1990–91 Northern Premier League

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The 1990–91 Northern Premier League season was the 23rd in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier Division, won by Witton Albion, and the First Division, won by Whitley Bay. It was known as the HFS Loans League for sponsorship reasons.[1]

Premier Division[edit]

Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1990–91
Champions Witton Albion
Promoted Witton Albion
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1265 (3.01 per match)

The Premier Division featured two new teams:

  • Droylsden promoted as runners-up from Division One
  • Leek Town promoted as champions from Division One

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Witton Albion (C) (P) 40 28 9 3 81 31 +50 93 Promotion to the Football Conference
2 Stalybridge Celtic 40 22 11 7 44 26 +18 77
3 Morecambe 40 19 16 5 72 44 +28 73
4 Fleetwood Town 40 20 9 11 69 44 +25 69
5 Southport 40 18 14 8 66 48 +18 68
6 Marine 40 18 11 11 56 39 +17 65
7 Bishop Auckland 40 17 10 13 62 56 +6 61
8 Buxton 40 17 11 12 66 61 +5 059*
9 Leek Town 40 15 11 14 48 44 +4 56
10 Frickley Athletic 40 16 6 18 64 62 +2 54
11 Hyde United 40 14 11 15 73 63 +10 53
12 Goole Town 40 14 10 16 68 74 −6 52
13 Droylsden 40 12 11 17 67 70 −3 47
14 Chorley 40 12 10 18 55 55 0 46
15 Mossley 40 13 10 17 55 68 −13 045#
16 Horwich RMI 40 13 6 21 62 81 −19 45
17 Matlock Town 40 12 7 21 52 70 −18 43
18 Bangor City 40 9 12 19 52 70 −18 39
19 South Liverpool 40 10 9 21 58 92 −34 39 Club resigned from the league
20 Gainsborough Trinity 40 9 11 20 57 84 −27 38
21 Shepshed Charterhouse 40 6 7 27 38 83 −45 25
22 Colne Dynamoes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Club folded

Updated to games played on May 1991.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
*Buxton were deducted 3 points.
#Mossley were deducted 4 points.
Colne Dynamoes folded prior to the season's start.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Division One[edit]

Northern Premier League
Division One
Season 1990–91
Champions Whitley Bay
Promoted Whitley Bay
Emley
Accrington Stanley

Division One featured four new teams:

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Whitley Bay (C) (P) 42 25 10 7 95 38 +57 85 Promotion to the NPL Premier Division
2 Emley (P) 42 24 12 6 78 37 +41 84
3 Worksop Town 42 25 7 10 85 56 +29 82
4 Accrington Stanley (P) 42 21 13 8 83 57 +26 76 Promotion to the NPL Premier Division
5 Rhyl 42 21 7 14 62 63 −1 70
6 Lancaster City 42 19 8 15 58 56 +2 65
7 Eastwood Town 42 17 11 14 70 60 +10 62
8 Warrington Town 42 17 10 15 68 52 +16 61
9 Bridlington Town 42 15 15 12 72 52 +20 60
10 Curzon Ashton 42 14 14 14 49 57 −8 56
11 Congleton Town 42 14 12 16 57 71 −14 54
12 Netherfield 42 14 11 17 67 66 +1 53
13 Newtown 42 13 12 17 68 75 −7 51
14 Caernarfon Town 42 13 10 19 51 64 −13 49
15 Rossendale United 42 12 13 17 66 67 −1 49
16 Radcliffe Borough 42 12 12 18 50 69 −19 48
17 Irlam Town 42 12 11 19 55 76 −21 47
18 Winsford United 42 11 13 18 51 66 −15 46
19 Harrogate Town 42 11 13 18 55 73 −18 46
20 Workington 42 11 9 22 49 78 −29 42
21 Farsley Celtic 42 9 7 26 45 95 −50 34
22 Alfreton Town 42 7 12 23 41 84 −43 33

Updated to games played on May 1991.
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the twenty-third season of the Northern Premier League Witton Albion (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. None of the Premier Division sides were relegated, but South Liverpool folded at the end of the season, so three sides were promoted to the Premier Division; First Division winners Whitley Bay, second placed Emley and fourth placed Accrington Stanley. Colwyn Bay, Guiseley and Knowsley United were admitted to take these teams' places.

Cup results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Southport bt. Buxton

President's Cup:

  • Witton Albion bt. Fleetwood Town

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

  • Witton Albion bt. Stalybridge Celtic 1

1 As Witton Albion won both the Northern Premier League and the Presidents cup, Stalybridge Celtic qualified as 2nd placed team of the NPL.

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