2019–20 National League

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National League
Season2019–20

The 2019–20 National League season, known as the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, was the fifth season under English football's new title of National League, the sixteenth season consisting of three divisions, and the forty-first season overall.[1]

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National League season was initially suspended on 16 March 2020 until at least 3 April 2020. On 31 March 2020, this suspension was extended indefinitely until further notice.[2] On 22 April 2020, clubs voted to end the season, with promotions and relegations still "under careful consideration".[3] Due to the knock-on effects of Bury F.C.'s expulsion from EFL League One at the start of the season, it had already been assumed prior to the pandemic that no more than one club instead of the usual two was to be relegated from the English Football League, and that no more than three clubs instead of the usual four were to be relegated from the National division. The cumulative effect that the early termination of the season and Bury's expulsion from the EFL will have on the composition of the National League's three divisions remains to be determined.

On 17 June 2020, Barrow along with Wealdstone and King's Lynn Town were elected champions of their respective divisions after National League clubs voted to decide the final tables on a points-per-game basis. Barrow were therefore promoted to League Two, with Wealdstone and King's Lynn Town promoted to the National League.[4][5] AFC Fylde considered mounting a legal challenge with support from Ebbsfleet United against their relegations, but ultimately decided against it.[6]

Promotion play-offs were held in all three divisions to decide the additional promotion places. The semi-finals took place over the final two weekends of July, and the finals took place on 1 and 2 August. Clubs were expected to conduct and fund a COVID-19 prevention and testing process, and were allowed to decline their place in the competition without penalty if they were unable to fulfil this requirement.[7] On 1 July, the Premier League committed £200,000 to the National League to help fund the conclusion of their season.[8]

National League[edit]

National League
Season2019–20
ChampionsBarrow
PromotedBarrow
Harrogate Town
RelegatedEbbsfleet United
AFC Fylde
Chorley

The National League consists of 24 clubs.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Team changes[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Locations of the 2019–20 National League clubs (Greater London)
Team Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Fylde Wesham Mill Farm Sports Village 6,000
Aldershot Town Aldershot Recreation Ground 7,200
Barnet London (Canons Park) The Hive Stadium 6,418
Barrow Barrow-in-Furness Holker Street 5,045
Boreham Wood Borehamwood Meadow Park 4,502
Bromley London (Bromley) Hayes Lane 5,300
Chesterfield Chesterfield Proact Stadium 10,504
Chorley Chorley Victory Park 4,100
Dagenham & Redbridge London (Dagenham) Victoria Road 6,078
Dover Athletic Dover Crabble Athletic Ground 5,745
Eastleigh Eastleigh Ten Acres 5,250
Ebbsfleet United Northfleet Stonebridge Road 4,800
FC Halifax Town Halifax The Shay 10,400
Harrogate Town Harrogate Wetherby Road 4,100
Hartlepool United Hartlepool Victoria Park 7,856
Maidenhead United Maidenhead York Road 4,000
Notts County Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588
Solihull Moors Solihull Damson Park 5,500
Stockport County Stockport Edgeley Park 10,852
Sutton United London (Sutton) Gander Green Lane 5,013
Torquay United Torquay Plainmoor 6,500
Woking Woking Kingfield Stadium 6,036
Wrexham Wrexham Racecourse Ground 10,771
Yeovil Town Yeovil Huish Park 9,566

