Steve Butler & Mark Gall
(both Maidstone United)
26 goals each
Sadly a season after being relegated from the Football League Newport County ran out of money and were unable to complete their fixtures in the Conference. They played their last Conference match away to Maidstone United on 11th February 1989 with the clubs' last competitive match being a Clubcall League Cup match against Kidderminster on February 21st (results). On February 27th 1989 they were declared bankrupt, left the Conference and Newport County ceased to exist after 77 years. In June of 1989 a new Newport club was founded and the fight-back started.
Newport County were expelled from the Conference after having played 29 matches, because of financial problems. Their record was expunged - results. Aylesbury were relegated to the Vauxhall Isthmian League and Weymouth to the Beazer Homes Southern League. The three clubs promoted to the Conference for 1989/90 were Barrow (from the Northern Premier League), Farnborough (Isthmian League) and Merthyr Tydfil (Southern League).