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The 2018–19 National League season, known as the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, is the fourth season under English football's new title of National League, fifteenth season consisting of three divisions and the fortieth season overall.[1]

The National League covers the top two levels of non-League football in England. The National League is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, while the National League North and National League South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the play-off of the Premier division will be promoted to English Football League Two, while the bottom four are relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom four in each of the North and South divisions are relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Southern Football League Central or South, or Isthmian League.

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National LeagueEdit

National League
Season2018–19
RelegatedBraintree Town
Maidstone United
Aldershot Town
Havant & Waterlooville

The National League consists of 24 clubs.

Promotion and relegationEdit

The following clubs changed divisions after the 2017–18 season:

Despite a 2–1 defeat to Boston United on 21 April 2018, Salford City became 2017–18 National League North champions after Harrogate Town lost 3–1 to Bradford Park Avenue. Havant & Waterlooville were crowned 2017-18 National League South champions on 28 April 2018 after a 3–2 victory over Concord Rangers. On 13 May 2018, Harrogate Town were promoted after a 3–0 win against Brackley Town in the 2017–18 National League North playoff final. All three teams will play in the National League for the first time in their History. On the same day as Harrogate's promotion, Braintree Town were also promoted after beating Hampton & Richmond 4–3 on penalties after a 1–1 draw in the 2017–18 National League South playoff final, securing an instant return to the National League.

On 24 April 2018, after 97 years as an EFL club, Chesterfield were relegated to the National League following Morecambe's 0–0 draw against Cambridge United. On 5 May 2018, despite a 3–0 victory against Chesterfield, Barnet became the second club to be relegated from League Two following Morecambe's 0–0 draw against Coventry City, ending their three-year stay in the EFL.

These teams will replace Macclesfield Town, Tranmere Rovers, Chester, Guiseley, Torquay United and Woking. Macclesfield Town were crowned 2017–18 National League champions and promoted to League Two on 21 April 2018 after a 2–0 victory over Eastleigh, ending their six-year absence from the EFL. Tranmere Rovers were promoted to League Two on 12 May 2018 after a 2–1 victory over Boreham Wood in the playoff final and returned to the EFL after a three-year absence. Boreham Wood and Sutton United were invited to compete in the 2018–19 Scottish Challenge Cup in a new expansion of that competition as the highest-finishing remaining teams in the division.[2]

Chester were the first team to be relegated from National League on 8 April 2018 after a 2–0 loss to Tranmere Rovers. Despite staying up on the final day for the past two seasons, it was not to be third time lucky for Guiseley who joined them on 17 April 2018 after a 1–0 loss to relegation rivals Barrow. Torquay United became the third team to be relegated from the National league on 21 April 2018 after a 1–1 draw with Hartlepool United, confirming the clubs first ever relegation to the Sixth Tier. The fourth and final team to suffer relegation was Woking, who were relegated on 28 April 2018 following a 2–1 defeat to Dover Athletic, ending their five-year stay in the National League.

Team changesEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Fylde Wesham Mill Farm 6,000
Aldershot Town Aldershot Recreation Ground 7,200
Barnet London (Edgware) The Hive Stadium 6,418
Barrow Barrow-in-Furness Holker Street 5,045
Boreham Wood Borehamwood Meadow Park 4,502
Braintree Town Braintree Cressing Road 4,085
Bromley London (Bromley) Hayes Lane 5,300
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,504
Dagenham & Redbridge London (Dagenham) Victoria Road 6,078
Dover Athletic Dover Crabble Athletic Ground 5,745
Eastleigh Eastleigh Ten Acres 5,250
Ebbsfleet United Northfleet Stonebridge Road 4,500
Halifax Town Halifax The Shay 14,061
Gateshead Gateshead Gateshead International Stadium 11,800
Harrogate Town Harrogate Wetherby Road 3,800
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 7,856
Havant & Waterlooville Havant West Leigh Park 5,300
Leyton Orient London (Leyton) Brisbane Road 9,271
Maidenhead United Maidenhead York Road 3,377
Maidstone United Maidstone Gallagher Stadium 4,200
Salford City Salford Moor Lane 5,108
Solihull Moors Solihull Damson Park 4,313
Sutton United London (Sutton) Gander Green Lane 5,013
Wrexham Wrexham Racecourse Ground 10,771

