1895–96 Swindon Town F.C. season

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Swindon Town
1895–96 season
Chairman Committee
Ground County Ground
Southern League Div 1 7th
FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Top goalscorer League:
Malcolm Sutherland (6)

All:
Malcolm Sutherland (10)
Highest home attendance 4,000 vs.
Millwall Athletic
19 October 1895
4,000 vs.
Reading
21 March 1896
Lowest home attendance 1,200 vs.
Warmley
2 November 1895

The 1895–96 season was Swindon Town's second season in the Southern League, the club's first season within a league structure. Swindon also competed in the FA Cup.

Division One[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA GAv1 Pts2 Notes
1 Millwall Athletic 18 16 1 1 75 16 4.69 33
2 Luton Town 18 13 1 4 68 14 4.86 27 Left to join the United League at end of season
3 Southampton St.Mary's 18 12 0 6 44 23 1.91 24
4 Reading 18 11 1 6 45 38 1.18 23
5 Chatham Town 18 9 2 7 43 45 0.96 20
6 New Brompton 18 7 4 7 30 37 0.81 18
7 Swindon Town 18 6 4 8 38 41 0.93 16
8 Clapton 18 4 2 12 30 67 0.45 10 Relegation test matches, left league despite winning
9 Royal Ordnance Factories 18 3 3 12 23 44 0.52 9 Relegation test matches
10 Ilford 18 0 0 18 10 81 0.12 0 Relegation test matches, left league after losing

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976-77 season.

2 The points system: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Results and matchday squads[edit]

Southern League Division One line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score Goalkeeper Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield
21/09/1895 Royal Ordnance Factories A 2-1 Williams Dibsdall W.Richardson Hopewell Munro Davies Hames Wright Sutherland D. Jones Hayward

FA Cup line-ups[edit]

Date Opposition V Score Goalkeeper Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield
12/10/1895 Trowbridge Town A 3-1 Williams Dibsdall W. Richardson Hopewell Munro Davies Hames Wright Sutherland D. Jones Hayward
02/11/1895 Warmley H 2-1 Williams Dibsdall W. Richardson Hopewell Munro Davies Hames Wright Sutherland D. Jones Hayward
23/11/1895 Uxbridge A 0-5 Williams Dibsdall Reynolds Hopewell Munro Davies Hames Wright Sutherland D. Jones Hayward


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