2018–19 EFL League One

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EFL League One
Season 2018–19
Dates 4 August 2018 - 4 May 2019
Matches played 84
Goals scored 214 (2.55 per match)
Top goalscorer Jason Cummings
Kieffer Moore
(6 goals each)
Biggest home win Barnsley 4-0 Oxford United
(4 August 2018)
Biggest away win Scunthorpe United 0-5 Fleetwood Town
(22 August 2018)
Highest scoring Plymouth Argyle 1-5 Peterborough United
(25 August 2018)
Scunthorpe United 3-3 Rochdale
(8 September 2018)
Longest winning run 5 matches[1]
Peterborough United
Longest unbeaten run 9 matches[1]
Portsmouth
Longest winless run 9 matches[1]
Plymouth Argyle
Longest losing run 5 matches[1]
Bradford City
Highest attendance 32,193
Sunderland 1–1 Oxford United
(1 September 2018)[1]
Lowest attendance 1,943
Accrington Stanley 1–1 Burton Albion
(8 September 2018)[1]
Total attendance 806,098[1]
Average attendance 8,396[1]
2019–20
All statistics correct as of 19 September 2018.

The 2018–19 EFL League One is the 15th season of the Football League One under its current title and the 26th season under its current league division format. Fixtures were released on 21 June 2018 and the opening round of matches was played on 4 August 2018.[2][3] The league season is scheduled to end on 4 May 2019.[4][5]

The summer transfer window will close five days after the start of the season, on 9 August 2018, following a vote by all 72 clubs in the Football League. However, clubs were able to make loan signings until 31 August. The video assistant referee system will also be used in the play-offs semi-finals and final for the first time.[6]

Team changes[edit]

The following teams have changed division since the 2017–18 season.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity[7]
Accrington Stanley Accrington Crown Ground 5,057
AFC Wimbledon London (Kingston upon Thames) Kingsmeadow 4,850
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 17,338
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,300
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Charlton Athletic London (Charlton) The Valley 27,111
Coventry City Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,609
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,311
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 10,336
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Peterborough United Peterborough ABAX Stadium 14,084
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 12,500*
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 21,100
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,500
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall 12,392
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,137

*reduced for that season as club work on ground

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Accrington Stanley England John Coleman Republic of Ireland Séamus Conneely Adidas Wham
AFC Wimbledon England Neal Ardley Nigeria Deji Oshilaja Puma Sports Interactive
Barnsley Germany Daniel Stendel Wales Adam Davies[8] Puma C.K. Beckett[9]
Blackpool England Terry McPhillips England Andy Taylor Erreà BetSid
Bradford City Scotland David Hopkin England Josh Wright Avec Sport JCT600
Bristol Rovers England Darrell Clarke Wales Tom Lockyer Macron Football INDEX[10]
Burton Albion England Nigel Clough England Jake Buxton TAG Prestec UK Ltd[11]
Charlton Athletic England Lee Bowyer England Chris Solly Hummel BETDAQ
Coventry City England Mark Robins Republic of Ireland Michael Doyle Nike Midrepro
Doncaster Rovers Northern Ireland Grant McCann England James Coppinger FBT LNER
Fleetwood Town England Joey Barton England Nathan Pond Hummel BES Utilities
Gillingham Wales Steve Lovell Democratic Republic of the Congo Gabriel Zakuani GFC Leisure Medway Council[12]
Luton Town Wales Nathan Jones Republic of Ireland Alan Sheehan Puma Indigo Residential (Home), Star Platforms (Away), Northern Gas & Power (3rd)
Oxford United England Karl Robinson England Curtis Nelson Puma Singha Beer
Peterborough United Scotland Steve Evans England Alex Woodyard Nike Mick George
Plymouth Argyle Scotland Derek Adams England Gary Sawyer Puma Ginsters
Portsmouth Wales Kenny Jackett Jersey Brett Pitman Nike University of Portsmouth
Rochdale England Keith Hill Northern Ireland Callum Camps Erreà Crown Oil Ltd
Scunthorpe United Scotland Stuart McCall Northern Ireland Rory McArdle FBT British Steel
Shrewsbury Town England John Askey England Mat Sadler Erreà The Energy Check (Home), Shropshire Homes (Away & 3rd)
Southend United England Chris Powell England Anton Ferdinand Nike The Amy May Trust
Sunderland Scotland Jack Ross England George Honeyman Adidas BETDAQ
Walsall England Dean Keates England Adam Chambers Erreà HomeServe
Wycombe Wanderers England Gareth Ainsworth Egypt Adam El-Abd O'Neills Cherry Red Records (Home)[13], Utilita (Away)

