Northern Premier League

The Northern Premier League is an English football league that was founded in 1968. Together with the Isthmian League and the Southern League it forms levels seven and eight of the English football league system.

Northern Premier League
Founded1968; 56 years ago (1968)
CountryEngland
Number of teams82
  • Premier Division: 22
  • Division One East: 20
  • Division One West: 20
  • Division One Midlands: 20
Level on pyramid7 and 8
Promotion toNational League North
Relegation to
Domestic cup(s)National
FA Cup
FA Trophy
League
League Challenge Cup
Current championsSouth Shields (Premier Division)
Macclesfield (Division One West)
Worksop Town (Division One East)
Stamford (Division One Midlands)
Websitethenpl.co.uk
Current: 2023–24

Geographically, the league covers all of Northern England and the northern, central areas of the Midlands, and western parts of East Anglia. Originally a single-division competition, a second division was added in 1987: Division One, and in 2007 a third was added when Division One split into two geographic sections - Division One North and Division One South. In 2018 Division One was re-aligned as East and West Divisions, then North West and South East in 2019. In 2021, the FA restructured the non-League football pyramid and created Division One East, West, and Midlands.

Successful teams at the top of the NPL Premier Division are promoted to level 6 of the pyramid (either National League North or National League South), and at the bottom end of the competition, teams are relegated down to level 9, where several regional feeder leagues promote clubs into the league.

History edit

The Northern Premier League (NPL) was founded in 1968, as the northern equivalent of the Southern League, decades after the other two leagues at what is now the seventh tier of the English football league system, the Isthmian League and the Southern League. At that time they were the highest level non-League division below the English Football League, the same level as the other league in Northern England, the Northern League.[1]

Over the next two decades, the NPL successfully displaced its older rival to become the pre-eminent regional competition in Northern England, with the Northern League eventually forced to accept status as feeder league to the NPL. In 1979, upon the creation of the Alliance Premier League (which later became the Conference and is now the National League), the NPL became a feeder league and fell down one level in the English football league system, and with the then-Conference's addition of regional divisions in 2004 the NPL was demoted by a further tier and there are now two levels between it and the English Football League.

From 1992–93 to 1994–95 the league's Division One included two non-English clubs, Caernarfon Town from Wales and Gretna from Scotland, who later joined their countries' league systems. Colwyn Bay, Bangor City, Newtown, and Rhyl have also played in the league.

In 2018, the NPL's member clubs voted 37–27, with one abstention and three clubs' absence, to split Step 4 (level 8) divisions from east to west starting from the 2018–19 season,[2] and one year later, the league published its successful bid to add another division at Step 4 initially in 2020, further altering Division One into northwest and southeast for travel reasons.[3][4] After the Football Association (FA) deferred its implementation of changes to the NLS, the NPL's additional division was created in 2021 instead.[5]

  • 1968–69 to 1986–87: Premier Division
  • 1987–88 to 2006–07: Premier Division, Division One
  • 2007–08 to 2017–18: Premier Division, Division One North, Division One South
  • 2018–19: Premier Division, Division One East, Division One West
  • 2019–20 to 2020–21: Premier Division, Division One North West, Division One South East
  • 2021–22 onwards: Premier Division, Division One West, Division One East, Division One Midlands

Sponsorship edit

Owing to title sponsorship deals, the league has been billed under various names, including a sixteen-year spell as the Unibond League, the longest such deal in world football.[6] When this deal ended in 2010, a new deal was announced which saw the competition billed as the Evo-Stik League[7][8][9] until the 2017–18 season.[10] The League announced on 8 July 2019 that a two-year deal for seasons 2019-20 and 2020-21 had been agreed with new sponsor BetVictor.[11] This sponsorship agreement with BetVictor was subsequently terminated early in April 2020 with a replacement, Entain's Pitching In, announced as the next sponsor for 2020–21. At the time of announcement, Entain went by its former name GVC Holdings. Under this partnership, the NPL is marketed as one of the three Trident Leagues, alongside its Isthmian and Southern counterparts.[12]

Structure edit

Since 2021, the NPL has had four divisions: the Premier Division, Division One Midlands, Division One West and Division One East. Prior to 2007 there was just a single Division One,[1] and from 2018 to 2021 Division One was arranged on a north-south, then east-west basis.

