DIVISION 2    1980/81
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      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
David Cross 
(West Ham United)
 22  goals

The season started badly for Bristol Rovers when their South Stand was destroyed by fire after their first League match forcing them to play 5 matches at Bristol City's Ashton Gate Ground. Details.

The season also ended badly for Bristol Rovers when they - and Bristol City - were both relegated to the Third Division.

With the poor form of their football clubs perhaps the Bristol folk had good reason to attend a unusual floodlit match at Ashton Gate. Along with Stamford Bridge the grounds hosted floodlit cricket!
(football & cricket)


Amazingly Watford fought back from a 4-0 League Cup first leg defeat at Southampton to progress in the competition - it's never over!

  Season Results 1 West Ham United 42 28 10 4 79 29 66 Promoted
    2 Notts County 42 18 17 7 49 38 53 Promoted
    3 Swansea City 42 18 14 10 64 44 50 Promoted
    4 Blackburn Rovers 42 16 18 8 42 29 50
    5 Luton Town 42 18 12 12 61 46 48
    6 Derby County 42 15 15 12 57 52 45
    7 Grimsby Town 42 15 15 12 44 42 45
    8 Queens Park Rangers 42 15 13 14 56 46 43
    9 Watford 42 16 11 15 50 45 43
    10 Sheffield Wednesday 42 17 8 17 53 51 42
    Season Results 11 Newcastle United 42 14 14 14 30 45 42
    Season Results 12 Chelsea 42 14 12 16 46 41 40
    13 Cambridge United 42 17 6 19 53 65 40
    14 Shrewsbury Town 42 11 17 14 46 47 39
    15 Oldham Athletic 42 12 15 15 39 48 39
    16 Wrexham 42 12 14 16 43 45 38
    17 Orient 42 13 12 17 52 56 38
    18 Bolton Wanderers 42 14 10 18 61 66 38
    19 Cardiff City 42 12 12 18 44 60 36
    20 Preston North End 42 11 14 17 41 62 36 Relegated
    21 Bristol City 42 7 16 19 29 51 30

Relegated
    Season Results 22 Bristol Rovers 42 5 13 24 34 65 23 Relegated