Football League Division Three
Saturday, October 2, 1976

Reading Swindon Town
J.Murray (5' pen, 26'), G.Cumming (9'), B.Carnaby (56')
HT: 3-0 D.Moss (81')
Attendance:  11,899    


1
DEATH
2
HENDERSON
3
MORELINE
4
CUMMING
5
BENNETT
6
YOULDEN
7
MURRAY
8
HOLLIS
9
FRIDAY
10
DUNPHY
11
CARNABY
1
ALLAN
2
MCLAUGHLIN
3
TAYLOR
4
STROUD
5
AIZLEWOOD
6
PROPHETT
7
MOSS
8
O'BRIEN
9
SYRETT
10
MCHALE
11
ANDERSON

Lineups
1
Steve DEATH
                 
Jimmy ALLAN
1
2
Stewart HENDERSON
                 
John MCLAUGHLIN
2
3
Dave MORELINE
                 
Tony TAYLOR
3
4
Gordon CUMMING
         65'     
Ken STROUD
4
5
Paul BENNETT
   ~52'            ~20'
Steve AIZLEWOOD
5
6
Tommy YOULDEN
                 
Colin PROPHETT
6

7
John MURRAY
 46'
          
David MOSS
7

8
Mick HOLLIS
           70'     
Gerry O'BRIEN
8
9
Robin FRIDAY
                 
David SYRETT
9
10
Eamonn DUNPHY  
                 
Ray MCHALE
10
11
Brian CARNABY
               
  Trevor ANDERSON
11
Substitutes
12
Dennis NELSON

46' 
           
~20' 
Howard GODDARD
12














Results on Saturday, October 2, 1976: League Table

 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 1 Crystal Palace  
  Chester 2 - 1 Peterborough United  
  Gillingham 2 - 1 Chesterfield  
  Lincoln City 1 - 1 Sheffield Wednesday  
  Mansfield Town 5 - 0 Bury  
  Oxford United 1 - 1 Tranmere Rovers  
  Preston North End 4 - 2 York City  
  Reading 4 - 1 Swindon Town  
  Rotherham United 3 - 2 Grimsby Town  
  Shrewsbury Town 4 - 1 Portsmouth  
  Walsall 3 - 1 Port Vale  

Table as at Saturday, October 2, 1976:

  TEAM P W D L F A GD Pts 
1 Shrewsbury Town 8 5 2 1 19 9 10 12 
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 8 5 2 1 19 10 9 12 
3 Reading 9 5 2 2 16 10 6 12 
4 Mansfield Town 8 5 1 2 16 7 9 11 
5 Wrexham 8 5 1 2 16 7 9 11 
6 Rotherham United 8 4 3 1 14 7 7 11 
7 Gillingham 8 4 3 1 15 13 2 11 
8 Lincoln City 8 3 4 1 12 6 6 10 
9 Crystal Palace 8 4 2 2 8 5 3 10 
10 Swindon Town 9 4 2 3 14 13 1 10 
11 Bury 8 4 1 3 13 14 -1
12 Preston North End 8 2 4 2 12 9 3
13 Sheffield Wednesday 8 2 4 2 12 13 -1
14 Chester 8 3 2 3 7 9 -2
15 Peterborough United 9 3 2 4 10 13 -3
16 Oxford United 8 2 3 3 15 15 0
17 Walsall 8 2 2 4 10 12 -2
18 Tranmere Rovers 8 2 2 4 7 9 -2
19 Grimsby Town 8 2 1 5 9 16 -7
20 York City 8 2 1 5 9 19 -10
21 Northampton Town 8 1 2 5 4 11 -7
22 Portsmouth 8 1 2 5 6 14 -8
23 Port Vale 9 1 2 6 7 16 -9
24 Chesterfield 8 1 2 5 5 18 -13

Key: Promotion Relegation