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THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE 1979-1990

 

This period proved to be one of great importance in the history of the Northern Alliance.  The 1979-1980 season saw the league in its traditional one section format and this is how things remained as the ‘80s unravelled.  In 1988, however, it was decided that the Alliance would combine with the Northern Combination and the Northern Amateur League and have three sections.  This was good news for Carlisle City as this move enabled the club to come back into the fold after losing its place in 1987.  Having had 15 members for the 1987-1988 campaign, the Northern Alliance began the following season with 46 clubs and the ‘modern era’ had begun.  There are some details about the Northern Amateur league and the Northern Combination in the years before the amalgamation which can be reached via the buttons.

 

1979-1980

  1. Guisborough Town                    28   21    7    0    83    21   49

  2. Carlisle City                       28   18    8    2    79    20   44

  3. Percy Main Amateurs                 28   19    5    4    76    30   43

  4. Brandon United                      28   16    4    8    50    31   36

  5. Ryhope CA                           28   14    6    8    68    39   34

  6. Forest Hall                         28   14    4   10    53    35   32

  7. Newcastle United ‘A’                28   13    4   11    54    46   30

  8. Morpeth Town                        28   11    5   12    59    58   27

  9. Cramlington New Town                28    9    6   13    41    47   24

 10. Sunderland Pyrex                    28    9    5   14    51    54   23

 11. Stobswood Welfare                   28    6    9   13    32    50   21

 12. Belford                             28    8    3   17    38    83   19

 13. Wallington                          28    6    6   16    47    72   18

 14. Alnwick Town                        28    4    8   16    33    72   16

 15. Durham University                   28    1    2   25    19   125   4

  (420 169 82 169 783 783 420)

 

1980-1981

  1. Percy Main Amateurs                 30   23    6    1    97    38   52

  2. Ryhope CA                           30   20    4    6    67    38   44

  3. Bedlington Terriers                 30   18    7    5    70    26   43

  4. Forest Hall                         30   19    5    6    67    33   43

  5. Stockton Buffs                      30   14   10    6    49    30   38

  6. Dudley Welfare                      30   13    9    8    58    48   35

  7. Carlisle City                       30   14    7    9    50    48   35

  8. Wigton                              30   11    8   11    46    37   30

  9. Cramlington High Pit                30   11    4   15    54    57   26

 10. Stobswood Welfare                   30    9    8   13    41    54   26

 11. Sunderland Pyrex                    30    6   10   14    40    62   22

 12. Shotton Comrades                    30    8    4   18    37    55   20

 13. Cramlington New Town                30    8    4   18    33    75   20

 14. Alnwick Town                        30    3   12   15    44    66   18

 15. Wallington                          30    4    7   19    44    78   15

 16. Morpeth Town                        30    5    3   22    41    93   13

  (480 186 108 186 838 838 480)

 

1981-1982

  1. Percy Main Amateurs                 34   23    5    6    77    38   51

  2. Morpeth Town                        34   21    6    7    74    49   48

  3. Bedlington Terriers                 34   19    6    9    81    37   44

  4. Forest Hall                         34   18    8    8    68    33   44

  5. High Pit Social                     34   18    8    8    63    47   44

  6. Esh Winning Pineapple               34   17    7   10    58    41   41

  7. Darlington Cleveland Bridge         34   15    8   11    52    42   38

  8. Dudley Welfare                      34   15    8   11    44    42   38

  9. Ryhope CA                           34   16    5   13    52    46   37

 10. Carlisle City                       34   13    6   15    47    58   32

 11. Wigton                              34   11    9   14    50    50   31

 12. Shotton Comrades                    34   10   10   14    42    50   30

 13. Cramlington New Town                34   14    2   18    49    64   30

 14. Stockton Town                       34   10    7   17    40    55   27

 15. Wallsend Town                       34    7    6   21    43    68   20

 16. Stobswood Welfare                   34    7    6   21    36    82   20

 17. Alnwick Town                        34    7    5   22    59    90   19

 18. Wallington                          34    6    6   22    34    77   18

  (612 247 118 247 969 969 612)

 

1982-1983

  1. Darlington Cleveland Bridge         24   14    7    3    55    27   35

  2. Percy Main Amateurs                 24   14    4    6    52    29   32

  3. Dudley Welfare                      24   13    6    5    48    33   32

  4. Seaton Terrace                      24   12    7    5    52    32   31

  5. Stobswood Welfare                   24   11    8    5    54    38   30

  6. Wallsend Town                       24   12    5    7    30    32   29

  7. Prudhoe                             24    9    6    9    51    50   24

  8. Shotton Comrades                    24    8    6   10    51    44   22

  9. Wigton                              24    7    4   13    32    40   18

 10. Carlisle City                       24    5    6   13    43    64   16

 11. Morpeth Town (-2)                   24    4    9   11    40    51   15

 12. Forest Hall                         24    4    5   15    27    58   13

 13. Stockton Town                       24    4    5   15    27    64   13

  (312 117 78 117 562 562 310)

