Football League Division Three
Saturday, April 13, 1968

Swindon Town Southport
D.Rogers (12', 90'), R.Smart (48')
HT: 1-1 E.Redrobe (23'), T.Harkin (58'), G.Andrews (73')
Attendance:  10,929   Referee:  K.A. Wynn



 
STFC's first ever appearance on Match of the Day - and despite the draw effectively ending the Town's promotion chances, the crowd celebrate the last minute equaliser as though the cup had been won!



 
STFC's first ever appearance on Match of the Day - and despite the draw effectively ending the Town's promotion chances, the crowd celebrate the last minute equaliser as though the cup had been won!




Lineups
1
Roy JONES
                 
Brian REEVES
1
2
Rod THOMAS  
                 
Dave PEARSON
2
3
John TROLLOPE
                 
Eric CURWEN
3
4
Joe BUTLER
                 
Arthur PEAT
4
5
Owen DAWSON
                 
Fred MOLYNEUX
5
6
Stan HARLAND
                 
Ambrose CLARKE
6

7
Don HEATH
                 
Alex RUSSELL
7

8
Willie PENMAN
 73'
            
George ANDREWS
8
9
Pat TERRY
               
  Terry HARKIN
9
10
Roger SMART
               
Tony FIELD
10
11
Don ROGERS
             
Eric REDROBE
11
Substitutes
12
John BAILEY

73' 
              
Sub not used
12














Results on Saturday, April 13, 1968: League Table

 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 1 Oldham Athletic  
  Gillingham 1 - 0 Colchester United  
  Grimsby Town 1 - 1 Peterborough United  
  Northampton Town 0 - 1 Bury  
  Orient 1 - 0 Oxford United  
  Reading 2 - 0 Watford  
  Shrewsbury Town 4 - 0 Scunthorpe United  
  Stockport County 3 - 1 Bristol Rovers  
  Swindon Town 3 - 3 Southport  
  Torquay United 0 - 2 Mansfield Town  
  Tranmere Rovers 0 - 0 Barrow  
  Walsall 1 - 1 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic  

Table as at Saturday, April 13, 1968:

  TEAM P W D L F A GA Pts 
1 Bury 40 21 8 11 81 56 1.45 50 
2 Oxford United 41 18 12 11 60 46 1.30 48 
3 Torquay United 40 19 10 11 53 45 1.18 48 
4 Shrewsbury Town 40 17 13 10 58 46 1.26 47 
5 Reading 40 18 9 13 60 54 1.11 45 
6 Swindon Town 40 14 15 11 64 42 1.52 43 
7 Stockport County 40 17 9 14 62 58 1.07 43 
8 Brighton and Hove Albion 40 14 15 11 48 45 1.07 43 
9 Watford 40 18 6 16 67 46 1.46 42 
10 Walsall 39 16 10 13 62 51 1.22 42 
11 Barrow 40 17 7 16 55 51 1.08 41 
12 Gillingham 39 15 11 13 50 54 0.93 41 
13 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 40 13 14 13 47 46 1.02 40 
14 Southport 38 15 9 14 57 56 1.02 39 
15 Bristol Rovers 39 15 8 16 62 64 0.97 38 
16 Oldham Athletic 40 16 5 19 53 56 0.95 37 
17 Northampton Town 41 12 11 18 50 64 0.78 35 
18 Mansfield Town 39 12 10 17 48 56 0.86 34 
19 Tranmere Rovers 39 12 10 17 57 67 0.85 34 
20 Orient 37 10 13 14 41 54 0.76 33 
21 Colchester United 40 9 11 20 43 75 0.57 29 
22 Grimsby Town 39 10 8 21 42 62 0.68 28 
23 Scunthorpe United 39 8 11 20 46 76 0.61 27 
24 Peterborough United 40 17 9 14 63 59 1.07 24 

* Peterborough United deducted 19 points for making illegal payments to players.

Key: Promotion Relegation