2000–01 Northern Premier League

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The 2000–01 Northern Premier League season was the 33rd in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

Premier Division[edit]

Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 2000–01
Champions Stalybridge Celtic
Promoted Stalybridge Celtic
Relegated Leek Town
Spennymoor United
Matches played 506
Goals scored 1553 (3.07 per match)

The Premier Division featured three new teams:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Stalybridge Celtic (C) (P) 44 31 9 4 96 32 +64 102 Promotion to Conference
2 Emley 44 31 8 5 87 42 +45 101
3 Bishop Auckland 44 26 7 11 88 53 +35 85
4 Lancaster City 44 24 9 11 84 60 +24 81
5 Worksop Town 44 20 13 11 102 60 +42 73
6 Barrow 44 21 9 14 83 63 +20 72
7 Altrincham 44 20 10 14 80 57 +23 70
8 Gainsborough Trinity 44 17 14 13 59 56 +3 65
9 Accrington Stanley 44 18 10 16 71 67 +4 64
10 Hucknall Town 44 17 12 15 57 63 −6 63
11 Gateshead 44 16 12 16 68 61 +7 60
12 Bamber Bridge 44 17 8 19 63 65 −2 59
13 Runcorn 44 15 10 19 56 70 −14 55
14 Blyth Spartans 44 15 9 20 61 64 −3 54
15 Burscough 44 14 10 20 59 68 −9 52
16 Hyde United 44 13 12 19 72 79 −7 51
17 Whitby Town 44 13 11 20 60 76 −16 50
18 Marine 44 12 13 19 44 51 −7 49
19 Colwyn Bay 44 12 10 22 68 102 −34 46
20 Frickley Athletic 44 10 15 19 50 79 −29 45
21 Droylsden 44 13 6 25 50 80 −30 45
22 Leek Town (R) 44 12 8 24 45 70 −25 44 Relegation to NPL Division One
23 Spennymoor United (R) 44 4 5 35 32 108 −76 016*

Updated to games played on 8 February 2011.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Spennymoor United were deducted 1 point
(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 One[edit]

Northern Premier League Division One
Season 2000–01
Champions Bradford Park Avenue
Promoted Bradford Park Avenue
Vauxhall Motors
Relegated Congleton Town
Winsford United
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1423 (3.08 per match)

Division One featured four new teams:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bradford Park Avenue (C) (P) 42 28 5 9 83 40 +43 89 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Vauxhall Motors (P) 42 23 10 9 95 50 +45 79
3 Ashton United 42 23 9 10 91 49 +42 78
4 Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 19 13 10 80 60 +20 70
5 Trafford 42 20 9 13 70 62 +8 068*
6 Belper Town 42 18 11 13 71 62 +9 65
7 Witton Albion 42 15 16 11 51 50 +1 61
8 Ossett Town 42 16 12 14 66 58 +8 60
9 Radcliffe Borough 42 17 8 17 72 71 +1 59
10 Chorley 42 15 14 13 71 70 +1 59
11 Harrogate Town 42 15 10 17 60 70 −10 55
12 Matlock Town 42 14 10 18 70 74 −4 52
13 North Ferriby United 42 14 10 18 64 73 −9 52
14 Workington 42 13 12 17 53 60 −7 51
15 Lincoln United 42 13 12 17 60 75 −15 51
16 Gretna 42 12 12 18 72 82 −10 48
17 Guiseley 42 11 15 16 37 50 −13 48
18 Kendal Town 42 12 12 18 60 69 −9 047
19 Farsley Celtic 42 12 11 19 53 71 −18 47
20 Eastwood Town 42 13 8 21 40 63 −23 47
21 Winsford United (R) 42 13 11 18 61 70 −9 044# Relegation to NWCFL Division One
22 Congleton Town (R) 42 8 6 28 43 94 −51 30

Updated to games played on 8 February 2011.
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*Trafford were deducted 1 point.
From this season onwards Netherfield Kendal were known as Kendal Town. They were deducted 1 point during the season.
#Winsford United were deducted 6 points.
(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.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the thirty-third season of the Northern Premier League Stalybridge Celtic (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. Leek Town and Spennymoor United were relegated to the First Division; these two clubs were replaced by First Division winners Bradford Park Avenue, second placed Vauxhall Motors and readmitted Burton Albion (returning from the Southern League Premier Division. In the First Division Winsford United and Congleton Town left the League at the end of the season and were replaced by newly admitted Rossendale United and Ossett Albion.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup: Teams from both leagues.

  • Lancaster City bt. Bishop Auckland

President's Cup: 'Plate' competition for losing teams in the NPL Cup.

  • Stalybridge Celtic bt. Blyth Spartans

Chairman's Cup: 'Plate' competition for losing teams in the NPL Cup.

  • Barrow bt. Harrogate Town

Peter Swales Shield: Between Champions of NPL Premier Division and Winners of the NPL Cup.

  • Stalybridge Celtic bt. Lancaster City

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