DIVISION 2    1954/55
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Tommy Briggs 
(Blackburn Rovers)
 33  goals

In those far-off days before penalty shoot-outs FA Cup ties went to as many replays as needed to decide a winner. This led to some marathon ties, none more so than in the 1954/55 season when three Second Division sides each needed five matches to decide the outcome of FA Cup ties. Doncaster played five matches against First Division Aston Villa in the Fourth Round (eight and a half hours of play) while Stoke and Bury played each other five times in a Third Round tie - 9 hours 22 minutes of play which is a record for the competition proper. Click on each club for results.

The Stoke and Bury fans must have been sick of each other. In the month from Christmas Day 1954 they not only played each other five times in the Cup but twice more in the League!

 

  1 Birmingham City 42 22 10 10 92 47 54 Promoted
    2 Luton Town 42 23 8 11 88 53 54 Promoted
    3 Rotherham United 42 25 4 13 94 64 54
    4 Leeds United 42 23 7 12 70 53 53
    Season Results 5 Stoke City 42 21 10 11 69 46 52
    6 Blackburn Rovers 42 22 6 14 114 79 50
    7 Notts County 42 21 6 15 74 71 48
    Season Results 8 West Ham United 42 18 10 14 74 70 46
    9 Bristol Rovers 42 19 7 16 75 70 45
    10 Swansea Town 42 17 9 16 86 83 43
    Season Results 11 Liverpool 42 16 10 16 92 96 42
    12 Middlesbrough 42 18 6 18 73 82 42
    Season Results 13 Bury 42 15 11 16 77 72 41
    14 Fulham 42 14 11 17 76 79 39
    15 Nottingham Forest 42 16 7 19 58 62 39
    16 Lincoln City 42 13 10 19 68 79 36
    17 Port Vale 42 12 11 19 48 71 35
    Season Results 18 Doncaster Rovers 42 14 7 21 58 95 35
    19 Hull City 42 12 10 20 44 69 34
    20 Plymouth Argyle 42 12 7 23 57 82 31
    21 Ipswich Town 42 11 6 25 57 92 28 Relegated
    22 Derby County 42 7 9 26 53 82 23 Relegated
   
    Relegated Ipswich relegated to Division 3 (South), Derby to Division 3 (North).