Date: 2nd June 2016 at 9:45pm
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With the curtain closing on the 2015/16 Football League campaign, with 72 clubs, a list of 72 top stats have been compiled – and here’s Accrington Stanley’s contribution.

Each club provides one top stat from the season just gone, and with a nod to Sky Sports for compiling the original list, here is the stat that stands out for Accrington Stanley for last season.

’85 points saw them become the first side in the history of the fourth tier to not win automatic promotion with that points return (85).’

Well some will be positive, others not so!

With 71 other member clubs under the Football League umbrella, here are the other top stats for the season just gone, in pyramid and alphabetical order (not applicable stat number, because I was going to do it like that but it confused me!).

Championship:

Birmingham City – One of only nine teams in all four divisions to concede more than twice across the season (9).

Blackburn Rovers – Conceded 46 goals, the fewest amount for them since 2005/06 (46).

Bolton Wanderers – Failed to win an away game for the third time in their history. Previously 1949/50 and 1979/80 (0).

Brentford – Scored 70+ goals for three successive years for the first time since 1965. Previously 1962/63 and 1964/65 (72).

Brighton – Lost just five games, the fewest in any season historically (5).

Bristol City – First time they’d scored six goals in a game in the second tier since September 1969. Bolton this season, Charlton previously (6).

Burnley – Identical league record as 2013/14 – P46 W26 D15 L5 – notching up 93 points and scoring the same number of goals (72).

Cardiff City – Lost only one of the last 19 home games – Leeds in March (1).

Charlton Athletic – Historically have only picked up fewer than five wins (5). Previously 1990/91 and 1998/99 – four wins each.

Derby County – Conceded just 43 goals, the fewest since conceding 40 in 1989/90 (43).

Fulham – Kept four clean sheets, lowest since 1985/86 which was also four (4).

Huddersfield Town – 51 points is the lowest total since 2002/03 where they picked up 45 in the third tier (51).

Hull City – 47 home goals was the most since 2003/04 where they scored 50 (47).

Ipswich Town – Conceded 51 goals, fewest since conceding 42 back in 2001/03 (42).

Leeds United – 71 shots on target at home, 13 fewer than any other Championship side (71).

Middlesbrough – In 1901/02 they conceded seven home goals, so conceding eight is a historical second best (8).

MK Dons – Scored 62 fewer goals than previous season – 39 to 101 (62).

Nottingham Forest – Scored 28 fewer goals than previous season – 43 to 71 (28).

Preston North End – 45 goals is their fewest since 40 in 1980/81 (45).

Queens Park Rangers – Only drew more than 18 games in two previous seasons – 1997/98 and 2001/02 with 19 (18).

Reading – The only three sides to earn fewer away points in the division (19) were relegated.

Rotherham United – Points per game under Neil Warnock tallied (1.5), opposed to 0.83 prior to his arrival.

Sheffield Wednesday – Losing at home twice is the fewest in their top two division history since 1996/97 where they lost once (2).

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Four home nil nil draws between March and April saw them become only the third side in Football League history to achieve that.

League One:

Barnsley – First team in Football League history to lose 8+ straight games and still be promoted (8).

Blackpool – Suffered back to back relegations for the first time in their history (2).

Bradford City – 22 clean sheets is the most in their history (22).

Burton Albion – Promotion to the Championship sees them in the second tier for the first time in their history (2).

Bury – Earned 60 points in the third tier for the first time since 1996/97 where they gained 84 and won the title (60).

Chesterfield – The 7-1 win over Shrewsbury was the first time they scored seven since November 1979 – 7-1 against Reading (7).

Colchester United – Only conceded more than 99 goals back in 1960/61 where they conceded 101 (99).

Coventry City – Failed to finish in the top six for the 46th straight season, with an eighth place finish (46).

Crewe Alexandra – 34 points is the fewest since 1981/82 where 27 saw them finish bottom of the old Division Four (34).

Doncaster Rovers – Losing seven games in March, they became the first third tier side to lose 7+ in a single month since Leyton Orient in April 1995 (8).

