2013–14 Northern Premier League

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The 2013–14 season in English football is the 46th season of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, and the seventh season of the Northern Premier League Division One North and South. The League sponsors for 2013–14 are Evo-Stik.[1]

It is the first season after restructuring of the Premier Division into a 24-team league.[2]

Premier Division[edit]

Northern Premier League
Premier Division
Season 2013–14
Relegated Droylsden
Stafford Rangers
Stocksbridge Park Steels
Top goalscorer Leon Mettam
(45 goals)[3]
Biggest home win Chorley 13–1 Droylsden[4]
(5 April 2014)
Biggest away win Droylsden 0–10 A.F.C. Fylde[4]
(29 October 2013)
Highest scoring Chorley 13–1 Droylsden[4]
(5 April 2014)
Highest attendance 4,152[5]
F.C. United of Manchester 2–2 Chorley
(8 April 2014)
Lowest attendance 83[6][7]
Droylsden 1–2 Barwell
(8 April 2014)

The Premier Division will feature six new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chorley (C) (P) 46 29 10 7 107 39 +68 97 Promotion to the 2014–15 Conference North/South
2 F.C. United of Manchester 46 29 9 8 108 52 +56 96 Qualification to the Playoffs
3 A.F.C. Fylde (P) 46 28 9 9 97 41 +56 93
4 Worksop Town 46 27 7 12 120 87 +33 88
5 Ashton United 46 24 8 14 92 62 +30 80
6 Skelmersdale United 46 24 5 17 92 79 +13 77
7 Rushall Olympic 46 21 12 13 79 65 +14 75
8 Blyth Spartans 46 20 12 14 79 78 +1 72
9 Whitby Town 46 18 16 12 82 64 +18 70
10 Trafford 46 20 8 18 77 73 +4 68
11 King's Lynn Town 46 20 8 18 76 77 −1 68
12 Matlock Town 46 18 13 15 61 53 +8 67
13 Buxton 46 16 14 16 63 60 +3 62
14 Barwell 46 17 11 18 62 67 −5 62
15 Grantham Town 46 17 10 19 77 78 −1 61
16 Witton Albion 46 17 9 20 77 80 −3 60
17 Ilkeston 46 17 8 21 81 77 +4 59
18 Stamford 46 17 7 22 75 85 −10 58
19 Nantwich Town 46 14 14 18 77 71 +6 56
20 Marine 46 13 14 19 68 76 −8 53
21 Frickley Athletic 46 12 13 21 62 80 −18 049
22 Stafford Rangers (R) 46 9 8 29 56 112 −56 35 Relegation to the NPL Division One North/South
23 Stocksbridge Park Steels (R) 46 5 8 33 60 130 −70 23
24 Droylsden (R) 46 2 3 41 40 182 −142 9

Updated to games played on 26 April 2014.
Source: [1]
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.
Frickley Athletic finished 21st, in the final relegation place but were reprieved as Vauxhall Motors resigned from the Conference North and chose to play in a lower division than the Northern Premier League.[league_table 1]

  1. ^ "FA Confirm Blues Remain in Evo-Stik Premier Division for 2014/15". Northern Premier League. 2014-05-16. Retrieved 2014-05-16. 

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 F.C. United of Manchester 1
5 Ashton United (a.e.t.) 2
3 A.F.C. Fylde 1(4)
5 Ashton United 1(3)
3 A.F.C. Fylde 3
4 Worksop Town 1

Semi-finals[edit]

29 April 2014
19:45
AFC Fylde 3–1 Worksop Town
Allen Goal 19' Goal 65' Goal 90+5' (pen.) Higginson Goal 17'
Kellamergh Park, Warton, Fylde
Attendance: 576
29 April 2014
19:45
FC United of Manchester 1–2 (a.e.t.) Ashton United
Wright Goal 59' (pen.) Johnson Goal 90+2'
Higgins Goal 120+2'
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 2,956

Final[edit]

