1991–92 Football Conference

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Football Conference
Season1991–92 [1]
Champions Colchester United (2nd Football Conference title)
Promoted to the Football League Colchester United
Conference League Cup winners Wycombe Wanderers
FA Trophy winners Colchester United
Relegated to Level 6 Barrow,
Cheltenham Town
Matches played462
Goals scored1,343 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Paul Cavell (Redbridge Forest), 29;
Terry Robbins (Welling United), 29
Biggest home win Witton AlbionStafford Rangers 6–0 (8 February 1992)
Biggest away win Cheltenham TownRedbridge Forest 0–7 (29 February 1992)
Highest scoring AltrinchamSlough Town 3–7 (19 October 1991)
Longest winning run Redbridge Forest, 7 matches;
Wycombe Wanderers, 7 matches (twice)
Longest unbeaten run Colchester United, 15 matches
Longest losing run Altrincham, 9 matches
Highest attendance Colchester United v Barrow, 7,193 (2 May 1992)
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance1,221 (– 14% compared to previous season)
1992–93

The Football Conference season of 1991–92 (known as the GM Vauxhall Conference for sponsorship reasons) was the thirteenth season of the Football Conference.

Contents

Overview

Colchester United, relegated from the Fourth Division two years earlier, regained their Football League status by winning the Conference title. However, as had happened a year earlier, there was no relegation from the Football League to the Conference due to an expansion of the Football League – which was ultimately never completed due to the bankruptcy of Aldershot late in the 1991–92 season and then Maidstone United (1897) at the start of the 1992–93 season.

Colchester United F.C. English association football club

Colchester United Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Colchester, Essex, England. The team competes in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system.

Aldershot Football Club was an English Football League club, which was wound up in the High Court in March 1992. They became the first Football League club since Accrington Stanley to resign from the League during the course of a season. The club was nicknamed The Shots for both the last syllable of the town name and the military links to Aldershot. Aldershot were also the first ever winners of a Football League play-off competition, when they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Division Four play-offs in 1987.

The 1991–92 season was the 112th season of competitive football in England.

New teams in the league this season

Redbridge Forest Football Club was an English football club, founded in 1979. The club came into being by a merger between Leytonstone/Ilford and Walthamstow Avenue, though the merged clubs played one season under the original name.

Witton Albion F.C. English football club

Witton Albion F.C. are a football club based in Northwich, England. They were founded in 1887. They have won the Cheshire Senior Cup 11 times since 1902. Their most recent success in this competition was in 2006, when they defeated Stalybridge Celtic in the final. They have also reached the FA Cup Second Round on at least three occasions. The club will play in the Northern Premier League Division One North in the 2015–16 season.

Final league table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Colchester United [lower-alpha 1] 42191157119934129+5894 Football Conference Champions, promoted to Football League Third Division
2 Wycombe Wanderers 421812491312363522+4994Conference League Cup winners
3 Kettering Town 42126344238762827+2273
4 Merthyr Tydfil 421443402441071932+368
5 Farnborough Town [lower-alpha 2] 42876362710563226+1566
6 Telford United 42104732319393035464
7 Redbridge Forest [lower-alpha 3] [lower-alpha 2] 421245422765102729+1363
8 Boston United 42104740358583131+563
9 Bath City 4286727228672729+360
10 Witton Albion [lower-alpha 2] 421164412654122234+358
11 Northwich Victoria 421047402562132333+554
12 Welling United 42867403866929411054
13 Macclesfield Town 4277725216692529052
14 Gateshead 42858222247102735848
15 Yeovil Town 42867222138101828947
16 Runcorn 4251152626621324371346
17 Stafford Rangers 427862524381016351846
18 Altrincham 425883339641128432145
19 Kidderminster Harriers 428673532431421452145
20 Slough Town 4273112639631230432645
21 Cheltenham Town 428582835281128472643Relegated to the Southern League
22 Barrow 425882923361223492038Relegated to the Northern Premier League
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. FA Trophy winners
  2. 1 2 3 New club in the Conference
  3. After this season Redbridge Forest F.C. merged with Dagenham F.C. to form Dagenham & Redbridge F.C.

