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The 2015–16 season is the 48th season of the Northern Premier League Premier Division, and the eighth season of the Northern Premier League Division One North and South. The League sponsors for 2015–16 are Evo-Stik.[1]

Premier Division[edit]

Northern Premier League
Premier Division
Season 2015–16
Champions Darlington 1883
Promoted Darlington 1883
Salford City
Relegated Colwyn Bay
Hyde United
Ramsbottom United
Stamford

The Premier Division featured six new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Darlington 1883 (C, P) 46 33 5 8 106 42 +64 104 Promotion to National League North
2 Blyth Spartans 46 32 3 11 89 41 +48 99 Qualification for Play-offs
3 Salford City (O, P) 46 27 9 10 94 48 +46 90
4 Ashton United 46 26 9 11 90 52 +38 87
5 Workington 46 25 11 10 78 50 +28 86
6 Stourbridge 46 25 9 12 90 63 +27 84
7 Frickley Athletic 46 22 11 13 69 46 +23 77
8 Nantwich Town 46 20 15 11 94 62 +32 75
9 Barwell 46 23 4 19 82 66 +16 73
10 Rushall Olympic 46 19 12 15 74 61 +13 69
11 Buxton 46 21 4 21 71 74 −3 67
12 Sutton Coldfield Town 46 17 11 18 59 66 −7 62
13 Halesowen Town 46 17 11 18 53 63 −10 62
14 Ilkeston 46 15 9 22 61 79 −18 54
15 Marine 46 12 17 17 53 61 −8 53
16 Skelmersdale United 46 14 11 21 66 82 −16 53
17 Matlock Town 46 14 10 22 59 79 −20 52
18 Grantham Town 46 13 12 21 51 85 −34 51
19 Whitby Town 46 12 11 23 60 79 −19 47
20 Mickleover Sports 46 11 13 22 50 74 −24 46
21 Stamford (R) 46 12 9 25 71 97 −26 45 Relegated to NPL Division One North/South
22 Hyde United (R) 46 11 7 28 53 90 −37 40
23 Colwyn Bay (R) 46 10 8 28 51 95 −44 38
24 Ramsbottom United (R) 46 5 11 30 43 112 −69 26
Updated to match(es) played on 23 April 2016. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
      
2 Blyth Spartans 3
5 Workington 4
3 Salford City 3
5 Workington 2
3 Salford City (a.e.t.) 3
4 Ashton United 1

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ASH BAR BLY BUX COL DAR FRK GRN HAL HYD ILK MAR MAT MIC NAN RAM RSO SLC SKU STM STB SUT WTB WRK
Ashton United 2–0 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–2 4–4 0–0 4–2 6–0 2–3 0–3 5–0 1–0 2–3 3–0 2–0 0–1
Barwell 0–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 6–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 4–0 2–4 0–4 2–1 2–3 0–1 3–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 0–1
Blyth Spartans 1–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–3 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 1–1 5–0 3–0 2–1 1–2 4–3 4–3 1–2 3–2 3–0
Buxton 2–1 5–1 0–4 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–3 3–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–1 3–1 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–2
Colwyn Bay 0–2 0–4 1–3 3–2 2–4 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–3 1–4 1–2 1–1 4–1 1–2 2–3 1–4 2–1 0–2 3–0 1–4 0–2
Darlington 1883 1–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–0 3–0 2–0 2–1 2–3 3–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–2 3–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0
Frickley Athletic 0–0 1–0 2–3 5–1 1–0 3–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 3–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–2 0–1 3–0 3–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1
Grantham Town 3–3 0–5 2–3 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 2–0 0–3 0–4 2–2 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–1
Halesowen Town 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–3 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–0
Hyde United 0–4 1–0 0–4 2–1 3–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–1 0–4 5–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 7–1 0–2 1–2 2–1 0–4
Ilkeston 1–1 1–0 3–4 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 3–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 3–1 3–0 4–1 2–1 1–3 0–3 4–3 1–1 2–1 0–3
Marine 0–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–3 3–1 2–1 3–3 1–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–2
Matlock Town 1–0 1–3 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–5 3–0 3–1 0–3 2–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1
Mickleover Sports 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 1–5 0–1 2–3 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 1–2
Nantwich Town 2–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–2 0–5 1–0 6–2 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 7–1 3–3 1–1 1–0 6–3 1–0 4–1 1–2 2–0
Ramsbottom United 0–2 1–3 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–4 4–0 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–4 2–1 0–4 0–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 4–1 1–1
Rushall Olympic 0–2 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 4–0 0–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–3 0–0 5–1 1–2 0–1 3–1 1–1
Salford City 3–1 7–0 0–1 2–0 2–2 3–4 2–2 5–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 5–3
Skelmersdale United 1–2 3–3 2–1 2–1 3–4 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 4–1 3–1 1–4 1–2 1–2 0–0 2–0
Stamford 3–4 1–2 0–1 2–4 2–3 1–4 1–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–3 2–3 1–1 5–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–2
Stourbridge 1–2 2–3 3–0 3–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 5–1 1–2 2–0 4–1 2–1 4–3 2–3 2–2 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–0
Sutton Coldfield Town 0–1 1–5 1–0 0–0 5–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 4–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 2–3 1–0 0–2
Whitby Town 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–7 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–3 4–2 1–0 2–1 4–1 3–3 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 3–5 4–0 0–1 1–0
Workington 5–2 1–1 2–0 5–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 3–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–4 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1

