Football League Third Division 1980-81

rotherham 81Rotherham United won the Third Division in 1980-81, going up with local rivals Barnsley, who finished second, and third-placed Charlton Athletic. It wasn’t all good news in Yorkshire – Huddersfield Town narrowly missed out on promotion, while Sheffield United dropped into Division Four.

Barnsley
Martin New; Joe Joyce, Phil Chambers, Ian Evans, Mick McCarthy; Ian Banks, Ronnie Glavin, Mike Lester, Bobby Downes; Trevor Aylott, Derrick Parker.
Sub: Neil Cooper.
Manager: Allan Clarke/Norman Hunter.

Playing squad members: Gary Pierce; Norman Hunter; George Boyd, Winston Campbell, Ray McHale; Glyn Riley, Colin Walker.
Non-playing squad members: Robert Horn; Barry Tyerman; Brett Mellor, Gary Walters, David Whyte.

Blackpool
Iain Hesford; Paul Gardner, Terry Pashley, Jack Ashurst, Stan McEwan, Gary Williams; Alan Ball, Dave Hockaday, Wayne Harrison, Willie Morgan; Colin Morris.
Sub: Ricky Sbragia.
Manager: Alan Ball/Allan Brown.

Playing squad members: Jon Rush; Colin Greenall, Gordon Simmonite, Max Thompson; Andy Brockbank, Alfie Conn, John Deary, Bobby Doyle, Peter Noble; Dave Bamber, Wayne Entwistle, Paul Fletcher, Ted MacDougall, Andy Welsh.
Non-playing squad members: Mark Davies, Ian McWilliams; Keith Bowey; Gerry Hendrick, Alan McAvoy, Gary Seward, Phil Smith, Phil Williams.

Brentford
David McKellar; Paul Shrubb, Mark Hill, Ron Harris, Pat Kruse, Danis Salman; Bob Booker, Terry Hurlock, Paul Walker; David Crown, Gary Johnson.
Sub: Barry Tucker.
Manager: Fred Callaghan.

Playing squad members: Paul McCullough; Iori Jenkins, Robbie Johnson, Jim McNichol, Kevin Teer; Lee Frost, Willie Graham; Tony Funnell, Gary Roberts, Dean Smith.
Non-playing squad members: John Fraser; Lee Holmes.

Burnley
Alan Stevenson; Brian Laws, David Holt, Vince Overson, Derek Scott; Martin Dobson, Eric Potts, Kevin Young, Phil Cavener; Billy Hamilton, Steve Taylor.
Sub: Tommy Cassidy.
Manager: Brian Miller.

Playing squad members: Billy O’Rourke; Colin Anderson, Billy Rodaway, Jim Thomson, Andy Wharton, Ian Wood; Mike Phelan, Stuart Robertson, Trevor Steven; Mick Wardrobe.
Non-playing squad members: Dave Reynolds; Peter Robinson, Dean Walker; Paul Dixon; Garnett Cromie, Billy Gray, Geoff Smith, William Wright.

Carlisle United
Trevor Swinburne; Paul Haigh, Mick Coady, Ian MacDonald, Bobby Parker; Alan Campbell, Jimmy Hamilton, Stuart Metcalfe; Paul Bannon, Peter Beardsley, Gordon Staniforth.
Sub: Keith Houghton.
Manager: Bob Stokoe.

Playing squad members: Tony Harrison; Andy Collins, Gary Watson; Graham Mossop; Russell Coughlin, Hugh McAuley, Hugh McGrogan, George McVitie, Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson.
Non-playing squad members: Owen Brown.

Charlton Athletic
Nicky Johns; Les Berry, Peter Shaw, Phil Warman; Steve Gritt, Dick Tydeman, Colin Powell, Phil Walker, Martin Robinson; Derek Hales, Paul Walsh.
Sub: Lawrie Madden.
Manager: Mike Bailey.

