2007–08 National Division Three North

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2007-08 National Division Three North
Countries  England
Champions Tynedale
Runners-up Darlington Mowden Park
Relegated Beverley, West Park St Helens, Morley
Attendance 38,301 (average 239 per match)[a 1]
Highest attendance 973 Preston Grasshoppers at home to Fylde on 22 December 2007
Lowest attendance 39 West Park St Helens at home to Leicester Lions on 15 December 2007
Top point scorer England Jon Boden
Leicester Lions 282 points
Top try scorer England Oliver Brennand
Fylde 22 tries

The 2007–08 National Division Three North was the eighth season (nineteenth overall) of the fourth division (north) of the English domestic rugby union competition using the name National Division Three North. New teams to the division included Bradford & Bingley and Harrogate who were relegated from the 2006–07 National Division Two, while promoted teams included Caldy (champions) and Beverley (playoffs), both coming up from North Division 1, with no team from Midlands Division 1 as the winners of that league, Luton, went into National Division Three South instead.[1][2] The league system was 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and additional bonus points being awarded for scoring 4 or more tries and/or losing within 7 points of the victorious team. In terms of promotion the league champions would go straight up into National Division Two while the runners up would have a one-game playoff against the runners up from National Division Three South (at the home ground of the club with the superior league record) for the final promotion place.

At the end of the season the league champions were Tynedale, who made up for the disappointment of missing out on promotion from last season's playoffs by winning the title at a canter, finishing ahead of 2nd placed Darlington Mowden Park by a massive 29 points and qualifying directly for the 2008–09 National Division Two.[3][4] As runners up Darlington Mowden Park had to go down to the 2007–08 National Division Three South runners up Cinderford for their playoff game, losing a tight encounter that finished 15 - 14 to the Gloucestershire side.[5][6] The rest of the league was extremely tight, although the relegated sides all probably deserved to go down in terms of results with newly promoted Beverley, West Park St Helens and Morley being the three sides to go down. All three sides would drop to North Division 1 for the following season.[7]

Participating teams and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Beverley Beaver Park Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
Bradford & Bingley Wagon Lane 4,000 Bingley, West Yorkshire
Caldy Paton Field 4,000 Thurstaston, Wirral, Merseyside
Darlington Mowden Park Yiewsley Drive Darlington, County Durham
Fylde Woodlands Memorial Ground 9,000 Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Harrogate Claro Road Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Hull Ionians Brantingham Park 1,500 (240 seats) Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Leicester Lions Westleigh Park 2,000 Blaby, Leicestershire
Macclesfield Priory Park 1,000+ (250 seats) Macclesfield, Cheshire
Morley Scatcherd Lane Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Preston Grasshoppers Lightfoot Green 5,000 Preston, Lancashire
Rugby Lions Webb Ellis Road 1,000 Rugby, Warwickshire
Tynedale Tynedale Park 2,000 (400 seats) Corbridge, Northumberland
West Park St Helens Red Rocks St Helens, Merseyside

Final league table[edit]

2007-08 National Division Three North Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Tynedale (C) 26 24 1 1 715 280 435 14 0 112
2 Darlington Mowden Park 26 17 0 9 721 494 227 10 5 83
3 Fylde 26 15 2 9 579 485 94 10 2 76
4 Leicester Lions 26 13 3 10 658 466 192 9 6 73
5 Caldy 26 13 2 11 555 493 62 6 5 67
6 Harrogate 26 13 0 13 464 428 36 7 7 66
7 Preston Grasshoppers 26 14 0 12 463 586 -123 3 4 63
8 Hull Ionians 26 13 0 13 441 540 -99 3 7 62
9 Rugby Lions 26 13 0 13 533 600 -67 7 2 61
10 Bradford & Bingley 26 10 1 15 551 593 -42 8 8 58
11 Macclesfield 26 9 2 15 443 488 -45 1 9 50
12 Morley (R) 26 8 3 15 446 568 -122 3 5 46
13 West Park St Helens (R) 26 7 2 17 460 668 -208 4 7 43
14 Beverley (R) 26 5 0 21 410 750 -340 4 6 30
Reference Rugby Statbunker: Updated 19-04-2008

