Nationwide League Division One
Friday, October 31, 1997

Portsmouth Swindon Town

HT: 0-1 C.Hay (24')
Attendance:  8,707    



 
Flying high at the top of the table, Swindon visit Fratton Park on a Friday night - but after Chris Hay gives the Town the lead, Swindon's young goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall suffers a gashed scrotum after a collision with Pompey defender Robbie Pethick. With no keeper on the bench, Mildenhall is forced to continue - an incredible series of saves and lucky escapes seeing the Town scrape to a fortunate 1-0 win - a victory that moves them to the top of the table.



 
Flying high at the top of the table, Swindon visit Fratton Park on a Friday night - but after Chris Hay gives the Town the lead, Swindon's young goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall suffers a gashed scrotum after a collision with Pompey defender Robbie Pethick. With no keeper on the bench, Mildenhall is forced to continue - an incredible series of saves and lucky escapes seeing the Town scrape to a fortunate 1-0 win - a victory that moves them to the top of the table.



 
Flying high at the top of the table, Swindon visit Fratton Park on a Friday night - but after Chris Hay gives the Town the lead, Swindon's young goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall suffers a gashed scrotum after a collision with Pompey defender Robbie Pethick. With no keeper on the bench, Mildenhall is forced to continue - an incredible series of saves and lucky escapes seeing the Town scrape to a fortunate 1-0 win - a victory that moves them to the top of the table.




Lineups
1
Alan KNIGHT
                 
Steve MILDENHALL
1
2
Robbie PETHICK
                 
Brian BORROWS
2
3
Andy THOMSON view STFC profile
   47'             
Ian CULVERHOUSE
3
4
Andy AWFORD
                 
Darren BULLOCK
4
5
Adrian WHITBREAD view STFC profile
                 
Craig TAYLOR
5
6
Russell PERRETT
                 
Chris CASPER
6
7
Paul HALL  
                 
Kevin WATSON
7

8
Fitzroy SIMPSON view STFC profile 
                 
  Mark WALTERS
8

9
John ALOISI  
               
Chris HAY
9
10
Craig FOSTER  
 78'
              
Wayne ALLISON
10
11
Sammy IGOE view STFC profile
 67'
              
Ty GOODEN
11
Substitutes
12
John DURNIN

67' 
              
Steve COWE
12
13
David HILLIER
                 
Robin HULBERT
13
14
Alan MCLOUGHLIN view STFC profile 

78' 
              
Gary ELKINS













Results on Friday, October 31, 1997: League Table

 
  Portsmouth 0 - 1 Swindon Town  

Table as at Friday, October 31, 1997:

  TEAM P W D L F A GS Pts 
1 Swindon Town 15 8 4 3 19 17 19 28 
2 Nottingham Forest 13 8 3 2 21 10 21 27 
3 Middlesbrough 12 7 3 2 23 12 23 24 
4 West Bromwich Albion 13 7 3 3 17 12 17 24 
5 Bradford City 13 6 5 2 16 14 16 23 
6 Charlton Athletic 13 6 4 3 27 18 27 22 
7 Sheffield United 11 6 4 1 18 9 18 22 
8 Queens Park Rangers 13 6 3 4 18 19 18 21 
9 Stoke City 13 6 3 4 15 14 15 21 
10 Sunderland 13 6 2 5 19 17 19 20 
11 Birmingham City 14 5 5 4 16 11 16 20 
12 Stockport County 14 5 4 5 22 21 22 19 
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 5 4 5 17 16 17 19 
14 Port Vale 14 5 3 6 19 18 19 18 
15 Crewe Alexandra 14 4 3 7 17 20 17 15 
16 Bury 14 3 6 5 15 21 15 15 
17 Norwich City 13 4 3 6 9 19 9 15 
18 Oxford United 14 4 2 8 18 23 18 14 
19 Reading 14 3 5 6 16 24 16 14 
20 Ipswich Town 12 3 5 4 13 13 13 14 
21 Manchester City 13 3 4 6 17 16 17 13 
22 Tranmere Rovers 13 3 3 7 19 20 19 12 
23 Portsmouth 14 2 4 8 16 23 16 10 
24 Huddersfield Town 14 0 5 9 8 28 8

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