2008–09 National Division Three North

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2008-09 National Division Three North
Countries England
ChampionsNuneaton
Runners-upCaldy
RelegatedBradford & Bingley, Darlington Mowden Park
Attendance43,985 (average 262 per match)[a 1]
Highest attendance1,644
Fylde v Hull Ionians
21 March 2009
Lowest attendance65
Loughborough Students v Huddersfield
29 November 2008
Top point scorerWales Gavin Roberts (Caldy)
290 points
Top try scorerEngland Gareth Collins (Leicester Lions)
29 tries
← 2007-08
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The 2008–09 National Division Three North was the tenth and last season (twenty-second overall) of the fourth division (north) of the English domestic rugby union competition using the name National Division Three North. The division was set to be re-branded National League 2 North for the following season due to an RFU reshuffle of the entire league system.[1] New teams to the division included Halifax and Nuneaton who were relegated from the 2007–08 National Division Two while promoted sides included Loughborough Students who came up as champions of Midlands Division 1 along with Kendal (champions) Huddersfield (playoffs) coming up from North Division 1.[2][3][4][5][6] A further, final change to the division saw Rugby Lions transfer across to 2008–09 National Division Three South as the most southerly side in the division in order to address a team imbalance between the two leagues.[7] The league system was 4 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and additional bonus points being awarded for scoring 4 or more tries and/or losing within 7 points of the victorious team. In terms of promotion the league champions would go straight up into what would be known as National League 1 from 2009-10 but unlike previous years, there would be no promotion playoff between the runners up of the division and the runners up of National Division Three South due to the league restructuring.

Nuneaton made it an instant return to the (newly named) 2009–10 National League 1 winning the league title and promotion ahead of nearest rivals Caldy who finished 9 points behind without the consolation of the usual north-south playoff.[8][9] At the opposite end of the table Halifax suffered their second consecutive relegation being comfortably the worst team in the league with just 1 win and 1 draw for their efforts. Much more competitive but ultimately 8 points worse off than next highest team were Darlington Mowden Park who were relegated despite finishing runners up the previous season (narrowly losing in the playoffs).[8] Darlington Mowden Park would drop down to the newly named National League 3 North (previously North Division 1).[10] The second relegated team, Halifax, were initial supposed to join Darlington Mowden Park in that division but due to financial difficulties the club decided to drop out of the national leagues and start as an amateur club in Yorkshire 6 - the lowest level the club could drop to.[11][12]

Participating teams and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bradford & Bingley Wagon Lane 4,000 Bingley, West Yorkshire
Caldy Paton Field 4,000 Thurstaston, Wirral, Merseyside
Darlington Mowden Park Yiewsley Drive Darlington, County Durham
Fylde Woodlands Memorial Ground 9,000 Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Halifax Ovenden Park Halifax, West Yorkshire
Harrogate Claro Road Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Huddersfield Lockwood Park 1,500 (500 seats) Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Hull Ionians Brantingham Park 1,500 (240 seats) Brantingham, East Riding of Yorkshire
Kendal Mint Bridge 3,000 (300 stand) Kendal, Cumbria
Leicester Lions Westleigh Park 2,000 Blaby, Leicestershire
Loughborough Students Loughborough University Stadium 3,000 Loughborough, Leicestershire
Macclesfield Priory Park 1,250 (250 seats) Macclesfield, Cheshire
Nuneaton Liberty Way 4,314 (514 seats) Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Preston Grasshoppers Lightfoot Green 5,000 Preston, Lancashire

Final league table[edit]

