1969–70 Newport County A.F.C. season

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Newport County
1969–70 season
Manager Bobby Ferguson
Stadium Somerton Park
Fourth Division 21st (re-elected)
FA Cup 3rd round
League Cup 1st round
Welsh Cup 5th round
Top goalscorer League: Mabbutt (14)
All: Mabbutt (15)
Highest home attendance 7,810 vs Hereford United (FA Cup, 6 Dec 1969)
Lowest home attendance 1,009 vs Grimsby Town (25 Apr 1970)
Average home league attendance 2,657
Home colours
Away colours

The 1969–70 season was Newport County's eighth consecutive season in the Football League Fourth Division since relegation at the end of the 1961–62 season and their 42nd overall in the Football League. They finished in the re-election places for the second successive season, 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 13 11 22 53 74 0.716 37 12 3 8 39 24 27 1 8 14 14 50 10

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 H A H A A H A H H A A H H A A H A H A A H H A A H A H A H A A H A H H A H H A A H H H A A H
Result L L W D D W L D W L D W W L L D L W L D W L L D L L L D L D L W L L W D W L L L D W L W L W
Position 20 22 18 16 17 13 17 15 14 13 13 10 8 10 14 14 17 13 15 14 13 14 14 14 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 19 21 21 19 18 19 19 20 21 21 19 20 20 21 21
Last updated: 25 Apr 1970.
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
9 Aug 1969 York City H 1–2 Derrick 4,206
16 Aug 1969 Oldham Athletic A 0–3 4,585
23 Aug 1969 Exeter City H 2–0 Hill, Derrick 2,525
25 Aug 1969 Darlington A 0–0 3,617
30 Aug 1969 Aldershot A 1–1 Derrick 5,891
6 Sep 1969 Brentford H 1–0 Derrick 3,203
13 Sep 1969 Chesterfield A 0–4 4,738
15 Sep 1969 Hartlepool H 1–1 Thomas 2,950
20 Sep 1969 Southend United H 4–0 Hill, Thomas, Young, Derrick 2,905
27 Sep 1969 Northampton Town A 1–4 Cooper 4,665
30 Sep 1969 Grimsby Town A 1–1 Derrick 3,359
4 Oct 1969 Colchester United H 4–1 Hill 2, Derrick, Raybould 2,996
6 Oct 1969 Oldham Athletic H 2–1 Derrick, Mabbutt 4,229
11 Oct 1969 Peterborough United A 0–4 7,002
18 Oct 1969 Notts County A 1–4 Ferguson 4,394
25 Oct 1969 Crewe Alexandra H 0–0 2,947
1 Nov 1969 Port Vale A 1–3 Smith 7,477
8 Nov 1969 Lincoln City H 3–1 Mabbutt 2, White 2,377
22 Nov 1969 Wrexham A 0–3 8,901
25 Nov 1969 Swansea Town A 1–1 Mabbutt 8,355
29 Nov 1969 Bradford Park Avenue H 5–1 Mabbutt 2, Radford 2, White 2,722
13 Dec 1969 Chesterfield H 0–2 2,381
20 Dec 1969 Brentford A 0–1 4,380
26 Dec 1969 Exeter City A 1–1 Thomas 6,699
27 Dec 1969 Aldershot H 3–4 Smith, Mabbott, White 2,200
10 Jan 1970 Southend United A 2–3 Mabbutt, Hill 4,147
17 Jan 1970 Northampton Town H 0–2 2,277
31 Jan 1970 Colchester United A 1–1 OG 4,679
7 Feb 1970 Peterborough United H 0–1 1,590
21 Feb 1970 Crewe Alexandra A 1–1 Mabbutt 2,815
25 Feb 1970 Chester A 0–2 3,664
28 Feb 1970 Notts County H 1–0 Aizlewood 1,335
4 Mar 1970 Workington A 0–3 2,000
7 Mar 1970 Wrexham H 1–2 Ferguson 2,407
9 Mar 1970 Scunthorpe United H 3–0 Hill, White, Mabbutt 1,917
13 Mar 1970 Bradford Park Avenue A 1–1 Mabbutt 1,864
16 Mar 1970 Chester H 3–1 Mabbutt, Jones, Hill 2,638
21 Mar 1970 Workington H 0–1 2,956
27 Mar 1970 Lincoln City A 0–3 6,394
28 Mar 1970 Scunthorpe United A 0–4 3,805
30 Mar 1970 Port Vale H 1–1 Wood 2,218
4 Apr 1970 Darlington H 2–1 Mabbutt, Radford 1,607
6 Apr 1970 Swansea Town H 1–2 Hill 5,537
13 Apr 1970 Hartlepool A 1–0 Coldrick 1,473
21 Apr 1970 York City A 1–2 Hill 1,888
25 Apr 1970 Grimsby Town H 1–0 Mabbutt 1,009

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 15 Nov 1969 Colchester United H 2–1 White, Thomas 3,800
2 6 Dec 1969 Hereford United H 2–1 Wood, Thomas 7,810
3 3 Jan 1970 Gillingham A 0–1 9,000

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 12 Aug 1969 Swansea Town H 2–3 Hill, Cooper 3,824

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
5 20 Jan 1970 Hereford United H 2–2 Radford, Mabbutt 2,584
5r 28 Jan 1970 Hereford United A 1–2 Thomas 5,994

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GAvg
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chesterfield (C) 46 27 10 9 77 32 2.406 64 Promoted to the Third Division
2 Wrexham (P) 46 26 9 11 84 49 1.714 61
3 Swansea City (P) 46 21 18 7 66 45 1.467 60
4 Port Vale (P) 46 20 19 7 61 33 1.848 59
5 Brentford 46 20 16 10 58 39 1.487 56
6 Aldershot 46 20 13 13 78 65 1.200 53
7 Notts County 46 22 8 16 73 62 1.177 52
8 Lincoln City 46 17 16 13 66 52 1.269 50
9 Peterborough United 46 17 14 15 77 69 1.116 48
10 Colchester United 46 17 14 15 64 63 1.016 48
11 Chester 46 21 6 19 58 66 0.879 48
12 Scunthorpe United 46 18 10 18 67 65 1.031 46
13 York City 46 16 14 16 55 62 0.887 46
14 Northampton Town 46 16 12 18 64 55 1.164 44
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 16 12 18 51 51 1.000 44
16 Grimsby Town 46 14 15 17 54 58 0.931 43
17 Southend United 46 15 10 21 59 85 0.694 40
18 Exeter City 46 14 11 21 57 59 0.966 39
19 Oldham Athletic 46 13 13 20 60 65 0.923 39
20 Workington 46 12 14 20 46 64 0.719 38
21 Newport County 46 13 11 22 53 74 0.716 37 Re-elected
22 Darlington 46 13 10 23 53 73 0.726 36 Re-elected
23 Hartlepool 46 10 10 26 42 82 0.512 30
24 Bradford Park Avenue 46 6 11 29 41 96 0.427 23 Not re-elected

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 Darlington Re-elected to the League
42 Hartlepool Re-elected to the League
31 Cambridge United Elected to the League
31 Newport County Re-elected to the League
18 Wigan Athletic Not elected to the League
17 Bradford Park Avenue Not re-elected to the League
2 Cambridge City Not elected to the League
1 Bedford Town Not elected to the League
1 Hereford United Not elected to the League
1 Morecambe Not elected to the League
1 Romford Not elected to the League
1 Yeovil Town Not elected to the League
0 Boston United Not elected to the League
0 Chelmsford City Not elected to the League
0 Hillingdon Borough Not elected to the League
0 Telford United Not elected to the League
0 Wimbledon Not elected to the League

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