1975–76 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
1975–76 season
ManagerJimmy Andrews
Football League Third Division2nd
FA Cup4th round
League Cup1st round
Welsh CupWinners
Top goalscorerLeague: Tony Evans (21)
All: Tony Evans (29)

The 1975–76 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 49th season in the Football League. They competed in the 24-team Division Three, then the third tier of English football, finishing second, winning promotion to Division Two on the first attempt after being relegated the previous year.

Manager Jimmy Andrews brought a number of changes to the squad including bringing Brian Clark back to the club and signing Australian international Adrian Alston.

Players[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
-- GK England ENG Ron Healey
-- GK Northern Ireland NIR Bill Irwin
-- DF Wales WAL Bryan Attley
-- DF England ENG Clive Charles
-- DF Wales WAL Phil Dwyer
-- DF Wales WAL Mike England
-- DF Northern Ireland NIR Albert Larmour
-- DF Wales WAL Richie Morgan
-- DF Wales WAL Freddie Pethard
-- MF England ENG Willie Anderson
-- MF Scotland SCO John Buchanan
No. Pos. Nation Player
-- MF Scotland SCO Alan Campbell
-- MF England ENG Joe Durrell
-- MF Wales WAL David Giles
-- MF England ENG Doug Livermore
-- MF Wales WAL Gil Reece
-- MF Wales WAL Peter Sayer
-- MF Wales WAL Tony Villars
-- FW Australia AUS Adrian Alston
-- FW England ENG Brian Clark
-- FW England ENG Tony Evans
-- FW Wales WAL Derek Showers

League standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hereford United 46 26 11 9 86 55 1.564 63 Division Champions, promoted
2 Cardiff City 46 22 13 11 69 48 1.438 57 Welsh Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup: First round, also promoted
3 Millwall 46 20 16 10 54 43 1.256 56 Promoted
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 22 9 15 78 53 1.472 53
5 Crystal Palace 46 18 17 11 61 46 1.326 53
Source: rsssf.com

Results by round[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHAHAHAAHAHAAHHAHHAHAHHAHHAAHAHHAAHAAHAHHAHHAA
ResultLDWLWDLLWLWLDWDDWWWWLWLDWWLWWLDWDDDWLDWWWWWDDW
Position211915191213141714171516171012131075573666665566554445645222222
Source: Competitive matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Fixtures & Results[edit]

Third Division[edit]

