Nationwide League Division One
Saturday, September 13, 1997

Swindon Town Tranmere Rovers
M.Walters (14'), C.Casper (64')
HT: 1-1 L.Jones (44')
Attendance:  6,811   Referee:  M. Bailey



 
A superb strike from Mark Walters, and a goal from Manchester United loanee Chris Casper secures victory for the Town over Tranmere.




Lineups
1
Fraser DIGBY
                 
  Danny COYNE
1
2
Frédéric DARRAS
   34'             
  Gary STEVENS
2
3
Brian BORROWS
           83'     
Andy THOMPSON
3
4
Darren BULLOCK
                 
John MCGREAL
4
5
Chris CASPER
               
Andy THORN
5
6
Alan MCDONALD  
                 
  Liam O'BRIEN
6
7
Mark WALTERS  
 61'
           76'
John MORRISSEY
7

8
Jason DRYSDALE
                 
Paul COOK
8

9
Chris HAY
 76'
        35'     
  David KELLY
9
10
Wayne ALLISON
                 
Gary JONES
10
11
Ty GOODEN
               
Lee JONES
11
Substitutes
12
Steve FINNEY

76' 
              
  John ALDRIDGE
12
13
Kevin WATSON

61' 
           
76' 
Graham BRANCH
13
14
Alex SMITH
                 
Kenny IRONS
14













Results on Saturday, September 13, 1997: League Table

 
  Bradford City 2 - 2 Middlesbrough  
  Huddersfield Town 2 - 2 Ipswich Town  
  Norwich City 1 - 0 Port Vale  
  Portsmouth 2 - 3 Crewe Alexandra  
  Queens Park Rangers 2 - 0 West Bromwich Albion  
  Reading 2 - 1 Oxford United  
  Sheffield United 1 - 0 Nottingham Forest  
  Stoke City 2 - 1 Stockport County  
  Swindon Town 2 - 1 Tranmere Rovers  
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 1 Charlton Athletic  

Table as at Saturday, September 13, 1997:

  TEAM P W D L F A GS Pts 
1 Bradford City 7 4 2 1 11 9 11 14 
2 Swindon Town 7 4 2 1 9 5 9 14 
3 West Bromwich Albion 7 4 2 1 8 6 8 14 
4 Birmingham City 5 4 1 0 11 2 11 13 
5 Nottingham Forest 7 4 1 2 11 5 11 13 
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 3 2 2 10 8 10 11 
7 Sheffield United 5 3 2 0 5 1 5 11 
8 Bury 7 2 4 1 7 7 7 10 
9 Queens Park Rangers 6 3 1 2 7 8 7 10 
10 Sunderland 6 3 0 3 11 8 11
11 Portsmouth 6 2 2 2 11 10 11
12 Middlesbrough 5 2 2 1 7 5 7
13 Stoke City 6 2 2 2 4 5 4
14 Charlton Athletic 5 2 1 2 7 8 7
15 Port Vale 6 2 1 3 7 8 7
16 Norwich City 6 2 1 3 4 9 4
17 Oxford United 7 2 0 5 10 11 10
18 Manchester City 6 1 3 2 9 10 9
19 Crewe Alexandra 5 2 0 3 8 9 8
20 Ipswich Town 5 1 3 1 6 6 6
21 Tranmere Rovers 7 1 1 5 5 12 5
22 Reading 7 1 1 5 4 12 4
23 Stockport County 7 0 3 4 7 11 7
24 Huddersfield Town 6 0 3 3 4 8 4

Key: Promotion places Play-offs Relegation