DIVISION 2    1956/57
      For full league and cup results click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Arthur Rowley 
(Leicester City)
 44  goals

Lincoln City lost their FA Cup 3rd Round tie to famous non-league giantkillers Peterborough United - then playing in the Midland League. The sides drew 2-2 at London Road before Posh won 5-4 at Lincoln's Sincil Bank in the replay. Three days after Peterborough United had knocked the Lincoln first team out of the FA Cup they entertained the Lincoln City reserve side in the Midland League - and won that match 6-1.

The attendances for those matches were amazing - in the FA Cup 22,000 at London Road and 18, 216 at Sincil Bank with 9,707 at London Road for the Midland League match.

  1 Leicester City 42 25 11 6 109 67 61 Promoted
    2 Nottingham Forest 42 22 10 10 94 55 54 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Liverpool 42 21 11 10 82 54 53
    4 Blackburn Rovers 42 21 10 11 83 75 52
    5 Stoke City 42 20 8 14 83 58 48
    6 Middlesbrough 42 19 10 13 84 60 48
    7 Sheffield United 42 19 8 15 87 76 46
    Season Results 8 West Ham United 42 19 8 15 59 63 46
    9 Bristol Rovers 42 18 9 15 81 67 45
    10 Swansea Town 42 19 7 16 90 90 45
    11 Fulham 42 19 4 19 84 76 42
    12 Huddersfield Town 42 18 6 18 68 74 42
    13 Bristol City 42 16 9 17 74 79 41
    14 Doncaster Rovers 42 15 10 17 77 77 40
    15 Leyton Orient 42 15 10 17 66 84 40
    16 Grimsby Town 42 17 5 20 61 62 39
    17 Rotherham United 42 13 11 18 74 75 37
    18 Lincoln City 42 14 6 22 54 80 34
    19 Barnsley 42 12 10 20 59 89 34
    20 Notts County 42 9 12 21 58 86 30
    21 Bury 42 8 9 25 60 96 25 Relegated
    22 Port Vale 42 8 6 28 57 101 22 Relegated
   
    Relegated Port Vale relegated to Division 3 (South), Bury to Division 3 (North).