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The 2019–20 National League season, known as the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, is the fifth season under English football's new title of National League, the sixteenth season consisting of three divisions and the forty-first 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. For this season only, as both North and South will expand to 24 teams each in 2020–21,[2] the bottom two in each division will be 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
Season2019–20

The National League consists of 24 clubs.

Promotion and relegationEdit

Team changesEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of the 2019–20 National League clubs (Greater London clubs)
Team Location Stadium Capacity
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
Bromley London (Bromley) Hayes Lane 5,300
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,504
Chorley Chorley Victory Park 4,100
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
Fylde Wesham Mill Farm 6,000
Halifax Town Halifax The Shay 14,061
Harrogate Town Harrogate Wetherby Road 5,000
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 7,856
Maidenhead United Maidenhead York Road 4,000
Notts County Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588
Solihull Moors Solihull Damson Park 5,500
Stockport County Stockport Edgeley Park 10,852
Sutton United London (Sutton) Gander Green Lane 5,013
Torquay United Torquay Plainmoor 6,500
Woking Woking Kingfield Stadium 6,036
Wrexham Wrexham Racecourse Ground 10,771
Yeovil Town Yeovil Huish Park 9,566

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt Sponsor
Aldershot Town   Danny Searle   Karleigh Osborne Adidas Bridges Estate Agents
Barnet   Darren Currie   Callum Reynolds Jako Canon
Barrow   Ian Evatt   Josh Granite Joma JF Hornby & Co.
Boreham Wood   Luke Garrard   Mark Ricketts Erreà Barnet and Southgate College
Bromley   Neil Smith   Jack Holland Macron Southwark Metals
Chesterfield   John Sheridan   Jonathan Smith Puma Technique Learning Solutions
Chorley   Jamie Vermiglio   Andrew Teague Chorley Sport Cruise 118
Dagenham & Redbridge   Peter Taylor   Kenny Clark Nike West & Coe
Dover Athletic   Andy Hessenthaler   Kevin Lokko Jako Exclusive Glazing
Eastleigh   Ben Strevens   Danny Hollands Macron[3] Utilita
Ebbsfleet United   Garry Hill   Dave Winfield Hummel Kuflink
Fylde   Dave Challinor   Lewis Montrose Kappa VetPlus
Halifax Town Vacant   Matty Brown Adidas[4] Northern Powerhouse Developments (Home)
Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd (Away)
Architectural Cladding Products Limited (Third)
Harrogate Town   Simon Weaver   Josh Falkingham Kappa Strata
Hartlepool United   Craig Hignett   Ryan Donaldson O'Neills Utility Alliance Limited
Maidenhead United   Alan Devonshire   Alan Massey BLK[5] Utility Alliance Limited
Notts County   Neal Ardley Vacant Vacant Vacant
Solihull Moors   Tim Flowers   Kyle Storer Surridge John Shepherd Estate Agents
Stockport County   Jim Gannon   Paul Turnbull Joma Pioneer Group
Sutton United   Matt Gray   Jamie Collins Joma Angel Plastics
Torquay United   Gary Johnson   Asa Hall Nike No Sponser
Woking   Alan Dowson   Josh Casey Kappa Abstract Plans
Wrexham   Bryan Hughes   Shaun Pearson Macron Ifor Williams Trailers
Yeovil Town   Darren Sarll   Omar Sowunmi TAG Jones Building Group

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Aldershot Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to EFL League Two
2 Barnet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the National League play-off semi-finals
3 Barrow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Boreham Wood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the National League play-off quarter-finals
5 Bromley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Chorley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Dagenham & Redbridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Dover Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Eastleigh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ebbsfleet United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Fylde 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Halifax Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Harrogate Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Hartlepool United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Maidenhead United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Notts County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Solihull Moors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Stockport County 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Sutton United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Torquay United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to
National League North
or
National League South
22 Woking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Wrexham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Yeovil Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 August 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 [6]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Yeovil Town   Neale Marmon End of Interim Contract 4 May 2019 Pre-season   Darren Sarll 19 June 2019
Halifax Town   Jamie Fullarton Resigned 15 July 2019

National League NorthEdit

National League North
Season2019–20

The National League North will consist of 22 teams for the last time.