3 May 2014
15:00
AFC Fylde 1(4) - 1(3) Ashton United
Kellamergh Park, Warton, Fylde
Attendance: 1,191

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] FYL ASH BAR BLY BUX CHO DRO FCU FRK GRN ILK KLT MAR MAT NAN RSO SKU STA STM STO TRA WTB WTN WKS
A.F.C. Fylde 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–2 0–1 5–0 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 2–3 2–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–1 3–0 3–2
Ashton United 1–1 0–1 3–3 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 5–1 4–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 4–1 4–0 2–1 3–2 2–0 3–4 1–4 2–3
Barwell 0–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–3
Blyth Spartans 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 3–2 2–1 6–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 0–7 4–2 3–3
Buxton 0–4 1–2 3–0 2–1 0–2 4–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–2 6–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–4
Chorley 3–1 3–3 1–2 3–0 0–0 13–1 0–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 3–1 5–1 0–1 4–1 3–0 3–0 3–1 6–2 0–0 1–0 1–0
Droylsden 0–10 0–9 1–2 0–0 1–1 0–5 1–4 2–3 0–3 1–5 1–2 0–4 1–4 1–6 1–5 0–3 2–3 0–3 2–3 0–6 0–2 4–3 3–4
F.C. United of Manchester 0–0 3–2 2–0 3–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 3–0 3–0 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–3 4–0 6–0 6–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 4–4
Frickley Athletic 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 4–2 4–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–2
Grantham Town 1–2 0–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 1–1 6–0 1–5 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–5 3–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 3–1 0–0 3–1
Ilkeston 0–1 1–2 4–2 0–1 0–2 2–3 5–1 3–3 1–0 0–2 3–4 1–2 1–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 6–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0
King's Lynn Town 2–0 2–1 3–2 0–1 3–1 0–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–3 0–4 0–0 6–0 3–3 5–1 2–1 3–3 2–2 3–0 3–0 1–3
Marine 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 5–1 0–2 2–1 3–3 2–3 2–3 3–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 5–2 1–3 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–1
Matlock Town 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 3–2 2–0 0–1 1–0
Nantwich Town 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 4–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 4–3 0–2 2–3
Rushall Olympic 2–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 6–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–2
Skelmersdale United 0–5 1–1 1–0 4–3 2–0 1–0 7–3 1–3 3–2 1–2 2–0 3–0 4–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 6–0 3–1 4–2 1–3 2–1
Stafford Rangers 2–2 1–2 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 2–1 0–2 2–2 2–4 0–1 2–2 1–3 1–0 2–5 0–2 2–1 3–1 1–4 0–2 2–2 0–2
Stamford 1–3 2–1 0–2 3–4 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–3 6–4 1–2 0–2 3–0 2–4 1–0 2–2 3–4 2–0 2–0 4–3 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–2
Stocksbridge Park Steels 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–2 3–1 1–4 3–4 4–3 2–3 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–5 1–2 0–4 0–3 1–3 1–3 0–3 2–2 4–5
Trafford 2–0 4–1 2–4 2–1 0–0 0–5 1–0 2–3 4–1 2–1 2–5 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 0–3 3–3 0–2
Whitby Town 1–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 5–2 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 1–0 4–2 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 4–0 0–0 1–1 2–5
Witton Albion 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–2 5–1 2–5 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–3 1–0 3–2 2–4 2–3 5–0 2–1 4–1 0–4 3–1 2–2
Worksop Town 1–6 3–2 4–3 3–2 3–1 1–4 3–0 2–0 1–3 3–1 5–2 1–4 5–1 4–2 3–1 1–3 3–2 5–0 6–1 3–2 1–2 3–0 2–3