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Barnsley Portugal José Morais Sacked 6 May 2018 Pre-season Germany Daniel Stendel 6 June 2018
Bradford City England Simon Grayson End of contract 8 May 2018 Republic of Ireland Michael Collins 18 June 2018
Fleetwood Town Republic of Ireland John Sheridan 2 June 2018 England Joey Barton 2 June 2018
Sunderland Scotland Robbie Stockdale End of caretaker spell 25 May 2018 Scotland Jack Ross 25 May 2018
Shrewsbury Town England Paul Hurst Signed by Ipswich Town 30 May 2018 England John Askey 1 June 2018
Doncaster Rovers Scotland Darren Ferguson Resigned 4 June 2018 Northern Ireland Grant McCann 27 June 2018
Blackpool England Gary Bowyer 6 August 2018 12th England Terry McPhillips 6 August 2018
Scunthorpe United England Nick Daws Sacked 24 August 2018 18th Scotland Stuart McCall 27 August 2018
Bradford City Republic of Ireland Michael Collins 3 September 2018 17th Scotland David Hopkin 4 September 2018

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Peterborough United 9 7 1 1 24 11 +13 22 Promotion to the EFL Championship
2 Portsmouth 9 6 3 0 17 7 +10 21
3 Sunderland 9 5 3 1 19 9 +10 18 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Doncaster Rovers 9 5 3 1 15 7 +8 18
5 Walsall 9 5 3 1 14 11 +3 18
6 Charlton Athletic 9 5 2 2 13 9 +4 17
7 Barnsley 8 4 3 1 15 5 +10 15
8 Blackpool 9 3 5 1 8 5 +3 14
9 Accrington Stanley 9 3 5 1 12 11 +1 14
10 Fleetwood Town 9 3 4 2 13 7 +6 13
11 Scunthorpe United 9 3 4 2 13 18 −5 13
12 Luton Town 9 3 3 3 10 10 0 12
13 Coventry City 9 3 2 4 7 10 −3 11
14 Rochdale 9 3 2 4 14 20 −6 11
15 Burton Albion 8 3 1 4 10 11 −1 10
16 Southend United 9 3 1 5 10 13 −3 10
17 Bristol Rovers 9 2 2 5 9 11 −2 8
18 Wycombe Wanderers 9 1 5 3 9 13 −4 8
19 AFC Wimbledon 9 2 2 5 7 13 −6 8
20 Shrewsbury Town 9 1 4 4 7 9 −2 7
21 Gillingham 9 2 1 6 11 18 −7 7 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Bradford City 9 2 0 7 7 15 −8 6
23 Oxford United 9 1 2 6 9 19 −10 5
24 Plymouth Argyle 9 0 3 6 5 16 −11 3
Updated to match(es) played on 22 September 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results [14]
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the EFL Championship.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ACC WIM BAR BLP BRA BRR BRT CHA COV DON FLE GIL LUT OXF PET PLY POR ROC SCU SHR STD SUN WAL WYC
Accrington Stanley 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1
AFC Wimbledon a 0–0 2–3 1–2 1–3
Barnsley 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–1
Blackpool 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–0 1–2
Bradford City 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–2
Bristol Rovers 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–2 0–1
Burton Albion 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–1
Charlton Athletic a 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 3–2
Coventry City 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–2
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 3–0
Fleetwood Town 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–2
Gillingham 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–4 1–4
Luton Town 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–1
Oxford United 2–3 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–2
Peterborough United 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–2
Plymouth Argyle 0–1 1–5 1–1 1–1
Portsmouth 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–1 2–2
Rochdale 0–4 3–0 1–4 1–2
Scunthorpe United 2–2 0–5 3–3 1–0 1–1
Shrewsbury Town 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–0
Southend United 2–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 2–3
Sunderland 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 3–0
Walsall 0–0 1–4 2–1 2–1
Wycombe Wanderers 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 September 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Colours: Blue = 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]

As of 22 September 2018[15]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Matt Godden Peterborough United 7
England Josh Maja Sunderland
3 Scotland Jason Cummings Peterborough United 6
England Ian Henderson Rochdale
England John Marquis Doncaster Rovers
England Kieffer Moore Barnsley
7 England Karlan Ahearne-Grant Charlton Athletic 5
Republic of Ireland Ronan Curtis Portsmouth
Wales Ched Evans Fleetwood Town
England Jamal Lowe Portsmouth
Montserrat Lyle Taylor Charlton Athletic
12 Northern Ireland Liam Boyce Burton Albion 4
England Tom Eaves Gillingham
England Tom Hopper Southend United
England Billy Kee Accrington Stanley
England Sean McConville Accrington Stanley

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "Cherry Red Records are new front of home shirt sponsor". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018. 
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