1982–83 North West Counties Football League

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The 1982–83 North West Counties Football League was the first in the history of the North West Counties Football League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into three divisions.

North West Counties Football League
1983-84

Division One[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division One
Season 1982–83
Champions Burscough
Promoted Rhyl
Horwich RMI
Relegated Nantwich Town

The division featured 20 new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Burscough (C) 38 26 7 5 93 45 +48 59
2 Rhyl (P) 38 23 11 4 76 30 +46 57 Promotion to 1983–84 Northern Premier League
3 Horwich RMI (P) 38 22 10 6 77 35 +42 54
4 Stalybridge Celtic 38 17 15 6 60 32 +28 49
5 Winsford United 38 18 10 10 72 48 +24 46
6 Darwen 38 17 12 9 68 46 +22 46
7 Lancaster City 38 17 11 10 69 54 +15 45
8 Congleton Town 38 13 14 11 52 35 +17 40
9 Penrith 38 17 6 15 68 61 +7 40
10 Accrington Stanley 38 13 12 13 56 55 +1 38
11 Leek Town 38 14 9 15 42 44 −2 37
12 Curzon Ashton 38 14 8 16 46 47 −1 36
13 Ashton United 38 13 10 15 55 69 −14 36
14 Bootle 38 14 6 18 55 79 −24 032*
15 Prescot Cables 38 9 13 16 50 60 −10 31
16 Formby 38 10 8 20 48 68 −20 28
17 Leyland Motors 38 7 10 21 34 74 −40 24
18 Glossop 38 6 11 21 29 67 −38 23
19 St Helens Town 38 5 10 23 29 80 −51 20
20 Nantwich Town (R) 38 6 5 27 43 93 −50 17 Relegation to 1983–84 North West Counties League Division Two

Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*Bootle deducted 2 point
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament. The points system until the 1990–91 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Division Two[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division Two
Season 1982–83
Champions Radcliffe Borough
Promoted Radcliffe Borough
Caernarfon Town
Relegated Padiham

The division featured 20 new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Radcliffe Borough (C) (P) 38 33 4 1 110 25 +85 70 Promotion to 1983–84 North West Counties League Division One
2 Caernarfon Town (P) 38 28 7 3 85 28 +57 63
3 Wren Rovers 38 23 7 8 84 38 +46 53
4 Eastwood Hanley 38 23 7 8 81 42 +39 53
5 Kirkby Town 38 22 3 13 80 60 +20 47 Resigned
6 Irlam Town 38 17 8 13 79 52 +27 42
7 Chadderton 38 18 6 14 55 51 +4 42
8 Rossendale United 38 15 10 13 75 68 +7 40
9 Ford Motors 38 18 4 16 61 59 +2 40
10 Ellesmere Port & Neston 38 17 5 16 56 68 −12 39
11 Skelmersdale United 38 13 11 14 70 63 +7 37
12 Fleetwood Town 38 12 8 18 54 80 −26 32
13 Atherton Laburnum Rovers 38 11 9 18 52 70 −18 31
14 Lytham 38 11 5 22 54 71 −17 27
15 Great Harwood Town 38 8 10 20 54 76 −22 26
16 Salford 38 10 6 22 43 86 −43 26
17 Droylsden 38 11 5 22 49 71 −22 025*
18 Prescot BI 38 10 5 23 46 81 −35 25
19 Padiham (R) 38 8 6 24 41 74 −33 22 Relegation to 1983–84 North West Counties League Division Three
20 New Mills 38 7 4 27 40 106 −66 18 Resigned

Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*Droylsden deducted 2 points
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament. The points system until the 1990–91 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Division Three[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division Three
Season 1982–83
Champions Colne Dynamoes
Promoted Colne Dynamoes
Warrington Town

The division featured 18 new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Colne Dynamoes (C) (P) 34 25 5 4 95 37 +58 55 Promotion to 1983–84 North West Counties League Division Two
2 Warrington Town (P) 34 24 6 4 83 33 +50 54
3 Clitheroe 34 22 7 5 87 35 +52 51
4 Prestwich Heys 34 18 11 5 70 37 +33 47
5 Vulcan Newton 34 13 10 11 70 65 +5 36
6 Blackpool Mechanics 34 11 13 10 67 56 +11 35
7 Bacup Borough 34 14 7 13 53 45 +8 35
8 Atherton Collieries 34 12 11 11 55 57 −2 35
9 Whitworth Valley 34 13 9 12 54 65 −11 35
10 Nelson 34 7 16 11 49 56 −7 30
11 Daisy Hill 34 10 10 14 47 58 −11 30
12 Maghull 34 10 9 15 56 61 −5 29
13 Ashton Town 34 12 5 17 53 73 −20 29
14 Newton 34 8 12 14 59 62 −3 28
15 Oldham Dew 34 10 8 16 48 61 −13 28
16 Bolton ST 34 9 6 19 50 84 −34 24
17 Wigan Rovers 34 5 7 22 35 72 −37 17 Resigned
18 Ashton Athletic 34 3 8 23 18 92 −74 14

Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament. The points system until the 1990–91 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Division One[edit]

In the first season of the North West Counties Football League Division One second placed Rhyl and third placed Horwich RMI moved to the Northern Premier League while Nantwich Town were relegated to Division Two and Netherfield joined Division One from the Northern Premier League.

Division Two[edit]

Division Two champions Radcliffe Borough and second placed Caernarfon Town were promoted to Division One while Kirkby Town and already relegated New Mills left the League at the end of the season. Padiham were relegated to Division Three.

Division Three[edit]

Division Three champions Colne Dynamoes and second placed Warrington Town were promoted to Division Two while Wigan Rovers left the League at the end of the season and were replaced by newly admitted Cheadle Town and Urmston Town.

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