1978–79 Northern Premier League

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Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1978–79
Champions Mossley
Promoted Altrincham
Scarborough
Boston United
Stafford Rangers
Northwich Victoria
Bangor City
Barrow
Matches played 506
Goals scored 1,414 (2.79 per match)

The 1978–79 Northern Premier League season was the 11th in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England.

No sides applied for election to the Football League nor were automatically promoted. This season saw several sides leave the League to join the newly formed Alliance Premier League, which would later become the Football Conference. Altrincham, Scarborough, Boston United, Stafford Rangers, Northwich Victoria, Bangor City and Barrow all left, replaced by Southern League sides Grantham, Oswestry Town, Burton Albion and Tamworth, as well as Cheshire County League sides Witton Albion and Marine. No sides were relegated.


Final table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts 1
1 Mossley 44 32 5 7 117 48 +69 69
2 Altrincham 44 25 11 8 93 39 +54 61
3 Matlock Town 44 24 8 12 100 59 +41 56
4 Scarborough 44 19 14 11 61 44 +17 52
5 Southport 44 19 14 11 62 49 +13 52
6 Boston United 44 17 18 9 40 33 +7 52
7 Runcorn 44 21 9 14 79 54 +25 51
8 Stafford Rangers 44 18 14 12 67 41 +26 50
9 Goole Town 44 17 15 12 56 61 −5 49
10 Northwich Victoria 44 18 11 15 64 52 +12 47
11 Lancaster City 44 17 12 15 62 54 +8 46
12 Bangor City 44 15 14 15 65 66 −1 44
13 Worksop Town 44 13 14 17 55 67 −12 40
14 Workington 44 16 7 21 62 74 −12 39
15 Netherfield 44 13 11 20 39 69 −30 37
16 Barrow 44 14 9 21 47 78 −31 37
17 Gainsborough Trinity 44 12 12 20 52 67 −15 36
18 Morecambe 44 11 13 20 55 65 −10 35
19 Frickley Athletic 44 13 9 22 58 70 −12 35
20 South Liverpool 44 12 10 22 48 85 −37 34
21 Gateshead 44 11 11 22 42 63 −21 33
22 Buxton 44 11 9 24 50 84 −34 31
23 Macclesfield Town 44 8 10 26 40 92 −52 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 GAT GOO KEN LNC MAC MAT MOR MOS NOR RUN SCA SLI SOU STA WRK WKS
Altrincham 3–2 4–0 3–0 0–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 5–1 1–3 0–0 3–2 4–1
Bangor City 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 4–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 3–3 4–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 2–4
Barrow 1–6 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–2 0–0 3–3 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 2–5 2–4 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1
Boston United 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2
Buxton 0–4 5–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–6 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–3 4–1 1–1 0–1 0–4 1–2
Frickley Athletic 0–4 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–2 5–0 3–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–0 6–0 1–3 0–3 3–1 1–1
Gainsborough Trinity 2–4 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 3–3 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 1–2 3–0 1–0 3–0 1–2
Gateshead 0–3 2–4 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 0–2
Goole Town 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–0 3–3 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–2
Kendal Town 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–4 1–0 0–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–6 0–0 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–0
Lancaster City 0–4 3–1 0–1 0–2 4–1 1–3 3–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 5–3 0–0 4–2 2–3 1–0 2–3 1–0 4–0 2–2 1–0 4–1 1–1
Macclesfield Town 1–5 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–0
Matlock Town 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 4–1 1–0 2–3 4–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 5–0 1–1 2–4 3–2 2–3 6–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 5–1 1–1
Morecambe 2–4 3–1 0–0 0–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–2 3–1 2–0 4–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–4
Mossley 1–1 3–0 6–1 1–1 3–1 4–3 2–0 3–3 5–1 2–0 3–1 5–0 3–1 3–2 2–3 4–2 2–2 6–0 1–2 2–1 4–1 4–0
Northwich Victoria 1–0 1–2 3–0 3–0 0–0 4–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 3–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1
Runcorn 0–0 0–0 2–1 4–2 6–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 1–3 6–0 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–2 0–0 4–1 0–0 3–2 0–0 2–0
Scarborough 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 5–0 1–3 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 4–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 2–0
South Liverpool 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 3–1 0–1 2–1 4–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–0
Southport 3–1 0–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–0 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 2–2 0–3 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–0
Stafford Rangers 1–1 3–2 4–2 0–0 4–3 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 7–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–2 3–0 4–0 0–0 5–1 1–1 0–2 0–0
Workington 0–4 3–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 3–2 3–3 0–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 0–6 4–1 1–1 3–2 6–1 0–2 1–0 3–0
Worksop Town 1–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–1 3–3 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 2–5 3–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–0

Updated to games played on 21 May 1979.
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.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Mossley 4–1 Northwich Victoria

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

  • Altrincham 1 bt. Mossley

1 As Mossley won both the Northern Premier League and the NPL cup, Altrincham qualified as 2nd placed team of the NPL.

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