DIVISION 3 (South)    1956/57
      For full league and cup results click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Ted Phillips 
(Ipswich Town)
 41  goals


Ted Phillips

It couldn't happen now!
When Ipswich won the Third Division South title in 1956/57 five of their players -
Roy Bailey, Larry Carberry, Ted Phillips, John Elsworthy and Jimmy Leadbetter
made a total of 196 League appearances for the club. Five seasons later when they became Football League champions the same five players made a total of 201 League appearances for Ipswich. Could any club now win the League title five seasons after being in the third tier and with the nucleus of the same players? I doubt it!

Bournemouth reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup - beating Wolves and Spurs before losing to Manchester United in front of a record 28,799 Dean Court crowd.
 

  1 Ipswich Town 46 25 9 12 101 54 59 Promoted
    2 Torquay United 46 24 11 11 89 64 59
    3 Colchester United 46 22 14 10 84 56 58
    Season Results 4 Southampton 46 22 10 14 76 52 54
    5 Bournemouth 46 19 14 13 88 62 52
    6 Brighton 46 19 14 13 86 65 52
    7 Southend United 46 18 12 16 73 65 48
    8 Brentford 46 16 16 14 78 76 48
    9 Shrewsbury Town 46 15 18 13 72 79 48
    10 Queens Park Rangers 46 18 11 17 61 60 47
    11 Watford 46 18 10 18 72 75 46
    12 Newport County 46 16 13 17 65 62 45
    13 Reading 46 18 9 19 80 81 45

    Season Results 14 Northampton Town 46 18 9 19 66 73 45
    15 Walsall 46 16 12 18 80 74 44
    16 Coventry City 46 16 12 18 74 84 44
    17 Millwall 46 16 12 18 64 84 44
    18 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 11 19 68 73 43
    19 Aldershot 46 15 12 19 79 92 42
    20 Crystal Palace 46 11 18 17 62 75 40
    21 Exeter City 46 12 13 21 61 79 37
    22 Gillingham 46 12 13 21 54 85 37

    23 Swindon Town 46 15 6 25 66 96 36 Re-election position
    24 Norwich City 46 8 15 23 61 94 31 Re-election position
   
   

R The bottom two clubs were required to seek re-election to the League. They were joined in the vote for membership of the Southern section of the Third Division by 7 non-league clubs. Voting -

48 votes Norwich City Re-elected to the League
42 Swindon Town Re-elected to the League
7 Peterborough United Not elected to the League
1 Bedford Town Not elected to the League
0 Headington United Not elected to the League
0 Kettering Town Not elected to the League
0 King's Lynn Not elected to the League
0 Worcester City Not elected to the League
0 Yeovil Town Not elected to the League