DIVISION 4    1985/86
      For full league and cup results  click on by club required.
 

Leading League goalscorers:
Richard Cadette
(Southend United) &
Steve Taylor
 (Rochdale)
 25  goals

Bobby Moore resigned as manager of Southend United on Friday April 25th 1986 for 'personal reasons'. His 2 years at Roots Hall proved to be his only spell as a League manager.

On April 26th 1986 brothers Tom and Tony English were both sent off when playing for Colchester United against Crewe Alexandra. Crewe's Gary Blissett also received his marching orders in the 2-0 victory for Colchester.

Champions Swindon played 6 away Division 4 games on the trot - and won them all!


 

  P W D L F A Pts
    Season Results 1 Swindon Town 46 32 6 8 82 43 102 Promoted
    2 Chester City 46 23 15 8 83 50 84 Promoted
    3 Mansfield Town 46 23 12 11 74 47 81 Promoted
    4 Port Vale 46 21 16 9 67 37 79 Promoted
    5 Orient 46 20 12 14 79 64 72
    6 Colchester United 46 19 13 14 88 63 70
    7 Hartlepool United 46 20 10 16 68 67 70
    Season Results 8 Northampton Town 46 18 10 18 79 58 64
    9 Southend United 46 18 10 18 69 67 64
    10 Hereford United 46 18 10 18 74 73 64
    11 Stockport County 46 17 13 16 63 71 64
    12 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 9 19 54 61 63
    13 Wrexham 46 17 9 20 68 80 60
    14 Burnley 46 16 11 19 60 65 59
    15 Scunthorpe United 46 15 14 17 50 55 59
    16 Aldershot 46 17 7 22 66 74 58
    Season Results 17 Peterborough United 46 13 17 16 52 64 56
    18 Rochdale 46 14 13 19 57 77 55
    19 Tranmere Rovers 46 15 9 22 74 73 54
    20 Halifax Town 46 14 12 20 60 71 54
    21 Exeter City 46 13 15 18 47 59 54 Re-election position
    Season Results 22 Cambridge United 46 15 9 22 65 80 54 Re-election position
    23 Preston North End 46 11 10 25 54 89 43 Re-election position
    24 Torquay United 46 9 10 27 43 88 37 Re-election position
   
   

R Enfield became the last non league club to be involved in a vote for League membership when they came up against the 4 League sides seeking re-election. Voting - 

64 votes Exeter City Re-elected to the League
62.5 Preston North End Re-elected to the League
61 Cambridge United Re-elected to the League
61 Torquay United Re-elected to the League
7.5 Enfield Not elected to the League