Nationwide League Division One
Monday, March 31, 1997

Oldham Athletic Swindon Town
L.Richardson (12' pen), S.Barlow (22', 72', 76'), M.Rush (80')
HT: 2-0 S.Cowe (88')
Attendance:  5,699    



 
The shocking end to the season continues at Boundary Park, Oldham thumping the Town by five goals to one.




Lineups
1
Gary KELLY
                 
Fraser DIGBY
1
2
Lee DUXBURY
                 
Mark ROBINSON
2
3
Carl SERRANT
                64'
Phil KING
3
4
Ian SNODIN
 81'
        42'     
Darren BULLOCK
4
5
Paul RICKERS
                 
Mark SEAGRAVES
5
6
Craig FLEMING
                 
Frédéric DARRAS
6
7
Matthew RUSH
              73'
Ian CULVERHOUSE
7

8
Andy RITCHIE
                 
Graham ANTHONY
8

9
Lee RICHARDSON
   39'           
Peter THORNE
9
10
Stuart BARLOW
             
Steve COWE
10
11
Paul REID
                 
Alex SMITH
11
Substitutes
12
Sean MCCARTHY
              
73' 
Steve FINNEY
12
13
Richard GRAHAM

81' 
           
64' 
Ty GOODEN
13
14
Doug HODGSON
                 
Graham COUGHLAN
14













Results on Monday, March 31, 1997: League Table

 
  Birmingham City 0 - 0 Charlton Athletic  
  Bradford City 1 - 0 Stoke City  
  Grimsby Town 2 - 1 Ipswich Town  
  Huddersfield Town 2 - 1 Sheffield United  
  Norwich City 1 - 1 Oxford United  
  Oldham Athletic 5 - 1 Swindon Town  
  Port Vale 2 - 1 Tranmere Rovers  
  Queens Park Rangers 2 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers  
  Reading 1 - 2 Barnsley  
  Southend United 2 - 1 Portsmouth  

Table as at Monday, March 31, 1997:

  TEAM P W D L F A GS Pts 
1 Bolton Wanderers 40 24 12 4 86 48 86 84 
2 Barnsley 39 19 13 7 64 44 64 70 
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 40 19 9 12 57 43 57 66 
4 Sheffield United 41 18 11 12 69 49 69 65 
5 Port Vale 41 15 15 11 51 48 51 60 
6 Crystal Palace 38 16 11 11 68 39 68 59 
7 Norwich City 41 16 11 14 59 60 59 59 
8 Portsmouth 40 17 8 15 51 45 51 59 
9 Ipswich Town 40 15 13 12 55 49 55 58 
10 Queens Park Rangers 41 15 12 14 55 55 55 57 
11 Stoke City 40 16 9 15 46 50 46 57 
12 Tranmere Rovers 40 15 11 14 54 50 54 56 
13 Swindon Town 41 15 7 19 52 63 52 52 
14 Oxford United 41 14 9 18 57 59 57 51 
15 Charlton Athletic 39 14 9 16 46 54 46 51 
16 Birmingham City 39 13 12 14 43 45 43 51 
17 Reading 40 13 11 16 49 57 49 50 
18 Manchester City 38 14 8 16 48 49 48 50 
19 Huddersfield Town 40 12 12 16 44 56 44 48 
20 West Bromwich Albion 40 11 14 15 61 66 61 47 
21 Bradford City 40 10 11 19 42 64 42 41 
22 Grimsby Town 39 9 12 18 52 71 52 39 
23 Oldham Athletic 39 9 11 19 44 53 44 38 
24 Southend United 41 8 13 20 39 75 39 37 

Key: Promotion places Play-offs Relegation