1991 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season1990–91
ChampionsNotts County
(Second Division)
Tranmere Rovers
(Third Division)
Torquay United
(Fourth Division)
Matches played15
Goals scored36 (2.4 per match)
Biggest home winBrighton 4–1 Millwall
(Second Division)
Biggest away winMillwall 1–2 Brighton
(Second Division)
Highest scoringBrighton 4–1 Millwall
(5 goals)
Highest attendance59,940 – Brighton v Notts County
(Second Division final)
Lowest attendance5,600 – Torquay v Burnley
(Fourth Division semi-final)
Average attendance17,629
1990
1992

The Football League play-offs for the 1990–91 season were held in May and June 1991, with the finals taking place at Wembley Stadium. The play-off semi-finals were also played over two legs and were contested by the teams who finished in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place in the Football League Second Division, the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th placed teams in the Football League Third Division and the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place teams in the Football League Fourth Division table. The winners of the semi-finals progressed through to the finals, with the winner of these matches gaining promotion for the following season.

Second Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Notts County 46 23 11 12 76 55 +21 80
5 Millwall 46 20 13 13 70 51 +19 73
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 21 7 18 63 69 0–6 70
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 9 17 66 47 +19 69

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Brighton & Hove Albion4–1Millwall
Barham Goal 40'
Small Goal 53'
Walker Goal 55'
Codner Goal 60'
Stephenson Goal 14'
Attendance: 15,390
Referee: Keith Hackett

Middlesbrough1–1Notts County
Phillips Goal 86' Turner Goal 27'
Attendance: 22,343
Referee: Tony Ward
Second leg
Millwall1–2Brighton & Hove Albion
McGinlay Goal 17' Codner Goal 47'
Robinson Goal 72'
Attendance: 17,370
Referee: John Martin

Brighton & Hove Albion won 6–2 on aggregate.


Notts County1–0Middlesbrough
Harding Goal 78'
Attendance: 16,249

Notts County won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Brighton and Hove Albion1–3Notts County
Wilkins Goal 89' Johnson Goal 29'59'
Regis Goal 71'
Attendance: 59,940
Referee: David Elleray

Third Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Bolton Wanderers 46 24 11 11 64 50 +14 83
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 23 9 14 64 46 +18 78
6 Brentford 46 21 13 12 59 47 +12 76
7 Bury 46 20 13 13 67 56 +11 73

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Bury1–1Bolton Wanderers
Lee Goal 42' (pen.) Philliskirk Goal 59' (pen.)
Attendance: 8,000

Brentford2–2Tranmere Rovers
Evans Goal 13'
Godfrey Goal 90'
Cooper Goal 52'72'
Attendance: 9,330
Second leg
Bolton Wanderers1–0Bury
Philliskirk Goal 45'
Attendance: 19,198

Bolton Wanderers won 2–1 on aggregate.


Tranmere Rovers1–0Brentford
Brannan Goal 34'
Attendance: 11,438

Tranmere Rovers won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Bolton Wanderers0–1 (a.e.t.)Tranmere Rovers
Malkin Goal 98'
Attendance: 30,217
Referee: Keith Hackett

Fourth Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 Blackpool 46 23 10 13 78 47 +31 79
6 Burnley 46 23 10 13 70 51 +19 79
7 Torquay United 46 18 18 10 64 47 +17 72
8 Scunthorpe United 46 20 11 15 71 62 0+9 71

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
Scunthorpe United1–1Blackpool
Lillis Goal 77' Rodwell Goal 57'
Attendance: 6,536

Torquay United2–0Burnley
Edwards Goal 5'
Elliott Goal 83'
Attendance: 5,600
Second leg
Blackpool2–1Scunthorpe United
Eyres Goal 55'66' Hill Goal 38'
Attendance: 7,596

Blackpool won 3–2 on aggregate.


Burnley1–0Torquay United
Evans Goal 90' (o.g.)
Attendance: 13,620

Torquay United won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

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