2016–17 National League

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National League
Season2016–17
2017–18

The 2016–17 National League season, known as the Vanarama National League for sponsorship reasons, was the second season under the new title of National League, thirteenth season consisting of three divisions and the thirty-eighth season overall. [1]

Contents

The National League covers the top two levels of non-League football in England. The National League is the fifth highest level of the overall pyramid, while the National League North and National League South exist at the sixth level. The top team and the winner of the play-off of the Premier division will be promoted to League Two, while the bottom four are relegated to the North or South divisions. The champions of the North and South divisions will be promoted to the Premier division, alongside the play-off winners from each division. The bottom three in each of the North and South divisions are relegated to the premier divisions of the Northern Premier League, Isthmian League or Southern League. The fixtures were announced on 6 July 2016. [2]

National League

National League
Season2016–17
Champions Lincoln City
PromotedLincoln City
Forest Green Rovers
Relegated Braintree Town
North Ferriby United
Southport
York City
Matches played552
Goals scored1,424 (2.58 per match)
Top goalscorer Ricky Miller, Dover Athletic (40 goals)
Biggest home win Tranmere Rovers 9–0 Solihull Moors
Biggest away win Sutton United 0–6 Dover Athletic
Highest scoring Tranmere Rovers 9–0 Solihull Moors
Longest winning run Gateshead (7 matches) [3]
Longest unbeaten runLincoln City (13 matches) [3]
Longest winless run Guiseley (13 matches) [3]
Longest losing runNorth Ferriby United (8 matches) [3]
Highest attendance10,031 (Lincoln City v Macclesfield Town)
Lowest attendance313 (Boreham Wood v North Ferriby United)
Average attendance1,868
2017–18

Promotion and relegation

The following teams changed divisions after the 2015–16 season. Solihull Moors were the first team to be promoted after North Ferriby United's 2–0 loss to Stalybridge Celtic on 13 April 2016 clinched them the National League North title. This will be their first season in the National League. Sutton United were promoted on 23 April 2016 after a 2–0 win over Chelmsford City, returning to the league for the first time in sixteen years.

Dagenham & Redbridge were relegated from League Two on 16 April 2016 after their 3–2 loss to Leyton Orient returning to the fifth tier after nine years in the Football League. York City were relegated on 23 April after their 3–0 loss to Accrington Stanley, returning to the league for the first time since the 2011–12 season. North Ferriby United's 2–1 win over AFC Fylde and Maidstone United's win on penalties over Ebbsfleet United made them the National League North and National League South play-off winners respectively. It is the first time both teams have competed in the league.

The six teams replace Cheltenham Town, Grimsby Town, FC Halifax Town, Altrincham, Kidderminster Harriers and Welling United. Cheltenham Town were promoted back to League Two at their first attempt after beating FC Halifax Town 2–0 on 16 April 2016. Grimsby Town were promoted back to the Football League after beating Forest Green Rovers 3–1 in the 2015–16 National League play-off final. [4] Kidderminster Harriers and Welling United were relegated on the same day after defeats to Barrow and Chester.

On the final day of the season, Altrincham were relegated after losing 3–0 to Braintree Town, ending their two-year stay in the league. FC Halifax Town's 1–1 draw against Macclesfield Town was not enough to save them after Guiseley's 4–3 win over Torquay United, ending their three-year stay in the league.

