List of Nelson F.C. seasons

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The Nelson team who won the Football League Third Division North in the 1922–23 season

Nelson F.C. is an English semi-professional association football club based in the town of Nelson, Lancashire. Founded in 1881, the club played friendly matches for its first eight years, before becoming one of the founder members of the Lancashire League in 1889.[1] The team won the Lancashire League title in 1896, but disbanded in late 1898 and was suspended by the Lancashire Football Association following incidents involving fans at an FA Cup defeat at Southport Central.[1] Nelson was accepted back into the Lancashire League the following season and in 1901, they joined the Lancashire Combination. Between 1915 and 1918, the team ceased play for the First World War. When competitive football restarted in England in 1919, they joined the Central League.[1] Two seasons later, the club was invited to be one of the founder teams of the Football League Third Division North. They won the league in 1923, gaining promotion to the Football League Second Division.[2] However, they stayed there for just one season, finishing second-bottom of the league and being relegated back to the Third Division.[3]

After finishing bottom of the division for the second time, Nelson left the Football League in 1931 after failing re-election.[3] They rejoined the Lancashire Combination, and played in the league for the next five seasons, before going bankrupt in 1936 and disbanding for a second time.[4] The club returned to action following the Second World War, and won the Lancashire Combination title in 1950 and 1952. Nelson continued to play in the same league until 1982, when the side achieved a third-placed finish.[4] In the same year, the non-league football system was re-organised, resulting in the formation of the North West Counties Football League. The club was accepted into the league's Third Division, and was transferred to the Second Division in 1987, as a result of the abolition of the third tier. However, the following season the team was forced to leave the league after their ground was deemed to be unfit.[5] They joined the West Lancashire League in 1988 and stayed there until 1992, never finishing higher than 15th in four seasons. That year, the club was accepted back into the North West Counties League Second Division after improving the stadium. The club played in the same division for the next 15 years, until they won promotion to the First Division, where they played until the end of the 2009–10 season.[5] On 16 July 2010, it was announced that Nelson had resigned from the North West Counties Football League with immediate effect.[6]

The side first played in the FA Cup in 1893 and have reached the Second Round three times, in 1926–27, 1930–31 and 1950–51. In the 1970s, the club entered the FA Trophy on a number of occasions, but never progressed past the Second Qualifying Round. Since the club's first entry into the FA Vase in 1978, the side have reached the Second Round twice, in the 2001–02 and 2005–06 seasons.

