|LEAGUE 2 2019/20|
See notes below table
Leading League goalscorer:
(23 Swindon Town,
2 Bradford City)
The tragedy that was coronavirus saw the last League 2 match played on Tuesday March 10th leaving 112 fixtures unplayed. At an EFL meeting on June 9th it was confirmed that the season would be officially ended with a unweighted points per game (PPG) figure deciding league positions rather than the traditional points table.
top in the traditional points table but finished second to Swindon
Town who finished as champions using PPG.
had the misfortune of several clubs from the north-west to suffer from
financial problems during 2019/20. Non-payment of wages resulted in
players - and staff generally - going on strike. That saw Macclesfield field
a team of loanees and youth players in their FA Cup tie against non-leaguers
Kingstonian - they lost 0-4 - and resulted in 2 League matches being
postponed. When the season ended the Silkmen had been docked 13 points by the EFL for the problems
caused but had finished one point above Stevenage who faced relegation to
the National League. Then on August 11th Macclesfield suffered another 4
point penalty and so
replaced Stevenage in being relegated to non-league football.
Colchester United who reached the League Cup quarter-finals for the first
time since 1974/75. They beat Premier Leaguers Crystal Palace and Tottenham
before Manchester United beat them 3-0 in front of a 57,559 Old Trafford
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Full home and away table
The move from points to PPG brought no real significant changes in League 2 - the same three clubs were promoted, the same four clubs played in the play offs and using either method Macclesfield dropped out of the League. The biggest difference was that in the points table Crewe finished in first place but PPG saw Swindon replace them in top spot. But is being champions in a season that wasn't finished the honour that it would be in a normal season?
* Macclesfield Town had a total of 17 points deducted due to financial problems - full details
As League 1 sadly lost Bury at the
start of the 2019/20 season only three clubs were relegated from League 1
but four clubs were promoted to League 1. To get back to 24 clubs in
League 2 only Macclesfield Town were relegated but Barrow (National League
champions) and Harrogate Town (play-off winners) were promoted into the