1959–60 Rochdale A.F.C. season

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Rochdale
1959–60 season
ManagerJack Marshall
StadiumSpotland Stadium
Division 412th
F.A. Cup2nd Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Stanley Milburn
All: Stanley Milburn

The 1959–60 season saw Rochdale compete for their first season in the Football League Fourth Division, following relegation the previous season.

Statistics[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Division 4 F.A. Cup Lancashire Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK England Jimmy Jones 31 0 26 0 4 0 1 0
DF England Stanley Milburn 45 15 41 15 4 0 0 0
DF Wales Dai Powell 40 0 35 0 4 0 1 0
DF England Norman Bodell 28 2 23 0 3 0 2 2
DF England Ray Aspden 29 0 27 0 0 0 2 0
MF England Alan Bushby 49 0 45 0 3 0 1 0
MF England Ron Barnes 52 7 46 6 4 1 2 0
FW England Ronnie Cairns 48 12 43 10 4 2 1 0
FW England Frank Lord 15 6 14 6 0 0 1 0
FW Scotland Johnny Anderson 33 6 28 5 4 1 1 0
MF England Tony Collins 38 5 34 4 3 1 1 0
MF Scotland Bert Thomson 34 1 31 1 2 0 1 0
DF Wales Jack Edwards 43 1 38 1 4 0 1 0
FW England George Cooper 18 7 17 7 0 0 1 0
FW England Les Spencer 38 10 32 9 4 1 2 0
MF England Jim Brown 7 2 6 1 1 1 0 0
GK England George Heyes 21 0 20 0 0 0 1 0
DF Scotland Jock Wallace 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
DF England Roy Anchor 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FW England Bobby Entwistle 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Final League Table[edit]


Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GAv Pts
10 Stockport County 46 15 6 2 35 10 4 5 14 23 44 1.074 49
11 Bradford Park Avenue 46 12 10 1 48 25 5 5 13 22 43 1.029 49
12 Rochdale 46 15 4 4 46 19 3 6 14 19 41 1.083 46
13 Aldershot 46 14 5 4 50 22 4 4 15 27 52 1.041 45
14 Crewe Alexandra 46 14 3 6 51 31 4 6 13 28 57 0.898 45
Source: rsssf.com


Competitions[edit]

Football League Fourth Division[edit]

