1990–91 Tranmere Rovers F.C. season

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Tranmere Rovers F.C.
1990–91 season
Manager John King
Stadium Prenton Park
Football League Third Division 5th (of 24)
Team colours

Tranmere Rovers F.C. won the Third Division play-off final in 1990–91. John King's side lost only two of their first twelve games, with Eddie Bishop scoring a hat-trick over Mansfield Town. After a period of inconsistent form, the re-entered the promotion places with six successive wins. They qualified for the play-offs in fifth position after winning four of their last five matches. Tranmere defeated Brentford 3–2, then beat Bolton Wanderers 1–0 after extra time in the final. They defeated Rotherham United 3–0, Blackpool 2–0, Wigan Athletic 3–0 and Preston North End 4–1 in the Leyland DAF Cup before losing to Birmingham City in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Cambridge United 46 14 5 4 42 22 11 6 6 33 28 75 50 +25 86
2 Southend United 46 13 6 4 34 23 13 1 9 33 28 67 51 +16 85
3 Grimsby Town 46 16 3 4 42 13 8 8 7 24 21 66 34 +32 83
4 Bolton Wanderers 46 14 5 4 33 18 10 6 7 31 32 64 50 +14 83
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 13 5 5 38 21 10 4 9 26 25 64 46 +18 78 [notes3 1]
6 Brentford 46 12 4 7 30 22 9 9 5 29 25 59 47 +12 76
7 Bury 46 12 4 8 31 21 9 9 4 28 26 59 47 +12 76
8 Bradford City 46 13 3 7 36 22 7 7 9 26 32 62 54 +8 70
9 Bournemouth 46 14 6 3 37 20 5 7 11 21 38 58 58 ±0 70
10 Wigan Athletic 46 14 3 6 40 20 6 6 11 31 34 61 54 +7 69
11 Huddersfield Town 46 13 3 7 37 23 5 10 8 20 28 57 51 +6 67
12 Birmingham City 46 8 9 6 21 21 8 8 7 24 28 45 49 –4 65
13 Leyton Orient 46 15 2 6 35 19 3 8 12 20 39 55 58 –3 64
14 Stoke City 46 9 7 7 36 29 7 5 11 19 30 55 59 –4 60
15 Reading 46 11 5 7 34 28 6 3 14 19 38 53 66 –13 59
16 Exeter City 46 12 6 5 35 16 4 3 16 23 36 58 52 +6 57
17 Preston North End 46 11 5 7 33 29 4 6 13 21 38 54 67 –13 56
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 8 7 8 29 22 6 3 14 32 46 61 68 –7 52
19 Chester City 46 10 3 10 27 27 4 6 13 19 31 46 58 –14 51
20 Swansea City 46 8 6 9 31 33 5 3 15 18 39 49 72 –23 48 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1991–92
First round
21 Fulham 46 8 8 7 27 22 2 8 13 14 34 41 56 –15 46
22 Crewe Alexandra 46 6 9 8 35 35 5 2 16 27 45 62 80 –8 44
23 Rotherham United 46 5 10 8 31 38 5 2 16 19 49 50 87 –37 42
24 Mansfield Town 46 5 8 10 23 27 3 6 14 19 36 42 63 –21 38
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  1. ^ Tranmere Rovers won the play-offs and were promoted.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Welsh Cup winners, qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
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.