1969–70 Northern Premier League

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Northern Premier League
Season 1969–70
Champions Macclesfield Town
Promoted None
Relegated Gateshead
Hyde United
Matches played 380
Goals scored 1,158 (3.05 per match)
Biggest home win Scarborough 8-0 Great Harwood[1]
(14 March 1970)
Biggest away win Gateshead 0–7 South Shields (2)[1]
(27 December 1969)
Highest scoring

Runcorn 4–4 Great Harwood[1]
(1 November 1969)
Runcorn 2–6 Matlock Town[1]
(29 November 1969)
Great Harwood 3–5 Gainsborough Trinity[1]
(7 March 1970)

Scarborough 8–0 Great Harwood[1]
(14 March 1970)

The 1969–70 Northern Premier League was the second season of the Northern Premier League, a regional football league in Northern England, and the northern areas of the Midlands. The season began on 9 August 1969 and concluded on 9 May 1970.[1]

New teams[edit]

The League featured three new teams:

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv 1 Pts 2 Qualification or relegation
1 Macclesfield Town (C) 38 22 8 8 72 41 1.76 52
2 Wigan Athletic 38 20 12 6 56 32 1.75 52
3 Boston United 38 21 8 9 65 33 1.97 50
4 Scarborough 38 20 10 8 74 39 1.90 50
5 South Shields (2) 38 19 7 12 66 43 1.53 46
6 Gainsborough Trinity 38 16 11 11 64 49 1.31 43
7 Stafford Rangers 38 16 7 15 59 52 1.13 39
8 Bangor City 38 15 9 14 68 63 1.08 39
9 Northwich Victoria 38 15 8 15 60 66 0.91 38
10 Netherfield 38 14 9 15 56 54 1.04 37
11 Hyde United (R) 38 15 7 16 59 59 1.00 37 Relegated to Cheshire County League
12 Altrincham 38 14 8 16 62 65 0.95 36
13 Fleetwood 38 13 10 15 53 60 0.88 36
14 Runcorn 38 11 13 14 57 72 0.79 35
15 Morecambe 38 10 13 15 41 51 0.80 33
16 South Liverpool 38 11 11 16 44 55 0.80 33
17 Great Harwood 38 10 9 19 63 92 0.68 29
18 Matlock Town 38 8 12 18 52 67 0.78 28
19 Goole Town 38 10 6 22 50 71 0.70 26
20 Gateshead (R) 38 5 12 21 37 94 0.39 22 Relegated to Wearside League

1 The system of using goal average to separate two teams tied on points was used up until the 1976–77 season.

2 The points system up until the 1982–83 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ALT BAN BOS FLE GAI GAT GOO GHA HYD MAC MAT MOR NET NOR RUN SCA SLI SSH STA WIG
Altrincham 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 3–1 4–2 2–1 4–1 2–4 3–3 0–3 4–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–2 1–3
Bangor City 3–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 5–2 3–0 5–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 4–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–1
Boston United 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–2 7–0 1–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 5–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–0
Fleetwood Town 1–1 4–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 3–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 3–0 5–0 0–0 0–6 3–0 2–1 1–0
Gainsborough Trinity 3–0 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 5–0 6–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–3 2–3 1–1
Gateshead 1–2 2–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–7 0–1 0–0
Goole Town 3–3 2–3 0–0 2–0 3–1 6–1 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–1
Great Harwood 1–2 4–1 5–1 2–0 3–5 1–1 2–4 1–7 2–3 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–5 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–1
Hyde United 2–1 3–1 2–1 5–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 2–3
Macclesfield Town 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 5–2 2–1 3–1 5–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–0 4–1 0–0
Matlock Town 2–1 0–0 1–4 1–1 2–4 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 0–3 4–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 1–1 4–1 5–0
Morecambe 1–4 5–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–3 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–1
Netherfield 2–0 2–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–3 3–0 2–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 3–1 0–0 3–2 1–0
Northwich Victoria 2–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 5–1 4–2 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–4 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–2
Runcorn 2–0 3–3 2–4 4–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–4 1–1 2–2 2–6 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–4
Scarborough 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 8–0 3–1 0–1 5–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
South Liverpool 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–5 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–3 3–4 2–0 3–2 3–1 2–1 0–2
South Shields 2–1 4–1 0–1 3–0 0–1 5–1 2–0 4–1 4–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 5–1 1–4 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–1
Stafford Rangers 0–1 3–2 3–2 2–1 2–0 5–0 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–2 4–1 4–0 1–0 1–2
Wigan Athletic 2–2 2–2 4–0 0–0 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 2–0 5–1 2–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 9 May 1970.
Source: Northern 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
Altrincham Moss Lane
Bangor City Farrar Road
Boston United York Street
Fleetwood Highbury
Gainsborough Trinity The Northolme
Gateshead Redheugh Park
Goole Town Victoria Pleasure Ground
Great Harwood The Showground
Hyde United Ewen Fields
Macclesfield Town Moss Rose
Matlock Town Causeway Lane
Morecambe Christie Park
Netherfield Parkside
Northwich Victoria Drill Field
Runcorn Canal Street
Scarborough Athletic Ground
South Liverpool Holly Park
South Shields Simonside Hall
Stafford Rangers Marston Road
Wigan Athletic Springfield Park

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the second season of the Northern Premier League none of the teams were put forward for election to the Football League nor automatically promoted. Conversely, none of the sides were relegated, but Hyde United and Gateshead left the League at the end of the season, replaced by newly admitted:

Cup results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Altrincham 4–3 agg. Macclesfield Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "The Football Archive 69-70". Football Archive. 

External links[edit]