 

1983-1984

  1. Morpeth Town                        26   16    6    4    63    32   38

  2. Dudley Welfare                      26   13    6    7    49    34   32

  3. Stobswood Welfare                   26   12    7    7    63    42   31

  4. Seaton Terrace                      26   11    9    6    49    39   31

  5. West Allotment Celtic               26   10   10    6    41    34   30

  6. Prudhoe                             26   12    5    9    45    42   29

  7. Wigton                              26   10    8    8    51    45   28

  8. Seaton Delaval Amateurs             26    8    7   11    37    34   23

  9. Ponteland United                    26    7    9   10    38    38   23

 10. Wallsend Town                       26    8    7   11    40    50   23

 11. Haltwistle Crown Paints             26    8    5   13    44    58   21

 12. Forest Hall                         26    6    8   12    32    51   20

 13. Percy Main Amateurs                 26    7    5   14    33    66   19

 14. Carlisle City                       26    4    8   14    27    47   16

  (364 132 100 132 612 612 364)

 

1984-1985

  1. Dudley Welfare                      28   19    3    6    58    28   41

  2. Morpeth Town                        28   16    7    5    49    30   39

  3. Prudhoe East End                    28   15    8    5    70    37   38

  4. Ponteland United                    28   15    5    8    60    29   35

  5. Seaton Delaval Amateurs             28   14    7    7    46    40   35

  6. West Allotment Celtic               28   10    9    9    56    42   29

  7. Seaton Terrace                      28   11    7   10    48    43   29

  8. Forest Hall                         28   11    7   10    44    44   29

  9. Wallsend Town                       28   11    6   11    51    58   28

 10. Stobswood Welfare                   28    9    9   10    40    49   27

 11. Wigton                              28    9    6   13    46    49   24

 12. Percy Main Amateurs                 28    9    3   16    50    57   21

 13. Carlisle City                       28    7    5   16    43    73   19

 14. Gosforth St. Nicholas               28    7    1   20    39    85   15

 15. Haltwistle Crown Paints             28    2    7   19    28    64   11

  (420 165 90 165 728 728 420)

 

1985-1986

  1. Gateshead Tyne Sports               30   21    6    3    80    37   48

  2. Prudhoe East End                    30   17    9    4    68    38   43

  3. Morpeth Town                        30   16    6    8    51    39   38

  4. Winlaton Queen’s Head               30   12   11    7    53    40   35

  5. West Allotment Celtic               30   12    8   10    48    36   32

  6. Wigton                              30   10   12    8    58    48   32

  7. Seaton Delaval Seaton Terrace       30   11    9   10    56    54   31

  8. Seaton Delaval Amateurs             30   12    6   12    54    61   30

  9. Carlisle City                       30   13    3   14    50    56   29

 10. Ponteland United                    30   11    6   13    48    49   28

 11. Dudley Welfare                      30   11    6   13    52    57   28

 12. Forest Hall                         30    9    8   13    56    55   26

 13. Percy Main Amateurs                 30   10    5   15    68    69   25

 14. Gosforth St. Nicholas               30    7   10   13    42    51   24

 15. Wallsend Town                       30    4    8   18    40    81   16

 16. Stobswood Welfare                   30    4    7   19    37    90   15

  (80 180 120 180 861 861 480)

 

1986-1987

  1. West Allotment Celtic               30   15   10    5    61    40   40

  2. Dunston Tyne Sports                 30   16    8    6    63    38   40

  3. Morpeth Town                        30   16    5    9    73    51   37

  4. Gosforth St. Nicholas               30   12   10    8    45    37   34

  5. Ponteland United                    30   14    6   10    46    43   34

  6. Winlaton Queen’s Head               30   11   10    9    53    49   32

  7. Prudhoe East End                    30   10   11    9    43    40   31

  8. Forest Hall                         30    9   11   10    52    43   29

  9. Wigton                              30   13    3   14    66    70   29

 10. Seaton Delaval Seaton Terrace       30   12    5   13    47    57   29

 11. Percy Main Amateurs                 30   10    8   12    59    65   28

 12. Dudley Welfare                      30    9   10   11    44    52   28

 13. Heaton Stannington                  30    7   11   12    50    53   25

 14. Swalwell                            30   10    5   15    48    64   25

 15. Seaton Delaval Amateurs             30    8    5   17    44    60   21

 16. Carlisle City                       30    6    6   18    38    70   18

  (480 178 124 178 832 832 480)

 

According to the Football Club History Database, Carlisle City were relegated to Division 1.  This is not possible, apparently,  as the Northern Alliance was not restructured until a year later – according to the Northern Alliance website History section.  Carlisle City have been contacted in an attempt to clear up the ‘mystery’ and whatever the club sends by way of reply will be added to this page.

