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1951-1952

 

Division 1

 

  1. NELSON                          42  30   3   9 139  59  63

  2. LANCASTER CITY                  42  24   7  11  89  69  55

  3. NETHERFIELD                     42  22  10  10 108  63  54

  4. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  42  21   9  12  73  57  51

  5. MORECAMBE                       42  21   7  14  74  72  49

  6. ASHTON UNITED                   42  21   6  15  96  87  48

  7. ROCHDALE RESERVES               42  20   6  16 104  79  46

  8. BARROW RESERVES                 42  19   8  15  73  66  46

  9. FLEETWOOD                       42  20   5  17  94  87  45

 10. BOOTLE ATHLETIC                 42  17   8  17  73  73  42

 11. CHORLEY                         42  16  10  16  66  72  42

 12. HORWICH RMI                     42  17   7  18  99  97  41

 13. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  16   8  18  73  85  40

 14. BLACKPOOL 'B'                   42  18   4  20  72  88  40

 15. MARINE                          42  13  12  17  77  85  38

 16. DARWEN                          42  16   5  21  60  83  37

 17. OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES        42  13   9  20  87  91  35

 18. CLITHEROE                       42  13   9  20  59  79  35

 19. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  12  10  20  70  76  34

 20. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  13   5  24  77  95  31

 21. ST. HELENS TOWN                 42  12   5  25  86 119  29

 22. EARLESTOWN                      42   6  11  25  68 135  23

  (924 380 164 380 1817 1817 924)

 

Earlestown and St. Helens Town relegated to Division 2.

 

Division 2

 

  1. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  32   5   5 151  44  69

  2. NELSON RESERVES                 42  30   6   6 123  49  66

  3. DROYLSDEN                       42  28   7   7 172  78  63

  4. ACCRINGTON STANLEY RESERVES     42  27   6   9 115  56  60

  5. LEYLAND MOTORS                  42  26   6  10 104  56  58

  6. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  22   8  12 107  72  52

  7. LYTHAM                          42  20   7  15 100  68  47

  8. GREAT HARWOOD                   42  22   3  17 115 107  47

  9. BARNOLDSWICK & DISTRICT         42  19   8  15  89  86  46

 10. BOLTON WANDERERS ‘B’            42  18   6  18 107  75  42

 11. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            42  15  11  16  79  87  41

 12. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         42  18   5  19  85 108  41

 13. ASTLEY BRIDGE                   42  14   5  23  80 110  33

 14. HINDSFORD                       42  13   7  22  76 106  33

 15. STUBSHAW CROSS ROVERS           42  14   4  24  76 110  32

 16. PADIHAM                         42  12   7  23  81 112  31

 17. MORECAMBE RESERVES              42  13   4  25  68 139  30

 18. LOMAX                           42  11   6  25  83 124  28

 19. CHORLEY RESERVES                42  11   5  26  72 120  27

 20. ACI HORWICH                     42  11   5  26  76 137  27

 21. ATHERTON COLLIERIES             42  11   5  26  65 123  27

 22. DARWEN RESERVES                 42  10   4  28  64 121  24

  (924 397 130 397 2088 2088 924)

 

Accrington Stanley Reserves and Prescot Cables promoted to Division 1. ACI Horwich and Atherton Collieries left the competition. Crompton’s Recreation and South Liverpool were admitted.

 

1952-1953

 

Division 1

 

  1. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  42  27  13   2 124  45  67

  2. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  25   5  12  83  46  55

  3. DARWEN                          42  19  11  12  88  65  49

  4. MARINE                          42  19  11  12  91  72  49

  5. NELSON                          42  20   8  14  86  72  48

  6. LANCASTER CITY                  42  21   6  15  81  72  48

  7. HORWICH RMI                     42  17  13  12 109 105  47

  8. ASHTON UNITED                   42  18   9  15 105  85  45

  9. NETHERFIELD                     42  20   4  18  82  81  44

 10. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  17   8  17  78  80  42

 11. MORECAMBE                       42  16   9  17  60  61  41

 12. BOOTLE ATHLETIC                 42  16   8  18  64  64  40

 13. OLDHAM ATHLETIC                 42  16   7  19  84  89  39

 14. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  16   7  19  84  92  39

 15. FLEETWOOD                       42  16   7  19  76 105  39

 16. CHORLEY                         42  16   5  21  81  87  37

 17. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  14   9  19  61  70  37

 18. ACCRINGTON STANLEY RESERVES     42  13  11  18  64  78  37

 19. ROCHDALE RESERVES               42  11   9  22  61  76  31

 20. BARROW RESERVES                 42  10  11  21  57  80  31

 21. CLITHEROE                       42  11   9  22  69 115  31

 22. BLACKPOOL 'B'                   42  11   6  25  49  97  28

  (924 369 186 369 1737 1737 924)

 

Blackpool ‘B’ and Clitheroe were relegated to Division 2.

