LEAGUE 2    2016/17
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Andy Hessenthaler of Leyton Orient had the unfortunate distinction of becoming the first League manager to be sacked in 2016/17. He lasted 52 days into the season which sounds quick to me but it was the longest wait for the first managerial sacking in the League for 50 years since Glyn Davies was sacked by Swansea Town after 60 days in 1966/67.

Most weeks seem to be crap but just a few can be brilliant. In one week a little before Christmas Wycombe Wanderers were able to repay a debt of around 1 million to former owner Steve Hayes thanks to a sell-on clause for former player Jordon Ibe. They then received a 'substantial' donation from  Hayes and won 5-0 away to League 1 Chesterfield in the FA Cup, their sixth first-team win on the trot. Not bad!

Barnet's John Akinde put his side 1-0 up against Newport County at Rodney Parade after just 23 seconds. But it counted for nothing with the early-season match being abandoned at half time due to a waterlogged pitch.
Abandoned matches.

 

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 79 40 87 Promoted
    Season Results 2 Plymouth Argyle 46 26 9 11 71 46 87 Promoted
    Season Results 3 Doncaster Rovers 46 25 10 11 85 55 85 Promoted
    Season Results 4 Luton Town 46 20 17 9 70 43 77 Play Off
    Season Results 5 Exeter City 46 21 8 17 75 56 71 Play Off
    Season Results 6 Carlisle United 46 18 17 11 69 68 71 Play Off
    Season Results 7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 69 46 70 Promoted
    Season Results 8 Colchester United 46 19 12 15 67 57 69
    Season Results 9 Wycombe Wanderers 46 19 12 15 58 53 69
    Season Results 10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 63 67
    Season Results 11 Cambridge United 46 19 9 18 58 50 66
    Season Results 12 Mansfield Town 46 17 15 14 54 50 66
    Season Results 13 Accrington Stanley 46 17 14 15 59 56 65
    Season Results 14 Grimsby Town 46 17 11 18 59 63 62
    Season Results 15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 64 57
    Season Results 16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 54 76 56
    Season Results 17 Crewe Alexandra 46 14 13 19 58 67 55
    Season Results 18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 53 73 52
    Season Results 19 Crawley Town 46 13 12 21 53 71 51
    Season Results 20 Yeovil Town 46 11 17 18 49 64 50
    Season Results 21 Cheltenham Town 46 12 14 20 49 69 50

    Season Results 22 Newport County 46 12 12 22 51 73 48
    Season Results 23 Hartlepool United 46 11 13 22 54 75 46 Relegated
    Season Results 24 Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 47 87 36

Relegated
   
   
   
   
Play Off Semi-Finals    Play Off
1st Leg
Sun May 14 Blackpool 3 - 2 Luton Town
Sun May 14 Carlisle United 3 - 3 Exeter City
2nd Leg
Thu May 18 Luton Town 3 - 3 Blackpool
Thu May 18 Exeter City 3 - 2 Carlisle United
Aggregate scores
Blackpool 6 - 5 Luton Town
Exeter City 6 - 5 Carlisle United
Play Off Final (at Wembley)
Sun May 28 Blackpool 2 - 1 Exeter City
     Blackpool were promoted to League 1