Northern Premier League Tables

1985/86 Tables 1986/87 Tables 1987/88 Tables

Northern Premier League  1986/87

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts Notes
1st  Macclesfield Town 42 26 10 6 80 47 +33 88 ▲Promoted to Conf
2nd  Bangor City 42 25 12 5 74 35 +39 87 Runners Up
3rd  Caernarfon Town 42 20 16 6 67 40 +27 76 -
4th  Marine 42 21 10 11 70 43 +27 73 -
5th  South Liverpool 42 21 10 11 58 40 +18 73 -
6th  Morecambe 42 20 12 10 66 49 +17 72 -
7th  Matlock Town 42 20 10 12 81 67 +14 70 -
8th  Southport 42 19 11 12 67 49 +18 68 -
9th  Chorley 42 16 12 14 58 59 -1 60 -
10th  Mossley 42 15 12 15 57 52 +5 57 -
11th  Hyde United 42 15 10 17 81 70 +11 55 -
12th  Burton Albion 42 16 6 20 56 68 -12 54 Transferred to SFL
13th  Buxton 42 13 14 15 71 68 +3 53 -
14th  Witton Albion 42 15 8 19 68 79 -11 53 -
15th  Barrow 42 15 7 20 42 57 -15 52 -
16th  Goole Town 42 13 12 17 58 62 -4 51 -
17th  Oswestry Town 42 14 8 20 55 83 -28 50 -
18th  Rhyl 42 10 15 17 56 74 -18 45 -
19th  Worksop Town 42 9 13 20 56 74 -18 40 -
20th  Gainsborough Trinity 42 9 10 23 53 77 -24 37 -
21st  Workington 42 5 14 23 38 70 -22  28* -
22nd  Horwich RMI 42 3 12 27 36 85 -49  20* -

* Workington and Horwich RMI were Deducted 1 Point

Relegated from the Football Conference

 Frickley Athletic were Relegated from the Football Conference
 Gateshead were Relegated from the Football Conference

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Teams Transferring Divisions

 - Burton Albion Transferred to the Southern Football League Premier Division

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Teams Promoted to the Northern Premier League Division 1

 - From the 1987/88 Season the Northern Premier League added Division 1 and the following teams joined from various leagues
 ▲Alfreton Town were Promoted from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division
 Stalybridge Celtic were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 Droylsden were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 2
 Accrington Stanley were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 Congleton Town were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 Curzon Ashton were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 ▲Eastwood Hanley were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 Eastwood Town were Promoted from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division
 Farsley Celtic were Promoted from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division
 Fleetwood Town were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 Harrogate Town were Promoted from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division
 Irlam Town were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 Lancaster City were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 2
 Leek Town were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 ▲Netherfield were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1 
 Penrith were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 Radcliffe Borough were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1
 Sutton Town were Promoted from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division
 Winsford United were Promoted from the North West Counties League Division 1

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