1970–71 Northern Premier League

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The 1970–71 Northern Premier League season was the third in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England.

Final table[edit]

Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1970–71
Champions Wigan Athletic
Promoted None
Relegated None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1466 (3.17 per match)
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv 1 Pts 2 Qualification or relegation
1 Wigan Athletic 42 27 13 2 91 32 2.84 67
2 Stafford Rangers 42 27 7 8 87 51 1.71 61
3 Scarborough 42 23 12 7 83 40 2.08 58
4 Boston United 42 22 12 8 69 31 2.23 56
5 Macclesfield Town 42 23 10 9 84 45 1.87 56
6 Northwich Victoria 42 22 5 15 71 55 1.29 49
7 Bangor City 42 19 10 13 72 61 1.18 48
8 Altrincham 42 19 10 13 80 76 1.05 48
9 South Liverpool 42 15 15 12 67 57 1.18 45
10 Chorley 42 14 14 14 58 61 0.95 42
11 Gainsborough Trinity 42 15 11 16 65 63 1.03 41
12 Morecambe 42 14 11 17 67 79 0.85 39
13 South Shields 42 12 14 16 67 66 1.02 38
14 Bradford Park Avenue 42 15 8 19 54 73 0.74 38
15 Lancaster City 42 12 12 18 53 76 0.70 36
16 Netherfield 42 13 9 20 59 57 1.04 35
17 Matlock Town 42 10 13 19 58 80 0.73 33
18 Fleetwood 42 10 11 21 56 90 0.62 31
19 Great Harwood 42 8 13 21 66 98 0.67 29
20 Runcorn 42 10 5 27 58 84 0.69 25
21 Kirkby Town 42 6 13 23 57 93 0.61 25
22 Goole Town 42 10 4 28 44 98 0.45 24

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976–77 season.

2 The points system up until the 1982–83 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the third season of the Northern Premier League none of the teams were put forward for election to the Football League nor automatically promoted. Conversely, none of the sides were relegated. Skelmersdale United and Ellesmere Port Town were newly admitted into the League.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Fleetwood Town 1–1 agg. (replay 1–0) Macclesfield Town

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