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Fylde   Dave Challinor   Lewis Montrose Kappa VetPlus
Aldershot Town   Gary Waddock   Karleigh Osborne Adidas Bridges Estate Agents
Barnet   Darren Currie   Callum Reynolds Jako Canon
Barrow   Ian Evatt   Josh Granite BLK JF Hornby & Co.
Boreham Wood   Luke Garrard   Mark Ricketts Erreà Barnet and Southgate College
Braintree Town   Danny Searle   Ben Killip Hummel Andreas carter sports
Bromley   Neil Smith   Jack Holland Macron Southwark Metals
Chesterfield   John Sheridan   Robbie Weir Puma G.F. Tomlinson
Dagenham & Redbridge   Peter Taylor[3]   Ben Nunn Sondico West & Co
Dover Athletic   Andy Hessenthaler   Mitch Brundle BLK Gomez
Eastleigh   Ben Strevens   Danny Hollands Macron[4] Utilita
Ebbsfleet United   Garry Hill   Dave Winfield Macron Mitsubishi Electric
Halifax Town   Jamie Fullarton   Matty Brown Adidas[5] Northern Powerhouse Developments (Home)
Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd (Away)
Architectural Cladding Products Limited (Third)
Gateshead   Ben Clarke   Robbie Tinkler Sondico Sevcon[6]
Harrogate Town   Simon Weaver   Josh Falkingham Kappa Strata
Hartlepool United   Craig Hignett   Andrew Davies BLK Utility Alliance Limited
Havant & Waterlooville   Lee Bradbury   Brian Stock Joma Bishops Printers
Leyton Orient   Justin Edinburgh   Jobi McAnuff Nike The Sun Dream Team
Maidenhead United   Alan Devonshire   Alan Massey BLK[7] Utility Alliance Limited
Maidstone United   John Still   Will de Havilland Macron Britelite
Salford City   Graham Alexander   Liam Hogan Umbro[8] Soccer Saturday Super 6
Solihull Moors   Tim Flowers   Kyle Storer Surridge John Shepherd Estate Agents
Sutton United   Paul Doswell   Jamie Collins Joma Angel Plastics
Wrexham   Bryan Hughes   Shaun Pearson Macron Ifor Williams Trailers

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Leyton Orient (X) 45 25 13 7 73 35 +38 88 Promotion to EFL League Two
2 Salford City (X) 45 25 10 10 75 42 +33 85 Qualification for the National League play-off semi-finals
3 Solihull Moors (X) 45 25 10 10 72 42 +30 85
4 Fylde (Q) 45 22 15 8 72 39 +33 81 Qualification for the National League play-off qualifying round
5 Wrexham (Q) 45 24 9 12 56 38 +18 81
6 Harrogate Town (Q) 45 21 11 13 77 55 +22 74
7 Eastleigh (Q) 45 22 7 16 59 60 −1 73
8 Ebbsfleet United 45 18 13 14 63 45 +18 67
9 Gateshead 45 19 9 17 52 46 +6 66
10 Sutton United 45 17 14 14 55 57 −2 65
11 Barrow 45 16 13 16 50 51 −1 61
12 Chesterfield 45 14 17 14 55 51 +4 59
13 Bromley 45 15 12 18 63 68 −5 57
14 Barnet 45 15 12 18 43 50 −7 57
15 Dover Athletic 45 15 12 18 55 64 −9 57
16 Halifax Town 45 12 20 13 42 43 −1 56
17 Hartlepool United 45 14 14 17 53 60 −7 56
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 15 10 20 49 55 −6 55
19 Boreham Wood 45 12 15 18 50 62 −12 51
20 Maidenhead United 45 15 6 24 43 70 −27 51
21 Aldershot Town (R) 45 10 11 24 36 67 −31 41 Relegation to
National League South
22 Havant & Waterlooville (R) 45 9 13 23 62 82 −20 40
23 Braintree Town (R) 45 11 7 27 48 78 −30 40
24 Maidstone United (R) 45 9 7 29 37 80 −43 34
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2019. Source: National League 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 [9]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated; (X) Assured of at least a play-off place and may still qualify for automatic promotion.

