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The 2020–21 North West Counties Football League season is the 39th in the history of the North West Counties Football League, a football competition in England, and the third season following the split of the lower level into two geographically separated divisions. Teams are divided into three divisions: Premier Division, at Step 5, and Divisions One North and South, at Step 6.

The allocations for Steps 5 and 6 for season 2020–21 were announced by the FA on 21 July, and were subject to appeal. On 6th August, it was announced by the League that the league season would start no earlier than Saturday 3 October.

Premier Division

Main article: 2020–21 North West Counties Football League Premier Division
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The Premier Division comprises 20 teams, the same set of teams which competed in the previous season's aborted competition.

Rylands changed its name to Warrington Rylands 1906.

Stadia and locations

Team Stadium
1874 Northwich Townfield (groundshare with Barnton)
Ashton Athletic Brockstedes Park
Avro Whitebank Stadium, Oldham
Barnoldswick Town Greenberfield Lane
Bootle New Bucks Park
Burscough Victoria Park
Charnock Richard Mossie Park
Congleton Town Ivy Gardens
Hanley Town Abbey Lane
Irlam Silver Street
Litherland REMYCA Litherland Sports Park
Longridge Town Mike Riding Ground
Northwich Victoria Wincham Park (groundshare with Witton Albion)
Padiham Arbories Memorial Sports Ground
Runcorn Town Pavilions Sports Complex
Rylands Gorsey Lane
Skelmersdale United Valerie Park
Squires Gate School Road
Whitchurch Alport Yockings Park
Winsford United Barton Stadium

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
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7 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
8 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
9 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
10 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
11 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
12 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
13 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
14 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
15 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
16 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
17 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
18 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
19 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
20 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0

Source: BBC
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Division One North

Main article: 2020–21 North West Counties Football League Division One North
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Division One North comprises 19 clubs, 18 of which were in the division the previous season.

  • Shelley resigned shortly before the season began
  • Emley AFC is transferred back to the Northern Counties East League, having spent just one season in this league
  • Bury AFC, a newly formed phoenix club, has been included in this division

Stadia and locations

Team Stadium
AFC Blackpool The Mechanics
AFC Darwen The Anchor Ground
AFC Liverpool Rossett Park, Crosby (groundshare with Marine)
Ashton Town Edge Green Street
Atherton Laburnum Rovers Crilly Park
Bacup Borough West View
Chadderton MCA Stadium
Cleator Moor Celtic McGrath Park
Daisy Hill New Sirs, Westhoughton
Emley Welfare Ground
Garstang The Riverside
Golcar United Longfield Avenue
Holker Old Boys Rakesmoor Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Lower Breck Anfield Sports and Community Centre
Nelson Victoria Park
Pilkington Ruskin Drive Sportsground
Prestwich Heys Adie Moran Park
Shelley Community Storthes Hall Park
St Helens Town Ruskin Drive Sportsground
Steeton Cougar Park

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
2 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
3 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
4 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
5 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
6 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
7 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
8 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
9 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
10 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
11 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
12 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
13 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
14 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
15 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
16 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
17 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
18 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
19 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
20 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0

Source: BBC
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

Division One South

Main article: 2020–21 North West Counties Football League Division One South
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Division One South comprises 20 clubs, 19 of which were in the division the previous season.

Stadia and locations

Team Stadium
Abbey Hey The Abbey Stadium, Gorton
Abbey Hulton United Birches Head Road
Alsager Town Wood Park Stadium
Barnton Townfield
Cammell Laird 1907 Kirklands, Birkenhead
Cheadle Heath Nomads The Heath
Cheadle Town Park Road Stadium
Eccleshall Pershall Park
Ellesmere Rangers Beech Grove
FC Oswestry Town Park Hall Stadium
Maine Road Brantingham Road, Chorlton
New Mills Church Lane
Sandbach United Sandbach Community Football Centre
St Martins The Venue, Oswestry
Stockport Town Stockport Sports Village
Stone Alleynians Yarnfield Lane
Vauxhall Motors Rivacre Park, Ellesmere Port
West Didsbury & Chorlton Brookburn Road, Chorlton
Wythenshawe Amateurs Hollyhedge Park
Wythenshawe Town Ericstan Stadium

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
2 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
3 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
4 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
5 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
6 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
7 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
8 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
9 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
10 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
11 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
12 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
13 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
14 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
15 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
16 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
17 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
18 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
19 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0
20 [[{{{tan}}}|{{{t}}}]] 0 0 0

Source: BBC
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round; (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament

League Challenge Cup

Also called the [[Macron Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons.
Sources for this section: fixtures and results

This competition is open to all teams in the league. However, due to irregularities in the previous season, AFC Darwen forfeit a place in the competition this season.

The competition is currently suspended for this season. The suspension may be reviewed towards the end of the season.

External links

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National League North

Fylde · AFC Telford United · Alfreton Town · Blyth Spartans · Boston United · Brackley Town · Bradford Park Avenue · Chester · Chorley · Curzon Ashton · Darlington · Farsley Celtic · Gateshead · Gloucester City · Guiseley · Hereford · Kettering Town · Kidderminster Harriers · Leamington · Southport · Spennymoor Town · York City

National League South

Bath City · Billericay Town · Braintree Town · Chelmsford City · Chippenham Town · Concord Rangers · Dartford · Dorking Wanderers · Dulwich Hamlet · Eastbourne Borough · Ebbsfleet United · Hampton & Richmond Borough · Havant & Waterlooville · Hemel Hempstead Town · Hungerford Town · Maidstone United · Oxford City · Slough Town · St Albans City · Tonbridge Angels · Welling United

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