2008–09 National Division Three North Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Nuneaton (C) 26 21 1 4 820 465 355 15 2 103
2 Caldy 26 17 1 8 678 485 193 10 4 84
3 Macclesfield 26 16 2 8 643 518 125 7 6 81
4 Fylde 26 15 2 9 762 541 221 12 5 81
5 Harrogate 26 16 0 10 632 606 26 11 4 79
6 Loughborough Students 26 15 2 9 605 509 96 10 1 75
7 Leicester Lions 26 15 0 11 623 497 126 6 4 70
8 Kendal 26 13 1 12 646 522 124 9 4 63
9 Preston Grasshoppers 26 11 0 15 610 638 -28 7 4 55
10 Huddersfield 26 10 2 14 549 618 -69 2 5 51
11 Hull Ionians 26 9 2 15 519 555 -36 6 5 51
12 Bradford & Bingley 26 9 1 16 560 869 -309 6 2 46
13 Darlington Mowden Park (R) 26 6 1 19 467 692 -225 3 9 38
14 Halifax (R) 26 1 1 24 339 938 -599 2 2 10
Reference Rugby Statbunker: Updated 16-05-2009

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

6 September 2008
(BP) Fylde 35 - 18 Huddersfield
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 497
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
6 September 2008
Halifax 13 - 24 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
6 September 2008
Harrogate 28 - 11 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Claro Road
Referee: Mike Read
6 September 2008
Loughborough Students 14 - 22 Caldy
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Referee: Steve Lee
6 September 2008
(BP) Kendal 34 - 13 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Mint Bridge
Referee: D Edmunds
6 September 2008
Macclesfield 33 - 16 Hull Ionians
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 143
Referee: John Meredith
6 September 2008
(BP) Nuneaton 16 - 19 Leicester Lions
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 237
Referee: Paul Kimber

Round 2[edit]

13 September 2008
Bradford & Bingley 13 - 26 Macclesfield
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 235
Referee: Simon McDowell
13 September 2008
Darlington Mowden Park 18 - 13 Caldy (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 125
Referee: Revis Phillips
13 September 2008
Huddersfield 24 - 3 Halifax
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 237
Referee: Steve Lee
13 September 2008
Hull Ionians 28 - 13 Kendal
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Mark Liddell
13 September 2008
Leicester Lions 25 - 21 Fylde (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 100
Referee: Trevor Fisher
13 September 2008
(BP) Nuneaton 41 - 30 Loughborough Students
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 175
Referee: Matthew Daubney
13 September 2008
Preston Grasshoppers 8 - 27 Harrogate
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 237

Round 3[edit]

20 September 2008
Caldy 20 - 19 Hull Ionians (BP)
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 282
Referee: John Meredith
20 September 2008
Fylde 27 - 27 Nuneaton
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 410
Referee: Marcus Caton
20 September 2008
Halifax 13 - 57 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Glenn O'Hara
20 September 2008
Harrogate 27 - 20 Huddersfield (BP)
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 208
Referee: Matthew Daubney
20 September 2008
(BP) Kendal 35 - 29 Bradford & Bingley (2BP)
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 583
Referee: Steve Harland
20 September 2008
Loughborough Students 19 - 17 Darlington Mowden Park (BP)
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Gareth Hodges
20 September 2008
(BP) Macclesfield 35 - 14 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 164
Referee: Steve Lee

Round 4[edit]

27 September 2008
Bradford & Bingley 6 - 50 Caldy (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 230
Referee: Tim Fisher
27 September 2008
(BP) Fylde 52 - 30 Loughborough Students
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 350
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
27 September 2008
Huddersfield 19 - 18 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 210
Referee: D Edmunds
27 September 2008
(BP) Hull Ionians 33 - 10 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Mick Reid
27 September 2008
(BP) Leicester Lions 35 - 14 Harrogate
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 160
27 September 2008
(BP) Nuneaton 39 - 10 Halifax
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 230
Referee: John Meredith
27 September 2008
Preston Grasshoppers 23 - 15 Kendal
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 329
Referee: Matthew Daubney

Round 5[edit]

4 October 2008
Caldy 16 - 12 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 127
Referee: Gareth Hodges
4 October 2008
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 14 - 20 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 172
Referee: Steve Lee
4 October 2008
Halifax 17 - 35 Fylde (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 200
Referee: Ian Robinson
4 October 2008
(BP) Harrogate 17 - 23 Nuneaton
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 150
Referee: John Meredith
4 October 2008
Loughborough Students 3 - 3 Hull Ionians
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Referee: Greg Garner
4 October 2008
Macclesfield 26 - 6 Leicester Lions
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 167
Referee: D Edmunds
4 October 2008
Kendal P - P Huddersfield

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 16 May 2009.