Updated to games played on 26 April 2014.
Source: NPL Premier Division results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
F.C. United of Manchester Gigg Lane (Bury ground share) 11,840
Grantham Town South Kesteven Sports Stadium 7,500
King's Lynn Town The Walks 5,733
Buxton The Silverlands 5,200
Witton Albion Wincham Park 4,813
Ashton United Hurst Cross 4,500
Blyth Spartans Croft Park 4,435
Chorley The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium 4,100
Ilkeston New Manor Ground 3,500
Nantwich Town The Weaver Stadium 3,500
Stocksbridge Park Steels Look Local Stadium 3,500
Whitby Town Turnbull Ground 3,500
Worksop Town Sandy Lane 3,200
Droylsden Butcher's Arms Ground 3,000
Stafford Rangers Marston Road 3,000
Marine The Arriva Stadium 2,800
Barwell Kirkby Road 2,500
Skelmersdale United West Lancashire College Stadium 2,500
Trafford Shawe View 2,500
Matlock Town Causeway Lane 2,214
Frickley Athletic Westfield Lane 2,087
Stamford Kettering Road 2,000
A.F.C. Fylde Kellamergh Park 1,500
Rushall Olympic Dales Lane 1,400

Division One North[edit]

Northern Premier League
Division One North
Season 2013–14
Champions Curzon Ashton
Promoted Curzon Ashton
Ramsbottom United
Relegated Cammell Laird (resigning)
Wakefield (resigning)

Division One North will feature four new teams:

On 17 April 2014, the NPL announced that Cammell Laird and Wakefield had tendered their resignation from the league, and that they would take up the two relegation spots at the end of the season.[8]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Curzon Ashton (C) (P) 42 31 6 5 92 36 +56 99 Promotion to the 2014–15 NPL Premier Division
2 Darlington 1883 42 28 6 8 101 37 +64 90 Qualification to the Playoffs
3 Warrington Town 42 27 6 9 86 47 +39 87
4 Bamber Bridge 42 26 5 11 81 45 +36 83
5 Ramsbottom United (O) (P) 42 25 8 9 112 57 +55 080
6 Lancaster City 42 24 8 10 75 52 +23 80
7 Farsley 42 21 12 9 76 51 +25 75
8 Ossett Town 42 19 8 15 66 63 +3 65
9 Northwich Victoria 42 16 15 11 73 52 +21 63
10 Kendal Town 42 17 5 20 83 84 −1 56
11 Cammell Laird 42 15 9 18 65 64 +1 54 Resigning at the end of the season
12 Salford City 42 15 7 20 68 80 −12 52
13 Harrogate Railway Athletic 42 14 6 22 52 66 −14 48
14 Burscough 42 13 9 20 58 82 −24 48
15 Mossley 42 13 8 21 73 90 −17 47
16 New Mills 42 12 9 21 68 95 −27 45
17 Clitheroe 42 12 7 23 55 81 −26 43
18 Radcliffe Borough 42 12 7 23 57 93 −36 43
19 Padiham 42 12 6 24 61 92 −31 42
20 Prescot Cables 42 10 10 22 63 86 −23 40
21 Ossett Albion 42 7 8 27 40 80 −40 29
22 Wakefield 42 7 7 28 55 127 −72 28 Resigning at the end of the season

Updated to games played on 21 April 2014.
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Ramsbottom United were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player
(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.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Darlington 1883 0
5 Ramsbottom United 2
4 Bamber Bridge 2
5 Ramsbottom United 3
3 Warrington Town 0
4 Bamber Bridge 1

Semi-finals[edit]

29 April 2014
19:45
Warrington Town 0–1 Bamber Bridge
Waddecar Goal 48'
Cantilever Park, Warrington
Attendance: 477
30 April 2014
19:45
Darlington 1883 0–2 Ramsbottom United
Priestley Goal 23'
Hulme Goal 32'
Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland
Attendance: 1,926

Final[edit]

3 May 2014
15:00
Bamber Bridge 2–3 (a.e.t.) Ramsbottom United
Johnstone Goal 22'
Alexander Goal 90+6' (pen.)
Gaskell Goal 6'
Howson Goal 87'
Smalley Goal 104'
QED Stadium, Bamber Bridge
Attendance: 1,206

