2013–14 Football League Two

The 2013–14 Football League Two (referred to as Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the tenth season of the league under its current title and nineteenth season under its current league division format. The season began on 3 August 2013 and finished on 3 May 2014 with all matches that day kicking off simultaneously.[1]

Football League Two
Season2013–14
ChampionsChesterfield
(4th divisional title)
PromotedChesterfield
Scunthorpe United
Rochdale
Fleetwood Town
RelegatedBristol Rovers
Torquay United
Matches played552
Goals scored1,291 (2.34 per match)
Top goalscorer23 – Sam Winnall (Scunthorpe United)
Biggest home winPlymouth Argyle 5–0 Morecambe
Biggest away winFleetwood Town 0–4 Plymouth Argyle
Rochdale 0–4 Scunthorpe United
Plymouth Argyle 0–4 York City
Scunthorpe United 0-4 Exeter City
Highest scoring9 goals
Fleetwood Town 5–4 Mansfield Town
Longest winning run6 games
York City
Longest unbeaten run28 games
Scunthorpe United
Longest winless run13 games
Mansfield Town
Longest losing run6 games
Accrington Stanley
Hartlepool United
Mansfield Town
Highest attendance18,181 (Portsmouth vs Oxford United, 3 August 2013)
Lowest attendance1,101 (Accrington Stanley vs Bristol Rovers, 22 October 2013)
Average attendance4,352

Of the 24 teams which will participate, eighteen of these remain following the 2012–13 Football League Two. They will be joined by four teams from 2012–13 Football League One, and two teams from the 2012–13 Football Conference.

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

The following teams changed division at the end of the 2012–13 season.[2]

Team overviewEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Accrington Stanley Accrington Crown Ground 5,057
AFC Wimbledon London (Kingston upon Thames) The Cherry Red Records Stadium 4,850
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,011
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Bury Bury Gigg Lane 11,840
Cheltenham Town Cheltenham Whaddon Road 7,066
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,504
Dagenham & Redbridge London (Dagenham) Victoria Road 6,078
Exeter City Exeter St James Park 8,830
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,094
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 8,240
Mansfield Town Mansfield One Call Stadium 10,000
Morecambe Morecambe Globe Arena 6,476
Newport County Newport Rodney Parade 7,850[note 1]
Northampton Town Northampton Sixfields Stadium 7,653
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 16,388
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 20,224
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,249
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall 11,840
Torquay United Torquay Plainmoor 6,104
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,284
York City York Bootham Crescent 7,872

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager Chairman Team captain Kit maker Sponsor
Accrington Stanley   James Beattie   Peter Marsden   Dean Winnard Samurai Sportswear Clever Boxes
AFC Wimbledon   Neal Ardley   Erik Samuelson   Alan Bennett Tempest Sports Football Manager (H)
Sports Interactive (A)
Bristol Rovers   Darrell Clarke   Nick Higgs   Tom Parkes Erreà Eurocams (H)
Highspec Travel Services (A)
Burton Albion   Gary Rowett   Ben Robinson   Zander Diamond TAG Anvil Hire Ltd (H)
Mr Cropper (A)
Bury   David Flitcroft   Stewart Day   Gareth Roberts Surridge Bury Council
Cheltenham Town   Mark Yates   Paul Baker   Russell Penn Erreà Mira Showers
Chesterfield   Paul Cook   Dave Allen   Ian Evatt Puma Napit (H)
Electric Safe (A)
Dagenham & Redbridge   Wayne Burnett   Dave Andrews   Abu Ogogo Sondico West & Coe Funeral Directors
Exeter City   Paul Tisdale   Edward Chorlton   Danny Coles Joma Flybe.com
Fleetwood Town   Graham Alexander   Andy Pilley   Mark Roberts Puma BES Commercial Gas (H)
Commercial Power (A)
Hartlepool United   Colin Cooper   Ken Hodcroft   Antony Sweeney Nike Dove Energy
Mansfield Town   Paul Cox   John Radford   George Pilkington Surridge One Call Insurance
Morecambe   Jim Bentley   Peter McGuigan   Mark Hughes Fila Blacks
Newport County   Justin Edinburgh   Les Scadding   David Pipe Macron 32Red
Northampton Town   Chris Wilder   David Cardoza   Kelvin Langmead Erreà University of Northampton
Oxford United   Michael Appleton   Ian Lenagan   Jake Wright Nike Animalates (H)
Isinglass Consulting (A)
Plymouth Argyle   John Sheridan   James Brent   Conor Hourihane Puma Bond Timber
Portsmouth   Andy Awford   Iain McInnes   Johannes Ertl Sondico Jobsite.co.uk
Rochdale   Keith Hill   Chris Dunphy   Peter Cavanagh Fila Crown Oil
Scunthorpe United   Russ Wilcox   Peter Swann   Michael Collins Nike Rainham Steel
Southend United   Phil Brown   Ron Martin   John White Nike InsureandGo
Torquay United   Chris Hargreaves   Thea Bristow   Lee Mansell Sondico WTS
Wycombe Wanderers   Gareth Ainsworth   Ivor Beeks MBE   Stuart Lewis Kukri Samsung (H)
FIFA 14 (A)
York City   Nigel Worthington   Jason McGill   Russell Penn[3] Nike benenden health


Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Bury   Kevin Blackwell Sacked 14 October 2013[4] 21st   David Flitcroft 9 December 2013[5]
Scunthorpe United   Brian Laws Sacked 20 November 2013[6] 12th   Russ Wilcox 24 December 2013[7]
Portsmouth   Guy Whittingham Sacked 25 November 2013[8] 18th   Richie Barker 9 December 2013[9]
Northampton Town   Aidy Boothroyd Sacked 21 December 2013[10] 24th   Chris Wilder 27 January 2014[11]
Torquay United   Alan Knill Sacked 2 January 2014[12] 23rd   Chris Hargreaves 6 January 2014[13]
Oxford United   Chris Wilder Signed by Northampton Town 25 January 2014[14] 6th   Gary Waddock 22 March 2014[15]
Portsmouth   Richie Barker Sacked 27 March 2014[16] 22nd   Andy Awford 1 May 2014[17]
Bristol Rovers   John Ward Appointed as Director of Football 28 March 2014[18] 20th   Darrell Clarke 28 March 2014[18]
Oxford United   Gary Waddock Sacked 4 July 2014[19] 8th   Michael Appleton 4 July 2014[19]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Chesterfield (C, P) 46 23 15 8 71 40 +31 84 Promotion to Football League One
2 Scunthorpe United (P) 46 20 21 5 68 44 +24 81
3 Rochdale (P) 46 24 9 13 69 48 +21 81
4 Fleetwood Town (O, P) 46 22 10 14 66 52 +14 76 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
5 Southend United 46 19 15 12 56 39 +17 72
6 Burton Albion 46 19 15 12 47 42 +5 72
7 York City 46 18 17 11 52 41 +11 71
8 Oxford United 46 16 14 16 53 50 +3 62
9 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 15 15 16 53 59 −6 60
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 12 18 51 58 −7 60
11 Mansfield Town 46 15 15 16 49 58 −9 60
12 Bury 46 13 20 13 59 51 +8 59
13 Portsmouth 46 14 17 15 56 66 −10 59
14 Newport County 46 14 16 16 56 59 −3 58
15 Accrington Stanley 46 14 15 17 54 56 −2 57
16 Exeter City 46 14 13 19 54 57 −3 55
17 Cheltenham Town 46 13 16 17 53 63 −10 55
18 Morecambe 46 13 15 18 52 64 −12 54
19 Hartlepool United 46 14 11 21 50 56 −6 53
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 14 14 18 49 57 −8 53[b]
21 Northampton Town 46 13 14 19 42 57 −15 53
22 Wycombe Wanderers 46 12 14 20 46 54 −8 50
23 Bristol Rovers (R) 46 12 14 20 43 54 −11 50 Relegation to the Conference Premier
24 Torquay United (R) 46 12 9 25 42 66 −24 45
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2014. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to Football League One.
  2. ^ On 28 April AFC Wimbledon have been deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player.[20]

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals Final
                     
4 Fleetwood Town 1 0 1  
7 York City 0 0 0  
    4 Fleetwood Town 1
  6 Burton Albion 0
5 Southend United 0 2 2
6 Burton Albion 1 2 3  

