|Champions||Enfield (2nd Alliance Premier League title)|
|Promoted to the Football League||None|
|FA Trophy winners||Altrincham|
|Promoted for the next season|| Gateshead,|
|Goals scored||1,377 (2.98 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Kim Casey (Kidderminster Harriers), 36|
|Biggest home win|| Kidderminster Harriers – Wycombe Wanderers 8–2;|
Bath City – Barrow 6–0
|Biggest away win|| Cheltenham Town – Kidderminster Harriers 2–6;|
Barrow – Runcorn 0–4
|Highest scoring||Altrincham – Nuneaton Borough 7–4|
|Longest winning run||?|
|Longest unbeaten run||?|
|Longest losing run||?|
The Alliance Premier League season of 1985–86 (known as the Gola League 1985–86 for sponsorship reasons) was the seventh season of the Alliance Premier League. This was the first year where a team from the Isthmian League had been promoted to the APL.
|Pos||Team||Pld||HW||HD||HL||HGF||HGA||AW||AD||AL||AGF||AGA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Enfield||42||15||4||2||48||20||12||6||3||46||27||+47||76||Football Conference Champions, no promotion|
|4||Altrincham||42||14||3||4||42||27||8||8||5||28||22||+21||63||FA Trophy winners|
|7||Stafford Rangers||42||10||7||4||30||22||9||6||6||31||32||+7||60||Conference League Cup winners|
|20||Wycombe Wanderers||42||7||6||8||30||35||3||7||11||25||49||−29||36||Relegated to the Isthmian League|
|21||Dartford||42||7||6||8||36||33||1||3||17||15||49||−31||26||Relegated to the Southern League|
|22||Barrow||42||5||6||10||26||34||2||2||17||15||52||−45||24||Relegated to the Northern Premier League|
|Rank||Player||Club||League||FA Cup||FA Trophy||League Cup||Total|
|1||Kim Casey||Kidderminster Harriers||36|
|5||Paul Davies||Kidderminster Harriers||21|
|=||Gary Hooley||Frickley Athletic / Scarborough||20|
|8||Ken McKenna||Telford United||18|
|=||Paul Wilson||Frickley Athletic||18|
|10||Graham Bennett||Stafford Rangers||17|
|11||Mark Boyland||Cheltenham Town||16|
|=||Dave Gilbert||Boston United||16|
|=||Frank Murphy||Nuneaton Borough||15|
|=||David Singleton||Bath City||14|
|=||Tim Smithers||Nuneaton Borough||14|
|=||Chris Townsend||Cheltenham Town||14|
|21||Phil Derbyshire||Stafford Rangers||12|
|22||Bob Mountain||Stafford Rangers||11|
As winners of the Alliance Premier League, Enfield won the right to apply for election to the Football League to replace one of the four bottom sides in the 1985–86 Football League Fourth Division. The vote went as follows:
|Exeter City||21st (Fourth Division)||64|
|Preston North End||23rd (Fourth Division)||62.5|
|Cambridge United||22nd (Fourth Division)||61|
|Torquay United||24th (Fourth Division)||61|
|Enfield||1st (Alliance Premier League)||7.5|
As a result Enfield did not gain membership of the Football League. This was the final season in which the team who won the Conference National had to apply for election to the Football League, and from the 1986–87 season onward the winning team was automatically promoted, on the provision that they met the various conditions that the Football League set for all its members.
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