Barclays League Division Two
Monday, April 16, 1990

Blackburn Rovers Swindon Town
S.Garner (1'), M.Atkins (47')
HT: 1-1 J.Gittens (44')
Attendance:  10,689   Referee:  R. Hart



 
In what would prove to be a warm-up for the Play-Offs a month later, Blackburn take an early lead through Simon Garner - the Town getting back on level terms through Jon Gittens just before half time. Rovers are quick off the mark after the break as well though - and Mark Atkins' goal two minutes in is enough to win the game.




Lineups
1
Darren COLLIER
                 
Fraser DIGBY
1
2
Mark ATKINS
              62'
David KERSLAKE
2
3
Ally DAWSON  
                 
  Paul BODIN
3
4
Nicky REID
                 
  Alan MCLOUGHLIN
4
5
Kevin MORAN  
                 
  Colin CALDERWOOD
5
6
David MAIL
               
Jon GITTENS
6

7
Andy KENNEDY
 69'
              
Tom JONES
7

8
John MILLAR
                 
  Duncan SHEARER
8
9
Frank STAPLETON  
                 
Steve WHITE
9
10
Simon GARNER
               
Ross MACLAREN
10
11
Jason WILCOX  
 89'
             58'
Steve FOLEY
11
Substitutes
12
Tony FINNIGAN view STFC profile

69' 
           
58' 
  Fitzroy SIMPSON
12
14
Alan IRVINE

89' 
           
62' 
John CORNWELL
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Results on Monday, April 16, 1990: League Table

 
  Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1 Swindon Town  
  Hull City 2 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers  
  Leeds United 4 - 0 Sheffield United  
  Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Bradford City  
  Newcastle United 3 - 0 Stoke City  
  Oxford United 0 - 1 Sunderland  
  Port Vale 2 - 0 Oldham Athletic  
  Portsmouth 3 - 0 Brighton and Hove Albion  
  West Bromwich Albion 0 - 3 Plymouth Argyle  

Table as at Monday, April 16, 1990:

  TEAM P W D L F A GD Pts 
1 Leeds United 42 22 12 8 73 47 26 78 
2 Newcastle United 42 21 12 9 76 49 27 75 
3 Sheffield United 42 21 12 9 67 53 14 75 
4 Blackburn Rovers 42 18 15 9 71 55 16 69 
5 Swindon Town 42 19 11 12 75 56 19 68 
6 Sunderland 42 18 13 11 63 58 5 67 
7 West Ham United 41 17 12 12 70 51 19 63 
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 17 12 13 64 54 10 63 
9 Oldham Athletic 39 16 12 11 57 48 9 60 
10 Ipswich Town 40 16 12 12 56 56 0 60 
11 Port Vale 42 15 14 13 59 52 7 59 
12 Oxford United 42 15 8 19 56 59 -3 53 
13 Portsmouth 42 13 14 15 55 60 -5 53 
14 Leicester City 41 13 14 14 58 66 -8 53 
15 Watford 41 13 12 16 51 54 -3 51 
16 West Bromwich Albion 43 12 14 17 63 64 -1 50 
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 42 14 7 21 51 65 -14 49 
18 Hull City 41 11 15 15 47 55 -8 48 
19 Plymouth Argyle 41 12 10 19 51 59 -8 46 
20 Middlesbrough 41 12 10 19 45 56 -11 46 
21 Barnsley 40 11 13 16 41 63 -22 46 
22 AFC Bournemouth 42 11 12 19 52 68 -16 45 
23 Bradford City 42 8 13 21 40 63 -23 37 
24 Stoke City 42 5 17 20 29 59 -30 32 

Key: Promotion places Play-offs Relegation