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SEASON: 1955-56


Prev Season: 1954-55
This Season: 1955-56
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)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
43

Competitive Goals:
68

Goals per game:
1.6



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42

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

Points Percentage:
56.0%

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 (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
26,373

Lowest League Attendance:
9,533

Average League Attendance:
16,362

Highest Cup Attendance:
0

Lowest Cup Attendance:
0


MISCELLANEOUS
Clean Sheets:
11

Red cards:
0

Yellow cards:
0

Penalties scored:
0

Penalties conceded:
0

Penalties missed:
0

Penalties saved:
0


END OF SEASON TABLE



SECOND DIVISION (Tier 2) Home AwayResults
Pos Team P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD Pts ResultHome Away
1Sheffield Wednesday4221138101621353602888541341.629550-12-1
2Leeds United4223613806017315118631229421.333522-00-3
3Liverpool4221615856314345225731133381.349481-32-5
4Blackburn Rovers4221615846513445529821129361.292481-12-2
5Leicester City4221615947815336323631231551.205482-02-5
6Bristol Rovers4221615847013355333831031371.200481-11-4
7Nottingham Forest421991468639573026104738371.07947
8Lincoln City42181014796514524917451230481.215462-23-1
9Fulham4220616897915245927541230521.127461-03-4
10Swansea Town4220616838114434923621334581.025462-11-0
11Bristol City4219716806414434920531331441.250450-20-0
12Port Vale4216131360581245382149822371.034452-22-0
13Stoke City4220418716213264727721224351.145442-31-1
14Middlesbrough421681876781146463154123047.974402-42-3
15Bury42168188690957443973114251.956400-22-1
16West Ham United42141117746912455227271222421.072390-02-1
17Doncaster Rovers4212111969961155453016142466.719355-03-1
18Barnsley4211121947841056333517131449.560341-01-1
19Rotherham United42129215675759293454122741.747331-01-2
20Notts County42119225582858393734141645.671310-23-1
21Plymouth Argyle42108245487768332532162162.621283-12-1
22Hull City421062653976411324542152152.546262-13-0

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 20, 1955LiverpoolH1-3Loss21,53919Higham (?)
2Mon Aug 22, 1955Leicester CityA2-5Loss29,83719Imlach (?), Higham (?)
3Sat Aug 27, 1955Plymouth ArgyleA2-1Win17,75516Barrett (?, ?)
4Wed Aug 31, 1955Leicester CityH2-0Win20,71114Thomas (?), Imlach (?)
5Sat Sep 03, 1955Stoke CityH2-3Loss16,77014Higham (?, ?)
6Sat Sep 10, 1955Bristol RoversA1-4Loss25,87520Jones (?)
7Sat Sep 17, 1955Doncaster RoversH5-0Win13,06717French (?), Barrett (?, ?), Higham (?), Alexander (?)
8Sat Sep 24, 1955Sheffield WednesdayA2-1Win28,03615Barrett (?), Alexander (?)
9Sat Oct 01, 1955Notts CountyH0-2Loss26,37317
10Sat Oct 08, 1955Leeds UnitedA0-3Loss16,02818
11Sat Oct 15, 1955FulhamH1-0Win16,02817Higham (?)
12Sat Oct 22, 1955Rotherham UnitedA1-2Loss11,57817Barrett (?)
13Sat Oct 29, 1955BarnsleyH1-0Win14,29517Small (?)
14Sat Nov 05, 1955MiddlesbroughA2-3Loss14,29518Imlach (?), Barrett (?)
15Sat Nov 12, 1955Bristol CityH0-2Loss14,29519
16Sat Nov 19, 1955West Ham UnitedA2-1Win17,12118Barrett (?), Alexander (?)
17Sat Nov 26, 1955Port ValeH2-2Draw9,53318Barrett (?), Higham (?)
18Sat Dec 03, 1955BuryA2-1Win9,39616Barrett (?), Higham (?)
19Sat Dec 10, 1955Swansea TownH2-1Win10,79015Barrett (?), Small (?)
20Sat Dec 17, 1955LiverpoolA2-5Loss29,24816Barrett (?, ?)
21Sat Dec 24, 1955Plymouth ArgyleH3-1Win10,15315Barrett (?, ?), Higham (?)
22Mon Dec 26, 1955Hull CityH2-1Win15,74013Barrett (?), Wilson (?)
23Tue Dec 27, 1955Hull CityA3-0Win21,40712Higham (?, ?), Wilson (?)
24Sat Dec 31, 1955Stoke CityA1-1Draw22,38512Small (?)
25Mon Jan 02, 1956Blackburn RoversA2-2Draw33,58211Higham (?), Imlach (?)
26Sat Jan 14, 1956Bristol RoversH1-1Draw12,44111Higham (?)
27Sat Jan 21, 1956Doncaster RoversA3-1Win10,47710Burkitt (?), French (?, ?)
28Sat Feb 04, 1956Sheffield WednesdayH0-1Loss16,65811
29Sat Feb 11, 1956Notts CountyA3-1Win17,5099Morley (?), Higham (?), Barrett (?)
30Sat Mar 03, 1956Rotherham UnitedH1-0Win14,8179Small (?)
31Sat Mar 10, 1956Swansea TownA1-0Win20,9458Imlach (?)
32Sat Mar 17, 1956MiddlesbroughH2-4Loss22,91810Small (?), Lishman (?)
33Sat Mar 24, 1956Bristol CityA0-0Draw22,82411
34Sat Mar 31, 1956Leeds UnitedH2-0Win19,4489Small (?), Lishman (?)
35Mon Apr 02, 1956Lincoln CityA3-1Win18,1909Higham (?), Lishman (?), Jones (?)
36Tue Apr 03, 1956Lincoln CityH2-2Draw22,2388McKinlay (?), Small (?)
37Sat Apr 07, 1956Port ValeA2-0Win23,0184Scott (?), Lishman (?)
38Sat Apr 14, 1956BuryH0-2Loss19,8407
39Wed Apr 18, 1956West Ham UnitedH0-0Draw15,7395
40Sat Apr 21, 1956BarnsleyA1-1Draw11,4296Lishman (?)
41Sat Apr 28, 1956Blackburn RoversH1-1Draw10,2146Higham (?)
42Wed May 02, 1956FulhamA3-4Loss9,9757Small (?), Lishman (?), Jones (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 07, 1956Doncaster Rovers3A0-3Loss-


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Wed Apr 25, 1956ArsenalEnglandH1-1Draw-Lishman (?)
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