2017–18 Northern Football League

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Northern Football League
Season2017–18
2016-17
2018-19

The 2017–18 Northern Football League season was the 120th in the history of Northern Football League, a football competition in England.

The constitution for Step 5 and Step 6 divisions for 2017–18 was announced on 26 May 2017, and fixtures were released on 3 June 2017.[1][2]

Division One[edit]

Northern League Division One
ChampionsMarske United
PromotedMarske United
Morpeth Town
RelegatedWashington
Billingham Synthonia

Division One consisted of 22 clubs.

The following 3 clubs left Division One before the season -

The following 3 clubs joined Division One before the season -

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Marske United (C, P) 42 32 6 4 102 31 +71 102 Promoted to NPL Division One East[a]
2 Morpeth Town (P) 42 30 7 5 117 52 +65 97
3 Shildon 42 24 8 10 93 55 +38 80
4 Sunderland RCA 42 24 7 11 96 54 +42 79
5 West Auckland Town 42 23 9 10 107 64 +43 78
6 Stockton Town 42 23 2 17 91 72 +19 71
7 Newcastle Benfield 42 22 5 15 90 71 +19 71
8 North Shields 42 21 6 15 103 73 +30 69
9 Consett 42 21 5 16 93 83 +10 68
10 Dunston UTS 42 19 6 17 77 68 +9 63
11 Ryhope Colliery Welfare 42 19 3 20 85 87 −2 60
12 Ashington 42 16 11 15 80 67 +13 59
13 Team Northumbria 42 17 5 20 64 70 −6 56 Resigned from the league[3]
14 Newton Aycliffe 42 13 13 16 53 58 −5 52
15 Guisborough Town 42 15 10 17 70 82 −12 52[b]
16 Whitley Bay 42 15 6 21 73 91 −18 51
17 Penrith 42 15 3 24 71 85 −14 48
18 Seaham Red Star 42 12 7 23 57 90 −33 43
19 Bishop Auckland 42 13 4 25 68 112 −44 43
20 Jarrow Roofing BCA 42 11 6 25 70 102 −32 39 Resigned from the league[4]
21 Washington (R) 42 4 6 32 39 132 −93 18 Relegated to Division Two
22 Billingham Synthonia (R) 42 2 7 33 28 128 −100 13
Updated to match(es) played on 10 May 2018. Source: NFL division one table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [6]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ 12 of the 14 runners-up at Step 5 were to have been promoted to Step 4.
    However, with resignations and mergers in leagues above, all fourteen runners-up were promoted.
  2. ^ Guisborough Town were deducted three points for fielding a player while under suspension.[5]

Division Two[edit]

Northern League Division Two
ChampionsBlyth Town
PromotedBlyth Town
Hebburn Town
Whickham
RelegatedDarlington Railway Athletic
Alnwick Town

Division Two consisted of 21 clubs.

The following 4 clubs left Division Two before the season -

The following 3 clubs joined Division Two before the season -

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Blyth Town (C, P) 40 26 8 6 95 39 +56 86 Promoted to the Division One
2 Hebburn Town (P) 40 24 9 7 85 37 +48 81
3 Whickham (P) 40 25 5 10 80 52 +28 80
4 Northallerton Town 40 25 4 11 99 64 +35 79
5 Heaton Stannington 40 21 9 10 86 57 +29 72
6 Thornaby 40 21 5 14 85 53 +32 68
7 Willington 40 20 7 13 65 49 +16 67
8 Tow Law Town 40 19 7 14 88 70 +18 64
9 Billingham Town 40 17 10 13 81 60 +21 61
10 Easington Colliery 40 16 9 15 78 75 +3 57
11 Durham City 40 14 9 17 73 79 −6 51
12 Jarrow 40 13 11 16 56 69 −13 50
13 Esh Winning 40 14 8 18 76 90 −14 50
14 Chester-le-Street Town 40 13 10 17 58 71 −13 49
15 West Allotment Celtic 40 13 6 21 64 86 −22 45
16 Bedlington Terriers 40 14 5 21 63 70 −7 44[a]
17 Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 40 12 8 20 53 76 −23 44
18 Crook Town 40 12 6 22 62 104 −42 42
19 Brandon United 40 8 9 23 56 88 −32 33
20 Darlington Railway Athletic (R) 40 9 4 27 41 90 −49 31 Relegated to the Wearside League
21 Alnwick Town (R) 40 6 7 27 51 116 −65 25 Relegated to the Northern Football Alliance
Updated to match(es) played on 9 May 2018. Source: NFL division two table
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [6]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Bedlington Terriers were deducted three points for fielding a player registered after the deadline.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Allocations for Step 5–6" (PDF). FA. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Fixture list for 2017/18 season". Northern Football League. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. ^ Team Northumbria withdraw from the Northern League just weeks before new season Chronicle Live, 10 July 2018
  4. ^ "Jarrow Roofing BCA resign". Northern Football League. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Points deducted – 20/01/2018". Northern Football League. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b "The FA Handbook Standardised Rules 2017-2018 (page 539, section 12.2)". The FA. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Points deducted – 20/01/2018". Northern Football League. 20 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.

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