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SEASON: 1955-56

Prev Season: 1954-55
Next Season: 1956-57
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)

MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker

FA Cup:
3rd Round (Doncaster Rovers (A) 0-3)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Jim Barrett (17 goals)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
43


League Games:
42

League Points:
47

Points Percentage:
56.0


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
68

Goals per game:
1.6

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored11 times17 times6 times1 time
Conceded15 times7 times5 times3 times2 times
Won By10 times7 times1 time1 time
Lost By5 times5 times5 times

ATTENDANCES
Highest League Attendance:
26,373 (League - Notts County)

Lowest League Attendance:
9,533 (League - Port Vale)

Average League Attendance:
16,362

Highest Cup Attendance:
-

Lowest Cup Attendance:
-

MISC
Clean Sheets:
11

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 Wednesday4221138101621353602888541341.62955Promoted as Champions
2Leeds United4223613806017315118631229421.33352Promoted
3Liverpool4221615856314345225731133381.34948
4Blackburn Rovers4221615846513445529821129361.29248
5Leicester City4221615947815336323631231551.20548
6Bristol Rovers4221615847013355333831031371.20048
7Nottingham Forest421991468639573026104738371.07947
8Lincoln City42181014796514524917451230481.21546
9Fulham4220616897915245927541230521.12746
10Swansea Town4220616838114434923621334581.02546
11Bristol City4219716806414434920531331441.25045
12Port Vale4216131360581245382149822371.03445
13Stoke City4220418716213264727721224351.14544
14Middlesbrough421681876781146463154123047.97440
15Bury42168188690957443973114251.95640
16West Ham United42141117746912455227271222421.07239
17Doncaster Rovers4212111969961155453016142466.71935
18Barnsley4211121947841056333517131449.56034
19Rotherham United42129215675759293454122741.74733
20Notts County42119225582858393734141645.67131
21Plymouth Argyle42108245487768332532162162.62128Relegated
22Hull City421062653976411324542152152.54626Relegated
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 20, 1955LiverpoolH1-3Loss21,53919
2Mon Aug 22, 1955Leicester CityA2-5Loss29,83719Filbert Street
3Sat Aug 27, 1955Plymouth ArgyleA2-1Win17,75516Home Park
4Wed Aug 31, 1955Leicester CityH2-0Win20,71114
5Sat Sep 03, 1955Stoke CityH2-3Loss16,77014
6Sat Sep 10, 1955Bristol RoversA1-4Loss25,87520Eastville Stadium
7Sat Sep 17, 1955Doncaster RoversH5-0Win13,06717
8Sat Sep 24, 1955Sheffield WednesdayA2-1Win28,03615Hillsborough
9Sat Oct 01, 1955Notts CountyH0-2Loss26,37317
10Sat Oct 08, 1955Leeds UnitedA0-3Loss16,02818Elland Road
11Sat Oct 15, 1955FulhamH1-0Win16,02817
12Sat Oct 22, 1955Rotherham UnitedA1-2Loss11,57817Millmoor
13Sat Oct 29, 1955BarnsleyH1-0Win14,29517
14Sat Nov 05, 1955MiddlesbroughA2-3Loss14,29518Ayresome Park
15Sat Nov 12, 1955Bristol CityH0-2Loss14,29519
16Sat Nov 19, 1955West Ham UnitedA2-1Win17,12118Upton Park
17Sat Nov 26, 1955Port ValeH2-2Draw9,53318
18Sat Dec 03, 1955BuryA2-1Win9,39616Gigg Lane
19Sat Dec 10, 1955Swansea TownH2-1Win10,79015
20Sat Dec 17, 1955LiverpoolA2-5Loss29,24816Anfield
21Sat Dec 24, 1955Plymouth ArgyleH3-1Win10,15315
22Mon Dec 26, 1955Hull CityH2-1Win15,74013
23Tue Dec 27, 1955Hull CityA3-0Win21,40712Boothferry Park
24Sat Dec 31, 1955Stoke CityA1-1Draw22,38512Victoria Ground
25Mon Jan 02, 1956Blackburn RoversA2-2Draw33,58211Ewood Park
26Sat Jan 14, 1956Bristol RoversH1-1Draw12,44111
27Sat Jan 21, 1956Doncaster RoversA3-1Win10,47710Belle Vue
28Sat Feb 04, 1956Sheffield WednesdayH0-1Loss16,65811
29Sat Feb 11, 1956Notts CountyA3-1Win17,5099Meadow Lane
30Sat Mar 03, 1956Rotherham UnitedH1-0Win14,8179
31Sat Mar 10, 1956Swansea TownA1-0Win20,9458Vetch Field
32Sat Mar 17, 1956MiddlesbroughH2-4Loss22,91810
33Sat Mar 24, 1956Bristol CityA0-0Draw22,82411Ashton Gate
34Sat Mar 31, 1956Leeds UnitedH2-0Win19,4489
35Mon Apr 02, 1956Lincoln CityA3-1Win18,1909Sincil Bank
36Tue Apr 03, 1956Lincoln CityH2-2Draw22,2388
37Sat Apr 07, 1956Port ValeA2-0Win23,0184Vale Park
38Sat Apr 14, 1956BuryH0-2Loss19,8407
39Wed Apr 18, 1956West Ham UnitedH0-0Draw15,7395
40Sat Apr 21, 1956BarnsleyA1-1Draw11,4296Oakwell
41Sat Apr 28, 1956Blackburn RoversH1-1Draw10,2146
42Wed May 02, 1956FulhamA3-4Loss9,9757Craven Cottage


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 07, 1956Doncaster Rovers3A0-3Loss-Belle Vue


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Wed Apr 25, 1956ArsenalEnglandH1-1Draw-
Fri May 04, 1956Nottingham Rugby ClubEnglandH4-3Win-



SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKHarry Nicholson3918912
GKWilliam Farmer413
DBob McKinlay40189131
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)39188131
DRoy Banham11
MBill Whare4319915
MJack Burkitt43199151
MJack Hutchinson4112
MPeter Higham401971416
MPeter Watson (1956)11
FDennis Alexander1981103
FDoug Lishman113536
FEric Jones144463
FFreddie Scott74211
FJack French13853
FJim Barrett351571317
FJohn Langford422
FPeter Small3417898
FStewart Imlach38168145
FTommy Wilson94322
FWilliam Morley35149121


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
17Jim Barrett35
16Peter Higham40
8Peter Small34
6Doug Lishman11
5Stewart Imlach38
3Dennis Alexander19
3Eric Jones14
3Jack French13
2Tommy Wilson9
1Bob McKinlay40
1Freddie Scott7
1Geoff Thomas (1944-60)39
1Jack Burkitt43
1William Morley35



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1955-56

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
Doncaster RoversSat Sep 17, 1955H5-0Sat Jan 21, 1956A3-1
Hull CityMon Dec 26, 1955H2-1Tue Dec 27, 1955A3-0
Plymouth ArgyleSat Aug 27, 1955A2-1Sat Dec 24, 1955H3-1
Swansea TownSat Dec 10, 1955H2-1Sat Mar 10, 1956A1-0