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1958-1959

  1. PETERBOROUGH UNITED             36  32   4   0 137  26  68

  2. ASHINGTON                       36  28   4   4 125  40  60

  3. NORTH SHIELDS                   36  21   6   9  82  49  48

  4. SOUTH SHIELDS                   36  19   8   9  79  45  46

  5. BLYTH SPARTANS                  36  18  10   8  79  52  46

  6. SKEGNESS TOWN                   36  17   7  12  73  71  41

  7. HORDEN COLLIERY                 36  15  10  11  68  73  40

  8. CONSETT                         36  16   4  16  72  72  36

  9. SCARBOROUGH                     36  13   9  14  63  79  35

 10. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               36  12   9  15  70  75  33

 11. GOOLE TOWN                      36  12   7  17  72  90  31

 12. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            36  10  10  16  70  77  30

 13. SUTTON TOWN                     36  10   9  17  69  98  29

 14. SPENNYMOOR UNITED               36   8  12  16  55  92  28

 15. SCUNTHORPE UNITED RESERVES      36   8  10  18  58  70  26

 16. DENABY UNITED                   36  10   3  23  57 107  23

 17. STOCKTON                        36   7   8  21  65 106  22

 18. GRANTHAM                        36   7   7  22  66  90  21

 19. WORKSOP TOWN                    36  10   1  25  50  98  21

   (684 273 138 273 1410 1410 684)

 

Grantham and Scunthorpe United Reserves withdrew from the competition at the end of the season.

 

1959-1960

  1. PETERBOROUGH UNITED             32  23   6   3 108  37  52

  2. NORTH SHIELDS                   32  22   5   5  76  27  49

  3. ASHINGTON                       32  19   7   6  90  40  45

  4. SOUTH SHIELDS                   32  16   8   8  65  41  40

  5. BLYTH SPARTANS                  32  13  10   9  74  51  36

  6. STOCKTON                        32  12   8  12  53  66  32

  7. GOOLE TOWN                      32  13   5  14  62  78  31

  8. CONSETT                         32  13   4  15  54  65  30

  9. SPENNYMOOR UNITED               32  12   6  14  47  57  30

 10. HORDEN COLLIERY                 32  12   5  15  46  62  29

 11. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            32   7  14  11  41  60  28

 12. SKEGNESS TOWN                   32   9   9  14  50  64  27

 13. SCARBOROUGH                     32   9   8  15  48  65  26

 14. WORKSOP TOWN                    32  10   4  18  41  70  24

 15. SUTTON TOWN                     32   6  11  15  44  76  23

 16. DENABY UNITED                   32   8   6  18  44  68  22

 17. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               32   7   6  19  54  70  20

   (544 211 122 211 997 997 544)

 

Peterborough United were elected to the Football League Division Four.  Denaby United, Frickley Colliery, Gainsborough Trinity, Goole Town, Skegness Town, Sutton Town and Worksop Town all resigned from the competition due to financial difficulties, while Spennymoor United opted to move to the Northern League.  Faced with a second mass departure in two years and a ‘club base’ now outside its ‘home area’, the Midland League now folded. 

 

The remaining former North Eastern League sides agreed to set up their own league competition called the ‘Northern Counties League’ because the name ‘North Eastern League’ was not available in 1960.   They were joined by Annfield Plain from the Northern Alliance, Gateshead from the Football League and Scarborough, who had played in the Midland League.

 

1960-1961

 

NO COMPETITION

 

In 1961, the Midland League was reformed as an 18-club competition.  A number of former competition members were joined by other prominent non-league sides drawn from the Midland counties.

 

1961-1962

  1. MATLOCK TOWN                    34  23   5   6  99  52  51

  2. RETFORD TOWN                    34  20   6   8  88  66  46

  3. WORKSOP TOWN                    34  20   3  11  88  60  43

  4. ILKESTON TOWN                   34  18   7   9  65  38  43

  5. DENABY UNITED                   34  17   7  10  60  48  41

  6. SUTTON TOWN                     34  18   4  12  71  53  40

  7. BELPER TOWN                     34  15   8  11  78  50  38

  8. GRANTHAM                        34  14   7  13  71  58  35

  9. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             34  13   7  14  61  61  33

 10. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            34  14   5  15  65  64  33

 11. GOOLE TOWN                      34  13   7  14  68  63  33

 12. LONG EATON UNITED               34  12   5  17  53  75  29

 13. HEANOR TOWN                     34  11   7  16  54  66  29

 14. BOURNE TOWN                     34  10   9  15  59  71  29

 15. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  10   6  18  55  82  26

 16. STAMFORD                        34  10   6  18  57  97  26

 17. SPALDING UNITED                 34   9   3  22  47  83  21

 18. ALFRETON TOWN                   34   6   4  24  48 100  16

   (612 253 106 253 1187 1187 612)

 

Boston United and Holbeach United joined the competition, which now had a membership of 20 clubs.

