1984–85 Football League

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The Football League
Season 1984–85
Champions Everton
1985–86

The 198485 season was the 86th completed season of The Football League.

Contents

Final league tables and results

The tables and results below are reproduced here in the exact form that they can be found at The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation website, [1] with home and away statistics separated.

During the first five seasons of the league, that is, until the season 1893–94, re-election process concerned the clubs which finished in the bottom four of the league. From the 1894–95 season and until the 1920–21 season the re-election process was required of the clubs which finished in the bottom three of the league. From the 1922–23 season on it was required of the bottom two teams of both Third Division North and Third Division South. Since the Fourth Division was established in the 1958–59 season, the re-election process has concerned the bottom four clubs in that division. [2]

First Division

Football League, First Division
Season1984–85
Champions Everton (8th English title)
Relegated Norwich City
Stoke City
Sunderland
FA Cup winners Manchester United (6th FA Cup title)
1985–86 European Cup No qualifications [lower-alpha 1] [3]
1985–86 European Cup Winners' Cup No qualifications [lower-alpha 1]
1985–86 UEFA Cup No qualifications [lower-alpha 1]
Matches played462
Goals scored1,288 (2.79 per match)
Top goalscorer Kerry Dixon (Chelsea), 24
Gary Lineker (Leicester City), 24 [4]
Biggest home win ChelseaCoventry City 6–2 (3 Nov 1984)
Biggest away win Aston VillaNottingham Forest 0–5 (5 Sep 1984)
Highest scoring QPRNewcastle United 5–5 (22 Sep 22 1984)
Longest winning run Everton (10 games)
Longest unbeaten run Everton (18 games)
Longest losing run Stoke City (10 games)
1985–86

Howard Kendall’s Everton side beat neighbours Liverpool to the league championship, while Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United followed closely behind. Howard Kendall's team also collected the Cup Winners' Cup. Southampton completed the top five, but long-serving manager Lawrie McMenemy then delivered a major surprise by resigning as manager to take over at relegated Sunderland.

The season marked the return of Sheffield Wednesday to the First Division after 14 years away, Newcastle United after six years away, and Chelsea after five years. All three sides secured First Division survival comfortably.

Stoke City finished bottom of the First Division with just three league wins all season and just 17 points – a record low under the 3 points for a win system in any division, which would stand for twenty-one years. Norwich City and Sunderland – the two League Cup finalists – occupied the two other relegation places.

Liverpool manager Joe Fagan retired after the season and striker Kenny Dalglish was appointed player-manager.

The First Division's leading scorers this season were Gary Lineker at Leicester City and Kerry Dixon at Chelsea, with both players scoring 24 league goals.

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Everton 421632581712363026+4590Excluded from the 1985–86 European Cup [lower-alpha 1]
2 Liverpool 421245361910743216+3377Excluded from the 1985–86 UEFA Cup [lower-alpha 1]
3 Tottenham Hotspur 421137463112543220+2777
4 Manchester United 42136247139483034+3076 FA Cup winners, excluded from the 1985–86 European Cup Winners' Cup [lower-alpha 1]
5 Southampton 42134429186782729+968Excluded from the 1985–86 UEFA Cup [lower-alpha 1]
6 Chelsea 42133538205972528+1566
7 Arsenal 421452371454122435+1266
8 Sheffield Wednesday 42127239215791924+1365
9 Nottingham Forest 421344351863122130+864
10 Aston Villa 421074342054122640056
11 Watford 42105648304893341+1055
12 West Bromwich Albion 421146362353132239455
13 Luton Town 421254402234141739454
14 Newcastle United 4211463326291022441552
15 Leicester City 421047392552142648851
16 West Ham United 427862723641124451751
17 Ipswich Town 428762720541219371150
18 Coventry City 4211372922421518421750
19 Queens Park Rangers 4211644130251412421950
20 Norwich City 429662824441318401849Excluded from the 1985–86 UEFA Cup [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2]
21 Sunderland 427682026341420362240Relegated
22 Stoke City 423315184105166506717
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 English teams were banned by UEFA from its competitions from the season 1985–86 on until the season 1990–91 because of the Heysel Disaster in 1985, involving Liverpool fans.
  2. Norwich City were 1985 League Cup winners and would normally have qualified for the UEFA Cup. They were nevertheless relegated.

