1977–78 Northern Premier League


1977–78 Northern Premier League

The 1977–78 Northern Premier League season was the 10th in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England.

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Teams

1 From this season onwards Gateshead United were simply known as Gateshead.

Final table

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Boston United 46 31 9 6 85 35 +50 71
2 Wigan Athletic 46 25 15 6 83 45 +38 65
3 Bangor City 46 26 10 10 92 50 +42 62
4 Scarborough 46 26 10 10 80 39 +41 62
5 Altrincham 46 22 15 9 84 49 +37 59
6 Northwich Victoria 46 22 14 10 83 55 +28 58
7 Stafford Rangers 46 22 13 11 71 41 +30 57
8 Runcorn 46 19 18 9 70 44 +26 57
9 Mossley 46 22 11 13 85 73 +12 55
10 Matlock Town 46 21 12 13 79 60 +19 53
11 Lancaster City 46 15 14 17 66 82 -16 44
12 Frickley Athletic 46 15 12 19 77 81 -4 42
13 Barrow 46 14 12 20 58 61 -3 40
14 Goole Town 46 15 9 22 60 68 -8 39
15 Great Harwood 46 13 13 20 66 83 -17 39
16 Gainsborough Trinity 46 14 10 22 61 74 -13 38
17 Gateshead 46 16 5 25 65 74 -9 37
18 Netherfield 46 11 13 22 50 80 -30 35
19 Workington 46 13 8 25 48 80 -32 34
20 Worksop Town 46 12 10 24 45 84 -39 34
21 Morecambe 46 11 11 24 67 92 -25 33
22 Macclesfield Town 46 12 9 25 60 92 -32 33
23 Buxton 46 13 6 27 60 95 -35 32
24 South Liverpool 46 9 7 30 53 111 -58 25

1 The points system up until the 1982-83 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Promotion and relegation

In the tenth season of the Northern Premier League 2nd placed Wigan Athletic applied for election to the Football League and succeeded, joining Football League Division Four; they replaced Southport, who swapped leagues with them. No sides were relegated, but Great Harwood left the League at the end of the season.

Cup Results

Challenge Cup:

  • Matlock Town 3-0 Boston United

Northern Premier League Shield: Between Champions of NPL Premier Division and Winners of the NPL Cup.

  • Matlock Town bt. Boston United

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