Updated to games played on 23 April 2016.
Source: NPL Premier Division results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Grantham Town South Kesteven Sports Stadium 7,500
Buxton The Silverlands 5,200
Halesowen Town The Grove 5,000
Ashton United Hurst Cross 4,500
Blyth Spartans Croft Park 4,435
Hyde United Ewen Fields 4,250
Ilkeston New Manor Ground 3,500
Nantwich Town The Weaver Stadium 3,500
Whitby Town Turnbull Ground 3,500
Marine Marine Travel Arena 3,185
Workington Borough Park 3,101
Barwell Kirkby Road 2,500
Skelmersdale United West Lancashire College Stadium 2,500
Colwyn Bay Llanelian Road 2,500
Matlock Town Causeway Lane 2,214
Frickley Athletic Westfield Lane 2,087
Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground 2,014
Darlington 1883 Heritage Park (groundshare) 2,004
Ramsbottom United The Harry Williams Riverside 2,000
Stamford Zeeco Stadium 2,000
Sutton Coldfield Town Central Ground 2,000
Mickleover Sports The Raygar Stadium 1,500
Rushall Olympic Dales Lane 1,400
Salford City Moor Lane 1,400

Division One North[edit]

Northern Premier League
Division One North
Season 2015–16
Champions Warrington Town
Promoted Warrington Town
Spennymoor Town
Relegated New Mills
Harrogate Railway Athletic

Division One North featured three new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Warrington Town (C, P) 42 34 4 4 121 36 +85 106 Promotion to NPL Premier Division
2 Spennymoor Town (O, P) 42 27 10 5 113 35 +78 91 Qualification for Play-offs
3 Northwich Victoria 42 29 5 8 102 41 +61 83[a] Qualification for Play-offs and transferred to NPL Division One South
4 Glossop North End 42 24 9 9 78 41 +37 81 Qualification for Play-offs
5 Burscough 42 25 5 12 81 50 +31 80
6 Lancaster City 42 18 15 9 74 57 +17 69
7 Clitheroe 42 22 3 17 90 86 +4 69
8 Trafford 42 19 8 15 78 51 +27 65
9 Farsley Celtic 42 18 9 15 82 50 +32 63
10 Ossett Albion 42 20 3 19 56 63 −7 63
11 Witton Albion 42 18 7 17 85 72 +13 61 Transferred to NPL Division One South
12 Bamber Bridge 42 16 12 14 73 55 +18 60
13 Mossley 42 18 6 18 80 76 +4 60
14 Brighouse Town 42 17 8 17 75 72 +3 59
15 Kendal Town 42 14 10 18 62 80 −18 52
16 Prescot Cables 42 13 7 22 66 99 −33 46
17 Ossett Town 42 12 7 23 51 94 −43 43
18 Radcliffe Borough 42 11 7 24 54 75 −21 40
19 Droylsden 42 11 6 25 68 139 −71 39
20 Scarborough Athletic 42 10 8 24 40 64 −24 38
21 Harrogate Railway Athletic (R) 42 6 8 28 52 115 −63 26 Relegation to NCEL Premier Division
22 New Mills (R) 42 0 3 39 26 156 −130 3 Relegation to NWCFL Premier Division
Updated to match(es) played on 23 April 2016. Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Northwich Victoria were deducted 9 points for fielding an ineligible player in four matches, three of which they had won.[2]