 

1962-1963

  1. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             38  25  10   3 114  43  60

  2. WORKSOP TOWN                    38  25   7   6 101  40  57

  3. MATLOCK TOWN                    38  22   7   9 102  59  51

  4. ILKESTON TOWN                   38  18  14   6  61  34  50

  5. ALFRETON TOWN                   38  18  14   6  83  50  50

  6. BOSTON UNITED                   38  19  12   7  89  66  50

  7. BELPER TOWN                     38  20   8  10  79  52  48

  8. GRANTHAM                        38  19   9  10  95  67  47

  9. SUTTON TOWN                     38  19   8  11  75  69  46

 10. GOOLE TOWN                      38  14  10  14  72  62  38

 11. HEANOR TOWN                     38  15   7  16  73  74  37

 12. BOURNE TOWN                     38  15   7  16  75  88  37

 13. DENABY UNITED                   38  15   5  18  63  69  35

 14. RETFORD TOWN                    38  12   6  20  72  82  30

 15. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            38  12   3  23  69  94  27

 16. STAMFORD                        38  12   1  25  61 112  25

 17. SKEGNESS TOWN                   38   8   6  24  42  95  22

 18. LONG EATON UNITED               38   8   5  25  51  86  21

 19. HOLBEACH UNITED                 38   6   7  25  42  96  19

 20. SPALDING UNITED                 38   3   4  31  28 109  10

   (760 305 150 305 1447 1447 760)

 

Holbeach United left the competition at the end of the season, but Arnold, Lockheed Leamington and Scarborough joined to take League membership up to 22.

 

1963-1964

  1. GRANTHAM                        42  33   6   3 152  56  72

  2. SCARBOROUGH                     42  26  11   5 107  45  63

  3. LOCKHEED-LEAMINGTON             42  23   8  11 114  60  54

  4. ALFRETON TOWN                   42  22  10  10  88  56  54

  5. RETFORD TOWN                    42  22   8  12  94  70  52

  6. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            42  22   4  16  92  81  48

  7. HEANOR TOWN                     42  20   7  15  76  71  47

  8. LONG EATON UNITED               42  17  10  15  70  82  44

  9. WORKSOP TOWN                    42  16  11  15  93  66  43

 10. GOOLE TOWN                      42  18   7  17  94  99  43

 11. BOSTON UNITED                   42  20   2  20  91  92  42

 12. BELPER TOWN                     42  16  10  16  87  94  42

 13. ILKESTON TOWN                   42  15  11  16  73  75  41

 14. SPALDING UNITED                 42  15  10  17  80  69  40

 15. SUTTON TOWN                     42  17   6  19  79  78  40

 16. ARNOLD                          42  14  12  16  70  84  40

 17. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             42  15   6  21  92  94  36

 18. MATLOCK TOWN                    42  14   4  24  80 105  32

 19. BOURNE TOWN                     42  11   6  25  94 136  28

 20. SKEGNESS TOWN                   42   8  11  23  57  87  27

 21. STAMFORD                        42   8   7  27  52 123  23

 22. DENABY UNITED                   42   4   5  33  45 157  13

   (924 376 172 376 1880 1880 924)

 

Boston United resigned at the end of the season.  Ashton United were elected in their place.

 

Where a single asterisk appears at the end of a team’s name, this means it was the reserve side.

 

1964-1965

  1. LOCKHEED-LEAMINGTON             42  28   9   5 113  59  65

  2. GRANTHAM                        42  28   5   9 110  63  61

  3. HEANOR TOWN                     42  25   8   9  96  45  58

  4. ASHTON UNITED                   42  23   8  11  89  51  54

  5. SCARBOROUGH                     42  22  10  10 116  67  54

  6. GOOLE TOWN                      42  24   5  13 116  71  53

  7. ALFRETON TOWN                   42  21   8  13  91  67  50

  8. LONG EATON UNITED               42  20   7  15  90  74  47

  9. RETFORD TOWN                    42  18   8  16  86  66  44

 10. BELPER TOWN                     42  18   8  16  74  74  44

 11. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            42  16  11  15  83  74  43

 12. ARNOLD                          42  18   7  17  75  76  43

 13. SUTTON TOWN                     42  14  14  14  61  61  42

 14. STAMFORD                        42  16   6  20  71  81  38

 15. SPALDING UNITED                 42  14   9  19  73  87  37

 16. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             42  12  12  18  66  86  36

 17. MATLOCK TOWN                    42  13   9  20  74  90  35

 18. WORKSOP TOWN                    42  13   9  20  67  82  35

 19. ILKESTON TOWN                   42  10   6  26  58 110  26

 20. SKEGNESS TOWN                   42  10   6  26  45 110  26

 21. BOURNE TOWN                     42   6   6  30  64 125  18

 22. DENABY UNITED                   42   4   7  31  54 153  15

  (924 373 178 373 1772 1772 924)

 

Bourne Town and Denaby United did not seek re-election. Lincoln City Reserves and Scunthorpe United Reserves were admitted to the competition.

 

1965-1966

  1. WORKSOP TOWN                    42  28   7   7 155  71  63

  2. HEANOR TOWN                     42  27   5  10 112  59  59

  3. GRANTHAM                        42  26   7   9 115  63  59

  4. ILKESTON TOWN                   42  24   9   9 115  71  57

  5. LOCKHEED LEAMINGTON             42  21  12   9 126  81  54

  6. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            42  23   5  14  80  64  51

  7. ARNOLD                          42  20  10  12 104  90  50

  8. RETFORD TOWN                    42  20   6  16  93  86  46

  9. GOOLE TOWN                      42  19   7  16  95  75  45

 10. ALFRETON TOWN                   42  19   7  16 100  87  45

 11. SCARBOROUGH                     42  19   7  16  89  80  45

 12. SCUNTHORPE UNITED*              42  16   8  18  93  90  40

 13. BELPER TOWN                     42  17   6  19  82  91  40

 14. MATLOCK TOWN                    42  14  11  17  63  81  39

 15. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             42  13  11  18  84  93  37

 16. LINCOLN CITY*                   42  12   7  23  83 119  31

 17. ASHTON UNITED                   42  12   7  23  75 108  31

 18. STAMFORD                        42  11   8  23  66 110  30

 19. LONG EATON UNITED               42   9  11  22  49  90  29

 20. SPALDING UNITED                 42  10   9  23  51  97  29

 21. SUTTON TOWN                     42  10   8  24  61  97  28

 22. SKEGNESS TOWN                   42   7   2  33  64 152  16

   (924 377 170 377 1955 1955 924)

 

Ashton United left the Midland League at the end of the season. Grimsby Town Reserves joined the competition.

