Barclays League Division Two
Saturday, January 13, 1990

Swindon Town Oldham Athletic
A.McLoughlin (35'), S.White (48', 84')
HT: 1-0 S.McGarvey (63'), N.Adams (89')
Attendance:  7,785   Referee:  K. Morton



 
After taking time to come to terms with Oldham's offside trap, Swindon break through via Alan McLoughlin with ten minutes to go in the first half - but after Steve White doubles the lead early in the second period, Oldham threaten a comeback - McGarvey pulling one back, before the Latics hit the bar with a free-kick. White again nets to put the game beyond the reach of the visitors - a late Neil Adams consolation not enough to prevent the Town leapfrogging their opponents into third place.



 
After taking time to come to terms with Oldham's offside trap, Swindon break through via Alan McLoughlin with ten minutes to go in the first half - but after Steve White doubles the lead early in the second period, Oldham threaten a comeback - McGarvey pulling one back, before the Latics hit the bar with a free-kick. White again nets to put the game beyond the reach of the visitors - a late Neil Adams consolation not enough to prevent the Town leapfrogging their opponents into third place.




Lineups
1
Fraser DIGBY
                 
Jon HALLWORTH
1
2
David KERSLAKE
                 
  Denis IRWIN
2
3
Paul BODIN  
                51'
Wayne HESELTINE
3
4
Alan MCLOUGHLIN  
               
Nick HENRY
4
5
Colin CALDERWOOD  
                 
Ian MARSHALL
5
6
Jon GITTENS
                 
  Earl BARRETT
6

7
Tom JONES
 70'
            
Neil ADAMS
7

8
Duncan SHEARER  
                 
Roger PALMER
8
9
Steve WHITE
         66'     
Neil REDFEARN
9
10
Ross MACLAREN
                 
  Mike MILLIGAN
10
11
Steve FOLEY
                 
Rick HOLDEN
11
Substitutes
12
John CORNWELL

70' 
              
Gary WILLIAMS
12
14
Shaun CLOSE
            
51' 
Scott MCGARVEY
14













Results on Saturday, January 13, 1990: League Table

 
  Blackburn Rovers 1 - 2 Leeds United  
  Bradford City 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers  
  Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 1 Barnsley  
  Hull City 1 - 4 AFC Bournemouth   
  Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Sheffield United  
  Newcastle United 5 - 4 Leicester City  
  Plymouth Argyle 1 - 1 West Ham United  
  Stoke City 1 - 2 Portsmouth  
  Swindon Town 3 - 2 Oldham Athletic  
  Watford 0 - 1 Oxford United  
  West Bromwich Albion 2 - 3 Port Vale  

Table as at Saturday, January 13, 1990:

  TEAM P W D L F A GD Pts 
1 Leeds United 26 15 7 4 44 26 18 52 
2 Sheffield United 26 13 9 4 42 30 12 48 
3 Swindon Town 26 12 7 7 48 36 12 43 
4 Sunderland 25 11 9 5 44 37 7 42 
5 Oldham Athletic 26 11 9 6 37 31 6 42 
6 Ipswich Town 25 11 8 6 37 33 4 41 
7 Newcastle United 25 11 7 7 46 35 11 40 
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 9 9 8 41 34 7 36 
9 Oxford United 26 10 6 10 37 36 1 36 
10 West Ham United 26 9 8 9 37 32 5 35 
11 Blackburn Rovers 25 8 11 6 46 42 4 35 
12 Port Vale 26 8 10 8 37 33 4 34 
13 Watford 26 9 6 11 34 34 0 33 
14 AFC Bournemouth 26 9 6 11 40 44 -4 33 
15 Leicester City 26 9 6 11 37 44 -7 33 
16 Plymouth Argyle 25 8 6 11 37 39 -2 30 
17 West Bromwich Albion 26 7 8 11 43 45 -2 29 
18 Brighton and Hove Albion 26 8 5 13 32 38 -6 29 
19 Portsmouth 26 6 10 10 34 41 -7 28 
20 Bradford City 26 6 10 10 30 37 -7 28 
21 Middlesbrough 25 7 6 12 29 39 -10 27 
22 Barnsley 26 7 6 13 28 49 -21 27 
23 Hull City 25 5 11 9 29 37 -8 26 
24 Stoke City 25 4 10 11 23 40 -17 22 

Key: Promotion places Play-offs Relegation