1990–91 Bolton Wanderers F.C. season

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Bolton Wanderers
1990–91 season
Chairman England Gordon Hargreaves
Manager England Phil Neal
Stadium Burnden Park
Third Division 4th
FA Cup 4th Round
Rumbelows Cup 2nd Round
Leyland DAF Cup Northern Section Semi Final
Top goalscorer League: Tony Philliskirk (19)
All: Tony Philliskirk (28)
Highest home attendance 19,198 v Bury
22 May 1991
Lowest home attendance 3,101 v Huddersfield Town
4 September 1990

The 1990–1991 season was the 112th season in Bolton Wanderers F.C.'s existence, and their third successive season in the Football League Third Division. It covers the period from 1 July 1990 to 30 June 1991.

Playing Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Wales GK David Felgate
England GK Kevin Rose
England DF Phil Brown
England DF Barry Cowdrill
England DF Paul Comstive
England DF Mark Seagraves
England DF Alan Stubbs
England DF Stuart Storer
England DF Steve Thompson
England DF David Burke
England DF Scott Green
England DF Gary Henshaw
England DF Mark Came
England DF Dean Crombie
No. Position Player
England DF Mark Winstanley
England DF Nicky Spooner
England MF Julian Darby
England MF Sammy Lee
England MF Neil Fisher
England MF Robbie Savage
Jamaica FW Tony Cunningham
England FW Tony Philliskirk
England FW Mark Patterson
England FW David Reeves
England FW Ian Stevens
England FW Mike Jeffrey
England Paul Hughes

Results[edit]

Barclays League Division Three[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
25 August 1990 Shrewsbury Town A 1 – 0 Storer 4,608
1 September 1990 Bradford City H 0 – 1 7,031
8 September 1990 Huddersfield Town A 0 – 4 5,419
15 September 1990 Crewe Alexandra H 3 – 2 Green, Philliskirk, Darby 4,933
18 September 1990 Preston North End H 1 – 2 Darby 5,844
22 September 1990 Brentford A 2 – 4 Green, Reeves 5,077
28 September 1990 Wigan Athletic A 1 – 2 Philliskirk 4,366
2 October 1990 Mansfield Town H 1 – 1 Reeves 3,631
5 October 1990 Stoke City H 0 – 1 8,521
13 October 1990 Bury A 2 – 2 Thompson, Philliskirk 5,634
20 October 1990 Leyton Orient A 1 – 0 Storer 4,121
23 October 1990 Rotherham United H 0 – 0 4,692
27 October 1990 Swansea City H 1 – 0 Philliskirk 4,158
3 November 1990 Chester City A 2 – 0 Reeves, Philliskirk 2,553
10 November 1990 Reading H 3 – 1 Thompson, Reeves 4,648
24 November 1990 Grimsby Town A 1 – 0 Green 6,240
1 December 1990 Tranmere Rovers H 2 – 1 Green, Philliskirk 6,941
15 December 1990 Fulham A 1 – 0 Philiskirk 3,466
22 December 1990 Cambridge United H 2 – 2 Storer, Thompson 5,800
26 December 1990 Southend United A 1 – 1 Green 7,539
29 December 1990 Birmingham City A 3 – 1 Reeves, Philliskirk, Darby 7,318
1 January 1991 Bournemouth H 4 – 1 Comstive (2), Philliskirk, Darby 7,639
12 January 1991 Bradford City A 1 – 1 Philliskirk 8,764
19 January 1991 Shrewsbury Town H 1 – 0 Thompson 6,164
2 February 1991 Preston North End A 2 – 1 Philliskirk (2) 9,844
5 February 1991 Brentford H 1 – 0 (Own goal) 6,731
9 February 1991 Huddersfield Town H 1 – 1 Philliskirk 7,947
13 February 1991 Exeter City H 0 – 1 5,532
16 February 1991 Grimsby Town H 0 – 0 10,318
23 February 1991 Reading A 1 – 0 Cowdrill 5,997
1 March 1991 Tranmere Rovers A 1 – 1 Patterson 10,076
9 March 1991 Fulham H 3 – 0 Patterson, Philiskirk (2) 7,316
12 March 1991 Mansfield Town A 0 – 4 3,611
16 March 1991 Wigan Athletic H 2 – 1 Reeves, Darby 7,812
19 March 1991 Bury H 1 – 3 Green 9,006
22 March 1991 Stoke City A 2 – 2 Storer, Darby 13,869
26 March 1991 Exeter City A 1 – 2 Reeves 4,009
30 March 1991 Southend United H 1 – 0 Darby 10,666
2 April 1991 Cambridge United A 1 – 2 Philliskirk 7,763
7 April 1991 Birmingham City H 3 – 1 Cunningham, Philliskirk, Darby 11,280
13 April 1991 Southend United A 0 – 1 7,156
16 April 1991 Crewe Alexandra A 3 – 1 Philliskirk (2), Reeves 4,419
20 April 1991 Leyton Orient H 1 – 0 Reeves 7,926
27 April 1991 Rotherham United A 2 – 2 Cunningham (2) 8,045
4 May 1991 Swansea City A 2 – 1 Storer, Darby 4,713
11 May 1991 Chester City H 1 – 0 Cunningham 12,826
Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
3. Grimsby Town 46 24 11 11 66 34 32 83
4. Bolton Wanderers 46 24 11 11 64 50 14 83
5. Tranmere Rovers 46 23 9 14 64 46 18 78

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Barclays League Division Three Play-Offs[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
19 May 1991 Semi-Final First Leg Bury A 1 – 1 Philliskirk 8,000
22 May 1991 Semi Final Second Leg Bury H 1 – 0
2 – 1 (agg)
Philliskirk 19,198
1 June 1991 Final Tranmere Rovers Wembley Stadium 0 – 1 30,217

F.A. Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
17 November 1990 Round 1 Witton Albion A 2 – 1 Darby, Comstive 3,790
11 December 1990 Round 2 Chesterfield A 4 – 3 Storer, Thompson, Reeves, Philliskirk 4,836
5 January 1991 Round 3 Barrow H 1 – 0 Philliskirk 11,475
26 January 1991 Round 4 Manchester United A 0 – 1 43,293

Rumbelows Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
29 August 1990 Round 1 First Leg Huddersfield Town A 3 – 0 Philliskirk, Darby (2) 4,444
8 September 1990 Round 1 Second Leg Huddersfield Town H 2 – 1
5 – 1 (agg)
Stubbs, Darby 3,101
26 September 1990 Round 2 First Leg Coventry City A 2 – 4 Philliskirk 6,193
9 October 1990 Round 2 Second Leg Coventry City H 2 – 3
4 – 7 (agg)
Philliskirk 5,222

Leyland DAF Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
6 November 1990 Group Stage Game One Tranmere Rovers H 1 – 0 Reeves 3,178
18 December 1990 Group Stage Game Two Blackpool A 0 – 3 2,579

Top scorers[edit]

P Player Position FL FAC LC LD Total
1 England Tony Philliskirk Striker 19 2 5 0 28
2 England Julian Darby Midfielder 09 1 3 0 13
3 England David Reeves Striker 10 1 0 1 12
4= England Stuart Storer Midfielder 05 1 0 0 06
4= England Scott Green Midfielder 06 0 0 0 06
4= England Steve Thompson Midfielder 05 1 0 0 06