1986–87 Football Conference

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Football Conference
Season1986–87 [1]
Champions Scarborough (1st Football Conference title)
Promoted to the Football League Scarborough
Conference League Cup winners Kettering Town
FA Trophy winners Kidderminster Harriers
Relegated to
Level 6
Frickley Athletic,
Gateshead,
Nuneaton Borough
Matches played462
Goals scored1,403 (3.04 per match)
Top goalscorer Kim Casey (Kidderminster Harriers), 38
Biggest home win Sutton UnitedKettering Town 8–0
Biggest away win GatesheadBarnet 1–5;
Nuneaton BoroughBoston United 1–5;
Kidderminster HarriersTelford United 0–4;
Nuneaton BoroughWeymouth 0–4;
WealdstoneBoston United 0–4
Highest scoring RuncornNorthwich Victoria 7–3
Longest winning run?
Longest unbeaten run?
Longest losing run?
Highest attendance?
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance917
1987–88

The Football Conference season of 1986–87 (known as the GM Vauxhall Conference for sponsorship reasons) was the eighth season of the Football Conference, the first season under this name, this league having earlier been known as the Alliance Premier League.

Contents

Overview

This was the first season of automatic promotion for champions of the Conference, following the abolition of the re-election system, and automatic relegation to the Conference for the bottom placed team in the Football League Fourth Division. Scarborough finished the season as Conference champions, and so won automatic promotion to the Football League at the expense of Lincoln City.

New teams in the league this season

Final league table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Scarborough 421272311915333314+3191 Football Conference Champions, promoted to the Football League Fourth Division 1987–88
2 Barnet 421344472212633917+4785
3 Maidstone United 42144343167682832+2373
4 Enfield 42957322112273426+1970
5 Altrincham 42117335187863135+1369
6 Boston United 421146402810294246+869
7 Sutton United [lower-alpha 1] 42124552247772927+3068
8 Runcorn 42127245236692635+1367
9 Telford United 421254412365102836+1064
10 Bath City 4295735318762831+163
11 Cheltenham Town 42114643255972125+1461
12 Kidderminster Harriers 421047463470143147455 FA Trophy winners
13 Stafford Rangers 42957322556102635253
14 Weymouth 421056433337112544951
15 Dagenham 4210473229431424431649
16 Kettering Town 428583528461119381247Conference League Cup winners
17 Northwich Victoria 426782523471028461644
18 Nuneaton Borough 426872328461125452544Relegated to Southern League [lower-alpha 2]
19 Wealdstone 427592634451224362043
20 Welling United [lower-alpha 1] 428493938261322462340
21 Frickley Athletic 425792837241519453532Relegated to Northern Premier League
22 Gateshead [lower-alpha 1] 4237112645361222504731
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 New club in the Conference
  2. Nuneaton Borough were relegated due to financial irregularities.

Results

Home \ Away ALT BAR BAT BOS CHL DAG ENF FRK GAT KET KID MDS NOR NUN RUN SCA STA SUT TEL WEA WEL WEY
Altrincham 2–01–13–12–00–20–11–11–14–13–14–01–12–20–01–02–02–12–11–21–12–1
Barnet 1–02–15–10–11–01–03–03–11–25–23–14–04–13–02–21–21–22–22–11–12–2
Bath City 1–10–14–20–02–01–34–21–11–23–21–01–12–31–20–34–21–33–12–01–12–1
Boston United 4–20–31–21–11–05–12–26–02–12–10–30–12–12–01–32–00–02–32–04–31–1
Cheltenham Town 1–11–21–11–36–12–02–04–23–11–22–05–21–11–12–32–11–23–10–12–02–0
Dagenham 3–11–31–23–21–10–30–10–01–23–10–23–33–13–20–21–02–13–11–01–12–0
Enfield 0–20–31–02–32–21–00–01–10–03–00–11–23–15–00–12–00–03–14–20–24–0
Frickley Athletic 2–20–32–20–10–21–31–43–10–12–20–21–11–10–20–22–11–14–23–13–12–2
Gateshead 1–31–51–21–31–13–21–22–01–12–41–41–13–21–30–12–21–10–21–11–11–4
Kettering Town 0–21–12–01–20–03–12–01–25–10–21–21–02–21–11–22–21–43–10–25–13–0
Kidderminster Harriers 3–00–32–41–25–14–23–44–13–12–12–21–23–03–20–11–10–00–45–22–01–1
Maidstone United 3–01–00–02–21–12–10–21–03–03–05–05–22–03–22–12–30–10–01–04–03–1
Northwich Victoria 1–11–21–14–01–02–32–01–11–20–01–21–11–21–20–11–10–11–02–12–11–1
Nuneaton Borough 2–21–31–01–50–03–32–02–11–10–01–22–00–11–03–00–01–10–21–11–20–4
Runcorn 1–11–10–13–11–04–01–11–04–01–04–33–27–31–10–23–13–23–01–12–21–1
Scarborough 2–20–01–10–01–32–11–14–23–21–02–10–02–11–01–22–02–10–02–12–02–1
Stafford Rangers 2–30–30–10–10–11–10–32–01–02–24–12–34–13–12–00–04–21–11–03–10–0
Sutton United 2–33–17–23–10–01–00–13–03–08–03–13–12–12–31–10–23–02–22–22–02–3
Telford United 4–00–14–25–23–10–22–14–12–12–02–11–11–01–12–20–00–00–21–32–15–1
Wealdstone 0–20–01–20–41–02–20–32–12–22–10–30–01–16–00–31–30–32–10–13–13–1
Welling United 0–11–11–14–21–31–02–33–23–40–31–02–23–21–23–01–32–43–11–31–15–0
Weymouth 2–23–31–23–44–33–00–13–20–12–02–14–12–21–01–10–11–32–23–03–23–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Peter Dunk (ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald Futura Publishers, London & Sydney, 1987. [1]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
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Barnet
Dagenham
Enfield
Sutton
Wealdstone
Welling
Locations of the Football Conference teams 1986–1987

Topscorers

RankPlayerClubLeague FA Cup FA Trophy League CupTotal [1]
1 Kim Casey Kidderminster Harriers 3842044
2 Mick Carter Runcorn 3026341
3 Steve Butler Maidstone United 2453234
4 Gary Abbott Welling United 2323028
= Chris Cook Boston United 2302227
= Ken McKenna Telford United 2310024
7 Nicky Evans Barnet 2204026
= Chris Townsend Cheltenham Town 2210023
9 Mike Doherty Weymouth 1601118
= Paul Bodin Bath City 1622121
= Stewart Mell Scarborough 1602018
= John Timmons Altrincham 1600117

Promotion and relegation

Relegated

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Peter Dunk (ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald & Co., London & Sydney, 1987.