DIVISION 3 (South)    1950/51
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Wally Ardron 
(Nottingham Forest)
 36  goals


Four new clubs in the Football League in 1950/51 - Colchester and Gillingham in the south and Scunthorpe and Shrewsbury in the north. The two new sides in each division played each other on the opening day of the season - and both matches ended 0-0.

There was a controversial abandonment at Newport County on Good Friday when the ref called off the match in the 74th with the home side 5-1 ahead against visiting Norwich. He had to escape the ground in disguise. Read more about the match in
abandoned matches.

Swindon took a 2-0 lead at Southend on February 24th 1951 - and then lost 8-2!

  1 Nottingham Forest 46 30 10 6 110 40 70 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Norwich City 46 25 14 7 82 45 64
    3 Reading  46 21 15 10 88 53 57
    4 Plymouth Argyle 46 24 9 13 85 55 57
    5 Millwall 46 23 10 13 80 57 56
    6 Bristol Rovers 46 20 15 11 64 42 55
    7 Southend United 46 21 10 15 92 69 52
    8 Ipswich Town 46 23 6 17 69 58 52
    9 Bournemouth 46 22 7 17 65 57 51
    10 Bristol City 46 20 11 15 64 59 51
    Season Results 11 Newport County 46 19 9 18 77 70 47
    12 Port Vale 46 16 13 17 60 65 45
    13 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 17 16 71 79 43
    14 Exeter City 46 18 6 22 62 85 42
    15 Walsall 46 15 10 21 52 62 40
    16 Colchester United 46 14 12 20 63 76 40
    17 Swindon Town 46 18 4 24 55 67 40
    18 Aldershot 46 15 10 21 56 88 40
    19 Leyton Orient 46 15 8 23 53 75 38
    20 Torquay United 46 14 9 23 64 81 37
    Season Results 21 Northampton Town 46 10 16 20 55 67 36
    22 Gillingham 46 13 9 24 69 101 35

    23 Watford 46 9 11 26 54 88 29 Re-election position
    24 Crystal Palace 46 8 11 27 33 84 27 Re-election position
   
   

R Watford and Crystal Palace were required to seek re-election and were challenged in the vote for League membership by 8 non-league clubs. Voting -

48 votes Watford Re-elected to the League
45 Crystal Palace Re-elected to the League
3 Bath City Not elected to the League
1 Merthyr Tydfil Not elected to the League
1 Worcester City Not elected to the League
0 Chelmsford City Not elected to the League
0 Hereford United Not elected to the League
0 Llanelly Not elected to the League
0 Peterborough United Not elected to the League
0 Yeovil Town Not elected to the League