The Premier Division has 22 clubs, with the champions promoted to the National League along with the winners of a playoff between the second to fifth place clubs. Theoretically, clubs from the NPL could be promoted into either of the National League's two regional divisions, but the geographical footprint of the NPL has never overlapped with that of the National League South, so (as of 2015) all promoted NPL clubs have been placed in the National League North. The bottom three teams are usually relegated to Division One North West or South East, but NPL Premier Division clubs in the most southerly locales could be relegated to the Southern League Division One Central.

From the 2019–20 season, Division One North West and South East have 20 clubs each. In each division, the champions are promoted to the Premier Division, along with the winners of a divisional playoff. The bottom two clubs in each division are relegated to one of the feeder leagues below provided there are enough suitable promotion candidates from those leagues. The champions of the three feeder leagues covering the NPL area are promoted each season. These are the Northern League, the Northern Counties East League, and the North West Counties League. Clubs in the northern extremities of the Midland League and the United Counties League may also be promoted to the Northern Premier League.

Should there be an unusually large or small number of clubs relegated to and/or promoted to the level of the NPL from Northern England, the National League System (NLS) Committee can order one or more of the NPL's southernmost clubs to transfer to the Southern League (or vice versa) to maintain numerical balance between the leagues.

Division One North West and South East teams receive a bye to the preliminary round of FA Cup Qualification. Premier Division teams receive a bye to the first round of Qualification.

The league currently runs one cup competition, with all member clubs competing in the League Challenge Cup. In the past, the league has run other competitions, such as the Chairman's Cup, the President's Cup and the Peter Swales Shield.

Current members edit

Premier Division edit

 
 
Ashton United
 
Atherton Collieries
 
Bamber Bridge
 
Bradford (Park Avenue)
 
FC United of Manchester
 
Gainsborough Trinity
 
Guiseley
 
Hyde United
 
Ilkeston Town
 
Lancaster City
 
Macclesfield
 
Marine
 
Marske United
 
Matlock Town
 
Radcliffe
 
Morpeth Town
 
Stafford Rangers
 
Warrington Rylands
 
Basford United
 
Whitby Town
 
Workington
 
Worksop Town
Locations of the Northern Premier League clubs by division
  – Premier Division
Club Home ground Ground capacity
Ashton United Hurst Cross 4,250 (250 seated)
Atherton Collieries Skuna Stadium 2,500
Bamber Bridge Sir Tom Finney Stadium 3,000 (554 seated)
Basford United Greenwich Avenue 1,950 (300 seated)
Bradford (Park Avenue) Horsfall Stadium 3,500
FC United of Manchester Broadhurst Park 4,400
Gainsborough Trinity The Northolme 4,340 (504 seated)
Guiseley Nethermoor Park 4,200
Hyde United Ewen Fields 4,250 (530 seated)
Ilkeston Town New Manor Ground 3,029
Lancaster City Giant Axe 3,513 (513 seated)
Macclesfield Leasing.com Stadium 4,720
Marine Rossett Park 2,250 (400 seated)
Marske United Mount Pleasant 2,500
Matlock Town Causeway Lane 2,400
Morpeth Town Craik Park 1,950 (300 seated)
Radcliffe Neuven Stadium 4,080 (430 seated)
Stafford Rangers Marston Road 4,000 (530 seated)
Warrington Rylands 1906 Gorsey Lane 1,950
Whitby Town Turnbull Ground 3,500 (505 seated)
Workington Borough Park 3,101 (500 seated)
Worksop Town Sandy Lane 2,500 (200 seated)