22 August 1959 (1959-08-22) 1 Southport 2–2 Rochdale Southport
Reeson Goal 71'
Ashe Goal 75' (pen.)
Report Lord Goal 4'
Milburn Goal 60' (pen.)
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Attendance: 5168
Referee: LJ Hamer
27 August 1959 (1959-08-27) 2 Rochdale 1–0 Gillingham Rochdale
Cairns Goal 4'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 6382
29 August 1959 (1959-08-29) 3 Rochdale 0–1 Millwall Rochdale
Report Broadfoot Goal 35'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 6474
3 September 1959 (1959-09-03) 4 Gillingham 2–0 Rochdale Gillingham
Bacon Goal
Moore Goal
Report Stadium: Priestfield Stadium
Attendance: 5649
5 September 1959 (1959-09-05) 5 Torquay United 1–1 Rochdale Torquay
Baxter Goal 19' (pen.)
Report Spencer Goal 34'
Stadium: Plainmoor
Attendance: 7369
8 September 1959 (1959-09-08) 6 Rochdale 2–0 Darlington Rochdale
Spencer Goal
Cooper Goal
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5135
12 September 1959 (1959-09-12) 7 Rochdale 2–2 Northampton Town Rochdale
Milburn Goal 18' (pen.)
Thomson Goal 87'
Report Leck Goal 1'79'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5686
Referee: JH Hemingway
16 September 1959 (1959-09-16) 8 Darlington 0–0 Rochdale Darlington
Report Stadium: Feethams
Attendance: 4951
Referee: P Rhodes
19 September 1959 (1959-09-19) 9 Doncaster Rovers 2–1 Rochdale Doncaster
Fernie Goal 20'
Walker Goal 75' (pen.)
Report Cairns Goal 8'
Stadium: Belle Vue
Attendance: 5066
Referee: AW Sparling
22 September 1959 (1959-09-22) 10 Rochdale 4–1 Barrow Rochdale
Milburn Goal 3'39'82' (pen.)
Collins Goal 64'
Report Robertson Goal 31'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5117
Referee: A Hawcroft
26 September 1959 (1959-09-26) 11 Rochdale 1–1 Workington Rochdale
Milburn Goal 75'
Report Morrison Goal 26'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5671
Referee: L Howarth
28 September 1959 (1959-09-28) 12 Barrow 3–0 Rochdale Barrow-in-Furness
Murdoch Goal 47'80'
Robertson Goal 64'
Report Stadium: Holker Street
Attendance: 5368
Referee: W Crossley
3 October 1959 (1959-10-03) 13 Rochdale 3–0 Carlisle United Rochdale
Milburn Goal 55' (pen.)
Cairns Goal 80'
Barnes Goal 89'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4897
Referee: J Bellwood
5 October 1959 (1959-10-05) 14 Gateshead 1–2 Rochdale Gateshead
Lumley Goal 57'
Report Cooper Goal 53'
Milburn Goal 75' (pen.)
Stadium: Redheugh Park
Attendance: 5804
Referee: M Dixon
10 October 1959 (1959-10-10) 15 Walsall 4–2 Rochdale Walsall
Richards Goal 32'75'
Davies Goal 39'
Billingham Goal 72' (pen.)
Report Cooper Goal 5'
Milburn Goal 88' (pen.)
Stadium: Fellows Park
Attendance: 8552
Referee: R Reddaway
13 October 1959 (1959-10-13) 16 Rochdale 2–0 Gateshead Rochdale
Cooper Goal 31'
Anderson Goal 79'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4770
Referee: HP Hackney
17 October 1959 (1959-10-17) 17 Rochdale 2–0 Hartlepools United Rochdale
Milburn Goal 68' (pen.)
Anderson Goal 77'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4856
Referee: RJ Leafe
24 October 1959 (1959-10-24) 18 Crewe Alexandra 1–3 Rochdale Crewe
Kelly Goal 64'
Report Anderson Goal 4'
Cooper Goal 6'63'
Stadium: Gresty Road
Attendance: 7617
Referee: Capt. C Dennis
31 October 1959 (1959-10-31) 19 Rochdale 0–0 Chester Rochdale
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5643
7 November 1959 (1959-11-07) 20 Crystal Palace 4–0 Rochdale London
Sexton Goal 10'
Summersby Goal 59' (pen.)
Woan Goal 71'
Byrne Goal 82'
Report Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 14946
21 November 1959 (1959-11-21) 21 Stockport County 2–1 Rochdale Stockport
Guy Goal 51'
Wallace Goal 72'
Report Spencer Goal 49'
Stadium: Edgeley Park
Attendance: 7629
Referee: E Crawford
28 November 1959 (1959-11-28) 22 Rochdale 3–0 Exeter City Rochdale
Cairns Goal 27'
Spencer Goal 50'
Collins Goal 54'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4856
12 December 1959 (1959-12-12) 23 Rochdale 2–0 Oldham Athletic Rochdale
Cairns Goal 15'88'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5317
Referee: A Holland
19 December 1959 (1959-12-19) 24 Rochdale 1–0 Southport Rochdale
Cairns Goal 7'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2508
26 December 1959 (1959-12-26) 25 Notts County 2–1 Rochdale Nottingham
Bircumshaw Goal 43'72'
Report Cooper Goal 6'
Stadium: Meadow Lane
Attendance: 14582
28 December 1959 (1959-12-28) 26 Rochdale 1–4 Notts County Rochdale
Brown Goal
Report Forrest Goal
Bircumshaw GoalGoal
Roby Goal
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4044
2 January 1960 (1960-01-02) 27 Millwall 2–0 Rochdale London
Ackerman Goal 47'
Pierce Goal 84'
Report Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 9862
9 January 1960 (1960-01-09) 28 Aldershot 0–0 Rochdale Aldershot
Report Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 3537
16 January 1960 (1960-01-16) 29 Rochdale 4–2 Torquay United Rochdale
Milburn Goal 18'84'
Anderson Goal 44'
Barnes Goal 60'
Report Baxter Goal 33'
Pym Goal 48'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3422
23 January 1960 (1960-01-23) 30 Northampton Town 3–1 Rochdale Northampton
Kane Goal 15'
Deakin Goal 43'
Oláh Goal 65'
Report Milburn Goal 62'
Stadium: County Ground
Attendance: 5355
6 February 1960 (1960-02-06) 31 Rochdale 2–0 Doncaster Rovers Rochdale
Milburn Goal 20'
Edwards Goal 69'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3740
13 February 1960 (1960-02-13) 32 Workington 2–0 Rochdale Workington
Harburn Goal 49'
McGarry Goal 61'
Report Stadium: Borough Park
Attendance: 2486
27 February 1960 (1960-02-27) 33 Rochdale 0–2 Walsall Rochdale
Report Richards Goal 53'
Dudley Goal 75'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4468
5 March 1960 (1960-03-05) 34 Hartlepools United 0–1 Rochdale Hartlepool
Report Anderson Goal 49'
Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 3286
12 March 1960 (1960-03-12) 35 Rochdale 4–2 Crewe Alexandra Rochdale
Spencer Goal 8'
Collins Goal 30'
Milburn Goal 58' (pen.)
Barnes Goal 86'
Report Riley Goal 43'67'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3826
15 March 1960 (1960-03-15) 36 Rochdale 0–1 Bradford Park Avenue Rochdale
Report Reilly Goal
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3814
19 March 1960 (1960-03-19) 37 Chester 2–1 Rochdale Chester
Pimlott Goal 19'81'
Report Lord Goal 4'
Stadium: Sealand Road
Attendance: 3965
26 March 1960 (1960-03-26) 38 Rochdale 4–0 Crystal Palace Rochdale
Spencer Goal 41'
Cairns Goal 48'
Lord Goal 78'81'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 2562
29 March 1960 (1960-03-29) 39 Carlisle United 1–1 Rochdale Carlisle
McMillan Goal (pen.)
Report Cairns Goal
Stadium: Brunton Park
Attendance: 2258
2 April 1960 (1960-04-02) 40 Bradford Park Avenue 0–0 Rochdale Bradford
Report Stadium: Park Avenue
Attendance: 5955
9 April 1960 (1960-04-09) 41 Rochdale 3–0 Stockport County Rochdale
Spencer Goal 59'
Lord Goal 67'
Barnes Goal 74'
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 3422
16 April 1960 (1960-04-16) 42 Exeter City 4–1 Rochdale Exeter
Rees Goal 3'15'
Wilkinson Goal 60'
Micklewright Goal 63'
Report Barnes Goal
Stadium: St James Park
Attendance: 6419
18 April 1960 (1960-04-18) 43 Rochdale 2–0 Aldershot Rochdale
Barnes Goal
Cairns Goal
Report Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4301
23 April 1960 (1960-04-23) 44 Rochdale 3–3 Watford Rochdale
Spencer Goal 52'
Lord Goal 82'
Collins Goal 87'
Report Uphill Goal 16' (pen.)85' (pen.)
Walker Goal 35'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 4371
26 April 1960 (1960-04-26) 45 Watford 2–1 Rochdale Watford
Uphill Goal
Holton Goal
Report Spencer Goal
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 17774
30 April 1960 (1960-04-30) 46 Oldham Athletic 1–0 Rochdale Oldham
Birch Goal 5'
Report Stadium: Boundary Park
Attendance: 5199