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Manager1 Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AFC Fylde Jim Bentley Lewis Montrose Under Armour VetPlus
Aldershot Town Danny Searle Dean Rance Adidas Bridges Estate Agents
Barnet Darren Currie Callum Reynolds Jako Canon
Barrow David Dunn Josh Granite Joma JF Hornby & Co.
Boreham Wood Luke Garrard Mark Ricketts Puma Barnet and Southgate College
Bromley Neil Smith Jack Holland Macron Southwark Metals
Chesterfield John Pemberton Jonathan Smith Puma Technique Learning Solutions
Chorley Jamie Vermiglio Andrew Teague Macron Cruise 118
Dagenham & Redbridge Daryl McMahon Kenny Clark Nike West & Coe
Dover Athletic Andy Hessenthaler Kevin Lokko Jako Exclusive Glazing
Eastleigh Ben Strevens Danny Hollands LAB Sports Utilita
Ebbsfleet United Kevin Watson Dave Winfield Hummel Kuflink
FC Halifax Town Pete Wild Matty Brown Adidas[9] Northern Powerhouse Developments (Home)
Pennine Pneumatic Services Ltd (Away)
Architectural Cladding Products Limited (Third)
Harrogate Town Simon Weaver Josh Falkingham Kappa Strata
Hartlepool United Dave Challinor Ryan Donaldson O'Neills Utility Alliance Limited
Maidenhead United Alan Devonshire Alan Massey Uhlsport Utility Alliance Limited
Notts County Neal Ardley Michael Doyle Puma Vacant
Solihull Moors James Shan Kyle Storer Surridge John Shepherd Estate Agents
Stockport County Jim Gannon Paul Turnbull Joma Pioneer Group
Sutton United Matt Gray Jamie Collins Macron Angel Plastics
Torquay United Gary Johnson Asa Hall Nike No Sponsor
Woking Alan Dowson Josh Casey Macron Abstract Plans
Wrexham Dean Keates Shaun Pearson Macron Ifor Williams Trailers
Yeovil Town Darren Sarll Lee Collins TAG Jones Building Group

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Yeovil Town Neale Marmon End of Interim Contract 4 May 2019 Pre-season Darren Sarll 19 June 2019
FC Halifax Town Jamie Fullarton Resigned 15 July 2019 Pete Wild 25 July 2019
Wrexham Bryan Hughes Dismissed 25 September 2019 21st Dean Keates 6 October 2019
Hartlepool United Craig Hignett 10 October 2019 16th Dave Challinor 11 November 2019
Ebbsfleet United Garry Hill 24th Kevin Watson 4 November 2019
AFC Fylde Dave Challinor 12 October 2019 21st Jim Bentley 28 October 2019
Dagenham & Redbridge Peter Taylor 29 December 2019 18th Daryl McMahon 3 January 2020
Chesterfield John Sheridan 2 January 2020 22nd John Pemberton 2 January 2020
Solihull Moors Tim Flowers Mutual Consent 28 January 2020 9th James Shan 12 February 2020
Barrow Ian Evatt Signed by Bolton Wanderers 1 July 2020 1st David Dunn 9 July 2020

National League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PPG
1 Barrow (C, P) 37 21 7 9 68 39 +29 70 1.89 Promoted to League Two
2 Harrogate Town (O, P) 37 19 9 9 61 44 +17 66 1.78 Qualified for the National League play-off semi-finals
3 Notts County 38 17 12 9 61 38 +23 63 1.66
4 Yeovil Town 37 17 9 11 61 44 +17 60 1.62 Qualified for the National League play-off quarter-finals
5 Boreham Wood 37 16 12 9 55 40 +15 60 1.62
6 FC Halifax Town 37 17 7 13 50 49 +1 58 1.57
7 Barnet 35 14 12 9 52 42 +10 54 1.54
8 Stockport County 39 16 10 13 51 54 −3 58 1.49
9 Solihull Moors 38 15 10 13 48 37 +11 55 1.45
10 Woking 38 15 10 13 50 55 −5 55 1.45
11 Dover Athletic 38 15 9 14 49 49 0 54 1.42
12 Hartlepool United 39 14 13 12 56 50 +6 55 1.41
13 Bromley 38 14 10 14 57 52 +5 52 1.37
14 Torquay United 36 14 6 16 56 61 −5 48 1.33
15 Sutton United 38 12 14 12 47 42 +5 50 1.32
16 Eastleigh 37 11 13 13 43 55 −12 46 1.24
17 Dagenham & Redbridge 37 11 11 15 40 44 −4 44 1.19
18 Aldershot Town 39 12 10 17 43 55 −12 46 1.18
19 Wrexham 37 11 10 16 46 49 −3 43 1.16
20 Chesterfield 38 11 11 16 55 65 −10 44 1.16
21 Maidenhead United 38 12 5 21 44 58 −14 41 1.08 Reprieved from relegation[a]
22 Ebbsfleet United (R) 39 10 12 17 47 68 −21 42 1.08 Relegated to National League South
23 AFC Fylde (R) 37 9 12 16 44 60 −16 39 1.05 Relegated to National League North
24 Chorley (R) 38 4 14 20 31 65 −34 26 0.68
Source: National League official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [11]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ As a result of the knock-on effects of Bury's expulsion from League One, the fourth bottom team is reprieved from relegation for numerical reasons.[10]