Division One West edit

 
 
1874 Northwich
 
Avro
 
Bootle
 
Chasetown
 
City of Liverpool
 
Clitheroe
 
Hanley Town
 
Hednesford Town
 
Kidsgrove Athletic
 
Leek Town
 
Mossley
 
Newcastle Town
 
Nantwich Town
 
Stalybridge Celtic
 
Prescot Cables
 
Runcorn Linnets
 
Vauxhall Motors
 
Trafford
 
Widnes
 
Witton Albion
Locations of the Northern Premier League clubs by division
  – Division One West
Club Home ground Ground capacity
1874 Northwich Townfield 1,300
Avro Whitebank Stadium 1,500
Belper Town Christchurch Meadow 2,000 (500 seated)
Bootle New Bucks Park 2,000
Chasetown The Scholars Ground 2,000
City of Liverpool New Bucks Park 2,000
Clitheroe Shawbridge 2,000
Hanley Town Potteries Park 1,300
Hednesford Town Keys Park 6,039
Kidsgrove Athletic Hollinwood Road 2,000
Leek Town Harrison Park 3,600 (625 seated)
Liversedge Clayborn 2,000
Mossley Seel Park 3,000 (200 seated)
Nantwich Town Swansway Stadium 3,500 (300 seated)
Newcastle Town Lyme Valley Stadium 4,000 (300 seated)
Prescot Cables Valerie Park 2,100
Runcorn Linnets APEC Taxis Stadium 1,600
Stalybridge Celtic Bower Fold 6,500 (1,300 seated)
Trafford Shawe View 1,500
Vauxhall Motors vanEupen Arena 3,300
Widnes Halton Stadium 13,350 (all seater stadium)
Witton Albion Wincham Park 2,300 (600 seated)

Division One East edit

 
 
Ashington
 
Belper Town
 
Bridlington Town
 
Brighouse Town
 
Carlton Town
 
Cleethorpes Town & Grimsby Borough
 
Consett
 
Dunston UTS
 
Grantham Town
 
Hebburn Town
 
Liversedge
 
Newton Aycliffe
 
North Ferriby
 
Ossett United
 
Pontefract Collieries
 
Sheffield
 
Stocksbridge Park Steels
 
Stockton Town
 
Winterton Rangers
Locations of the Northern Premier League clubs by division
  – Division One East
Club Home ground Ground capacity
Ashington Woodhorn Lane 2,000 (250 seated)
Bridlington Town Queensgate 3,000 (542 seated)
Brighouse Town St Giles Road 1,350 (150 seated)
Carlton Town Bill Stokeld Stadium 1,968 (150 seated)
Cleethorpes Town Linden Club 1,300 (180 seated)
Consett Belle View Stadium 3,770 (250 seated)
Dunston UTS Wellington Road 2,500 (150 seated)
Grantham Town South Kesteven Sports Stadium 7,500 (750 seated)
Grimsby Borough Bradley Football Centre 1,300 (180 seated)
Hebburn Town Hebburn Sports & Social Ground 2,000 (500 seated)
Newton Aycliffe Securicorp Stadium 1300 (100 seated)
North Ferriby The Dransfield Stadium 3,000 (504 seated)
Ossett United Ingfield 1,950 (360 seated)
Pontefract Collieries Beechnut Lane 1,500 (300 seated)
Sheffield Home of Football Ground 2,089 (250 seated)
Stocksbridge Park Steels Bracken Moor 3,500 (450 seated)
Stockton Town Bishopton Road West 1,800 (200 seated)
Winterton Rangers West Street Stadium 3,000 (300 seated)

Division One Midlands edit

 
 
