1946-47 Division Three South (21st Season)   1946-47 Division Three North (21st Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Cardiff City (P) 42 18 3 0 60 11 12 3 6 33 19 63 66   1 Doncaster Rovers (P) 42 15 5 1 67 16 18 1 2 56 24 83 72  
  2 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 2 4 42 15 8 9 4 32 25 34 57   2 Rotherham United 42 20 1 0 81 19 9 5 7 33 34 61 64  
  3 Bristol City 42 13 4 4 56 20 7 7 7 38 36 38 51   3 Chester 42 17 2 2 53 13 8 4 9 42 38 44 56  
  4 Swindon Town 42 15 4 2 56 25 4 7 10 28 48 11 49   4 Stockport County 42 17 0 4 50 19 7 2 12 28 34 25 50  
  5 Walsall 42 11 6 4 42 25 6 6 9 32 34 15 46   5 Bradford City 42 12 5 4 40 20 8 5 8 22 27 15 50  
  6 Ipswich Town 42 11 5 5 33 21 5 9 7 28 32 8 46   6 Rochdale 42 9 5 7 39 25 10 5 6 41 39 16 48  
  7 Bournemouth & Boscombe 42 12 4 5 43 20 6 4 11 29 34 18 44   7 Wrexham 42 13 5 3 43 21 4 7 10 22 30 14 46  
  8 Southend United 42 9 7 5 38 22 8 3 10 33 38 11 44   8 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 39 26 5 5 11 31 48 4 43  
  9 Reading 42 11 6 4 53 30 5 5 11 30 44 9 43   9 Barrow 42 10 2 9 28 24 7 5 9 26 38 8 41  
  10 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 51 28 3 5 13 17 35 5 43   10 Tranmere Rovers 42 11 5 5 43 33 6 2 13 23 44 11 41  
  11 Torquay United 42 11 5 5 33 23 4 7 10 19 38 9 42   11 Hull City 42 9 5 7 25 19 7 3 11 24 34 4 40  
  12 Notts County 42 11 4 6 35 19 4 6 11 28 44 0 40   12 Lincoln City 42 12 3 6 52 32 5 2 14 34 55 1 39  
  13 Northampton Town 42 11 5 5 46 33 4 5 12 26 42 3 40   13 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 36 26 5 4 12 28 47 9 39  
  14 Bristol Rovers 42 9 6 6 34 26 7 2 12 25 43 10 40   14 Gateshead 42 10 3 8 39 33 6 3 12 23 39 10 38  
  15 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 37 27 4 3 14 23 42 9 39   15 York City 42 6 4 11 35 42 8 5 8 32 39 14 37  
  16 Watford 42 11 4 6 39 27 6 1 14 22 49 15 39   16 Carlisle United 42 10 5 6 45 38 4 4 13 25 55 23 37  
  17 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 7 6 31 35 5 5 11 23 37 18 38   17 Darlington 42 12 4 5 48 26 3 2 16 20 54 12 36  
  18 Crystal Palace 42 9 7 5 29 19 4 4 13 20 43 13 37   18 New Brighton 42 11 3 7 37 30 3 5 13 20 47 20 36  
  19 Leyton Orient 42 10 5 6 40 28 2 3 16 14 47 21 32   19 Oldham Athletic 42 6 5 10 29 31 6 3 12 26 49 25 32  
  20 Aldershot 42 6 7 8 25 26 4 5 12 23 52 30 32   20 Accrington Stanley 42 8 3 10 37 38 6 1 14 19 54 38 32  
  21 Norwich City 42 6 3 12 38 48 4 5 12 26 52 36 28   21 Southport 42 6 5 10 35 41 1 6 14 18 44 32 25  
  22 Mansfield Town 42 8 5 8 31 38 1 5 15 17 58 48 28   22 Halifax Town 42 6 3 12 28 36 2 3 16 15 56 49 22  
                                                                 
  1947-48 Division Three South (22nd Season)   1947-48 Division Three North (22nd Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Queens Park Rangers (P) 42 16 3 2 44 17 10 6 5 30 20 37 61   1 Lincoln City (P) 42 14 3 4 47 18 12 5 4 34 22 39 60  
  2 Bournemouth & Boscombe 42 13 5 3 42 13 11 4 6 34 22 41 57   2 Rotherham United 42 15 4 2 56 18 10 5 6 39 31 46 59  
  3 Walsall 42 13 5 3 37 12 8 4 9 33 28 30 51   3 Wrexham 42 14 3 4 49 23 7 5 9 25 31 20 50  
  4 Ipswich Town 42 16 1 4 42 18 7 2 12 25 43 6 49   4 Gateshead 42 11 5 5 48 28 8 6 7 27 29 18 49  
  5 Swansea Town 42 14 6 1 48 14 4 6 11 22 38 18 48   5 Hull City 42 12 5 4 38 21 6 6 9 21 27 11 47  
  6 Notts County 42 12 4 5 44 27 7 4 10 24 32 9 46   6 Accrington Stanley 42 13 1 7 36 24 7 5 9 26 35 3 46  
  7 Bristol City 42 11 4 6 47 26 7 3 11 30 39 12 43   7 Barrow 42 9 4 8 24 19 7 9 5 25 21 9 45  
  8 Port Vale 42 14 4 3 48 18 2 7 12 15 36 9 43   8 Mansfield Town 42 11 4 6 37 24 6 7 8 20 27 6 45  
  9 Southend United 42 11 8 2 32 16 4 5 12 19 42 7 43   9 Carlisle United 42 10 4 7 50 35 8 3 10 38 42 11 43  
  10 Reading 42 10 5 6 37 28 5 6 10 19 30 2 41   10 Crewe Alexandra 42 12 4 5 41 24 6 3 12 20 39 2 43  
  11 Exeter City 42 11 6 4 34 22 4 5 12 21 41 8 41   11 Oldham Athletic 42 6 10 5 25 25 8 3 10 38 39 1 41  
  12 Newport County 42 9 8 4 38 28 5 5 11 23 45 12 41   12 Rochdale 42 12 4 5 32 23 3 7 11 16 49 24 41  
  13 Crystal Palace 42 12 5 4 32 14 1 8 12 17 35 0 39   13 York City 42 8 7 6 38 25 5 7 9 27 35 5 40  
  14 Northampton Town 42 10 5 6 35 28 4 6 11 23 44 14 39   14 Bradford City 42 10 4 7 38 27 5 6 10 27 39 1 40  
  15 Watford 42 6 6 9 31 37 8 4 9 26 42 22 38   15 Southport 42 10 4 7 34 27 4 7 10 26 36 3 39  
  16 Swindon Town 42 6 10 5 21 20 4 6 11 20 26 5 36   16 Darlington 42 7 8 6 30 31 6 5 10 24 39 16 39  
  17 Leyton Orient 42 8 5 8 31 32 5 5 11 20 41 22 36   17 Stockport County 42 9 6 6 42 28 4 6 11 21 39 4 38  
  18 Torquay United 42 7 6 8 40 29 4 7 10 23 33 1 35   18 Tranmere Rovers 42 10 1 10 30 28 6 3 12 24 44 18 36  
  19 Aldershot 42 5 10 6 22 26 5 5 11 23 41 23 35   19 Hartlepools United 42 10 6 5 34 23 4 2 15 17 50 22 36  
  20 Bristol Rovers 42 7 3 11 39 34 6 5 10 32 41 4 34   20 Chester 42 11 6 4 44 25 2 3 16 20 42 3 35  