Play-offs[edit]

  Quarter-finals     Semi-finals     Final
                           
      2 Harrogate Town 1  
  5 Boreham Wood 2     5 Boreham Wood 0    
  6 FC Halifax Town 1         2 Harrogate Town 3
      3 Notts County 1
      3 Notts County 2    
  4 Yeovil Town 0     7 Barnet 0  
  7 Barnet 2  

Quarter-finals[edit]

17 July 2020 (2020-07-17) Boreham Wood 2–1FC Halifax TownBorehamwood
19:00 Smith Goal 54'
Rhead Goal 80'
Report Sho-Silva Goal 19' Stadium: Meadow Park
Attendance: 0
18 July 2020 (2020-07-18) Yeovil Town0–2 Barnet Yeovil
15:00 Report McCallum Goal 53'
Vilhete Goal 86'
Stadium: Huish Park
Attendance: 0

Semi-finals[edit]

25 July 2020 (2020-07-25) Harrogate Town 1–0Boreham WoodHarrogate
14:30 Muldoon Goal 64' Report Stadium: Wetherby Road
Attendance: 0
25 July 2020 (2020-07-25) Notts County 2–0BarnetNottingham
17:00 Dennis Goal 37'
Roberts Goal 59'
Report Stadium: Meadow Lane
Attendance: 0

Final[edit]

Harrogate Town3–1Notts County
Report
Attendance: 0[a]
Referee: James Bell

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away FYL ALD BRN BRW BOR BRO CHE CHO DAG DOV EAS EBB HAL HAR HAT MDH NOT SOL STO SUT TOR WOK WRE YEO
AFC Fylde 1–0 0–4 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–0 3–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–3 1–4 3–2
Aldershot Town 1–2 0–0 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–2 3–3 0–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–3
Barnet 2–1 2–0 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 5–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–0
Barrow 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 7–0 1–2 0–3 0–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–0 2–1 1–0
Boreham Wood 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–0
Bromley 2–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–0 3–0 2–3 3–1 5–0 3–3 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 3–3 1–0 0–2 1–1
Chesterfield 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–2 2–3 1–1 1–2 1–2 4–0 2–3 3–4 1–5 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–2
Chorley 0–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 0–4 0–1 0–2 0–0 1–6 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–2
Dagenham & Redbridge 1–2 6–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 0–0 1–1 4–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–2
Dover Athletic 5–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–4 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–1
Eastleigh 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2
Ebbsfleet United 1–2 3–0 0–3 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 2–4 2–1 2–1 1–3
FC Halifax Town 4–1 4–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 5–2 2–4 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–4 0–2 0–2
Harrogate Town 1–0 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 1–0 0–2 2–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 0–2 3–0
Hartlepool United 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 3–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–1 4–2 2–1
Maidenhead United 1–1 1–2 1–4 0–4 0–1 1–2 1–1 4–1 0–1 1–2 2–0 1–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–3 2–0
Notts County 2–0 3–1 1–2 0–3 2–2 2–1 3–0 5–1 2–0 0–0 4–0 1–0 2–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Solihull Moors 3–1 2–1 1–0 0–0 0–2 2–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 0–1
Stockport County 2–1 1–2 1–1 3–2 1–3 1–0 2–0 4–2 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–1 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–4 1–3
Sutton United 1–1 2–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 2–3 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 6–2 3–1 3–2
Torquay United 2–1 2–0 4–2 2–1 0–3 2–0 0–0 2–3 0–0 1–0 4–2 1–2 0–2 1–5 1–2 4–1 1–0 0–2
Woking 0–1 1–3 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–0
Wrexham 0–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–2 1–1 3–0 3–3
Yeovil Town 3–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 6–2 3–1 3–0
Source: National League Results Grid
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 7 March 2020[12]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Scott Quigley Barrow 20
2 Jamie Reid Torquay United 18
Kabongo Tshimanga Boreham Wood
4 Rhys Murphy Yeovil Town 17
John Rooney Barrow
6 Inih Effiong Dover Athletic 16
Jake Hyde Woking
8 Simeon Akinola Barnet 15
Harry Beautyman Sutton United
10 Tyrone Marsh Boreham Wood 14

Monthly awards[edit]

Each month the Motorama National League announces their official Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.

