1983–84 Alliance Premier League

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Alliance Premier League
Season1983–84
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 played462
Goals scored1,290 (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?
1984–85

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

Contents

New teams in the league this season

Final table

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Maidstone United 421281401511553119+3770 Alliance Premier League Champions, no promotion
2 Nuneaton Borough 421461441710562623+3069
3 Altrincham 421335402010652419+2565
4 Wealdstone 421542481461052722+3962
5 Runcorn 42118234189572727+1662
6 Bath City 42107433177592731+1253
7 Northwich Victoria 421182351856101929+751 FA Trophy winners
8 Worcester City 4297536226692833+949
9 Barnet 4293927287772830349
10 Kidderminster Harriers [lower-alpha 1] 4279532307592231749
11 Telford United 42133532194891839849
12 Frickley Athletic 421335492547101931+1248
13 Scarborough 4210101321646112039348Alliance Premier League Cup winners
14 Enfield 42831027276693431+343
15 Weymouth 425412283384926321142
16 Gateshead [lower-alpha 1] 427953530541224431442
17 Boston United 4210653930361227501441
18 Dagenham 4210383426451223431240
19 Kettering Town 4283103131461122361437
20 Yeovil Town 429573428331521492235
21 Bangor City 4274103532321619502829Relegated to the Northern Premier League
22 Trowbridge Town 4234141534231618535419Relegated to the Southern League
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 2 points for a home win, 3 points for an away win, 1 point for a draw.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 New club in the Alliance Premier League

Results

Home \ Away ALT BAN BAR BAT BOS DAG ENF FRK GAT KET KID MDS NOR NUN RUN SCA TEL TRO WEA WEY WRC YEO
Altrincham 2–13–22–03–04–01–31–05–01–10–11–01–10–11–32–01–14–01–02–13–42–1
Bangor City 1–30–11–00–02–42–14–13–33–11–20–20–11–22–31–14–04–00–01–32–43–0
Barnet 1–23–11–21–23–12–13–20–10–30–20–42–11–22–00–10–02–11–11–12–02–0
Bath City 0–05–10–14–20–13–21–01–11–13–01–22–00–11–14–11–12–10–01–00–03–1
Boston United 2–23–20–00–03–03–22–20–43–12–31–03–13–01–21–12–32–01–1 [lower-alpha 1] 4–30–13–2
Dagenham 0–23–13–13–12–01–41–11–22–00–00–13–14–20–21–11–26–21–01–20–11–0
Enfield 0–13–10–12–01–03–03–30–32–20–10–31–20–10–12–13–12–10–20–12–23–0
Frickley Athletic 3–12–03–11–27–14–01–14–11–10–22–04–11–32–12–11–12–02–51–23–13–0
Gateshead 0–12–12–33–15–51–11–12–01–21–00–21–31–11–11–12–12–21–13–01–14–2
Kettering Town 1–11–30–10–02–12–21–00–13–04–20–21–03–41–02–34–13–21–20–20–12–3
Kidderminster Harriers 0–22–14–41–11–14–21–11–11–03–10–02–23–30–21–31–01–13–10–12–11–2
Maidstone United 1–02–01–11–12–22–01–13–11–01–03–10–11–01–11–16–04–12–12–21–14–0
Northwich Victoria 1–12–10–03–23–13–13–11–13–14–04–21–11–10–13–10–00–21–11–01–00–0
Nuneaton Borough 0–13–02–25–24–01–14–01–03–21–02–12–21–02–23–01–12–11–13–01–02–1
Runcorn 0–00–22–02–13–11–00–02–14–24–11–10–00–00–12–00–02–04–21–12–14–4
Scarborough 3–13–01–00–02–00–00–43–11–10–02–01–11–11–02–13–00–01–11–14–43–0
Telford United 2–12–10–03–23–23–10–30–14–01–03–03–10–21–01–11–01–00–10–12–02–2
Trowbridge Town 0–01–20–41–20–21–40–00–10–21–21–21–21–10–20–11–02–21–21–22–11–0
Wealdstone 3–15–03–00–31–11–02–10–04–04–22–01–21–00–04–21–14–06–02–03–11–0
Weymouth 0–15–02–20–10–23–11–30–22–01–10–01–31–10–13–16–12–30–10–40–21–3
Worcester City 0–10–02–02–42–22–21–30–03–10–31–13–02–01–13–03–00–15–21–11–04–0
Yeovil Town 1–21–12–40–24–20–23–23–00–02–01–11–32–01–00–11–21–03–10–06–32–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Rothmans Football Yearbook 1984–85. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald Futura Publishers, London & Sydney, 1984. [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. 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.
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Barnet
Dagenham
Enfield
Wealdstone
Locations of the Alliance Premier League 1983–1984 London teams

Top scorers

RankPlayerClubLeague FA Cup FA Trophy League CupTotal [1]
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

Relegated

Election to the Football League

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:

ClubFinal PositionVotes
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.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Peter Dunk (ed.), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1984–85. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald & Co., London & Sydney, 1984.