1976–77 Northern Premier League

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Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1976–77
Champions Boston United
Matches played 506
Goals scored 1,447 (2.86 per match)

The 1976–77 Northern Premier League season was the ninth in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England.

Final table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts 1
1 Boston United 44 27 11 6 82 35 +47 65
2 Northwich Victoria 44 27 11 6 85 43 +42 65
3 Matlock Town 44 26 11 7 108 57 +51 63
4 Bangor City 44 22 11 11 87 52 +35 55
5 Scarborough 44 21 12 11 77 66 +11 53
6 Goole Town 44 23 6 15 64 50 +14 52
7 Lancaster City 44 21 9 14 71 58 +13 51
8 Gateshead United 44 18 12 14 80 64 +16 48
9 Mossley 44 17 14 13 74 59 +15 48
10 Altrincham 44 19 9 16 60 53 +7 47
11 Stafford Rangers 44 16 14 14 60 55 +5 46
12 Runcorn 44 15 14 15 58 50 +8 44
13 Worksop Town 44 16 12 16 50 58 −8 44
14 Wigan Athletic 44 14 15 15 62 54 +8 43
15 Morecambe 44 13 11 20 59 75 −16 37
16 Gainsborough Trinity 44 13 10 21 58 74 −16 36
17 Great Harwood 44 11 14 19 63 84 −21 36
18 Buxton 44 11 13 20 48 63 −15 35
19 Macclesfield Town 44 8 15 21 41 68 −27 31
20 Frickley Athletic 44 11 8 25 53 93 −40 30
21 Barrow 44 11 6 27 56 87 −31 28
22 South Liverpool 44 10 8 26 51 104 −53 28
23 Netherfield 44 9 8 27 47 92 −45 26

1 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 BUX FRK GAI GOO GHT KEN LNC MAC MAT MOR MOS NOR RUN SCA SLI GAT STA WIG WKS
Altrincham 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 4–1 4–1 4–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–3 0–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–3 1–3 0–0
Bangor City 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 4–4 1–0 3–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 4–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 2–0
Barrow 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 4–3 0–3 3–1 2–3 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 4–1 0–1
Boston United 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 4–0 3–2 1–0 1–5 6–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2
Buxton 0–0 4–2 0–1 1–5 0–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–5 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 1–2
Frickley Athletic 1–1 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–2 3–2 1–5 3–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–6 0–2 0–0 1–1 0–2 4–1 3–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–0
Gainsborough Trinity 0–1 2–1 4–0 0–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 7–0 2–1 0–3 2–0 0–4 1–2 0–1 2–2 0–0 2–0 3–2 0–0 5–3 0–0 1–0
Goole Town 2–1 2–3 1–0 0–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 4–2 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–1
Great Harwood Town 1–3 2–2 0–2 3–0 3–2 5–2 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–2 0–3 1–1 2–2 4–4 4–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 5–0
Kendal Town 1–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 3–2 1–3 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–3 2–3 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1
Lancaster City 1–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 4–3 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 5–2 3–3 1–2 1–1 1–1
Macclesfield Town 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 2–0
Matlock Town 5–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–2 2–2 1–1 4–2 3–2 2–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–4 2–1 1–1 4–0 5–1 4–0 2–1 4–3
Morecambe 3–0 1–3 0–5 0–1 1–1 5–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 3–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–0 5–1
Mossley 2–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 4–0 5–0 2–5 2–1 4–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Northwich Victoria 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–3 1–1 5–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 4–1 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 3–1 1–3 4–0 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0
Runcorn 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 0–2 4–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1
Scarborough 1–0 2–3 3–3 2–1 1–0 4–2 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 1–0 5–3 3–1
South Liverpool 1–0 0–8 1–1 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 1–3 3–0 2–5 1–2 0–4 5–1 0–3 2–1 0–3 0–2
Gateshead United 1–2 5–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 5–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 3–3 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 5–0 2–0 2–0 0–3
Stafford Rangers 1–1 0–5 2–1 0–1 2–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 6–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 3–2 2–2 3–1 1–1
Wigan Athletic 1–2 2–1 5–2 1–1 3–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 3–0 2–0 1–2 2–0
Worksop Town 1–7 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–1

Updated to games played on 20 May 1977.
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 ninth season of the Northern Premier League only Altrincham was put forward for election to the Football League and after receiving the least votes did not gain promotion. Conversely, none of the sides were relegated, with Workington joining the League at the end of the season having left Football League Division Four.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Scarborough 1–0 Runcorn

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

  • Boston United bt. Scarborough

External links[edit]