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The 198788 season was the 89th completed season of The Football League.

The Football League
Season1987–88
ChampionsLiverpool
RelegatedNewport County

Contents

Final league tables and resultsEdit

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.

First DivisionEdit

Football League, First Division
Season1987–88
ChampionsLiverpool (17th English title)
RelegatedChelsea
Oxford United
Portsmouth
Watford
FA Cup winnersWimbledon (1st FA Cup title)
Matches played420
Top goalscorerJohn Aldridge (Liverpool), 26 [2]

Liverpool won the league title with a comfortable nine-point margin and just two defeats all season. Second in the league were Manchester United.

The automatically-relegated sides were Watford, Oxford United and Portsmouth. Chelsea were subsequently relegated as well after losing to Middlesbrough in the playoff final.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Liverpool 40 15 5 0 49 9 11 7 2 38 15 +63 90 Football League Champions[a]
2 Manchester United 40 14 5 1 41 17 9 7 4 30 21 +33 81 Excluded from UEFA Cup[a]
3 Nottingham Forest 40 11 7 2 40 17 9 6 5 27 22 +28 73
4 Everton 40 14 4 2 34 11 5 9 6 19 16 +26 70
5 Queens Park Rangers 40 12 4 4 30 14 7 6 7 18 24 +10 67
6 Arsenal 40 11 4 5 35 16 7 8 5 23 23 +19 66
7 Wimbledon 40 8 9 3 32 20 6 6 8 26 27 +11 57 FA Cup winners
8 Newcastle United 40 9 6 5 32 23 5 8 7 23 30 +2 56
9 Luton Town 40 11 6 3 40 21 3 5 12 17 37 −1 53 Football League Cup winners
10 Coventry City 40 6 8 6 23 25 7 6 7 23 28 −7 53
11 Sheffield Wednesday 40 10 2 8 27 30 5 6 9 25 36 −14 53
12 Southampton 40 6 8 6 27 26 6 6 8 22 27 −4 50
13 Tottenham Hotspur 40 9 5 6 26 23 3 6 11 12 25 −10 47
14 Norwich City 40 7 5 8 26 26 5 4 11 14 26 −12 45
15 Derby County 40 6 7 7 18 17 4 6 10 17 28 −10 43
16 West Ham United 40 6 9 5 23 21 3 6 11 17 31 −12 42
17 Charlton Athletic 40 7 7 6 23 21 2 8 10 15 31 −14 42
18 Chelsea 40 7 11 2 24 17 2 4 14 26 51 −18 42 Relegated via the Second Division play-offs[b]
19 Portsmouth 40 4 8 8 21 27 3 6 11 15 39 −30 35 Automatically relegated to the Second Division
20 Watford 40 4 5 11 15 24 3 6 11 12 27 −24 32
21 Oxford United 40 5 7 8 24 34 1 6 13 20 46 −36 31
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b All English teams excluded from European competition as a result of Heysel
  2. ^ Chelsea lost in the final round of the play-offs and were thus relegated.

First Division resultsEdit

Home \ Away ARS CHA CHE COV DER EVE LIV LUT MUN NEW NWC NOT OXF POR QPR SHW SOU TOT WAT WHU WDN
Arsenal 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 6–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 3–0
Charlton Athletic 0–3 2–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1
Chelsea 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 4–3 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Coventry City 0–0 0–0 3–3 0–3 1–2 1–4 4–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 2–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 3–3
Derby County 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1
Everton 1–2 1–1 4–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 2–2
Liverpool 2–0 3–2 2–1 4–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–0 0–0 5–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 2–1
Luton Town 1–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 7–4 4–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 2–0
Manchester United 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 4–1 2–1 4–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–1
Newcastle United 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–4 4–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–2
Norwich City 2–4 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 4–2 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–1
Nottingham Forest 0–1 2–2 3–2 4–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–0 5–3 5–0 4–0 3–0 3–3 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0
Oxford United 0–0 2–1 4–4 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 2–5 0–2 1–3 3–0 0–2 4–2 2–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 2–5
Portsmouth 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Queens Park Rangers 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–0
Sheffield Wednesday 3–3 2–0 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–5 0–2 2–4 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–3 2–3 2–1 1–0
Southampton 4–2 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–2
Tottenham Hotspur 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–3
Watford 2–0 2–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–4 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0
West Ham United 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–2
Wimbledon 3–1 4–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second DivisionEdit

Millwall lifted the Second Division championship trophy and gained promotion to the First Division for the first time in their history. Runners-up were Aston Villa, managed by Graham Taylor. Middlesbrough won promotion for the second season running after negotiating the relegation/promotion play-offs at the expense of Chelsea.

