1957–58 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1957–58 season
Manager Billy Lucas
Stadium Somerton Park
Third Division South 11th
FA Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup 5th round
Top goalscorer League: Harris (18)
All: Harris (18)
Highest home attendance 10,680 vs Plymouth Argyle (25 Dec 1957)
Lowest home attendance 4,118 vs Crystal Palace (5 Apr 1958)
Average home league attendance 7,199
Home colours
Away colours

The 1957–58 season was Newport County's 30th season in the Football League and the last season in the Third Division South before the regional third divisions were consolidated into new Third and Fourth Divisions. County's 11th-place finish qualified them for next season's 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
46 17 14 15 73 67 1.09 48 12 6 5 40 24 30 5 8 10 33 43 18

Source: rsssf.com

Results by round[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 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A A H H A A H A A A A H H A H A H H H H A A H H A H A H H A H H A H A A H H A A H A A
Result L D L W W W D L D W D L D W D W D W L D W W L L W D W W W D L W L W L D L L L D W D L W L D
Position 17 19 22 16 13 10 9 13 13 15 10 14 17 17 12 10 10 7 9 10 8 8 10 12 11 9 7 6 5 4 6 5 7 6 6 8 8 8 9 10 10 8 10 10 11 10
Last updated: 26 Apr 1958.
Source: [1]

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

Fixtures and results[edit]

Third Division South[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
24 Aug 1957 Swindon Town A 0–4 14,396
29 Aug 1957 Coventry City H 2–2 Harris, Brown 10,654
31 Aug 1957 Millwall H 1–2 McSeveney 9,320
2 Sep 1957 Coventry City A 2–1 O'Halloran, P.Thomas 14,759
7 Sep 1957 Gillingham A 1–0 Sherwood 8,709
12 Sep 1957 Walsall H 2–0 Sheppeard 2 7,700
14 Sep 1957 Exeter City H 0–0 9,213
19 Sep 1957 Walsall A 0–3 7,688
21 Sep 1957 Queens Park Rangers A 1–1 Harris 9,065
28 Sep 1957 Southend United H 1–0 Harris 8,203
30 Sep 1957 Port Vale A 2–2 Terry, Harris 8,659
5 Oct 1957 Brighton & Hove Albion A 3–5 Terry, Harris, Graham 14,560
12 Oct 1957 Shrewsbury Town A 1–1 Harris 6,408
26 Oct 1957 Northampton Town A 3–0 O'Halloran, Harris, McSeveney 7,953
28 Oct 1957 Reading H 0–0 5,048
2 Nov 1957 Watford H 2–1 Sherwwod, McSeveney 8,212
9 Nov 1957 Crystal Palace A 2–2 Terry, McSeveney 11,082
11 Nov 1957 Port Vale H 2–1 McSeveney, Rodger 8,480
23 Nov 1957 Brentford A 1–2 Brown 13,600
30 Nov 1957 Colchester United H 2–2 Harris, DIxon 8,866
14 Dec 1957 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic H 3–1 Terry 2, Brown 5,469
21 Dec 1957 Swindon Town H 4–1 Terry 2, Sherwood, Harris 7,815
25 Dec 1957 Plymouth Argyle H 0–2 10,680
26 Dec 1957 Plymouth Argyle A 0–1 25,936
28 Dec 1957 Millwall A 2–1 Terry 2 9,894
4 Jan 1958 Southampton H 1–1 Brown 5,117
11 Jan 1958 Gillingham H 5–0 Terry 2, McSeveney, Brown, Harris 6,206
18 Jan 1958 Exeter City A 2–0 Dixon, Harris 7,471
1 Feb 1958 Queens Park Rangers H 4–2 Terry 2, Harris, Brown 7,543
8 Feb 1958 Southend United A 1–1 Terry 10,093
15 Feb 1958 Brighton & Hove Albion H 1–2 Terry 9,424
22 Feb 1958 Shrewsbury Town H 2–0 Dixon, Graham 6,268
1 Mar 1958 Reading A 0–1 15,798
6 Mar 1958 Torquay United H 3–2 McSeveney 2, Harris 3,200
8 Mar 1958 Northampton Town H 0–1 6,800
15 Mar 1958 Watford A 2–2 DIxon, McSeveney 7,029
22 Mar 1958 Brentford H 1–2 Dixon 5,621
29 Mar 1958 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic A 3–4 Harris, McSeveney, Shergold 11,496
4 Apr 1958 Aldershot A 1–2 Singer 4,665
5 Apr 1958 Crystal Palace H 0–0 4,118
7 Apr 1958 Aldershot H 3–2 Singer 2, McSeveney 5,555
12 Apr 1958 Colchester United A 1–1 Harris 7,472
16 Apr 1958 Norwich City A 2–5 Harris, McSeveney 19,486
19 Apr 1958 Norwich City H 1–0 McSeveney 6,081
23 Apr 1958 Southampton A 1–2 Harris 12,925
26 Apr 1958 Torquay United A 2–2 Harris, McSeveney 5,685

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 16 Nov 1957 Northampton Town A 0–3 9,345

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 30 Jan 1958 Swansea Town H 2–5 Terry, McSeveney 3,500

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA Pts
1 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 24 12 10 88 64 1.375 60
2 Brentford 46 24 10 12 82 56 1.464 58
3 Plymouth Argyle 46 25 8 13 67 48 1.396 58
4 Swindon Town 46 21 15 10 79 50 1.580 57
5 Reading 46 21 13 12 79 51 1.549 55
6 Southampton 46 22 10 14 112 72 1.556 54
7 Southend United 46 21 12 13 90 58 1.552 54
8 Norwich City 46 19 15 12 75 70 1.071 53
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 46 21 9 16 81 74 1.095 51
10 Queens Park Rangers 46 18 14 14 64 65 0.985 50
11 Newport County 46 17 14 15 73 67 1.090 48
12 Colchester United 46 17 13 16 77 79 0.975 47
13 Northampton Town 46 19 6 21 87 79 1.101 44
14 Crystal Palace 46 15 13 18 70 72 0.972 43
15 Port Vale 46 16 10 20 67 58 1.155 42
16 Watford 46 13 16 17 59 77 0.766 42
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 15 10 21 49 71 0.690 40
18 Aldershot 46 12 16 18 59 89 0.663 40
19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 81 0.753 39
20 Walsall 46 14 9 23 61 75 0.813 37
21 Torquay United 46 11 13 22 49 74 0.662 35
22 Gillingham 46 13 9 24 52 81 0.642 35
23 Millwall 46 11 9 26 63 91 0.692 31
24 Exeter City 46 11 9 26 57 99 0.576 31

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

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Moved to 4th Division
Failed re-election

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ambrosen, A. K. (1993). Amber in the Blood: A History of Newport County. Yore Publications. ISBN 978-1-874427-40-7.