Nationwide League Division One
Saturday, March 8, 1997

Bolton Wanderers Swindon Town
A.Thompson (31'), P.Frandsen (37'), J.Pollock (53'), G.Bergsson (82', 90'), J.McGinlay (85'), N.Blake (88')
HT: 2-0
Attendance:  13,981   Referee:  D. Laws



 
The match that made commentator Stuart Mac cry - Swindon utterly capitulating at Burnden Park, conceding seven without reply.




Lineups
1
Keith BRANAGAN  
                 
Fraser DIGBY
1
2
Gušni BERGSSON  
               
Mark ROBINSON
2
3
Jimmy PHILLIPS
           26' 32'   
Gary ELKINS
3
4
Jamie POLLOCK
              41'
Scott LEITCH
4
5
Gerry TAGGART  
                 
Wayne O'SULLIVAN
5
6
Chris FAIRCLOUGH
                 
Marlon BROOMES
6
7
Per FRANDSEN  
 74'
60'           
Ian CULVERHOUSE
7

8
Scott SELLARS
 78'
        3'     
Darren BULLOCK
8

9
Nathan BLAKE  
               
Peter THORNE
9
10
John MCGINLAY  
               
Wayne ALLISON
10
11
Alan THOMPSON  
 84'
            
Alex SMITH
11
Substitutes
12
John SHERIDAN  

74' 
              
Steve FINNEY
12
13
Mixu PAATELAINEN  

84' 
              
Kevin WATSON
13
14
Michael JOHANSEN  

78' 
           
41' 
Steve COWE
14













Results on Saturday, March 8, 1997: League Table

 
  Birmingham City 2 - 1 Southend United  
  Bolton Wanderers 7 - 0 Swindon Town  
  Bradford City 3 - 4 Grimsby Town  
  Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Crystal Palace  
  Manchester City 1 - 0 Oldham Athletic  
  Norwich City 1 - 1 Port Vale  
  Oxford United 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion  
  Queens Park Rangers 2 - 0 Huddersfield Town  
  Stoke City 0 - 1 Ipswich Town  
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2 Tranmere Rovers  

Table as at Saturday, March 8, 1997:

  TEAM P W D L F A GS Pts 
1 Bolton Wanderers 37 21 12 4 80 46 80 75 
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 19 8 9 52 35 52 65 
3 Barnsley 35 17 11 7 59 42 59 62 
4 Sheffield United 36 16 10 10 61 42 61 58 
5 Norwich City 37 15 10 12 55 56 55 55 
6 Ipswich Town 36 14 13 9 51 44 51 55 
7 Crystal Palace 35 14 11 10 65 38 65 53 
8 Port Vale 37 12 15 10 44 43 44 51 
9 Stoke City 35 14 9 12 43 45 43 51 
10 Tranmere Rovers 35 14 8 13 48 46 48 50 
11 Portsmouth 35 14 8 13 42 39 42 50 
12 Swindon Town 37 14 7 16 50 54 50 49 
13 Queens Park Rangers 36 12 11 13 47 48 47 47 
14 Oxford United 36 13 7 16 48 48 48 46 
15 Charlton Athletic 35 13 7 15 43 50 43 46 
16 Manchester City 34 13 6 15 44 45 44 45 
17 West Bromwich Albion 37 10 14 13 58 62 58 44 
18 Huddersfield Town 37 11 11 15 41 52 41 44 
19 Reading 34 11 10 13 45 52 45 43 
20 Birmingham City 34 11 10 13 39 42 39 43 
21 Grimsby Town 35 8 10 17 47 66 47 34 
22 Bradford City 36 8 10 18 38 60 38 34 
23 Southend United 37 7 12 18 35 68 35 33 
24 Oldham Athletic 34 7 10 17 34 46 34 31 

Key: Promotion places Play-offs Relegation