As the dust settles on the 2021/22 season, we have a look back over some of the stats from our league campaign.

Our home win% of 52.6 was our highest in a full season since the NPL Division 1 play-off promotion year of 2013/14! The Rams did win 11 of 13 at home in 2019/20 and won 15 out of 18 games at home across the two cancelled seasons.

Our current away win% this season is just 10.5 (2 wins from 19) – our second lowest of all time in the semi-professional ranks since 1995/96. The lowest was 2 wins from 23 in the NPL Premier relegation season of 2015/16.

13 away goals is our lowest tally ever in a full season (we scored 7 in 3 games in 2020/21, which doesn’t count!). Only once previously have we not scored 20+ goals away from home – that was in 2007/08 when we scored 16.

On average this season, the Rams scored 0.7 goals per away game – our lowest ever in the semi-pros (we were 0.8 in 2007/08 and 0.9 in the relegation season).

32.4% wins this season – our lowest since, yep, you guessed it – 2015/16 when we won just 10.9% (5 in 46 games).

It is the second lowest since 2008/09 – 31% with 13 wins from 42 games in our first year in NWCFL Premier. That season was also our lowest average home attendance too – just 115. No wonder really!

Note – full attendance records are not known from 1995/96 to 2003/04

2014/15 season – 350.0
2021/22 season – 345.1
2019/20 season – 307.7 (cancelled)
2020/21 season – 277.6 (cancelled)
2013/14 season – 262.4

In the last 10 years, our home attendance has improved by nearly 75% (up from 197.4 in 2011/12 to 345.1 in 2021/22). However, it should be remembered that the 2014/15 season average of 350 did include the stand out 2104 attendance on Easter Saturday when FC United of Manchester packed in to the Riverside so the 2021/22 season could be deemed as the highest ‘regular’ season.

The average away attendance at our games this season was an astounding 402.4 – the highest we have ever had.

Our leading goal scorer this season in the league was Domaine Rouse who slotted 10. James Murphy and John Murphy were joint second with 6 each. However, Domaine’s 10 goals was the lowest number to top the goalscoring chart since Alex Meaney’s 6 in the relegation season of 2015/16 and Russ Brierley and Steve Orrell’s joint tally of 10 in 1997/98.

The Rams scored 47 goals this season in the league and conceded 62.

The 10-minute break down read as follows.

The Rams conceded 17 goals in the last 10 minutes and 26 in the final 20 of league games this season – something that the manager was very aware of and was certainly troubled by.