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away FYL ALD BRN BRW BOR BRA BRO CHE DAG DOV EAS EBB HAL GAT HAR HAT HAV LEY MDH MDS SAL SOL SUT WRE
Fylde 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 4–0 4–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–2 6–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0
Aldershot Town 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–3 2–1 0–0
Barnet 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–1 1–2
Barrow 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–3 0–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–0 2–3 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 0–0
Boreham Wood 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–4 0–4 1–3 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–3 2–2 1–2 0–2
Braintree Town 2–1 0–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–4 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 3–4 1–5 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–1
Bromley 3–2 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–4 3–3 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–1 2–0
Chesterfield 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–3 3–3 1–0 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 4–1 2–0 0–4 3–0 1–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 4–4 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–2
Dover Athletic 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–3 2–1 4–3 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–4 0–2 0–1
Eastleigh 0–0 1–2 0–3 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–3
Ebbsfleet United 1–3 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 4–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–0 4–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 4–2
Halifax Town 0–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 2–1
Gateshead 0–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–1
Harrogate Town 1–2 4–1 2–0 4–2 0–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 3–1 3–2 0–3 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 2–2 0–0
Hartlepool United 1–2 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–3 1–0
Havant & Waterlooville 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–2 3–0 0–0 2–2 3–3 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 7–0 5–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–3
Leyton Orient 2–0 0–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–0 4–0 0–1 3–0 0–3 3–0 0–1 1–0
Maidenhead United 0–6 4–3 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–2 3–2 0–3 1–2 1–0 0–2
Maidstone United 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–4 0–2 1–3 0–1 1–1
Salford City 0–1 4–0 0–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–0
Solihull Moors 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 5–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–2 0–0 1–0 5–0 0–0 2–2 1–0
Sutton United 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–4 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 4–2 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–2 3–0
Wrexham 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–3 3–0 3–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 3–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 5–1 1–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2019. Source: National League Results Grid
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Chesterfield   Jack Lester Sacked 24 April 2018 Pre-season   Martin Allen 15 May 2018
Wrexham   Andy Davies End of Interim Contract 2 May 2018   Sam Ricketts 2 May 2018
Salford City   Anthony Johnson

  Bernard Morley

Resigned 8 May 2018   Graham Alexander 14 May 2018
Barnet   Martin Allen 10 May 2018   John Still 18 May 2018
Dagenham & Redbridge   John Still 17 May 2018   Peter Taylor[3] 5 June 2018
Barrow   Adrian Pennock Sacked 18 May 2018   Ian Evatt 15 June 2018
Solihull Moors   Mark Yates Signed by Macclesfield Town 19 June 2018   Tim Flowers 20 June 2018
Maidstone United   Jay Saunders Mutual consent 28 August 2018 19th   Harry Wheeler 11 September 2018
Dover Athletic   Chris Kinnear Sacked 5 October 2018 24th   Andy Hessenthaler 8 October 2018
Braintree Town   Brad Quinton Mutual agreement 7 October 2018   Andy Porter 7 October 2018
Eastleigh   Andy Hessenthaler Signed by Dover Athletic 8 October 2018 10th   Ben Strevens 8 October 2018
Braintree Town   Andy Porter Resigned 10 October 2018 24th   Hakan Hayrettin 10 October 2018
Ebbsfleet United   Daryl McMahon Sacked 7 November 2018 10th   Garry Hill 8 November 2018
Hartlepool United   Matthew Bates 28 November 2018 12th   Richard Money 11 December 2018
Wrexham   Sam Ricketts Signed by Shrewsbury Town 3 December 2018 4th   Graham Barrow 3 December 2018
Chesterfield   Martin Allen Sacked 27 December 2018 22nd   John Sheridan 9 January 2019
Barnet   John Still Retired 29 December 2018 13th   Darren Currie 29 December 2018
Gateshead   Steve Watson Appointed as manager of York City 10 January 2019 8th   Ben Clarke 10 January 2019
Maidstone United   Harry Wheeler Resigned 13 January 2019 23rd   John Still 24 January 2019
Hartlepool United   Richard Money Resigned 23 January 2019 15th   Craig Hignett 23 January 2019
Braintree Town   Hakan Hayrettin Appointed as assistant manager of Maidstone United 23 January 2019 24th   Danny Searle 23 January 2019
Wrexham   Graham Barrow Resigned 2 February 2019 3rd   Bryan Hughes 6 February 2019

