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Football League Third Division Tables from 1946-47 to 1991-92

Complete record of every season in the Third Flight of the Football League from season 1946-47 to 1991-92. Includes a Cumulative Division Three Table for all 46 seasons featuring the 87 clubs who participated in the League.

1946-47 Division Three South (21st Season) 1946-47 Division Three North (21st Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Cardiff City (P) 42 18 3 0 60 11 12 3 6 33 19 63 66 1 Doncaster Rovers (P) 42 15 5 1 67 16 18 1 2 56 24 83 72
2 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 2 4 42 15 8 9 4 32 25 34 57 2 Rotherham United 42 20 1 0 81 19 9 5 7 33 34 61 64
3 Bristol City 42 13 4 4 56 20 7 7 7 38 36 38 51 3 Chester 42 17 2 2 53 13 8 4 9 42 38 44 56
4 Swindon Town 42 15 4 2 56 25 4 7 10 28 48 11 49 4 Stockport County 42 17 0 4 50 19 7 2 12 28 34 25 50
5 Walsall 42 11 6 4 42 25 6 6 9 32 34 15 46 5 Bradford City 42 12 5 4 40 20 8 5 8 22 27 15 50
6 Ipswich Town 42 11 5 5 33 21 5 9 7 28 32 8 46 6 Rochdale 42 9 5 7 39 25 10 5 6 41 39 16 48
7 Bournemouth & Boscombe 42 12 4 5 43 20 6 4 11 29 34 18 44 7 Wrexham 42 13 5 3 43 21 4 7 10 22 30 14 46
8 Southend United 42 9 7 5 38 22 8 3 10 33 38 11 44 8 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 39 26 5 5 11 31 48 –4 43
9 Reading 42 11 6 4 53 30 5 5 11 30 44 9 43 9 Barrow 42 10 2 9 28 24 7 5 9 26 38 –8 41
10 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 51 28 3 5 13 17 35 5 43 10 Tranmere Rovers 42 11 5 5 43 33 6 2 13 23 44 –11 41
11 Torquay United 42 11 5 5 33 23 4 7 10 19 38 –9 42 11 Hull City 42 9 5 7 25 19 7 3 11 24 34 –4 40
12 Notts County 42 11 4 6 35 19 4 6 11 28 44 ±0 40 12 Lincoln City 42 12 3 6 52 32 5 2 14 34 55 –1 39
13 Northampton Town 42 11 5 5 46 33 4 5 12 26 42 –3 40 13 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 36 26 5 4 12 28 47 –9 39
14 Bristol Rovers 42 9 6 6 34 26 7 2 12 25 43 –10 40 14 Gateshead 42 10 3 8 39 33 6 3 12 23 39 –10 38
15 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 37 27 4 3 14 23 42 –9 39 15 York City 42 6 4 11 35 42 8 5 8 32 39 –14 37
16 Watford 42 11 4 6 39 27 6 1 14 22 49 –15 39 16 Carlisle United 42 10 5 6 45 38 4 4 13 25 55 –23 37
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 7 6 31 35 5 5 11 23 37 –18 38 17 Darlington 42 12 4 5 48 26 3 2 16 20 54 –12 36
18 Crystal Palace 42 9 7 5 29 19 4 4 13 20 43 –13 37 18 New Brighton 42 11 3 7 37 30 3 5 13 20 47 –20 36
19 Leyton Orient 42 10 5 6 40 28 2 3 16 14 47 –21 32 19 Oldham Athletic 42 6 5 10 29 31 6 3 12 26 49 –25 32
20 Aldershot 42 6 7 8 25 26 4 5 12 23 52 –30 32 20 Accrington Stanley 42 8 3 10 37 38 6 1 14 19 54 –38 32
21 Norwich City 42 6 3 12 38 48 4 5 12 26 52 –36 28 21 Southport 42 6 5 10 35 41 1 6 14 18 44 –32 25
22 Mansfield Town 42 8 5 8 31 38 1 5 15 17 58 –48 28 22 Halifax Town 42 6 3 12 28 36 2 3 16 15 56 –49 22
1947-48 Division Three South (22nd Season) 1947-48 Division Three North (22nd Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Queens Park Rangers (P) 42 16 3 2 44 17 10 6 5 30 20 37 61 1 Lincoln City (P) 42 14 3 4 47 18 12 5 4 34 22 39 60
2 Bournemouth & Boscombe 42 13 5 3 42 13 11 4 6 34 22 41 57 2 Rotherham United 42 15 4 2 56 18 10 5 6 39 31 46 59
3 Walsall 42 13 5 3 37 12 8 4 9 33 28 30 51 3 Wrexham 42 14 3 4 49 23 7 5 9 25 31 20 50
4 Ipswich Town 42 16 1 4 42 18 7 2 12 25 43 6 49 4 Gateshead 42 11 5 5 48 28 8 6 7 27 29 18 49
5 Swansea Town 42 14 6 1 48 14 4 6 11 22 38 18 48 5 Hull City 42 12 5 4 38 21 6 6 9 21 27 11 47
6 Notts County 42 12 4 5 44 27 7 4 10 24 32 9 46 6 Accrington Stanley 42 13 1 7 36 24 7 5 9 26 35 3 46
7 Bristol City 42 11 4 6 47 26 7 3 11 30 39 12 43 7 Barrow 42 9 4 8 24 19 7 9 5 25 21 9 45
8 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 48 18 2 7 12 15 36 9 43 8 Mansfield Town 42 11 4 6 37 24 6 7 8 20 27 6 45
9 Southend United 42 11 8 2 32 16 4 5 12 19 42 –7 43 9 Carlisle United 42 10 4 7 50 35 8 3 10 38 42 11 43
10 Reading 42 10 5 6 37 28 5 6 10 19 30 –2 41 10 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 41 24 6 3 12 20 39 –2 43
11 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 34 22 4 5 12 21 41 –8 41 11 Oldham Athletic 42 6 10 5 25 25 8 3 10 38 39 –1 41
12 Newport County 42 9 8 4 38 28 5 5 11 23 45 –12 41 12 Rochdale 42 12 4 5 32 23 3 7 11 16 49 –24 41
13 Crystal Palace 42 12 5 4 32 14 1 8 12 17 35 ±0 39 13 York City 42 8 7 6 38 25 5 7 9 27 35 5 40
14 Northampton Town 42 10 5 6 35 28 4 6 11 23 44 –14 39 14 Bradford City 42 10 4 7 38 27 5 6 10 27 39 –1 40
15 Watford 42 6 6 9 31 37 8 4 9 26 42 –22 38 15 Southport 42 10 4 7 34 27 4 7 10 26 36 –3 39
16 Swindon Town 42 6 10 5 21 20 4 6 11 20 26 –5 36 16 Darlington 42 7 8 6 30 31 6 5 10 24 39 –16 39
17 Leyton Orient 42 8 5 8 31 32 5 5 11 20 41 –22 36 17 Stockport County 42 9 6 6 42 28 4 6 11 21 39 –4 38
18 Torquay United 42 7 6 8 40 29 4 7 10 23 33 1 35 18 Tranmere Rovers 42 10 1 10 30 28 6 3 12 24 44 –18 36
19 Aldershot 42 5 10 6 22 26 5 5 11 23 41 –23 35 19 Hartlepools United 42 10 6 5 34 23 4 2 15 17 50 –22 36
20 Bristol Rovers 42 7 3 11 39 34 6 5 10 32 41 –4 34 20 Chester 42 11 6 4 44 25 2 3 16 20 42 –3 35
21 Norwich City 42 8 3 10 33 34 5 5 11 28 42 –15 34 21 Halifax Town 42 4 10 7 25 27 3 3 15 18 49 –33 27
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 4 9 26 31 3 8 10 17 42 –30 34 22 New Brighton 42 5 6 10 20 28 3 3 15 18 53 –43 25
1948-49 Division Three South (23rd Season) 1948-49 Division Three North (23rd Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Swansea Town (P) 42 20 1 0 60 11 7 7 7 27 23 53 62 1 Hull City (P) 42 17 1 3 65 14 10 10 1 28 14 65 65
2 Reading 42 17 1 3 48 18 8 4 9 29 32 27 55 2 Rotherham United 42 16 4 1 47 17 12 2 7 43 29 44 62
3 Bournemouth & Boscombe 42 15 2 4 42 17 7 6 8 27 31 21 52 3 Doncaster Rovers 42 10 8 3 26 12 10 2 9 27 28 13 50
4 Swindon Town 42 11 9 1 38 20 7 6 8 26 36 8 51 4 Darlington 42 10 3 8 42 36 10 3 8 41 38 9 46
5 Bristol Rovers 42 13 5 3 42 23 6 5 10 19 28 10 48 5 Gateshead 42 10 6 5 41 28 6 7 8 28 30 11 45
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 11 5 5 32 26 4 13 4 23 29 ±0 48 6 Oldham Athletic 42 12 4 5 49 28 6 5 10 26 39 8 45
7 Ipswich Town 42 14 3 4 53 30 4 6 11 25 47 1 45 7 Rochdale 42 14 3 4 37 16 4 6 11 18 37 2 45
