Northern_Premier_League_1997-98

Northern Premier League 1997-98

The 1997-98 Northern Premier League season was the 30th in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

Premier Division Teams

Premier Division Final Table

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Barrow 42 25 8 9 61 29 +32 84
2 Boston United 42 22 12 8 55 40 +15 78
3 Leigh RMI 42 21 13 8 63 41 +22 76
4 Runcorn 42 22 9 11 80 50 +30 75
5 Gainsborough Trinity 42 22 9 11 60 39 +21 75
6 Emley 42 22 8 12 81 61 +20 74
7 Winsford United 42 19 12 11 54 43 +11 69
8 Altrincham 42 18 11 13 76 44 +32 65
9 Guiseley 42 16 16 10 61 53 +8 64
10 Bishop Auckland 42 17 12 13 78 60 +18 63
11 Marine 42 15 11 16 56 59 -3 56
12 Hyde United 42 13 16 13 60 55 +5 55
13 Colwyn Bay 42 15 9 18 53 57 -4 54
14 Spennymoor United 42 14 11 17 58 72 -14 532
15 Chorley 42 14 7 21 51 70 -19 49
16 Frickley Athletic 42 12 12 18 45 62 -17 48
17 Lancaster City 42 13 8 21 55 74 -19 47
18 Blyth Spartans 42 12 13 17 52 63 -11 393
19 Bamber Bridge 42 9 12 21 51 74 -23 39
20 Accrington Stanley 42 8 14 20 49 68 -19 38
21 Radcliffe Borough 42 6 12 24 39 70 -31 30
22 Alfreton Town 42 3 13 26 32 86 -54 22

1 The points system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Spennymoor United were deducted 1 point.

3 Blyth Spartans were deducted 10 points.

First Division Teams

Division One Final Table

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Whitby Town 42 30 8 4 99 48 +51 98
2 Worksop Town 42 28 7 7 93 44 +49 91
3 Ashton United 42 26 9 7 93 43 +50 87
4 Droylsden 42 24 8 10 70 49 +21 80
5 Lincoln United 42 20 11 11 76 62 +14 71
6 Farsley Celtic 42 20 10 12 72 66 +6 70
7 Witton Albion 42 19 9 14 77 55 +22 66
8 Eastwood Town 42 18 12 12 68 51 +17 66
9 Bradford Park Avenue 42 18 11 13 62 46 +16 65
10 Belper Town 42 18 7 17 68 66 +2 61
11 Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 17 9 16 68 63 +5 60
12 Trafford 42 16 6 20 59 61 -2 54
13 Whitley Bay 42 14 12 16 60 63 -3 54
14 Matlock Town 42 14 11 17 68 64 +4 53
15 Gretna 42 13 9 20 58 64 -6 48
16 Netherfield 42 12 11 19 55 75 -20 47
17 Flixton 42 10 12 20 45 73 -28 42
18 Congleton Town 42 11 8 23 65 101 -36 41
19 Harrogate Town 42 8 14 20 57 80 -23 38
20 Great Harwood Town 42 8 12 22 41 88 -47 36
21 Workington 42 8 7 27 38 84 -46 31
22 Buxton 42 7 3 32 41 87 -46 24

1 The points system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Promotion and relegation

In the thirtieth season of the Northern Premier League Barrow (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. Radcliffe Borough and Alfreton Town were relegated to the First Division; these two clubs were replaced by relegated Conference sides Gateshead and Stalybridge Celtic, First Division winners Whitby Town and second placed Worksop Town. In the First Division Workington and Buxton left the League at the end of the season and were replaced by newly-admitted Hucknall Town and Burscough.

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