Nationwide League Division Three 1997-98

Doncaster Rovers were relegated to the Conference after a disastrous campaign in which they lost 34 matches – a new record. They went through several managers and, at the season’s end, chairman Ken Richardson was found guilty of trying to set fire to the Belle Vue stadium, apparently to claim insurance money to pay off the club’s debt.

Barnet
Lee Harrison; Sam Stockley, Mike Harle, Warren Goodhind, Lee Howarth; Greg Heald, Stevie Searle, Paul Wilson, Phil Simpson; Sean Devine, Scott McGleish.
Subs: Mike Basham, Udo Onwere, Ken Charlery.
Manager: John Still.

Playing squad members: Jon Ford, David McDonald, Rob Sawyers; Kieran Adams, Billy Manuel, Tarkan Mustafa, Danny Mills; Claudio De Vito, Dean Samuels.
Non-playing squad members: Matt Brady, Tom McMenemy, Kevin Rattray, Micky Tomlinson.

Brighton & Hove Albion
Mark Omerod; Stuart Tuck, Kerry Mayo, Gary Hobson, Ross Johnson, Peter Smith; Paul Linger, Jeff Minton, Stuart Storer; Robbie Reinelt, John Westcott.
Subs: Derek Allan, Mark Morris, Craig Maskell.
Manager:
Steve Gritt/Brian Horton.

Playing squad members: Nicky Rust; Ben Andrews, Graeme Atkinson, John Humphrey, Ross McNally, Eric Saul, Jeff Woolsey; Andy Ansah, Paul Armstrong, Terry Streeter; Ian Baird, Richie Barker, Damian Hilton, Paul McDonald, Darragh Ryan.
Non-playing squad members: Will Packham; Denny Mundee; James Rowlands.

Cambridge United
Scott Barrett; Ben Chenery, Jamie Campbell, Colin Foster, Marc Joseph, Paul Wilson; Ian Ashbee, Billy Beall, Paul Wanless; Martin Butler, Michael Kyd.
Subs: Andy Duncan, Jason Rees, John Taylor.
Manager: Roy McFarland.

Playing squad members: Jim Larkin, Shaun Marshall; Davey Williamson; Adie Hayes, Mark Moore, David Preece, Tommy Smith, Adam Wilde; Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro, Trevor Benjamin, Mark McCammon, Mike Rodosthenous, Tom Youngs.
Non-playing squad members: Jed Sumner; Larry McAvoy, Jamie Murphy, David Thompson; Dean Armstrong, Mark Gibson, Andy Ingham, Darren Webb; Darren Cockrill, Alex Finlayson, Leon Gutzmore.

Cardiff City
Jon Hallworth; Lee Jarman, Chris Beech, Mark Harris, Scott Young; Tony Carss, Craig Middleton, Jason Fowler, Wayne O’Sullivan, Dave Penney; Andy Saville.
Subs: Jeff Eckhardt, Scott Partridge, Carl Dale.
Manager: Kenny Hibbitt/Frank Burrows.

Playing squad members: Tony Elliott, Peter Zoïs; Kevin Lloyd, Lee Phillips; Nathan Cadette, Jimmy Rollo, Gareth Stoker; Robert Earnshaw, Kevin Nugent, Chrisian Roberts, Steve White.
Non-playing squad members: Russell Osman; John Cross, John Rendell; Tony Philliskirk.

Chester City
Ronnie Sinclair; Ross Davidson, Iain Jenkins, Julian Alsford, Spencer Whelan; Neil Fisher, David Flitcroft, Nick Richardson, Chris Priest; Gary Bennett, Stuart Rimmer.
Subs: Matt Woods, Rod McDonald, Rod Thomas.
Manager: Kevin Ratcliffe.

Playing squad members: Wayne Brown; Ryan Dobson, Martin Giles; Matt McKay, Andy Shelton, Gary Shelton; Jon Jones, Andy Milner, John Murphy, Darren Wright.
Non-playing squad members: Philip Clench, Shaun Reid, Craig Warrington.

Colchester United
Carl Emberson; Joe Dunne, Scott Stamps, Peter Cawley, David Greene; Steve Forbes, Aaron Skelton, David Gregory, Richard Wilkins, Paul Buckle; Mark Sale.
Subs: Simon Betts, Tony Adcock, Tony Lock.
Manager: Steve Wignall.