  21 Norwich City 42 8 3 10 33 34 5 5 11 28 42 15 34   21 Halifax Town 42 4 10 7 25 27 3 3 15 18 49 33 27  
  22 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 8 4 9 26 31 3 8 10 17 42 30 34   22 New Brighton 42 5 6 10 20 28 3 3 15 18 53 43 25  
                                                                 
  1948-49 Division Three South (23rd Season)   1948-49 Division Three North (23rd Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Swansea Town (P) 42 20 1 0 60 11 7 7 7 27 23 53 62   1 Hull City (P) 42 17 1 3 65 14 10 10 1 28 14 65 65  
  2 Reading 42 17 1 3 48 18 8 4 9 29 32 27 55   2 Rotherham United 42 16 4 1 47 17 12 2 7 43 29 44 62  
  3 Bournemouth & Boscombe 42 15 2 4 42 17 7 6 8 27 31 21 52   3 Doncaster Rovers 42 10 8 3 26 12 10 2 9 27 28 13 50  
  4 Swindon Town 42 11 9 1 38 20 7 6 8 26 36 8 51   4 Darlington 42 10 3 8 42 36 10 3 8 41 38 9 46  
  5 Bristol Rovers 42 13 5 3 42 23 6 5 10 19 28 10 48   5 Gateshead 42 10 6 5 41 28 6 7 8 28 30 11 45  
  6 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 11 5 5 32 26 4 13 4 23 29 0 48   6 Oldham Athletic 42 12 4 5 49 28 6 5 10 26 39 8 45  
  7 Ipswich Town 42 14 3 4 53 30 4 6 11 25 47 1 45   7 Rochdale 42 14 3 4 37 16 4 6 11 18 37 2 45  
  8 Millwall 42 12 7 2 42 23 5 4 12 21 41 1 45   8 Stockport County 42 13 5 3 44 16 3 6 12 17 40 5 43  
  9 Torquay United 42 12 5 4 45 26 5 6 10 20 44 5 45   9 Wrexham 42 12 6 3 35 22 5 3 13 21 40 6 43  
  10 Norwich City 42 11 6 4 32 10 5 6 10 35 39 18 44   10 Mansfield Town 42 13 6 2 39 15 1 8 12 13 33 4 42  
  11 Notts County 42 15 3 3 68 19 4 2 15 34 49 34 43   11 Tranmere Rovers 42 8 9 4 23 19 5 6 10 23 38 11 41  
  12 Exeter City 42 12 5 4 45 26 3 5 13 18 50 13 40   12 Crewe Alexandra 42 13 4 4 31 18 3 5 13 21 56 22 41  
  13 Port Vale 42 11 3 7 32 21 3 8 10 19 33 3 39   13 Barrow 42 10 8 3 27 13 4 4 13 14 35 7 40  
  14 Walsall 42 9 5 7 34 28 6 3 12 22 36 8 38   14 York City 42 11 3 7 49 28 4 6 11 25 46 0 39  
  15 Newport County 42 8 6 7 41 35 6 3 12 27 57 24 37   15 Carlisle United 42 12 7 2 46 32 2 4 15 14 45 17 39  
  16 Bristol City 42 8 9 4 28 24 3 5 13 16 38 18 36   16 Hartlepools United 42 10 5 6 34 25 4 5 12 11 33 13 38  
  17 Watford 42 9 5 7 34 28 6 3 12 22 36 13 35   17 New Brighton 42 10 4 7 25 19 4 4 13 21 39 12 36  
  18 Southend United 42 5 10 6 18 18 4 6 11 23 28 5 34   18 Chester 42 10 7 4 36 19 1 6 14 21 37 1 35  
  19 Leyton Orient 42 9 6 6 36 29 2 6 13 22 51 22 34   19 Halifax Town 42 8 4 9 26 27 4 7 10 19 35 17 35  
  20 Northampton Town 42 9 6 6 33 20 3 3 15 18 42 11 33   20 Accrington Stanley 42 11 4 6 39 23 1 6 14 16 41 9 34  
  21 Aldershot 42 6 5 10 26 29 5 6 10 22 30 11 33   21 Southport 42 6 5 10 24 29 5 4 12 21 35 19 31  
  22 Crystal Palace 42 7 8 6 27 27 1 3 17 11 49 38 27   22 Bradford City 42 7 6 8 29 31 3 3 15 19 46 29 29  
                                                                 
  1949-50 Division Three South (24th Season)   1949-50 Division Three North (24th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Notts County (P) 42 17 3 1 60 12 8 5 8 35 38 45 58   1 Doncaster Rovers (P) 42 9 9 3 30 15 10 8 3 36 23 28 55  
  2 Northampton Town 42 12 6 3 43 21 8 5 8 29 29 22 51   2 Gateshead 42 13 5 3 51 23 10 2 9 36 31 33 53  
  3 Southend United 42 15 4 2 43 15 4 9 8 23 33 16 51   3 Rochdale 42 15 3 3 42 13 6 6 9 26 28 27 51  
  4 Nottingham Forest 42 13 0 8 37 15 7 9 5 30 24 28 49   4 Lincoln City 42 14 5 2 35 9 7 4 10 25 30 21 51  
  5 Torquay United 42 13 6 2 40 23 6 4 11 26 40 3 48   5 Tranmere Rovers 42 15 3 3 35 21 4 8 9 16 27 3 49  
  6 Watford 42 10 6 5 26 13 6 7 8 19 22 10 45   6 Rotherham United 42 10 6 5 46 28 9 4 8 34 31 21 48  
  7 Crystal Palace 42 12 5 4 35 21 3 9 9 20 33 1 44   7 Crewe Alexandra 42 10 6 5 38 27 7 8 6 30 28 13 48  
  8 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 9 8 4 32 24 7 4 10 25 45 12 44   8 Mansfield Town 42 12 4 5 37 20 6 8 7 29 34 12 48  
  9 Bristol Rovers 42 12 5 4 34 18 7 0 14 17 33 0 43   9 Carlisle United 42 12 6 3 39 20 4 9 8 29 31 17 47  
  10 Reading 42 15 2 4 48 21 2 6 13 22 43 6 42   10 Stockport County 42 14 2 5 33 21 5 5 11 22 31 3 45  
  11 Norwich City 42 11 5 5 44 21 5 5 11 21 42 2 42   11 Oldham Athletic 42 10 4 7 32 31 6 7 8 26 32 5 43  
  12 Bournemouth & Boscombe 42 11 6 4 38 19 5 4 12 19 37 1 42   12 Chester 42 12 3 6 47 33 5 3 13 23 46 9 40  
  13 Port Vale 42 12 6 3 33 13 3 5 13 14 29 5 41   13 Accrington Stanley 42 12 5 4 41 21 4 2 15 16 41 5 39  
  14 Swindon Town 42 9 7 5 41 30 6 4 11 18 32 3 41   14 New Brighton 42 10 5 6 27 25 4 5 12 18 38 18 38  
  15 Bristol City 42 12 4 5 38 19 3 6 12 22 42 1 40   15 Barrow 42 9 6 6 27 20 5 3 13 20 33 6 37  
  16 Exeter City 42 9 8 4 37 27 5 3 13 26 48 12 39   16 Southport 42 7 10 4 29 26 5 3 13 22 45 20 37  
  17 Ipswich Town 42 9 6 6 36 36 3 5 13 21 50 29 35   17 Darlington 42 9 8 4 35 27 2 5 14 21 42 13 35  
  18 Leyton Orient 42 10 6 5 33 30 2 5 14 20 55 22 35   18 Hartlepools United 42 10 3 8 37 35 4 2 15 15 44 27 33  
  19 Walsall 42 8 8 5 37 25 1 8 12 24 37 1 34   19 Bradford City 42 11 1 9 38 32 1 7 13 23 44 15 32  
