1920–21 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1920–21 season
Manager Harry Parkes
Stadium Somerton Park
Third Division 15th
FA Cup 4th qualifying round
Welsh Cup 4th round
Top goalscorer League: Devlin (12)
All: Devlin (12)
Highest home attendance 14,500 vs Reading (28 Aug 1920)
Lowest home attendance 4,000 vs Norwich City (13 Jan 1921)
Average home league attendance 8,576
Home colours
Away colours

The 1920–21 season was Newport County's first season in the Football League. They were founder members of the new Football League Third Division.

Season review[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts W D L GF GA Pts W D L GF GA Pts
42 14 9 19 43 64 0.672 37 8 5 8 20 23 21 6 4 11 23 41 16

Source: rsssf.com

Results by round[edit]

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GroundHAAHAHAHHAHHAHAAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAH
ResultLLLLLDWWWLLWWWWLLLDDLWWLDWLLLLWDLLWLDWDWDD
Position171922222222222117212118151311131818171618161315151515171719181718191819181819161615
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 1921. Source: statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Fixtures and results[edit]

Third Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
28 Aug 1920 Reading H 0–1 14,500
1 Sep 1920 Bristol Rovers A 2–3 Walker, Wolstenholme 10,000
4 Sep 1920 Reading A 0–4 10,000
9 Sep 1920 Bristol Rovers H 0–2 8,000
11 Sep 1920 Plymouth Argyle A 1–5 Wolstenholme 12,000
18 Sep 1920 Plymouth Argyle H 0–0 8,000
25 Sep 1920 Exeter City A 1–0 Wolstenholme 8,000
2 Oct 1920 Exeter City H 2–0 Wolstenholme 2 8,000
9 Oct 1920 Millwall H 3–1 Devlin 2, Walker 14,000
16 Oct 1920 Millwall A 0–1 20,000
21 Oct 1920 Swindon Town H 0–1 10,000
23 Oct 1920 Portsmouth H 1–0 Devlin 9,000
30 Oct 1920 Portsmouth A 2–0 Devlin, Dobson 13,679
6 Nov 1920 Gillingham H 1–0 Wolstenholme 7,000
13 Nov 1920 Gillingham A 4–1 Dobson, Wolstenholme, Blott, Devlin 8,000
27 Nov 1920 Swindon Town A 0–5 7,000
4 Dec 1920 Watford H 0–2 6,000
11 Dec 1920 Watford A 1–5 Wright 7,000
18 Dec 1920 Brentford A 2–2 Wright, Thompson 6,000
25 Dec 1920 Southend United H 1–1 Dobson 9,000
27 Dec 1920 Southend United A 1–2 Walker 10,000
1 Jan 1921 Brentford H 3–1 Dobson, Walker, Cox 7,500
13 Jan 1921 Norwich City H 2–0 Wright, Cox 4,000
22 Jan 1921 Norwich City A 0–3 5,000
29 Jan 1921 Northampton Town H 1–1 Dobson 8,000
5 Feb 1921 Northampton Town A 2–0 Groves, Wright 8,000
12 Feb 1921 Crystal Palace H 0–1 12,000
19 Feb 1921 Crystal Palace A 0–2 7,000
26 Feb 1921 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0–4 8,000
5 Mar 1921 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–1 8,000
12 Mar 1921 Grimsby Town H 2–1 Devlin, Kelson 8,000
19 Mar 1921 Grimsby Town A 1–1 Devlin 9,000
25 Mar 1921 Merthyr Town H 0–3 12,600
26 Mar 1921 Queens Park Rangers A 0–2 10,000
28 Mar 1921 Merthyr Town A 2–1 Gaughan, Devlin 6,000
2 Apr 1921 Queens Park Rangers H 1–3 Devlin 7,500
9 Apr 1921 Swansea Town H 1–1 Walker 6,000
16 Apr 1921 Swansea Town A 2–1 Dobson, Wolstenholme 14,000
23 Apr 1921 Luton Town A 2–2 Walker, Devlin 9,000
30 Apr 1921 Luton Town H 2–0 Devlin 2 5,000
2 May 1921 Southampton A 0–0 6,000
7 May 1921 Southampton H 0–0 8,000

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
4Q 20 Nov 1920 Merthyr Town Somerton Park 0–0 15,000
4Qr 25 Nov 1920 Merthyr Town Penydarren Park 0–4 15,000

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
3 15 Jan 1921 Ebbw Vale Somerton Park 4–0 Dobson 2, Walker, Wright 5,000
4 15 Jan 1921 Merthyr Town Somerton Park 0–1 5,000

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA GD Pts
1 Crystal Palace 42 24 11 7 70 34 2.059 +36 59
2 Southampton 42 19 16 7 64 28 2.286 +36 54
3 Queens Park Rangers 42 22 9 11 61 32 1.906 +29 53
4 Swindon Town 42 21 10 11 73 49 1.490 +24 52
5 Swansea Town 42 18 15 9 56 45 1.244 +11 51
6 Watford 42 20 8 14 59 44 1.341 +15 48
7 Millwall 42 18 11 13 42 30 1.400 +12 47
8 Merthyr Town 42 15 15 12 60 49 1.224 +11 45
9 Luton Town 42 16 12 14 61 56 1.089 +5 44
10 Bristol Rovers 42 18 7 17 68 57 1.193 +11 43
11 Plymouth Argyle 42 11 21 10 35 34 1.029 +1 43
12 Portsmouth 42 12 15 15 46 48 0.958 –2 39
13 Grimsby Town 42 15 9 18 49 59 0.831 –10 39
14 Northampton Town 42 15 8 19 59 75 0.787 –16 38
15 Newport County 42 14 9 19 43 64 0.672 –21 37
16 Norwich City 42 10 16 16 44 53 0.830 –9 36
17 Southend United 42 14 8 20 44 61 0.721 –17 36
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 14 8 20 42 61 0.689 –19 36
19 Exeter City 42 10 15 17 39 54 0.722 –15 35
20 Reading 42 12 7 23 42 59 0.712 –17 31
21 Brentford 42 9 12 21 42 67 0.627 –25 30
22 Gillingham 42 8 12 22 34 74 0.459 –40 28

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against;
GA = Goal average; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Key
Division Champions
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

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