Playing squad members: Karl Duguid, Ian Hathaway, Nicky Haydon; Paul Abrahams, Neil Gregory, Steve Whitton.
Non-playing squad members: Garrett Caldwell, Tamer Fernandes, Daniel Potter; Gavin Armitage, Jeremy Goss, David Rainford; Robert Bates.

Darlington
David Preece; Simon Shaw, Mark Barnard, Andy Crosby, Richard Hope; Brian Atkinson, Phil Brumwell, Michael Oliver; Mario Dörner, Glenn Naylor, Darren Roberts.
Subs: Jason DeVos, Steve Gaughan, Franz Resch.
Manager: Dave Hodgson.

Playing squad members: Loukas Papaconstantinou; Lee Brydon, Alan Gray, David Hilton, Craig Liddle, Lee Turnbull, Steve Tutill; Paul Campbell, Willi Guimarra, Kenny Lowe; Lee Ellison, Carl Shutt.
Non-playing squad members: Ashlyn Stephenson; David Hunt; Neil Tarrant.

Doncaster Rovers
Craig Davis; Darren Esdaille, Steve Sanders, Ian Gore, Lee Warren; Jim Dobbin, Harvey Cunningham, Simon Ireland, Martin Pemberton; Adie Mike, Prince Moncrieffe.
Subs: David Esdaille, Danny George, Mike Smith.
Manager: Dave Cowling/Mark Weaver.

Playing squad members: Gary Hoggeth, Gary Ingham, Dean Williams; Darren Brookes, Rob Debenham, Wayne Dowell, Paul Edwards, Gary Finley, Mark Hawthorne, Maurice Hilton, Andy Thorpe, Darren Utley; Robert Betts, John Borg, Mark Donnelly, Steve Hawes, John Ramsay; Paul Conlon, Andy Hammond, Gary Messer, Domenico Tedaldi, Rob Thornley, Paddy Wilson.
Non-playing squad members: David Smith; Kerry Dixon, Demis Ohandjanian.

Exeter City
Ashley Bayes; Shaun Gale, Noel Blake, Lee Baddeley, Billy Clark, Jon Richardson; Paul Birch, Mark Devlin, John Williams; Steve Flack, Darren Rowbotham.
Subs: Andy Cyrus, Chris Fry, Jimmy Gardner.
Manager: Peter Fox.

Playing squad members: James Dungey; Chris Curran, Matt Hare; Chris Holloway, Nicky Medlin, Jason Minett, John Wilkinson; Leon Braithwaite, Geoff Breslan, Sufyan Ghazghazi, Barry McConnell.
Non-playing squad members: Darren Hughes, Gary Rice; Danny Bailey.

Hartlepool United
Martin Hollund; Darren Knowles, Richard Lucas, Russell Bradley, Denny Ingram, Graeme Lee; Mickey Barron, Chris Beech, Jon Cullen, Steve Halliday; Steve Howard.
Subs: Glen Davies, Ian Clark, Jan Ove Pedersen.
Manager: Mick Tait.

Playing squad members: Warren Dobson; Chris McDonald; Gustavo Di Lella, Mark Gavin, Steve Hutt, Tommy Miller; Joe Allon, Paul Baker, Andy Elliott, Stuart Irvine, Stig Olav Larsen, Craig Midgley, Marc Nash.
Non-playing squad members: Stephen Pears; Glen Downey, Paul Walton; Ian Gallagher, Tony Skedd; Andy Dixon.

Hull City
Steve Wilson; Gregor Rioch, Mike Edwards, Rob Dewhurst, Matt Hocking, Ian Wright; Warren Joyce, Richard Peacock, Brian McGinty, Chris Bettney; Duane Darby.
Subs: Mark Greaves, Adam Lowthorpe, Neil Mann.
Manager: Mark Hateley.

Playing squad members: Scott Y. Thomson; Tony Brien, Antonio Doncel, Lee Ellington, Kevin Gage, Scott Maxfield, Ben Morley, Simon Trevitt; Patrick Dickinson, Glyn Hodges, Mike Quigley, Dexter Tucker, Paul Wharton; Steven Boyack, Andy Brown, David Brown, Paul Fewings, Mark Hateley.
Non-playing squad members: Craig Baxter, Jamie Marks, Sam Sharman, Ian Wilkinson; Adam Bolder, Ian Heppinstall.