Team changes

To National League

Promoted from 2015–16 National League North

Promoted from 2015–16 National League South

Relegated from 2015–16 League Two

From National League

Relegated to 2016–17 National League North

Relegated to 2016–17 National League South

Promoted to 2016–17 League Two

Stadia and locations

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Locations of the 2016–17 National League clubs (Greater London)
TeamLocationStadiumCapacity
Aldershot Town Aldershot Recreation Ground 7,100
Barrow Barrow-in-Furness Holker Street 5,045
Boreham Wood Borehamwood Meadow Park 4,502
Braintree Town Braintree Cressing Road 4,085
Bromley London (Bromley) Hayes Lane 5,300
Chester Chester Deva Stadium 6,500
Dagenham & Redbridge London (Dagenham) Victoria Road 6,078
Dover Athletic Dover Crabble Athletic Ground 5,885
Eastleigh Eastleigh Ten Acres 5,250
Forest Green Rovers Nailsworth The New Lawn 5,032
Gateshead Gateshead Gateshead International Stadium 11,800
Guiseley Guiseley Nethermoor Park 3,770
Lincoln City Lincoln Sincil Bank 10,120
Macclesfield Town Macclesfield Moss Rose 6,355
Maidstone United Maidstone Gallagher Stadium 4,200
North Ferriby United North Ferriby Grange Lane2,200
Solihull Moors Solihull Damson Park 3,050
Southport Southport Haig Avenue 7,177
Sutton United London (Sutton) Gander Green Lane 5,013
Torquay United Torquay Plainmoor 6,500
Tranmere Rovers Birkenhead Prenton Park 16,789
Woking Woking Kingfield Stadium 6,036
Wrexham Wrexham Racecourse Ground 10,771
York City York Bootham Crescent 8,256 [5]

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
Eastleigh Chris Todd Dismissed17 August 2016 [6] 24th Ronnie Moore 19 August 2016 [7]
Guiseley Mark Bower 21 August 2016 [8] 24th Adam Lockwood 22 September 2016 [9]
Southport Andy Bishop 3 September 2016 [10] 23rd Steve Burr 8 September 2016 [11]
Tranmere Rovers Gary Brabin 18 September 2016 [12] 5th Paul Carden (Interim)19 September 2016 [13]
Braintree Town Jamie Day 25 September 2016 [14] 22nd Hakan Hayrettin 27 September 2016 [15]
Tranmere Rovers Paul Carden End of Interim Spell7 October 2016 [12] 9th Micky Mellon 7 October 2016 [16]
Wrexham Gary Mills Dismissed13 October 2016 [17] 15th Dean Keates 25 October 2016 [18]
York City Jackie McNamara Became Chief Executive16 October 201619th Gary Mills 16 October 2016 [19]
Eastleigh Ronnie Moore Resigned30 November 20169th Martin Allen 1 December 2016 [20]
Southport Steve Burr Dismissed30 January 2017 [21] 20th Liam Watson (Interim)30 January 2017
Eastleigh Martin Allen 22 February 2017[ citation needed ]15th Richard Hill 22 February 2017

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Lincoln City (C, P)4630978340+4399Promoted to EFL League Two
2 Tranmere Rovers 4629897939+4095Qualified for the play-offs
3 Forest Green Rovers (O, P)462511108856+3286
4 Dagenham & Redbridge 46266147953+2684
5 Aldershot Town 462313106637+2982
6 Dover Athletic 46247158563+2279
7 Barrow 462015117253+1975
8 Gateshead 461913147251+2170
9 Macclesfield Town 46208186457+768
10 Bromley 46188205966762
11 Boreham Wood 461513184948+158
12 Sutton United 461513186163258
13 Wrexham 4615131847611458
14 Maidstone United 4616102059751658
15 Eastleigh 461415175663757
16 Solihull Moors 4615102162751355
17 Torquay United 461411215461753
18 Woking 4614112166801453
19 Chester 461410226371852
20 Guiseley 4613122150671751
21 York City (R)4611171855701550Relegated to National League North
22 Braintree Town (R)461392451762548Relegated to National League South
23 Southport (R)461092752974539Relegated to National League North
24 North Ferriby United (R)461233132825039
Source: National League official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [22]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