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
      
2 Spennymoor Town 3
5 Burscough 1
2 Spennymoor Town 2
3 Northwich Victoria 0
3 Northwich Victoria 2
4 Glossop North End 1

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAM BRT BUR CLT DRO FAR GNE HRA KEN LNC MOS NEM NOR OSA OST PRC RAD SCA SPE TRA WAR WTN
Bamber Bridge 3–0 3–5 0–1 5–1 1–1 2–3 5–0 1–1 2–2 4–1 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–3 0–0 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–4
Brighouse Town 0–1 1–0 3–4 8–0 2–1 0–0 3–1 4–2 2–2 3–1 6–1 1–2 1–3 1–2 5–3 1–0 2–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–5
Burscough 1–0 2–1 6–1 3–1 0–0 0–3 3–2 2–0 1–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 0–2 4–1 4–1 2–3
Clitheroe 1–4 3–4 0–2 6–1 2–5 3–0 3–0 0–0 4–2 2–0 5–1 2–0 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 4–2 0–1 2–4 2–5 2–0
Droylsden 4–0 4–3 2–4 1–5 0–4 2–1 2–3 3–4 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–6 1–2 1–3 4–3 3–3 4–2 1–3 1–3 0–9 1–4
Farsley Celtic 2–1 0–1 0–3 2–0 6–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–0 1–2 4–0 1–2 1–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 7–0
Glossop North End 2–2 2–0 0–1 4–1 6–0 2–1 5–1 2–0 3–1 5–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 1–0
Harrogate Railway Athletic 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–3 1–3 2–0 4–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 4–1 0–6 0–4 0–5 0–7 2–2
Kendal Town 1–2 1–3 2–1 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 0–5 1–3 2–0 5–5 3–2 1–0 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–1
Lancaster City 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–3 2–0 2–2 6–1 3–2 5–0 4–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 2–1 3–2
Mossley 2–1 1–2 2–3 3–0 5–1 3–3 1–0 5–3 3–2 2–0 3–0 2–3 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–1 1–0 1–3 0–0 2–3 4–0
New Mills 0–7 1–1 1–2 2–3 1–4 1–4 0–3 0–3 0–2 1–3 2–7 1–5 1–4 0–2 1–7 0–5 0–3 0–9 0–4 0–5 3–3
Northwich Victoria 2–0 1–0 4–0 0–0 8–2 0–5 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–1 5–1 2–0 2–0 5–0 5–2 4–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 3–2 2–1
Ossett Albion 0–1 1–2 1–1 6–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–3 1–3 4–3 2–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–4 2–1 0–3 4–0
Ossett Town 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–5 2–3 2–5 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–4 2–3 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–5 1–0 0–4 0–5
Prescot Cables 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–4 4–2 2–2 2–3 0–2 5–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 0–3 0–6
Radcliffe Borough 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–6 1–3 3–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–2 1–0 4–0 3–0 2–1 1–4 0–3 1–3 2–2
Scarborough Athletic 0–3 0–1 0–3 1–3 2–4 1–0 0–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 2–1 0–3 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–3
Spennymoor Town 1–0 1–3 3–1 5–0 5–0 0–4 2–2 1–1 6–1 1–1 4–1 9–0 2–0 3–0 5–0 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–2 2–3 3–0
Trafford 3–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 6–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–2 0–1 4–0 8–0 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2
Warrington Town 1–0 2–0 1–3 5–0 5–1 1–1 3–0 6–3 3–0 1–1 5–0 1–0 4–2 1–0 2–1 6–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 4–1 4–2
Witton Albion 2–4 4–1 0–2 2–3 4–0 2–1 3–0 5–0 2–3 0–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1

