1991 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season 1990–91
Champions Notts County
(Second Division)
Tranmere Rovers
(Third Division)
Torquay United
(Fourth Division)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 36 (2.4 per match)
Biggest home win Brighton 4–1 Millwall
(Second Division)
Biggest away win Millwall 1–2 Brighton
(Second Division)
Highest scoring Brighton 4–1 Millwall
(5 goals)
Highest attendance 59,940 – Brighton v Notts County
(Second Division final)
Lowest attendance 5,600 – Torquay v Burnley
(Fourth Division semi-final)
Average attendance 17,629
1990
1992

The Football League play-offs for the 1990–91 season were held in May and June 1991, with the finals taking place at Wembley Stadium. The play-off semi-finals were also played over two legs and were contested by the teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Football League Second Division, the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th placed teams in the Football League Third Division and the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place teams in the Football League Fourth Division table. The winners of the semi-finals progressed through to the finals, with the winner of these matches gaining promotion for the following season.

Second Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Notts County 46 23 11 12 76 55 +21 80
5 Millwall 46 20 13 13 70 51 +19 73
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 21 7 18 63 69 0–6 70
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 9 17 66 47 +19 69

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
19 May 1991
12:00
Brighton & Hove Albion 4–1 Millwall
Barham Goal 40'
Small Goal 53'
Walker Goal 55'
Codner Goal 60'
Stephenson Goal 14'
Goldstone Ground, Brighton
Attendance: 15,390
Referee: Keith Hackett

19 May 1991
12:00
Middlesbrough 1–1 Notts County
Phillips Goal 86' Turner Goal 27'
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough
Attendance: 22,343
Referee: Tony Ward
Second leg
22 May 1991
19:45
Millwall 1–2 Brighton & Hove Albion
McGinlay Goal 17' Codner Goal 47'
Robinson Goal 72'
The Den, London
Attendance: 17,370
Referee: John Martin

Brighton & Hove Albion won 6–2 on aggregate.


22 May 1991
19:45
Notts County 1–0 Middlesbrough
Harding Goal 78'
Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Attendance: 16,249

Notts County won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

2 June 1991
15:00
Brighton and Hove Albion 1–3 Notts County
Wilkins Goal 89' Johnson Goal 29'59'
Regis Goal 71'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,940
Referee: David Elleray

Third Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Bolton Wanderers 46 24 11 11 64 50 +14 83
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 23 9 14 64 46 +18 78
6 Brentford 46 21 13 12 59 47 +12 76
7 Bury 46 20 13 13 67 56 +11 73

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
19 May 1991
12:00
Bury 1–1 Bolton Wanderers
Lee Goal 42' (pen.) Philliskirk Goal 59' (pen.)
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 8,000

19 May 1991
15:00
Brentford 2–2 Tranmere Rovers
Evans Goal 13'
Godfrey Goal 90'
Cooper Goal 52'72'
Griffin Park, London
Attendance: 9,330
Second leg
22 May 1991
19:30
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Bury
Philliskirk Goal 45'
Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 19,198

Bolton Wanderers won 2–1 on aggregate.


22 May 1991
19:30
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Brentford
Brannan Goal 34'
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 11,438

Tranmere Rovers won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

1 June 1991
15:00
Bolton Wanderers 0–1 (a.e.t.) Tranmere Rovers
Malkin Goal 98'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 30,217
Referee: Keith Hackett

Fourth Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 Blackpool 46 23 10 13 78 47 +31 79
6 Burnley 46 23 10 13 70 51 +19 79
7 Torquay United 46 18 18 10 64 47 +17 72
8 Scunthorpe United 46 20 11 15 71 62 0+9 71

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
19 May 1991
12:00
Scunthorpe United 1–1 Blackpool
Lillis Goal 77' Rodwell Goal 57'
Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
Attendance: 6,536

19 May 1991
12:00
Torquay United 2–0 Burnley
Edwards Goal 5'
Elliott Goal 83'
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 5,600
Second leg
22 May 1991
19:30
Blackpool 2–1 Scunthorpe United
Eyres Goal 55'66' Hill Goal 38'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 7,596

Blackpool won 3–2 on aggregate.


22 May 1991
19:30
Burnley 1–0 Torquay United
Evans Goal 90' (o.g.)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,620

Torquay United won 2–1 on aggregate.

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