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played 10 April 2019[10]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Danny Rowe Fylde 26
2   Paul McCallum Eastleigh 25
3   Macauley Bonne Leyton Orient 22
4   Adam Rooney Salford City 20
5   Scott Boden Gateshead / Chesterfield 19
6   Jack Muldoon Harrogate Town 16
7   Michael Cheek Ebbsfleet United 15
8   Adi Yussuf Solihull Moors 14
9   Adrian Clifton Maidenhead United 13
  JJ Hooper Bromley
  Liam Noble Hartlepool United
  Alfie Rutherford Havant & Waterlooville
13   Jermaine Hylton Solihull Moors 12
  Danny Kedwell Ebbsfleet United

Monthly AwardsEdit

Each month the Vanarama National League announces their official Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.

Month Player of the Month Club Manager of the Month Club
August 2018   Akil Wright[11] Wrexham   Jamie Fullarton[12] Halifax Town
September 2018   Marvin Ekpiteta[13] Leyton Orient   Graham Alexander[14] Salford City
October 2018   Mike Williamson[15] Gateshead   Sam Ricketts[16] Wrexham
November 2018   Elliot Justham[17] Dag & Red   Justin Edinburgh[18] Leyton Orient
December 2018 Michael Cheek Ebbsfleet Ian Evatt Barrow

National League NorthEdit

National League North
Season2018–19
RelegatedNuneaton Borough
Ashton United
F.C. United of Manchester
2019–20

Team changesEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of the Greater Manchester clubs in 2018–19 National League North
Team Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Telford United Telford New Bucks Head 6,300
Alfreton Town Alfreton North Street 3,600
Altrincham Altrincham Moss Lane 6,085
Ashton United Ashton-under-Lyne Hurst Cross 4,500
Blyth Spartans Blyth Croft Park 4,435
Boston United Boston York Street 6,643
Brackley Town Brackley St. James Park 3,500
Bradford (Park Avenue) Bradford Horsfall Stadium 3,500
Chester Chester Deva Stadium 6,500
Chorley Chorley Victory Park 4,100
Curzon Ashton Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside Stadium 4,000
Darlington Darlington Blackwell Meadows 3,300
FC United of Manchester Manchester Broadhurst Park 4,400
Guiseley Guiseley Nethermoor Park 4,200
Hereford Hereford Edgar Street 4,913
Kidderminster Harriers Kidderminster Aggborough 6,238
Leamington Leamington New Windmill Ground 2,300
Nuneaton Borough Nuneaton Liberty Way 4,614
Southport Southport Haig Avenue 6,008
Spennymoor Town Spennymoor The Brewery Field 6,000
Stockport County Stockport Edgeley Park 10,852
York City York Bootham Crescent 8,256[19]

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
AFC Telford United   Gavin Cowan Shane Sutton Hummel Capgemini
Alfreton Town   Billy Heath SK Kits Impact
Altrincham   Phil Parkinson SK Kits J Davidson Scrap Metal
Ashton United   Jody Banim Joma Rol-Lite-Blinds
Blyth Spartans   Alun Armstrong Robbie Dale Erreà Community Foundation
Boston United   Craig Elliott Nike Kia Motors
Brackley Town   Kevin Wilkin Joma Going Plural
Bradford (Park Avenue)   Mark Bower Kappa T&P Print (Home), Ideal Student Room (Away)
Chester   Anthony Johnson
  Bernard Morley
Scott Burton Puma MBNA
Chorley   Jamie Vermiglio Chorley Sport Cruise 118
Curzon Ashton   John Flanagan Jako Bromleys
Darlington   Tommy Wright Puma EBAC
FC United of Manchester   Tom Greaves Erreà None
Guiseley   Marcus Bignot
  Russ O'Neill
Macron Shelving Superstore
Hereford   Marc Richards Macron Central Roofing
Kidderminster Harriers   Steve MacFarlane Kappa 25 KHITC
Leamington   Paul Holleran Tony Breeden Puma BPS
Nuneaton Borough   Jimmy Ginnelly BLK Stuart
Southport   Liam Watson Kappa ME Group
Spennymoor Town   Jason Ainsley Erreà Motif8
Stockport County   Jim Gannon Joma Pioneer Group
York City   Steve Watson Avec Benenden