  20 Aldershot 42 10 5 6 30 16 3 3 15 18 44 12 34   20 Wrexham 42 8 7 6 24 17 2 5 14 15 37 15 32  
  21 Newport County 42 11 5 5 50 34 2 3 16 17 64 31 34   21 Halifax Town 42 9 5 7 35 31 3 3 15 23 54 27 32  
  22 Millwall 42 11 1 9 39 29 3 3 15 16 34 8 32   22 York City 42 6 7 8 29 33 3 6 12 23 37 18 31  
                                                                 
  1950-51 Division Three South (25th Season)   1950-51 Division Three North (25th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Nottingham Forest (P) 46 16 6 1 57 17 14 4 5 53 23 70 70   1 Rotherham United (P) 46 16 3 4 55 16 15 6 2 48 25 62 71  
  2 Norwich City 46 16 6 1 42 14 9 8 6 40 31 37 64   2 Mansfield Town 46 17 6 0 54 19 9 6 8 24 29 30 64  
  3 Reading 46 15 6 2 57 17 6 9 8 31 36 35 57   3 Carlisle United 46 18 4 1 44 17 7 8 8 35 33 29 62  
  4 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 5 2 54 19 8 4 11 31 36 30 57   4 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 5 3 51 26 9 6 8 32 36 21 59  
  5 Millwall 46 15 6 2 52 23 8 4 11 28 34 23 56   5 Lincoln City 46 18 1 4 62 23 7 7 9 27 35 31 58  
  6 Bristol Rovers 46 15 7 1 46 18 5 8 10 18 24 22 55   6 Bradford Park Avenue 46 15 3 5 46 23 8 5 10 44 49 18 54  
  7 Southend United 46 15 4 4 64 27 6 6 11 28 42 23 52   7 Bradford City 46 13 4 6 55 30 8 6 9 35 33 27 52  
  8 Ipswich Town 46 15 4 4 48 24 8 2 13 21 34 11 52   8 Gateshead 46 17 1 5 60 21 4 7 12 24 41 22 50  
  9 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 17 5 1 49 16 5 2 16 16 41 8 51   9 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 5 7 38 26 8 5 10 23 34 1 48  
  10 Bristol City 46 15 4 4 41 25 5 7 11 23 34 5 51   10 Stockport County 46 15 3 5 45 26 5 5 13 18 37 0 48  
  11 Newport County 46 13 4 6 48 25 6 5 12 29 45 7 47   11 Rochdale 46 11 6 6 38 18 6 5 12 31 44 7 45  
  12 Port Vale 46 13 6 4 35 24 3 7 13 25 41 5 45   12 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 10 12 1 32 9 3 6 14 26 48 1 44  
  13 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 11 8 4 51 31 2 9 12 20 48 8 43   13 Chester 46 11 6 6 42 30 6 3 14 20 34 2 43  
  14 Exeter City 46 11 4 8 33 30 7 2 14 29 55 23 42   14 Wrexham 46 12 6 5 37 28 3 6 14 18 43 16 42  
  15 Walsall 46 12 4 7 32 20 3 6 14 20 42 10 40   15 Oldham Athletic 46 10 5 8 47 36 6 3 14 26 37 0 40  
  16 Colchester United 46 12 5 6 43 25 2 7 14 20 51 13 40   16 Hartlepools United 46 14 5 4 55 26 2 2 19 9 40 2 9  
  17 Swindon Town 46 15 4 4 38 17 3 0 20 17 50 12 40   17 York City 46 7 12 4 37 24 5 3 15 29 53 11 39  
  18 Aldershot 46 11 8 4 37 20 4 2 17 19 68 32 40   18 Darlington 46 10 8 5 35 29 3 5 15 24 48 18 39  
  19 Leyton Orient 46 13 2 8 36 28 2 6 15 17 47 22 38   19 Barrow 46 12 3 8 38 27 4 3 16 13 49 25 38  
  20 Torquay United 46 13 2 8 47 39 1 7 15 17 42 17 37   20 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 3 9 28 30 4 4 15 15 44 31 37  
  21 Northampton Town 46 8 9 6 39 30 2 7 14 16 37 12 36   21 Southport 46 9 4 10 29 25 4 6 13 27 47 16 36  
  22 Gillingham 46 10 7 6 41 30 3 2 18 28 71 32 35   22 Halifax Town 46 11 6 6 36 24 0 6 17 14 45 19 34  
  23 Watford 46 8 5 10 29 28 1 6 16 25 60 34 29   23 Accrington Stanley 46 10 4 9 28 29 1 6 16 14 72 59 32  
  24 Crystal Palace 46 6 5 12 18 39 2 6 15 15 45 51 27   24 New Brighton 46 7 6 10 22 32 4 2 17 18 58 50 30  
                                                                 
  1951-52 Division Three South (26th Season)   1951-52 Division Three North (26th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Plymouth Argyle (P) 46 19 3 1 70 19 10 5 8 37 34 54 66   1 Lincoln City (P) 46 19 2 2 80 23 11 7 5 41 29 69 69  
  2 Reading 46 19 2 2 73 23 10 1 12 39 37 52 61   2 Grimsby Town 46 19 2 2 59 14 10 6 7 37 31 51 66  
  3 Norwich City 46 18 1 4 55 15 8 8 7 34 35 39 61   3 Stockport County 46 12 9 2 47 17 11 4 8 27 23 34 59  
  4 Millwall 46 16 5 2 46 21 7 7 9 28 32 21 58   4 Oldham Athletic 46 19 2 2 65 22 5 7 11 25 39 29 57  
  5 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 4 4 57 24 9 6 8 30 39 24 58   5 Gateshead 46 14 7 2 41 17 7 4 12 25 32 17 53  
  6 Newport County 46 13 7 3 45 26 8 5 10 32 50 1 54   6 Mansfield Town 46 17 3 3 50 23 5 5 13 23 37 13 52  
  7 Bristol Rovers 46 14 5 4 60 20 6 7 10 29 33 36 52   7 Carlisle United 46 10 7 6 31 24 9 6 8 31 33 5 51  
  8 Northampton Town 46 17 1 5 65 31 5 4 14 28 43 19 49   8 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 6 4 51 28 6 6 11 23 36 10 50  
  9 Southend United 46 16 6 1 56 17 3 4 16 19 49 9 48   9 Hartlepools United 46 17 3 3 47 19 4 5 14 24 46 6 50  
  10 Colchester United 46 12 7 4 32 22 5 5 13 24 55 21 46   10 York City 46 16 4 3 53 19 2 9 12 20 33 21 49  
  11 Torquay United 46 10 3 10 53 42 7 7 9 33 56 12 44   11 Tranmere Rovers 46 17 2 4 59 29 4 4 15 17 42 5 48  
  12 Aldershot 46 11 4 8 40 27 7 4 12 38 62 11 44   12 Barrow 46 13 5 5 33 19 4 7 12 24 42 4 46  
  13 Port Vale 46 11 11 1 33 16 3 4 16 17 50 16 43   13 Chesterfield 46 15 7 1 47 16 2 4 17 18 50 1 45  
