LEAGUE 2    2005/06
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading goalscorers:
Karl Hawley
 (Carlisle United) &
Rickie Lambert (Rochdale)
 22  goals each

Sky TVs 'Big Ron Manager' arrived at Peterborough United and things were never quite the same at London Road again
(Posh Miscellany)


Bury became the first club to have scored 1000 goals in each tier of the League game when they scored their first goal against Wrexham on Saturday August 27th. That was their 1000th goal in the fourth tier and since joining the League in 1894 they had previously scored 1,176 goals in the top flight, 2,396 in the second tier and 1,520 at the third level.

Wycombe Wanderers led Premiership Aston Villa 3-1 at half time in their Carling Cup Second Round tie - but eventually lost 3-8.

There was again a nail-biting last day of the season at the bottom with seven clubs fighting to avoid the second relegation spot to the Conference - Rushden were guaranteed a relegation place. It was Oxford United who were the unlucky side and so ended a 44-year League membership which had seen them play three seasons in the top flight and win the League Cup. Ironically Oxford had taken the League place of Accrington Stanley back in 1962 and now one of the clubs who replaced Oxford and Rushden was Conference champions Accrington Stanley!

 
    Season Results 1 Carlisle United 46 25 11 10 84 42 86 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Northampton Town 46 22 17 7 63 37 83 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Leyton Orient 46 22 15 9 67 51 81

Promoted
    Season Results 4 Grimsby Town 46 22 12 12 64 44 78 Play Off
    Season Results 5 Cheltenham Town 46 19 15 12 65 53 72 Promoted
    Season Results 6 Wycombe Wanderers 46 18 17 11 72 56 71 Play Off
    Season Results 7 Lincoln City 46 15 21 10 65 53 66 Play Off
    Season Results 8 Darlington 46 16 15 15 58 52 63
    Season Results 9 Peterborough United 46 17 11 18 57 49 62
    Season Results 10 Shrewsbury Town 46 16 13 17 55 55 61
    Season Results 11 Boston United 46 15 16 15 50 60 61
    Season Results 12 Bristol Rovers 46 17 9 20 59 67 60
    Season Results 13 Wrexham 46 15 14 17 61 54 59
    Season Results 14 Rochdale 46 14 14 18 66 69 56
    Season Results 15 Chester City 46 14 12 20 53 59 54
    Season Results 16 Mansfield Town 46 13 15 18 59 66 54
    Season Results 17 Macclesfield Town 46 12 18 16 60 71 54
    Season Results 18 Barnet 46 12 18 16 44 57 54
    Season Results 19 Bury 46 12 17 17 45 57 53
    Season Results 20 Torquay United 46 13 13 20 53 66 52
    Season Results 21 Notts County 46 12 16 18 48 63 52
    Season Results 22 Stockport County 46 11 19 16 57 78 52
    Season Results 23 Oxford United 46 11 16 19 43 57 49 Left League
    Season Results 24 Rushden & Diamonds 46 11 12 23 44 76 45 Left League
   
   

Left League Oxford United and Rushden & Diamonds were relegated from the League to the Nationwide Conference, being replaced by Conference sides Accrington Stanley and Hereford United  (2005/06 Conference table and play off results).  

   
    Full home and away table
   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sat May 13 Lincoln City 0 - 1 Grimsby Town
Sat May 13 Wycombe Wanderers 1 - 2 Cheltenham Town
2nd Leg
Tue May 16 Grimsby Town 2 - 1 Lincoln City
Thu May 18 Cheltenham Town 0 - 0 Wycombe Wanderers
Aggregate scores
Grimsby Town 3 - 1 Lincoln City
Cheltenham Town 2 - 1 Wycombe Wanderers
Play Off Final (at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
Sun May

28

Cheltenham Town 1 - 0 Grimsby Town
Grimsby Town were promoted to League 1.