Seasons

Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos FA Cup FA Trophy[A] FA Vase[B]
1881–89 Nelson played only friendly matches
1889–90 LL 24 12 4 8 55 44 28 4th
1890–91 LL 20 10 4 6 68 54 24 4th
1891–92 LL 22 10 4 8 82 63 24 6th
1892–93 LL 22 4 2 16 54 73 10 11th
1893–94 LL 22 10 6 6 70 55 26 5th Q1
1894–95 LL 26 14 5 7 75 48 33 3rd Q2
1895–96 LL 30 22 4 4 105 39 48 1st PR
1896–97 LL 28 13 5 10 66 38 31 6th Q4
1897–98 LL 26 17 3 6 72 33 37 2nd Q3
1898–99 LL 10 5 2 3 25 21 12 N/A Q3[C]
1899–1900 Nelson were suspended from Lancashire League[C] Q1
1900–01 LL 20 8 4 8 33 35 20 6th Q3
1901–02 LC 34 13 7 14 60 64 33 9th Q1
1902–03 LC 34 7 7 20 43 80 21 17th Q3
1903–04 LC1 34 16 4 14 66 61 36 8th Q2
1904–05 LC1 34 13 7 14 57 43 33 10th Q5[V]
1905–06 LC1 38 16 4 18 66 76 36 14th PR
1906–07 LC1 38 10 5 23 53 113 25 18th‡ PR
1907–08 LC2 38 26 3 9 124 48 55 4th† Q1
1908–09 LC1 38 15 9 14 62 63 39 8th Q1
1909–10 LC1 38 14 10 14 61 59 38 8th Q1
1910–11 LC1 38 15 8 15 64 63 38 8th Q5
1911–12 LC1 32 9 7 16 58 66 25 14th Q2
1912–13 LC1 34 19 4 11 82 59 42 3rd Q4
1913–14 LC1 34 14 4 16 47 64 32 10th Q3
1914–15 LC1 32 13 4 15 66 64 30 11th Q1
1915–19 No competitive matches due to the First World War
1919–20 CL 42 16 8 18 63 71 40 13th Q1
1920–21 CL 42 14 9 19 71 70 37 17th Q2
1921–22 FL3N 38 13 7 18 48 66 33 16th Q6
1922–23 FL3N 38 24 3 11 61 41 51 1st[D] Q5
1923–24 FL2 42 10 13 19 40 74 33 21st‡[E] Q5
1924–25 FL3N 42 23 7 12 79 50 53 2nd Q6
1921–22 FL3N 42 16 11 15 89 71 43 8th R1
1926–27 FL3N 42 22 7 13 104 75 51 5th R2[F]
1927–28 FL3N 42 10 6 26 76 136[L] 26 22nd[G] R1
1928–29 FL3N 42 17 5 20 77 90 39 15th
1929–30 FL3N 42 13 7 22 51 80 33 19th R1
1930–31 FL3N 42 6 7 29 43 113 19 22nd‡[H][K] R2
1931–32 LC 36 19 6 11 74 53 44 5th Q4
1932–33 LC 38 14 8 16 83 81 36 11th R1
1933–34 LC 38 16 8 14 97 86 40 8th
1934–35 LC 38 17 10 11 88 61 44 6th Q1
1935–36 LC 40 16 9 15 86 84 41 10th Q2
1936–46 Nelson disbanded[I]
1946–47 LC 42 18 7 17 100 85 43 11th PR
1947–48 LC1 42 24 9 9 84 62 57 2nd Q4
1948–49 LC1 42 20 9 13 87 68 49 4th Q1
1949–50 LC1 42 30 4 8 125 63 64 1st Q2
1950–51 LC1 42 29 3 10 120 64 61 2nd R2
1951–52 LC1 42 30 3 9 139[J] 59 63 1st R1
1952–53 LC1 42 20 8 14 86 72 48 5th Q4
1953–54 LC1 40 21 6 13 91 68 48 3rd R1
1954–55 LC1 42 14 8 20 82 84 36 16th Q2
1955–56 LC1 38 12 8 18 60 89 32 15th Q1
1956–57 LC1 38 15 5 18 53 59 35 13th Q1
1957–58 LC1 42 17 6 19 65 71 40 11th Q1
