1975–76 Chester F.C. season

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Chester
1975–76 season
ManagerKen Roberts
StadiumSealand Road
Football League
Third Division
17th
FA CupRound 2
Football League CupRound 1
Welsh CupSemifinal
Top goalscorerLeague:
Terry Owen (11)

All:
Terry Owen (13)
Highest home attendance6,702 vs Crystal Palace (4 May)
Lowest home attendance3,369 vs Halifax Town (7 April)
Average home league attendance4,902
16th in division[1]

The 1975–76 season was the 38th season of competitive association football in the Football League played by Chester, an English club based in Chester, Cheshire.

Also, it was the first season spent in the Third Division after the promotion in the previous season. Alongside competing in the Football League the club also participated in the FA Cup, Football League Cup and the Welsh Cup.

Football League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
15 Gillingham 46 12 19 15 58 68 0.853 43
16 Rotherham United 46 15 12 19 54 65 0.831 42
17 Chester 46 15 12 19 43 62 0.694 42
18 Grimsby Town 46 15 10 21 62 74 0.838 40
19 Swindon Town 46 16 8 22 62 75 0.827 40
Source: rsssf.com

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts W D L GF GA Pts W D L GF GA Pts
46 15 12 19 43 62 0.694 42 13 7 3 34 19 33 2 5 16 9 43 9

Source: rsssf.com

Results by matchday[edit]

Round12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
ResultLDDLLDWLLWLWDLWWWDDWDWDLWLWLWLLWLDDWLLWWDLDLLW
Position2120202223242123242224222323212016171513149131613151415131516141414141313141517161717171817
Source: 11v11.com
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Score Scorers Attendance
16 August Crystal Palace A L 0–2 13,009
23 August Southend United H D 1–1 Daniels 4,781
30 August Mansfield Town A D 1–1 Redfern 6,164
6 September Grimsby Town H L 1–2 Owen 4,092
13 September Brighton & Hove Albion A L 0–6 7,924
20 September Peterborough United H D 1–1 Crossley 4,063
24 September Colchester United H W 1–0 Owen 3,954
27 September Halifax Town A L 2–5 Owen, Whitehead 2,240
4 October Hereford United H L 0–1 4,144
11 October Aldershot H W 1–0 Storton 3,375
18 October Walsall A L 0–1 4,146
21 October Sheffield Wednesday H W 1–0 Owen 6,248
25 October Cardiff City H D 1–1 Pugh 5,348
1 November Shrewsbury Town A L 0–2 4,567
4 November Rotherham United A W 1–0 Lennard 4,282
8 November Millwall H W 3–1 Redfern, Lennard, Owen 4,811
15 November Port Vale A W 1–0 Lennard 3,908
29 November Chesterfield A D 1–1 Storton 4,338
6 December Gillingham H D 2–2 Owen, Edwards 4,451
20 December Swindon Town H W 2–1 Delgado, Storton 3,674
26 December Wrexham A D 1–1 Lennard 10,486
27 December Preston North End H W 3–0 Pugh, John McMahon (o.g.), Owen 8,137
10 January Mansfield Town H D 1–1 Delgado 4,623
17 January Peterborough United A L 0–3 8,674
24 January Brighton & Hove Albion H W 3–0 Pugh, Redfern, Owen 5,099
31 January Sheffield Wednesday A L 0–2 7,558
7 February Rotherham United H W 3–1 Redfern (pen), Lennard, Loska 4,573
14 February Millwall A L 0–1 4,965
21 February Port Vale H W 1–0 Redfern (pen) 5,707
24 February Colchester United A L 0–1 3,534
28 February Cardiff City A L 0–2 10,000
6 March Shrewsbury Town H W 1–0 Owen 5,916
10 March Hereford United A L 0–5 7,103
13 March Aldershot A D 1–1 Edwards 3,831
16 March Walsall H D 1–1 Edwards 4,059
20 March Chesterfield H W 2–1 Redfern (pen), Owen 4,018
27 March Gillingham A L 0–2 4,983
30 March Swindon Town A L 1–2 Owen 5,117
7 April Halifax Town H W 2–1 Storton, Redfern 3,369
10 April Grimsby Town A L 0–2 4,644
16 April Bury H D 0–0 5,045
17 April Wrexham H L 1–3 Draper 6,553
19 April Preston North End A D 0–0 6,719
23 April Southend United A L 0–2 3,553
27 April Bury A L 0–1 3,748
4 May Crystal Palace H W 2–1 Crossley (2) 6,702

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score Scorers Attendance
First round 22 November Darlington (4) A D 0–0 2,620
First round replay 26 November H W 2–0 Moore, Redfern 5,238
Second round 13 December Shrewsbury Town (3) A L 1–3 Edwards 6,061

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score Scorers Attendance
First round first leg 20 August Wrexham (3) A L 0–3 8,267
First round second leg 27 August H D 0–0 6,346

Welsh Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Score Scorers Attendance
Fourth round 3 January Kidderminster Harriers (CCL) H W 8–1 Edwards, Loska, Daniels, Owen, Mason, Lennard (2), Crossley 1,332
Fifth round 16 February Wrexham (3) A D 0–0 3,787
Fifth round replay 26 February H W 2–1 Delgado, Owen 4,734
Semifinal 23 March Cardiff City (3) H D 0–0 3,743
Semifinal replay 1 April A L 0–1 4,207

Season statistics[edit]

Nat Player Total League FA
Cup
League
Cup
Welsh
Cup
A G A G A G A G A G
Goalkeepers
England Mike Craven 1 1
Wales Grenville Millington 50 40 3 2 5
England Barry Watling 5 5 1
Field players
England Paul Crossley 26+8 4 22+6 3 0+2 4 1
England Barney Daniels 11+2 2 8+1 1 1+1 2 1
England Bill Dearden 2 2
Wales Bob Delgado 35+2 3 28+2 2 3 4 1
Wales Derek Draper 44 1 37 1 2 2 3
England Chris Dunleavy 29+2 23+2 2 4
Wales Nigel Edwards 45+1 5 36+1 3 3 1 2 4 1
England John James 2 1 1
England Dave Lennard 48+2 7 39+2 5 3 2 4 2
England Tony Loska 45 2 37 1 3 1 4 1
England Stuart Mason 34+2 1 29+1 2 1 2+1 1
England Reg Matthewson 8 7 1
England Gary Moore 20+4 1 17+3 2 1 1+1
England Mark Nickeas 4 3 1
England Terry Owen 48+1 13 40 11 3 0+1 5 2
England Graham Pugh 51+2 3 42+2 3 3 2 4
England Paul Raynor 1 1
England Jimmy Redfern 42 8 37 7 3 1 1 1
England Ian Seddon 7+3 5+3 2
England Trevor Storton 47 4 40 4 3 1 3
England Norman Whitehead 11+3 1 7+3 1 1 3
Own goals 1 1
Total 56 56 46 43 3 3 2 5 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "English attendances archive". EFS. Retrieved 21 June 2016.

Sumner, Chas (1 November 2011). 125 Years on the Borderline: The Complete History of Chester City F.C. 1885-2010. Yore Publications. ISBN 978-0956984821.

  • Chester at the Football Club History Database