F.A. Cup[edit]

14 November 1959 (1959-11-14) 1 Rochdale 2–2 Carlisle United Rochdale
Cairns Goal 50'
Collins Goal 55'
Report McGill Goal 80'
Walker Goal 81'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 5811
17 November 1959 (1959-11-17) 1 Carlisle United 1–3 (a.e.t.) Rochdale Carlisle
Devlin Goal 28'
Report Brown Goal 83'
Cairns Goal 104'
Barnes Goal 113'
Stadium: Brunton Park
Attendance: 10000
5 December 1959 (1959-12-05) 2 Rochdale 1–1 Bradford City Rochdale
Spencer Goal 57'
Report Stokes Goal 30'
Stadium: Spotland Stadium
Attendance: 11828
Referee: NN Hough
9 December 1959 (1959-12-09) 2 Bradford City 2–1 Rochdale Bradford
Stokes GoalGoal
Report Anderson Goal
Stadium: Valley Parade
Attendance: 16435

Lancashire Cup[edit]

28 October 1959 (1959-10-28) Accrington Stanley 0–1 Rochdale Accrington
Bodell Goal
Stadium: Peel Park
9 February 1960 (1960-02-09) Preston North End 2–1 Rochdale Preston
Goal
Goal
Bodell Goal
Stadium: Deepdale

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rochdale AFC: The Official History 1907–2001 by Steven Phillipps. ISBN 1874427097
  2. ^ http://www.enfa.co.uk/