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Northern Premier League Division One South
Countries  England
Founded 2007
Number of teams 22
Promotion to NPL Premier Division
Relegation to NWCL Premier Division
NCEL Premier Division
Midland Football Alliance
Levels on pyramid 8
Domestic cup(s) FA Cup
FA Trophy
Challenge Cup
President's Cup
Chairman's Cup
Current champions Retford United (2006-07)
Website http://www.unibondleague.com/
Soccerball current event.svg 2009-10

Division One South is one of the two second-tier divisions of the Northern Premier League. It is at Step 4 (or level 8) of the National League System, placing it seven divisions below the Premier League. For sponsorship reasons, it is also referred to as the UniBond League Division One South.

The split of the Northern Premier League First Division resulted in the creation of the Division One South and the Division One North. The division began play at the start of the 2007-08 season, initially with 18 teams but now 22 teams for the 2009-10 season

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League system

The League operates a Double Round Robin System, where each team plays each other team Twice, once at Home and Once Away. After 42 Games the team that are placed top of the league will automatically promote to the Northern Premier League Premier Division and the 2 teams at the bottom of the league relegate to one of the feeder leagues (Usually either the North West Counties,Northern Counties East or Midlands Alliance ). The Teams that place 2nd to 5th will playoff for the final promotion spot.

However Prior to the 2008/9 season, when the league originally split from its traditional 1 division into a North and South, the league operated with 18 teams, leading to splitting the league into 2 separate groups of 9 teams each. Each team would play each team in their own group 3 times (once at home,once away then a extra game where each team received an extra 4 home games) and play the teams in the other group home and away once each.

This Changed back to the traditional format in 2008/09 when more teams entered the league

Current clubs

Club
Finishing position 2008-09
Belper Town 2nd (Losing Playoff Finalist
Brigg Town 20th (Reprived from Relegation)
Cammell Laird 18th in NPL Premier League(Demoted)
Carlton Town 4th (Losing Playoff Semi Finalist)
Chasetown 7th in SPL Midlands League
Glapwell 6th
Goole 18th
Grantham Town 13th
Kidsgrove Athletic 15th
Leek Town 9th
Lincoln United 10th
Loughborough Dynamo 14th
Market Drayton 1st in Midland Alliance
Mickleover Sports 1st in NCEL Premier
Quorn 12th
Rushall Olympic 5th (Losing Playoff Semi Finalists)
Sheffield 11th
Shepshed Dynamo 8th
Spalding United 17th
Stamford 7th
Willenhall Town 16th
Witton Albion 20th in NPL Premier League

Past champions

From 1987 until 2007, the division was united and just known as the Northern Premier League First Division, before being split into North and South subsections. Here are the champions from when the league was just the NPL First Division.

2007-08

  • Champions : Retford United (Not promoted due to Ground Standards)
  • Promoted : Cammell Laird
  • Playoff Winners : Nantwich Town
  • Other Playoff teams: Sheffield, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Grantham Town
  • Relegated: Alsagar Town (for Ground Standards, Spalding United were reprived)

NPL Division One South 2008-09

  • Champions: Retford United
  • Playoff Winners: Stocksbridge Park Steels
  • Other Playoff Teams: Belper Town,Carlton Town, Rushall Olympic
  • Relegated: Gresley Rovers (voluntarily, Brigg Town were reprieved)

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