England – the strongest club football internationally, rather dull national team, trying to live with 'continental' imports, increasing financial problems. Fourth division.
York City finished last, 24th with 33 points. Not that it mattered – nobody was relegated from the lowest professional division. The team was dead last only for the record. Most of the league was just that... small professional clubs, unable to dream of more than 4th division.
Hereford United – a typical member of 4th Division: a bad season this time, 22nd at the end, but may be next year – a bit up. Or not. What mattered here was at the top – the teams trying to get promotion. The top 4 were blessed with that and Peterborough United missed the boat - 5th with 52 points. Wimbledon was 4th and promoted with 55 points. Satisfying season, although they missed 3rd place by a point.
Doncaster Rovers bested Wimbledon, but was far behind the teams competing for the league title. Enough for promotion, but almost 10 points behind the 2nd placed team.
Lincoln City finished 2nd with 65 points and the best defense in the league. They lost the title, though – by 2 points.
And the champions were Southend United with 67 points. Well done. There are clubs, which could be champions of lower leagues only. Nothing wrong with that, wonderful and successful season. Going up – what could be better?