 

Division 2

 

  1. BOLTON WANDERERS ‘B’            42  32   4   6 135  43  68

  2. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 42  32   2   8 164  61  66

  3. DROYLSDEN                       42  28   6   8 145  66  62

  4. ST. HELENS TOWN                 42  26   5  11 137  75  57

  5. EARLESTOWN                      42  23   6  13 110  69  52

  6. BARNOLDSWICK & DISTRICT         42  23   6  13 125 108  52

  7. LEYLAND MOTORS                  42  21   9  12  84  67  51

  8. LYTHAM                          42  18   9  15  81  77  45

  9. CROMPTON’S RECREATION           42  17  11  14  98 101  45

 10. ASTLEY BRIDGE                   42  17  10  15  99  97  44

 11. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  17   8  17 100  77  42

 12. LOMAX                           42  17   6  19  82 103  40

 13. GREAT HARWOOD                   42  15   9  18  95 112  39

 14. PADIHAM                         42  15   8  19  87 101  38

 15. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         42  14   9  19  81  91  37

 16. CHORLEY RESERVES                42  14   9  19  94 112  37

 17. NELSON RESERVES                 42  13   5  24  69 105  31

 18. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            42  10  11  21  78 119  31

 19. STUBSHAW CROSS ROVERS           42  11   5  26  71 114  27

 20. DARWEN RESERVES                 42   6  10  26  52 105  22

 21. MORECAMBE RESERVES              42   7   8  27  68 141  22

 22. HINDSFORD                       42   5   6  31  70 181  16

  (924 381 162 381 2125 2125 924)

 

Bolton Wanderers ‘B’ and South Liverpool promoted to Division 1. Hindsford, Morecambe Reserves and Netherfeld Reserves all left the competition. Their places were taken by Burnley ‘A’, Burscough and Prescot Cables Reserves.

 

1953-1954

 

Division 1

 

  1. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  40  31   4   5 110  48  66

  2. NETHERFIELD                     40  20  11   9 104  73  51

  3. NELSON                          40  21   6  13  91  68  48

  4. HORWICH RMI                     40  21   5  14  95  65  47

  5. DARWEN                          40  18   9  13  80  49  45

  6. MARINE                          40  17   6  17  70  77  40

  7. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 40  15   9  16  77  73  39

  8. OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES        40  17   5  18  77  81  39

  9. LANCASTER CITY                  40  16   7  17  79  84  39

 10. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              40  16   7  17  56  67  39

 11. ACCRINGTON STANLEY RESERVES     40  17   3  20  91  88  37

 12. BOLTON WANDERERS 'B'            40  16   5  19  62  71  37

 13. ROSSENDALE UNITED               40  14   8  18  87  89  36

 14. ASHTON UNITED                   40  17   2  21  74  85  36

 15. ROCHDALE RESERVES               40  14   8  18  61  80  36

 16. BARROW RESERVES                 40  15   6  19  57  79  36

 17. FLEETWOOD                       40  14   7  19  78  88  35

 18. CHORLEY                         40  12  10  18  51  60  34

 19. MORECAMBE                       40  14   6  20  58  83  34

 20. NEW BRIGHTON                    40  13   7  20  70  94  33

 21. PRESCOT CABLES                  40  13   7  20  63  89  33

  (840 351 138 351 1591 1591 840)

 

Bootle Athletic resigned during the season and the club’s record was deleted. Prescot Cables were relegated to Division 2.

 

Division 2

 

  1. BURSCOUGH                       42  33   4   5 155  38  70

  2. BLACKPOOL ‘B’                   42  29   6   7 132  53  64

  3. BURNLEY ‘A’                     42  29   4   9 146  66  62

  4. EARLESTOWN                      42  26   8   8 121  74  60

  5. DROYLSDEN                       42  26   7   9 116  50  59

  6. NELSON RESERVES                 42  25   4  13 101  85  54

  7. BARNOLDSWICK & DISTRICT         42  21   8  13 120  95  50

  8. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  20   8  14  99  86  48

  9. CLITHEROE                       42  21   4  17 113 107  46

 10. LEYLAND MOTORS                  42  20   3  19  87  84  43

 11. LYTHAM                          42  17   9  16  66  78  43

 12. CROMPTON’S RECREATION           42  19   3  20  88 111  41

 13. DARWEN RESERVES                 42  18   3  21  90  94  39

 14. PRESCOT CABLES RESERVES         42  16   6  20 101  90  38

 15. ST. HELENS TOWN                 42  16   6  20  86  98  38

 16. CHORLEY RESERVES                42  12   8  22  81 111  32

 17. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         42  12   7  23  83 107  31

 18. PADIHAM                         42  12   3  27  60 118  27

 19. GREAT HARWOOD                   42  10   6  26  82 120  26

 20. LOMAX                           42  12   1  29  73 139  25

 21. ASTLEY BRIDGE                   42   7   4  31  65 160  18

 22. STUBSHAW CROSS ROVERS           42   4   2  36  51 152  10

  (924 405 114 405 2116 2116 924)

 

Blackpool ‘B’ and Burscough promoted to Division 1. Astley Bridge, Prescot Cables Reserves and Stubshaw Cross Rovers all left the competition. Only two sides were admitted to Division 2 – the ‘A’ teams of Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End – and the section was reduced to 20 clubs.

 

1954-1955

 

Division 1

 

  1. ACCRINGTON STANLEY RESERVES     42  29  10   3 110  46  68

  2. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  24   6  12 123  84  54

  3. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  42  21  10  11  93  56  52

  4. BURSCOUGH                       42  22   8  12  75  49  52

  5. OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES        42  21  10  11  98  74  52

  6. BLACKPOOL 'B'                   42  22   5  15 101  59  49

  7. FLEETWOOD                       42  19  11  12  73  69  49

  8. HORWICH RMI                     42  20   8  14  81  62  48

  9. MORECAMBE                       42  18   8  16  68  65  44

 10. MARINE                          42  19   5  18  91  84  43

 11. NETHERFIELD                     42  20   3  19  92  94  43

 12. DARWEN                          42  15  13  14  64  79  43

 13. CHORLEY                         42  17   7  18  78  91  41

 14. LANCASTER CITY                  42  16   9  17  68  84  41

 15. BARROW RESERVES                 42  14   9  19  87  90  37

 16. NELSON                          42  14   8  20  82  84  36

 17. ASHTON UNITED                   42  13   9  20  75 107  35

 18. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  12   9  21  74  79  33

 19. BOLTON WANDERERS 'B'            42  12   8  22  62  68  32

 20. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 42  12   8  22  67 105  32

 21. ROCHDALE RESERVES               42   8   9  25  58  92  25

 22. NEW BRIGHTON                    42   6   3  33  48 147  15

  (924 374 176 374 1768 1768 924)

 

Football League clubs Barrow, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic and Rochdale all withdrew their teams from the Lancashire Combination at the end of the season, so there was no relegation and the size of the section was reduced to 20 clubs for the following season.

