Nationwide League Division One
Sunday, December 22, 1996

Swindon Town Bolton Wanderers
M.Walters (33'), W.Allison (74')
HT: 1-0 S.Green (58'), J.McGinlay (85')
Attendance:  8,946    



 
John McGinlay responds to the "fat bastard" chants from the home crowd - the Bolton striker netting a late equaliser.



 
John McGinlay responds to the "fat bastard" chants from the home crowd - the Bolton striker netting a late equaliser.




Lineups
1
Fraser DIGBY
                 
Gavin WARD
1
2
David KERSLAKE
                 
  Guđni BERGSSON
2
3
Kevin HORLOCK  
                 
Jimmy PHILLIPS
3
4
Wayne O'SULLIVAN
                 
  Per FRANDSEN
4
5
Mark ROBINSON
                 
  Gerry TAGGART
5
6
Frédéric DARRAS
 67'
              
Chris FAIRCLOUGH
6
7
Ian CULVERHOUSE
                55'
  Michael JOHANSEN
7

8
Kevin WATSON
                 
Scott SELLARS
8

9
Steve COWE
                 
  Nathan BLAKE
9
10
Wayne ALLISON
             
  John MCGINLAY
10
11
Mark WALTERS  
 40'
      52'     
  John SHERIDAN
11
Substitutes
12
Gary ELKINS

67' 
81'             
Jamie POLLOCK
12
13
Alex SMITH

40' 
52'             
Bryan SMALL
13
14
Lee COLLINS
            
55' 
Scott GREEN
14













Results on Sunday, December 22, 1996: League Table

 
  Swindon Town 2 - 2 Bolton Wanderers  

Table as at Sunday, December 22, 1996:

  TEAM P W D L F A GS Pts 
1 Barnsley 23 12 8 3 42 26 42 44 
2 Bolton Wanderers 24 11 10 3 48 34 48 43 
3 Sheffield United 24 12 6 6 40 25 40 42 
4 Crystal Palace 24 10 9 5 48 24 48 39 
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 10 6 7 31 22 31 36 
6 Oxford United 24 9 7 8 34 25 34 34 
7 Queens Park Rangers 24 9 7 8 31 29 31 34 
8 Stoke City 22 9 7 6 30 31 30 34 
9 Port Vale 24 8 10 6 28 24 28 34 
10 Norwich City 23 9 6 8 30 33 30 33 
11 Birmingham City 23 8 9 6 24 22 24 33 
12 Tranmere Rovers 24 9 5 10 31 31 31 32 
13 Swindon Town 24 9 3 12 34 32 34 30 
14 Ipswich Town 24 7 9 8 30 34 30 30 
15 Portsmouth 24 8 6 10 28 30 28 30 
16 West Bromwich Albion 23 6 11 6 36 37 36 29 
17 Charlton Athletic 23 9 2 12 24 33 24 29 
18 Huddersfield Town 24 7 7 10 27 33 27 28 
19 Reading 24 7 7 10 25 33 25 28 
20 Manchester City 23 8 2 13 27 37 27 26 
21 Oldham Athletic 24 6 8 10 26 29 26 26 
22 Southend United 24 5 10 9 24 41 24 25 
23 Bradford City 24 5 8 11 22 38 22 23 
24 Grimsby Town 23 5 7 11 25 42 25 22 

Key: Promotion places Play-offs Relegation