1980–81 Alliance Premier League

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Alliance Premier League
Season1980–81 [1]
Champions Altrincham (2nd Alliance Premier League title)
Promoted to the Football League None
Runners-up Kettering Town
Relegated to
Level 6
Bangor City,
Nuneaton Borough,
Wealdstone
Promoted for the next season Dagenham,
Dartford,
Enfield,
Runcorn,
Trowbridge Town
Matches played380
Goals scored1,048 (2.76 per match)
Top goalscorerColin Williams (26 goals) [notes2 1]
Biggest home win Kettering Town 6–1 Frickley Athletic
AP Leamington 5–0 Telford United
Bath City 5–0 AP Leamington
Frickley Athletic 5–0 Barrow
Biggest away win Yeovil Town 0–5 Weymouth
Highest scoring Bangor City 4–5 Altrincham
1981–82

The 1980–81 Alliance Premier League season was the second season of the Alliance Premier League. Altrincham were the winners of their second Alliance Premier League title.

Contents

New team(s) in the league this season

League table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Altrincham [lower-alpha 1] 38142340219643220+3154 Alliance Premier League champions, no promotion
2 Kettering Town 38134238128562825+2951
3 Scarborough 38107225117662418+2047
4 Northwich Victoria 38124332135772127+1345
5 Weymouth 38114430188292422+1444
6 Bath City 389642387482824+1942
7 Maidstone United 381243421845102235+1141
8 Boston United 38104539306582428+541
9 Barrow 38103625185592531+138
10 Frickley Athletic [lower-alpha 2] 381045362254102540138
11 Stafford Rangers 381045342211172234037
12 Worcester City 381045332543121429735
13 Telford United 387662523631022361235
14 Yeovil Town 38928373054102334434
15 Gravesend & Northfleet 38847262154102234734
16 AP Leamington 386762926441118401931
17 Barnet 388562726421312382531
18 Nuneaton Borough 386582731441122341629Relegated to Southern League Midland Division
19 Wealdstone 386852719331310371929Relegated to Southern League Southern Division
20 Bangor City 385682534161210343324Relegated to Northern Premier League
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. Alliance Premier League Cup winners
  2. New club in the Alliance Premier League

Note: FA Trophy winners (Bishop's Stortford, Isthmian League Division One)

Results

Home \ Away ALT APL BAN BAR BRW BAT BOS FRK GRN KET MDS NOR NUN SCA STA TEL WEA WEY WRC YEO
Altrincham 4–12–02–02–23–12–02–02–14–12–11–10–34–34–20–22–01–21–02–1
AP Leamington 2–41–00–12–20–40–02–24–13–32–31–10–12–01–15–01–10–12–11–0
Bangor City 4–51–04–22–60–11–14–31–10–11–10–02–50–30–02–00–22–01–10–2
Barnet 3–21–00–10–01–52–22–01–10–14–11–01–01–21–12–13–00–30–24–4
Barrow 0–40–23–01–10–00–20–03–12–14–12–11–00–15–10–11–00–11–02–1
Bath City 0–15–00–01–02–12–03–01–00–00–00–00–00–10–00–12–02–33–02–1
Boston United 1–12–31–13–00–24–21–22–12–11–12–33–10–32–25–32–12–13–13–1
Frickley Athletic 0–20–04–03–05–02–10–12–41–12–10–14–31–03–24–11–11–21–12–1
Gravesend & Northfleet 0–24–01–00–20–22–11–23–11–01–20–14–01–11–12–20–11–02–12–2
Kettering Town 1–13–03–12–10–12–20–06–12–03–03–33–01–01–02–10–11–01–04–0
Maidstone United 1–22–11–04–11–02–12–21–11–11–24–01–31–14–13–04–03–02–04–2
Northwich Victoria 1–02–02–14–10–03–13–11–34–01–12–12–00–12–11–00–00–03–01–2
Nuneaton Borough 0–03–03–20–13–10–00–20–11–21–51–12–00–42–23–32–01–42–33–0
Scarborough 1–00–01–13–00–01–03–22–11–01–21–20–02–10–01–14–02–00–02–1
Stafford Rangers 1–31–14–01–01–00–22–33–32–33–13–12–02–22–10–13–02–01–01–1
Telford United 3–22–31–10–05–22–12–01–00–00–21–21–32–20–01–12–11–01–20–1
Wealdstone 1–21–21–12–02–00–13–00–23–11–12–11–10–02–21–14–01–11–21–1
Weymouth 0–03–24–03–02–11–12–11–20–11–21–14–31–01–12–11–02–11–00–1
Worcester City 0–03–31–14–02–40–21–43–03–12–12–12–11–02–01–10–34–12–10–1
Yeovil Town 1–13–01–01–22–11–22–15–31–31–22–11–25–10–03–41–24–00–53–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Rothmans Football Yearbook 1981–82. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald Futura Publishers, London & Sydney, 1982. [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Tops scorers

RankPlayerClubLeague FA Cup FA Trophy League CupTotal [1] [notes2 2]
1 Williams Northwich Victoria 26
2 J. N. Evans Kettering Town 25
3Graham Heathcote Altrincham 19
= John Rogers Altrincham 19
= Graham Withey Bath City 19
6 Frank Ovard Maidstone United 17
7 Clive Green Yeovil Town 16
8 Colin Cowperthwaite Barrow 15
9David Mather Telford United 13
10 D. Gardner AP Leamington 12
= Hickton AP Leamington 12
=Aniello Iannone Weymouth 12
= Mick Wadsworth Frickley Athletic 12
= Woodall Frickley Athletic 12
  1. Williams' goals include also goals scored in the League Cup.
  2. The number of goals is the sum of league and league cup goals.

Promotion and relegation

Relegated

Election to the Football League

As winners of the Alliance Premier League Altrincham won (for the second season running) the right to apply for election to the Football League to replace one of the four bottom sides in the 1980–81 Football League Fourth Division. The vote went as follows:

ClubFinal PositionVotes
Tranmere Rovers 21st (Fourth Division)48
Hereford United 22nd (Fourth Division)46
York City 24th (Fourth Division)46
Halifax Town 23rd (Fourth Division)41
Altrincham 1st (Alliance Premier League)15

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

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Rollin, Jack (ed.): Rothmans Football Yearbook 1981–82, p. 902–904. Queen Anne Press, MacDonald Futura Publishers, London, 1981.