1989–90 Swindon Town F.C. season

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1989–90 Swindon Town F.C. season
ChairmanBrian Hillier
ManagerOsvaldo Ardiles
GroundCounty Ground, Swindon
Division Two4th
FA Cup3rd Round
League Cup4th Round
Full Members CupSemi-Final (South)
Top goalscorerLeague:
Duncan Shearer (21)

All:
Duncan Shearer (27)
Highest home attendance16,208
(vs. Leeds United)
Lowest home attendance5,544
(vs. Shrewsbury Town)

The 1989–90 season was Swindon Town's third season in the Division Two since their relegation from the second tier of English football in 1987. Alongside the league campaign, Swindon Town also competed in the FA Cup, League Cup and the Full Members Cup.

Second Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Leeds United 46 16 6 1 46 18 8 7 8 33 34 79 52 +27 85
2 Sheffield United 46 14 5 4 43 27 10 8 5 35 31 78 58 +20 85
3 Newcastle United 46 17 4 2 51 26 5 10 8 29 29 80 55 +25 80
4 Swindon Town 46 12 6 5 49 29 8 8 7 30 30 79 59 +20 74
5 Blackburn Rovers 46 10 9 4 43 30 9 8 6 31 29 74 60 +14 74
6 Sunderland 46 10 8 5 41 32 10 6 7 29 32 70 64 +8 74 [notes3 1]
7 West Ham United 46 14 5 4 50 22 6 7 10 30 35 80 57 +23 72
8 Oldham Athletic 46 15 7 1 50 23 4 7 12 20 34 70 57 +13 71
9 Ipswich Town 46 13 7 3 38 22 6 5 12 29 44 67 51 +16 69
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 12 5 6 37 20 6 8 9 30 40 67 50 +17 67
11 Port Vale 46 11 9 3 37 20 4 7 12 25 37 62 57 +5 61
12 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 40 34 6 8 9 22 31 62 65 –3 61
13 Leicester City 46 10 8 5 34 29 5 6 12 33 50 67 79 –12 59
14 Hull City 46 7 8 8 27 31 7 8 8 31 34 58 65 –7 58
15 Watford 46 11 6 6 41 28 3 9 11 17 32 58 60 –2 57
16 Plymouth Argyle 46 9 8 6 30 23 5 5 13 28 40 58 63 –5 55
17 Oxford United 46 8 7 8 35 31 7 2 14 22 35 57 66 –9 54
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 10 6 7 28 27 5 3 15 28 45 56 72 –16 54
19 Barnsley 46 7 9 7 22 23 6 6 11 27 48 49 71 –22 54
20 West Bromwich Albion 46 6 8 9 35 37 6 7 10 32 34 67 71 –4 51
21 Middlesbrough 46 10 3 10 33 29 3 8 12 19 34 52 63 –11 50
22 Bournemouth 46 8 6 9 30 31 4 6 13 27 45 57 76 –19 48
23 Bradford City 46 9 6 8 26 24 0 8 15 18 44 44 68 –24 41
24 Stoke City 46 4 11 8 20 24 2 8 13 15 39 35 63 –28 37
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  1. ^ Sunderland were eventually promoted after prosecutions against Swindon Town.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Relegated

Second Division play-offs[edit]

The semifinals were decided over two legs. The final consisted of only a single match.
The full results can be found at: Football League Division Two play-offs 1990.

  Semifinals
1st leg – 13 May; 2nd leg – 16 May 1990
Final at Wembley
28 May 1990
                     
3rd Newcastle United 0 0 0  
6th Sunderland 0 2 2  
    6th Sunderland [notes2 1] 0
  3rd Swindon Town 1
4th Swindon Town 2 2 4
5th Blackburn Rovers 1 1 2  
  1. ^ Following successful prosecutions against Swindon Town and the club chairman, Brian Hillier, after they admitted 36 breaches of League rules —
    35 of which are related to illegal payments, Swindon remained in the Second Division and Sunderland took their promotion place (see History of Swindon Town F.C.).


Results and Line-Ups[edit]