 

1966-1967

  1. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            42  30   5   7 105  42  65

  2. WORKSOP TOWN                    42  30   5   7 102  52  65

  3. GRANTHAM                        42  26   5  11 106  68  57

  4. ARNOLD                          42  24   6  12 106  68  54

  5. LOCKHEED-LEAMINGTON             42  23   6  13 105  80  52

  6. SCARBOROUGH                     42  22   7  13  89  59  51

  7. HEANOR TOWN                     42  21   7  14  97  65  49

  8. ALFRETON TOWN                   42  20   7  15  77  74  47

  9. GOOLE TOWN                      42  18  10  14  87  66  46

 10. ILKESTON TOWN                   42  20   5  17  97  83  45

 11. SPALDING UNITED                 42  19   6  17  86  82  44

 12. RETFORD TOWN                    42  15   9  18  76  82  39

 13. LONG EATON UNITED               42  11  14  17  51  68  36

 14. SKEGNESS TOWN                   42  13   8  21  74 111  34

 15. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   42  14   5  23  76  83  33

 16. MATLOCK TOWN                    42  13   7  22  60  90  33

 17. BELPER TOWN                     42  11  10  21  55  79  32

 18. LINCOLN CITY*                   42  11  10  21  65  92  32

 19. STAMFORD                        42  10   9  23  64 127  29

 20. SUTTON TOWN                     42  10   8  24  55  93  28

 21. SCUNTHORPE UNITED*              42  12   3  27  69  99  27

 22. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             42   8  10  24  66 105  26

   (924 381 162 381 1768 1768 924)

 

Lincoln City Reserves withdrew from the Midland League and were not replaced.

 

1967-1968

  1. ILKESTON TOWN                   40  22  11   7  66  35  55

  2. HEANOR TOWN                     40  25   5  10  90  51  55

  3. ARNOLD                          40  20  12   8 100  62  52

  4. GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY            40  21   9  10  80  47  51

  5. GOOLE TOWN                      40  19  10  11  71  61  48

  6. GRANTHAM                        40  19  10  11  79  68  48

  7. SCARBOROUGH                     40  21   4  15  67  52  46

  8. LONG EATON UNITED               40  17  11  12  48  36  45

  9. WORKSOP TOWN                    40  16  13  11  76  68  45

 10. ALFRETON TOWN                   40  18   6  16  84  71  42

 11. MATLOCK TOWN                    40  18   6  16  74  71  42

 12. SUTTON TOWN                     40  15  11  14  64  60  41

 13. LOCKHEED-LEAMINGTON             40  16   6  18  66  69  38

 14. RETFORD TOWN                    40  14   7  19  70  64  35

 15. BELPER TOWN                     40  13   9  18  70  69  35

 16. GRIMSBY TOWN*                   40  10  11  19  53  61  31

 17. STAMFORD                        40  11   9  20  53  89  31

 18. SCUNTHORPE UNITED*              40  10  10  20  49  90  30

 19. SKEGNESS TOWN                   40   9   9  22  56  94  27

 20. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             40   6  13  21  43  78  25

 21. SPALDING UNITED                 40   6   6  28  50 113  18

  (840 326 188 326 1409 1409 840)

 

At the end of the season, seven clubs left the Midland League. Gainsborough Trinity, Goole Town, Scarborough and Worksop Town moved to the new Northern Premier League, which was set up to give non-league clubs in the North a single senior competition similar to that already in place in the South.  Grimsby Town and Scunthorpe United withdrew their reserve sides and Spalding United also left. Four clubs were admitted, giving the league an 18-club membership – Ashby Institute, Barton Town, Boston, and Warley.

 

1968-1969

  1. MATLOCK TOWN                    34  22   7   5  84  33  51

  2. SUTTON TOWN                     34  21   9   4  61  33  51

  3. ARNOLD                          34  18   9   7  73  52  45

  4. GRANTHAM                        34  16  10   8  78  47  42

  5. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  17   8   9  57  40  42

  6. ILKESTON TOWN                   34  17   6  11  61  35  40

  7. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  13  13   8  62  46  39

  8. LONG EATON UNITED               34  15   8  11  49  56  38

  9. WARLEY                          34  13   8  13  51  42  34

 10. LOCKHEED-LEAMINGTON             34  12   8  14  53  64  32

 11. HEANOR TOWN                     34  12   7  15  67  51  31

 12. STAMFORD                        34  11   8  15  50  57  30

 13. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34  10   6  18  44  69  26

 14. BOSTON                          34   7  11  16  38  53  25

 15. RETFORD TOWN                    34   9   6  19  39  69  24

 16. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             34   9   6  19  44  82  24

 17. BARTON TOWN                     34   7   7  20  35  78  21

 18. BELPER TOWN                     34   5   7  22  40  79  17

  (612 234 144 234 986 986 612)

 

Matlock Town were promoted to the Northern Premier League, swapping places with Worksop Town.