8 Millwall 42 12 7 2 42 23 5 4 12 21 41 –1 45 8 Stockport County 42 13 5 3 44 16 3 6 12 17 40 5 43
9 Torquay United 42 12 5 4 45 26 5 6 10 20 44 –5 45 9 Wrexham 42 12 6 3 35 22 5 3 13 21 40 –6 43
10 Norwich City 42 11 6 4 32 10 5 6 10 35 39 18 44 10 Mansfield Town 42 13 6 2 39 15 1 8 12 13 33 4 42
11 Notts County 42 15 3 3 68 19 4 2 15 34 49 34 43 11 Tranmere Rovers 42 8 9 4 23 19 5 6 10 23 38 –11 41
12 Exeter City 42 12 5 4 45 26 3 5 13 18 50 –13 40 12 Crewe Alexandra 42 13 4 4 31 18 3 5 13 21 56 –22 41
13 Port Vale 42 11 3 7 32 21 3 8 10 19 33 –3 39 13 Barrow 42 10 8 3 27 13 4 4 13 14 35 –7 40
14 Walsall 42 9 5 7 34 28 6 3 12 22 36 –8 38 14 York City 42 11 3 7 49 28 4 6 11 25 46 ±0 39
15 Newport County 42 8 6 7 41 35 6 3 12 27 57 –24 37 15 Carlisle United 42 12 7 2 46 32 2 4 15 14 45 –17 39
16 Bristol City 42 8 9 4 28 24 3 5 13 16 38 –18 36 16 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 34 25 4 5 12 11 33 –13 38
17 Watford 42 9 5 7 34 28 6 3 12 22 36 –13 35 17 New Brighton 42 10 4 7 25 19 4 4 13 21 39 –12 36
18 Southend United 42 5 10 6 18 18 4 6 11 23 28 –5 34 18 Chester 42 10 7 4 36 19 1 6 14 21 37 1 35
19 Leyton Orient 42 9 6 6 36 29 2 6 13 22 51 –22 34 19 Halifax Town 42 8 4 9 26 27 4 7 10 19 35 –17 35
20 Northampton Town 42 9 6 6 33 20 3 3 15 18 42 –11 33 20 Accrington Stanley 42 11 4 6 39 23 1 6 14 16 41 –9 34
21 Aldershot 42 6 5 10 26 29 5 6 10 22 30 –11 33 21 Southport 42 6 5 10 24 29 5 4 12 21 35 –19 31
22 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 27 27 1 3 17 11 49 –38 27 22 Bradford City 42 7 6 8 29 31 3 3 15 19 46 –29 29
1949-50 Division Three South (24th Season) 1949-50 Division Three North (24th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Notts County (P) 42 17 3 1 60 12 8 5 8 35 38 45 58 1 Doncaster Rovers (P) 42 9 9 3 30 15 10 8 3 36 23 28 55
2 Northampton Town 42 12 6 3 43 21 8 5 8 29 29 22 51 2 Gateshead 42 13 5 3 51 23 10 2 9 36 31 33 53
3 Southend United 42 15 4 2 43 15 4 9 8 23 33 16 51 3 Rochdale 42 15 3 3 42 13 6 6 9 26 28 27 51
4 Nottingham Forest 42 13 0 8 37 15 7 9 5 30 24 28 49 4 Lincoln City 42 14 5 2 35 9 7 4 10 25 30 21 51
5 Torquay United 42 13 6 2 40 23 6 4 11 26 40 3 48 5 Tranmere Rovers 42 15 3 3 35 21 4 8 9 16 27 3 49
6 Watford 42 10 6 5 26 13 6 7 8 19 22 10 45 6 Rotherham United 42 10 6 5 46 28 9 4 8 34 31 21 48
7 Crystal Palace 42 12 5 4 35 21 3 9 9 20 33 1 44 7 Crewe Alexandra 42 10 6 5 38 27 7 8 6 30 28 13 48
8 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 9 8 4 32 24 7 4 10 25 45 –12 44 8 Mansfield Town 42 12 4 5 37 20 6 8 7 29 34 12 48
9 Bristol Rovers 42 12 5 4 34 18 7 0 14 17 33 ±0 43 9 Carlisle United 42 12 6 3 39 20 4 9 8 29 31 17 47
10 Reading 42 15 2 4 48 21 2 6 13 22 43 6 42 10 Stockport County 42 14 2 5 33 21 5 5 11 22 31 3 45
11 Norwich City 42 11 5 5 44 21 5 5 11 21 42 2 42 11 Oldham Athletic 42 10 4 7 32 31 6 7 8 26 32 –5 43
12 Bournemouth & Boscombe 42 11 6 4 38 19 5 4 12 19 37 1 42 12 Chester 42 12 3 6 47 33 5 3 13 23 46 –9 40
13 Port Vale 42 12 6 3 33 13 3 5 13 14 29 5 41 13 Accrington Stanley 42 12 5 4 41 21 4 2 15 16 41 –5 39
14 Swindon Town 42 9 7 5 41 30 6 4 11 18 32 –3 41 14 New Brighton 42 10 5 6 27 25 4 5 12 18 38 –18 38
15 Bristol City 42 12 4 5 38 19 3 6 12 22 42 –1 40 15 Barrow 42 9 6 6 27 20 5 3 13 20 33 –6 37
16 Exeter City 42 9 8 4 37 27 5 3 13 26 48 –12 39 16 Southport 42 7 10 4 29 26 5 3 13 22 45 –20 37
17 Ipswich Town 42 9 6 6 36 36 3 5 13 21 50 –29 35 17 Darlington 42 9 8 4 35 27 2 5 14 21 42 –13 35
18 Leyton Orient 42 10 6 5 33 30 2 5 14 20 55 –22 35 18 Hartlepools United 42 10 3 8 37 35 4 2 15 15 44 –27 33
19 Walsall 42 8 8 5 37 25 1 8 12 24 37 –1 34 19 Bradford City 42 11 1 9 38 32 1 7 13 23 44 –15 32
20 Aldershot 42 10 5 6 30 16 3 3 15 18 44 –12 34 20 Wrexham 42 8 7 6 24 17 2 5 14 15 37 –15 32
21 Newport County 42 11 5 5 50 34 2 3 16 17 64 –31 34 21 Halifax Town 42 9 5 7 35 31 3 3 15 23 54 –27 32
22 Millwall 42 11 1 9 39 29 3 3 15 16 34 –8 32 22 York City 42 6 7 8 29 33 3 6 12 23 37 –18 31
1950-51 Division Three South (25th Season) 1950-51 Division Three North (25th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Nottingham Forest (P) 46 16 6 1 57 17 14 4 5 53 23 70 70 1 Rotherham United (P) 46 16 3 4 55 16 15 6 2 48 25 62 71
2 Norwich City 46 16 6 1 42 14 9 8 6 40 31 37 64 2 Mansfield Town 46 17 6 0 54 19 9 6 8 24 29 30 64
3 Reading 46 15 6 2 57 17 6 9 8 31 36 35 57 3 Carlisle United 46 18 4 1 44 17 7 8 8 35 33 29 62
4 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 5 2 54 19 8 4 11 31 36 30 57 4 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 5 3 51 26 9 6 8 32 36 21 59
5 Millwall 46 15 6 2 52 23 8 4 11 28 34 23 56 5 Lincoln City 46 18 1 4 62 23 7 7 9 27 35 31 58
6 Bristol Rovers 46 15 7 1 46 18 5 8 10 18 24 22 55 6 Bradford Park Avenue 46 15 3 5 46 23 8 5 10 44 49 18 54
7 Southend United 46 15 4 4 64 27 6 6 11 28 42 23 52 7 Bradford City 46 13 4 6 55 30 8 6 9 35 33 27 52
8 Ipswich Town 46 15 4 4 48 24 8 2 13 21 34 11 52 8 Gateshead 46 17 1 5 60 21 4 7 12 24 41 22 50
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 17 5 1 49 16 5 2 16 16 41 8 51 9 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 5 7 38 26 8 5 10 23 34 1 48
10 Bristol City 46 15 4 4 41 25 5 7 11 23 34 5 51 10 Stockport County 46 15 3 5 45 26 5 5 13 18 37 ±0 48
11 Newport County 46 13 4 6 48 25 6 5 12 29 45 7 47 11 Rochdale 46 11 6 6 38 18 6 5 12 31 44 7 45
12 Port Vale 46 13 6 4 35 24 3 7 13 25 41 –5 45 12 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 10 12 1 32 9 3 6 14 26 48 1 44
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 11 8 4 51 31 2 9 12 20 48 –8 43 13 Chester 46 11 6 6 42 30 6 3 14 20 34 –2 43
14 Exeter City 46 11 4 8 33 30 7 2 14 29 55 –23 42 14 Wrexham 46 12 6 5 37 28 3 6 14 18 43 –16 42
15 Walsall 46 12 4 7 32 20 3 6 14 20 42 –10 40 15 Oldham Athletic 46 10 5 8 47 36 6 3 14 26 37 ±0 40
16 Colchester United 46 12 5 6 43 25 2 7 14 20 51 –13 40 16 Hartlepools United 46 14 5 4 55 26 2 2 19 9 40 –2 9
17 Swindon Town 46 15 4 4 38 17 3 0 20 17 50 –12 40 17 York City 46 7 12 4 37 24 5 3 15 29 53 –11 39
18 Aldershot 46 11 8 4 37 20 4 2 17 19 68 –32 40 18 Darlington 46 10 8 5 35 29 3 5 15 24 48 –18 39
19 Leyton Orient 46 13 2 8 36 28 2 6 15 17 47 –22 38 19 Barrow 46 12 3 8 38 27 4 3 16 13 49 –25 38
