1984–85 North West Counties Football League

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The 1984–85 North West Counties Football League was the third in the history of the North West Counties Football League, a football competition in England. Teams were divided into three divisions.

Division One[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division One
Season 1984–85
Champions Radcliffe Borough
Promoted Caernarfon Town
Relegated Lancaster City

League table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Radcliffe Borough 38 24 10 4 67 33 +34 58
2 Caernarfon Town 38 23 9 6 73 40 +33 55
3 Burscough 38 23 7 8 81 46 +35 53
4 Stalybridge Celtic 38 21 10 7 89 40 +49 52
5 Eastwood Hanley 38 20 12 6 72 42 +30 52
6 Curzon Ashton 38 21 6 11 85 60 +25 48
7 Winsford United 38 20 7 11 58 37 +21 47
8 Fleetwood Town 38 18 8 12 84 57 +27 44
9 Leek Town 38 16 11 11 52 38 +14 43
10 Congleton Town 38 13 11 14 46 49 −3 37
11 Leyland Motors 38 13 8 17 52 67 −15 34
12 St Helens Town 38 12 9 17 64 75 −11 33
13 Prescot Cables 38 13 7 18 64 68 −4 312
14 Bootle 38 10 11 17 34 48 −14 31
15 Accrington Stanley 38 11 8 19 45 59 −14 30
16 Glossop 38 8 11 19 46 70 −24 27
17 Formby 38 9 9 20 41 79 −38 252
18 Netherfield 38 7 9 22 42 80 −38 23
19 Lancaster City 38 8 5 25 46 90 −44 21
20 Penrith 38 4 4 30 36 99 −63 12

1 The points system up until the 1990–91 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Prescot Cables and Formby had 2 points deducted.

Division Two[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division Two
Season 1984–85
Champions Clitheroe
Promoted Clitheroe
Irlam Town
Relegated Padiham

League table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Clitheroe 34 19 13 2 70 33 +37 51
2 Irlam Town 34 21 9 4 60 24 +36 51
3 Warrington Town 34 17 14 3 59 29 +30 48
4 Ashton United 34 17 7 10 56 55 +1 41
5 Droylsden 34 15 10 9 51 47 +4 40
6 Wren Rovers 34 15 9 10 53 41 +12 39
7 Great Harwood Town 34 17 4 13 49 44 +5 38
8 Chadderton 34 13 9 12 47 46 +1 35
9 Colne Dynamoes 34 9 14 11 45 40 +5 32
10 Atherton Laburnum Rovers 34 13 6 15 42 43 −1 32
11 Nantwich Town 34 13 5 16 50 47 +3 31
12 Ford Motors 34 11 8 15 44 45 −1 30
13 Skelmersdale United 34 11 8 15 39 56 −17 30
14 Rossendale United 34 10 9 15 51 53 −2 29
15 Salford 34 11 5 18 46 64 −18 27
16 Darwen 34 7 6 21 32 62 −30 20
17 Padiham 34 8 5 21 42 74 −32 192
18 Ellesmere Port & Neston 34 5 7 22 34 67 −33 152

1 The points system up until the 1990–91 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Padiham and Ellesmere Port & Neston had 2 points deducted.

Division Three[edit]

North West Counties
Football League
Division Three
Season 1984–85
Champions Kirkby Town
Promoted Kirkby Town
Colwyn Bay

League table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points 1
1 Kirkby Town 34 26 5 3 83 30 +53 57
2 Colwyn Bay 34 22 10 2 75 32 +43 54
3 Newton 34 16 10 8 56 33 +23 42
4 Urmston Town 34 14 10 10 42 39 +3 38
5 Blackpool Mechanics 34 15 7 12 61 48 +13 37
6 Lytham 34 14 7 13 54 45 +9 35
7 Atherton Collieries 34 13 8 13 44 44 0 34
8 Ashton Town 34 13 7 14 62 56 +6 33
9 Oldham Dew 34 11 10 13 51 44 +7 32
10 Bolton ST 34 12 8 14 55 73 −18 32
11 Maghull 34 12 7 15 56 51 +5 31
12 Cheadle Town 34 12 7 15 46 62 −16 31
13 Bacup Borough 34 11 8 15 54 59 −5 30
14 Ashton Athletic 34 12 6 16 45 61 −16 30
15 Daisy Hill 34 10 9 15 51 61 −10 272
16 Whitworth Valley 34 10 7 17 51 71 −20 27
17 Nelson 34 9 4 21 43 80 −37 22
18 Prestwich Heys 34 7 4 23 35 75 −40 162

1 The points system up until the 1990–91 season: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for losing.

2 Daisy Hill and Prestwich Heys had 2 points deducted.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Division One[edit]

Caernarfon Town moved to the Northern Premier League while Lancaster City were relegated to Division Two.

Division Two[edit]

Division Two champions Clitheroe and second placed Irlam Town were promoted to Division One while Padiham were relegated to Division Three.

Division Three[edit]

Division Three champions Kirkby Town and second placed Colwyn Bay were promoted to Division Two while Urmston Town, Lytham and Ashton Town left the League at the end of the season and were replaced by newly admitted Huyton Town. Oldham Dew changed their name to Oldham Town.

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