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2014/15
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Leading League goalscorer:
John Akinde
(Barnet)

 31  goals

After two seasons out of the Football League Barnet won back their League place by finishing as Conference champions. The title race with Bristol Rovers went to the last day of the season and although Rovers beat Alfreton 7-0 at home Barnet also won to take the title by a point.

The attendance for the Bristol Rovers v Alfreton match at the Memorial Ground was 11,085, a record crowd for a Conference match.

Three weeks later Bristol Rovers did win back their place in the Football League when beating Grimsby Town on penalties in the play off final. The Wembley attendance was 47,029 which set a new record for a Conference play-off match.

The FA Trophy final was also decided by penalties. In a giantkilling act Wrexham were beaten by Conference North side North Ferriby United, 5-4 on pens after finishing extra time 3-3.

Four Conference sides found themselves in the Third Round of the FA Cup. But their interest ended there - Dover, Gateshead and Wrexham were beaten by Premier League sides and Southport lost to Championship side Derby County.
FA Cup results 2014/15

 

  1 Barnet 46 28 8 10 94 46 92 Promoted
    2 Bristol Rovers 46 25 16 5 73 34 91 Promoted
    3 Grimsby Town 46 25 11 10 74 40 86 Play Off
    4 Eastleigh 46 24 10 12 87 61 82 Play Off
    5 Forest Green Rovers 46 22 16 8 80 54 79

*

Play Off
    6 Macclesfield Town 46 21 15 10 60 46 78

    7 Woking 46 21 13 12 77 52 76
    8 Dover Athletic 46 19 11 16 69 58 68
    9 Halifax Town 46 17 15 14 60 54 66
    10 Gateshead 46 17 15 14 66 62 66
    11 Wrexham 46 17 15 14 56 52 66

    12 Chester 46 19 6 21 64 76 63
    13 Torquay United 46 16 13 17 64 60 61
    14 Braintree Town 46 18 5 23 56 57 59

    15 Lincoln City 46 16 10 20 62 71 58
    16 Kidderminster Harriers 46 15 12 19 51 60 57
    17 Altrincham 46 16 8 22 54 73 56
    18 Aldershot Town 46 14 11 21 51 61 53
    19 Southport 46 13 12 21 47 72 51
    20 Welling United 46 11 12 23 52 73 45
    21 Alfreton Town 46 12 9 25 49 90 45 Relegated
    22 Telford United 46 10 9 27 58 84 39 Relegated
    23 Dartford 46 8 15 23 44 74 39

Relegated
    24 Nuneaton Town 46 10 9 27 38 76 36 * Relegated
   
   

* Forest Green Rovers and Nuneaton Town each had 3 points deducted for fielding ineligible players.

Promoted Promoted
Conference champions Barnet were automatically promoted to the Football League with Bristol Rovers regaining their Football League place through the play-offs. Cheltenham Town and Tranmere Rovers were relegated from the Football League to the Conference for 2015/16.

Relegated
Alfreton, Nuneaton and Telford were relegated to the Conference North and Dartford to the Conference South. To replace them in 2015/16 were Conference North champions Barrow and play-off winners Guiseley and from the South, champions Bromley and play-off victors Boreham Wood.

   
   
Play Off Semi Finals Play Off
1st Leg
Wed Apr 29 Forest Green Rovers 0 - 1 Bristol Rovers
Thu Apr 30 Eastleigh 1 - 2 Grimsby Town
2nd Leg
Sun May 3 Bristol Rovers 2 - 0 Forest Green Rovers
Sun May 3 Grimsby Town 3 - 0 Eastleigh
Aggregate scores
Bristol Rovers 3 - 0 Forest Green Rovers
Grimsby Town 5 - 1 Eastleigh
Play Off Final
(at Wembley Stadium)
Sun May 17 Bristol Rovers 1 - 1 Grimsby Town
Bristol Rovers won 5-3 on penalties and were promoted to the Football League