1981–82 Alliance Premier League

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The Alliance Premier League season of 1981–82 was the third season of the Alliance Premier League.

New teams in the league this season[edit]

Final table[1][edit]

Alliance Premier League
Season 1981–82[1]
Champions Runcorn (1st Alliance Premier League title)
Promoted to the Football League None
Runners-up Enfield
Relegated to
Level 6
Dartford,
Gravesend & Northfleet,
AP Leamington
Promoted for the next season Bangor City,
Nuneaton,
Wealdstone
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1269 (2.75 per match)
Biggest home win Bath CityAP Leamington 7–0
Biggest away win AP LeamingtonStafford Rangers 1–5;
AP LeamingtonDagenham 0–4;
ScarboroughNorthwich Victoria 0–4
Highest scoring BarrowKettering Town 7–2;
EnfieldBarrow 7–2;
AltrinchamWorcester City 6–3;
Kettering TownAltrincham 5–4;
RuncornAltrincham 5–4
Longest winning run ?
Longest unbeaten run ?
Longest losing run ?
Highest attendance ?
Lowest attendance ?
Average attendance ?
Locations of the Alliance Premier League 1981–1982 London teams
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Runcorn 42 17 2 2 48 18 11 7 3 27 19 75 37 + 38 93
2 Enfield 42 14 4 3 55 22 12 4 5 35 24 90 46 + 44 86
3 Telford United 42 13 4 4 38 20 10 4 7 32 31 70 51 + 19 77
4 Worcester City 42 12 4 5 38 23 9 4 8 32 37 70 60 + 10 71
5 Dagenham 42 10 6 5 32 23 9 6 6 37 28 69 51 + 18 69
6 Northwich Victoria 42 12 6 3 35 17 8 3 10 21 29 56 46 + 10 69
7 Scarborough 42 11 6 4 34 20 8 5 8 31 32 65 52 + 13 68
8 Barrow 42 15 4 2 45 17 3 7 11 14 33 59 50 + 9 65
9 Weymouth 42 11 4 6 33 21 7 5 9 23 26 56 47 + 9 63
10 Boston United 42 14 4 3 46 23 3 7 11 15 34 61 57 + 4 62
11 Altrincham 42 10 6 5 39 22 4 7 10 27 34 66 56 + 10 55
12 Bath City 42 7 7 7 30 26 8 3 10 20 31 50 57 – 7 55
13 Yeovil Town 42 10 4 7 33 27 4 7 10 23 41 56 68 – 12 53
14 Stafford Rangers 42 7 8 6 22 19 5 8 8 26 28 48 47 + 1 52
15 Frickley Athletic 42 11 4 6 35 23 3 6 12 12 37 47 60 – 13 52
16 Maidstone United 42 8 6 7 33 22 3 9 9 22 37 55 59 – 4 48
17 Trowbridge Town 42 8 7 6 26 23 4 4 13 12 31 38 54 – 16 47
18 Barnet 42 5 8 8 17 20 4 6 11 19 32 36 52 – 16 41
19 Kettering Town 42 6 7 8 35 32 3 6 12 29 44 64 76 – 12 40
20 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 7 6 8 34 31 3 4 14 17 38 51 69 – 18 40 Relegated to the Southern League
21 Dartford 42 7 5 9 23 25 3 4 14 24 44 47 69 – 22 39 Relegated to the Southern League
22 AP Leamington 42 1 7 13 20 44 3 3 15 20 61 40 105 – 65 22 Relegated to the Southern League
  • Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • Points scored during this and the following season: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw.
Key
Alliance Premier League Champions, no promotion
FA Trophy winners
Alliance Premier League Cup winners
New club in the Conference, see also Dartford, Enfield, Runcorn
Relegated to Level 6

Results[1][edit]

Home \ Away[1] ALT APL BAR BRW BAT BOS DAG DAR ENF FRK GRN KET MAI NOR RUN SCA STA TEL TRO WEY WRC YEO
Altrincham 2–3 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–2 0–0 6–3 7–1
AP Leamington 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–3 1–0 3–3 3–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–5 0–2 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–5
Barnet 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 2–0 4–1 0–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–2 0–0
Barrow 1–0 4–2 2–1 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–1 7–2 2–0 6–1 1–1 3–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–1
Bath City 1–1 7–0 2–1 0–0 1–2 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–3 1–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–1 2–3 2–0
Boston United 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–4 3–2 1–0 3–1 2–2 4–2 6–0 2–0 0–1 2–1 2–1 4–2 1–0 0–2 3–2 0–0
Dagenham 2–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 2–4 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–2 2–1 1–2 3–0
Dartford 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 5–0
Enfield 1–1 6–1 0–0 7–2 5–1 4–0 3–2 1–1 3–0 4–0 1–1 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–4 2–0 3–4 2–1 3–0 1–2 2–0
Frickley Athletic 1–1 4–1 0–1 2–1 1–3 4–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–3 2–0 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 2–1
Gravesend & Northfleet 1–1 4–1 2–3 3–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 0–1 2–4 3–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1
Kettering Town 5–4 1–2 5–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 4–4 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–0 1–3 4–0 1–2 0–1 1–1
Maidstone United 0–0 4–0 0–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–2 5–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 2–0 6–1 1–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 3–0 0–1 2–2 0–1
Northwich Victoria 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–0 3–0 3–4 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–2 0–0 0–2 3–0 1–1
Runcorn 5–4 3–0 1–0 0–0 5–1 4–0 1–0 4–2 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–3 2–0 3–1 5–2 2–1
Scarborough 1–3 6–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–4 0–1 5–0 1–0 0–0 0–4 3–0 1–0 0–0 3–1 2–1 1–0 2–2
Stafford Rangers 2–0 3–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 0–2 3–1
Telford United 4–3 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 0–0 7–1 1–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–1
Trowbridge Town 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–4
Weymouth 1–0 1–2 0–2 3–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 5–0 1–2 2–3 1–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–2 1–1
Worcester City 4–3 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–1 4–1 0–1 0–1 2–4 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–1
Yeovil Town 2–1 3–2 4–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–4 1–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 4–1 1–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–4 3–0

Source: Rothmans Football Yearbook 1982–83. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald Futura Publishers, London & Sydney, 1982.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[1][edit]

Rank Player Club League FA Cup FA Trophy League Cup Total
1 Williams Scarborough 27
2 David Mather Telford United 24
3 Aniello Iannone Weymouth 23
4 Nicky Ironton Enfield 20
= Noel Ashford Enfield 19
= Atkins Barnet 19
= Burton Dagenham 19
= Reid Northwich Victoria 19

Promotion and relegation[edit]

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All of these teams had been relegated from the Alliance Premier League after the 1981–82 season.

Relegated[edit]

Election to the Football League[edit]

This year Runcorn, the winners of the Alliance Premier League, could not apply for election because they did not meet Football League requirements. 2nd placed Enfield could not apply either for the same reasons, so 3rd placed Telford United won the right to apply for election to the Football League to replace one of the four bottom sides in the 1981–82 Football League Fourth Division. The vote went as follows:

Club Final Position Votes
Northampton Town 22nd (Fourth Division) 53
Crewe Alexandra 24th (Fourth Division) 50
Rochdale 21st (Fourth Division) 48
Hartlepool United 23rd (Fourth Division) 48
Telford United 3rd (Alliance Premier League) 13

As a result of this, Telford United did not gain membership of the Football League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rollin, Jack (ed.): Rothmans Football Yearbook 1982–83, p. 902–904. Queen Anne Press, MacDonald & Co Publishers Ltd, London, 1982.

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