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

1 September 2007
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 38 - 25 Rugby Lions
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 240
Referee: Mick Reid
1 September 2007
Caldy 13 - 11 Hull Ionians (BP)
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 900
Referee: Rob Sheard
1 September 2007
Darlington Mowden Park 26 - 22 Morley (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 240
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
1 September 2007
Fylde 7 - 25 Tynedale
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 420
Referee: Ross Campbell
1 September 2007
(BP) Harrogate 41 - 6 Beverley
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 312
Referee: Revis Phillips
1 September 2007
Leicester Lions 16 - 10 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 100
Referee: Glenn O'Hara
1 September 2007
Preston Grasshoppers 22 - 0 West Park St Helens
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 280
Referee: Eric Woodmason

Round 2[edit]

8 September 2007
Beverley 20 - 45 Caldy (BP)
Report
Beaver Park
Referee: Andrew Gardner
8 September 2007
(BP) Fylde 25 - 18 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 683
Referee: Steve Harland
8 September 2007
Hull Ionians 26 - 19 Darlington Mowden Park (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Glenn O'Hara
8 September 2007
(BP) Macclesfield 16 - 20 West Park St Helens
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 210
8 September 2007
(BP) Morley 32 - 13 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: Rob Sheard
8 September 2007
Rugby Lions 13 - 29 Leicester Lions
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 300
8 September 2007
(BP) Tynedale 41 - 10 Harrogate
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 220
Referee: Trevor Fisher

Round 3[edit]

15 September 2007
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 27 - 20 Hull Ionians (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 220
Referee: Ian Robinson
15 September 2007
Caldy 5 - 35 Tynedale (BP)
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 472
Referee: Mick Reid
15 September 2007
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 17 - 24 Beverley (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 160
Referee: Matthew Daubney
15 September 2007
Harrogate 23 - 5 Fylde
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 210
Referee: Andrew Gardner
15 September 2007
(BP) Leicester Lions 45 - 0 Morley
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 100
Referee: David Sainsbury
15 September 2007
Preston Grasshoppers 16 - 12 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 205
Referee: Mark Liddell
15 September 2007
(BP) West Park St Helens 24 - 17 Rugby Lions (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 103
Referee: Philip Davis

Round 4[edit]

22 September 2007
(BP) Beverley 27 - 20 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Revis Phillips
22 September 2007
Fylde 11 - 9 Caldy (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 280
Referee: Matthew Daubney
22 September 2007
(BP) Harrogate 24 - 25 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 150
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
22 September 2007
Hull Ionians 21 - 20 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Chris Seeley
22 September 2007
Morley 25 - 15 West Park St Helens
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: D Edmunds
22 September 2007
Rugby Lions 28 - 16 Macclesfield
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 144
Referee: Michael Tutty
22 September 2007
Tynedale 19 - 8 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 160
Referee: Rob Sheard

Round 5[edit]

29 September 2007
Bradford & Bingley 10 - 19 Tynedale
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 160
Referee: Andrew Bickle
29 September 2007
Caldy 18 - 0 Harrogate
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 242
Referee: Ross Campbell
29 September 2007
Darlington Mowden Park 21 - 10 Fylde
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Referee: Revis Phillips
29 September 2007
(BP) Leicester Lions 41 - 19 Beverley
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 95
Referee: Richard Kelly
29 September 2007
Macclesfield 18 - 18 Morley
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 175
Referee: Ian Robinson
29 September 2007
(BP) Preston Grasshoppers 32 - 18 Rugby Lions
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 402
Referee: Luke Pearce
29 September 2007
(BP) West Park St Helens 24 - 26 Hull Ionians (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Referee: Mark Liddell

Round 6[edit]