Leyton Orient
Paul Hyde; Justin Channing, Dominic Naylor, Simon Clark, Stuart Hicks, Mark Warren; Jason Harris, Martin Ling, Dean Smith; Carl Griffiths, Alex Inglethorpe.
Subs: Matt Joseph, Roger Joseph, Joe Baker.
Manager: Tommy Taylor.

Playing squad members: Chris MacKenzie; John Martin, Craig Richardson; Mickey Bennett, Mark Cooper, Steve Hodge, Dave Morrison, Paul Raynor, Michael Williams; Dave Hanson, Colin West, Tony Richards, Colin Simpson.
Non-playing squad members: Scott Honeyball, Lee Shearer, Chris Timons; Jeff Brazier, Daniel Brown, Shaun Howes, Anthony Jones; Sam Winston.

Lincoln City
Barry Richardson; Jason Barnett, Jon Whitney, Kevin Austin, Steve Holmes, Dean Walling; Paul Miller, Terry Fleming, Mark Hone; Colin Alcide, Lee Thorpe.
Subs: Grant Brown, Paul Smith, Phil Stant.
Manager: John Beck.

Playing squad members: John Vaughan; Stuart Bimson, John Robertson, Ian Wilkins; John Finnigan, Craig Stones; Dennis Bailey, Steve Brown, Gavin Gordon, Jae Martin.
Non-playing squad members: Dean Chandler, Joby Gowshall, Shane Westley; Nicholas Reeson.

Macclesfield Town
Ryan Price; Darren Tinson, Neil Howarth, Steve Payne, Efetobore Sodje; Martin McDonald, Stuart Whittaker, Steve Wood, Neil Sorvel; John Askey, Phil Power.
Subs: Cec Edey, Colin Rose, Leroy Chambers.
Manager: Sammy McIlroy.

Playing squad members: Greg Brown, Steve Hitchen; Kieron Durkan, Mark Gardiner; Peter Davenport, Richard Irving, Richard Landon, Andy Mason, Neil Mitchell, Nathan Peel.
Non-playing squad members: Glynn Clyde; Nelson Da Costa; Andy Levendis.

Mansfield Town
Ian Bowling; Tony Ford, Steve Harper, Mark Peters, Lee Williams; Darrell Clarke, Jon Schofield, Gary Tallon; Iyseden Christie, Lee Peacock, Steve Whitehall.
Subs: Scott Eustace, Warren Hackett, John Doolan.
Manager: Steve Parkin.

Playing squad members: Bobby Hassell, Stuart Watkiss; David Kerr, Ben Sedgemore, Jason Sedlan, Michael Sisson, John Walker; Stewart Hadley, Jonathan Milner.
Non-playing squad members: Brian Kilcline.

Notts County
Darren Ward; Ian Hendon, Ian Baraclough, Dennis Pearce, Matt Redmile, Gary Strodder; Steve Finnan, Phil Robinson, Mark Robson; Sean Farrell, Gary Jones.
Subs: Shaun Derry, Andy Hughes, Ian Richardson.
Manager: Sam Allardyce.

Playing squad members: Mike Pollitt; Paul Mitchell; Shaun Cunnington, Wayne Diuk, Adem Poric; Craig Dudley, Justin Jackson, Andy Kiwomya, Gary Martindale.
Non-playing squad members: Steve Cherry, James Lindle; Dean Randall; Ben Marshall.

Peterborough United
Mark Tyler; Des Linton, Neil Lewis, Mick Bodley, Andy Edwards; Steve Castle, David Farrell, Derek Payne, Scott Houghton; Martin Carruthers, Jimmy Quinn.
Subs: Adam Drury, David Rennie, Chris McMenamin.
Manager: Barry Fry.

Playing squad members: Ashley Vickers; Wayne Bullimore, Simon Davies, Matthew Etherington, Matt Gill, Niall Inman, Ashley Neal, Tony Shields; Chris Cleaver, Miguel De Souza, Francis Green, Zeke Rowe.
Non-playing squad members: Daniel Connor, Bart Griemink, Michael Haxthausen; Aidy Boothroyd; Sean Campbell, Anders Koogi, Peter Shearer.

Rochdale
Neil Edwards; Andy Fensome, Andy Barlow, Andy Farrell, Keith Hill; Andy Gouck, Mark Bailey, Alex Russell, Mark Stuart; Mark Leonard, Robbie Painter.
Subs: Dave Bayliss, Gary Jones, Graham Lancashire.
Manager: Graham Barrow.

