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The 2004–05 Football League One was the first season of the renamed Football League Second Division, the third tier of English football.

Football League One
Season2004–05
ChampionsLuton Town (1st third tier title)
Direct promotionLuton Town
Hull City
Promoted through play-offsSheffield Wednesday
RelegatedPeterborough United
Stockport County
Torquay United
Wrexham
Matches played552
Goals scored1,550 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorerStuart Elliott (Hull City), 27
Dean Windass (Bradford City), 27

Contents

Changes from last seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Luton Town (C, P) 46 29 11 6 87 48 +39 98 Promotion to 2005–06 Football League Championship
2 Hull City (P) 46 26 8 12 80 53 +27 86
3 Tranmere Rovers 46 22 13 11 73 55 +18 79 Qualification for League One play-offs
4 Brentford 46 22 9 15 57 60 −3 75
5 Sheffield Wednesday (P) 46 19 15 12 77 59 +18 72
6 Hartlepool United 46 21 8 17 76 66 +10 71
7 Bristol City 46 18 16 12 74 57 +17 70
8 Bournemouth 46 20 10 16 77 64 +13 70
9 Huddersfield Town 46 20 10 16 74 65 +9 70
10 Doncaster Rovers 46 16 18 12 65 60 +5 66
11 Bradford City 46 17 14 15 64 62 +2 65
12 Swindon Town 46 17 12 17 66 68 −2 63
13 Barnsley 46 14 19 13 69 64 +5 61
14 Walsall 46 16 12 18 65 69 −4 60
15 Colchester United 46 14 17 15 60 50 +10 59
16 Blackpool 46 15 12 19 54 59 −5 57
17 Chesterfield 46 14 15 17 55 62 −7 57
18 Port Vale 46 17 5 24 49 59 −10 56
19 Oldham Athletic 46 14 10 22 60 73 −13 52
20 Milton Keynes Dons 46 12 15 19 54 67 −13 51
21 Torquay United (R) 46 12 15 19 54 79 −25 51 Relegation to 2005–06 Football League Two
22 Wrexham (R) 46 13 14 19 62 80 −18 43[a]
23 Peterborough United (R) 46 9 12 25 49 73 −24 39
24 Stockport County (R) 46 6 8 32 48 98 −50 26
Updated to match(es) played on May 2005. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Wrexham deducted 10 points for entering administration.[1]

Play-offsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

First leg
Sheffield Wednesday1–0Brentford
McGovern   12' Report
Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 28,625
Referee: Mike Jones
Hartlepool United2–0Tranmere Rovers
Boyd   32'68' Report
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
Attendance: 6,604
Referee: Brian Curson
Second leg
Brentford1–2Sheffield Wednesday
Frampton   87' Report Peacock   27'
Brunt   53'
Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 10,823
Referee: Tony Leake

Sheffield Wednesday won 3–1 on aggregate.

Tranmere Rovers2 – 0
(a.e.t.)
Hartlepool United
Taylor   70'
Beresford   87'
Report
Penalties
Taylor  
Hall  
Roberts  
Hume  
Dagnall  
Beresford  
Sharps  
5–6   Strachan
  Tinkler
  Porter
  Robson
  Westwood
  Sweeney
  Humphreys
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 13,356

Tranmere Rovers 2–2 Hartlepool United on aggregate. Hartlepool United won 6–5 on penalties.

FinalEdit

Hartlepool United2 – 4
(a.e.t.)
Sheffield Wednesday
Williams   47'
Daly   71'
Report McGovern   45'
MacLean   82' (pen.)
Whelan   94'
Talbot   120'
Attendance: 59,808
Referee: Phil Crossley

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wrexham fail in 10-point appeal". BBC Sport. 6 January 2005.
  2. ^ soccernet.espn.go.com

External linksEdit