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Stockport County (X) 41 23 10 8 74 36 +38 79 Promotion to the National League
2 Chorley (X) 41 23 9 9 80 39 +41 78 Qualification for the National League North play-off semi-finals
3 Brackley Town (Y) 41 21 11 9 71 40 +31 74
4 Spennymoor Town (Y) 41 21 10 10 73 48 +25 73 Qualification for the National League North play-off qualifying round
5 Altrincham (Q) 41 20 10 11 84 55 +29 70
6 Blyth Spartans 41 19 9 13 72 61 +11 66
7 Bradford (Park Avenue) 41 18 11 12 69 58 +11 65
8 AFC Telford United 41 17 14 10 64 54 +10 65
9 Chester 41 16 13 12 58 60 −2 61
10 Kidderminster Harriers 41 17 9 15 67 60 +7 60
11 Boston United 41 16 7 18 60 60 0 55
12 York City 41 15 10 16 57 63 −6 55
13 Southport 41 13 14 14 57 53 +4 53
14 Leamington 41 13 14 14 56 59 −3 53
15 Alfreton Town 41 13 11 17 51 65 −14 50
16 Darlington 41 12 13 16 55 61 −6 49
17 Hereford 41 11 16 14 47 56 −9 49
18 Curzon Ashton 41 13 10 18 44 66 −22 49
19 Guiseley 41 8 17 16 44 59 −15 41
20 FC United of Manchester (R) 41 8 10 23 49 81 −32 34 Relegation to Northern Premier League, Southern League Central,
Southern League South or Isthmian League
21 Ashton United (R) 41 9 7 25 42 85 −43 34
22 Nuneaton Borough (R) 41 4 7 30 38 93 −55 19
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2019. Source: National League 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 [9]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated; (X) Assured of at least a play-off place and may still qualify for automatic promotion; (Y) Assured of a play-off place (round TBD).

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away TEL ALF ALT ASH BLY BOS BRA BRD CHE CHO CUR DAR UOM GUI HER KID LEA NUN SOU SPE STO YOR
AFC Telford United 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1
Alfreton Town 1–1 0–7 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 3–3 1–2 3–1 3–1 1–7 1–1 2–3
Altrincham 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 4–0 5–3 0–2 3–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–0
Ashton United 3–4 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–5 0–2 0–3 0–5 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 3–0 0–6 0–2
Blyth Spartans 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–3 1–2 8–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 0–3 2–0 2–3 3–3 0–2 4–1 2–2 3–2 2–1
Boston United 2–2 0–1 1–2 2–1 4–0 1–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–3 2–0
Brackley Town 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–4 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 0–0
Bradford (Park Avenue) 1–2 1–1 2–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–3 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–3
Chester 2–1 3–2 1–2 4–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 5–3 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 0–0 0–0 0–6 2–2
Chorley 1–1 3–1 4–1 0–1 2–4 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 4–0 1–2 2–0 1–0
Curzon Ashton 2–1 3–2 0–6 2–4 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–0 1–0
Darlington 3–0 0–1 0–3 2–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 5–1
FC United of Manchester 1–2 1–1 1–2 3–4 1–2 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–4 2–0 1–2 3–3 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–3
Guiseley 1–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 4–5 2–1 1–5 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Hereford 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 4–2 1–3 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–3 0–3 2–2 1–1
Kidderminster Harriers 0–0 0–1 3–2 3–3 3–1 1–2 2–0 3–0 4–1 0–4 1–1 5–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 4–1 1–4 2–1 2–1 1–2
Leamington 2–2 3–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 0–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–4 3–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1
Nuneaton Borough 1–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–3 1–5 1–3 0–6 2–3 0–1 2–4 1–2 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–4 0–2 2–2
Southport 0–4 2–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 2–3 0–0 2–2 3–0 5–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2
Spennymoor Town 2–3 1–1 4–4 5–0 2–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 3–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–0
Stockport County 3–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 3–1
York City 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–4 0–0 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–0 4–2 1–2 0–3 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–3 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2019. Source: National League North Match Grid
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Chorley   Matt Jansen Resigned 22 June 2018 Pre-season   Jamie Vermiglio 23 June 2018
York City   Martin Gray Sacked 19 August 2018   Sam Collins 20 August 2018[20]
Hereford   Peter Beadle Sacked 13 September 2018 12th   Marc Richards 2 October 2018[21]
York City   Sam Collins Mutual consent 5 January 2019   Steve Watson 10 January 2019