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAM BUR CAM CLT CZA DAR FAR HRA KEN LNC MOS NEM NOR OSA OST PAD PRC RAD RAM SLC WAK WAR
Bamber Bridge 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–3 0–1 3–0 2–1 0–1 5–1 2–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 5–1 2–2 4–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–3
Burscough 1–4 2–3 2–3 0–1 0–7 0–0 2–1 4–0 0–1 0–3 3–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–4 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0
Cammell Laird 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–3 2–4 2–3 2–3 1–1 5–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 2–2 4–2 0–0
Clitheroe 0–2 4–2 2–2 0–3 2–3 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 4–0 2–4 2–2 1–2 1–0
Curzon Ashton 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 6–0 3–1 2–2 4–0 5–0 2–3
Darlington 1883 1–0 1–2 3–1 6–0 0–4 3–0 0–0 3–1 0–2 4–0 2–0 0–1 7–0 4–1 3–0 2–2 3–0 0–1 2–2 5–1 2–0
Farsley 0–0 1–2 2–2 4–1 0–1 4–2 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–2 4–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 2–3 2–2 0–3
Harrogate Railway Athletic 1–2 1–0 4–1 3–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 5–0 2–1 2–3 0–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 0–4 0–1 2–0 0–2
Kendal Town 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–0 0–3 1–5 3–0 3–1 0–1 6–5 4–5 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–1 3–0 5–1 2–3 2–0 5–0 1–1
Lancaster City 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–3 2–1 5–2 3–1
Mossley 2–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–3 2–4 3–2 1–2 0–1 4–2 3–1 4–3 3–1 2–2 2–2
New Mills 0–2 4–2 3–0 2–1 1–3 0–3 0–4 4–1 0–4 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–0 0–3 2–3 0–2 8–2 2–3
Northwich Victoria 4–0 2–3 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–4 1–2 2–3 0–2
Ossett Albion 2–3 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–3 2–3 0–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–4 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–2
Ossett Town 1–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 3–3 3–3 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–3 2–3 0–1
Padiham 6–1 1–2 1–3 2–0 1–4 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–3 1–2 3–2 0–0 2–5 2–2 0–1 1–4 0–1 4–3 2–4
Prescot Cables 0–5 3–0 0–3 2–2 2–3 0–0 0–3 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 7–1 2–1 3–2 3–2 3–0 4–3 0–3 3–1 4–0 0–2
Radcliffe Borough 0–2 1–1 0–6 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–3 3–1 1–0 1–4 3–3 4–0 3–4 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–2
Ramsbottom United 0–0 7–1 0–2 4–1 1–3 3–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 6–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–2 5–3 8–0 5–2 3–1 3–2
Salford City 2–1 3–4 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–0 6–3 2–1 6–2 1–3 0–0 0–3 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–3 1–2 2–3 1–2
Wakefield 0–3 1–2 1–3 2–0 2–3 1–5 0–3 2–3 3–3 4–9 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–5 0–3 0–1 1–4 2–3 2–0 0–7
Warrington Town 1–1 1–0 3–0 3–0 1–5 1–4 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–3 3–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–1 7–2 3–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 4–0

Updated to games played on 21 April 2014.
Source: NPL Division North results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Wakefield Belle Vue (groundshare with Wakefield Wildcats) 11,000
Curzon Ashton Tameside Stadium 4,000
Mossley Seel Park 4,000
Farsley Throstle Nest 3,900
Harrogate Railway Athletic Station View 3,500
Lancaster City Giant Axe 3,500
Radcliffe Borough Stainton Park 3,500
Warrington Town Cantilever Park 3,500
Prescot Cables Valerie Park 3,200
Burscough Queensgate 3,054
Ossett Albion WareHouse Systems Stadium 3,000
Kendal Town Lakeland Radio Stadium 2,400
Bamber Bridge QED Stadium 2,264
Clitheroe Shawbridge 2,000
Northwich Victoria Valley Road (former ground of Flixton) 2,000
Ossett Town Ingfield 2,000
Ramsbottom United The Harry Williams Riverside 2,000
Darlington 1883 Heritage Park (groundshare with Bishop Auckland) 1,994
Padiham Arbories Memorial Sports Ground 1,688
Cammell Laird Kirklands Stadium 1,500
New Mills Church Lane 1,400
Salford City Moor Lane 1,400