Team changesEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

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
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
Curzon Ashton Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside Stadium 4,000
Darlington Darlington Blackwell Meadows 3,300
Farsley Celtic Farsley Throstle Nest 3,900
Gateshead Gateshead Gateshead International Stadium 11,800
Gloucester City Evesham Jubilee Stadium (groundshare with Evesham United) 3,000
Guiseley Guiseley Nethermoor Park 4,200
Hereford Hereford Edgar Street 4,913
Kettering Town Kettering Latimer Park (groundshare with Burton Park Wanderers) 2,400
Kidderminster Harriers Kidderminster Aggborough 6,238
King's Lynn Town King's Lynn The Walks 5,733
Leamington Leamington New Windmill Ground 2,300
Southport Southport Haig Avenue 6,008
Spennymoor Town Spennymoor The Brewery Field 6,000
York City York Bootham Crescent 8,256[7]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Gateshead   Ben Clark Sacked 30 April 2019 Pre-season   Dave Dickson 19 May 2019
Blyth Spartans   Alun Armstrong Signed by Darlington 21 May 2019   Lee Clark 1 June 2019
Gateshead   Dave Dickson Sacked 31 May 2019   Mike Williamson 11 June 2019

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Alfreton Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to the National League
2 Altrincham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the National League North play-off semi-finals
3 Blyth Spartans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Boston United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the National League North play-off quarter-finals
5 Brackley Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Bradford (Park Avenue) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Chester 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Curzon Ashton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Darlington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Farsley Celtic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Gateshead 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Gloucester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Guiseley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Hereford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Kettering Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Kidderminster Harriers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 King's Lynn Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Leamington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Southport 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Spennymoor Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 AFC Telford United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Level 7
22 York City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 August 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 [6]

National League SouthEdit

National League South
Season2019–20

The National League South will consist of 22 clubs for the last time.

Team changesEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Locations of the National League South 2019–20 teams (Greater London clubs)
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bath City Bath (Twerton) Twerton Park 8,840
Billericay Town Billericay New Lodge 3,500
Braintree Town Braintree Cressing Road 4,085
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
Dorking Wanderers Dorking Meadowbank Stadium 2,000
Dulwich Hamlet London (East Dulwich) Champion Hill 3,000
Eastbourne Borough Eastbourne Priory Lane 4,151
Hampton & Richmond London (Hampton) Beveree Stadium 3,500
Havant & Waterlooville Havant West Leigh Park 5,300
Hemel Hempstead Town Hemel Hempstead Vauxhall Road 3,152
Hungerford Town Hungerford Bulpit Lane 2,500
Maidstone United Maidstone Gallagher Stadium 4,200
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
Tonbridge Angels Tonbridge Longmead Stadium 3,000
Wealdstone London (Ruislip) Grosvenor Vale 3,607
Welling United London (Welling) Park View Road 4,000
Weymouth Weymouth Bob Lucas Stadium 6,600

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
1 Bath City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to the National League
2 Billericay Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the National League South play-off semi-finals
3 Braintree Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelmsford City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Qualification for the National League South play-off quarter-finals
5 Chippenham Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Concord Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Dartford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Dorking Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Dulwich Hamlet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Eastbourne Borough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Hampton & Richmond Borough 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Havant & Waterlooville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Hemel Hempstead Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Hungerford Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Maidstone United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Oxford City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Slough Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 St Albans City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Tonbridge Angels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Wealdstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Welling United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Level 7
22 Weymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 August 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 [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Official National League Website". nationalleague.org.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ Edkins, Matt (17 April 2019). "EXCLUSIVE: FA outline second phase of Non-League restructuring". The Non-League Football Paper (Interview).
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Online Shop for FC Halifax Official Merchandise". www.fchtshop.com. FC Halifax Town.
  5. ^ "MAIDENHEAD UNITED ANNOUNCES NEW EXCITING PARTNERSHIP WITH BLK". www.pitchero.com. 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "The FA Handbook 2019/20 (part 30 Standardised Rules section 12.2)". The FA. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  7. ^ "York City: Bootham Crescent". Football Ground Guide. Retrieved 28 May 2017.