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The 2018–19 EFL League Two (referred to as the Sky Bet League Two for sponsorship reasons) was the 15th season of Football League Two under its current title and the 26th season under its current league division format.

EFL League Two
Season2018–19
ChampionsLincoln City
(2nd title)
PromotedLincoln City
Bury
Milton Keynes Dons
Tranmere Rovers
RelegatedNotts County
Yeovil Town
Top goalscorerJames Norwood
(29 goals)
Biggest home winCrewe Alexandra 6–0 Morecambe
(4 August 2018)
Colchester United 6–0 Crewe Alexandra
(21 August 2018)
Carlisle United 6–0 Oldham Athletic
(26 December 2018)
Milton Keynes Dons 6–0 Cambridge United
(1 January 2019)
Biggest away winNewport County 0–6 Yeovil Town
(15 September 2018)
Highest scoringPort Vale 2–6 Lincoln City
(13 October 2018)
Longest winning run7 matches[1]
Tranmere Rovers
Longest unbeaten run19 matches[1]
Lincoln City
Longest winless run13 matches[1]
Macclesfield Town
Longest losing run6 matches[1]
Grimsby Town
Notts County
Yeovil Town
Highest attendance20,718[1]
Milton Keynes Dons 1–0 Mansfield Town
(4 May 2019)
Lowest attendance1,355[1]
Morecambe 0–1 Mansfield Town
(23 October 2018)
Total attendance2,461,975[1]
Average attendance4,468[1]

Contents

Team changesEdit

StadiumsEdit

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Bury   Ryan Lowe   Stephen Dawson Admiral PaySec[3]
Cambridge United   Colin Calderwood Puma Mick George
Carlisle United   Steven Pressley   Danny Grainger Umbro Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Cheltenham Town   Michael Duff   Johnny Mullins Erreà Mira Showers[4]
Colchester United   John McGreal   Luke Prosser Macron JobServe
Crawley Town   Gabriele Cioffi   Jimmy Smith Erreà The People's Pension
Crewe Alexandra   David Artell   George Ray FBT Mornflake
Exeter City   Matt Taylor   Jake Taylor Joma Flybe
Forest Green Rovers   Mark Cooper   Lee Collins PlayerLayer[5] Ecotricity
Grimsby Town   Michael Jolley   John Welsh Erreà Young's Seafood
Lincoln City   Danny Cowley   Lee Frecklington Erreà NSUK
Macclesfield Town   Sol Campbell   Jared Hodgkiss Macron Arighi Bianchi
Mansfield Town   David Flitcroft   Krystian Pearce Surridge One Call
Milton Keynes Dons   Paul Tisdale   Dean Lewington Erreà Suzuki
Morecambe   Jim Bentley   Barry Roche Macron BizLoans4U
Newport County   Michael Flynn   Andrew Crofts FBT Interbet
Northampton Town   Keith Curle   David Buchanan Nike University of Northampton
Notts County   Neal Ardley   Richard Duffy Puma Bassingfield Wood Yard
Oldham Athletic   Pete Wild   Peter Clarke Sondico PFE Express
Port Vale   John Askey   Tom Pope BLK Manorshop.com
Stevenage   Dino Maamria   Ronnie Henry Macron Astute Electronics[6]
Swindon Town   Richie Wellens   Olly Lancashire Puma Imagine Cruising
Tranmere Rovers   Micky Mellon   Steve McNulty Puma B&M Waste Services
Yeovil Town   Darren Sarll   James Bailey TAG Jones Building Group

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Carlisle United   Keith Curle Resigned 5 May 2018 Pre-season   John Sheridan 5 June 2018
Milton Keynes Dons   Keith Millen End of caretaker spell   Paul Tisdale 6 June 2018
Exeter City   Paul Tisdale End of contract 1 June 2018   Matt Taylor 1 June 2018
Macclesfield Town   John Askey Signed by Shrewsbury Town   Mark Yates 19 June 2018
Oldham Athletic   Richie Wellens Sacked 8 June 2018   Frankie Bunn 13 June 2018
Cheltenham Town   Gary Johnson 21 August 2018 21st   Michael Duff 10 September 2018
Notts County   Kevin Nolan 26 August 2018 24th   Harry Kewell 31 August 2018
Crawley Town   Harry Kewell Signed by Notts County 31 August 2018 14th   Gabriele Cioffi 7 September 2018
Northampton Town   Dean Austin Mutual consent 1 October 2018 21st   Keith Curle 1 October 2018
Macclesfield Town   Mark Yates Sacked 8 October 2018 24th   Sol Campbell 27 November 2018
Swindon Town   Phil Brown 12 November 2018 17th   Richie Wellens 13 November 2018
Notts County   Harry Kewell 13 November 2018 22nd   Neal Ardley 24 November 2018
Cambridge United   Joe Dunne 1 December 2018   Colin Calderwood 19 December 2018
Oldham Athletic   Frankie Bunn 27 December 2018 12th   Paul Scholes 10 February 2019
Carlisle United   John Sheridan Resigned 4 January 2019 7th   Steven Pressley 16 January 2019
Port Vale   Neil Aspin 30 January 2019 18th   John Askey 4 February 2019
Oldham Athletic   Paul Scholes 14 March 2019 14th   Pete Wild 15 March 2019
Yeovil Town   Darren Way Sacked 24 March 2019 22nd   Darren Sarll 19 June 2019