Division One South[edit]

Northern Premier League
Division One South
Season 2013–14
Champions Halesowen Town
Promoted Belper Town
Halesowen Town
Relegated Eastwood Town (resigned)
Kidsgrove Athletic
Biggest home win Sutton Coldfield Town 6–0 Market Drayton Town
Biggest away win Loughborough Dynamo 0–8 Leek Town
Highest scoring Lincoln United 5–6 Loughborough Dynamo (11 goals)

Division One South will feature four new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Halesowen Town (C) (P) 40 29 4 7 80 38 +42 91 Promotion to the 2014–15 Southern League Premier Division
2 Coalville Town 40 27 8 5 101 35 +66 89 Qualification to the Playoffs
3 Leek Town 40 28 4 8 85 35 +50 088
4 Belper Town (O) (P) 40 24 9 7 98 50 +48 81
5 Mickleover Sports 40 22 7 11 82 62 +20 73
6 Sutton Coldfield Town 40 19 7 14 74 53 +21 64
7 Scarborough Athletic 40 18 7 15 73 57 +16 61
8 Newcastle Town 40 18 5 17 66 65 +1 59
9 Gresley 40 17 5 18 66 67 −1 56
10 Carlton Town 40 15 10 15 58 55 +3 55
11 Romulus 40 16 7 17 66 64 +2 55
12 Chasetown 40 14 10 16 52 59 −7 52
13 Goole 40 15 6 19 60 75 −15 51
14 Loughborough Dynamo 40 13 8 19 62 77 −15 47
15 Rainworth Miners Welfare 40 12 10 18 52 72 −20 46
16 Sheffield 40 12 8 20 69 80 −11 44
17 Lincoln United 40 10 6 24 55 88 −33 36
18 Brigg Town 40 9 8 23 49 94 −45 35
19 Market Drayton Town 40 8 11 21 56 105 −49 35
20 Bedworth United 40 9 7 24 48 83 −35 34
21 Kidsgrove Athletic (R) 40 7 9 24 41 80 −39 30 Relegation to the Level 9
22 Eastwood Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Club resigned, record expunged

Updated to games played on 26 April 2014.
Source: [3]
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.
The Northern Premier League confirmed that Eastwood Town had resigned from competition on 9 March 2014 and as a result their playing record (PL:27, W:2, D:5, L:20) was expunged.[9]
Leek Town were deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player (vs Eastwood Town), but as Eastwood Town's record has been expunged this has no effect on their points total in the table.

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals Final
           
2 Coalville Town 2
5 Mickleover Sports 3
4 Belper Town 1
5 Mickleover Sports 0
3 Leek Town 0
4 Belper Town 2

Semi-finals[edit]

29 April 2014
19:45
Coalville Town 2–3 Mickleover Sports
De Girolamo Goal 86' (o.g.)
Saunders Goal 90+2'
Oshoboke Goal 20'
Kay Goal 48' (o.g.)
Webster Goal 70'
Owen Street Sports Ground, Coalville
Attendance: 516
30 April 2014
19:45
Leek Town 0–2 Belper Town
Cole Goal 78'
Frogatt Goal 86'
Harrison Park, Leek
Attendance: 814

Final[edit]