Round 6[edit]

11 October 2008
Bradford & Bingley 28 - 19 Hull Ionians
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 165
Referee: James Fisher
11 October 2008
(BP) Fylde 62 - 13 Harrogate
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 475
Referee: Mark Liddell
11 October 2008
Halifax 13 - 36 Loughborough Students (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Matthew Daubney
11 October 2008
Huddersfield 9 - 37 Caldy (BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 189
Referee: Mick Reid
11 October 2008
Leicester Lions 12 - 40 Kendal (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Steve Lee
11 October 2008
(BP) Nuneaton 41 - 35 Macclesfield (2BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 213
Referee: D Edmunds
11 October 2008
(BP) Preston Grasshoppers 36 - 8 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 263
Referee: Ross Campbell

Round 7[edit]

25 October 2008
(BP) Caldy 29 - 12 Leicester Lions
Report
Paton Field
Referee: Eric Woodmason
25 October 2008
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 26 - 28 Huddersfield
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 160
Referee: Matthew Daubney
25 October 2008
(BP) Harrogate 29 - 12 Halifax
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 250
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
25 October 2008
Hull Ionians 17 - 12 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 350
Referee: Mick Reid
25 October 2008
(BP) Loughborough Students 44 - 23 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 250
Referee: Chris Seeley
25 October 2008
Macclesfield 15 - 12 Fylde (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 178
Referee: Steve Lee
25 October 2008
Kendal P - P Nuneaton

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 11 April 2009.

Round 8[edit]

1 November 2008
Fylde 24 - 24 Kendal (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 630
Referee: D Edmunds
1 November 2008
Halifax 13 - 13 Macclesfield
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 190
Referee: Eric Woodmason
1 November 2008
(BP) Harrogate 31 - 19 Loughborough Students
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 257
Referee: Lee Towers
1 November 2008
Huddersfield 31 - 29 Hull Ionians (2BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 203
Referee: Tom Davis
1 November 2008
Leicester Lions 13 - 12 Darlington Mowden Park (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Ian Robinson
1 November 2008
Nuneaton 23 - 31 Caldy (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 148
Referee: Glenn O'Hara
1 November 2008
(BP) Preston Grasshoppers 49 - 16 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 264
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger

Round 9[edit]

8 November 2008
Bradford & Bingley 25 - 25 Huddersfield
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 170
Referee: Ian Robinson
8 November 2008
(BP) Caldy 33 - 23 Fylde
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 319
Referee: Tim Fisher
8 November 2008
Darlington Mowden Park 17 - 44 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 143
Referee: Revis Phillips
8 November 2008
(BP) Hull Ionians 16 - 19 Leicester Lions
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Adam Friend
8 November 2008
Kendal 23 - 12 Halifax
Report
Mint Bridge
Referee: Matthew Daubney
8 November 2008
(BP) Loughborough Students 29 - 24 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Marcus Caton
8 November 2008
(BP) Macclesfield 27 - 28 Harrogate (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 204
Referee: Mike Read

Round 10[edit]

15 November 2008
(BP) Fylde 61 - 15 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 475
Referee: Simon McConnell
15 November 2008
Halifax 15 - 39 Caldy (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 199
Referee: D Edmunds
15 November 2008
(BP) Harrogate 31 - 30 Kendal (2BP)
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 125
Referee: Steve Lee
15 November 2008
Huddersfield 24 - 9 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 236
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
15 November 2008
(BP) Leicester Lions 23 - 28 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Simon Harding
15 November 2008
(BP) Macclesfield 33 - 17 Loughborough Students
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 147
Referee: Marcus Caton
15 November 2008
(BP) Nuneaton 29 - 6 Hull Ionians
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 127
Referee: Richard Parker-Sedgmore

