CHAMPIONS TABLE SEASON NPL ISTHMIAN SOUTHERN 1986-87 Macclesfield Town Wycombe Wanderers Fisher Athletic 1987-88 Chorley Yeovil Town Aylesbury United 1988–89 Barrow Leytonstone/Ilford Merthyr Tydfil 1989–90 Colne Dynamoes* Sutton United Dover Athletic 1990–91 Witton Albion Redbridge Forest Farnborough Town 1991–92 Stalybridge Celtic Woking Bromsgrove Rovers 1992–93 Southport Chesham Dover Athletic 1993–94 Marine* Stevenage Borough Farnborough Town 1994–95 Marine* Enfield FC* Hednesford Town 1995–96 Bamber Bridge* Hayes Rushden and Diamonds 1996–97 Leek Town Yeovil Town Gresley Rovers* 1997–98 Barrow Kingstonian Forest Green Rovers 1998–99 Altrincham Sutton United Nuneaton Borough 1999-00 Leigh RMI Dag and Red Boston United 2000–01 Stalybridge Celtic Farnborough Town Margate 2001–02 Burton Albion Gravesend and N Kettering Town 2002–03 Accrington Stanley Aldershot Town Tamworth 2003–04 Hucknall Town* Canvey Island Crawley Town ------------ Creation of Conference South and North Divisions ------------ 2004–05 Hyde United Yeading Histon 2005–06 Blyth Spartans Braintree Town Salisbury City 2006–07 Burscough Hampton and Rich Bath City 2007–08 Fleetwood Town Chelmsford City Kings Lynn 2008–09 Eastwood Town Dover Athletic Corby Town 2009–10 Guiseley Dartford Farnborough 2010–11 FC Halifax Town Sutton United Truro City 2011-12 Chester Billericay Town Brackley Town 2012-13 North Ferriby Whitehawk Leamington 2013-14 Chorley Wealdstone Hemel Hempstead Town 2014-15 FC United Maidstone United Corby TownPLAY OFF PROMOTION WINNERS FROM 2004 - 2011 2004-05 Workington Eastleigh Hednesford Town 2005-06 Farsley Celtic Fisher Athletic Bedford Town 2006-07 AFC Telford United Bromley Maidenhead United 2007-08 Gateshead AFC Wimbledon Team Bath 2008-09 Ilkeston Town Staines Town Gloucester City 2009-10 Boston United Boreham Wood Nuneaton Town 2010-11 Colwyn Bay Tonbridge Angels Salisbury City 2011-12 Bradford PA AFC Hornchurch Oxford City 2012-13 Hednesford Concord Rangers Gosport Borough 2013-14 AFC Fylde Lowestoft Town St Albans City 2014-15 Curzon Ashton Margate Truro City red denotes went to become a football league club * denotes not promoted 1989/90 - Gateshead promoted in place of Colne Dynamoes 1993/94 - No club promoted in place of Marine 1994/95 - Morecambe promoted in place of Marine Slough Town promoted in place of Enfield 1995/96 - No club promoted in place of Bamber Bridge 1996/97 - Cheltenham Town promoted in place of Gresley Rovers 2003/04 - No team promoted in place of Hucknall Town Number of clubs who made it into the football league since 1986/87 ISTHMIAN LEAGUE - SIX NORTHERN LEAGUE - FIVE SOUTHERN LEAGUE - FOUR Where are the promoted teams now? League One - Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town League Two - Accrington Stanley, AFC Wimbledon, Crawley Town, Dagenham & Redbridge Morecambe, Stevenage FC, Wycombe Wanderers, Yeovil Town Vanarama Nat - Aldershot Town, Cheltenham Town and Macclesfield Town Vanarama Nor - Boston United Evo Stik Cent- AFC Rushden & Diamonds (new club)
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
NORTHERN, SOUTHERN OR ISTHMIAN PREMIER DIVISIONS - WHO IS THE STRONGEST LEAGUE?
The Cold End first published the below table in 2011 comparing the Northern Premier, Isthmian and Southern League Premier Divisions. It was from the season 1986/87 season when automatic promotion to the football league from the Conference was introduced. I have updated it to include the last few seasons and it shows since the creation of the Conference South and North divisions only AFC Wimbledon have made it into the football league. I wonder if any team will make it up into League Two and follow in The Dons footsteps? Maybe Maidstone United, FC United, AFC Fylde or Truro City over the next few seasons?