Results

Home \ Away ALD BRW BOR BRA BRO CHR D&R DOV EAS FGR GAT GUI LIN MAC MDS NFU SOL SOU SUT TOR TRA WOK WRE YOR
Aldershot Town 2–22–02–04–00–03–11–00–10–43–01–00–01–21–02–02–02–12–01–13–14–02–00–0
Barrow 1–01–12–11–13–22–12–34–02–30–03–03–01–13–03–12–10–10–00–02–12–21–12–0
Boreham Wood 1–11–10–10–01–11–35–00–11–00–40–02–02–40–11–00–02–01–02–00–12–10–11–1
Braintree Town 2–00–21–22–21–23–21–21–10–11–42–00–41–30–01–00–12–01–01–30–11–31–21–1
Bromley 2–24–11–00–50–11–30–20–51–53–21–11–10–12–03–00–13–11–01–00–22–14–33–0
Chester 2–01–20–21–01–13–05–00–11–21–22–02–52–31–33–00–32–24–01–02–32–31–10–2
Dagenham & Redbridge 1–01–40–23–02–13–22–04–02–10–51–21–01–10–22–04–43–02–20–10–01–13–01–0
Dover Athletic 1–23–11–46–11–03–11–23–04–32–02–02–02–21–12–00–03–03–11–21–43–11–12–2
Eastleigh 1–12–02–20–22–10–30–12–41–11–12–10–10–13–02–02–01–12–13–00–20–11–11–1
Forest Green Rovers 2–10–02–01–11–02–01–11–11–11–03–02–33–02–20–12–15–11–15–52–24–33–02–1
Gateshead 1–14–11–11–10–23–01–04–22–23–11–11–21–11–20–10–03–01–00–00–12–12–26–1
Guiseley 1–01–03–10–01–41–10–20–41–10–11–12–11–22–11–21–12–12–12–01–21–12–36–1
Lincoln City 3–31–22–03–01–01–02–02–00–03–13–03–12–12–06–10–04–01–32–12–13–21–01–1
Macclesfield Town 0–20–10–22–01–20–01–42–10–10–11–11–21–23–01–01–33–10–02–04–23–13–01–3
Maidstone United 0–22–11–02–10–24–20–11–42–11–40–21–10–02–11–22–44–21–12–10–10–32–21–1
North Ferriby United 0–30–12–40–01–20–10–41–22–10–31–03–20–10–20–21–40–12–11–01–42–10–00–1
Solihull Moors 0–22–41–13–31–03–22–52–32–00–10–23–20–12–32–02–04–03–00–10–32–20–11–2
Southport 1–11–41–04–51–20–11–40–14–32–00–30–11–11–23–22–40–01–11–21–12–13–22–0
Sutton United 2–00–01–01–22–05–21–00–61–11–23–01–01–12–02–25–11–32–22–01–04–11–02–2
Torquay United 0–01–10–13–11–00–11–02–12–34–33–11–21–21–12–32–03–01–22–30–01–21–12–0
Tranmere Rovers 2–22–02–11–02–22–20–21–02–10–10–11–00–11–02–11–09–04–13–22–13–12–01–0
Woking 1–21–10–02–32–13–11–31–03–30–13–00–01–31–02–41–12–10–02–13–10–32–01–1
Wrexham 0–22–22–10–12–10–00–10–00–03–10–23–11–20–31–31–01–01–01–01–10–12–12–1
York City 0–12–11–13–00–21–10–20–13–12–21–31–11–41–01–10–14–05–32–20–00–04–11–3
Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2017. Source: The National League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

Semi-finals Final
        
2 Tranmere Rovers 3 2 5
5 Aldershot Town 0 2 2
2 Tranmere Rovers 1
3 Forest Green Rovers 3
3 Forest Green Rovers 1 2 3
4 Dagenham & Redbridge 1 0 1

First leg

3 May 2017 Aldershot Town 0–3 Tranmere Rovers Recreation Ground, Aldershot
19:00 Report Stockton Soccerball shade.svg 3', 75'
Norwood Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Attendance: 5,614
Referee: Craig Hicks
4 May 2017 Dagenham & Redbridge 1–1 Forest Green Rovers Victoria Road, Dagenham
19:00 Maguire-Drew Soccerball shade.svg 45+' Report Noble Soccerball shade.svg 29' (pen.)Attendance: 2,208
Referee: Anthony Coggins

Second leg

6 May 2017 Tranmere Rovers 2–2
(5–2 agg.)
Aldershot Town Prenton Park, Birkenhead
12:15 Stockton Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Norwood Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
Report Mensah Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Hughes Soccerball shade.svg 50' (o.g.)
Attendance: 10,241
Referee: Scott Oldham
7 May 2017 Forest Green Rovers 2–0
(3–1 agg.)
Dagenham & Redbridge The New Lawn, Nailsworth
15:00 Doidge Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Marsh-Brown Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Report Attendance: 3,237
Referee: Martin Coy

Final

14 May 2017 Tranmere Rovers 1–3 Forest Green Rovers Wembley Stadium, London
15:00 Jennings Soccerball shade.svg 22' Report Woolery Soccerball shade.svg 12', 44'
Doidge Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Attendance: 18,801
Referee: Anthony Backhouse

