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SEASON: 1956-57


Prev Season: 1955-56
This Season: 1956-57
Next Season: 1957-58
DIVISION:
English Second Division (Tier 2)

MANAGER(s):
Billy Walker

FA Cup:
Quarter Final (Birmingham City (H) 0-1)

League Cup:
-


Top Goalscorer:
Jim Barrett (30 goals)


ALL GAMES
Competitive Games:
47

Competitive Goals:
105

Goals per game:
2.2



LEAGUE GAMES
League Games:
42

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

Points Percentage:
64.3%

Goals scored, conceded and win and loss margins
Goal count:1 goal2 goals3 goals4 goals5+ goals
Scored11 times14 times4 times6 times5 times
Conceded22 times8 times4 times2 times
Won By10 times5 times3 times4 times3 times
Lost By8 times2 times1 time

ATTENDANCES (HOME)
Highest League Attendance:
39,750

Lowest League Attendance:
13,959

Average League Attendance:
23,118

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
1Leicester City42251161096714526836116441311.627611-20-0
2Nottingham Forest4222101094551344502996644261.70954
3Liverpool42211110825416145326510629281.519531-01-3
4Blackburn Rovers4221101183751263493294834431.107522-12-2
5Stoke City4220814835816236418461119401.431484-01-2
6Middlesbrough4219101384601254512975933311.400480-42-2
7Sheffield United4219815877611644528821142481.145462-14-0
8West Ham United421981559631245312474102839.937463-01-2
9Bristol Rovers4218915816712544719641134481.209451-12-3
10Swansea Town4219716909012365334741037561.000454-34-1
11Fulham4219419847613175332631231441.105423-11-0
12Huddersfield Town421861868741038332783103547.919420-00-1
13Bristol City421691774791326493237112547.937412-25-1
14Doncaster Rovers42151017777712545121351326561.000402-11-1
15Leyton Orient421510176684786343882113246.786401-24-1
16Grimsby Town421752061621245412651152036.984392-10-0
17Rotherham United421311187475975372644133749.987373-12-3
18Lincoln City42146225480948342752142053.675341-12-0
19Barnsley421210205989876393543142054.663347-11-1
20Notts County42912215886768343226132454.674302-42-1
21Bury42892560965313374736122349.625255-12-1
22Port Vale428628571017410314212182659.564224-27-1

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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosScorers
1Sat Aug 18, 1956Leyton OrientA4-1Win25,9834Barrett (?, ?), Wilson (?), Lishman (?)
2Tue Aug 21, 1956Bristol CityA5-1Win27,8981Morley (?), Barrett (?, ?), Lishman (?, ?)
3Sat Aug 25, 1956FulhamH3-1Win21,4941Barrett (?, ?, ?)
4Thu Aug 30, 1956Bristol CityH2-2Draw23,1722McKinlay (?), Wilson (?)
5Sat Sep 01, 1956Swansea TownA4-1Win24,4782Small (?), Lishman (?, ?), Imlach (?)
6Thu Sep 06, 1956Blackburn RoversH2-1Win21,2511Burkitt (?), Small (?)
7Sat Sep 08, 1956Lincoln CityH1-1Draw26,7801Lishman (?)
8Sat Sep 15, 1956Rotherham UnitedA2-3Loss12,5121Scott (?), Lishman (?)
9Sat Sep 22, 1956Port ValeH4-2Win18,6992Morley (?), Burkitt (?), Lishman (?), Hayward (? OG)
10Sat Sep 29, 1956BarnsleyA1-1Draw15,6661Lishman (?)
11Sat Oct 06, 1956Huddersfield TownA0-1Loss17,6002
12Sat Oct 13, 1956BuryH5-1Win21,9673Morley (?), Baily (?, ?), Higham (?), Lishman (?)
13Sat Oct 20, 1956Notts CountyA2-1Win31,5853Baily (?), Lishman (?)
14Sat Oct 27, 1956Doncaster RoversH2-1Win24,5122Small (?), Imlach (?)
15Sat Nov 03, 1956Stoke CityA1-2Loss32,6563Lishman (?)
16Sat Nov 10, 1956MiddlesbroughH0-4Loss20,8625
17Sat Nov 17, 1956Leicester CityA0-0Draw40,8305
18Sat Nov 24, 1956Bristol RoversH1-1Draw18,1466Lishman (?)
19Sat Dec 01, 1956Grimsby TownA0-0Draw14,0335
20Sat Dec 08, 1956LiverpoolH1-0Win17,7744Baily (?)
21Sat Dec 15, 1956Leyton OrientH1-2Loss13,9593Barrett (?)
22Sat Dec 22, 1956FulhamA1-0Win12,4994Imlach (?)
23Tue Dec 25, 1956West Ham UnitedA1-2Loss16,3003Imlach (?)
24Sat Dec 29, 1956Swansea TownH4-3Win18,3725Barrett (?), Wilson (?, ?), Imlach (?)
25Tue Jan 01, 1957Blackburn RoversA2-2Draw28,8103Barrett (?), Alexander (?)
26Sat Jan 12, 1957Lincoln CityA2-0Win13,2143Barrett (?), Imlach (?)
27Sat Jan 19, 1957Rotherham UnitedH3-1Win18,5803Barrett (?, ?), Imlach (?)
28Sat Feb 02, 1957Port ValeA7-1Win18,1853Barrett (?, ?, ?), Wilson (?), Baily (?), Imlach (?, ?)
29Sat Feb 09, 1957BarnsleyH7-1Win25,9943Higham (?), Barrett (?), Wilson (?, ?, ?), Baily (?), Imlach (?)
30Thu Feb 21, 1957Huddersfield TownH0-0Draw14,9042
31Sat Feb 23, 1957BuryA2-1Win14,1282Barrett (?, ?)
32Sat Mar 09, 1957Doncaster RoversA1-1Draw14,1282Barrett (?)
33Sat Mar 16, 1957Stoke CityH4-0Win32,4442Barrett (?, ?), Wilson (?), Imlach (?)
34Sat Mar 23, 1957MiddlesbroughA2-2Draw25,0092Higham (?), Barrett (?)
35Sat Mar 30, 1957Leicester CityH1-2Loss39,7503Barrett (?)
36Sat Apr 06, 1957Bristol RoversA2-3Loss21,0783Morley (?), Wilson (?)
37Sat Apr 13, 1957Grimsby TownH2-1Win21,4663Barrett (?), Baily (?)
38Mon Apr 15, 1957West Ham UnitedH3-0Win24,2512Barrett (?), Small (?), Bond (? OG)
39Sat Apr 20, 1957LiverpoolA1-3Loss47,6213Barrett (?)
40Mon Apr 22, 1957Sheffield UnitedH2-1Win29,0632Higham (?), Wilson (?)
41Sat Apr 27, 1957Sheffield UnitedA4-0Win28,0362Wilson (?), Lishman (?, ?, ?)
42Wed May 01, 1957Notts CountyH2-4Loss32,0462Wilson (?), Imlach (?)


