2019–20 EFL League Two

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EFL League Two
Season2019–20
Biggest home winMansfield Town 6-1 Oldham Athletic (12 October 2019)
Biggest away winMansfield Town 0–4 Cambridge United (17 September 2019)
Longest unbeaten runExeter City (10)
Longest winless runStevenage (10)

The 2019–20 EFL League Two (referred to as the Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the 16th season of Football League Two under its current title and the 28th season under its current league division format.

Team changes[edit]

The following teams have changed division since the 2018–19 season.

Stadiums[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Cambridge United Cambridge Abbey Stadium 8,127
Carlisle United Carlisle Brunton Park 18,202
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 8,696
Forest Green Rovers Nailsworth The New Lawn 5,147
Grimsby Town Cleethorpes Blundell Park 9,052
Leyton Orient London (Leyton) Brisbane Road 9,271
Macclesfield Town Macclesfield Moss Rose 6,355
Mansfield Town Mansfield Field Mill 10,000
Morecambe Morecambe Globe Arena 6,476
Newport County Newport Rodney Parade 7,850
Northampton Town Northampton Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Oldham Athletic Oldham Boundary Park 13,512
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 12,800
Port Vale Burslem Vale Park 19,052
Salford City Salford Moor Lane 5,108
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Stevenage Stevenage Broadhall Way 6,722
Swindon Town Swindon County Ground 15,728
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Bradford City England Gary Bowyer England James Vaughan Avec Sport JCT600
Cambridge United Scotland Colin Calderwood England Greg Taylor Hummel Mick George
Carlisle United England Chris Beech England Adam Collin Erreà Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Cheltenham Town Northern Ireland Michael Duff England Ben Tozer Erreà Mira Showers[1]
Colchester United England John McGreal England Luke Prosser Macron Texo Scaffolding (Home)
JobServe (Away / Third)
Crawley Town England John Yems England Jimmy Smith Erreà The People's Pension
Crewe Alexandra Gibraltar David Artell England Perry Ng FBT Mornflake
Exeter City England Matt Taylor Wales Jake Taylor Joma Flybe
Forest Green Rovers England Mark Cooper England Joseph Mills PlayerLayer[2] Ecotricity
Grimsby Town Vacant Republic of Ireland James McKeown Erreà Young's Seafood
Leyton Orient Vacant England Josh Coulson New Balance The Sun Dream Team
Macclesfield Town Republic of Ireland Daryl McMahon Republic of Ireland Fiacre Kelleher Nike Paddy Power
Mansfield Town Scotland John Dempster Barbados Krystian Pearce Surridge One Call
Morecambe Scotland Derek Adams England Barry Roche Macron Annapurna Recruitment[3]
Newport County Wales Michael Flynn England Joss Labadie FBT Paddy Power (unbranded)
Northampton Town England Keith Curle England Charlie Goode Nike University of Northampton
Oldham Athletic Tunisia Dino Maamria France Mohamed Maouche Hummel Wakelet
Plymouth Argyle England Ryan Lowe England Gary Sawyer Puma Ginsters
Port Vale England John Askey England Tom Pope Erreà Synectics Solutions
Salford City Scotland Graham Alexander England Liam Hogan Kappa Soccer Saturday Super 6
Scunthorpe United England Paul Hurst England Andy Butler FBT Utilita Energy
Stevenage Wales Mark Sampson (interim) Scotland Scott Cuthbert Macron Burger King
Swindon Town England Richie Wellens England Dion Conroy Puma Imagine Cruising
Walsall England Darrell Clarke England James Clarke Erreà HomeServe

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Walsall Cayman Islands Martin O'Connor[4] End of caretaker spell 4 May 2019 Pre-season England Darrell Clarke[5] 10 May 2019
Scunthorpe United England Andy Dawson[6] England Paul Hurst[7] 13 May 2019
Plymouth Argyle England Kevin Nancekivell[6] England Ryan Lowe[8] 5 June 2019
Oldham Athletic England Pete Wild[9] Resigned France Laurent Banide[10] 11 June 2019
Mansfield Town England David Flitcroft[11] Sacked 14 May 2019 Scotland John Dempster[11] 14 May 2019
Leyton Orient England Justin Edinburgh[12] Deceased 8 June 2019 England Ross Embleton[13][14] 19 June 2019
Macclesfield Town England Sol Campbell[15] Mutual consent 15 August 2019 8th Republic of Ireland Daryl McMahon[16] 19 August 2019
Stevenage Tunisia Dino Maamria[17] Sacked 9 September 2019 23rd Wales Mark Sampson[a] 9 September 2019
Oldham Athletic France Laurent Banide[18] 19 September 2019 21st Tunisia Dino Maamria[19] 19 September 2019
Leyton Orient England Ross Embleton[20] End of caretaker spell 16 October 2019 17th Wales Carl Fletcher[21] 16 October 2019
Morecambe England Jim Bentley[22] Signed by A.F.C. Fylde 28 October 2019 24th Scotland Derek Adams[23] 7 November 2019
Carlisle United Scotland Steven Pressley[24] Sacked 13 November 2019 19th England Chris Beech[25] 26 November 2019
Leyton Orient Wales Carl Fletcher[26] 14 November 2019 16th
Grimsby Town England Michael Jolley[27] 15 November 2019 18th
Crawley Town Italy Gabriele Cioffi[28] 2 December 2019 17th England John Yems[29] 5 December 2019