20 Torquay United 46 13 2 8 47 39 1 7 15 17 42 –17 37 20 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 3 9 28 30 4 4 15 15 44 –31 37
21 Northampton Town 46 8 9 6 39 30 2 7 14 16 37 –12 36 21 Southport 46 9 4 10 29 25 4 6 13 27 47 –16 36
22 Gillingham 46 10 7 6 41 30 3 2 18 28 71 –32 35 22 Halifax Town 46 11 6 6 36 24 0 6 17 14 45 –19 34
23 Watford 46 8 5 10 29 28 1 6 16 25 60 –34 29 23 Accrington Stanley 46 10 4 9 28 29 1 6 16 14 72 –59 32
24 Crystal Palace 46 6 5 12 18 39 2 6 15 15 45 –51 27 24 New Brighton 46 7 6 10 22 32 4 2 17 18 58 –50 30
1951-52 Division Three South (26th Season) 1951-52 Division Three North (26th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Plymouth Argyle (P) 46 19 3 1 70 19 10 5 8 37 34 54 66 1 Lincoln City (P) 46 19 2 2 80 23 11 7 5 41 29 69 69
2 Reading 46 19 2 2 73 23 10 1 12 39 37 52 61 2 Grimsby Town 46 19 2 2 59 14 10 6 7 37 31 51 66
3 Norwich City 46 18 1 4 55 15 8 8 7 34 35 39 61 3 Stockport County 46 12 9 2 47 17 11 4 8 27 23 34 59
4 Millwall 46 16 5 2 46 21 7 7 9 28 32 21 58 4 Oldham Athletic 46 19 2 2 65 22 5 7 11 25 39 29 57
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 4 4 57 24 9 6 8 30 39 24 58 5 Gateshead 46 14 7 2 41 17 7 4 12 25 32 17 53
6 Newport County 46 13 7 3 45 26 8 5 10 32 50 1 54 6 Mansfield Town 46 17 3 3 50 23 5 5 13 23 37 13 52
7 Bristol Rovers 46 14 5 4 60 20 6 7 10 29 33 36 52 7 Carlisle United 46 10 7 6 31 24 9 6 8 31 33 5 51
8 Northampton Town 46 17 1 5 65 31 5 4 14 28 43 19 49 8 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 6 4 51 28 6 6 11 23 36 10 50
9 Southend United 46 16 6 1 56 17 3 4 16 19 49 9 48 9 Hartlepools United 46 17 3 3 47 19 4 5 14 24 46 6 50
10 Colchester United 46 12 7 4 32 22 5 5 13 24 55 –21 46 10 York City 46 16 4 3 53 19 2 9 12 20 33 21 49
11 Torquay United 46 10 3 10 53 42 7 7 9 33 56 –12 44 11 Tranmere Rovers 46 17 2 4 59 29 4 4 15 17 42 5 48
12 Aldershot 46 11 4 8 40 27 7 4 12 38 62 –11 44 12 Barrow 46 13 5 5 33 19 4 7 12 24 42 –4 46
13 Port Vale 46 11 11 1 33 16 3 4 16 17 50 –16 43 13 Chesterfield 46 15 7 1 47 16 2 4 17 18 50 –1 45
14 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 11 4 8 42 30 5 6 12 27 45 –6 42 14 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 10 11 2 39 23 4 5 14 26 51 –9 44
15 Bristol City 46 13 6 4 44 26 2 6 15 14 43 –11 42 15 Bradford City 46 12 5 6 40 32 4 5 14 21 36 –7 42
16 Swindon Town 46 9 9 5 29 22 5 5 13 22 46 –17 42 16 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 6 5 42 28 5 2 16 21 54 –19 42
17 Ipswich Town 46 12 4 7 45 31 4 5 14 18 43 –11 41 17 Southport 46 12 6 5 36 22 3 5 15 17 49 –18 41
18 Leyton Orient 46 12 5 6 39 26 4 4 15 16 42 –13 41 18 Wrexham 46 14 5 4 41 22 1 4 18 22 51 –10 39
19 Crystal Palace 46 9 7 7 32 28 6 2 15 29 52 –19 39 19 Chester 46 13 4 6 46 30 2 5 16 26 55 –13 39
20 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 3 9 35 29 2 7 14 27 57 –24 36 20 Halifax Town 46 11 4 8 31 23 3 3 17 30 74 –36 35
21 Watford 46 7 7 9 34 37 6 3 14 23 44 –24 36 21 Rochdale 46 10 5 8 32 34 1 8 14 15 45 –32 35
22 Gillingham 46 10 7 6 47 31 1 6 16 24 50 –20 35 22 Accrington Stanley 46 6 8 9 30 34 4 4 15 31 58 –31 32
23 Exeter City 46 10 4 9 40 36 3 5 15 25 50 –21 35 23 Darlington 46 10 5 8 39 34 1 4 18 25 69 –39 31
24 Walsall 46 11 3 9 38 31 2 2 19 17 63 –39 31 24 Workington 46 8 4 11 33 34 3 3 17 17 57 –41 29
1952-53 Division Three South (27th Season) 1952-53 Division Three North (27th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Bristol Rovers (P) 46 17 4 2 55 19 9 8 6 37 27 36 64 1 Oldham Athletic (P) 46 15 4 4 48 21 7 11 5 29 24 32 59
2 Millwall 46 14 7 2 46 16 10 7 6 36 28 38 62 2 Port Vale 46 13 9 1 41 10 7 9 7 26 25 32 58
3 Northampton Town 46 18 4 1 75 30 8 6 9 34 40 39 62 3 Wrexham 46 18 3 2 59 24 6 5 12 27 42 20 56
4 Norwich City 46 16 6 1 56 17 9 4 10 43 38 44 60 4 York City 46 14 5 4 35 16 6 8 9 25 29 15 53
5 Bristol City 46 13 8 2 62 28 9 7 7 33 33 34 59 5 Grimsby Town 46 15 5 3 47 19 6 5 12 28 40 16 52
6 Coventry City 46 15 5 3 52 22 4 7 12 25 40 15 50 6 Southport 46 16 4 3 42 18 4 7 12 21 42 3 51
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 12 6 5 48 30 7 6 10 33 45 6 50 7 Bradford Park Avenue 46 10 8 5 37 23 9 4 10 38 38 14 50
8 Southend United 46 15 5 3 41 21 3 8 12 28 53 –5 49 8 Gateshead 46 13 6 4 51 24 4 9 10 25 36 16 49
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 15 3 5 49 23 4 6 13 25 46 5 47 9 Carlisle United 46 13 7 3 57 24 5 6 12 25 44 14 49
10 Watford 46 12 8 3 39 21 3 9 11 23 42 –1 47 10 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 5 5 46 28 7 3 13 24 40 2 48
11 Reading 46 17 3 3 53 18 2 5 16 16 46 5 46 11 Stockport County 46 13 8 2 61 26 4 5 14 21 43 13 47
12 Torquay United 46 15 4 4 61 28 3 5 15 26 60 –1 45 12 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 40 23 5 5 13 25 40 2 47
13 Crystal Palace 46 12 7 4 40 26 3 6 14 26 56 –16 43 13 Tranmere Rovers 46 16 4 3 45 16 5 1 17 20 47 2 47
14 Leyton Orient 46 12 7 4 52 28 4 3 16 16 45 –5 42 14 Halifax Town 46 13 5 5 47 31 3 10 10 21 37 ±0 47
15 Newport County 46 12 4 7 43 34 4 6 13 27 48 –12 42 15 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 10 6 7 38 21 6 8 9 24 35 6 46
16 Ipswich Town 46 10 7 6 34 28 3 8 12 26 41 –9 41 16 Bradford City 46 14 7 2 54 29 0 11 12 21 51 –5 46
17 Exeter City 46 11 8 4 40 24 2 6 15 21 47 –10 40 17 Hartlepools United 46 14 6 3 39 16 2 8 13 18 45 –4 46
18 Swindon Town 46 9 5 9 38 33 5 7 11 26 46 –15 40 18 Mansfield Town 46 11 9 3 34 25 5 5 13 21 37 –7 46
19 Aldershot 46 8 8 7 36 29 4 7 12 25 48 –16 39 19 Barrow 46 15 6 2 48 20 1 6 16 18 51 –5 44
20 Queens Park Rangers 46 9 9 5 37 34 3 6 14 24 48 –21 39 20 Chester 46 10 7 6 39 27 1 8 14 25 58 –21 37
21 Gillingham 46 10 7 6 30 26 2 8 13 25 48 –19 39 21 Darlington 46 13 4 6 33 27 1 2 20 25 69 –38 34
22 Colchester United 46 9 9 5 40 29 3 5 15 19 47 –17 38 22 Rochdale 46 12 5 6 41 27 2 0 21 21 56 –21 33
23 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 5 7 38 35 1 7 15 30 56 –23 36 23 Workington 46 9 5 9 40 33 2 5 16 15 58 –36 32
24 Walsall 46 5 9 9 35 46 2 1 20 21 72 –62 24 24 Accrington Stanley 46 7 9 7 25 29 1 2 20 14 60 –50 27
1953-54 Division Three South (28th Season) 1953-54 Division Three North (28th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Ipswich Town (P) 46 15 5 3 47 19 12 5 6 35 32 31 64 1 Port Vale (P) 46 16 7 0 48 5 10 10 3 26 16 53 69
