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There's always a great mix of teams in this division. There's the 18 teams that took part in the league last season, four sides relegated from League One last season and not wanting to spend too much time in League Two and two excited sides promoted from non-league football last season.

There's an intriguing combination of sides in the division with some former Premier League outfits who have fallen on hard times as well as club's fresh out of the non-league scene. The likes of Barnet and Dagenham and Redbridge are two recent examples of smaller sides who have made the jump from the semi-professional game but ended up going back in the other direction. Last season showed that again with Macclesfield Town being relegated in a season that was cut short by the health crisis.

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2021-22 League Two Season

The new season started on August 7 and another tight season is expected. There's a lot to play for in League Two with the chance of climbing the ladder or ending up relegated to the National League. There are two new league clubs this season, one in the league for the first time and another returning after relegation. Sutton United, most famous for an FA Cup win over Coventry City won the National League last season. Back in League Two are Hartlepool so that's Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling in a good mood.

 

League Table after March 29

Top Eight

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Forest Green Rangers 37 20 12 5 72
2 Exeter City 38 18 14 6 68
3 Northampton Town 39 19 9 11 66
4 Port Vale 38 17 12 9 63
5 Newport County 39 17 12 10 63
6 Bristol Rovers 39 18 9 12 63
7 Tranmere Rovers 39 18 9 12 63
8 Mansfield 38 18 8 10 62

 

 Bottom Six

 

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
19 Rochdale 39 9 16 14 43
20 Colchester United 39 10 12 17 42
21 Barrow 38 8 13 17 37
22 Oldham Athletic 38 8 10 20 34
23 Stevenage 38 7 13 18 34
24 Scunthorpe United 39 4 12 23 24

  

How to Use Your Free Bet on League Two 

There are plenty of opportunities to use a Free Bet in League Two

  • League Winners
  • Who will get promoted
  • Who will make the play-offs
  • Who'll be relegated to the National League
  • Individual games
  • Next manager to leave their club
  • Top Northern Club
  • Top Southern Club
  • Top goalscorer in the league and for each side
  • Handicap betting
  • League positions at certain stages of the season

League Two History 

2020/21 Final League Table 

Top Nine

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1 Cheltenham Town (P) 46 24 10 12 82
2 Cambridge United (P) 46 24 8 14 80
3 Bolton Wanderers (P) 46 23 10 13 79
4 Morecambe 46 23 9 14 78
5 Newport County 46 20 13 13 73
6 Forest Green Rovers 46 20 13 13 73
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 20 13 13 73
8 Salford City 46 19 14 13 71

 

Bottom Six

 

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
19 Walsall 46 11 20 15 53
20 Colchester United 46 11 18 17 51
21 Barrow 46 13 11 22 50
22 Scunthorpe United 46 13 9 24 48
23 Southend United (R) 46 10 15 21 45
24 Grimsby Town (R) 46 10 13 23 43

 Play-off Semi-Finals

May 18 - Newport County 2 Forest Green Rovers 0

May 20  - Tranmere Rovers 1 Morecambe 2

May 23 - Morecambe 1 Tranmere Rovers 1 - Morecambe won 3-2 on aggregate.

May 23 - Forest Green Rovers 4 Newport County 3 AET - Newport County won 5-4 on aggregate.

 Final

May 31 -  Newport County 0 Morecambe 1

  

Recent Winners

  • 2020-21: Cheltenham Town
  • 2019-20: Swindon Town
  • 2018-19: Lincoln City
  • 2017-18: Accrington Stanley
  • 2016-17: Portsmouth
  • 2015-16: Northampton Town
  • 2014-15: Burton Albion
  • 2013-14: Chesterfield
  • 2012-13: Gillingham
  • 2011-12: Swindon
  • 2010-11: Chesterfield
  • 2009-10: Notts County
  • 2008-09: Brentford
  • 2007-08: MK Dons
  • 2006-07: Walsall
  • 2005-06: Carlisle United
  • 2004-05: Yeovil Town

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The Play-Offs 

There are three automatic promotion places in League Two. The sides finishing fourth to seventh go into the play-offs with two-legged semi-finals and then a final at Wembley Stadium. Previous Winners are:

  • 2020-21: Morecambe
  • 2019-20: Northampton Town
  • 2018-19: Tranmere Rovers
  • 2017-18: Coventry City
  • 2016-17: Blackpool
  • 2015-16: AFC Wimbledon
  • 2014-15: Southend United
  • 2013-14: Fleetwood Town
  • 2012-13: Bradford City
  • 2011-12: Crewe Alexandra
  • 2010-11: Stevenage
  • 2009-10: Dagenham & Redbridge
  • 2008-09: Gillingham
  • 2007-08: Stockport County
  • 2006-07: Bristol Rovers
  • 2005-06: Cheltenham Town
  • 2004-05: Southend United

The Dreaded Drop

At one time the bottom four teams in what was then Division Four used to have to stand for re-election to the league. This process developed into one where the side finishing bottom of the table were relegated to the Conference (now the National League) and replaced by the Conference Champions.  In recent years this has been adapted to the bottom two sides in League Two going down and being replaced by the National League winners and the winners of the Play-offs.

Not all the teams that get relegated are able to make it back into the Football League. Some suffer financial problems due to their relegation, for example Rushden & Diamonds, Chester and Hereford went out of business.  

The two teams promoted to League Two at the end of last season were Southend United and Grimsby Town.

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