Month Player of the Month Club Manager of the Month Club
August 2019 Ben Gerring[13] Woking Alan Dowson[14] Woking
September 2019 John Rooney[15] Barrow Darren Sarll[16] Yeovil Town
October 2019 Matt Buse[17] Torquay United Simon Weaver[18] Harrogate Town
November 2019 Jamey Osborne[19] Solihull Moors Ian Evatt[20] Barrow
December 2019 Courtney Duffus[21] Yeovil Town Neal Ardley[22] Notts County
January 2020 Warren Burrell[23] Harrogate Town Pete Wild[24] FC Halifax Town
February 2020 Asa Hall[25] Torquay United Simon Weaver[26] Harrogate Town

National League North[edit]

National League North
Season2019–20
ChampionsKing's Lynn Town
PromotedKing's Lynn Town
Altrincham
Relegatednone

The National League North consists of 22 teams.

Team changes[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
AFC Telford United Telford New Bucks Head 6,300
Alfreton Town Alfreton North Street 3,600
Altrincham Altrincham Moss Lane 6,085
Blyth Spartans Blyth Croft Park 4,435
Boston United Boston York Street 6,643
Brackley Town Brackley St. James Park 3,500
Bradford (Park Avenue) Bradford Horsfall Stadium 3,500
Chester Chester Deva Stadium 6,500
Curzon Ashton Ashton-under-Lyne Tameside Stadium 4,000
Darlington Darlington Blackwell Meadows 3,300
Farsley Celtic Farsley The Citadel 3,900
Gateshead Gateshead Gateshead International Stadium 11,800
Gloucester City Evesham Jubilee Stadium (groundshare with Evesham United) 3,000
Guiseley Guiseley Nethermoor Park 4,200
Hereford Hereford Edgar Street 5,213
Kettering Town Kettering Latimer Park (groundshare with Burton Park Wanderers) 2,400
Kidderminster Harriers Kidderminster Aggborough Stadium 6,238
King's Lynn Town King's Lynn The Walks 5,733
Leamington Leamington New Windmill Ground 2,300
Southport Southport Haig Avenue 6,008
Spennymoor Town Spennymoor The Brewery Field 6,000
York City York Bootham Crescent 8,256[27]

National League North table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PPG
1 King's Lynn Town (C, P) 32 19 7 6 63 39 +24 64 2.00 Promoted to the National League
2 York City 34 19 9 6 52 28 +24 66 1.94 Qualified for the National League North play-off semi-finals
3 Boston United 32 17 7 8 46 32 +14 58 1.81
4 Brackley Town 34 16 12 6 61 25 +36 60 1.76 Qualified for the National League North play-off quarter-finals
5 Altrincham (O, P) 33 16 9 8 62 40 +22 57 1.73
6 Chester 32 15 9 8 58 38 +20 54 1.69
7 Gateshead 31 14 10 7 47 31 +16 52 1.68
8 Spennymoor Town 34 15 10 9 63 45 +18 55 1.62
9 Guiseley 33 14 8 11 52 41 +11 50 1.52
10 Darlington 33 14 6 13 43 50 −7 48 1.45
11 Farsley Celtic 34 14 6 14 50 45 +5 48 1.41
12 Southport 32 12 7 13 40 41 −1 43 1.34
13 Alfreton Town 32 12 4 16 48 55 −7 40 1.25
14 AFC Telford United 34 11 9 14 51 56 −5 42 1.24
15 Kidderminster Harriers 33 10 8 15 39 43 −4 38 1.15
16 Hereford 35 9 12 14 39 56 −17 39 1.11
17 Gloucester City 30 9 6 15 39 57 −18 33 1.10
18 Leamington 32 9 8 15 39 51 −12 35 1.09
19 Kettering Town 31 7 11 13 36 46 −10 32 1.03
20 Curzon Ashton 33 8 10 15 34 42 −8 34 1.03
21 Blyth Spartans 33 6 5 22 32 78 −46 23 0.70
22 Bradford (Park Avenue) 33 5 5 23 25 80 −55 20 0.61
Source: National League official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [11]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.


