Eric Day
SFC Kit 53-57

Season 1953-54

League Record

Football League Division Three (South)

Final position: 6th

P 46, W 22, D 7, L 17, F 76, A 63, Pts 51

Most Appearances: Eric Day 46, John Christie 43, John Gregory 42

Leading Goalscorers: Eric Day 26, John Flood 14, John Hoskins 12

Biggest Wins: 4-0 Newport County (a) & (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 19,579 Brighton & Hove Albion

Cup Record

FA Cup: 1st Round Replay 3-1 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (a)

Season in Brief

Ted Bates' progress towards the manager's chair continued as he became coach of the Reserves. Peter Sillett left for Chelsea but there were no significant signings as the club settled down to life in the third tier, which they has left in 1922.

In a league from which only the champions would be promoted, the closest the Saints came was a spell in second place between November and February. Once again Eric Day was ever-present and his 26 goals were a highlight.