2015–16 Northern Football League

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Northern League
Season 2015-16

The 2015–16 Northern Football League season is the 118th in the history of the Northern Football League, a football competition in England. Teams are divided into two divisions.

Division One

Northern League Division One
Champions Shildon
Relegated Bedlington Terriers
Norton & Stockton Ancients
Durham City

Division One consisted of 22 clubs.[1]

The following 3 clubs left Division One before the season:

The following 3 clubs joined Division One before the season:

Only Bishop Auckland applied for promotion to Step 4.[2] They would have needed to finish in the top three to achieve this.[3]

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Shildon (C) 42 31 3 8 135 37 +98 96
2 Marske United 42 26 3 13 86 60 +26 81
3 Guisborough Town 42 22 11 9 95 55 +40 77
4 Morpeth Town 42 24 5 13 89 64 +25 77
5 North Shields 42 21 9 12 77 48 +29 72
6 Newton Aycliffe 42 21 9 12 76 61 +15 72
7 Consett 42 21 8 13 92 76 +16 71
8 Bishop Auckland 42 20 7 15 80 79 +1 67
9 Seaham Red Star 42 18 11 13 90 85 +5 65
10 Washington 42 20 5 17 82 85 −3 65
11 Dunston UTS 42 18 8 16 78 64 +14 62
12 Ashington 42 18 6 18 85 76 +9 60
13 Sunderland RCA 42 15 9 18 73 89 −16 54
14 Penrith 42 14 10 18 67 75 −8 52
15 Jarrow Roofing BCA 42 15 6 21 90 102 −12 51
16 Whitley Bay 42 15 5 22 75 70 +5 50
17 West Auckland Town 42 15 5 22 56 84 −28 50
18 Newcastle Benfield 42 11 11 20 79 96 −17 44
19 West Allotment Celtic 42 11 7 24 50 105 −55 40
20 Durham City (R) 42 9 9 24 59 95 −36 36 Relegation to Division Two
21 Norton & Stockton Ancients (R) 42 8 8 26 67 120 −53 32
22 Bedlington Terriers (R) 42 8 7 27 57 112 −55 31

Updated to games played on 9 May 2016.
Source: Northern League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Division Two

Northern League Division Two
Champions South Shields
Promoted South Shields
Ryhope Colliery Welfare
Chester-le-Street Town
Relegated Birtley Town
Stokesley Sports Club

Division Two consisted of 22 clubs.[1]

The following 3 clubs left Division Two before the season:

The following 3 clubs joined Division Two before the season:

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 South Shields (C) (P) 42 35 2 5 122 31 +91 107 Promotion to Division One
2 Ryhope Colliery Welfare (P) 42 30 4 8 121 65 +56 94
3 Chester-le-Street Town (P) 42 28 6 8 106 44 +62 90
4 Team Northumbria 42 26 11 5 101 41 +60 89
5 Billingham Synthonia 42 25 8 9 81 37 +44 83
6 Easington Colliery 42 22 10 10 106 59 +47 76
7 Thornaby 42 23 6 13 93 65 +28 75
8 Northallerton Town 42 21 10 11 81 48 +33 73
9 Heaton Stannington 42 21 8 13 92 59 +33 71
10 Hebburn Town 42 17 10 15 78 54 +24 61
11 Billingham Town 42 18 7 17 80 67 +13 61
12 Whickham 42 17 8 17 57 68 −11 59
13 Darlington Railway Athletic 42 18 4 20 86 89 −3 58
14 Tow Law Town 42 14 11 17 75 82 −7 53
15 Brandon United 42 14 4 24 77 98 −21 46
16 Ryton & Crawcrook Albion 42 11 11 20 58 79 −21 44
17 Alnwick Town 42 12 6 24 66 113 −47 42
18 Crook Town 42 10 5 27 53 99 −46 35
19 Willington 42 9 5 28 45 98 −53 32
20 Esh Winning 42 7 6 29 46 127 −81 27
21 Birtley Town (R) 42 5 6 31 50 117 −67 21 Relegation to Northern Alliance
22 Stokesley Sports Club (R) 42 4 2 36 33 167 −134 14 Relegation to Wearside League

Updated to games played on 5 May 2016.
Source: Northern League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 News - Northern League
  2. "Promotion applications for clubs aiming for Step 4". The FA. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Simpson, Ray (11 November 2015). "Bishop Auckland apply for promotion -- but nobody else does". The Northern Echo. Retrieved 4 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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