Lancashire Combination

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The Lancashire Combination was a football league founded in the North West of England in 1891–92. It absorbed the Lancashire League in 1903. In 1968 the Combination lost five of its clubs to the newly formed Northern Premier League. In 1982 it was finally merged with the Cheshire County League to form the North West Counties League.

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Champions

SeasonChampions
1891–92 Blackburn Rovers reserves
1892–93 Blackburn Rovers reserves
1893–94 Blackburn Rovers reserves [1]
1894–95 Everton reserves [1]
1895–96 Preston North End reserves
1896–97 Liverpool reserves
1897–98 Preston North End reserves
1898–99 Preston North End reserves
1899–00 Liverpool reserves [1]
1900–01 Everton reserves
1901–02 Manchester City reserves
1902–03 Accrington Stanley
SeasonDivision One championsDivision Two champions
1903–04 Everton reserves Southport Central
1904–05 Stockport County St Helens Recreation
1905–06 Accrington Stanley Colne
1906–07 Oldham Athletic Carlisle United
1907–08 Everton reserves Blackburn Rovers reserves
1908–09 Everton reserves Manchester City reserves
1909–10 Everton reserves Glossop North End reserves
1910–11 Rochdale Haslingden
1911–12 Rochdale Stalybridge Celtic
1912–13 Eccles Borough South Liverpool
1913–14 Tranmere Rovers Witton Albion
1914–15 Eccles Borough Rochdale
Northern SectionSouthern Section
1915–16 Accrington Stanley South Liverpool
First CompetitionSecond Competition
1916–17 Hurst Tranmere Rovers
1917–18 South Liverpool
Liverpool SectionManchester Section
1918–19 Tranmere Rovers Stalybridge Celtic
SeasonChampions
1919–20 Chorley
1920–21 Barrow
1921–22 Lancaster Town
1922–23 Chorley
1923–24 Fleetwood
1924–25 Morecambe
1925–26 Nelson reserves
1926–27 Rossendale United
1927–28 Chorley
1928–29 Chorley
1929–30 Lancaster Town
1930–31 Darwen
1931–32 Darwen
1932–33 Chorley
1933–34 Chorley
1934–35 Lancaster Town
1935–36 Lancaster Town
1936–37 South Liverpool
1937–38 South Liverpool
1938–39 South Liverpool
1945–46 Chorley
1946–47 Bacup Borough
SeasonDivision One championsDivision Two champions
1947–48 Wigan Athletic Stubshaw Cross Rovers
1948–49 Netherfield Bootle
1949–50 Nelson Blackpool "B"
1950–51 Wigan Athletic St Helens Town
1951–52 Nelson Prescot Cables
1952–53 Wigan Athletic Bolton Wanderers "B"
1953–54 Wigan Athletic Burscough
1954–55 Accrington Stanley reserves Burnley 'A'
1955–56 Burscough Skelmersdale United
1956–57 Prescot Cables Rossendale United
1957–58 Horwich RMI Oldham Athletic reserves
1958–59 New Brighton Netherfield reserves
1959–60 Chorley Clitheroe
1960–61 Chorley Chorley reserves
1961–62 Morecambe Ashton United
1962–63 Morecambe Crompton Recreation
1963–64 Chorley Accrington Stanley
1964–65 Netherfield Netherfield reserves
1965–66 South Liverpool Wigan Rovers
1966–67 Morecambe Kirkby Town
1967–68 Morecambe Oldham Athletic reserves
SeasonChampions
1968–69 Great Harwood
1969–70 Burscough
1970–71 Prestwich Heys
1971–72 St Helens Town
1972–73 Darwen
1973–74 Accrington Stanley
1974–75 Darwen
1975–76 Bootle
1976–77 Bootle
1977–78 Accrington Stanley
1978–79 Wren Rovers
1979–80 Clitheroe
1980–81 Wren Rovers
1981–82 Caernarfon Town

Member clubs

A total of 190 clubs and reserve teams played in the Lancashire Combination:

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Lancashire Football Combination Commemorative Handbook 1891–1982