Lawrie McMenemy was still managing Saints when the club last won on February 19th.


Nick Holmes scored the 19th-minute opener from a tight angle before Mick Mills sealed a third successive win for Lawrie McMenemy’s side with a crisp shot midway through the second half.

Local lad Ian Baird came off the bench to make his debut.

SAINTS: Shilton, Agboola, Mills, Williams,Nicholl, Wright, Holmes, Puckett (Baird), Moran, Armstrong, Danny Wallace


David Peach gave Saints the lead from the penalty spot after a push on Mick Channon and Ted MacDougall netted the second from close range early oin the second half.

SAINTS: Wells Andruszewski, Peach, Holmes, Blyth, Waldron, Ball, Channon, Osgood, Williams, MacDougall.

BURY 1 SAINTS 3 (1966)

Martin Chivers scored twice at Gigg Lane as Saints came from a goal down to register a third successive win on their way to winning promotion to the top flight for the first time.

Bury took the lead with a 26th-minute penalty but Norman Dean, having scored a hat-trick at Fratton park in Saints’ previous game a fortnight earlier, equalised after Chivers hit the bar ten minutes later.

Chivers gave Saints a 47th-minute lead by diverting in a Terry Paine shot. And in the 64th minute Chivers capitalised on a miskick to round the goalkeeper.

Three months later, Saints were promoted from division two as runners-up behind Manchester City.

SAINTS: Forsyth, Hare, Williams, Wimshurst, Knapp, Huxford, Paine, Chivers, Dean, Melia, Sydenham.


John Hoskins scored the only goal on a snowy day at Elm Park, driving it into the net after collecting a pass from Bill Foulkes.

SAINTS: Kiernan, Ellerington, Traynor, McLaughlin, Wilkins, Simpson, Foulkes, Mulgrew, Day, Walker, Hoskins.


A Dell attendance of 29,445 – a post-war record at the time – saw Ted Bates score the only goal in the 63rd minute following a good pass from Charlie Wayman.

This win came during a 12-match unbeaten run, which included ten wins, prompting the Football Echo to predict “The Saints really look lie getting there this time.”

But Saints missed out on promotion to the top flight by a single point, finishing third behind Fulham and West Brom.

SAINTS: Black, Ellerington, Rochford, Wilkins, Webber, Mallett, Day Curtis, Wayman, Bates, Heaton.


Newcastle were the best team in the land when they arrived at The Dell for this FA Cup fifth-round tie.

But two-goal Dick Rowley ensured Saints pulled off a memorable giant-killing in front of a crowd of 21,427.

The tall inside-right scored the first from a corner and netted the winner after Newcastle, captained by Hughie Gallacher, equalised from a penalty.

The Echo’s ‘Commentator’ wrote: ‘Taylor’s exact placing of the ball to Rowley was an object lesson in the way to make the most of a scoring chance. Rowley accepted the opportunity with the calmness of a veteran.”

Saints beat Millwall in a quarter-final replay before losing their Stamford Bridge semi-final to Arsenal

SAINTS: Allen, Hough, Keeping, Shelley, Harkus, Woodhouse, Henderson, Rowley, Rawlings, Taylor, Murphy.