Football League Division Three
Saturday, October 23, 1976

Swindon Town Northampton Town
T.Anderson (21' pen, 87' pen), D.Moss (43'), J.McLaughlin (79'), D.Syrett (89')
HT: 2-0 A.McGowan (70')
Attendance:  7,285    


1
ALLAN
2
DIXON
3
TROLLOPE
4
STROUD
5
AIZLEWOOD
6
PROPHETT
7
MOSS
8
MCLAUGHLIN
9
SYRETT
10
MCHALE
11
ANDERSON
1
STARLING
2
GREGORY
3
TUCKER
4
BEST
5
ROBERTSON
6
PHILLIPS
7
FARRINGTON
8
MCGOWAN
9
REILLY
10
HALL
11
CHRISTIE

Lineups
1
Jimmy ALLAN
                 
Alan STARLING
1
2
Will DIXON
                 
  John GREGORY
2
3
John TROLLOPE
           85'     
Barry TUCKER
3
4
Ken STROUD
   82'             
Billy BEST
4
5
Steve AIZLEWOOD
                 
Stuart ROBERTSON
5
6
Colin PROPHETT
                 
Steve PHILLIPS
6

7
David MOSS
               
John FARRINGTON
7

8
John MCLAUGHLIN
             
Andy MCGOWAN
8
9
David SYRETT
               
George REILLY
9
10
Ray MCHALE
                81'
Jim HALL
10
11
Trevor ANDERSON  
               
Derrick CHRISTIE
11
Substitutes
12
Gerry O'BRIEN
              
81' 
Paul STRATFORD
12














Results on Saturday, October 23, 1976: League Table

 
  Bury 3 - 2 Preston North End  
  Chesterfield 1 - 0 Walsall  
  Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Rotherham United  
  Lincoln City 3 - 1 Reading  
  Mansfield Town 1 - 1 Brighton and Hove Albion  
  Peterborough United 2 - 0 Oxford United  
  Portsmouth 1 - 1 Port Vale  
  Sheffield Wednesday 0 - 1 Shrewsbury Town  
  Swindon Town 5 - 1 Northampton Town  
  Wrexham 2 - 1 Gillingham  
  York City 0 - 2 Chester  

Table as at Saturday, October 23, 1976:

  TEAM P W D L F A GD Pts 
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 7 3 2 28 14 14 17 
2 Wrexham 11 8 1 2 24 10 14 17 
3 Shrewsbury Town 11 7 2 2 23 10 13 16 
4 Lincoln City 11 5 4 2 16 10 6 14 
5 Swindon Town 12 6 2 4 20 16 4 14 
6 Sheffield Wednesday 12 5 4 3 18 14 4 14 
7 Bury 11 6 2 3 21 18 3 14 
8 Preston North End 12 4 5 3 22 15 7 13 
9 Crystal Palace 11 5 3 3 13 10 3 13 
10 Chester 12 5 3 4 10 12 -2 13 
11 Mansfield Town 11 5 2 4 18 11 7 12 
12 Rotherham United 11 4 4 3 17 12 5 12 
13 Reading 12 5 2 5 17 18 -1 12 
14 Peterborough United 14 5 2 7 16 24 -8 12 
15 Tranmere Rovers 11 4 3 4 11 10 1 11 
16 Gillingham 11 4 3 4 16 18 -2 11 
17 Chesterfield 12 4 2 6 13 21 -8 10 
18 Oxford United 11 2 5 4 19 21 -2
19 Walsall 12 3 3 6 13 21 -8
20 Grimsby Town 11 3 2 6 10 18 -8
21 Port Vale 12 2 3 7 12 21 -9
22 Northampton Town 11 2 2 7 9 19 -10
23 Portsmouth 11 1 4 6 9 19 -10
24 York City 11 2 2 7 10 23 -13

Key: Promotion Relegation