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
 
Anstey Nomads
 
Bedworth
 
Boldmere St. Michaels
 
Cambridge City
 
Coleshill Town
 
Corby Town
 
Coventry Sphinx
 
Gresley Rovers
 
Harborough Town
 
Hinckley LRFC
 
Loughborough Dynamo
 
Lye Town
 
Quorn
 
Rugby Town
 
Shepshed Dynamo
 
Spalding United
 
Sporting Khalsa
 
Sutton Coldfield Town
 
Walsall Wood
Locations of the Northern Premier League clubs by division
  – Division One Midlands
Club Home ground Ground capacity
AFC Rushden & Diamonds Hayden Road 2,000 (257 seated)
Anstey Nomads Cropston Road 1,500 (seated 150)
Bedworth United The Oval 3,000 (300 seated)
Boldmere St Michaels Trevor Brown Memorial Ground 2,000 (230 seated)
Cambridge City Westwood Road 2,000
Coleshill Town Pack Meadow 2,000
Corby Town Steel Park 3,893 (577 seated)
Coventry Sphinx Sphinx Drive
Gresley Rovers Moat Ground 2,400
Harborough Town Bowden Park 2,000 (200 seated)
Hinckley LRFC Leicester Road Stadium 4,329 (732 seayed)
Loughborough Dynamo Nanpantan Sports Ground 1,500 (250 seated)
Lye Town Lye Sports Ground 1,000
Quorn Farley Way Stadium 1,400 (400 seated)
Rugby Town Butlin Road 6,000 (740 seated)
Shepshed Dynamo The Dovecote Stadium 2,500 (500 seated)
Spalding United Sir Halley Stewart Field 3,500 (1,000 seated)
Sporting Khalsa Noose Lane 2,250
Sutton Coldfield Town Central Ground 2,000
Walsall Wood Oak Park 1,000 (272 seated)

Champions edit

1968–87
Season Northern Premier League
1968–69 Macclesfield Town
1969–70 Macclesfield Town
1970–71 Wigan Athletic
1971–72 Stafford Rangers
1972–73 Boston United
1973–74 Boston United
1974–75 Wigan Athletic
1975–76 Runcorn
1976–77 Boston United
1977–78 Boston United
1978–79 Mossley
1979–80 Mossley
1980–81 Runcorn
1981–82 Bangor City
1982–83 Gateshead
1983–84 Barrow
1984–85 Stafford Rangers
1985–86 Gateshead
1986–87 Macclesfield Town
1987–2007
Season Premier Division Division One
1987–88 Chorley Fleetwood Town
1988–89 Barrow Colne Dynamoes
1989–90 Colne Dynamoes Leek Town
1990–91 Witton Albion Whitley Bay
1991–92 Stalybridge Celtic Colwyn Bay
1992–93 Southport Bridlington Town
1993–94 Marine Guiseley
1994–95 Marine Blyth Spartans
1995–96 Bamber Bridge Lancaster City
1996–97 Leek Town Radcliffe Borough
1997–98 Barrow Whitby Town
1998–99 Altrincham Droylsden
1999–00 Leigh RMI Accrington Stanley
2000–01 Stalybridge Celtic Bradford Park Avenue
2001–02 Burton Albion Harrogate Town
2002–03 Accrington Stanley Alfreton Town
2003–04 Hucknall Town Hyde United
2004–05 Hyde United North Ferriby United
2005–06 Blyth Spartans Mossley
2006–07 Burscough Buxton
2007–18
Season Premier Division Division One
North South
2007–08 Fleetwood Town Bradford Park Avenue Retford United
2008–09 Eastwood Town Durham City Retford United
2009–10 Guiseley FC Halifax Town Mickleover Sports
2010–11 FC Halifax Town Chester Barwell
2011–12 Chester AFC Fylde Grantham Town
2012–13 North Ferriby United Skelmersdale United King's Lynn Town
2013–14 Chorley Curzon Ashton Halesowen Town
2014–15 FC United of Manchester Salford City Mickleover Sports
2015–16 Darlington 1883 Warrington Town Stafford Rangers
2016–17 Blyth Spartans Lancaster City Shaw Lane
2017–18 Altrincham South Shields Basford United
2018–21
Season Premier Division Division One
West East Midlands (2021–present)
2018–19 Farsley Celtic Morpeth Town Atherton Collieries
2019–201 South Shields Leek Town Workington
2020–212 Mickleover Colne Leek Town
2021–22 Buxton Warrington Rylands 1906 Liversedge Ilkeston Town
2022–23 South Shields Macclesfield Worksop Town Stamford