Updated to games played on 23 April 2016.
Source: NPL First Division North results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Northwich Victoria Wincham Park
(Ground share with Witton Albion)
4,813
Witton Albion Wincham Park 4,813
Mossley Seel Park 4,000
Spennymoor Town The Brewery Field 4,000
Farsley Celtic Throstle Nest 3,900
Harrogate Railway Athletic Station View 3,500
Lancaster City Giant Axe 3,500
Radcliffe Borough Stainton Park 3,500
Warrington Town Cantilever Park 3,500
Prescot Cables Valerie Park 3,200
Burscough Victoria Park 3,054
Droylsden Butcher's Arms Ground 3,000
Ossett Albion Our Physio Stadium 3,000
Scarborough Athletic Queensgate 3,000
Trafford Shawe View 2,500
Kendal Town Lakeland Radio Stadium 2,400
Bamber Bridge QED Stadium 2,264
Clitheroe Shawbridge 2,000
Ossett Town 4G Voice & Data Stadium 2,000
New Mills Church Lane 1,400
Glossop North End The Arthur Goldthorpe Stadium 1,350
Brighouse Town St Giles' Road 1,000

Division One South[edit]

Northern Premier League
Division One South
Season 2015–16
Champions Stafford Rangers
Promoted Stafford Rangers
Coalville Town
Relegated Tividale

Division One South will feature five new teams:

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Stafford Rangers (C, P) 42 29 8 5 79 31 +48 95 Promotion to 2016–17 NPL Premier Division
2 Shaw Lane Aquaforce 42 28 10 4 95 40 +55 94 Qualification for Play-offs
3 Coalville Town (O, P) 42 25 10 7 81 46 +35 85
4 Basford United 42 22 10 10 67 42 +25 76
5 Lincoln United 42 21 11 10 70 46 +24 74
6 Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 20 9 13 72 53 +19 69
7 Chasetown 42 19 11 12 68 49 +19 68
8 Leek Town 42 18 9 15 61 56 +5 63
9 Rugby Town 42 17 9 16 73 68 +5 60
10 Romulus 42 18 6 18 76 74 +2 60
11 Market Drayton Town 42 16 10 16 65 65 0 58
12 Spalding United 42 14 14 14 52 54 −2 56
13 Belper Town 42 15 9 18 66 65 +1 54
14 Newcastle Town 42 15 8 19 65 68 −3 53
15 Kidsgrove Athletic 42 12 14 16 81 78 +3 50
16 Gresley 42 16 2 24 58 75 −17 50
17 Sheffield 42 13 8 21 61 71 −10 47
18 Carlton Town 42 14 5 23 60 72 −12 47
19 Goole 42 10 8 24 51 87 −36 38 Transferred to the NPL Division One North
20 Loughborough Dynamo 42 10 5 27 60 108 −48 35
21 Daventry Town 42 10 3 29 43 112 −69 33 Resigned to United Counties League at the end of the season[3]
22 Tividale (R) 42 5 11 26 52 95 −43 26 Relegation to Midland Football League
Updated to match(es) played on 23 April 2016. Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Play-offs[edit]

Semifinals Final
      
2 Shaw Lane Aquaforce 3
5 Lincoln United 2
2 Shaw Lane Aquaforce 1
3 Coalville Town 3
3 Coalville Town 5
4 Basford United 0

Semi-finals[edit]