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 3 3 57 31 9 6 8 29 30 25 61 2 Barnsley 46 16 3 4 54 24 8 7 8 23 33 20 58
3 Bristol City 46 18 3 2 59 18 7 3 13 29 48 22 56 3 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 14 7 2 49 24 7 8 8 28 32 21 57
4 Watford 46 16 3 4 52 23 5 7 11 33 46 16 52 4 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 49 22 6 9 8 25 33 19 55
5 Northampton Town 46 18 4 1 63 18 2 7 14 19 37 27 51 5 Bradford City 46 15 6 2 40 14 7 3 13 20 41 5 53
6 Southampton 46 17 5 1 51 22 5 2 16 25 41 13 51 6 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 41 19 6 8 9 35 45 12 52
7 Norwich City 46 13 5 5 43 28 7 6 10 30 38 7 51 7 Mansfield Town 46 15 5 3 59 22 5 6 12 29 45 21 51
8 Reading 46 14 3 6 57 33 6 6 11 29 40 13 49 8 Wrexham 46 16 4 3 59 19 5 5 13 22 49 13 51
9 Exeter City 46 12 2 9 39 22 8 6 9 29 36 20 48 9 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 6 4 57 31 5 8 10 20 37 9 50
10 Gillingham 46 14 3 6 37 22 5 7 11 24 44 –5 48 10 Stockport County 46 14 6 3 57 20 4 5 14 20 47 10 47
11 Leyton Orient 46 14 5 4 48 26 4 6 13 31 47 6 47 11 Southport 46 12 5 6 41 26 5 7 11 22 34 3 46
12 Millwall 46 15 3 5 44 24 4 6 13 30 53 –3 47 12 Barrow 46 12 7 4 46 26 4 5 14 26 45 1 44
13 Torquay United 46 10 10 3 48 33 7 2 14 33 55 –7 46 13 Carlisle United 46 10 8 5 53 27 4 7 12 30 44 12 43
14 Coventry City 46 14 5 4 36 15 4 4 15 25 41 5 45 14 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 40 34 7 3 13 19 36 –11 43
15 Newport County 46 14 4 5 42 28 5 2 16 19 53 –20 44 15 Accrington Stanley 46 12 7 4 41 22 4 3 16 25 52 –8 42
16 Southend United 46 15 2 6 46 22 3 5 15 23 49 –3 43 16 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 8 6 30 26 5 5 13 19 41 –18 41
17 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 45 31 6 4 13 29 55 –12 43 17 Grimsby Town 46 14 5 4 31 15 2 4 17 20 62 –26 41
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 5 8 32 25 6 5 12 28 43 –8 42 18 Hartlepools United 46 10 8 5 40 21 3 6 14 19 44 –6 40
19 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 12 5 6 47 27 4 3 16 20 43 –3 40 19 Rochdale 46 12 5 6 40 20 3 5 15 19 57 –18 40
20 Swindon Town 46 13 5 5 48 21 2 5 16 19 49 –3 40 20 Workington 46 10 9 4 36 22 3 5 15 23 58 –21 40
21 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 8 3 48 34 2 4 17 17 42 –11 40 21 Darlington 46 11 3 9 31 27 1 11 11 19 44 –21 38
22 Crystal Palace 46 11 7 5 41 30 3 5 15 19 56 –26 40 22 York City 46 8 7 8 39 32 4 6 13 25 54 –22 37
23 Colchester United 46 7 7 9 35 29 3 3 17 15 49 –28 30 23 Halifax Town 46 9 6 8 26 21 3 4 16 18 52 –29 34
24 Walsall 46 8 5 10 22 27 1 3 19 18 60 –47 26 24 Chester 46 10 7 6 39 22 1 3 19 9 45 –19 32
1954-55 Division Three South (29th Season) 1954-55 Division Three North (29th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Bristol City (P) 46 17 4 2 62 22 13 6 4 39 25 54 70 1 Barnsley (P) 46 18 3 2 51 17 12 2 9 35 29 40 65
2 Leyton Orient 46 16 2 5 48 20 10 7 6 41 27 42 61 2 Accrington Stanley 46 18 2 3 65 32 7 9 7 31 35 29 61
3 Southampton 46 16 6 1 49 19 8 5 10 26 32 24 59 3 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 14 6 3 45 18 9 6 8 36 35 28 58
4 Gillingham 46 12 8 3 41 28 8 7 8 36 38 11 55 4 York City 46 13 5 5 43 27 11 5 7 49 36 29 58
5 Millwall 46 14 6 3 44 25 6 5 12 28 43 4 51 5 Hartlepools United 46 16 3 4 39 20 9 2 12 25 29 15 55
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 14 4 5 47 27 6 6 11 29 36 13 50 6 Chesterfield 46 17 1 5 54 33 7 5 11 27 37 11 54
7 Watford 46 11 9 3 45 26 7 5 11 26 36 9 50 7 Gateshead 46 11 7 5 38 26 9 5 9 27 43 –4 52
8 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 51 39 6 6 11 31 43 ±0 48 8 Workington 46 11 7 5 39 23 7 7 9 29 32 13 50
9 Coventry City 46 15 5 3 50 26 3 6 14 17 33 8 47 9 Stockport County 46 13 4 6 50 27 5 8 10 34 43 14 48
10 Southend United 46 13 5 5 48 28 4 7 12 35 52 3 46 10 Oldham Athletic 46 14 5 4 47 22 5 5 13 27 46 6 48
11 Brentford 46 11 6 6 44 36 5 8 10 38 46 ±0 46 11 Southport 46 10 9 4 28 18 6 7 10 19 26 3 48
Norwich City 46 13 5 5 40 23 5 5 13 20 37 ±0 46 12 Rochdale 46 13 7 3 39 20 4 7 12 30 46 3 48
13 Northampton Town 46 13 5 5 47 27 6 3 14 26 54 –8 46 13 Mansfield Town 46 14 4 5 40 28 4 5 14 25 43 –6 45
14 Aldershot 46 12 6 5 44 23 4 7 12 31 48 4 45 14 Halifax Town 46 9 9 5 41 27 6 4 13 22 40 –4 43
15 Queens Park Rangers 46 13 7 3 46 25 2 7 14 23 50 –6 44 15 Darlington 46 10 7 6 41 28 4 7 12 21 45 –11 42
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 14 5 4 49 24 2 5 16 21 54 –8 42 16 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 7 5 29 21 4 4 15 27 49 –14 41
17 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 7 8 8 32 29 5 10 8 25 36 –8 42 17 Barrow 46 12 4 7 39 34 5 2 16 31 55 –19 40
18 Reading 46 7 10 6 32 26 6 5 12 33 47 –8 41 18 Wrexham 46 9 6 8 40 35 4 6 13 25 42 –12 38
19 Newport County 46 8 8 7 32 29 3 8 12 28 44 –13 38 19 Tranmere Rovers 46 9 6 8 37 30 4 5 14 18 40 –15 37
20 Crystal Palace 46 9 11 3 32 24 2 5 16 20 56 –28 38 20 Carlisle United 46 12 1 10 53 39 3 5 15 25 50 –11 36
21 Swindon Town 46 10 8 5 30 19 1 7 15 16 45 –18 37 21 Bradford City 46 9 5 9 30 26 4 5 14 17 29 –8 36
22 Exeter City 46 9 7 7 30 31 2 8 13 17 42 –26 37 22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 10 5 45 35 2 4 17 23 56 –23 34
23 Walsall 46 9 6 8 49 36 1 8 14 26 50 –11 34 23 Grimsby Town 46 10 4 9 28 32 3 4 16 19 46 –31 34
24 Colchester United 46 7 6 10 33 40 2 7 14 20 51 –38 31 24 Chester 46 10 3 10 23 25 2 6 15 21 52 –33 33
1955-56 Division Three South (30th Season) 1955-56 Division Three North (30th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Leyton Orient (P) 46 18 3 2 76 20 11 5 7 30 29 57 66 1 Grimsby Town (P) 46 20 1 2 54 10 11 5 7 22 19 47 68
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 20 2 1 73 16 9 5 9 39 34 62 65 2 Derby County 46 18 4 1 67 23 10 3 10 43 32 55 63
3 Ipswich Town 46 16 6 1 59 28 9 8 6 47 32 46 64 3 Accrington Stanley 46 17 4 2 61 19 8 5 10 31 38 35 59
4 Southend United 46 16 4 3 58 25 5 7 11 30 55 8 53 4 Hartlepools United 46 18 2 3 47 15 8 3 12 34 45 21 57
5 Torquay United 46 11 10 2 48 21 9 2 12 38 42 23 52 5 Southport 46 12 9 2 39 18 11 2 10 27 35 13 57