Playing squad members: Jeff Wood; Tony Hazell, Terry Naylor; Leroy Ambrose, Kevin Smith; Paul Lazarus, Johnny Ostergaard.
Non-playing squad members: Frank Clark, Kevin Dickenson, Paul Elliott; Gary Churchouse, Viggo Jacobsen, Martin Taylor; Richard Wilson.

Chester
Grenville Millington; Paul Raynor, Jim Walker, John Cottam, Trevor Storton; Alan Oakes, Trevor Birch, Bryn Jones, Steve Ludlam; Keith Fear, Trevor Phillips.
Sub: Peter Sutcliffe.
Manager: Alan Oakes.

Playing squad members: David Burns, Derek Jeffries, Paul Needham, Peter Zelem; Richie Gendall, Ron Phillips; Terry Cooke, Ian Howat.
Non-playing squad members: Brian Lloyd; Ian Edwards; David Prestidge.

Chesterfield
John Turner; Colin Tartt, Sean O’Neill, Bill Green, John Ridley; Phil Bonnyman, Alan Birch, Geoff Salmons, Danny Wilson; Ernie Moss, Phil Walker.
Sub: Andy Kowalski.
Manager: Frank Barlow.

Playing squad members: Paul Gregory, Phil Tingay; Gary Bellamy, Les Hunter, Gary Pollard, John Stirk; Alan Crawford; Gary Simpson, Keith Walwyn, David Windridge.
Non-playing squad members: Glyn Chamberlain, John Partridge; Russ Athersych.

Colchester United
Mike Walker; Micky Cook, Bobby Hodge, Mike Packer, Steve Wignall; Steve Leslie, Eddie Rowles, Ian Allinson; Kevin Bremner, Steve Foley, Trevor Lee.
Sub: Dennis Longhorn.
Manager: Bobby Roberts.

Playing squad members: Phil Coleman, Nigel Crouch, Steve Wright; Russell Cotton, Tony Evans, Roger Osborne; Tony Adcock, Bobby Gough, Gary Harvey, Roy McDonough.
Non-playing squad members: Bobby Hamilton; Leo Cusenza.

Exeter City
Ian Main; Martyn Rogers, Peter Hatch, Lee Roberts, Phil Roberts; John Delve, Richard Forbes, David Pullar; Tony Kellow, Ian Pearson, Peter Rogers.
Sub: Jimmy Giles.
Manager: Brian Godfrey.

Playing squad members: Len Bond, Steve Nute; Tony Mitchell, John Sparrow; Phil Fisher, Roy Ireland, Frankie Prince; Steve Neville, Ray Pratt.
Non-playing squad members: John Hore, Jon May; Ian Cole.

Fulham
Gerry Peyton; Gary Peters, Les Strong, Roger Brown, Tony Gale, Kevin Lock; John Beck, Sean O’Driscoll, Robert Wilson; Gordon Davies, Tony Mahoney.
Sub: Brian Greenaway.
Manager: Bobby Campbell/Malcolm MacDonald.

Playing squad members: Jim Stannard; Geoff Banton, Dave Clement, Brian Corner, Clive Day, Steve Hatter, Jeff Hopkins, Paul Parker; Ronnie Goodlass, Ray Lewington; Dean Coney, Dale Tempest.
Non-playing squad members: Doug Hatcher; Tommy Mason; Cliff Cant, Tony Finnigan, Brian Gibson; Mark Lovell, Peter Nott, Hilton Phillips.

Gillingham
Ron Hillyard: John Sharpe, Andy Ford, Steve Bruce, John Overton, Mark Weatherly; John Crabbe, Colin Duncan, Terry Nicholl, Dean White; Ken Price.
Sub: Pat Walker.
Manager: Gerry Summers.

Playing squad members: Gary Sutton; Charles Young; Tony Bottiglieri, Nigel Donn, Peter Henderson, Billy Hughes; Trevor Lee, Kevin Lloyd, Damien Richardson, Danny Westwood.
Non-playing squad members: Micky Adams, Mickey Barker; Steve Dudley; David Young.

