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The 2016–17 season was the 49th season of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, and the tenth season of the Northern Premier League Division One North and South. The League sponsors for 2016–17 were Evo-Stik.

The league constitution was announced on 12 May 2016.[1][2]

Contents

Premier DivisionEdit

Northern Premier League
Premier Division
Season2016–17
ChampionsBlyth Spartans
PromotedBlyth Spartans
Spennymoor Town
RelegatedCorby Town
Frickley Athletic
Ilkeston
Skelmersdale United
Matches played552
Goals scored1,601 (2.9 per match)
Top goalscorerLuke Benbow, 32
Biggest home winMickleover Sports 7–0 Ilkeston
(26 December 2016)
Spennymoor Town 7–0 Skelmersdale United
(11 October 2016)
Biggest away winSkelmersdale United 1–10 Ashton United
(21 March 2017)
Highest scoringSkelmersdale United 1–10 Ashton United
(21 March 2017)
Highest attendance2127
Halesowen Town 0–1 Stourbridge(7 March 2017)
Lowest attendance78
Sutton Coldfield Town 1–1 Whitby Town(13 August 2016)

The Premier Division featured six new clubs:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Blyth Spartans (C, P) 46 31 8 7 114 44 +70 101 Promoted to National League North
2 Spennymoor Town (P) 46 25 12 9 96 48 +48 87 Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to National League North[a]
3 Stourbridge 46 25 10 11 84 51 +33 85 Qualified for the Premier Division play-offs
4 Workington 46 26 5 15 73 56 +17 83
5 Nantwich Town 46 23 12 11 86 59 +27 81
6 Whitby Town 46 23 10 13 63 56 +7 79
7 Buxton 46 22 12 12 81 54 +27 78
8 Grantham Town 46 22 10 14 75 57 +18 76
9 Matlock Town 46 22 9 15 68 58 +10 75
10 Warrington Town 46 22 8 16 64 56 +8 74
11 Ashton United 46 19 11 16 85 78 +7 68
12 Rushall Olympic 46 18 10 18 60 60 0 64
13 Stafford Rangers 46 16 15 15 63 60 +3 63
14 Barwell 46 16 14 16 58 53 +5 62
15 Hednesford Town 46 18 7 21 68 65 +3 61
16 Mickleover Sports 46 19 3 24 68 71 −3 60
17 Coalville Town 46 15 10 21 71 79 −8 55
18 Marine 46 14 13 19 62 74 −12 55
19 Halesowen Town 46 13 12 21 46 70 −24 51
20 Sutton Coldfield Town 46 12 11 23 49 79 −30 47
21 Corby Town (R) 46 12 10 24 49 72 −23 46 Relegated to Division One South
22 Frickley Athletic (R) 46 12 3 31 47 97 −50 39
23 Ilkeston (R) 46 7 6 33 31 86 −55 27 Relegated, then expelled from the league[b]
24 Skelmersdale United (R) 46 5 9 32 40 118 −78 24 Relegated to Division One North
Updated to match(es) played on 26 April 2017. Source: NPL official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [4]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to National League North / South
  2. ^ Ilkeston wound up due to debts after the end of the season.[3]

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[5]
1   Luke Benbow Stourbridge 32
2   Daniel Maguire Blyth Spartans 30
3   Dale Hopson Whitby Town 26
4   Marcus Dinanga Matlock Town 24
5   Luke Armstrong Blyth Spartans 21

Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2017

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ASH BAR BLY BUX COA COR FRK GRN HAL HED ILK MAR MAT MIC NAN RSO SKU SPE STA STB SUT WAR WTB WRK
Ashton United 0–0 1–1 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–3 4–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–4 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–2
Barwell 4–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2
Blyth Spartans 3–3 2–0 0–0 3–1 4–2 5–1 5–1 3–0 5–1 3–1 1–0 4–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 4–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 5–0 0–3 5–1 3–2
Buxton 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 4–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–1 3–3 3–0 2–1
Coalville Town 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 2–3 0–0 1–4 3–2 3–1 3–3 3–3 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–3 2–1
Corby Town 3–3 0–2 4–3 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–4 3–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 5–1 0–0 0–2 1–3
Frickley Athletic 1–3 2–3 1–0 4–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 4–0 2–0 1–0 0–4 1–4 1–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–1 2–2
Grantham Town 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 5–1 4–0 3–0 2–3 4–1 1–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–4 2–1 1–1 3–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2
Halesowen Town 2–2 1–1 0–5 2–4 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 0–3 4–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–2
Hednesford Town 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 3–0 4–0 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 5–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–1 0–2
Ilkeston 0–2 1–0 0–5 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–3 0–2 3–0 2–3 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 0–0 0–2
Marine 3–1 0–0 1–0 5–5 4–2 3–2 3–3 1–0 4–0 3–0 2–2 0–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–1
Matlock Town 3–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 0–4 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–2
Mickleover Sports 4–1 4–1 1–7 0–3 1–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 0–1 7–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 3–1 0–5 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–0 0–1 4–0
Nantwich Town 3–2 2–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 4–1 0–0 1–3 1–0 4–0 1–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 4–1 0–2 0–1
Rushall Olympic 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 2–5 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–5 1–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–2
Skelmersdale United 1–10 0–5 1–4 0–6 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–3 0–2 1–3 2–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 4–0 0–1 0–1
Spennymoor Town 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 4–2 3–0 2–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 7–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 4–1 0–1 4–1
Stafford Rangers 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–3 0–2 4–4 3–3 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 3–2
Stourbridge 4–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 4–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 5–3 0–0 4–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 5–0
Sutton Coldfield Town 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–3 5–1 3–1 0–2 1–0 0–5 1–0 3–2 2–3 0–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 1–1
Warrington Town 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 5–3 1–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–2
Whitby Town 2–1 1–2 2–1 4–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–2 4–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–1
Workington 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 1–3 4–1 3–1 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 3–1 4–0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2017. Source: NPL Premier Division results grid
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
2 Spennymoor Town 2
5 Nantwich Town 0
2 Spennymoor Town 1
3 Stourbridge 0
3 Stourbridge 3
4 Workington 2

Semi-finals

Final

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Stadium Capacity
Ashton United Hurst Cross 4,500
Barwell Kirkby Road 2,500
Blyth Spartans Croft Park 4,435
Buxton The Silverlands 5,200
Coalville Town Owen Street Sports Ground 2,000
Corby Town Steel Park 3,893
Frickley Athletic Westfield Lane 2,087
Grantham Town South Kesteven Sports Stadium 7,500
Halesowen Town The Grove 5,000
Hednesford Town Keys Park 6,500
Ilkeston New Manor Ground 3,500
Marine Marine Travel Arena 3,185
Matlock Town Causeway Lane 2,214
Mickleover Sports The Don Amott Stadium 1,500
Nantwich Town The Weaver Stadium 3,500
Rushall Olympic Dales Lane 1,400
Skelmersdale United West Lancashire College Stadium 2,500
Spennymoor Town The Brewery Field 4,000
Stafford Rangers Marston Road 4,000
Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,014
Sutton Coldfield Town Central Ground 2,000
Warrington Town Cantilever Park 3,500
Whitby Town Turnbull Ground 3,500
Workington Borough Park 3,101

Division One NorthEdit

Northern Premier League
Division One North
Season2016–17
ChampionsLancaster City
PromotedFarsley Celtic
Lancaster City
RelegatedBurscough
Matches played462
Goals scored1,438 (3.11 per match)
Top goalscorerJames Walshaw, 32
Biggest home winColne 8–0 Burscough
(11 March 2017)
Scarborough Athletic 8–0 Mossley
(19 November 2016)
Biggest away winOssett Albion 0–6 Trafford
(19 November 2016)
Highest scoringHyde United 4–5 Farsley Celtic
(4 March 2017)
Glossop North End 7–2 Prescot Cables(4 March 2017)
Mossley 7–2 Prescot Cables
(10 December 2016)
(11 goals)
Highest attendance741
Glossop North End 2–5 Lancaster City
(22 April 2017)
Lowest attendance50
Burscough 1–3 Kendal Town
(25 March 2017)

Two Division One North clubs were moved to the parallel division: Northwich Victoria and Witton Albion were transferred to Division One South.