6 Brentford 46 11 8 4 40 30 8 6 9 29 36 3 52 6 Chesterfield 46 18 1 4 61 21 7 3 13 33 45 28 54
7 Norwich City 46 15 4 4 56 31 4 9 10 30 51 4 51 7 Stockport County 46 16 4 3 65 22 5 5 13 25 39 29 51
8 Coventry City 46 16 4 3 54 20 4 5 14 19 40 13 49 8 Bradford City 46 16 5 2 57 25 2 8 13 21 39 14 49
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 13 6 4 39 14 6 4 13 24 37 12 48 9 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 12 4 7 40 26 8 4 11 35 37 12 48
10 Gillingham 46 12 3 8 38 28 7 7 9 31 43 –3 48 10 Workington 46 13 4 6 47 20 6 5 12 28 43 12 47
11 Northampton Town 46 14 3 6 44 27 6 4 13 23 44 –3 47 11 York City 46 12 4 7 44 24 7 5 11 41 48 13 47
12 Colchester United 46 14 4 5 56 37 4 7 12 20 44 –5 47 12 Rochdale 46 13 5 5 46 39 4 8 11 20 45 –12 47
13 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 9 2 47 21 5 3 15 22 45 3 46 13 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 56 32 2 7 14 21 52 –7 45
14 Southampton 46 13 6 4 60 30 5 2 16 31 51 10 44 14 Wrexham 46 11 5 7 37 28 5 5 13 29 45 –7 42
15 Aldershot 46 9 9 5 36 33 3 7 13 34 57 –20 40 15 Darlington 46 11 6 6 41 28 5 3 15 19 45 –13 41
16 Exeter City 46 10 6 7 39 30 5 4 14 19 47 –19 40 16 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 33 25 5 5 13 26 59 –25 41
17 Reading 46 10 2 11 40 37 5 7 11 30 42 –9 39 17 Chester 46 10 8 5 35 33 3 6 14 17 49 –30 40
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 7 6 44 32 4 4 15 20 54 –22 39 18 Mansfield Town 46 13 6 4 59 21 1 5 17 25 60 3 39
19 Newport County 46 12 2 9 32 26 3 7 13 26 53 –21 39 19 Halifax Town 46 10 6 7 40 27 4 5 14 26 49 –10 39
20 Walsall 46 13 5 5 43 28 2 3 18 25 56 –16 38 20 Oldham Athletic 46 7 12 4 48 36 3 6 14 28 50 –10 38
21 Watford 46 8 5 10 31 39 5 6 12 21 46 –23 37 21 Carlisle United 46 11 3 9 45 36 4 5 14 26 59 –24 38
22 Millwall 46 13 4 6 56 31 2 2 19 27 69 –17 36 22 Barrow 46 11 6 6 44 25 1 3 19 17 58 –22 33
23 Crystal Palace 46 7 3 13 27 32 5 7 11 27 51 –29 34 23 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 4 6 47 38 0 3 20 14 84 –61 33
24 Swindon Town 46 4 10 9 18 22 4 4 15 16 56 –44 30 24 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 4 10 32 35 0 6 17 18 70 –55 28
1956-57 Division Three South (31st Season) 1956-57 Division Three North (31st Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Ipswich Town (P) 46 18 3 2 72 20 7 6 10 29 34 47 59 1 Derby County (P) 46 18 3 2 69 18 8 8 7 42 35 58 63
2 Torquay United 46 19 4 0 71 18 5 7 11 18 46 25 59 2 Hartlepools United 46 18 4 1 56 21 7 5 11 34 42 27 59
3 Colchester United 46 15 8 0 49 19 7 6 10 35 37 28 58 3 Accrington Stanley 46 15 4 4 54 22 10 4 9 41 42 31 58
4 Southampton 46 15 4 4 48 20 7 6 10 28 32 24 54 4 Workington 46 16 4 3 60 25 8 6 9 33 38 30 58
5 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 15 7 1 57 20 4 7 12 31 42 26 52 5 Stockport County 46 16 3 4 51 26 7 5 11 40 49 16 54
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 6 2 59 26 4 8 11 27 39 21 52 6 Chesterfield 46 17 5 1 60 22 5 4 14 36 57 17 53
7 Southend United 46 14 3 6 42 20 4 9 10 31 45 8 48 7 York City 46 14 4 5 43 21 7 6 10 32 40 14 52
8 Brentford 46 12 9 2 55 29 4 7 12 23 47 2 48 8 Hull City 46 14 6 3 45 24 7 4 12 39 45 15 52
9 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 9 3 45 24 4 9 10 27 55 –7 48 9 Bradford City 46 14 3 6 47 31 8 5 10 31 37 10 52
10 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 7 4 42 21 6 4 13 19 39 1 47 10 Barrow 46 16 2 5 51 22 5 7 11 25 40 14 51
11 Watford 46 11 6 6 44 32 7 4 12 28 43 –3 46 11 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 40 24 5 5 13 25 46 –5 49
12 Newport County 46 15 6 2 51 18 1 7 15 14 44 3 45 12 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 63 33 7 3 13 34 41 23 48
13 Reading 46 13 4 6 44 30 5 5 13 36 51 –1 45 13 Rochdale 46 14 6 3 38 19 4 6 13 27 46 ±0 48
14 Northampton Town 46 15 5 3 49 22 3 4 16 17 51 –7 45 14 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 9 5 9 44 36 6 10 7 27 33 3 45
15 Walsall 46 11 7 5 49 25 5 5 13 31 49 6 44 15 Carlisle United 46 9 9 5 44 36 7 4 12 32 49 –9 45
16 Coventry City 46 12 5 6 52 36 4 7 12 22 48 –10 44 16 Mansfield Town 46 13 3 7 58 38 4 7 12 33 52 1 44
17 Millwall 46 13 7 3 46 29 3 5 15 18 55 –20 44 17 Gateshead 46 9 6 8 42 40 8 4 11 30 50 –18 44
18 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 38 31 6 3 14 30 42 –5 43 18 Darlington 46 11 5 7 47 36 6 3 14 35 59 –13 42
19 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 43 35 4 7 12 36 57 –13 42 19 Oldham Athletic 46 9 7 7 35 31 3 8 12 31 43 –8 39
20 Crystal Palace 46 7 10 6 31 28 4 8 11 31 47 –13 40 20 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 2 10 41 40 5 1 17 25 53 –27 35
21 Exeter City 46 8 8 7 37 29 4 5 14 24 50 –18 37 21 Chester 46 8 7 8 40 35 2 6 15 15 49 –29 33
22 Gillingham 46 7 8 8 29 29 5 5 13 25 56 –31 37 22 Southport 46 7 8 8 31 34 3 4 16 21 60 –42 32
23 Swindon Town 46 12 3 8 43 33 3 3 17 23 63 –30 36 23 Tranmere Rovers 46 5 9 9 33 38 2 4 17 18 53 –40 27
24 Norwich City 46 7 5 11 33 37 1 10 12 28 57 –33 31 24 Crewe Alexandra 46 5 7 11 31 46 1 2 20 12 64 –67 21
1957-58 Division Three South (32nd Season) 1957-58 Division Three North (32nd Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Brighton & Hove Albion (P) 46 13 6 4 52 30 11 6 6 36 34 24 60 1 Scunthorpe & Lindsey (P) 46 16 5 2 46 19 13 3 7 42 31 38 66
2 Brentford 46 15 5 3 52 24 9 5 9 30 32 26 58 2 Accrington Stanley 46 16 4 3 53 28 9 5 9 30 33 22 59
3 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 4 2 43 17 8 4 11 24 31 19 58 3 Bradford City 46 13 7 3 42 19 8 8 7 31 30 24 57
4 Swindon Town 46 14 7 2 47 16 7 8 8 32 34 29 57 4 Bury 46 17 4 2 61 18 6 6 11 33 44 32 56
5 Reading 46 14 5 4 52 23 7 8 8 27 28 28 55 5 Hull City 46 15 6 2 49 20 4 9 10 29 47 11 53
6 Southampton 46 16 3 4 78 31 6 7 10 34 41 40 54 6 Mansfield Town 46 16 3 4 68 42 6 5 12 32 50 8 52
7 Southend United 46 14 5 4 56 26 7 7 9 34 32 32 54 7 Halifax Town 46 15 5 3 52 20 5 6 12 31 49 14 51
8 Norwich City 46 11 9 3 41 28 8 6 9 34 42 5 53 8 Chesterfield 46 12 8 3 39 28 6 7 10 32 41 2 51
9 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 16 5 2 54 24 5 4 14 27 50 7 51 9 Stockport County 46 15 4 4 54 28 3 7 13 20 39 7 47
