Division Three (South) Cup




Winners: competition not completed

Winners from previous season: Reading


The competition was not completed. A semi-final replay and the final were held over at the end of the 1938-39 season, and before they could be played in 1939-40, the Second World War was declared on 1 September 1939. As a result, the Football League season was abandoned. The competition, together with its Northern counterpart, was not restarted after the war finished in 1945.


First round
14 September 1938Exeter City1-1Swindon Town1,000St James's Park, Exeter
12 October 1938Mansfield Town3-0Notts County1,616Field Mill, Mansfield
29 September 1938Newport County1-0Bristol Rovers709Somerton Park, Newport
28 September 1938Northampton Town1-1Southend United500County Ground, Northampton
26 September 1938Port Vale4-0Walsall2,500Old Recreation Ground, Hanley
26 October 1938Reading5-1Watford801Elm Park, Reading
ByeBournemouth & Boscombe Athletic      
ByeBrighton & Hove Albion      
ByeBristol City      
ByeCardiff City      
ByeClapton Orient      
ByeCrystal Palace      
ByeIpswich Town      
ByeQueen's Park Rangers      
ByeTorquay United      


5 October 1938Southend United2-3Northampton Town1,000

Southend Stadium, Southend

19 October 1938Swindon Town2-3Exeter City1,381

County Ground, Swindon

Second round

10 December 1938Brighton & Hove Albion2-3Crystal Palace6,000

Goldstone Ground, Brighton

16 November 1938Bristol City6-0Cardiff City670

Ashton Gate, Bristol

1 February 1939Exeter City1-2Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic  1,000

St James's Park, Exeter 

23 January 1939Northampton Town1-1Ipswich Town400

County Gorund, Northampton 

13 February 1939Port Vale3-1Mansfield Town  

Old Recreation Ground, Hanley

30 January 1939Queen's Park Rangers1-0Aldershot  

Loftus Road, London 

7 January 1939Reading4-0Clapton Orient  2,335

Elm Park, Reading 

8 February 1939Torquay United0-0Newport County  

Plainmoor, Torquay 


23 January 1939Ipswich Town1-0Northampton Town400

Portman Road, Ipswich

22 February 1939Newport County1-3Torquay United618

Somerton Park, Newport


22 March 1939Bristol City0-1Torquay United633

Ashton Gate, Bristol

27 February 1939Port Vale2-0Ipswich Town300 

Old Recreation Ground, Hanley 

20 February 1939Queen's Park Rangers3-2Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic2,000

Loftus Road, London

8 March 1939Reading0-0Crystal Palace1,218

Elm Park, Reading


22 March 1939Crystal Palace6-4Reading2,071Selhurst Park, London


4 May 1939Queen's Park Rangers0-0Port Vale 

Loftus Road, London

29 March 1939Torquay United4-2Crystal Palace 

Plainmoor, Torquay

never playedPort Vale   Queen's Park Rangers 



never playedTorquay United   

Queen's Park Rangers


Port Vale