First Division results

Home \ Away ARS AST CHE COV EVE IPS LEI LIV LUT MUN NEW NWC NOT QPR SHW SOU STK SUN TOT WAT WBA WHU
Arsenal 1–1 1–1 2–11–01–12–03–13–1 0–1 2–02–01–11–01–01–04–03–2 1–2 1–14–02–1
Aston Villa 0–04–21–01–12–10–10–00–13–04–02–20–55–23–02–22–01–00–11–13–10–0
Chelsea 1–1 3–16–20–12–03–03–12–01–31–01–21–01–02–10–21–11–01–12–33–13–0
Coventry City 1–20–31–04–11–0 2–0 0–21–00–31–10–01–33–01–02–14–00–11–13–12–11–2
Everton 2–02–13–42–11–13–0 1–0 2–15–04–03–05–02–01–12–24–04–11–44–04–13–0
Ipswich Town 2–13–02–00–00–22–00–01–11–11–1 2–0 1–01–11–20–15–10–20–33–32–00–1
Leicester City 1–45–01–1 5–1 1–22–10–12–22–32–32–0 1–0 4–03–11–20–02–01–21–12–11–0
Liverpool 3–02–14–33–1 0–1 2–01–21–0 0–1 3–14–01–01–10–21–12–01–10–14–30–03–0
Luton Town 3–11–00–02–02–03–14–01–22–12–23–11–22–01–21–12–02–12–2 3–2 1–22–2
Manchester United 4–2 4–01–10–11–13–02–1 1–1 2–05–02–02–03–01–20–05–02–21–01–12–05–1
Newcastle United 1–33–02–10–12–33–01–40–21–01–11–11–11–02–12–12–1 3–1 2–33–11–01–1
Norwich City 1–02–20–02–14–2 0–2 1–33–33–00–10–00–12–01–11–00–01–31–23–22–11–0
Nottingham Forest 2–03–22–02–01–02–0 2–1 0–23–13–20–03–12–00–02–01–13–11–21–11–21–2
Queens Park Rangers 1–02–02–22–10–03–04–30–22–31–35–52–23–00–00–42–01–02–22–03–14–2
Sheffield Wednesday 2–11–11–11–00–12–25–01–11–11–04–21–23–13–12–12–12–22–11–12–02–1
Southampton 1–02–01–02–11–23–03–11–11–00–01–02–11–01–10–30–01–01–01–24–32–3
Stoke City 2–01–30–10–10–20–22–20–10–42–10–12–31–40–22–11–32–20–11–30–02–4
Sunderland 0–00–40–20–01–21–20–40–33–03–2 0–0 2–10–23–00–03–11–01–01–11–10–1
Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 0–21–14–21–22–32–21–04–21–23–13–11–05–02–05–14–02–01–52–32–2
Watford 3–43–31–30–14–53–14–11–1 3–0 5–15–32–02–01–11–01–12–03–11–20–25–0
West Bromwich Albion 2–21–00–15–22–11–22–00–54–01–22–10–14–10–02–20–02–01–00–12–15–1
West Ham United 3–11–21–13–10–10–03–10–30–02–21–11–00–01–30–02–35–11–01–12–00–2
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

First Division maps

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
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Locations of the Football League First Division London teams 1984–1985

Second Division

Football League, Second Division
Season1984–85
Champions Oxford United (1st title)
Promoted Birmingham City,
Manchester City
Relegated Cardiff City,
Notts County,
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Matches played462
Goals scored1,255 (2.72 per match)
Top goalscorer John Aldridge (Oxford United), 30 [4]
1985–86

Jim Smith’s Oxford United side won a successive promotion as Second Division champions and reached the First Division after just 23 years as Football League members. Following them into the big time were Birmingham City and Manchester City.

Slipping out of the league’s second tier were Cardiff City, joined by Notts County and Wolverhampton Wanderers – both relegated for the second season in succession. Veteran manager Tommy Docherty had tried his hand at reversing financially troubled Wolves’ rapid decline at the Molineux, but without success.

