1968–69 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1968–69 season
Manager Leslie Graham
Stadium Somerton Park
Fourth Division 22nd (re-elected)
FA Cup 1st round
League Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup 5th round
Top goalscorer League: Buck (13)
All: Buck (14)
Highest home attendance 6,065 vs Exeter City (FA Cup, 18 Nov 1968)
Lowest home attendance 1,192 vs Bradford Park Avenue (2 Apr 1969)
Average home league attendance 2,478
Home colours
Away colours

The 1968–69 season was Newport County's seventh consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division since relegation at the end of the 1961–62 season and their 41st overall in the Football League. They finished in the re-election places, but were re-elected.

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 11 14 21 49 74 0.662 36 9 9 5 31 26 27 2 5 16 18 48 9

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 A H H A H H A H A A H A H A A H H A A H A A H A H A H H A H H H A H H H A H H A A A A A
Result L D L D W L W W W L D L W L D D W D L D L D D L W L W D D L L D W D L W L D L L W L L L L L
Position 21 22 24 23 17 19 17 11 9 11 11 13 13 13 15 16 13 12 15 16 17 17 16 17 16 17 17 16 14 15 15 15 13 12 16 14 14 17 20 20 20 20 21 21 22 22
Last updated: 8 May 1969.
Source: [1]

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

Fixtures and results[edit]

Fourth Division[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
10 Aug 1968 Grimsby Town A 0–3 4,746
17 Aug 1968 Workington H 0–0 3,080
24 Aug 1968 Lincoln City A 0–1 8,038
26 Aug 1968 Darlington H 0–0 3,164
31 Aug 1968 Southend United H 4–1 Buck 2, McLelland, Hill 2,925
7 Sep 1968 Notts County A 1–3 Hill 3,579
14 Sep 1968 Halifax Town H 2–0 Hill, McLelland 1,564
16 Sep 1968 Swansea Town H 2–1 McLelland, Robinson 5,106
21 Sep 1968 Bradford Park Avenue A 5–1 Buck 5 3,007
28 Sep 1968 Aldershot H 3–4 McLelland, Buck, Robinson 3,919
5 Oct 1968 Brentford A 1–1 Buck 7,800
7 Oct 1968 Darlington A 0–1 8,885
12 Oct 1968 Colchester United H 1–0 McLelland 3,262
18 Oct 1968 Scunthorpe United A 0–1 3,238
26 Oct 1968 York City H 1–1 Buck 2,920
2 Nov 1968 Peterborough United A 1–1 McLelland 4,792
4 Nov 1968 Rochdale A 1–0 Hill 4,223
8 Nov 1968 Port Vale H 0–0 3,137
23 Nov 1968 Chesterfield H 1–2 Buck 1,776
30 Nov 1968 Bradford City A 1–1 Hill 5,099
14 Dec 1968 Colchester United A 1–2 Deacy 3,532
26 Dec 1968 Brentford H 1–1 McLaughlin 3,750
28 Dec 1968 York City A 0–0 2,787
4 Jan 1969 Aldershot A 0–4 6,504
11 Jan 1969 Peterborough United H 4–2 Buck, Hill, A.Jones, Deacy 1,649
18 Jan 1969 Port Vale A 0–5 4,040
1 Feb 1969 Exeter City H 2–1 Buck, Hill 1,427
4 Feb 1969 Doncaster Rovers A 2–2 McLelland 2 8,321
10 Feb 1969 Rochdale H 1–1 Wood 2,637
15 Feb 1969 Bradford City H 1–3 Thomas 2,104
22 Feb 1969 Chester A 0–4 4,519
24 Feb 1969 Scunthorpe United H 1–1 Hill 1,504
28 Feb 1969 Grimsby Town H 2–0 Hill, Hamilton 1,846
3 Mar 1969 Doncaster Rovers H 0–0 2,649
12 Mar 1969 Exeter City A 0–2 3,264
15 Mar 1969 Lincoln City H 2–1 McLaughlin, OG 1,688
17 Mar 1969 Chester H 2–5 McLelland, Hooper 2,100
29 Mar 1969 Notts County H 0–0 1,749
7 Apr 1969 Swansea Town A 2–3 McLelland, Thomas 4,753
8 Apr 1969 Wrexham H 0–2 1,848
12 Apr 1969 Bradford Park Avenue H 1–0 Hill 1,192
14 Apr 1969 Wrexham A 0–4 3,240
19 Apr 1969 Halifax Town A 0–3 6,445
21 Apr 1969 Chesterfield A 1–2 Hill 2,402
28 Apr 1969 Southend United A 0–1 11,905
8 May 1969 Workington A 2–3 Rowland, Hamilton 1,225

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 16 Nov 1968 Exeter City A 0–0 6,045
1r 18 Nov 1968 Exeter City H 1–3 Buck 6,065

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 13 Aug 1968 Bristol City A 0–2 9,778

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 14 Jan 1969 Swansea Town A 0–0 5,173
5r 21 Jan 1969 Swansea Town H 0–0 3,872
5r2 28 Jan 1969 Swansea Town A 1–2 Cooper 6,047

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Doncaster Rovers (C) 46 21 17 8 65 38 1.711 59 Promoted to the Third Division
2 Halifax Town (P) 46 20 17 9 53 37 1.432 57
3 Rochdale (P) 46 18 20 8 68 35 1.943 56
4 Bradford City (P) 46 18 20 8 65 46 1.413 56
5 Darlington 46 17 18 11 62 45 1.378 52
6 Colchester United 46 20 12 14 57 53 1.075 52
7 Southend United 46 19 13 14 78 61 1.279 51
8 Lincoln City 46 17 17 12 54 52 1.038 51
9 Wrexham 46 18 14 14 61 52 1.173 50
10 Swansea Town 46 19 11 16 58 54 1.074 49
11 Brentford 46 18 12 16 64 65 0.985 48
12 Workington 46 15 17 14 40 43 0.930 47
13 Port Vale 46 16 14 16 46 46 1.000 46
14 Chester 46 16 13 17 76 66 1.152 45
15 Aldershot 46 19 7 20 66 66 1.000 45
16 Scunthorpe United 46 18 8 20 61 60 1.017 44
17 Exeter City 46 16 11 19 66 65 1.015 43
18 Peterborough United 46 13 16 17 60 57 1.053 42
19 Notts County 46 12 18 16 48 57 0.842 42
20 Chesterfield 46 13 15 18 43 50 0.860 41
21 York City 46 14 11 21 53 75 0.707 39 Re-elected
22 Newport County 46 11 14 21 49 74 0.662 36 Re-elected
23 Grimsby Town 46 9 15 22 47 69 0.681 33 Re-elected
24 Bradford Park Avenue 46 5 10 31 32 106 0.302 20

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.

Election[edit]

Votes Club Fate
47 Grimsby Town Re-elected to the League
45 York City Re-elected to the League
38 Bradford Park Avenue Re-elected to the League
27 Newport County Re-elected to the League
16 Cambridge United Not elected to the League
11 Wigan Athletic Not elected to the League
3 Kettering Town Not elected to the League
2 Cambridge City Not elected to the League
2 Hereford United Not elected to the League
2 Romford Not elected to the League
1 Bedford Town Not elected to the League
1 Chelmsford City Not elected to the League
1 Worcester City Not elected to the League
0 Nuneaton Borough Not elected to the League
0 Wimbledon Not elected to the League

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