2013–14 North West Counties Football League

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The 2013–14 North West Counties Football League season was the 32nd in the history of the North West Counties Football League, a football competition in England. Teams are divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

Premier Division[edit]

North West Counties Football League Premier Division
Season 2013–14
Champions Norton United
Promoted Norton United
Relegated Wigan Robin Park
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1476 (3.19 per match)

The Premier Division featured two new teams:[1]

Bacup & Rossendale Borough, who finished the season in one of the relegation positions, were reprieved.[2]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Norton United (C) (P) 42 32 4 6 101 38 +63 100 Promotion to 2014–15 Northern Premier League Division One South
2 Runcorn Linnets 42 29 8 5 103 39 +64 95
3 Glossop North End 42 25 8 9 73 33 +40 83
4 Maine Road 42 24 9 9 85 42 +43 81
5 Runcorn Town 42 25 4 13 87 45 +42 79
6 Ashton Athletic 42 23 5 14 78 50 +28 74
7 A.F.C. Liverpool 42 21 7 14 88 54 +34 70
8 Bootle 42 21 7 14 87 57 +30 70
9 Colne 42 20 4 18 71 67 +4 64
10 Congleton Town 42 17 9 16 58 58 0 60
11 Stockport Sports 42 15 12 15 64 69 −5 57
12 West Didsbury & Chorlton 42 15 8 19 52 66 −14 53
13 A.F.C. Blackpool 42 14 7 21 60 87 −27 49
14 Winsford United 42 15 3 24 57 83 −26 48
15 Silsden 42 13 8 21 52 70 −18 47
16 Barnoldswick Town 42 12 7 23 59 89 −30 43
17 St Helens Town 42 11 10 21 55 89 −34 43
18 Alsager Town 42 11 7 24 57 85 −28 40
19 Squires Gate 42 12 4 26 51 89 −38 40
20 Abbey Hey 42 9 13 20 47 86 −39 40
21 Bacup & Rossendale Borough 42 9 12 21 38 68 −30 39
22 Wigan Robin Park (R) 42 7 8 27 53 112 −59 29 Relegation to North West Counties Football League First Division

Updated to games played on 26 April 2014.
Source: NWCFL Archive Tables.
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.

Promotion criteria[edit]

To be promoted at the end of the season a team must:

  1. Have applied to be considered for promotion by 30 November 2013
  2. Pass a ground grading examination by 31 March 2014
  3. Finish the season in a position higher than that of any other team also achieving criteria 1 and 2
  4. Finish the season in one of the top three positions

The following eight teams have achieved criterion 1:[3]

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ABH BLK LVP ALS ASH BAC BWT BTL CLN CNG GNE MNR NOR RNL RNT SIL SQG STH STS WDC WRP WNS
Abbey Hey 0–2 2–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–4 0–0 1–3 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–3 2–1 0–1 2–1
A.F.C. Blackpool 3–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–3 0–3 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–4 1–2 1–4 2–2 2–0 4–2 2–1 0–4 3–2 2–6
A.F.C. Liverpool 4–0 2–4 5–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 4–2 1–0 0–2 1–2 2–3 2–3 0–4 3–1 2–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 6–0 1–2
Alsager Town 1–3 0–1 2–1 2–3 3–0 2–0 1–4 0–4 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–2 0–3 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–3 2–0 3–2 2–1
Ashton Athletic 3–1 6–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 6–2 2–1 2–2 4–0 6–2
Bacup & Rossendale Borough 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 3–0 3–0 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–4
Barnoldswick Town 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–1 1–5 0–2 2–1 4–0 1–2 1–2 5–2 2–2 2–1
Bootle 5–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–4 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–4 1–2 2–2 5–0 5–0 0–1
Colne 2–0 2–0 0–4 4–3 1–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–6 0–3 3–1 4–0 7–0 3–2 0–4 3–1 5–1
Congleton Town 3–1 4–2 1–0 2–3 3–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 3–3 0–2 0–4 4–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 3–0
Glossop North End 0–0 3–1 2–1 4–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 5–1 2–3 0–3 1–0 5–0 5–0
Maine Road 3–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 7–0 0–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 6–0 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–0
Norton United 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–2 1–2 4–0 4–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 3–0 0–2 4–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 5–1 2–1
Runcorn Linnets 7–1 4–0 1–3 4–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 3–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–5 4–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 2–1
Runcorn Town 1–3 1–2 4–1 0–3 2–1 4–1 4–1 4–1 1–2 3–0 0–0 4–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 2–0 2–0 3–1[a] 0–1 1–1 1–0
Silsden 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–4 5–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–0 2–1
Squires Gate 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–3 4–0 1–4 2–1 0–2 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–4 0–1 3–2 3–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–1
St Helens Town 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–6 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 3–3 0–3 0–3 2–0[b] 5–0 2–2 3–0 4–1 0–2
Stockport Sports 1–1 2–1 1–4 2–1 0–3 0–2 0–3 5–5 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1
West Didsbury & Chorlton 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–2 4–3 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–2
Wigan Robin Park 1–1 3–1 0–8 2–3 2–4 4–1 3–2 3–3 0–2 1–2 0–3 3–1 1–5 0–1 1–5 1–1 2–3 1–4 0–2 3–4 1–3
Winsford United 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–5 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–4 0–4 0–4 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 3–1