16 August 1975 (1975-08-16) 1Grimsby Town2–0Cardiff CityGrimsby
Jack Lewis Goal
Phil Hubbard Goal 60'
Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 6,494
Referee: Gordon Trevett (Eccles)
23 August 1975 (1975-08-23) 2Cardiff City1–1BuryCardiff
Tony Villars Goal 23' Goal 60' Hughen Riley Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 6,664
Referee: Ray Lewis (Great Bookham, Surrey)
30 August 1975 (1975-08-30) 3Brighton & Hove Albion0–1Cardiff CityBrighton
Goal 72' Tony Villars Stadium: Goldstone Ground
Attendance: 11,353
Referee: Tony Glasson (Salisbury)
6 September 1975 (1975-09-06) 4Cardiff City0–1Crystal PalaceCardiff
15:00 Goal 90' David Kemp Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 10,479
Referee: Derek Civil (Birmingham)
13 September 1975 (1975-09-13) 5Mansfield Town1–4Cardiff CityMansfield
Terry Eccles Goal 73' (pen) Goal 31' David Giles
Goal 52' Phil Dwyer
Goal 62' (pen) Gil Reece
Goal 70' Gil Reece
Stadium: Field Mill
Attendance: 6,682
Referee: George Courtney (Spennymoor)
20 September 1975 (1975-09-20) 6Cardiff City0–0Halifax TownCardiff
15:00 Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 8,035
Referee: Ken Ridden (Shrewsbury)
22 September 1975 (1975-09-22) 7Port Vale2–1Cardiff CityBurslem
Mick Cullerton Goal 19'
Terry Lees Goal 48'
Goal 84' Brian Attley Stadium: Vale Park
Attendance: 5,143
Referee: Ray Chadwick (Darwen)
27 September 1975 (1975-09-27) 8Preston North End3–1Cardiff CityPreston
Mike Elwiss Goal 16'
Ray Treacy Goal 40'
Tony Morley Goal 51' (pen)
Goal 47' Tony Evans Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 8,103
Referee: Bert Newsome (Broseley Salop)
4 October 1975 (1975-10-04) 9Cardiff City3–0WrexhamCardiff
15:00 Phil Dwyer Goal 42'
Phil Dwyer Goal 57'
Tony Evans Goal 68'
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 7,653
Referee: Mike Taylor (Deal)
11 October 1975 (1975-10-11) 10Rotherham United1–0Cardiff CityRotherham
Mike England Goal 40' (og) Stadium: Millmoor
Attendance: 4,272
Referee: Jack Rice (Preston)
18 October 1975 (1975-10-18) 11Cardiff City2–0Sheffield WednesdayCardiff
15:00 Tony Evans Goal 71'
Jimmy Quinn Goal 89' (og)
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 7,930
Referee: Leslie Burden (Dorset)
22 October 1975 (1975-10-22) 12Aldershot2–1Cardiff CityAldershot
Pat Morrissey Goal 25'
Gary Bell Goal 88'
Goal 32' (pen) Willie Anderson Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 3,687
Referee: Bryan James (South Croydon)
25 October 1975 (1975-10-25) 13Chester1–1Cardiff CityChester
Graham Pugh Goal 9' Goal 28' Tony Evans Stadium: Sealand Road
Attendance: 5,348
Referee: Ken Baker (Rugby)
31 October 1975 (1975-10-31) 14Cardiff City4–3ChesterfieldCardiff
19:30 Adrian Alston Goal 6'
Adrian Alston Goal 28'
Tony Evans Goal 30'
Willie Anderson Goal 68'
Goal 58' Shaun O'Neill
Goal 63' David McElvaney
Goal 86' Terry Shanahan
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 7,512
Referee: Tom Bune (Sussex)
4 November 1975 (1975-11-04) 15Cardiff City0–0WalsallCardiff
19:30 Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 8,884
Referee: Bryan James (Croydon)
8 November 1975 (1975-11-08) 16Gillingham2–2Cardiff CityGillingham
Damien Richardson Goal 51' (pen)
George Jacks Goal 73'
Goal 49' Willie Anderson
Goal 75' Tony Evans
Stadium: Priestfield Stadium
Attendance: 5,762
Referee: Gordon Kew (Leeds)
15 November 1975 (1975-11-15) 17Cardiff City2–0Colchester UnitedCardiff
15:00 Tony Evans Goal 66s'
Adrian Alston Goal 82'
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 6,781
Referee: Terry Bosi (Wolverhampton)
29 November 1975 (1975-11-29) 18Cardiff City3–0Shrewsbury TownCardiff
15:00 Willie Anderson Goal 26'
Tony Evans Goal
Adrian Alston Goal
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 8,002
Referee: Malcolm Sinclair (Guildford)
6 December 1975 (1975-12-06) 19Millwall1–3Cardiff CityLondon
Terry Brisley Goal 80' Goal 46' Gil Reece
Goal 53' Gil Reece
Goal 87' Tony Evans
Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 6,092
Referee: Derek Nippard (Bournemouth)
22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 20Cardiff City3–1Southend UnitedCardiff
19:30 Tony Evans Goal 28'
Tony Evans Goal 58'
Adrian Alston Goal 78'
Goal 68' Alan Little Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 9,342
Referee: Ron Crabb (Exeter)
26 December 1975 (1975-12-26) 21Swindon Town4–0Cardiff CitySwindon
Trevor Anderson Goal 28'
Peter Eastoe Goal 43'
Frank Burrows Goal 69'
Wilf Dixon Goal 79'
Stadium: County Ground
Attendance: 10,003
Referee: Clive White (Harrow)
27 December 1975 (1975-12-27) 22Cardiff City5–2Peterborough UnitedCardiff
15:00 Willie Anderson Goal 42'
Phil Dwyer Goal 47'
Phil Dwyer Goal 74'
Tony Evans Goal 76'
Tony Evans Goal 80'
Goal 3' Lyndon Hughes
Goal 79' David Gregory
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 16,094
Referee: Derek Lloyd (Worcester)
