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The Football League
Season 1994–95
Champions Middlesbrough
Promoted Middlesbrough
Bolton Wanderers

The 19941995 season was the 95th completed season of The Football League. It was the third season of The Football League since the formation of the Premier League. The league was known as the Endsleigh League, since from 1993 to 1996 the league was sponsored by Endsleigh.

Overview[edit]

Football League First Division[edit]

The streamlining of the Premier League meant that just two clubs would be promoted from the First Division in 1995. Middlesbrough won the First Division title in their first season under Bryan Robson, while Reading were the club that were to fail to win promotion despite finishing second in the table. Instead, they competed in the playoffs, losing to Bolton Wanderers in the final, who achieved their second promotion in three years under Bruce Rioch — as well as being League Cup runners-up.

1995 saw four clubs relegated from the First Division — Swindon Town (relegated for the second straight season), Burnley, Bristol City and Notts County. Sunderland narrowly avoided the drop following the arrival of enthusiastic new manager Peter Reid, who over the next few years would bring dramatic improvements to the Wearsiders.

A dream start in management saw Bryan Robson guide Middlesbrough to the First Division title and regain the Premiership place that was lost two years ago. Reading finished second — the highest in their history — but the streamlining of the Premiership prevented them from winning promotion and they lost 4–3 to Bolton Wanderers after extra time in the playoff final, having led 2–0 at half time. Losing semi-finalists were Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tranmere Rovers.

Barnsley and Watford were the unlucky sides to narrowly miss out on the play-offs, while an expensively-assembled Derby County side finished a disappointing ninth at the end of what many fans had hoped would be a promotion winning season.

Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland — three famous clubs which had seen better days — narrowly avoided relegation to the Second Division, but managerial changes at each of these clubs gave fans hope that a return to the elite might not be far away.

Swindon Town suffered a second successive relegation, joining Bristol City, Burnley and Notts County in Division Two.

Football League Second Division[edit]

There would only be two promotion places in the Second Division for 1994–95. They were occupied by champions Birmingham City and playoff winners Huddersfield Town, both enjoying success after seasons of disappointment.

Going down were Cambridge United, Plymouth Argyle, Cardiff City, Chester City and Leyton Orient. This was the first time that five clubs had been relegated from any of the league’s four divisions.

Birmingham sealed an immediate return to the First Division by lifting the Second Division championship trophy, along with the winning the Football League Trophy and completing the "lower-league Double". They were joined in the First Division by playoff winners Huddersfield Town. The unlucky sides in the play-offs were Brentford, Crewe Alexandra and Bristol Rovers.

Unfavoured Leyton Orient, Chester City and Cardiff City were (perhaps inevitably) relegated to the Third Division. But the other two relegated teams were surprise candidates for the drop. Plymouth Argyle had almost won promotion to the First Division a year earlier. Cambridge United had narrowly missed out on a place in the then-new Premier League three years earlier and poor form in the run in sealed their fate after Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic avoided the drop in the final two games of the season after spending most of it in the bottom five.

Football League Third Division[edit]

This season saw three clubs go up from the Third Division instead of four clubs. They were champions Carlisle United, runners-up Walsall and playoff winners Chesterfield.

Exeter City, who almost went out of business in mid-season, finished bottom of the Third Division but kept their league status because Conference champions Macclesfield Town were unable to meet the league’s stadium capacity requirements.

Ambitious Carlisle United sealed the Third Division title to end eight years of basement division football, joined by runners-up Walsall and playoff winners Chesterfield.

Debt-ridden Exeter City finished joint bottom of the league with Scarborough, but retained their league status due to Conference champions Macclesfield Town lacking a stadium adequate for Football League capacity standards.

Final league tables and results[edit]

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website,[1] with home and away statistics separated. Play-off results are from the same website.

