DIVISION 3 (North)  1928/29
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      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Jimmy McConnell
 (Carlisle United)
 43  goals

Bradford City started the season with a 11-1 home victory over Rotherham United and went on to score a record 128 League goals in the season. Their victory over Rotherham is still their record League score. However Aston Villa matched that total in 1930/31but the total was not bettered until Peterborough United scored 134 goals in their first League season in 1960/61.

An injury to regular Halifax Town keeper Howard Matthews - a sprightly 43 year old - saw trainer Bob Suter forced out of a 7-year retirement to play two matches in goal for the Shaymen in April 1929. He was just 3 months short of his 51st birthday and so became the second-oldest player ever to appear in the Football League.

Nelson didn't take part in the FA Cup in 1928/29 - they hadn't got their entry in by the deadline date!

 

  Season Results 1 Bradford City 42 27 9 6 128 43 63 Promoted
    2 Stockport County 42 28 6 8 111 58 62
    3 Wrexham 42 21 10 11 91 69 52
    4 Wigan Borough 42 21 9 12 82 49 51
    5 Doncaster Rovers 42 20 10 12 76 66 50
    6 Lincoln City 42 21 6 15 91 67 48
    7 Tranmere Rovers 42 22 3 17 79 77 47
    8 Carlisle United 42 19 8 15 86 77 46
    9 Crewe Alexandra 42 18 8 16 80 68 44
    10 South Shields 42 18 8 16 83 74 44
    11 Chesterfield 42 18 5 19 71 77 41
    12 Southport 42 16 8 18 75 85 40
    13 Halifax Town 42 13 13 16 63 62 39
    Season Results 14 New Brighton 42 15 9 18 64 71 39
    Season Results 15 Nelson 42 17 5 20 77 90 39
    16 Rotherham United 42 15 9 18 60 77 39
    17 Rochdale 42 13 10 19 79 96 36
    18 Accrington Stanley 42 13 8 21 68 82 34
    19 Darlington 42 13 7 22 64 88 33
    20 Barrow 42 10 8 24 64 93 28
    21 Hartlepools United 42 10 6 26 59 112 26 Re-election position
    22 Ashington 42 8 7 27 45 115 23 Re-election position Left League
   
   

 R Seven non-league clubs challenged the two clubs needing to seek re-election to Division 3 (North) in the vote for League membership. Voting -

33 votes Hartlepools United Re-elected to the League
24 York City Elected to the League
16 Mansfield Town Not elected to the League
14 Ashington Not re-elected to the League Left League
2 Manchester Central Not elected to the League
1 Prescot Cables Not elected to the League
0 Chester Not elected to the League
0 Rhyl Not elected to the League
0 Workington Not elected to the League