1973–74 Northern Premier League

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Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1973–74
Champions Boston United
Promoted None
Relegated Bradford Park Avenue
Matches played 552
Goals scored 1,577 (2.86 per match)

The 1973–74 Northern Premier League season was the sixth in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England.

Final table[edit]

P W D L F A GA 1 Pts 2
1 Boston United 46 27 11 8 69 32 2.16 65
2 Wigan Athletic 46 28 8 10 96 39 2.46 64
3 Altrincham 46 26 11 9 77 34 2.26 63
4 Stafford Rangers 46 27 9 10 101 45 2.24 63
5 Scarborough 46 22 14 10 62 43 1.44 58
6 South Shields (2) 46 25 6 15 87 48 1.81 56
7 Runcorn 46 21 14 11 72 47 1.53 56
8 Macclesfield Town 46 18 15 13 48 47 1.02 51
9 Bangor City 46 19 11 16 65 56 1.16 49
10 Gainsborough Trinity 46 18 11 17 77 64 1.20 47
11 South Liverpool 46 16 15 15 55 47 1.17 47
12 Skelmersdale United 46 16 13 17 50 59 0.85 45
13 Goole Town 46 14 15 17 60 69 0.87 43
14 Fleetwood 46 14 15 17 48 68 0.71 43
15 Northwich Victoria 46 14 13 19 68 75 0.91 41
16 Mossley 46 15 11 20 53 65 0.82 41
17 Morecambe 46 13 13 20 62 84 0.74 39
18 Buxton 46 14 10 22 45 71 0.63 38
19 Matlock Town 46 11 14 21 50 79 0.63 36
20 Great Harwood 46 10 14 22 52 74 0.70 34
21 Bradford Park Avenue 46 9 15 22 42 84 0.50 33
22 Barrow 46 13 7 26 46 94 0.49 33
23 Lancaster City 46 10 12 24 52 67 0.78 32
24 Netherfield 46 11 5 30 42 88 0.48 27

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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away ALT BAN BRW BOS BPA BUX FLE GAI GOO GHT KEN LNC MAC MAT MOR MOS NOR RUN SCA SKU SLI SSH STA WIG
Altrincham 4–0 3–0 2–0 4–1 6–0 1–0 1–1 4–2 3–1 4–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 3–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–0
Bangor City 1–0 2–0 4–0 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–4 0–0 5–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–2
Barrow 0–3 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 1–4 2–2 2–0 2–5 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–3
Boston United 1–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–0 4–1 2–0 4–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–2 4–1 1–0 2–2
Bradford Park Avenue 0–0 0–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 1–4 0–2 0–6 1–7 0–0
Buxton 0–3 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–4
Fleetwood Town 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 0–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 2–2 0–3 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–1
Gainsborough Trinity 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 4–0 3–2 7–0 4–3 1–1 4–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 4–1 1–4 5–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 4–0 3–1 3–2 2–1
Goole Town 0–2 0–1 4–1 0–1 2–2 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 7–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–3 2–1
Great Harwood Town 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 4–2 1–2 2–1 2–4 2–1 1–1 4–0 0–1 1–4 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–1
Kendal Town 4–1 1–2 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–1 6–1 0–2 0–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 1–5 1–0
Lancaster City 1–2 1–1 4–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–2 7–1 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 4–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–4
Macclesfield Town 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
Matlock Town 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 4–3 1–1 1–0 3–1 3–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–3
Morecambe 2–2 3–0 3–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–2 4–1 3–3 5–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–2 0–6 1–3 0–2
Mossley 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–4 0–3 0–3
Northwich Victoria 1–2 1–1 5–0 0–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 5–1 4–2 1–0 4–2 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–2
Runcorn 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 6–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–1
Scarborough 2–0 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 5–0 3–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–0 3–2 4–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0
Skelmersdale United 1–0 3–1 3–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–3 2–2 0–0 4–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1
South Liverpool 2–0 1–0 4–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 4–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 5–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–0
South Shields 0–0 2–0 6–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 7–1 4–0 0–0 3–1 6–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–2
Stafford Rangers 1–1 4–3 1–3 3–2 6–0 2–0 5–0 3–1 0–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 5–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–0
Wigan Athletic 1–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 4–1 5–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 7–0 3–0 2–0 2–4 7–0 3–0 4–0 5–3 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–2

Updated to games played on 9 May 1974.
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 sixth 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 Bradford Park Avenue folded at the end of the season. They were replaced by newly admitted Worksop Town (returning after an absence of five years).

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Boston United 4–3 agg. Altrincham

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

  • Wigan Athletic bt. Boston United

External links[edit]