Top scorers

As of matches played 29 April 2017 [23]
RankPlayerClubGoals
1 Ricky Miller Dover Athletic 40
2 Christian Doidge Forest Green Rovers 25
3 Andy Cook Tranmere Rovers 23
4Michael Cheek Braintree Town 19
Byron Harrison Barrow
5 Oliver Hawkins Dagenham & Redbridge 18
Danny Johnson Gateshead
8 James Alabi Chester 17
Gozie Ugwu Woking
9 Richie Bennett Barrow15
Matt Rhead Lincoln City
Corey Whitely Dagenham & Redbridge

National League North

National League North
Season2016–17
Champions AFC Fylde
PromotedAFC Fylde
FC Halifax Town
Relegated Altrincham
Stalybridge Celtic
Worcester City
2017–18

Team changes

To National League North

Promoted from 2015–16 Northern Premier League Premier Division

Relegated from 2015–16 National League

From National League North

Relegated to 2016–17 Northern Premier League Premier Division

Relegated to 2016–17 Isthmian League Premier Division

Promoted to 2016–17 National League

Stadia and locations

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Locations of the 2016–17 National League North clubs (Greater Manchester)
TeamStadiumCapacity
AFC Fylde Mill Farm Sports Village 6,000
AFC Telford United New Bucks Head 6,300
Alfreton Town North Street 3,600
Altrincham Moss Lane 6,085
Boston United York Street 6,643
Brackley Town St. James Park3,500
Bradford Park Avenue Horsfall Stadium 3,500
Chorley Victory Park 4,100
Curzon Ashton Tameside Stadium4,000
Darlington 1883 Blackwell Meadows3,000
FC Halifax Town The Shay 14,061
F.C. United of Manchester Broadhurst Park 4,400
Gainsborough Trinity The Northolme 4,304
Gloucester City Whaddon Road (groundshare with Cheltenham Town)7,066
Harrogate Town Wetherby Road 3,800
Kidderminster Harriers Aggborough Stadium 6,238
Nuneaton Town Liberty Way 4,314
Salford City Moor Lane 5,106
Stalybridge Celtic Bower Fold 6,500
Stockport County Edgeley Park 10,852
Tamworth The Lamb Ground 4,000
Worcester City Victoria Ground (groundshare with Bromsgrove Sporting)4,895

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 AFC Fylde (C, P)422610610960+4988Promoted to the National League
2 Kidderminster Harriers 42257107641+3582Qualified for the play-offs [lower-alpha 1]
3 FC Halifax Town (O, P)42248108143+3880Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to the National League [lower-alpha 2]
4 Salford City 42221197944+3577Qualified for the play-offs [lower-alpha 1]
5 Darlington 1883 422210108967+2276
6 Chorley 42201486041+1974Qualified for the play-offs [lower-alpha 1]
7 Brackley Town 42201396643+2373
8 Stockport County 42191675941+1873
9 Tamworth 42216157367+669
10 Gloucester City 421810146961+864Transferred to National League South
11 Harrogate Town 421611157163+859
12 Nuneaton Town 421413156769255
13 F.C. United of Manchester 421412166968+154
14 Curzon Ashton 421410186372952
15 Boston United 4212111954721847
16 Bradford Park Avenue 421272346742843
17 AFC Telford United 4210122038571942
18 Alfreton Town 421192262953342
19 Gainsborough Trinity 428122251843336
20 Worcester City (R)427142144631935Demoted to the Midland League Premier Division [lower-alpha 3]
21 Stalybridge Celtic (R)42852940894929Relegated to the Northern Premier League Premier Division
22 Altrincham (R)42492939915221
Source: National League official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [22]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 Darlington 1883 were barred from the play-offs due to failing ground size regulations. [24]
  2. Four teams played for one spot and promotion to the National League.
  3. Worcester were relegated, and took a further voluntary demotion to the Midland League for financial reasons. [25]

