Charlie Wayman
Saints Kit Season 1948-1949

Season 1948-49

League Record

Football League Division Two

Final position: 3rd

P 42, W 23, D 9, L 10, F 69, A 36, Pts 55

Most Appearances: Eric Webber 42, Ian Black & Joe Mallett 41, George Curtis 40

Leading Goalscorers: Charlie Wayman 32, Ted Bates 11, Eric Day 7

Biggest Win: 6-0 Leicester City (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 30,586 West Bromwich Albion

Cup Record

FA Cup: 3rd Round 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday (a)

Season in Brief

Third place for the second season running; however this time it was a huge disappointment. Saints spent most of the second half of the season at the top of the table and were eight points clear with seven games to play after winning away to Tottenham in front of over 69,000 spectators. That win came at a huge cost with injury to prolific goal scorer Wayman and the run-in saw only one win and two draws.

A draw on the final day, away to Chesterfield, would have been enough to secure promotion to the top flight for the first time in the club's history but defeat meant it would be another 17 years before the club would rise to the peak.