First Division[edit]

First Division Table[edit]

Football League, First Division
Season 1994–95
Champions Middlesbrough (4th second tier title)
Direct promotion to FA Premier League Middlesbrough
Promoted to FA Premier League through play-offs Bolton Wanderers
Relegated Bristol City,
Burnley,
Notts County,
Swindon Town
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1389 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorer John Aldridge (Tranmere Rovers), 24 [2]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Middlesbrough 46 15 4 4 41 19 8 9 6 26 21 67 40 +27 82
2 Reading 46 12 7 4 34 21 11 3 9 24 23 58 44 +14 79
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 16 6 1 43 13 5 8 10 24 32 67 45 +22 77
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 5 3 39 18 6 8 9 38 43 77 61 +16 76
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 17 4 2 51 23 5 6 12 16 35 67 58 +9 76
6 Barnsley 46 15 6 2 42 19 5 6 12 21 33 63 52 +11 72
7 Watford 46 14 6 3 33 17 5 7 11 19 29 52 46 +6 70
8 Sheffield United 46 12 9 2 41 21 5 8 10 33 34 74 55 +19 68
9 Derby County 46 12 6 5 44 23 6 6 11 22 28 66 51 +15 66
10 Grimsby Town 46 12 7 4 36 19 5 7 11 26 37 62 56 +6 65
11 Stoke City 46 10 7 6 31 21 6 8 9 19 32 49 56 –7 63
12 Millwall 46 11 8 4 36 22 5 6 12 24 38 60 60 ±0 62
13 Southend United 46 13 2 8 33 25 5 6 12 21 48 54 73 –19 62
14 Oldham Athletic 46 12 7 4 34 21 4 6 13 26 39 60 60 ±0 61
15 Charlton Athletic 46 11 6 6 33 25 5 5 13 25 41 58 66 –8 59
16 Luton Town 46 8 6 9 35 30 7 7 9 26 34 61 64 –3 58
17 Port Vale 46 11 5 7 30 24 4 8 11 28 40 58 64 –6 58
18 Portsmouth 46 9 8 6 31 28 6 5 12 22 35 53 63 –10 58
19 West Bromwich Albion 46 13 3 7 33 24 3 7 13 18 33 51 57 –6 58
20 Sunderland 46 5 12 6 22 22 7 6 10 19 23 41 48 –7 54
21 Swindon Town 46 9 6 8 28 27 3 6 14 26 46 60 72 –12 48
22 Burnley 46 8 7 8 36 33 3 6 14 13 41 49 74 –25 46
23 Bristol City 46 8 8 7 26 28 3 4 16 16 35 42 63 –21 45
24 Notts County 46 7 8 8 26 28 2 5 16 19 38 45 66 –21 40
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
Football League Champions, promoted to FA Premier League
Promoted to FA Premier League
Participated in play-offs
Promoted to Premier League through play-offs
Relegated

First Division play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals
1st leg –14 May; 2nd leg –17 May 1995
Final at Wembley
29 May 1995
                     
2nd  Reading 3 0 3  
5th  Tranmere Rovers 1 0 1  
    2nd  Reading 3
  3rd  Bolton Wanderers (a.e.t.) 4
3rd  Bolton Wanderers 1 2 3
4th  Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 0 2  

First Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAR BOL BRI BUR CHA DER GRI LUT MID MIL NTC OLD POR PVA REA SHE STD STO SUN SWI TRA WAT WBA WOL
Barnsley 3–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 1–3
Bolton Wanderers 2–1 0–2 1–1 5–1 1–0 3–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 4–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 5–1
Bristol City 3–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–5
Burnley 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 4–3 1–2 4–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1
Charlton Athletic 2–2 1–2 3–2 1–2 3–4 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 3–2
Derby County 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–3 1–2 3–0 0–1 3–1 5–0 1–1 1–1 3–3
Grimsby Town 1–0 3–3 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 4–1 1–0 0–0 4–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 0–0
Luton Town 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 5–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–6 2–2 2–3 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–3
Middlesbrough 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–4 1–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–0
Millwall 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–0
Notts County 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–0 3–3 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1
Oldham Athletic 1–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 5–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 1–3 3–3 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 4–1
Portsmouth 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 0–0 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–4 4–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–2
Port Vale 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 5–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–4
Reading 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 3–3 1–0 2–0 4–0 0–2 3–0 1–3 4–1 0–2 4–2
Sheffield United 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–3
Southend United 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 4–1 1–3 4–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–4 2–1 0–1
Stoke City 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 4–3 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–1
Sunderland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–2 1–1
Swindon Town 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 3–2
Tranmere Rovers 6–1 1–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 4–2 1–1 3–1 3–2 3–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–2 2–1 3–1 1–1
Watford 3–2 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–4 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1
West Bromwich Albion 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–5 5–1 0–1 2–0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–3 0–2 3–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 5–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1994–1995