Results

Home \ Away FYL TEL ALF ALT BOS BRK BPA CHO CZA DAR HAL FCU GAI GLO HAR KID NUN SLC STL STP TAM WRC
AFC Fylde 1–12–04–19–21–11–10–24–14–13–23–13–12–22–12–22–13–35–00–03–14–2
AFC Telford United 0–11–11–01–20–61–30–03–12–01–21–01–00–20–01–02–40–22–00–01–01–0
Alfreton Town 3–53–23–21–00–00–12–20–10–31–02–14–00–21–03–33–31–10–21–12–50–0
Altrincham 0–60–21–10–11–32–32–22–42–20–10–32–30–10–01–41–30–20–02–31–22–0
Boston United 0–33–03–20–12–31–03–13–11–21–42–31–12–20–31–11–32–00–10–23–00–0
Brackley Town 1–32–12–31–10–02–00–12–02–20–01–00–03–02–12–02–10–15–20–30–00–2
Bradford Park Avenue 1–41–11–02–10–22–10–34–41–21–30–05–10–12–31–31–10–20–10–20–00–3
Chorley 1–32–12–12–02–01–13–00–31–10–23–34–04–11–02–11–02–11–00–11–11–0
Curzon Ashton 3–21–15–02–34–20–01–21–11–24–21–21–20–01–01–62–10–20–01–21–51–1
Darlington 1883 1–11–03–43–14–11–01–02–01–33–24–25–22–02–30–11–22–24–12–13–25–1
FC Halifax Town 0–11–11–02–20–01–34–02–13–02–23–12–10–10–12–02–04–21–00–04–03–0
F.C. United of Manchester 2–30–04–31–11–11–22–33–30–02–30–35–12–42–21–03–00–32–22–01–01–1
Gainsborough Trinity 1–23–10–22–01–21–11–10–20–13–33–21–21–10–21–12–21–02–20–13–21–1
Gloucester City 1–53–04–05–03–11–31–02–20–21–20–22–34–11–11–22–23–22–10–12–03–0
Harrogate Town 3–32–16–32–22–01–21–02–12–21–40–33–11–33–10–23–13–33–10–13–43–0
Kidderminster Harriers 3–31–03–01–01–01–23–10–03–22–11–20–23–03–01–04–01–02–12–06–02–1
Nuneaton Town 4–11–14–14–12–22–21–21–10–11–12–31–42–11–12–10–20–12–11–11–01–1
Salford City 5–02–14–12–13–31–11–01–11–05–12–21–03–21–10–03–04–01–01–11–23–0
Stalybridge Celtic 2–10–22–30–23–30–14–30–11–20–11–02–43–21–32–41–00–40–41–30–40–1
Stockport County 1–21–14–33–01–12–41–20–03–13–31–12–11–01–11–10–11–12–13–12–11–0
Tamworth 1–02–14–12–11–02–15–10–13–22–12–61–11–03–13–23–41–22–02–12–21–0
Worcester City 1–22–15–33–00–21–20–10–11–12–21–20–02–22–32–20–02–31–24–00–01–1
Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2017. Source: The National League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

Semi-finals Final
        
2 Kidderminster Harriers 1 0 1
6 Chorley 0 2 2
6 Chorley 1
3 FC Halifax Town 2
3 FC Halifax Town 1 1 2 (3)
4 Salford City 1 1 2 (0)

First leg

3 May 2017 Chorley 0–1 Kidderminster Harriers Victory Park, Chorley
19:45Gnahoua Soccerball shade.svg 76'Attendance: 2,487
3 May 2017 Salford City 1–1 FC Halifax Town Moor Lane, Salford
19:45 Poole Soccerball shade.svg 86' Peniket Soccerball shade.svg 37'Attendance: 2,175

Second leg

7 May 2017 Kidderminster Harriers 0–2
(1–2 agg.)
Chorley Aggborough Stadium, Kidderminster
15:00 Carver Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Roscoe Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Attendance: 3,407
7 May 2017 FC Halifax Town 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2–2 agg.)
(3–0 p)
Salford City The Shay, Halifax
15:00 Peniket Soccerball shade.svg 97' Nottingham Soccerball shade.svg 107'Attendance: 3,655
Penalties
Kosylo Soccerball shad check.svg
Peniket Soccerball shade cross.svg
Sinnott Soccerball shad check.svg
Brown Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shade cross.svg Poole
Soccerball shade cross.svg Allen
Soccerball shade cross.svg Walker

Final

Top scorers

As of matches played 29 April 2017 [26]
RankPlayerClubGoals
1 Danny Rowe AFC Fylde 47
2 Danny Newton Tamworth 28
3 Simon Ainge Harrogate Town 22
4 Danny Lloyd Stockport County 21
5 Joe Ironside Nuneaton Town 20
6Luke Hopper Gloucester City 19
7Dan BradleyAFC Fylde18
Mark Beck Darlington 1883
9 Tom Denton FC Halifax Town 17

