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


Last Minute Strike Denies County 4th Win

3140 County fans (minus 12 Ferriby supporters) were there to see one of the most notorious referee performances to grace the Edgeley Park pitch in recent times. Not content with his lack of control over the game, or his inability to let the game flow at all, Referee Paul Marsden topped off an infuriating 90 minutes with the allowance of a Ferriby goal 150 seconds after the allocated 5 minutes added time. 

As far as player performances go, it wasn’t the best for many. The back 4 were solid and any of them could easily been given MoM. The midfield was gritty but, at times, overpowered. The wingers were not effective enough of the time and the strikers toiled without success. The introduction of Gonzales and, especially, Colley was refreshing and ultimately led to the breakthrough, a factor which will undoubtedly give Young something to think about regarding his selection on Saturday. 

Whilst the draw will be seen by many as a missed opportunity, the fact remains that we have 10 points for 4 games, are third in the league and have had 4 tough games to start our campaign. It doesn’t get easier with a trip to the Midlands to play Nuneaton at the weekend, but I’m damn sure we won’t get rolled over there like we did a few seasons ago and that the team we have will fight tooth and nail for the points. 

All I’ll finish with, County fans, is that you should embrace the fact that the referee is getting to you, it means that you care again, and that we have something to play for, and that is a nice feeling. 

FT: County 1-1 North Ferriby (Ledsham, 87) 

Line-Ups: Hurst, Morton, O’Hanlon, Thorniley, Roberts, Evans, Ledsham, Montrose, Rule, Dyson, Odejayi

Subs: Colley, Gonzales

Attendance: 3140

Match Preview: Stockport County Vs North Ferriby

Stockport County’s fourth game of the season will take place tuesday evening at Edgeley Park against a tough North Ferriby United team. The Hatters have won their last three games, beating Boston United, FC United of Manchester and AFC Telford.

The last game between the two sides at Edgeley Park ended 1-0 to North Ferriby on the very first game of the season, last year. The Villagers then went on to finish 10th in the National League North.

Manager Billy Heath has been impressed so far with his young North Ferriby side, currently 8th, Billy and his side have Won, lost and drawn in their opening three games, amongst their good start to the National League North campaign, they beat Chorley a whopping 4-0. One certainty to remember.

In 2013, North Ferriby United were promoted into the National North, after two fairly successful seasons, they beat Welsh side Wrexham to win the FA Trophy, the biggest trophy in 81 years since there were founded in 1934. Town striker Tom Denton is one to watch out for, the 26 year old standing at 6ft 7. The county defence know they will be in a tough game, Mr Denton has had spells with Huddersfield Town and Cheltenham Town, the experience striker (giant) signed for North Ferriby after two long spells at Worksop Town.

3 played, 3 wins. Theres just one thing standing in there way for the 4th win, North Ferriby United! Be there and support Neil Young and the rest of the team.

Ticket prices: Adults £15, Concessions £10, 6-17 year-olds £5, Under 6 free with a paying adult (ticket stub needs be collected  from the ticket office.

Animo Et Fide