The 1957/58 Season

Although the Reserves finished a creditable 4th, had they fared better up to December they perhaps would have even been challenging for the League title. Losing eleven games before the end of November (they only lost twelve all season) made it an uphill struggle to catch up on the leading teams.

Although we have the final League Table, fixtures and results, we do not have player appearances for 4 games.

 

League Table:

 
Team
P W D L F A Pts
1. Tottenham Hotspur A 36 29 3 4 129 49 61
2. Cambridge Utd Reserves 36 21 9 6 108 59 51
3. Spalding Utd 36 23 3 10 113 62 49
4. Peterborough Utd 36 19 5 12 82 54 43
5. Clacton Town 36 17 9 10 84 60 43
6. Colchester Utd Reserves 36 18 6 1 88 59 42
7. Holbeach Utd 36 15 11 10 94 62 41
8. Lowestoft Town 36 15 8 13 80 67 38
9. Chelmsford City Reserves 36 15 7 14 72 70 37
10. Harwich & Parkeston 36 13 10 13 69 69 36
11. Great Yarmouth Town* 36 15 5 16 80 80 36
12. Sudbury Town 36 14 6 16 87 84 34
13. March Town Utd 36 13 7 16 87 89 33
14. Stowmarket Town 36 12 6 18 67 86 30
15. Gorleston 36 12 5 19 72 99 29
16. Norwich City A 36 10 5 32 63 92 25
17. Biggleswade Town 36 8 6 22 64 122 22
18. Eynesbury Rovers 36 8 3 25 44 134 19
19. Bury Town 36 5 6 25 51 137 16

*ERROR Yarmouth Town number of points (36) not equal to 15 x 2 + 5 (35)

 

Fixtures & results:

Date Opponents Home / Away Result Score Goal Scorers
24 Aug 57 Eynesbury Rovers Home Lost 3-2 Wright, Middlemass
26 Aug 57 Holbeach Utd Home Won 2-0 Cresswell, Crawford
05 Sep 57 Biggleswade Town Away Won 3-2 Middlemass (2), Sansby
07 Sep 57 Chelmsford City Reserves Home Lost 2-0  
11 Sep 57 Holbeach Utd Away Lost 4-2 Cresswell, R. Smith
14 Sep 57 Bury Town Home Won 8-1 O’Donnell (3), Horne McNamee (2), Crawford, Own Goal
21 Sep 57 Gorleston Away Won 1-0 Crawford
26 Sep 57 Stowmarket Town Away Lost 2-1 Crawfoord
28 Sep 57 Tottenham Hotspur A Home Lost 3-2 Wright, Own Goal
05 Oct 57 Tottenham Hotspur A Away Lost 4-2 Crawford, Ward
12 Oct 57 Lowestoft Town Away Drew 1-1 Cresswell
19 Oct 57 Norwich City A Home Won 4-0 O’Donnell (3), McLennan
26 Oct 57 Harwich & Parkeston Away Lost 2-0  
02 Nov 57 Chelmsford City Reserves Away Lost 3-1 O’Donnell
09 Nov 57 Cambridge Utd Reserves Away Lost 3-2 Matthews (2)
16 Nov 57 Colchester Utd Reserves Away Won 4-3 McNamee, Crawford (3)
23 Nov 57 Clacton Town Away Lost 1-0  
30 Nov 57 Lowestoft Town Home Lost 1-0  
14 Dec 57 Clacton Town Home Won 2-1 Longworth, O’Donnell
26 Dec 57 Spalding Utd Home Won 2-1 Cresswell, Sansby
28 Dec 57 Cambridge Utd Reserves Home Drew 0-0  
04 Jan 58 Eynesbury Rovers Away Won 6-0 O’Donnell (4), Middlemass (2)
11 Jan 58 Great Yarmouth Town Away Won 3-0 Sansby (2), T. Smith
18 Jan 58 March Town Utd Away Won 3-0 Longworth, T. Smith, Murray
01 Feb 58 Sudbury Town Home Won 4-2 Donaldson, Logworth, O’Donnell, McDonald
08 Feb 58 Bury Town Away Won 2-1 Longworth, O’Donnell
15 Feb 58 Great Yarmouth Town Home Won 2-1 Middlemass, Rigby
22 Feb 58 Harwich & Parkeston Home Drew 2-2 Sansby, Own Goal
01 Mar 58 Sudbury Town Away Won 4-0 Wright, Longworth, O’Donnell (2)
08 Mar 58 Norwich City A* Away ABND 1-0 Unknown
22 Mar 58 Biggleswade Town Home Won 4-2 Longworth, O’Donnell, Cresswell, Cluroe
04 Apr 58 March Town Utd Home Won 3-2 Wright (2), Own Goal
05 Apr 58 Stowmarket Town Home Drew 1-1 Wright
07 Apr 58 Spalding Utd Away Won 3-2 Middlemass (3)
19 Apr 58 Gorleston Home Won 4-1 T. Smith, Cresswell (2), Cockburn
24 Apr 58 Norwich City A* Away Drew 1-1 O’Donnell
30 Apr 58 Colchester Utd Reserves Home Lost 2-1

Middlemass

*Played at London Road.

 

Players appearances/goals: 

Player Apps: Goals
Keith Bannister 26 0
Bobby Middlemass 25 8
Jimmy O’Donnell 24 18
Peter Cresswell 23 7
Cliff Sansby 23 5
Adam Dickson 17  0
Henry Cockburn 17 1
Jacobs 17 0
Terry Smith 16 3
Jimmy Longworth 15 7
Eddie Wright 17 7
Roy Killin 14 0
Jim Walker 13 0
Jimmy Crawford 13 8
Norman Rigby 11 1
Fred Hoare 9 1
Ward 8 0
McLennan 7 0
Peter McNamee 7 4
Sven Lindberg 7 0
Des Farrow 6 0
Matthews 6 2
Walls 5 0
Randall 4 0
Ray Smith 3 1
Andy Donaldson 3 1
Derek Chadwick 2 0
Emerson 2 0
Peter McDonald 2 1
Groves 2 0
Williams 2 0
Bernard Dillon 2 0
Zoltan Orgovanyi 1 0
Francis Brand 1 0
Gordon Roberts 1 0
Matt Murray 1 1
Malcolm Cluroe 1 2
Alan Morton 1 0
Cooper 1 0
Own Goals 4