DIVISION 3    1989/90
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading goalscorer:
Bob Taylor 
(Bristol City)
 27  goals

Relegation for Cardiff City was bad enough, but it got worse for the Bluebirds. They took record receipts for their FA Cup tie against QPR in January - but it was all stolen before it was banked!
(crime & punishment)

Spare a thought for Tranmere Rovers as well. At the end of the season they were beaten in the play-off final and so condemned to another season in Division 3. Then without kicking another ball in anger the summer saw them promoted to Division 2 followed soon after by relegation back to Division 3. Full Story.

  P W D L F A Pts
    1 Bristol Rovers 46 26 15 5 71 35 93 Promoted
    2 Bristol City 46 27 10 9 76 40 91 Promoted
    3 Notts County 46 25 12 9 73 53 87 Promoted
    4 Tranmere Rovers 46 23 11 12 86 49 80 Play Off
    5 Bury 46 21 11 14 70 49 74 Play Off
    6 Bolton Wanderers 46 18 15 13 59 48 69 Play Off
    7 Birmingham City 46 18 12 16 60 59 66
    8 Huddersfield Town 46 17 14 15 61 62 65
    9 Rotherham United 46 17 13 16 71 62 64
    10 Reading 46 15 19 12 57 53 64
    11 Shrewsbury Town 46 16 15 15 59 54 63
    12 Crewe Alexandra 46 15 17 14 56 53 62
    13 Brentford 46 18 7 21 66 66 61
    14 Leyton Orient 46 16 10 20 52 56 58
    15 Mansfield Town 46 16 7 23 50 65 55
    16 Chester City 46 13 15 18 43 55 54
    17 Swansea City 46 14 12 20 45 63 54
    18 Wigan Athletic 46 13 14 19 48 64 53
    19 Preston North End 46 14 10 22 65 79 52
    20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 55 66 51
    21 Cardiff City 46 12 14 20 51 70 50 Relegated
    Season Results 22 Northampton Town 46 11 14 21 51 68 47 Relegated
    23 Blackpool 46 10 16 20 49 73 46 Relegated
    24 Walsall 46 9 14 23 40 72 41 Relegated
   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sun May 13 Bolton Wanderers 1 - 1 Notts County
Sun May 13 Bury 0 - 0 Tranmere Rovers
2nd Leg
Wed May 16 Notts County 2 - 0 Bolton Wanderers
Wed May 16 Tranmere Rovers 2 - 0 Bury
Aggregate scores
Notts County 3 - 1 Bolton Wanderers
Tranmere Rovers 2 - 0 Bury
Play Off Final  (at Wembley)
Sun May 27 Notts County 2 - 0 Tranmere Rovers
Notts County promoted to Division 2