2002–03 North West Counties Football League

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The 2002–03 North West Counties Football League season was the 21st 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 2002–03
Champions Prescot Cables
Promoted Prescot Cables
Relegated Flixton
Winsford United
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,559 (3.37 per match)

Division One featured two new teams, promoted as runners-up of Division Two:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Prescot Cables (C) (P) 42 30 6 6 110 38 +72 96 Promotion to NPL Division One
2 Clitheroe 42 28 8 6 97 38 +59 92
3 Mossley 42 27 7 8 100 41 +59 88
4 Newcastle Town 42 23 12 7 83 52 +31 81
5 Skelmersdale United 42 22 8 12 91 51 +40 74
6 Nantwich Town 42 19 11 12 90 74 +16 68
7 St Helens Town 42 17 14 11 77 60 +17 65
8 Congleton Town 42 19 8 15 72 62 +10 65
9 Salford City 42 17 12 13 84 63 +21 63
10 Fleetwood Town 42 17 9 16 73 70 +3 60
11 Alsager Town 42 15 11 16 61 67 −6 56
12 Squires Gate 42 13 12 17 58 71 −13 51
13 Abbey Hey 42 12 13 17 56 73 −17 49
14 Atherton Laburnum Rovers 42 11 12 19 65 86 −21 45
15 Ramsbottom United 42 11 11 20 73 83 −10 44
16 Warrington Town 42 11 11 20 48 66 −18 44
17 Woodley Sports 42 11 9 22 62 85 −23 42
18 Curzon Ashton 42 11 9 22 60 87 −27 42
19 Atherton Collieries 42 11 7 24 52 85 −33 40
20 Glossop North End 42 10 9 23 55 104 −49 39
21 Flixton (R) 42 10 8 24 44 112 −68 38 Relegation to Division Two
22 Winsford United (R) 42 10 7 25 48 91 −43 37

Updated to games played on May 2003.
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 2002–03
Champions Bacup Borough
Promoted Bacup Borough
Stone Dominoes
Relegated None
Matches played 306
Goals scored 1,019 (3.33 per match)

Division Two featured two new teams, relegated from Division One:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bacup Borough (C) (P) 34 25 2 7 91 32 +59 77 Promotion to Division One
2 Stone Dominoes (P) 34 24 3 7 94 34 +60 75
3 Maine Road 34 23 2 9 74 55 +19 71
4 Padiham 34 19 6 9 69 44 +25 63
5 Holker Old Boys 34 18 7 9 65 42 +23 61
6 Great Harwood Town 34 15 7 12 64 61 +3 52
7 Nelson 34 13 12 9 50 40 +10 51
8 Darwen 34 14 7 13 59 64 −5 49
9 Norton United 34 14 6 14 50 52 −2 48
10 Colne 34 14 5 15 65 53 +12 47
11 Ashton Town 34 12 9 13 50 53 −3 45
12 Castleton Gabriels 34 10 8 16 43 60 −17 38
13 Cheadle Town 34 10 8 16 39 56 −17 38
14 Blackpool Mechanics 34 9 10 15 39 52 −13 37
15 Leek County School Old Boys 34 8 9 17 46 57 −11 33
16 Daisy Hill 34 7 5 22 42 93 −51 26
17 Oldham Town 34 4 12 18 40 86 −46 24
18 Chadderton 34 5 6 23 39 81 −42 21

Updated to games played on 2 May 2003.
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.

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