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
Season 1998–99
Champions Workington
Promoted Workington
Relegated Holker Old Boys
Matches played 420
Goals scored 1,345 (3.2 per match)

Division One featured five new teams:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification 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 games played on May 1999.
Source: [1].
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.

Division Two[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division Two
Season 1998–99
Champions Fleetwood Freeport
Promoted Abbey Hey
Fleetwood Freeport
Relegated None
Matches played 342
Goals scored 1,106 (3.23 per match)

Division Two featured five new teams:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
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 games played on 2 May 1999.
Source: [2]
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.

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]