1931–32 Chester F.C. season

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Chester
1931–32 season
Manager Charlie Hewitt
Stadium Sealand Road
Football League
Third Division North
3rd
FA Cup Second round
Welsh Cup Semifinal
Top goalscorer League:
Tom Jennings (30)

All: Tom Jennings (34)
Highest home attendance 13,658 vs Wrexham (30 September)
Lowest home attendance 4,618 vs Carlisle United (30 April)
Average home league attendance 7,952
2nd in division[1]

The 1931–32 season was the first season of competitive association football in the Football League played by Chester, an English club based in Chester, Cheshire.

Chester was elected to the Football League in the second round of voting surpassing Nelson after the first voting ended in a draw.[2]

Football League[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Lincoln City 40 26 5 9 106 47 2.255 57 Promoted to the Second Division
2 Gateshead 40 25 7 8 94 48 1.958 57
3 Chester 40 21 8 11 78 60 1.300 50
4 Tranmere Rovers 40 19 11 10 107 58 1.845 49
5 Barrow 40 24 1 15 86 59 1.458 49
6 Crewe Alexandra 40 21 6 13 95 66 1.439 48
7 Southport 40 18 10 12 58 53 1.094 46
8 Hull City 40 20 5 15 82 53 1.547 45
9 York City 40 18 7 15 76 81 0.938 43
10 Wrexham 40 18 7 15 64 69 0.928 43
11 Darlington 40 17 4 19 66 69 0.957 38
12 Stockport County 40 13 11 16 55 53 1.038 37
13 Hartlepools United 40 16 5 19 78 100 0.780 37
14 Accrington Stanley 40 15 6 19 75 80 0.938 36
15 Doncaster Rovers 40 16 4 20 59 80 0.738 36
16 Walsall 40 16 3 21 57 85 0.671 35
17 Halifax Town 40 13 8 19 61 87 0.701 34
18 Carlisle United 40 11 11 18 64 79 0.810 33
19 Rotherham United 40 14 4 22 63 72 0.875 32
20 New Brighton 40 8 8 24 38 76 0.500 24
21 Rochdale 40 4 3 33 48 135 0.356 11 Re-elected
22 Wigan Borough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Club resigned †

Source: rsssf.com


Wigan Borough resigned from the Football League on 21 October and folded, their record (P12 W3 D1 L8 F12 A32 GA 0.375 Pts 7) was expunged.
Rules for classification:
1) points; 2) goal average

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
40 21 8 11 78 60 1.3 50 16 2 2 54 22 34 5 6 9 24 38 16

Source: rsssf.com

Results by matchday[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
Result D L D W L D D L W W W D W D W D W L W L D W L W W W L W W L W W L W W W L W L W
Position 11 17 16 11 16 13 15 16 13 12 9 9 7 6 5 7 5 6 6 7 8 7 8 8 7 6 8 6 6 6 6 5 7 7 5 3 4 3 5 3
Source: Statto.com

