Season 1964-65

League Record

Football League Division Two

Final position: 4th

P 42, W 17, D 14, L 11, F 83, A 63, Pts 48

Most Appearances: Terry Paine 42, George O'Brien 41, Cliff Huxford & Stuart Williams 40

Leading Goalscorers: George O'Brien 32, Martin Chivers 17, Terry Paine 14

Biggest Win: 6-1 Rotherham United (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 23,911 Portsmouth

Cup Record

FA Cup: 4th Round 1-2 Crystal Palace (h) - League Cup: 3rd Round 0-2 Crystal Palace (a)

Season in Brief

Further progress, with a higher League position and George O'Brien and Martin Chivers netting 51 goals between them meant that, once again, Saints fans were dreaming of Division One. The squad looked strong and the mid-season signing of Jimmy Melia added a quality player to the midfield.

The only cloud on the horizon was continuing press speculation that Terry Paine would soon leave to join a top flight club. Possibly only promotion would keep him at the Dell!