Bill Ellerington
Saints Kit 1951-1952

Season 1951-52

League Record

Football League Division Two

Final position: 13th

P 42, W 15, D 11, L 16, F 61, A 73, Pts 41

Most Appearances: Eric Day 42, Bill Ellerington 39, Joe Mallett 35

Leading Goalscorers: Eddie Brown 12, Eric Day 10, Frank Dudley & Walter Judd 9

Biggest Win: 4-0 Notts County (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 25,929 Everton

Cup Record

FA Cup: 3rd Round 0-3 Southend United (a)

Season in Brief

After beating newly relegated Everton at The Dell on the opening day it was mostly downhill from there. The club spent most of the season in the bottom half of the table and in December manager Sid Cann was sacked. It would be March before an appointment was made with George Roughton moving from Exeter City to take over the Saints. Norman Kirkman went in the opposite direction to become player-manager of the Grecians.

There was little to get excited about after those changes and the season closed with two defeats that summed up the mood.