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      DIVISION 3 (South)    1946/47
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  Leading League goalscorer:
Don Clark 
(Bristol City)
 36  goals

After a seven year break the 1946/47 season was the first Football League season after the end of the Second World War. In just their second match of the new campaign Crystal Palace were beaten 10-2 at Reading, the only time they have ever conceded double figures in the League. Just two weeks later they beat Reading 2-1 in the return fixture at Selhurst Park!

The record Division 3 (South) attendance was recorded on Easter Monday 7th April 1947 when 51,621 were at Ninian Park to see Cardiff City draw
1-1 with Bristol City.

A bitter winter decimates the season - postponed matches.

Things can change quickly in football can't they! Norwich fans found that out in 1946/47. At half time the Canaries were losing 1-2 at home to Brighton in the FA Cup - but won 7-2. On Christmas Day Norwich won 1-0 at Bournemouth in the League but a day later they lost 1-6 at home to the same opposition in the return fixture!

 

  1 Cardiff City 42 30 6 6 93 30 66 Promoted
    2 Queens Park Rangers 42 23 11 8 74 40 57
    3 Bristol City 42 20 11 11 94 56 51
    4 Swindon Town 42 19 11 12 84 73 49
    5 Walsall 42 17 12 13 74 59 46
    6 Ipswich Town 42 16 14 12 61 53 46
    Season Results 7 Bournemouth 42 18 8 16 72 54 44
    8 Southend United 42 17 10 15 71 60 44
    9 Reading 42 16 11 15 83 74 43
    10 Port Vale 42 17 9 16 68 63 43
    11 Torquay United 42 15 12 15 52 61 42
    12 Notts County 42 15 10 17 63 63 40
    Season Results 13 Northampton Town 42 15 10 17 72 75 40
    14 Bristol Rovers 42 16 8 18 59 69 40
    15 Exeter City 42 15 9 18 60 69 39
    Season Results 16 Watford 42 17 5 20 61 76 39
    Season Results 17 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 13 12 17 54 72 38
    Season Results 18 Crystal Palace 42 13 11 18 49 62 37
    19 Leyton Orient 42 12 8 22 54 75 32
    20 Aldershot 42 10 12 20 48 78 32
    Season Results 21 Norwich City 42 10 8 24 64 100 28 Re-election position
    22 Mansfield Town 42 9 10 23 48 96 28

Re-election position

Transfer
   
   

R Re-election candidates Norwich City and Mansfield Town were re-elected to the League without a vote being taken, with Mansfield then being transferred to Division 3 (North)Transfer . Unsuccessful non-league applicants were Barry Town, Bath City, Chelmsford City, Colchester United, Gillingham, Gravesend & Northfleet, Guildford City, Llanelly, Merthyr Tydfil, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.