2018–19 EFL League Two

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EFL League Two
Season 2018–19
Matches played 119
Goals scored 300 (2.52 per match)
Top goalscorer Jayden Stockley
(9 goals)
Biggest home win Crewe Alexandra 6–0 Morecambe
(4 August 2018)
Colchester United 6–0 Crewe Alexandra
(21 August 2018)
Biggest away win Newport County 0–6 Yeovil Town
(15 September 2018)
Highest scoring Port Vale 2–6 Lincoln City
(13 October 2018)[1]
Longest winning run 4 matches[2]
Newport County MK Dons
Longest unbeaten run 12 matches[2]
Forest Green Rovers
Longest winless run 13 matches[2]
Macclesfield Town
Longest losing run 6 matches[2]
Grimsby Town
Notts County
Highest attendance 9,322[2]
Lincoln City 2–1 Milton Keynes Dons
(22 September 2018)
Lowest attendance 1,496[2]
Macclesfield Town 1–1 Cheltenham Town
(21 August 2018)
Total attendance 500,311[2]
Average attendance 4,239[2]
2019–20
All statistics correct as of 1 October 2018.

The 2018–19 EFL League Two (referred to as the Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the 15th season of Football League Two under its current title and the 26th season under its current league division format.

Team changes[edit]

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

To League Two[edit]

Promoted from National League

Relegated from League One

From League Two[edit]

Promoted to League One

Relegated to National League

Stadiums[edit]


Team Location Stadium Capacity[3]
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,840
Cambridge United Cambridge Abbey Stadium 8,127
Carlisle United Carlisle Brunton Park 17,949
Cheltenham Town Cheltenham Whaddon Road 7,066
Colchester United Colchester Colchester Community Stadium 10,105
Crawley Town Crawley Broadfield Stadium 5,996
Crewe Alexandra Crewe Gresty Road 10,180
Exeter City Exeter St James Park 6,087[a]
Forest Green Rovers Nailsworth The New Lawn 5,147
Grimsby Town Cleethorpes Blundell Park 9,052
Lincoln City Lincoln Sincil Bank 10,120
Macclesfield Town Macclesfield Moss Rose 6,355
Mansfield Town Mansfield Field Mill 10,000
Milton Keynes Dons Milton Keynes Stadium MK 30,500
Morecambe Morecambe Globe Arena 6,476
Newport County Newport Rodney Parade 7,850
Northampton Town Northampton Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Notts County Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 13,512
Port Vale Burslem Vale Park 19,052
Stevenage Stevenage Broadhall Way 6,722
Swindon Town Swindon County Ground 15,728
Tranmere Rovers Birkenhead Prenton Park 16,789
Yeovil Town Yeovil Huish Park 9,566

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Bury England Ryan Lowe Republic of Ireland Stephen Dawson Admiral PaySec[4]
Cambridge United Republic of Ireland Joe Dunne England Leon Legge Puma Mick George
Carlisle United Republic of Ireland John Sheridan England Danny Grainger Umbro Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Cheltenham Town Northern Ireland Michael Duff Erreà Mira Showers[5]
Colchester United England John McGreal England Luke Prosser Macron JobServe
Crawley Town Italy Gabriele Cioffi England Jimmy Smith Erreà Checkatrade[6]
Crewe Alexandra Gibraltar David Artell Wales George Ray FBT Mornflake
Exeter City England Matt Taylor Wales Jake Taylor Joma Flybe
Forest Green Rovers England Mark Cooper England Lee Collins PlayerLayer[7] Ecotricity
Grimsby Town England Michael Jolley England John Welsh Erreà Young's Seafood
Lincoln City England Danny Cowley Republic of Ireland Lee Frecklington Erreà Bishop Grosseteste University
Macclesfield Town Vacant England Jared Hodgkiss Macron Arighi Bianchi
Mansfield Town England David Flitcroft Scotland Zander Diamond Surridge One Call
Milton Keynes Dons England Paul Tisdale England Dean Lewington Erreà Suzuki
Morecambe England Jim Bentley England Michael Rose Macron Purple Property Group
Newport County Wales Michael Flynn Wales David Pipe FBT Mr. Tom
Northampton Town England Keith Curle Northern Ireland David Buchanan Nike University of Northampton
Notts County Australia Harry Kewell Wales Richard Duffy Puma Bassingfield Wood Yard
Oldham Athletic England Frankie Bunn England Peter Clarke Sondico PFE Express
Port Vale England Neil Aspin England Tom Pope BLK Manorshop.com
Stevenage Tunisia Dino Maamria England Ronnie Henry Macron Astute Electronics[8]
Swindon Town England Phil Brown England Olly Lancashire Puma Imagine Cruising
Tranmere Rovers Scotland Micky Mellon England Steve McNulty Puma B&M Waste Services
Yeovil Town England Darren Way England James Bailey TAG Jones Building Group

