1998–99 Football Conference

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The Football Conference season of 1998–99 was the twentieth season of the Football Conference, also known as the Football Conference for sponsorship reasons.

Changes since the previous season[edit]

Final league table[edit]

Football Conference
Season 1998–99[1]
Champions Cheltenham Town (1st Football Conference title)
Direct promotion Cheltenham Town
Conference League Cup winners Doncaster Rovers
FA Trophy winners Kingstonian (1st FA Trophy title)
Relegated to Level 6 Barrow,
Farnborough Town,
Leek Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1192 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorer Carl Alford (Stevenage Borough), 26
Biggest home win Leek TownMorecambe 7–0 (25 August 1998)
Biggest away win Farnborough TownMorecambe 1–6 (12 December 1998);
Farnborough TownNorthwich Victoria 1–6 (20 March 1999)
Highest scoring Doncaster RoversDover Athletic 5–4 (19 December 1998);
Yeovil TownFarnborough Town 6–3 (28 December 1998)
Longest winning run Cheltenham Town, Rushden & Diamonds, 6 matches
Longest unbeaten run Cheltenham Town, 17 matches
Longest losing run Leek Town, 10 matches
Highest attendance Rushden & Diamonds v Cheltenham Town, 6,312 (3 April 1999)
Lowest attendance ?
Average attendance 1,627 (+ 10.23% compared with the previous season)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Cheltenham Town 42 11 9 1 35 14 11 5 5 36 22 71 36 + 35 80
2 Kettering Town 42 11 5 5 31 16 11 5 5 27 21 58 37 + 21 76
3 Hayes 42 12 3 6 34 25 10 5 6 29 25 63 50 + 13 74
4 Rushden & Diamonds 42 11 4 6 41 22 9 8 4 30 20 71 42 + 29 72
5 Yeovil Town 42 8 4 9 35 32 12 7 2 33 22 68 54 + 14 71
6 Stevenage Borough 42 9 9 3 37 23 8 8 5 25 22 62 55 + 7 68
7 Northwich Victoria 42 11 3 7 29 21 8 6 7 31 30 60 51 + 9 66
8 Kingstonian 42 9 7 5 25 19 8 6 7 25 30 50 49 + 1 64
9 Woking 42 9 5 7 27 20 9 4 8 24 25 51 45 + 6 63
10 Hednesford Town 42 9 8 4 30 24 6 8 7 19 20 49 44 + 5 61
11 Dover Athletic 42 7 9 5 27 21 8 4 9 27 27 54 48 + 6 58
12 Forest Green Rovers 42 9 5 7 28 22 6 8 7 27 28 55 50 + 5 58
13 Hereford United 42 9 5 7 25 17 6 5 10 24 29 49 46 + 3 55
14 Morecambe 42 9 5 7 31 29 6 3 12 29 47 60 76 – 16 53
15 Kidderminster Harriers 42 9 4 8 32 22 5 5 11 24 30 56 52 + 4 51
16 Doncaster Rovers 42 7 5 9 26 26 5 7 9 25 29 51 55 – 4 48
17 Telford United 42 7 8 6 24 24 3 8 10 20 36 44 60 – 16 46
18 Southport 42 6 9 6 29 28 4 6 11 18 31 47 59 – 12 45
19 Barrow 42 7 5 9 17 23 4 5 12 23 40 40 63 – 23 43 Relegated to the Northern Premier League[notes 1]
20 Welling United 42 4 7 10 18 30 5 7 9 26 35 44 65 – 21 41
21 Leek Town 42 5 5 11 34 42 3 3 15 14 34 48 76 – 28 32 Relegated to the Northern Premier League
22 Farnborough Town 42 6 5 10 29 48 1 6 14 12 41 41 89 – 48 32 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.
  1. ^ Barrow were relegated to the Northern Premier League due to entering administration.
Key
Football Conference Champions, promoted to Football League Division Three
FA Trophy winners
Conference League Cup winners
Relegated from the The Football League, see Doncaster Rovers
New club in the Conference
Relegated to Level 6

Locations[edit]

Locations of the Football Conference London teams 1998–1999

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BRW CHL DON DOV FAR FGR HAY HED HER KET KID KIN LEE MOR NOR R&D SOU STB TEL WEL WOK YEO
Barrow 1–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–4 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0
Cheltenham Town 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–3 0–0 2–2 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–2
Doncaster Rovers 2–1 2–2 5–4 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 4–1 0–1 0–2
Dover Athletic 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 0–1 5–1 2–1 2–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–2
Farnborough Town 2–2 2–4 1–0 1–2 2–2 1–5 0–1 0–4 1–3 2–4 4–2 2–1 1–6 1–6 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–0
Forest Green Rovers 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 5–0 1–0 3–1 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–2
Hayes 1–0 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 4–3 1–2 2–2 1–1
Hednesford Town 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–3
Hereford United 3–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1
Kettering Town 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 6–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–2
Kidderminster Harriers 1–2 0–1 3–3 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 5–2 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 3–2 0–1
Kingstonian 5–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–5 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 0–0
Leek Town 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 1–4 1–3 3–2 1–2 1–4 2–2 7–0 0–3 2–3 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–3 2–4
Morecambe 3–2 0–2 1–2 0–4 1–0 3–1 2–3 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 3–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1
Northwich Victoria 1–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–3 1–2
Rushden & Diamonds 4–0 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–0 4–0 5–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 1–2
Southport 0–4 0–2 3–2 3–0 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 0–0 2–3
Stevenage Borough 1–2 2–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–3 2–2 3–0 3–3 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 5–0 1–1
Telford United 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–3 3–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 0–0 1–0 2–2
Welling United 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 0–0 1–3 1–0 3–2 2–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–2
Woking 2–3 1–0 2–0 1–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 3–0 0–0 0–0
Yeovil Town 1–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 6–3 0–4 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–3 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 1–3 0–1

Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers in order of league goals[edit]

Rank Player Club League FA Cup FA Trophy League Cup Total
1 Carl Alford Stevenage Borough 26 4 3 0 33
2 Warren Patmore Yeovil Town 20 4 2 0 26
3 John Norman Morecambe 19 2 0 2 23
4 Lee Charles Hayes 18 0 2 1 21
= Neil Grayson Cheltenham Town 18 0 5 0 23
= Hugh McAuley Leek Town 18 0 0 1 19
7 Darren Collins Rushden & Diamonds 17 2 0 0 19
8 Dennis Bailey Cheltenham Town 15 1 1 6 23
= Adrian Foster Rushden & Diamonds 15 0 0 1 16
= Paul Tait Northwich Victoria 15 0 0 1 16
11 Darran Hay Woking 13 5 5 0 23
= Mark Hynes Dover Athletic 13 4 1 0 18
= Adie Mike Hednesford 13 3 0 0 16
14 Ian Duerden Doncaster Rovers 12 2 0 4 18
= Marc McGregor Forest Green Rovers 12 0 3 0 15
= Brett McNamara Kettering Town 12 0 2 0 14
= Steve West Woking 12 0 1 0 13
18 Scott Huckerby Telford United 11 3 2 0 16
= Leroy May Kidderminster Harriers 11 0 0 1 12
20 Lee Hudson Kettering Town 10 0 1 0 12
= Neil Illman Northwich Victoria 10 0 1 1 12
= Richard Leadbeater Stevenage Borough 10 0 0 0 10
= David Leworthy Kingstonian 10 2 5 0 17
= Owen Pickard Yeovil Town 10 0 2 0 12
= Martin Randall Hayes 10 2 0 0 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Glenda Rollin and Jack Rollin (eds.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1999–2000. Headline, 1999.

External links[edit]