 

1969-1970

  1. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  30   3   1 119  19  63

  2. GRANTHAM                        34  21   7   6  81  40  49

  3. ARNOLD                          34  18   9   7  80  48  45

  4. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34  17  11   6  59  42  45

  5. SUTTON TOWN                     34  18   7   9  66  34  43

  6. WORKSOP TOWN                    34  17   6  11  76  45  40

  7. ILKESTON TOWN                   34  17   5  12  65  51  39

  8. HEANOR TOWN                     34  17   3  14  73  53  37

  9. LOCKHEED-LEAMINGTON             34  16   4  14  65  59  36

 10. RETFORD TOWN                    34  16   3  15  65  65  35

 11. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  13   8  13  54  44  34

 12. STAMFORD                        34  13   4  17  63  79  30

 13. WARLEY                          34   8   7  19  37  81  23

 14. BOSTON                          34   8   6  20  32  72  22

 15. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             34   9   3  22  51  93  21

 16. LONG EATON UNITED               34   5  10  19  45  79  20

 17. BARTON TOWN                     34   7   4  23  38  92  18

 18. BELPER TOWN                     34   4   4  26  31 104  12

   (612 254 104 254 1100 1100 612)

 

Barton Town did not seek re-election. Frickley Colliery took their place.

 

1970-1971

  1. GRANTHAM                        34  26   6   2 100  28  58

  2. ARNOLD                          34  21   8   5  78  45  50

  3. FRICKLEY COLLIERY               34  19  11   4  68  38  49

  4. ILKESTON TOWN                   34  18  10   6  53  31  46

  5. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  18   6  10  83  39  42

  6. LOCKHEED-LEAMINGTON             34  18   6  10  64  41  42

  7. WORKSOP TOWN                    34  13  10  11  65  72  36

  8. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34   9  14  11  39  44  32

  9. SUTTON TOWN                     34  13   5  16  52  52  31

 10. RETFORD TOWN                    34  13   5  16  65  88  31

 11. BELPER TOWN                     34  10   9  15  38  44  29

 12. LONG EATON UNITED               34  11   6  17  50  63  28

 13. HEANOR TOWN                     34   7  13  14  46  60  27

 14. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             34   7  13  14  37  53  27

 15. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34   7  12  15  39  60  26

 16. BOSTON                          34   7  11  16  36  54  25

 17. STAMFORD                        34   3  12  19  31  72  18

 18. WARLEY                          34   5   5  24  33  93  15

  (612 225 162 225 977 977 612)

 

Ilkeston Town and Lockheed-Leamington resigned at the end of the season, while Warley did not seek re-election. Eastwood Town, Gateshead and Kimberley Town joined. Frickley Colliery became Frickley Athletic.

 

1971-1972

  1. GRANTHAM                        34  25   5   4 106  32  55

  2. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  22   5   7  85  39  49

  3. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  18   8   8  62  34  44

  4. LONG EATON UNITED               34  16  10   8  49  38  42

  5. BELPER TOWN                     34  16   9   9  46  33  41

  6. WORKSOP TOWN                    34  17   7  10  70  53  41

  7. ARNOLD                          34  18   4  12  70  54  40

  8. GATESHEAD                       34  17   5  12  60  53  39

  9. FRICKLEY ATHLETIC               34  13   8  13  46  43  34

 10. BOSTON                          34  13   7  14  44  48  33

 11. SUTTON TOWN                     34  10  11  13  47  52  31

 12. RETFORD TOWN                    34  11   8  15  61  69  30

 13. EASTWOOD TOWN                   34   9   9  16  50  65  27

 14. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34  10   7  17  47  62  27

 15. HEANOR TOWN                     34  11   5  18  51  68  27

 16. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  34   7   8  19  31  73  22

 17. STAMFORD                        34   5   9  20  33  71  19

 18. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             34   5   1  28  27  98  11

  (612 243 126 243 985 985 612)

 

Grantham and Heanor Town resigned at the end of the season, while Stamford did not seek re-election. Bridlington Trinity, Hednesford Town and Stockton joined.

 

1972-1973

  1. WORKSOP TOWN                    34  26   3   5 101  35  55

  2. FRICKLEY ATHLETIC               34  22   6   6  75  26  50

  3. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  34  20   5   9  66  38  45

  4. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  17  10   7  80  44  44

  5. SUTTON TOWN                     34  16  12   6  55  33  44

  6. BELPER TOWN                     34  17   9   8  52  31  43

  7. BOSTON                          34  16  10   8  62  30  42

  8. LONG EATON UNITED               34  14   7  13  51  56  35

  9. GATESHEAD                       34  14   6  14  72  68  34

 10. ARNOLD                          34  12  10  12  57  57  34

 11. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  13   6  15  67  52  32

 12. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34  11   8  15  54  52  30

 13. EASTWOOD TOWN                   34  10   9  15  51  56  29

 14. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             34   9   5  20  58  74  23

 15. HEDNESFORD TOWN                 34  11   1  22  49  93  23

 16. STOCKTON                        34   6  10  18  43  60  22

 17. RETFORD TOWN                    34   7   8  19  36  81  22

 18. LOUGHBOROUGH UNITED             34   2   1  31  24 167   5

   (612 243 126 243 1053 1053 612)

 

Stockton resigned at the end of the season and Loughborough United did not seek re-election. Clifton were elected to the competition and Ilkeston Town re-joined. Gateshead then withdrew before the start of the next season, leaving the Midland League with a membership of 17 clubs.