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played 17 March 2019[22]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Glen Taylor Spennymoor Town 21
2   Daniel Udoh Telford United 17
3   Jake Beesley Bradford Park Avenue 16
  Colby Bishop Leamington
  Matthew Warburton Stockport County
6   Joshua Hancock Altrincham 15
  Reece Styche Alfreton Town
  Kurt Willoughby FC United of Manchester
9   Daniel Maguire Blyth Spartans 14
  Josh Wilson Chorley
10   Ashley Chambers Kidderminster Harriers 13

Monthly AwardsEdit

Each month the Vanarama National League North announces their official Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.

Month Player of the Month Club Manager of the Month Club
August 2018   Matthew Stenson[23] Leamington   Jamie Vermiglio[23] Chorley
September 2018   Ed Williams[24] Kidderminster Harriers   Jason Ainsley[25] Spennymoor Town
October 2018   Gary Roberts[26] Chester   Phil Parkinson[27] Altrincham
November 2018   David Morgan[28] Southport   Liam Watson[29] Southport

National League SouthEdit

National League South
Season2018–19
ChampionsTorquay United
PromotedTorquay United
RelegatedWeston-super-Mare
East Thurrock United
2019–20

The National League South consisted of 22 clubs.

Team changesEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of the National League South 2018–19 teams (Greater London clubs)
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bath City Bath (Twerton) Twerton Park 8,840
Billericay Town Billericay New Lodge 3,500
Chelmsford City Chelmsford Melbourne Stadium 3,019
Chippenham Town Chippenham Hardenhuish Park 3,000
Concord Rangers Canvey Island Thames Road 3,300
Dartford Dartford Princes Park 4,100
Dulwich Hamlet London Champion Hill (began season groundsharing with Tooting & Mitcham United) 3,000
East Thurrock United Corringham Rookery Hill 4,000
Eastbourne Borough Eastbourne Priory Lane 4,151
Gloucester City Evesham Jubilee Stadium (groundshare with Evesham United) 3,000
Hampton & Richmond London (Hampton) Beveree Stadium 3,500
Hemel Hempstead Town Hemel Hempstead Vauxhall Road 3,152
Hungerford Town Hungerford Bulpit Lane 2,500
Oxford City Oxford (Marston) Court Place Farm 2,000
Slough Town Slough Arbour Park 2,000
St Albans City St Albans Clarence Park 4,500
Torquay United Torquay Plainmoor 6,500
Truro City Truro Treyew Road 3,200
Wealdstone London (Ruislip) Grosvenor Vale 3,607
Welling United London (Welling) Park View Road 4,000
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare Woodspring Stadium 3,500
Woking Woking Kingfield Stadium 6,036

