1979–80 Mansfield Town F.C. season

The 1979–80 season was Mansfield Town's 43rd season in the Football League and 15th in the Third Division they finished in 23rd position with 36 points suffering relegation to the Fourth Division.[1]

Mansfield Town
1979–80 season
ManagerMick Jones
Third Division23rd
FA CupThird Round
League CupThird Round
Anglo-Scottish CupPreliminary Round

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
20 Hull City 46 12 16 18 51 69 −18 40
21 Bury 46 16 7 23 45 59 −14 39 Relegated
22 Southend United 46 14 10 22 47 58 −11 38
23 Mansfield Town 46 10 16 20 47 58 −11 36
24 Wimbledon 46 10 14 22 52 81 −29 34
Source: rsssf.com

ResultsEdit

Football League Third DivisionEdit

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
1 18 August 1979 Chesterfield H 3–2 5,662 Allen, Bird, Curtis
2 21 August 1979 Rotherham United A 1–2 4,492 Austin
3 25 August 1979 Exeter City A 1–2 3,475 Austin
4 1 September 1979 Hull City H 1–1 4,320 Austin
5 8 September 1979 Barnsley A 0–1 10,588
6 15 September 1979 Oxford United H 1–0 4,217 Austin
7 18 September 1979 Colchester United A 1–2 2,346 Bird
8 22 September 1979 Sheffield United H 3–4 11,272 Austin, Allen, Taylor
9 29 September 1979 Reading A 0–1 6,123
10 1 October 1979 Colchester United H 0–1 3,754
11 6 October 1979 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 13,263
12 8 October 1979 Rotherham United H 5–1 6,308 Austin (3), Taylor (2)
13 13 October 1979 Bury H 1–0 4,486 Hamilton
14 20 October 1979 Millwall A 2–2 6,039 Austin, Lathan
15 23 October 1979 Carlisle United A 1–1 4,898 Austin
16 27 October 1979 Gillingham H 2–0 4,598 Taylor, Bird
17 3 November 1979 Chesterfield A 0–2 7,601
18 6 November 1979 Carlisle United H 2–1 4,195 Taylor, Bird
19 10 November 1979 Swindon Town H 1–1 4,425 Taylor
20 17 November 1979 Chester A 0–1 3,118
21 1 December 1979 Blackpool H 1–1 4,324 Austin
22 8 December 1979 Grimsby Town A 1–2 7,910 Austin
23 21 December 1979 Plymouth Argyle H 0–0 2,973
24 26 December 1979 Blackburn Rovers A 0–0 8,491
25 29 December 1979 Exeter City H 0–1 3,711
26 12 January 1980 Hull City A 1–3 4,243 Allen
27 26 January 1980 Wimbledon H 1–1 3,897 Bird
28 2 February 1980 Oxford United A 1–3 3,060 Pollard
29 9 February 1980 Sheffield United A 0–1 14,921
30 16 February 1980 Reading H 2–2 3,114 Pollard, Austin
31 23 February 1980 Bury A 2–0 3,606 Pollard, Austin
32 1 March 1980 Millwall H 1–0 4,162 Austin
33 8 March 1980 Gillingham A 0–2 4,572
34 10 March 1980 Brentford H 0–0 3,461
35 15 March 1980 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 16,019 Mellor (o.g.)
36 17 March 1980 Southend United A 1–1 2,983 Allen
37 22 March 1980 Swindon Town A 1–2 8,195 Stroud (o.g.)
38 29 March 1980 Chester H 2–1 3,097 Austin (2)
39 1 April 1980 Plymouth Argyle A 0–0 4,669
40 5 April 1980 Blackburn Rovers H 0–1 7,385
41 7 April 1980 Brentford A 0–2 6,057
42 12 April 1980 Southend United H 3–1 3,514 Austin (2), McClelland
43 14 April 1980 Barnsley H 1–4 6,789 Bird
44 19 April 1980 Blackpool A 1–1 5,677 Bird
45 26 April 1980 Grimsby Town H 0–0 10,095
46 3 May 1980 Wimbledon A 2–3 1,759 Taylor, Pollard

FA CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 24 November 1979 Blyth Spartans A 2–0 4,443 McClelland, Allen
R2 15 December 1979 Doncaster Rovers A 2–1 7,952 Austin, Curtis
R3 5 January 1980 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0–2 8,204

League CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
R1 1st leg 11 August 1979 York City H 1–0 3,117 Taylor
R1 2nd leg 14 August 1979 York City A 2–3 2,590 Wood, Hamilton
R2 1st leg 29 August 1979 Reading A 3–4 5,779 Taylor, Bird, Austin
R2 2nd leg 4 September 1979 Reading H 4–2 4,326 Taylor, Austin (2), McClelland
R3 25 September 1979 Queens Park Rangers H 0–3 9,485

Anglo-Scottish CupEdit

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
PR 31 July 1979 Sheffield United A 0–1 4,875
PR 4 August 1979 Notts County H 0–1 3,527
PR 8 August 1979 Cambridge United A 1–1 4,620 Curtis

Squad statisticsEdit

Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Anglo-Scottish Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK   Rod Arnold 43 0 3 0 5 0 3 0 54 0
GK   Martin New 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
DF   Kevin Bird 38 7 3 0 5 0 3 0 49 7
DF   Adrian Burrows 17 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 17(1) 0
DF   Bob Curtis 31(3) 1 2(1) 1 5 0 3 1 41(5) 3
DF   Derek Dawkins 35 0 3 0 5 0 3 0 46 0
DF   Barry Foster 15 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 23 0
DF   John McClelland 43 1 3 1 2(1) 1 0 0 48(1) 3
DF   Les McJannet 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
DF   Ian Wood 21 0 2 0 4 1 3 0 30 1
DF   Brian Thompson 9 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 9(1) 0
MF   Neville Hamilton 32(1) 1 1 0 5 1 3 0 41(1) 2
MF   John Lathan 29 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 34 1
MF   Arthur Mann 35 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
MF   Gary Saxby 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 0
FW   Russell Allen 38(6) 4 2 1 5 1 3 0 48(6) 6
FW   Terry Austin 46 19 3 1 5 2 3 0 57 22
FW   David Caldwell 1(2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1(2) 0
FW   Dave Goodwin 4 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0(2) 0 4(4) 0
FW   Johnny Miller 9(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9(1) 0
FW   Brian Pollard 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 4
FW   Steve Taylor 30(7) 7 3 0 5 3 3 0 41(7) 10
FW   Brian Thomson 5(3) 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7(3) 0
Own goals 2 0 0 0 2

ReferencesEdit

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  1. ^ 1979–80 Mansfield Town F.C. season at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)