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The 2018–19 EFL League One (referred to as the Sky Bet League One for sponsorship reasons) was the 15th season of the Football League One under its current title and the 26th season under its current league division format. Fixtures were released on 21 June 2018 and the opening round of matches was played on 4 August 2018.[2][3] The league season ended on 4 May 2019.[4][5]

EFL League One
Season2018–19
Dates4 August 2018 – 4 May 2019
Champions Luton Town
Promoted Luton Town
Barnsley
Charlton Athletic
RelegatedPlymouth Argyle
Walsall
Scunthorpe United
Bradford City
Matches played417
Goals scored1,096 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerJames Collins
(25 goals)
Biggest home winDoncaster Rovers 5-0 Rochdale
(1 January 2019)
Biggest away winScunthorpe United 0–5 Fleetwood Town
(22 August 2018)
Highest scoringSunderland 4–5 Coventry City
(13 April 2019)
Longest winning run7 matches[1]
Luton
Portsmouth
Longest unbeaten run28 matches[1]
Luton
Longest winless run15 matches[1]
Southend United
Longest losing run8 matches[1]
AFC Wimbledon
Highest attendance46,039
Sunderland 1–0 Bradford City
(26 December 2018)[1]
Lowest attendance1,732
Accrington Stanley 2–1 AFC Wimbledon
(22 September 2018)[1]
Total attendance1,538,671[1]
Average attendance8,184[1]
All statistics correct as of 2 February 2019.

The summer transfer window closed five days after the start of the season, on 9 August 2018, following a vote by all 72 clubs in the Football League. However, clubs were able to make loan signings until 31 August. The video assistant referee system will also be used in the play-offs semi-finals and final for the first time.[6]

Contents

Team changesEdit

The following teams have changed division since the 2017–18 season:

To League OneEdit

Promoted from League Two

Relegated from Championship

From League OneEdit

Promoted to Championship

Relegated to League Two

TeamsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity[7]
Accrington Stanley Accrington Crown Ground 5,057
AFC Wimbledon London (Kingston upon Thames) Kingsmeadow 4,850
Barnsley Barnsley Oakwell 23,009
Blackpool Blackpool Bloomfield Road 17,338
Bradford City Bradford Valley Parade 25,136
Bristol Rovers Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,300
Burton Albion Burton upon Trent Pirelli Stadium 6,912
Charlton Athletic London (Charlton) The Valley 27,111
Coventry City Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,609
Doncaster Rovers Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium 15,231
Fleetwood Town Fleetwood Highbury Stadium 5,311
Gillingham Gillingham Priestfield Stadium 11,582
Luton Town Luton Kenilworth Road 10,336
Oxford United Oxford Kassam Stadium 12,500
Peterborough United Peterborough ABAX Stadium 15,314
Plymouth Argyle Plymouth Home Park 12,500*
Portsmouth Portsmouth Fratton Park 21,100
Rochdale Rochdale Spotland Stadium 10,500
Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe Glanford Park 9,088
Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury New Meadow 9,875
Southend United Southend-on-Sea Roots Hall 12,392
Sunderland Sunderland Stadium of Light 48,707
Walsall Walsall Bescot Stadium 11,300
Wycombe Wanderers High Wycombe Adams Park 10,137

*reduced for that season as club work on ground

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Accrington Stanley   John Coleman   Séamus Conneely Adidas Wham
AFC Wimbledon   Wally Downes   Deji Oshilaja Puma Sports Interactive
Barnsley   Daniel Stendel   Adam Davies[8] Puma C.K. Beckett[9]
Blackpool   Terry McPhillips   Andy Taylor Erreà BetSid
Bradford City   Gary Bowyer   Josh Wright Avec Sport JCT600
Bristol Rovers   Graham Coughlan   Tom Lockyer Macron Football INDEX[10]
Burton Albion   Nigel Clough   Jake Buxton TAG Prestec UK Ltd[11]
Charlton Athletic   Lee Bowyer   Chris Solly Hummel BETDAQ
Coventry City   Mark Robins   Michael Doyle Nike Midrepro
Doncaster Rovers   Grant McCann   James Coppinger FBT LNER
Fleetwood Town   Joey Barton   Nathan Pond Hummel BES Utilities
Gillingham   Mark Patterson   Gabriel Zakuani GFC Leisure Medway Council[12]
Luton Town   Mick Harford   Alan Sheehan Puma Indigo Residential (Home), Star Platforms (Away), Northern Gas & Power (3rd)
Oxford United   Karl Robinson   Curtis Nelson Puma Singha Beer
Peterborough United   Darren Ferguson   Alex Woodyard Nike Mick George
Plymouth Argyle   Kevin Nancekivell   Gary Sawyer Puma Ginsters
Portsmouth   Kenny Jackett   Brett Pitman Nike University of Portsmouth
Rochdale   Brian Barry-Murphy   Callum Camps Erreà Crown Oil Ltd
Scunthorpe United   Andy Dawson   Rory McArdle FBT British Steel
Shrewsbury Town   Sam Ricketts   Mat Sadler Erreà The Energy Check (Home), Shropshire Homes (Away & 3rd)
Southend United   Kevin Bond   Mark Oxley Nike Prostate Cancer UK
Sunderland   Jack Ross   George Honeyman Adidas BETDAQ
Walsall   Martin O'Connor   Adam Chambers Erreà HomeServe
Wycombe Wanderers   Gareth Ainsworth   Adam El-Abd O'Neills Cherry Red Records (Home),[13] Utilita (Away)

