1992–93 Swindon Town F.C. season

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Swindon Town
1992–93 season
Chairman Ray Hardman
Manager Glenn Hoddle
Stadium County Ground, Swindon
First Division 5th (promoted)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Maskell (21)
All: Maskell (23)
Highest home attendance 17,574
vs. Newcastle United
Lowest home attendance 3,293
vs. Torquay United

The 1992–93 season was Swindon Town's 6th consecutive season in the second tier of English football after winning promotion in 1986-87.

Season summary[edit]

Swindon won promotion to the Premier League and the top flight for the first time in the club's history after beating Leicester City in the play-off final at Wembley. Hoddle moved to Chelsea during the summer of 1993 and was replaced by assistant John Gorman.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Newcastle United 46 16 6 1 58 15 13 3 7 34 23 92 38 +54 96
2 West Ham United 46 16 5 2 50 17 10 5 8 31 24 81 41 +40 88
3 Portsmouth 46 19 2 2 48 9 7 8 8 32 37 80 46 +34 88
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 4 4 48 24 8 6 9 24 32 72 56 +16 79
5 Swindon Town 46 15 5 3 41 23 6 8 9 33 36 74 59 +15 76
6 Leicester City 46 14 5 4 43 24 8 5 10 28 40 71 64 +7 76
7 Millwall 46 14 6 3 46 21 4 10 9 19 32 65 53 +12 70
8 Derby County 46 11 2 10 40 33 8 7 8 28 24 68 57 +11 66
9 Grimsby Town 46 12 6 5 33 25 7 1 15 25 32 58 57 +1 64
10 Peterborough United 46 7 11 5 30 26 9 3 11 25 37 55 63 – 8 62
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 11 6 6 37 26 5 7 11 20 30 57 56 +1 61
12 Charlton Athletic 46 10 8 5 28 19 6 5 12 21 27 49 46 +3 61
13 Barnsley 46 12 4 7 29 19 5 5 13 27 41 56 60 – 4 60
14 Oxford United 46 8 7 8 29 21 6 7 10 24 35 53 56 – 3 56
15 Bristol City 46 10 7 6 29 25 4 7 12 20 42 49 67 – 18 56
16 Watford 46 8 7 8 27 30 6 6 11 30 41 57 71 – 14 55
17 Notts County 46 10 7 6 33 21 2 9 12 22 49 55 70 – 15 52
18 Southend United 46 9 8 6 33 22 4 5 14 21 42 54 64 – 10 52
19 Birmingham City 46 10 4 9 30 32 3 8 12 20 40 50 72 – 22 51
20 Luton Town 46 6 13 4 26 26 4 8 11 22 36 48 62 – 14 51
21 Sunderland 46 9 6 8 34 28 4 5 14 16 36 50 64 – 14 50
22 Brentford 46 7 6 10 28 30 6 4 13 24 41 52 71 – 19 49
23 Cambridge United 46 8 6 9 29 32 3 10 10 19 37 48 69 – 21 49
24 Bristol Rovers 46 6 6 11 30 42 4 5 14 25 45 55 87 – 32 41
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