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Torquay United (C, P) 41 26 7 8 89 41 +48 85 Promotion to the National League
2 Woking (Q) 41 23 9 9 75 47 +28 78 Qualification for the National League South play-off semi-finals
3 Welling United (Q) 41 22 7 12 66 47 +19 73
4 Chelmsford City (Q) 41 20 9 12 67 50 +17 69 Qualification for the National League South play-off qualifying round
5 Bath City (Q) 41 19 11 11 56 36 +20 68
6 Concord Rangers 41 19 13 9 67 47 +20 67[a]
7 Billericay Town 41 19 8 14 72 63 +9 65
8 St Albans City 41 18 10 13 67 60 +7 64
9 Dartford 41 18 10 13 51 56 −5 64
10 Wealdstone 41 17 12 12 60 49 +11 63
11 Slough Town 41 17 11 13 53 47 +6 62
12 Chippenham Town 41 16 7 18 57 63 −6 55
13 Oxford City 41 16 5 20 62 62 0 53
14 Hampton & Richmond Borough 41 13 10 18 49 62 −13 49
15 Dulwich Hamlet 41 13 9 19 51 64 −13 48
16 Hemel Hempstead Town 41 12 12 17 51 65 −14 48
17 Gloucester City 41 11 11 19 33 53 −20 44
18 Eastbourne Borough 41 10 12 19 51 63 −12 42
19 Hungerford Town 41 11 8 22 44 71 −27 41
20 Truro City 41 9 11 21 60 84 −24 38 Relegation to Northern Premier League, Southern League Central,
Southern League South or Isthmian League
21 East Thurrock United (R) 41 10 6 25 41 62 −21 36
22 Weston-super-Mare (R) 41 8 10 23 49 79 −30 34
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2019. Source: National League 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 [9]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Concord Rangers were deducted three points for infringing league rules.

Play-offsEdit

  Qualifying round     Semi-finals     Final
                           
      2 Woking  
  5        
  6        
     
      3 Welling United    
  4      
  7  

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away BAT BIL CHE CHI CON DAR DUL EAS EAB GLO HAM HEM HUN OXF SLO STA TOR TRU WEA WEL WES WOK
Bath City 1–2 2–0 5–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–3 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1
Billericay Town 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 1–2 2–3 3–2 3–2 0–2 3–2 1–0 2–0 4–2 0–4
Chelmsford City 1–0 5–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–4 0–0 0–2 0–3 0–0 2–2 2–0
Chippenham Town 2–2 2–0 4–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–2
Concord Rangers 2–1 2–2 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–5 3–0 1–1
Dartford 3–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–1 2–0
Dulwich Hamlet 0–2 2–2 1–3 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 3–3 3–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–1 3–3 1–3
East Thurrock United 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–4 1–2 2–2 0–1 4–1 2–3 0–1
Eastbourne Borough 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 6–0 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–2 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–4 1–2 2–4 2–2 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–2
Gloucester City 0–0 1–4 0–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 3–4
Hampton & Richmond Borough 0–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–4 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 2–4 1–1 0–1 0–3 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–3
Hemel Hempstead Town 0–3 0–2 3–5 4–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2
Hungerford Town 0–0 2–2 0–6 2–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–0 0–3 1–1 1–2 5–0 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1
Oxford City 1–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 3–5 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 0–1 3–0 1–2
Slough Town 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–1
St Albans City 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–3 2–1 3–2 1–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1
Torquay United 1–0 2–2 3–1 0–1 4–1 2–0 5–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–1 7–2 4–0 4–1 4–2 3–2 3–1 1–2 2–2
Truro City 1–1 0–4 0–3 1–2 1–3 3–1 3–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–3 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 2–2 3–3 0–1
Wealdstone 3–3 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–3 3–0 1–3 4–1 1–0
Welling United 2–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 5–3 1–1 3–1 3–3
Weston-super-Mare 0–2 2–3 0–3 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–1 0–5 0–1 2–4
Woking 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 3–3 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–1
Updated to match(es) played on 22 April 2019. Source: National League South Match Grid
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the match.

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played 30 March 2019[30]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Jamie Reid Torquay United 26
2   Rhys Murphy Chelmsford City 23
3   Kabongo Tshimanga Oxford City 21
4   Tyler Harvey Truro City 18
  Alex Wall Concord Rangers
6   Nathaniel Jarvis Chippenham Town 17
7   Chris Dickson Hampton & Richmond Borough 16
  Saikou Janneh Torquay United
9   Adam Coombes Billericay Town 15
  Jack Midson Concord Rangers

Monthly AwardsEdit

Each month the Vanarama National League South announces their official Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.

Month Player of the Month Club Manager of the Month Club
August 2018   Jake Robinson[31] Billericay Town   Alan Dowson[31] Woking
September 2018   Jack Turner[32] Slough Town   Ian Allinson[33] St Albans City
October 2018   Moses Emmanuel[34] Billericay Town   Gary Johnson[35] Torquay United
November 2018   Josh Casey[36] Woking   Leigh Robinson[37] Truro City

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