1989–90 Tranmere Rovers F.C. season

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Tranmere Rovers F.C.
1989–90 season
Manager John King
Stadium Prenton Park
Football League Third Division 4th (of 24)
Team colours

John King guided Tranmere Rovers F.C to Leyland DAF Cup victory in 1989–90. Tranmere moved to the top of the Third Division after winning seven of their opening nine games, including a 6–0 victory over Bristol City. They also took Tottenham Hotspur to a Littlewoods Cup fourth round replay. Following a poor spell, they revived their promotion prospects with nine straight wins. Tranmere finished in fourth place, but lost 2–0 to Notts County in the play-off final. They defeated Rochdale 1–0, Scunthorpe United 2–1, Chester City 3–0, Bolton Wanderers 2–1 and Doncaster Rovers 3–1 in the Leyland DAF Cup before beating Bristol Rovers 2–1 in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Bristol Rovers 46 15 8 0 43 14 11 7 5 28 21 71 35 +36 93
2 Bristol City 46 15 5 3 40 16 12 5 6 36 24 76 40 +36 91
3 Notts County 46 17 4 2 40 18 8 8 7 33 35 73 53 +20 87 [notes4 1]
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 5 3 54 22 8 6 9 32 27 86 49 +37 80
5 Bury 46 11 7 5 35 19 10 4 9 35 30 70 49 +21 74
6 Bolton Wanderers 46 12 7 4 32 19 6 8 9 27 29 59 48 +11 69
7 Birmingham City 46 10 7 6 33 19 8 5 10 27 40 60 59 +1 66
8 Huddersfield Town 46 11 5 7 30 23 6 9 8 31 39 61 62 –1 65
9 Rotherham United 46 12 6 5 48 28 5 7 11 23 34 71 62 +9 64
10 Reading 46 10 9 4 33 21 5 10 8 24 32 57 53 +4 64
11 Shrewsbury Town 46 10 9 4 38 24 6 6 11 21 30 59 54 +5 63
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 10 8 5 32 24 5 9 9 24 29 56 54 +2 62
13 Brentford 46 11 4 8 41 31 7 3 13 25 35 66 66 ±0 61
14 Leyton Orient 46 9 6 8 28 24 7 4 12 24 32 52 56 –4 58
15 Mansfield Town 46 13 2 8 34 25 3 5 15 16 40 50 65 –15 55
16 Chester City 46 11 7 5 30 23 2 8 13 13 32 43 55 –12 54
17 Swansea City 46 10 6 7 25 27 4 6 13 20 36 45 63 –18 54
18 Wigan Athletic 46 10 6 7 29 22 3 8 12 19 42 48 64 –16 53
19 Preston North End 46 10 7 6 42 30 4 3 16 23 49 65 79 –14 52
20 Fulham 46 8 8 7 33 27 4 7 12 22 39 55 66 –11 51
21 Cardiff City 46 6 9 8 30 35 6 5 12 21 35 51 70 –19 50
22 Northampton 46 7 7 9 27 31 4 7 12 24 37 51 68 –17 47
23 Blackpool 46 8 6 9 29 33 2 10 11 20 40 49 73 –24 46
24 Walsall 46 6 8 9 23 30 3 6 14 17 42 40 72 –30 41
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  1. ^ Notts County were promoted through the play-offs.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Relegated


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.