Updated to games played on 26 April 2014.
Source: NWCFL Archive Premier Division results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
^ Runcorn Town v Stockport Sports: Match abandoned after 83 minutes. Score at time of abandonment stands.[4]

^ St Helens Town v Silsden: Match abandoned after 86 minutes. Score at time of abandonment stands.[5]

Locations[edit]


Division One[edit]

North West Counties Football League Division One
Season 2013–14
Champions Nelson
Promoted Nelson
1874 Northwich
Matches played 342
Goals scored 1327 (3.88 per match)

Division One featured three new teams:[1]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Nelson (C) (P) 36 29 2 5 135 51 +84 89 Promotion to North West Counties Football League Premier Division
2 Formby 36 26 6 4 97 37 +60 84 Club folded at end of season
3 1874 Northwich (P) 36 26 6 4 79 28 +51 84 Promotion to North West Counties Football League Premier Division
4 Hanley Town 36 23 4 9 86 55 +31 73
5 Atherton Collieries 36 19 9 8 100 62 +38 66
6 Holker Old Boys 36 17 9 10 80 60 +20 60
7 Rochdale Town 36 17 4 15 95 78 +17 55
8 Atherton Laburnum Rovers 36 17 3 16 66 66 0 54
9 A.F.C. Darwen 36 15 7 14 64 64 0 051c
10 Irlam 36 14 8 14 53 64 −11 50
11 Cheadle Town 36 14 7 15 65 74 −9 046a
12 Ashton Town 36 11 11 14 57 61 −4 44
13 Chadderton 36 12 8 16 58 71 −13 041e
14 Widnes Vikings 36 9 9 18 58 84 −26 035b
15 Leek County School Old Boys 36 8 5 23 55 93 −38 29 Resigned from league at the end of the season
16 Oldham Boro 36 7 7 22 45 90 −45 28
17 Eccleshall 36 7 5 24 43 78 −35 26
18 Daisy Hill 36 6 4 26 43 103 −60 22
19 Northwich Flixton Villa 36 6 4 26 48 108 −60 019d

Updated to games played on 1 May 2014.
Source: NWCFL Archive Tables
aCheadle Town were deducted 3 points for a breach of league rules.
bWidnes Vikings were deducted 1 point for a breach of league rules.
cAFC Darwen were deducted 1 point for a breach of league rules.
dNorthwich Flixton Villa were deducted 3 points for a breach of league rules.
eChadderton were deducted 3 points for a breach of league rules.
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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] 18N DAR AST ACO ALR CHA CHT DSH ECC FOR HAN HOB IRL LCS NEL NFV OLD RCH WDV
1874 Northwich 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 6–0 0–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–0
A.F.C. Darwen 1–4 1–0 3–3 1–3 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–2 2–5 1–2 4–2 2–1 5–2 1–3 5–0 2–3 0–0 1–0
Ashton Town 0–5 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–0 4–1 2–2 4–3 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 1–2 4–1 2–2 2–1
Atherton Collieries 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–1 6–2 5–0 6–0 2–2 2–2 2–3 4–2 4–0 2–1 3–3 3–1 2–4 5–1
Atherton Laburnum Rovers 1–3 1–3 3–1 3–1 2–1 4–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 4–3 3–1 2–0 1–6 2–3 5–1 0–1 0–5 2–0
Chadderton 1–3 3–0 3–1 1–2 3–2 1–2 1–0 4–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–7 6–3 4–1 0–3 2–2
Cheadle Town 2–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 3–1 1–4 1–4 4–1 4–2 0–0 2–3 1–2 2–0 1–0 5–2
Daisy Hill 2–3 1–4 2–2 3–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–7 2–3 0–2 2–3 3–4 4–1 3–5 2–1 1–1
Eccleshall 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–3 1–2 2–3 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–6 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Formby 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 3–0 7–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 4–1 7–3 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–2
Hanley Town 1–2 1–4 0–3 1–5 2–1 2–2 5–3 3–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 3–0 4–0 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 3–2
Holker Old Boys 0–1 4–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 4–1 4–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–2 2–0 4–1 6–3 3–1
Irlam 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–2 0–3 0–2 4–1 1–1 3–2 1–0
Leek County School Old Boys 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–3 2–6 1–4 3–3 3–1 2–2 1–5 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–4 6–1 6–1 1–3 1–1
Nelson 3–1 4–0 5–1 4–2 5–1 2–2 2–1 8–0 1–0 0–4 3–4 3–2 2–5 7–0 2–2 8–4 6–1 8–1
Northwich Flixton Villa 0–1 1–2 4–4 2–5 0–4 2–3 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–6 5–1 0–3 2–4 0–2 0–3 0–1 3–4 1–5
Oldham Boro 0–1 0–0 3–4 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–3 2–2 0–1 2–1 0–6 2–2 0–2 2–2
Rochdale Town 4–3 4–2 3–2 8–6 1–2 6–2 0–2 2–0 4–5 4–2 0–5 2–3 7–0 2–0 1–4 7–2 4–1 2–2
Widnes Vikings 0–3 2–2 3–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–3 4–0 2–1 1–4 2–4 0–2 3–1 1–2 0–6 3–0 5–2 3–1

Updated to games played on 1 May 2014.
Source: NWCFL Archive Division One results
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Locations[edit]


League Challenge Cup[edit]

First Round[edit]

Each Premier Division club, together with Ashton Town of Division One, received a bye to the second round.

Second Round[edit]

Third Round[edit]

Replay