 

Division 2

 

  1. BURNLEY ‘A’                     38  33   1   4 137  39  67

  2. PRESCOT CABLES                  38  31   2   5 173  53  64

  3. DROYLSDEN                       38  29   3   6 128  54  61

  4. CROMPTON’S RECREATION           38  23   6   9 119  71  52

  5. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         38  22   3  13 111  67  47

  6. BACUP BOROUGH                   38  22   3  13 105  75  47

  7. CLITHEROE                       38  19   4  15  86  75  42

  8. LYTHAM                          38  16   7  15  87  75  39

  9. LEYLAND MOTORS                  38  16   3  19  78  85  35

 10. BLACKBURN ROVERS ‘A’            38  15   5  18  84  93  35

 11. EARLESTOWN                      38  14   7  17  81  93  35

 12. BARNOLDSWICK & DISTRICT         38  14   6  18  78  89  34

 13. PRESTON NORTH END ‘A’           38  12  10  16  82 107  34

 14. NELSON RESERVES                 38  10   8  20  56  87  28

 15. CHORLEY RESERVES                38  11   4  23  64  93  26

 16. GREAT HARWOOD                   38  11   4  23  67 114  26

 17. DARWEN RESERVES                 38   9   7  22  55 107  25

 18. ST. HELENS TOWN                 38  10   5  23  48 115  25

 19. LOMAX                           38   9   3  26  63 117  21

 20. PADIHAM                         38   5   7  26  53 146  17

  (760 331 98 331 1755 1755 760)

 

Prescot Cables were promoted to Division 1. To raise membership of the top section to 20 clubs, Bacup Borough and St. Helens Town were placed in Division 1. Football League clubs Burnley, Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End withdrew their teams from the Lancashire Combination and Barnoldswick & District also left. Burscough Reserves, Prescot Cables Reserves, Rolls Royce, St. Anne’s Athletic and Skelmersdale United joined Division 2, membership of which was now 18 clubs.

 

1955-1956

 

Division 1

 

  1. BURSCOUGH                       38  26   7   5  96  37  59

  2. HORWICH RMI                     38  24   9   5 104  49  57

  3. ACCRINGTON STANLEY RESERVES     38  20  10   8  87  56  50

  4. NETHERFIELD                     38  21   7  10  95  55  49

  5. LANCASTER CITY                  38  19  11   8  83  59  49

  6. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  38  18  10  10  80  56  46

  7. NEW BRIGHTON                    38  18   8  12  78  57  44

  8. PRESCOT CABLES                  38  19   6  13 104  92  44

  9. CHORLEY                         38  17   5  16  78  68  39

 10. MARINE                          38  14   8  16  71  83  36

 11. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              38  13   9  16  54  60  35

 12. ASHTON UNITED                   38  14   7  17  62  75  35

 13. DARWEN                          38  13   8  17  66  85  34

 14. FLEETWOOD                       38  12   8  18  65  79  32

 15. NELSON                          38  12   8  18  60  89  32

 16. MORECAMBE                       38  12   5  21  62  94  29

 17. BACUP BOROUGH                   38  10   9  19  58  76  29

 18. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 38  12   3  23  69  98  27

 19. ROSSENDALE UNITED               38   8   9  21  61  89  25

 20. ST. HELENS TOWN                 38   3   3  32  34 110   9

  (760 305 150 305 1467 1467 760)

 

Rossendale United and St. Helens Town relegated to Division 2.

 

Division 2

 

  1. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             34  21   9   4 110  54  51

  2. DROYLSDEN                       34  23   4   7 111  71  50

  3. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         34  21   6   7 102  44  48

  4. BURSCOUGH RESERVES              34  23   1  10  91  49  47

  5. CROMPTON’S RECREATION           34  20   7   7  94  55  47

  6. LYTHAM                          34  19   7   8  81  46  45

  7. CLITHEROE                       34  19   4  11  82  69  42

  8. LOMAX                           34  15   2  17  81  91  32

  9. CHORLEY RESERVES                34  11   6  17  59  76  28

 10. EARLESTOWN                      34  10   6  18  60  77  26

 11. LEYLAND MOTORS                  34  10   6  18  65  87  26

 12. NELSON RESERVES                 34  11   4  19  72 102  26

 13. PRESCOT CABLES RESERVES         34  11   4  19  60  99  26

 14. GREAT HARWOOD                   34   9   7  18  65  74  25

 15. ST. ANNE’S ATHLETIC             34  10   5  19  63  97  25

 16. ROLLS ROYCE                     34  10   4  20  77 109  24

 17. PADIHAM                         34   9   5  20  63 101  23

 18. DARWEN RESERVES                 34   6   9  19  43  78  21

  (612 258 96 258 1379 1379 612)

 

Droylsden and Skelmersdale United promoted to Division 1.