10 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 6 2 40 14 3 8 12 24 51 –1 50 10 Rochdale 46 14 4 5 50 25 5 4 14 29 42 12 46
11 Newport County 46 12 6 5 40 24 5 8 10 33 43 4 48 11 Tranmere Rovers 46 12 6 5 51 32 6 4 13 31 44 6 46
12 Colchester United 46 13 5 5 45 27 4 8 11 32 52 –2 47 12 Wrexham 46 13 8 2 39 18 4 4 15 22 45 –2 46
13 Northampton Town 46 13 1 9 60 33 6 5 12 27 46 8 44 13 York City 46 11 8 4 40 26 6 4 13 28 50 –8 46
14 Crystal Palace 46 12 5 6 46 30 3 8 12 24 42 –2 43 14 Gateshead 46 12 5 6 41 27 3 10 10 27 49 –8 45
15 Port Vale 46 12 6 5 49 24 4 4 15 18 34 9 42 15 Oldham Athletic 46 11 7 5 44 32 3 10 10 28 52 –12 45
16 Watford 46 9 8 6 34 27 4 8 11 25 50 –28 42 16 Carlisle United 46 13 3 7 56 35 6 3 14 24 43 2 44
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 6 7 29 25 5 4 14 20 46 –22 40 17 Hartlepools United 46 11 6 6 45 26 5 6 12 28 50 –3 44
18 Aldershot 46 7 9 7 31 34 5 7 11 28 55 –30 40 18 Barrow 46 9 7 7 36 32 4 8 11 30 42 –8 41
19 Coventry City 46 10 9 4 41 24 3 4 16 20 57 –20 39 19 Workington 46 11 6 6 46 33 3 7 13 26 48 –9 41
20 Walsall 46 10 7 6 37 24 4 2 17 24 51 –14 37 20 Darlington 46 15 3 5 53 25 2 4 17 25 64 –11 41
21 Torquay United 46 9 7 7 33 34 2 6 15 16 40 –25 35 21 Chester 46 7 10 6 38 26 6 3 14 35 55 –8 39
22 Gillingham 46 12 5 6 33 24 1 4 18 19 57 –29 35 22 Bradford Park Avenue 46 8 6 9 41 41 5 5 13 27 54 –27 37
23 Millwall 46 6 6 11 37 36 5 3 15 26 55 –28 31 23 Southport 46 8 3 12 29 40 3 3 17 23 48 –36 28
24 Exeter City 46 10 4 9 37 35 1 5 17 20 64 –42 31 24 Crewe Alexandra 46 6 5 12 29 41 2 2 19 18 52 –46 23
Clubs finishing in positions 13 to 24 relegated to the new Division Four Clubs finishing in positions 13 to 24 relegated to the new Division Four
1958-59 Division Three (33rd Season) 1959-60 Division Three (34th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Plymouth Argyle (P) 46 14 7 2 55 27 9 9 5 34 32 30 62 1 Southampton (P) 46 19 3 1 68 30 7 6 10 38 45 31 61
2 Hull City (P) 46 19 3 1 65 21 7 6 10 25 34 35 61 2 Norwich City (P) 46 16 4 3 53 24 8 7 8 29 30 28 59
3 Brentford 46 15 5 3 49 22 6 10 7 27 27 27 57 3 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 7 4 58 34 6 9 8 39 41 22 52
4 Norwich City 46 13 6 4 51 29 9 7 7 38 33 27 57 4 Grimsby Town 46 12 7 4 48 27 6 9 8 39 43 17 52
5 Colchester United 46 15 2 6 46 31 6 8 9 25 36 4 52 5 Coventry City 46 14 6 3 44 22 7 4 12 34 41 15 52
6 Reading 46 16 4 3 51 21 5 4 14 27 42 15 50 6 Brentford 46 13 6 4 46 24 8 3 12 32 37 17 51
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 3 5 53 22 6 5 12 29 45 15 50 7 Bury 46 13 4 6 36 23 8 5 10 28 28 13 51
8 Southend United 46 14 6 3 52 26 7 2 14 33 54 5 50 8 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 7 2 45 16 4 6 13 28 38 19 49
9 Halifax Town 46 14 5 4 48 25 7 3 13 32 52 3 50 9 Colchester United 46 15 6 2 51 22 3 5 15 32 52 9 47
10 Bury 46 12 9 2 51 24 5 5 13 18 34 11 48 10 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 12 8 3 47 27 5 5 13 25 45 ±0 47
11 Bradford City 46 13 4 6 47 25 5 7 11 37 51 8 47 11 Reading 46 13 3 7 49 34 5 7 11 35 43 7 46
12 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 12 9 2 40 18 5 3 15 29 51 ±0 46 12 Southend United 46 15 3 5 49 28 4 5 14 27 46 2 46
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 6 3 49 28 5 2 16 25 49 –3 46 13 Newport County 46 15 2 6 59 36 5 4 14 21 43 1 46
14 Southampton 46 12 7 4 57 33 5 4 14 31 47 8 45 14 Port Vale 46 16 4 3 51 19 3 4 16 29 60 1 46
15 Swindon Town 46 13 4 6 39 25 3 9 11 20 32 2 45 15 Halifax Town 46 13 3 7 42 27 5 7 11 28 45 –2 46
16 Chesterfield 46 12 5 6 40 26 5 5 13 27 38 3 44 16 Swindon Town 46 12 6 5 39 30 7 2 14 30 48 –9 46
17 Newport County 46 15 2 6 43 24 2 7 14 26 44 1 43 17 Barnsley 46 13 6 4 45 25 2 8 13 20 41 –1 44
18 Wrexham 46 12 6 5 40 30 2 8 13 23 47 –14 42 18 Chesterfield 46 13 3 7 41 31 5 4 14 30 53 –13 43
19 Accrington Stanley 46 10 8 5 42 31 5 4 14 29 56 –16 42 19 Bradford City 46 10 7 6 39 28 5 5 13 27 46 –8 42
20 Mansfield Town 46 11 5 7 38 42 3 8 12 35 56 –25 41 20 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 8 4 50 29 3 5 15 22 46 –3 41
21 Stockport County 46 9 7 7 33 23 4 3 16 32 55 –13 36 21 York City 46 11 5 7 38 26 2 7 14 19 47 –16 38
22 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 2 8 40 32 1 3 19 10 58 –40 33 22 Mansfield Town 46 11 4 8 55 48 4 2 17 26 64 –31 36
23 Notts County 46 5 9 9 33 39 3 4 16 22 57 –41 29 23 Wrexham 46 12 5 6 39 30 2 3 18 29 71 –33 36
24 Rochdale 46 8 7 8 21 26 0 5 18 16 53 –42 28 24 Accrington Stanley 46 4 5 14 31 53 7 0 16 26 70 –66 27
1960-61 Division Three (35th Season) 1961-62 Division Three (36th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Bury (P) 46 18 3 2 62 17 12 5 6 46 28 63 68 1 Portsmouth (P) 46 15 6 2 48 23 12 5 6 39 24 40 65
2 Walsall (P) 46 19 4 0 62 20 9 2 12 36 40 38 62 2 Grimsby Town (P) 46 18 3 2 49 18 10 3 10 31 38 24 62
3 Queens Park Rangers 46 18 4 1 58 23 7 6 10 35 37 33 60 3 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 14 8 1 42 18 7 9 7 27 27 24 59
4 Watford 46 12 7 4 52 27 8 5 10 33 45 13 52 4 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 3 5 65 31 9 8 6 46 42 38 59
5 Notts County 46 16 3 4 52 24 5 6 12 30 53 5 51 5 Peterborough United 46 16 0 7 60 38 10 6 7 47 44 25 58
6 Grimsby Town 46 14 4 5 48 32 6 6 11 29 37 8 50 6 Bristol City 46 15 3 5 56 27 8 5 10 38 45 22 54
7 Port Vale 46 15 3 5 63 30 2 12 9 33 49 17 49 7 Reading 46 14 5 4 46 24 8 4 11 31 42 11 53
8 Barnsley 46 15 5 3 56 30 6 2 15 27 50 3 49 8 Northampton Town 46 12 6 5 52 24 8 5 10 33 33 28 51
9 Halifax Town 46 14 7 2 42 22 2 10 11 29 56 – 7 49 9 Swindon Town 46 11 8 4 48 26 6 7 10 30 45 7 49
10 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 7 3 54 26 2 9 12 29 49 8 46 10 Hull City 46 15 2 6 43 20 5 6 12 24 34 13 48
11 Hull City 46 13 6 4 51 28 4 6 13 22 45 ± 0 46 11 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 5 5 47 27 7 2 14 33 51 2 47
12 Torquay United 46 8 12 3 37 26 6 5 12 38 57 – 8 45 12 Port Vale 46 12 4 7 41 23 5 7 11 24 35 7 45
13 Newport County 46 12 7 4 51 30 5 4 14 30 60 – 9 45 13 Notts County 46 14 5 4 44 23 3 4 16 23 51 –7 43
14 Bristol City 46 15 4 4 50 19 2 6 15 20 49 2 44 14 Coventry City 46 11 6 6 38 26 5 5 13 26 45 –7 43
15 Coventry City 46 14 6 3 54 25 2 6 15 26 58 – 3 44 15 Crystal Palace 46 8 8 7 50 41 6 6 11 33 39 3 42