Round 11[edit]

29 November 2008
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 16 - 19 Nuneaton
Report
Wagon Lane
Referee: Steve Lee
29 November 2008
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 38 - 31 Halifax (2BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 100
Referee: Mike Read
29 November 2008
Hull Ionians 10 - 21 Fylde
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Marcus Caton
29 November 2008
Kendal 28 - 23 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 375
Referee: Tom Davis
29 November 2008
Loughborough Students 16 - 27 Huddersfield
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 65
Referee: Ian Tempest
29 November 2008
Preston Grasshoppers 34 - 8 Leicester Lions
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 278
Referee: John Meredith
29 November 2008
Caldy P - P Harrogate

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 17 January 2009.

Round 12[edit]

6 December 2008
(BP) Fylde 27 - 8 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 475
Referee: Ross Campbell
6 December 2008
Leicester Lions 16 - 9 Huddersfield (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Matthew Daubney
6 December 2008
Macclesfield 19 - 16 Caldy (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 276
Referee: Philip Davis
6 December 2008
(BP) Nuneaton 46 - 22 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 175
Referee: Paul Kimber
6 December 2008
Halifax P - P Hull Ionians

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 14 March 2009.
6 December 2008
Harrogate P - P Darlington Mowden Park

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 14 March 2009.
6 December 2008
Kendal P - P Loughborough Students

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 25 April 2009.

Round 13[edit]

20 December 2008
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 32 - 12 Halifax
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 375
Referee: D Edmunds
20 December 2008
Caldy 31 - 20 Kendal
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 341
Referee: Matthew Daubney
20 December 2008
Darlington Mowden Park 19 - 31 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 130
Referee: Trevor Fisher
20 December 2008
Huddersfield 6 - 20 Nuneaton
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 283
Referee: Andrew Jackson
20 December 2008
(BP) Hull Ionians 12 - 16 Harrogate
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 350
Referee: Nick Cockburn
20 December 2008
Loughborough Students 20 - 6 Leicester Lions
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Steve Lee
20 December 2008
Preston Grasshoppers 14 - 12 Fylde (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 758
Referee: James Fisher

Round 14[edit]

3 January 2009
(BP) Halifax 35 - 43 Huddersfield
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 361
Referee: Clare Daniels
3 January 2009
Loughborough Students 7 - 23 Nuneaton
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 150
Referee: Mark Liddell
3 January 2009
Caldy P - P Darlington Mowden Park

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 11 April 2009.
3 January 2009
Fylde P - P Leicester Lions

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 17 January 2009.
3 January 2009
Harrogate P - P Preston Grasshoppers

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 11 April 2009.
3 January 2009
Kendal P - P Hull Ionians

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 May 2009.
3 January 2009
Macclesfield P - P Bradford & Bingley

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 17 January 2009.

Round 15[edit]

10 January 2009
Bradford & Bingley P - P Kendal

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 9 May 2009.
10 January 2009
Darlington Mowden Park P - P Loughborough Students

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 17 January 2009.
10 January 2009
Huddersfield P - P Harrogate

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 25 April 2009.
10 January 2009
Hull Ionians P - P Caldy

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 25 April 2009.
10 January 2009
Leicester Lions P - P Halifax

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 11 April 2009.
10 January 2009
Nuneaton P - P Fylde

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 9 May 2009.
10 January 2009
Preston Grasshoppers P - P Macclesfield

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 14 March 2009.

Rounds 11, 14 & 15 (rescheduled games)[edit]

17 January 2009
Caldy 28 - 14 Harrogate
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 219
Referee: John Meredith
  • Game rescheduled from 29 November 2008.
17 January 2009
Darlington Mowden Park 8 - 20 Loughborough Students
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 120
Referee: Steve Lee
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.
17 January 2009
Fylde 18 - 7 Leicester Lions
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 425
Referee: Eric Woodmason
  • Game rescheduled from 3 January 2009.
17 January 2009
Macclesfield 20 - 39 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 310
Referee: Revis Phillips
  • Game rescheduled from 3 January 2009.

