Football League Division Three
Saturday, March 6, 1982

Swindon Town Bristol Rovers
T.Parkin (31' o.g.), P.Rideout (55', 69'), R.Carter (61' pen), C.Henry (89')
HT: 1-1 T.Parkin (30'), A.Stephens (63')
Attendance:  6,689   Referee:  C. Downey



 
Future Town player Tim Parkin gives Rovers the lead, but he equalises with an own goal just a minute later - and ex-Swindon hardman Brian Williams concedes a penalty then gets himself sent off, as a 5-2 win over Rovers moves the Town clear of the dropzone. The headlines are made off the pitch though, as a police officer is injured and 29 people are arrested in violent clashes between the supporters.




Lineups
1
Jimmy ALLAN
                 
Phil KITE
1
2
Charlie HENRY
               
Steve BAILEY
2
3
Kevin BADDELEY
                 
  Gary MABBUTT
3
4
Gary WILLIAMS
                 
Don GILLIES
4
5
Russell LEWIS
               
view STFC profileTim PARKIN
5
6
Ken STROUD
                 
Mark HUGHES
6

7
Brian HUGHES
                 
Mike BARRETT
7

8
Roy CARTER
               
  David WILLIAMS
8
9
Paul RIDEOUT
             
Archie STEPHENS
9
10
Roy GREENWOOD
                 
Paul RANDALL
10
11
Howard PRITCHARD  
             85'   
view STFC profileBrian WILLIAMS
11
Substitutes
12
Gary EMMANUEL
                 
Sub not used
12













Results on Saturday, March 6, 1982: League Table

 
  Bristol City 0 - 2 Oxford United  
  Exeter City 2 - 1 Burnley  
  Huddersfield Town 2 - 0 Gillingham  
  Lincoln City 1 - 0 Brentford  
  Millwall 0 - 2 Doncaster Rovers  
  Plymouth Argyle 1 - 0 Carlisle United  
  Portsmouth 1 - 0 Walsall  
  Reading 2 - 1 Preston North End  
  Swindon Town 5 - 2 Bristol Rovers  

Table as at Saturday, March 6, 1982:

  TEAM P W D L F A GD Pts 
1 Chesterfield 29 15 6 8 39 27 12 51 
2 Carlisle United 27 15 4 8 37 26 11 49 
3 Fulham 27 13 9 5 42 27 15 48 
4 Oxford United 27 13 7 7 37 27 10 46 
5 Burnley 29 12 10 7 42 34 8 46 
6 Reading 31 12 8 11 45 50 -5 44 
7 Lincoln City 29 11 10 8 41 29 12 43 
8 Walsall 30 11 9 10 37 29 8 42 
9 Southend United 29 11 9 9 33 29 4 42 
10 Millwall 29 11 8 10 40 37 3 41 
11 Bristol Rovers 31 12 7 12 39 46 -7 41 
12 Gillingham 28 11 6 11 40 40 0 39 
13 Plymouth Argyle 31 10 9 12 38 38 0 39 
14 Brentford 30 11 6 13 30 30 0 39 
15 Huddersfield Town 30 10 8 12 41 38 3 38 
16 Portsmouth 30 8 12 10 34 36 -2 36 
17 Swindon Town 29 9 9 11 38 41 -3 36 
18 Doncaster Rovers 28 10 6 12 38 42 -4 36 
19 Exeter City 29 10 6 13 49 61 -12 36 
20 Newport County 28 8 9 11 32 33 -1 33 
21 Bristol City 29 8 9 12 28 35 -7 33 
22 Preston North End 29 8 8 13 27 38 -11 32 
23 Chester 28 6 9 13 27 42 -15 27 
24 Wimbledon 27 7 6 14 33 52 -19 27 

* Bristol Rovers deducted 2 points for fielding an ineligible player.

Key: Promotion Relegation