Tommy Mulgrew
SFC Kit 53-57

Season 1955-56

League Record

Football League Division Three (South)

Final position: 14th

P 46, W 18, D 8, L 20, F 91, A 81, Pts 44

Most Appearances: Eric Day 45, Tommy Traynor 40, Tommy Mulgrew 39

Leading Goalscorers: Eric Day 28, Derek Reeves 18, Tommy Mulgrew 16

Biggest Win: 5-0 Exeter City (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 17,773 Swindon Town

Cup Record

FA Cup: 2nd Round 1-2 Wallsall (a)

Season in Brief

A shadow was cast over the summer with the death from leukaemia, at the age of 25, of Fred Turner. Turner had broken into the team during the previous season before illness stopped his progress.

In early September the board forced the resignation of manager George Roughton and promoted Ted Bates. This was prompted by Sheffield United offering Ted the position of assistant to Joe Mercer. It was a season that offered little promise of things to come with the Saints finishing in their lowest-ever league position.