Fleetwood Town – A 5-1 victory over Swindon was one of only two times they’d scored five in one Football League game (5).

Gillingham – Ending with four straight home defeats, it was their longest losing run at Priestfield since hitting five in 2004 (4).

Millwall – Only Walsall earned more away points than Millwall – 39 to 45 (39).

Oldham Athletic – Points per game under John Sheridan tallied (1.5), opposed to 0.88 prior to his arrival.

Peterborough United – First third tier side since Exeter in 1982/81 to score 80+ goals and finish in the bottom half of the table – Exeter 81, Peterborough (82).

Port Vale – Final day 5-0 defeat to Walsall was the first five goal margin at Vale Park since Blackpool in February 1987 where they suffered a 6-1 defeat (5).

Rochdale – 69 points is their highest third tier return in history (69).

Scunthorpe United – 6-0 win over Swindon in March was the first six goal margin since November 2001 with a 7-1 victory over Darlington (6).

Sheffield United – Joint longest spell out of the top two tiers for (5) seasons – also 1979-1984.

Shrewsbury Town – A 7-1 defeat to Chesterfield was the first time they’d conceded (7) since a 7-1 defeat to Southend in April 1964.

Southend United – Ending with five straight defeats was their worst run since losing six in August 2007 (5).

Swindon Town – Nicky Ajose’s return of 24 goals was the most since Billy Paynter scored 26 back in 2009/10 (24).

Walsall – 71 goals was the most since 79 being scored in 2000/01 where they finished fourth in the third tier (71).

Wigan Athletic – League One top scorer Will Grigg notched (25).

League Two:

Accrington Stanley – 85 points saw them become the first side in the history of the fourth tier to not win automatic promotion with that points return (85).

AFC Wimbledon – A 7th place finish is their highest ever in the Football League (7).

Barnet – Winning 13 home games is the most since 1995/96, also (13).

Bristol Rovers – Matty Taylor became the first to score more than 25+ goals since Rickie Lambert back in 2008/09 – (27) compared to Lambert’s 29.

Cambridge United – The 7-0 win over Morecambe was their first ever Football League (7) goal margin in history.

Carlisle United – The final day 5-0 away win over Notts County was the biggest away win for a decade – 5-0 back in 2006 (5).

Crawley Town – Losing 25 games, it was three more than their previous four seasons in the Football League (25).

Dagenham and Redbridge – A 34 points haul was 13 fewer than any of their previous eight seasons in the Football League (34).

Exeter City – Achieved 64 points for the third time in four seasons (64).

Hartlepool United – Six draws was the fewest since 1971/72 which also saw (6).

Leyton Orient – Only Matty Taylor with 27 scored more than Jay Simpson on (25).

Luton Town – Earned 12 more away points (39) than they did in home games with only 27 won.

Mansfield Town – Won (10) away games for the first time since 1991/92 which also saw 10.

Morecambe – Conceding 91 goals it was 18 more than the previous eight Football League seasons (91).

Newport County – In 62 previous Football League seasons, they’ve only scored fewer than this year’s tally of (43) goals on three occasions.

Northampton Town – Equalled their highest ever points tally of (99) from 1986/87 where they also won the fourth tier title.

Notts County – Conceding 83 goals, it’s the most conceded since 92 back in 1963/64 (83).

Oxford United – 86 points is the second highest in history behind 1983/84’s tally of 95 points (86).

Plymouth Argyle – Only earned more than 42 away points back in 2001/02 with a return of 43 (42).

Portsmouth – No side in the division conceded fewer home goals with only (19) shipped.

Stevenage – Used (47) players, five more than anybody else in the four professional divisions.

Wycombe Wanderers – 45 goals is the lowest in all 23 Football League seasons (45).

Yeovil Town – 20% of their away goals for the year were scored in the 4-3 victory over Barnet in the final away game of the campaign (20).

York City – Relegated for the third time in a decade – 1998/99 from the third tier and 2003/04 from the fourth tier as well (3).