George Curtis
Saints Kit 1947-1948

Season 1947-48

League Record

Football League Division Two

Final position: 3rd

P 42, W 21, D 10, L 11, F 71, A 53, Pts 52

Most Appearances: Alf Ramsey 42, George Curtis 41, George Smith 39

Leading Goalscorers: Charlie Wayman 17, Ted Bates & Eric Day 10, Jack Bradley 8

Biggest Win: 6-1 Doncaster Rovers (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 27,330 West Bromwich Albion

Cup Record

FA Cup: 6th Round 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (h)

Season in Brief

This was a much better season than the previous campaign. Finishing one place below a promotion berth might imply a close-run thing; in truth third was the highest Saints reached and that position was only achieved in the final three games of the season. Nevertheless significant progress was made and a creditable FA Cup run added further interest.

Charlie Wayman's 17 goals came in just 27 appearances after his November transfer from Newcastle United for £10,000, money that was available from the summer transfer of Don Roper to Arsenal.