1 The 2019–20 season was terminated on 26 March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic; the teams listed here were in first place in the standings at the time of the termination, but were not recognised as champions.

2 The 2020–21 season was also terminated on 24 February 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic; the teams listed here were in first place in the standings at the time of the termination, but were not recognised as champions.

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Since the league's formation in 1968, the following clubs have won promotion to higher levels of the English football league system -

Seasons Promoted to
19581979 Football League Fourth Division
19791986 Alliance Premier League
19862003 Football Conference
20032005 Football Conference National
20042015 Football Conference North
2015Present National League North
Season Promoted To
1977–78 Wigan Athletic (2nd) Football League Fourth Division
1978–79 Altrincham (2nd)
Scarborough (4th)
Boston United (6th)
Stafford Rangers (8th)
Northwich Victoria (10th)
Bangor City (12th)
Barrow (16th)
All 7 clubs split to form the new Alliance Premier League above the division
1979–80 Frickley Athletic (3rd) Alliance Premier League
1980–81 Runcorn Alliance Premier League
1981–82 Bangor City Alliance Premier League
1982–83 Gateshead Alliance Premier League
1983–84 Barrow Alliance Premier League
1984–85 Stafford Rangers Alliance Premier League
1985–86 Gateshead Football Conference
1986–87 Macclesfield Town Football Conference
1987–88 Chorley Football Conference
1988–89 Barrow Football Conference
1989–90 Gateshead (2nd) Football Conference
1990–91 Witton Albion Football Conference
1991–92 Stalybridge Celtic Football Conference
1992–93 Southport Football Conference
1994–95 Morecambe (2nd) Football Conference
1996–97 Leek Town Football Conference
1997–98 Barrow Football Conference
1998–99 Altrincham Football Conference
1999–00 Leigh RMI Football Conference
2000–01 Stalybridge Celtic Football Conference
2001–02 Burton Albion Football Conference
2002–03 Accrington Stanley Football Conference National
Play-offs introduced (2003–present)
Season Promoted Play-off winner To
2003–04 Hucknall Town (1st)
Droylsden (2nd)
Barrow (3rd)
Alfreton Town (4th)
Harrogate Town (5th)
Southport (6th)
Worksop Town (7th)
Lancaster City (8th)
Vauxhall Motors (9th)
Gainsborough Trinity (10th)
Stalybridge Celtic (11th)
Altrincham (12th)
Runcorn (13th)
Ashton United (14th)
Bradford Park Avenue (17th) Football Conference North created above the division
2004–05 Hyde United Workington (2nd) Football Conference North
2005–06 Blyth Spartans Farsley Celtic (4th) Football Conference North
2006–07 Burscough AFC Telford United (4th) Football Conference North
2007–08 Fleetwood Town Gateshead (3rd) Football Conference North
2008–09 Eastwood Town Ilkeston Town (2nd) Football Conference North
2009–10 Guiseley Boston United (3rd) Football Conference North
2010–11 FC Halifax Town Colwyn Bay (2nd) Football Conference North
2011–12 Chester Bradford Park Avenue (4th) Football Conference North
2012–13 North Ferriby United Hednesford Town (2nd) Football Conference North
2013–14 Chorley AFC Fylde (3rd) Football Conference North
2014–15 FC United of Manchester Curzon Ashton (4th) National League North
2015–16 Darlington 1883 Salford City (3rd) National League North
2016–17 Blyth Spartans Spennymoor Town (2nd) National League North
2017–18 Altrincham Ashton United (2nd) National League North
2018–19 Farsley Celtic National League North
2019–20 No promotion to National League North
2020–21 Step 3 promotion cancelled
2021–22 Buxton Scarborough Athletic (3rd) National League North
2022–23 South Shields Warrington Town (2nd) National League North


