Nationwide League Division One
Saturday, November 22, 1997

Swindon Town Middlesbrough
G.Ndah (13')
HT: 1-1 P.Merson (23'), Emerson (75')
Attendance:  15,228   Referee:  G. Cain



 
New striker George Ndah nets on his debut for the Town - but a poor clearance from keeper Fraser Digby is punished by Paul Merson, before Brazilian international Emerson wins the points for Boro, in a thoroughly entertaining clash at the County Ground.




Lineups
1
Fraser DIGBY
                 
  Mark SCHWARZER
1
2
Brian BORROWS
                 
Neil MADDISON
2
3
Mark ROBINSON
                 
Craig HARRISON
3
4
Scott LEITCH
   63'             
Gianluca FESTA
4
5
Craig TAYLOR
           63'     
Nigel PEARSON
5
6
Alan MCDONALD  
               
  EMERSON
6
7
David THOMPSON
                 
Craig HIGNETT
7

8
Kevin WATSON
                 
  Andy TOWNSEND
8

9
Steve FINNEY
                 
  Mikkel BECK
9
10
George NDAH
 76'
         86'
  Paul MERSON
10
11
Ty GOODEN
   45'             
Tony ORMEROD
11
Substitutes
12
Ian CULVERHOUSE
              
86' 
Steve VICKERS
12
13
Tony WARNER
                 
Mark SUMMERBELL
13
14
Mark WALTERS  

76' 
              
Chris FREESTONE
14













Results on Saturday, November 22, 1997: League Table

 
  Bury 1 - 1 Sunderland  
  Crewe Alexandra 0 - 1 Stockport County  
  Manchester City 1 - 0 Bradford City  
  Norwich City 2 - 1 Oxford United  
  Nottingham Forest 5 - 2 Charlton Athletic  
  Port Vale 0 - 0 Sheffield United  
  Queens Park Rangers 2 - 1 Huddersfield Town  
  Reading 0 - 4 Ipswich Town  
  Swindon Town 1 - 2 Middlesbrough  
  Tranmere Rovers 3 - 1 Stoke City  

Table as at Saturday, November 22, 1997:

  TEAM P W D L F A GS Pts 
1 Nottingham Forest 18 11 4 3 31 16 31 37 
2 Middlesbrough 17 10 4 3 32 16 32 34 
3 Swindon Town 19 10 4 5 26 24 26 34 
4 West Bromwich Albion 17 10 4 3 21 13 21 34 
5 Sheffield United 17 8 8 1 25 14 25 32 
6 Charlton Athletic 18 8 5 5 35 26 35 29 
7 Stockport County 19 8 5 6 30 25 30 29 
8 Sunderland 18 7 6 5 26 21 26 27 
9 Port Vale 19 7 5 7 25 23 25 26 
10 Queens Park Rangers 18 7 5 6 23 28 23 26 
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 7 5 6 21 20 21 26 
12 Stoke City 18 7 5 6 21 21 21 26 
13 Bradford City 19 6 8 5 17 18 17 26 
14 Birmingham City 18 5 7 6 18 15 18 22 
15 Norwich City 18 6 4 8 16 27 16 22 
16 Tranmere Rovers 18 6 3 9 26 25 26 21 
17 Bury 19 4 9 6 21 27 21 21 
18 Ipswich Town 17 4 7 6 20 21 20 19 
19 Crewe Alexandra 19 5 3 11 22 30 22 18 
20 Manchester City 18 4 6 8 21 21 21 18 
21 Reading 19 4 6 9 17 30 17 18 
22 Oxford United 19 4 5 10 21 28 21 17 
23 Portsmouth 17 3 5 9 20 28 20 14 
24 Huddersfield Town 19 3 5 11 14 32 14 14 

Key: Promotion places Play-offs Relegation