Football League Division 3  1995/96

Pos Club Pld W D L F A Pts Notes
1st  Preston North End 46 23 17 6 78 38 86 ▲Champions
2nd  Gillingham 46 22 17 7 49 20 83 ▲Runners Up
3rd  Bury 46 23 13 11 66 48 79 ▲Promoted
4th  Plymouth Argyle 46 22 12 12 68 49 78 ▲PO Winners
5th  Darlington 46 20 18 8 60 42 78 ♦Playoffs
6th  Hereford United 46 20 14 12 65 47 74 ♦Playoffs
7th  Colchester United 46 18 18 10 61 51 72 ♦Playoffs
8th  Chester City 46 18 16 12 72 53 70 -
9th  Barnet 46 18 16 12 65 45 70 -
10th  Wigan Athletic 46 20 10 16 62 56 70 -
11th  Northampton Town 46 18 13 15 51 44 67 -
12th  Scunthorpe United 46 15 15 16 67 61 60 -
13th  Doncaster Rovers 46 16 11 19 49 60 59

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14th  Exeter City 46 13 18 15 46 53 57

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15th  Rochdale 46 14 13 19 57 61 55

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16th  Cambridge United 46 14 12 20 61 71 54

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17th  Fulham 46 12 17 17 57 63 53

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18th  Lincoln City 46 13 14 19 57 73 53 -
19th  Mansfield Town 46 11 20 15 54 64 53 -
20th  Hartlepool United 46 12 13 21 47 67 49 -
21st  Leyton Orient 46 12 11 23 44 63 47 -
22nd  Cardiff City 46 11 12 23 41 64 45 -
23rd  Scarborough 46 8 16 22 39 69 40 -
24th  Torquay United 46 5 14 27 30 84 29 -

 

Endsleigh League Third Division Playoffs

Semi Finals 1st Leg

Date Home Score Away
Sun May 12 Colchester United 1-0 Plymouth Argyle
Sun May 12 Hereford United 1-2 Darlington

Semi Finals 2nd Leg

Wed May 15 Plymouth Argyle 3-1 Colchester United
Plymouth Argyle won 3-2 on aggregate
Wed May 15 Darlington 2-1 Hereford United
Darlington won 4-2 on aggregate
Final
Sat May 25 Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Darlington

 

End of Season Notes

 ▼Carlisle United were Relegated from Division 2
 ▼Swansea City were Relegated from Division 2
 ▼Brighton & Hove Albion were Relegated from Division 2
 ▼Hull City were Relegated from Division 2
 ▲Preston North End were Promoted to Division 2
 ▲Gillingham were Promoted to Division 2
 ▲Bury were Promoted to Division 2
  ♦ Plymouth Argyle Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Darlington Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Hereford United Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Colchester United Qualified for Playoffs
 ▲Plymouth Argyle were Promoted to Division 2 via the Playoffs
  ♦ Torquay United were saved from Relegation to the Vauxhall Conference as Champions Stevenage Borough did not have their ground upto Football League Standards