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The 2016–17 EFL League Two (referred to as the Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) is the 13th season of the Football League Two under its current title and the 24th season under its current league division format. The fixtures were announced on 22 June 2016.[1]

EFL League Two
Season2016–17
ChampionsPortsmouth
PromotedPortsmouth
Plymouth Argyle
Doncaster Rovers
Blackpool
RelegatedHartlepool United
Leyton Orient
Matches played557
Goals scored1,490 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorerJohn Akinde
John Marquis
(26 goals each)
Biggest home winStevenage 6–1 Hartlepool
Yeovil 5–0 Crawley
Crewe 5–0 Grimsby
Accrington 5–0 Leyton Orient
Plymouth 6–1 Newport County
Portsmouth 6–1 Cheltenham
Biggest away winHartlepool 0–5 Cambridge
Longest winning run7 matches
(Exeter City)
Longest unbeaten run15 matches
(Accrington Stanley,
Carlisle United)
Longest winless run13 matches
(Notts County)
Longest losing run10 matches
(Notts County)
Highest attendancePortsmouth 1–1 Plymouth Argyle (18,644)
Average attendance4,751
All statistics correct as of 28 May 2017.

Contents

Team changesEdit

TeamsEdit

Club Location Stadium Capacity[14]
Accrington Stanley Accrington Crown Ground 5,057
Barnet London (Edgware) The Hive Stadium 6,418
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 16,750
Cambridge United Cambridge Abbey Stadium 8,127
Carlisle United Carlisle Brunton Park 17,149
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
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Exeter City Exeter St James Park 8,830
Grimsby Town Cleethorpes Blundell Park 9,052
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 7,833
Leyton Orient London (Leyton) Brisbane Road 9,271
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 10,226
Mansfield Town Mansfield Field Mill 9,846
Morecambe Morecambe Globe Arena 6,476
Newport County Newport Rodney Parade 7,850
Notts County Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 17,441
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 21,100
Stevenage Stevenage Broadhall Way 6,722
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,300
Yeovil Town Yeovil Huish Park 9,665

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Blackpool   Neil McDonald Sacked 18 May 2016[15] Pre-season   Gary Bowyer 1 June 2016[16]
Leyton Orient   Andy Hessenthaler 26 September 2016[17] 14th   Alberto Cavasin 2 October 2016[18]
Newport County   Warren Feeney 28 September 2016[19] 24th   Graham Westley 10 October 2016[20]
Grimsby Town   Paul Hurst Hired by Shrewsbury Town 24 October 2016[21] 8th   Marcus Bignot 7 November 2016[22]
Mansfield Town   Adam Murray Resigned 14 November 2016[23] 18th   Steve Evans 16 November 2016[24]
Leyton Orient   Alberto Cavasin Sacked 23 November 2016[25] 22nd   Andy Edwards 23 November 2016[26]
Barnet   Martin Allen Hired by Eastleigh 1 December 2016[27] 8th   Kevin Nugent 15 February 2017[28]
Notts County   John Sheridan Sacked 2 January 2017[29] 22nd   Kevin Nolan 12 January 2017[30]
Crewe Alexandra   Steve Davis 8 January 2017[31] 18th   David Artell 8 January 2017[31]
Hartlepool United   Craig Hignett Mutual consent 15 January 2017[32] 19th   Dave Jones 18 January 2017[33]
Leyton Orient   Andy Edwards Hired by the Football Association 29 January 2017[34] 23rd   Danny Webb 29 January 2017[34]
Newport County   Graham Westley Sacked 9 March 2017[35] 24th   Mike Flynn 9 May 2017[36]
Leyton Orient   Danny Webb Resigned 30 March 2017[37] 24th   Steve Davis 10 July 2017[38]
Grimsby Town   Marcus Bignot Sacked 10 April 2017[39] 14th   Russell Slade 12 April 2017[40]
Barnet   Kevin Nugent 15 April 2017[41] 16th   Rossi Eames 19 May 2017[42]
Hartlepool United   Dave Jones 24 April 2017[43] 23rd   Craig Harrison 26 May 2017[44]
Crawley Town   Dermot Drummy Mutual consent 4 May 2017[45] 21st   Harry Kewell 23 May 2017[46]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Portsmouth (C, P) 46 26 9 11 79 40 +39 87 Promotion to EFL League One
2 Plymouth Argyle (P) 46 26 9 11 71 46 +25 87
3 Doncaster Rovers (P) 46 25 10 11 85 55 +30 85
4 Luton Town 46 20 17 9 70 43 +27 77 Qualification for League Two play-offs[a]
5 Exeter City 46 21 8 17 75 56 +19 71
6 Carlisle United 46 18 17 11 69 68 +1 71
7 Blackpool (O, P) 46 18 16 12 69 46 +23 70
8 Colchester United 46 19 12 15 67 57 +10 69
9 Wycombe Wanderers 46 19 12 15 58 53 +5 69
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 63 +4 67
11 Cambridge United 46 19 9 18 58 50 +8 66
12 Mansfield Town 46 17 15 14 54 50 +4 66
13 Accrington Stanley 46 17 14 15 59 56 +3 65
14 Grimsby Town 46 17 11 18 59 63 −4 62
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 64 −7 57
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 54 76 −22 56
17 Crewe Alexandra 46 14 13 19 58 67 −9 55
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 53 73 −20 52
19 Crawley Town 46 13 12 21 53 71 −18 51
20 Yeovil Town 46 11 17 18 49 64 −15 50
21 Cheltenham Town 46 12 14 20 49 69 −20 50
22 Newport County 46 12 12 22 51 73 −22 48
23 Hartlepool United (R) 46 11 13 22 54 75 −21 46 Relegation to the National League
24 Leyton Orient (R) 46 10 6 30 47 87 −40 36
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. 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 EFL League One