1958–59 LC1 42 19 9 14 82 74 47 9th Q2
1959–60 LC1 42 22 4 16 78 68 48 7th Q1
1960–61 LC1 42 29 7 6 106 47 65 2nd Q4
1961–62 LC1 42 20 5 17 86 71 45 11th Q2
1962–63 LC1 42 22 4 16 95 81 48 8th Q1
1963–64 LC1 42 23 3 16 84 73 49 8th Q2
1964–65 LC1 42 15 7 20 68 108 37 13th Q3
1965–66 LC1 42 10 5 27 56 121 25 21st‡ Q1
1966–67 LC2 30 8 5 17 44 73 21 13th Q2
1967–68 LC2 32 12 5 15 63 67 29 12th Q1
1968–69 LC 42 12 8 22 66 110 32 18th PR
1969–70 LC 38 8 5 25 60 106 25 16th
1970–71 LC 30 9 8 13 55 59 26 10th
1971–72 LC 28 13 5 10 69 49 31 7th
1972–73 LC 38 12 7 19 60 76 31 12th Q1
1973–74 LC 38 6 6 26 36 111 18 20th Q1
1974–75 LC 38 19 8 11 77 50 46 6th PR
1975–76 LC 34 18 5 11 59 35 41 5th Q2[M]
1976–77 LC 34 15 3 16 48 46 33 8th PR
1977–78 LC 34 4 5 25 33 94 13 18th Q1
1978–79 LC 28 7 10 11 31 33 24 8th R1
1979–80 LC 32 7 8 17 46 67 22 14th PR
1980–81 LC 34 7 3 24 29 60 17 17th
1981–82 LC 34 19 7 8 66 44 45 3rd
1982–83 NWC3[N] 34 7 16 11 49 56 30 10th
1983–84 NWC3 34 8 10 16 49 55 26 14th PR
1984–85 NWC3 34 9 4 21 43 80 22 17th PR
1985–86 NWC3 28 7 7 14 36 65 19* 14th R1
1986–87 NWC3 24 12 6 6 37 29 30 4th EP
1987–88 NWC2 42 12 10 20 49 76 34 16th PR
1988–89 WLL2[O] 34 7 5 22 59 104 26 16th EP
1989–90 WLL2 34 7 4 23 58 102 23* 15th EP
1990–91 WLL2 38 3 6 29 39 103 15 19th
1991–92 WLL2 34 6 7 21 61 95 25 16th
1992–93 NWC2[P] 34 7 7 20 47 82 28 17th
1993–94 NWC2 34 16 8 10 75 52 56 6th
1994–95 NWC2 30 13 8 9 64 44 47 6th
1995–96 NWC2 34 17 9 8 78 55 60 5th
1996–97 NWC2 38 14 10 14 64 72 52 11th Q2
1997–98 NWC2 40 17 5 18 69 76 56 13th
1998–99 NWC2 36 11 11 14 51 49 44 13th
1999–2000 NWC2 34 21 8 5 77 31 71 3rd Q1
2000–01 NWC2 38 21 11 6 89 44 74 4th[Q] Q2
2001–02 NWC2 40 18 9 13 73 63 63 9th R2[R]
2002–03 NWC2 34 13 12 9 50 40 51 7th PR R1
2003–04 NWC2 38 14 11 13 54 64 53 10th PR R1
2004–05 NWC2 36 16 11 9 75 52 59 6th EP Q2
2005–06 NWC2 36 23 5 8 82 53 74 3rd†[S] EP R2
2006–07 NWC1 42 7 6 29 41 113 27 20th EP R1
2007–08 NWC1 38 5 8 25 42 90 23 20th[T] EP Q2
2008–09 NWCP[U] 42 11 12 19 68 86 45 17th
2009–10 NWCP 42 12 8 22 47 87 44 17th
2010–11 Nelson resigned from North West Counties League
2011–12 NWC1 34 9 5 20 40 83 32 15th
2012–13 NWC1 34 11 9 14 64 76 42 10th Q2
2013–14 NWC1 36 29 2 5 135 51 89 1st R1
2014–15 NWCP 40 16 7 17 69 64 55 11th EP Q2
2015–16 NWCP 42 13 9 20 69 70 48 16th EP Q2
2016–17 NWCP 42 5 11 26 55 87 25[W] 21st‡ PR Q1

