1991–92 Northern Premier League

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The 1991–92 Northern Premier League season was the 24th in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier Division, won by Stalybridge Celtic, and the First Division, won by Colwyn Bay. It was known as the HFS Loans League for sponsorship reasons.[1]

Premier Division[edit]

Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1991–92
Champions Stalybridge Celtic
Promoted Stalybridge Celtic
Relegated Shepshed Albion
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1324 (2.87 per match)

The Premier Division featured three new teams:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Stalybridge Celtic (C) (P) 42 26 14 2 84 33 +51 92 Promotion to the Conference
2 Marine 42 23 9 10 64 32 +32 78
3 Morecambe 42 21 13 8 70 44 +26 76
4 Leek Town 42 21 10 11 62 49 +13 73
5 Buxton 42 21 9 12 65 47 +18 72
6 Emley 42 18 11 13 69 47 +22 65
7 Southport 42 16 17 9 57 48 +9 65
8 Accrington Stanley 42 17 12 13 78 62 +16 63
9 Hyde United 42 17 9 16 69 67 +2 60
10 Fleetwood Town 42 17 8 17 67 64 +3 59
11 Bishop Auckland 42 16 9 17 48 58 −10 57
12 Goole Town 42 15 9 18 60 72 −12 54
13 Horwich RMI 42 13 14 15 44 52 −8 53
14 Frickley Athletic 42 12 16 14 61 57 +4 52
15 Droylsden 42 12 14 16 62 72 −10 50
16 Mossley 42 15 4 23 51 73 −22 49
17 Whitley Bay 42 13 9 20 53 79 −26 48
18 Gainsborough Trinity 42 11 13 18 48 63 −15 46
19 Matlock Town 42 12 9 21 59 87 −28 45
20 Bangor City 42 11 10 21 46 57 −11 43 Transferred to the League of Wales
21 Chorley 42 11 9 22 61 82 −21 42
22 Shepshed Albion (R) 42 6 8 28 46 79 −33 26 Relegation to the NPL Division One

Updated to games played on May 1992.
Source: [1].
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.

Division One[edit]

Northern Premier League
Division One
Season 1991–92
Champions Colwyn Bay
Promoted Colwyn Bay
Winsford United
Relegated Newtown
Rhyl
Irlam Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1551 (3.36 per match)

Division One featured three new teams:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Colwyn Bay (C) (P) 42 30 4 8 99 49 +50 94 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 Winsford United (P) 42 29 6 7 96 41 +55 93
3 Worksop Town 42 25 5 12 101 51 +50 80
4 Guiseley 42 22 12 8 93 56 +37 78
5 Caernarfon Town 42 23 9 10 78 47 +31 78
6 Bridlington Town 42 22 9 11 86 46 +40 75
7 Warrington Town 42 20 8 14 79 64 +15 68
8 Knowsley United 42 18 10 14 69 52 +17 64
9 Netherfield 42 18 7 17 54 61 −7 61
10 Harrogate Town 42 14 16 12 73 69 +4 58
11 Curzon Ashton 42 15 9 18 71 83 −12 54
12 Farsley Celtic 42 15 9 18 79 101 −22 053
13 Radcliffe Borough 42 15 9 18 67 72 −5 051*
14 Newtown 42 15 6 21 60 95 −35 51 Transferred to the League of Wales
15 Eastwood Town 42 13 11 18 59 70 −11 50
16 Lancaster City 42 10 19 13 55 62 −7 49
17 Congleton Town 42 14 5 23 59 81 −22 47
18 Rhyl 42 11 10 21 59 69 −10 43 Transferred to the League of Wales
19 Rossendale United 42 9 11 22 61 90 −29 38
20 Alfreton Town 42 12 2 28 63 98 −35 38
21 Irlam Town (R) 42 9 7 26 45 95 −50 033 Relegation to the NWCFL Division Two
22 Workington 42 7 8 27 45 99 −54 028

Updated to games played on May 1992.
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
*Radcliffe Borough were deducted 3 points.
Farsley Celtic, Irlam Town and Workington were deducted 1 point.
(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-fourth season of the Northern Premier League Stalybridge Celtic (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. Shepshed Albion were relegated to the First Division and Bangor City moved to the newly formed League of Wales; these three clubs were replaced by relegated Conference side Barrow, First Division winners Colwyn Bay and second placed Winsford United. In the First Division Newtown and Rhyl left the League to join the League of Wales and Irlam Town left the League altogether; these three sides were replaced by newly admitted Ashton United, Gretna and Great Harwood Town.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Marine 1–0 Frickley Athletic

President's Cup:

  • Morecambe bt. Stalybridge Celtic

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

  • Stalybridge Celtic bt. Morecambe

References[edit]

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