  14 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 11 4 8 42 30 5 6 12 27 45 6 42   14 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 10 11 2 39 23 4 5 14 26 51 9 44  
  15 Bristol City 46 13 6 4 44 26 2 6 15 14 43 11 42   15 Bradford City 46 12 5 6 40 32 4 5 14 21 36 7 42  
  16 Swindon Town 46 9 9 5 29 22 5 5 13 22 46 17 42   16 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 6 5 42 28 5 2 16 21 54 19 42  
  17 Ipswich Town 46 12 4 7 45 31 4 5 14 18 43 11 41   17 Southport 46 12 6 5 36 22 3 5 15 17 49 18 41  
  18 Leyton Orient 46 12 5 6 39 26 4 4 15 16 42 13 41   18 Wrexham 46 14 5 4 41 22 1 4 18 22 51 10 39  
  19 Crystal Palace 46 9 7 7 32 28 6 2 15 29 52 19 39   19 Chester 46 13 4 6 46 30 2 5 16 26 55 13 39  
  20 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 3 9 35 29 2 7 14 27 57 24 36   20 Halifax Town 46 11 4 8 31 23 3 3 17 30 74 36 35  
  21 Watford 46 7 7 9 34 37 6 3 14 23 44 24 36   21 Rochdale 46 10 5 8 32 34 1 8 14 15 45 32 35  
  22 Gillingham 46 10 7 6 47 31 1 6 16 24 50 20 35   22 Accrington Stanley 46 6 8 9 30 34 4 4 15 31 58 31 32  
  23 Exeter City 46 10 4 9 40 36 3 5 15 25 50 21 35   23 Darlington 46 10 5 8 39 34 1 4 18 25 69 39 31  
  24 Walsall 46 11 3 9 38 31 2 2 19 17 63 39 31   24 Workington 46 8 4 11 33 34 3 3 17 17 57 41 29  
                                                                 
  1952-53 Division Three South (27th Season)   1952-53 Division Three North (27th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Bristol Rovers (P) 46 17 4 2 55 19 9 8 6 37 27 36 64   1 Oldham Athletic (P) 46 15 4 4 48 21 7 11 5 29 24 32 59  
  2 Millwall 46 14 7 2 46 16 10 7 6 36 28 38 62   2 Port Vale 46 13 9 1 41 10 7 9 7 26 25 32 58  
  3 Northampton Town 46 18 4 1 75 30 8 6 9 34 40 39 62   3 Wrexham 46 18 3 2 59 24 6 5 12 27 42 20 56  
  4 Norwich City 46 16 6 1 56 17 9 4 10 43 38 44 60   4 York City 46 14 5 4 35 16 6 8 9 25 29 15 53  
  5 Bristol City 46 13 8 2 62 28 9 7 7 33 33 34 59   5 Grimsby Town 46 15 5 3 47 19 6 5 12 28 40 16 52  
  6 Coventry City 46 15 5 3 52 22 4 7 12 25 40 15 50   6 Southport 46 16 4 3 42 18 4 7 12 21 42 3 51  
  7 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 12 6 5 48 30 7 6 10 33 45 6 50   7 Bradford Park Avenue 46 10 8 5 37 23 9 4 10 38 38 14 50  
  8 Southend United 46 15 5 3 41 21 3 8 12 28 53 5 49   8 Gateshead 46 13 6 4 51 24 4 9 10 25 36 16 49  
  9 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 15 3 5 49 23 4 6 13 25 46 5 47   9 Carlisle United 46 13 7 3 57 24 5 6 12 25 44 14 49  
  10 Watford 46 12 8 3 39 21 3 9 11 23 42 1 47   10 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 5 5 46 28 7 3 13 24 40 2 48  
  11 Reading 46 17 3 3 53 18 2 5 16 16 46 5 46   11 Stockport County 46 13 8 2 61 26 4 5 14 21 43 13 47  
  12 Torquay United 46 15 4 4 61 28 3 5 15 26 60 1 45   12 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 40 23 5 5 13 25 40 2 47  
  13 Crystal Palace 46 12 7 4 40 26 3 6 14 26 56 16 43   13 Tranmere Rovers 46 16 4 3 45 16 5 1 17 20 47 2 47  
  14 Leyton Orient 46 12 7 4 52 28 4 3 16 16 45 5 42   14 Halifax Town 46 13 5 5 47 31 3 10 10 21 37 0 47  
  15 Newport County 46 12 4 7 43 34 4 6 13 27 48 12 42   15 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 10 6 7 38 21 6 8 9 24 35 6 46  
  16 Ipswich Town 46 10 7 6 34 28 3 8 12 26 41 9 41   16 Bradford City 46 14 7 2 54 29 0 11 12 21 51 5 46  
  17 Exeter City 46 11 8 4 40 24 2 6 15 21 47 10 40   17 Hartlepools United 46 14 6 3 39 16 2 8 13 18 45 4 46  
  18 Swindon Town 46 9 5 9 38 33 5 7 11 26 46 15 40   18 Mansfield Town 46 11 9 3 34 25 5 5 13 21 37 7 46  
  19 Aldershot 46 8 8 7 36 29 4 7 12 25 48 16 39   19 Barrow 46 15 6 2 48 20 1 6 16 18 51 5 44  
  20 Queens Park Rangers 46 9 9 5 37 34 3 6 14 24 48 21 39   20 Chester 46 10 7 6 39 27 1 8 14 25 58 21 37  
  21 Gillingham 46 10 7 6 30 26 2 8 13 25 48 19 39   21 Darlington 46 13 4 6 33 27 1 2 20 25 69 38 34  
  22 Colchester United 46 9 9 5 40 29 3 5 15 19 47 17 38   22 Rochdale 46 12 5 6 41 27 2 0 21 21 56 21 33  
  23 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 5 7 38 35 1 7 15 30 56 23 36   23 Workington 46 9 5 9 40 33 2 5 16 15 58 36 32  
  24 Walsall 46 5 9 9 35 46 2 1 20 21 72 62 24   24 Accrington Stanley 46 7 9 7 25 29 1 2 20 14 60 50 27  
                                                                 
  1953-54 Division Three South (28th Season)   1953-54 Division Three North (28th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Ipswich Town (P) 46 15 5 3 47 19 12 5 6 35 32 31 64   1 Port Vale (P) 46 16 7 0 48 5 10 10 3 26 16 53 69  
  2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 17 3 3 57 31 9 6 8 29 30 25 61   2 Barnsley 46 16 3 4 54 24 8 7 8 23 33 20 58  
  3 Bristol City 46 18 3 2 59 18 7 3 13 29 48 22 56   3 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 14 7 2 49 24 7 8 8 28 32 21 57  
  4 Watford 46 16 3 4 52 23 5 7 11 33 46 16 52   4 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 49 22 6 9 8 25 33 19 55  
