Nationwide League Division One
Saturday, August 8, 1998

Sheffield United Swindon Town
G.Stuart (9'), V.Borbokis (45')
HT: 2-0 D.Holdsworth (60' o.g.)
Attendance:  15,937   Referee:  P. Richards



 
David Holdsworth scores another own goal for Swindon, but it proves to be just a consolation, as the Town open their season with defeat at Bramall Lane.




Lineups
1
Alan KELLY  
                 
Frank TALIA
1
2
Vassilis BORBOKIS
               
Mark ROBINSON
2
3
Wayne QUINN
                 
  Gareth HALL
3
4
Steve BRUCE
   64'             
Ty GOODEN
4
5
Roger NILSEN  
                 
Alan REEVES
5
6
David HOLDSWORTH
                 
Brian BORROWS
6
7
Dean SAUNDERS  
           49'     
  Mark WALTERS
7

8
Ian HAMILTON
                83'
Chris HAY
8

9
Gareth TAYLOR  
                 
Iffy ONUORA
9
10
Graham STUART
         12'     
Darren BULLOCK
10
11
Curtis WOODHOUSE
 78'
39'             
George NDAH
11
Substitutes
12
Paul DEVLIN  

78' 
           
83' 
Sol DAVIS
12
13
Michael TWISS
                 
Philippe CUERVO
13
14
Lee SANDFORD
                 
Craig TAYLOR
14














Results on Saturday, August 8, 1998: League Table

 
  Barnsley 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion  
  Bradford City 1 - 2 Stockport County  
  Bristol City 2 - 2 Oxford United  
  Bury 1 - 0 Huddersfield Town  
  Crystal Palace 2 - 2 Bolton Wanderers  
  Norwich City 2 - 1 Crewe Alexandra  
  Port Vale 0 - 2 Birmingham City  
  Portsmouth 1 - 2 Watford  
  Sheffield United 2 - 1 Swindon Town  
  Sunderland 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers  
  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0 Tranmere Rovers  

Table as at Saturday, August 8, 1998:

  TEAM P W D L F A GS Pts 
1 Birmingham City 1 1 0 0 2 0 2
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 1 0 0 2 0 2
3 Norwich City 1 1 0 0 2 1 2
4 Sheffield United 1 1 0 0 2 1 2
5 Stockport County 1 1 0 0 2 1 2
6 Watford 1 1 0 0 2 1 2
7 Bury 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
8 Sunderland 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
9 Barnsley 1 0 1 0 2 2 2
10 Bolton Wanderers 1 0 1 0 2 2 2
11 Bristol City 1 0 1 0 2 2 2
12 Crystal Palace 1 0 1 0 2 2 2
13 Oxford United 1 0 1 0 2 2 2
14 West Bromwich Albion 1 0 1 0 2 2 2
15 Bradford City 1 0 0 1 1 2 1
16 Crewe Alexandra 1 0 0 1 1 2 1
17 Portsmouth 1 0 0 1 1 2 1
18 Swindon Town 1 0 0 1 1 2 1
19 Huddersfield Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
20 Queens Park Rangers 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
21 Port Vale 1 0 0 1 0 2 0
22 Tranmere Rovers 1 0 0 1 0 2 0

Key: Promotion Play-offs Relegation