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Oxford United 42182162157772221+4884Division Champions, promoted
2 Birmingham City 421263301513172918+2682Promoted
3 Manchester City 42144342167772424+2674
4 Portsmouth 42116439259843025+1974
5 Blackburn Rovers 42143438157772826+2573
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 42136231117682323+2072
7 Leeds United 42127237117592932+2369
8 Shrewsbury Town 421263452265102131+1365 Welsh Cup winners [lower-alpha 1]
9 Fulham 421335352665103338+465
10 Grimsby Town 42131747325792532+862
11 Barnsley 42117327123991530058
12 Wimbledon 42984402972123146458
13 Huddersfield Town 429572829651024351255
14 Oldham Athletic 4210472723541222441853
15 Crystal Palace 428762527451221381948
16 Carlisle United 428582723531323441747
17 Charlton Athletic 428763430351317331245
18 Sheffield United 427683128381023381244
19 Middlesbrough 426872226421519311640
20 Notts County 4265102532421520412837Relegated
21 Cardiff City 4253132442451223373235
22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 4254121832351319474233
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. Shrewsbury Town were winners of the Welsh Cup winners this season, but as they are an English club, they did not earn a place in the Cup Winners' Cup.

Second Division results

Home \ Away BAR BIR BLB B&HA CAR CRL CHA CRY FUL GRI HUD LEE MCI MID NTC OLD OXF POR SHU SHR WDN WOL
Barnsley 0–11–10–02–01–31–03–11–00–02–11–00–01–00–00–13–02–21–03–10–05–1
Birmingham City 0–00–21–12–02–02–13–02–22–11–01–00–03–22–10–10–00–14–10–04–21–0
Blackburn Rovers 0–02–12–02–14–03–00–12–13–11–32–10–13–01–01–11–10–13–13–12–03–0
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–02–03–11–04–12–11–02–00–00–11–10–01–22–12–00–01–11–01–02–15–1
Cardiff City 3–01–21–22–42–10–30–30–22–43–02–10–32–11–42–20–21–21–30–01–30–0
Carlisle United 2–02–10–10–30–11–11–03–01–10–12–20–00–32–22–50–13–01–12–06–10–1
Charlton Athletic 5–32–11–00–11–41–11–11–24–12–22–31–31–03–02–13–32–20–01–10–11–0
Crystal Palace 0–10–21–11–11–12–12–12–20–21–13–11–21–01–03–01–02–11–32–20–50–0
Fulham 1–10–13–22–03–23–20–02–22–12–10–23–22–11–03–11–01–31–01–23–11–2
Grimsby Town 1–01–01–12–46–31–02–11–32–45–10–24–13–12–04–11–22–30–22–12–15–1
Huddersfield Town 1–10–11–11–22–12–02–12–02–20–01–00–23–11–22–10–30–22–21–52–13–1
Leeds United 2–00–10–01–01–11–11–04–12–00–00–01–12–05–06–01–00–11–11–05–23–2
Manchester City 1–11–02–12–02–21–35–12–12–33–01–01–21–02–00–01–02–22–04–03–04–0
Middlesbrough 0–00–01–22–13–21–21–01–12–01–52–20–02–10–11–20–10–01–01–12–41–1
Notts County 0–21–30–31–20–23–00–00–02–11–10–21–23–23–20–02–01–30–01–32–34–1
Oldham Athletic 2–10–12–01–00–12–32–11–02–12–02–21–10–22–03–20–00–22–20–10–13–2
Oxford United 4–00–32–12–14–04–05–05–03–21–03–05–23–01–01–15–21–15–11–04–03–1
Portsmouth 0–01–32–21–10–03–10–11–14–43–23–23–11–21–03–15–12–12–13–01–00–1
Sheffield United 3–13–41–31–12–10–01–11–20–12–30–22–10–00–33–02–01–14–10–13–02–2
Shrewsbury Town 2–01–03–00–00–04–21–14–13–14–15–12–31–00–24–23–02–20–03–31–22–1
Wimbledon 3–31–21–11–02–13–01–33–21–11–10–12–22–21–13–21–01–33–25–04–11–1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–10–20–30–13–00–21–02–10–40–12–10–22–00–02–20–31–20–02–20–13–3
Source: [ citation needed ]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Second Division maps

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Locations of the Football League Second Division London teams 1984–1985

Third Division

Football League, Third Division
Season1984–85
Champions Bradford City (1st title)
Promoted Hull City,
Millwall
Relegated Burnley,
Cambridge United,
Orient,
Preston North End
Matches played552
Goals scored1,503 (2.72 per match)
Top goalscorer Tommy Tynan (Plymouth Argyle), 31 [4]
1985–86

Bradford City’s Third Division championship glory was overshadowed on the final day of the season when a fire at their Valley Parade ground killed 56 spectators – including two followers of their opponents Lincoln City.

