1972–73 Northern Premier League

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Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1972–73
Champions Boston United
Promoted None
Relegated Ellesmere Port Town
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1,503 (2.72 per match)
Biggest home win Stafford Rangers 7-0 Barrow[1]
(16 September 1972)
Biggest away win

South Shields (2) 1–5 Lancaster City[1]
(30 December 1972)

Barrow 0–4 Bradford Park Avenue
(17 March 1973)
Highest scoring Great Harwood 6–3 Fleetwood[1]
(9 October 1972)

The 1972–73 Northern Premier League was the fifth season of the Northern Premier League, a regional football league in Northern England, and the northern areas of the Midlands. The season began on 1 August 1972 and concluded on 4 May 1973.[1]

New teams[edit]

Final table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv 1 Pts 2 Qualification or relegation
1 Boston United (C) 46 27 16 3 88 34 2.59 70
2 Scarborough 46 26 9 11 72 39 1.85 61
3 Wigan Athletic 46 23 14 9 69 38 1.82 60
4 Altrincham 46 22 16 8 75 55 1.36 60
5 Bradford Park Avenue 46 19 17 10 63 50 1.26 56
6 Stafford Rangers 46 20 11 15 63 46 1.37 51
7 Gainsborough Trinity 46 18 13 15 70 50 1.40 49
8 Northwich Victoria 46 17 15 14 74 62 1.19 49
9 Netherfield 46 20 9 17 68 65 1.05 49
10 Macclesfield Town 46 16 16 14 58 47 1.23 48
11 Ellesmere Port Town (R) 46 18 11 17 52 56 0.93 47 Relegated to Lancashire Combination
12 Skelmersdale Ufnited 46 15 16 15 58 59 0.98 46
13 Bangor City 46 16 13 17 70 60 1.17 45
14 Mossley 46 17 11 18 70 73 0.96 45
15 Morecambe 46 17 11 18 62 70 0.89 45
16 Great Harwood 46 14 15 17 63 74 0.85 43
17 South Liverpool 46 12 19 15 47 57 0.82 43
18 Runcorn 46 15 12 19 75 78 0.96 42
19 Goole Town 46 13 13 20 64 73 0.88 39
20 South Shields (2) 46 17 4 25 64 81 0.79 38
21 Matlock Town 46 11 11 24 42 80 0.53 33
22 Lancaster City 46 10 11 25 53 78 0.68 31
23 Barrow 46 12 6 28 52 101 0.51 30
24 Fleetwood 46 5 15 26 31 77 0.40 25

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

Updated to games played on 3 May 1973.
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.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the fifth 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 Ellesmere Port Town left the League at the end of the season. They were replaced by newly admitted:

Cup results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Northwich Victoria 3–2 agg. Wigan Athletic

Northern Premier League Shield: Between Champions of NPL Premier Division and Winners of the NPL Cup.

  • Boston United bt. Northwich Victoria

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Football Archive 72-73". Football Archive. 

External links[edit]