Second Division[edit]

Second Division Table[edit]

Football League, Second Division
Season 1994–95
Champions Birmingham City (1st third tier title)
Direct promotion Birmingham City
Promoted through play-offs Huddersfield Town
Relegated Cambridge United,
Cardiff City,
Chester,
Leyton Orient,
Plymouth Argyle
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1441 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Gary Bennett (Wrexham), 29 [2]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Birmingham City 46 15 6 2 53 18 10 8 5 31 19 84 37 +47 89
2 Brentford 46 14 4 5 44 15 11 6 6 37 24 81 39 +42 85
3 Crewe Alexandra 46 14 3 6 46 33 11 5 7 34 35 80 68 +12 83
4 Bristol Rovers 46 15 7 1 48 20 7 9 7 22 20 70 40 +30 82
5 Huddersfield Town 46 14 5 4 45 21 8 10 5 34 28 79 49 +30 81
6 Wycombe Wanderers 46 13 7 3 36 19 8 8 7 24 27 60 46 +14 78
7 Oxford United 46 13 6 4 30 18 8 6 9 36 34 66 52 +14 75
8 Hull City 46 13 6 4 40 18 8 5 10 30 39 70 57 +13 74
9 York City 46 13 4 6 37 21 8 5 10 30 30 67 51 +16 72
10 Swansea City 46 10 8 5 23 13 9 6 8 34 32 57 45 +12 71
11 Stockport County 46 12 3 8 40 29 7 5 11 23 31 63 60 +3 65
12 Blackpool 46 11 4 8 40 36 7 6 10 24 34 64 70 –6 64
13 Wrexham 46 10 7 6 38 27 6 8 9 27 37 65 64 +1 63 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1995–96 Qualifying round
14 Bradford City 46 8 6 9 29 32 8 6 9 28 32 57 64 –7 60
15 Peterborough United 46 7 11 5 26 29 7 7 9 28 40 54 69 –15 60
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 9 10 4 25 15 5 7 11 29 38 54 53 +1 59
17 Rotherham United 46 12 6 5 36 26 2 8 13 21 35 57 61 –4 56
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 9 9 5 34 27 4 5 14 20 35 54 62 –8 53
19 Bournemouth 46 9 4 10 30 34 4 7 12 19 35 49 69 –20 50
20 Cambridge United 46 8 9 6 33 28 3 6 14 19 41 52 69 –17 48
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 7 6 10 22 36 5 4 14 23 47 45 83 –38 46
22 Cardiff City 46 5 6 12 25 31 4 5 14 21 43 46 74 –28 38
23 Chester 46 5 6 12 23 42 1 5 17 14 42 37 84 –47 29
24 Leyton Orient 46 6 6 11 21 29 0 2 21 9 46 30 75 –45 26
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
Welsh Cup winners, qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup
Relegated

Second Division play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals
1st leg –14 May; 2nd leg –17 May 1995
Final at Wembley
28 May 1995
                     
2nd  Brentford 1 1 2 (3)  
5th  Huddersfield Town (pen.) 1 1 2 (4)  
    4th  Bristol Rovers 1
  5th  Huddersfield Town 2
3rd  Crewe Alexandra 0 1 1
4th  Bristol Rovers (away goals) 0 1 1  

[1]