 

1973-1974

  1. ALFRETON TOWN                   32  22   5   5  77  37  49

  2. WORKSOP TOWN                    32  21   4   7  90  29  46

  3. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 32  19   7   6  52  28  45

  4. ARNOLD                          32  19   7   6  50  31  45

  5. FRICKLEY ATHLETIC               32  15   6  11  71  61  36

  6. SUTTON TOWN                     32  13   8  11  35  34  34

  7. BOSTON                          32  12   7  13  47  46  31

  8. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  32  12   7  13  40  49  31

  9. LONG EATON UNITED               32  11   8  13  41  47  30

 10. BELPER TOWN                     32  10   9  13  26  33  29

 11. EASTWOOD TOWN                   32   9  10  13  34  51  28

 12. RETFORD TOWN                    32  12   4  16  35  55  28

 13. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             32  12   3  17  50  62  27

 14. ILKESTON TOWN                   32   9   9  14  41  54  27

 15. SKEGNESS TOWN                   32   8   7  17  32  45  23

 16. CLIFTON                         32   8   6  18  30  55  22

 17. HEDNESFORD TOWN                 32   4   5  23  30  64  13

   (544 216 112 216 781 781 544)

 

Hednesford Town did not seek re-election and Worksop Town moved to the Northern Premier League. Midland League membership was restored to 18 clubs by the admission to the competition of Heanor Town, Louth United and Mexborough Town Athletic.

 

1974-1975

  1. BOSTON                          34  21  11   2  70  25  53

  2. EASTWOOD TOWN                   34  23   7   4  67  36  53

  3. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  22   6   6  80  40  50

  4. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  18  11   5  67  37  47

  5. ARNOLD                          34  17   9   8  61  37  43

  6. MEXBOROUGH TOWN ATHLETIC        34  17   5  12  54  48  39

  7. FRICKLEY ATHLETIC               34  12   9  13  52  56  33

  8. HEANOR TOWN                     34  11  11  12  41  46  33

  9. SUTTON TOWN                     34  11   9  14  44  43  31

 10. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34   9  13  12  41  46  31

 11. RETFORD TOWN                    34   9  12  13  32  36  30

 12. BELPER TOWN                     34   6  17  11  30  37  29

 13. ILKESTON TOWN                   34   9  11  14  29  49  29

 14. LONG EATON UNITED               34   8  12  14  42  54  28

 15. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  34   8   9  17  38  61  25

 16. LOUTH UNITED                    34   5  10  19  24  62  20

 17. CLIFTON                         34   4  11  19  33  62  19

 18. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             34   6   7  21  31  61  19

   (612 216 180 216 836 836 612)

 

At the end of the season it was decided to expand the Midland League to two divisions. The 18 existing members became the Premier Division, with 16 new sides forming a First Division, nine of these being reserve sides of Premier Division clubs. The Midland League replaced goal average with goal difference for separating sides on the same points.

 

1975-1976

 

Premier Division

  1. EASTWOOD TOWN                   34  23   6   5  70  36  52

  2. ARNOLD                          34  20   9   5  74  44  49

  3. LONG EATON UNITED               34  17  12   5  47  31  46

  4. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  19   6   9  76  41  44

  5. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             34  18   6  10  56  36  42

  6. MEXBOROUGH TOWN ATHLETIC        34  15  10   9  71  45  40

  7. BOSTON                          34  14   8  12  54  47  36

  8. FRICKLEY ATHLETIC               34  10  16   8  50  45  36

  9. BELPER TOWN                     34  14   8  12  36  32  36

 10. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  34  14   6  14  47  56  34

 11. ILKESTON TOWN                   34  12   8  14  52  61  32

 12. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  11   9  14  41  40  31

 13. LOUTH UNITED                    34  10  10  14  57  60  30

 14. SUTTON TOWN                     34   9  12  13  39  46  30

 15. CLIFTON                         34   5  12  17  37  63  22

 16. RETFORD TOWN                    34   6   7  21  37  79  19

 17. HEANOR TOWN                     34   4   9  21  33  69  17

 18. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34   4   8  22  28  74  16

   (612 225 162 225 905 905 612)

 

Frickley Athletic left to join the Northern Premier League and were replaced by Brigg Town.

 

First Division

  1. BRIMINGTON                      28  20   4   4  63  18  44

  2. ARNOLD KINGSWELL                28  18   6   4  81  26  42

  3. LONG EATON GRANGE               28  17   8   3  56  22  42

  4. LINBY COLLIERY                  28  17   5   6  61  37  39

  5. STAVELEY WORKS                  28  12  11   5  63  32  35

  6. OAKHAM UNITED                   28  11   5  12  49  45  27

  7. CLIFTON*                        28  11   5  12  43  52  27

  8. CLAY CROSS                      28   9   9  10  45  57  27

  9. EASTWOOD TOWN*                  28   9   6  13  29  46  24

 10. ARNOLD*                         28   9   5  14  40  54  23

 11. LONG EATON UNITED*              28   7   7  14  37  47  21

 12. SUTTON TOWN*                    28   7   7  14  42  55  21

 13. BELPER TOWN*                    28   8   5  15  37  62  21

 14. RETFORD TOWN*                   28   7   3  18  39  76  17

 15. KIMBERLEY TOWN*                 28   4   2  22  29  85  10

   (420 166 88 166 714 714 420)

 

Worksop Town Reserves resigned during the season and their record was deleted. Kimberley Town and Retford Town withdrew their second elevens at the end of the season. Attenborough, Carr Vale United, Dinnington Colliery and Ilkeston Town Reserves joined the 1st Division, raising membership to 17 clubs.