  5 Northampton Town 46 18 4 1 63 18 2 7 14 19 37 27 51   5 Bradford City 46 15 6 2 40 14 7 3 13 20 41 5 53  
  6 Southampton 46 17 5 1 51 22 5 2 16 25 41 13 51   6 Chesterfield 46 13 6 4 41 19 6 8 9 35 45 12 52  
  7 Norwich City 46 13 5 5 43 28 7 6 10 30 38 7 51   7 Mansfield Town 46 15 5 3 59 22 5 6 12 29 45 21 51  
  8 Reading 46 14 3 6 57 33 6 6 11 29 40 13 49   8 Wrexham 46 16 4 3 59 19 5 5 13 22 49 13 51  
  9 Exeter City 46 12 2 9 39 22 8 6 9 29 36 20 48   9 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 6 4 57 31 5 8 10 20 37 9 50  
  10 Gillingham 46 14 3 6 37 22 5 7 11 24 44 5 48   10 Stockport County 46 14 6 3 57 20 4 5 14 20 47 10 47  
  11 Leyton Orient 46 14 5 4 48 26 4 6 13 31 47 6 47   11 Southport 46 12 5 6 41 26 5 7 11 22 34 3 46  
  12 Millwall 46 15 3 5 44 24 4 6 13 30 53 3 47   12 Barrow 46 12 7 4 46 26 4 5 14 26 45 1 44  
  13 Torquay United 46 10 10 3 48 33 7 2 14 33 55 7 46   13 Carlisle United 46 10 8 5 53 27 4 7 12 30 44 12 43  
  14 Coventry City 46 14 5 4 36 15 4 4 15 25 41 5 45   14 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 40 34 7 3 13 19 36 11 43  
  15 Newport County 46 14 4 5 42 28 5 2 16 19 53 20 44   15 Accrington Stanley 46 12 7 4 41 22 4 3 16 25 52 8 42  
  16 Southend United 46 15 2 6 46 22 3 5 15 23 49 3 43   16 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 8 6 30 26 5 5 13 19 41 18 41  
  17 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 45 31 6 4 13 29 55 12 43   17 Grimsby Town 46 14 5 4 31 15 2 4 17 20 62 26 41  
  18 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 5 8 32 25 6 5 12 28 43 8 42   18 Hartlepools United 46 10 8 5 40 21 3 6 14 19 44 6 40  
  19 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 12 5 6 47 27 4 3 16 20 43 3 40   19 Rochdale 46 12 5 6 40 20 3 5 15 19 57 18 40  
  20 Swindon Town 46 13 5 5 48 21 2 5 16 19 49 3 40   20 Workington 46 10 9 4 36 22 3 5 15 23 58 21 40  
  21 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 8 3 48 34 2 4 17 17 42 11 40   21 Darlington 46 11 3 9 31 27 1 11 11 19 44 21 38  
  22 Crystal Palace 46 11 7 5 41 30 3 5 15 19 56 26 40   22 York City 46 8 7 8 39 32 4 6 13 25 54 22 37  
  23 Colchester United 46 7 7 9 35 29 3 3 17 15 49 28 30   23 Halifax Town 46 9 6 8 26 21 3 4 16 18 52 29 34  
  24 Walsall 46 8 5 10 22 27 1 3 19 18 60 47 26   24 Chester 46 10 7 6 39 22 1 3 19 9 45 19 32  
                                                                 
  1954-55 Division Three South (29th Season)   1954-55 Division Three North (29th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Bristol City (P) 46 17 4 2 62 22 13 6 4 39 25 54 70   1 Barnsley (P) 46 18 3 2 51 17 12 2 9 35 29 40 65  
  2 Leyton Orient 46 16 2 5 48 20 10 7 6 41 27 42 61   2 Accrington Stanley 46 18 2 3 65 32 7 9 7 31 35 29 61  
  3 Southampton 46 16 6 1 49 19 8 5 10 26 32 24 59   3 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 14 6 3 45 18 9 6 8 36 35 28 58  
  4 Gillingham 46 12 8 3 41 28 8 7 8 36 38 11 55   4 York City 46 13 5 5 43 27 11 5 7 49 36 29 58  
  5 Millwall 46 14 6 3 44 25 6 5 12 28 43 4 51   5 Hartlepools United 46 16 3 4 39 20 9 2 12 25 29 15 55  
  6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 14 4 5 47 27 6 6 11 29 36 13 50   6 Chesterfield 46 17 1 5 54 33 7 5 11 27 37 11 54  
  7 Watford 46 11 9 3 45 26 7 5 11 26 36 9 50   7 Gateshead 46 11 7 5 38 26 9 5 9 27 43 4 52  
  8 Torquay United 46 12 6 5 51 39 6 6 11 31 43 0 48   8 Workington 46 11 7 5 39 23 7 7 9 29 32 13 50  
  9 Coventry City 46 15 5 3 50 26 3 6 14 17 33 8 47   9 Stockport County 46 13 4 6 50 27 5 8 10 34 43 14 48  
  10 Southend United 46 13 5 5 48 28 4 7 12 35 52 3 46   10 Oldham Athletic 46 14 5 4 47 22 5 5 13 27 46 6 48  
  11 Brentford 46 11 6 6 44 36 5 8 10 38 46 0 46   11 Southport 46 10 9 4 28 18 6 7 10 19 26 3 48  
  = Norwich City 46 13 5 5 40 23 5 5 13 20 37 0 46   12 Rochdale 46 13 7 3 39 20 4 7 12 30 46 3 48  
  13 Northampton Town 46 13 5 5 47 27 6 3 14 26 54 8 46   13 Mansfield Town 46 14 4 5 40 28 4 5 14 25 43 6 45  
  14 Aldershot 46 12 6 5 44 23 4 7 12 31 48 4 45   14 Halifax Town 46 9 9 5 41 27 6 4 13 22 40 4 43  
  15 Queens Park Rangers 46 13 7 3 46 25 2 7 14 23 50 6 44   15 Darlington 46 10 7 6 41 28 4 7 12 21 45 11 42  
  16 Shrewsbury Town 46 14 5 4 49 24 2 5 16 21 54 8 42   16 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 7 5 29 21 4 4 15 27 49 14 41  
  17 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 7 8 8 32 29 5 10 8 25 36 8 42   17 Barrow 46 12 4 7 39 34 5 2 16 31 55 19 40  
  18 Reading 46 7 10 6 32 26 6 5 12 33 47 8 41   18 Wrexham 46 9 6 8 40 35 4 6 13 25 42 12 38  
  19 Newport County 46 8 8 7 32 29 3 8 12 28 44 13 38   19 Tranmere Rovers 46 9 6 8 37 30 4 5 14 18 40 15 37  
  20 Crystal Palace 46 9 11 3 32 24 2 5 16 20 56 28 38   20 Carlisle United 46 12 1 10 53 39 3 5 15 25 50 11 36  
  21 Swindon Town 46 10 8 5 30 19 1 7 15 16 45 18 37   21 Bradford City 46 9 5 9 30 26 4 5 14 17 29 8 36  
  22 Exeter City 46 9 7 7 30 31 2 8 13 17 42 26 37   22 Crewe Alexandra 46 8 10 5 45 35 2 4 17 23 56 23 34  
