1981–82 Alliance Premier League

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Alliance Premier League
Season1981–82 [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 played462
Goals scored1,269 (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?
1982–83

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

Contents

New teams in the league this season

Final table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Runcorn [lower-alpha 1] 421722481811732719+3893 Alliance Premier League Champions, no promotion
2 Enfield [lower-alpha 1] 421443552212453524+4486 FA Trophy winners
3 Telford United 421344382010473231+1977
4 Worcester City 42124538239483237+1071
5 Dagenham [lower-alpha 1] 42106532239663728+1869
6 Northwich Victoria 421263351783102129+1069
7 Scarborough 42116434208583132+1368
8 Barrow 421542451737111433+965
9 Weymouth 42114633217592326+963Alliance Premier League Cup winners
10 Boston United 421443462337111534+462
11 Altrincham 421065392247102734+1055
12 Bath City 42777302683102031755
13 Yeovil Town 4210473327471023411253
14 Stafford Rangers 4278622195882628+152
15 Frickley Athletic 4211463523361212371352
16 Maidstone United 4286733223992237448
17 Trowbridge Town [lower-alpha 1] 428762623441312311647
18 Barnet 425881720461119321641
19 Kettering Town 426783532361229441240
20 Gravesend & Northfleet 427683431341417381840Relegated to the Southern League
21 Dartford [lower-alpha 1] 427592325341424442239
22 AP Leamington 4217132044331520616522
Source: [1]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 New club in the Conference

Results

Home \ Away ALT APL BAR BRW BAT BOS DAG DAR ENF FRK GRN KET MDS NOR RUN SCA STA TEL TRO WEY WRC YEO
Altrincham 2–32–01–11–01–11–12–01–01–13–12–11–20–22–22–00–13–01–20–06–37–1
AP Leamington 0–10–21–10–12–20–40–22–31–03–33–31–10–21–11–21–50–20–12–20–12–5
Barnet 0–00–01–20–10–01–22–04–10–02–02–11–10–11–31–10–21–00–00–31–20–0
Barrow 1–04–22–10–11–02–22–00–22–03–17–22–06–11–13–21–12–01–02–00–03–1
Bath City 1–17–02–10–01–20–31–10–11–31–03–21–11–10–22–01–11–21–12–12–32–0
Boston United 1–12–01–12–14–03–43–21–03–12–24–26–02–00–12–12–14–21–00–23–20–0
Dagenham 2–00–01–11–00–12–02–12–42–01–12–11–12–10–12–22–23–21–22–11–23–0
Dartford 0–12–22–10–21–12–10–30–21–00–12–22–10–11–20–12–22–01–00–00–25–0
Enfield 1–16–10–07–25–14–03–21–13–04–01–13–21–02–01–42–03–42–13–01–22–0
Frickley Athletic 1–14–10–12–11–34–13–13–01–11–13–20–31–02–02–32–00–02–00–11–22–1
Gravesend & Northfleet 1–14–12–33–10–23–11–21–01–24–11–32–20–12–43–01–10–21–12–11–11–1
Kettering Town 5–41–25–20–21–31–13–14–40–10–02–12–20–00–01–23–01–34–01–20–11–1
Maidstone United 0–04–00–01–01–00–22–25–11–40–00–12–06–11–20–23–12–23–00–12–20–1
Northwich Victoria 2–03–01–12–02–11–03–03–42–10–01–02–03–11–12–11–22–20–00–23–01–1
Runcorn 5–43–01–00–05–14–01–04–22–01–01–03–21–10–12–01–02–32–03–15–22–1
Scarborough 1–36–11–02–01–11–11–12–01–40–15–01–00–00–43–01–00–03–12–11–02–2
Stafford Rangers 2–03–11–01–12–00–00–00–30–10–01–01–11–12–20–11–11–20–23–00–23–1
Telford United 4–32–03–00–00–24–10–22–00–07–11–01–01–22–11–11–10–32–02–03–22–1
Trowbridge Town 0–22–11–12–01–11–00–12–12–22–02–10–13–01–00–01–31–11–21–11–12–4
Weymouth 1–01–20–23–02–02–11–12–12–25–01–22–31–01–00–13–11–10–11–03–21–1
Worcester City 4–32–13–14–02–00–02–12–01–23–22–11–14–10–10–12–41–12–13–10–00–1
Yeovil Town 2–13–24–10–02–00–11–41–11–21–22–11–11–04–11–30–02–11–22–01–43–0
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Rothmans Football Yearbook 1982–83. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald Futura Publishers, London & Sydney, 1982. [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
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Barnet
Dagenham
Dartford
Gravesend & Northfleet
Enfield
Locations of the Alliance Premier League 1981–1982 London teams

Top scorers

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

Promotion and relegation

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

Relegated

Election to the Football League

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:

ClubFinal PositionVotes
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.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Rollin, Jack (ed.): Rothmans Football Yearbook 1982–83, p. 902–904. Queen Anne Press, MacDonald & Co Publishers Ltd, London, 1982.