Barclays League Division Two
Saturday, April 9, 1988

Swindon Town Blackburn Rovers
B.Barnes (30')
HT: 1-0 S.Archibald (50', 79')
Attendance:  9,373    



 
One of my first games as a young Swindon fan was the FA Cup game against Blackburn in 1984 - for years, I had a vivid memory of what I remembered to be the goal that won Blackburn the game. It wasn't until I saw this clip some time later that I realised that I had got these two games muddled in my head - Steve Archibald's brace winning the game in 1988, and not the one four years earlier! I also remember Ossie Ardiles getting dog's abuse from the Shrivenham Road stand - the future Town boss smiling to the crowd as he wasted a few moments towards the end of the game.




Lineups
1
Fraser DIGBY
                 
Terry GENNOE
1
2
David HOCKADAY
   86'             
Nicky REID
2
3
Phil KING
           44'     
John MILLAR
3
4
Kieran O'REGAN  
 50'
              
Alan AINSCOW
4
5
Tim PARKIN
                 
  Colin HENDRY
5
6
Jon GITTENS
                 
David MAIL
6

7
Bobby BARNES
               
view STFC profileIan MILLER
7

8
Steve WHITE
               
  Steve ARCHIBALD
8
9
Jimmy QUINN  
                 
  view STFC profileOssie ARDILES
9
10
Steve FOLEY
                 
Simon GARNER
10
11
Roy WEGERLE
                 
Scott SELLARS
11
Substitutes
12
Alan MCLOUGHLIN  

50' 
              
Simon BARKER
12
14
Charlie HENRY
                 
Tony DIAMOND
14













Results on Saturday, April 9, 1988: League Table

 
  Birmingham City 1 - 0 Sheffield United  
  Bradford City 2 - 0 Hull City  
  Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Aston Villa  
  Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Manchester City  
  Millwall 3 - 2 Plymouth Argyle  
  Oldham Athletic 5 - 1 Stoke City  
  Reading 2 - 1 Barnsley  
  Swindon Town 1 - 2 Blackburn Rovers  
  West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1 Leicester City  

Table as at Saturday, April 9, 1988:

  TEAM P W D L F A GD Pts 
1 Millwall 40 22 7 11 66 47 19 73 
2 Middlesbrough 40 20 12 8 56 29 27 72 
3 Blackburn Rovers 40 20 12 8 63 48 15 72 
4 Aston Villa 41 20 11 10 66 41 25 71 
5 Bradford City 39 20 10 9 63 47 16 70 
6 Crystal Palace 40 19 9 12 79 57 22 66 
7 Leeds United 40 17 10 13 57 49 8 61 
8 Manchester City 40 17 7 16 71 54 17 58 
9 Stoke City 41 16 10 15 48 54 -6 58 
10 Oldham Athletic 39 16 9 14 64 59 5 57 
11 Ipswich Town 40 16 9 15 52 47 5 57 
12 Swindon Town 38 15 9 14 68 54 14 54 
13 Barnsley 39 15 8 16 56 54 2 53 
14 Plymouth Argyle 37 15 7 15 60 56 4 52 
15 Hull City 39 13 13 13 48 54 -6 52 
16 Leicester City 40 13 11 16 55 56 -1 50 
17 Birmingham City 40 11 13 16 39 60 -21 46 
18 Shrewsbury Town 40 10 14 16 38 50 -12 44 
19 West Bromwich Albion 40 12 8 20 45 62 -17 44 
20 AFC Bournemouth 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13 39 
21 Sheffield United 40 11 6 23 41 72 -31 39 
22 Reading 38 9 9 20 41 64 -23 36 
23 Huddersfield Town 39 6 9 24 38 87 -49 27 

Key: Promotion Play-offs Relegation