Play-offs[edit]

  Quarter-finals     Semi-finals     Final
                           
      2 York City 0  
  5 Altrincham 3     5 Altrincham 2    
  6 Chester 2         3 Boston United 0
      5 Altrincham 1
      3 Boston United 5    
  4 Brackley Town 1 (6)     7 Gateshead 3  
  7 Gateshead 1 (7)  

Quarter-finals[edit]

19 July 2020 (2020-07-19) Altrincham 3–2ChesterAltrincham
13:30 Hancock Goal 34'
Durrell Goal 53' (pen.)59'
Report Glendon Goal 63'
Hughes Goal 80'
Stadium: The J. Davidson Stadium
Attendance: 0

Semi-finals[edit]

25 July 2020 York City0–2 Altrincham York
15:00 Report Hancock Goal 8'
Peers Goal 77'
Stadium: Bootham Crescent
Attendance: 0
25 July 2020 Boston United 5–3GatesheadBoston
17:30 Thewlis Goal 35' (pen.)44' (pen.)
Rollins Goal 62'
Wright Goal 71'79'
Report O'Donnell Goal 20'
Nicholson Goal 51' (pen.)
Forbes Goal 85'
Stadium: York Street
Attendance: 0

Final[edit]

1 August 2020 (2020-08-01) Boston United0–1 Altrincham Boston
15:00
Stadium: York Street
Attendance: 0

Results[edit]

Home \ Away TEL ALF ALT BLY BOS BRA BRD CHE CUR DAR FAR GAT GLO GUI HER KET KID KLT LEA SOU SPE YOR
AFC Telford United 3–0 2–2 4–2 1–3 0–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–0 4–3 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1
Alfreton Town 1–1 3–0 1–1 2–4 4–0 3–2 1–2 2–4 6–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–3
Altrincham 5–2 3–2 3–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 5–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 3–0 4–1 1–3
Blyth Spartans 3–1 0–3 0–1 0–6 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–3 1–2 1–4 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–4 0–3
Boston United 1–0 5–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 0–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 3–1
Brackley Town 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–2 0–0 8–0 1–1 3–0 5–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–0
Bradford (Park Avenue) 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–5 3–2 0–3 2–3 0–3 0–3 1–1 0–2
Chester 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 3–0 2–1 4–0 3–1 4–1 3–2 3–3 4–0 0–1
Curzon Ashton 2–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–4 5–0 1–3 3–1 4–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0
Darlington 2–3 3–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–4 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–2
Farsley Celtic 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–4 1–1 5–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–1 1–2 2–1 0–3 1–0
Gateshead 3–1 2–0 2–3 3–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–0 0–3 1–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 1–2 4–2 0–0 1–0
Gloucester City 0–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 3–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 2–3
Guiseley 1–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–2 1–2 3–0 3–0 3–1 0–0
Hereford 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–2
Kettering Town 2–1 2–1 0–2 4–4 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–5 0–2 0–0
Kidderminster Harriers 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–4 2–2 0–1 1–1 0–1
King's Lynn Town 3–2 2–2 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 5–2 3–0 1–0
Leamington 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 0–3 0–0 3–0 2–2 0–2 3–1 0–0 1–0 2–2
Southport 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 3–3 1–3 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 4–1 0–2
Spennymoor Town 3–3 5–0 3–2 5–0 2–1 0–0 3–0 2–1 3–1 1–3 5–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 1–4
York City 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 4–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–2 1–4 1–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on 14 March 2020. Source: National League North results grid
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Gateshead Ben Clark Dismissed 30 April 2019 Pre-season Dave Dickson 19 May 2019
Blyth Spartans Alun Armstrong Signed by Darlington 21 May 2019 Lee Clark 1 June 2019
Gateshead Dave Dickson Dismissed 31 May 2019 Mike Williamson 11 June 2019
Bradford (Park Avenue) Garry Thompson Dismissed 7 August 2019 24th Marcus Law 8 August 2019
Hereford Marc Richards Dismissed 12 August 2019 13th Russell Slade 29 August 2019
Kidderminster Harriers John Pemberton Resigned 27 November 2019[28] 17th Russell Penn 6 December 2019[29]

Top scorers[edit]

As of matches played 14 March 2020[12]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Adam Marriott King's Lynn Town 28
2 Lee Ndlovu Brackley Town 20
3 Akwasi Asante Chester 18
4 Aaron Martin Guiseley 17
Glen Taylor Spennymoor Town
6 Josh March Leamington 16
7 Jordan Burrow York City 15
Adam Campbell Darlington
Amari Morgan-Smith Alfreton Town
10 Josh Hancock Altrincham 14
Jordan Hulme Altrincham

Monthly Awards[edit]

Each month the Motorama National League announces their official Player of the Month and Manager of the Month.

