The 1950/51 Season

Again playing in the United Counties League, however unlike previous seasons the League this season actually reduced by three teams to just 18 teams. The Reserves got off to a fantastic start with four straight wins, however results soon went downhill and although they finished higher than the previous season they only managed a mid table finish.

Despite having the final League Table, fixtures, results and goal scorers sadly we are missing player appearances for eleven games.

League Table:

 

 
Team
P W D L F A Pts
1. Corby Town 34 26 4 4 123 34 56
2. Spalding Utd 34 25 5 4 101 48 55
3. Kettering Town Reserves 34 19 7 8 85 73 45
4. Rushden Town 34 17 7 10 87 55 41
5. Abbey Utd 34 15 11 8 88 61 41
6. Stamford 34 17 7 10 77 71 41
7. Eynesbury Rovers 34 15 7 12 77 70 37
8. Holbeach Utd 34 16 3 15 71 70 35
9. Peterborough Utd 34 13 7 14 74 75 33
10. Wellingborough Town 34 15 3 16 50 78 33
11. March Town Utd 34 15 2 17 72 68 32
12. Coventry City A 34 12 6 16 62 65 30
13. Desborough town 34 14 2 18 60 72 30
14. Boston Utd Reserves 34 10 5 19 59 77 25
15. Symingtons Recreation 34 10 2 22 57 89 22
16. Bourne Town 34 8 6 20 55 92 22
17. Grantham Reserves 34 6 5 23 57 98 17
18. Northampton Town A 34 5 7 22 34 93 17

At the end of the season Abbey United left the League.

Fixtures & results:

Date Opponents Home / Away Result Score Goal Scorers
19 Aug 50 Boston Utd Reserves Home Won 4-2 Potts (2), Bell (2)
26 Aug 50 Northampton Town A Home Won 1-0 Bell
02 Sep 50 Rushden Town Away Won 3-1 Robinson (2), Harvey
16 Sep 50 Grantham Reserves Home Won 11-4 Ward (2), McLean (3), Clarke , Potts, Bell (4)
23 Sep 50 Northampton Town A* Away Drew 0-0  
30 Sep 50 Corby Town Away Lost 7-0  
14 Oct 50 Bourne Town Away Drew 3-3 Potts, Bell, Rogers
21 Oct 50 Eynesbury Rovers Away Drew 1-1 Rogers
28 Oct 50 March Town Utd Home Lost 3-1 Rogers
11 Nov 50 Desborough Town Home Won 5-3 Potts (2), McCulloch (2), Ward
18 Nov 50 Coventry City A Home Won 4-1 Clarke 2, Woolridge, Dowson
09 Dec 50 Abbey Utd Home Drew 1-1 Bishop
23 Dec 50 Spalding Utd Away Lost 2-0  
25 Dec 50 Holbeach Utd Away Lost 3-2 Robinson, McCulloch
26 Dec 50 Holbeach Utd Home Won 4-0 Woolridge, Gunn, Clarke, McCulloch
30 Dec 50 Bourne Town Home Lost 1-0  
20 Jan 51 Kettering Town Reserves Home Won 5-1 Bell (2), Dowson (2), Ward
10 Feb 51 Desborough Town Away Lost 4-3 Harvey, Clarke, Laurie
17 Feb 51 Eynesbury Town Home Lost 3-1 Ritchie
24 Feb 51 Abbey Utd Away Lost 3-1 Ritchie
03 Mar 51 Rushden Town Home Won 3-2 Clarke, McCulloch, Ritchie
17 Mar 51 Symingtons Recreation Away Lost 5-1 Winn
02 Apr 51 Grantham Reserves Away Lost 5-1 Bell
07 Apr 51 Stamford Home Won 5-2 Bell (2), Ward, Ritchie, Houghton
14 Apr 51 Kettering Town Reserves Away Lost 2-0  
16 Apr 51 Wellingborough Town Home Won 5-0 McCulloch (2), Foley, Dowson, Own Goal
21 Apr 51 Stamford Away Drew 1-1 McCulloch
24 Apr 51 March Town Utd Away Lost 2-1 McCulloch
28 Apr 51 Spalding Utd Home Drew 1-1 Robinson
03 May 51 Corby Town Home Lost 3-0  
05 May 51 Coventry City A* Away Lost 5-0  
07 May 51 Boston Utd Reserves Away Drew 2-2 McCulloch, Woods
09 May 51 Wellinborough Town Away Won 2-1 McCulloch, Robinson
12 May 51 Symingtons Recreation Home Won 2-1
Robinson, Church
*Played at London Road

 

Players appearances/goals:

Player Apps: Goals
Taylor 23 0
Ward 18 5
Clarke 18 6
Winn 17 1
Harvey 15 2
Pycroft 14 0
Woolridge 12 2
Bell 12 13
Palethorpe 12 0
Gunn 11 1
Foley 10 1
Potts 9 6
Flowers 9 0
McLean 8 3
Teanby 7 0
Ritchie 7 4
Parrott 6 0
McCulloch 6 11
Robinson 5 6
C. Woods 4 1
Plant 3 0
Bishop 3 1
Lauries 3 1
Jackson 3 0
Rogers 2 3
Dowson 2 4
Lofts 2 0
Anton 2 0
Church 2 1
Warely 1 0
Barries 1 0
Jennings 1 0
Wragg 1 0
Bryan 1 0
Randolph 1 0
Randall 1 0
Houghton 1 1
Own Goal 1