 

1956-1957

 

Division 1

 

  1. PRESCOT CABLES                  38  26   5   7 123  52  57

  2. NEW BRIGHTON                    38  25   4   9  94  50  54

  3. MORECAMBE                       38  20   7  11  81  53  47

  4. HORWICH RMI                     38  22   3  13  93  70  47

  5. BURSCOUGH                       38  19   7  12  86  58  45

  6. ACCRINGTON STANLEY RESERVES     38  18   8  12  82  61  44

  7. ASHTON UNITED                   38  19   5  14  89  74  43

  8. CHORLEY                         38  15   8  15  74  74  38

  9. NETHERFIELD                     38  15   8  15  73  73  38

 10. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  38  17   3  18  73  61  37

 11. LANCASTER CITY                  38  14   8  16  71  91  36

 12. BACUP BOROUGH                   38  12  11  15  80  88  35

 13. NELSON                          38  15   5  18  53  59  35

 14. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             38  14   6  18  67  82  34

 15. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 38  14   5  19  71  82  33

 16. FLEETWOOD                       38  13   7  18  56  70  33

 17. MARINE                          38  12   8  18  62  84  32

 18. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              38  12   7  19  62  88  31

 19. DARWEN                          38  11   5  22  62  88  27

 20. DROYLSDEN                       38   4   6  28  59 153  14

  (760 317 126 317 1511 1511 760)

 

No relegation because the size of Division 1 was restored to 22 clubs.

 

Division 2

 

  1. ROSSENDALE UNITED               34  25   3   6 111  34  53

  2. CROMPTON’S RECREATION           34  19   7   8  72  45  45

  3. CLITHEROE                       34  17  10   7  90  56  44

  4. ROLLS ROYCE                     34  20   4  10 100  74  44

  5. EARLESTOWN                      34  20   1  13  95  86  41

  6. ST. HELENS TOWN                 34  15   9  10  87  67  39

  7. NELSON RESERVES                 34  15  10  10  72  52  38

  8. LYTHAM                          34  14   8  11  73  59  38

  9. LOMAX                           34  15   7  12  86  89  37

 10. PRESCOT CABLES RESERVES         34  15   5  14  67  75  35

 11. BURSCOUGH RESERVES              34  14   4  16  72  75  32

 12. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         34  14   3  17  62  71  31

 13. ST. ANNE’S ATHLETIC             34  10   6  18  78  97  26

 14. DARWEN RESERVES                 34  10   5  19  48 101  25

 15. LEYLAND MOTORS                  34  10   3  21  57  81  23

 16. GREAT HARWOOD                   34   9   5  20  57  84  23

 17. CHORLEY RESERVES                34   9   4  21  52  95  22

 18. PADIHAM                         34   6   4  24  57  95  16

  (612 257 98 257 1336 1336 612)

 

Crompton’s Recreation and Rossendale United promoted to Division 1. Burscough Reserves left the competition, but the size of the section was increased to 20 clubs through the admission to Division 2 of Glossop, Horwich RMI Reserves, Morecambe Reserves, Northern Nomads and Oldham Athletic Reserves.

 

1957-1958

 

Division 1

 

  1. HORWICH RMI                     42  28   7   7 109  47  63

  2. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  26   9   7 117  49  61

  3. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  23   8  11  85  61  54

  4. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  42  21  11  10  95  60  53

  5. ACCRINGTON STANLEY RESERVES     42  23   6  13  92  71  52

  6. NETHERFIELD                     42  20   9  13  87  70  49

  7. MORECAMBE                       42  18  12  12  66  50  48

  8. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  19  10  13 104  88  48

  9. CHORLEY                         42  20   7  15 123  85  47

 10. MARINE                          42  17   7  18  74 103  41

 11. NELSON                          42  17   6  19  65  71  40

 12. ASHTON UNITED                   42  17   5  20  96 108  39

 13. LANCASTER CITY                  42  15   7  20  74  93  37

 14. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  16   5  21  69 102  37

 15. BURSCOUGH                       42  14   8  20  80  79  36

 16. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 42  15   6  21  94 102  36

 17. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             42  15   6  21  77  92  36

 18. DARWEN                          42  14   6  22  71 104  34

 19. DROYLSDEN                       42  13   7  22  75  99  33

 20. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  12   8  22  88 115  32

 21. FLEETWOOD                       42  11  10  21  57  82  32

 22. CROMPTON'S RECREATION           42   5   6  31  51 118  16

  (924 379 166 379 1849 1849 924)

 

Crompton’s Recreation relegated to Division 2. Accrington Stanley withdrew their reserve side from the competition.

 

Division 2

 

  1. OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES        38  28   4   6 135  45  60

  2. CLITHEROE                       38  27   6   5 137  48  60

  3. EARLESTOWN                      38  21  10   7 130  79  52

  4. PADIHAM                         38  20   9   9  84  64  49

  5. NORTHERN NOMADS                 38  21   6  11  88  58  48

  6. LYTHAM                          38  18  10  10  89  75  46

  7. CHORLEY RESERVES                38  19   7  12 103  64  45

  8. GLOSSOP                         38  19   6  13  92  81  44

  9. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         38  18   7  13 101  64  43

 10. ST. HELENS TOWN                 38  17   7  14  87  67  41

 11. HORWICH RMI RESERVES            38  17   6  15  80  87  40

 12. MORECAMBE                       38  13   8  17  68  86  34

 13. LEYLAND MOTORS                  38  14   4  20  81  98  32

 14. LOMAX                           38  10  10  18  63  92  30

 15. ROLLS ROYCE                     38  10   9  19  69  93  29

 16. PRESCOT CABLES RESERVES         38   8  10  20  63  90  26

 17. NELSON RESERVES                 38   6  11  21  65 134  23

 18. ST. ANNE’S ATHLETIC             38   7   8  23  68 117  22

 19. GREAT HARWOOD                   38   6  10  22  59 125  22

 20. DARWEN RESERVES                 38   6   2  30  36 131  14

  (760 305 150 305 1698 1698 760)

 

Clitheroe and Oldham Athletic Reserves promoted to Division 1. Darwen Reserves, Prescot Cables Reserves and St. Anne’s Athletic all left the competition at the end of the season. With only Rossendale United Reserves joining Division 2, the section was again reduced to 18 clubs.