 

1987-1988

  1. Seaton Delaval Seaton Terrace       28   20    3    5    66    35   43 

  2. Prudhoe East End                    28   18    3    7    81    45   39

  3. Gosforth St. Nicholas               28   16    7    5    61    30   39 

  4. West Allotment Celtic               28   17    5    6    75    49   39

  5. Forest Hall                         28   11    7   10    55    53   29

  6. Dudley Welfare                      28   12    5   11    58    57   29

  7. Heaton Stannington                  28   12    4   12    42    43   28

  8. Seaton Delaval Amateurs             28   10    7   11    50    56   27

  9. Morpeth Town                        28   11    4   13    51    52   26

 10. Wigton                              28   11    3   14    48    52   25

 11. Percy Main Amateurs                 28    8    6   14    42    54   22

 12. Newbiggin Central Welfare           28    8    5   15    65    86   21

 13. Ponteland United                    28    9    2   17    41    67   20

 14. Swalwell                            28    7    4   17    39    62   18

 15. Dunston Tyne Sports                 28    6    3   19    37    70   15

  (420 176 68 176 811 811 420)

 

The year 1988 proved to be very important in the history of the Northern Alliance, with its amalgamation with the Northern Amateur League and the Northern Combination.  The competition was increased from a single section to 3 divisions, with 33 new clubs joining and Carlisle City, who re-joined.  The top flight, which became the Premier Division, was made up of 13 existing members, plus Stobswood Welfare and Wark, who replaced departing clubs Gosforth St. Nicholas and Prudhoe East End.  The other 32 newcomers were placed in Divisions 1 (ex-Northern Combination) and 2 (ex-Northern Amatuer League).

 

1988-1989

 

Premier Division

  1. Seaton Delaval Seaton Terrace       28   22    3    3    72    25   69

  2. West Allotment Celtic               28   20    2    6    84    38   62

  3. Seaton Delaval Amateurs             28   18    4    6    57    32   58

  4. Dunston Tyne Sports                 28   12    6   10    52    48   42

  5. Newbiggin Central Welfare           28   12    5   11    51    51   41

  6. Heaton Stannington                  28   12    5   11    38    42   41

  7. Swalwell                            28   11    6   11    61    57   39

  8. Ponteland United                    28   10    5   13    55    54   35

  9. Morpeth Town                        28    9    8   11    54    62   35

 10. Forest Hall (-3)                    28   11    3   14    47    48   33

 11. Wark                                28    9    6   13    52    56   33

 12. Dudley Welfare                      28    8    7   13    57    64   31

 13. Percy Main Amateurs                 28    9    4   15    50    66   31

 14. Wigton                              28    6    5   17    46    78   23

 15. Stobswood Welfare (-3)              28    5    3   20    56   111   15

  (420 174 72 174 832 832 588)

 

Division 1

  1. Ashington Premier                   30   20    3    7    76    45   63

  2. Haltwhistle Crown Paints            30   17   10    3    69    31   61

  3. Westerhope Hillheads                30   17    8    5    82    41   59

  4. Carlisle City                       30   17    6    7    77    55   57

  5. Hexham Swinton                      30   17    5    8    63    49   56

  6. Ryton                               30   15    8    7    66    37   53

  7. Northern Counties                   30   15    8    7    53    29   53

  8. Winlaton Hallgarth                  30   13   11    6    55    38   50

  9. Walker Central                      30   11    4   15    57    67   37

 10. Gosforth Bohemians                  30   10    3   17    57    70   33

 11. Newcastle University                30   10    2   18    56    68   32

 12. Lynemouth Alcan                     30    9    4   17    42    81   31

 13. New York Bay Plastics               30    8    4   18    56    58   28

 14. Heddon Institute                    30    7    7   16    52    68   28

 15. Seaton Sluice                       30    7    3   20    36    95   24

 16. Wallsend Rising Sun                 30    2    4   24    29    94   19

  (480 195 90 195 926 926 684)

 