Results

Home \ Away ALT BRW BAT BOS CHL COL FAR GAT KET KID MAC MER NOR RED RUN SLO STA TEL WEL WTN WYC YEO
Altrincham 1–14–02–42–11–21–11–11–11–13–11–10–10–32–23–73–02–31–22–20–42–1
Barrow 0–22–02–20–01–10–11–10–05–12–02–20–20–12–33–40–03–06–10–10–10–0
Bath City 3–22–12–05–10–01–20–11–10–11–10–02–00–03–12–10–11–23–20–21–13–1
Boston United 2–14–11–03–30–40–14–01–11–11–52–00–22–12–13–12–21–25–13–22–21–3
Cheltenham Town 0–20–01–21–11–14–33–20–31–22–31–21–00–74–11–00–02–13–20–12–11–1
Colchester United 3–35–05–01–04–02–32–03–13–02–02–01–01–02–14–02–02–03–13–13–04–0
Farnborough Town 3–05–01–25–01–10–23–11–32–14–20–02–41–00–22–11–12–21–11–11–30–0
Gateshead 5–01–10–12–12–10–20–20–00–32–00–12–00–11–12–10–00–21–12–12–31–0
Kettering Town 5–03–22–21–33–02–21–21–12–12–03–11–03–23–02–32–13–01–11–11–12–0
Kidderminster Harriers 1–01–20–11–32–12–21–15–32–31–12–21–05–12–13–32–11–21–30–11–01–1
Macclesfield Town 1–10–10–00–13–34–41–21–00–20–03–00–00–03–00–11–02–11–21–03–11–2
Merthyr Tydfil 3–12–11–12–03–12–01–01–44–12–13–22–12–22–01–21–02–22–11–01–22–2
Northwich Victoria 1–26–11–31–13–11–11–11–14–33–12–14–10–23–03–01–20–11–23–00–11–0
Redbridge Forest 0–12–23–11–41–22–12–02–14–05–00–01–14–31–24–04–31–02–03–10–50–0
Runcorn 2–22–20–22–22–11–31–11–10–04–10–01–13–11–01–00–00–22–20–11–22–2
Slough Town 2–31–02–23–11–32–40–52–00–23–10–30–00–14–01–02–20–30–32–10–11–4
Stafford Rangers 1–20–02–00–12–23–30–11–31–22–01–10–02–13–01–01–13–20–02–10–20–0
Telford United 2–14–20–21–22–10–31–21–11–13–10–11–21–43–32–12–24–12–12–11–11–0
Welling United 2–25–30–51–31–14–11–02–22–33–22–11–26–12–21–20–21–13–11–11–31–0
Witton Albion 2–00–12–21–04–22–24–10–31–02–11–13–21–12–01–32–16–01–12–21–23–1
Wycombe Wanderers 4–23–21–02–12–21–22–12–11–02–00–14–02–01–01–03–03–06–14–04–01–0
Yeovil Town 2–12–01–11–11–10–12–21–00–11–10–11–12–10–11–41–00–10–23–02–11–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Jack Rollin (ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1992–93. Headline, 1991. [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
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Redbridge Forest
Welling
Locations of the Football Conference teams 1991–1992

Top scorers in order of league goals

RankPlayerClubLeague FA Cup FA Trophy League CupTotal [1]
1 Paul Cavell Redbridge Forest 2912133
= Terry Robbins Welling United 2901030
3 Gary Jones Boston United 2721131
4 Roy McDonough Colchester United 2612029
5 Simon Read Farnborough Town 2193235
= Karl Thomas Witton Albion 2134129
7 Steve McGavin Colchester United 2024228
= David Webley Merthyr Tydfil 2000020
9 Gary Abbott Welling United 1951025
= Ken McKenna Altrincham 1900120
= Malcolm O'Connor Northwich Victoria 1901222
= Paul Randall Bath City 1931225
13 Jon Graham Kettering Town 1830021
= Keith Scott Wycombe Wanderers 1801120
15 Gary Bennett Colchester United 1602018
= Richard Hill Kettering Town 1612019
= Mickey Spencer Yeovil Town 1614324
= Ceri Williams Merthyr Tydfil 1611119

Promotion and relegation

The Football League Third Division was the third tier of the English football league system in 1920–21 and again from 1958 until 1992. With the formation of the FA Premier League the division become the fourth tier. In 2004 following the formation of the Football League Championship, the division league was renamed Football League Two.

Bromsgrove Rovers F.C. association football club

Bromsgrove Rovers F.C. were a non-League football club from the town of Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. The peak of the club's success was in 1993 when Rovers finished runner-up in the Football Conference. They went into administration during the 2009–10 season while they were playing in the Southern League Division One (Midlands) and were thrown out of the league before the 2010–11 season for not having a ground to play at. Their ground is today used by successor club Bromsgrove Sporting.

Stalybridge Celtic F.C. association football club

Stalybridge Celtic Football Club is an English football club based in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester. They are currently members of the Northern Premier League Premier Division and play at Bower Fold. The team traditionally plays in a blue and white strip.

Relegated

Barrow A.F.C. association football club

Barrow Association Football Club is an English professional association football club based in the town of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Northern Premier League English football league

The Northern Premier League is an English football league that was founded in 1968. It has three divisions - the Premier Division - and Division One North West and Division One South East.

Cheltenham Town F.C. association football club

Cheltenham Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in the town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. The team compete in League Two, the fourth tier of English football. Nicknamed the "Robins", they have played at Whaddon Road since 1932. The club contests rivalries with Gloucester City and Forest Green Rovers.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Jack Rollin (ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1992–93. Headline, 1992.