The other two promotion places in the Third Division were occupied by Millwall and Hull City.

Going down from the Third Division were Cambridge United (who won just four games all season), Orient, Burnley and Preston North End. Burnley and Preston were founder members of the Football League who had reached great heights in the past – just 25 years ago Burnley had been league champions. Those successes were now very much a distant memory as both clubs slid into the league's fourth tier for the first time.

Swansea City, who had finished sixth in the First Division just three years earlier, continued to suffer as a result of their financial problems as they narrowly avoided a third successive relegation.

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion or relegation
1 Bradford City 461562442313463322+3294 [lower-alpha 1] Division Champions, promoted.
2 Millwall 46185044128782930+3190Promoted
3 Hull City 46164346209863229+2987
4 Gillingham 4615535429103102633+1883
5 Bristol City 46172446197792828+2781
6 Bristol Rovers 461562371366112935+1875
7 Derby County 461472402056122534+1170
8 York City 461355422274122835+1369
9 Reading 46878312911573733+669
10 Bournemouth 461634421638121530+1168
11 Walsall 4697733229682530+667
12 Rotherham United 461166362475111931065
13 Brentford 461355422739112037262
14 Doncaster Rovers 461157423363143041259
15 Plymouth Argyle 461175332347122942359
16 Wigan Athletic 461265362238122442459
17 Bolton Wanderers 461256382241183153654
18 Newport County 469683030471225371252
19 Lincoln City 468114322037131831151 [lower-alpha 1]
20 Swansea City 4675113139561222412747
21 Burnley 466893024551330491346Relegated
22 Orient 467793036461321402546
23 Preston North End 469593341421718594946
24 Cambridge United 4623181748261520475821
Source: [ citation needed ]
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Bradford City v. Lincoln City was abandoned after 40 mins, the result stands.

Results

Home \ Away BOL BOU BRA BRE BRC BRR BUR CAM DER DON GIL HUL LEY LIN MIL NPC PLY PNE REA ROT SWA WAL WIG YOR
Bolton Wanderers 2–10–21–11–40–1 1–3 0–03–03–11–20–00–01–02–03–17–2 4–0 1–22–00–03–1 1–0 2–1
Bournemouth 4–04–11–02–11–01–10–01–01–32–01–11–03–11–23–01–02–00–33–01–24–11–04–0
Bradford City 2–11–05–41–12–0 3–2 2–03–10–11–12–04–10–03–11–01–03–02–51–11–11–14–21–0
Brentford 2–10–00–11–20–32–12–01–11–15–22–10–12–21–12–53–13–12–13–03–03–12–02–1
Bristol City 3–22–02–01–1 3–0 1–03–03–01–02–02–03–22–10–1 2–1 4–3 4–02–30–12–21–22–01–0
Bristol Rovers 1–21–02–03–0 1–0 4–02–12–11–13–21–10–10–01–1 2–1 1–0 3–01–01–04–20–02–01–1
Burnley 3–2 1–1 1–2 3–10–10–02–00–10–10–11–11–11–21–12–0 1–1 2–0 0–27–01–11–2 1–2 1–1
Cambridge United 2–31–00–41–22–30–22–30–21–11–21–32–30–21–01–21–10–30–20–20–20–11–10–4
Derby County 3–22–30–01–01–00–02–21–03–11–03–11–02–01–23–33–12–04–11–11–12–02–21–0
Doncaster Rovers 2–03–00–32–21–12–22–03–22–10–11–21–13–20–13–24–31–20–4 0–1 4–14–11–13–0
Gillingham 2–33–22–22–01–34–11–13–03–22–11–02–03–2 1–4 1–13–34–04–12–11–13–05–11–0
Hull City 2–23–00–24–02–12–02–02–13–23–22–05–1 1–0 2–12–02–21–20–00–04–11–03–1 0–2
Orient 4–30–01–00–10–11–40–22–22–22–12–44–51–01–01–13–00–00–00–14–20–31–11–3
Lincoln City 2–00–01–21–11–11–23–11–10–00–22–0 0–0 0–00–12–22–24–05–13–31–00–01–02–1
Millwall 5–22–14–02–01–11–02–12–12–12–1 2–1 2–21–02–02–02–03–00–00–02–00–04–11–0
Newport County 3–21–10–12–0 0–0 1–1 2–11–21–32–10–30–12–02–13–21–03–31–20–2 2–0 1–21–11–1
Plymouth Argyle 2–00–00–01–1 1–0 3–2 2–2 2–00–12–11–10–11–12–03–11–06–41–21–01–21–31–01–1
Preston North End 1–0 2–11–41–13–22–2 3–3 3–12–12–00–01–40–10–12–11–11–20–20–33–21–0 2–5 2–4
Reading 3–10–20–30–01–03–25–13–10–01–40–24–21–11–12–20–11–13–01–00–10–11–11–2
Rotherham United 3–11–01–21–12–13–33–20–12–0 2–3 1–01–12–10–00–01–00–23–03–00–10–13–34–1
Swansea City 2–10–01–23–2 0–0 3–2 0–12–21–53–10–10–23–12–21–2 0–3 0–24–11–21–01–22–21–3
Walsall 1–00–00–00–14–11–22–35–00–01–00–10–14–20–03–31–10–32–13–10–23–00–03–0
Wigan Athletic 1–0 1–21–01–12–21–0 2–0 3–32–05–20–11–14–21–00–11–11–0 2–0 1–02–12–01–21–2
York City 0–34–11–21–00–21–04–03–21–13–17–1 1–2 2–12–11–12–00–00–12–23–01–01–12–0

