DIVISION 4    1979/80
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading League goalscorer:
Colin Garwood
 (Portsmouth 17, 
Aldershot 10)
 27  goals

England cricketer Ian Botham signed for Scunthorpe United in March 1980, making his League debut as a substitute at Bournemouth on March 25th 1980, a 3-3 draw. He made his last appearance in the League at home to Peterborough on February 12th 1985, a 2-1 victory. In total he made 11 League appearances for the Irons, four of those as substitute.
(football & cricket)

Goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar played his first matches in the Football League - for Crewe Alexandra. In his final match for the club - against York City at Gresty Road on May 3rd 1980 - the goalkeeper scored for the only time in his League career, from the penalty spot.

  1 Huddersfield Town 46 27 12 7 101 48 66 Promoted
    2 Walsall 46 23 18 5 75 47 64 Promoted
    3 Newport County 46 27 7 12 83 50 61 Promoted
    4 Portsmouth 46 24 12 10 91 49 60 Promoted
    5 Bradford City 46 24 12 10 77 50 60
    6 Wigan Athletic 46 21 13 12 76 61 55
    7 Lincoln City 46 18 17 11 64 42 53
    Season Results 8 Peterborough United 46 21 10 15 58 47 52
    9 Torquay United 46 15 17 14 70 69 47
    10 Aldershot 46 16 13 17 62 53 45
    11 Bournemouth 46 13 18 15 52 51 44
    12 Doncaster Rovers 46 15 14 17 62 63 44
    Season Results 13 Northampton Town 46 16 12 18 51 66 44
    14 Scunthorpe United 46 14 15 17 58 75 43
    15 Tranmere Rovers 46 14 13 19 50 56 41
    16 Stockport County 46 14 12 20 48 72 40
    17 York City 46 14 11 21 65 82 39
    18 Halifax Town 46 13 13 20 46 72 39
    19 Hartlepool United 46 14 10 22 59 64 38
    20 Port Vale 46 12 12 22 56 70 36
    21 Hereford United 46 11 14 21 38 52 36 Re-election position
    22 Darlington 46 9 17 20 50 74 35 Re-election position
    23 Crewe Alexandra 46 11 13 22 35 68 35 Re-election position
    24 Rochdale 46 7 13 26 33 79 27

Re-election position

   
   

R With the formation of a new national senior non-league competition - then called the Alliance Premier League -  the non-league challenge was now limited to just one club. Alliance Champions Altrincham therefore challenged the four clubs seeking re-election in the vote for League membership. Voting - 

49 votes Darlington Re-elected to the League
48 Crewe Alexandra Re-elected to the League
48 Hereford United Re-elected to the League
26 Rochdale Re-elected to the League
25 Altrincham Not elected to the League