Division 2

  1. Blyth Kitty Brewster                30   20    5    5    84    35   65

  2. Stobswood United                    30   21    2    7    77    40   65

  3. Walker Stack                        30   19    6    5    73    42   63

  4. Northern Electric ERC               30   18    4    8    71    29   58

  5. Belford                             30   15    4   11    62    48   49

  6. Longbenton (-3)                     30   16    3   11    73    54   48

  7. South Shields BCA                   30   13    8    9    55    41   47

  8. Monkseaton KOSA                     30   11    9   10    42    46   42

  9. Highfields United                   30   11    6   13    54    53   39

 10. Brunswick Village                   30   11    2   17    53    63   35

 11. Ryton Adult Association             30    9    7   14    41    73   34

 12. Norgas United                       30    7    8   15    58    80   29

 13. Procter & Gamble                    30    6   11   13    44    66   29

 14. Woolsington Athletic (-6)           30    9    6   15    61    87   27

 15. Brandling Arms                      30    5    5   20    46    85   20

 16. Whitley Bay Athletic                30    4    4   22    44    96   16

  (480 195 90 195 938 938 666)

 

1989-1990

 

Premier Division

  1. Seaton Delaval Amateurs             28   18    5    5    63    39   59

  2. West Allotment Celtic               28   17    7    4    72    34   58

  3. Forest Hall                         28   17    6    5    79    28   57

  4. Newbiggin Central Welfare           28   17    3    8    70    43   54

  5. Ponteland United                    28   17    3    8    62    35   54

  6. Percy Main Amateurs                 28   14    3   11    53    39   45

  7. Wigton                              28   12    5   11    56    55   41

  8. Heaton Stannington                  28   11    7   10    39    41   40

  9. Seaton Delaval Seaton Terrace       28    9    8   11    46    44   35

 10. Morpeth Town                        28   11    2   15    55    70   35

 11. Swalwell                            28    9    5   14    50    52   32

 12. Haltwhistle Crown Paints            28    6    7   15    27    51   25

 13. Dunston Tyne Sports (-3)            28    9    1   18    44    74   25

 14. Wark (-3)                           28    8    1   19    44    72   22

 15. Dudley Welfare                      28    1    5   22    23   106    8

  (420 176 68 176 783 783 590)

 

Ashington & Pegswood resigned mid-season and the club’s record was deleted.

 

Division 1

  1. Westerhope Hillheads                30   22    7    1    87    23   73

  2. Walker Central                      30   19    4    7    93    47   62

  3. Hexham Swinton                      30   18    7    5    62    35   61

  4. Carlisle City                       30   18    4    8    89    44   58

  5. Blyth Kitty Brewster                30   17    7    6    93    52   58

  6. Ryton                               30   16    7    7    65    37   55

  7. Stobswood Welfare                   30   15    2   13    55    58   47

  8. Northern Counties                   30   13    5   12    71    57   44

  9. Northern Electric E.R.C.            30   13    4   13    67    59   43

 10. Winleton Hallgarth                  30   12    4   14    52    62   40

 11. New York Bay Plastics               30    9    3   18    59    65   30

 12. Wallsend Rising Sun                 30    9    3   18    38    83   30

 13. Newcastle University                30    8    4   18    42    66   28

 14. Heddon Institute (-9)               30    8    4   18    45    86   19

 15. Gosforth Bohemians                  30    5    2   23    37    93   17

 16. Pegswood                            30    2    5   23    26   114   10

  (480 204 72 204 981 981 675)

 

 Walker Lightfoot’s resigned mid-season and the club’s record was deleted.

 

Division 2

  1. Heaton Corner House                 28   21    3    4    79    32   66

  2. Longbenton                          28   19    5    4    74    41   61

  3. Spittal Rovers                      28   18    4    6    79    34   58

  4. Swinton Brinkburn                   28   16    5    7    76    30   53

  5. Shankhouse                          28   15    7    6    70    43   52

  6. Swalwell C.C.                       28   13    3   12    70    53   42

  7. South Shields BCA                   28   12    4   12    50    44   40

  8. Ashington Hirst Progressive         28   10    7   11    49    47   37

  9. North Shields St. Columba’s         28   10    6   12    55    70   36

 10. Highfields United                   28    9    8   11    43    47   35

 11. Percy Rovers                        28   11    4   13    50    67   34

 12. Monkseaton KOSA                     28    9    5   14    48    66   32

 13. Procter & Gamble                    28    5    6   17    31    64   21

 14. Norgas United                       28    2    5   21    28    96   11

 15. Gosforth Victoria                   28    2    4   22    40   108   10

  (420 172 76 172 842 842 588)

 

Newburn & Ryton Adult Association resigned mid-season and the club’s record was deleted.