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACC WIM BRR BRT BRY CHL CHF D&R EXE FLE HAR MAN MOR NPC NOR OXF PLY POR ROC SCU STD TOR WYC YOR
Accrington Stanley 3–2 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 5–1 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
AFC Wimbledon 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–1 4–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–3 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1
Bristol Rovers 0–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–2
Burton Albion 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1
Bury 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–4 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–1
Cheltenham Town 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–4 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–2
Chesterfield 1–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2
Dagenham & Redbridge 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–4 3–1 3–3 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0
Exeter City 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 3–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 2–1
Fleetwood Town 3–1 0–0 3–1 2–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 5–4 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–1 0–4 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–2
Hartlepool United 2–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–4 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–0
Mansfield Town 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–0 1–4 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–3 0–1 2–2 3–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1
Morecambe 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 4–3 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–0
Newport County 4–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–0
Northampton Town 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–4 0–2
Oxford United 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 2–2 0–1
Plymouth Argyle 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–3 0–4
Portsmouth 1–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 0–0 1–4 3–3 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–1
Rochdale 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 3–0 0–4 0–3 1–0 3–2 0–0
Scunthorpe United 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 2–2
Southend United 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–3 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1
Torquay United 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–2 0–2 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–3
Wycombe Wanderers 0–0 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–1
York City 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 4–1 0–0 1–0 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2014. Source: [1]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of 26 April 2014.[21]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Sam Winnall Scunthorpe United 23
2   Scott Hogan Rochdale 17
  Reuben Reid Plymouth Argyle
4   Byron Harrison Cheltenham Town 13
  Luke James Hartlepool United
  Rhys Murphy Dagenham & Redbridge
  John-Joe O'Toole Bristol Rovers
  Antoni Sarcevic Fleetwood Town
9   Barry Corr Southend United 12
  Billy Kee Burton Albion
  Chris Zebroski Newport County

ScoringEdit

  • First goal of the season: Mark Roberts for Fleetwood Town against Dagenham & Redbridge (3 August 2013)
  • Fastest goal of the season: 17 seconds, Jordan Chapell for Torquay United against Portsmouth (26 October 2013)
  • Largest winning margin: 5 goals
    • Plymouth Argyle 5–0 Morecambe (1 March 2014)
  • Highest scoring game: 9 goals
    • Fleetwood Town 5–4 Mansfield Town (23 November 2013)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a single team: 5 goals
    • Fleetwood Town 5–4 Mansfield Town (23 November 2013)
    • Plymouth Argyle 5–0 Morecambe (1 March 2014)
    • Accrington Stanley 5–1 Morecambe (14 March 2014)
  • Most goals scored in a match by a losing team: 4 goals
    • Fleetwood Town 5–4 Mansfield Town (23 November 2013)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Newport County's current safety certificate allows a maximum attendance of 7,850 for football matches

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "League confirms 2013/14 start date". Football League. Archived from the original on 20 October 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Premier League and Football League: Ups and downs". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ Flett, Dave (25 February 2014). "Midfielder Russell Penn to keep York City captain's armband". The Press. York. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Kevin Blackwell: Bury manager sacked by League Two strugglers". BBC Sport. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Bury appoint Flitcroft as manager". BBC Sport. 10 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Scunthorpe United sack manager Laws". BBC Sport. 20 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Wilcox appointed Scunthorpe manager". BBC Sport. 24 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Portsmouth sack manager Whittingham". BBC Sport. 25 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Barker & Coppell appointed by Pompey". BBC Sport. 9 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Northampton sack manager Boothroyd". BBC Sport. 21 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Chris Wilder named Northampton Town boss". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Torquay United sack manager Knill". BBC Sport. 2 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Torquay appoint Hargreaves as boss". BBC Sport. 6 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Chris Wilder quits Oxford United amid Northampton Town interest". BBC Sport. 25 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Gary Waddock named Oxford United head coach". BBC Sport. 22 March 2014.
  16. ^ "Richie Barker sacked as Portsmouth manager". BBC Sport. 27 March 2014.
  17. ^ "Portsmouth appoint Andy Awford as full-time manager". BBC Sport. 1 May 2014.
  18. ^ a b "Bristol Rovers: John Ward replaced by Darrell Clarke". BBC Sport. 28 March 2014.
  19. ^ a b "Oxford United: Michael Appleton named head coach in shake-up". BBC Sport. 4 July 2014.
  20. ^ "AFC Wimbledon docked three points for ineligible Jake Nicholson". BBC Sport. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Top Scorers - League Two - Football". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 April 2018.

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