1988–89 Northern Premier League

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The 1988–89 Northern Premier League season was the 21st in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First. It was known as the HFS Loans League for sponsorship reasons.[1]

Premier Division Teams[edit]

Premier Division Final Table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Barrow 42 26 9 7 69 35 +34 87
2 Hyde United 42 24 8 10 77 44 +33 80
3 Witton Albion 42 22 13 7 67 39 +28 79
4 Bangor City 42 22 10 10 77 48 +29 76
5 Marine 42 23 7 12 69 48 +21 76
6 Goole Town 42 22 7 13 75 60 +15 73
7 Fleetwood Town 42 19 16 7 58 44 +14 73
8 Rhyl 42 18 10 14 75 65 +10 64
9 Frickley Athletic 42 17 10 15 64 53 +11 61
10 Mossley 42 17 9 16 56 58 −2 60
11 South Liverpool 42 15 13 14 65 57 +8 58
12 Caernarfon Town 42 15 10 17 49 63 −14 55
13 Matlock Town 42 16 5 21 65 73 −8 53
14 Southport 42 13 12 17 66 52 +14 51
15 Buxton 42 12 14 16 61 63 −2 50
16 Morecambe 42 13 9 20 55 60 −5 472
17 Gainsborough Trinity 42 12 11 19 56 73 −17 47
18 Shepshed Charterhouse 42 14 8 20 49 60 −11 443
19 Stalybridge Celtic 42 9 13 20 46 81 −35 40
20 Horwich RMI 42 7 14 21 42 70 −28 35
21 Gateshead 42 7 13 22 36 70 −34 34
22 Worksop Town 42 6 5 31 42 103 −61 23

1 The points system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Morecambe had 1 point deducted.

3 Shepshed Charterhouse had 6 points deducted.

First Division Teams[edit]

Division One Final Table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Colne Dynamoes 42 30 11 1 102 21 +81 982
2 Bishop Auckland 42 28 5 9 78 28 +50 89
3 Leek Town 42 25 11 6 74 41 +33 853
4 Droylsden 42 25 9 8 84 48 +36 84
5 Whitley Bay 42 23 6 13 77 49 +28 75
6 Accrington Stanley 42 21 10 11 81 60 +21 73
7 Lancaster City 42 21 8 13 76 54 +22 71
8 Harrogate Town 42 19 7 16 68 61 +7 64
9 Newtown 42 15 12 15 65 59 +6 57
10 Congleton Town 42 15 11 16 62 66 −4 56
11 Workington 42 17 3 22 59 74 −15 54
12 Eastwood Town 42 14 10 18 55 61 −6 52
13 Curzon Ashton 42 13 11 18 74 72 +2 50
14 Farsley Celtic 42 12 13 17 52 73 −21 49
15 Irlam Town 42 11 14 17 53 63 −10 47
16 Penrith 42 14 5 23 61 91 −30 47
17 Radcliffe Borough 42 12 10 20 62 86 −24 46
18 Eastwood Hanley 42 11 12 19 46 67 −21 45
19 Winsford United 42 13 6 23 58 93 −35 45
20 Alfreton Town 42 8 11 23 44 92 −48 35
21 Netherfield 42 8 9 25 57 90 −33 323
22 Sutton Town 42 7 6 29 70 109 −39 27

1 The points system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Colne Dynamoes were deducted 3 points.

3 Leek Town and Netherfield were deducted 1 point.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the twenty-first season of the Northern Premier League Barrow (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. Meanwhile Worksop Town were relegated; these two sides were replaced by First Division winners Colne Dynamoes and second placed Bishop Auckland. Sutton Town left the First Division at the end of the season and were replaced by newly admitted Emley and Rossendale United.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Mossley 2–1 Fleetwood Town

President's Cup:

  • Bangor City 5–1 South Liverpool

Northern Premier League Shield: Between Champions of NPL Premier Division and Winners of the NPL Cup.

  • Mossley bt. Barrow

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