3 May 2014
15:00
Belper Town 1–0 Mickleover Sports
Watt Goal 75'
Christchurch Meadow, Belper
Attendance: 1,021

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BWU BLP BRI CAR CHA COA EAS GOO GRE HAL KID LEE LIN LOU MAR MIC NEW RAI ROM SCA SHE SUT
Bedworth United 1–3 3–3 2–0 1–1 0–3 1–4 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–2 2–3 0–1 1–2 0–3 1–3 1–0
Belper Town 6–2 3–0 0–1 1–4 0–1 5–1 4–1 0–2 4–0 1–0 5–0 3–0 0–1 4–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–2
Brigg Town 0–2 2–6 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–4 0–3 2–1 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–3 2–1 2–3
Carlton Town 2–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 4–2 2–1 1–3 0–1 2–3 0–0 3–1 4–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 5–0 0–3 1–0 1–0
Chasetown 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–3 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–3 4–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 4–3 1–1
Coalville Town 6–1 4–2 5–1 5–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 4–0 4–1 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1
Eastwood Town
Goole 3–1 2–6 2–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–0 3–2 0–3 2–1 1–1 4–1 1–2 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 0–1
Gresley 0–2 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–2 3–3 2–1 0–2 5–3 4–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–3 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–1
Halesowen Town 5–0 3–4 3–0 0–2 0–0 0–3 3–2 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 0–1
Kidsgrove Athletic 2–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 2–2 0–3 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–3 0–3
Leek Town 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 5–0 4–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–2
Lincoln United 1–3 4–1 4–2 0–3 1–2 1–4 1–0 2–1 1–3 2–1 1–5 5–6 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 3–3 0–1 1–4
Loughborough Dynamo 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–4 1–2 2–1 0–2 4–3 1–2 4–0 0–8 3–1 1–4 2–4 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–1 3–2 1–2
Market Drayton Town 2–2 2–2 2–4 2–2 2–1 1–7 2–2 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 2–3 1–4 0–4 1–4 3–2 2–4 3–2 1–1
Mickleover Sports 5–3 1–1 3–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 2–4 1–0 2–3 1–2 0–3 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–4 2–1
Newcastle Town 1–3 2–2 3–3 2–0 0–0 0–3 2–3 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 2–4 2–0 3–5 2–0
Rainworth Miners Welfare 1–0 1–4 1–3 1–1 3–1 0–1 0–3 3–2 0–2 2–1 0–5 2–2 0–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–0
Romulus 0–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–5 2–0 3–2 0–2 4–0 1–2 3–2 3–2 0–0 4–3 2–2 4–2 4–2 3–0 1–2
Scarborough Athletic 1–0 3–3 4–0 3–0 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–1 3–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 3–0 2–2 2–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0
Sheffield 4–4 1–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–3 1–3 2–3 2–0 1–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–5 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–4
Sutton Coldfield Town 1–3 3–4 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–3 0–1 3–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 6–0 1–0 3–0 2–3 1–2 2–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 26 April 2014.
Source: NPL Premier Division results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Halesowen Town The Grove 5,000
Eastwood Town Coronation Park 5,000
Brigg Town The Hawthorns 4,000
Newcastle Town Lyme Valley Stadium 4,000
Leek Town Harrison Park 3,600
Bedworth United The Oval Ground 3,000
Goole Victoria Pleasure Grounds 3,000
Scarborough Athletic Queensgate (groundshare with Bridlington Town) 3,000
Belper Town Christchurch Meadow 2,400
Gresley The Moat Ground 2,400
Lincoln United Ashby Avenue 2,200
Chasetown The Scholars Ground 2,000
Coalville Town Owen Street Sports Ground 2,000
Kidsgrove Athletic The Seddon Stadium 2,000
Rainworth Miners Welfare Welfare Ground 2,000
Romulus The Central Ground
(Sutton Coldfield Town ground share)
2,000
Sheffield Coach and Horses Ground 2,000
Sutton Coldfield Town The Central Ground 2,000
Carlton Town Bill Stokeld Stadium 1,500
Loughborough Dynamo Nanpantan Sports Ground 1,500
Mickleover Sports Raygar Stadium 1,500
Market Drayton Town Greenfields Sports Ground 1,000

Challenge Cup[edit]

2013–14 Northern Premier League Challenge Cup
Country  England
Teams 68
Champions A.F.C. Fylde
Runners-up Skelmersdale United
Matches played 67
Goals scored 234 (3.49 per match)

The 2013–14 Northern Premier League Challenge Cup is the 44th season of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, the main cup competition in the Northern Premier League. It will be sponsored by Doodson Sport for a third consecutive season. 68 clubs from England will enter the competition, beginning with the Preliminary Round on 3 September.[10]

The defending champions are North Ferriby United, who beat Curzon Ashton on penalties after a 1–1 result in regulation and extra time in the 2013 Final.[11][12] North Ferriby United will be unable to defend their title as they were promoted to the Conference North after being the 2012–13 NPL Premier Division champions.