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Swindon Town 20 12 3 5 35 22 +13 39 Promotion to EFL League One
2 Exeter City 20 10 6 4 27 22 +5 36
3 Forest Green Rovers 20 10 5 5 24 15 +9 35
4 Cheltenham Town 19 9 7 3 31 15 +16 34 Qualification for League Two play-offs
5 Crewe Alexandra 19 10 4 5 32 22 +10 34
6 Bradford City 19 10 4 5 27 18 +9 34
7 Northampton Town 20 9 4 7 30 22 +8 31
8 Colchester United 19 8 6 5 24 17 +7 30
9 Plymouth Argyle 19 8 5 6 27 22 +5 29
10 Port Vale 20 7 7 6 25 26 −1 28
11 Cambridge United 20 7 6 7 24 19 +5 27
12 Newport County 18 7 6 5 17 15 +2 27
13 Salford City 20 6 7 7 23 29 −6 25
14 Scunthorpe United 20 6 6 8 27 26 +1 24
15 Macclesfield Town 19 5 8 6 18 21 −3 23
16 Crawley Town 20 5 7 8 25 31 −6 22
17 Walsall 20 6 4 10 15 26 −11 22
18 Mansfield Town 20 5 6 9 26 29 −3 21
19 Leyton Orient 20 5 6 9 27 35 −8 21
20 Grimsby Town 18 5 5 8 20 25 −5 20
21 Oldham Athletic 19 4 8 7 20 27 −7 20
22 Carlisle United 20 5 5 10 20 32 −12 20
23 Stevenage 19 2 9 8 12 21 −9 15 Reprieved from relegation[b]
24 Morecambe 20 3 6 11 17 36 −19 15 Relegation to the National League
Updated to match(es) played on 7 December 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results; 5) Wins; 6) Away goals; 7) Penalty points (sec 9.5); 8) 12-point sending off offences[31]
Notes:
  1. ^ Sampson has been appointed as caretaker until further notice Fellowing the sacking of Maamria, he could be appointed as permanent manager.
  2. ^ As a result of the knock-on effects of Bury F.C.'s expulsion from League One, the second bottom team is reprieved for numerical reasons.[30]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BRA CAM CAR CHE COL CRA CRE EXE FGR GRI LEY MAC MAN MOR NEW NOR OLD PLY POR SAL SCU STE SWI WAL
Bradford City 0–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–1
Cambridge United 2–1 4–0 0–1 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 3–2 0–1
Carlisle United 0–0 2–1 2–4 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–2
Cheltenham Town 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 4–1 4–2 2–2
Colchester United 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0
Crawley Town 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–3
Crewe Alexandra 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 5–0 0–3 0–1 4–1 3–1 1–0
Exeter City 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–2 4–0 2–0 1–1
Forest Green Rovers 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–0
Grimsby Town 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 0–4 1–0 0–1 5–2 0–3
Leyton Orient 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 2–4 3–3 0–2 0–0 1–3 3–1
Macclesfield Town 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0
Mansfield Town 0–4 0–3 2–3 2–3 2–2 6–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 0–0
Morecambe 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–2 0–1
Newport County 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1
Northampton Town 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–1
Oldham Athletic 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–0
Plymouth Argyle 2–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 4–0 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–0
Port Vale 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1
Salford City 1–0 0–2 0–4 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–3
Scunthorpe United 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–2
Stevenage 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–1
Swindon Town 3–2 0–3 3–0 1–0 3–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Walsall 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 7 December 2019. Source: EFL Official Website
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of 7 December 2019[32]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle Swindon Town 18
2 England Jerry Yates Swindon Town 10
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Bez Lubala Crawley Town 8
England Chris Porter Crewe Alexandra
5 England Danny Rose Mansfield Town 7
England James Vaughan Bradford City
7 Wales Ryan Broom Cheltenham Town 6
England Nicky Law Exeter City
England Nicky Maynard Mansfield Town
England Sam Smith Cambridge United
England Luke Varney Cheltenham Town
England Andy Williams Northampton Town
England Josh Wright Leyton Orient

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
England Nicky Maynard Mansfield Town Oldham Athletic 6–1 (H) 12 October 2019 [33]
Republic of Ireland Eoin Doyle Swindon Town Crawley Town 4–0 (A) 26 October 2019 [34]

Notes[edit]

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