Football League Division 2  1996/97

Pos Club Pld W D L F A Pts Notes
1st  Bury 46 24 12 10 62 38 84 ▲Champions
2nd  Stockport County 46 23 13 10 59 41 82 ▲Runners Up
3rd  Luton Town 46 21 15 10 71 45 78 ♦Playoffs-
4th  Brentford 46 20 14 12 56 43 74 ♦Playoffs-
5th  Bristol City 46 21 10 15 69 51 73 ♦Playoffs-
6th  Crewe Alexandra 46 22 7 17 56 47 73 ▲PO Winners
7th  Blackpool 46 18 15 13 60 47 69 -
8th  Wrexham 46 17 18 11 54 50 69 -
9th  Burnley 46 19 11 16 71 55 68 -
10th  Chesterfield 46 18 14 14 42 39 68 -
11th  Gillingham 46 19 10 17 60 59 67 -
12th  Walsall 46 19 10 17 54 53 67 -
13th  Watford 46 16 19 11 45 38 67

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14th  Millwall 46 16 13 17 50 55 61

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15th  Preston North End 46 18 7 21 49 55 61

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16th  Bournemouth 46 15 15 16 43 45 60

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17th  Bristol Rovers 46 15 11 20 47 50 56

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18th  Wycombe Wanderers 46 15 10 21 51 56 55 -
19th  Plymouth Argyle 46 12 18 16 47 58 54 -
20th  York City 46 13 13 20 47 68 52 -
21st  Peterborough United 46 11 14 21 55 73 47 ▼Relegated
22nd  Shrewsbury Town 46 11 13 22 49 74 46 ▼Relegated
23rd  Rotherham United 46 7 14 25 39 70 35 ▼Relegated
24th  Notts County 46 7 14 25 33 59 35 ▼Relegated

 

Football League Division 2 Playoffs

Semi Finals 1st Leg

Date Home Score Away
Sun May 11 Bristol City 1-2 Brentford
Sun May 11 Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Luton Town

Semi Finals 2nd Leg

Wed May 14 Brentford 2-1 Bristol City
Brentford Won 4-2 on aggregate
Wed May 14 Luton Town 2-2 Crewe Alexandra
Crewe Alexandra Won 4-3 on aggregate
Final
Sun May 23 Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Brentford

 

End of Season Notes

 ▼Grimsby Town were Relegated from Division 1
 ▼Oldham Athletic were Relegated from Division 1
 ▼Southend United were Relegated from Division 1
 ▲Bury were Promoted to Division 1
 ▲Stockport County were Promoted to Division 1
  ♦ Luton Town Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Brentford Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Bristol City Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Crewe Alexandra Qualified for Playoffs
 ▲Crewe Alexandra were Promoted to Division 1 via the Playoffs
 ▼Peterborough United were Relegated to Division 3
 ▼Shrewsbury Town were Relegated to Division 3
 ▼Rotherham United were Relegated to Division 3
 ▼Notts County were Relegated to Division 3
 ▲Wigan Athletic were Promoted from Division 3
 ▲Fulham were Promoted from Division 3
 ▲Carlisle United were Promoted from Division 3
 ▲Northampton Town were Promoted from Division 3 via the Playoffs