Crawley Town earned the right to a place in the Football League after taking the Conference title with five matches remaining and amassing a record 105 points. Their match of the season though was in the FA Cup - a fifth round tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford. As the programme cover said, there were 93 league places between the two clubs but you would hardly have known that with the non-leaguers only suffering a 1-0 defeat.
AFC Wimbledon came close to having their dream FA Cup tie. The Second Round draw was AFC Wimbledon v Stevenage or Milton Keynes Dons but last season's Conference champions Stevenage didn't keep to the script, defeating the Dons in the replay. But after only being formed in 2002 AFC Wimbledon won their own place in the Football League through the play-offs so perhaps it won't be too long before Wimbledon and Milton Keynes play each other in a competitive fixture.
Rushden were expelled from the Conference because of their financial problems (see right), Altrincham and Histon were relegated to the Conference North and Eastbourne Borough to the Conference South.
Braintree Town (champions) and Ebbsfleet United (play-offs) were promoted from the Conference South into the Conference for 2011/12 while Alfreton Town (champions) and Telford United (play-offs) were promoted from the Conference North.
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Champions Crawley Town were promoted automatically to the Football League, AFC Wimbledon were promoted to the Football League through the Conference play-offs. Lincoln City and Stockport County were relegated from the Football League to the Conference.
* Histon, Kidderminster Harriers and Rushden & Diamonds each had five points deducted for misconduct after breaching Conference Rule 18 which relates to financial reporting, incorrect and misleading financial submissions having been made to the Conference. Rushden's financial problems were so serious that at the Conference's AGM in June they were expelled from the competition which saved Southport from relegation.