Month Player of the Month Club Manager of the Month Club
August 2019 Aaron Martin[30] Guiseley Steve Watson[31] York City
September 2019 James Armson[32] Brackley Town Adam Lakeland[33] Farsley Celtic
October 2019 David Morgan[34] Southport Alun Armstrong[35] Darlington

National League South[edit]

National League South
Season2019–20
ChampionsWealdstone
PromotedWealdstone
Weymouth
Relegatednone

The National League South consists of 22 teams.

Team changes[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]


Locations of the 2019–20 National League South clubs (Greater London)
Team Location Stadium Capacity
Bath City Bath (Twerton) Twerton Park 8,840
Billericay Town Billericay New Lodge 3,500
Braintree Town Braintree Cressing Road 4,085
Chelmsford City Chelmsford Melbourne Stadium 3,019
Chippenham Town Chippenham Hardenhuish Park 3,000
Concord Rangers Canvey Island Thames Road 3,300
Dartford Dartford Princes Park 4,100
Dorking Wanderers Dorking Meadowbank Stadium 2,000
Dulwich Hamlet London (East Dulwich) Champion Hill 3,000
Eastbourne Borough Eastbourne Priory Lane 4,151
Hampton & Richmond Borough London (Hampton) Beveree Stadium 3,500
Havant & Waterlooville Havant West Leigh Park 5,300
Hemel Hempstead Town Hemel Hempstead Vauxhall Road 3,152
Hungerford Town Hungerford Bulpit Lane 2,500
Maidstone United Maidstone Gallagher Stadium 4,200
Oxford City Oxford (Marston) Court Place Farm 2,000
Slough Town Slough Arbour Park 2,000
St Albans City St Albans Clarence Park 4,500
Tonbridge Angels Tonbridge Longmead Stadium 3,000
Wealdstone London (Ruislip) Grosvenor Vale 3,607
Welling United London (Welling) Park View Road 4,000
Weymouth Weymouth Bob Lucas Stadium 6,600

National League South table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PPG
1 Wealdstone (C, P) 33 22 4 7 69 35 +34 70 2.12 Promoted to the National League
2 Havant & Waterlooville 34 19 10 5 64 37 +27 67 1.97 Qualified for the National League South play-off semi-finals
3 Weymouth (O, P) 35 17 12 6 60 35 +25 63 1.80
4 Bath City 35 18 9 8 50 37 +13 63 1.80 Qualified for the National League South play-off quarter-finals
5 Slough Town 35 17 9 9 51 38 +13 60 1.71
6 Dartford 34 16 8 10 60 46 +14 56 1.65
7 Dorking Wanderers 35 14 8 13 58 56 +2 50 1.43
8 Hampton & Richmond Borough 33 14 5 14 51 50 +1 47 1.42
9 Maidstone United 33 12 9 12 48 44 +4 45 1.36
10 Chelmsford City 34 11 11 12 55 56 −1 44 1.29
11 Hemel Hempstead Town 34 12 8 14 36 43 −7 44 1.29
12 Welling United 34 12 6 16 38 46 −8 42 1.24
13 Oxford City 34 11 9 14 47 60 −13 42 1.24
14 Chippenham Town 35 10 12 13 39 45 −6 42 1.20
15 Tonbridge Angels 31 9 9 13 46 54 −8 36 1.16
16 Concord Rangers 32 10 7 15 44 48 −4 37 1.16
17 Billericay Town 32 8 13 11 46 55 −9 37 1.16
18 Eastbourne Borough 33 8 14 11 38 54 −16 38 1.15
19 Dulwich Hamlet 35 9 10 16 51 50 +1 37 1.06
20 St Albans City 35 9 10 16 41 54 −13 37 1.06
21 Braintree Town 35 10 5 20 44 67 −23 35 1.00
22 Hungerford Town 33 8 4 21 38 64 −26 28 0.85
Source: National League official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [11]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.


