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1999–2000 Northern Premier League

The 1999–2000 Northern Premier League season was the 32nd 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

Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1999–2000
Champions Leigh RMI
Promoted Leigh RMI
Relegated Guiseley
Winsford United
Matches played 506
Goals scored 1426 (2.82 per match)

The Premier Division featured four new teams:

League Table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Leigh RMI (C) (P) 44 26 10 8 87 44 +43 88 Promotion to the Conference
2 Hyde United 44 24 14 6 76 42 +34 86
3 Gateshead 44 23 13 8 79 41 +38 82
4 Marine 44 21 17 6 78 43 +35 80
5 44 20 12 12 54 41 +13 72
6 Stalybridge Celtic 44 18 13 13 62 51 +11 67
7 Lancaster City 44 18 12 14 63 56 +7 66
8 44 18 11 15 63 53 +10 65
9 44 18 11 15 63 61 +2 65
10 Worksop Town 44 19 6 19 78 65 +13 63
11 Gainsborough Trinity 44 16 15 13 58 48 +10 63
12 Whitby Town 44 15 13 16 66 66 0 58
13 Barrow 44 14 15 15 65 59 +6 57
14 Droylsden 44 14 14 16 52 57 −5 56
15 Blyth Spartans 44 15 9 20 62 67 −5 54
16 Frickley Athletic 44 15 9 20 64 85 −21 54
17 Hucknall Town 44 14 11 19 55 61 −6 53
18 Bamber Bridge 44 13 13 18 66 65 +1 52
19 Leek Town 44 14 10 20 58 79 −21 52
20 Colwyn Bay 44 11 13 20 44 84 −40 46
21 44 10 13 21 41 71 −30 042*
22 Guiseley (R) 44 8 17 19 52 71 −19 41 Relegation to the NPL Division One
23  (R) 44 3 7 34 40 116 −76 16

Updated to games played on 16 February 2011.
Source: [1].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
* Spennymoor United were deducted 1 point
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Division One

Northern Premier League Division One
Season 1999–2000
Champions Accrington Stanley
Promoted Accrington Stanley
Burscough
Relegated Flixton
Whitley Bay
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1380 (2.99 per match)

Division One featured four new teams:

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Accrington Stanley (C) (P) 42 25 9 8 96 43 +53 84 Promotion to the Premier Division
2 Burscough (P) 42 22 18 2 81 35 +46 84
3 Witton Albion 42 23 15 4 88 46 +42 84
4 Bradford Park Avenue 42 23 9 10 77 48 +29 78
5 Radcliffe Borough 42 22 12 8 71 48 +23 78
6 Farsley Celtic 42 19 11 12 66 52 +14 68
7 Matlock Town 42 17 16 9 72 55 +17 67
8 Ossett Town 42 17 8 17 77 55 +22 59
9 Stocksbridge Park Steels 42 16 8 18 55 70 −15 56
10 Eastwood Town 42 15 11 16 64 65 −1 055*
11 Harrogate Town 42 14 12 16 65 67 −2 54
12 42 14 12 16 63 73 −10 54
13 Chorley 42 13 15 14 53 64 −11 54
14 Ashton United 42 12 16 14 65 67 −2 52
15 Workington 42 13 13 16 49 55 −6 52
16 Lincoln United 42 13 12 17 52 80 −28 51
17 Belper Town 42 13 11 18 59 72 −13 50
18 Trafford 42 11 12 19 55 63 −8 45
19 Gretna 42 11 7 24 48 78 −30 40
20 42 8 9 25 46 82 −36 33
21  (R) 42 7 9 26 47 85 −38 30 Relegation to the NWCFL Division One
22  (R) 42 7 9 26 41 87 −46 30 Relegation to the Northern League Division One

Updated to games played on 22 February 2011.
Source: [2].
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
*Eastwood Town were deducted 1 point.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Promotion and relegation

In the thirty-second season of the Northern Premier League Leigh RMI (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Football Conference. Guiseley and Winsford United were relegated to the First Division; these two clubs were replaced by relegated Conference side Altrincham, First Division winners Accrington Stanley and second placed Burscough. In the First Division Flixton and Whitley Bay left the League at the end of the season and were replaced by newly-admitted North Ferriby United and Vauxhall Motors.

Cup Results

Challenge Cup: Teams from both leagues.

  • Lancaster City bt. Worksop Town

President's Cup: 'Plate' competition for losing teams in the NPL Cup.

  • Trafford bt. Whitby Town

Chairman's Cup: 'Plate' competition for losing teams in the NPL Cup.

  • Hyde United bt. Emley

Peter Swales Shield: Between Champions of NPL Premier Division and Winners of the NPL Cup.

  • Leigh Railway Mechanics Institute bt. Lancaster City

External links

  • Northern Premier League Tables at RSSSF
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