6 October 2007
Beverley 13 - 24 West Park St Helens
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 103
Referee: Rob Sheard
6 October 2007
(BP) Caldy 16 - 20 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Paton Field
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
6 October 2007
(BP) Fylde 20 - 40 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 160
Referee: Chris Seeley
6 October 2007
Harrogate 7 - 23 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 370
Referee: Gareth Hodges
6 October 2007
Hull Ionians 14 - 12 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 200
Referee: Andrew Gardner
6 October 2007
Morley 13 - 31 Rugby Lions (BP)
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 300
Referee: Eric Woodmason
6 October 2007
Tynedale 27 - 26 Leicester Lions (2BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: D Edmunds

Round 7[edit]

20 October 2007
Bradford & Bingley 20 - 14 Harrogate (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 230
Referee: Ian Robinson
20 October 2007
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 39 - 7 Caldy
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 180
Referee: Mick Reid
20 October 2007
(BP) Leicester Lions 31 - 18 Fylde
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Andrew Bickle
20 October 2007
Macclesfield 27 - 40 Beverley (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 226
Referee: Revis Phillips
20 October 2007
Preston Grasshoppers 21 - 20 Morley (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 367
Referee: Gareth Hodges
20 October 2007
(BP) Rugby Lions 32 - 24 Hull Ionians
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 219
Referee: Steve Walters
20 October 2007
(BP) West Park St Helens 14 - 21 Tynedale
Report
Red Rocks
Referee: Paul Kimber

Round 8[edit]

27 October 2007
(BP) Beverley 15 - 21 Rugby Lions
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 175
Referee: Matthew Daubney
27 October 2007
Caldy 15 - 15 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 342
Referee: Steve Walters
27 October 2007
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 43 - 15 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 190
Referee: D Edmunds
27 October 2007
Fylde 13 - 13 West Park St Helens
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 260
Referee: Mark Liddell
27 October 2007
(BP) Harrogate 25 - 6 Leicester Lions
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 150
Referee: Rob Sheard
27 October 2007
Hull Ionians 17 - 10 Morley (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: David Sainsbury
27 October 2007
(BP) Tynedale 40 - 10 Macclesfield
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 220
Referee: Mick Reid

Round 9[edit]

3 November 2007
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 40 - 20 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 186
Referee: Nick Ashton
3 November 2007
(BP) Leicester Lions 31 - 18 Caldy
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Richard Kelly
3 November 2007
Macclesfield 20 - 41 Fylde (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 242
Referee: Rob Sheard
3 November 2007
(BP) Morley 31 - 18 Beverley
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 300
Referee: Chris Seeley
3 November 2007
(BP) Preston Grasshoppers 17 - 21 Hull Ionians
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 389
Referee: Revis Phillips
3 November 2007
Rugby Lions 22 - 10 Tynedale
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 250
Referee: Luke Pearce
3 November 2007
(BP) West Park St Helens 17 - 20 Harrogate
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 135
Referee: John Meredith

Round 10[edit]

10 November 2007
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 15 - 22 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 165
Referee: Matthew Daubney
10 November 2007
Caldy 18 - 13 West Park St Helens (BP)
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 232
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
10 November 2007
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 18 - 20 Leicester Lions
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 192
Referee: Andrew Gardner
10 November 2007
(BP) Fylde 42 - 17 Rugby Lions
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 280
Referee: Gareth Hodges
10 November 2007
(BP) Harrogate 21 - 27 Macclesfield
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 210
Referee: Kevin Warwick
10 November 2007
(BP) Tynedale 38 - 7 Morley
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 240
Referee: Mick Reid
11 November 2007
(BP) Beverley 10 - 12 Hull Ionians
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 379
Referee: Mark Liddell

Round 11[edit]

24 November 2007
(BP) Hull Ionians 3 - 8 Tynedale
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 200
Referee: Rob Sheard
24 November 2007
Leicester Lions 20 - 17 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Mick Reid
24 November 2007
Macclesfield 23 - 19 Caldy (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 207
Referee: Trevor Fisher
24 November 2007
Preston Grasshoppers 22 - 17 Beverley (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 228
Referee: Andrew Bickle
24 November 2007
Morley 21 - 32 Fylde
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: James Fisher
24 November 2007
Rugby Lions 19 - 13 Harrogate (BP)
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 271
Referee: Paul Knowles
24 November 2007
(BP) West Park St Helens 19 - 20 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 55
Referee: Richard Kelly