Final[edit]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BAS BLP CAR CHA COA DAV GOO GRE KID LEE LIN LOU MAR NEW ROM RUG SAQ SHE SPA STA STO TIV
Basford United 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 4–2
Belper Town 0–2 1–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–3 5–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 3–3 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–1 3–0
Carlton Town 0–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 5–2 0–0 0–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–0 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 0–0 0–2 3–2 5–2
Chasetown 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 9–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 1–3 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1
Coalville Town 0–1 3–2 2–1 1–1 5–0 6–2 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 5–4 3–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 3–1
Daventry Town 0–2 0–6 1–0 1–0 1–4 2–3 0–7 0–5 0–4 0–5 1–0 1–3 1–3 3–0 0–4 0–1 1–4 0–1 1–2 1–3 1–1
Goole 2–1 3–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 0–0 0–1 2–1 0–4 0–5 2–3 3–4 0–3 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 2–2
Gresley 0–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–3 1–4 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 3–3 2–3 0–2 1–4 1–3 0–3 0–0 2–0 0–1 0–3 2–1
Kidsgrove Athletic 1–4 2–2 3–3 1–2 2–5 1–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 4–2 1–1 3–5 3–0 2–0 0–3 2–2 4–0
Leek Town 2–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 4–1 5–1 3–5 3–0 3–3 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–3 2–0 2–1 3–1
Lincoln United 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 4–0 1–2 3–1 0–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 3–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 4–0
Loughborough Dynamo 0–1 2–5 3–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 2–0 0–3 2–6 4–0 2–1 0–1 0–3 0–3 6–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 0–2 1–5 3–3
Market Drayton Town 1–4 1–0 1–2 0–3 2–2 4–0 2–1 3–0 0–3 1–2 4–3 2–3 4–1 2–0 2–1 0–3 1–0 1–1 2–3 4–1 3–0
Newcastle Town 1–1 0–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–1 2–3 2–2 3–2 2–3 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–0
Romulus 0–4 2–3 1–3 1–2 0–2 4–0 5–0 0–2 0–5 2–0 1–2 5–1 4–0 2–1 1–5 1–5 4–3 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0
Rugby Town 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–3 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 4–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–1
Shaw Lane Aquaforce 5–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–0 3–3 3–3 4–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 4–1 3–0 0–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–0 3–2
Sheffield 1–2 1–3 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–1 2–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–3 3–3
Spalding United 2–3 2–1 5–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 4–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 5–0 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–1
Stafford Rangers 0–0 6–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 4–1 3–0 3–1 0–3 1–0 4–1 5–2 0–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 0–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–0
Stocksbridge Park Steels 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–2 1–2 2–3 3–1 3–0 0–1 5–0 3–2 1–0 4–4 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–1
Tividale 1–1 4–2 0–3 1–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 3–2 3–3 5–3 0–2 4–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 23 April 2016.
Source: NPL First Division South results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity
Rugby Town Butlin Road 6,000
Newcastle Town Lyme Valley Stadium 4,000
Stafford Rangers Marston Road 4,000
Leek Town Harrison Park 3,600
Spalding United Sir Halley Stewart Field 3,500
Stocksbridge Park Steels Look Local Stadium 3,500
Daventry Town Communications Park 3,000
Goole Victoria Pleasure Grounds 3,000
Tividale The Beaches 3,000
Gresley The Moat Ground 2,400
Belper Town Cristchurch Meadow 2,400
Lincoln United Ashby Avenue 2,200
Shaw Lane Aquaforce Shaw Lane 2,000
Chasetown The Scholars Ground 2,000
Coalville Town Owen Street Sports Ground 2,000
Kidsgrove Athletic The Seddon Stadium 2,000
Romulus The Central Ground
(Sutton Coldfield Town ground share)
2,000
Sheffield Coach and Horses Ground 2,000
Carlton Town Bill Stokeld Stadium 1,500
Loughborough Dynamo Nanpantan Sports Ground 1,500
Market Drayton Town Greenfields Sports Ground 1,000
Basford United Greenwich Avenue 1,000

Challenge Cup[edit]