16 Swindon Town 46 13 6 4 41 16 1 9 13 21 39 7 43 16 Southend United 46 10 7 6 31 26 3 9 11 26 43 –12 42
17 Brentford 46 10 9 4 41 28 3 8 12 15 42 – 14 43 17 Watford 46 10 9 4 37 26 4 4 15 26 48 –11 41
18 Reading 46 13 5 5 48 29 1 7 15 24 54 – 11 40 18 Halifax Town 46 9 5 9 34 35 6 5 12 28 49 –22 40
19 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 8 7 8 34 39 7 3 13 24 37 – 18 40 19 Shrewsbury Town 46 8 7 8 46 37 5 5 13 27 47 –11 38
20 Southend United 46 10 8 5 38 26 4 3 16 22 50 – 16 39 20 Barnsley 46 9 6 8 45 41 4 6 13 26 54 –24 38
21 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 5 7 53 50 4 3 16 26 65 – 36 38 21 Torquay United 46 9 4 10 48 44 6 2 15 28 56 –24 36
22 Bradford City 46 8 8 7 37 36 3 6 14 28 51 – 22 36 22 Lincoln City 46 4 10 9 31 43 5 7 11 26 44 –30 35
23 Colchester United 46 8 5 10 40 44 3 6 14 28 57 – 73 33 23 Brentford 46 11 3 9 34 29 2 5 16 19 64 –40 34
24 Chesterfield 46 9 6 8 42 29 1 6 16 25 58 – 20 32 24 Newport County 46 6 5 12 29 38 1 3 19 17 64 –56 22
1962-63 Division Three (37th Season) 1963-64 Division Three (38th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Northampton Town (P) 46 16 6 1 64 19 10 4 9 45 41 49 62 1 Coventry City (P) 46 14 7 2 62 32 8 9 6 36 29 27 60
2 Swindon Town (P) 46 18 2 3 60 22 4 12 7 27 34 31 58 2 Crystal Palace (P) 46 17 4 2 38 14 6 10 7 35 37 22 60
3 Port Vale 46 16 4 3 47 25 7 4 12 25 33 14 54 3 Watford 46 16 6 1 57 28 7 6 10 22 31 20 58
4 Coventry City 46 14 6 3 54 28 4 11 8 29 41 14 53 4 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 17 4 2 47 15 7 4 12 32 43 21 56
5 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 11 12 0 39 16 7 4 12 24 30 17 52 5 Bristol City 46 13 7 3 52 24 7 8 8 32 40 20 55
6 Peterborough United 46 11 5 7 48 33 9 6 8 45 42 18 51 6 Reading 46 15 5 3 49 26 6 5 12 30 36 17 52
7 Notts County 46 15 3 5 46 29 4 10 9 27 45 –1 51 7 Mansfield Town 46 15 8 0 51 20 5 3 15 25 42 14 51
8 Southend United 46 11 7 5 38 24 8 5 10 37 53 –2 50 8 Hull City 46 11 9 3 45 27 5 8 10 28 41 5 49
9 Wrexham 46 14 6 3 54 27 6 3 14 30 56 1 49 9 Oldham Athletic 46 13 3 7 44 35 7 5 11 29 35 3 48
10 Hull City 46 12 6 5 40 22 7 4 12 34 47 5 48 10 Peterborough United 46 13 6 4 52 27 5 5 13 23 43 5 47
11 Crystal Palace 46 10 7 6 38 22 7 6 10 30 36 10 47 11 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 6 4 43 19 5 5 13 30 61 –7 47
12 Colchester United 46 11 6 6 41 35 7 5 11 32 58 –20 47 12 Bristol Rovers 46 9 6 8 52 34 10 2 11 39 45 12 46
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 9 6 8 44 36 8 5 10 41 40 9 45 13 Port Vale 46 13 6 4 35 13 3 8 12 18 36 4 46
14 Bristol City 46 10 9 4 54 38 6 4 13 46 54 8 45 14 Southend United 46 9 10 4 42 26 6 5 12 35 52 –1 45
15 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 4 6 57 41 3 8 12 26 40 2 44 15 Queens Park Rangers 46 13 4 6 47 34 5 5 13 29 44 –2 45
16 Millwall 46 11 6 6 50 32 4 7 12 32 55 –5 43 16 Brentford 46 11 4 8 54 36 4 10 9 33 44 7 44
17 Watford 46 12 3 8 55 40 5 5 13 27 45 –3 42 17 Colchester United 46 10 8 5 45 26 2 11 10 25 42 2 43
18 Barnsley 46 12 6 5 39 28 3 5 15 24 46 –11 41 18 Luton Town 46 12 2 9 42 41 4 8 11 22 39 –6 42
19 Bristol Rovers 46 11 8 4 45 29 4 3 16 25 59 –18 41 19 Walsall 46 7 9 7 34 35 6 5 12 25 41 –17 40
20 Reading 46 13 4 6 51 30 3 4 16 23 48 –4 40 20 Barnsley 46 9 9 5 34 29 3 6 14 34 65 –26 39
21 Bradford Park Avenue 46 10 9 4 43 36 4 3 16 36 61 –16 40 21 Millwall 46 9 4 10 33 29 5 6 12 20 38 –14 38
22 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 7 6 10 28 38 5 6 12 30 46 –26 36 22 Crewe Alexandra 46 10 5 8 29 26 1 7 15 21 51 –27 34
23 Carlisle United 46 12 4 7 41 37 1 5 17 20 52 –28 35 23 Wrexham 46 9 4 10 50 42 4 2 17 25 65 –32 32
24 Halifax Town 46 8 3 12 41 51 1 9 13 23 55 –42 30 24 Notts County 46 7 8 8 29 26 2 1 20 16 66 –47 27

1964-65 Division Three (39th Season) 1965-66 Division Three (40th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Carlisle United (P) 46 14 5 4 46 24 11 5 7 30 29 23 60 1 Hull City (P) 46 19 2 2 64 24 12 5 6 45 38 47 69
2 Bristol City (P) 46 14 6 3 53 18 10 5 8 39 37 37 59 2 Millwall (P) 46 19 4 0 47 13 8 7 8 29 30 33 65
3 Mansfield Town 46 17 4 2 61 23 7 7 9 34 38 34 59 3 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 3 4 62 29 8 6 9 33 36 30 57
4 Hull City 46 14 6 3 51 25 9 6 8 40 32 34 58 4 Scunthorpe United 46 9 8 6 44 34 12 3 8 36 33 13 53
5 Brentford 46 18 4 1 55 18 6 5 12 28 37 28 57 5 Workington 46 13 6 4 38 18 6 8 9 29 39 10 52
6 Bristol Rovers 46 14 7 2 52 21 6 8 9 30 37 24 55 6 Gillingham 46 14 4 5 33 19 8 4 11 29 35 8 52
7 Gillingham 46 16 5 2 45 13 7 4 12 25 37 20 55 7 Swindon Town 46 11 8 4 43 18 8 5 10 31 30 26 51
8 Peterborough United 46 16 3 4 61 33 6 4 13 24 41 11 51 8 Reading 46 13 5 5 36 19 6 8 9 34 44 7 51
9 Watford 46 13 8 2 45 21 4 8 11 26 43 7 50 9 Walsall 46 13 7 3 48 21 7 3 13 29 43 13 50
10 Grimsby Town 46 11 10 2 37 21 5 7 11 31 46 1 49 10 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 7 3 48 22 6 4 13 25 42 9 49
11 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 12 4 7 40 24 6 7 10 32 39 9 47 11 Grimsby Town 46 15 6 2 47 25 2 7 14 21 37 6 47
12 Southend United 46 14 4 5 48 24 5 4 14 30 47 7 46 12 Watford 46 12 4 7 33 19 5 9 9 22 32 4 47
13 Reading 46 12 8 3 45 26 4 6 13 25 44 ±0 46 13 Peterborough United 46 13 6 4 50 26 4 6 13 30 40 14 46
14 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 5 3 48 23 2 7 14 24 57 –8 46 14 Oxford United 46 11 3 9 38 33 8 5 10 32 41 –4 46
15 Workington 46 11 7 5 30 22 6 5 12 28 47 –11 46 15 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 4 6 48 28 3 7 13 19 37 2 43
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 6 7 42 38 5 6 12 34 46 –8 42 16 Bristol Rovers 46 11 10 2 38 15 3 4 16 26 49 ±0 42
17 Exeter City 46 8 7 8 33 27 4 10 9 18 25 –1 41 17 Swansea Town 46 14 4 5 61 37 1 7 15 20 59 –15 41
18 Scunthorpe United 46 9 8 6 42 27 5 4 14 23 45 –7 40 18 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 9 8 6 24 19 4 4 15 14 37 –28 38
19 Walsall 46 9 4 10 34 36 6 3 14 21 44 –25 37 19 Mansfield Town 46 10 5 8 31 36 5 3 15 28 53 –30 38
20 Oldham Athletic 46 10 3 10 40 39 3 7 13 21 44 –22 36 20 Oldham Athletic 46 8 7 8 34 33 4 6 13 21 48 –26 37