Huddersfield Town, who suffered a 10-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in November, were relegated. The Second/Third Division relegation/promotion play-offs once again saw a Second Division club suffer relegation, this time it was Sheffield United.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Millwall 44 15 3 4 45 23 10 4 8 27 29 +20 82 Division Champions - automatically promoted to First Division
2 Aston Villa 44 9 7 6 31 21 13 5 4 37 20 +27 78 Division runners-up - automatically promoted to First Division
3 Middlesbrough 44 15 4 3 44 16 7 8 7 19 20 +27 78 Promoted via the Second Division play-offs[a]
4 Bradford City 44 14 3 5 49 26 8 8 6 25 28 +20 77 Participated in Second Division play-offs
5 Blackburn Rovers 44 12 8 2 38 22 9 6 7 30 30 +16 77
6 Crystal Palace 44 16 3 3 50 21 6 6 10 36 38 +27 75
7 Leeds United 44 14 4 4 37 18 5 8 9 24 33 +10 69
8 Ipswich Town 44 14 3 5 38 17 5 6 11 23 35 +9 66
9 Manchester City 44 11 4 7 50 28 8 4 10 30 32 +20 65
10 Oldham Athletic 44 13 4 5 43 27 5 7 10 29 37 +8 65
11 Stoke City 44 12 6 4 34 22 5 5 12 16 35 −7 62
12 Swindon Town 44 10 7 5 43 25 6 4 12 30 35 +13 59
13 Leicester City 44 12 5 5 35 20 4 6 12 27 41 +1 59
14 Barnsley 44 11 4 7 42 32 4 8 10 19 30 −1 57
15 Hull City 44 10 8 4 32 22 4 7 11 22 38 −6 57
16 Plymouth Argyle 44 12 4 6 44 26 4 4 14 21 41 −2 56
17 Bournemouth 44 7 7 8 36 30 6 3 13 20 38 −12 49
18 Shrewsbury Town 44 7 8 7 23 22 4 8 10 19 32 −12 49
19 Birmingham City 44 7 9 6 20 24 4 6 12 21 42 −25 48
20 West Bromwich Albion 44 8 7 7 29 26 4 4 14 21 43 −19 47
21 Sheffield United 44 8 6 8 27 28 5 1 16 18 46 −29 46 Relegated via the Third Division play-offs[b]
22 Reading 44 5 7 10 20 25 5 5 12 24 45 −26 42 Automatically relegated to the Third Division
23 Huddersfield Town 44 4 6 12 20 38 2 4 16 21 62 −59 28
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Middlesbrough won the play-offs and were thus promoted.
  2. ^ Sheffield United lost in the first round of the play-offs and were thus relegated.

Second Division play-offsEdit

The team fourth from bottom of the First Division played off for one place in that division with the teams finishing third, fourth and fifth in the Second Division. In the semi-final, Chelsea of the First Division beat fifth-placed Blackburn Rovers 6–1 on aggregate, and third-placed Middlesbrough beat Bradford City 3–2 on aggregate. The final was also played over two legs. Playing at their Ayresome Park ground in front of a crowd of 25,531, Middlesbrough duly won the first leg 2–0 with goals from Bernie Slaven and Trevor Senior. In the second leg at Stamford Bridge, which was marred by violence perpetrated by some of the 40,550 spectators, Chelsea's Gordon Durie scored the only goal. Thus Middlesbrough won 2–1 on aggregate and were promoted to the First Division for 1988–89, while Chelsea were relegated to the Second.[3][4][5]

Semi-finals
1st leg – 15 May; 2nd leg – 18 May 1988
Final
1st leg – 25 May; 2nd leg – 28 May 1988
          
Blackburn Rovers 0 1 1
Chelsea (Div 1) 2 4 6
Chelsea (Div 1) 0 1 1
Middlesbrough 2 0 2
Bradford City 2 0 2
Middlesbrough 1 2 3

Source:[6]

