<< Season 1969-70 >>

Jack Mansell set about building an exciting attacking team which after a slow start headed the table at one point, but then fell away. However the last game of the season was an 8-0 trashing of Southport, so that there was considerable optimism that the following season, the club's centenary, would be successful.

Division 3 (8th)

                        PL  HW HD HL  HF  HA  AW AD AL  AF  AA  PTS     H    A  
 1. Orient              46  16  5  2  43  15   9  7  7  24  21   62    3-2  1-0 
 2. Luton Town          46  13  8  2  46  15  10  6  7  31  28   60    0-1  0-5 
 3. Bristol Rovers      46  15  5  3  51  26   5 11  7  29  33   56    1-5  1-1 
 4. Fulham              46  12  9  2  43  26   8  6  9  38  29   55    0-4  1-2 
 5. Brighton & HA       46  16  4  3  37  16   7  5 11  20  27   55    1-0  1-2 
 6. Mansfield Town      46  14  4  5  46  22   7  7  9  24  27   53    1-0  1-2 
 7. Barnsley            46  14  6  3  43  24   5  9  9  25  35   53    6-2  3-4 
 8. READING             46  16  3  4  52  29   5  8 10  35  48   53
 9. Rochdale            46  11  6  6  39  24   7  4 12  30  36   46    1-0  2-3 
10. Bradford City       46  11  6  6  37  22   6  6 11  20  28   46    1-0  0-4 
11. Doncaster Rov       46  13  4  6  31  19   4  8 11  21  35   46    1-0  3-2 
12. Walsall             46  11  4  8  33  31   6  8  9  21  36   46    2-3  1-4 
13. Torquay Utd         46   9  9  5  36  22   5  8 10  26  37   45    1-1  1-1 
14. Rotherham Utd       46  10  8  5  36  19   5  6 12  26  35   44    1-1  1-1 
15. Shrewsbury T        46  10 12  1  35  17   3  6 14  27  46   44    3-1  0-0 
16. Tranmere Rov        46  10  8  5  38  29   4  8 11  18  43   44    1-1  5-1 
17. Plymouth Arg        46  10  7  6  32  23   6  4 13  24  41   43    2-1  1-1 
18. Halifax Town        46  10  9  4  31  25   4  6 13  16  38   43    4-1  1-1 
19. Bury                46  13  4  6  47  29   2  7 14  28  51   41    3-2  1-2 
20. Gillingham          46   7  6 10  28  33   6  7 10  24  31   39    1-0  3-1 
21. Bournemouth & BA    46   8  9  6  28  27   4  6 13  20  44   39    2-0  2-1 
22. Southport           46  11  5  7  31  22   3  5 15  17  44   38    8-0  2-6 
23. Barrow              46   7  9  7  28  27   1  5 17  18  54   30    6-3  2-2 
24. Stockport Co        46   4  7 12  17  30   2  4 17  10  41   23    3-1  2-2 

FA Cup

R1     Brentwood TownS   A  L  0-1
League Cup
R1     Colchester Utd4   A  D  1-1
R1(R)  Colchester Utd4   H  L  0-3