1980–81 Northern Premier League

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Northern Premier League Premier Division
Season 1980–81
Champions Runcorn
Matches played 462
Goals scored 1,349 (2.92 per match)

The 1980–81 Northern Premier League season was the 13th in the history of the Northern Premier League, a football competition in England.

Final table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts 1
1 Runcorn 42 32 7 3 99 22 +77 71
2 Mossley 42 24 7 11 95 55 +40 55
3 Marine 42 22 10 10 66 41 +25 54
4 Buxton 42 21 7 14 64 50 +14 49
5 Gainsborough Trinity 42 17 13 12 80 57 +23 47
6 Burton Albion 42 19 8 15 63 54 +9 46
7 Witton Albion 42 19 8 15 70 62 +8 46
8 Goole Town 42 14 16 12 56 50 +6 44
9 South Liverpool 42 19 6 17 59 64 −5 44
10 Workington 42 15 13 14 57 48 +9 43
11 Gateshead 42 12 18 12 65 61 +4 42
12 Worksop Town 42 15 11 16 66 61 +5 41
13 Macclesfield Town 42 13 13 16 52 69 −17 39
14 Grantham 42 14 9 19 57 74 −17 37
15 Matlock Town 42 12 12 18 57 80 −23 36
16 Lancaster City 42 13 9 20 48 70 −22 35
17 Netherfield 42 11 12 19 73 81 −8 34
18 Oswestry Town 42 13 8 21 54 67 −13 34
19 King's Lynn 42 8 18 16 46 65 −19 34
20 Southport 42 11 11 20 42 68 −26 33
21 Morecambe 42 11 8 23 42 74 −32 30
22 Tamworth 42 9 12 21 38 76 −38 30

1 The points system up until the 1982–83 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away BRT BUX GAI GAT GOO GRN KEN KLY LNC MAC MAR MAT MOR MOS OSW RUN SLI SOU TAM WTN WRK WKS
Burton Albion 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 3–1 1–5 2–1 0–1 0–1 5–2 3–0 0–0 5–0 1–1
Buxton 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–1 4–1 3–3 1–1 3–0 1–2 3–1 2–1 0–3 0–2 2–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 7–0 0–0 2–0 1–0
Gainsborough Trinity 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–1 1–1 4–3 6–0 6–0 6–1 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 0–2 3–0 0–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 1–1
Gateshead 1–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 0–1 5–0 2–1 1–5 2–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–0 1–2 1–0 1–2
Goole Town 0–1 2–4 1–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–0 3–0 1–0 3–4 3–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 3–0
Grantham Town 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–4 2–0 5–2 3–1 0–1 4–2 1–3 3–2 0–1 2–4 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 2–2
Kendal Town 0–2 1–2 1–3 4–4 2–1 4–0 1–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–3 2–1 2–0 3–3 2–2 2–3
King's Lynn 0–4 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–0 2–2 0–0 1–2 2–0 0–2 0–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–0 4–1 1–3 2–0 1–1
Lancaster City 2–0 0–1 1–5 3–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–2 4–2 0–2 0–3 0–1 1–1 3–0 2–3 2–2
Macclesfield Town 1–0 2–3 2–2 2–4 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–0 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–0 2–5 1–2 0–1 2–1 0–3 2–2 3–5
Marine 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 7–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 2–0 3–0 0–4 3–2 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–1
Matlock Town 3–1 0–1 2–1 2–4 3–2 2–3 1–1 3–3 2–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–4 1–3 0–4 4–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–4 3–3
Morecambe 2–3 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–4 0–1 1–3 2–1 0–0 2–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 4–0 0–2 2–3 1–1
Mossley 3–2 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–3 1–0 0–1 3–0 0–0 2–3 3–4 1–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 6–1 5–0 2–3 3–2
Oswestry Town 4–0 1–3 1–2 4–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–0 3–3 0–2 2–0 0–1 2–0 3–2 2–1 3–4
Runcorn 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–0 5–0 2–0 3–0 5–0 3–0 4–1 3–1 2–3 3–0 0–0 5–0 3–0 1–0
South Liverpool 2–1 1–4 1–1 2–1 2–3 4–0 4–3 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–4 2–0 1–3 1–0 1–0 1–0
Southport 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–1 0–0 0–3 0–0 2–0 1–2 0–1 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–2 1–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 0–0 2–1
Tamworth 0–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–3 2–0 1–0 0–3 3–2 2–2 2–0 0–5 0–2 1–4 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 2–3
Witton Albion 3–1 0–0 4–3 3–4 3–1 3–1 1–4 4–0 4–1 0–1 3–0 0–3 5–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 3–1 4–0 2–1 1–1 0–1
Workington 0–0 4–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 4–0 3–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–0 2–1 2–0
Worksop Town 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–2 0–1 3–0 6–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 1–0 4–0 0–2

Updated to games played on 3 May 1981.
Source: Northern Premier Division results grid
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

In the thirteenth season of the Northern Premier League Runcorn (as champions) were automatically promoted to the Alliance Premier League and were replaced by relegated Bangor City.

Cup Results[edit]

Challenge Cup Cup:

  • Marine bt. Runcorn

Northern Premier League Shield:

  • Runcorn bt. Mossley

External links[edit]