Monthly Archives: May 1991

11th May 1991- Division Two, Watford 2 Bristol City 3
English Division Two (old)Table »
Brighton and Hove A2-1Ipswich Town
Bristol Rovers1-1West Bromwich Albion
Leicester City1-0Oxford United
Millwall2-1Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United1-2Hull City
Oldham Athletic3-2Sheffield Wednesday
Plymouth Argyle2-0Charlton Athletic
Port Vale3-1Swindon Town
Watford2-3Bristol City
West Ham United1-2Notts County
Wolverhampton Wndrs3-1Portsmouth
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4th May 1991- Division Two, Oxford United 0 Watford 1

This victory ensured we avoided relegation, something which had looked unlikely from the beginning of September when we slipped into the bottom three. Other than for a brief period over Christmas we remained there until 27th April.
Sunday Telegraph, 5 May 1991

BSAD imageSo onto Oxford and three thousand five hundred fans piled down the M40 for a date with destiny.

Wearing the white away shirts, the Horns scrapped for everything and, with James in goal, one always felt we had a reasonable chance if he didn’t drop a clanger. I remember little of the game until about the sixtieth minute. The Horns won a corner, the cross came in and Paul Wilkinson (surely one of the better strikers to play for the Horns, even if he didn’t know the offside rule) smashed the ball home.

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“It was a great day,” said Wilkinson, now 55. “It was such a relief to get that result as we didn’t have the best of seasons and we were on a slippery slope. But we’d been on a little bit of a run and had a bit of confidence that we could get a result.”