10 January 1976 (1976-01-10) 23Cardiff City0–1Brighton & Hove AlbionCardiff
15:00 Goal 77' Ian Mellor Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 17,728
Referee: Peter Reeves (Leicester)
17 January 1976 (1976-01-17) 24Halifax Town1–1Cardiff CityHalifax
Albert Phelan Goal 89' Goal 59' Mike England Stadium: The Shay
Attendance: 2,399
Referee: Colin Seel (Carlisle)
20 January 1976 (1976-01-20) 25Cardiff City1–0Mansfield TownCardiff
19:30 Tony Evans Goal 89' Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 10,161
Referee: John Yates (Redditch)
31 January 1976 (1976-01-31) 26Cardiff City1–0AldershotCardiff
15:00 Adrian Alston Goal 19' Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 8,934
Referee: Lester Shapter (Paignton)
4 February 1976 (1976-02-04) 27Hereford United4–1Cardiff CityHereford
Dixie McNeil Goal 8'
Dixie McNeil Goal 15'
Steve Emery Goal 25'
John Layton Goal 79'
Goal 75' John Buchanan Stadium: Edgar Street
Attendance: 12,962
Referee: Bran H Daniels (Rainham)
7 February 1976 (1976-02-07) 28Walsall2–3Cardiff CityWalsall
Alan Buckley Goal 2'
Alan Buckley Goal 17'
Goal 51' Adrian Alston
Goal 68' Adrian Alston
Goal 81' Phil Dwyer
Stadium: Fellows Park
Attendance: 7,109
Referee: George Nolan (Cheshire)
14 February 1976 (1976-02-14) 29Cardiff City4–1GillinghamCardiff
15:00 Doug Livermore Goal 43'
John Buchanan Goal 60'
Tony Evans Goal 83'
Adrian Alston Goal 88'
Goal 44' (og) Richie Morgan Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 11,025
Referee: Ray Toseland (Kettering)
21 February 1976 (1976-02-21) 30Colchester United3–2Cardiff CityColchester
Colin Garwood Goal 54'
John Froggatt Goal 60'
Colin Garwood Goal 81'
Goal 18' Phil Dwyer
Goal 84' (pen) Willie Anderson
Stadium: Layer Road
Attendance: 3,248
Referee: Brian Martin (Keyworth, Nottingham)
25 February 1976 (1976-02-25) 31Cardiff City1–1Port ValeCardiff
19:30 Doug Livermore Goal 86' Goal 21' Ray Williams Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 9,129
Referee: Leslie Burden (Dorset)
28 February 1976 (1976-02-28) 32Cardiff City2–0ChesterCardiff
15:00 Adrian Alston Goal 63'
John Buchanan Goal 73'
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Alan Robinson (Fareham)
6 March 1976 (1976-03-06) 33Chesterfield1–1Cardiff CityChesterfield
Rodney Fern Goal 88' Goal 3' Adrian Alston Stadium: Saltergate
Attendance: 4,095
Referee: Bert Newsome (Broseley Salop)
8 March 1976 (1976-03-08) 34Wrexham1–1Cardiff CityWrexham
Graham Whittle Goal 76' Goal 60' Tony Evans Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 5,674
Referee: Bob Matthewson (Worsley)
13 March 1976 (1976-03-13) 35Cardiff City1–1Rotherham UnitedCardiff
15:00 Adrian Alston Goal 10' Goal 30' Dave Gwyther Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 11,072
Referee: Jim Bent (Hemel Hempstead)
17 March 1976 (1976-03-17) 36Sheffield Wednesday1–3Cardiff CitySheffield
Jimmy Quinn Goal 89' Goal 69' Tony Evans
Goal 79' Clive Charles
Goal 85' Brian Clark
Stadium: Hillsborough
Attendance: 8,867
Referee: Keith Butcher (Kendal)
20 March 1976 (1976-03-20) 37Shrewsbury Town3–1Cardiff CityShrewsbury
15:00 Ian Atkins Goal 56' (pen)
Sammy Irvine Goal 57'
Alex McGregor Goal 74'
Goal 89' Tony Evans Stadium: Gay Meadow
Attendance: 7,573
Referee: Ken Salmon (Barnet)
27 March 1976 (1976-03-27) 38Cardiff City0–0MillwallCardiff
15:00 Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 12,511
Referee: Allan Hughes (West Kirby)
29 March 1976 (1976-03-29) 39Southend United0–2Cardiff CitySouthend
19:30 Goal 13' Phil Dwyer
Goal 40' Tony Evans
Stadium: Roots Hall
Attendance: 4,596
Referee: Jeff Sewell (Quorn, Leicester)
3 April 1976 (1976-04-03) 40Cardiff City2–1Grimsby TownCardiff
15:00 Tony Evans Goal 53'
John Buchanan Goal 62'
Goal 12' Jack Lewis Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 9,645
Referee: Tom Bune (Sussex)
7 April 1976 (1976-04-07) 41Cardiff City1–0Preston North EndCardiff
19:30 Tony Evans Goal 45' Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 12,447
Referee: Ray Lewis (Great Bookham, Surrey)
10 April 1976 (1976-04-10) 42Crystal Palace0–1Cardiff CityLondon
Goal 81' Adrian Alston Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 25,604
Referee: George Flint (Kirby in Ashfield)
14 April 1976 (1976-04-14) 43Cardiff City2–0Hereford UnitedCardiff
19:30 Doug Livermore Goal 54'
Alan Campbell Goal 87'
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 35,549
Referee: Trevor Spencer (Wootton Bassett)
17 April 1976 (1976-04-17) 44Cardiff City0–0Swindon TownCardiff
15:00 Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 23,428
Referee: Derek Lloyd (Worcester)
19 April 1976 (1976-04-19) 45Peterborough United0–0Cardiff CityPeterborough
Stadium: London Road Stadium
Attendance: 6,846
Referee: John Hough (Macclesfield)
4 May 1976 (1976-05-04) 46Bury0–1Cardiff CityBury
Goal 16' Adrian Alston Stadium: Gigg Lane
Attendance: 7,135
Referee: John Hunting (Leicester)