 

1976-1977

 

Premier Division

  1. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  24   5   5  79  33  53

  2. LONG EATON UNITED               34  20   6   8  66  36  46

  3. BRIGG TOWN                      34  16  13   5  54  32  45

  4. ARNOLD                          34  18   6  10  63  38  42

  5. EASTWOOD TOWN                   34  14  11   9  57  41  39

  6. MEXBOROUGH TOWN ATHLETIC        34  14  11   9  50  37  39

  7. BOSTON                          34  14  10  10  42  26  38

  8. LOUTH UNITED                    34  14   8  12  61  55  36

  9. SUTTON TOWN                     34  12  11  11  39  45  35

 10. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             34  12   8  14  43  51  32

 11. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  34  12   6  16  40  54  30

 12. HEANOR TOWN                     34  10   9  15  38  59  29

 13. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  10   7  17  29  42  27

 14. BELPER TOWN                     34   8  10  16  31  48  26

 15. ILKESTON TOWN                   34   9   8  17  41  66  26

 16. CLIFTON                         34   6  13  15  28  51  25

 17. RETFORD TOWN                    34   7   8  19  39  59  22

 18. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34   6  10  18  34  61  22

   (612 226 160 226 834 834 612)

 

First Division

  1. LONG EATON GRANGE               32  22   6   4  77  18  50

  2. STAVELEY WORKS                  32  21   7   4  64  31  49

  3. ARNOLD KINGSWELL                32  19   9   4  69  24  47

  4. LINBY COLLIERY                  32  20   6   6  72  35  46

  5. CLAY CROSS                      32  16   8   8  66  48  40

  6. CARR VALE UNITED                32  16   7   9  60  49  39

  7. BRIMINGTON                      32  13  11   8  44  31  37

  8. ATTENBOROUGH                    32  12   9  11  59  54  33

  9. CLIFTON*                        32  13   6  13  61  67  32

 10. DINNINGTON COLLIERY             32  10   8  14  45  43  28

 11. OAKHAM UNITED                   32  11   5  16  64  66  27

 12. ARNOLD* (-2)                    32   9   7  16  42  66  23

 13. EASTWOOD TOWN*                  32   6  11  15  35  67  23

 14. LONG EATON UNITED*              32   8   5  19  39  66  21

 15. ILKESTON TOWN*                  32   7   4  21  34  68  18

 16. SUTTON TOWN*                    32   6   3  23  27  86  15

 17. BELPER TOWN*                    32   4   6  22  23  62  14

   (544 213 118 213 881 881 542)

 

Brimington and Sutton Town Reserves resigned at the end of the season. Membership of the section was increased, however, by the admission of Kimberley Town Reserves, Ripley Town and T.I. Chesterfield. Clay Cross became Clay Cross Works.

 

1977-1978

 

Premier Division

  1. BRIGG TOWN                      32  26   5   1  70  23  57

  2. EASTWOOD TOWN                   32  20   5   7  66  29  45

  3. LOUTH UNITED                    32  18   8   6  77  54  44

  4. ALFRETON TOWN                   32  20   2  10  52  37  42

  5. MEXBOROUGH TOWN ATHLETIC        32  14   9   9  55  41  37

  6. BOSTON                          32  15   5  12  50  37  35

  7. SKEGNESS TOWN                   32  12   9  11  52  48  33

  8. LONG EATON UNITED               32  12   8  12  45  34  32

  9. BELPER TOWN                     32   9  13  10  39  42  31

 10. ARNOLD                          32  11   8  13  42  51  30

 11. SUTTON TOWN                     32  10   9  13  43  50  29

 12. HEANOR TOWN                     32   8  11  13  40  50  27

 13. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             32   7  10  15  30  55  24

 14. RETFORD TOWN                    32   8   6  18  49  74  22

 15. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 32   5  10  17  40  64  20

 16. ILKESTON TOWN                   32   5   9  18  46  74  19

 17. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  32   5   7  20  33  66  17

   (544 205 134 205 829 829 544)

 

Clifton resigned during the season and the club’s record was deleted. Appleby Frodingham Athletic and Spalding United joined the section, raising membership of it to 19 clubs.

 

First Division

  1. STAVELEY WORKS                  32  21   5   6  87  26  47

  2. LINBY COLLIERY                  32  21   4   7  78  29  46

  3. LONG EATON GRANGE               32  19   8   5  65  23  46

  4. CARR VALE UNITED                32  17   8   7  63  34  42

  5. RIPLEY TOWN                     32  17   7   8  56  38  41

  6. T. I. CHESTERFIELD              32  17   7   8  57  43  41

  7. OAKHAM UNITED                   32  17   3  12  50  43  37

  8. CLAY CROSS WORKS                32  15   5  12  52  47  35

  9. ARNOLD*                         32  14   6  12  71  58  34

 10. ARNOLD KINGSWELL                32  12   8  12  47  42  32

 11. LONG EATON UNITED*              32  14   4  14  42  40  32

 12. ATTENBOROUGH                    32  12   4  16  55  54  28

 13. EASTWOOD TOWN*                  32   7   5  20  52  81  19

 14. DINNINGTON COLLIERY             32   7   5  20  34  65  19

 15. ILKESTON TOWN*                  32   7   4  21  31  71  18

 16. BELPER TOWN*                    32   5   5  22  38  90  15

 17. KIMBERLEY TOWN*                 32   4   4  24  28 122  12

   (544 226 92 226 906 906 544)

 

Clifton Reserves resigned during the season and the team’s record was deleted. Belper Town reserves, Dinnington Colliery and Ilkeston Town Reserves resigned at the end of the season. Creswell Colliery and Grantham Reserves joined the section, which now had a membership of 16 teams.

