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Conference National
2012–13
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Season information
Winners Mansfield Town
Promoted Mansfield Town
Newport County
Relegated AFC Telford United
Barrow
Ebbsfleet United
Stockport County
Season statistics
Goals scored 1590
Top goalscorer Matt Green
(25 goals)
Biggest home win Hyde 7–0 Woking
(1 December 2012)
Mansfield Town 8–1 Barrow
(9 February 2013)
Biggest away win Newport County 0–5 Forest Green
(1 January 2013)
Highest scoring Nuneaton Town 4–5 Ebbsfleet United
(11 August 2012)
Mansfield Town 8–1 Barrow
(9 February 2013)
Woking 5–4 Macclesfield Town
(13 April 2013)
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A total of 24 teams contested the division, including 18 sides from last season, two relegated from the Football League Two, two promoted from the Conference North and two promoted from the Conference South. The League started on 10 August 2012 with previously relegated Hereford United and Macclesfield Town facing each other at Edgar Street and finished on 20 April 2013 with all matches that day kicking off simultaneously. The 2013 Conference National play-off Final on 5 May 2013 was the first Wembley Stadium final to feature two Welsh clubs, Newport County and Wrexham.

Promotion and relegation

Teams promoted from 2011–12 Conference North

Teams promoted from 2011–12 Conference South

Teams relegated from 2011–12 Football League Two

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Notes
1 Mansfield Town  (C) (P) 46 30 5 11 92 52+40 95 Promotion to the 2013–14 League Two
2 Kidderminster Harriers 46 28 9 9 82 40+42 93 Qualification to the Conference National play-offs
3 Newport County  (P) 46 25 10 11 85 60+25 85
4 Grimsby Town 46 23 14 9 70 38+32 83
5 Wrexham 46 22 14 10 74 45+29 80
6 Hereford United 46 19 13 14 73 63+10 70
7 Luton Town 46 18 13 15 70 62+8 67
8 Dartford 46 19 9 18 67 63+4 66
9 Braintree Town 46 19 9 18 63 72−9 66
10 Forest Green Rovers 46 18 11 17 63 49+14 65
11 Macclesfield Town 46 17 12 17 65 70−5 63
12 Woking 46 18 8 20 73 81−8 62
13 Alfreton Town 46 16 12 18 69 74−5 60
14 Cambridge United 46 15 14 17 68 69−1 59
15 Nuneaton Town 46 14 15 17 55 63−8 57
16 Lincoln City 46 15 11 20 66 73−7 56
17 Gateshead 46 13 16 17 58 61−3 55
18 Hyde 46 16 7 23 63 75−12 55
19 Tamworth 46 15 10 21 55 69−14 55
20 Southport 46 14 12 20 72 86−14 54
21 Stockport County  (R) 46 13 11 22 57 80−23 50 Relegation to the 2013–14 Conference North/South
22 Barrow  (R) 46 11 13 22 45 83−38 46
23 Ebbsfleet United  (R) 46 8 15 23 55 89−34 39
24 AFC Telford United  (R) 46 6 17 23 52 79−27 35

Updated to games played on 20 April 2013
Source: Football Conference
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.

Play-offs

Semifinals Final
                           
  2  Kidderminster Harriers    
5  Wrexham    
  5  Wrexham 0
  3  Newport County 2
3  Newport County  
  4  Grimsby Town    

First leg

23 April 2013 Wrexham 2–1 Kidderminster Harriers Racecourse Ground, Wrexham  
19:45 Artell Soccerball 45+1'
Ashton Soccerball 84' (pen.)
Report Gash Soccerball 56' (pen.) Attendance: 6,315
Referee: Charles Breakspear
24 April 2013 Grimsby Town 0–1 Newport County Blundell Park, Cleethorpes  
19:45 Report Yakubu Soccerball 89' Attendance: 5,414
Referee: Graham Horwood

Second leg

28 April 2013 Kidderminster Harriers 1–3
(2–5 agg.)
Wrexham Aggborough, Kidderminster  
13:30 Dunkley Soccerball 64' Report Ormerod Soccerball 30'
Vaughan Soccerball 69' (o.g.)
Ashton Soccerball 85' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,202
Referee: Seb Stockbridge
28 April 2013 Newport County 1–0
(2–0 agg.)
Grimsby Town Rodney Parade, Newport  
16:30 Jolley Soccerball 31' Report Attendance: 6,615
Referee: Kinsley

Final

Main article: 2013 Conference National play-off Final
5 May 2013 Wrexham 0–2 Newport County Wembley Stadium, London  
15:00 BST UTC+1 Report Jolley Soccerball 86'
O'Connor Soccerball 90+4'
Attendance: 16,346
Referee: Michael Bull