 

1958-1959

 

Division 1

 

  1. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  29   6   7 127  53  64

  2. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  27   6   9 111  57  60

  3. HORWICH R.M.I                   42  25   9   8  95  57  59

  4. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             42  22  10  10 107  69  54

  5. MORECAMBE                       42  22   9  11  77  44  53

  6. CHORLEY                         42  22   7  13 109  82  51

  7. NETHERFIELD                     42  22   5  15  91  73  49

  8. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  19  10  13 104  88  48

  9. NELSON                          42  19   9  14  82  74  47

 10. FLEETWOOD                       42  20   4  18  72  87  44

 11. MARINE                          42  16   8  18  80  97  40

 12. BURSCOUGH                       42  15   9  18  60  69  39

 13. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 42  16   6  20  81  94  38

 14. DARWEN                          42  16   6  20  75  93  38

 15. LANCASTER CITY                  42  13  12  17  69  95  38

 16. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  16   5  21  88  89  37

 17. OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES        42  13   8  21  80  98  34

 18. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  42  12   7  23  60  84  31

 19. ASHTON UNITED                   42  12   6  24  69 103  30

 20. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  10   8  24  70 104  28

 21. CLITHEROE                       42  11   3  28  71 105  25

 22. DROYLSDEN                       42   6   5  31  43 106  17

  (924 383 158 383 1821 1821 924)

 

Clitheroe and Droylsden relegated to Division 2.

 

Division 2 

 

  1. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            34  23   7   4 110  46  53

  2. CHORLEY RESERVES                34  21   5   8  86  53  47

  3. EARLESTOWN                      34  21   4   9 109  62  46

  4. LYTHAM                          34  18   8   8  89  72  44

  5. PADIHAM                         34  19   5  10  95  60  43

  6. NORTHERN NOMADS                 34  17   6  11  76  70  40

  7. LEYLAND MOTORS                  34  14   8  12  85  69  36

  8. CROMPTON’S RECREATION           34  14   7  13  80  75  35

  9. GLOSSOP                         34  14   6  14  75  64  34

 10. ST. HELENS TOWN                 34  15   3  16  73  62  33

 11. HORWICH RMI RESERVES            34  13   4  17  71  73  30

 12. ROSSENDALE UNITED RESERVES      34   9  10  15  59  78  28

 13. LOMAX                           34  12   4  18  71 105  28

 14. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         34  10   7  17  46  69  27

 15. GREAT HARWOOD                   34  10   6  18  62 100  26

 16. MORECAMBE RESERVES              34  10   5  19  56  86  25

 17. NELSON RESERVES                 34   8   8  18  52  84  24

 18. ROLLS ROYCE                     34   3   7  24  35 102  13

  (612 251 110 251 1330 1330 612)

 

Earlestown and Lytham promoted to Division 1. Rossendale United Reserves were replaced by Lancaster City Reserves.

 

1959-1960

 

Division 1

 

  1. CHORLEY                         42  31   5   6 133  48  67

  2. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  42  27   6   9 101  51  60

  3. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  28   4  10 103  54  60

  4. MORECAMBE                       42  28   2  12 103  54  58

  5. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  21   7  14 116  95  49

  6. BURSCOUGH                       42  20   8  14  94  73  48

  7. NELSON                          42  22   4  16  78  68  48

  8. NETHERFIELD                     42  20   7  15  88  70  47

  9. MARINE                          42  19   6  17  92  98  44

 10. HORWICH RMI                     42  17   8  17  82  76  42

 11. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  16   9  17  74  68  41

 12. OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES        42  16   7  19  64  66  39

 13. ASHTON UNITED                   42  13  12  17  61  86  38

 14. FLEETWOOD                       42  16   5  21  63  71  37

 15. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  11  12  19  71  99  34

 16. EARLESTOWN                      42  13   7  22  79 113  33

 17. LANCASTER CITY                  42  12   9  21  73 107  33

 18. LYTHAM                          42  10  12  20  60  88  32

 19. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             42  13   6  23  59  97  32

 20. DARWEN                          42  10  11  21  57  86  31

 21. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42   9  10  23  57  92  28

 22. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 42   7   9  26  54 102  23

  (924 379 166 379 1762 1762 924)

 

Southport Reserves and South Liverpool were relegated to Division 2.

 

Division 2

 

  1. CLITHEROE                       34  26   3   5  81  28  55

  2. DROYLSDEN                       34  25   3   6 106  55  53

  3. CHORLEY RESERVES                34  24   4   6  92  37  52

  4. GLOSSOP                         34  19   3  12  75  57  41

  5. ST. HELENS TOWN                 34  17   7  10  63  52  41

  6. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         34  18   4  12  93  69  40

  7. MORECAMBE RESERVES              34  16   4  14  88  75  36

  8. CROMPTON'S RECREATION           34  14   7  13  78  61  35

  9. PADIHAM                         34  16   3  15  74  65  35

 10. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            34  13   8  13  77  74  34

 11. NELSON RESERVES                 34  13   7  14  58  61  33

 12. HORWICH RMI RESERVES            34  13   4  17  90  84  30

 13. ROLLS ROYCE                     34  12   2  20  61 109  26

 14. LEYLAND MOTORS                  34   8   8  18  51  80  24

 15. LANCASTER CITY RESERVES         34   9   4  21  48  88  22

 16. NORTHERN NOMADS                 34   8   3  23  52  91  19

 17. LOMAX                           34   7   5  22  48 107  19

 18. GREAT HARWOOD                   34   7   3  24  44  86  17

  (612 265 82 265 1279 1279 612)

 

Clitheroe and Droylsden were promoted to Division 1. Lomax left the competition and were replaced by Prescot Cables Reserves.

