2019–20 Northern Football League

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Northern Football League
Season2019–20

The 2019–20 Northern Football League season was the 122nd in the history of Northern Football League, a football competition in England. The allocations for Steps 1 to 6 for season 2019–20 were announced by the FA on 19 May.[1] These were subject to appeal, and the Northern League's constitution was ratified at the league's AGM on 15 June.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this season's competition was formally abandoned on 26 March 2020, with all results from the season being expunged, and no promotion or relegation taking place to, from, or within the competition.[2] On 30 March 2020, sixty-six non-league clubs sent an open letter to the Football Association requesting that they reconsider their decision.[3]

Division One[edit]

At the end of the season 2018–19, the one team left the division:

The remaining seventeen teams, together with the following three, will form Division One for 2019–20:

Division One table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Stockton Town 30 24 5 1 71 14 +57 77
2 Shildon 30 20 4 6 75 38 +37 64
3 Hebburn Town 31 19 5 7 82 48 +34 62
4 North Shields 28 16 6 6 56 37 +19 54
5 Newton Aycliffe 29 17 2 10 64 43 +21 53
6 Consett 27 14 7 6 72 38 +34 49
7 Guisborough Town 29 15 4 10 43 38 +5 49
8 Newcastle Benfield 31 11 10 10 50 49 +1 43
9 West Auckland Town 29 11 9 9 50 35 +15 42
10 Billingham Town 30 12 6 12 54 54 0 42
11 Bishop Auckland 32 12 5 15 59 66 −7 41
12 Sunderland RCA 30 12 5 13 50 59 −9 41
13 Ryhope Colliery Welfare 30 9 9 12 45 64 −19 36
14 Seaham Red Star 28 7 8 13 43 67 −24 29
15 Ashington 29 8 5 16 33 61 −28 29
16 Whitley Bay 31 7 7 17 50 62 −12 28
17 Whickham 29 7 4 18 37 66 −29 25
18 Thornaby 29 5 7 17 34 67 −33 22
19 Penrith 29 5 5 19 32 69 −37 20
20 Northallerton Town 27 6 1 20 29 54 −25 19
Updated to match(es) played on 10 March 2020. Source: NL website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [4]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club Stadium
Ashington Woodhorn Lane
Bishop Auckland Heritage Park
Blyth Woodhorn Lane
Consett Belle View Stadium
Guisborough Town King George V Ground
Hebburn Town Hebburn Sports & Social Ground
Newcastle Benfield Sam Smith's Park
Newton Aycliffe Moore Lane Park
North Shields Daren Persson Stadium
Penrith Frenchfield Stadium
Ryhope Colliery Welfare Ryhope Rec Ground
Seaham Red Star Seaham Town Park
Shildon Dean Street
Stockton Town Bishopton Road West
Sunderland Ryhope Comm Ass Meadow Park
Team Northumbria
West Auckland Town Darlington Road
Whickham Glebe Sports Ground
Whitley Bay Hillheads Park

Position by round[edit]

Division Two[edit]

At the end of the Season 2018–19, three teams left the division:

The remaining seventeen teams, together with the following three, will form Division Two for the 2019–20 season:

Division Two table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 West Allotment Celtic 28 22 2 4 100 39 +61 68
2 Redcar Athletic 30 20 5 5 63 33 +30 65
3 Crook Town 29 19 3 7 73 34 +39 60
4 Billingham Synthonia 30 18 2 10 64 42 +22 56
5 Heaton Stannington 28 16 5 7 63 29 +34 53
6 Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 30 16 4 10 60 39 +21 52
7 Carlisle City 27 16 3 8 65 54 +11 51
8 Tow Law Town 27 14 4 9 55 38 +17 46
9 Jarrow 27 14 3 10 48 39 +9 45
10 Easington Colliery 27 10 6 11 64 55 +9 36
11 Birtley Town 27 11 3 13 36 38 −2 36
12 Willington 27 11 3 13 44 51 −7 36
13 Newcastle University 27 10 5 12 60 63 −3 35
14 Chester-le-Street Town 29 11 1 17 40 60 −20 34
15 Bedlington Terriers 26 10 1 15 44 65 −21 31
16 Esh Winning 29 8 6 15 49 63 −14 30
17 Sunderland West End 29 7 6 16 38 62 −24 27
18 Washington 30 5 4 21 33 77 −44 19
19 Brandon United 27 3 6 18 27 78 −51 15
20 Durham City 26 2 2 22 19 86 −67 8
Updated to match(es) played on 11 March 2020. Source: NL website
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [4]

Stadia and locations[edit]

(to be amended for the 2019–20 season)

Club Stadium
Bedlington Terriers Welfare Park
Billingham Synthonia Norton Sports Complex
Birtley Town Birtley Sports Complex
Brandon United Welfare Ground
Carlisle City Gillford Park
Chester-le-Street Town Moor Park
Crook Town The Sir Tom Cowie Millfield Ground
Durham City Hall Lane (Willington)
Easington Colliery Welfare Park
Esh Winning West Terrace
Heaton Stannington Grounsell Park
Jarrow Perth Green
Newcastle University Kimberley Park
Redcar Athletic Green Lane
Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Kingsley Park
Sunderland West End Nissan Sports Complex
Tow Law Town Ironworks Road
Washington New Ferens Park
West Allotment Celtic Druid Park
Willington Hall Lane

Position by round[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REVEALED: The provisional Step 1 to 6 Club Allocations for 2019-20". The Non League Football Paper. 19 May 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Coronavirus: All football below National League to end". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Sixty-six non-league clubs send open letter to FA over expunging season". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b "The FA Handbook 2019/20 (part 30 Standardised Rules section 12.2)". The FA. Retrieved 8 July 2019.

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