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3rd tier away records

GertLushImp

Vital Squad Member
#1
I see we currently have the best away record in the four leagues.
P14 W10 D3 L1 GF21 GA 6. PTS 33
Impressive - particularly wins and goals conceded, 6 against is ridiculously good.
Thought I'd take a look at how it compares with the best ever season-long away records in the third tier (since 1958/59 first year of nationwide third tier as opposed to North and South)
MOST POINTS:
Wigan 2002/03 51 pts
Wigan 2017/18. 51
Charlton 2011/12. 50
Doncaster 2012/13. 49

MOST WINS:
Wigan 2017/18 16
Wigan 2002/03. 15
Charlton 2011/12. 15
Doncaster 2012/13. 15

FEWEST GOALS CONCEDED:
Wigan 2002/03. 9 (!)
Preston 1999/2000. 14
Charlton 2011/12 16
Wolves 2013/14. 16

From looking across the years, lots of teams have achieved 12 away wins but once you get to 13 that's pretty exceptional and to let in less than 20 goals is also difficult to do.

Not saying we will get anywhere near these as we have some very tough away games in the remaining 9 but might be interesting to keep an eye on.
 
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Impalex

Alert Team
Staff member
#5
The nine games we have yet to play away are (in order):
Plymouth Argyle
Ipswich Town
Sunderland
Oxford United
Charlton Athletic
Bristol Rovers
Burton Albion
Shrewsbury Town
Peterborough United

A tough set of fixtures, that.
 

GertLushImp

Vital Squad Member
#6
The nine games we have yet to play away are (in order):
Plymouth Argyle
Ipswich Town
Sunderland
Oxford United
Charlton Athletic
Bristol Rovers
Burton Albion
Shrewsbury Town
Peterborough United

A tough set of fixtures, that.
Thanks , I miscounted- amended (y)
As you say, some real toughies
 

Skip155

Vital Champions League
#7
There is still a chance that our away record could end up better than the best home record in the league (currently Posh). Their remaining home fixtures are:

Lincoln City
Hull City
Doncaster Rovers
Portsmouth
Sunderland
Accrington Stanley
Gillingham
Northampton Town
Wigan Athletic
 

Impalex

Alert Team
Staff member
#8
Interesting to note that as we entertain Swindon this evening, Posh are down in Devon to play our next opponents.
 

Impala

Vital Squad Member
#10
We've let in 6 - over 23 games that's just under 10, but would be quite an ask visiting Sunderland, Oxford, Posh, Charlton, Ipswich etc.
 

Impalex

Alert Team
Staff member
#12
The nine games we have yet to play away are (in order):
Plymouth Argyle
Ipswich Town
Sunderland
Oxford United
Charlton Athletic
Bristol Rovers
Burton Albion
Shrewsbury Town
Peterborough United

A tough set of fixtures, that.

Also note that when we played all those teams at home, we only conceded nine goals. Not bad, eh?

(Especially as Sunderland got four of those!)