1962–63 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1962–63 season
Manager Billy Lucas
Stadium Somerton Park
Fourth Division 20th
FA Cup 1st round
Football League Cup 3rd round
Welsh Cup Runners up
Top goalscorer League: Hunt (27)
All: Hunt (32)
Highest home attendance 10,488 vs Oldham Athletic (20 Aug 1962)
Lowest home attendance 2,242 vs Doncaster Rovers (27 Apr 1963)
Average home league attendance 4,523
Home colours
Away colours

The 1962–63 season was Newport County's first ever season in the Football League Fourth Division since relegation from the Third Division the previous season. It was their 35th competitive season overall in the Football League.

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 14 11 21 76 90 0.844 39 11 6 6 44 29 28 3 5 15 32 61 11

Source: rsssf.com

Results by round[edit]

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GroundAHHAAHHAAHAHHHAHAAHHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAAHAAHAHAAAHH
ResultWDDLLWDLDWLWLWDLLWWDDLWLLLLWLLWDDLDWLLLWWLLLDW
Position859151812111515714121211121217141112101191216181916171916171620191721212121212121212120
Updated to match(es) played on 23 May 1963. Source: statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Fixtures and results[edit]

Fourth Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
18 Aug 1962 Hartlepool United A 3–2 Hunt 2, Herrity 5,234
20 Aug 1962 Oldham Athletic H 0–0 10,488
25 Aug 1962 Darlington H 2–2 Hunt 2 7,786
29 Aug 1962 Oldham Athletic A 2–3 Hunt, Gordon 18,082
1 Sep 1962 Southport A 1–2 Bonson 3,885
3 Sep 1962 Lincoln City H 2–1 Hudson, Smith 6,864
8 Sep 1962 Aldershot H 2–2 Bonson, Sheffield 6,002
12 Sep 1962 Lincoln City A 3–6 Hunt 2, Bonson 5,006
15 Sep 1962 Stockport County A 1–1 Hunt 3,704
17 Sep 1962 Barrow H 6–0 Hunt 3, Bonson 2, Thomas 5,733
22 Sep 1962 Oxford United A 1–5 Bonson 9,131
29 Sep 1962 Bradford City H 2–0 Bonson, OG 4,700
1 Oct 1962 Chesterfield H 2–3 Bonson, Hunt 6,029
6 Oct 1962 Crewe Alexandra H 5–1 Hunt 3, Herrity, Bird 4,737
13 Oct 1962 Chester A 2–2 Herrity, Bonson 8,034
18 Oct 1962 York City H 1–3 Hunt 5,406
27 Oct 1962 Brentford A 1–3 Bonson 11,300
10 Nov 1962 Chesterfield A 2–1 Hunt 2 6,425
17 Nov 1962 Exeter City H 4–0 Bonson 3, Hunt 3,221
1 Dec 1962 Mansfield Town H 1–1 Bonson 5,399
8 Dec 1962 Doncaster Rovers A 2–2 Herrity, Bonson 3,875
10 Dec 1962 Tranmere Rovers H 1–2 Rowland 4,536
15 Dec 1962 Hartlepools United H 2–1 Bonson, Hunt 2,830
22 Dec 1962 Darlington A 2–4 Bonson 2 3,701
27 Feb 1963 Torquay United A 1–3 Smith 4,027
4 Mar 1963 Chester H 0–1 3,721
8 Mar 1963 York City A 0–2 4,081
11 Mar 1963 Southport H 1–0 Hill 2,522
13 Mar 1963 Crewe Alexandra A 1–4 Sheffield 6,293
16 Mar 1963 Brentford H 1–4 Smith 2,891
18 Mar 1963 Torquay United H 1–0 Hunt 3,654
23 Mar 1963 Rochdale A 3–3 Hudson, Hunt, Smith 3,029
1 Apr 1963 Workington H 2–2 Bowman, Bonson 4,065
6 Apr 1963 Exeter City A 0–1 5,258
12 Apr 1963 Tranmere Rovers A 0–0 10,738
13 Apr 1963 Gillingham H 2–0 Hunt, Sheffield 2,821
20 Apr 1963 Mansfield Town A 1–2 Rathbone 6,038
24 Apr 1963 Gillingham A 1–3 Sheffield 5,867
27 Apr 1963 Doncaster Rovers H 2–4 Hunt 2 2,242
1 May 1963 Bradford City A 4–3 Bonson 2, Smith 2 1,983
4 May 1963 Stockport County H 3–1 Rowland, Sheffield, Hunt 2,573
11 May 1963 Workington A 0–4 3,128
13 May 1963 Barrow A 0–3 3,640
18 May 1963 Aldershot A 1–2 Smith 3,003
20 May 1963 Rochdale H 1–1 Bonson 2,387
23 May 1963 Oxford United H 1–0 Hunt 3,442

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 3 Nov 1962 Queens Park Rangers A 2–3 Herrity, Bonson 12,240

Football League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 5 Sep 1962 Gillingham H 2–1 Hudson, Hunt 3,864
2 26 Sep 1962 Aldershot A 3–0 Bonson 3 5,328
3 24 Oct 1962 Manchester City H 1–2 Herrity 9,869

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 21 Mar 1963 Merthyr Tydfil A 4–0 Herrity, Bonson, Sheffield, OG
6 17 Apr 1963 Holywell A 6–2 Hunt 3, Hudson, Sheffield, Webster
SF 9 May 1963 Swansea Town A 1–0 Sheffield 5,300
F-1 27 May 1963 Borough United A 1–2 Hunt 3,000
F-2 30 May 1963 Borough United H 0–0 5,605

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Brentford (C) 46 27 8 11 98 64 1.531 62 Promoted to the Third Division
2 Oldham Athletic (P) 46 24 11 11 95 60 1.583 59
3 Crewe Alexandra (P) 46 24 11 11 86 58 1.483 59
4 Mansfield Town (P) 46 24 9 13 108 69 1.565 57
5 Gillingham 46 22 13 11 71 49 1.449 57
6 Torquay United 46 20 16 10 75 56 1.339 56
7 Rochdale 46 20 11 15 67 59 1.136 51
8 Tranmere Rovers 46 20 10 16 81 67 1.209 50
9 Barrow 46 19 12 15 82 80 1.025 50
10 Workington 46 17 13 16 76 68 1.118 47
11 Aldershot 46 15 17 14 73 69 1.058 47
12 Darlington 46 19 6 21 72 87 0.828 44
13 Southport 46 15 14 17 72 106 0.679 44
14 York City 46 16 11 19 67 62 1.081 43
15 Chesterfield 46 13 16 17 70 64 1.094 42
16 Doncaster Rovers 46 14 14 18 64 77 0.831 42
17 Exeter City 46 16 10 20 57 77 0.740 42
18 Oxford United 46 13 15 18 70 71 0.986 41
19 Stockport County 46 15 11 20 56 70 0.800 41
20 Newport County 46 14 11 21 76 90 0.844 39
21 Chester 46 15 9 22 51 66 0.773 39 Re-elected
22 Lincoln City 46 13 9 24 68 89 0.764 35
23 Bradford City 46 11 10 25 64 93 0.688 32
24 Hartlepools United 46 7 11 28 56 104 0.538 25

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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