The EFL is over for another year and this is how its concluded

Published on 8 May 2023 at 20:34

Harry Lucas


The 2022/23 season is over for those clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, League 1 and League 2 and it is safe to say there has been some surprises throughout. With 12 clubs now awaiting the Play-offs it is important to see those who have already confirmed there place in the divisions for next year. So on that note lets delve into the League 2 final day.

League Two


On the final day of the season it was only the top spot that was confirmed and the play off places were still to be decided. Leyton Orient were eight points clear after 45 games and were most certainly deserved winners. Lets have a look at what could've happened before the final day.

The top two and the bottom two was already confirmed before the final game. Leyton Orient and Stevenage  made up the top two and Rochdale and Hartlepool united were already relegated. The clubs that had a mathematical chance of earning a play-off spot were Bradford City, Stockport County, Northampton Town, Carlisle United, Salford City, and Mansfield Town. Let's take a look at the final day results. Whilst Stockport and Northampton had a chance of clinching the automatics.



Barrow0 - 1Stevenage
Bradford City1 - 1Leyton Orient
Colchester United0 - 2Mansfield Town
Grimsby Town1 - 0AFC Wimbledon
Harrogate Town1 - 1Rochdale
Newport County2 - 2Crewe Alexandra
Salford City0 - 1Gillingham
Stockport County1 - 1Hartlepool United
Sutton United1 - 1Carlisle United
Swindon Town2 - 1Crawley Town
Tranmere Rovers0 - 1Northampton Town
Walsall2 - 1Doncaster Rovers



Sky Bet League 1


With both ends of the table still undecided League 1 was definitely one to keep an eye on on the final day lets take a look at the results from Sunday.


 Sheffield Wednesday 1 -  1 Derby County 
Portsmouth 2 - 3 Wycombe Wanderers 
 Port Vale 1 -  3 Plymouth Argyle

 Oxford United 1 - 2 Accrington Stanley

Lincoln City 1 - 0 Shrewsbury Town

 Fleetwood Town 2 - 2 Ipswich Town

 Exeter City 3 - 2 Morecambe

 Cheltenham Town 2 - 2 Charlton Athletic

Cambridge United 2 -0  Forest Green Rovers

Burton Albion 0 - 0 MK Dons

 Bristol Rovers 2 - 3 Bolton Wanderers 
Barnsley 0-2 Peterborough United



Sky Bet Championship

With only the play offs being still up for grabs everything came down to the last day for four clubs to get a place to battle it out to try and get to the top flight. Here's what could have happened before the 3 o'clock kick offs.

Coventry City played Middleborough (A) – Avoid defeat to guarantee a top six finish. Millwall  played Blackburn Rovers (H) – Win to guarantee a top six finish, defeat guarantees that they drop out. Sunderland played Preston (A) – need to win and hope either Coventry lose or Millwall fail to beat Blackburn. West Brom played Swansea City (A) – Need to win and need Millwall to drop points. Also need to rely on goal difference
in the event of a Coventry loss or Sunderland win. Blackburn Rovers played Millwall (A) – Need to win and need both Sunderland and West Brom to drop points.

And here's what happened...


Wigan Athletic 0 - 0 Rotherham United

 Watford 2 - 0 Stoke City

 Swansea City 3 - 2 West Bromwich Albion

Queens Park Rangers 0 - 2 Bristol City

Preston North End 0 - 3 Sunderland

 Norwich City 0 -1  Blackpool

Millwall 3 - 4 Blackburn Rovers

Middlesbrough 1 - 1  Coventry City

 Luton Town 0 - 0 Hull City

Huddersfield Town 2 - 0 Reading

 Burnley 3 - 0 Cardiff City 
Birmingham City 1-2 Sheffield United 


Harry Lucas

Here's what that meant to the final league table...

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