Changes from previous cups include the elimination of a round by having the Premier Division teams enter in the First Round instead of the Third Round as in previous years and, instead of going into extra time, all ties in the preliminary through semi-final rounds will end after 90 minutes and conclude with penalties.[10][13][14][15][16]

Calendar[edit]

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Scheduled
playing date
Preliminary round 68 8 0 8 3 – 17 September 2013
First round proper 64 64 4 60 11 November – 3 December 2013
Second round proper 32 32 32 none 27 November 2013 – 7 January 2014
Third round proper 16 16 16 none 14 January – 4 February 2014
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none

8 – 26 February 2014

Semi-finals 4 4 4 none 11 – 12 March 2014
Final 2 2 2 none 13 April 2014

Preliminary Round[edit]

Eight teams from the Northern Premier League Division One North or Northern Premier League Division One South had to compete in the Preliminary round to win a place in the competition proper. The draw for the Preliminary round took place on 9 August 2013.[10]

Source:[17]

First Round[edit]

Teams that weren't in the preliminary round from Northern Premier League Division One North or Northern Premier League Division One South entered at this stage as well as teams from the Northern Premier League Premier Division, along with the winners from the preliminary round. The draw for this round was made on 9 August 2013 with the ties originally schedule to be played the 11th to the 13th November 2013.[10]

Source:[18][19]

Second Round[edit]

The 32 winners from the First Round were entered into the Second Round draw on the 14 November 2013. The ties are originally scheduled to be played between November 27 and December 4.[13]

Source:[18][19][20]

Third Round[edit]

The 16 winners from the Second Round were entered into the Third Round draw on 6 December 2013. The ties are originally scheduled to be played January 14 or 21.[14] The Brigg Town and Frickley Athletic match was originally played the 21st of January but was abandoned with Frickley Athletic leading 1–0 after a player was injured.[21]

Source:[20][22]

Quarter-finals[edit]

The 8 winners from the Third Round were entered into the Quarter-finals draw on 22 January 2014. The ties are originally scheduled to be played February 8, 25, or 26.[15]

Source:[22]

Semi-finals[edit]

The 4 winners from the Third Round were entered into the Semi-finals draw on 26 February 2014, with Carlton Town from the Northern Premier League Division One South remaining as the lowest-placed team still in the Cup. The ties are originally scheduled to be played March 11 and 12.[16]

Source:[23]

Final[edit]

The Challenge Cup Final was played at Edgeley Park, the home ground of Stockport County F.C..[24] This was A.F.C. Fylde's first Final appearance and the second Final appearance for Skelmersdale United (they advanced to the Final in 2008 but were defeated by Eastwood Town). After a 35th minute goal, A.F.C. Fylde won their first Challenge Cup.

Source:[25]

Peter Swales Shield[edit]

2014 Peter Swales Shield
Date 3 May 2014
Venue The Grove, Halesowen
Attendance 440
2013

For the 2014 edition of the Peter Swales Shield, the 2013–14 champions of the Northern Premier League First Division North, Curzon Ashton, played against the 2013–14 champions of the Northern Premier League First Division South, Halesowen Town.

3 May 2014
Halesowen Town
(2013–14 NPL Division One South Winners)
3–1 Curzon Ashton
(2013–14 NPL Division One North Winners)
Haseley Goal 65'
Christie Goal 70'
Hull Goal 79'
Report Hampson Goal 90'
The Grove
Attendance: 440

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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