Key

Winners Runners up Promoted Relegated

Division shown in bold when it changes due to promotion, relegation or league reorganisation.
League record shown in italics when season was abandoned.

Footnotes

A. ^ : The FA Trophy competition began in the 1969–70 season.[7]
B. ^ : The FA Vase competition began in the 1974–75 season.[8]
C. ^ : Following incidents involving fans during an FA Cup match, Nelson were suspended by the Lancashire County Football Association in late 1898 and subsequently disbanded until 1900.[1]
D. ^ : Nelson finished four points ahead of second-placed Bradford Park Avenue.[9]
E. ^ : This is Nelson's highest ever league finish.
F. ^ : The 1926–27 season was the first time that Nelson reached the Second Round of the FA Cup. They beat Stockport County 4–1 in the First Round, before being knocked out by Ashington.
G. ^ : Despite finishing bottom of the league, Nelson were re-elected into the Football League and were not relegated.
H. ^ : Nelson lost each of their 21 away matches in the 1930–31 season. Including the final three games of the 1929–30 campaign, they lost 24 consecutive away matches—this is still a Football League record.[10]
I. ^ : Following the disbanding of Nelson, a new club named Nelson Town was formed and briefly played in local leagues until the outbreak of the Second World War.[4]
J. ^ : The total of 139 goals in 1950–51 is Nelson's most ever league goals in a season.
K. ^ : Nelson failed to be re-elected to the Football League at the end of the 1930–31 season, instead being replaced by Chester City.[3]
L. ^ : The total of 136 goals in 1927–28 is Nelson's most League goals conceded in a season.
M. ^ : The Second Qualifying Round was Nelson's best performance in the FA Trophy—they defeated Clitheroe and Winterton Rangers before being knocked out by Emley.
N. ^ : Nelson were one of 18 teams accepted into the Third Division of the newly formed North West Counties Football League.[11]
O. ^ : After their Victoria Park ground was deemed unfit for the North West Counties League Second Division, Nelson were forced to join the West Lancashire League Second Division.[5]
P. ^ : After improvements to their stadium, the club was accepted back into the North West Counties League.[5]
Q. ^ : After the final match of the 2000–01 season, Nelson finished in the third promotion place ahead of Atherton Laburnum Rovers. However, Atherton LR were given the chance to replay their final game after their opponents had fielded an ineligible player. Atherton LR won the replayed tie and finished third ahead of Nelson.[5]
R. ^ : The 2001–02 season saw Nelson reach the Second Round of the FA Vase for the first time. Nelson beat Norton & Stockton Ancients, Garforth Town and Louth United to reach that stage, before losing to Clitheroe in a Second Round replay.
S. ^ : Nelson achieved promotion from the North West Counties Second Division in the 2005–06 season, finishing nine points clear of fourth-placed Winsford United.[5][12]
T. ^ : Nelson finished bottom of the division but were not relegated thanks to the division being increased to 22 teams for the following season.[13]
U. ^ : For the 2008–09 season, the North West Counties League First Division was renamed to the North West Counties League Premier Division.[13]
V. ^ : In the Third Qualifying Round, Nelson beat Carlisle Red Rose 9–0. This remains their biggest ever FA Cup victory.
W. ^ : Deducted 1 point for fielding an ineligible player in their game against Atherton Collieries of 10 October.[14]

References

General
  • "Nelson F.C.". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  • Broughton, Gary (2007-10-29). "Blues Complete F.A. Cup History". Nelson F.C. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d "Nelson FC: 1881–1921". Nelson F.C. 2005-03-19. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Nelson FC: 1921–1923". Nelson F.C. 2005-04-08. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nelson FC: 1923–1931". Nelson F.C. 2005-04-29. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  4. ^ a b c "Nelson FC: 1931–1982". Nelson F.C. 2005-05-17. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Nelson FC: 1982–2006". Nelson F.C. 2006-06-05. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  6. ^ "Nelson FC for sale". Burnley Express. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  7. ^ "The History of the FA Trophy". The Football Association (The FA). Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  8. ^ "About The FA Vase". The FA. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Football League 1922–23". Football Club History Database. Richard Rundle. Archived from the original on 31 December 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  10. ^ Barnes, Stuart (2008). Nationwide Football Annual 2008–2009. Sports Books. p. 369. ISBN 978-1-899807-72-7. 
  11. ^ Abbink, Dinant (2007-05-02). "England – North West Counties League". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  12. ^ "The North West Counties Football League Season 2005–2006 Division Two". The FA. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  13. ^ a b Broughton, Gary (2008-06-27). "Nelson stay in top division". Nelson F.C. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  14. ^ "Club News". Nelson FC. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
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