2005–06 Northern Premier League

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The 2005–06 Northern Premier League season was the 38th 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 2005–06
Champions Blyth Spartans
Promoted Blyth Spartans
Farsley Celtic
Relegated Bradford Park Avenue
Wakefield
Matches played 465
Goals scored 1282 (2.76 per match)

The Premier Division featured six new clubs:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Blyth Spartans (C) (P) 42 26 11 5 79 32 +47 89 Promotion to Conference North
2 Frickley Athletic 42 26 8 8 72 36 +36 86 Qualification to Playoffs
3 Marine 42 23 12 7 61 25 +36 81
4 Farsley Celtic (P) 42 23 10 9 84 34 +50 79
5 North Ferriby United 42 21 10 11 77 54 +23 73
6 Whitby Town 42 18 10 14 60 59 +1 64
7 Burscough 42 19 6 17 64 64 0 63
8 Witton Albion 42 17 9 16 68 55 +13 60
9 Matlock Town 42 16 11 15 60 55 +5 59
10 A.F.C. Telford United 42 14 17 11 54 52 +2 59
11 Ossett Town 42 17 7 18 57 61 −4 58
12 Leek Town 42 14 14 14 50 53 −3 56
13 Prescot Cables 42 15 8 19 49 60 −11 53
14 Guiseley 42 14 9 19 45 58 −13 51
15 Ashton United 42 13 10 19 62 63 −1 49
16 Ilkeston Town 42 12 13 17 48 51 −3 49
17 Gateshead 42 12 10 20 52 77 −25 46
18 Radcliffe Borough 42 12 8 22 54 62 −8 44
19 Lincoln United 42 10 14 18 44 64 −20 044*
20 Wakefield (R) 42 11 9 22 38 69 −31 042 Relegation to NPL Division One
21 Bradford Park Avenue (R) 42 10 9 23 64 86 −22 39
22 Runcorn F.C. Halton 42 6 11 25 36 108 −72 29 Resigned, club folded at end of season

Updated to games played on 8 February 2011.
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
* Lincoln United reprieved of relegation as they had superior record to same placed Isthmian League team.
Previously called Wakefield-Emley F.C..
(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.

Premier Division Playoffs[edit]

The Premier Division playoffs saw the second to fifth placed sides in the Division compete for one place in the Conference North.

Semi-finals
May 1, 2006
Final
May 6, 2006
           
3 Marine 0
4 Farsley Celtic 1
4 Farsley Celtic 2*
5 North Ferriby United 1
2 Frickley Athletic 0(2)
5 North Ferriby United 0(4)

* After extra time

Division One[edit]

Northern Premier League Division One
Season 2005–06
Champions Mossley
Promoted Fleetwood Town
Kendal Town
Mossley
Relegated Bishop Auckland
Matches played 465
Goals scored 1398 (3.01 per match)

Division One featured four new clubs:

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Mossley (C) (P) 42 23 9 10 83 55 +28 78 Promotion to NPL Premier Division
2 Fleetwood Town (P) 42 22 10 10 72 48 +24 76
3 Kendal Town (P) 42 22 10 10 81 58 +23 76 Qualification to Playoffs
4 Woodley Sports 42 22 8 12 85 53 +32 74
5 Gresley Rovers 42 20 10 12 79 64 +15 70
6 Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 17 16 9 66 43 +23 67
7 Eastwood Town 42 16 14 12 66 58 +8 62
8 Brigg Town 42 16 14 12 70 64 +6 62
9 Belper Town 42 17 8 17 53 56 −3 59
10 Shepshed Dynamo 42 15 13 14 57 56 +1 58
11 Bridlington Town 42 16 10 16 61 68 −7 58
12 Colwyn Bay 42 15 11 16 56 53 +3 56
13 Bamber Bridge 42 13 15 14 65 59 +6 54
14 Ossett Albion 42 15 9 18 54 64 −10 54
15 Rossendale United 42 12 17 13 58 61 −3 53
16 Clitheroe 42 15 8 19 54 73 −19 53
17 Kidsgrove Athletic 42 14 9 19 66 69 −3 51
18 Chorley 42 14 8 20 58 59 −1 50
19 Warrington Town 42 11 15 16 62 74 −12 48
20 Spalding United 42 10 15 17 49 70 −21 45 Transferred to SFL Division Midlands
21 Goole 42 11 11 20 55 85 −30 043*
22 Bishop Auckland (R) 42 3 6 33 39 99 −60 15 Relegation to Northern League Division One

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
*Goole were deducted 1 point during the campaign and their record had to be compared with the same placed side in the Isthmian League to determine which team would be relegated. As Goole's record was superior, they stayed up.
(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 Playoffs[edit]

The First Division playoffs saw the third to sixth placed sides in the First Division compete for a place in the Premier Division.

Semi-finals
May 1, 2006
Final
May 6, 2006
           
4 Gresley Rovers 4
5 Woodley Sports 0
4 Gresley Rovers 1
3 Kendal Town 2
3 Kendal Town 1(4)
6 Stocksbridge Park Steels 1(2)

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the thirty-eighth season of the Northern Premier League Blyth Spartans (as champions) and Farsley Celtic (as play-off winners)were promoted to the Conference North. Wakefield, Bradford Park Avenue and Runcorn Halton were relegated to the First Division; these three clubs were replaced by relegated Conference North side Hednesford Town, First Division winners Mossley, second placed Fleetwood Town and play-off winners Kendal Town. In the First Division Bishop Auckland were relegated and were replaced by Buxton, Cammell Laird, Harrogate Railway Athletic, Alsager Town and Skelmersdale United.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup: Teams from both leagues.

  • Farsley Celtic 1–0 Stocksbridge Park Steels

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

  • Bradford Park Avenue 1–0 Ilkeston Town

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

  • Blyth Spartans bt. Ossett Town

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

  • Blyth Spartans bt. Farsley Celtic

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