So another season has come to an end … but how well have the teams in the North Western Synod of the United Reformed Church fared?
Well, because nobody else is prepared to do the research (or in the least bit bothered) I have prepared this short report.
We won it. (Well, Manchester City did). The only other Premiership team from the Synod (and they shall deservedly remain nameless) came a miserable 7th and were lucky to get that high.
We (Burnley) came second and got promoted to the Premiership. Blackburn came 8th, Bolton managed only 14th and were the highest placed team in the division with a negative goal difference. None of our teams got relegated though so all is good.
Division 1. Preston North End came a creditable 5th – but didn’t make the play-off final. Oldham managed 15th place to stay in the division but, sadly, Carlisle finished in the bottom 4 and were relegated. So, next season, they’ll be in ….
We (Rochdale) finished 3rd, and gained automatic promotion. Fleetwood finished 4th and were in the play-offs where they beat Burton Albion in the final at Wembley to gain promotion to League 1. Bury finished 12th, Accrington Stanley (who are they?) got as high as 15th and Morecambe stayed in the division by finishing 18th out of 24 teams.
Football Conference. Macclesfield finished comfortably lower mid-table at 15th but, sadly, Hyde were relegated due to finishing none from the bottom of the table (24th out of 24 with a goal difference of minus 81)
Nothing much is happening, football-wise, between now and August when the leagues kick off again.