League Cup[edit]

20 August 1975 (1975-08-20) 1 (1st leg)Cardiff City1–2Bristol RoversCardiff
19.30 Gil Reece Goal 44' (pen) Goal 40' Alan Warboys
Goal 48' Bruce Bannister
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 6,688
Referee: Jack Taylor (Wolverhampton)
26 August 1975 (1975-08-26) 1 (2nd leg)Bristol Rovers1–1Cardiff CityBristol
Kenny Stephens Goal 42' Goal 31' Brian Clark Stadium: Eastville
Attendance: 7,720

FA Cup[edit]

22 November 1975 (1975-11-22) 1Cardiff City6–2Exeter CityCardiff
15:00 Gil Reece Goal 17'
Adrian Alston Goal 33'
Adrian Alston Goal 37'
Adrian Alston Goal 63'
Tony Evans Goal 65'
Gil Reece Goal 87'
Goal 8' Alan Beer
Goal 62' Lammie Robertson
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 7,532
Referee: Tony Morrissey (Bramhall)
13 December 1975 (1975-12-13) 2Cardiff City1–0Wycombe WanderersCardiff
15:00 Tony Evans Goal 42' Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 11,607
Referee: Lester Shapter (Paignton)
3 January 1976 (1976-01-03) 3Orient0–1Cardiff CityLondon
Goal 35' Adrian Alston Stadium: Brisbane Road
Attendance: 8,031
Referee: Ray Toseland (Kettering)
24 January 1976 (1976-01-24) 4Southend United2–1Cardiff CitySouthend
15:15 Stuart Parker Goal 43'
Stuart Parker Goal 89'
Goal 42' Tony Evans Stadium: Roots Hall
Attendance: 12,863
Referee: Peter Walters (Bridgewater)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
  • Rothmans Football Yearbook 1976–77. Queen Anne Press Limited. 1976. ISBN 0362 00259 2.
  • "Football Club History Database – Cardiff City". Archived from the original on 30 December 2008. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  • Welsh Football Data Archive