DIVISION 3    2000/01
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Bobby Zamora 
(Brighton & Hove Albion)
 28  goals

On Monday April 16th 2001 the Division 3 match between Southend United and Mansfield Town was abandoned shortly before half-time when referee Mike North collapsed in the centre circle and died of a heart attack.

The agenda was simple for the last match of the season between Barnet and Torquay - the losing side would drop out of the Football League. Torquay won the match 3-2 at Underhill and so ended Barnet's ten year League membership.

  1 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 28 8 10 73 35 92 Promoted
    2 Cardiff City 46 23 13 10 95 58 82 Promoted
    3 Chesterfield 46 25 14 7 79 42 80

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Promoted
    4 Hartlepool United 46 21 14 11 71 54 77 Play Off
    5 Leyton Orient 46 20 15 11 59 51 75 Play Off
    6 Hull City 46 19 17 10 47 39 74 Play Off
    7 Blackpool 46 22 6 18 74 58 72 Promoted
    8 Rochdale 46 18 17 11 59 48 71
    Season Results 9 Cheltenham Town 46 18 14 14 59 52 68
    10 Scunthorpe United 46 18 11 17 62 52 65
    11 Southend United 46 15 18 13 55 53 63
    12 Plymouth Argyle 46 15 13 18 54 61 58
    13 Mansfield Town 46 15 13 18 64 72 58
    Season Results 14 Macclesfield Town 46 14 14 18 51 62 56
    15 Shrewsbury Town 46 15 10 21 49 65 55
    Season Results 16 Kidderminster Harriers 46 13 14 19 47 61 53
    17 York City 46 13 13 20 42 63 52
    18 Lincoln City 46 12 15 19 58 66 51
    19 Exeter City 46 12 14 20 40 58 50
    20 Darlington 46 12 13 21 44 56 49
    21 Torquay United 46 12 13 21 52 77 49
    22 Carlisle United 46 11 15 20 42 65 48
    23 Halifax Town 46 12 11 23 54 68 47
    Season Results 24 Barnet 46 12 9 25 67 81 45 Left League
   
   

 * Chesterfield had 9 points deducted after being found guilty of financial irregularities

Left League Barnet were relegated from the League, their place being taken by Conference champions Rushden & Diamonds (2000/01 Conference table).

   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sun May 13 Blackpool 2 - 0 Hartlepool United
Sun May 13 Hull City 1 - 0 Leyton Orient
2nd Leg
Wed May 16 Hartlepool United 1 - 3 Blackpool
Wed May 16 Leyton Orient 2 - 0 Hull City
Aggregate scores
Blackpool 5 - 1 Hartlepool United
Leyton Orient 2 - 1 Hull City
Play Off Final (at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Sat May 26 Blackpool 4 - 2 Leyton Orient
Blackpool were promoted to Division 2