Round 12[edit]

1 December 2007
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 24 - 25 West Park St Helens (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 160
Referee: Gareth Hodges
1 December 2007
(BP) Caldy 11 - 15 Rugby Lions
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 324
Referee: Simon Lazenby
1 December 2007
Darlington Mowden Park 11 - 27 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 100
Referee: Chris Seeley
1 December 2007
Fylde 17 - 10 Hull Ionians (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 320
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
1 December 2007
(BP) Harrogate 26 - 8 Morley
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 250
Referee: Mick Reid
1 December 2007
Leicester Lions 30 - 5 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 165
Referee: Mark Varnon
1 December 2007
(BP) Tynedale 29 - 19 Beverley
Report
Tynedale Park
Referee: Matthew Daubney

Round 13[edit]

15 December 2007
(BP) Beverley 26 - 27 Fylde
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 154
Referee: Gareth Hodges
15 December 2007
(BP) Hull Ionians 30 - 10 Harrogate
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Rob Sheard
15 December 2007
Macclesfield 9 - 8 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 207
Referee: Lee Towers
15 December 2007
Preston Grasshoppers 15 - 40 Tynedale (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 402
Referee: Mark Wilson
15 December 2007
(BP) Rugby Lions 33 - 32 Darlington Mowden Park (2BP)
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 322
Referee: Tom Davis
15 December 2007
West Park St Helens 19 - 16 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 39
Referee: Chris Seeley
15 December 2007
Morley P - P Caldy

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 12 January 2008.

Round 14[edit]

22 December 2007
Bradford & Bingley 19 - 10 Morley (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 280
Referee: Gareth Hodges
22 December 2007
(BP) Caldy 35 - 8 Beverley
Report
Paton Field
Referee: Mark Varnon
22 December 2007
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 74 - 0 Hull Ionians
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 181
Referee: Eric Woodmason
22 December 2007
Harrogate 3 - 17 Tynedale
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 300
Referee: Revis Phillips
22 December 2007
Leicester Lions 26 - 17 Rugby Lions
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 280
22 December 2007
Preston Grasshoppers 8 - 17 Fylde
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 973
Referee: Mick Reid
22 December 2007
West Park St Helens 15 - 13 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 48
Referee: Steve Lee

Round 15[edit]

5 January 2008
Beverley 10 - 26 Darlington Mowden Park (BP)
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 131
Referee: Mark Liddell
5 January 2008
(BP) Fylde 9 - 14 Harrogate
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 630
Referee: Paul Kimber
5 January 2008
Hull Ionians 10 - 29 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 310
Referee: Nick Ashton
5 January 2008
Macclesfield 12 - 26 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 237
Referee: D Edmunds
5 January 2008
Morley 16 - 8 Leicester Lions
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
5 January 2008
Rugby Lions 21 - 14 West Park St Helens (BP)
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 270
Referee: Luke Pearce
5 January 2008
(BP) Tynedale 29 - 6 Caldy
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 215
Referee: Ross Campbell

Round 13 (rescheduled game)[edit]

12 January 2008
Morley 18 - 27 Caldy (BP)
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: Andrew Gardner
  • Game rescheduled from 15 December 2007.

Round 16[edit]

19 January 2008
Caldy 22 - 7 Fylde
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 280
Referee: Adam Friend
19 January 2008
Darlington Mowden Park 14 - 35 Tynedale (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 200
19 January 2008
(BP) Leicester Lions 38 - 14 Hull Ionians
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 50
Referee: John Meredith
19 January 2008
(BP) Preston Grasshoppers 13 - 17 Harrogate
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 287
Referee: Ross Campbell
19 January 2008
Bradford & Bingley P - P Beverley

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 February 2008.
19 January 2008
Macclesfield P - P Rugby Lions

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 February 2008.
19 January 2008
West Park St Helens P - P Morley

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 February 2008.

