Football League Division 2  1997/98

Pos Club Pld W D L F A Pts Notes
1st  Watford 46 24 16 6 67 41 88 ▲Champions
2nd  Bristol City 46 25 10 11 69 39 85 ▲Runners Up
3rd  Grimsby Town 46 19 15 12 55 37 72 ▲PO Winners
4th  Northampton Town 46 18 17 11 52 37 71 ♦Playoffs
5th  Bristol Rovers 46 20 10 16 70 64 70 ♦Playoffs
6th  Fulham 46 20 10 16 60 43 70 ♦Playoffs
7th  Wrexham 46 18 16 12 55 51 70 -
8th  Gillingham 46 19 13 14 52 47 70 -
9th  Bournemouth 46 18 12 16 57 52 66 -
10th  Chesterfield 46 16 17 13 46 44 65 -
11th  Wigan Athletic 46 17 11 18 64 66 62 -
12th  Blackpool 46 17 11 18 59 67 62 -
13th  Oldham Athletic 46 15 16 15 62 54 61

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14th  Wycombe Wanderers 46 14 18 14 51 53 60

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15th  Preston North End 46 15 14 17 56 56 59

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16th  York City 46 14 17 15 52 58 59

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17th  Luton Town 46 14 15 17 60 64 57

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18th  Millwall 46 14 13 19 43 54 55 -
19th  Walsall 46 14 12 20 43 52 54 -
20th  Burnley 46 13 13 20 55 65 52 -
21st  Brentford 46 11 17 18 50 71 50 ▼Relegated
22nd  Plymouth Argyle 46 12 13 21 55 70 49 ▼Relegated
23rd  Carlisle United 46 12 8 26 57 73 44 ▼Relegated
24th  Southend United 46 11 10 25 47 79 43 ▼Relegated

 

Football League Division 2 Playoffs

Semi Finals 1st Leg

Date Home Score Away
Sat May 9 Fulham 1-1 Grimsby Town
Sun May 10 Bristol Rovers 3-1 Northampton Town

Semi Finals 2nd Leg

Wed May 13 Grimsby Town 1-0 Fulham
Grimsby Town Won 2-1 on aggregate
Wed May 13 Northampton Town 3-0 Bristol Rovers
Northampton Town Won 4-3 on aggregate
Final
Sat May 23 Grimsby Town 1-0 Northampton Town

 

End of Season Notes

 ▼Manchester City were Relegated from Division 1
 ▼Stoke City were Relegated from Division 1
 ▼Reading were Relegated from Division 1
 ▲Watford were Promoted to Division 1
 ▲Bristol City were Promoted to Division 1
  ♦ Grimsby Town Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Northampton Town Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Bristol Rovers Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Fulham Qualified for Playoffs
 ▲Grimsby Town were Promoted to Division 1 via the Playoffs
 ▼Brentford were Relegated to Division 3
 ▼Plymouth Argyle were Relegated to Division 3
 ▼Carlisle United were Relegated to Division 3
 ▼Southend United were Relegated to Division 3
 ▲Notts County were Promoted from Division 3
 ▲Macclesfield Town were Promoted from Division 3
 ▲Lincoln City were Promoted from Division 3
 ▲Colchester United were Promoted from Division 3 via the Playoffs