Northern Premier League President's Cup

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Northern Premier League President's Cup
Founded 1982
Abolished 2011
Region  England
Number of teams 45
Last champions Lancaster City (2nd time)
Most successful club(s) Stalybridge Celtic
(2 wins, 1 runner-up)
Website Evo-Stik League Website

The Northern Premier League President's Cup was a knock-out cup competition organised by the Northern Premier League.

For the most recent versions of the President's Cup, teams from both of the Northern Premier League Division One leagues took part in the tournament, with teams that played in the preliminary round of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup receiving a bye to the second round. Starting with 2011–12 season the NPL decided to not stage the competition due to it causing fixture congestion and clubs losing money to play the games. Instead, the President's Cup will be awarded to the team that tops the fair play league.[1]

History[edit]

The President's Cup's first season was in 1981–82. At this point the Northern Premier League consisted of just one division and the tournament was a "plate" competition for teams that had lost in the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup. The competition is now competed by Division One teams exclusively. No team has ever successfully defended the title, however, South Liverpool, Fleetwood Town, Witton Albion, Runcorn and Belper Town have come close, appearing in consecutive finals. Two Welsh teams have won the President's Cup: Rhyl in the competition's 1984–85 season and Bangor City in the 1988–89 season.

Finals[edit]

Year Winners Score Runners-up Notes Venue
1982 Buxton[2] 4–3 Goole Town
1983 King's Lynn 3–2 Burton Albion
1984 Workington[3] 1–1 Marine Away goals
1985 Rhyl 2–0 Macclesfield Town
1986 Worksop Town[4] 3–2 Burton Albion
1987 Macclesfield Town [5] 2–1 Marine
1988 South Liverpool 5–4 Southport
1989 Bangor City 5–1 South Liverpool
1990 Fleetwood Town Witton Albion
1991 Witton Albion Fleetwood Town
1992 Morecambe[6] Stalybridge Celtic
1993 Winsford United[7] Southport
1994 Guiseley[8] Leek Town Played over two legs Home & away
1995 Lancaster City[9] Witton Albion
1996 Worksop Town[4] Guiseley
1997 Blyth Spartans 4–2 Runcorn Played over two legs Home & away[10]
1998 Runcorn[11] Guiseley
1999 Droylsden[12] 2–1[13][14] Leigh RMI at Hilton Park
2000 Trafford[15] Whitby Town
2001 Stalybridge Celtic 3–3 Blyth Spartans Played over two legs
7–6 on penalties
Home & away[16]
2002 Barrow Gainsborough Trinity
2003 Stalybridge Celtic 6–3 Ashton United Played over two legs Home & away[17]
2004 Barrow Workington[3]
2005 Bamber Bridge 3–2[18] Witton Albion Played over two legs
2006 Bradford Park Avenue 1–0[19] Ilkeston Town
2007 Buxton 3–1 Wakefield at Buxton[20]
2008 FC United of Manchester 2–0 Radcliffe Borough at Curzon Ashton[21]
2009 Trafford 2–0 Quorn at Quorn[22]
2010 Belper Town 3–1 Stamford at Quorn[23]
2011 Lancaster City 3–1 Belper Town at Witton Albion[24]

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Results by team[edit]

Teams that have won the cup at least once.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning years
Stalybridge Celtic
2
1
2001, 2003
Barrow
2
0
2002, 2004
Buxton
2
0
1982, 2006
Lancaster City
2
0
1995, 2011
Trafford
2
0
1970, 1998
Worksop Town
2
0
1986, 1996
Witton Albion
1
3
1991
Guiseley
1
2
1994
Belper Town
1
1
2010
Blyth Spartans
1
1
1997
Fleetwood Town
1
1
1990
Macclesfield Town
1
1
1987
Runcorn
1
1
1998
South Liverpool
1
1
1988
Workington
1
1
1984
Bamber Bridge
1
0
2005
Bangor City
1
0
1989
Bradford Park Avenue
1
0
2006
Droylsden
1
0
1999
F.C. United of Manchester
1
0
2008
King's Lynn
1
0
1983
Morecambe
1
0
1992
Rhyl
1
0
1985
Winsford United
1
0
1993

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Snee, Tom (22 June 2011). "League Statement: President's Cup". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/buxtonfc/a/club-history-30614.html Buxton history
  3. ^ a b http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/workingtonafc/a/honours-33597.html Workington honours
  4. ^ a b http://web.archive.org/web/20120206114147/http://www.worksoptownfc.co.uk/about/history1.php Worksop Town history
  5. ^ http://www.mtfc.co.uk/club/history/ Macclesfield Town history
  6. ^ http://www.morecambefc.com/club/club-honours/ Morcambe honours
  7. ^ http://www.winsfordunitedfc.co.uk/pages.php?page_id=727 Winsford United history
  8. ^ http://www.guiseleyafc.co.uk/about-the-club/club-history/ Guiseley history
  9. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/lancastercity/a/history-9388.html&page=2 Lancaster City History
  10. ^ http://www.blythspartansafc.co.uk/results/results96-97.html Blyth Spartans fixture list 1996–97
  11. ^ http://www.runcornlinnetsfc.co.uk/media.asp?HistoricalArchive Runcorn history
  12. ^ http://www.droylsdenfc.co.uk/history2.php Droylsden history
  13. ^ The Official Football Association Non League Club Directory 2000 ISBN 1-869833-44-9
  14. ^ "RMI's final agony". LancashireTelegraph.co.uk (Newsquest (North West) Ltd). 16 April 1999. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  15. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20120302094210/http://www.details.traffordfc.co.uk/page3.html Trafford history
  16. ^ http://www.stalybridgeceltic.co.uk/archive.php?page=0001 Stalybride fixture list 2000–01
  17. ^ http://www.stalybridgeceltic.co.uk/archive.php?page=0203 Stalybridge Season 2002–03
  18. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20120423083615/http://www.bamberbridgefc.co.uk/history.php Bamber Bridge history
  19. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20120717043924/http://www.bpafc.com/?page_id=19 BPA history
  20. ^ http://archive.is/nfAVZ Presidents Cup result 2007
  21. ^ http://www.fc-utd.co.uk/m_report.php?match_id=337 FC United 2–0 Radcliffe Borough
  22. ^ http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Quorn-bid-President-s-Cup-glory/article-916553-detail/article.html Trafford vs Quorn Match report
  23. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/belpertown/s/fixtures-selections-15523.html&official=0&fixture_id=254637&archive_id=2935 Belper Town fixtures 2009–10
  24. ^ 2011 President's Cup Final – Lancaster 3–1 Belper
  25. ^ http://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forum/gforum.cgi?post=264470%3Bguest=25744765 Scores and results from match programmes.

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