Nationwide League Division One
Saturday, December 7, 1996

Charlton Athletic Swindon Town
C.Leaburn (58'), D.Whyte (80')
HT: 0-0
Attendance:  10,565   Referee:  U. Rennie



 
After taking a first half lead through Steve Finney and conceding an equaliser on the stroke of half-time, the Town are controversially denied a goal to regain the lead - and they are made to pay when Dean Saunders nets a winner nine minutes from time.



 
The Addicks move level on points with the Town in the league table, with an easy 2-0 victory.




Lineups
1
Mike SALMON
           10'     
Fraser DIGBY
1
2
Gary POOLE
                83'
Wayne O'SULLIVAN
2
3
Anthony BARNESS
                88'
Gary ELKINS
3
4
Brendan O'CONNELL
           71'     
Scott LEITCH
4
5
Richard RUFUS
   14' 21'           
Mark ROBINSON
5
6
Phil CHAPPLE
                 
  Kevin HORLOCK
6
7
Shaun NEWTON
                 
Steve COWE
7

8
Carl LEABURN
               
Kevin WATSON
8

9
John ROBINSON  
   70'            64'
Steve FINNEY
9
10
David WHYTE
               
Wayne ALLISON
10
11
Mark KINSELLA  
                 
  Mark WALTERS
11
Substitutes
12
Mark ROBSON
              
64' 
Ty GOODEN
12
13
Kevin LISBIE  
              
88' 
Alex SMITH
13
14
Steve BROWN
              
83' 
Paul ALLEN
14













Results on Saturday, December 7, 1996: League Table

 
  Barnsley 3 - 0 Southend United  
  Birmingham City 0 - 0 Grimsby Town  
  Charlton Athletic 2 - 0 Swindon Town  
  Crystal Palace 2 - 2 Oxford United  
  Huddersfield Town 2 - 0 Norwich City  
  Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers  
  Manchester City 3 - 2 Bradford City  
  Oldham Athletic 0 - 2 Queens Park Rangers  
  Reading 0 - 1 Port Vale  
  Sheffield United 1 - 0 Portsmouth  
  Stoke City 2 - 0 Tranmere Rovers  

Table as at Saturday, December 7, 1996:

  TEAM P W D L F A GS Pts 
1 Bolton Wanderers 21 11 8 2 43 28 43 41 
2 Sheffield United 21 11 6 4 38 20 38 39 
3 Barnsley 21 10 8 3 38 26 38 38 
4 Crystal Palace 21 9 8 4 46 22 46 35 
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 9 6 6 29 21 29 33 
6 Tranmere Rovers 22 9 5 8 31 26 31 32 
7 Norwich City 20 9 5 6 27 21 27 32 
8 Birmingham City 22 8 8 6 23 21 23 32 
9 Oxford United 22 8 6 8 27 21 27 30 
10 Stoke City 20 8 6 6 27 30 27 30 
11 Swindon Town 22 9 2 11 32 28 32 29 
12 Charlton Athletic 21 9 2 10 23 29 23 29 
13 Huddersfield Town 22 7 7 8 25 28 25 28 
14 Queens Park Rangers 22 7 7 8 25 28 25 28 
15 Port Vale 22 6 10 6 19 22 19 28 
16 Ipswich Town 22 6 8 8 27 32 27 26 
17 Manchester City 22 8 2 12 26 35 26 26 
18 Portsmouth 22 7 5 10 25 29 25 26 
19 Reading 22 7 5 10 25 33 25 26 
20 West Bromwich Albion 20 5 9 6 26 31 26 24 
21 Southend United 22 5 9 8 23 36 23 24 
22 Grimsby Town 22 5 6 11 24 41 24 21 
23 Bradford City 22 5 6 11 21 37 21 21 
24 Oldham Athletic 22 4 8 10 23 28 23 20 

Key: Promotion places Play-offs Relegation