1993 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season 1992–93
Champions Swindon Town
(First Division)
West Bromwich Albion
(Second Division)
York City
(Third Division)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 47 (3.13 per match)
Biggest home win Crewe 5–1 Walsall
(Third Division)
Biggest away win Walsall 2–4 Crewe
(Third Division)
Highest scoring Leicester 3–4 Swindon
(7 goals)
Highest attendance 73,802 – Leicester v Swindon
(First Division final)
Lowest attendance 6,196 – Crewe v Walsall
(Third Division semi-final)
Average attendance 21,320
1992
1994

The Football League play-offs for the 1992–93 season were held in May 1993, with the finals taking place at Wembley Stadium in London. The play-off semi-finals were played over two legs and were contested by the teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Football League First Division and Football League Second Division and the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th placed teams in the Football League Third 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.

Background[edit]

The Football League play-offs have been held every year since 1987. They take place for each division following the conclusion of the regular season and are contested by the four clubs finishing below the automatic promotion places.

First Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Portsmouth 46 26 10 10 80 46 +34 88
4 Tranmere Rovers 46 23 10 13 72 56 +16 79
5 Swindon Town 46 21 13 12 74 59 +15 76
6 Leicester City 46 22 10 14 71 64 0+7 76

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
16 May 1993
13:00
Leicester City 1–0 Portsmouth
Joachim Goal 86'
City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 24,538
Referee: Keith Hackett

16 May 1993
14:50
Swindon Town 3–1 Tranmere Rovers
Vickers Goal 2' (o.g.)
Mitchell Goal 3'
Maskell Goal 27'
Morrissey Goal 58'
County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 14,230
Referee: Allan Gunn
Second leg
19 May 1993
19:30
Tranmere Rovers 3–2 Swindon Town
Proctor Goal 45'
Nevin Goal 64'
Irons Goal 83' (pen.)
Moncur Goal 28'
Maskell Goal 81'
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 16,083
Referee: Paul Durkin

Swindon Town won 5–4 on aggregate.


19 May 1993
19:45
Portsmouth 2–2 Leicester City
McLoughlin Goal 51'
Kristensen Goal 72'
Ormondroyd Goal 53'
Thompson Goal 69'
Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Attendance: 25,438
Referee: Roger Milford

Leicester City won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

31 May 1993
14:30
Leicester City 3–4 Swindon Town
Joachim Goal 57'
Walsh Goal 68'
Thompson Goal 69'
Hoddle Goal 42'
Maskell Goal 47'
Taylor Goal 53'
Bodin Goal 84' (pen.)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 73,802
Referee: David Elleray

Second Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Port Vale 46 26 11 9 79 44 +35 89
4 West Bromwich Albion 46 25 10 11 88 54 +34 85
5 Swansea City 46 20 13 13 65 47 +18 73
6 Stockport County 46 19 15 12 81 57 +24 72

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
16 May 1993
12:00
Stockport County 1–1 Port Vale
Gannon Goal 5' (pen.) Glover Goal 24'
Edgeley Park, Stockport
Attendance: 7,856
Referee: Alan Wilkie

16 May 1993
15:00
Swansea City 2–1 West Bromwich Albion
McFarlane Goal 50'
Hayes Goal 65'
McFarlane Goal 72' (o.g.)
Vetch Field, Swansea
Attendance: 13,917
Second leg
19 May 1993
19:45
Port Vale 1–0 Stockport County
Foyle Goal 84'
Vale Park, Stoke-on-Trent
Attendance: 12,689
Referee: David Elleray

Port Vale won 2–1 on aggregate.


19 May 1993
19:45
West Bromwich Albion 2–0 Swansea City
Hunt Goal 10'
Hamilton Goal 20'
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Attendance: 26,045

West Bromwich Albion won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

30 May 1993
14:30
Port Vale 0–3 West Bromwich Albion
Hunt Goal 66'
Reid Goal 82'
Donovan Goal 90'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 53,471
Referee: Roger Milford

Third Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 York City 46 21 12 9 72 45 +27 75
5 Walsall 46 22 7 13 76 61 +15 73
6 Crewe Alexandra 46 21 7 13 75 56 +19 70
7 Bury 46 18 9 15 63 55 0+8 63

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
16 May 1993
15:00
Bury 0–0 York City
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 6,520

16 May 1993
15:00
Crewe Alexandra 5–1 Walsall
Naylor Goal 19'39'
Clarkson Goal 45'
Edwards Goal 50'
Ward Goal 83'
Cecere Goal 38'
Gresty Road, Crewe
Attendance: 6,196
Second leg
19 May 1993
19:45
Walsall 2–4 Crewe Alexandra
Clarke Goal 18'
O'Connor Goal 78'
Naylor Goal 31'42'88'
Ward Goal 77'
Bescot Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 7,398

Crewe Alexandra won 9–3 on aggregate.


19 May 1993
19:45
York City 1–0 Bury
Swann Goal 59'
Bootham Crescent, York
Attendance: 9,206

York City won 1–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

29 May 1993
14:30
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 (a.e.t.) York City
McKearney Goal 119' (pen.) Swann Goal 104'
  Penalties  
McKearney Penalty scored
Smith Penalty scored
Whalley Penalty missed
Ward Penalty scored
3–5 Penalty scored McCarthy
Penalty scored Barnes
Penalty scored Canham
Penalty scored Pepper
Penalty scored Hall
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 22,416
Referee: Allan Gunn

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