 

1978-1979

 

Premier Division

  1. BOSTON                          36  24   6   6  71  27  54

  2. SKEGNESS TOWN                   36  23   8   5  65  31  54

  3. MEXBOROUGH TOWN ATHLETIC        36  21   8   7  57  35  50

  4. EASTWOOD TOWN                   36  19  10   7  56  35  48

  5. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             36  16  11   9  76  43  43

  6. ARNOLD                          36  14  14   8  56  50  42

  7. SUTTON TOWN                     36  16   7  13  53  50  39

  8. LONG EATON UNITED               36  16   6  14  51  40  38

  9. BRIGG TOWN                      36  12   9  15  52  54  33

 10. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 36  13   7  16  36  48  33

 11. RETFORD TOWN                    36  12   8  16  49  49  32

 12. APPLEBY FRODINGHAM ATHLETIC     36  13   6  17  55  63  32

 13. ILKESTON TOWN                   36  11   9  16  52  61  31

 14. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  36   7  16  13  46  54  30

 15. LOUTH UNITED                    36  10   7  19  43  72  27

 16. SPALDING UNITED                 36   7  12  17  44  68  26

 17. ALFRETON TOWN                   36   6  13  17  39  61  25

 18. HEANOR TOWN                     36   7  10  19  37  64  24

 19. BELPER TOWN                     36   6  11  19  43  76  23

   (684 253 178 253 981 981 684)

 

Louth United resigned from the Midland League at the end of the season.

 

First Division

  1. LONG EATON GRANGE               30  22   4   4  51  23  48

  2. ARNOLD KINGSWELL                30  21   4   5  79  30  46

  3. OAKHAM UNITED                   30  17   7   6  70  36  41

  4. CRESWELL COLLIERY               30  14  10   6  53  37  38

  5. LINBY COLLIERY                  30  14   7   9  58  36  35

  6. STAVELEY WORKS                  30  13   9   8  42  33  35

  7. GRANTHAM*                       30   9  12   9  40  37  30

  8. LONG EATON UNITED*              30  13   2  15  43  50  28

  9. EASTWOOD TOWN*                  30   9   8  13  45  52  26

 10. ATTENBOROUGH                    30  11   4  15  45  60  26

 11. T.I. CHESTERFIELD               30   8   9  13  36  39  25

 12. ARNOLD*                         30   8   9  13  32  49  25

 13. CLAY CROSS WORKS                30   8   5  17  27  54  21

 14. CARR VALE UNITED                30   6   8  16  27  54  20

 15. KIMBERLEY TOWN*                 30   5   9  16  34  53  19

 16. RIPLEY TOWN                     30   5   7  18  21  60  17

   (480 183 114 183 703 703 480)

 

Clay Cross Works, Kimberley Town Reserves, Ripley Town and T.I. Chesterfield all resigned from the Midland League at the end of the season. The four vacancies were filled through the admission to the section of Borrowash Victoria, Retford Rail, Rolls Royce (Hucknall) and Sutton Trinity.

 

1979-1980

 

Premier Division

  1. BELPER TOWN                     34  18  11   5  50  25  47

  2. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             34  19   9   6  56  34  47

  3. BOSTON                          34  18   8   8  60  28  44

  4. LONG EATON UNITED               34  17   9   8  50  32  43

  5. MEXBOROUGH TOWN ATHLETIC        34  13  13   8  46  38  39

  6. EASTWOOD TOWN                   34  16   6  12  57  43  38

  7. ARNOLD                          34  13  11  10  54  42  37

  8. HEANOR TOWN                     34  14   9  11  53  49  37

  9. BRIGG TOWN                      34  13  10  11  45  45  36

 10. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  11  13  10  45  46  35

 11. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  11  11  12  46  45  33

 12. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34  12   7  15  43  52  31

 13. ILKESTON TOWN                   34   9  12  13  36  37  30

 14. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  34  11   8  15  38  53  30

 15. APPLEBY FRODINGHAM ATHLETIC     34   9  10  15  55  61  28

 16. SPALDING UNITED                 34   5  13  16  32  51  23

 17. SUTTON TOWN                     34   6  10  18  33  58  22

 18. RETFORD TOWN                    34   3   6  25  23  83  12

   (612 218 176 218 822 822 612)

 

Retford Town were not re-elected and their place was taken by Guisborough Town.

 

First Division

  1. ARNOLD KINGSWELL                30  17  11   2  76  37  45

  2. OAKHAM UNITED                   30  19   5   6  63  34  43

  3. STAVELEY WORKS                  30  15   9   6  51  30  39

  4. BORROWASH VICTORIA              30  14  10   6  53  26  38

  5. LONG EATON GRANGE               30  13  11   6  55  31  37

  6. LINBY COLLIERY                  30  14   8   8  59  51  36

  7. CRESWELL COLLIERY               30  13   8   9  51  43  34

  8. SUTTON TRINITY                  30  14   5  11  60  51  33

  9. EASTWOOD TOWN*                  30  11   6  13  49  49  28

 10. ARNOLD*                         30  10   8  12  34  39  28

 11. GRANTHAM*                       30  11   4  15  31  39  26

 12. CARR VALE UNITED                30   7   8  15  39  60  22

 13. ATTENBOROUGH                    30   9   2  19  39  60  20

 14. LONG EATON UNITED*              30   6   7  17  48  95  19

 15. RETFORD RAIL                    30   6   5  19  27  65  17

 16. ROLLS ROYCE (HUCKNALL)          30   5   5  20  52  77  15

   (480 184 112 184 787 787 480)

 

Grantham Reserves resigned at the end of the season and were replaced by Folk House Old Boys.

