1991 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season1990–91
Champions Notts County
(Second Division)
Tranmere Rovers
(Third Division)
Torquay United
(Fourth Division)
Matches played15
Goals scored36 (2.4 per match)
Biggest home win Brighton 4–1 Millwall
(Second Division)
Biggest away win Millwall 1–2 Brighton
(Second Division)
Highest scoring Brighton 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.

Contents

Second Division

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Notts County 462311127655+2180
5 Millwall 462013137051+1973
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 46217186369–670
7 Middlesbrough 46209176647+1969

Semi-finals

First leg
Brighton & Hove Albion 4–1 Millwall
Barham Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Small Soccerball shade.svg 53'
Walker Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Codner Soccerball shade.svg 60'
Stephenson Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Goldstone Ground, Brighton
Attendance: 15,390
Referee: Keith Hackett

Middlesbrough 1–1 Notts County
Phillips Soccerball shade.svg 86' Turner Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough
Attendance: 22,343
Referee: Tony Ward
Second leg
Millwall 1–2 Brighton & Hove Albion
McGinlay Soccerball shade.svg 17' Codner Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Robinson Soccerball shade.svg 72'
The Den, London
Attendance: 17,370
Referee: John Martin

Brighton & Hove Albion won 6–2 on aggregate.


Notts County 1–0 Middlesbrough
Harding Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Meadow Lane, Nottingham
Attendance: 16,249

Notts County won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final

Brighton and Hove Albion 1–3 Notts County
Wilkins Soccerball shade.svg 89' Johnson Soccerball shade.svg 29', 59'
Regis Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,940
Referee: David Elleray

Third Division

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Bolton Wanderers 462411116450+1483
5 Tranmere Rovers 46239146446+1878
6 Brentford 462113125947+1276
7 Bury 462013136756+1173

Semi-finals

First leg
Bury 1–1 Bolton Wanderers
Lee Soccerball shade.svg 42' (pen.) Philliskirk Soccerball shade.svg 59' (pen.)
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 8,000

Brentford 2–2 Tranmere Rovers
Evans Soccerball shade.svg 13'
Godfrey Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Cooper Soccerball shade.svg 52', 72'
Griffin Park, London
Attendance: 9,330
Second leg
Bolton Wanderers 1–0 Bury
Philliskirk Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 19,198

Bolton Wanderers won 2–1 on aggregate.


Tranmere Rovers 1–0 Brentford
Brannan Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 11,438

Tranmere Rovers won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final

Bolton Wanderers 0–1 (a.e.t.) Tranmere Rovers
Malkin Soccerball shade.svg 98'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 30,217
Referee: Keith Hackett

Fourth Division

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 Blackpool 462310137847+3179
6 Burnley 462310137051+1979
7 Torquay United 461818106447+1772
8 Scunthorpe United 462011157162+971

Semi-finals

First leg
Scunthorpe United 1–1 Blackpool
Lillis Soccerball shade.svg 77' Rodwell Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Glanford Park, Scunthorpe
Attendance: 6,536

Torquay United 2–0 Burnley
Edwards Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Elliott Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Plainmoor, Torquay
Attendance: 5,600
Second leg
Blackpool 2–1 Scunthorpe United
Eyres Soccerball shade.svg 55', 66' Hill Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 7,596

Blackpool won 3–2 on aggregate.


Burnley 1–0 Torquay United
Evans Soccerball shade.svg 90' (o.g.)
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 13,620

Torquay United won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final

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