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Score Scorers Attendance
29 August Wigan Borough H W 4–0† Cresswell, Ranson, Jennings, Hedley 12,770
2 September Wrexham A D 1–1 Jennings 19,000
5 September Darlington A L 1–4 Jennings 4,222
9 September Hartlepools United A D 2–2 Cresswell, Jennings 4,717
12 September Halifax Town H W 3–1 Hedley (2), A. Ferguson 6,824
16 September Hartlepools United H L 2–3 Ranson, Cresswell 8,417
19 September Walsall A D 1–1 Jennings 4,455
26 September Gateshead H D 1–1 C. Matthews 10,195
30 September Wrexham H L 2–5 Thompson, Jennings 13,658
3 October New Brighton A W 1–0 Hedley 5,105
10 October Barrow H W 4–2 Cresswell, Thompson, Jennings (2) 8,322
17 October Accrington Stanley H W 1–0 Jennings 7,094
24 October Stockport County A D 0–0 8,811
31 October Rotherham United H W 2–1 Robson, Hedley 6,704
7 November Tranmere Rovers A D 2–2 Jennings, Robson 11,578
14 November York City H W 3–0 Mercer, Hedley, Robson 7,207
21 November Southport A D 1–1 Valentine 6,023
5 December Rochdale A W 3–0 Cresswell, Hedley, Jennings 3,199
19 December Carlisle United A L 3–4 Hedley, Robson, Mercer 4,220
25 December Lincoln City H W 2–1 Cresswell, Reilly 10,184
26 December Lincoln City A L 0–4 12,856
9 January Doncaster Rovers H D 1–1 Bennett (pen.) 5,466
16 January Darlington H W 3–1 Jennings, Mercer (2) 5,480
23 January Halifax Town A L 1–2 Hedley 3,703
30 January Walsall H W 5–1 Jennings (5) 5,198
6 February Gateshead A W 2–1 Mercer, Jennings 7,688
13 February New Brighton H W 2–0 Cresswell, Jennings 6,294
20 February Barrow A L 0–4 6,557
27 February Accrington Stanley A W 3–2 Jennings (2), Cresswell 3,981
5 March Stockport County H W 2–1 Wyper (2) 6,759
12 March Rotherham United A L 0–3 4,023
19 March Tranmere Rovers H W 3–1 Gray (o.g.), Mercer, Herod (pen.) 8,810
25 March Hull City H W 2–0 Jennings (2) 13,648
26 March York City A L 1–3 Cresswell 5,368
28 March Hull City A W 2–0 Robinson, Jennings 7,914
2 April Southport H W 4–0 Mercer, Jennings (2), Wyper 7,775
6 April Crewe Alexandra H W 1–0 Wyper 6,938
9 April Doncaster Rovers A L 0–3 4,365
16 April Rochdale H W 7–2 Mercer, Williams (o.g.), Jennings (4), Hedley 4,658
23 April Crewe Alexandra A L 0–1 6,823
30 April Carlisle United H W 4–1 Cresswell, Mercer, Jennings, Hedley 4,618

† - Wigan Borough later resigned from the league, record expunged

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score Scorers Attendance
First round 28 November Hartlepools United (3N) H W 4–1 Hedley (2), Valentine, Bennett 8,403
Second round 12 December Darwen (LanC) A L 1–2 Murray (o.g.) 6,500

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score Scorers Attendance
Fifth round 3 February Oswestry Town (B&DL) H D 1–1 Jennings 2,000
Fifth round replay 11 February A W 4–0 Hedley (2), Jennings (2) 1,500
Quarterfinal 2 March Cardiff City (3S) H W 2–1 Mercer, Jennings 9,400
Semifinal 13 April Swansea Town (2) H L 0–2 10,234

Season statistics[edit]

Nat Player Total League FA
Cup
Welsh
Cup
A G A G A G A G
Goalkeepers
Republic of Ireland Johnny Burke 12 11 1
Bill Johnson 34 29 2 3
Field players
England Josh Atkinson 7 7
England Fred Bennett 44 2 38 1 2 1 4
England Frank Cresswell 45 9 39 9 2 4
Wales Spencer Evans 1 1
Archie Ferguson 2 1 1 1 1
Wales Danny Ferguson 11 10 1
England Foster Hedley 41 14 35 10 2 2 4 2
Baden Herod 46 1 40 1 2 4
Scotland Tom Jennings 44 34 39 30 1 4 4
Walter Jones 2 2
Ernest Keeley 22 19 2 1
Alex Lambie 1 1
Billy Matthews 6 5 1
Cyril Matthews 10 1 9 1 1
Arthur Mercer 35 10 29 9 2 4 1
Ernie Millsom 13 11 1 1
England Jack Ranson 8 1 8 1
William Reilly 41 1 35 1 2 4
England Matt Robinson 6 1 6 1
Cud Robson 16 4 13 4 2 1
Harry Skitt 36 31 1 4
Andy Thompson 7 2 7 2
Albert Valentine 3 2 2 1 1 1
Tommy Wyper 13 4 12 4 1
Own goals 3 2 1
Total 46 90 40 78 2 5 4 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "English attendances archive". EFS. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "A history of admission to the Football League". nonleaguematters. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

Sumner, Chas (1 November 2011). 125 Years on the Borderline: The Complete History of Chester City F.C. 1885-2010. Yore Publications. ISBN 978-0956984821. 

  • Chester at the Football Club History Database