Football League Division Three
Tuesday, May 18, 1982

Newport County Swindon Town
T.Tynan (81' pen)
HT: 0-0
Attendance:  5,906   Referee:  J. Hunting



 
Needing a victory to stay in Division Three, the Town travel to Newport, where a 1-0 defeat sends them down to the fourth tier for the first time.



 
With the Town relegated to the bottom tier for the first time, the club make cutbacks on playing staff, and John Trollope considers his position as manager.




Lineups
1
Mark KENDALL
                 
Jimmy ALLAN
1
2
Richard WALDEN
                 
Charlie HENRY
2
3
John RELISH
                 
Gary WILLIAMS
3
4
Grant DAVIES
                 
Gary EMMANUEL
4
5
Keith OAKES
                 
Russell LEWIS
5
6
Jeff JOHNSON
                 
Ken STROUD
6

7
Nigel VAUGHAN  
                 
Brian HUGHES
7

8
Steve LOWNDES  
                 
Roy CARTER
8
9
Tommy TYNAN
               
Paul RIDEOUT
9
10
John ALDRIDGE  
 65'
              
Andy ROWLAND
10
11
Karl ELSEY
                 
  Howard PRITCHARD
11
Substitutes
12
Neil BAILEY

65' 
              
Sub not used













Results on Tuesday, May 18, 1982: League Table

 
  Burnley 1 - 1 Chesterfield  
  Doncaster Rovers 2 - 2 Bristol City  
  Fulham 1 - 1 Lincoln City  
  Gillingham 2 - 1 Reading  
  Newport County 1 - 0 Swindon Town  
  Wimbledon 3 - 2 Portsmouth  

Table as at Tuesday, May 18, 1982:

  TEAM P W D L F A GD Pts 
1 Burnley 46 21 17 8 66 45 21 80 
2 Fulham 46 21 15 10 77 51 26 78 
3 Lincoln City 46 21 14 11 66 40 26 77 
4 Carlisle United 45 22 11 12 64 50 14 77 
5 Oxford United 46 19 14 13 63 49 14 71 
6 Gillingham 46 20 11 15 64 56 8 71 
7 Southend United 46 18 15 13 63 51 12 69 
8 Brentford 46 19 11 16 56 47 9 68 
9 Millwall 45 18 12 15 60 60 0 66 
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 18 11 17 64 56 8 65 
11 Chesterfield 46 18 10 18 57 58 -1 64 
12 Reading 46 17 11 18 67 75 -8 62 
13 Preston North End 46 16 13 17 50 56 -6 61 
14 Bristol Rovers 46 18 9 19 58 65 -7 61 
15 Portsmouth 45 14 18 13 54 49 5 60 
16 Newport County 46 14 16 16 54 54 0 58 
17 Huddersfield Town 46 15 12 19 64 59 5 57 
18 Exeter City 46 16 9 21 71 84 -13 57 
19 Doncaster Rovers 46 13 17 16 55 68 -13 56 
20 Walsall 46 13 14 19 51 55 -4 53 
21 Wimbledon 46 14 11 21 61 75 -14 53 
22 Swindon Town 46 13 13 20 55 71 -16 52 
23 Bristol City 46 11 13 22 40 65 -25 46 
24 Chester 45 7 11 27 36 77 -41 32 

* Bristol Rovers deducted 2 points for fielding an ineligible player.

Key: Promotion Relegation