TABLE

DIVISION TWOHomeAwayResults
Pos Club P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F AGA* Pts Result Home Away
1Birmingham City4222101092471443562286736251.95754Promoted as Champions0-21-0
2Luton Town4223811885318215518561033351.66054Promoted1-50-3
3Rotherham United4225413946417135922831035421.469540-22-3
4Leeds United422371270531443431993927341.321531-11-1
5Stoke City4221101169461254381795731291.500520-30-2
6Blackburn Rovers42226141147914437331821141481.443501-21-0
7Notts County4221615747114344627731128441.042480-11-4
8West Ham United4218101474701245462866928421.057461-10-2
9Bristol Rovers4219716757015425223431423471.071451-01-2
10Swansea Town4217916868315335828261328551.036430-02-3
11Liverpool4216101692961173553753133759.958423-10-1
12Middlesbrough421861873821317483155112551.890424-24-1
13Bury42151116777210564435561033371.069412-31-1
14Fulham4214111776791056462946113050.962392-01-1
15Nottingham Forest42167195862849292983102933.93539
16Lincoln City421310196879867393554122944.861361-11-2
17Port Vale4212111948711065312125141750.676352-32-1
18Doncaster Rovers421472158951056353442152361.611353-13-0
19Hull City421210204469759303555111434.638340-13-2
20Plymouth Argyle421272357821047292623162856.695312-02-1
21Ipswich Town421162557921038372813172064.62028Relegated2-01-2
22Derby County4279265382669393413171448.64623Relegated3-02-1
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosNotes
1Sat Aug 21, 1954Luton TownA0-3Loss19,83220
2Wed Aug 25, 1954Stoke CityH0-3Loss20,66522
3Sat Aug 28, 1954Hull CityH0-1Loss18,80522
4Mon Aug 30, 1954Stoke CityA0-2Loss22,92722
5Sat Sep 04, 1954Lincoln CityA1-2Loss14,16722McLaren (?)
6Wed Sep 08, 1954MiddlesbroughA4-1Win16,24121Moore (?, ?), Ardron (?), Wilson (?)
7Sat Sep 11, 1954BuryH2-3Loss15,60321Scott (?), McLaren (?)
8Wed Sep 15, 1954MiddlesbroughH4-2Win11,04921Moore (?), Ardron (?), Wilson (?), McLaren (?)
9Sat Sep 18, 1954Leeds UnitedA1-1Draw22,40220Thompson (?)
10Sat Sep 25, 1954Notts CountyH0-1Loss30,34821
11Sat Oct 02, 1954Ipswich TownH2-0Win15,99019Scott (?), Small (?)
12Sat Oct 09, 1954West Ham UnitedA0-2Loss25,20319
13Sat Oct 16, 1954Blackburn RoversH1-2Loss15,89220Small (?)
14Sat Oct 23, 1954Plymouth ArgyleA2-1Win16,69118Kelly (?, ?)
15Sat Oct 30, 1954Port ValeH2-3Loss15,65420Kelly (?), Small (?)
16Sat Nov 06, 1954Doncaster RoversA3-0Win6,55318Moore (?), Kelly (?), Small (?)
17Sat Nov 13, 1954Derby CountyH3-0Win16,65217Kelly (?, ?), Blackman (?)
18Sat Nov 20, 1954LiverpoolA0-1Loss33,50919
19Sat Nov 27, 1954Bristol RoversH1-0Win13,77217Kelly (?)
20Sat Dec 04, 1954FulhamA1-1Draw20,06016Small (?)
21Sat Dec 11, 1954Swansea TownH0-0Draw13,11217
22Sat Dec 18, 1954Luton TownH1-5Loss11,94318Wilson (?)
23Sat Dec 25, 1954Birmingham CityA1-0Win33,00717Small (?)
24Mon Dec 27, 1954Birmingham CityH0-2Loss25,87517
25Sat Jan 01, 1955Hull CityA3-2Win18,99717Scott (?), Wilson (?, ?)
26Sat Jan 15, 1955Lincoln CityH1-1Draw6,70717Kelly (?)
27Sat Feb 05, 1955Leeds UnitedH1-1Draw14,07417Barrett (?)
28Sat Feb 12, 1955Notts CountyA1-4Loss31,10417French (?)
29Sat Mar 05, 1955Blackburn RoversA1-0Win27,30618Barrett (?)
30Wed Mar 09, 1955Ipswich TownA1-2Loss4,91718Barrett (?)
31Sat Mar 12, 1955Plymouth ArgyleH2-0Win10,00717McLaren (?, ?)
32Sat Mar 19, 1955Port ValeA2-1Win17,58615Wilson (?), McLaren (?)
33Sat Mar 26, 1955Doncaster RoversH3-1Win6,56015French (?, ?), Wilson (?)
34Sat Apr 02, 1955Derby CountyA2-1Win18,72214Barrett (?), McLaren (?)
35Fri Apr 08, 1955Rotherham UnitedH0-2Loss12,83715
36Sat Apr 09, 1955LiverpoolH3-1Win15,55915French (?), Barrett (?, ?)
37Mon Apr 11, 1955Rotherham UnitedA2-3Loss14,99515Wilson (?), Barrett (?)
38Sat Apr 16, 1955Bristol RoversA1-2Loss16,59815McLaren (?)
39Wed Apr 20, 1955BuryA1-1Draw8,06715Blackman (?)
40Sat Apr 23, 1955FulhamH2-0Win10,02115Small (?), McLaren (?)
41Sat Apr 30, 1955Swansea TownA2-3Loss14,96415Small (?), Barrett (?)
42Mon May 02, 1955West Ham UnitedH1-1Draw5,82515Blackman (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Sat Jan 08, 1955Sheffield United3A3-1Win-Burkitt (?), Scott (?), Barrett (?)
Sat Jan 29, 1955Hartlepool United4A1-1Draw-Scott (?)
Wed Feb 02, 1955Hartlepool United4Y1H2-1Win-Kelly (?), Wilson (?)
Sat Feb 19, 1955Newcastle United5H1-1Draw25,252Small (?)
Mon Feb 28, 1955Newcastle United5Y1A2-2Draw38,573Scott (?), Barrett (?)
Wed Mar 02, 1955Newcastle United5Y2A1-2Loss36,631Wilson (?)


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttNotes
Mon Mar 21, 1955East FifeScotlandA5-1Win-Small (?), Wilson (?, ?, ?), Burkitt (?)
Thu May 05, 1955Nottingham Rugby ClubEnglandH3-0Win1,100Langford (?), Burkitt (?), Thomas (?)



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