 

1960-1961

 

Division 1

 

  1. CHORLEY                         42  31   7   4 125  33  69

  2. NELSON                          42  29   7   6 106  47  65

  3. WIGAN ATHLETIC                  42  25   8   9 108  56  58

  4. BURSCOUGH                       42  25   8   9  76  49  58

  5. NETHERFIELD                     42  24   8  10 123  71  56

  6. MORECAMBE                       42  23   5  14  96  76  51

  7. LANCASTER CITY                  42  17  14  11  75  53  48

  8. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  20   7  15  70  78  47

  9. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  20   6  16  80  65  46

 10. MARINE                          42  17  10  15  79  75  44

 11. CLITHEROE                       42  17   7  18  84  88  41

 12. ASHTON UNITED                   42  18   5  19  78  88  41

 13. HORWICH RMI                     42  14   7  21  75  94  35

 14. LYTHAM                          42  13   8  21  69  85  34

 15. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             42  12   9  21  71  85  33

 16. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  13   7  22  92 139  33

 17. OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES        42  13   6  23  71  84  32

 18. EARLESTOWN                      42  12   8  22  74 103  32

 19. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  11   9  22  76  96  31

 20. FLEETWOOD                       42  12   5  25  82 110  29

 21. DROYLSDEN                       42  10   5  27  73 132  25

 22. DARWEN                          42   7   2  33  45 121  16

  (924 383 158 383 1828 1828 924)

 

Droylsden were relegated to Division 2, but Darwen were reprieved as Ashton United were demoted and Wigan Athletic left the Lancashire Combination to join the Cheshire County League.

 

Division 2

 

  1. CHORLEY RESERVES                34  24   6   4 120  56  54

  2. MORECAMBE RESERVES              34  21   8   5  92  46  50

  3. PADIHAM                         34  21   6   7  94  55  48

  4. WIGAN ATHLETIC RESERVES         34  22   3   9 105  47  47

  5. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              34  21   5   8  86  50  47

  6. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 34  21   4   9 116  60  46

  7. NORTHERN NOMADS                 34  16   6  12  91  80  38

  8. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            34  16   5  13  89  81  37

  9. ST. HELENS TOWN                 34  15   5  14  69  67  35

 10. GLOSSOP                         34  13   5  16  64  86  31

 11. NELSON RESERVES                 34  13   3  18  55  78  29

 12. LEYLAND MOTORS                  34  10   7  17  66  86  27

 13. CROMPTON'S RECREATION           34  10   6  18  67  93  26

 14. HORWICH RMI RESERVES            34  10   6  18  67 106  26

 15. PRESCOT CABLES RESERVES         34  10   4  20  66  74  24

 16. GREAT HARWOOD                   34   8   5  21  56 104  21

 17. ROLLS ROYCE                     34   6   1  27  50 117  13

 18. LANCASTER CITY RESERVES         34   4   5  25  44 111  13

  (612 261 90 261 1397 1397 612)

 

Padiham and Southport Reserves were promoted. In a rather surprise move, Leyland Motors were also placed in Division 1 for the following season. Wigan Athletic Reserves were withdrawn from the competition, with Accrington Stanley Reserves, Barrow Reserves, Lucas Sports Club and Wigan Rovers joining Division 2, which increased its membership to 20 clubs.

 

1961-1962

 

Division 1

 

  1. MORECAMBE                       42  32   6   4 143  51  70

  2. NETHERFIELD                     42  27  10   5 143  67  64

  3. HORWICH RMI                     42  26   9   7 110  48  61

  4. BURSCOUGH                       42  26   8   8 122  68  60

  5. CHORLEY                         42  24   9   9 107  71  57

  6. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  22   6  14 114  89  50

  7. OLDHAM ATHLETIC RESERVES        42  21   8  13  89  71  50

  8. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  23   3  16 105  57  49

  9. LANCASTER CITY                  42  18  12  12  75  65  48

 10. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  18   9  15 102  77  45

 11. NELSON                          42  20   5  17  86  71  45

 12. CLITHEROE                       42  18   9  15  85  83  45

 13. EARLESTOWN                      42  17   6  19  89 102  40

 14. MARINE                          42  15   7  20  94  99  37

 15. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  14   9  19  66  83  37

 16. FLEETWOOD                       42  11  11  20  84  89  33

 17. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             42  12   7  23  62 103  31

 18. LYTHAM                          42   9   7  26  67 127  25

 19. DARWEN                          42   8   9  25  56 119  25

 20. LEYLAND MOTORS                  42   6   8  28  67 126  20

 21. BACUP BOROUGH                   42   6   4  32  52 149  16

 22. PADIHAM                         42   4   8  30  51 154  16

  (924 377 170 377 1969 1969 924)

 

Padiham were relegated to Division 2, but Bacup Borough were reprieved because Oldham Athletic withdrew their reserve side from the Lancashire Combination.