Playing squad members: Lance Key; Paul Carden, John Pender, Andy Scott; Ian Bryson; Mark Carter, Glen Robson.
Non-playing squad members: Stephen Bywater; Nick Irwin, Alan Johnson.

Rotherham United
Bobby Mimms; Martin Clark, Neil Richardson, Alan Knill, Vance Warner; Darren Garner, Trevor Berry, Steve Thompson, Andy Roscoe; Lee Glover, Jason White.
Subs: Paul Hurst, Mark Monington, David Bass.
Manager: Ronnie Moore.

Playing squad members: Paul Pettinger; Paul Dillon; Shaun Goodwin, Andy Hayward, Danny Hudson, Chris Sedgwick, John Taylor; Gijsbert Bos, Mark Druce.
Non-playing squad members: Andy Brownrigg, Stephen Heath, Robert Pell, Gary Scott, Barry Shuttleworth; Kevin Bain, Robert McKenzie, Richard Tracey; Junior McDougald.

Scarborough
Kevin Martin; John Kay, Paul Heckingbottom, Paul Atkin, Gary Bennett, Jason Rockett; Michael McElhatton, Ian Snodin, Gareth Williams; Stephen Brodie, Liam Robinson.
Subs: Colin Sutherland, Troy Bennett, Neil Campbell.
Manager: Mick Wadsworth.

Playing squad members: Nick Buxton, Andy Rhodes; Richard Jackson; Carel van der Velden, Ben Worrall; Jamie Mitchell, Matthew Russell, Chris Tate.
Non-playing squad members: Scott Boyes, Graeme Carr, Glynn Snodin; Konstantinos Anastasiadis, Mark Lee; Eamonn Bazelya, Simon Bochenski.

Scunthorpe United
Tim Clarke; Michael Walsh, Sean McAuley, Chris Hope, Mark Sertori, Russ Wilcox; Alex Calvo-García, David D’Auria, Justin Walker; John Eyre, Jamie Forrester.
Subs: Steven Housham, Lee Marshall, Ian Ormondroyd.
Manager: Brian Laws.

Playing squad members: Tom Evans; Brian Laws, Jim Neil, Steve Nottingham, Nathan Stanton; Wayne Graves, Paul Harsley, Craig Shakespeare; James Featherstone, Dave Regis, Gareth Sheldon, Darryn Stamp.

Shrewsbury Town
Paul Edwards; Kevin Seabury, Gary Hanmer, Brian Gayle, Peter Wilding; Paul Evans, Richard Scott, Roger Preece, Austin Berkley; Lee Steele, Devon White.
Subs: Craig Herbert, Mark Taylor, Mickey Brown.
Manager: Jake King.

Playing squad members: Benny Gall; Nathan Blamey, Mark Dempsey, Martyn Naylor, Emeka Nwadike, Lee Taylor, Andy Tretton; Dean Craven, Darren Currie, Steve Jagielka; Steve Kerrigan, Craig Pountney, Nick Ward, Mark Williams.
Non-playing squad members: James Cope, Ian Reed; Anthony Briscoe, Shaun Wray.

Swansea City
Roger Freestone; Christian Edwards, Matthew Bound, Kristian O’Leary, Keith Walker; Ritchie Appleby, Jason Price, Nick Cusack, Jonathan Coates; Tony Bird, Steve Watkin.
Subs: Kwame Ampadu, Charlie Hartfield, Dave O’Gorman.
Manager: Alan Cork.

Playing squad members: Jason Jones, Lee Jones; Paul Agnew, Mark Clode, Mike Howard, Steve Jones, João Moreira; Ryan Casey, Shaun Chapple, Lee Jenkins, Damien Lacey, Jan Mølby, Karl Munroe, Gareth Phillips, Dave Puttnam; Julian Alsop, Danny Barwood, Linton Brown, Jamie Harris, Carl Mainwaring, Aidan Newhouse.
Non-playing squad members: Rob King.

Torquay United
Kenny Veysey; Andy Gurney, Paul Gibbs, Jon Gittens, Jamie Robinson, Alex Watson; Gary Clayton, Steve McCall, Kevin Hill, Chris Leadbitter; Rodney Jack.
Subs: Leon Hapgood, Tony Bedeau, Andy McFarlane.
Manager: Kevin Hodges.

Playing squad members: Matt Gregg; Lee Barrow, Wayne Thomas, Steve Tully; Paul Mitchell; Justin Newell.
Non-playing squad members: Duncan Smillie; Shaun Hadley, Michael Preston.

Advertisements