2013–14 Football League Two

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Football League Two
Season 2013–14
Champions Chesterfield
(4th divisional title)
Promoted Chesterfield
Scunthorpe United
Rochdale
Fleetwood Town
Relegated Bristol Rovers
Torquay United
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1291 (2.34 per match)
Top goalscorer 23 – Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United)
Biggest home win Plymouth Argyle 5–0 Morecambe
Biggest away win Fleetwood Town 0–4 Plymouth Argyle
Rochdale 0–4 Scunthorpe United
Plymouth Argyle 0–4 York City
Scunthorpe United 0-4 Exeter City
Highest scoring 9 goals
Fleetwood Town 5–4 Mansfield Town
Longest winning run 6 games
York City
Longest unbeaten run 28 games
Scunthorpe United
Longest winless run 13 games
Mansfield Town
Longest losing run 6 games
Accrington Stanley
Hartlepool United
Mansfield Town
Highest attendance 18,181 (Portsmouth vs Oxford United, 3 August 2013)
Lowest attendance 1,101 (Accrington Stanley vs Bristol Rovers, 22 October 2013)
Average attendance 4,352

The 2013–14 Football League Two (referred to as Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the tenth season of the league under its current title and nineteenth season under its current league division format. The season began on 3 August 2013 and finished on 3 May 2014 with all matches that day kicking off simultaneously.[1]

Of the 24 teams which will participate, eighteen of these remain following the 2012–13 Football League Two. They will be joined by four teams from 2012–13 Football League One, and two teams from the 2012–13 Football Conference.

Changes from last season[edit]

Team changes[edit]

The following teams changed division at the end of the 2012–13 season.[2]

Team overview[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Accrington Stanley Accrington Crown Ground 5,057
AFC Wimbledon London (Kingston upon Thames) The Cherry Red Records Stadium 4,850
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,011
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,840
Cheltenham Town Cheltenham Whaddon Road 7,066
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,504
Dagenham & Redbridge London (Dagenham) Victoria Road 6,078
Exeter City Exeter St James Park 8,830
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,094
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 8,240
Mansfield Town Mansfield One Call Stadium 10,000
Morecambe Morecambe Globe Arena 6,476
Newport County Newport, Wales Rodney Parade 7,850[note 1]
Northampton Town Northampton Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 16,388
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 20,224
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,249
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall 11,840
Torquay United Torquay Plainmoor 6,104
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,284
York City York Bootham Crescent 7,872

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager Chairman Team captain Kit maker Sponsor
Accrington Stanley England James Beattie England Peter Marsden England Dean Winnard Samurai Sportswear Clever Boxes
AFC Wimbledon England Neal Ardley England Erik Samuelson Republic of Ireland Alan Bennett Tempest Sports Football Manager (H)
Sports Interactive (A)
Bristol Rovers England Darrell Clarke England Nick Higgs England Tom Parkes Erreà Eurocams (H)
Highspec Travel Services (A)
Burton Albion England Gary Rowett England Ben Robinson Scotland Zander Diamond TAG Anvil Hire Ltd (H)
Mr Cropper (A)
Bury England David Flitcroft England Stewart Day Wales Gareth Roberts Surridge Bury Council
Cheltenham Town England Mark Yates England Paul Baker England Russell Penn Erreà Mira Showers
Chesterfield England Paul Cook England Dave Allen England Ian Evatt Puma Napit (H)
Electric Safe (A)
Dagenham & Redbridge England Wayne Burnett England Dave Andrews England Abu Ogogo Sondico West & Coe Funeral Directors
Exeter City England Paul Tisdale England Edward Chorlton England Danny Coles Joma Flybe.com
Fleetwood Town Scotland Graham Alexander England Andy Pilley England Mark Roberts Puma BES Commercial Gas (H)
Commercial Power (A)
Hartlepool United England Colin Cooper England Ken Hodcroft England Antony Sweeney Nike Dove Energy
Mansfield Town England Paul Cox England John Radford England George Pilkington Surridge One Call Insurance
Morecambe England Jim Bentley England Peter McGuigan England Mark Hughes Fila Blacks
Newport County England Justin Edinburgh England Les Scadding Wales David Pipe Macron 32Red
Northampton Town England Chris Wilder England David Cardoza England Kelvin Langmead Erreà University of Northampton
Oxford United England Michael Appleton England Ian Lenagan England Jake Wright Nike Animalates (H)
Isinglass Consulting (A)
Plymouth Argyle Republic of Ireland John Sheridan England James Brent Republic of Ireland Conor Hourihane Puma Bond Timber
Portsmouth England Andy Awford England Iain McInnes Austria Johannes Ertl Sondico Jobsite.co.uk
Rochdale England Keith Hill England Chris Dunphy England Peter Cavanagh Fila Crown Oil
Scunthorpe United England Russ Wilcox England Peter Swann Republic of Ireland Michael Collins Nike Rainham Steel
Southend United England Phil Brown England Ron Martin England John White Nike InsureandGo
Torquay United England Chris Hargreaves England Thea Bristow England Lee Mansell Sondico WTS
Wycombe Wanderers England Gareth Ainsworth England Ivor Beeks MBE England Stuart Lewis Kukri Samsung (H)
FIFA 14 (A)
York City Northern Ireland Nigel Worthington England Jason McGill England Russell Penn[3] Nike benenden health


Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Bury England Kevin Blackwell Sacked 14 October 2013[4] 21st England David Flitcroft 9 December 2013[5]
Scunthorpe United England Brian Laws Sacked 20 November 2013[6] 12th England Russ Wilcox 24 December 2013[7]
Portsmouth England Guy Whittingham Sacked 25 November 2013[8] 18th England Richie Barker 9 December 2013[9]
Northampton Town England Aidy Boothroyd Sacked 21 December 2013[10] 24th England Chris Wilder 27 January 2014[11]
Torquay United Wales Alan Knill Sacked 2 January 2014[12] 23rd England Chris Hargreaves 6 January 2014[13]
Oxford United England Chris Wilder Signed by Northampton Town 25 January 2014[14] 6th Republic of Ireland Gary Waddock 22 March 2014[15]
Portsmouth England Richie Barker Sacked 27 March 2014[16] 22nd England Andy Awford 1 May 2014[17]
Bristol Rovers England John Ward Appointed as Director of Football 28 March 2014[18] 20th England Darrell Clarke 28 March 2014[18]
Oxford United Republic of Ireland Gary Waddock Sacked 4 July 2014[19] 8th England Michael Appleton 4 July 2014[19]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Chesterfield (C) (P) 46 23 15 8 71 40 +31 84 Promotion to 2014–15 Football League One
2 Scunthorpe United (P) 46 20 21 5 68 44 +24 81
3 Rochdale (P) 46 24 9 13 69 48 +21 81
4 Fleetwood Town (P) 46 22 10 14 66 52 +14 76 Qualification to League Two play-offs
5 Southend United 46 19 15 12 56 39 +17 72
6 Burton Albion 46 19 15 12 47 42 +5 72
7 York City 46 18 17 11 52 41 +11 71
8 Oxford United 46 16 14 16 53 50 +3 62
9 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 15 15 16 53 59 −6 60
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 12 18 51 58 −7 60
11 Mansfield Town 46 15 15 16 49 58 −9 60
12 Bury 46 13 20 13 59 51 +8 59
13 Portsmouth 46 14 17 15 56 66 −10 59
14 Newport County 46 14 16 16 56 59 −3 58
15 Accrington Stanley 46 14 15 17 54 56 −2 57
16 Exeter City 46 14 13 19 54 57 −3 55
17 Cheltenham Town 46 13 16 17 53 63 −10 55
18 Morecambe 46 13 15 18 52 64 −12 54
19 Hartlepool United 46 14 11 21 50 56 −6 53
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 14 14 18 49 57 −8 053
21 Northampton Town 46 13 14 19 42 57 −15 53
22 Wycombe Wanderers 46 12 14 20 46 54 −8 50
23 Bristol Rovers (R) 46 12 14 20 43 54 −11 50 Relegation to 2014–15 Conference Premier
24 Torquay United (R) 46 12 9 25 42 66 −24 45