Second Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BIR BLP BOU BRA BRE B&H BRO CAM CAR CHR CRE HUD HUL LEY OXF PET PLY ROT SHR STP SWA WRE WYC YOR
Birmingham City 7–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 4–0 4–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 5–2 0–1 4–2
Blackpool 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–3 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–4 1–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 5–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–5
Bournemouth 2–1 1–2 2–3 0–1 0–3 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–0 0–2 0–3 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–2 1–3 2–0 1–4
Bradford City 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 3–4 1–0 2–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–0
Brentford 1–2 3–2 1–2 4–3 2–1 3–0 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 0–1 7–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 3–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–0
Bristol Rovers 1–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 4–2 1–0 3–1
Cambridge United 1–0 0–0 2–2 4–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–4 1–3 1–2 2–2 1–0
Cardiff City 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–4 2–3 3–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–2
Chester 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–4 1–4 1–2 0–0 1–3 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 4–4 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–4
Crewe Alexandra 2–1 4–3 2–0 0–1 0–2 4–0 2–1 4–2 0–0 2–1 3–3 3–2 3–0 3–2 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 2–1
Huddersfield Town 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–1 5–1 5–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–2 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–0
Hull City 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 4–0 2–0 7–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–2 3–2 0–0 3–0
Leyton Orient 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1
Oxford United 1–1 3–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 0–2
Peterborough United 1–1 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–5 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–4 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–3 0–2 0–1 1–5 1–5 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 4–1 2–2 1–2
Rotherham United 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 4–3 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–4 1–0 3–3 0–1 2–0 2–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–2 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 2–3 3–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–3 2–2 2–2 1–0
Stockport County 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 4–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–3
Swansea City 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–0
Wrexham 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 3–2 3–3 3–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 4–1 4–1 1–1
Wycombe Wanderers 0–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–3 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–0
York City 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 3–0 3–1 4–1 0–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–4 2–4 0–1 0–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1994–1995

Third Division[edit]

Third Division Table[edit]

Football League, Third Division
Season 1994–95
Champions Carlisle United (1st fourth tier title)
Direct promotion Carlisle United,
Walsall
Promoted through play-offs Chesterfield
Relegated to Conference None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1229 (2.66 per match)
Top goalscorer Dougie Freedman (Barnet), 24 [2]
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Carlisle United 42 14 5 2 34 14 13 5 3 33 17 67 31 +36 91
2 Walsall 42 15 3 3 42 18 9 8 4 33 22 75 40 +35 83
3 Chesterfield 42 11 7 3 26 10 12 5 4 36 27 62 37 +25 81
4 Bury 42 13 7 1 39 13 10 4 7 34 23 73 36 +37 80
5 Preston North End 42 13 3 5 37 17 6 7 8 21 24 58 41 +17 67
6 Mansfield Town 42 10 5 6 45 27 8 6 7 39 32 84 59 +25 65
7 Scunthorpe United 42 12 2 7 40 30 6 6 9 28 33 68 63 +5 62
8 Fulham 42 11 5 5 39 22 5 9 7 21 32 60 54 +6 62
9 Doncaster Rovers 42 9 5 7 28 20 8 5 8 30 23 58 43 +15 61
10 Colchester United 42 8 5 8 29 30 8 5 8 27 34 56 64 –8 58
11 Barnet 42 8 7 6 37 27 7 4 10 19 36 56 63 –7 56
12 Lincoln City 42 10 7 4 34 22 5 4 12 20 33 54 55 –1 56
13 Torquay United 42 10 8 3 35 25 4 5 12 19 32 54 57 –3 55
14 Wigan Athletic 42 7 6 8 28 30 7 4 10 25 30 53 60 –7 52
15 Rochdale 42 8 6 7 25 23 4 8 9 19 44 44 67 –23 50
16 Hereford United 42 9 6 6 22 19 3 7 11 23 43 45 62 –17 49
17 Northampton 42 8 5 8 25 29 2 9 10 20 38 45 67 –22 44
18 Hartlepools United 42 9 5 7 33 32 2 5 14 10 37 43 69 –26 43
19 Gillingham 42 8 7 6 31 25 2 4 15 15 39 46 64 –18 41
20 Darlington 42 7 5 9 25 24 4 3 14 18 33 43 57 –14 41
21 Scarborough 42 4 7 10 26 31 4 3 14 23 39 49 70 –21 34
22 Exeter City 42 5 5 11 25 36 3 5 13 11 34 36 70 –34 34 [notes 1]
  • Pld = Matches ; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  1. ^ Debt-ridden Exeter City retained their league status due to Conference champions Macclesfield Town lacking a stadium adequate for Football League capacity standards.
Key
Division Champions, promoted
Promoted
Participated in play-offs
Promoted through play-offs
New club in the league (none)
Relegated to Conference (none)

