1986–87 Northern Premier League

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Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1986–87
Champions Macclesfield Town
Promoted Macclesfield Town
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,349 (2.92 per match)

The 1986–87 Northern Premier League season was the 19th 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 Macclesfield Town 42 26 10 6 80 47 +33 88
2 Bangor City 42 25 12 5 74 35 +39 87
3 Caernarfon Town 42 20 16 6 67 40 +37 76
4 Marine 42 21 10 11 70 43 +27 73
5 South Liverpool 42 21 10 11 58 40 +18 73
6 Morecambe 42 20 12 10 66 49 +17 72
7 Matlock Town 42 20 10 12 81 67 +14 70
8 Southport 42 19 11 12 67 49 +18 68
9 Chorley 42 16 12 14 58 59 −1 60
10 Mossley 42 15 12 15 57 52 +5 57
11 Hyde United 42 15 10 17 81 70 +11 55
12 Burton Albion 42 16 6 20 56 68 −12 54
13 Buxton 42 13 14 15 71 68 +3 53
14 Witton Albion 42 15 8 19 68 79 −11 53
15 Barrow 42 15 7 20 42 57 −15 52
16 Goole Town 42 13 12 17 58 62 −4 51
17 Oswestry Town 42 14 8 20 55 83 −28 50
18 Rhyl 42 10 15 17 56 74 −18 45
19 Worksop Town 42 9 13 20 56 74 −18 40
20 Gainsborough Trinity 42 9 10 23 53 77 −24 37
21 Workington 42 5 14 23 38 70 −32 281
22 Horwich RMI 42 3 12 27 36 85 −49 201

1 Workington and Horwich RMI had 1 point deducted.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BAN BRT BUX CNR CHO GAI GOO HOR HYD MAC MAR MAT MOR MOS OSW RHL SLI SOU STA TAM WTN WRK
Bangor City 0–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 5–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 4–0 2–0
Barrow 0–0 0–1 1–3 3–0 0–4 0–0 0–3 3–0 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–2 2–1 4–2 1–0 2–0
Burton Albion 3–0 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–0 3–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–5 0–2 4–2 0–1 2–3 0–1 4–3 5–2 3–1 1–1
Buxton 4–4 0–0 5–3 0–0 2–2 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–1 0–0 4–0 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–0 3–1 1–3
Caernarfon Town 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–2 3–1 0–0 3–0 4–2 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1
Chorley 3–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–0
Gainsborough Trinity 0–5 2–0 1–4 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–1
Goole Town 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–3 1–0 4–1 4–1 0–1 0–3 0–0 4–1 0–3
Horwich RMI 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–3 3–4 0–1 1–3 2–4 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 1–1 3–2
Hyde United 3–0 6–1 2–1 2–5 1–3 6–0 1–1 3–5 5–0 1–3 1–1 2–4 2–2 1–0 7–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 5–2
Macclesfield Town 4–3 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 4–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–0 3–2 4–3 2–1 3–2 4–3 2–0
Marine 1–2 4–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 5–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–3 1–0 5–0 3–2 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–0 2–0
Matlock Town 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–2 3–2 4–0 2–1 0–1 5–1 2–1 2–3
Morecambe 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 1–4 2–2 1–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 2–0 3–0
Mossley 1–1 0–0 2–0 0–4 1–1 3–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 2–3 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 0–0 3–2
Oswestry Town 2–3 2–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 0–0 5–1 2–2 3–2 1–0 3–3 1–2 3–3 0–3 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 2–4 4–3 1–0
Rhyl 2–2 3–2 0–0 2–3 1–1 0–1 4–3 2–4 6–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–0 0–0
South Liverpool 0–1 1–0 2–3 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–4 2–2 1–1 0–0 4–1 1–0 4–2 3–1 1–0 2–0
Southport 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 3–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–0
Witton Albion 0–2 2–3 1–2 5–1 1–1 2–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 4–2
Workington 0–1 2–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–5 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–1
Worksop Town 1–1 2–2 3–3 3–3 2–2 1–1 0–4 4–2 4–2 3–2 0–1 3–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–1

Updated to games played on 2 May 1987.
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 nineteenth season of the Northern Premier League Macclesfield Town (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Alliance Premier League; they replaced relegated Frickley Athletic, who swapped Leagues with them. Meanwhile, Burton Albion moved to the Southern League Premier Division and were replaced by another relegated Alliance side in Gateshead.

From the next season, the Northern Premier League was expanded to include a First Division.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Macclesfield Town bt. Burton Albion

President's Cup:

  • Macclesfield Town 2–1 Marine

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

  • Bangor City1 bt. Macclesfield Town

1 As Macclesfield Town won both the Northern Premier League and the Presidents cup, Bangor City qualified as 2nd placed team of the NPL.

External links[edit]