1983–84 Alliance Premier League

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The Alliance Premier League season of 1983–84 was the fifth season of the Alliance Premier League.

New teams in the league this season[edit]

Final table[1][edit]

Alliance Premier League
Season 1983–84
Champions Maidstone United (1st Alliance Premier League title)
Promoted to the Football League None
Runners-up Nuneaton Borough
Relegated to
Level 6
Bangor City,
Trowbridge Town
Promoted for the next season Barrow,
Dartford
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1290 (2.79 per match)
Top goalscorer Paul Culpin (Nuneaton Borough), 41
Biggest home win Frickley AthleticBoston United 7–1;
Maidstone UnitedTelford United 6–0;
WealdstoneTrowbridge Town 6–0
Biggest away win BarnetMaidstone United 0–4;
Boston UnitedGateshead 0–4;
ScarboroughEnfield 0–4;
Trowbridge TownBarnet 0–4;
WeymouthWealdstone 0–4
Highest scoring GatesheadBoston United 5–5
Longest winning run ?
Longest unbeaten run ?
Longest losing run ?
Lowest attendance ?
Average attendance ?
Locations of the Alliance Premier League 1983–1984 London teams
Pos Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A F A GD Pts Notes
1 Maidstone United 42 12 8 1 40 15 11 5 5 31 19 71 34 + 37 70
2 Nuneaton Borough 42 14 6 1 44 17 10 5 6 26 23 70 40 + 30 69
3 Altrincham 42 13 3 5 40 20 10 6 5 24 19 64 39 + 25 65
4 Wealdstone 42 15 4 2 48 14 6 10 5 27 22 75 36 + 39 62
5 Runcorn 42 11 8 2 34 18 9 5 7 27 27 61 45 + 16 62
6 Bath City 42 10 7 4 33 17 7 5 9 27 31 60 48 + 12 53
7 Northwich Victoria 42 11 8 2 35 18 5 6 10 19 29 54 47 + 7 51
8 Worcester City 42 9 7 5 36 22 6 6 9 28 33 64 55 + 9 49
9 Barnet 42 9 3 9 27 28 7 7 7 28 30 55 58 – 3 49
10 Kidderminster Harriers 42 7 9 5 32 30 7 5 9 22 31 54 61 – 7 49
11 Telford United 42 13 3 5 32 19 4 8 9 18 39 50 58 – 8 49
12 Frickley Athletic 42 13 3 5 49 25 4 7 10 19 31 68 56 + 12 48
13 Scarborough 42 10 10 1 32 16 4 6 11 20 39 52 55 – 3 48
14 Enfield 42 8 3 10 27 27 6 6 9 34 31 61 58 + 3 43
15 Weymouth 42 5 4 12 28 33 8 4 9 26 32 54 65 – 11 42
16 Gateshead 42 7 9 5 35 30 5 4 12 24 43 59 73 – 14 42
17 Boston United 42 10 6 5 39 30 3 6 12 27 50 66 80 – 14 41
18 Dagenham 42 10 3 8 34 26 4 5 12 23 43 57 69 – 12 40
19 Kettering Town 42 8 3 10 31 31 4 6 11 22 36 53 67 – 14 37
20 Yeovil Town 42 9 5 7 34 28 3 3 15 21 49 55 77 – 22 35
21 Bangor City 42 7 4 10 35 32 3 2 16 19 50 54 82 – 28 29 Relegated to the Northern Premier League
22 Trowbridge Town 42 3 4 14 15 34 2 3 16 18 53 33 87 – 54 19 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 from this season until 1987: 2 points for a home win, 3 points for an away 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 Alliance Premier League
Relegated to Level 6

Results[1][edit]