  23 Walsall 46 9 6 8 49 36 1 8 14 26 50 11 34   23 Grimsby Town 46 10 4 9 28 32 3 4 16 19 46 31 34  
  24 Colchester United 46 7 6 10 33 40 2 7 14 20 51 38 31   24 Chester 46 10 3 10 23 25 2 6 15 21 52 33 33  
                                                                 
  1955-56 Division Three South (30th Season)   1955-56 Division Three North (30th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Leyton Orient (P) 46 18 3 2 76 20 11 5 7 30 29 57 66   1 Grimsby Town (P) 46 20 1 2 54 10 11 5 7 22 19 47 68  
  2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 20 2 1 73 16 9 5 9 39 34 62 65   2 Derby County 46 18 4 1 67 23 10 3 10 43 32 55 63  
  3 Ipswich Town 46 16 6 1 59 28 9 8 6 47 32 46 64   3 Accrington Stanley 46 17 4 2 61 19 8 5 10 31 38 35 59  
  4 Southend United 46 16 4 3 58 25 5 7 11 30 55 8 53   4 Hartlepools United 46 18 2 3 47 15 8 3 12 34 45 21 57  
  5 Torquay United 46 11 10 2 48 21 9 2 12 38 42 23 52   5 Southport 46 12 9 2 39 18 11 2 10 27 35 13 57  
  6 Brentford 46 11 8 4 40 30 8 6 9 29 36 3 52   6 Chesterfield 46 18 1 4 61 21 7 3 13 33 45 28 54  
  7 Norwich City 46 15 4 4 56 31 4 9 10 30 51 4 51   7 Stockport County 46 16 4 3 65 22 5 5 13 25 39 29 51  
  8 Coventry City 46 16 4 3 54 20 4 5 14 19 40 13 49   8 Bradford City 46 16 5 2 57 25 2 8 13 21 39 14 49  
  9 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 13 6 4 39 14 6 4 13 24 37 12 48   9 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 12 4 7 40 26 8 4 11 35 37 12 48  
  10 Gillingham 46 12 3 8 38 28 7 7 9 31 43 3 48   10 Workington 46 13 4 6 47 20 6 5 12 28 43 12 47  
  11 Northampton Town 46 14 3 6 44 27 6 4 13 23 44 3 47   11 York City 46 12 4 7 44 24 7 5 11 41 48 13 47  
  12 Colchester United 46 14 4 5 56 37 4 7 12 20 44 5 47   12 Rochdale 46 13 5 5 46 39 4 8 11 20 45 12 47  
  13 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 9 2 47 21 5 3 15 22 45 3 46   13 Gateshead 46 15 4 4 56 32 2 7 14 21 52 7 45  
  14 Southampton 46 13 6 4 60 30 5 2 16 31 51 10 44   14 Wrexham 46 11 5 7 37 28 5 5 13 29 45 7 42  
  15 Aldershot 46 9 9 5 36 33 3 7 13 34 57 20 40   15 Darlington 46 11 6 6 41 28 5 3 15 19 45 13 41  
  16 Exeter City 46 10 6 7 39 30 5 4 14 19 47 19 40   16 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 4 8 33 25 5 5 13 26 59 25 41  
  17 Reading 46 10 2 11 40 37 5 7 11 30 42 9 39   17 Chester 46 10 8 5 35 33 3 6 14 17 49 30 40  
  18 Queens Park Rangers 46 10 7 6 44 32 4 4 15 20 54 22 39   18 Mansfield Town 46 13 6 4 59 21 1 5 17 25 60 3 39  
  19 Newport County 46 12 2 9 32 26 3 7 13 26 53 21 39   19 Halifax Town 46 10 6 7 40 27 4 5 14 26 49 10 39  
  20 Walsall 46 13 5 5 43 28 2 3 18 25 56 16 38   20 Oldham Athletic 46 7 12 4 48 36 3 6 14 28 50 10 38  
  21 Watford 46 8 5 10 31 39 5 6 12 21 46 23 37   21 Carlisle United 46 11 3 9 45 36 4 5 14 26 59 24 38  
  22 Millwall 46 13 4 6 56 31 2 2 19 27 69 17 36   22 Barrow 46 11 6 6 44 25 1 3 19 17 58 22 33  
  23 Crystal Palace 46 7 3 13 27 32 5 7 11 27 51 29 34   23 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 4 6 47 38 0 3 20 14 84 61 33  
  24 Swindon Town 46 4 10 9 18 22 4 4 15 16 56 44 30   24 Crewe Alexandra 46 9 4 10 32 35 0 6 17 18 70 55 28  
                                                                 
  1956-57 Division Three South (31st Season)   1956-57 Division Three North (31st Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Ipswich Town (P) 46 18 3 2 72 20 7 6 10 29 34 47 59   1 Derby County (P) 46 18 3 2 69 18 8 8 7 42 35 58 63  
  2 Torquay United 46 19 4 0 71 18 5 7 11 18 46 25 59   2 Hartlepools United 46 18 4 1 56 21 7 5 11 34 42 27 59  
  3 Colchester United 46 15 8 0 49 19 7 6 10 35 37 28 58   3 Accrington Stanley 46 15 4 4 54 22 10 4 9 41 42 31 58  
  4 Southampton 46 15 4 4 48 20 7 6 10 28 32 24 54   4 Workington 46 16 4 3 60 25 8 6 9 33 38 30 58  
  5 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 15 7 1 57 20 4 7 12 31 42 26 52   5 Stockport County 46 16 3 4 51 26 7 5 11 40 49 16 54  
  6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 6 2 59 26 4 8 11 27 39 21 52   6 Chesterfield 46 17 5 1 60 22 5 4 14 36 57 17 53  
  7 Southend United 46 14 3 6 42 20 4 9 10 31 45 8 48   7 York City 46 14 4 5 43 21 7 6 10 32 40 14 52  
  8 Brentford 46 12 9 2 55 29 4 7 12 23 47 2 48   8 Hull City 46 14 6 3 45 24 7 4 12 39 45 15 52  
  9 Shrewsbury Town 46 11 9 3 45 24 4 9 10 27 55 7 48   9 Bradford City 46 14 3 6 47 31 8 5 10 31 37 10 52  
  10 Queens Park Rangers 46 12 7 4 42 21 6 4 13 19 39 1 47   10 Barrow 46 16 2 5 51 22 5 7 11 25 40 14 51  
  11 Watford 46 11 6 6 44 32 7 4 12 28 43 3 46   11 Halifax Town 46 16 2 5 40 24 5 5 13 25 46 5 49  
  12 Newport County 46 15 6 2 51 18 1 7 15 14 44 3 45   12 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 63 33 7 3 13 34 41 23 48  
  13 Reading 46 13 4 6 44 30 5 5 13 36 51 1 45   13 Rochdale 46 14 6 3 38 19 4 6 13 27 46 0 48  
  14 Northampton Town 46 15 5 3 49 22 3 4 16 17 51 7 45   14 Scunthorpe & Lindsey Utd 46 9 5 9 44 36 6 10 7 27 33 3 45  
