1995–96 Football Conference

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Football Conference
Season1995–96 [1]
Champions Stevenage Borough (1st Football Conference title)
Promoted to the Football League None
Conference League Cup winners Bromsgrove Rovers
FA Trophy winners Macclesfield Town
Relegated to Level 6 Dagenham & Redbridge,
Runcorn
Matches played462
Goals scored1,384 (3 per match)
Top goalscorer Barry Hayles (Stevenage Borough), 29
Biggest home win Macclesfield TownHalifax Town 7–0 (9 March 1996);
MorecambeAltrincham 7–0 (17 February 1996)
Biggest away win Runcorn F.C. HaltonStevenage Borough 0–8 (25 November 1995)
Highest scoring Slough TownKidderminster Harriers 5–4 (28 August 1995);
MorecambeWoking 4–5 (13 January 1997)
Longest winning run Woking, 7 matches
Longest unbeaten run Stevenage Borough, 17 matches
Longest losing run Dover Athletic, 9 matches
Highest attendance Woking v Macclesfield Town, 4,583 (6 April 1996)
Lowest attendance?
Average attendance1,054
1996–97

The Football Conference season of 1995–96 was the seventeenth season of the Football Conference, also known as the Vauxhall Conference for sponsorship reasons.

Contents

Overview

Stevenage Borough, won the Conference championship during their second season in this league. However, they did not earn a promotion to the Football League because they did not meet Football League requirements.

New teams in the league this season

Final league table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Stevenage Borough 421362512014435024+5791 Football Conference Champions, no promotion to the Football League
2 Woking 42165047139393641+2983
3 Hednesford Town [lower-alpha 1] 421335382110473325+2576
4 Macclesfield Town 421254321610473433+1775 FA Trophy winners
5 Gateshead 4297532249662622+1267
6 Southport 42107442258583539+1366
7 Kidderminster Harriers 421344492656102940+1264
8 Northwich Victoria 4293938357953429+860
9 Morecambe [lower-alpha 1] 421227513356102739+659
10 Farnborough Town 4286729237863435+559
11 Bromsgrove Rovers 42116433204892637+259Conference League Cup winners
12 Altrincham 4296633296782635558
13 Telford United 42876272373112433555
14 Stalybridge Celtic 42939293774103031955
15 Halifax Town 428763025561019381452
16 Kettering Town 429573832441330521648
17 Slough Town [lower-alpha 1] 4246113544921028321347
18 Bath City 429482931431416352146
19 Welling United 426872123471021301145
20 Dover Athletic 4281122938361222362340
21 Runcorn 4245122543531323443935Relegated to the Northern Premier League
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 425793134251412393033Relegated to the Isthmian League
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 New club in the Conference

Results

Home \ Away ALT BAT BRO D&R DOV FAR GAT HAL HED KET KID MAC MOR NOR RUN SLO SOU STL STB TEL WEL WOK
Altrincham 1–23–03–12–22–21–13–22–11–31–10–43–03–42–20–11–01–00–21–01–02–0
Bath City 2–20–10–22–12–10–12–11–03–11–11–13–20–33–03–14–00–41–20–31–10–3
Bromsgrove Rovers 0–04–12–03–01–23–10–11–43–22–11–01–01–12–00–04–11–11–10–21–12–1
Dagenham & Redbridge 1–00–12–23–02–20–41–11–21–24–23–02–20–32–31–31–24–11–21–11–10–0
Dover Athletic 1–41–00–20–11–31–13–21–32–12–12–32–30–14–20–10–11–31–21–02–14–3
Farnborough Town 1–10–01–02–03–22–30–01–31–13–16–13–10–10–10–11–01–12–22–10–10–2
Gateshead 2–33–11–02–01–11–13–20–31–14–10–13–01–11–02–12–21–02–21–21–10–1
Halifax Town 1–13–11–13–01–00–02–01–32–00–21–01–12–01–31–22–22–32–30–02–12–2
Hednesford Town 2–12–14–20–02–24–10–13–01–01–30–11–22–12–03–12–10–12–14–01–12–1
Kettering Town 4–23–02–22–02–20–21–01–22–02–02–22–32–24–02–01–11–61–20–31–33–0
Kidderminster Harriers 1–11–21–05–11–13–31–16–13–11–00–44–22–14–14–32–33–00–12–03–02–0
Macclesfield Town 2–30–12–13–10–11–01–07–01–11–10–22–00–01–01–13–11–00–01–02–13–2
Morecambe 7–01–04–12–23–12–32–30–10–15–33–12–42–23–11–24–32–01–02–01–04–5
Northwich Victoria 2–12–22–21–01–21–31–21–10–26–25–21–22–14–30–31–21–01–32–01–23–0
Runcorn 0–11–00–02–01–30–31–10–12–24–20–10–01–33–44–31–10–10–82–31–32–3
Slough Town 1–21–12–35–03–21–11–22–30–21–25–42–21–11–10–12–52–12–61–20–02–3
Southport 1–22–11–22–10–07–11–00–02–26–10–22–11–12–21–12–05–30–13–22–02–2
Stalybridge Celtic 1–01–02–12–12–02–20–21–00–13–22–21–20–21–52–00–11–42–52–22–12–4
Stevenage Borough 1–12–03–31–03–20–01–12–01–05–14–14–01–15–14–13–11–32–20–14–14–0
Telford United 2–03–10–00–01–03–20–01–12–13–41–11–22–21–01–22–02–10–11–30–01–2
Welling United 1–12–15–20–01–00–11–20–01–11–00–01–21–01–11–10–30–11–10–33–11–2
Woking 2–02–01–12–21–02–12–02–03–01–10–03–23–00–02–13–04–02–14–15–13–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Glenda Rollin (ed.), Jack Rollin (exec. ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1996–97. Headline, 1996. [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
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Dagenham & Redbridge
Welling
Locations of the Football Conference teams 1995–1996

Promotion and relegation

Relegated

Top scorers in order of league goals

RankPlayerClubLeague FA Cup FA Trophy League CupTotal
1 Barry Hayles Stevenage Borough 2905135
2 Joe O'Connor Hednesford 2310226
3 Carl Alford Kettering Town 2221025
4 Mark West Slough Town 2103428
= Chris Boothe Farnborough Town 2151532
6 David Leworthy Dover Athletic 2011325
7 Steve Harkus Gateshead 1900120
8 Clive Walker Woking 1810019
9 Carwyn Williams Northwich Victoria 1730020
10 Andy Whittaker Southport 1601320
11 Corey Browne Stevenage Borough 1510016
12 Mike Bignall Runcorn 1420016
= Brian Butler Northwich Victoria 1424020
= Kim Casey Kidderminster Harriers 1410217
= Paul Davies Kidderminster Harriers 1400014
= Darran Hay Woking 1440018
= Junior Hunter Woking 1400014

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Glenda Rollin (ed.), Jack Rollin (exec. ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1996–97. Headline, 1996.