Thus, Division One North featured six new clubs:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Lancaster City (C, P) 42 27 4 11 73 41 +32 85 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Farsley Celtic (P) 42 26 6 10 100 50 +50 84 Qualified for play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division[a]
3 Scarborough Athletic 42 22 7 13 70 47 +23 73 Qualified for Division One North play-offs
4 Ossett Town 42 22 7 13 69 49 +20 73
5 Colne 42 22 7 13 74 50 +24 72[b]
6 Trafford 42 18 16 8 80 46 +34 70
7 Clitheroe 42 20 10 12 74 54 +20 70
8 Glossop North End 42 21 6 15 72 70 +2 69
9 Brighouse Town 42 17 17 8 66 48 +18 68
10 Hyde United 42 16 14 12 78 58 +20 61[c]
11 Bamber Bridge 42 16 7 19 59 58 +1 54[d]
12 Kendal Town 42 14 12 16 61 62 −1 54
13 Droylsden 42 14 12 16 71 77 −6 54
14 Ramsbottom United 42 16 9 17 64 81 −17 53[e]
15 Colwyn Bay 42 13 11 18 61 57 +4 50
16 Prescot Cables 42 13 11 18 71 81 −10 47[f]
17 Mossley 42 14 4 24 67 87 −20 46
18 Ossett Albion 42 13 6 23 47 78 −31 45
19 Tadcaster Albion 42 11 11 20 57 70 −13 44
20 Radcliffe Borough 42 12 8 22 59 82 −23 44
21 Goole 42 9 9 24 39 83 −44 36 Reprieved from relegation[g]
22 Burscough (R) 42 6 6 30 26 109 −83 24 Relegated to the North West Counties League
Source: NPL official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [4]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier Division
  2. ^ Colne were deducted one point for contravening league regulations [6]
  3. ^ Hyde United were deducted one point for using an illegible player in game against Ossett Town on 29 October 2016[7]
  4. ^ Bamber Bridge were deducted one point for contravening league regulations [6]
  5. ^ Ramsbottom United were deducted four points for contravening league regulations [6]
  6. ^ Prescot Cables were deducted three points for contravening league regulations [6]
  7. ^ Goole were reprieved after Ilkeston, who relegated from Northern Premier League Premier Division having been refused a licence to operate at Step 4.[8]

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[9]
1   James Walshaw Farsley Celtic 32
2   Jordan Connerton Lancaster City 28
3   Aaron Burns Trafford 26
  Michael Fish Brighouse Town
4   Jamie Rainford Colwyn Bay 21

Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2017

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAM BRT BUR CLT CLN COL DRO FAR GNE GOO HYD KEN LNC MOS OSA OST PRC RAD RAM SCA TAD TRA
Bamber Bridge 1–1 3–0 1–4 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–1 3–1 4–0 1–5 2–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 0–4
Brighouse Town 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–3 0–0
Burscough 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–5 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–5 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–3
Clitheroe 3–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–3 2–3 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–0 0–3 1–2 1–1 4–0 3–0 3–1 1–1
Colne 1–0 0–0 8–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 0–2 4–0 1–2 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 5–1 2–2 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–3
Colwyn Bay 1–1 1–2 6–0 3–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–1
Droylsden 0–1 1–2 4–1 1–2 2–1 2–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–3 2–1 6–1 2–2 3–3 1–1 2–2 4–3 0–3
Farsley Celtic 5–3 3–2 3–1 2–4 2–1 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–4 3–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 5–1 0–1
Glossop North End 1–1 2–0 2–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 2–0 1–0 3–2 2–5 3–2 3–2 2–1 3–1 2–4 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2
Goole 0–3 0–3 4–1 0–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 0–3 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 0–1 4–2 1–1 0–0 1–3
Hyde United 2–2 0–0 3–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 2–0 4–5 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 2–2
Kendal Town 2–0 1–2 4–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 5–0 0–5 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–1
Lancaster City 3–2 2–3 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 4–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 0–1
Mossley 2–0 0–4 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–3 3–4 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–4 2–2 0–1 1–3 0–2 7–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–4
Ossett Albion 1–4 0–4 4–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 0–4 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–3 2–4 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 0–4 0–1 2–5 0–6
Ossett Town 2–0 4–2 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–3 3–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 3–1 1–1
Prescot Cables 1–1 0–0 4–0 2–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–3 7–2 2–2 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–5 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 0–2 1–0 2–0
Radcliffe Borough 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 1–2 0–5 1–2 5–1 4–0 3–1 0–3 3–4 2–1 0–4 1–5 2–1 2–3 2–3 2–0
Ramsbottom United 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–4 0–3 1–3 3–2 0–7 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 0–5 1–1 4–0 0–4 3–3 0–2
Scarborough Athletic 0–0 0–1 5–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–4 1–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–3 8–0 2–1 0–0 4–1 1–3 3–2 1–0 1–1
Tadcaster Albion 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–3 3–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–3 4–3
Trafford 0–3 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 6–0 1–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 0–1 2–3 5–1 2–1 2–2 0–0 3–1
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2017. Source: NPL First Division North results grid
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
2 Farsley Celtic 4
5 Colne 0
2 Farsley Celtic 4
4 Ossett Town 2
3 Scarborough Athletic 1
4 Ossett Town 3

