2001–02 Northern Premier League

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The 2001–02 Northern Premier League season was the 34th 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
Season2001–02
PromotedBurton Albion
RelegatedBamber Bridge
Bishop Auckland
Matches played506
Goals scored1,540 (3.04 per match)
Biggest home winWorksop Town 5–0 Accrington Stanley
Emley 5–0 Bamber Bridge
Bradford Park Avenue 5–0 Colwyn Bay
Biggest away winGateshead 0–7 Bradford Park Avenue
Droylsden 0–7 Burton Albion
Highest scoringBradford Park Avenue 3–5 Gateshead
Burscough 6–2 Droylsden
Colwyn Bay 4–4 Hyde United
Marine 4–4 Lancaster City (8 goals)
Longest winning run12 games
Burton Albion
Longest unbeaten run30 games
Burton Albion
Longest winless run11 games
Bamber Bridge
Longest losing run9 games
Bamber Bridge
Highest attendance4,478
Burton Albion 3–0 Bishop Auckland
Lowest attendance362
Altrincham 0–1 Vauxhall Motors
Average attendance2,047

The Premier Division featured three new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Burton Albion (C, P) 44 31 11 2 106 30 +76 104 Promotion to Conference
2 Vauxhall Motors 44 27 8 9 86 55 +31 89
3 Lancaster City 44 23 9 12 80 57 +23 78
4 Worksop Town 44 23 9 12 74 51 +23 78
5 Emley 44 22 9 13 69 55 +14 75
6 Accrington Stanley 44 21 9 14 89 64 +25 72
7 Runcorn F.C. Halton 44 21 8 15 76 53 +23 71[a]
8 Barrow 44 19 10 15 75 59 +16 67
9 Altrincham 44 19 9 16 66 58 +8 66
10 Bradford Park Avenue 44 18 5 21 77 76 +1 59
11 Droylsden 44 17 8 19 65 78 −13 59
12 Blyth Spartans 44 14 16 14 58 71 −13 58
13 Frickley Athletic 44 16 11 17 63 69 −6 58[b]
14 Gateshead 44 14 14 16 58 71 −13 56
15 Whitby Town 44 15 8 21 61 76 −15 53
16 Hucknall Town 44 14 9 21 50 68 −18 51
17 Marine 44 11 17 16 62 71 −9 50
18 Burscough 44 15 5 24 69 86 −17 50
19 Gainsborough Trinity 44 13 10 21 61 76 −15 49
20 Colwyn Bay 44 12 11 21 49 82 −33 47
21 Bishop Auckland (R) 44 12 8 24 46 68 −22 44[c] Relegation to NPL Division One
22 Hyde United 44 10 10 24 61 87 −26 40
23 Bamber Bridge (R) 44 7 10 27 38 88 −50 30[d] Qualification for Division One Playoffs
Updated to match(es) played on 8 February 2011. Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ From this season onwards, Runcorn were known as Runcorn F.C. Halton.
  2. ^ Frickley Athletic were docked 1 point.
  3. ^ Bishop Auckland relegated due to ground concerns.
  4. ^ Due to Bishop Auckland's dismissal, Bamber Bridge were placed into a play-off to decide if they were to stay up. They were also docked 1 point.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ACC ALT BAM BRW BIS BLY BPA BUR BRT COL DRO EML FRK GAI GAT HUC HYD LNC MAR RUN VAU WTB WKS
Accrington Stanley 0–0 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–0 5–1 3–0 3–3 3–0 5–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 4–1 3–2 3–1 1–1 2–3 2–3 5–0
Altrincham 3–1 4–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–0
Bamber Bridge 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–3 0–1 1–2 3–3 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–4 1–4 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–6 1–3 3–0 0–0
Barrow 0–4 2–2 1–1 3–1 4–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 3–0 4–1 6–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0
Bishop Auckland 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–3 3–4 1–0 1–2
Blyth Spartans 1–1 0–3 3–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 2–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 2–1 2–2
Bradford Park Avenue 1–2 4–1 5–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–4 5–0 3–1 2–1 3–0 2–0 3–5 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–3 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–5
Burscough 3–2 0–2 5–0 3–2 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 4–0 6–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–6 1–1 1–3 2–3 3–1 2–3
Burton Albion 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–0 4–0 3–0 4–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 4–2 5–1 2–0 5–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 5–1 1–0
Colwyn Bay 3–0 2–5 0–0 0–5 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–5 2–1 1–2 1–1 4–4 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–3
Droylsden 1–5 2–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–2 3–1 0–7 3–2 3–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–0 3–2 2–0 0–2 0–1 3–2 2–3 0–2
Emley 0–3 2–1 5–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–2 2–0 4–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1
Frickley Athletic 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–3 2–1 1–5 0–0 3–0 0–5 2–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 1–4 3–0 2–4 1–0 1–4 4–0
Gainsborough Trinity 5–2 1–3 5–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 3–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 2–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–4 2–1 2–0 0–2
Gateshead 0–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–7 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 4–1 1–2 2–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–3
Hucknall Town 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–4 3–4 1–4 0–0 3–1 0–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1
Hyde United 2–4 3–2 0–1 1–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 2–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–3
Lancaster City 1–0 1–1 4–1 3–3 1–0 4–2 4–0 0–3 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 5–2 2–0 1–0 4–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–1
Marine 2–5 1–0 0–1 3–2 2–3 0–2 1–2 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–1 4–4 2–0 1–1 0–3 1–1
Runcorn 1–0 0–1 3–2 1–3 3–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 4–1 0–1
Vauxhall Motors 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 1–4 1–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 4–1 4–1 3–2 0–2 3–2
Whitby Town 2–1 2–3 1–0 2–4 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 1–3 0–4 2–3 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–2 0–2
Worksop Town 5–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 3–1 0–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2002. Source: Northern Premier Division results grid
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Division One[edit]