NB In the Football League goals scored (F) takes precedence over goal difference

Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Swindon Town's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
15 August 1992 Sunderland H 1–0 11,094 Hoddle
19 August 1992 Bristol Rovers A 4–3 6,150 Taylor, Mitchell (2), Bodin (pen)
22 August 1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–2 15,493 Maskell, Taylor
29 August 1992 Cambridge United H 4–1 8,134 Taylor, Maskell (3, 1 pen)
5 September 1992 Millwall A 1–2 8,091 Maskell
12 September 1992 Bristol Rovers H 2–2 10,006 Mitchell, Maskell
20 September 1992 Oxford United H 2–2 7,717 Ling, Taylor
26 September 1992 Charlton Athletic A 0–2 6,742
29 September 1992 Grimsby Town H 1–0 5,759 Maskell
3 October 1992 Watford H 3–1 7,723 Maskell (2), Taylor
10 October 1992 Portsmouth A 1–3 12,442 White
17 October 1992 Notts County H 5–1 7,589 Ling, Mitchell, Summerbee, Moncur, Horlock
24 October 1992 West Ham United A 1–0 17,842 Maskell
31 October 1992 Barnsley H 1–0 7,784 Maskell (pen)
3 November 1992 Brentford H 0–2 7,832
8 November 1992 Newcastle United A 0–0 28,091
14 November 1992 Southend United H 3–2 7,777 Maskell (2), Ling
21 November 1992 Bristol City A 2–2 14,066 Maskell, Summerbee
29 November 1992 Peterborough United A 3–3 5,976 Taylor (2), Maskell
6 December 1992 Derby County H 2–4 8,924 Hazard, Maskell
20 December 1992 Leicester City A 2–4 15,088 Hazard, Walsh (own goal)
9 January 1993 Oxford United A 1–0 9,146 White
12 January 1993 Birmingham City H 0–0 14,398
16 January 1993 Charlton Athletic H 2–2 8,605 Summerbee, Calderwood
26 January 1993 Grimsby Town A 1–2 5,207 Bodin
30 January 1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–0 12,854 Bodin
6 February 1993 Sunderland A 1–0 17,234 Bodin
13 February 1993 Millwall H 3–0 10,544 White, Bodin, Taylor
20 February 1993 Cambridge United A 0–1 5,437
23 February 1993 Tranmere Rovers H 2–0 10,059 Mitchell (2)
27 February 1993 Portsmouth H 1–0 14,077 Bodin
6 March 1993 Watford A 4–0 8,791 White (3), Mitchell
10 March 1993 Southend United A 1–1 4,317 White
13 March 1993 Newcastle United H 2–1 17,574 Bodin (pen), Calderwood
17 March 1993 Luton Town A 0–0 8,902
21 March 1993 Derby County A 1–2 12,166 Taylor
24 March 1993 Bristol City H 2–1 13,157 Marwood, Bodin (pen)
27 March 1993 Brentford A 0–0 10,197
3 April 1993 Peterborough United H 1–0 10,314 Bodin
6 April 1993 Tranmere Rovers A 1–3 8,335 Mitchell
10 April 1993 Luton Town H 1–0 10,934 Bodin
12 April 1993 Birmingham City A 6–4 17,903 Taylor, Maskell (2), Mitchell (3)
17 April 1993 Leicester City H 1–1 15,428 Taylor
24 April 1993 Notts County A 1–1 8,382 Bodin (pen)
2 May 1993 West Ham United H 1–3 17,004 Hazard
8 May 1993 Barnsley A 0–1 6,031

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1992-93 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 4 January 1993 Queens Park Rangers A 0–3 12,106

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 22 September 1992 Torquay United A 6–0 3,560 Maskell, Mitchell (2), Ling, Taylor, White
R2 Second Leg 6 October 1992 Torquay United H 3–2 (won 9-2 on agg) 3,293 Hoddle, White, Mitchell
R3 27 October 1992 Oldham Athletic H 0–1 8,811

Anglo-Italian Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
PR Group 7 1 September 1992 Oxford United A 3–1 4,069 Maskell, Summerbee, Berkley
PR Group 7 16 September 1992 Brentford H 1–2 3,819 Mitchell

Play-Offs[edit]

First Leg Swindon Town 3–1 Tranmere Rovers
Second Leg Tranmere Rovers 3–2 Swindon Town

After a fairly quiet first half, Swindon Town led 1–0 thanks to a goal from player/manager Glenn Hoddle 3 minuted before the break. The match then took off with an exciting second half, just 2 minutes after the restart Craig Maskell put Swindon 2–0 to the good after he finished off a pass from John Moncur, then a header by Shaun Taylor gave Swindon a three goal advantage six minutes later. At 3–0 Swindon should have been comfortable, but 4 minutes later Julian Joachim pulled one back for Leicester to give them hope. It got better for Leicester as 11 minutes later Steve Walsh raced through to make it 3–2, and just a minute after that Steve Thompson equalised wrapping up an astonishing come-back by Leicester, scoring 3 goals in 12 minutes. However, it turned out to be in vain, when Swindon were awarded a contentious penalty 6 minutes from time after Kevin Poole was alleged to have brought down Steve White in the area. Paul Bodin converted the penalty to finish the game at 4–3 and sent Swindon to the Premier League, while Leicester were left to rue a second year of misery, having lost in the play-off final thanks to controversial penalty for the second year running.[2]