Third Division maps

Greater London UK location map 2.svg
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Locations of the Football League Third Division London teams 1984–1985

Fourth Division

Football League, Fourth Division
Season1984–85
Champions Chesterfield (2nd title)
Promoted Blackpool,
Bury,
Darlington
Failed re-electionNone
Matches played552
Goals scored1,478 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorer John Clayton (Tranmere Rovers), 31 [4]
1985–86

Chesterfield, Blackpool, Darlington and Bury were promoted to the Third Division after occupying the Fourth Division's top four places.

The bottom four clubs, Halifax Town, Stockport County, Northampton Town (who had spent a season in the First Division some 20 years earlier) and Torquay United, all retained their league status after a successful re-election campaign at the expense of Alliance Premier League side Bath City who were placed 4th in the Alliance Premier League and were the highest placed team there that would have met the Football League's requirements. Re-election results are given at the end of this article.

PosTeamPldHWHDHLHGFHGAAWADALAGFAGAGDPtsPromotion
1 Chesterfield 461661401310762422+2991Division Champions, promoted
2 Blackpool 46157142159773124+3486Promoted
3 Darlington 46164341228962527+1785
4 Bury 46156246209683030+2684
5 Hereford United 46162538216982726+1877
6 Tranmere Rovers 461715502172143345+1775
7 Colchester United 46137349297793836+2274
8 Swindon Town 461643422155132037+472
9 Scunthorpe United 461463613358102229+2171
10 Crewe Alexandra 461076322885103341466
11 Peterborough United 461175292157112532+162
12 Port Vale 4611843924310102235+260
13 Aldershot 461166332062152343759
14 Mansfield Town 4610852515310101623+357
15 Wrexham 461067392753152843354
16 Chester City 4611393530461325421254
17 Rochdale 468783330571122391453
18 Exeter City 469773027471227522253
19 Hartlepool United 4610673429441520381352
20 Southend United 468873034531528492550
21 Halifax Town 4693112632621516372750Re-elected
22 Stockport County 4611574026231818532147
23 Northampton Town 46101123232441521422147
24 Torquay United 4651171824431620392541
Source: [ citation needed ]