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Sat Jan 05, 1957Goole Town3H6-0Win-Higham (?), Barrett (?, ?, ?), Wilson (?), Baily (?)
Sat Jan 26, 1957Portsmouth4A3-1Win-Baily (?, ?), Imlach (?)
Sat Feb 16, 1957Barnsley5A2-1Win-Wilson (?), Imlach (?)
Sat Mar 02, 1957Birmingham CityQuarterA0-0Draw-
Thu Mar 07, 1957Birmingham CityQuarterY1H0-1Loss-


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttScorers
Mon Oct 15, 1956Coventry CityEnglandA2-3Loss-Jones (?), Kirk (? OG)
Wed May 08, 1957Norwich CityEnglandA7-2Win-Imlach (?, ?, ?), Wilson (?, ?), Morley (?), McKinlay (?)



TRANSFERS
Transfers before, during and after the season.
In (4) In (7)
Date Player Details Fee Date Player Details Fee
Chris JoyceBoughtDennis AlexanderSold
Edward HuddlestoneBoughtDoug LishmanRetired
Willie FraserBoughtEdward HuddlestoneSold
Oct 06, 1956Eddie BailyBought£6,000Freddie ScottSold
Harry NicholsonSold
Peter SmallSold
Roy BanhamSold


SQUAD
Season Record (Competitive Games only)
Pos Num PlayerP W D L Goals Yellows Reds Went Off Came On Unused Sub Notes
GKHarry Nicholson3920910
GKWillie Fraser8521
DBob McKinlay442310111
DGeoff Thomas (1944-60)46241111
DRoy Banham11
MBill Whare13931
MEdward Huddlestone11
MJack Burkitt472511112
MJack Hutchinson331689
MPeter Higham2615565
MPeter Watson (1956)642
FChris Joyce
FDennis Alexander111
FDoug Lishman27127816
FEddie Baily32186810
FEric Jones321
FFreddie Scott111
FJim Barrett37219730
FPeter Small2311664
FStewart Imlach4524111014
FTommy Wilson37218815
FWilliam Morley472511114


GOALSCORERS


Competitive goals only
GoalsPlayerGames
30Jim Barrett37
16Doug Lishman27
15Tommy Wilson37
14Stewart Imlach45
10Eddie Baily32
5Peter Higham26
4Peter Small23
4William Morley47
2Jack Burkitt47
1Bob McKinlay44
1Dennis Alexander1
1Freddie Scott1



LEAGUE DOUBLES
Home and away victories for the season

1956-57

Opponent Date H/A Score Date H/A Score
BurySat Oct 13, 1956H5-1Sat Feb 23, 1957A2-1
FulhamSat Aug 25, 1956H3-1Sat Dec 22, 1956A1-0
Port ValeSat Sep 22, 1956H4-2Sat Feb 02, 1957A7-1
Sheffield UnitedMon Apr 22, 1957H2-1Sat Apr 27, 1957A4-0
Swansea TownSat Sep 01, 1956A4-1Sat Dec 29, 1956H4-3