National League South

National League South
Season2016–17
Champions Maidenhead United
PromotedMaidenhead United
Ebbsfleet United
Relegated Bishop's Stortford
Gosport Borough
Margate
2017–18

Team changes

To National League South

Promoted from 2015–16 Isthmian League Premier Division

Promoted from 2015–16 Southern League Premier Division

Relegated from 2015–16 National League

From National League South

Relegated to 2016–17 Isthmian League Premier Division

Relegated to 2016–17 Southern League Premier Division

Promoted to 2016–17 National League

Stadia and locations

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Locations of the 2016–17 National League South clubs (Greater London)
TeamStadiumCapacity
Bath City Twerton Park 8,840
Bishop's Stortford Woodside Park4,525
Chelmsford City Melbourne Stadium3,019
Concord Rangers Thames Road3,300
Dartford Princes Park 4,100
Eastbourne Borough Priory Lane 4,151
East Thurrock United Rookery Hill4,000
Ebbsfleet United Stonebridge Road 5,011
Gosport Borough Privett Park4,500
Hampton & Richmond Beveree Stadium3,500
Hemel Hempstead Town Vauxhall Road3,152
Hungerford Town Bulpit Lane2,500
Maidenhead United York Road 3,000
Margate Hartsdown Park 3,000
Oxford City Court Place Farm2,000
Poole Town Tatnam Ground2,500
St Albans City Clarence Park 4,500
Truro City Treyew Road 3,857
Wealdstone Grosvenor Vale3,607
Welling United Park View Road 4,000
Weston-super-Mare Woodspring Stadium3,500
Whitehawk The Enclosed Ground2,175

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsPromotion, qualification or relegation
1 Maidenhead United (C, P)4230849329+6498Promoted to the National League
2 Ebbsfleet United (O, P)4229949630+6696Qualified for the play-offs, then promoted to National League [lower-alpha 1]
3 Dartford 4225988345+3884Qualified for the play-offs [lower-alpha 2]
4 Chelmsford City 42231368947+4282
5 Poole Town 422011116349+1471
6 Hungerford Town 421913106749+1870
7 Hampton & Richmond Borough 421912118156+2569Qualified for the play-offs [lower-alpha 2]
8 Wealdstone 421812126258+466
9 Bath City 42188167152+1962
10 St Albans City 421611157266+659
11 Eastbourne Borough 421610168270+1258
12 Hemel Hempstead Town 421512157483957
13 East Thurrock United 421414147365+856
14 Oxford City 421572048732552
15 Weston-super-Mare 42146226369648
16 Welling United 42127236469543
17 Whitehawk 421272351722143
18 Concord Rangers 4210122057751842
19 Truro City 421172453994640
20 Gosport Borough (R)429924451015636Relegated to the Southern League Premier Division
21 Bishop's Stortford (R)428331291047527
22 Margate (R)42743126815525Relegated to the Isthmian League Premier Division
Source: National League official site
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored; 4) Number of matches won; 5) Head-to-head results [22]
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. Four teams played for one spot and promotion to the National League.
  2. 1 2 Hungerford Town and Poole Town were barred from the play-offs due to failing ground size regulations. [24]

