The Results Archive
Including 1,023,483 match results over 138 seasons
Severe weather brings fixture chaos in December and January of the season. Greenham Common Women Bishops Stortford beat Sutton United to win the FA Trophy in 1981. Bill Shankly dies from a heart attack at the age of 67 in September 1981. British Telecom announces that telegram is to be discontinued after 139 years of use. A Soviet submarine runs aground in Swedish waters in October 1981 and is eventually pulled off by Swedish tugs and returned to Soviet authorities. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands beginning a war with Britain that will last for some three months. Aston Villa became Football League Champions in May 1981. Tottenham Hotspur win the FA Cup in May 1981 after beating Manchester City in a replay. Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat is assassinated by fundamentalist army officers in October 1981.
League Cup
Football League: Division 3
Up to and including
Home Away Combined
Pos Club Name Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA W D L GF GA Pts GD
1 Burnley 46 13 7 3 37 20 8 10 5 29 25 21 17 8 66 45 80 21
2 Carlisle United 46 17 4 2 44 21 6 7 10 21 29 23 11 12 65 50 80 15
3 Fulham 46 12 9 2 44 22 9 6 8 33 29 21 15 10 77 51 78 26
4 Lincoln City 46 13 7 3 40 16 8 7 8 26 24 21 14 11 66 40 77 26
5 Oxford United 46 10 8 5 28 18 9 6 8 35 31 19 14 13 63 49 71 14
6 Gillingham 46 14 5 4 44 26 6 6 11 20 30 20 11 15 64 56 71 8
7 Southend United 46 11 7 5 35 23 7 8 8 28 28 18 15 13 63 51 69 12
8 Brentford 46 8 6 9 28 22 11 5 7 28 25 19 11 16 56 47 68 9
9 Millwall 46 12 4 7 36 28 6 9 8 26 34 18 13 15 62 62 67 0
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 12 5 6 37 24 6 6 11 27 32 18 11 17 64 56 65 8
11 Chesterfield 46 12 4 7 33 27 6 6 11 24 31 18 10 18 57 58 64 -1
12 Reading 46 11 6 6 43 35 6 5 12 24 40 17 11 18 67 75 62 -8
13 Portsmouth 46 11 10 2 33 14 3 9 11 23 37 14 19 13 56 51 61 5
14 Preston North End 46 10 7 6 25 22 6 6 11 25 34 16 13 17 50 56 61 -6
15 Bristol Rovers (-2) 46 12 4 7 35 28 6 5 12 23 37 18 9 19 58 65 61 -7
16 Newport County [1] 46 9 10 4 28 21 5 6 12 26 33 14 16 16 54 54 58 0
17 Huddersfield Town 46 10 5 8 38 25 5 7 11 26 34 15 12 19 64 59 57 5
18 Exeter City 46 14 4 5 46 33 2 5 16 25 51 16 9 21 71 84 57 -13
19 Doncaster Rovers 46 9 9 5 31 24 4 8 11 24 44 13 17 16 55 68 56 -13
20 Walsall 46 10 7 6 32 23 3 7 13 19 32 13 14 19 51 55 53 -4
21 Wimbledon 46 10 6 7 33 27 4 5 14 28 48 14 11 21 61 75 53 -14
22 Swindon Town 46 9 5 9 37 36 4 8 11 18 35 13 13 20 55 71 52 -16
23 Bristol City 46 7 6 10 24 29 4 7 12 16 36 11 13 22 40 65 46 -25
24 Chester 46 2 10 11 16 30 5 1 17 20 48 7 11 28 36 78 32 -42