2000–01 Football Conference

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The Football Conference season of 2000–01 was the twenty-second season of the Football Conference, also known as the Nationwide Conference for sponsorship reasons.

Changes since the previous season[edit]

Final league table[edit]

Football Conference
Season 2000–01
Champions Rushden & Diamonds (1st Football Conference title)
Direct promotion Rushden & Diamonds
Conference League Cup winners Chester City
FA Trophy winners Canvey Island (Isthmian League) (1st FA Trophy title)
Relegated to Level 6 Hednesford,
Kettering Town,
Kingstonian
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1256 (2.72 per match)
Top goalscorer Duane Darby (Rushden & Diamonds), 24
Biggest home win HednesfordNorthwich Victoria 7–1 (2 September 2000)
Biggest away win KingstonianMorecambe 1–6 (10 March 2000)
Highest scoring Leigh RMINuneaton 6–2 (3 March 2001);
BostonHereford 5–3 (5 May 2001);
StevenageTelford United 5–3 (30 September 2000);
Forest Green RoversDagenham & Redbridge 4–4 (16 September 2000);
MorecambeScarborough 4–4 (16 December 2000);
WokingDagenham & Redbridge 4–4 (14 April 2001)
Longest winning run ?
Longest unbeaten run ?
Longest losing run ?
Highest attendance Yeovil Town v Rushden & Diamonds, 8,868 (21 April 2001)
Lowest attendance ?
Average attendance 1,553 (– 4% compared to the previous season)
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Rushden & Diamonds (C) (P) 42 14 6 1 41 13 11 5 5 37 23 78 36 +42 86 Promoted to the 2001–02 League Division Three
2 Yeovil Town 42 14 3 4 41 17 10 5 6 32 33 73 50 +23 80
3 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 13 4 4 39 19 10 4 7 32 35 71 54 +17 77
4 Southport 42 9 5 7 33 24 11 4 6 25 22 58 46 +12 69
5 Leigh RMI 42 11 5 5 38 24 8 6 7 25 33 63 57 +6 68
6 Telford United 42 13 1 7 33 23 6 7 8 18 28 51 51 0 65
7 Stevenage Borough 42 8 7 6 36 33 7 11 3 35 28 71 61 +10 63
8 Chester City 42 9 8 4 29 19 7 6 8 20 24 49 43 +6 62
9 Doncaster Rovers 42 11 5 5 28 17 4 8 9 19 26 47 43 +4 58
10 Scarborough 42 7 9 5 29 25 7 7 7 27 29 56 54 +2 58
11 Hereford United 42 6 12 3 27 19 8 3 10 33 27 60 46 +14 57
12 Boston United 42 10 7 4 43 28 3 10 8 31 35 74 63 +11 56
13 Nuneaton Borough 42 9 5 7 35 26 4 10 7 25 34 60 60 0 54
14 Woking 42 5 10 6 30 30 8 5 8 22 27 52 57 −5 54
15 Dover Athletic 42 9 6 6 32 22 5 5 11 22 34 54 56 −2 53
16 Forest Green Rovers 42 6 9 6 28 28 5 6 10 15 26 43 54 −11 48
17 Northwich Victoria 42 8 7 6 31 24 3 6 12 18 43 49 67 −18 46
18 Hayes 42 5 6 10 22 31 7 4 10 22 40 44 71 −27 46
19 Morecambe 42 8 5 8 35 29 3 7 11 29 37 64 66 −2 45
20 Kettering Town (R) 42 5 5 11 23 31 6 5 10 23 31 46 62 −16 43 Relegated to the Southern League
21 Kingstonian (R) 42 3 5 13 19 40 5 5 11 28 33 47 73 −26 34 Relegated to the Isthmian League
22 Hednesford Town (R) 42 2 6 13 24 38 3 7 11 22 48 46 86 −40 28 Relegated to the Southern 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.

Locations[edit]

Locations of the Football Conference London teams 2000–2001

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] BOS CHE D&R DON DOV FGR HAY HED HER KET KIN LEI MOR NOR NUN R&D SCA SOU STB TEL WOK YEO
Boston United 0–0 5–1 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 3–4 5–3 4–3 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 3–3 2–1 0–0 4–1
Chester City 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 2–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 6–1 2–1 5–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–2 2–0
Doncaster Rovers 4–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 0–0 0–2 4–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 2–0
Dover Athletic 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 4–1 4–0 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–2 3–0 2–1 4–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 1–1
Forest Green Rovers 0–3 1–1 4–4 2–2 2–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 2–3 2–0 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–1
Hayes 1–1 1–3 4–1 0–3 3–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–3 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–3
Hednesford Town 2–4 0–0 0–2 2–4 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 3–2 1–2 0–0 7–1 0–3 2–3 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2
Hereford United 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 4–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–2
Kettering Town 2–2 4–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 3–1 0–1 1–5 2–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1
Kingstonian 0–0 1–3 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–3 0–1 0–2 1–6 1–0 2–2 2–4 2–2 3–1 0–2 0–1 0–3 3–4
Leigh RMI 2–2 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 6–2 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 2–3
Morecambe 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–2 4–0 4–2 2–1 4–4 1–3 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–0
Northwich Victoria 0–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–4 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 0–2 3–2 0–1 4–0 1–2
Nuneaton Borough 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 5–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–1 1–1 0–2
Rushden & Diamonds 0–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 5–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–2
Scarborough 2–2 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–4 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 4–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–2
Southport 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 3–0
Stevenage Borough 3–2 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 3–3 4–1 2–1 2–0 2–5 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 5–3 0–3 0–0
Telford United 3–2 3–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–3 2–2 3–1 1–2
Woking 1–1 1–0 4–4 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–0 2–3
Yeovil Town 2–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 4–0 2–0 3–0 4–2 2–3 2–0 3–1 6–1 3–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–0

Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = 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 Duane Darby Rushden & Diamonds 24 0 3 0 27
2 Steve Jones Leigh RMI 19 1 0 1 21
3 Warren Patmore Yeovil Town 18 3 0 1 22
= Justin Jackson Rushden & Diamonds 18 1 1 0 20
5 Darran Hay Stevenage Borough 15 0 1 0 16
6 Rob Elmes Hereford United 14 0 4 0 18
7 Alex Meechan Forest Green Rovers 13 0 5 0 18
= Ken Charlery Boston United 13 3 1 0 17
= Marc McGregor Nuneaton Borough 13 1 0 2 16
= Ian Arnold Southport 13 1 1 0 15
= Dave Ridings Leigh RMI 13 0 0 1 14
= Simon Parke Southport 13 0 0 0 13
= Charlie Griffin Woking 13 0 0 0 13
14 Mark Beesley Chester City 12 1 1 3 17
= Tony Black Leigh RMI 12 3 1 1 17
= Darren Collins Kettering Town 12 2 0 0 14
= Gary Paterson Doncaster Rovers 12 1 0 0 13
= Joff Vansittart Dover Athletic 12 0 0 0 12
19 Neil Illman Stevenage Borough 11 0 4 2 17
= Rocky Baptiste Hayes 11 0 0 0 11
= Dale Watkins Kettering Town 11 0 0 0 11
= Jon Brady Rushden & Diamonds 11 0 0 0 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Glenda Rollin and Jack Rollin (eds.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 2001–2002. Headline, 2001.

External links[edit]