2016/17 NLN Average Attendances

We compiled data from a number of different websites including football web pages and The Linnets to determine a list of average attendances for the 2016/2017 season.

Notable mentions should include AFC Fylde, who improved their attendance by 275% on last season and Salford City, who achieved 117% improvement on their 2015/16 attendance.

County can also be pleased with a 12% jump whilst the FC United hierarchy may be worred with a 21% drop in support last season.

  1. Stockport County – 3,477
  2. FC United of Manchester – 2,660
  3. FC Halifax Town – 2,156
  4. AFC Fylde – 1,961
  5. Kidderminster Harriers – 1,837
  6. Darlington 1883 – 1,739
  7. Chorley – 1,454
  8. Salford City – 1,430
  9. AFC Telford United – 1,182
  10. Altrincham – 1,149
  11. Boston United – 1,081
  12. Harrogate Town – 901
  13. Tamworth – 825
  14. Worcester City – 636
  15. Nuneaton Town – 626
  16. Gainsborough Trinity – 612
  17. Stalybridge – 569
  18. Alfreton Town – 546
  19. Gloucester City – 483
  20. Bradford Park Avenue – 453
  21. Brackley Town – 427
  22. Curzon Ashton – 405

In addition, the teams that were relegated/promoted to the league had the following average attendances:

  • York City – 2,558
  • North Ferriby United – 615
  • Southport – 1,140
  • Blyth Spartans – 648
  • Spennymoor Town – 623


Preview: County vs Curzon Ashton

County take on Curzon Ashton in a game that many are considering the easiest of what is a tough month, and with three points up-for-grabs that could see the Hatters move back into the play-offs, it is an incredibly important game. 


Team news: 

Jim Gannon will have a strong squad to choose from, with no new injuries since last weeks match against Chorley. Jimmy Ball will be hoping to continue a positive week after Continue reading

National League North: Weekend Preview

There are nine big matches taking place this weekend in the Vanarama National League North, with key games in both the race for promotion and the battle to avoid relegation.

downloadStarting at the top, the two form teams in the division play each other as AFC Fylde travel to Salford in what is a massive game, failure to win at Moor Lane would mean that Kidderminster could move to within three points of The Coasters if they win their two games in hand. Salford, meanwhile, would go second with a victory and surely, with 15 league games still to go, harbour their own thoughts of catching Dave Challinor’s men.


In another big match, Chorley look to consolidate their position in the top five as they host Darlington, whereas The Quakers will be looking to move back in to the play-offs after recently being replaced by Stockport County. In the other games of interest at the top, Tamworth and Halifax travel to Worcester and Altrincham respectively in games that neither team can afford to lose, especially if they want to keep pace with the leading five.

A win for County, however, could see them move into third position (albeit they’d have to beat Stalybridge at Edgeley Park on Saturday by at least 15 goals), and with other promotion chasing teams playing each other, a win for County is a must.


However with Bridge currently 11 points from safety at the moment, they will also view Saturday’s game as an incredibly important one, a win or draw for Celtic would see them unbeaten in four and would really give their side belief that they can beat the drop.

Elsewhere in the relegation zone, Bradford Park Avenue  face Curzon Ashton and will aim to move to within a point of 19th placed Alfreton, whereas bottom club Altrincham host Halifax as they look to move into double figures this season and secure just their second win of the entire league campaign.


In mid-table, Gloucester City could move into ninth position as they go head-to-head with AFC Telford at the New Bucks Head Stadium, The Tigers will be looking to build on their impressive win against Tamworth as they continue their surge for the play-offs.

In the final two games of the weekend, Gainsborough Trinity face Alfeton Town in a game which will see connotations at the bottom of the table, whilst 10th placed Harrogate Town take on Boston at York Street.

Preview: County vs Curzon Ashton

County are back in National League North action this weekend after a 2 week absence from league football. Following the AFC Fylde postponement and the FA cup victory over Hyde United. 


Team News: 

County are without any new significant injuries and have a relatively full squad to choose from, barring long term absentees Ryan Ellison and Adam Thomas. John Marsden and Josh Amis will be hoping to build upon their substitute appearances last weekend against Hyde and push for a starting spot, whereas Scott Spencer and Kayode Odejayi will be hoping to keep their positions upfront alongside Danny Lloyd as part of an attacking trio.



It looks like it could be a game of goals this weekend, with Curzon’s last two matches seeing them concede a total of 9 goals, they’re the 4th most leaky team in the division. Curzon’s current form isn’t fantastic, they’ve had one victory and one draw in the last five games, along with 3 losses to Fylde, Tamworth and Salford.

Current League Positions: 

Curzon currently sit in 19th, just outside relegation. Whilst County are currently in 11th position. 7 points of play-off spots but with a game in hand.


County will be travelling to the Tameside Stadium for only the second time when they visit this weekend. Last season’s match ended in a 1-1 draw and with a big County following expected, they’ll be looking to go one better and grab a victory tomorrow.

Tameside Stadium

Ticket prices for County are as follows:

  • £12 Adult
  • £6 Concession
  • £3 – U16’s
County will be hosted in the away stand, as well as having half the seated area.


Stadium: The Tameside Stadium, Richmond Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 9HG