|Champions||Lincoln City (1st Football Conference title)|
|Promoted to the Football League||Lincoln City|
|Conference League Cup winners||Horwich RMI (Northern Premier League)|
|FA Trophy winners||Enfield|
| Bath City,|
|Goals scored||1,386 (3 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Steve Norris (Telford United), 24;|
Phil Derbyshire, (Stafford Rangers), 24;
Paul Davies, (Kidderminster Harriers), 24
|Biggest home win|| Altrincham – Dagenham 6–0 (2 May 1988);|
Northwich Victoria – Boston United 6–0 (5 May 1988)
|Biggest away win||Wycombe Wanderers – Barnet 0–7 (15 September 1987)|
|Highest scoring|| Barnet – Sutton United 6–2 (28 December 1987);|
Lincoln City – Kidderminster Harriers 5–3 (28 December 1987);
Wycombe Wanderers – Cheltenham Town 5–3 (16 January 1988)
|Longest winning run||Kettering Town, Lincoln City, 6 matches|
|Longest unbeaten run||Kidderminster Harriers, Lincoln City, 16 matches|
|Longest losing run||Dagenham, 12 matches|
|Highest attendance||Lincoln City v Wycombe Wanderers, 9,432 (2 May 1988)|
|Average attendance||1,249 (+ 36% from the previous season)|
The Football Conference season of 1987–88 (known as the GM Vauxhall Conference for sponsorship reasons) was the ninth season of the Football Conference.
Lincoln City, who had been relegated to the Conference a year earlier in the first season of automatic promotion and relegation between the Conference and the Fourth Division of the Football League, won the Conference title to reclaim their place in the Football League, where they replaced the bottom placed Fourth Division club Newport County.
The season featured an experimental rule change, whereby no attacker could be offside directly from a free-kick. The change was not deemed a success, as the attacking team invariably packed the six yard box for any free-kick (and had several players stand in front of the opposition goalkeeper). The experiment was swiftly dropped.
|Pos||Team||Pld||HW||HD||HL||HGF||HGA||AW||AD||AL||AGF||AGA||GD||Pts||Promotion or relegation|
|1||Lincoln City||42||16||4||1||53||13||8||6||7||33||35||+38||82|| Football Conference Champions, promoted to Football League Fourth Division |
|12||Enfield||42||8||5||8||35||34||7||5||9||33||44||−10||55||FA Trophy winners|
|20||Bath City||42||7||5||9||27||32||2||5||14||21||44||−28||37||Relegated to the Southern League|
|22||Dagenham||42||4||3||14||20||46||1||3||17||17||58||−67||21||Relegated to the Isthmian League|
Note: Conference League Cup winners, Horwich RMI F.C. (Northern Premier League)
|Rank||Player||Club||League||FA Cup||FA Trophy||League Cup||Total|
|1||Steve Norris||Telford United||24||0||6||5||35|
|=||Phil Derbyshire||Stafford Rangers||24||3||3||2||32|
|=||Paul Davies||Kidderminster Harriers||24||2||1||0||27|
|4||Steve Butler||Maidstone United||22||3||4||0||29|
|8||Steve Burr||Macclesfield Town||19||9||4||0||32|
|=||Lenny Dennis||Sutton United||19||4||0||2||25|
|11||Kim Casey||Kidderminster Harriers||17||2||2||0||21|
|12||Phil Brown||Lincoln City||16||1||2||1||20|
|=||Mark Smith||Kettering Town||16||0||2||1||19|
|=||Paul Wilson||Boston United||16||2||3||0||21|
|=||Brett Angell||Cheltenham Town||16||5||1||0||22|
|16||Steve Biggins||Telford United||15||1||3||1||20|
|=||John McGinley||Lincoln City||15||3||0||2||20|
|=||Paul McKinnon||Sutton United||15||2||0||2||19|
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