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1938–39 Newport County A.F.C. season

The 1938–39 season was Newport County's 17th season in the Football League Third Division South and 18th overall in the Football League. They had been ever-present in the third tier except for the 1931–32 season since the introduction of the Football League Third Division in 1920.

Newport County
1938–39 season
ManagerBilly McCandless
StadiumSomerton Park
Third Division South1st (Promoted as champions)
FA Cup3rd round
Third Division South Cup2nd round
Welsh Cup6th round
Top goalscorerLeague: A.J.E. Hydes (13)
All: A.J.E. Hydes (16)
Highest home attendance20,261 vs Swindon Town (27 Dec 1938)
Lowest home attendance7,010 vs Notts County (2 Feb 1939)
Average home league attendance11,456

Newport County attained promotion to the Football League Second Division for the 1939–40 season on 15 April 1939 with two league games remaining following a 3–0 win over Southend United.

Season reviewEdit

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts W D L GF GA Pts W D L GF GA Pts
42 22 11 9 58 45 1.289 55 15 4 2 37 16 34 7 7 7 21 29 21

Source: rsssf.com

Results by roundEdit

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ResultWLWWDDLWWWWDDWWWWWWLWWWLWLWLDWLWDDDDWDDWLL
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Updated to match(es) played on 2 May 1939. Source: statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Third Division SouthEdit

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
Sat 27 Aug 1938 Clapton Orient A 3–1 Carr, Duggan, Hearty (OG) 10,596
Mon 29 Aug 1938 Port Vale A 1–2 Hickman 6,240
Sat 3 Sep 1938 Cardiff City H 3–0 Hydes 2, Carr 18,892
Thu 8 Sep 1938 Watford H 1–0 Derrick 8,500
Sat 10 Sep 1938 Northampton Town H 1–1 Hickman 11,534
Wed 14 Sep 1938 Watford A 1–1 Derrick 5,310
Sat 17 Sep 1938 Notts County A 0–2 10,834
Sat 24 Sep 1938 Aldershot H 1–0 Duggan 9,652
Sat 1 Oct 1938 Bristol City A 2–0 Hickman, Duggan 14,497
Sat 8 Oct 1938 Crystal Palace H 2–0 Wood, Derrick 10,631
Sat 15 Oct 1938 Ipswich Town A 4–1 Wood 2, Hickman, Derrick 13,843
Sat 22 Oct 1938 Exeter City H 0–0 11,423
Sat 29 Oct 1938 Bristol Rovers A 0–0 12,546
Sat 5 Nov 1938 Brighton & Hove Albion H 2–0 Duggan, Derrick 11,290
Sat 12 Nov 1938 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic A 1–0 Derrick 7,857
Sat 19 Nov 1938 Walsall H 2–1 Wood 2 9,870
Sat 3 Dec 1938 Queens Park Rangers H 2–0 Carr, Hydes 12,338
Sat 17 Dec 1938 Reading H 2–0 Derrick, Hydes 9,870
Sat 24 Dec 1938 Clapton Orient H 2–1 Hydes 2 9,323
Mon 26 Dec 1938 Swindon Town A 0–8 9,023
Tue 27 Dec 1938 Swindon Town H 6–4 Carr 3, Hickman, Hydes, Parkhouse (OG) 20,261
Sat 31 Dec 1938 Cardiff City A 2–1 Hydes, Carr 40,187
Wed 11 Jan 1939 Mansfield Town A 2–0 Hydes, Hickman 1,419
Thu 14 Jan 1939 Northampton Town A 0–1 9,025
Sat 21 Jan 1939 Reading A 1–0 Hydes 11,292
Sat 28 Jan 1939 Aldershot A 0–1 7,999
Thu 2 Feb 1939 Notts County H 2–1 Brinton, Carr 7,010
Sat 4 Feb 1939 Bristol City H 0–2 12,436
Sat 11 Feb 1939 Crystal Palace A 1–1 Derrick 29,155
Sat 18 Feb 1939 Ipswich Town H 3–2 Hydes 2, Wood 12,257
Sat 25 Feb 1939 Exeter City A 1–3 Brinton 9,370
Sat 4 Mar 1939 Bristol Rovers H 2–0 W.M.Owen, Warren (OG) 9,722
Sat 11 Mar 1939 Brighton & Hove Albion A 0–0 15,157
Sat 18 Mar 1939 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic H 2–2 Carr, Hickman 11,637
Sat 25 Mar 1939 Walsall A 1–1 Hydes 7,500
Sat 1 Apr 1939 Mansfield Town H 0–0 10,600
Fri 7 Apr 1939 Torquay United H 1–0 Brinton 14,677
Sat 8 Apr 1939 Queens Park Rangers A 0–0 14,864
Mon 10 Apr 1939 Torquay United A 1–1 Derrick 6,863
Sat 15 Apr 1939 Southend United H 3–0 Derrick, Hickman, Wood 11,397
Sat 29 Apr 1939 Port Vale H 0–2 7,260
Tue 2 May 1939 Southend United A 0–5 2,815

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 26 Nov 1938 Reading Elm Park 3–3 Hydes 2, Derrick 19,106
1r 5 Dec 1938 Reading Somerton Park 3–1 Wood 2, Hydes 10,760
2 10 Dec 1938 Horden Colliery Welfare[1] Horden Welfare Park 3–2 Wood 2, Hickman 7,180
3 7 Jan 1939 Walsall Somerton Park 0–2 9,645

Third Division South CupEdit

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
1 29 Sep 1938 Bristol Rovers Somerton Park 1–0 Duggan 709
2 8 Feb 1939 Torquay United Plainmoor 0–0
2r 22 Feb 1939 Torquay United Somerton Park 1–3 Brinton 618

Welsh CupEdit

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance
6 8 Mar 1939 Cardiff City Ninian Park 1–5 Higgins

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L F A GA GD Pts
1 Newport County 42 22 11 9 58 45 1.289 +13 55
2 Crystal Palace 42 20 12 10 71 52 1.365 +19 52
3 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 19 11 12 68 49 1.388 +19 49
4 Watford 42 17 12 13 62 51 1.216 +11 46
5 Reading 42 16 14 12 69 59 1.169 +10 46
6 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 14 13 68 49 1.388 +19 44
7 Ipswich Town 42 16 12 14 62 52 1.192 +10 44
8 Bristol City 42 16 12 14 61 63 0.968 –2 44
9 Swindon Town 42 18 8 16 72 77 0.935 –5 44
10 Aldershot 42 16 12 14 53 66 0.803 –13 44
11 Notts County 42 17 9 16 59 54 1.093 +4 43
12 Southend United 42 16 9 17 61 64 0.953 –3 41
13 Cardiff City 42 15 11 16 61 65 0.938 –4 41
14 Exeter City 42 13 14 15 65 82 0.793 –17 40
15 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 42 13 13 16 52 58 0.897 –6 39
16 Mansfield Town 42 12 15 15 44 62 0.710 –18 39
17 Northampton Town 42 15 8 19 51 58 0.879 –7 38
18 Port Vale 42 14 9 19 52 58 0.897 –6 37
19 Torquay United 42 14 9 19 54 70 0.771 –16 37
20 Clapton Orient 42 11 13 18 53 55 0.964 –2 35
21 Walsall 42 11 11 20 68 69 0.986 –1 33
22 Bristol Rovers 42 10 13 19 55 61 0.902 –6 33

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

Key
Division Champions, promoted
Re-elected
Failed re-election (none)

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Pathé. "FA Cup 2nd Round – Horden CW vs Newport County". Retrieved 22 March 2010.