Second Division resultsEdit

Home \ Away AST BAR BIR BLB BOU BRA CRY HUD HUL IPS LEE LEI MCI MID MIL OLD PLY REA SHU SHR STK SWI WBA
Aston Villa 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 5–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0
Barnsley 1–3 2–2 0–1 2–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–3 4–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 1–2 2–1 5–2 0–1 3–1
Birmingham City 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–6 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–3 0–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–1
Blackburn Rovers 3–2 0–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–3 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 3–1
Bournemouth 1–2 1–2 4–2 1–1 2–0 2–3 0–2 6–2 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–2 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–2
Bradford City 2–4 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–3 0–0 4–1 2–4 2–0 3–1 5–3 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–0 4–1
Crystal Palace 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 5–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 4–1
Huddersfield Town 0–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–0 0–3 0–3 1–3
Hull City 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–4 1–0
Ipswich Town 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 4–0 2–3 3–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 3–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–1
Leeds United 1–3 0–2 4–1 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 5–0 2–1 0–0 4–2 1–0
Leicester City 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 0–2 4–4 3–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 3–0
Manchester City 0–2 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 10–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 4–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–3 1–3 3–0 1–1 4–2
Middlesbrough 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 6–0 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–1
Millwall 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–4 1–2 0–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 2–0
Oldham Athletic 0–1 1–0 1–2 4–2 2–0 0–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 4–2 3–2 2–2 5–1 4–3 2–1
Plymouth Argyle 1–3 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 6–1 3–1 0–0 6–3 4–0 3–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 3–3
Reading 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 3–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 2–3 3–0 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2
Sheffield United 1–1 1–0 0–2 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–5 1–0 4–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0
Shrewsbury Town 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–3 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 0–1
Stoke City 0–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–0
Swindon Town 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–2 4–2 2–2 2–2 4–1 0–0 4–2 1–2 3–2 3–4 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 2–0
West Bromwich Albion 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 1–0 0–1 4–0 2–1 2–0 1–2
Source:[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third DivisionEdit

Sunderland won the Third Division and went back up to the Second Division. They were joined by runners-up Brighton & Hove Albion and playoff winners Walsall.

The Third Division relegation places were occupied by Rotherham United, Grimsby Town, York City and Doncaster Rovers.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Sunderland 46 14 7 2 51 22 13 5 5 41 26 +44 93 Division Champions - automatically promoted to Second Division
2 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 15 7 1 37 16 8 8 7 32 31 +22 84 Division Runners-up - automatically promoted to Second Division
3 Walsall 46 15 6 2 39 22 8 7 8 29 28 +18 82 Promoted via the Third Division play-offs[a]
4 Notts County 46 14 4 5 53 24 9 8 6 29 25 +33 81 Participated in Third Division play-offs
5 Bristol City 46 14 6 3 51 30 7 6 10 26 32 +15 75
6 Northampton Town 46 12 8 3 36 18 6 11 6 34 33 +19 73
7 Wigan Athletic 46 11 8 4 36 23 9 4 10 34 38 +9 72
8 Bristol Rovers 46 14 5 4 43 19 4 7 12 25 37 +12 66
9 Fulham 46 10 5 8 36 24 9 4 10 33 36 +9 66
10 Blackpool 46 13 4 6 45 27 4 10 9 26 35 +9 65
11 Port Vale 46 12 8 3 36 19 6 3 14 22 37 +2 65
12 Brentford 46 9 8 6 27 23 7 6 10 26 36 −6 62
13 Gillingham 46 8 9 6 45 21 6 8 9 32 40 +16 59
14 Bury 46 9 7 7 33 26 6 7 10 25 31 +1 59
15 Chester City 46 9 8 6 29 30 5 8 10 22 32 −11 58
16 Preston North End 46 10 6 7 30 23 5 7 11 18 36 −11 58
17 Southend United 46 10 6 7 42 33 4 7 12 23 50 −18 55
18 Chesterfield 46 10 5 8 25 28 5 5 13 16 42 −29 55
19 Mansfield Town 46 10 6 7 25 21 4 6 13 23 38 −11 54
20 Aldershot 46 12 3 8 45 32 3 5 15 19 42 −10 53
21 Rotherham United 46 8 8 7 28 25 4 8 11 22 41 −16 52 Relegated via the Fourth Division play-offs[b]
22 Grimsby Town 46 6 7 10 25 29 6 7 10 23 29 −10 50 Automatically relegated to the Fourth Division
23 York City 46 4 7 12 27 45 4 2 17 21 46 −43 33
24 Doncaster Rovers 46 6 5 12 25 36 2 4 17 15 48 −44 33
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Walsall won the play-offs and were thus promoted.
  2. ^ Rotherham United lost in the first round of the play-offs and were thus relegated.

