1976–77 United Counties League

The 1976–77 United Counties League season was the 70th in the history of the United Counties League, a football competition in England.[1] [2] [3] [4][5] [6]

Premier DivisionEdit

United Counties League
Premier Division
Season1976–77
ChampionsIrthlingborough Diamonds
RelegatedVauxhall Motors
Matches played380
Goals scored1,072 (2.82 per match)

The Premier Division featured 19 clubs which competed in the division last season, along with one new club:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Irthlingborough Diamonds 38 22 11 5 64 29 +35 55
2 Stamford 38 24 6 8 79 39 +40 54
3 Spalding United 38 22 9 7 74 34 +40 53
4 St Neots Town 38 22 8 8 55 40 +15 52
5 Rushden Town 38 19 12 7 70 33 +37 50
6 Kempston Rovers 38 19 12 7 66 34 +32 50
7 Potton United 38 19 8 11 58 46 +12 46
8 Wolverton Town 38 18 8 12 57 40 +17 44
9 Desborough Town 38 15 11 12 61 53 +8 41
10 Long Buckby 38 16 8 14 61 57 +4 40
11 Buckingham Town 38 14 8 16 59 58 +1 36
12 Stewart & Lloyds Corby 38 10 11 17 46 56 −10 31
13 Wootton Blue Cross 38 10 10 18 42 62 −20 30
14 Bourne Town 38 9 11 18 51 66 −15 29
15 Northampton Spencer 38 10 9 19 42 62 −20 29
16 Ampthill Town 38 10 7 21 40 73 −33 27
17 Rothwell Town 38 9 9 20 38 70 −32 27
18 Olney Town 38 6 13 19 29 57 −28 25
19 Holbeach United 38 6 9 23 48 92 −44 21
20 Vauxhall Motors 38 5 10 23 32 71 −39 20 Relegated to Division One
Source: nonleaguematters
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Division OneEdit

United Counties League
Division One
Season1976–77
ChampionsEynesbury Rovers
PromotedEynesbury Rovers
RelegatedNone

The Division One featured 15 clubs which competed in the division last season, along with 3 new clubs:

Also, Belsize changed name to Milton Keynes Borough.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Eynesbury Rovers 34 20 10 4 54 20 +34 50 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Milton Keynes Borough 34 19 10 5 73 31 +42 48
3 Kempston Rovers reserves 34 21 6 7 72 47 +25 48
4 Geddington Montrose 34 18 10 6 61 36 +25 46
5 Irchester United 34 18 7 9 68 34 +34 43
6 Northampton ON Chenecks 34 16 10 8 54 35 +19 42
7 Rushden Town reserves 34 14 12 8 53 38 +15 40
8 Irthlingborough Diamonds reserves 34 13 11 10 57 52 +5 37
9 Corby Gainsborough 34 14 5 15 55 58 −3 33
10 Desborough Town reserves 34 13 7 14 56 68 −12 33
11 British Timken Athletic 34 13 6 15 50 57 −7 32
12 Sharnbrook 34 9 9 16 56 71 −15 27
13 Higham Town 34 9 8 17 38 66 −28 26
14 Newport Pagnell Town 34 6 11 17 36 48 −12 23
15 Wootton Blue Cross reserves 34 6 11 17 42 59 −17 23
16 Raunds Town 34 5 13 16 33 63 −30 23
17 Burton Park Wanderers 34 6 7 21 32 68 −36 19
18 Biggleswade Town 34 4 11 19 30 69 −39 19
Source: nonleaguematters
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio; 3) number of goals scored.

Division TwoEdit

United Counties League
Division Two
Season1976–77
ChampionsStewart & Lloyds Corby reserves
PromotedStewart & Lloyds Corby reserves
Byfield Athletic

The Division Two featured 17 clubs which competed in the division last season, along with 1 new club:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Stewart & Lloyds Corby reserves 32 26 4 2 76 21 +55 56 Promoted to Division One
2 Byfield Athletic 32 19 9 4 85 32 +53 47
3 Ampthill Town reserves 32 19 6 7 53 32 +21 44
4 Northampton Spencer reserves 32 19 3 10 63 39 +24 41
5 Long Buckby reserves 32 16 7 9 48 38 +10 39
6 Olney Town reserves 32 16 2 14 49 39 +10 34
7 St Neots Town reserves 32 12 8 12 54 52 +2 32
8 Deanshanger Athletic 32 13 5 14 61 58 +3 31
9 Blisworth 32 11 8 13 53 53 0 30
10 British Timken Duston 32 9 11 12 40 42 −2 29
11 Bedford Avenue 32 11 7 14 33 44 −11 29
12 Bedford United 32 8 10 14 48 64 −16 26
13 Wolverton Town reserves 32 9 7 16 50 59 −9 25
14 Vauxhall Motors reserves 32 10 3 19 46 66 −20 23 Resigned from the league
15 Woodford United 32 8 6 18 48 84 −36 22
16 Higham Town reserves 32 7 7 18 39 59 −20 21
17 Raunds Town reserves 32 5 5 22 36 100 −64 15
18 Potton United reserves 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Club folded, record expunged
Source: nonleaguematters
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal ratio; 3) number of goals scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football Club History Database - Eynesbury Rovers". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  2. ^ "Football Club History Database - Olney Town". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  3. ^ "Football Club History Database - Raunds Town". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  4. ^ "Football Club History Database - Woodford United". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  5. ^ "Football Club History Database - Deanshanger Athletic". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2021-09-05.
  6. ^ "Football Club History Database - Northampton ON Chenecks". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2021-09-05.

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