In 1991, the side coached by Mike Lynn captured the Division Two Championship. Featuring the likes of Jim MacLean, Paul Priestley, Keith Adams, Nick Halliwell and Russell Athersych the team beat Altona City to the title by one point. The rest of the nineties would be spent in Division One, including numerous close encounters with promotion to the Premier League, with third-placed finishes in 1993 and 1996, and 4th place in 1994 and fifth placings in 1997 and 1999. Jim MacLean, a former Premier League Best and Fairest at Croydon City and Morwell Falcons, took out the Division Two Best and Fairest Player Award with Richmond in the Championship-winning season of 1991.
The 1993 team featuring MacLean, Geoff Gillard, Danny Ward and Jani Suric ended up two points behind Champions Werribee City and a point behind Port Melbourne. In 1994 youngsters Liam Caffrey and Alex Efstathiou inspired the side to go close again, just three points behind promoted Box Hill Inter. In 1996 a 2-2 draw in the final game against Westgate saw Richmond pipped by one point by Preston Lions for the runner’s-up spot behind Springvale White Eagles.
The squad, coached by Frank McGrellis, included Halliwell, Peter Zois, Julian Peel, Andy Greenwood, Jim McBride, Mark Lennon, Sean Lane, Deany Hennessy and Nick Gourlias. Robert Spence scored 12 goals, and Chris Andriotis netted 21 times. The reserve team took out the Championship three years running between 1994-96.