1997–98 Notts County F.C. season

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Notts County
1997–98 season
ChairmanDerek Pavis
ManagerSam Allardyce
StadiumMeadow Lane
Third Division1st (promoted)
FA CupThird round
League CupFirst round
Auto Windscreens ShieldSecond round
Top goalscorerLeague: Gary Jones
All: Gary Jones (28)
Highest home attendance12,431
Lowest home attendance3,104
Average home league attendance5,710

During the 1997–98 English football season, Notts County F.C. competed in the Football League Third Division.

Season summary[edit]

In the 1997-98 season Notts County secured promotion in March and finished top of the division

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts
1 Notts County 46 14 7 2 41 20 15 5 3 41 23 82 43 +39 99
2 Macclesfield Town 46 19 4 0 40 11 4 9 10 23 33 63 44 +19 82
3 Lincoln City 46 11 7 5 32 24 9 8 6 28 27 60 51 +9 75
4 Colchester United 46 14 5 4 41 24 7 6 10 31 36 72 60 +12 74
5 Torquay United 46 14 4 5 19 22 7 7 9 29 37 68 59 +9 74
6 Scarborough 46 14 6 3 44 23 5 9 9 23 35 67 58 +9 72
7 Barnet 46 10 8 5 35 22 9 5 9 26 29 61 51 +10 70
8 Scunthorpe United 46 11 7 5 30 24 8 5 10 26 28 56 52 +4 69
9 Rotherham United 46 10 9 4 41 30 6 10 7 26 31 67 61 +6 67
10 Peterborough United 46 13 6 4 37 16 5 7 11 26 35 63 51 +12 67
11 Leyton Orient 46 14 5 4 40 20 5 7 11 22 27 62 47 +15 66
12 Mansfield Town 46 11 9 3 42 26 5 8 10 22 29 64 55 +9 65
13 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 3 8 35 28 4 10 9 26 34 61 62 -1 61
14 Chester City 46 12 7 4 34 15 5 3 15 26 46 60 61 -1 61
15 Exeter City 46 10 8 5 39 25 5 7 11 29 38 68 63 +5 60
16 Cambridge United 46 11 8 4 39 27 3 10 10 24 30 63 57 +6 60
17 Hartlepool United 46 10 12 1 40 22 2 11 10 21 31 61 53 +8 59
18 Rochdale 46 15 3 5 43 15 2 4 17 13 40 56 55 +1 58
19 Darlington 46 13 6 4 43 28 1 6 16 13 44 56 72 -16 54
20 Swansea City 46 8 8 7 24 16 5 3 15 25 46 49 62 -13 50
21 Cardiff City 46 5 3 15 27 22 4 10 9 21 30 48 52 -4 50
22 Hull City 46 10 6 7 36 32 1 2 20 20 51 56 83 -27 41
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 3 10 10 21 34 3 7 13 17 32 38 66 -28 35
24 Doncaster Rovers 46 3 3 17 14 48 1 5 17 16 65 30 113 –83 20
  • 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 (GD).
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Relegated

Results[edit]

Notts County's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
9 August 1997 Rochdale H 2–1 4,173
16 August 1997 Hull City A 3–0 7,142
23 August 1997 Lincoln City H 1–2 5,707
30 August 1997 Cardiff City A 1–1 6,191
2 September 1997 Hartlepool United A 1–1 2,010
7 September 1997 Scunthorpe H 2–1 5,009
13 September 1997 Mansfield Town H 1–0 6,706
20 September 1997 Shrewsbury A 2–1 2,532
27 September 1997 Scarborough A 2–1 2,751
4 October 1997 Darlington H 1–1 4,428
11 October 1997 Macclesfield Town H 1–1 4,871
18 October 1997 Swansea City A 2–1 3,668
21 October 1997 Rotherham United A 1–1 3,161
25 October 1997 Cambridge United H 1–0 4,279
1 November 1997 Barnet A 2–1 2,530
4 November 1997 Chester City H 1–2 3,104
8 November 1997 Exeter City H 1–1 5,107
18 November 1997 Colchester United A 0–2 2,635
22 November 1997 Leyton Orient A 1–1 4,321
29 November 1997 Peterborough United H 2–2 8,006
3 December 1997 Brighton and Hove Albion A 1–0 1,239
13 December 1997 Doncaster Rovers H 5–2 4,024
20 December 1997 Torquay United A 2–0 2,536
26 December 1997 Scunthorpe United A 2–1 4,781
28 December 1997 Hartlepool United H 2–0 6,073
10 January 1998 Rochdale A 2–1 2,387
17 January 1998 Cardiff City H 3–1 6,214
20 January 1998 Hull City H 1–0 4,017
24 January 1998 Lincoln City A 5–3 6,059
31 January 1998 Mansfield Town A 2–0 6,786
7 February 1998 Shrewsbury Town H 1–1 5,790
14 February 1998 Darlington A 2–0 2,781
21 February 1998 Scarborough H 1–0 5,645
24 February 1998 Swansea City H 2–1 4,484
28 February 1998 Macclesfield Town A 0–2 5,112
3 March 1998 Exeter City A 5–2 2,966
7 March 1998 Barnet H 2–0 6,081
14 March 1998 Chester City A 1–0 2,753
21 March 1998 Colchester United H 0–0 6,284
28 March 1998 Leyton Orient H 1–0 8,389
3 April 1998 Peterborough United A 0–1 2,485
11 April 1998 Brighton and Hove Albion H 2–2 5,344
13 April 1998 Doncaster Rovers A 2–1 2,485
18 April 1998 Torquay United H 3–0 5,183
25 April 1998 Cambridge United A 2–2 4,009
2 May 1998 Rotherham United H 5–2 12,431

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 16 November 1997 Colwyn Bay H 2–0
R2 6 December 1997 Preston North End A 2–2
R2R 16 December 1997 Preston North End H 1–2

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 12 Aug 1997 Darlington A 1–1 2,189
R1 2nd Leg 26 Aug 1997 Darlington H 2–1 (won 3-2 on agg) 1,925
R2 1st Leg 16 Sep 1997 Tranmere H 0–2 1,779
R2 2nd Leg 23 Sep 1997 Tranmere A 1–0 (lost 1-2 on agg) 3,287

Football League Trophy[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
NR2[2] 27 January 1998 Burnley A 0–2 2,442

Squad[edit]

[3] 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 Steve Cherry
England GK Mike Pollitt
Wales GK Darren Ward
England DF Ian Baraclough
Republic of Ireland DF Steve Finnan
England DF Ian Hendon
England DF Graeme Hogg
England DF Paul Mitchell
England DF Dennis Pearce
England DF Matt Redmile
England DF Ian Richardson
England DF Gary Strodder
England MF Shaun Cunnington
England MF Shaun Derry
England MF Wayne Diuk
No. Position Player
England MF Alex Dyer
England MF Terry Henshaw
England MF Andy Hughes
Australia MF Ricky Otto
England MF Adem Poric
Republic of Ireland MF Phil Robinson
England MF Mark Robson
England FW Craig Dudley
England FW Sean Farrell
England FW Justin Jackson
England FW Gary Jones
England FW Andy Kiwomya
England FW Tony Lormor
England FW Gary Martindale
England FW Devon White

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