Updated to games played on 3 May 2014.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
AFC Wimbledon deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                     
4  Fleetwood Town 1 0 1  
7  York City 0 0 0  
    4  Fleetwood Town 1
  6  Burton Albion 0
5  Southend United 0 2 2
6  Burton Albion 1 2 3  

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ACC WIM BRO BRT BRY CHL CHF D&R EXE FLE HAR MAN MOR NPC NOR OXF PLY POR ROC SCU STD TOR WYC YOR
Accrington Stanley 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 5–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
AFC Wimbledon 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–3 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1
Bristol Rovers 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–2
Burton Albion 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
Bury 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–4 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–1
Cheltenham Town 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–4 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2
Chesterfield 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2
Dagenham & Redbridge 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–4 3–1 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0
Exeter City 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–1
Fleetwood Town 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 5–4 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–2
Hartlepool United 2–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–4 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–0
Mansfield Town 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–3 0–1 2–2 3–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1
Morecambe 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 4–3 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0
Newport County 4–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–0
Northampton Town 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–2
Oxford United 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 0–1
Plymouth Argyle 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–4
Portsmouth 1–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–4 3–3 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–1
Rochdale 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–4 0–3 1–0 3–2 0–0
Scunthorpe United 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–2
Southend United 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–3 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Torquay United 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–2 0–2 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–3
Wycombe Wanderers 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1
York City 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 2–0

Updated to games played on 3 May 2014.
Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 26 April 2014.[20]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Sam Winnall Scunthorpe United 23
2 England Scott Hogan Rochdale 17
England Reuben Reid Plymouth Argyle
4 England Byron Harrison Cheltenham Town 13
England Luke James Hartlepool United
Republic of Ireland Rhys Murphy Dagenham & Redbridge
Republic of Ireland John-Joe O'Toole Bristol Rovers
England Antoni Sarcevic Fleetwood Town
9 England Barry Corr Southend United 12
England Billy Kee Burton Albion
England Chris Zebroski Newport County

Scoring[edit]

  • First goal of the season: Mark Roberts for Fleetwood Town against Dagenham & Redbridge (3 August 2013)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 17 seconds, Jordan Chapell for Torquay United against Portsmouth (26 October 2013)
  • Largest winning margin: 5 goals
    • Plymouth Argyle 5–0 Morecambe (1 March 2014)
  • Highest scoring game: 9 goals
    • Fleetwood Town 5–4 Mansfield Town (23 November 2013)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 5 goals
    • Fleetwood Town 5–4 Mansfield Town (23 November 2013)
    • Plymouth Argyle 5–0 Morecambe (1 March 2014)
    • Accrington Stanley 5–1 Morecambe (14 March 2014)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 4 goals
    • Fleetwood Town 5–4 Mansfield Town (23 November 2013)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Newport County's current safety certificate allows a maximum attendance of 7,850 for football matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ "League confirms 2013/14 start date". Football League. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Premier League and Football League: Ups and downs". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Flett, Dave (25 February 2014). "Midfielder Russell Penn to keep York City captain's armband". The Press (York). Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kevin Blackwell: Bury manager sacked by League Two strugglers". BBC Sport. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bury appoint Flitcroft as manager". BBC Sport. 10 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Scunthorpe United sack manager Laws". BBC Sport. 20 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Wilcox appointed Scunthorpe manager". BBC Sport. 24 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Portsmouth sack manager Whittingham". BBC Sport. 25 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Barker & Coppell appointed by Pompey". BBC Sport. 9 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Northampton sack manager Boothroyd". BBC Sport. 21 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Chris Wilder named Northampton Town boss". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Torquay United sack manager Knill". BBC Sport. 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Torquay appoint Hargreaves as boss". BBC Sport. 6 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Chris Wilder quits Oxford United amid Northampton Town interest". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Gary Waddock named Oxford United head coach". BBC Sport. 22 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Richie Barker sacked as Portsmouth manager". BBC Sport. 27 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "Portsmouth appoint Andy Awford as full-time manager". BBC Sport. 1 May 2014. 
  18. ^ a b "Bristol Rovers: John Ward replaced by Darrell Clarke". BBC Sport. 28 March 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Oxford United: Michael Appleton named head coach in shake-up". BBC Sport. 4 July 2014. 
  20. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/league-two/top-scorers

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