 

Division 2

 

  1. ASHTON UNITED                   36  29   4   3 124  32  62

  2. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 36  25   4   7 110  41  54

  3. DROYLSDEN                       36  25   3   8 126  46  53

  4. MORECAMBE RESERVES              36  24   3   9  91  63  51

  5. GLOSSOP                         36  20   5  11  85  62  45

  6. BARROW RESERVES                 36  20   4  12  81  46  44

  7. CHORLEY RESERVES                36  17   7  12  79  58  41

  8. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            36  16   8  12  92  66  40

  9. NELSON RESERVES                 36  16   6  14  87  62  38

 10. ST. HELENS TOWN                 36  13   8  15  67  62  34

 11. WIGAN ROVERS                    36  14   6  16  67  82  34

 12. LANCASTER CITY RESERVES         36  14   2  20  77  80  30

 13. ROLLS ROYCE                     36  12   6  18 100 108  30

 14. HORWICH RMI RESERVES            36  13   3  20  77  85  29

 15. CROMPTON’S RECREATION           36  12   3  21  73 109  27

 16. NORTHERN NOMADS                 36  10   6  20  68  94  26

 17. PRESCOT CABLES RESERVES         36  10   4  22  63 107  24

 18. GREAT HARWOOD                   36   9   2  25  76 129  20

 19. LUCAS SPORTS CLUB               36   1   0  35  28 239   2

  (684 300 84 300 1571 1571 684)

 

Accrington Stanley folded in March 1962, so their reserve side withdrew from the competition and its record was deleted.  Ashton United and South Liverpool were promoted to Division 1. Lucas Sports Club left the competition. Accrington Stanley, Blackpool Mechanics and Vulcan Institute joined Division 2 to restore membership to 20 clubs.

 

1962-1963

 

Division 1

 

  1. MORECAMBE                       42  31   6   5 153  40  68

  2. CHORLEY                         42  31   6   5 137  59  68

  3. ASHTON UNITED                   42  25   8   9 101  57  58

  4. HORWICH RMI                     42  25   5  12 107  59  55

  5. NETHERFIELD                     42  23   7  12 125  69  53

  6. LANCASTER CITY                  42  23   6  13  96  61  52

  7. MARINE                          42  22   6  14  92  73  50

  8. NELSON                          42  22   4  16  95  81  48

  9. FLEETWOOD                       42  23   1  18  97  71  47

 10. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 42  20   3  19  76  65  43

 11. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  18   5  19  83  76  41

 12. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  17   7  18  80  76  41

 13. CLITHEROE                       42  17   6  19  80  81  40

 14. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  17   6  19 103 138  40

 15. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             42  15   5  22  73  90  35

 16. BURSCOUGH                       42  15   5  22  68  93  35

 17. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  14   6  22  81 110  34

 18. EARLESTOWN                      42  14   3  25  88 132  31

 19. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  13   5  24  71 108  31

 20. LEYLAND MOTORS                  42   9   7  26  54 106  25

 21. DARWEN                          42   5   6  31  41 117  16

 22. LYTHAM                          42   5   3  34  34 173  13

  (924 404 116 404 1935 1935 924)

 

Darwen and Lytham were relegated to Division 2. Earlestown left the Lancashire Combination.

 

Division 2

 

  1. CROMPTON’S RECREATION           38  29   5   4 138  52  63

  2. DROYLSDEN                       38  27   6   5 124  31  60

  3. MORECAMBE RESERVES              38  23   6   9  93  46  52

  4. BARROW RESERVES                 38  24   3  11  91  52  51

  5. GREAT HARWOOD                   38  22   7   9 121  77  51

  6. HORWICH RMI RESERVES            38  21   6  11 100  58  48

  7. CHORLEY RESERVES                38  21   5  12  94  63  47

  8. ACCRINGTON STANLEY              38  19   7  12  99  66  45

  9. GLOSSOP                         38  15   9  14  75  73  39

 10. ST. HELENS TOWN                 38  16   6  16  59  58  38

 11. BLACKPOOL MECHANICS             38  14  10  14  67  84  38

 12. ROLLS ROYCE                     38  13   8  17  82 101  34

 13. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            38  11  10  17  72  84  32

 14. WIGAN ROVERS                    38  10  10  18  73  98  30

 15. NORTHERN NOMADS                 38  10   8  20  64  93  28

 16. PADIHAM                         38  11   6  21  70 109  28

 17. LANCASTER CITY RESERVES         38   9   6  23  67 111  24

 18. NELSON RESERVES                 38   8   4  26  47 114  20

 19. VULCAN INSTITUTE                38   9   1  28  74 137  19

 20. PRESCOT CABLES RESERVES         38   5   3  30  40 143  13

  (760 317 126 317 1650 1650 760)

 

Barrow Reserves, Crompton’s Recreation and Droylsden were promoted to Division 1. Nelson Reserves, Prescot Cables Reserves and Rolls Royce all departed at the end of the season . Kirkby Town and Radcliffe Borough joined Division 2, membership of which was back down to 18 clubs.

 

1963-1964

 

Division 1

 

  1. CHORLEY                         42  27   7   8 114  51  61

  2. NETHERFIELD                     42  26   8   8 123  64  60

  3. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  24  10   8  83  45  58

  4. HORWICH RMI                     42  24   8  10  91  51  56

  5. ASHTON UNITED                   42  20  10  12  91  65  50

  6. LANCASTER CITY                  42  21   8  13  90  69  50

  7. DROYLSDEN                       42  21   7  14  80  58  49

  8. NELSON                          42  23   3  16  84  73  49

  9. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 42  19   9  14  88  62  47

 10. MORECAMBE                       42  19   8  15  93  71  46

 11. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             42  21   4  17  88  76  46

 12. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  17   6  19  68  75  40

 13. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  17   5  20  59  68  39

 14. MARINE                          42  15   8  19  73  83  38

 15. BURSCOUGH                       42  11  11  20  80  84  33

 16. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  12   9  21  70 114  33

 17. FLEETWOOD                       42  10  13  19  54  88  33

 18. PRESCOT CABLES                  42  11   9  22  66  98  31

 19. CLITHEROE                       42  10  10  22  59  88  30

 20. LEYLAND MOTORS                  42  11   7  24  57 118  29

 21. BARROW RESERVES                 42   8   9  25  56 109  25

 22. CROMPTON'S RECREATION           42   8   5  29  58 115  21

  (924 375 174 375 1725 1725 924)

 

There was no relegation as both Ashton United and Crompton’s Recreation left the league at the end of the season. Prescot Cables became Prescot Town.

