1995–96 Portsmouth F.C. season

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Portsmouth
1995–96 season
Manager England Terry Fenwick
Stadium Fratton Park
Football League First Division 21st
FA Cup Third round
Coca-Cola Cup First round
Top goalscorer Hall/McLoughlin (10)
Highest home attendance 14,434 vs. Derby County (16 September 1995)
Lowest home attendance 6,002 vs. Oldham Athletic (2 December 1995)
Average home league attendance 9,406

During the 1995–96 English football season, Portsmouth F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

In Terry Fenwick's first full season in charge of Portsmouth, relegation to Division Two was avoided on the last day of the 1995-96 season (on goal difference) when Pompey won away at Huddersfield Town while other results went the club's way.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A Pts
1. Sunderland 46 22 17 7 59 33 83
2. Derby County 46 21 16 9 71 51 79
3. Crystal Palace 46 20 15 11 67 48 75
4. Stoke City 46 20 13 13 60 49 73
5. Leicester City 46 19 14 13 66 60 71
6. Charlton Athletic 46 17 20 9 57 45 71
7. Ipswich Town 46 19 12 15 79 69 69
8. Huddersfield Town 46 17 12 17 61 58 63
9. Sheffield United 46 16 14 16 57 54 62
10. Barnsley 46 14 18 14 60 66 60
11. West Bromwich Albion 46 16 12 18 60 68 60
12. Port Vale 46 15 15 16 59 66 60
13. Tranmere Rovers 46 14 17 15 64 60 59
14. Southend United 46 15 14 17 52 61 59
15. Birmingham City 46 15 13 18 61 64 58
16. Norwich City 46 14 15 17 59 55 57
17. Grimsby Town 46 14 14 18 55 69 56
18. Oldham Athletic 46 14 14 18 54 50 56
19. Reading 46 13 17 16 54 63 56
20. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 13 16 17 56 62 55
21. Portsmouth 46 13 13 20 61 69 52
22. Millwall 46 13 13 20 43 63 52
23. Watford 46 10 18 18 62 70 48
24. Luton Town 46 11 12 23 40 64 45
Key
Promoted to the Premiership
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division Two

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

Results[edit]

Portsmouth's score comes first

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 1995 Southend United H 4–2 10,630 Creaney (2), Rees, Tilson (own goal)
19 August 1995 Grimsby Town A 1–2 4,515 McLoughlin (pen)
26 August 1995 Reading H 0–0 9,917
30 August 1995 Leicester City A 2–4 15,170 Hall, Creaney (pen)
2 September 1995 Millwall H 0–1 8,023
9 September 1995 Port Vale A 2–0 7,374 Burton, Griffiths (pen)
12 September 1995 Sunderland A 1–1 12,282 McLoughlin (pen)
16 September 1995 Derby County H 2–2 14,434 Gittens, McLoughlin
23 September 1995 Tranmere Rovers H 0–2 11,127
30 September 1995 Luton Town A 1–3 7,795 Walsh
7 October 1995 Oldham Athletic A 1–1 5,937 Simpson
14 October 1995 Birmingham City H 0–1 10,006
21 October 1995 West Bromwich Albion A 1–2 16,257 McLoughlin (pen)
28 October 1995 Watford H 4–2 7,025 Simpson, Stimson, Allen, Carter
4 November 1995 Sheffield United A 1–4 11,281 Simpson
11 November 1995 Huddersfield Town H 1–1 6,876 Simpson
18 November 1995 Stoke City H 3–3 8,030 McLoughlin (2), Walsh
21 November 1995 Barnsley A 0–0 6,187
25 November 1995 Ipswich Town A 2–3 10,286 Allen, Walsh
2 December 1995 Oldham Athletic H 2–1 6,002 Allen, McLoughlin (pen)
9 December 1995 Tranmere Rovers A 2–1 6,678 Durnin, Hall
16 December 1995 Luton Town H 4–0 7,012 Hall (2), Carter, Walsh
23 December 1995 Norwich City H 1–0 9,960 Durnin
26 December 1995 Charlton Athletic A 1–2 11,686 Hall
30 December 1995 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2–2 25,294 Burton, Carter
1 January 1996 Crystal Palace H 2–3 12,926 Simpson, Butters
13 January 1996 Grimsby Town H 3–1 6,958 Walsh, Wood, Carter
20 January 1996 Southend United A 1–2 5,560 Hall
27 January 1996 Millwall A 1–1 7,710 Burton
4 February 1996 Reading A 1–0 7,924 McLoughlin
10 February 1996 Leicester City H 2–1 9,003 Burton, Hall
17 February 1996 Sunderland H 2–2 12,241 Hall, Griffiths
24 February 1996 Derby County A 2–3 16,120 McLoughlin (pen), Hall
2 March 1996 Charlton Athletic H 2–1 9,323 Burton (2)
9 March 1996 Norwich City A 1–1 13,004 Hall
16 March 1996 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 0–2 11,732
23 March 1996 Crystal Palace A 0–0 17,039
27 March 1996 Port Vale H 1–2 6,335 Allen
30 March 1996 West Bromwich Albion H 0–2 8,126
2 April 1996 Birmingham City A 0–2 14,886
6 April 1996 Watford A 2–1 23,789 Awford, McLoughlin
8 April 1996 Sheffield United H 1–2 8,978 Durnin
13 April 1996 Stoke City A 1–2 11,471 Butters
20 April 1996 Barnsley H 0–0 8,744
27 April 1996 Ipswich Town H 0–1 12,954
5 May 1996 Huddersfield Town A 1–0 14,091 Burton

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1995-96 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1996 Southampton A 0–3 15,236

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 First Leg 16 August 1995 Cardiff City H 0–2 4,203
R1 Second Leg 22 August 1995 Cardiff City A 0–1 4,347

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
- England GK Alan Knight
- England DF Robbie Pethick
- England DF Lee Russell
- England DF Guy Butters
- England DF Mark Stimson
- England MF Jimmy Carter
- England FW John Durnin
- Republic of Ireland MF Alan McLoughlin
- Jamaica FW Paul Hall
- England DF Andy Awford
- Wales FW Carl Griffiths
- Estonia GK Mart Poom
- Jamaica MF Fitzroy Simpson
- England FW Lee Bradbury
No. Position Player
- England MF Martin Allen
- England DF Andy Thomson
- Wales DF Kit Symons
- England MF Paul Wood
- England DF Tony Dobson
- Jamaica FW Deon Burton
- England DF Jon Gittens
- Wales MF Jason Rees
- England DF Adrian Whitbread (on loan from West Ham United)
- Scotland FW Gerry Creaney
- England MF Sammy Igoe
- England DF Russell Perrett
- England FW Paul Walsh
- England DF Danny Hinshelwood