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1986–87 Football Conference

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Season  1986–87
Conference League Cup winners  Kettering Town
Promoted to the Football League  Scarborough
FA Trophy winners  Kidderminster Harriers
1986–87 Football Conference
Champions  Scarborough (1st Football Conference title)
Relegated to Level 6  Frickley Athletic, Gateshead, Nuneaton Borough

The Football Conference season of 1986–87 (known as the GM Vauxhall Conference for sponsorship reasons) was the eighth season of the Football Conference, the first season under this name, this league having earlier been known as the Alliance Premier League.

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Overview

This was the first season of automatic promotion for champions of the Conference, following the abolition of the re-election system, and automatic relegation to the Conference for the bottom placed team in the Football League Fourth Division. Scarborough finished the season as Conference champions, and so won automatic promotion to the Football League at the expense of Lincoln City.

New teams in the league this season

  • Gateshead (promoted 1985–86)
  • Sutton United (promoted 1985–86)
  • Welling United (promoted 1985–86)
  • Final League Table

  • Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • Points scoring: 2 points for a home win, 3 points for an away win, 1 point for a draw.
  • Results

    Source: Peter Dunk (ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald Futura Publishers, London & Sydney, 1987.
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

    Promoted

  • Scarborough (to the Football League Fourth Division)
  • Fisher Athletic (from the Isthmian League)
  • Macclesfield Town (from the Northern Premier League)
  • Wycombe Wanderers (from the Southern Premier League)
  • Relegated

  • Lincoln City (from the Football League Fourth Division)
  • Frickley Athletic (to the Northern Premier League)
  • Gateshead (to the Northern Premier League)
  • Nuneaton Borough (to the Southern Premier League)
  • References

    1986–87 Football Conference Wikipedia


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