Huddersfield Town
Alan Rankin; Malcolm Brown, Fred Robinson, Keith Hanvey, Dave Sutton; Brian Stanton, Mick Kennedy, Dave Cowling; Steve Kindon, Mark Lillis, Ian Robins.
Sub: Micky Laverick.
Manager: Mick Buxton.

Playing squad members: Chris Topping; Bernard Purdie; Terry Austin, Bobby Davison.
Non-playing squad members: Robert Picton, Alan Starling, Richard Taylor; Stephen Vass; Paul Gibson, Peter Valentine; Paul Fletcher, Tommy Smith, Paul Wormley.

Hull City
Tony Norman; Gordon Nisbet, Steve Hoolickin, Nick Deacy, Steve Richards, John Roberts; Dennis Booth, Brian Marwood, Gareth Roberts; Keith Edwards, Billy Whitehurst.
Sub: Steve McClaren.
Manager: Mike Smith.

Playing squad members: John Davies; Stuart Eccleston, Mark Kilgallon, Bobby McNeil, Dale Roberts; Brian Ferguson, Micky Horswill, David Kynman, Paul Moss, Gary Swann; Andy Flounders, Les Mutrie, Craig Norrie.
Non-playing squad members: Ian Bennyworth; Andy Smith.

Millwall
John Jackson; Paul Roberts, John Sitton, Mel Blyth, Tony Tagg; Nick Chatterton, Dave Martin, Dave Mehmet, Tony Kinsella; John Bartley, John Mitchell.
Sub: Chris Dibble.
Manager: George Petchey/Peter Anderson.

Playing squad members: Peter Gleasure; David Gregory, Barry Kitchener, Paul Robinson, Keith Stevens; Peter Anderson, Austin Hayes, Andy Massey; Dean Horrix, Alan McKenna.
Non-playing squad members: Paul Sansome; Mark Dennehy, David Rose; Chris Guthrie, Keith Soundy, Jimmy Sweetzer.

Newport County
Mark Kendall; Richard Walden, John Relish, Grant Davies, Keith Oakes; Nigel Vaughan, Steve Lowndes, Steve Warriner, Kevin Moore; Dave Gwyther, Tommy Tynan.
Sub: Karl Elsey.
Manager: Len Ashurst.

Playing squad members: Mike Dowler, Gary Plumley; Dave Bruton; Neil Bailey, Bobby Ward; John Aldridge, Ray Bishop.
Non-playing squad members: Shane Carey; Keith Armstrong, Dave Cunningham, Howard Goddard.

Oxford United
Roy Burton; David Fogg, Tim Smithers, Gary Briggs, Joe Cooke, Malcolm Shotton; Kevin Brock, Billy Jeffrey, Mark Jones; Paul Berry, Peter Foley.
Sub: Phil Lythgoe.
Manager: Bill Asprey/Ian Greaves.

Playing squad members: David Brown; John Doyle, Andy Kingston, Malcolm McIntosh, Malcolm Page; Ray Graydon, Andy Thomas; Keith Cassells, Adrian O’Dowd, Jason Seacole.
Non-playing squad members: Steve Foster; Dave Simms, Mark Wright; Dave Burn, Martin Wood.

Plymouth Argyle
Geoff Crudgington; Chris Harrison, Leigh Cooper, George Foster, Forbes Phillipson-Masters; Brian Bason, Kevin Hodges, Colin Randell, Donal Murphy; David Kemp, John Sims.
Sub: Gordon Nisbet.
Manager: Bobby Saxton.

Playing squad members: Tyrone James, Brian McNeill, John Uzzell; Jeremy Collins, Brian Johnson; Mark Graves, John Peachey.
Non-playing squad members: Neil Hards; Chris Jefferis, Steve Morris, Vaughan Powell; Denis Murphy; Kelvin Howe, Colin Upton.