21 Luton Town 46 6 8 9 32 36 5 3 15 19 58 –33 33 21 Southend United 46 15 1 7 43 28 1 3 19 11 55 –29 36
22 Port Vale 46 7 6 10 27 33 2 8 13 14 43 –35 32 22 Exeter City 46 9 6 8 36 28 3 5 15 17 51 –26 35
23 Colchester United 46 7 6 10 30 34 3 4 16 20 55 –39 30 23 Brentford 46 9 4 10 34 30 1 8 14 14 39 –21 32
24 Barnsley 46 8 5 10 33 31 1 6 16 21 59 –36 29 24 York City 46 5 7 11 30 44 4 2 17 23 62 –53 27
1966-67 Division Three (41st Season) 1967-68 Division Three (42nd Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Queens Park Rangers (P) 46 18 4 1 66 15 8 11 4 37 23 65 67 1 Oxford United (P) 46 18 3 2 49 20 4 10 9 20 27 22 57
2 Middlesbrough (P) 46 16 3 4 51 20 7 6 10 36 44 23 55 2 Bury (P) 46 19 3 1 64 24 5 5 13 27 42 25 56
3 Watford 46 15 5 3 39 17 5 9 9 22 29 15 54 3 Shrewsbury Town 46 14 6 3 42 17 6 9 8 19 32 12 55
4 Reading 46 13 7 3 45 20 9 2 12 31 37 19 53 4 Torquay United 46 15 6 2 40 17 6 5 12 20 39 4 53
5 Bristol Rovers 46 13 8 2 47 28 7 5 11 29 39 9 53 5 Reading 46 15 5 3 43 17 6 4 13 27 43 10 51
6 Shrewsbury Town 46 15 5 3 48 24 5 7 11 29 38 15 52 6 Watford 46 15 3 5 59 20 6 5 12 15 30 24 50
7 Torquay United 46 17 3 3 57 20 4 6 13 16 34 19 51 7 Walsall 46 12 7 4 47 22 7 5 11 27 39 13 50
8 Swindon Town 46 14 5 4 53 21 6 5 12 28 38 22 50 8 Barrow 46 14 6 3 43 13 7 2 14 22 41 11 50
9 Mansfield Town 46 12 4 7 48 37 8 5 10 36 42 5 49 9 Swindon Town 46 13 8 2 51 16 3 9 11 23 35 23 49
10 Oldham Athletic 46 15 4 4 51 16 4 6 13 29 47 17 48 10 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 11 8 4 31 14 5 8 10 26 41 2 48
11 Gillingham 46 11 9 3 36 18 4 7 12 22 44 –4 46 11 Gillingham 46 13 6 4 35 19 5 6 12 24 44 -4 48
12 Walsall 46 12 8 3 37 16 6 2 15 28 56 –7 46 12 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 13 7 3 39 17 3 8 12 17 34 5 47
13 Colchester United 46 14 3 6 52 30 3 7 13 24 43 3 44 13 Stockport County 46 16 5 2 49 22 3 4 16 21 53 -5 47
14 Orient 46 10 9 4 36 27 3 9 11 22 41 –10 44 14 Southport 46 13 6 4 35 22 4 6 13 30 43 0 46
15 Peterborough United 46 12 4 7 40 31 2 11 10 26 40 –5 43 15 Bristol Rovers 46 14 3 6 42 25 3 6 14 30 53 -6 43
16 Oxford United 46 10 8 5 41 29 5 5 13 20 37 –5 43 16 Oldham Athletic 46 11 3 9 37 32 7 4 12 23 33 -5 43
17 Grimsby Town 46 13 5 5 46 23 4 4 15 15 45 –7 43 17 Northampton Town 46 10 8 5 40 25 4 5 14 18 47 -14 41
18 Scunthorpe United 46 13 4 6 39 26 4 4 15 19 47 –15 42 18 Leyton Orient 46 10 6 7 27 24 2 11 10 19 38 -16 41
19 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 10 8 5 37 27 3 7 13 24 44 –10 41 19 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 7 6 39 28 4 5 14 23 46 -12 40
20 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 8 10 5 24 24 4 7 12 15 33 –18 41 20 Mansfield Town 46 8 7 8 32 31 4 6 13 19 36 -16 37
21 Swansea Town 46 9 9 5 50 30 3 6 14 35 59 –4 39 21 Grimsby Town 46 10 7 6 33 21 4 2 17 19 48 -17 37
22 Darlington 46 8 7 8 26 28 5 4 14 21 53 –34 37 22 Colchester United 46 6 8 9 29 40 3 7 13 21 47 -37 33
23 Doncaster Rovers 46 11 6 6 40 40 1 2 20 18 77 –59 32 23 Scunthorpe United 46 8 9 6 36 34 2 3 18 20 53 -31 32
24 Workington 46 9 3 11 35 35 3 4 16 20 54 –34 31 24 Peterborough United 46 14 4 5 46 23 6 6 11 33 44 12 31
1968-69 Division Three (43rd Season) 1969-70 Division Three (44th Season)
Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts
W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A
1 Watford (P) 46 16 5 2 35 7 11 5 7 39 27 40 64 1 Orient (P) 46 16 5 2 43 15 9 7 7 24 21 31 62
2 Swindon Town (P) 46 18 4 1 38 7 9 6 8 33 28 36 64 2 Luton Town (P) 46 13 8 2 46 15 10 6 7 31 28 34 60
3 Luton Town 46 20 3 0 57 14 5 8 10 17 24 36 61 3 Bristol Rovers 46 15 5 3 51 26 5 11 7 29 33 21 56
4 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 16 2 5 41 17 5 7 11 19 28 15 51 4 Fulham 46 12 9 2 43 26 8 6 9 38 29 26 55
5 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 34 25 7 7 9 19 24 4 49 5 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 16 4 3 37 16 7 5 11 20 27 14 55
6 Torquay United 46 13 4 6 35 18 5 8 10 19 28 8 48 6 Mansfield Town 46 14 4 5 46 22 7 7 9 24 27 21 53
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 12 3 8 36 31 7 7 9 34 37 2 48 7 Barnsley 46 14 6 3 43 24 5 9 9 25 35 9 53
8 Southport 46 14 8 1 52 20 3 5 15 19 44 7 47 8 Reading 46 16 3 4 52 29 5 8 10 35 48 10 53
9 Stockport County 46 14 5 4 49 25 2 9 12 18 43 -1 46 9 Rochdale 46 11 6 6 39 24 7 4 12 30 36 9 46
10 Barnsley 46 13 6 4 37 21 3 8 12 21 42 -5 46 10 Bradford City 46 11 6 6 37 22 6 6 11 20 28 7 46
11 Rotherham United 46 12 6 5 40 21 4 7 12 16 29 6 45 11 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 4 6 31 19 4 8 11 21 35 –2 46
12 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 12 7 4 49 21 4 6 13 23 44 7 45 12 Walsall 46 11 4 8 33 31 6 8 9 21 36 –13 46
13 Walsall 46 10 9 4 34 18 4 7 12 16 31 1 44 13 Torquay United 46 9 9 5 36 22 5 8 10 26 37 3 45
14 Reading 46 13 3 7 41 25 2 10 11 26 41 1 43 14 Rotherham United 46 10 8 5 36 19 5 6 12 26 35 8 44
15 Mansfield Town 46 14 5 4 37 18 2 6 15 21 44 -4 43 15 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 12 1 35 17 3 6 14 27 46 –1 44
16 Bristol Rovers 46 12 6 5 41 27 4 5 14 22 44 -8 43 16 Tranmere Rovers 46 10 8 5 38 29 4 8 11 18 43 –16 44
17 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 8 4 28 17 5 3 15 23 50 -16 43 17 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 7 6 32 23 6 4 13 24 41 –8 43
18 Leyton Orient 46 10 8 5 31 19 4 6 13 20 39 -7 42 18 Halifax Town 46 10 9 4 31 25 4 6 13 16 38 –16 43
19 Barrow 46 11 6 6 30 23 6 2 15 26 52 -19 42 19 Bury 46 13 4 6 47 29 2 7 14 28 51 –5 41
20 Gillingham 46 10 10 3 35 20 3 5 15 19 43 -9 41 20 Gillingham 46 7 6 10 28 33 6 7 10 24 31 –12 39
21 Northampton Town 46 9 8 6 37 30 5 4 14 17 31 -7 40 21 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 8 9 6 28 27 4 6 13 20 44 –23 39
22 Hartlepool United 46 6 12 5 25 29 4 7 12 15 41 -30 39 22 Southport 46 11 5 7 31 22 3 5 15 17 44 –18 38
23 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 4 8 40 31 2 5 16 12 45 -24 35 23 Barrow 46 7 9 7 28 27 1 5 17 18 54 –35 30
24 Oldham Athletic 46 9 6 8 33 27 4 3 16 17 56 -33 35 24 Stockport County 46 4 7 12 17 30 2 4 17 10 41 –44 23
1970-71 Division Three (45th Season) 1971-72 Division Three (46th Season)
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