Northern Premier League Division One
Season2001–02
ChampionsHarrogate Town
PromotedAshton United
Harrogate Town
RelegatedOssett Albion
Matches played465
Goals scored1,405 (3.02 per match)

Division One featured 4 new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Harrogate Town (C, P) 42 25 11 6 80 35 +45 86 Promotion to Premier Division
2 Ossett Town 42 21 13 8 73 44 +29 76 Qualification for Playoffs
3 Ashton United (P) 42 21 12 9 90 63 +27 75
4 Spennymoor United 42 22 6 14 75 73 +2 72
5 Radcliffe Borough 42 20 8 14 73 51 +22 68
6 Leek Town 42 20 8 14 67 51 +16 68
7 Gretna 42 19 7 16 66 66 0 63[a] Transferred to the Scottish Football League
8 Eastwood Town 42 17 11 14 66 58 +8 62
9 Rossendale United 42 17 10 15 69 58 +11 61
10 Witton Albion 42 17 10 15 72 68 +4 61
11 Guiseley 42 18 7 17 60 67 −7 61
12 North Ferriby United 42 14 16 12 71 60 +11 58
13 Chorley 42 16 9 17 59 57 +2 57
14 Matlock Town 42 15 9 18 49 48 +1 54
15 Trafford 42 14 9 19 64 80 −16 51
16 Workington 42 12 12 18 51 57 −6 48
17 Farsley Celtic 42 12 11 19 54 81 −27 47
18 Belper Town 42 12 11 19 49 66 −17 47
19 Lincoln United 42 11 14 17 62 80 −18 47
20 Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 12 9 21 55 76 −21 45
21 Kendal Town 42 9 9 24 52 76 −24 36
22 Ossett Albion (R) 42 8 8 26 34 99 −65 32 Relegation to NCEFL Premier Division
Updated to match(es) played on 8 February 2011. Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Gretna were docked 1 point

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ASH BLP CHO EAS FAR GRT GUI HAR KEN LEE LIN MAT NFU OSA OST RAD ROS STO SPU TRA WTN WRK
Ashton United 3–1 0–2 3–2 5–2 6–2 2–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 3–0 0–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–2 2–3 3–0 1–3 4–2 1–0
Belper Town 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–2 0–2 0–1 3–4 2–1 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 0–3 2–3 0–0
Chorley 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–2 5–4 0–1 0–2 4–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–2
Eastwood Town 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–3 3–1 4–5 0–2
Farsley Celtic 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–0 3–1 1–2 0–3 3–2 3–3 3–4 3–0 2–0 2–4 2–5 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–0 0–2 1–0
Gretna 2–0 0–0 1–0 4–1 1–0 3–1 0–3 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–1 2–1 4–0 1–3 2–2
Guiseley 2–0 5–4 4–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 4–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–3
Harrogate Town 3–0 6–0 0–1 0–0 5–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 5–1 3–2 1–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 6–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2
Kendal Town 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–2 1–3 1–3 5–1 1–5 4–1 0–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–1
Leek Town 2–3 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–3 4–1 1–3 5–0 5–0 3–2 0–0
Lincoln United 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 1–1 4–2 1–0 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–3 2–2 1–1 0–1
Matlock Town 0–3 2–0 0–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 5–0 4–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 1–2
North Ferriby United 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 6–1 3–0 1–3 2–1 0–0 1–4 0–2 3–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–0
Ossett Albion 1–5 0–0 1–0 1–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–4 1–0 1–1 5–1 3–1 3–5 2–0 1–1 0–4 3–1 0–1 3–5 3–1 0–3
Ossett Town 2–2 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–2 3–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 5–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–2 0–0 3–2 2–1
Radcliffe Borough 2–3 0–1 2–1 2–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 4–3 0–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 4–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 5–0 6–1 5–0 1–1
Rossendale United 1–2 0–0 0–3 1–1 5–2 1–0 5–1 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–3 0–0 3–4 1–2 1–2
Spennymoor United 2–6 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 3–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 4–1 4–2 5–4
Stocksbridge Park Steels 3–3 2–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 5–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 1–4 3–0 2–2 3–2 0–1 1–2 3–2 1–3 0–0
Trafford 1–3 1–2 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–4 1–2 1–2 0–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–3 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–1
Witton Albion 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–4 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–3 5–0 7–2 0–0 5–0
Workington 1–1 2–3 0–3 0–1 4–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–4 1–0 0–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1 2–3 1–3
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2002. Source: Northern Premier League First Division results grid
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
      
1 Bamber Bridge
2 Ossett Town
1 Bamber Bridge
3 Ashton United
3 Ashton United
4 Spennymoor United

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the thirty-fourth season of the Northern Premier League Burton Albion (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. Bishop Auckland and Bamber Bridge were relegated to the First Division; these two clubs were replaced by relegated Conference side Stalybridge Celtic, First Division winners Harrogate Town and play-off winners Ashton United. In the First Division Gretna left the League to join the Scottish Football League Third Division, while Ossett Albion left the League altogether; these teams were replaced by newly admitted Alfreton Town and Kidsgrove Athletic.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup: Teams from both leagues.

  • Accrington Stanley bt. Bradford Park Avenue

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

  • Barrow bt. Gainsborough Trinity

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

  • Worksop Town bt. Droylsden

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

  • Accrington Stanley bt. Burton Albion

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