 

1980-1981

 

Premier Division

  1. BOSTON                          34  23   9   2  70  18  55

  2. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  16  10   8  73  40  42

  3. EASTWOOD TOWN                   34  16   9   9  63  41  41

  4. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             34  15  10   9  63  40  40

  5. GUISBOROUGH TOWN                34  16   7  11  60  48  39

  6. BELPER TOWN                     34  15   8  11  44  43  38

  7. ARNOLD                          34  14   8  12  55  47  36

  8. HEANOR TOWN                     34  13  10  11  57  52  36

  9. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  12  11  11  49  52  35

 10. LONG EATON UNITED               34  13   8  13  54  51  34

 11. APPLEBY FRODINGHAM ATHLETIC     34  12  10  12  56  56  34

 12. SUTTON TOWN                     34  12  10  12  48  51  34

 13. MEXBOROUGH TOWN ATHLETIC        34  12   5  17  42  67  29

 14. SPALDING UNITED                 34  10   7  17  28  47  27

 15. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34  12   3  19  40  60  27

 16. ILKESTON TOWN                   34   7   9  18  44  65  23

 17. BRIGG TOWN                      34   6  10  18  42  63  22

 18. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  34   6   8  20  34  81  20

   (612 230 152 230 922 922 612)

 

Kimberley Town were not re-elected to the Premier Division, but did secure election to the First Division. Shepshed Charterhouse took the premier Division vacancy.

 

First Division

  1. BORROWASH VICTORIA              30  22   6   2  79  32  50

  2. STAVELEY WORKS                  30  20   6   4  67  24  46

  3. ARNOLD KINGSWELL                30  17   8   5  71  37  42

  4. SUTTON TRINITY                  30  17   5   8  52  27  39

  5. FOLK HOUSE OLD BOYS             30  15   6   9  42  28  36

  6. LONG EATON GRANGE               30  13   7  10  42  40  33

  7. OAKHAM UNITED                   30  11  10   9  43  45  32

  8. LINBY COLLIERY                  30  10   7  13  41  44  27

  9. CRESWELL COLLIERY               30   8   9  13  37  53  25

 10. LONG EATON UNITED*              30  10   4  16  41  57  24

 11. RETFORD RAIL                    30   9   5  16  40  50  23

 12. EASTWOOD TOWN*                  30   6  11  13  45  61  23

 13. CARR VALE UNITED                30   9   5  16  38  56  23

 14. ARNOLD*                         30   7   7  16  42  58  21

 15. ROLLS ROYCE (HUCKNALL)          30   8   4  18  39  60  20

 16. ATTENBOROUGH                    30   6   4  20  25  72  16

   (480 188 104 188 744 744 480)

 

Carr Vale United and Linby Colliery resigned at the end of the season. Membership remained at 16 clubs through the election of Graham Street Prims and Kimberley Town.

 

1981-1982

 

Premier Division

  1. SHEPSHED CHARTERHOUSE           34  22   7   5  78  26  51

  2. ALFRETON TOWN                   34  20   7   7  64  24  47

  3. EASTWOOD TOWN                   34  19   8   7  62  34  46

  4. SPALDING UNITED                 34  14  14   6  49  34  42

  5. GUISBOROUGH TOWN                34  16   9   9  49  37  41

  6. APPLEBY FRODINGHAM ATHLETIC     34  16   8  10  53  50  40

  7. HEANOR TOWN                     34  12  15   7  40  32  39

  8. MEXBOROUGH TOWN ATHLETIC        34  14   8  12  45  41  36

  9. BOSTON                          34  12  11  11  45  35  35

 10. SKEGNESS TOWN                   34  12  11  11  32  37  35

 11. LONG EATON UNITED               34  11  12  11  44  50  34

 12. BELPER TOWN                     34  10  13  11  47  49  33

 13. BRIDLINGTON TRINITY             34  10   9  15  48  56  29

 14. ILKESTON TOWN                   34   8   9  17  35  46  25

 15. BRIGG TOWN                      34   6  11  17  30  61  23

 16. ARNOLD                          34   9   4  21  46  74  22

 17. SUTTON TOWN                     34   5   8  21  27  67  18

 18. ASHBY INSTITUTE                 34   4   8  22  24  65  16

   (612 220 172 220 818 818 612)

 

First Division

  1. STAVELEY WORKS                  30  21   7   2  70  18  49

  2. ARNOLD KINGSWELL                30  22   5   3  66  22  49

  3. KIMBERLEY TOWN                  30  19   7   4  72  38  45

  4. ROLLS ROYCE (HUCKNALL)          30  15   7   8  55  38  37

  5. OAKHAM UNITED                   30  14   5  11  46  37  33

  6. SUTTON TRINITY                  30  12   9   9  34  30  33

  7. GRAHAM STREET PRIMS             30  13   6  11  52  41  32

  8. CRESWELL COLLIERY               30  14   3  13  48  50  31

  9. ARNOLD*                         30  12   6  12  50  47  30

 10. BORROWASH VICTORIA              30  10  10  10  41  38  30

 11. FOLK HOUSE OLD BOYS             30  10   8  12  37  51  28

 12. ATTENBOROUGH                    30   7   5  18  30  57  19

 13. EASTWOOD TOWN*                  30   6   6  18  37  79  18

 14. LONG EATON GRANGE               30   5   7  18  34  57  17

 15. RETFORD RAIL                    30   4   8  18  35  66  16

 16. LONG EATON UNITED*              30   3   7  20  33  71  13

   (480 187 106 187 740 740 480)

 

At the end of the season the Midland League combined with the Yorkshire League to form the Northern Counties (East) League. This brought an end to the Midland and Yorkshire Leagues.