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SEASON: 1956-57

Prev Season: 1955-56
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)

GAMES
Competitive Games:
47


League Games:
42

League Points:
54

Points Percentage:
64.3


GOALS
Competitive Goals:
105

Goals per game:
2.2

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
Highest League Attendance:
39,750 (League - Leicester City)

Lowest League Attendance:
13,959 (League - Leyton Orient)

Average League Attendance:
23,118

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
1Leicester City42251161096714526836116441311.62761Promoted as Champions
2Nottingham Forest4222101094551344502996644261.70954Promoted
3Liverpool42211110825416145326510629281.51953
4Blackburn Rovers4221101183751263493294834431.10752
5Stoke City4220814835816236418461119401.43148
6Middlesbrough4219101384601254512975933311.40048
7Sheffield United4219815877611644528821142481.14546
8West Ham United421981559631245312474102839.93746
9Bristol Rovers4218915816712544719641134481.20945
10Swansea Town4219716909012365334741037561.00045
11Fulham4219419847613175332631231441.10542
12Huddersfield Town421861868741038332783103547.91942
13Bristol City421691774791326493237112547.93741
14Doncaster Rovers42151017777712545121351326561.00040
15Leyton Orient421510176684786343882113246.78640
16Grimsby Town421752061621245412651152036.98439
17Rotherham United421311187475975372644133749.98737
18Lincoln City42146225480948342752142053.67534
19Barnsley421210205989876393543142054.66334
20Notts County42912215886768343226132454.67430
21Bury42892560965313374736122349.62525Relegated
22Port Vale428628571017410314212182659.56422Relegated
*GA = Goal Average
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GAMES

League
WeekDateOpponentH/AScoreResultAttPosGroundNotes
1Sat Aug 18, 1956Leyton OrientA4-1Win25,9834Brisbane Road
2Tue Aug 21, 1956Bristol CityA5-1Win27,8981Ashton Gate
3Sat Aug 25, 1956FulhamH3-1Win21,4941
4Thu Aug 30, 1956Bristol CityH2-2Draw23,1722
5Sat Sep 01, 1956Swansea TownA4-1Win24,4782Vetch Field
6Thu Sep 06, 1956Blackburn RoversH2-1Win21,2511
7Sat Sep 08, 1956Lincoln CityH1-1Draw26,7801
8Sat Sep 15, 1956Rotherham UnitedA2-3Loss12,5121Millmoor
9Sat Sep 22, 1956Port ValeH4-2Win18,6992
10Sat Sep 29, 1956BarnsleyA1-1Draw15,6661Oakwell
11Sat Oct 06, 1956Huddersfield TownA0-1Loss17,6002Leeds Road
12Sat Oct 13, 1956BuryH5-1Win21,9673
13Sat Oct 20, 1956Notts CountyA2-1Win31,5853Meadow Lane
14Sat Oct 27, 1956Doncaster RoversH2-1Win24,5122
15Sat Nov 03, 1956Stoke CityA1-2Loss32,6563Victoria Ground
16Sat Nov 10, 1956MiddlesbroughH0-4Loss20,8625
17Sat Nov 17, 1956Leicester CityA0-0Draw40,8305Filbert Street
18Sat Nov 24, 1956Bristol RoversH1-1Draw18,1466
19Sat Dec 01, 1956Grimsby TownA0-0Draw14,0335Blundell Park
20Sat Dec 08, 1956LiverpoolH1-0Win17,7744
21Sat Dec 15, 1956Leyton OrientH1-2Loss13,9593
22Sat Dec 22, 1956FulhamA1-0Win12,4994Craven Cottage
23Tue Dec 25, 1956West Ham UnitedA1-2Loss16,3003Upton Park
24Sat Dec 29, 1956Swansea TownH4-3Win18,3725
25Tue Jan 01, 1957Blackburn RoversA2-2Draw28,8103Ewood Park
26Sat Jan 12, 1957Lincoln CityA2-0Win13,2143Sincil Bank
27Sat Jan 19, 1957Rotherham UnitedH3-1Win18,5803
28Sat Feb 02, 1957Port ValeA7-1Win18,1853Vale Park
29Sat Feb 09, 1957BarnsleyH7-1Win25,9943
30Thu Feb 21, 1957Huddersfield TownH0-0Draw14,9042
31Sat Feb 23, 1957BuryA2-1Win14,1282Gigg Lane
32Sat Mar 09, 1957Doncaster RoversA1-1Draw14,1282Belle Vue
33Sat Mar 16, 1957Stoke CityH4-0Win32,4442
34Sat Mar 23, 1957MiddlesbroughA2-2Draw25,0092Ayresome Park
35Sat Mar 30, 1957Leicester CityH1-2Loss39,7503
36Sat Apr 06, 1957Bristol RoversA2-3Loss21,0783Eastville Stadium
37Sat Apr 13, 1957Grimsby TownH2-1Win21,4663
38Mon Apr 15, 1957West Ham UnitedH3-0Win24,2512
39Sat Apr 20, 1957LiverpoolA1-3Loss47,6213Anfield
40Mon Apr 22, 1957Sheffield UnitedH2-1Win29,0632
41Sat Apr 27, 1957Sheffield UnitedA4-0Win28,0362Bramall Lane
42Wed May 01, 1957Notts CountyH2-4Loss32,0462


FA Cup
DateOpponentRoundReplayCountH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Sat Jan 05, 1957Goole Town3H6-0Win-
Sat Jan 26, 1957Portsmouth4A3-1Win-Fratton Park
Sat Feb 16, 1957Barnsley5A2-1Win-Oakwell
Sat Mar 02, 1957Birmingham CityQuarterA0-0Draw-St. Andrews
Thu Mar 07, 1957Birmingham CityQuarterY1H0-1Loss-


Friendly
DateOpponentCountryH/AScoreResultAttGroundNotes
Mon Oct 15, 1956Coventry CityEnglandA2-3Loss-
Wed May 08, 1957Norwich CityEnglandA7-2Win-Carrow RoadNorfolk Hospital Cup



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