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1984–85 Alliance Premier League

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Season  1984–85
Runners-up  Nuneaton Borough
Goals scored  1,343
Promoted to the Football League  None
Champion  Wealdstone F.C.
Matches played  462
1984–85 Alliance Premier League
Champions  Wealdstone (1st Alliance Premier League title)
Relegated to Level 6  Gateshead, Worcester City, Yeovil Town
Promoted for the next season  Cheltenham Town, Stafford Rangers, Wycombe Wanderers
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The Alliance Premier League season of 1984–85 (known as the Gola League 1984–85 for sponsorship reasons) was the sixth season of the Alliance Premier League. This was the first year where the Isthmian League acted as an APL feeder league.


New teams in the league this season

  • Barrow (promoted 1983–84)
  • Dartford (promoted 1983–84)
  • Final table

  • Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
  • Points scored from the 1983–84 season until 1987: 2 points for a home win, 3 points for an away win, 1 point for a draw.
  • Results

    For this season, the Rothmans Football Yearbook 1985–86 had 15 incorrect match results in their results grid, which rendered it as good as useless. Correct results were obtained from the Football Conference, courtesy of Dennis Strudwick, general manager, and John Harman, Statistician.

    Source: Rothmans Football Yearbook 1985–86. Queen Anne Press, Macdonald Futura Publishers, London & Sydney, 1985; Football Conference statistics.
    ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
    Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
    For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.


  • Cheltenham Town (from the Southern Premier League)
  • Stafford Rangers (from the Northern Premier League)
  • Wycombe Wanderers (from the Isthmian League)
  • Relegated

  • Gateshead (to the Northern Premier League)
  • Worcester City (to the Southern Premier League)
  • Yeovil Town (to the Isthmian League)
  • 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:

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


    1984–85 Alliance Premier League Wikipedia

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