1996-97 North West Counties League Division One

Division 1, Final TablePWDLGFGAPts
Trafford422976993894
Newcastle Town422778713188
Clitheroe4223145753683
Penrith4223109754979
Burscough4222911684875
Eastwood Hanley42201012645170
Mossley4220814795868
Blackpool Rovers4217169704767
PRESCOT CABLES42171114686062
Vauxhall GM42141513706957
Nantwich Town42141117747453
Bootle4215819617353
Glossop North End42141117566753
St Helens Town4214622657948
Atherton Collieries4212921638545
Kidsgrove Athletic42101418537344
Rossendale United4211922517642
Chadderton42101121498041
Holker Old Boys4210923608039
Maine Road4291122498538
Darwen4291023498137
Salford City4281222538236
At the end of this season, Eastwood Hanley resigned from the League. Bootle were relegated due to ground grading issues.