 

Division 2

 

  1. ACCRINGTON STANLEY              34  23   6   5  90  40  52

  2. CHORLEY RESERVES                34  21   7   6 102  45  49

  3. GREAT HARWOOD                   34  21   4   9 117  48  46

  4. ST. HELENS TOWN                 34  21   3  10  95  52  45

  5. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            34  20   4  10  73  48  44

  6. WIGAN ROVERS                    34  18   6  10  81  61  42

  7. HORWICH RMI RESERVES            34  17   6  11  93  47  40

  8. GLOSSOP                         34  17   5  12  73  61  39

  9. DARWEN                          34  14  10  10  77  59  38

 10. NORTHERN NOMADS                 34  15   4  15  73  64  34

 11. MORECAMBE RESERVES              34  13   7  14  63  47  33

 12. RADCLIFFE BOROUGH               34  13   7  14  84  74  33

 13. LANCASTER CITY RESERVES         34  11   4  19  57  80  26

 14. BLACKPOOL MECHANICS             34  10   6  18  54  94  26

 15. LYTHAM                          34   8   7  19  48 108  23

 16. KIRKBY TOWN                     34   9   2  23  59 110  20

 17. VULCAN INSTITUTE                34   4   5  25  49 134  13

 18. PADIHAM                         34   4   1  19  38 154   9

  (612 259 94 249 1326 1326 612)

 

Accrington Stanley and Great Harwood were promoted to Division 1. Northern Nomads and Vulcan Institute left the competition. Accrington Stanley Reserves, Fleetwood Reserves and Guinness Exports all joined Division 2, which now had 17 clubs.

 

1964-1965

 

Division 1

 

  1. NETHERFIELD                     42  30   6   6 143  53  66

  2. CHORLEY                         42  27   9   6 130  55  63

  3. MORECAMBE                       42  30   2  10 132  50  62

  4. HORWICH RMI                     42  24  13   5 128  53  61

  5. SOUTH LIVERPOOL                 42  27   5  10  97  67  59

  6. DROYLSDEN                       42  23   6  13  81  67  52

  7. NEW BRIGHTON                    42  21   9  12  82  48  51

  8. MARINE                          42  21   6  15  90  69  48

  9. BARROW RESERVES                 42  19   9  14  80  77  47

 10. GREAT HARWOOD                   42  19   7  16  85  83  45

 11. LANCASTER CITY                  42  18   6  18  75  65  42

 12. FLEETWOOD                       42  14  12  16  68  93  40

 13. NELSON                          42  15   7  20  68 108  37

 14. SKELMERSDALE UNITED             42  15   6  21  83  84  36

 15. BACUP BOROUGH                   42  16   2  24  61  94  34

 16. LEYLAND MOTORS                  42  13   7  22  74 105  33

 17. CLITHEROE                       42  13   6  23  60  90  32

 18. ROSSENDALE UNITED               42  13   6  23  75 114  32

 19. SOUTHPORT RESERVES              42  11   5  26  51  99  27

 20. BURSCOUGH                       42  11   3  28  68  90  25

 21. ACCRINGTON STANLEY              42   7   4  31  48 127  18

 22. PRESCOT TOWN                    42   4   6  32  44 132  14

  (924 391 142 391 1823 1823 924)

 

Accrington Stanley were relegated to Division 2, but Prescot Town were reprieved by the departure from the Lancashire Combination of New Brighton.

 

Division 2

 

  1. NETHERFIELD RESERVES            32  22   6   4 103  32  50

  2. CHORLEY RESERVES                32  22   3   7  90  36  47

  3. ST. HELENS TOWN                 32  21   4   7  77  36  46

  4. GUINNESS EXPORTS                32  18   9   5  88  35  45

  5. KIRKBY TOWN                     32  17   9   6  90  45  43

  6. RADCLIFFE BOROUGH               32  17   6   9  77  44  40

  7. HORWICH RMI RESERVES            32  17   4  11 101  58  38

  8. WIGAN ROVERS                    32  15   8   9  65  54  38

  9. BLACKPOOL MECHANICS             32  16   3  13  62  47  35

 10. MORECAMBE RESERVES              32  13   9  10  68  62  35

 11. DARWEN                          32  15   5  12  63  58  35

 12. LYTHAM                          32  14   4  14  58  52  32

 13. GLOSSOP                         32  10   2  20  49  80  22

 14. FLEETWOOD RESERVES              32   5   2  25  42 121  12

 15. LANCASTER CITY RESERVES         32   5   2  25  33 102  12

 16. PADIHAM                         32   3   2  27  30 122   8

 17. ACCRINGTON STANLEY RESERVES     32   2   2  28  30 142   6

  (544 232 80 232 1126 1126 544)

 

Guinness Exports and St. Helens Town were promoted to Division 1. Accrington Stanley Reserves were withdrawn from the competition, leaving Division 2 with 15 clubs.