Round 17[edit]

26 January 2008
Beverley 5 - 54 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 114
Referee: Eric Woodmason
26 January 2008
(BP) Fylde 27 - 34 Darlington Mowden Park (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
26 January 2008
(BP) Harrogate 25 - 11 Caldy
Report
Claro Road
Referee: Chris Seeley
26 January 2008
(BP) Hull Ionians 35 - 19 West Park St Helens
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 110
Referee: D Edmunds
26 January 2008
Morley 13 - 0 Macclesfield
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 210
Referee: Andrew Bickle
26 January 2008
(BP) Rugby Lions 57 - 7 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 276
Referee: Mark Wells
26 January 2008
(BP) Tynedale 38 - 9 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 272
Referee: Trevor Fisher

Round 16 (rescheduled games)[edit]

2 February 2008
Bradford & Bingley 17 - 32 Beverley (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 120
Referee: Revis Phillips
  • Game rescheduled from 19 January 2008.
2 February 2008
Macclesfield 30 - 12 Rugby Lions
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 236
Referee: Gareth Hodges
  • Game rescheduled from 19 January 2008.
2 February 2008
(BP) West Park St Helens 29 - 29 Morley (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 81
Referee: Matthew Daubney
  • Game rescheduled from 19 January 2008.

Round 18[edit]

9 February 2008
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 16 - 20 Fylde
Report
Wagon Lane
Referee: Ross Campbell
9 February 2008
Darlington Mowden Park 30 - 24 Harrogate (2BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
9 February 2008
Leicester Lions 18 - 34 Tynedale (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 225
Referee: Rob Sheard
9 February 2008
Macclesfield 26 - 8 Hull Ionians
Report
Priory Park
Referee: Paul Kimber
9 February 2008
Preston Grasshoppers 25 - 56 Caldy (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
9 February 2008
(BP) Rugby Lions 27 - 19 Morley
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 245
Referee: Andrew Bickle
9 February 2008
West Park St Helens 17 - 15 Beverley (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 110
Referee: Revis Phillips

Round 19[edit]

16 February 2008
Beverley 6 - 21 Macclesfield
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 86
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore
16 February 2008
(BP) Caldy 21 - 27 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Paton Field
Referee: Rob Sheard
16 February 2008
(BP) Fylde 34 - 34 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 580
Referee: David Sainsbury
16 February 2008
(BP) Harrogate 24 - 0 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 400
Referee: Gareth Hodges
16 February 2008
Hull Ionians 22 - 15 Rugby Lions (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 200
Referee: Kevin Warwick
16 February 2008
(BP) Morley 15 - 17 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Referee: Ross Campbell
16 February 2008
(BP) Tynedale 34 - 3 West Park St Helens
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 310
Referee: Mark Liddell

Round 20[edit]

23 February 2008
Bradford & Bingley 5 - 36 Caldy (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 125
Referee: Marcus Caton
23 February 2008
(BP) Leicester Lions 16 - 21 Harrogate
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Mark Varnon
23 February 2008
(BP) Macclesfield 13 - 19 Tynedale
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 243
Referee: Eric Woodmason
23 February 2008
Morley 20 - 13 Hull Ionians (BP)
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 150
Referee: Trevor Fisher
23 February 2008
Preston Grasshoppers 13 - 30 Darlington Mowden Park (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 228
Referee: Revis Phillips
23 February 2008
(BP) Rugby Lions 26 - 5 Beverley
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 265
Referee: Glenn O'Hara
23 February 2008
West Park St Helens 18 - 26 Fylde (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 77
Referee: Simon Harding

Round 21[edit]