Results

Home \ Away ALD BLP BRY CHE CHF COL CRE DAR EXE HAL HAR HER MAN NOR PET PTV ROC SCU STD STP SWI TOR TRA WRE
Aldershot 1–00–11–21–11–01–13–41–12–01–00–10–00–00–01–05–01–26–22–10–11–03–22–1
Blackpool 1–00–03–11–01–16–10–03–01–12–12–01–02–14–21–13–01–01–04–11–03–31–20–0
Bury 2–11–04–10–04–32–21–02–23–01–02–10–03–11–14–02–20–12–02–12–03–13–02–3
Chester City 2–00–02–31–11–2 0–2 5–21–32–01–02–10–31–01–32–00–11–15–12–12–00–1 2–4 2–1
Chesterfield 2–12–10–13–11–13–10–05–13–00–03–1 0–0 2–12–00–00–01–02–13–01–01–04–22–1
Colchester United 2–01–11–01–13–14–11–23–41–31–02–22–14–13–13–21–11–13–33–01–12–12–14–1
Crewe Alexandra 1–10–21–0 2–0 1–11–42–20–00–12–00–31–13–22–1 0–0 3–11–10–2 2–1 3–23–0 1–3 3–0
Darlington 1–10–41–12–11–34–02–12–12–0 0–1 1–13–14–02–11–11–02–13–13–11–01–02–12–1
Exeter City 3–01–10–21–10–11–50–21–11–03–20–00–05–00–12–11–12–12–10–2 1–1 4–3 0–12–0
Halifax Town 1–20–24–10–41–30–01–10–12–32–32–11–01–00–02–1 0–2 1–21–02–12–10–12–11–2
Hartlepool United 1–00–20–12–11–02–13–0 1–2 1–10–12–20–00–00–32–20–23–22–15–12–23–12–42–0
Hereford United 2–12–15–30–00–12–13–20–11–23–03–03–01–11–01–01–21–03–02–00–31–02–12–1
Mansfield Town 1–21–10–22–0 0–0 0–10–22–02–22–12–01–12–00–01–15–10–11–01–00–01–00–01–0
Northampton Town 4–00–10–10–21–31–31–32–15–20–12–00–31–00–31–00–00–21–24–04–03–12–00–4
Peterborough United 1–22–01–43–10–00–12–11–10–02–03–11–11–00–00–01–13–11–43–10–11–01–02–1
Port Vale 1–21–10–00–00–03–2 2–0 0–25–13–11–13–10–10–33–13–11–14–13–22–02–22–10–0
Rochdale 1–21–11–11–23–11–11–31–22–0 2–0 4–30–12–13–02–11–23–32–2 0–0 0–10–02–10–2
Scunthorpe United 2–11–12–22–12–42–22–30–17–14–02–01–12–22–12–13–34–22–11–06–22–05–25–2
Southend United 1–01–43–31–10–12–53–11–11–02–11–10–01–32–12–11–10–21–11–13–21–02–30–1
Stockport County 6–01–32–05–10–11–0 0–1 0–01–00–34–12–11–14–21–13–1 1–1 2–01–22–11–20–22–2
Swindon Town 2–14–11–04–44–02–11–11–0 2–0 2–12–10–31–02–01–10–12–10–02–04–0 1–3 2–12–1
Torquay United 1–30–20–22–00–11–10–01–1 1–1 1–10–11–01–00–20–01–31–00–02–20–0 0–0 1–14–3
Tranmere Rovers 4–33–03–2 1–0 0–13–1 3–1 3–03–21–01–20–10–01–24–04–13–12–02–03–00–23–1 3–1
Wrexham 1–01–23–0 2–0 2–02–21–31–12–00–11–11–12–20–31–31–12–02–11–23–44–02–0 4–0

Fourth Division maps

Election/Re-election to the Football League

This year Wealdstone, the winners of the Alliance Premier League, could not apply for election because they did not meet Football League requirements. 2nd placed Nuneaton could not apply either for the same reasons, and neither could 3rd placed Dartford, so 4th placed Bath City won the right to apply for election to the Football League to replace one of the four bottom sides in the 1984–85 Football League Fourth Division. The vote went as follows:

ClubFinal PositionVotes
Northampton Town 23rd (Fourth Division)52
Stockport County 22nd (Fourth Division)50
Torquay United 24th (Fourth Division)50
Halifax Town 21st (Fourth Division)48
Bath City 4th (Alliance Premier League)8

As a result of this, all four Football League teams were re-elected, and Bath City were denied membership of the Football League.

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