1995–96 Football Conference

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The Vauxhall Conference season of 1995–96 was the seventeenth season of the Conference National.

Overview[edit]

Stevenage Borough, won the Conference championship during their second season in this league. However, they did not earn a promotion to the Football League because they did not meet Football League requirements.

New teams in the league this season[edit]

Final league table[1][edit]

Football Conference
Season 1995–96[1]
Champions Stevenage Borough (1st Football Conference title)
Promoted to the Football League None
Conference League Cup winners Bromsgrove Rovers
FA Trophy winners Macclesfield Town
Relegated to Level 6 Dagenham & Redbridge,
Runcorn
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1384 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer Barry Hayles (Stevenage Borough), 29
Biggest home win Macclesfield TownHalifax Town 7–0 (9 March 1996);
MorecambeAltrincham 7–0 (17 February 1996)
Biggest away win Runcorn F.C. HaltonStevenage Borough 0–8 (25 November 1995)
Highest scoring Slough TownKidderminster Harriers 5–4 (28 August 1995);
MorecambeWoking 4–5 (13 January 1997)
Longest winning run Woking, 7 matches
Longest unbeaten run Stevenage Borough, 17 matches
Longest losing run Dover Athletic, 9 matches
Highest attendance Woking v Macclesfield Town, 4,583 (6 April 1996)
Lowest attendance ?
Average attendance 1,054
Locations of the Football Conference teams 1995–1996
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Stevenage Borough 42 13 6 2 51 20 14 4 3 50 24 101 44 + 57 91
2 Woking 42 16 5 0 47 13 9 3 9 36 41 83 54 + 29 83
3 Hednesford Town 42 13 3 5 38 21 10 4 7 33 25 71 46 + 25 76
4 Macclesfield Town 42 12 5 4 32 16 10 4 7 34 33 66 49 + 17 76
5 Gateshead 42 9 7 5 32 24 9 6 6 26 22 58 46 + 12 67
6 Southport 42 10 7 4 42 25 8 5 8 35 39 77 64 + 13 66
7 Kidderminster Harriers 42 13 4 4 49 26 5 6 10 29 40 78 66 + 12 64
8 Northwich Victoria 42 9 3 9 38 35 7 9 5 34 29 72 64 + 8 60
9 Morecambe 42 12 2 7 51 33 5 6 10 27 39 78 72 + 6 59
10 Farnborough Town 42 8 6 7 29 23 7 8 6 34 35 63 58 + 5 59
11 Bromsgrove Rovers 42 11 6 4 33 20 4 8 9 26 37 59 57 + 2 59
12 Altrincham 42 9 6 6 33 29 6 7 8 26 35 59 64 – 5 58
13 Telford United 42 8 7 6 27 23 7 3 11 24 33 51 56 – 5 55
14 Stalybridge Celtic 42 9 3 9 29 37 7 4 10 30 31 59 68 – 9 55
15 Halifax Town 42 8 7 6 30 25 5 6 10 19 38 49 63 – 14 52
16 Kettering Town 42 9 5 7 38 32 4 4 13 30 52 68 84 – 16 48
17 Slough Town 42 4 6 11 35 44 9 2 10 28 32 63 76 – 13 47
18 Bath City 42 9 4 8 29 31 4 3 14 16 35 45 66 – 21 46
19 Welling United 42 6 8 7 21 23 4 7 10 21 30 42 53 – 11 45
20 Dover Athletic 42 8 1 12 29 38 3 6 12 22 36 51 74 – 23 40
21 Runcorn 42 4 5 12 25 43 5 3 13 23 44 48 87 – 39 35 Relegated to the Northern Premier League
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 5 7 9 31 34 2 5 14 12 39 43 73 – 30 33 Relegated to the Isthmian League
  • Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • Points scored: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw.


Key
Football Conference Champions, no promotion to the Football League
FA Trophy winners
Conference League Cup winners
New club in the Conference
Relegated to Level 6

Results[1][edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ALT BAT BRO D&R DOV FAR GAT HAL HED KET KID MAC MOR NOR RUN SLO SOU STL STB TEL WEL WOK
Altrincham 1–2 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–4 3–0 3–4 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0
Bath City 2–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–3 3–0 3–1 4–0 0–4 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–3
Bromsgrove Rovers 0–0 4–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–4 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–2 4–2 3–0 2–2 0–3 2–3 1–3 1–2 4–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0
Dover Athletic 1–4 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–3 0–1 4–2 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–3
Farnborough Town 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 6–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–2
Gateshead 2–3 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–3 1–1 4–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–1
Halifax Town 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–2 2–2 2–3 2–3 0–0 2–1 2–2
Hednesford Town 2–1 2–1 4–2 0–0 2–2 4–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–1
Kettering Town 4–2 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–6 1–2 0–3 1–3 3–0
Kidderminster Harriers 1–1 1–2 1–0 5–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 6–1 3–1 1–0 0–4 4–2 2–1 4–1 4–3 2–3 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Macclesfield Town 2–3 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 7–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–2
Morecambe 7–0 1–0 4–1 2–2 3–1 2–3 2–3 0–1 0–1 5–3 3–1 2–4 2–2 3–1 1–2 4–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–5
Northwich Victoria 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 6–2 5–2 1–2 2–1 4–3 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–0
Runcorn 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 3–4 4–3 1–1 0–1 0–8 2–3 1–3 2–3
Slough Town 1–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 1–2 5–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–5 2–1 2–6 1–2 0–0 2–3
Southport 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 7–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 6–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 5–3 0–1 3–2 2–0 2–2
Stalybridge Celtic 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–2 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–1 1–4 2–5 2–2 2–1 2–4
Stevenage Borough 1–1 2–0 3–3 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 5–1 4–1 4–0 1–1 5–1 4–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 4–1 4–0
Telford United 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–4 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–2
Welling United 1–1 2–1 5–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 1–2
Woking 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 4–0 2–1 4–1 5–1 3–2

Source: Glenda Rollin (ed.), Jack Rollin (exec. ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1996–97. Headline, 1996.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

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Relegated[edit]

Top scorers in order of league goals[1][edit]

Rank Player Club League FA Cup FA Trophy League Cup Total
1 Barry Hayles Stevenage Borough 29 0 5 1 35
2 Joe O'Connor Hednesford 23 1 0 2 26
3 Carl Alford Kettering Town 22 2 1 0 25
4 Mark West Slough Town 21 0 3 4 28
= Chris Boothe Farnborough Town 21 5 1 5 32
6 David Leworthy Dover Athletic 20 1 1 3 25
7 Steve Harkus Gateshead 19 0 0 1 20
8 Clive Walker Woking 18 1 0 0 19
9 Carwyn Williams Northwich Victoria 17 3 0 0 20
10 Andy Whittaker Southport 16 0 1 3 20
11 Corey Browne Stevenage Borough 15 1 0 0 16
12 Mike Bignall Runcorn 14 2 0 0 16
= Brian Butler Northwich Victoria 14 2 4 0 20
= Kim Casey Kidderminster Harriers 14 1 0 2 17
= Paul Davies Kidderminster Harriers 14 0 0 0 14
= Darran Hay Woking 14 4 0 0 18
= Junior Hunter Woking 14 0 0 0 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Glenda Rollin (ed.), Jack Rollin (exec. ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1996–97. Headline, 1996.

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