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1995–96 Football Conference

The Vauxhall Conference season of 1995–96 was the seventeenth season of the Conference National.

Overview

Stevenage Borough, won the Conference championship during their second season in this league. However, they did not earn a promotion to the Football League because they did not meet Football League requirements.

New teams in the league this season

Final League Table[1]

Football Conference
Season 1995–96 [1]
Champions Stevenage Borough (1st Football Conference title)
Promoted to the Football League None
Conference League Cup winners Bromsgrove Rovers
FA Trophy winners Macclesfield Town
Relegated to Level 6 Dagenham & Redbridge,
Runcorn
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1384 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer Barry Hayles (Stevenage Borough), 29
Biggest home win Macclesfield TownHalifax Town 7–0 (9 Mar 1996);
MorecambeAltrincham 7–0 (17 Feb 1996)
Biggest away win Runcorn F.C. HaltonStevenage Borough 0–8 (25 Nov 1995)
Highest scoring Slough TownKidderminster Harriers 5–4 (28 Aug 1995);
MorecambeWoking 4–5 (13 Jan 1997)
Longest winning run Woking, 7 matches
Longest unbeaten run Stevenage Borough, 17 matches
Longest losing run Dover Athletic, 9 matches
Highest attendance Woking v Macclesfield Town, 4,583 (6 Apr 1996)
Lowest attendance ?
Average attendance 1,054

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Locations of the Football Conference 1995–1996 teams

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Locations of the Football Conference teams 1995–1996
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Stevenage Borough 42 13 6 2 51 20 14 4 3 50 24 101 44 + 57 91
2 Woking 42 16 5 0 47 13 9 3 9 36 41 83 54 + 29 83
3 Hednesford Town 42 13 3 5 38 21 10 4 7 33 25 71 46 + 25 76
4 Macclesfield Town 42 12 5 4 32 16 10 4 7 34 33 66 49 + 17 76
5 Gateshead 42 9 7 5 32 24 9 6 6 26 22 58 46 + 12 67
6 Southport 42 10 7 4 42 25 8 5 8 35 39 77 64 + 13 66
7 Kidderminster Harriers 42 13 4 4 49 26 5 6 10 29 40 78 66 + 12 64
8 Northwich Victoria 42 9 3 9 38 35 7 9 5 34 29 72 64 + 8 60
9 Morecambe 42 12 2 7 51 33 5 6 10 27 39 78 72 + 6 59
10 Farnborough Town 42 8 6 7 29 23 7 8 6 34 35 63 58 + 5 59
11 Bromsgrove Rovers 42 11 6 4 33 20 4 8 9 26 37 59 57 + 2 59
12 Altrincham 42 9 6 6 33 29 6 7 8 26 35 59 64 – 5 58
13 Telford United 42 8 7 6 27 23 7 3 11 24 33 51 56 – 5 55
14 Stalybridge Celtic 42 9 3 9 29 37 7 4 10 30 31 59 68 – 9 55
15 Halifax Town 42 8 7 6 30 25 5 6 10 19 38 49 63 – 14 52
16 Kettering Town 42 9 5 7 38 32 4 4 13 30 52 68 84 – 16 48
17 Slough Town 42 4 6 11 35 44 9 2 10 28 32 63 76 – 13 47
18 Bath City 42 9 4 8 29 31 4 3 14 16 35 45 66 – 21 46
19 Welling United 42 6 8 7 21 23 4 7 10 21 30 42 53 – 11 45
20 Dover Athletic 42 8 1 12 29 38 3 6 12 22 36 51 74 – 23 40
21 Runcorn 42 4 5 12 25 43 5 3 13 23 44 48 87 – 39 35 Relegated to the Northern Premier League
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 5 7 9 31 34 2 5 14 12 39 43 73 – 30 33 Relegated to the Isthmian League
  • Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • Points scored: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw.