Stadia and locations

Team Stadium Capacity
Stockport County Edgeley Park 10,852
Wrexham Racecourse Ground 10,500*
Luton Town Kenilworth Road 10,226
Lincoln City Sincil Bank 10,120
Gateshead Gateshead International Stadium 10,000*
Mansfield Town Field Mill 10,000
Cambridge United Abbey Stadium 9,617
Grimsby Town Blundell Park 9,546
Macclesfield Town Moss Rose 6,355
A.F.C. Telford United New Bucks Head 6,300
Kidderminster Harriers Aggborough 6,238
Woking Kingfield Stadium 6,036
Southport Haig Avenue 6,008
Hereford United Edgar Street 5,075
Newport County Rodney Parade 5,511** 1
Forest Green Rovers The New Lawn 5,147
Ebbsfleet United Stonebridge Road 5,011
Nuneaton Town Liberty Way 4,314
Barrow Holker Street 4,256
Hyde Ewen Fields 4,250
Braintree Town Cressing Road 4,145
Dartford Princes Park 4,100
Tamworth The Lamb Ground 4,000
Alfreton Town North Street 3,600

* Restricted due to stadium expansion or FA ruling.
** Capacity reduced for football matches from maximum capacity of 11,676.
*** Groundshare from 15 February 2013.

1 Capacity will temporarily be 7,012 for the play-off tie against Grimsby Town

Results

Home \ Away TEL ALF BRWBRACAMDAREBBFGRGATGRIHERHYDKDRLINLUTMACMFTNEWNUNSOUSPCTMWWOKWRX
A.F.C. Telford United 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 2–4 0–3 1–3 2–2 3–3 1–0 0–2
Alfreton Town 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 3–2 0–2 0–3 5–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–2 0–3 4–3 0–3 3–3 2–3 3–0 0–3 1–2
Barrow 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–4 0–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–4 0–3 1–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–1
Braintree Town 3–2 2–1 2–3 0–3 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–3 2–1 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–5
Cambridge United 3–3 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–3 0–1 1–3 2–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 0–0 1–3 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–0 1–4
Dartford 1–4 5–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 4–0 2–1 1–0 2–4 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 4–1 2–1
Ebbsfleet United 1–3 0–0 2–4 0–1 2–4 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–1 0–0 1–1 2–2 1–1
Forest Green Rovers 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–3 4–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 3–1 0–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 4–1 1–2 3–1 0–0
Gateshead 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–0 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–2 4–1 0–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–1
Grimsby Town 1–0 4–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–2 3–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 4–1 0–1 4–1 3–0 0–0 2–2 1–2 2–0 5–1 1–0
Hereford United 1–1 3–3 2–1 0–0 4–2 1–0 4–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–3 0–0 2–2 1–2 5–2 2–1 0–1
Hyde 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–1 3–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–2 5–2 0–4 1–5 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–2 0–1 2–1 7–0 2–0
Kidderminster Harriers 1–0 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 5–1 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 3–0 0–2 3–0 2–3 3–2 1–0 2–2 4–0 4–1 2–2 2–0
Lincoln City 3–2 1–2 0–0 3–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–4 3–2 3–2 1–0 1–2 2–3 0–1 2–4 2–1 1–0 3–3 2–1 0–2 1–2
Luton Town 0–1 3–0 6–1 2–3 3–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 3–0 4–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–0
Macclesfield Town 2–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–1 3–2 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 2–0
Mansfield Town 1–0 1–2 8–1 2–0 3–1 5–0 4–1 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–0 2–2 3–1 3–4 1–0 1–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 1–0
Newport County 2–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 6–2 0–0 1–0 0–5 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–3 1–2 2–1 5–2 4–1 2–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–3 1–1
Nuneaton Town 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–4 2–2 1–0 4–5 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 3–3 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–0 2–1 0–0 0–0
Southport 0–3 0–2 5–2 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–3 4–2 1–3 3–2 1–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–4
Stockport County 2–2 1–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 0–2 1–0 2–0 0–1 3–4 1–3 1–0 3–2 3–4 0–1 1–2 2–3
Tamworth 0–0 1–1 1–3 1–4 1–2 3–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 0–1 2–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 2–1 0–1
Woking 5–2 1–2 3–1 1–4 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 5–4 1–2 1–3 6–1 2–3 1–0 2–3 2–0
Wrexham 4–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–0 2–2 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 2–4 0–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 6–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1
Updated to games played on 20 April 2013
Source: Football Conference
1The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers

As of 21 April 2013
Rank Player Club Goals
1 England Matt Green Mansfield Town 25
2 England Adam Cunnington Tamworth 21
3 England Michael Gash Kidderminster Harriers 20
4 England Andy Brown Nuneaton Town 19
England Anthony Malbon Kidderminster Harriers
6 England Matthew Barnes-Homer Macclesfield Town 18
Flag of Grenada Bradley Bubb Woking
England Aaron O'Connor Newport County
9 England Paul Clayton Alfreton Town 17
England Andre Gray Luton Town

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