Semi-finals

Final

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of Northern Premier League 2016–17 Division One North teams (Greater Manchester)
Team Stadium Capacity
Bamber Bridge QED Stadium 2,264
Brighouse Town St Giles' Road 1,000
Burscough Victoria Park 3,054
Clitheroe Shawbridge 2,000
Colne XLCR Stadium 1,800
Colwyn Bay   Llanelian Road 2,500
Droylsden Butcher's Arms Ground 3,000
Glossop North End The Arthur Goldthorpe Stadium 1,350
Goole Victoria Pleasure Grounds 3,000
Hyde United Ewen Fields 4,250
Farsley Celtic Throstle Nest 3,900
Kendal Town Lakeland Radio Stadium 2,400
Lancaster City Giant Axe 3,500
Mossley Seel Park 4,000
Ossett Albion Our Physio Stadium 3,000
Ossett Town 4G Voice & Data Stadium 2,000
Prescot Cables Volair Park 3,200
Radcliffe Borough Stainton Park 3,500
Ramsbottom United The Harry Williams Riverside 2,000
Scarborough Athletic Flamingo Land Stadium 2,000
Tadcaster Albion Ings Lane 1,500
Trafford Shawe View 2,500

Division One SouthEdit

Northern Premier League
Division One South
Season2016–17
ChampionsShaw Lane
PromotedShaw Lane
Witton Albion
RelegatedNorthwich Victoria
Rugby Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,395 (3.02 per match)
Top goalscorerGavin Allott, 25
Biggest home winSheffield 9–0 Market Drayton Town(28 March 2017)
Biggest away winLincoln United 0–6 Shaw Lane(10 January 2017)
Highest scoringSheffield 9–0 Market Drayton Town(28 March 2017)
Kidsgrove Athletic 7–2 Lincoln United(28 March 2017)
Highest attendance689
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2–2 Basford United(22 October 2017)
Lowest attendance65
Carlton Town 1–0 Market Drayton Town(1 April 2017)

Division One South featured five new clubs:

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Shaw Lane (C, P) 42 32 6 4 104 36 +68 102 Promoted to the Premier Division
2 Witton Albion (O, P) 42 31 6 5 100 41 +59 96[a] Qualified for play-offs, then promoted to the Premier Division
3 Spalding United 42 24 7 11 74 42 +32 79 Qualified for Division One South play-offs[b]
4 Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 22 7 13 67 50 +17 73
5 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 42 20 11 11 73 52 +21 71 Qualified for play-offs, then transferred to SFL Division One Central
6 Basford United 42 20 13 9 78 53 +25 70[c]
7 Newcastle Town 42 21 4 17 59 59 0 67
8 Lincoln United 42 19 8 15 67 61 +6 65
9 Leek Town 42 18 10 14 63 63 0 64
10 Belper Town 42 15 13 14 55 55 0 58
11 Bedworth United 42 15 12 15 73 72 +1 57
12 Kidsgrove Athletic 42 16 7 19 72 66 +6 55
13 Romulus 42 14 9 19 65 75 −10 51
14 Market Drayton Town 42 16 2 24 60 93 −33 50
15 Sheffield 42 13 9 20 62 60 +2 48
16 Stamford 42 13 9 20 62 80 −18 48
17 Chasetown 42 13 8 21 64 75 −11 47
18 Gresley 42 12 9 21 56 83 −27 45
19 Carlton Town 42 10 12 20 48 68 −20 42
20 Loughborough Dynamo 42 10 4 28 45 94 −49 34
21 Rugby Town (R) 42 8 6 28 44 77 −33 30 Relegated to the Midland League
22 Northwich Victoria (R) 42 8 12 22 53 89 −36 26[d] Relegated to the North West Counties League
Source: NPL official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [4]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Witton Albion were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player against Stocksbridge Park Steels on 11 February (2–0)[10]
  2. ^ Four teams play for one spot and promotion to the Premier Division
  3. ^ Basford United were deducted three points for fielding an ineligible player against Stocksbridge Park Steels on 10 September (3–2).[11]
  4. ^ Northwich Victoria were deducted ten points for entering into administration on 10 January.[12]

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals[13]
1   Gavin Allott Shaw Lane AFC 26
2   Bradley Wells Spalding United 25
3   Anthony Malbon Kidsgrove Athletic 21
4   Daniel Creaney Bedworth United 20
  Timothy Grice Leek Town
  Bradley Bauress Witton Albion

Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2017

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away RUS BAS BWU BLP CAR CHA GRE KID LEE LIN LOU MAR NEW NOR ROM RUG SHL SHE SPA STM STO WTN
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2–2 2–0 0–0 5–1 1–3 3–3 2–5 2–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 6–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2
Basford United 3–0 3–3 7–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 6–0 2–2 1–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–2 3–2 1–2
Bedworth United 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–3 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–4 5–1 2–0 1–5 2–2 4–2 1–1 0–1 4–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 0–4
Belper Town 1–4 1–1 2–3 1–1 3–3 1–2 3–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 4–2 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 0–0 3–1
Carlton Town 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 2–3 0–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–5 1–3 4–3 4–4 1–0 3–2
Chasetown 2–1 4–2 2–3 0–0 1–0 5–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 5–0 5–1 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–4
Gresley 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–2 0–3 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–0 0–2
Kidsgrove Athletic 0–1 2–1 3–4 1–3 0–2 5–0 5–1 2–2 7–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 2–2
Leek Town 0–1 0–5 1–1 0–1 4–1 3–2 5–1 2–2 2–2 2–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–2
Lincoln United 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 2–3 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 0–6 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–2
Loughborough Dynamo 0–3 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–2 1–0 4–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 3–2 0–3 1–0 0–3 0–1 2–3 0–4
Market Drayton Town 2–1 0–1 3–2 1–0 0–3 0–3 2–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 0–3 3–2 4–2 3–1 2–3 1–1 0–5 2–3 4–2 3–1 3–2
Newcastle Town 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–3 0–2
Northwich Victoria 1–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–1 0–0 1–3 1–5 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–3 0–4 2–5 1–3 0–0 3–0 0–5
Romulus 3–2 2–2 1–4 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–1 1–2 4–1 5–1 2–4 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–3 1–1 1–2 4–2 0–1 1–1
Rugby Town 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 0–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–2
Shaw Lane 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–1 2–0 5–3 2–1 6–0 5–2 4–0 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 5–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 1–0
Sheffield 1–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–1 9–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 4–2 0–1 0–4 1–1 1–2 0–1
Spalding United 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–3 0–1
Stamford 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–3 1–3 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–0 4–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–5 1–3
Stocksbridge Park Steels 2–3 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–3 4–2 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 3–4
Witton Albion 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–0 5–2 0–0 4–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 5–0 3–4 3–2 1–0 2–2 4–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2017. Source: NPL First Division South results grid
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
2 Witton Albion 1
5 Rushden & Diamonds 0
2 Witton Albion 2
3 Spalding United 1
3 Spalding United 3
4 Stocksbridge Park Steels 2