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Barnsley   José Morais Sacked 6 May 2018 Pre-season   Daniel Stendel 6 June 2018
Bradford City   Simon Grayson End of contract 8 May 2018   Michael Collins 18 June 2018
Fleetwood Town   John Sheridan 2 June 2018   Joey Barton 2 June 2018
Sunderland   Robbie Stockdale End of caretaker spell 25 May 2018   Jack Ross 25 May 2018
Shrewsbury Town   Paul Hurst Signed by Ipswich Town 30 May 2018   John Askey 1 June 2018
Doncaster Rovers   Darren Ferguson Resigned 4 June 2018   Grant McCann 27 June 2018
Blackpool   Gary Bowyer 6 August 2018 12th   Terry McPhillips 6 August 2018
Scunthorpe United   Nick Daws Sacked 24 August 2018 18th   Stuart McCall 27 August 2018
Bradford City   Michael Collins 3 September 2018 17th   David Hopkin 4 September 2018
AFC Wimbledon   Neal Ardley Mutual consent 12 November 2018 23rd   Wally Downes 4 December 2018
Shrewsbury Town   John Askey Sacked 18th   Sam Ricketts 3 December 2018
Bristol Rovers   Darrell Clarke Mutual consent 13 December 2018 21st   Graham Coughlan 6 January 2019
Luton Town   Nathan Jones Signed by Stoke City 9 January 2019 2nd   Mick Harford 10 January 2019
Peterborough United   Steve Evans Sacked 26 January 2019 6th   Darren Ferguson 26 January 2019
Bradford City   David Hopkin Resigned 25 February 2019 23rd   Gary Bowyer 4 March 2019
Rochdale   Keith Hill Sacked 4 March 2019 22nd   Brian Barry-Murphy 4 March 2019
Scunthorpe United   Stuart McCall 24 March 2019 18th   Andy Dawson 24 March 2019
Southend United   Chris Powell 26 March 2019 20th   Kevin Bond 2 April 2019
Walsall   Dean Keates 6 April 2019 22nd   Martin O'Connor 8 April 2019
Gillingham   Steve Lovell 26 April 2019 13th   Mark Patterson 26 April 2019
Plymouth Argyle   Derek Adams 28 April 2019 21st   Kevin Nancekivell 28 April 2019

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Luton Town (C, P) 46 27 13 6 90 42 +48 94 Promotion to the EFL Championship
2 Barnsley (P) 46 26 13 7 80 39 +41 91
3 Charlton Athletic (O, P) 46 26 10 10 73 40 +33 88 Qualification for League One play-offs[a]
4 Portsmouth 46 25 13 8 83 51 +32 88
5 Sunderland 46 22 19 5 80 47 +33 85
6 Doncaster Rovers 46 20 13 13 76 58 +18 73
7 Peterborough United 46 20 12 14 71 62 +9 72
8 Coventry City 46 18 11 17 54 54 0 65
9 Burton Albion 46 17 12 17 66 57 +9 63
10 Blackpool 46 15 17 14 50 52 −2 62
11 Fleetwood Town 46 16 13 17 58 52 +6 61
12 Oxford United 46 15 15 16 58 64 −6 60
13 Gillingham 46 15 10 21 61 72 −11 55
14 Accrington Stanley 46 14 13 19 51 67 −16 55
15 Bristol Rovers 46 13 15 18 47 50 −3 54
16 Rochdale 46 15 9 22 54 87 −33 54
17 Wycombe Wanderers 46 14 11 21 55 67 −12 53
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 12 16 18 51 59 −8 52
19 Southend United 46 14 8 24 55 68 −13 50
20 AFC Wimbledon 46 13 11 22 42 63 −21 50
21 Plymouth Argyle (R) 46 13 11 22 56 80 −24 50 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Walsall (R) 46 12 11 23 49 71 −22 47
23 Scunthorpe United (R) 46 12 10 24 53 83 −30 46
24 Bradford City (R) 46 11 8 27 49 77 −28 41
Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results [14]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the EFL Championship.