  • The Rothmans Football Yearbook 1984–85 had one incorrect result, which is corrected in the results grid below: the result for BostonWealdstone
    was 1–1, not 2–2 as Rothmans had it.
Home \ Away[1] ALT BAN BRN BAT BOS DAG ENF FRK GAT KET KID MAI NOR NUN RUN SCA TEL TRO WEA WEY WRC YEO
Altrincham 2–1 3–2 2–0 3–0 4–0 1–3 1–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–1 3–4 2–1
Bangor City 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 2–4 2–1 4–1 3–3 3–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 1–2 2–3 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–0 1–3 2–4 3–0
Barnet 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 0–3 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–2 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0
Bath City 0–0 5–1 0–1 4–2 0–1 3–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 3–1
Boston United 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 2–3 1–0 3–1 3–0 1–2 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–1 4–3 0–1 3–2
Dagenham 0–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 6–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 1–0
Enfield 0–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 3–3 0–3 2–2 0–1 0–3 1–2 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 3–0
Frickley Athletic 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 7–1 4–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 2–5 1–2 3–1 3–0
Gateshead 0–1 2–1 2–3 3–1 5–5 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 4–2
Kettering Town 1–1 1–3 0–1 0–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–0 4–2 0–2 1–0 3–4 1–0 2–3 4–1 3–2 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–3
Kidderminster Harriers 0–2 2–1 4–4 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–1 0–0 2–2 3–3 0–2 1–3 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–2
Maidstone United 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 6–0 4–1 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–0
Northwich Victoria 1–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 3–1 0–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–0
Nuneaton Borough 0–1 3–0 2–2 5–2 4–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 2–1
Runcorn 0–0 0–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 4–2 4–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 1–1 2–1 4–4
Scarborough 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 4–4 3–0
Telford United 2–1 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–2 3–1 0–3 0–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 3–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 2–2
Trowbridge Town 0–0 1–2 0–4 1–2 0–2 1–4 0–0 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–2 1–2 1–2 2–1 1–0
Wealdstone 3–1 5–0 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–1 0–0 4–0 4–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 4–2 1–1 4–0 6–0 2–0 3–1 1–0
Weymouth 0–1 5–0 2–2 0–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 6–1 2–3 0–1 0–4 0–2 1–3
Worcester City 0–1 0–0 2–0 2–4 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–0 3–1 0–3 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–0 0–1 5–2 1–1 1–0 4–0
Yeovil Town 1–2 1–1 2–4 0–2 4–2 0–2 3–2 3–0 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–1 0–0 6–3 2–2

Source: Rothmans Football Yearbook 1984–85. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald Futura Publishers, London & Sydney, 1984.
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Topscorers[1][edit]

Rank Player Club League FA Cup FA Trophy League Cup Total
1 Paul Culpin Nuneaton Borough 41
2 Mark Graves Wealdstone 31
3 John Bartley Maidstone United 27
4 Steve Mahoney Barnet 19
5 Graham Bennett Altrincham 17
= Mark Carter Bangor City 17
= Gary Hooley Frickley Athletic 17
= Paul Moss Worcester City 17
= Graham Reed Frickley Athletic 17
10 Frank Murphy Nuneaton 16
11 Noel Ashford Enfield 15
= Chris Cook Boston United 15
= Dave Hoffbauer Kettering Town 15
= John Powell Kidderminster Harriers 15
15 Stuart Atkins Barnet 14
= Mike Doherty Yeovil Town 14
= Paul Wilson Frickley Athletic 14
18 Bob Topping Gateshead 13
19 Paul Reid Northwich Victoria 12
20 Colin Chesters Northwich Victoria 11
= Colin Williams Telford United 11

Promotion and relegation[edit]

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Relegated[edit]

Election to the Football League[edit]

As winners of the Alliance Premier League, Maidstone United won the right (for the 2nd time) to apply for election to the Football League to replace one of the four bottom sides in the 1983–84 Football League Fourth Division. The vote went as follows:

Club Final Position Votes
Chester City 24th (Fourth Division) 52
Halifax Town 21st (Fourth Division) 52
Rochdale 22nd (Fourth Division) 50
Hartlepool United 23rd (Fourth Division) 32
Maidstone United 1st (Alliance Premier League) 22

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Peter Dunk (ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1984–85. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald & Co., London & Sydney, 1984.

External links[edit]