Third Division play-offsEdit

Semi-finals
1st leg – 15 May; 2nd leg – 18 May 1988
Final
1st leg – 25 May; 2nd leg – 28 May 1988
          
21st Sheffield United (Div 2) 0 1 1
5th Bristol City 1 1 2
3rd Walsall 3 0 3
5th Bristol City 1 2 3
3rd Walsall 3 1 4
4th Notts County 1 1 2
Replay
Walsall4 – 0Bristol City
Report/Soccerbase [1]
Attendance: 13,007

Fourth DivisionEdit

Wolves ended their two-year tenure in the Fourth Division by finishing top of the table and winning promotion to the Third Division. They also won the Sherpa Van Trophy final by defeating Burnley at Wembley.

Bolton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Swansea City were also promoted.

Newport County were relegated for the second successive season. They were replaced in the Football League by Lincoln City.

Scunthorpe United left the Old Showground and moved into Glanford Park.

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 3 5 47 19 12 6 5 35 24 +39 90 Division Champions - automatically promoted to Third Division
2 Cardiff City 46 15 6 2 39 14 9 7 7 27 27 +25 85 Welsh Cup Winners - qualified for Cup Winners' Cup
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 15 6 2 42 12 7 6 10 24 30 +24 78 Division Runners-up - automatically promoted to Third Division
4 Scunthorpe United 46 14 5 4 42 20 6 12 5 34 31 +25 77 Participated in Fourth Division play-offs
5 Torquay United 46 10 7 6 34 16 11 7 5 32 25 +25 77
6 Swansea City 46 9 7 7 35 28 11 3 9 27 28 +6 70 Promoted via the Fourth Division play-offs[a]
7 Peterborough United 46 10 5 8 28 26 10 5 8 24 27 −1 70
8 Leyton Orient 46 13 4 6 55 27 6 8 9 30 36 +22 69
9 Colchester United 46 10 5 8 23 22 9 5 9 24 29 −4 67
10 Burnley 46 12 5 6 31 22 8 2 13 26 40 −5 67
11 Wrexham 46 13 3 7 46 26 7 3 13 23 32 +11 66
12 Scarborough[b] 46 12 8 3 38 19 5 6 12 18 29 +8 65
13 Darlington 46 13 6 4 39 25 5 5 13 32 44 +2 65
14 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 2 7 43 20 5 7 11 18 33 +8 64[c]
15 Cambridge United 46 10 6 7 32 24 6 7 10 18 28 −2 61
16 Hartlepool United 46 9 7 7 25 25 6 7 10 25 32 −7 59
17 Crewe Alexandra 46 7 11 5 25 19 6 8 9 32 34 +4 58
18 Halifax Town 46 11 7 5 37 25 3 7 13 17 34 −5 55[d]
19 Hereford United 46 8 7 8 25 27 6 5 12 16 32 −18 54
20 Stockport County 46 7 7 9 26 26 5 8 10 18 32 −14 51
21 Rochdale 46 5 9 9 28 34 6 6 11 19 42 −29 48
22 Exeter City 46 8 6 9 33 29 3 7 13 20 39 −15 46
23 Carlisle United 46 9 5 9 38 33 3 3 17 19 53 −29 44
24 Newport County 46 4 5 14 19 36 2 2 19 16 69 −70 25 Automatically relegated to the Football Conference
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Swansea City won the play-offs and were thus promoted.
  2. ^ Newly promoted from the Football Conference
  3. ^ Tranmere Rovers were deducted two points.
  4. ^ Halifax Town were deducted one point.

Fourth Division play-offsEdit

Both the semifinals and the finals were decided over two legs
The full results can be found in the main article (see link above).

Semi-finals
1st leg – 15 May; 2nd leg – 18 May 1988
Finals
1st leg – 25 May; 2nd leg – 28 May 1988
          
21st Rotherham United (Div 3) 0 1 1
6th Swansea City 1 1 2
6th Swansea City 2 3 5
5th Torquay United 1 3 4
4th Scunthorpe United 1 1 2
5th Torquay United 2 1 3

GoalscorersEdit

The top goalscorers in each division were:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "English League Leading Goalscorers". RSSSF. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
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