[1]

Third Division play-offs[edit]

  Semifinals
1st leg –14 May; 2nd leg –17 May 1995
Final at Wembley Stadium
27 May 1995
                     
3rd  Chesterfield (a.e.t.) 1 5 6  
6th  Mansfield Town 1 2 3  
    3rd  Chesterfield 2
  4th  Bury 0
4th  Bury 1 1 2
5th  Preston North End 0 0 0  

[1]

Third Division results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BRN BRY CRL CHS COL DAR DON EXE FUL GIL HAR HER LIN MAN NOR PRE ROC SCA SCU TOR WAL WIG
Barnet 1–1 0–2 4–1 0–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 4–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–3 2–1 6–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 1–1
Bury 3–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 5–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 3–3
Carlisle United 4–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–1
Chesterfield 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–0
Colchester United 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–0 0–3 3–1 5–2 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 4–2 1–3 3–2 0–1
Darlington 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–0 4–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 2–2 1–3
Doncaster Rovers 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 5–3
Exeter City 1–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–5 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 5–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 2–4
Fulham 4–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 4–4 0–1 5–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0
Gillingham 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–3 2–1 4–2 3–0 4–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 2–3 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–3 0–1
Hartlepool United 0–1 3–1 1–5 0–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 4–0 0–3 3–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–1
Hereford United 3–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 3–0 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2
Lincoln City 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–3 1–2 1–1 1–0
Mansfield Town 3–0 0–2 1–2 4–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 7–1 6–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–2 1–3 4–3
Northampton Town 1–1 0–5 2–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–0
Preston North End 1–0 5–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–2 4–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0
Rochdale 2–2 0–3 1–1 4–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–3 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–0
Scarborough 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–5 0–0 1–1 2–4 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–1
Scunthorpe United 1–0 3–2 2–3 0–1 3–4 2–1 0–5 3–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–4 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 3–2 0–1 3–1
Torquay United 1–2 2–2 1–1 3–3 3–3 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0
Walsall 4–0 0–1 1–2 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–1 4–1 4–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–0 2–0
Wigan Athletic 1–2 0–3 0–2 2–3 1–2 4–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–4 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0

Source:[citation needed]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third Division maps[edit]

Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1994–1995

Top scorers[edit]

First Division[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England John Aldridge Tranmere Rovers 24
2 Scotland Gerry Creaney Portsmouth 18
= Wales Sean McCarthy Oldham Athletic 18
= England David Whyte Charlton Athletic 18
3 Wales Nathan Blake Sheffield United 17
4 England Martin Foyle Port Vale 16
= England Chris Malkin Tranmere Rovers 16
= Scotland John McGinlay Bolton Wanderers 16
5 England Steve Bull Wolverhampton Wanderers 15
= Scotland John Hendrie Middlesbrough 15
= England David Kelly Wolverhampton Wanderers 15

Second Division[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Gary Bennett Wrexham 29
2 England Andy Booth Huddersfield Town 28
3 England Nicky Forster Brentford 25
4 England Robert Taylor Brentford 23
5 England Steve Claridge Birmingham City 20
= England Paul Moody Oxford United 20

Third Division[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Scotland Dougie Freedman Barnet 24
2 Bermuda Kyle Lightbourne Walsall 23
= England Steve Wilkinson Mansfield Town 23
3 England Dave Reeves Carlisle United 20
4 England David Pugh Bury 17
5 England Kevin Wilson Walsall 16

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "England 1994–95". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b c "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 2010-10-31.