Len Wilkins
SFC Kit 57-59

Season 1957-58

League Record

Football League Division Three (South)

Final position: 6th

P 46, W 22, D 10, L 14, F 112, A 72, Pts 54

Most Appearances: Terry Paine 44, Derek Reeves & Tommy Traynor 42,
                                                                              John Page & Don Roper 38
Leading Goalscorers: Derek Reeves 31, John Hoskins & Don Roper 18, Terry Paine 12

Biggest Win: 7-0 Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 22,830 Reading

Cup Record

FA Cup: 2nd Round 0-1 Crystal Palace (a) - Southern Professional Floodlight Cup: 1st Round 0-2 Luton Town (h)


Season in Brief

This was to be the final season of the regional Third Division so a top 12 place was required to make into the new Third Division. Len Wilkins played the last of 275 games while the the tyros, Terry Paine and John Sydenham, who had broken through into the first team in the previous campaign, both quickly showed their promise with Paine establishing himself as almost ever-present.

It was goals all the way as the Saints scored seven on three occasions and reached a century with six games to spare. 112 was a club record and Derek Reeves' 31 was an individual record for a Saints player.