|DIVISION 3 (South) 1946/47|
After a seven year break the 1946/47 season was the first Football League season after the end of the Second World War. In just their second match of the new campaign Crystal Palace were beaten 10-2 at Reading, the only time they have ever conceded double figures in the League. Just two weeks later they beat Reading 2-1 in the return fixture at Selhurst Park!
record Division 3 (South) attendance was recorded on Easter Monday 7th
April 1947 when 51,621 were at Ninian Park to see Cardiff City draw
A bitter winter decimates the season - postponed matches.
Things can change quickly in football can't they! Norwich fans found that out in 1946/47. At half time the Canaries were losing 1-2 at home to Brighton in the FA Cup - but won 7-2. On Christmas Day Norwich won 1-0 at Bournemouth in the League but a day later they lost 1-6 at home to the same opposition in the return fixture!
|2||Queens Park Rangers||42||23||11||8||74||40||57|
|Results||17||Brighton & Hove Albion||42||13||12||17||54||72||38|
R Re-election candidates Norwich City and Mansfield Town were re-elected to the League without a vote being taken, with Mansfield then being transferred to Division 3 (North) . Unsuccessful non-league applicants were Barry Town, Bath City, Chelmsford City, Colchester United, Gillingham, Gravesend & Northfleet, Guildford City, Llanelly, Merthyr Tydfil, Peterborough United, Worcester City and Yeovil Town.
"No regrets, none at all. My only regret is that we went out on
penalties. Thatís my only regret but no, no regrets."
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