Play-offsEdit

  Semifinals Final
                     
4 Luton Town 2 3 5  
7 Blackpool 3 3 6  
    7 Blackpool 2
  5 Exeter City 1
5 Exeter City 3 3 6
6 Carlisle United 3 2 5  

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACC BAR BLP CAM CRL CHL COL CRA CRE DON EXE GRI HAR LEY LUT MAN MOR NPC NTC PLY POR STE WYC YEO
Accrington Stanley 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–2 1–2 1–1 2–2 5–0 1–4 1–1 2–3 1–3 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–1
Barnet 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–3 1–4 3–1 3–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–2
Blackpool 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 4–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 3–1 4–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–2
Cambridge United 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–3 1–3 1–2 3–2 4–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0
Carlisle United 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 3–2 1–3 3–2 2–2 0–0 5–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–1
Cheltenham Town 3–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–0
Colchester United 1–2 2–1 3–2 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–3 4–0 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–1 0–3 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–4 4–0 1–0 2–0
Crawley Town 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–3 3–3 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–2 3–2 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–0
Crewe Alexandra 0–1 4–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 5–0 3–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–1
Doncaster Rovers 2–2 3–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 4–1
Exeter City 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–3 3–0 3–0 0–1 4–0 1–3 0–0 1–2 4–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 4–2 3–3
Grimsby Town 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–5 0–3 0–3 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 5–2 1–2 4–2
Hartlepool United 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–5 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1
Leyton Orient 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 1–4 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–3 0–2 0–1 3–0 0–2 0–1
Luton Town 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 4–1 1–1
Mansfield Town 4–4 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0
Morecambe 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 1–5 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 0–1 4–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–3
Newport County 1–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 3–1 0–4 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 1–3 2–3 0–2 0–1 1–0
Notts County 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–0
Plymouth Argyle 0–1 0–2 0–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–3 1–1 2–3 0–3 2–0 1–0 6–1 0–1 2–2 4–2 3–3 4–1
Portsmouth 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 6–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 4–2 3–1
Stevenage 0–3 1–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 2–4 2–1 1–2 3–4 0–2 2–0 6–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 3–0 2–2
Wycombe Wanderers 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–2 3–3 0–2 1–2 5–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1
Yeovil Town 1–1 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–1 5–0 3–0 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–4 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2017. Source: BBC Sport
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Monthly AwardsEdit

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