Steve Williams
Saints kit 1977-78

Season 1977-78

League Record

Football League Division Two

Final position: 2nd (Promoted)

P 42, W 22, D 13, L 7, F 70, A 39, Pts 57

Most Appearances: Alan Ball, Phil Boyer & Mike Pickering 41, Ted MacDougall 40, Nick Holmes, Chris Nicholl & Steve Williams 39
Leading Goalscorers: Phil Boyer 17, Ted MacDougall 14, Tony Funnell & David Peach 8

Biggest Win: 5-0 Blackburn Rovers (h)

Biggest Home Attendance: 28,846 Tottenham Hotspur

Cup Record

FA Cup: 4th Round 0-2 Bristol Rovers (a) - League Cup: 3rd Round 0-2 Arsenal (a)

Season in Brief

After a busy summer in the transfer market that saw Mike Channon leave for Manchester City while Phil Boyer, Chris Nicholl and Mike Pickering all joined, the Saints were finally ready to concentrate on the priority of gaining promotion.

With little distraction in the cups the Saints were never out of the top three from Christmas onwards and elevation to the top flight was thoroughly deserved. A win on the final day at home to Tottenham would have secured top spot from Bolton and meant Brighton coming third. As it was a goaless draw ensured that Spurs claimed the final promotion slot.
Steve Williams