Round 16[edit]

24 January 2009
(BP) Caldy 41 - 10 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 226
Referee: Marcus Caton
24 January 2009
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 19 - 22 Hull Ionians
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 110
Referee: Trevor Fisher
24 January 2009
Halifax 14 - 37 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 167
Referee: Nick Cockburn
24 January 2009
Harrogate 15 - 14 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 170
Referee: Mike Read
24 January 2009
(BP) Kendal 33 - 12 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 632
Referee: D Edmunds
24 January 2009
Loughborough Students 15 - 10 Fylde (BP)
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Glenn O'Hara
24 January 2009
Macclesfield 27 - 23 Huddersfield (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 286
Referee: Chris Seeley

Round 17[edit]

31 January 2009
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 32 - 17 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 250
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
31 January 2009
(BP) Fylde 36 - 5 Halifax
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 435
Referee: Matthew Daubney
31 January 2009
Huddersfield 17 - 26 Kendal
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 247
Referee: D Edmunds
31 January 2009
Hull Ionians 19 - 11 Loughborough Students
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 200
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
31 January 2009
Leicester Lions 16 - 10 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 100
Referee: Ross Campbell
31 January 2009
(BP) Nuneaton 32 - 9 Harrogate
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 153
Referee: Claudio Castagnoli
31 January 2009
Preston Grasshoppers 23 - 19 Caldy (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 278
Referee: Mike Read

Round 18[edit]

7 February 2009
Caldy 22 - 13 Huddersfield
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 211
Referee: James Fisher
7 February 2009
(BP) Hull Ionians 30 - 10 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 250
Referee: Mike Read
7 February 2009
Darlington Mowden Park P - P Preston Grasshoppers

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 May 2009.
7 February 2009
Harrogate P - P Fylde

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 May 2009.
7 February 2009
Kendal P - P Leicester Lions

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 14 March 2009.
7 February 2009
Loughborough Students P - P Halifax

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 May 2009.
7 February 2009
Macclesfield P - P Nuneaton

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 May 2009.

Round 19[edit]

14 February 2009
Bradford & Bingley 20 - 38 Loughborough Students (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 150
Referee: Rob Sheard
14 February 2009
(BP) Fylde 17 - 24 Macclesfield
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 350
Referee: Chris Sharp
14 February 2009
(BP) Leicester Lions 7 - 9 Caldy
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Steve Harland
14 February 2009
Nuneaton 21 - 13 Kendal
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 330
Referee: J Matthews
14 February 2009
Preston Grasshoppers 23 - 10 Hull Ionians
Report
Lightfoot Green
Referee: Matthew Daubney
14 February 2009
Halifax P - P Harrogate

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 5 May 2009.
14 February 2009
Huddersfield P - P Darlington Mowden Park

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 9 May 2009.

Round 20[edit]

21 February 2009
Bradford & Bingley 23 - 51 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Referee: Mark Liddell
21 February 2009
Caldy 7 - 15 Nuneaton
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 413
Referee: Philip Davis
21 February 2009
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 20 - 21 Leicester Lions
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 100
Referee: Rob Sheard
21 February 2009
(BP) Hull Ionians 31 - 18 Huddersfield
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
21 February 2009
(BP) Kendal 17 - 18 Fylde
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 575
Referee: Mick Reid
21 February 2009
(BP) Loughborough Students 25 - 26 Harrogate
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 100
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
21 February 2009
(BP) Macclesfield 35 - 15 Halifax
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 274
Referee: Tim Fisher

Round 21[edit]

28 February 2009
Fylde 23 - 22 Caldy (BP)
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 456
Referee: Mark Wilson
28 February 2009
Halifax 11 - 21 Kendal
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 203
Referee: Rob Sheard
28 February 2009
(BP) Harrogate 11 - 14 Macclesfield
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 250
Referee: Mark Liddell
28 February 2009
(BP) Huddersfield 18 - 22 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 213
Referee: Mick Reid
28 February 2009
Leicester Lions 27 - 10 Hull Ionians
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 100
Referee: Andrew Jackson
28 February 2009
Preston Grasshoppers 19 - 27 Loughborough Students (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 328
Referee: D Edmunds
28 February 2009
Nuneaton P - P Darlington Mowden Park

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 25 April 2009.

