1987–88 North West Counties Football League

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The 1987–88 North West Counties Football League was the sixth in the history of the North West Counties Football League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions.

Division One[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division One
Season 1987–88
Champions Colne Dynamoes
Promoted Colne Dynamoes
Relegated Glossop

League table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Colne Dynamoes 34 24 7 3 71 14 +57 55
2 Rossendale United 34 24 7 3 68 23 +45 55
3 Clitheroe 34 18 10 6 51 20 +31 46
4 Colwyn Bay 34 20 7 7 60 42 +18 462
5 St Helens Town 34 18 6 10 61 36 +25 42
6 Ellesmere Port & Neston 34 17 5 12 55 48 +7 39
7 Darwen 34 14 10 10 55 45 +10 38
8 Warrington Town 34 16 5 13 68 47 +21 37
9 Kirkby Town 34 11 13 10 57 54 +3 35
10 Burscough 34 14 7 13 45 51 −6 35
11 Leyland Motors 34 10 11 13 53 53 0 31
12 Prescot Cables 34 10 11 13 34 45 −11 292
13 Bootle 34 12 5 17 43 61 −18 29
14 Formby 34 6 10 18 32 63 −31 22
15 Salford 34 8 6 20 33 66 −33 22
16 Skelmersdale United 34 4 11 19 34 64 −30 19
17 Atherton Laburnum Rovers 34 4 7 23 31 78 −47 15
18 Glossop 34 5 4 25 30 71 −41 14

1 The points system until the 1990–91 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Colwyn Bay and Prescot Cables had 2 points deducted.

Division two[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division Two
Season 1987–88
Champions Ashton United
Promoted Ashton United
Flixton

League table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Ashton United 42 32 6 4 107 30 +77 70
2 Flixton 42 27 10 5 94 38 +56 64
3 Wren Rovers 42 26 9 7 92 51 +41 61
4 Newcastle Town 42 26 7 9 81 39 +42 59
5 Maine Road 42 23 4 15 74 48 +26 50
6 Maghull 42 18 11 13 73 66 +7 47
7 Vauxhall Motors 42 15 16 11 58 50 +8 46
8 Atherton Collieries 42 20 6 16 63 63 0 46
9 Whitworth Valley 42 15 12 15 50 60 −10 42
10 Ashton Town 42 17 8 17 64 70 −6 402
11 Oldham Town 42 13 11 18 44 51 −7 37
12 Cheadle Town 42 13 11 18 47 62 −15 352
13 Chadderton 42 13 9 20 55 71 −16 35
14 Great Harwood Town 42 14 8 20 52 66 −14 342
15 Blackpool Mechanics 42 12 10 20 57 77 −20 34
16 Nelson 42 12 10 20 49 76 −27 34
17 Ford Motors 42 12 9 21 59 70 −11 33
18 Daisy Hill 42 12 8 22 55 66 −11 32
19 Padiham 42 10 14 18 53 76 −23 322
20 Newton 42 10 12 20 47 84 −37 302
21 Nantwich Town 42 8 13 21 41 68 −27 29
22 Bacup Borough 42 8 8 26 38 71 −33 24

1 The points system until the 1990–91 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Ashton Town, Cheadle Town, Great Harwood Town, Padiham and Newton had 2 points deducted.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Division One[edit]

Colne Dynamoes were promoted to the Northern Premier League while Glossop were relegated to Division Two. Kirkby Town changed their name to Knowsley United.

Division two[edit]

Ashton United and Flixton were promoted to Division One while Whitworth Valley, Nelson and Ford Motors left the League at the end of the season.

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