DIVISION 3 (North)  1925/26
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      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading goalscorer:
Jimmy Cookson
 (Chesterfield)
 44  goals

A seemingly small change in the offside rule brought a dramatic increase in goals scored. The number of opponents needed to keep a player onside was reduced from 3 to 2.  As a result the total number of goals scored in Division 3 (North) increased from 1320 in 1924/25 to 1628, up by almost a quarter. There were some amazing individual results - for example at home Hartlepools beat Walsall 9-3, New Brighton 6-1, Accrington 5-1 and both Southport and Wrexham 5-0 but away lost 0-6 at Rochdale and 2-5 at Chesterfield, Coventry and Nelson!
(Goals & their goalscorers)

The 44 League goals scored by Chesterfield's Jimmy Cookson was a new League goalscoring record, beating Darlington's David Brown who scored 39 in the previous season.
(Goals & their goalscorers)

  1 Grimsby Town 42 26 9 7 91 40 61 Promoted
    2 Bradford Park Avenue 42 26 8 8 101 43 60
    3 Rochdale 42 27 5 10 104 58 59
    4 Chesterfield 42 25 5 12 100 54 55
    5 Halifax Town 42 17 11 14 53 50 45
    6 Hartlepools United 42 18 8 16 82 73 44
    7 Tranmere Rovers 42 19 6 17 73 83 44
    8 Nelson 42 16 11 15 89 71 43
    9 Ashington 42 16 11 15 70 62 43
    10 Doncaster Rovers 42 16 11 15 80 72 43
    11 Crewe Alexandra 42 17 9 16 63 61 43
    Season Results 12 New Brighton 42 17 8 17 69 67 42
    13 Durham City 42 18 6 18 63 70 42
    14 Rotherham United 42 17 7 18 69 92 41
    15 Lincoln City 42 17 5 20 66 82 39
    16 Coventry City 42 16 6 20 73 82 38 Transfer
    Season Results 17 Wigan Borough 42 13 11 18 68 74 37
    18 Accrington Stanley 42 17 3 22 81 105 37
    19 Wrexham 42 11 10 21 63 92 32
    20 Southport 42 11 10 21 62 92 32
    21 Walsall 42 10 6 26 58 107 26 Re-election position
    22 Barrow 42 7 4 31 50 98 18 Re-election position
   
    Transfer Coventry City transferred to Division 3 (South).
   
   
R Three non-league clubs challenged the two clubs seeking re-election in the vote for League membership. Voting -
33 votes Walsall Re-elected to the League
25 Barrow Re-elected to the League
12 Carlisle United Not elected to the League
10 Blyth Spartans Not elected to the League
10 Mansfield Town Not elected to the League