2009–10 Football League Two

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Football League Two
Season 2009–10
Champions Notts County
Promoted Notts County
Bournemouth
Rochdale
Dagenham & Redbridge
Relegated Darlington
Grimsby Town
Matches played 557
Goals scored 1463 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Lee Hughes (30)
Biggest home win Dag & Red 6–0 Morecambe
Biggest away win Chesterfield 0–5 Port Vale
Darlington 0–5 Notts County
Highest scoring Burton Albion 5–6 Cheltenham Town
Longest winning run 7 games:
Morecambe
Notts County[1]
Longest unbeaten run 16 games:
Notts County[1]
Longest losing run 6 games:
Shrewsbury Town
Torquay United
Barnet[1]
Highest attendance Bradford City 2–0 Northampton Town (12,403)[1]
Lowest attendance Macclesfield Town 0–2 Northampton Town (1,035)[1]
Average attendance 3,856[1]

The Football League 2009–10 (called Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons), was the seventeenth season under its current league division format. It began in August 2009 and ended on 8 May 2010.

The Football League is contested through three divisions. The third division of these is League Two. The top three teams of League Two were automatically promoted to League One and they were joined by the winner of the League Two play-offs. The bottom two teams in the league were relegated to the highest 'non-league' division, Conference National.

Changes from last season[edit]

From League Two[edit]

Promoted to League One

Relegated to Conference National

To League Two[edit]

Relegated from League One

Promoted from Conference National

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Notts County (C) (P) 46 27 12 7 96 31 +65 93 Promotion to 2010–11 Football League One
2 Bournemouth (P) 46 25 8 13 61 44 +17 83
3 Rochdale (P) 46 25 7 14 82 48 +34 82
4 Morecambe 46 20 13 13 73 64 +9 73 Qualification to League Two Playoffs
5 Rotherham United 46 21 10 15 55 52 +3 73
6 Aldershot Town 46 20 12 14 69 56 +13 72
7 Dagenham & Redbridge (P) 46 20 12 14 69 58 +11 72
8 Chesterfield 46 21 7 18 61 62 −1 70
9 Bury 46 19 12 15 54 59 −5 69
10 Port Vale 46 17 17 12 61 50 +11 68
11 Northampton Town 46 18 13 15 62 53 +9 67
12 Shrewsbury Town 46 17 12 17 55 54 +1 63
13 Burton Albion 46 17 11 18 71 71 0 62
14 Bradford City 46 16 14 16 59 62 −3 62
15 Accrington Stanley 46 18 7 21 62 74 −12 61
16 Hereford United 46 17 8 21 54 65 −11 59
17 Torquay United 46 14 15 17 64 55 +9 57
18 Crewe Alexandra 46 15 10 21 68 73 −5 55
19 Macclesfield Town 46 12 18 16 49 58 −9 54
20 Lincoln City 46 13 11 22 42 65 −23 50
21 Barnet 46 12 12 22 47 63 −16 48
22 Cheltenham Town 46 10 18 18 54 71 −17 48
23 Grimsby Town (R) 46 9 17 20 45 71 −26 44 Relegation to 2010–11 Conference National
24 Darlington (R) 46 8 6 32 33 87 −54 30

Source: http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/DivisionalLeagueTable/0,,10794~200926,00.html]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Play-offs[edit]

  Semi-finals Final at Wembley
                     
7  Dagenham & Redbridge 6 1 7  
4  Morecambe 0 2 2  
    7  Dagenham & Redbridge 3
  5  Rotherham United 2
6  Aldershot Town 0 0 0
5  Rotherham United 1 2 3  

Schedule[edit]

First Leg[edit]

15 May 2010
18:00 BST
Aldershot Town 0–1 Rotherham United
(Report) le Fondre Goal 88'
The EBB Stadium, Aldershot
Attendance: 5,470
Referee: Andy D'Urso

16 May 2010
13:30 BST
Dagenham & Redbridge 6–0 Morecambe
Benson Goal 4' Goal 66'
Scott Goal 35' Goal 48' Goal 54' Goal 69'
(Report)
Victoria Road, London
Attendance: 4,566
Referee: Colin Webster

Second Leg[edit]

19 May 2010
19:45 BST
Rotherham United 2–0 Aldershot Town
le Fondre Goal 43'
Ellison Goal 68'
(Report)
Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
Attendance: 7,082
Referee: F Graham

Rotherham United win 3–0 on aggregate.


