2001–02 Football Conference

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Football Conference
Season2001–02[1]
ChampionsBoston United (1st Football Conference title)
Direct promotionBoston United
Conference League Cup winnersCompetition not held
FA Trophy winnersYeovil Town (1st FA Trophy title)
Relegated to Level 6Dover Athletic,
Hayes,
Stalybridge Celtic
Matches played462
Goals scored1,289 (2.79 per match)
Top goalscorerDaryl Clare (Boston United), 24
Mark Stein (Dagenham & Redbridge), 24
Biggest home winMargateStalybridge Celtic 8–0 (27 April 2002)
Biggest away winDagenham & RedbridgeTelford 1–5 (22 December 2001);
HayesDoncaster 1–5 (15 September 2001);
MorecambeYeovil 1–5 (9 February 2002);
HayesYeovil 0–4 (26 January 2002);
Stalybridge CelticChester 0–4 (9 March 2002)
Highest scoringMargateStalybridge Celtic 8–0 (27 April 2002)
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendanceYeovil Town v Boston United, 5,061 (26 March 2002)
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance1,370 (– 12% compared with the previous season)

The 2001–02 Football Conference season was the twenty-third season of the Football Conference, also known as the Nationwide Conference for sponsorship reasons.

Changes since the previous season[edit]

Overview[edit]

The manager of Boston United, Steve Evans, and former chairman, Pat Malkinson, were charged with breaking the Football Association's rules over the registration of players. Both men received bans from the FA, and the club were fined and docked four points from their first season in the League. This angered some, especially the Conference runners up Dagenham & Redbridge, who believed that any points deduction should have applied to the previous season, which would have meant Dagenham being promoted instead.

Locations[edit]

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld HW HD HL HGF HGA AW AD AL AGF AGA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Boston United[a] 42 12 5 4 53 24 13 4 4 31 18 +42 84 Football Conference Champions, promoted to Football League Division Three
2 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 13 6 2 35 20 11 6 4 35 27 +23 84
3 Yeovil Town 42 6 7 8 27 30 13 6 2 39 23 +13 70 FA Trophy winners
4 Doncaster Rovers 42 11 6 4 41 23 7 7 7 27 23 +22 67
5 Barnet 42 10 4 7 30 19 9 6 6 34 29 +16 67 Relegated from The Football League
6 Morecambe 42 12 5 4 30 27 5 6 10 33 40 −4 62
7 Farnborough Town[b] 42 11 3 7 38 23 7 4 10 28 31 +12 61
8 Margate[b] 42 7 9 5 33 22 7 7 7 26 31 +6 58
9 Telford United 42 8 6 7 34 31 6 9 6 29 27 +5 57
10 Nuneaton Borough 42 9 3 9 33 27 7 6 8 24 30 0 57
11 Stevenage Borough 42 10 4 7 36 30 5 6 10 21 30 −3 55
12 Scarborough 42 9 6 6 27 22 5 8 8 28 41 −8 55[c]
13 Northwich Victoria 42 9 4 8 32 34 7 3 11 25 36 −13 55
14 Chester City 42 7 7 7 26 23 8 2 11 28 28 +3 54
15 Southport 42 9 6 6 40 26 4 8 9 13 23 +4 53
16 Leigh RMI 42 6 4 11 29 29 9 4 8 27 29 −2 53
17 Hereford United 42 9 6 6 28 15 5 4 12 22 38 −3 52
18 Forest Green Rovers 42 7 7 7 28 32 5 8 8 26 44 −22 51
19 Woking 42 7 5 9 28 29 6 4 11 31 41 −11 48
20 Hayes 42 6 2 13 27 45 7 3 11 26 35 −27 44 Relegated to the Isthmian League
21 Stalybridge Celtic[b] 42 7 6 8 26 32 4 4 13 14 37 −29 43 Relegated to the Northern Premier League
22 Dover Athletic 42 6 5 10 20 25 5 1 15 21 40 −24 39 Relegated to the Southern League
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. ^ Boston United were charged with breaking the Football Association's rules over the registration of players. The club was fined and docked four points from their first season in the League.
  2. ^ a b c New club in the Conference
  3. ^ Scarborough had 1 point deducted for breach of a rule.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away BAR BOS CHE D&R DON DOV FAR FGR HAY HER LEI MAR MOR NOR NUN SCA SOU STL STB TEL WOK YEO
Barnet 0–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 0–3 0–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 0–0 3–0 2–3
Boston United 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 4–2 4–0 6–1 4–1 3–4 2–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 4–1 2–2 0–0 4–1 0–0 3–1 4–0 4–0
Chester City 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–3 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 5–1 2–2 0–2 1–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–5 3–1 1–1
Doncaster Rovers 2–3 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 5–1 5–2 4–0 2–0 1–0 3–3 2–2 2–2 4–3 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–2
Dover Athletic 2–2 3–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 1–2
Farnborough Town 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–2 4–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 4–1 2–1 4–2 0–1 2–0 6–1 1–1 0–1 1–3
Forest Green Rovers 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–4 0–2 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 3–3 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–1
Hayes 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–4 1–5 2–1 0–3 1–1 4–1 2–1 2–4 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–4 4–1 0–4
Hereford United 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 4–2 0–0 0–1 0–1 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 6–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–2
Leigh RMI 3–3 1–2 3–0 2–0 1–4 1–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 3–1 3–1 0–1
Margate 0–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 8–0 2–1 3–1 4–3 0–1
Morecambe 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–3 2–1 3–1 1–5
Northwich Victoria 0–3 1–2 3–1 1–2 2–3 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–3 1–1 4–3 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–3 1–3
Nuneaton Borough 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 3–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–3 0–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–2
Scarborough 3–0 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 3–2 2–5 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0
Southport 0–1 2–3 3–2 2–2 1–0 0–2 2–5 5–1 2–3 1–1 5–0 1–2 1–1 5–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 3–0
Stalybridge Celtic 1–1 2–1 0–4 2–3 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–2 4–3 1–1 4–2 2–3 0–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1
Stevenage Borough 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–3 1–2 4–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–3
Telford United 1–2 2–2 0–3 1–4 1–1 4–3 0–1 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 3–3 2–2
Woking 1–3 0–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 4–0 3–2 3–4 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 3–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2
Yeovil Town 1–2 0–1 0–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Glenda Rollin and Jack Rollin (eds.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 2002–2003. Headline, 2002
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers in order of league goals[edit]

Rank Player Club League FA Cup FA Trophy League Cup LDV Total
1 Daryl Clare Boston United 24 0
= Mark Stein Dagenham & Redbridge 24 0
3 Ken Charlery Dagenham & Redbridge 17 1
= Mark Cooper Forest Green Rovers 17 0
5 Mark Beesley Chester City 16 0
= Gregg Blundell Northwich Victoria 16 0
= Leon Braithwaite Margate 16 0
= Simon Parke Southport 16 0
9 Lenny Piper Farnborough Town 15 0
= Robbie Talbot Morecambe 15 0
= Michael Twiss Leigh RMI 15 0
12 Jamie Paterson Doncaster Rovers 14 0
13 Dean Clark Hayes 13 0
= Mark Quayle Telford United 13 0
= Dino Maamria Leigh RMI 12 1
= Ian Hodges Hayes 12 0
= Darren Stamp Scarborough 12 0
= Joff Vansittart Farnborough Town 12 0
= Simon Weatherstone Boston United 12 0
20 Warren Patmore Woking 11 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Glenda Rollin and Jack Rollin (eds.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 2002–2003. Headline, 2002.

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