2015–16 Northern Premier League Challenge Cup
Challenge Cup
Country  England
Teams 68
Champions Marine
Runners-up Scarborough Athletic

The 2015–16 Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, known as the 15–16 Integro Doodson League Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the 46th season of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, the main cup competition in the Northern Premier League. It will be sponsored by Doodson Sport for a fifth consecutive season. 68 clubs from England will enter the competition, beginning with the Preliminary Round, and all ties will end will end after 90 minutes and conclude with penalties.[4] Due to weather damage to pitches in late December, two ties were reversed.[5]

The defending champions were Warrington Town, who defeated Farsley on penalties in the 2015 Final. Warrington Town were unable to defend their title as they were eliminated in the first round by Ramsbottom United.

Calendar[edit]

Round Clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Scheduled
playing date
Preliminary round 68 8 0 8 15 September 2015
First round 64 64 4 60 9 – 11 November 2015
Second round 32 32 32 none 30 November – 2 December 2015
Third round 16 16 16 none
Quarter-finals 8 8 8 none
Semi-finals 4 4 4 none
Final 2 2 2 none

Preliminary Round[edit]

Eight teams from the Northern Premier League Division One North or Northern Premier League Division One South have to compete in the Preliminary round to win a place in the competition proper. The draw for this round was made on 10 July 2015.[4]

Source:[6][7]

First Round[edit]

Teams that were not in the preliminary round from Northern Premier League Division One North or Northern Premier League Division One South entered at this stage as well as teams from the Northern Premier League Premier Division, along with the winners from the preliminary round. The draw for this round was made on 10 July 2015.[4]

Source:[8][9][10]

Second Round[edit]

The 32 winners from the First Round were entered into the Second Round draw on 12 November 2015. The ties are originally scheduled to be played between 30 November and 2 December.[11]

Source:[9][10][12]

Third Round[edit]

The 16 winners from the Second Round were entered into the Third Round draw on 20 January 2016. The ties are originally scheduled to be played between February 9 and 16.[13]

Source:[12][14]

Quarter-finals[edit]

The 8 winners from the Third Round were entered into the Quarter-final draw on 17 February 2016. The ties are originally scheduled to be played between March 1 and 15.[15]

Source:[14]

Semi-finals[edit]

The 4 winners from the Quarter-finals were entered into the Semi-final draw on 9 March 2016. The ties are originally scheduled to be played on March 22 and April 26.[16]

Source:[14][17]

Final[edit]

The Challenge Cup Final was played at Throstle Nest, the home ground of Farsley Celtic. This was Scarborough Athletic's first final appearance (Scarborough won in 1977) and the sixth final appearance for Marine (their most recent appearance was in 2003 where they defeated Gateshead).

Source:[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier – Sponsors". The Official Evo-Stik League Website. Pitchero. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Allcock, Alan (7 March 2016). "League Statement". Pitch Hero. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Town will be back in UCL next season". Daventry Express. 7 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Allcock, Alan (10 July 2015). "INTEGRO LEAGUE CUP". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Allcock, Alan (30 December 2015). "Two ties scheduled for next week reversed". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Results September The Integro Doodson League Cup 15–16". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Results October The Integro Doodson League Cup 15–16". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Results November The Integro Doodson League Cup 15–16". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 13 November 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Results December The Integro Doodson League Cup 15–16". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Results January The Integro Doodson League Cup 15–16". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  11. ^ Allcock, Alan (12 November 2014). "Integro Doodson League Cup Draw". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Results February The Integro Doodson League Cup 15–16". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Archived from the original on 20 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  13. ^ Allcock, Alan (20 January 2016). "Integro Doodson League Cup Draw". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c "Results March The Integro Doodson League Cup 15–16". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 2 March 2016. 
  15. ^ Allcock, Alan (17 February 2016). "Integro Doodson League Cup". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  16. ^ Allcock, Alan (9 March 2016). "Integro Doodson League Cup". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Results April The Integro Doodson League Cup 15–16". The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier. Pitch Hero Ltd. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 

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