20 May 2010
19:45 BST
Morecambe 2–1 Dagenham & Redbridge
Duffy Goal 81'
David Artell Goal 90+1'
(Report) Benson Goal 85'
Christie Park, Morecambe
Attendance: 4,972
Referee: E Ilderton

Dagenham & Redbridge win 7–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

30 May 2010
15:00 BST
Dagenham & Redbridge 3–2 Rotherham United
BensonGoal 38'
Green Goal 56'
Nurse Goal 70'
(Report) Goal 39' Goal 61' Taylor
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 32,054
Referee: James Linington

Dagenham & Redbridge are promoted to Football League One.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ACC ALD BRN BOU BRA BRT BRY CHL CHS CRE D&R DAR GRI HER LIN MAC MOR NOR NTC PVA ROC ROT SHR TOR
Accrington Stanley 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 2–4 4–0 2–0 5–3 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–3 0–3 1–2 2–4 2–1 1–3 4–2
Aldershot Town 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 2–3 4–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–2
Barnet 1–2 3–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–1
Bournemouth 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 4–0 0–4 1–0 1–0 2–1
Bradford City 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 3–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 2–4 1–3 2–0
Burton Albion 0–2 6–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 5–6 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 5–2 3–2 1–4 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2
Bury 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–3 2–1 3–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 3–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–3
Cheltenham Town 1–1 1–2 5–1 0–1 4–5 0–1 5–2 0–1 0–4 1–1 3–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 1–1
Chesterfield 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 5–2 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–2 5–2 3–2 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–5 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0
Crewe Alexandra 5–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–3 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 4–2 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 2–3 0–3 1–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 3–1 2–5 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 5–0 5–3
Darlington 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–4 1–2 0–5 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–3
Grimsby Town 2–2 1–2 2–0 3–2 0–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–0 0–3
Hereford United 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 3–4 1–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0
Lincoln City 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–0
Macclesfield Town 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–4 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–1
Morecambe 1–2 1–0 2–1 5–0 0–0 3–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 4–3 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–4 2–1 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–0
Northampton Town 4–0 0–3 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–0
Notts County 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 5–0 1–1 5–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 3–0 4–0 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 5–2 3–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2
Port Vale 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2
Rochdale 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–3 1–2 3–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 3–1 0–1 4–1 4–1 1–1 3–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 4–0 2–1
Rotherham United 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–3 3–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1
Torquay United 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 5–0 0–2 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 5–0 0–2 2–1

Source: The Football League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals[2]
1 England Lee Hughes Notts County 30
2 England Adam Le Fondre Rotherham United 27
3 Jersey Brett Pitman Bournemouth 26
4 England Chris O'Grady Rochdale 22
5 England Shaun Harrad Burton Albion 21
6 England Paul Benson Dagenham & Redbridge 20
England Chris Dagnall Rochdale 20
8 England Marc Richards Port Vale 19
9 England Phil Jevons Morecambe 18
England Ryan Lowe Bury 18

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Darlington The Darlington Arena 25,294
Bradford City Valley Parade 25,136
Rotherham United Don Valley Stadium 25,000
Notts County Meadow Lane 20,300
Port Vale Vale Park 18,900
Bury Gigg Lane 11,669
Rochdale Spotland 10,249
Lincoln City Sincil Bank 10,127
Crewe Alexandra Alexandra Stadium 10,118
Shrewsbury Town Prostar Stadium 10,000
Grimsby Town Blundell Park 9,546
Bournemouth Dean Court 9,287
Chesterfield Recreation Ground 8,504
Northampton Town Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Aldershot Town Recreation Ground 7,100
Cheltenham Town Whaddon Road 7,066
Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium 7,000
Morecambe Christie Park 6,400
Macclesfield Town Moss Rose 6,335
Torquay United Plainmoor 6,104
Dagenham & Redbridge Victoria Road 6,000
Barnet Underhill Stadium 5,300
Hereford United Edgar Street 5,300
Accrington Stanley Crown Ground 5,057

Kits[edit]

Team Kit maker Sponsor
AFC Bournemouth Carbrini Carbrini
Accrington Stanley Prostar Combined Stabilisation
Aldershot Town Carbrini EBB Paper
Barnet Vandanel Mortgage Express
Bradford City Surridge Map Group UK
Burton Albion TAG Roger Bullivant
Bury Surridge Bury Metropolitan Council
Cheltenham Town Erreà Mira Showers
Chesterfield Bukta Vodka Kick
Crewe Alexandra Lotto Mornflake
Dagenham & Redbridge Vandanel West and Coe
Darlington Erreà Darlington Building Society
Grimsby Town Erreà Young's Frozen Foods
Hereford United Admiral Cargill
Lincoln City Umbro Star Glaze (home), University of Lincoln (away)
Macclesfield Town Adidas Cheshire Building Society
Morecambe Puma Bench.
Northampton Town Erreà Jackson Grundy Estate Agents
Notts County Nike Medoc (home), Octavian Security (away)
Port Vale Vandanel Harlequin Property
Rochdale Carbrini Carbrini
Rotherham United Carlotti Parkgate Shopping Centre (home), Sports Identity (away)
Shrewsbury Town Prostar Greenhous
Torquay United Vandanel Sparkworld

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "English League Two statistics 2009/2010". 18 May 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "English League Two – Top Scorers". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved 12 April 2010.