1955–56 Mansfield Town F.C. season

The 1955–56 season was Mansfield Town's 18th season in the Football League and 13th season in the Third Division North, they finished in 18th position with 39 points.[1]

Mansfield Town
1955–56 season
ManagerStan Mercer
Charlie Mitten
Third Division North18th
FA CupSecond Round

Final league table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Grimsby Town 46 31 6 9 76 29 2.621 68 Promoted to the Second Division
2 Derby County 46 28 7 11 110 55 2.000 63
3 Accrington Stanley 46 25 9 12 92 57 1.614 59
4 Hartlepools United 46 26 5 15 81 60 1.350 57
5 Southport 46 23 11 12 66 53 1.245 57
6 Chesterfield 46 25 4 17 94 66 1.424 54
7 Stockport County 46 21 9 16 90 61 1.475 51
8 Bradford City 46 18 13 15 78 64 1.219 49
9 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United 46 20 8 18 75 63 1.190 48
10 Workington 46 19 9 18 75 63 1.190 47
11 York City 46 19 9 18 85 72 1.181 47
12 Rochdale 46 17 13 16 66 84 0.786 47
13 Gateshead 46 17 11 18 77 84 0.917 45
14 Wrexham 46 16 10 20 66 73 0.904 42
15 Darlington 46 16 9 21 60 73 0.822 41
16 Tranmere Rovers 46 16 9 21 59 84 0.702 41
17 Chester 46 13 14 19 52 82 0.634 40
18 Mansfield Town 46 14 11 21 84 81 1.037 39
19 Halifax Town 46 14 11 21 66 76 0.868 39
20 Oldham Athletic 46 10 18 18 76 86 0.884 38
21 Carlisle United 46 15 8 23 71 95 0.747 38
22 Barrow 46 12 9 25 61 83 0.735 33
23 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 7 26 61 122 0.500 33 Re-elected
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 10 27 50 105 0.476 28

Results

Football League Third Division North

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 20 August 1955 Derby County A 0–4 24,159
2 22 August 1955 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United H 3–2 9,729 Fox, Murray (2)
3 27 August 1955 Crewe Alexandra H 1–1 6,964 Daley
4 31 August 1955 Scunthorpe & Lindsey United A 0–3 8,923
5 3 September 1955 Hartlepools United A 2–4 7,714 Lee, Gaskell
6 5 September 1955 Oldham Athletic H 2–0 5,643 Gaskell (2)
7 10 September 1955 Stockport County H 2–2 7,104 Gaskell, Murray
8 12 September 1955 Oldham Athletic A 1–1 5,417 Watkin
9 17 September 1955 Barrow A 1–4 6,126 Watkin
10 19 September 1955 Workington H 0–0 6,028
11 24 September 1955 Wrexham A 0–2 7,513
12 26 September 1955 Bradford City H 0–0 5,338
13 1 October 1955 Halifax Town H 3–1 5,638 Gaskell, Watkin, Griffiths (o.g.)
14 8 October 1955 Darlington H 3–3 5,609 Gaskell, Darwin, Murray
15 15 October 1955 Chester A 3–4 7,709 Darwin, Wilson, Watkin
16 22 October 1955 Southport H 0–1 5,563
17 29 October 1955 Tranmere Rovers A 0–1 3,987
18 5 November 1955 Chesterfield H 0–1 8,375
19 12 November 1955 Rochdale A 1–1 4,660 Jepson
20 26 November 1955 Grimsby Town A 0–2 12,572
21 3 December 1955 Carlisle United H 0–1 6,047
22 17 December 1955 Derby County H 1–1 9,017 Watkin
23 24 December 1955 Crewe Alexandra A 1–2 3,018 Darwin
24 26 December 1955 York City H 3–1 6,296 Darwin (2), Murray
25 27 December 1955 York City A 1–1 14,209 Fox
26 31 December 1955 Hartlepools United H 5–1 7,294 Jepson (2), Darwin (3)
27 14 January 1956 Stockport County A 2–7 5,619 Jepson, Darwin
28 21 January 1956 Barrow H 4–0 5,423 Jepson, Darwin (2), Daley
29 28 January 1956 Gateshead A 0–3 3,701
30 4 February 1956 Wrexham H 6–1 5,072 Darwin (3), Jepson (2), Wynn (o.g.)
31 11 February 1956 Halifax Town A 1–1 5,229 Murray
32 18 February 1956 Darlington A 1–3 3,104 Jepson
33 25 February 1956 Chester H 3–0 7,693 Jepson (2), Darwin
34 3 March 1956 Southport A 1–1 6,827 Murray
35 10 March 1956 Tranmere Rovers H 6–0 8,591 Murray (2), Jepson (2), Darwin, Steele (o.g.)
36 17 March 1956 Bradford Park Avenue A 3–0 5,912 Murray, Darwin, Batty (o.g.)
37 24 March 1956 Rochdale H 6–0 8,563 Murray (3), Darwin, Jepson, Mitten
38 30 March 1956 Accrington Stanley H 3–2 17,331 Murray, Jepson, Mitten
39 31 March 1956 Chesterfield A 1–2 15,138 Jepson
40 2 April 1956 Accrington Stanley A 1–3 8,179 Jepson, Lee
41 7 April 1956 Grimsby Town H 0–2 15,562
42 9 April 1956 Bradford Park Avenue H 5–0 6,382 Jepson (3), Murray, Darwin
43 12 April 1956 Carlisle United A 2–5 4,145 Jepson, Mitten
44 21 April 1956 Gateshead H 3–1 7,348 Jepson (2), Murray
45 25 April 1956 Bradford City A 2–4 3,672 Jepson, Murray
46 28 April 1956 Workington A 1–2 4,833 Bradley

FA Cup

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 19 November 1955 Stockport County H 2–0 8,072 Jepson, Watkin
R2 10 December 1955 York City A 1–2 13,326 Darwin

Squad statistics

Pos. Name League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Dennis Wright 46 0 2 0 48 0
DF England Don Bradley 29 1 1 0 30 1
DF England Brian Lambert 6 0 0 0 6 0
DF Scotland Roger McDonald 7 0 0 0 7 0
DF Scotland Willie McGregor 38 0 2 0 40 0
DF England Norman Plummer 38 0 2 0 40 0
DF England Eric Ryan 17 0 1 0 18 0
DF England Jim Stainton 3 0 0 0 3 0
DF England Reg Warner 20 0 0 0 20 0
MF England Oscar Fox 37 2 2 0 39 2
MF England Sid Watson 42 1 2 0 44 1
FW England Alan Daley 27 2 2 0 29 2
FW England George Darwin 37 19 2 1 39 20
FW England Alec Gaskell 13 6 0 0 13 6
FW England Barry Jepson 26 22 1 1 27 23
FW England Harry Lee 3 2 0 0 3 2
FW England James Lill 1 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Billy Linacre 13 0 2 0 15 0
FW England Charlie Mitten 17 3 0 0 17 3
FW England Ken Murray 38 17 1 0 39 17
FW England Dave Smith 8 0 0 0 8 0
FW England Billy Watkin 25 4 2 1 27 5
FW Scotland Jimmy Wilson 15 1 0 0 15 1

References

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  1. ^ 1955–56 Mansfield Town F.C. season at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
FA competitions
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