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Saints - on this day in history, March 17
12:00pm Sunday 17th March 2013 in Sport
Saints On This Day - March 17 1951: Saints 5 Grimsby 1 Saints romped to their first Division 2 win in 10 games as they trounced bottom placed Grimsby at The Dell with goals from Frank Dudley (2), Eddie Brown (2) and Eric Day.
1954: Saints 0 Walsall 0 1956: Coventry 2 Saints 0 Coventry scored within the opening 60 seconds as Saints slumped to a disappointing defeat at Highfield Road.
1962: Saints 4 Leeds 1 Saints recorded a stunning victory over Leeds at the Dell.
Kck off was delayed by 15 minutes to allow Leeds to fly their fourth choice keeper, 16-year-old Gary Sprake, down from Manchester as Tommy Younger fell ill on the morning of the game.
It wasn’t a good afternoon for the youngster, though, as Saints scored through Tommy Mulgrew (2), Derek Reeves and an own goal to move up to fourth.
1973: Saints 2 Birmingham 0 Saints collected their first win of the calendar year with an unspectacular performance against a poor Birmingham side.
Mick Channon gave Saints their first win in seven games with both goals, in the first and 57th minutes.
1981: Saints 3 Everton 0 Saints made it three wins on the bounce to move up to third in the Division One table.
Goals from Steve Williams, Kevin Keegan and Graham Baker secured the victory while Dave Puckett made his first appearance for Saints as a second half substitute.
1990: Wimbledon 3 Saints 3 Matt Le Tissier claimed his second hat-trick in four games as he earned ten-man Saints a point.
Le Tissier netted his first on 19 minutes to give Saints the lead.
Wimbledon were then kicked into life and found themselves 3-1 up thanks to goals from Eric Young, John Scales and John Fashanu.
Francis Benali was then sent off on 59 minutes, but Le Tissier scored twice in the next eight minutes to complete a stunning triple in front of a crowd of only 5,382.
2001: Saints 1 Everton 0 Jo Tessem scored the only goal in the 58th minute in what turned out to be Glenn Hoddle’s final game in charge before quitting to take over at Tottenham.
It was Lambert’s fourth Championship hat-trick of the season and stretched the club’s unbeaten league run to nine games.