The 1947/48 Season

 

Once again the reserves played in the United Counties League.

The number of teams  in the League increased to 18 teams with Abbey United, Bourne Town, Brush Sports, Leicester City ‘A’ and Symingtons Recreation joining the league.


Team
P W D L F A Pts
1. Wisbech Town 34 30 2 2 143 42 62
2. Brush Sports 34 22 6 6 133 60 50
3. Spalding Utd 34 22 5 7 92 50 49
4. Stamford 34 18 6 10 88 72 42
5. Stewart & Lloyds 34 16 6 12 77 72 38
6. Leicester City ‘A’ 34 17 3 14 87 77 37
7. Bourne Town 34 15 7 12 72 82 37
8. Kettering Town Reserves 34 14 8 12 102 73 36
9. Desborough Town 34 14 7 13 60 62 35
10. Boston Utd Reserves 34 10 9 15 92 99 29
11. Kings Lynn 34 10 8 16 63 78 28
12. Holbeach Utd 34 13 2 19 74 102 28
13. Wellingborough Town 34 9 9 16 53 88 27
14. Peterborough Utd 34 10 6 18 62 98 26
15. Rushden Town 34 8 9 17 62 79 25
16. Abbey Utd 34 10 4 20 59 83 24
17. Symingtons Recreation 34 8 6 20 83 114 22
18. Eynesbury Rovers 34 7 3 24 50 121 17

At the end of the season King’s Lynn, Leicester City ‘A’ and Stewarts & Lloyds left the League.

 

Fixtures & results:

Date Opponents Home / Away Result Score Goal Scorers
23 Aug 47 Boston Utd Reserves Home Drew 1-1 Squires
30 Aug 47 Boston Utd Reserves Away Won 2-1 Brooksbank, Bramham
06 Sep 47 Kettering Town Reserves Home Won 3-2 Harris (2), Hustwaite
13 Sep 47 Brush Sports Home Lost 4-2 Hustwaite (2)
20 Sep 47 Brush Sports Away Lost 8-1 Squires
27 Sep 47 Wellingborough Town Home Won 4-1 Hustwaite (3), Coles
04 Oct 47 Eynesbury Town Away Won 5-4 Murdoch, Osmond, Hustwaite (2), Boughton
11 Oct 47 Corby Town Away Lost 3-0
18 Oct 47 Symingtons Recreation Home Won 4-2 Squires (2), Osmond, Coles
25 Oct 47 Desborough Town Away Won 1-0 Hustwaite
01 Nov 47 Wisbech Town Away Lost 3-1 Hustwaite
15 Nov 47 Holbeach Utd Home Lost 6-1 Coles
22 Nov 47 Holbeach Utd Away Lost 3-2 Murdoch, Osmond
29 Nov 47 Corby Town Home Won 2-1 Hustwaite, Jones
06 Dec 47 Kettering Town Reserves Away Drew 2-2 Hustwaite, Millington
20 Dec 47 Spalding Utd Home Lost 3-0
25 Dec 47 Bourne Town Home Lost 3-2 Osmond, Warner
26 Dec 47 Bourne Town Away Won 2-1 Squires, Osmond
27 Dec 47 Abbey Utd Home Won 4-0 Hustwaite (2), Osmond, Warner
17 Jan 48 Eynesbury Rovers Home Drew 3-3 Squires, Newsome
24 Jan 48 Spalding Utd Away Lost 6-3 Hustwaite (2), Beeby
31 Jan 48 Leicester City A Home Lost 5-0
07 Feb 48 Symingtons Recreation Away Lost 4-2 Murdoch, Hakin
14 Feb 48 Desborough Town Home Lost 4-1 Hustwaite
21 Feb 48 Abbey Utd Away Drew 1-1 Murton
13 Mar 48 Stamford Away Lost 5-2 Hustwaite
26 Mar 48 Stamford Home Lost 2-1 Squires
27 Mar 48 Kings Lynn Away Lost 4-1 Dyer
03 Apr 48 Kings Lynn Home Lost 3-1 Squires
05 Apr 48 Wisbech Town Home Won 3-2 Hustwaite (2), Beeby
10 Apr 48 Rushden Town Away Drew 0-0
17 Apr 48 Leicester City A Away Lost 6-2 Squires, Hustwaite
24 Apr 48 Rushden Town Home Drew 2-2 Squires, Sargent
01 May 48 Wellingborough Town Away Lost 3-1 Hustwaite

 

Players appearances/goals: 

Player Apps: Goals   Player Apps: Goals
C Woods 27 0 Noble 5 0
Hustwaite 26 23 Sargent 5 1
R Wood 25 0 Warner 5 2
Neal 24 0 Taylor 3 0
Squires 23 10 Nat Brooksbank 2 1
Murdoch 22 3 Ferguson 2 0
Elmer 18 0 Holmes 2 0
Osmond 17 6 Jones 2 1
Beeby 16 2 Plant 2 0
Brannan 15 0 Rawson 2 0
Hobbs 13 0 Speechley 2 0
Dyer 12 1 Thorpe 2 0
Watson 11 0 Carew 1 0
Munton 10 1 Clark 1 0
Robinson 10 0 Harris 1 2
Coles 9 3 Holding 1 0
Boughton 8 1 Kluz 1 0
Bramham 8 1 Laxton 1 0
Hakin 8 1 McKelvey 1 0
Millington 8 1 Newson 1 2
Winslow 7 0 Parrott 1 0
Burton 6 0 R Smith 1 0
Leflay 5 0 Tommy Rickards 1 0