Round 22[edit]

7 March 2009
Bradford & Bingley 16 - 64 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 150
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
7 March 2009
(BP) Caldy 52 - 7 Halifax
Report
Paton Field
Referee: Chris Seeley
7 March 2009
Darlington Mowden Park 18 - 39 Fylde (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 150
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
7 March 2009
Hull Ionians 8 - 30 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Matthew Daubney
7 March 2009
Kendal 5 - 24 Harrogate (BP)
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 446
Referee: Eric Woodmason
7 March 2009
(BP) Loughborough Students 27 - 18 Macclesfield
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Referee: Mick Reid
7 March 2009
Preston Grasshoppers 17 - 13 Huddersfield (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 303
Referee: Rob Sheard

Rounds 12, 15 & 18 (rescheduled games)[edit]

14 March 2009
Halifax 20 - 35 Hull Ionians (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 149
Referee: Trevor Fisher
  • Game rescheduled from 6 December 2008.
14 March 2009
(BP) Harrogate 33 - 10 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 120
Referee: Mark Liddell
  • Game rescheduled from 6 December 2008.
14 March 2009
(BP) Kendal 13 - 18 Leicester Lions
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 548
Referee: Mick Reid
  • Game rescheduled from 7 February 2009.
14 March 2009
(BP) Preston Grasshoppers 22 - 26 Macclesfield
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 203
Referee: Chris Seeley
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.

Round 23[edit]

21 March 2009
(BP) Fylde 38 - 14 Hull Ionians
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 1,644
Referee: Rob Sheard
21 March 2009
(BP) Halifax 17 - 19 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 130
Referee: Mark Liddell
21 March 2009
(2BP) Harrogate 41 - 44 Caldy (BP)
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 280
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
21 March 2009
Huddersfield 15 - 15 Loughborough Students
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 119
Referee: Trevor Fisher
21 March 2009
(BP) Leicester Lions 49 - 33 Preston Grasshoppers (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 120
Referee: Ian Tempest
21 March 2009
(BP) Macclesfield 29 - 14 Kendal
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 187
Referee: Andrew Bickle
21 March 2009
(BP) Nuneaton 51 - 10 Bradford & Bingley
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 210
Referee: Revis Phillips

Round 24[edit]

28 March 2009
Bradford & Bingley 15 - 54 Fylde (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 95
Referee: Andrew Jackson
28 March 2009
Caldy 25 - 39 Macclesfield (BP)
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 250
Referee: D Edmunds
28 March 2009
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 15 - 21 Harrogate
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Referee: Chris Seeley
28 March 2009
Huddersfield 13 - 27 Leicester Lions (BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 172
Referee: Lee Towers
28 March 2009
(BP) Hull Ionians 43 - 8 Halifax
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 250
Referee: Trevor Fisher
28 March 2009
(BP) Loughborough Students 33 - 5 Kendal
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: 150
28 March 2009
Preston Grasshoppers 24 - 50 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 301
Referee: Mark Wilson

Round 25[edit]

4 April 2009
(BP) Fylde 41 - 25 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Woodlands Memorial Ground
Attendance: 1,050
Referee: Mike Read
4 April 2009
Halifax 22 - 61 Bradford & Bingley (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 155
Referee: Ian Tempest
4 April 2009
(BP) Harrogate 37 - 27 Hull Ionians
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 250
Referee: Rob Sheard
4 April 2009
(BP) Kendal 35 - 12 Caldy
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 690
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
4 April 2009
Leicester Lions 19 - 36 Loughborough Students (BP)
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Matthew Daubney
4 April 2009
(BP) Macclesfield 24 - 29 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 187
Referee: Eric Woodmason
4 April 2009
(BP) Nuneaton 42 - 22 Huddersfield
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 283
Referee: Nick Cockburn