  15 Walsall 46 11 7 5 49 25 5 5 13 31 49 6 44   15 Carlisle United 46 9 9 5 44 36 7 4 12 32 49 9 45  
  16 Coventry City 46 12 5 6 52 36 4 7 12 22 48 10 44   16 Mansfield Town 46 13 3 7 58 38 4 7 12 33 52 1 44  
  17 Millwall 46 13 7 3 46 29 3 5 15 18 55 20 44   17 Gateshead 46 9 6 8 42 40 8 4 11 30 50 18 44  
  18 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 8 5 38 31 6 3 14 30 42 5 43   18 Darlington 46 11 5 7 47 36 6 3 14 35 59 13 42  
  19 Aldershot 46 11 5 7 43 35 4 7 12 36 57 13 42   19 Oldham Athletic 46 9 7 7 35 31 3 8 12 31 43 8 39  
  20 Crystal Palace 46 7 10 6 31 28 4 8 11 31 47 13 40   20 Bradford Park Avenue 46 11 2 10 41 40 5 1 17 25 53 27 35  
  21 Exeter City 46 8 8 7 37 29 4 5 14 24 50 18 37   21 Chester 46 8 7 8 40 35 2 6 15 15 49 29 33  
  22 Gillingham 46 7 8 8 29 29 5 5 13 25 56 31 37   22 Southport 46 7 8 8 31 34 3 4 16 21 60 42 32  
  23 Swindon Town 46 12 3 8 43 33 3 3 17 23 63 30 36   23 Tranmere Rovers 46 5 9 9 33 38 2 4 17 18 53 40 27  
  24 Norwich City 46 7 5 11 33 37 1 10 12 28 57 33 31   24 Crewe Alexandra 46 5 7 11 31 46 1 2 20 12 64 67 21  
                                                                 
  1957-58 Division Three South (32nd Season)   1957-58 Division Three North (32nd Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Brighton & Hove Albion (P) 46 13 6 4 52 30 11 6 6 36 34 24 60   1 Scunthorpe & Lindsey (P) 46 16 5 2 46 19 13 3 7 42 31 38 66  
  2 Brentford 46 15 5 3 52 24 9 5 9 30 32 26 58   2 Accrington Stanley 46 16 4 3 53 28 9 5 9 30 33 22 59  
  3 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 4 2 43 17 8 4 11 24 31 19 58   3 Bradford City 46 13 7 3 42 19 8 8 7 31 30 24 57  
  4 Swindon Town 46 14 7 2 47 16 7 8 8 32 34 29 57   4 Bury 46 17 4 2 61 18 6 6 11 33 44 32 56  
  5 Reading 46 14 5 4 52 23 7 8 8 27 28 28 55   5 Hull City 46 15 6 2 49 20 4 9 10 29 47 11 53  
  6 Southampton 46 16 3 4 78 31 6 7 10 34 41 40 54   6 Mansfield Town 46 16 3 4 68 42 6 5 12 32 50 8 52  
  7 Southend United 46 14 5 4 56 26 7 7 9 34 32 32 54   7 Halifax Town 46 15 5 3 52 20 5 6 12 31 49 14 51  
  8 Norwich City 46 11 9 3 41 28 8 6 9 34 42 5 53   8 Chesterfield 46 12 8 3 39 28 6 7 10 32 41 2 51  
  9 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 16 5 2 54 24 5 4 14 27 50 7 51   9 Stockport County 46 15 4 4 54 28 3 7 13 20 39 7 47  
  10 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 6 2 40 14 3 8 12 24 51 1 50   10 Rochdale 46 14 4 5 50 25 5 4 14 29 42 12 46  
  11 Newport County 46 12 6 5 40 24 5 8 10 33 43 4 48   11 Tranmere Rovers 46 12 6 5 51 32 6 4 13 31 44 6 46  
  12 Colchester United 46 13 5 5 45 27 4 8 11 32 52 2 47   12 Wrexham 46 13 8 2 39 18 4 4 15 22 45 2 46  
  13 Northampton Town 46 13 1 9 60 33 6 5 12 27 46 8 44   13 York City 46 11 8 4 40 26 6 4 13 28 50 8 46  
  14 Crystal Palace 46 12 5 6 46 30 3 8 12 24 42 2 43   14 Gateshead 46 12 5 6 41 27 3 10 10 27 49 8 45  
  15 Port Vale 46 12 6 5 49 24 4 4 15 18 34 9 42   15 Oldham Athletic 46 11 7 5 44 32 3 10 10 28 52 12 45  
  16 Watford 46 9 8 6 34 27 4 8 11 25 50 28 42   16 Carlisle United 46 13 3 7 56 35 6 3 14 24 43 2 44  
  17 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 6 7 29 25 5 4 14 20 46 22 40   17 Hartlepools United 46 11 6 6 45 26 5 6 12 28 50 3 44  
  18 Aldershot 46 7 9 7 31 34 5 7 11 28 55 30 40   18 Barrow 46 9 7 7 36 32 4 8 11 30 42 8 41  
  19 Coventry City 46 10 9 4 41 24 3 4 16 20 57 20 39   19 Workington 46 11 6 6 46 33 3 7 13 26 48 9 41  
  20 Walsall 46 10 7 6 37 24 4 2 17 24 51 14 37   20 Darlington 46 15 3 5 53 25 2 4 17 25 64 11 41  
  21 Torquay United 46 9 7 7 33 34 2 6 15 16 40 25 35   21 Chester 46 7 10 6 38 26 6 3 14 35 55 8 39  
  22 Gillingham 46 12 5 6 33 24 1 4 18 19 57 29 35   22 Bradford Park Avenue 46 8 6 9 41 41 5 5 13 27 54 27 37  
  23 Millwall 46 6 6 11 37 36 5 3 15 26 55 28 31   23 Southport 46 8 3 12 29 40 3 3 17 23 48 36 28  
  24 Exeter City 46 10 4 9 37 35 1 5 17 20 64 42 31   24 Crewe Alexandra 46 6 5 12 29 41 2 2 19 18 52 46 23  
  Clubs finishing in positions 13 to 24 relegated to the new Division Four   Clubs finishing in positions 13 to 24 relegated to the new Division Four  
                                                                 
  1958-59 Division Three (33rd Season)   1959-60 Division Three (34th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Plymouth Argyle (P) 46 14 7 2 55 27 9 9 5 34 32 30 62   1 Southampton (P) 46 19 3 1 68 30 7 6 10 38 45 31 61  
  2 Hull City (P) 46 19 3 1 65 21 7 6 10 25 34 35 61   2 Norwich City (P) 46 16 4 3 53 24 8 7 8 29 30 28 59  
  3 Brentford 46 15 5 3 49 22 6 10 7 27 27 27 57   3 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 7 4 58 34 6 9 8 39 41 22 52  
  4 Norwich City 46 13 6 4 51 29 9 7 7 38 33 27 57   4 Grimsby Town 46 12 7 4 48 27 6 9 8 39 43 17 52  
  5 Colchester United 46 15 2 6 46 31 6 8 9 25 36 4 52   5 Coventry City 46 14 6 3 44 22 7 4 12 34 41 15 52  
  6 Reading 46 16 4 3 51 21 5 4 14 27 42 15 50   6 Brentford 46 13 6 4 46 24 8 3 12 32 37 17 51  
