P:46 W:19 D:14 L:13 F:78 A:48 Pts.:71PROMOTED

1996-97
Div. 1

No. Date Ven Opponent Rslt Score Attend Scorers
1 18 Aug A Birmingham City L 0-1 18,765
2 24 H Oldham Athletic W 3-1 12,822 Hopkin (2),
Dyer
3 27 H West Bromwich Albion D 0-0 14,328
4 31 A Huddersfield Town D 1-1 11,166 Freedman
5 07 Sep A Stoke City D 2-2 13,540 Hopkin,
Freedman
6 10 H Ipswich Town D 0-0 12.978
7 14 H Manchester City W 3-1 18,205 Andersen,
Hopkin (2)
8 21 A Reading W 6-1 9,675 Muscat,
Tuttle,
Veart,
Dyer,
Freedman,
Ndah
9 28 H Southend United W 6-1 15,222 Muscat,
Houghton,
Freedman,
Dyer,
Veart,
Hopkin
10 01 Oct A Portsmouth D 2-2 7,212 Freedman,
Veart
11 12 A Barnsley D 0-0 9,183
12 15 A Port Vale W 2-0 4,522 Roberts,
Dyer
13 19 H Swindon Town L 1-2 15,544 Dyer
14 26 H Grimsby Town W 3-0 13,941 Freedman,
Dyer,
Veart
15 29 A Bradford City W 4-0 10,091 Hopkin,
Shipperley (2),
Freedman
16 02 Nov A Tranmere Rovers W 3-1 8,613 Hopkin,
Freedman,
Dyer
17 10 H Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 16,136 Hopkin,
Shipperley,
Dyer
18 16 A Bolton Wanderers D 2-2 16,892 Hopkin,
Freedman
19 23 H Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-3 21,410 Veart,
Dyer
20 30 A Grimsby Town L 1-2 5,115 Shipperley
21 07 Dec H Oxford United D 2-2 18,592 Dyer,
Own Goal
22 14 A Norwich City D 1-1 16,395 Shipperley
23 17 H Sheffield United L 0-1 13,623
24 21 H Charton Athletic W 1-0 17,401 Shipperley
25 26 A Ipswich Town L 1-3 16,020 Gordon
26 11 Jan 1997 A Manchester City D 1-1 20,395 Ndah
27 18 H Portsmouth L 1-2 15,771 Quinn
28 28 A Southend United L 1-2 5,061 Freedman
29 01 Feb A Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 16,497 Hopkin
30 08 H Bradford City W 3-1 14,844 Shipperley,
Ndah,
Freedman
31 15 A Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-0 25,919 Tuttle,
Veart,
Ndah
32 25 H Tranmere Rovers L 0-1 16,169
33 01 Mar A Oxford United W 4-1 8,572 Gordon,
Hopkin,
Dyer (2)
34 04 H Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 16,572 Linighan
35 08 A Charlton Athletic L 1-2 15,000 Dyer
36 15 H Norwich City W 2-0 18,706 Gordon,
McKenzie
37 23 A Oldham Athletic W 1-0 5,282 McKenzie
38 29 H Birmingham City L 0-1 17,114
39 05 Apr H Huddersfield Town D 1-1 13,541 Shipperley
40 09 A West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 12,866
41 12 A Sheffield United L 0-3 20,051
42 15 H Stoke City W 2-0 12,633 Dyer (2)
43 19 H Barnsley D 1-1 20,006 Shipperley
44 23 H Reading W 3-2 12,552 Linigham,
Hopkin,
Shipperley
45 26 A Swindon Town W 2-0 10,447 Shipperley (2)
46 04 May H Port Vale D 1-1 16,401 Roberts

Play Off Results

Round Date Ven Opponent Rslt Score Attend Scorers
Semi Leg 1 10 May H

Wolverhampton Wanderers

W 3-1 21,053 Shipperley,
Freedman (2)
Semi Leg 2 14 A

Wolverhampton Wanderers

L 1-2 26,403 Hopkin

Aggregate

W 4-3
Final 26 Wembley

Sheffield United

W 1-0 64,383 Hopkin

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