Rounds 7, 14 & 15 (rescheduled games)[edit]

11 April 2009
Caldy 16 - 16 Darlington Mowden Park
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 273
Referee: Mark Rose
  • Game rescheduled from 3 January 2009.
11 April 2009
(BP) Harrogate 45 - 17 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 250
Referee: Revis Phillips
  • Game rescheduled from 3 January 2009.
11 April 2009
(BP) Kendal 44 - 29 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 650
Referee: Eric Woodmason
  • Game rescheduled from 25 October 2008.
11 April 2009
(BP) Leicester Lions 83 - 3 Halifax
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 140
Referee: Tom Davis
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.

Round 26[edit]

18 April 2009
(BP) Bradford & Bingley 43 - 24 Harrogate (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 200
Referee: D Edmunds
18 April 2009
Caldy 15 - 25 Loughborough Students
Report
Paton Field
Attendance: 419
Referee: James Fisher
18 April 2009
Darlington Mowden Park 22 - 19 Kendal (BP)
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 165
Referee: Matthew Daubney
18 April 2009
(BP) Huddersfield 44 - 32 Fylde (BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 227
Referee: Chris Seeley
18 April 2009
Hull Ionians 22 - 22 Macclesfield
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 350
Referee: Guy Steel Bodger
18 April 2009
(BP) Leicester Lions 20 - 25 Nuneaton
Report
Westleigh Park
Attendance: 200
Referee: Steve Lee
18 April 2009
(BP) Preston Grasshoppers 48 - 7 Halifax
Report
Lightfoot Green
Attendance: 372
Referee: Revis Phillips

Rounds 12, 15 & 21 (rescheduled games)[edit]

25 April 2009
(BP) Huddersfield 43 - 25 Harrogate
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 189
Referee: Mike Read
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.
25 April 2009
(BP) Hull Ionians 27 - 29 Caldy
Report
Brantingham Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: Trevor Fisher
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.
25 April 2009
Kendal 20 - 29 Loughborough Students (BP)
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 660
Referee: Brendan Fitzmaurice
  • Game rescheduled from 6 December 2008.
25 April 2009
(BP) Nuneaton 31 - 25 Darlington Mowden Park (2BP)
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 225
Referee: Philip Davis
  • Game rescheduled from 28 February 2009.

Rounds 14 & 18 (rescheduled games)[edit]

2 May 2009
(BP) Darlington Mowden Park 29 - 15 Preston Grasshoppers
Report
Yiewsley Drive
Attendance: 200
Referee: Mike Read
  • Game rescheduled from 7 February 2009.
2 May 2009
(BP) Harrogate 36 - 19 Fylde
Report
Claro Road
Attendance: 175
Referee: Rob Sheard
  • Game rescheduled from 7 February 2009.
2 May 2009
Kendal 28 - 13 Hull Ionians
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 420
Referee: Matthew Daubney
  • Game rescheduled from 3 January 2009.
2 May 2009
Loughborough Students 20 - 0[b 1] Halifax
Report
Loughborough University Stadium
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A
  • Game rescheduled from 7 February 2009.
2 May 2009
Macclesfield 21 - 16 Nuneaton (BP)
Report
Priory Park
Attendance: 250
Referee: Ian Tempest
  • Game rescheduled from 7 February 2009.
  1. ^ Game was awarded to Loughborough Students as a bonus point win as Halifax failed to turn up to the game.

Round 19 (rescheduled game)[edit]

5 May 2009
Halifax 11 - 10 Harrogate (BP)
Report
Ovenden Park
Attendance: 125
Referee: Mike Read
  • Game rescheduled from 14 February 2009.

