2008–09 North West Counties Football League

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The 2008–09 North West Counties Football League season (known as the 2008–09 Vodkat League for sponsorship reasons) was the 27th in the history of the North West Counties Football League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First. This was a change from previous seasons when the divisions were known as Division One and Division Two respectively.

Premier Division[edit]

North West Counties Football League Premier Division
Season 2008–09
Champions A.F.C. Fylde
Promoted A.F.C. Fylde
Relegated Atherton Collieries
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1510 (3.27 per match)

The Premier Division featured four new teams:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 A.F.C. Fylde (P) 42 33 5 4 122 35 +87 104 Promotion to the NPL Division One North
2 New Mills 42 34 2 6 92 33 +59 104
3 Newcastle Town 42 26 9 7 91 33 +58 87
4 Congleton Town 42 26 8 8 85 44 +41 86
5 Glossop North End 42 25 7 10 83 49 +34 82
6 Ashton Athletic 42 18 7 17 67 68 −1 61
7 Alsager Town 42 18 5 19 66 72 −6 59
8 Bacup Borough 42 16 10 16 71 71 0 58
9 Silsden 42 16 10 16 62 67 −5 58
10 Squires Gate 42 14 15 13 56 56 0 57
11 Runcorn Linnets 42 16 7 19 64 84 −20 55
12 Atherton Laburnum Rovers 42 12 15 15 70 77 −7 51
13 Maine Road 42 14 9 19 60 74 −14 51
14 Ramsbottom United 42 13 12 17 56 72 −16 050*
15 Formby 42 15 3 24 57 67 −10 48
16 St Helens Town 42 14 4 24 64 97 −33 46
17 Nelson 42 11 12 19 68 86 −18 45
18 Colne 42 11 10 21 64 75 −11 43
19 Flixton 42 9 14 19 58 86 −28 41
20 Winsford United 42 10 9 23 52 82 −30 39
21 Abbey Hey 42 11 5 26 60 89 −29 38
22 Atherton Collieries (R) 42 7 8 27 42 93 −51 29 Relegation to the NWCFL Division One

Updated to games played on May 2009.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
*Ramsbottom United were deducted 3 points.
(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]

North West Counties Football League Division One
Season 2008–09
Champions Bootle
Promoted Bootle
Padiham
Relegated None
Matches played 306
Goals scored 1055 (3.45 per match)

Division One featured two new teams:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bootle (P) 34 25 5 4 78 27 +51 80 Promotion to the NWCFL Premier Division
2 Padiham (P) 34 22 7 5 93 41 +52 73
3 Stone Dominoes 34 23 2 9 85 51 +34 71
4 A.F.C. Liverpool 34 22 3 9 82 39 +43 69
5 Wigan Robin Park 34 18 5 11 61 49 +12 59
6 Oldham Town 34 16 5 13 60 54 +6 53
7 Cheadle Town 34 16 4 14 54 44 +10 52
8 Irlam 34 13 13 8 51 43 +8 52
9 Holker Old Boys 34 14 8 12 59 61 −2 50
10 Chadderton 34 14 6 14 60 54 +6 48
11 Eccleshall 34 14 5 15 44 44 0 47
12 Norton United 34 12 6 16 63 60 +3 42
13 Darwen 34 11 7 16 51 74 −23 40
14 Leek County School Old Boys 34 7 10 17 51 72 −21 31
15 A.F.C. Blackpool 34 7 8 19 34 59 −25 029*
16 Rochdale Town 34 6 6 22 55 91 −36 024#
17 Daisy Hill 34 6 4 24 39 101 −62 22
18 Ashton Town 34 4 8 22 35 91 −56 20

Updated to games played on 27 February 2011.
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
*From this season onwards, Blackpool Mechanics were known as A.F.C. Blackpool
#From this season onwards, Castleton Gabriels were known as Rochdale Town.
(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.

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