Results

Home \ Away BAT BST CHE CON DAR EAB ETU EBB GOS H&R HEM HUN MDH MAR OXC POO SAC TRU WEA WEL WSM WHI
Bath City 2–02–22–20–11–12–10–14–01–16–01–11–52–01–33–03–04–01–22–11–22–1
Bishop's Stortford 0–11–31–00–31–40–40–30–20–10–41–20–20–20–21–41–54–00–32–22–10–3
Chelmsford City 3–14–04–31–15–12–22–15–12–24–43–30–12–02–03–01–12–04–13–11–01–0
Concord Rangers 0–50–02–21–13–11–10–12–22–12–02–40–10–03–33–23–20–20–10–51–33–0
Dartford 2–04–00–12–14–36–12–10–03–12–02–00–04–01–02–10–25–32–22–13–23–1
Eastbourne Borough 1–21–01–52–12–34–00–02–02–23–02–21–22–14–00–03–22–05–17–33–44–2
East Thurrock United 2–02–21–21–11–11–11–15–12–12–30–10–01–02–11–21–15–11–11–15–12–3
Ebbsfleet United 1–08–02–04–01–04–16–12–01–12–21–02–34–01–04–03–14–24–15–12–11–1
Gosport Borough 1–00–10–62–50–43–11–51–01–10–61–40–21–00–10–24–03–11–31–11–12–3
Hampton & Richmond 2–14–10–21–04–13–11–21–12–23–32–02–31–00–10–24–02–21–13–10–20–2
Hemel Hempstead Town 3–33–22–22–12–20–41–11–11–21–02–02–13–22–02–42–20–11–32–00–52–0
Hungerford Town 2–22–01–12–12–00–23–01–13–31–33–01–11–02–00–10–05–02–01–02–13–1
Maidenhead United 2–16–01–02–05–02–12–11–23–00–05–02–22–06–11–11–12–02–03–03–02–1
Margate 1–00–30–21–50–21–12–10–12–02–42–11–10–30–50–20–22–10–10–33–10–2
Oxford City 1–13–12–02–21–11–00–11–31–20–51–00–61–31–00–12–11–10–32–10–01–0
Poole Town 1–01–04–02–12–31–11–10–27–03–31–11–11–01–01–31–02–01–12–12–03–1
St Albans City 1–40–12–12–01–01–02–20–32–12–42–25–02–21–12–44–05–00–33–23–03–1
Truro City 1–31–22–21–20–52–20–61–12–00–32–12–00–32–03–20–03–21–21–11–24–2
Wealdstone 0–15–01–11–10–41–41–02–42–12–41–13–02–12–11–12–22–21–20–11–00–0
Welling United 3–11–20–23–10–03–12–01–24–01–22–30–01–25–14–02–10–13–20–10–21–2
Weston-super-Mare 1–25–00–01–21–22–01–30–21–11–33–50–11–33–13–00–00–34–21–22–23–1
Whitehawk 0–21–00–10–01–01–12–30–34–41–31–41–21–22–03–02–01–12–40–01–00–2
Updated to match(es) played on 29 April 2017. Source: The National League Official Website
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Play-offs

Semi-finals Final
        
2 Ebbsfleet United 2 2 4
7 Hampton & Richmond Borough 1 1 2
2 Ebbsfleet United 2
4 Chelmsford City 1
3 Dartford 0 1 1
4 Chelmsford City 0 2 2

First leg

3 May 2017 Hampton & Richmond Borough 1–2 Ebbsfleet United Beveree Stadium, Hampton
19:45Culley Soccerball shade.svg 45' Rance Soccerball shade.svg 6'
McLean Soccerball shade.svg 43' (pen.)
Attendance: 1,689
3 May 2017 Chelmsford City 0-0 Dartford Melbourne Stadium, Chelmsford
19:45Attendance: 1,653

Second leg

7 May 2017 Ebbsfleet United 2–1
(4–2 agg.)
Hampton & Richmond Borough Stonebridge Road, Northfleet
15:00Clark Soccerball shade.svg 37'
McQueen Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Report Federico Soccerball shade.svg 61'Attendance: 2,102
Referee: Alan Dale
7 May 2017 Dartford 1–2
(1–2 agg.)
Chelmsford City Princes Park, Dartford
15:00Ofori-Acheampong Soccerball shade.svg 90+3' Report Theophanous Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Dickson Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Attendance: 2,622
Referee: Gary Parsons

Final

13 May 2017 Ebbsfleet United 2–1 Chelmsford City Stonebridge Road, Northfleet
15:00 Winfield Soccerball shade.svg 72'
McQueen Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Report Graham Soccerball shade.svg 55'Attendance: 3,134
Referee: Richard Hulme

Top scorers

As of matches played 29 April 2017 [27]
RankPlayerClubGoals
1 Dave Tarpey Maidenhead United 44
2 Jake Robinson Hemel Hempstead Town 25
3 Shaun Jeffers Chelmsford City 21
4 Adam Coombes Welling United 20
Elliott Romain Eastbourne Borough
5 Dayle Grubb Weston-super-Mare 19
Tom Wraight East Thurrock United
8Steve Cawley Concord Rangers 18
9Bradley AshWeston-super-Mare16
Elliot Benyon Wealdstone
Nicke Kabamba Hampton & Richmond Borough
Sean MarksMaidenhead United
Danny Mills Whitehawk

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