1 March 2008
Beverley 13 - 27 Morley
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 104
Referee: Steve Walters
1 March 2008
Caldy 25 - 25 Leicester Lions
Report
Paton Field
Referee: Mick Reid
1 March 2008
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 26 - 21 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 186
Referee: Tim Fisher
1 March 2008
Fylde 12 - 10 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 450
Referee: D Edmunds
1 March 2008
(BP) Harrogate 31 - 17 West Park St Helens
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 350
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
1 March 2008
(BP) Hull Ionians 10 - 11 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Brantingham Park
Referee: Gareth Hodges
1 March 2008
(BP) Tynedale 32 - 5 Rugby Lions
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Andrew McMenemy

Round 22[edit]

8 March 2008
Hull Ionians 22 - 21 Beverley (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 210
8 March 2008
(BP) Leicester Lions 11 - 14 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Rob Sheard
8 March 2008
(BP) Macclesfield 17 - 18 Harrogate
Report
Priory Park
Referee: Mike Read
8 March 2008
Morley 12 - 12 Tynedale
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 278
Referee: Mark Liddell
8 March 2008
(BP) Preston Grasshoppers 19 - 21 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 235
Referee: Matthew Daubney
8 March 2008
Rugby Lions 11 - 30 Fylde (BP)
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 172
Referee: Steve Lee
8 March 2008
(BP) West Park St Helens 18 - 23 Caldy
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 146
Referee: Ross Campbell

Round 23[edit]

15 March 2008
Beverley 5 - 26 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 96
Referee: Chris Sharp
15 March 2008
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 28 - 17 Leicester Lions
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 175
Referee: David Sainsbury
15 March 2008
Caldy 27 - 22 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Paton Field
Referee: Revis Phillips
15 March 2008
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 60 - 21 West Park St Helens
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 110
Referee: Mick Reid
15 March 2008
(BP) Fylde 30 - 7 Morley
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 335
Referee: Nick Ashton
15 March 2008
Harrogate 17 - 3 Rugby Lions
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 150
Referee: Chris Seeley
15 March 2008
Tynedale 21 - 20 Hull Ionians (BP)
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 210
Referee: Rob Sheard

Round 24[edit]

29 March 2008
Beverley 7 - 33 Tynedale (BP)
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 97
Referee: Matthew Daubney
29 March 2008
Hull Ionians 8 - 24 Fylde (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 210
Referee: Steve Harland
29 March 2008
Macclesfield 17 - 10 Darlington Mowden Park (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 191
Referee: Eric Woodmason
29 March 2008
Morley 5 - 3 Harrogate (BP)
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 300
Referee: Trevor Fisher
29 March 2008
Preston Grasshoppers 17 - 14 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 237
Referee: Ross Campbell
29 March 2008
Rugby Lions 7 - 18 Caldy
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 294
Referee: Steve Walters
29 March 2008
West Park St Helens P - P Bradford & Bingley

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 5 April 2008.

Round 24 (rescheduled game)[edit]

5 April 2008
(BP) West Park St Helens 28 - 51 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
  • Game rescheduled from 29 March 2008.

Round 25[edit]

12 April 2008
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 19 - 24 Macclesfield
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 240
Referee: Rob Sheard
12 April 2008
(BP) Caldy 43 - 23 Morley
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 487
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
12 April 2008
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 52 - 0 Rugby Lions
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 225
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
12 April 2008
(BP) Fylde 68 - 7 Beverley
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 675
Referee: Gareth Hodges
12 April 2008
Harrogate 12 - 23 Hull Ionians
Report
Claro Road
Referee: Mike Read
12 April 2008
(BP) Leicester Lions 55 - 20 West Park St Helens
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Andrew Bickle
12 April 2008
(BP) Tynedale 37 - 7 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 310
Referee: Matthew Daubney

Round 26[edit]

19 April 2008
Beverley 22 - 21 Harrogate (BP)
Report
Beaver Park
Attendance: 121
Referee: Ross Campbell
19 April 2008
Hull Ionians 21 - 11 Caldy
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 204
Referee: Mark Liddell
19 April 2008
Macclesfield 11 - 11 Leicester Lions
Report
Priory Park
19 April 2008
(BP) Morley 25 - 27 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Scatcherd Lane
Attendance: 317
Referee: Chris Sharp
19 April 2008
(BP) Rugby Lions 41 - 29 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 272
Referee: Glenn O'Hara
19 April 2008
Tynedale 22 - 7 Fylde
Report
Tynedale Park
Attendance: 325
Referee: Chris Seeley
19 April 2008
West Park St Helens 14 - 24 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Red Rocks
Attendance: 95
Referee: D Edmunds

