DIVISION 2    2002/03
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorer:
Robert Earnshaw
 (Cardiff City)
 31  goals

For the first time since Oxford and Cambridge Universities played in the FA Cup in 1880 a university side competed in the competition. Team Bath reached the first round proper but there they met their match with the 25000-1 outsiders losing 4-2 to Second Division Mansfield Town.

Mansfield were also involved in another match that hit the headlines - their match at Tranmere was abandoned when a fan climbed a floodlight pylon. Abandoned matches.

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Wigan Athletic 46 29 13 4 68 25 100 Promoted
    2 Crewe Alexandra 46 25 11 10 76 40 86 Promoted
    3 Bristol City 46 24 11 11 79 48 83 Play Off
    4 Queens Park Rangers 46 24 11 11 69 45 83 Play Off
    5 Oldham Athletic 46 22 16 8 68 38 82 Play Off
    6 Cardiff City 46 23 12 11 68 43 81 Promoted
    7 Tranmere Rovers 46 23 11 12 66 57 80
    8 Plymouth Argyle 46 17 14 15 63 52 65
    9 Luton Town 46 17 14 15 67 62 65
    10 Swindon Town 46 16 12 18 59 63 60
    Season Results 11 Peterborough United 46 14 16 16 51 54 58
    12 Colchester United 46 14 16 16 52 56 58
    13 Blackpool 46 15 13 18 56 64 58
    14 Stockport County 46 15 10 21 65 70 55
    15 Notts County 46 13 16 17 62 70 55
    16 Brentford 46 14 12 20 47 56 54
    17 Port Vale 46 14 11 21 54 70 53
    Season Results 18 Wycombe Wanderers 46 13 13 20 59 66 52
    19 Barnsley 46 13 13 20 51 64 52
    20 Chesterfield 46 14 8 24 43 73 50
    Season Results 21 Cheltenham Town 46 10 18 18 53 68 48 Relegated
    22 Huddersfield Town 46 11 12 23 39 61 45 Relegated
    23 Mansfield Town 46 12 8 26 66 97 44 Relegated
    Season Results 24 Northampton Town 46 10 9 27 40 79 39 Relegated
   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sat May 10 Cardiff City 1 - 0 Bristol City
Sat May 10 Oldham Athletic 1 - 1 Queens Park Rangers
2nd Leg
Tue May 13 Bristol City 0 - 0 Cardiff City
Wed May 14 Queens Park Rangers 1 - 0 Oldham Athletic
Aggregate scores
Cardiff City 1 - 0 Bristol City
Queens Park Rangers 2 - 1 Oldham Athletic
Play Off Final (at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Sun May 25 Cardiff City 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers
Cardiff City were promoted to Division 1.