Eric Gates contributed the most goals in the 1985-1986 Football League Division 2 season netting 9 (0.21 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 0.89 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 33 goals at Roker Park conceding 29 (4), away from home scoring 14 and conceding 32 (-18) with an away goalscoring average of 3.00 and an overall goalscoring average of 0.89 goals per game.
The season finished in 1986 with 13 wins, a win ratio of 30.95%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 10 wins and the travelling support saw 3.
Of the 42 games played the Rokerites managed 11 draws by the end of the 1985-1986 season, 5 at Roker Park and 6 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 18 games, 6 games lost at Roker Park (29 goals conceded) and 12 games lost away (32 goals conceded).