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1953–54 Cardiff City F.C. season

1953–54 Cardiff City F.C. seasonDescription : The 1953–54 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 27th season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the first tier of English football, finishing tenth.The season would also be the last time the club was managed by Cyril Spiers who, in his second spell at the club, is still Cardiff City's second longest serving manager of all time. His fourteen years at Ninian Park placing him second only to Fred Stewart.Source: Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss... Page:1306

Cardiff City
1953–54 season
ChairmanWales John Morgan
ManagerEngland Cyril Spiers
England Fred Stewart
Division One10th
FA Cup4th round
Welsh CupSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Ken Chisholm & Wilf Grant (12)
All:
Wilf Grant (15)
← 1952–531954–55 →

The 1953–54 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 27th season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division One, then the first tier of English football, finishing tenth.

The season would also be the last time the club was managed by Cyril Spiers who, in his second spell at the club, is still Cardiff City's second longest serving manager of all time. His fourteen years at Ninian Park placing him second only to Fred Stewart.

Season review

Results by round

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142
GroundAHAAHHAAHHHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAAHH
ResultDWLLWDWDWDLDWWLWLLLWLWWLDLLLLDWWWWLWWWLWLD
Position841317131361057810777688131011861189121315161513119101010101091110

Source:
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

FA Cup

After a 3–1 victory over Midland Football League side Peterborough United in the third round, Cardiff were eliminated in round four by Third Division North side Port Vale.

Welsh Cup

Drawn against Barry Town in their first match, a 1–1 draw lead to a replay with Cardiff advancing after a 4–2 win. After receiving a bye in the sixth round, Cardiff were then drawn against Merthyr Tydfil in the seventh round and advanced to the semi-finals with a 5–3 victory. The club's campaign came to an end in the semi-finals for a second year in a row after a 2–1 defeat to Flint Town United.

Players

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
--WalesGKKen Jones
--WalesGKRon Howells
--WalesGKGraham Vearncombe
--WalesDFColin Baker
--WalesDFRon Davies
--WalesDFJohn Frowen
--WalesDFColin Gale
--WalesDFKen Hollyman
--EnglandDFJack Mansell
--EnglandDFStan Montgomery
--WalesDFHarry Parfitt
--EnglandDFCharles Rutter
--WalesDFAlf Sherwood
--WalesDFRon Stitfall
--WalesDFDerrick Sullivan
--WalesMFBilly Baker
--WalesMFDennis Callan
--WalesMFAlan Harrington
No.PositionPlayer
--WalesMFIslwyn Jones
--Northern IrelandMFBobby McLaughlin
--EnglandMFCliff Nugent
--EnglandMFMike Tiddy
--WalesMFRoley Williams
--WalesMFJohn Lloyd Williams
--EnglandFWDoug Blair
--EnglandFWKen Chisholm
--EnglandFWFrank Dudley
--WalesFWGeorge Edwards
--WalesFWTrevor Ford
--EnglandFWWilf Grant
--EnglandFWTommy Northcott
--WalesFWKen Oakley
--EnglandFWJohnny Rainford
--EnglandFWBrian Rutter
--WalesFWPeter Thomas
--EnglandFWKeith Thomas

Table

PWDLFAGAPts
1Wolverhampton Wanderers422571096561.71457
2West Bromwich Albion422291186631.36553
3Huddersfield Town4220111178611.27951
4Manchester United4218121273581.25948
5Bolton Wanderers4218121275601.25048
6Blackpool4219101380691.15948
7Burnley422141778671.16446
8Chelsea4216121474681.08844
9Charlton Athletic421961775770.97444
10Cardiff City421881651710.71844
11Preston North End421951887581.50043
12Arsenal4215131475731.02743
13Aston Villa421691770681.02941
14Portsmouth4214111781890.91039
15Newcastle United4214101872770.93538
16Tottenham Hotspur421652165760.85537
17Manchester City421491962770.80537
18Sunderland421482081890.91036
19Sheffield Wednesday421562170910.76936
20Sheffield United4211112069900.76733
21Middlesbrough4210102260910.65930
22Liverpool429102368970.70128

Fixtures & results

Football League First Division

DateOpponentVenueResultScorers
19 AugMiddlesbroughA0 - 0
22 AugAston VillaH2 - 1
26 AugHuddersfield TownA0 - 2
29 AugWolverhampton WanderersA1 - 3
2 SepHuddersfield TownH2 - 1
5 SepSunderlandH1 - 1
7 SepSheffield UnitedA1 - 0
12 SepManchester CityA1 - 1
16 SepSheffield UnitedH2 - 0
19 SepBolton WanderersH1 - 1
26 SepArsenalH0 - 3
3 OctPortsmouthA1 - 1
10 OctPreston North EndA2 - 1
17 OctTottenham HotspurH1 - 0
24 OctBurnleyA0 - 3
31 OctCharlton AthleticH5 - 0
7 NovNewcastle UnitedA0 - 4
14 NovManchester UnitedH1 - 6
21 NovWest Bromwich AlbionA1 - 6
28 NovLiverpoolH3 - 1
5 DecSheffield WednesdayA1 - 2
12 DecMiddlesbroughH1 - 0
19 DecAston VillaA2 - 1
26 DecChelseaA0 - 2
28 DecChelseaH0 - 0
2 JanWolverhampton WanderersH1 - 3
16 JanSunderlandA0 - 5
23 JanManchester CityH0 - 3
6 FebBolton WanderersA0 - 3
13 FebArsenalA1 - 1
27 FebPreston North EndH2 - 1
3 MarPortsmouthH3 - 2
6 MarTottenham HotspurA1 - 0
13 MarBurnleyH1 - 0
20 MarCharlton AthleticA2 - 3
27 MarNewcastle UnitedH2 - 1
3 AprManchester UnitedA3 - 2
10 AprWest Bromwich AlbionH2 - 0
16 AprBlackpoolA1 - 4
17 AprLiverpoolA1 - 0
19 AprBlackpoolH0 - 1
24 AprSheffield WednesdayH2 - 2

FA Cup

DateRoundOpponentVenueResultScorers
9 JanThreePeterborough UnitedH3 - 1
30 JanFourPort ValeH0 - 2

Welsh Cup

DateRoundOpponentVenueResultScorers
FiveBarry TownA1 - 1
Five (replay)Barry TownH4 - 2
SevenMerthyr TydfilA5 - 3
Semi-finalFlint Town UnitedN1 - 2

green=win orange=draw red=lost

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