Play-offsEdit

  Semi-finals Final
                     
3 Charlton Athletic (p) 2 2 4 (4)  
6 Doncaster Rovers 1 3 4 (3)  
    3 Charlton Athletic 2
  5 Sunderland 1
4 Portsmouth 0 0 0
5 Sunderland 1 0 1  

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ACC WIM BAR BLP BRA BRR BRT CHA COV DON FLE GIL LUT OXF PET PLY POR ROC SCU SHR STD SUN WAL WYC
Accrington Stanley 2–1 0–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–3 4–2 0–4 5–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–1 1–2
AFC Wimbledon 1–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–3 2–4 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–1
Barnsley 2–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–2 2–1 3–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–1
Blackpool 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 0–3 3–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–2
Bradford City 3–0 0–0 0–2 1–4 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–4 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 4–3 0–4 1–2 4–0 1–2
Bristol Rovers 1–2 2–0 2–1 4–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1
Burton Albion 5–2 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–1
Charlton Athletic 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 4–0 4–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–2
Coventry City 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–0
Doncaster Rovers 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–4 3–3 2–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 5–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 3–0
Fleetwood Town 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–5 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–1
Gillingham 0–0 0–1 1–4 0–1 4–0 0–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–4 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–3 2–2
Luton Town 4–1 2–2 0–0 2–2 4–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 5–1 3–2 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0
Oxford United 2–3 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–1
Peterborough United 0–1 1–0 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–2
Plymouth Argyle 0–3 1–0 0–3 0–1 3–3 2–2 2–3 0–2 2–1 2–3 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–5 1–1 5–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1
Portsmouth 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 5–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 4–1 2–3 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–2
Rochdale 1–0 3–4 0–4 2–1 0–4 0–0 0–4 1–0 0–1 2–3 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 1–4 1–2 1–3 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–0
Scunthorpe United 2–0 1–2 2–2 0–0 2–3 0–1 0–3 5–3 2–1 1–1 0–5 0–2 0–2 3–3 0–2 1–4 1–2 3–3 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–0
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–3 2–3 2–2 2–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 2–1
Southend United 3–0 0–1 0–3 1–2 2–0 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–3 2–3 3–3 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 3–0 0–2
Sunderland 2–2 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–5 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1
Walsall 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–1 1–4 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–2
Wycombe Wanderers 1–3 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 3–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 3–0 3–2 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 4 May 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 match.

Top scorersEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Kieffer Moore Barnsley Rochdale 0–4 (A) 21 August 2018 [16]
  Ian Henderson Rochdale Gillingham 3–0 (H) 15 September 2018 [17]
  Danny Hylton Luton Town Accrington Stanley 4–1 (H) 23 October 2018 [18]
  James Collins Luton Town Plymouth Argyle 5–1 (H) 17 November 2018 [19]
  Ivan Toney Peterborough United Accrington Stanley 0–4 (A) 29 December 2018 [20]
  Marcus Harness Burton Albion Rochdale 0–4 (A) 5 January 2019 [21]
  Andy Cook Walsall Gillingham 0–3 (A) 19 January 2019 [22]
  James Collins Luton Town Peterborough United 4–0 (H) 19 January 2019 [23]
  Fejiri Okenabirhie Shrewsbury Town Bradford City 4–3 (A) 29 January 2019 [24]
  Simon Cox Southend United Portsmouth 3–3 (H) 16 February 2019 [25]
  Joe Pigott AFC Wimbledon Rochdale 3–4 (A) 19 February 2019 [26]
  Jonson Clarke-Harris Bristol Rovers Blackpool 4–0 (H) 2 March 2019 [27]
  Gavin Whyte Oxford United Shrewsbury Town 2–3 (A) 22 April 2019 [28]
  Sean McConville Accrington Stanley Plymouth Argyle 5–1 (H) 27 April 2019 [29]

Note

(H) = Home; (A) = Away

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