The 1955/56 Season

The Reserves excelled themselves this season by winning the League, scoring 115 goals and conceding just 33.

Twice during the season they had eleven match unbeaten runs.

Top scorer was Teslim Balogun with 37 goals. Teslim was Posh’s first black player who became a big favourite with the London Road crowd.

League Table:

 
Team
P W D L F A Pts
1. Peterborough Utd 38 27 7 4 115 33 61
2. March Town Utd 38 28 3 7 90 42 59
3. Spalding Utd 38 24 7 7 90 57 55
4. Colchester Utd Reserves 38 22 5 11 118 61 49
5. Clacton Town 38 23 2 13 90 55 48
6. Sudbury Town 38 20 4 14 85 76 44
7. Tottenham Hotspur ‘A’ 38 18 7 13 64 48 43
8. Lowestoft Town 38 20 3 15 99 82 43
9. Great Yarmouth Town 38 18 6 14 65 57 42
10. Cambridge Utd Reserves 38 16 9 13 71 67 41
11. Holbeach Utd 38 18 4 16 74 70 40
12. Gorleston 38 17 3 18 68 69 37
13. Stowmarket Town 38 15 5 18 68 77 35
14. Bury Town 38 11 7 20 66 89 29
15. Harwich & Parkeston 38 9 10 19 57 79 28
16. West Ham Utd ‘A’ 38 10 6 22 49 85 26
17. Biggleswade Town 38 9 7 22 75 124 25
18. Eynesbury Rovers 38 8 6 24 49 117 22
19. Norwich City ‘A’ 38 4 10 24 46 93 18
20. Chelmsford City Reserves 38 4 7 27 48 106 15

 

 

Fixtures & results:

Date Opponents Home / Away Result Score Goal Scorers
20 Aug 55 Chelmsford City Reserves Home Won 5-0 Martin (2), Roberston, Chambers, Gibson
22 Aug 55 March Town Utd Home Won 2-0 Davey, Chambers
29 Aug 55 Holbeach Utd Away Won 2-1 Chambers (2)
03 Sep 55 Clacton Town Home Lost 2-1 Martin
06 Sep 55 March Town Utd Away Lost 4-0  
12 Sep 55 Holbeach Utd Home Won 4-1 Balogun (2), Reynolds
17 Sep 55 Norwich City A Home Won 5-1 Gibson (2), Robertson, Martin, Balogun
01 Oct 55 Great Yarmouth Town Home Drew 1-1 Ramscar
08 Oct 55 Harwich & Parkeston Home Won 2-0 Balogun, Flack
22 Oct 55 Stowmarket Town Home Won 5-0 Ellis Stafford (2), Davey, Martin, Reynolds
29 Oct 55 Sudbury Town Away Drew 1-1 Balogun
05 Nov 55 West Ham Utd A Home Won 3-0 Balogun, Reynolds (2)
12 Nov 55 Colchester Utd Reserves Away Lost 3-0  
19 Nov 55 Chelmsford City Reserves Away Won 6-1 Martin (3), McNamee, Balogun
26 Nov 55 Clacton Town Away Won 1-0 Robertson
03 Dec 55 Gorleston Home Won 3-2 Davey (2), Balogun
10 Dec 55 Tottenham Hotspur ‘A’* Away Drew 1-1 Martin
24 Dec 55 West Ham Utd A* Away Won 2-0 Balogun (2)
26 Dec 55 Spalding Utd Home Won 5-0 Martin (2), Barr, McNamee, Balogun
27 Dec 55 Spalding Utd Away Drew 0-0  
31 Dec 55 Bury Town Away Drew 0-0  
07 Jan 56 Biggleswade Town Home Won 8-0 Martin (4), Balogun (3), Davey
14 Jan 56 Cambridge Utd Reserves Home Won 3-0 Balogun (2), Jarvis
21 Jan 56 Cambridge Utd Reserves Away Won 3-1 Davey, Martin, Balogun
28 Jan 56 Lowestoft Town Away Lost 3-2 McNamee, Balogun
04 Feb 56 Norwich City A* Away Won 3-2 Balogun (2), McNamee
25 Feb 56 Lowestoft Town Home Won 5-3 Balogn (3), Martin (2)
03 Mar 56 Stowmarket Town Away Won 3-0 Martin, Balogun, Own Goal
17 Mar 56 Biggleswade Town Away Won 7-1 Gibson (2), Balogun (2), Jarvis (2), McNamee
30 Mar 56 Eynesbury Rovers Away Won 2-0 McNamee, Balogun
31 Mar 56 Great Yarmouth Town Away Won 1-0 Own Goal
02 Apr 56 Eynesbury Rovers Home Won 9-1 Martin (3), Balogun (3), Reynolds (2), Roberston
07 Apr 56 Bury Town Home Won 8-1 McNamee (2), Balogun (4), Davey (2)
14 Apr 56 Gorleston Away Drew 1-1 Balogun
21 Apr 56 Tottenham Hotspur A Home Won 2-1 Robertson, Martin
23 Apr 56 Sudbury Town Home Won 2-0 Robertson, Balogun
02 May 56 Harwich & Parkeston Away Drew 1-1 Martin
05 May 56 Colchester Utd Reserves Home Won 6-0 Davey (2), Robertson, Balogun, Martin, Longworth

* Played at London Road.

 

Players appearances/goals: 

Player Apps: Goals
Teslim Balogun 35 37
Freddie Martin 35 27
Joe Davey 32 10
Ray Barr 31 1
Adam Dickson 30 0
Donald Robertson 29 6
Harry Jarvis 28 3
Alan Orr 26 0
Peter McNamee 25 9
George Stafford 25 0
Brian Reynolds 18 6
Linsey 17 0
Tony Randall 12 0
Ellis Stafford 10 2
Clarke 10 0
Jerry Lowery 8 0
Brown 7 0
Bobby Chalmers 6 4
Cliff Sansby 6 0
Bob Gibson 4 5
Bass 4 0
Des Farrow 4 0
Keith Randall 3 0
Fred Ramscar 3 1
Longworth 3 1
Brian Flack 2 1
Ward 1 0
Rose 1 0
Shaw 1 0
George Hair 1 0
Own Goals 2