Football League Division 3  1997/98

Pos Club Pld W D L F A Pts Notes
1st  Notts County 46 29 12 5 82 43 99 ▲Champions
2nd  Macclesfield Town 46 23 13 10 63 44 82 ▲Runners Up
3rd  Lincoln City 46 20 15 11 60 51 75 ▲Promoted
4th  Colchester United 46 21 11 14 72 60 74 ▲PO Winners
5th  Torquay United 46 21 11 14 68 59 74 ♦Playoffs
6th  Scarborough 46 19 15 12 67 58 72 ♦Playoffs
7th  Barnet 46 19 13 14 61 51 70 ♦Playoffs
8th  Scunthorpe United 46 19 12 15 56 52 69 -
9th  Rotherham United 46 16 19 11 67 61 67 -
10th  Peterborough United 46 18 13 15 63 51 67 -
11th  Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 62 47  66* *Deducted 3 Points
12th  Mansfield Town 46 16 17 13 64 55 65 -
13th  Shrewsbury Town 46 16 13 17 61 62 61

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14th  Chester City 46 17 10 19 60 61 61

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15th  Exeter City 46 15 15 16 68 63 60

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16th  Cambridge United 46 14 18 14 63 57 60

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17th  Hartlepool United 46 12 23 11 61 53 59

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18th  Rochdale 46 17 7 22 56 55 58 -
19th  Darlington 46 14 12 20 56 72 54 -
20th  Swansea City 46 13 11 22 49 62 50 -
21st  Cardiff City 46 9 23 14 48 52 50 -
22nd   Hull City 46 11 8 27 56 83 41 -
23rd  Brighton & Hove Albion 46 6 17 23 38 66 35 -
24th  Doncaster Rovers 46 4 8 34 30 113 20 Relegated

 

Nationwide Third Division Playoffs

Semi Finals 1st Leg

Date Home Score Away
Sun May 10 Barnet 1-0 Colchester United
Sun May 10 Scarborough 1-3 Torquay United

Semi Finals 2nd Leg

Wed May 13 Colchester United 3-1 Barnet
Colchester United won 3-2 on aggregate
Wed May 13 Torquay United 4-1 Scarborough
Torquay United won 7-2 on aggregate
Final
Fri May 22 Colchester United 1-0 Torquay United

 

End of Season Notes

 ♦ Leyton Orient were deducted three points as a punishment for fielding suspended players
 ▼Brentford were Relegated from Division 2
 ▼Plymouth Argyle were Relegated from Division 2
 ▼Carlisle United were Relegated from Division 2
 ▼Southend United were Relegated from Division 2
 ▲Notts County were Promoted to Division 2
 ▲Macclesfield Town were Promoted to Division 2
 ▲Lincoln City were Promoted to Division 2
  ♦ Colchester United Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Torquay United Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Scarborough Qualified for Playoffs
  ♦ Barnet Qualified for Playoffs
 ▲Colchester United were Promoted to Division 2 via the Playoffs
 ▼Doncaster Rovers were relegated to the Football Conference
 ▲Halifax Town were Promoted from the Football Conference