1970–71 Northern Premier League

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Northern Premier League
Season 1970–71
Champions Wigan Athletic
Promoted None
Relegated None
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,466 (3.17 per match)
Biggest home win Wigan Athletic 7-0 Goole Town[1]
(22 August 1970)
Biggest away win

Fleetwood 1–6 Great Harwood[1]
(30 January 1971)

Great Harwood 0–5 Fleetwood[1]
(8 March 1971)
Highest scoring Great Harwood 5–7 Stafford Rangers[1]
(31 October 1970)

The 1970–71 Northern Premier League was the third season of the Northern Premier League, a regional football league in Northern England, and the northern areas of the Midlands. The season began on 15 August 1970 and concluded on 8 May 1971.[1]

New teams[edit]

The League featured four new teams:

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv 1 Pts 2
1 Wigan Athletic (C) 42 27 13 2 91 32 2.84 67
2 Stafford Rangers 42 27 7 8 87 51 1.71 61
3 Scarborough 42 23 12 7 83 40 2.08 58
4 Boston United 42 22 12 8 69 31 2.23 56
5 Macclesfield Town 42 23 10 9 84 45 1.87 56
6 Northwich Victoria 42 22 5 15 71 55 1.29 49
7 Bangor City 42 19 10 13 72 61 1.18 48
8 Altrincham 42 19 10 13 80 76 1.05 48
9 South Liverpool 42 15 15 12 67 57 1.18 45
10 Chorley 42 14 14 14 58 61 0.95 42
11 Gainsborough Trinity 42 15 11 16 65 63 1.03 41
12 Morecambe 42 14 11 17 67 79 0.85 39
13 South Shields (2) 42 12 14 16 67 66 1.02 38
14 Bradford Park Avenue 42 15 8 19 54 73 0.74 38
15 Lancaster City 42 12 12 18 53 76 0.70 36
16 Netherfield 42 13 9 20 59 57 1.04 35
17 Matlock Town 42 10 13 19 58 80 0.73 33
18 Fleetwood 42 10 11 21 56 90 0.62 31
19 Great Harwood 42 8 13 21 66 98 0.67 29
20 Runcorn 42 10 5 27 58 84 0.69 25
21 Kirkby Town 42 6 13 23 57 93 0.61 25
22 Goole Town 42 10 4 28 44 98 0.45 24

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 BPA CHO FLE GAI GOO GHA KIR LNC MAC MAT MOR NET NOR RUN SCA SLI SSH STA WIG
Altrincham 3–1 0–0 1–0 4–4 1–0 2–0 3–0 4–2 5–0 2–2 0–3 2–0 3–2 5–0 0–3 3–1 0–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 1–1
Bangor City 2–0 1–0 2–1 4–2 4–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 4–1 1–3 0–1 2–2 6–0 1–0 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 1–3 0–1 2–5
Boston United 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 5–2 5–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–1
Bradford Park Avenue 4–1 2–2 1–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–4 0–1 4–1 4–0 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–1
Chorley 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 2–3 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1
Fleetwood Town 2–3 0–1 0–3 5–0 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–6 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–3 1–1
Gainsborough Trinity 4–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–1 5–1 2–2 5–0 2–3 1–2 1–4 2–0 2–3 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–3 2–2
Goole Town 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 0–0 1–0 1–5 0–1
Great Harwood 1–1 3–4 0–4 2–3 2–3 0–5 2–1 6–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 5–7 2–2
Kirkby Town 4–5 0–1 0–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 5–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–3
Lancaster City 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–6 1–0 1–2 1–3 4–1 1–0 0–0
Macclesfield Town 2–3 3–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 6–0 2–2 4–1 2–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–4 3–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–3
Matlock Town 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 2–2 5–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–2 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–2 0–4
Morecambe 2–1 4–1 1–0 0–2 0–3 6–2 1–2 4–3 2–0 5–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 3–3 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–0
Netherfield 4–2 2–3 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–3 0–2 4–0 4–1 2–1 5–2 0–2 6–0 2–0 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–1 1–2
Northwich Victoria 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 1–4 4–0 0–0 3–2 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–2
Runcorn 1–3 3–4 2–3 2–1 5–0 2–0 2–2 5–1 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–5 0–3 1–0 0–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–4
Scarborough 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 6–0 1–2 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 4–0 5–0 0–0 2–0 3–2 6–0 1–1 0–0 0–2
South Liverpool 6–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 2–0 4–4 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1
South Shields 5–2 1–2 3–1 5–1 4–0 0–0 3–2 1–2 2–1 3–4 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–3 2–2 5–2 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–2
Stafford Rangers 2–1 3–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 2–1 0–3 4–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 4–1 1–0 2–1 3–2 5–0 0–1
Wigan Athletic 1–1 0–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–1 5–0 7–0 3–1 3–3 4–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 4–1

Updated to games played on 8 May 1971.
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
Bradford Park Avenue Park Avenue
Chorley Victory Park
Fleetwood Highbury
Gainsborough Trinity The Northolme
Goole Town Victoria Pleasure Ground
Great Harwood The Showground
Kirkby Town Simonswood Lane
Lancaster City Great Axe
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 third 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. The League was expanded to twenty-four teams for the following season by the newly admitted:

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Fleetwood Town 1–1 agg. (replay 1–0) Macclesfield Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Football Archive 70-71". Football Archive. 

External links[edit]