Promotion play-off[edit]

The league runners up of National Division Three South and North would meet in a playoff game for promotion to National Division Two. Cinderford were the southern division runners up and as they had a superior league record than northern runners-up, Darlington Mowden Park, they hosted the play-off match.

26 April 2008
Cinderford 15 - 14 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Dockham Road
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Adrian Hartwell

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Total season attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Beverley 12[a 2] 1,710 143 379 86
Bradford & Bingley 12[a 3] 2,301 192 280 120 5%
Caldy 8[a 4] 3,279 410 900 232 10%
Darlington Mowden Park 11[a 5] 1,964 179 240 100
Fylde 12[a 6] 5,073 423 683 160 5%
Harrogate 11[a 7] 2,852 259 400 150
Hull Ionians 12[a 8] 2,694 225 310 110 15%
Leicester Lions 13 1,795 138 280 50 7%
Macclesfield 10[a 9] 2,174 217 243 175 22%
Morley 12[a 10] 3,105 259 317 150
Preston Grasshoppers 12[a 11] 4,233 353 973 205 7%
Rugby Lions 13 3,300 254 322 144 25%
Tynedale 12[a 12] 2,932 244 325 150 12%
West Park St Helens 10[a 13] 889 89 146 39
  1. ^ Note that 22 home attendances are missing (see below) - so the total attendance will not be 100% accurate. The average attendance has also been taken into account with the missing games not included.
  2. ^ Missing home attendance v Caldy on 8 September 2007.
  3. ^ Missing home attendance v Caldy on 9 February 2008.
  4. ^ Missing home attendances v West Park St Helens on 6 October 2007, Beverley on 22 December 2007, Darlington Mowden Park on 16 February 2008, Leicester Lions on 1 March 2008 and Macclesfield on 15 March 2008.
  5. ^ Missing home attendances v Fylde on 29 September 2007 and Harrogate on 9 February 2008.
  6. ^ Missing home attendance v Darlington Mowden Park on 26 January 2008.
  7. ^ Missing home attendances v Caldy on 26 January 2008 and Hull Ionians on 12 April 2008.
  8. ^ Missing home attendance v Preston Grasshoppers on 1 March 2008.
  9. ^ Missing home attendance v Hull Ionians on 9 February 2008, Harrogate on 8 March 2008 and Leicester Lions on 19 April 2008.
  10. ^ Missing home attendance v Preston Grasshoppers on 16 February 2008.
  11. ^ Missing home attendance v Caldy on 9 February 2008.
  12. ^ Missing home attendance v Beverley on 1 December 2007.
  13. ^ Missing home attendances v Hull Ionians on 29 September 2007, Tynedale on 20 October 2007 and Bradford & Bingley on 5 April 2008.

Individual statistics[edit]

  • Note if players are tied on tries or points the player with the lowest number of appearances will come first. Also note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals.

Season records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Division Two 2006-07". englandrugby.com. 28 April 2007. 
  2. ^ "North 1 2006-07". englandrugby.com. 14 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "National League Three North 2007-08". englandrugby.com. 19 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "TYNEDALE RESCUED BY MORLEY SLIP-UP". News and Star. 13 March 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "National League Play Offs 2007-08". englandrugby.com. 26 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Foresters play-off win 'no fluke'". BBC News. 30 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "North 1 2008-09". englandrugby.com. 13 September 2008. 
  8. ^ "National Three North 07/08 Leading top scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "National Three North 07/08 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  10. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  11. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  12. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  13. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  14. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  15. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  16. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  17. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  18. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 
  19. ^ "National 3 North 07/08 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 19 April 2008. 

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