  7 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 3 5 53 22 6 5 12 29 45 15 50   7 Bury 46 13 4 6 36 23 8 5 10 28 28 13 51  
  8 Southend United 46 14 6 3 52 26 7 2 14 33 54 5 50   8 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 7 2 45 16 4 6 13 28 38 19 49  
  9 Halifax Town 46 14 5 4 48 25 7 3 13 32 52 3 50   9 Colchester United 46 15 6 2 51 22 3 5 15 32 52 9 47  
  10 Bury 46 12 9 2 51 24 5 5 13 18 34 11 48   10 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 12 8 3 47 27 5 5 13 25 45 0 47  
  11 Bradford City 46 13 4 6 47 25 5 7 11 37 51 8 47   11 Reading 46 13 3 7 49 34 5 7 11 35 43 7 46  
  12 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 12 9 2 40 18 5 3 15 29 51 0 46   12 Southend United 46 15 3 5 49 28 4 5 14 27 46 2 46  
  13 Queens Park Rangers 46 14 6 3 49 28 5 2 16 25 49 3 46   13 Newport County 46 15 2 6 59 36 5 4 14 21 43 1 46  
  14 Southampton 46 12 7 4 57 33 5 4 14 31 47 8 45   14 Port Vale 46 16 4 3 51 19 3 4 16 29 60 1 46  
  15 Swindon Town 46 13 4 6 39 25 3 9 11 20 32 2 45   15 Halifax Town 46 13 3 7 42 27 5 7 11 28 45 2 46  
  16 Chesterfield 46 12 5 6 40 26 5 5 13 27 38 3 44   16 Swindon Town 46 12 6 5 39 30 7 2 14 30 48 9 46  
  17 Newport County 46 15 2 6 43 24 2 7 14 26 44 1 43   17 Barnsley 46 13 6 4 45 25 2 8 13 20 41 1 44  
  18 Wrexham 46 12 6 5 40 30 2 8 13 23 47 14 42   18 Chesterfield 46 13 3 7 41 31 5 4 14 30 53 13 43  
  19 Accrington Stanley 46 10 8 5 42 31 5 4 14 29 56 16 42   19 Bradford City 46 10 7 6 39 28 5 5 13 27 46 8 42  
  20 Mansfield Town 46 11 5 7 38 42 3 8 12 35 56 25 41   20 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 8 4 50 29 3 5 15 22 46 3 41  
  21 Stockport County 46 9 7 7 33 23 4 3 16 32 55 13 36   21 York City 46 11 5 7 38 26 2 7 14 19 47 16 38  
  22 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 2 8 40 32 1 3 19 10 58 40 33   22 Mansfield Town 46 11 4 8 55 48 4 2 17 26 64 31 36  
  23 Notts County 46 5 9 9 33 39 3 4 16 22 57 41 29   23 Wrexham 46 12 5 6 39 30 2 3 18 29 71 33 36  
  24 Rochdale 46 8 7 8 21 26 0 5 18 16 53 42 28   24 Accrington Stanley 46 4 5 14 31 53 7 0 16 26 70 66 27  
                                                                 
  1960-61 Division Three (35th Season)   1961-62 Division Three (36th Season)  
  Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts   Pos Club P Home Away GD Pts  
  W D L F A W D L F A   W D L F A W D L F A  
  1 Bury (P) 46 18 3 2 62 17 12 5 6 46 28 63 68   1 Portsmouth (P) 46 15 6 2 48 23 12 5 6 39 24 40 65  
  2 Walsall (P) 46 19 4 0 62 20 9 2 12 36 40 38 62   2 Grimsby Town (P) 46 18 3 2 49 18 10 3 10 31 38 24 62  
  3 Queens Park Rangers 46 18 4 1 58 23 7 6 10 35 37 33 60   3 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 14 8 1 42 18 7 9 7 27 27 24 59  
  4 Watford 46 12 7 4 52 27 8 5 10 33 45 13 52   4 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 3 5 65 31 9 8 6 46 42 38 59  
  5 Notts County 46 16 3 4 52 24 5 6 12 30 53 5 51   5 Peterborough United 46 16 0 7 60 38 10 6 7 47 44 25 58  
  6 Grimsby Town 46 14 4 5 48 32 6 6 11 29 37 8 50   6 Bristol City 46 15 3 5 56 27 8 5 10 38 45 22 54  
  7 Port Vale 46 15 3 5 63 30 2 12 9 33 49 17 49   7 Reading 46 14 5 4 46 24 8 4 11 31 42 11 53  
  8 Barnsley 46 15 5 3 56 30 6 2 15 27 50 3 49   8 Northampton Town 46 12 6 5 52 24 8 5 10 33 33 28 51  
  9 Halifax Town 46 14 7 2 42 22 2 10 11 29 56 7 49   9 Swindon Town 46 11 8 4 48 26 6 7 10 30 45 7 49  
  10 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 7 3 54 26 2 9 12 29 49 8 46   10 Hull City 46 15 2 6 43 20 5 6 12 24 34 13 48  
  11 Hull City 46 13 6 4 51 28 4 6 13 22 45 0 46   11 Bradford Park Avenue 46 13 5 5 47 27 7 2 14 33 51 2 47  
  12 Torquay United 46 8 12 3 37 26 6 5 12 38 57 8 45   12 Port Vale 46 12 4 7 41 23 5 7 11 24 35 7 45  
  13 Newport County 46 12 7 4 51 30 5 4 14 30 60 9 45   13 Notts County 46 14 5 4 44 23 3 4 16 23 51 7 43  
  14 Bristol City 46 15 4 4 50 19 2 6 15 20 49 2 44   14 Coventry City 46 11 6 6 38 26 5 5 13 26 45 7 43  
  15 Coventry City 46 14 6 3 54 25 2 6 15 26 58 3 44   15 Crystal Palace 46 8 8 7 50 41 6 6 11 33 39 3 42  
  16 Swindon Town 46 13 6 4 41 16 1 9 13 21 39 7 43   16 Southend United 46 10 7 6 31 26 3 9 11 26 43 12 42  
  17 Brentford 46 10 9 4 41 28 3 8 12 15 42 14 43   17 Watford 46 10 9 4 37 26 4 4 15 26 48 11 41  
  18 Reading 46 13 5 5 48 29 1 7 15 24 54 11 40   18 Halifax Town 46 9 5 9 34 35 6 5 12 28 49 22 40  
  19 Bournemouth & Boscombe 46 8 7 8 34 39 7 3 13 24 37 18 40   19 Shrewsbury Town 46 8 7 8 46 37 5 5 13 27 47 11 38  
  20 Southend United 46 10 8 5 38 26 4 3 16 22 50 16 39   20 Barnsley 46 9 6 8 45 41 4 6 13 26 54 24 38  
  21 Tranmere Rovers 46 11 5 7 53 50 4 3 16 26 65 36 38   21 Torquay United 46 9 4 10 48 44 6 2 15 28 56 24 36  
  22 Bradford City 46 8 8 7 37 36 3 6 14 28 51 22 36   22 Lincoln City 46 4 10 9 31 43 5 7 11 26 44 30 35  
  23 Colchester United 46 8 5 10 40 44 3 6 14 28 57 73 33   23 Brentford 46 11 3 9 34 29 2 5 16 19 64 40 34  
  24 Chesterfield 46 9 6 8 42 29 1 6 16 25 58 20 32   24 Newport County 46 6 5 12 29 38 1 3 19 17 64 56