Rounds 15 & 19 (rescheduled games)[edit]

9 May 2009
Bradford & Bingley 0 - 68 Kendal (BP)
Report
Wagon Lane
Attendance: 220
Referee: Andrew Jackson
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.
9 May 2009
Huddersfield 19 - 13 Darlington Mowden Park (BP)
Report
Lockwood Park
Attendance: 119
Referee: Nick Cockburn
  • Game rescheduled from 14 February 2009.
9 May 2009
Nuneaton 50 - 5 Fylde
Report
Liberty Way
Attendance: 203
Referee: Tom Davis
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.

Round 5 (rescheduled game)[edit]

16 May 2009
Kendal 23 - 8 Huddersfield
Report
Mint Bridge
Attendance: 420
Referee: Ian Tempest
  • Game rescheduled from 4 October 2008.

Total season attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bradford & Bingley 11[a 2] 2,240 204 375 95 5%
Caldy 11[a 3] 3,080 280 419 127 7%
Darlington Mowden Park 12[a 4] 1,675 140 200 100
Fylde 13 7,672 590 1,644 350 7%
Halifax 12[a 5] 2,179 182 361 125
Harrogate 12[a 6] 2,485 207 280 120
Huddersfield 13 2,644 203 283 119 14%
Hull Ionians 13 3,550 273 350 150 18%
Kendal 11[a 7] 5,999 545 690 375 18%
Leicester Lions 13 1,700 131 200 100 7%
Loughborough Students 9[a 8] 1,365 152 250 65 5%
Macclesfield 13 2,773 213 310 143 17%
Nuneaton 13 2,709 208 330 127 5%
Preston Grasshoppers 12[a 9] 3,914 326 758 203 7%
  1. ^ Note that 14 home attendances are missing (see below) - so the total attendance will not be 100% accurate. The average attendance has also been taken into account with the missing games not included.
  2. ^ Missing home attendances v Nuneaton on 29 November 2008 and Preston Grasshoppers on 21 February 2009.
  3. ^ Missing home attendances v Leicester Lions on 25 October 2008 and Halifax on 7 March 2009.
  4. ^ Missing home attendance v Harrogate on 28 March 2009.
  5. ^ Missing home attendance v Preston Grasshoppers on 6 September 2008.
  6. ^ Missing home attendance v Bradford & Bingley on 6 September 2008.
  7. ^ Missing home attendances v Darlington Mowden Park on 6 September 2008 and Halifax on 8 November 2008.
  8. ^ Only played 12 home games as Halifax failed to turn up to their game on 2 May 2009. Missing home attendances v Caldy on 6 September 2008, Hull Ionians on 4 October 2008 and Macclesfield on 7 March 2009.
  9. ^ Missing home attendance v Hull Ionians on 14 February 2009.

Individual statistics[edit]

  • Note if players are tied on tries or points the player with the lowest number of appearances will come first. Also note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals.

Season records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Championship plan gains support". BBC News. 14 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Halifax 10 Stourbridge 34". Yorkshire Post. 3 March 2008.
  3. ^ "Relegated Nuns stay positive". Coventry Telegraph. 28 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Loughborough Students' march brings new test". Telegraph. 6 March 2008.
  5. ^ "Rugby - Champions bid for "perfect" season". The Westmorland Gazette. 19 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Review of the Year 2008: Heroic Huddersfield make history with play-off triumph". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 27 December 2008.
  7. ^ "Lions are heading south". Coventry Telegraph. 29 April 2008.
  8. ^ a b "National League Three North 2008-09". englandrugby.com. 16 May 2009.
  9. ^ "Nuns look to celebrate title glory in style". Coventry Telegraph. 24 April 2009.
  10. ^ "National League 3 North". englandrugby.com. 5 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Halifax RUFC demise affects Tigers". Halifax Courier. 12 June 2009.
  12. ^ "Halifax gone?". rolling-maul.com. 9 June 2009.
  13. ^ "National Three North 08/09 Leading top scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  14. ^ "National Three North 08/09 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  15. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  16. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  17. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  18. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  19. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  20. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  21. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  22. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  23. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.
  24. ^ "National 3 North 08/09 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 16 May 2009.

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