Key
Football Conference Champions, no promotion to the Football League
FA Trophy winners
Conference League Cup winners
New club in the Conference
Relegated to Level 6

Results[1]

Home \ Away[1]
Altrincham 1–2 3–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–4 3–0 3–4 2–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 2–0
Bath City 2–2 0–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–3 3–0 3–1 4–0 0–4 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–3
Bromsgrove Rovers 0–0 4–1 2–0 3–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–4 3–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 1–0 0–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–2 4–2 3–0 2–2 0–3 2–3 1–3 1–2 4–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–0
Dover Athletic 1–4 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–3 2–3 0–1 4–2 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–2 1–0 2–1 4–3
1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 3–1 6–1 3–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 0–2
Gateshead 2–3 3–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–3 1–1 4–1 0–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–1
Halifax Town 1–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–2 2–2 2–3 2–3 0–0 2–1 2–2
Hednesford Town 2–1 2–1 4–2 0–0 2–2 4–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–3 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–1 0–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–1
Kettering Town 4–2 3–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–6 1–2 0–3 1–3 3–0
Kidderminster Harriers 1–1 1–2 1–0 5–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 6–1 3–1 1–0 0–4 4–2 2–1 4–1 4–3 2–3 3–0 0–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Macclesfield Town 2–3 0–1 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 7–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–2
Morecambe 7–0 1–0 4–1 2–2 3–1 2–3 2–3 0–1 0–1 5–3 3–1 2–4 2–2 3–1 1–2 4–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 4–5
Northwich Victoria 2–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 0–2 6–2 5–2 1–2 2–1 4–3 0–3 1–2 1–0 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–0
0–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–3 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–2 4–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 3–4 4–3 1–1 0–1 0–8 2–3 1–3 2–3
Slough Town 1–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 2–3 0–2 1–2 5–4 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–5 2–1 2–6 1–2 0–0 2–3
Southport 1–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 7–1 1–0 0–0 2–2 6–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 5–3 0–1 3–2 2–0 2–2
Stalybridge Celtic 1–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 3–2 2–2 1–2 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–1 1–4 2–5 2–2 2–1 2–4
Stevenage Borough 1–1 2–0 3–3 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 5–1 4–1 4–0 1–1 5–1 4–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 4–1 4–0
2–0 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 3–2 0–0 1–1 2–1 3–4 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–0 1–2
Welling United 1–1 2–1 5–2 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 1–2
Woking 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 4–0 2–1 4–1 5–1 3–2
Source: Glenda Rollin (ed.), Jack Rollin (exec. ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1996–97. Headline, 1996.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion and relegation

Relegated

Topscorers in Order of League Goals[1]

Rank Player Club League FA Cup FA Trophy League Cup Total
1 Jamaica Barry Hayles Stevenage Borough 29 0 5 1 35
2 Joe O'Connor Hednesford 23 1 0 2 26
3 England Carl Alford Kettering Town 22 2 1 0 25
4 England Mark West Slough Town 21 0 3 4 28
= Chris Boothe Farnborough Town 21 5 1 5 32
6 England David Leworthy Dover Athletic 20 1 1 3 25
7 Steve Harkus Gateshead 19 0 0 1 20
8 England Clive Walker Woking 18 1 0 0 19
9 Wales Carwyn Williams Northwich Victoria 17 3 0 0 20
10 Andy Whittaker Southport 16 0 1 3 20
11 England Corey Browne Stevenage Borough 15 1 0 0 16
12 England Mike Bignall Runcorn 14 2 0 0 16
= England Brian Butler Northwich Victoria 14 2 4 0 20
= England Kim Casey Kidderminster Harriers 14 1 0 2 17
= England Paul Davies Kidderminster Harriers 14 0 0 0 14
= England Darran Hay Woking 14 4 0 0 18
= England Junior Hunter Woking 14 0 0 0 14

References

External links

  • 1995–96 Conference National Results
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