Eurosport placed the game at #94 on its list of the 100 Greatest football matches of all-time.[3]

Match details[edit]

31 May 1993
15:00 BST
Leicester City 3 – 4 Swindon Town
Joachim Goal 57'
Walsh Goal 68'
Thompson Goal 69'
Report Hoddle Goal 42'
Maskell Goal 47'
Taylor Goal 53'
Bodin Goal 84' (pen.)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 73,802
Referee: David Elleray (Harrow)
LEICESTER CITY:
GK 1 England Kevin Poole
RB 2 England Gary Mills (c)
LB 3 England Mike Whitlow
CB 4 England Richard Smith
FW 5 England Steve Walsh Booked
CB 6 Northern Ireland Colin Hill
RM 7 Australia David Oldfield
CM 8 England Steve Thompson
FW 9 England Julian Joachim
CM 10 England Steve Agnew
LM 11 England Lee Philpott
Substitutes:
FW 12 England Ian Ormondroyd
MF 14 England Colin Gibson
Manager:
England Brian Little
SWINDON TOWN:
GK 1 England Fraser Digby
RB 2 England Nicky Summerbee
LB 3 Wales Paul Bodin
CM 4 England Glenn Hoddle Booked
CB 5 Scotland Colin Calderwood (c)
CB 6 England Shaun Taylor
CM 7 England John Moncur Substituted off 88'
LM 8 Scotland Ross MacLaren
FW 9 Australia David Mitchell
RM 10 England Martin Ling
FW 11 England Craig Maskell Substituted off 78'
Substitutes:
FW 12 England Steve White Substituted in 78'
MF 14 England Micky Hazard Substituted in 88'
Player/Manager:
England Glenn Hoddle

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Two named substitutes.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

Appearances[edit]

Last updated 28 June 2011
No. Nat Pos Player Total Division One FA Cup League Cup AIC
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England MF Austin Berkley 1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 1
Wales DF Paul Bodin 42 12 37+1 12 1+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
Scotland DF Colin Calderwood 54 2 49+0 2 0+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
England FW Shaun Close 9 0 1+6 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
England GK Fraser Digby 39 0 36+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0
England GK Nicky Hammond 16 0 13+0 0 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Chris Hamon 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Micky Hazard 39 3 30+4 3 1+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
England DF Glen Hoddle 49 3 44+1 2 1+0 0 3+0 1 0+0 0
England FW Paul Hunt 6 0 3+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
Northern Ireland MF Kevin Horlock 17 1 13+1 1 1+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Martin Ling 52 4 46+0 3 1+0 0 3+0 1 2+0 0
Scotland MF Ross MacLaren 25 0 25+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Brian Marwood 11 1 6+5 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Craig Maskell 41 23 34+2 21 1+0 0 2+0 1 2+0 1
Australia FW Dave Mitchell 49 16 40+4 12 1+0 0 3+0 3 1+0 1
England MF John Moncur 19 2 14+3 2 0+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
England DF Eddie Murray 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Republic of Ireland DF Wayne O'Sullivan 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England MF Marcus Phillips 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
England DF Nicky Summerbee 48 4 39+3 3 0+1 0 2+1 0 2+0 1
England DF Shaun Taylor 54 13 49+0 12 1+0 0 3+0 1 1+0 0
England DF Adrian Viveash 6 0 5+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England FW Steve White 43 9 21+16 7 1+0 0 1+2 2 0+2 0
Players who had a loan spell or left the club during the season:
England DF David Kerslake (left for Leeds United on 11/03/93) 36 0 30+1 0 1+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0
England MF Andy Gray (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

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