Northern Premier League 2001-02

Northern Premier League 2001-02

The 2001-02 Northern Premier League season was the 34th in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into two divisions; the Premier and the First.

Premier Division Teams

* Accrington Stanley
* Altrincham
* Bamber Bridge
* Barrow
* Bishop Auckland
* Blyth Spartans
* Bradford Park Avenue
* Burscough
* Burton Albion
* Colwyn Bay
* Droylsden
* Emley
* Frickley Athletic
* Gainsborough Trinity
* Gateshead
* Hucknall Town
* Hyde United
* Lancaster City
* Marine
* Runcorn Halton1
* Vauxhall Motors
* Whitby Town
* Worksop Town

1 From this season onwards Runcorn were known as Runcorn Halton.

Premier Division Final Table

1 The points system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Frickley Athletic and Bamber Bridge were deducted 1 point.

¶ Bishop Auckland were automatically relegated from the Premier Division due to ground concerns. As a result there was a play-off between Bamber Bridge and the second to fourth placed sides in the First Division to determine whether Bamber would be relegated or not. For more information see First Division Final Table.

First Division Teams

* Ashton United
* Belper Town
* Chorley
* Eastwood Town
* Farsley Celtic
* Gretna
* Guiseley
* Harrogate Town
* Kendal Town
* Leek Town
* Lincoln United
* Matlock Town
* North Ferriby United
* Ossett Albion
* Ossett Town
* Radcliffe Borough
* Rossendale United
* Spennymoor United
* Stocksbridge Park Steels
* Trafford
* Witton Albion
* Workington

Division One Final Table

1 The points system: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Gretna were deducted 1 point.

¶ Ashton United defeated Spennymoor United in the first play-off semi-final while Bamber Bridge defeated Ossett Town in the second semi-final. Ashton United then defeated Bamber Bridge in the play-off final to secure promotion and relegate Bamber Bridge.

Promotion and relegation

In the thirty-fourth season of the Northern Premier League Burton Albion (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. Bishop Auckland and Bamber Bridge were relegated to the First Division; these two clubs were replaced by relegated Conference side Stalybridge Celtic, First Division winners Harrogate Town and play-off winners Ashton United. In the First Division Gretna left the League to join the Scottish Football League Third Division, while Ossett Albion left the League altogether; these teams were replaced by newly-admitted Alfreton Town and Kidsgrove Athletic.

External links

* [ Northern Premier League Tables at RSSSF]

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