1987–88 Northern Premier League

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The 1987–88 Northern Premier League season was the 20th in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions.

Premier Division[edit]

Northern Premier League
Premier Division
Season 1987–88
Champions Chorley
Promoted Chorley
Relegated Oswestry Town
Workington
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,349 (2.92 per match)

League Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Chorley 42 26 10 6 78 35 +43 88
2 Hyde United 42 25 10 7 91 52 +39 85
3 Caernarfon Town 42 22 10 10 56 34 +22 76
4 Morecambe 42 19 15 8 61 41 +20 72
5 Barrow 42 21 8 13 70 41 +29 71
6 Worksop Town 42 20 11 11 74 55 +19 71
7 Bangor City 42 20 10 12 72 55 +17 70
8 Rhyl 42 18 13 11 70 42 +28 67
9 Marine 42 19 10 13 67 45 +22 67
10 Frickley Athletic 42 18 11 13 61 55 +6 65
11 Witton Albion 42 16 12 14 61 47 +14 60
12 Goole Town 42 17 9 16 71 61 +10 60
13 Horwich RMI 42 17 9 16 46 42 +4 60
14 Southport 42 15 12 15 43 48 −5 57
15 South Liverpool 42 10 19 13 56 64 −8 49
16 Buxton 42 11 14 17 72 76 −4 47
17 Mossley 42 11 11 20 54 75 −21 44
18 Gateshead 42 11 7 24 52 71 −19 40
19 Matlock Town 42 10 8 24 58 89 −31 38
20 Gainsborough Trinity 42 8 10 24 38 81 −43 34
21 Oswestry Town 42 6 10 26 44 101 −57 28
22 Workington 42 6 3 33 28 113 −85 21

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BAN BRW BUX CNR CHO FRK GAI GAT GOO HOR HYD MAR MAT MOR MOS OSW RHL CHO SOU WTN WRK WKS
Bangor City 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 1–3 2–1 0–0 3–4 2–0 2–0 2–4 3–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 5–0 2–3
Barrow 2–3 3–1 0–1 1–2 3–0 4–1 2–1 5–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 5–0 0–0 3–2 4–0 2–4 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 0–1
Buxton 2–4 2–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–0 1–1 2–4 2–1 5–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–3 2–2 0–0 0–1 1–4 3–1 2–2
Caernarfon Town 1–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 2–4 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–0 3–0 1–0
Chorley 1–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 0–3 2–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–1 2–1 4–2 2–1 1–1 9–0 0–1
Frickley Athletic 1–2 0–4 1–3 2–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 3–3 0–0 4–2 1–1 1–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 3–0
Gainsborough Trinity 0–0 1–1 0–6 0–0 1–6 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 4–1 0–2 2–3 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–3
Gateshead 1–1 0–0 3–2 0–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 3–1 1–0 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–3 4–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 3–5
Goole Town 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 1–1 0–5 0–1 4–0 2–1 4–2 3–2 3–1 4–0 0–1 3–0 8–1 1–2
Horwich RMI 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–4 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0
Hyde United 2–0 2–1 4–2 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 4–1 2–0 0–0 3–3 5–1 2–3 6–0 1–1
Marine 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 5–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 7–3 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–1
Matlock Town 2–3 5–1 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–4 4–2 2–1 2–3 0–4 2–3 1–2 2–3 2–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–2
Morecambe 0–2 0–0 2–2 2–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 4–1 2–2 3–2 4–1 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–1
Mossley 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 2–1 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–1
Oswestry Town 0–3 1–1 1–4 2–1 0–4 3–3 3–2 1–1 1–0 2–3 0–2 1–7 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–4
Rhyl 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 5–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 4–0 0–0 1–1 5–0 1–2 1–2 2–2 3–1 2–1
South Liverpool 0–0 1–1 3–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 6–3 2–2 1–3 1–1 0–3 0–2 0–2
Southport 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–4 3–0 0–0
Witton Albion 3–1 1–0 2–3 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–2 4–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 5–1
Workington 0–1 0–4 0–1 1–4 1–2 1–3 2–3 1–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–1 2–1 2–1 0–8 2–2 0–1 1–0 0–0
Worksop Town 4–1 1–0 5–2 2–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–2 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–0 2–4 2–3 1–0 5–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 4–1

Updated to games played on 2 May 1988.
Source: Northern Premier League 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.

Division One[edit]

Northern Premier League
Division One
Season 1987–88
Champions Fleetwood Town
Promoted Stalybridge Celtic
Matches played 344
Goals scored 1,014 (2.95 per match)

League Table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Fleetwood Town 36 22 7 7 85 45 +40 73
2 Stalybridge Celtic 36 22 6 8 72 42 +30 72
3 Leek Town 36 20 10 6 63 38 +25 70
4 Accrington Stanley 36 21 6 9 71 39 +32 69
5 Farsley Celtic 36 18 9 9 64 48 +16 63
6 Droylsden 36 16 10 10 63 48 +15 58
7 Eastwood Hanley 36 14 12 10 50 37 +13 56
8 Winsford United 36 15 6 15 59 47 +12 51
9 Congleton Town 36 12 16 8 43 39 +4 511
10 Harrogate Town 36 13 9 14 51 50 +1 48
11 Alfreton Town 36 13 8 15 53 54 −1 47
12 Radcliffe Borough 36 11 13 12 66 62 +4 46
13 Irlam Town 36 12 10 14 39 45 −6 46
14 Penrith 36 11 11 14 46 51 −5 44
15 Sutton Town 36 11 5 20 51 96 −45 38
16 Lancaster City 36 10 6 20 45 72 −27 36
17 Eastwood Town 36 8 10 18 45 65 −20 34
18 Curzon Ashton 36 8 4 24 43 73 −30 28
19 Netherfield 36 4 4 28 35 93 −58 16

1 Congleton Town were docked 1 point.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the twentieth season of the Northern Premier League Chorley (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. Meanwhile, Oswestry Town folded at the end of the season and Workington were relegated; these three sides were replaced by Division One winners Fleetwood Town, second placed Stalybridge Celtic and newly admitted Shepshed Charterhouse. Colne Dynamoes, Bishop Auckland, Whitley Bay and Newtown were admitted into Division One at the end of the season.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup:

  • Goole Town bt. Barrow

President's Cup:

  • South Liverpool 5–4 Southport

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

  • Chorley bt. Goole Town

External links[edit]