Semi-finals

Final

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Stadium Capacity
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Dog & Duck 2,500
Basford United Greenwich Avenue 1,000
Bedworth United The Oval Ground 3,000
Belper Town Christchurch Meadow 2,400
Carlton Town Bill Stokeld Stadium 1,500
Chasetown The Scholars Ground 2,000
Gresley The Moat Ground 2,400
Kidsgrove Athletic The Seddon Stadium 2,000
Leek Town Harrison Park 3,600
Lincoln United Ashby Avenue 2,200
Loughborough Dynamo Nanpantan Sports Ground 1,500
Market Drayton Town Greenfields Sports Ground 1,000
Newcastle Town Lyme Valley Stadium 4,000
Northwich Victoria Wincham Park (groundshare with Witton Albion) 4,813
Romulus The Central Ground (groundshare with Sutton Coldfield Town) 2,000
Rugby Town Butlin Road 6,000
Shaw Lane Shaw Lane 2,000
Sheffield Coach and Horses Ground 2,000
Spalding United Sir Halley Stewart Field 3,500
Stamford Zeeco Stadium 2,000
Stocksbridge Park Steels Look Local Stadium 3,500
Witton Albion Wincham Park 4,813

Challenge CupEdit

2016–17 Northern Premier League Challenge Cup
The Integro League Cup
Country  England
  Wales
Teams68
ChampionsBamber Bridge
Runners-upGrantham Town
Matches played66

The 2016–17 Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, known as the 16–17 Integro Doodson League Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the 47th season of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, the main cup competition in the Northern Premier League. It was sponsored by Doodson Sport for a sixth consecutive season. 67 clubs from England and one from Wales entered the competition, beginning with the Preliminary Round, and all ties ended after 90 minutes and concluded with penalties.[14]

The defending champions were Marine, who defeated Scarborough Athletic on penalties in the 2016 Final. They were eliminated in the first round.

CalendarEdit

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Scheduled
playing date
Preliminary round 68 8 0 8 13 September 2016
First round 64 64 4 60 14 November – 13 December 2016
Second round 32 32 32 none 7 January – 1 February 2017
Third round 16 16 16 none 30 January – 14 February
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none 7–28 March
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none 4–6 April
Final 2 2 2 none 19 April

Preliminary RoundEdit

First RoundEdit

Second RoundEdit

Third RoundEdit

Quarter-FinalsEdit

Semi-FinalsEdit

FinalEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Match originally abandoned after 60 minutes on 12 September with Shaw Lane leading 2–0 when Shaw Lane player Daniel Wilkinson collapsed and died. Brighouse Town subsequently conceded the tie rather than require a replay.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club Allocations for Step 1–4 NLS clubs in 2016–17". The FA. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ "FA decide next season's pyramid". Northern Premier League. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
  3. ^ Coney, Steven (7 May 2017). "Crisis club Ilkeston FC wound up in the high court just seven years after forming". nonleague paper. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "The FA Handbook 2016-17 (page 545, section 13.2)". The FA. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  5. ^ "NPL Prem Division Top Scorers". www.evostikleague.co.uk. www.evostikleague.co.uk. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d Northern Premier League (19 March 2017). "League Statement: Points Deducted". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  7. ^ Northern Premier League (14 April 2017). "League Statement: Points Deducted". Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ Northern Premier League (June 2017). "Club Allocations Finalised". Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  9. ^ "NPL D1N Top Scorers". www.evostikleague.co.uk. www.evostikleague.co.uk. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Witton Albion deducted points". 22 April 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  11. ^ Watters, David (1 November 2016). "Basford United deducted points". Northern Premier League. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  12. ^ Watters, David (10 January 2017). "League statement: points deduction". Northern Premier League. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  13. ^ "NPL D1S Top Scorers". www.evostikleague.co.uk. www.evostikleague.co.uk. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  14. ^ "INTEGRO LEAGUE CUP". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Brighouse concede cup tie". Halifax Courier. 28 September 2016. Archived from the original on 17 October 2016.

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