DIVISION 2    1986/87
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorer:
Mick Quinn 
(Portsmouth)
 22  goals

  P W D L F A Pts
    1 Derby County 42 25 9 8 64 38 84 Promoted
    2 Portsmouth 42 23 9 10 53 28 78 Promoted
    3 Oldham Athletic 42 22 9 11 65 44 75 Play Off
    Season Results 4 Leeds United 42 19 11 12 58 44 68 Play Off
    5 Ipswich Town 42 17 13 12 59 43 64 Play Off
    6 Crystal Palace 42 19 5 18 51 53 62
    7 Plymouth Argyle 42 16 13 13 62 57 61
    8 Stoke City 42 16 10 16 63 53 58
    9 Sheffield United 42 15 13 14 50 49 58
    10 Bradford City 42 15 10 17 62 62 55
    11 Barnsley 42 14 13 15 49 52 55
    12 Blackburn Rovers 42 15 10 17 45 55 55
    13 Reading 42 14 11 17 52 59 53
    14 Hull City 42 13 14 15 41 55 53
    15 West Bromwich Albion 42 13 12 17 51 49 51
    16 Millwall 42 14 9 19 39 45 51
    17 Huddersfield Town 42 13 12 17 54 61 51
    18 Shrewsbury Town 42 15 6 21 41 53 51
    19 Birmingham City 42 11 17 14 47 59 50
    20 Sunderland 42 12 12 18 49 59 48 Relegated
    21 Grimsby Town 42 10 14 18 39 59 44

Relegated

    22 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 9 12 21 37 54 39

Relegated

   
   

Play Off Unlike current play-offs, in seasons 1986/87 and 1987/88 the four teams in each divisional play-off comprised 3 clubs from the lower division who were competing for promotion plus one from the higher division who were aiming to avoid relegation.

Divisions 1 & 2 Play Off Semi-Finals  
Competing clubs - Charlton from Division 1 plus Ipswich, Leeds & Oldham from Division 2
1st Leg
Thu May 14 Ipswich Town 0 - 0 Charlton Athletic
Thu May 14 Leeds United 1 - 0 Oldham Athletic
2nd Leg
Sun May 17 Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Ipswich Town
Sun May 17 Oldham Athletic 2 - 1 Leeds United
Aggregate scores
Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Ipswich Town
Leeds United 2 - 2 Oldham Athletic
   (Leeds won on away goals)
Play Off Final  
1st Leg
Sat May 23 Charlton Athletic 1 - 0 Leeds United
2nd Leg
Mon May 25 Leeds United 1 - 0 Charlton Athletic
Aggregate score
Charlton Athletic 1 - 1 Leeds United
Replay
Fri May 29 Charlton Athletic 2 - 1 Leeds United
   (match played at Birmingham City F.C.)
Charlton Athletic retained their place in Division 1
Divisions 2 & 3 Play Off Semi-Finals  
Competing clubs - Sunderland from Division 2 plus Gillingham, Swindon & Wigan from Division 3
1st Leg
Thu  May 14 Gillingham 3 - 2 Sunderland
Thu May 14 Wigan Athletic 2 - 3 Swindon Town
2nd Leg
Sun May 17 Sunderland 4 - 3 Gillingham
Sun May 17 Swindon Town 0 - 0 Wigan Athletic
Aggregate scores
Gillingham 6 - 6 Sunderland
    (Gillingham won on away goals)
Swindon Town 3 - 2 Wigan Athletic
Play Off Final  
1st Leg
Fri May 22 Gillingham 1 - 0 Swindon Town
2nd Leg
Mon May 25 Swindon Town 2 - 1 Gillingham
Aggregate score
Swindon Town 2 - 2 Gillingham
Replay
Fri May 29 Swindon Town 2 - 0 Gillingham
   (match played at Crystal Palace F.C.)
Swindon Town were promoted to Division 2, Sunderland relegated to Division 3