Cup competitions edit

League Challenge Cup edit

The league currently runs one cup competition, the League Challenge Cup, which is contested by every club in the league.[13]

Finals edit

Season Winner Result Runner-up Venue Attendance
1968–69 Bangor City 5–2
(agg.)
Runcorn 1L:
2L:
1L:
2L:
1969–70 Altrincham 4–3
(agg.)
Macclesfield Town 1L:
2L: Moss Rose
1L: 4,400
2L: 6,833
1970–71 Fleetwood 1–1
(agg.)
1–0 (rep.)
Macclesfield Town 1L:
2L: Moss Rose
rep. Springfield Park
1L: 1,374
2L: 2,457
rep.
1971–72 Wigan Athletic 4–2
(agg.)
Gainsborough Trinity 1L:
2L:
1L:
2L:
1972–73 Northwich Victoria 3–2
(agg.)
Wigan Athletic 1L:
2L:
1L:
2L:
1973–74 Boston United 4–3
(agg.)
Altrincham 1L:
2L:
1L:
2L:
1974–75 Runcorn 2–1
(agg.)
Stafford Rangers 1L:
2L:
1L:
2L:
1975–76 Boston United 4–3
(agg.)
Mossley 1L: York Street
2L: Seel Park
1L: 2,212
2L: 711
1976–77 Scarborough 1–0 Runcorn Maine Road
1977–78 Matlock Town 3–0 Boston United Maine Road
1978–79 Mossley 4–1 Northwich Victoria Maine Road 5,054
1979–80 Runcorn 2–0 Lancaster City Maine Road
1980–81 Runcorn 4–3 Marine Maine Road
1981–82 Gainsborough Trinity 1–0 Mossley Maine Road 1,658
1982–83 Burton Albion 2–1 Macclesfield Town Maine Road 2,538
1983–84 South Liverpool 1–1 (wp) Hyde United Maine Road
1984–85 Marine 3–2 Goole Town Maine Road
1985–86 Hyde United 1–0 Marine Maine Road
1986–87 Macclesfield Town 2–0 Burton Albion Maine Road 2,037
1987–88 Goole Town 2–2 (wp) Barrow Maine Road 1,579
1988–89 Mossley 2–1 Fleetwood Maine Road 2,110
1989–90 Hyde United 1–0 Gateshead Maine Road
1990–91 Southport 4–1 Buxton Maine Road 1,700
1991–92 Marine 1–0 Frickley Athletic Maine Road
1992–93 Winsford United 1–1 (wp) Warrington Town Maine Road
1993–94 Spennymoor United 3–1 Hyde United Wetherby Road 585
1994–95 Bamber Bridge 2–1 Bishop Auckland Burnden Park
1995–96 Hyde United 1–1 (wp) Leek Town Burnden Park 501
1996–97 Gainsborough Trinity 1–0 Boston United Sincil Bank
1997–98 Altrincham 2–1 Gainsborough Trinity Saltergate
1998–99 Stalybridge Celtic 2–1 Guiseley
1999–00 Lancaster City 1–0 Worksop Town Bower Fold 669
2000–01 Lancaster City 2–2 (wp) Bishop Auckland Giant Axe 530
2001–02 Accrington Stanley 1–1(wp)
(0-1; 1-0; pens 5-4)
Bradford Park Avenue 1L: Horsfall Stadium
2L: Crown Ground
1L: 471
2L: 1,107
2002–03 Marine 3–0
(agg.)
Gateshead 1L: Filtrona Park
2L: Rossett Park
1L: 184
2L: 425
2003–04 Droylsden 4–1
(agg.)
Hucknall Town 1L: Butcher's Arms Ground
2L: Watnall Road
1L: 424
2L: 597
2004–05 Matlock Town 5–3
(agg.)
Whitby Town 1L: Causeway Lane
2L: Turnbull Ground
1L: 547
2L: 490
2005–06 Farsley Celtic 1–0 Stocksbridge Park Steels Throstle Nest 507
2006–07 Fleetwood 1–0 Matlock Town Wincham Park 426
2007–08 Eastwood Town 3–0 Skelmersdale United Tameside Stadium 372
2008–09 Guiseley 3–2 Ilkeston Town Tameside Stadium 227
2009–10 Boston United 2–0 Retford United Ashby Avenue 503
2010–11 Ashton United 1–0 Northwich Victoria Wincham Park 489
2011–12 North Ferriby United 4–1 Rushall Olympic Coronation Park 256
2012–13 North Ferriby United 1–1 (wp) Curzon Ashton Throstle Nest 179
2013–14 AFC Fylde 1–0 Skelmersdale United Edgeley Park 358
2014–15 Warrington Town 0–0 (wp) Farsley Edgeley Park 731
2015–16 Marine 2–1 Scarborough Athletic Throstle Nest 690
2016–17 Bamber Bridge 2–1 Grantham Town Harrison Park 474
2017–18 Atherton Collieries 2–1 Coalville Town North Street 374
2018–19 Trafford 2–1 Farsley Celtic Broadhurst Park 374
2019–20 Competition abandoned due to COVID-19
2020–23 Not contested

