1988–89 Tranmere Rovers F.C. season

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Tranmere Rovers F.C.
1988–89 season
Manager John King
Stadium Prenton Park
Football League Fourth Division 2nd (of 24)
Team colours

Striker Ian Muir scored 21 goals as Tranmere Rovers F.C. won promotion in the 1988–89 season. John King's side failed to win any of their opening four league games, but lost just two of their next eleven matches, whilst also reaching the fourth round of the Littlewoods Cup. The 1–0 victory at Scunthorpe United on New Year's Even started a run of only two defeats in 21 games that took Tranmere to the top of the Fourth Division with four matches remaining. Ian Muir and Steve Vickers were ever-present as the team finished runners-up.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Rotherham United 46 13 6 4 44 18 9 10 4 32 17 76 35 +41 82
2 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 6 2 34 13 6 11 6 28 30 62 43 +19 80
3 Crewe Alexandra 46 13 7 3 42 24 8 8 7 25 24 67 48 +19 78
4 Scunthorpe United 46 11 9 3 40 22 10 5 8 37 35 77 57 +20 77
5 Scarborough 46 12 7 4 33 23 9 7 7 34 29 67 52 +15 77
6 Leyton Orient 46 16 2 5 61 19 5 10 8 25 31 86 50 +36 75 [notes5 1]
7 Wrexham 46 12 7 4 44 28 7 7 9 33 35 77 63 +14 71
8 Cambridge United 46 13 7 3 45 25 5 7 11 26 37 71 62 +9 68
9 Grimsby Town 46 11 9 3 33 18 6 6 11 32 41 65 59 +6 66
10 Lincoln City 46 12 6 5 39 26 6 4 13 25 34 64 60 +4 64
11 York City 46 10 8 5 43 27 7 5 11 19 36 62 63 –1 64
12 Carlisle United 46 9 6 8 26 25 6 9 8 27 27 53 52 +1 60
13 Exeter City 46 14 4 5 46 23 4 2 17 19 45 65 68 –3 60
14 Torquay United 46 15 2 6 32 23 2 6 15 13 37 45 60 –15 59
15 Hereford United 46 11 8 4 40 27 3 8 12 26 45 66 72 –6 58
16 Burnley 46 12 6 5 35 20 2 7 14 17 41 52 61 –9 55
17 Peterborough United 46 10 3 10 29 32 4 9 10 23 42 52 74 –22 54
18 Rochdale 46 10 10 3 32 26 3 4 16 24 56 56 82 –26 53
19 Hartlepool United 46 10 6 7 33 33 4 4 15 17 45 50 78 –28 52
20 Stockport County 46 8 10 5 31 20 2 11 10 23 32 54 52 +2 51
21 Halifax Town 46 10 7 6 42 27 3 4 16 27 48 69 75 –6 50
22 Colchester United 46 8 7 8 35 30 4 7 12 25 48 60 78 –18 50
23 Doncaster Rovers 46 9 6 8 32 32 4 4 15 17 46 49 78 –29 49
24 Darlington 46 3 12 8 28 38 5 6 12 25 38 53 76 –23 42
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  1. ^ Leyton Orient won the play-offs and were promoted.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
New club in the league
Relegated to Conference


References[edit]

  • Leigh, Edwards (17 December 2011). "Tranmere Rovers classic campaigns". Official matchday programme (Stevenage F.C.) (12): 21. 
  • Upton, Gilbert; Wilson, Steve (November 1997). Tranmere Rovers 1921–1997: A Complete Record. ISBN 978-0-9518648-2-1.