DIVISION 2    1997/98
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorer:
Barry Hayles
 (Bristol Rovers)
 23  goals

Bankrolled by Harrods owner Mohamed Al-Fayed Fulham hit the headlines with their transfer spending. In less than two months they broke their transfer record spend 3 times - 500,000 to Arsenal to Ian Selley, followed by 1.1million to WBA for Paul Peschisolido  and then 2.1million to Blackburn for Chris Coleman. The last two transfer fees were also record transfer payments for the third tier of the Football League and were the first 1million + transfer fees paid by a club in the bottom two divisions.

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Watford 46 24 16 6 67 41 88 Promoted
    2 Bristol City 46 25 10 11 69 39 85 Promoted
    3 Grimsby Town 46 19 15 12 55 37 72 Promoted
    Season Results 4 Northampton Town 46 18 17 11 52 37 71 Play Off
    5 Bristol Rovers 46 20 10 16 70 64 70 Play Off
    6 Fulham 46 20 10 16 60 43 70 Play Off
    7 Wrexham 46 18 16 12 55 51 70
    8 Gillingham 46 19 13 14 52 47 70
    9 Bournemouth 46 18 12 16 57 52 66
    10 Chesterfield 46 16 17 13 46 44 65
    11 Wigan Athletic 46 17 11 18 64 66 62
    12 Blackpool 46 17 11 18 59 67 62
    13 Oldham Athletic 46 15 16 15 62 54 61
    Season Results 14 Wycombe Wanderers 46 14 18 14 51 53 60
    15 Preston North End 46 15 14 17 56 56 59
    16 York City 46 14 17 15 52 58 59
    17 Luton Town 46 14 15 17 60 64 57
    18 Millwall 46 14 13 19 43 54 55
    19 Walsall 46 14 12 20 43 52 54
    Season Results 20 Burnley 46 13 13 20 55 65 52
    21 Brentford 46 11 17 18 50 71 50 Relegated
    22 Plymouth Argyle 46 12 13 21 55 70 49 Relegated
    23 Carlisle United 46 12 8 26 57 73 44 Relegated
    24 Southend United 46 11 10 25 47 79 43 Relegated
   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sat May 9 Fulham 1 - 1 Grimsby Town
Sun May 10 Bristol Rovers 3 - 1 Northampton Town
2nd Leg
Wed May 13 Grimsby Town 1 - 0 Fulham
Wed May 13 Northampton Town 3 - 0 Bristol Rovers
Aggregate scores
Grimsby Town 2 - 1 Fulham
Northampton Town 4 - 3 Bristol Rovers
Play Off Final (at Wembley)
Sat May 23 Grimsby Town 1 - 0 Northampton Town
Grimsby Town were promoted to Division 1