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Non-League Football Matters opened in 2009 as an independent football history information site about non-league soccer in England. The main reason why the site was started was because of my long-term interest in non-league football, which began when I watched Scarborough F.C. in the Midland and Yorkshire Leagues.

 

The loss of the Boro in 2007 was devastating and this left a major gap.  Two successful clubs rose from the ashes, however, with Scarborough Athletic joining the NCEL and Scarborough Town entering the Teesside League. 

 

Athletic won promotion to the top flight of their league and have since gone on to win the Premier Division and a place next season in the Northern Premier League.  Sadly, the club has had to play its home games in Bridlington 2008-2013.

 

Town won their league at the first attempt and were Wearside League champions a year later.  Ground problems prevented the club from moving up to the NCEL and forced a year off.  These things led to the break-up of the team, but the club re-emerged 2011-2012 in the Humber Premier League and won promotion plus the Division 1 title.  Last season proved more difficult, however, and. For reasons outlined on the club website, Scarborough Town F.C. have folded and ceased to exist.  Access to the club website is therefore no longer possible as it has been discontinued.  

 

THIS SITE

 

During its first year, the site concentrated on providing past final tables for leagues in the North. In the second year the aim was to provide the same sort of information about leagues in the Midlands and South – from when these started to the present. In the site's third year, the work continued with more leagues being covered and an attempt to include more current information also. This approach then continued during the site’s fourth year, with a further extension to include all the U.K.'s four countries.

 

Leagues included are listed below, with notes on how to access the information. Details of ‘current’ items are shown below, after the ‘history contents’ of the site.

 

NON-LEAGUE HISTORY CONTENTS

 

REGIONS 1 which includes sections on:

 

the CONFERENCE 1979-present (National, North and South);

 

DEFUNCT leagues = Athenian League, Cheshire County League, Lancashire Combination, Midland League, North Eastern League and Yorkshire League;

 

current 'NORTH-based' leagues = Midland Alliance, Northern Premier League, Northern Counties (East) League, North West Counties League and Northern League;

 

current 'SOUTH-based' leagues = (Southern A) Southern League, Hellenic League, Spartan South Midlands League, United Counties League, Wessex League, Western League, (Southern B) Isthmian League, Combined Counties League, Eastern Counties League, Essex Senior League, Kent League and Sussex County League. Details of years covered of leagues in the South can be found within Regions 1.

 

REGIONS 2

 

The regions are:

Metropolitan   Midlands   North       North East

North West     South      South East  South West

 

The leagues it is planned to provide some coverage of are:

 

Aetolian League              Anglian Combination

Bedfordshire League          Birmingham & District League

Cambridgeshire League        Central Alliance

Central Midlands League      Chiltonian League

Cornwall Combination         Devon County League

Dorset Premier League        Durham Alliance

Early Southern League        Essex Olympian League

Gloucestershire County       Great Western Combination

Greater London League        Hertfordshire League

Humber Premier League        Kent County Amateur League

Kent County League           Lancashire Alliance

Leicestershire Senior        Lincolnshire League

Liverpool Co. Combination    London League

London Spartan League        Manchester League

Metropolitan & District      Metropolitan-London League

Mid-Sussex League            Middlesex County League

Midland Combination          North Berkshire League

North Devon League           North Lancashire League

Northants Combination        Northamptonshire League 1895-1934

Northern Alliance            Northern Amateur League

Northern Combination         Notts Alliance/Senior     

Notts & Derbyshire League    Original Kent League

Oxfordshire Senior League    Parthenon League

Peterborough & District      Seanglian League

Somerset County League       South Midlands League

South West Peninsula         South Western League

Spartan South Midlands       Staffordshire County Senior League

Suffolk & Ipswich League     Surrey Senior League Teesside League

Wearside League              West Cheshire League

West Lancashire League       West Midlands (Regional) League

West Riding County Amateur   West Yorkshire League

Worcestershire Combination   York League

North Northumberland League  Tyneside Amateur League

Liverpool County Premier League

Bristol Premier Combination  Bristol & Suburban League

Hampshire League 2004        Hampshire Premier League

Southern Amateur League      Tyneside League

 

Hopefully there will be others. For the dates covered for the various leagues, please see the Regions 2 Main Page.

 

REGIONS 3 (new in November 2012) is partly an 'overspill' from Regions 2 and partly completely new as coverage extends to include leagues in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

 

The section is divided into a number of parts - East, Midlands, North, South, West, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  Details of which leagues are included can be found on the main REGIONS 3 page.

 

The ARCHIVE section has pages for 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. For each of these seasons there are a number of non-league tables, with enough leagues included in the most recent seasons to warrant 3 pages being necessary.

 

The EUROPEAN LEAGUES section is new at late November 2013 and will be developed according to how much time and information is available..

 

DISCLAIMER

The materials contained on this web site are provided for general information only and do not constitute any form of advice. www.nonleaguematters.net and the site administrator assume no responsibility for the accuracy of any particular statement and accept no liability for any loss or damage which may arise from reliance on the information contained on this site. Links to other web sites from these pages are for information only and the site administrator accepts no responsibility or liability for access to or the material on any web site which is linked from or to this web site. By providing links to other sites, the site administrator does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to www.nonleaguematters.net.

 

     

May 11th -


Unfortunately I am no longer in a position to continue with this website due to personal reasons.  The site will be taken off-line in the near future.  


I am hoping to find another site which will take some of the information on leagues' histories.  


Thank you to all those who have visited and used the nonleaguematters.net site.



December 2011 - published by DESERT ISLAND BOOKS -

HOPKIN'S HISTORY OF THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE and PREMIER LEAGUE (VOLUME 4 1992-2011) - PRICE £12-99. I think this is a great book - but then I'm biased because I wrote it.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Other useful websites include the FCHD and RSSF sites, but the Non-League Tables archive at www.nonleaguetables.co.uk, has now disappeared. The late Tony Kempster's website is excellent for more recent seasons and at Mike Avery (.co.uk) and www.nonmatters.co.uk have covered more recent times.


 

The site had its 10,000th visitor since mid-February, 2010 on June 2nd, 2011.  With a further 70,000 visitors by 9 a.m. on February 22nd, 2014 the count has been re-started yet again. 

 

The original hit counter had disappeared at 4224, so the count was re-started on February 13th, 2010.


That means about 20,000 'hits' per year.

 

  

 

Hopefully around for a while.

 

 

 

 

 

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