VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE
A change of name for the Conference with it becoming the National League from the start of the 2015/16 season. It certainly had a 'Division 5' look about it with over half the members clubs being either ex-Football League sides or ex-League Phoenix clubs.
It was the recent ex-Football League sides who dominated things in 2015/16. A year after being relegated Cheltenham Town were back in the Football League after winning the National League title. Helped by a 22 match unbeaten League run which started in September the 101 points they won saw them comfortably finish ahead of runners-up Forest Green Rovers.
Forest Green also finished second-best in the play offs. They were beaten 3-1 by Grimsby Town in the play-off final in front of 17,198 at Wembley which saw the Mariners regain the Football League place they had lost in 2010. A week later Grimsby were at Wembley again - the attendance being 46,781 - but this time suffered a 1-0 defeat against FC Halifax Town in the FA Trophy Final.
Top League crowd of the season was 7,650 for Grimsby v Lincoln with the highest average of the season being 5,214 at Tranmere Rovers - definitely worthy of Division 5!
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|21||FC Halifax Town||46||12||12||22||55||82||48|