Defunct competitions edit

In the past the league has run three other cup competitions - the President's Cup, Chairman's Cup and Peter Swales Shield.[14]

Winners edit

Season President's Cup Chairman's Cup Peter Swales Shield
1970–71 - - Wigan Athletic
1971–72 - - Wigan Athletic
1972–73 - - Boston United
1973–74 - - Boston United
1974–75 - - Wigan Athletic
1975–76 - - Boston United
1976–77 - - Boston United
1977–78 - - Matlock Town
1978–79 - - Altrincham
1979–80 - - Runcorn
1980–81 - - Runcorn
1981–82 Buxton - Gainsborough Trinity
1982–83 King's Lynn - Burton Albion
1983–84 Workington - Barrow
1984–85 Rhyl - Stafford Rangers
1985–86 Worksop Town - Gateshead
1986–87 Macclesfield Town - Bangor City
1987–88 South Liverpool - Chorley
1988–89 Bangor City - Mossley
1989–90 Fleetwood Town - Leek Town
1990–91 Witton Albion - Witton Albion
1991–92 Morecambe - Stalybridge Celtic
1992–93 Winsford United - Southport
1993–94 Guiseley - Marine
1994–95 Lancaster City - Marine
1995–96 Worksop Town - Hyde United
1996–97 Blyth Spartans - Gainsborough Trinity
1997–98 Runcorn - Altrincham
1998–99 Droylsden - Altrincham
1999–00 Trafford Hyde United Leigh RMI
2000–01 Stalybridge Celtic Barrow Stalybridge Celtic
2001–02 Barrow Worksop Town Accrington Stanley
2002–03 Stalybridge Celtic Hucknall Town Accrington Stanley
2003–04 Barrow Hyde United Droylsden
2004–05 Bamber Bridge Kidsgrove Athletic Hyde United
2005–06 Bradford Park Avenue Blyth Spartans Blyth Spartans
2006–07 Buxton Guiseley Burscough
2007–08 FC United of Manchester Retford United Fleetwood Town
2008–09 Trafford Durham City Eastwood Town
2009–10 Belper Town Mickleover Sports Guiseley
2010–11 Lancaster City - FC Halifax Town
2011–12 - - Chester
2012–13 - - Skelmersdale United
2013–14 - - Halesowen Town

See also edit

References edit

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External links edit