Division Two[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
19/08/89 Sunderland H 0-2 Digby Hockaday King McLoughlin Calderwood Parkin1 Galvin2 Shearer White MacLaren Simpson Cornwell1 Ardiles2
26/08/89 Oldham Athletic A 2-2 Digby Barnard King McLoughlin Calderwood Parkin Galvin Shearer1 White MacLaren Simpson Summerbee Ardiles1
03/09/89 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 3-1 Digby Barnard2 King McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer1 White MacLaren Galvin Cornwell2 Summerbee1
09/09/89 West Ham United A 1-1 Digby Barnard King McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Close White MacLaren Galvin1 Cornwell1 Hunt
12/09/89 Sheffield United A 0-2 Digby Barnard2 King McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Close White MacLaren Galvin Cornwell2 Simpson1
16/09/89 Barnsley H 0-0 Digby Barnard King McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer Close MacLaren2 Simpson Bodin1 Hunt2
23/09/89 Leeds United A 0-4 Digby Hockaday King McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer Bodin MacLaren Simpson1 Close Galvin1
26/09/89 Plymouth Argyle H 3-0 Digby Hockaday King McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer2 Close MacLaren Simpson Bodin1 Galvin2
30/09/89 Bradford City A 1-1 Digby Hockaday King McLoughlin1 Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer Bodin MacLaren Galvin2 Simpson2 White1
07/10/89 Hull City A 3-2 Digby Hockaday King1 McLoughlin Calderwood Parkin Bodin Shearer White MacLaren Simpson Close Jones1
14/10/89 Ipswich Town H 3-0 Digby Hockaday King McLoughlin Calderwood Parkin Jones Shearer White MacLaren Bodin1 Galvin Cornwell1
17/10/89 Oxford United H 3-0 Digby Hockaday King McLoughlin Calderwood Parkin Jones Hunt2 White MacLaren Bodin1 Galvin2 Cornwell1
21/10/89 Leicester City A 1-2 Digby Hockaday King McLoughlin Calderwood Parkin Jones Hunt White MacLaren Bodin Cornwell Gittens
01/11/89 Brighton A 2-1 Digby Hockaday King1 McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones2 Shearer White MacLaren Simpson Bodin1 Hunt2
04/11/89 Stoke City H 6-0 Digby Hockaday Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Simpson1 Cornwell Hunt
11/11/89 Middlesbrough A 2-0 Digby Cornwell Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Simpson1 Close Galvin1
18/11/89 Port Vale A 0-2 Digby Cornwell1 Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White2 MacLaren Simpson Foley1 Close2
26/11/89 Portsmouth H 2-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren1 Simpson Foley1 Cornwell
02/12/89 Sunderland A 2-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White1 MacLaren Foley2 Cornwell2 Simpson1
05/12/89 Bournemouth H 2-3 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Simpson1 Cornwell Simpson1
10/12/89 Sheffield United H 0-2 Digby Kerslake1 Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Cornwell1 Hunt
17/12/89 West Brom A 2-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones2 Shearer White1 MacLaren Foley Cornwell1 Galvin2
26/12/89 Blackburn Rovers H 4-3 Digby Kerslake2 Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White1 MacLaren Foley Cornwell2 Hockaday1
30/12/89 Newcastle United H 1-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley1 Cornwell Hockaday1
01/01/90 Watford A 2-0 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer White MacLaren Foley Cornwell1 Hockaday
13/01/90 Oldham Athletic H 3-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer White MacLaren Foley Cornwell1 Close
20/01/90 Wolves A 1-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley1 Cornwell Hockaday1
04/02/90 Leeds United H 3-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Hockaday Hunt
10/02/90 Barnsley A 1-0 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones2 Shearer White1 MacLaren Foley Cornwell2 Close1
18/02/90 West Ham United H 2-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Hockaday Close
24/02/90 Portsmouth A 1-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White1 MacLaren Foley Hockaday Simpson1
03/03/90 Port Vale H 3-0 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren2 Foley1 Hockaday2 Simpson1
06/03/90 Bradford City H 3-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin2 Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley1 Hockaday2 Simpson1
10/03/90 Plymouth Argyle A 3-0 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Simpson Cornwell Hockaday
17/03/90 Hull City H 1-3 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White1 MacLaren Simpson Hockaday Close1
20/03/90 Ipswich Town A 0-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer White2 MacLaren Simpson Hockaday1 Close2
24/03/09 Oxford United A 2-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren1 Simpson Cornwell1 Close
31/03/90 Leicester City H 1-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren1 Simpson Hockaday1 Close
07/04/90 Bournemouth A 2-1 Dearden Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin2 Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White1 MacLaren Simpson Close1 Cornwell2
10/04/90 Brighton H 1-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer1 White MacLaren Simpson2 Hockaday2 Close1
14/04/90 Watford H 2-0 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin2 Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Simpson1 Foley1 Close2
16/04/90 Blackburn Rovers A 1-2 Digby Kerslake2 Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley1 Simpson1 Cornwell2
21/04/90 West Brom H 2-1 Digby Hockaday Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley1 Simpson1 Close
25/04/90 Newcastle United A 0-0 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Cornwell Simpson
28/04/90 Middlesbrough H 1-1 Digby Kerslake2 Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley1 Simpson1 Hockaday2
05/05/90 Stoke City A 1-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer2 White MacLaren Foley Cornwell2 Simpson1

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution.

Division Two Play-Offs[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
13/05/90 Blackburn Rovers A 2-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin1 Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Simpson1 Cornwell
16/05/90 Blackburn Rovers H 2-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin1 Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Simpson1 Hockaday
28/05/90 Sunderland N 1-0 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Simpson Hockaday

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution.

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
06/01/90 Bristol City A 1-2 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer White MacLaren Foley Cornwell Hockaday1

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution.

League Cup[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
19/09/89 Shrewsbury Town A 3-0 Digby Hockaday King McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer1 Bodin MacLaren Simpson2 Close1 Galvin2
03/10/89 Shrewsbury Town H 3-1 Digby Hockaday King2 Bodin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer White MacLaren Simpson McLoughlin1 Close2
24/10/89 Bolton Wanderers H 3-3 Digby Hockaday1 King McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Bodin2 Shearer White MacLaren Simpson Hunt2 Jones1
07/11/89 Bolton Wanderers A 1-1 Digby Hockaday1 Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White2 MacLaren Simpson Cornwell1 Hunt2
14/11/89 Bolton Wanderers A 1-1 Digby Cornwell Bodin McLoughlin2 Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White1 MacLaren Simpson Close1 Galvin2
21/11/89 Bolton Wanderers H 2-1 Digby Cornwell1 Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Foley Shearer White2 MacLaren Simpson Galvin1 Close2
29/11/89 Southampton H 0-0 Digby Kerslake2 Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White1 MacLaren Foley Cornwell2 Simpson1
16/01/89 Southampton A 2-4 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones1 Shearer White MacLaren Foley Cornwell1 Close

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution.

Full Members Cup[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14
13/12/89 Millwall H 2-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley1 Cornwell1 Hunt
24/01/90 Norwich City H 4-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Hockaday Close
13/02/90 Crystal Palace A 0-1 Digby Kerslake Bodin McLoughlin Calderwood Gittens Jones Shearer White MacLaren Foley Hockaday Cornwell

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution.

References[edit]