1998–99 North West Counties Football League

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The 1998–99 North West Counties Football League season was the 17th in the history of the North West Counties Football League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions: Division One and Division Two.

Division One[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division One
Season1998–99
ChampionsWorkington
PromotedWorkington
RelegatedHolker Old Boys
Matches played420
Goals scored1,345 (3.2 per match)

Division One featured five new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Workington (C, P) 40 27 9 4 86 28 +58 90 Promotion to NPL Division One
2 Mossley 40 27 7 6 91 38 +53 88
3 Vauxhall GM 40 26 7 7 92 40 +52 85
4 Newcastle Town 40 25 9 6 86 33 +53 84
5 Kidsgrove Athletic 40 24 7 9 90 47 +43 79
6 Prescot Cables 40 21 9 10 78 44 +34 72
7 Skelmersdale United 40 21 8 11 82 48 +34 71
8 St Helens Town 40 22 5 13 77 58 +19 71
9 Leek County School Old Boys 40 14 11 15 52 58 −6 53
10 Salford City 40 15 7 18 63 73 −10 52
11 Clitheroe 40 15 5 20 67 56 +11 50
12 Ramsbottom United 40 14 7 19 52 63 −11 49
13 Maine Road 40 14 6 20 50 71 −21 48
14 Rossendale United 40 14 5 21 59 81 −22 47
15 Nantwich Town 40 12 6 22 54 68 −14 42
16 Glossop North End 40 12 6 22 53 81 −28 42
17 Cheadle Town 40 12 6 22 56 97 −41 42
18 Atherton Laburnum Rovers 40 10 9 21 45 73 −28 39
19 Atherton Collieries 40 9 7 24 50 88 −38 34
20 Bootle 40 9 7 24 41 84 −43 34
21 Holker Old Boys (R) 40 4 3 33 21 116 −95 15 Relegation to Division Two
Updated to match(es) played on May 1999. Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Division Two[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division Two
Season1998–99
ChampionsFleetwood Freeport
PromotedAbbey Hey
Fleetwood Freeport
RelegatedNone
Matches played342
Goals scored1,106 (3.23 per match)

Division Two featured five new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Fleetwood Freeport (C, P) 36 21 8 7 102 34 +68 71 Promotion to Division One
2 Abbey Hey (P) 36 20 6 10 70 35 +35 66
3 Squires Gate 36 17 14 5 53 31 +22 65
4 Warrington Town 36 18 9 9 82 46 +36 63
5 Woodley Sports 36 17 10 9 61 38 +23 61
6 Castleton Gabriels 36 17 10 9 72 57 +15 61
7 Formby 36 17 7 12 81 60 +21 58
8 Darwen 36 13 12 11 64 53 +11 51
9 Chadderton 36 11 17 8 42 38 +4 50
10 Tetley Walker 36 14 8 14 62 64 −2 50
11 Bacup Borough 36 11 14 11 47 61 −14 47
12 Daisy Hill 36 12 9 15 51 62 −11 45
13 Nelson 36 11 11 14 51 49 +2 44
14 Curzon Ashton 36 12 7 17 56 58 −2 43
15 Maghull 36 11 10 15 50 70 −20 43 Resigned to the West Cheshire League at the end of the season
16 Colne 36 11 7 18 54 71 −17 40
17 Ashton Town 36 11 6 19 35 59 −24 39
18 Oldham Town 36 5 7 24 34 99 −65 22
19 Blackpool Mechanics 36 4 6 26 39 121 −82 18
Updated to match(es) played on 2 May 1999. Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.

Cup competitions[edit]

League Challenge Cup[edit]

Vauxhall GM beat Prescot Cables 1–0 in the final in a replay after the original match finished 1–1.

Floodlit Trophy[edit]

Clitheroe beat Kidsgrove Athletic 2–1 in the final.

Division Two Cup[edit]

Fleetwood Freeport beat Warrington Town 2–1 in the final.

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