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Carlisle United England Keith Curle Resigned 5 May 2018 Pre-season Republic of Ireland John Sheridan 5 June 2018
Milton Keynes Dons England Keith Millen End of caretaker spell England Paul Tisdale 6 June 2018
Exeter City England Paul Tisdale End of contract 1 June 2018 England Matt Taylor 1 June 2018
Macclesfield Town England John Askey Signed by Shrewsbury Town England Mark Yates 19 June 2018
Oldham Athletic England Richie Wellens Sacked 8 June 2018 England Frankie Bunn 13 June 2018
Cheltenham Town England Gary Johnson 21 August 2018 21st Northern Ireland Michael Duff 10 September 2018
Notts County England Kevin Nolan 26 August 2018 24th Australia Harry Kewell 31 August 2018
Crawley Town Australia Harry Kewell Signed by Notts County 31 August 2018 14th Italy Gabriele Cioffi 7 September 2018
Northampton Town England Dean Austin Mutual consent 1 October 2018 21st England Keith Curle 1 October 2018
Macclesfield Town England Mark Yates Sacked 8 October 2018 24th

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Lincoln City 13 10 1 2 27 10 +17 31 Promotion to EFL League One
2 Exeter City 13 8 3 2 24 12 +12 27
3 Newport County 13 8 3 2 20 20 0 27
4 Milton Keynes Dons 13 6 6 1 16 8 +8 24 Qualification for League Two play-offs[b]
5 Tranmere Rovers 13 6 5 2 17 12 +5 23
6 Colchester United 13 6 4 3 28 15 +13 22
7 Stevenage 13 6 3 4 16 13 +3 21
8 Forest Green Rovers 13 4 8 1 19 12 +7 20
9 Bury 13 5 4 4 19 15 +4 19
10 Crawley Town 13 6 1 6 18 18 0 19
11 Carlisle United 13 6 1 6 13 15 −2 19
12 Oldham Athletic 12 4 5 3 16 12 +4 17
13 Swindon Town 13 4 5 4 17 18 −1 17
14 Mansfield Town 11 3 7 1 16 9 +7 16
15 Yeovil Town 12 4 4 4 20 15 +5 16
16 Port Vale 13 4 2 7 13 19 −6 14
17 Morecambe 13 4 1 8 14 25 −11 13
18 Crewe Alexandra 12 3 3 6 12 13 −1 12
19 Northampton Town 13 2 6 5 11 19 −8 12
20 Notts County 12 3 3 6 16 26 −10 12
21 Grimsby Town 12 3 2 7 9 18 −9 11
22 Cheltenham Town 12 2 3 7 9 18 −9 9
23 Cambridge United 13 2 2 9 11 26 −15 8 Relegation to the National League
24 Macclesfield Town 13 0 4 9 11 24 −13 4
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 2018. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results [9]
Notes:
  1. ^ Capacity temporarily reduced due to redevelopment work.
  2. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to EFL League One.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BUR CAM CAR CHL COL CRA CRE EXE FGR GRI LIN MAC MAN MKD MOR NEW NOR NOT OLD POR STE SWI TRA YEO
Bury 0–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 3–2 4–0 1–0
Cambridge United 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–2
Carlisle United 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–2
Cheltenham Town 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–2
Colchester United 1–2 3–0 3–1 6–0 1–2 2–0 3–1
Crawley Town 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–3 2–2 3–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 3–0 0–0 6–0 0–1 1–0
Exeter City 3–1 3–1 0–3 1–1 5–1 1–0 2–0
Forest Green Rovers 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1
Grimsby Town 0–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 0–3 2–0 0–1
Lincoln City 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 a 2–1 3–1 4–1
Macclesfield Town 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–1
Mansfield Town 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 4–0 0–0
Milton Keynes Dons 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1
Morecambe 0–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–4
Newport County 4–2 1–0 1–0 3–3 3–2 2–1 0–6
Northampton Town 0–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1
Notts County 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–3 3–3 0–4
Oldham Athletic 1–3 3–3 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 0–1
Port Vale 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–6 0–2 1–2 2–0
Stevenage 0–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2
Swindon Town 1–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2
Tranmere Rovers 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0
Yeovil Town 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–3 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 20 October 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 13 October 2018[10]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Jayden Stockley Exeter City 9
2 England James Norwood Tranmere Rovers 8
3 England Luke Norris Colchester United 7
England Ollie Palmer Crawley Town
5 England Sam Surridge Oldham Athletic 6
6 England Chuks Aneke MK Dons 5
Wales Michael Doughty Swindon Town
England Alex Fisher Yeovil Town
England Reuben Reid Forest Green Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Port Vale 2-6 Lincoln City". 13 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "English League Two Performance Stats - 2018-19". ESPN. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Football Ground Guide". Football Ground Guide. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Record Deal for Front of Shirt Partnership with Sappaya". BuryFC.co.uk. 28 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Robins and Mira Showers celebrate decade with new deal". CTFC.com. 3 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Checkatrade become shirt sponsors". CrawleyTownFC.com. 18 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Forest Green Rovers Cancel Hummel Deal Following Company's Fail to Deliver Kits". Footy Headlines. 22 August 2018.
  8. ^ "New Major Sponsorship Deal with Astute Electronics Announced". StevenageFC.com. 19 June 2017.
  9. ^ "EFL Regulations Section 3 – The League; subsection 9 – Method of Determining League Positions". EFL. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Top Scorers – League Two". Retrieved 7 August 2018.