Portsmouth
Peter Mellor; John McLaughlin, Keith Viney, Steve Aizlewood, Steve Bryant, Alan Garner; Bobby Doyle, David Gregory, Mick Tait, Alan Rogers; Billy Rafferty.
Sub: Leigh Barnard.
Manager: Frank Burrows.

Playing squad members: Alan Knight; Stuart Croft, Peter Ellis; Terry Brisley, Steve Davey; Neil Ayrton, Kevin Bartlett, Jeff Hemmerman, Steve Perrin.
Non-playing squad members: Keith James, Archie Styles; Steve Berry, Graham Marriner, Steve Piper, Ian Purdie, Ken Todd; Gary Juryeff, Dave Leworthy.

Reading
Steve Death; Roger Joslyn, Alan Lewis, Steve Hetzke, Martin Hicks; Stuart Beavon, Richie Bowman, Lawrie Sanchez; Kerry Dixon, Pat Earles, Mike Kearney.
Sub: Jerry Williams.
Manager: Maurice Evans.

Playing squad members: Ron Fearon; Mike Barnes, Jon Cullen, Stewart Henderson, Dave Moreline, Dave Shipperley, Mark White, Steve Wood; Hugh Cheetham, Gary Heale, Wayne Wanklyn, Neil Webb; John Alexander.
Non-playing squad members: Ollie Kearns.

Rotherham United
Ray Mountford; Gerry Forrest, John Breckin, Jimmy Mullen, Paul Stancliffe; Mick Gooding, Phil Henson, Mark Rhodes, John Seasman, Tony Towner; Ronnie Moore.
Sub: Rodney Fern.
Manager: Ian Porterfield.

Playing squad members: Graham Brown; Ken Tiler, Ashley Taylor; Peter Carr, Richard Finney; Vic Halom, Ian Vaughan, Steve Winn.
Non-playing squad members: Andy Brolly, John Green, Mark Wilkinson; Billy McEwan; Tony Ellis, Ian Parkin.

Sheffield United
Derek Richardson; Les Tibbott, Paul Garner, Stewart Houston, Tony Kenworthy, John MacPhail; Steve Charles, John Ryan, Mike Trusson, Martin Peters; Bob Hatton.
Sub: Steve Neville.
Manager: Harry Haslam.

Playing squad members: Steve Conroy; Steve Casey, John Cutbush, Phil Jones, Andy Keeley, Tony Moore; John Flood, John Matthews, Trenton Wiggan; Gary Brazil, Barry Butlin, Don Givens.
Non-playing squad members: Keith Soloman; John Burke, Mick Jones; Gary Marrow; Stewart Evans, Mark Smith.

Swindon Town
Jimmy Allan; Charlie Henry, David Peach, Russell Lewis, Ken Stroud; Roy Carter, Ian Miller, Chris Kamara, Brian Williams; Roy Greenwood, Andy Rowland.
Sub: Alan Mayes.
Manager: Bobby Smith/John Trollope.

Playing squad members: Tom McAlister; Colin Barrett, Andy Rollings, John Templeman, John Trollope, Billy Tucker, Roy Walsh; Steve Abbley, Glenn Cockerill, Brian Hughes; Paul Rideout.
Non-playing squad members: Brendon Guest; Martin Blackler, Jack Carmichael, David Round.

Walsall
Ron Green; Tony Macken, Ken Mower, Steve Baines, Peter Hart, Dave Serella; Brian Caswell, Don Penn, Steve Waddington; Alan Buckley, Richard O’Kelly.
Sub: Mark Rees.
Manager: Alan Buckley.

Playing squad members: Martin Conneally, Ian Turner; Colin Harrison, John Horne; Ian Paul, David Preece, Paul Waddington; Steve Smith.
Non-playing squad members: Peter Hadland; Jimmy Kelly, Steve Round, Jimmy Williams.

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