Second Division 1984/85

Stats

Premiers
Swinton 
No. Of Teams
20
No. Of Games
392
No. Of Players
713
Top Tryscorer
Gary Peacham (3)
Top Pointscorer
Ian Fairhurst (15)

Ladder Discrepancy

The Rothmans ladder has slight discrepancies in the points for and against of Carlisle (558/426) and Keighley (484/578).

It has Carlisle having scored 11 more points than their cumulative scorelines suggest, and Keighley 11 too few. Scorers for both games match up with the current scorelines entered.

Fixture Schedule

Due to the increase to 20 teams this season, the fixture schedule had to be modified as teams could no longer play each other twice.

They were divided into two groups, on a geographical basis, with the rankings based on the 1983/84 League placings.

Group 1 (Rank 1-10) - Wakefield, York, Bramley, Southend Inv., Huddersfield, Batley, Dewsbury, Keighley, Doncaster, Mansfield.

Group 2 (Rank 11-20) - Fulham, Salford, Whitehaven, Blackpool Bor., Swinton, Bridgend, Rochdale, Carlisle, Runcorn, Sheffield.

  • Teams within their group played each other home and away
  • Teams 1-5 play teams 11-15 home and away
  • Teams 6-10 play teams 16-20 home and away.

Ladder

 HomeAwayOverallStats
TeamPWLDFAPD PWLDFAPD PWLDFAPtsPDFPGAPGAtt%Def%
1. Swinton1414--4151382771410313122051072824317273434938425.9612.25
2. Salford141121501160341149322861731132820537873334345428.1111.89
3. York14112140120219914104-316228882821617174304328725.6115.36
4. Dewsbury14122-3341202141494120520052821615393204321919.2511.43
5. Carlisle14104-259189701486-28824840281810-5474373611019.5415.61
6. Whitehaven14111231519212314581181193-122816934963853511117.7113.75
7. Batley1495-266172941486-223230-7281711-489402348717.4614.36
8. Fulham14941270257131477-251269-18281611152152633-518.6118.79
9. Mansfield1477-253232211486-272166106281513-5253983012718.7514.21
10. Blackpool1486-236211251477-25022327281513-486434305217.3615.50
11. Wakefield14941283168115143101167291-124281214245045926-916.0716.39
12. Rochdale148422671798814410-169287-118281214243646626-3015.5716.64
13. Huddersfield1477-2962544214581180222-42281215147647625017.0017.00
14. Keighley1486-2532064714410-242361-119281216-49556724-7217.6820.25
15. Runcorn149412862077914212-176331-155281116146253823-7616.5019.21
16. Bramley1468-2242051914392215287-7228917243949220-5315.6817.57
17. Sheffield1477-223251-2814113-201331-13028820-42458216-15815.1420.79
18. Doncaster14491190307-117142111163423-26028620235373014-37712.6126.07
19. Southend Invicta14311-175316-14114113-172374-20228424-3476908-34312.3924.64
20. Bridgend14113-161400-23914-14-97566-46928127-2589662-7089.2134.50

 

Team Stats (includes Cup/Tour matches)

Team Name Position W L D Pts For Pts Ag. Coach(es) Captain(s) Top Tryscorer(s) Top Pointscorer(s) Home Venue(s) Home Crowd Avg Extra Info
Batley 7th 17 14 0 519 484 Crook, Pieniazek - - - -- Mount Pleasant 1,015
Blackpool Borough 10th 16 16 0 549 503 Dickens - - - -- Borough Park 555
Bramley 16th 15 20 2 590 646 Jarvis - - - -- McLaren * 845
Bridgend 20th 1 29 0 268 1076 Warlow, Alred - - - -- Coychurch Rd 511 Wooden Spoon
Carlisle 5th 18 13 0 565 553 Atkinson - 3 - Peacham 12 -Peacham Brunton Park 1,001
Dewsbury 4th 24 9 1 610 408 Addy - - - -- Crown Flatt 1,356
Doncaster 18th 6 23 2 363 867 Sheridan - - - -- Tattersfield 404
Fulham 8th 16 14 1 557 604 Lester - - - -- National SC (11), Grosvenor Vale (3), Chiswick RC (1), Polytechnic (1), Station Road (1) 1,074
Huddersfield Barracudas 13th 13 18 1 499 564 Lockwood, Forster - - - -- Arena 84 912
Keighley 14th 13 19 0 538 658 Peggs - 2 - Hawksworth 15 -Fairhurst Lawkholme Lane 869
Mansfield Marksman 9th 15 15 0 543 442 Blacker - - - -- Field Mill 1,041
Rochdale Hornets 12th 15 17 2 494 573 Birdsall - - - -- McCain (14), Athletic Ground (4) 795
Runcorn Highfield 15th 13 19 1 533 673 Fletcher - - - -- Canal St 526
Salford 2nd 24 8 3 892 422 Ashcroft - - - -- The Willows 2,318
Sheffield Eagles 17th 9 22 0 462 692 Rhodes - - - -- Owlerton (15), Millmoor (1) 946
Southend Invicta 19th 4 26 0 371 760 Goodwin - - - -- Roots Hall (14), Odsal (1) 421
Swinton 1st 25 6 1 765 446 Crellin - - - -- Station Road (14), Burnden Park (1) 1,923 League Champions
Wakefield Trinity 11th 14 17 2 493 533 Wraith, Lamming - - - -- Belle Vue 1,675
Whitehaven 6th 17 12 3 587 447 Foster - - - -- Recreation Gnd 1,573
York 3rd 22 9 1 756 517 Lowe - - - -- Wigginton Rd 1,810