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Lincoln City (C, P) 46 23 16 7 73 43 +30 85 Promotion to EFL League One
2 Bury (P) 46 22 13 11 82 56 +26 79
3 Milton Keynes Dons (P) 46 23 10 13 71 49 +22 79
4 Mansfield Town 46 20 16 10 69 41 +28 76 Qualification for League Two play-offs[b]
5 Forest Green Rovers 46 20 14 12 68 47 +21 74
6 Tranmere Rovers (O, P) 46 20 13 13 63 50 +13 73
7 Newport County 46 20 11 15 59 59 0 71
8 Colchester United 46 20 10 16 65 53 +12 70
9 Exeter City 46 19 13 14 60 49 +11 70
10 Stevenage 46 20 10 16 59 55 +4 70
11 Carlisle United 46 20 8 18 67 62 +5 68
12 Crewe Alexandra 46 19 8 19 60 59 +1 65
13 Swindon Town 46 16 16 14 59 56 +3 64
14 Oldham Athletic 46 16 14 16 67 60 +7 62
15 Northampton Town 46 14 19 13 64 63 +1 61
16 Cheltenham Town 46 15 12 19 57 68 −11 57
17 Grimsby Town 46 16 8 22 45 56 −11 56
18 Morecambe 46 14 12 20 54 70 −16 54
19 Crawley Town 46 15 8 23 51 68 −17 53
20 Port Vale 46 12 13 21 39 55 −16 49
21 Cambridge United 46 12 11 23 40 66 −26 47
22 Macclesfield Town 46 10 14 22 48 74 −26 44
23 Notts County (R) 46 9 14 23 48 84 −36 41 Relegation to the National League
24 Yeovil Town (R) 46 9 13 24 41 66 −25 40
Source: EFL Official Website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Head-to-head results [7]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Capacity temporarily reduced due to redevelopment work.
  2. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to EFL League One.

Play-offsEdit

  Semi-finals Final
                     
4 Mansfield Town 1 0 1 (3)  
7 Newport County (p) 1 0 1 (5)  
    7 Newport County 0
  6 Tranmere Rovers 1
5 Forest Green Rovers 0 1 1
6 Tranmere Rovers 1 1 2  

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BUR CAM CAR CHL COL CRA CRE EXE FGR GRI LIN MAC MAN MKD MOR NEW NOR NOT OLD POR STE SWI TRA YEO
Bury 0–3 0–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–3 3–0 2–2 4–3 3–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–1 1–0
Cambridge United 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Carlisle United 3–2 2–2 2–0 4–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–3 0–2 3–2 2–2 1–3 6–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–1
Cheltenham Town 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 3–2 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–3 1–0
Colchester United 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 6–0 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 3–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 3–1
Crawley Town 3–2 2–0 2–3 1–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–4 2–0 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 6–1 1–2 4–3 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–3 0–0 6–0 3–2 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 2–0
Exeter City 0–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–1 1–4 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 5–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–1
Forest Green Rovers 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–0
Grimsby Town 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–0 4–0 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 5–2 0–1
Lincoln City 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 4–1 0–0 1–0
Macclesfield Town 1–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–3 3–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–0 0–5 0–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–0
Mansfield Town 2–1 1–0 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–1
Milton Keynes Dons 1–0 6–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–0
Morecambe 2–3 3–0 0–2 4–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 3–4 2–1
Newport County 3–1 4–2 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 1–0 3–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–6
Northampton Town 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–3 0–4 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Notts County 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–4 2–2 0–0 0–0 3–3 1–2 3–2 0–4
Oldham Athletic 4–2 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–3 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–5 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–1
Port Vale 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–6 0–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–4 1–4 0–1 1–2 3–0
Stevenage 0–1 0–1 3–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 3–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–3 3–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 1–0
Swindon Town 1–2 0–2 0–4 0–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 3–2 3–2 1–1
Tranmere Rovers 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–1 5–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 0–0
Yeovil Town 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–3 2–0 0–3 0–0
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 rivalry between the two participants.

StatisticsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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