Play-offs[edit]

  Quarter-finals     Semi-finals     Final
                           
      2 Havant & Waterlooville 1  
  5 Slough Town 0     6 Dartford 2    
  6 Dartford 3         3 Weymouth 0 (3)
      6 Dartford 0 (0)
      3 Weymouth 3    
  4 Bath City 1     7 Dorking Wanderers 2  
  7 Dorking Wanderers 2  

Quarter-final[edit]

19 July 2020 (2020-07-19) Slough Town0–3 Dartford Slough
13:30 Report Sheringham Goal 47'56'
Wanadio Goal 85'
Stadium: Arbour Park
Attendance: 0
19 July 2020 (2020-07-19) Bath City1–2 Dorking Wanderers Bath
16:00 Brunt Goal 80' Report McShane Goal 6'
Prior Goal 41'
Stadium: Twerton Park
Attendance: 0

Semi-finals[edit]

25 July 2020 (2020-07-25) Havant & Waterlooville1–2 Dartford Havant
15:00 Ayunga Goal 14' Report McQueen Goal 56'65' Stadium: West Leigh Park
Attendance: 0
25 July 2020 (2020-07-25) Weymouth 3–2Dorking WanderersWeymouth
17:30 McQuoid Goal 3' (pen.)
Anthony Goal 11'
Odubade Goal 90+5'
Report McShane Goal 73'
Buchanan Goal 85'
Stadium: Bob Lucas Stadium
Attendance: 0

Final[edit]

1 August 2020 (2020-08-01) Weymouth 0–0
(3–0 p)
DartfordWeymouth
15:00 Report Stadium: Bob Lucas Stadium
Attendance: 0
Penalties

Results table[edit]

Home \ Away BAT BIL BRA CHE CHI CON DAR DOR DUL EAB HAM H&W HEM HUN MAI OXF SLO STA TON WEA WEL WEY
Bath City 2–1 2–0 3–2 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–2 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0
Billericay Town 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 1–1 2–2 3–2 3–3 3–1 2–1 1–1
Braintree Town 2–0 2–3 1–2 0–1 3–2 2–1 5–0 0–4 3–3 0–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–4 1–1
Chelmsford City 1–0 1–1 4–1 3–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–1 4–1 2–6 1–1 1–3 1–1
Chippenham Town 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–5 0–2 2–2 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0
Concord Rangers 0–1 4–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–2 3–3 5–0 0–2 0–0 3–1 0–2 0–1 2–1 3–3 3–0
Dartford 3–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 3–4 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–3 1–1 3–0 0–0 4–0
Dorking Wanderers 0–0 4–4 2–0 1–0 2–3 0–0 4–0 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 3–1 0–2 3–5 3–1 2–2 2–0 1–0
Dulwich Hamlet 1–3 0–1 6–0 5–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–3 2–1 2–3 0–1 2–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–2
Eastbourne Borough 1–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 2–2 0–2 3–2 0–3 4–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–2 3–3 2–0 2–1 1–1
Hampton & Richmond Borough 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–2 0–3 3–4 1–2 7–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–3
Havant & Waterlooville 2–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 2–1 6–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 2–4 1–1
Hemel Hempstead Town 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–3 0–2 0–1
Hungerford Town 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–4 0–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 1–2 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–2
Maidstone United 0–2 2–1 1–0 4–1 0–0 2–3 4–1 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 4–0 2–2 3–1 1–2
Oxford City 2–2 1–4 1–3 0–3 0–1 2–1 2–1 3–2 0–3 1–2 3–2 1–4 2–1 3–3 0–3 3–2 0–0
Slough Town 3–2 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1
St Albans City 0–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 2–3 1–2 1–4
Tonbridge Angels 3–2 5–1 1–2 3–2 1–0 3–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 4–4 2–1 1–1
Wealdstone 7–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–4 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–0
Welling United 0–3 2–0 6–2 1–0 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–2 0–1 4–2 1–2 1–3
Weymouth 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 3–4 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 14 March 2020. Source: National League official site
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Billericay Town Harry Wheeler Dismissed 16 September 2019 7th Jamie O'Hara 16 September 2019

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The final was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.

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