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Saints - on this day in history, March 24
10:00am Sunday 24th March 2013 in Sport
Saints On This Day - March 24 1951: Bury 1 Saints 0 The Saints lost their second game in two days after losing at QPR just a day before.
Strong winds caused havoc at Gigg Lane as the Saints conceded an 89th minute goal as they slipped to 14th in the Division Two table.
1954: Saints 0 Norwich 0 Saints closed the gap on table toppers Brighton with a dour draw at The Dell. Eric Day went closest to scoring in a game of very few chances.
1956: Saints 0 Southend 0 Saints failed to score for the first time at The Dell that season.
1962: Bristol Rovers 1 Saints 0 1965: Cardiff 2 Saints 2 George O’Brien and Martin Chivers both scored in the first 20 minutes at Ninian Park, but the hosts hit back to level.
1970: Burnley 1 Saints 1 Mick Channon rescued the point with a superb solo effort with just ten minutes remaining, to end a run of three straight First Division defeats.
1973: West Brom 1 Saints 1 Saints travelled to the Hawthorns to face bottom of the table West Brom on the back of an impressive victory against Birmingham.
Tony Brown fired the Baggies ahead, but Paul Gilchrist levelled on the hour mark.
1975: Fulham 3 Saints 2 Saints were denied a deserved point as they conceded an 85th minute winner to Les Barrett at Craven Cottage.
Nick Holmes and David Peach had earlier scored for the visitors, after Jimmy Conway and Alan Mullery had put Fulham 2-0 ahead.
1979: Bolton 2 Saints 0 Charlie George made his league debut as the Saints fell to a defeat which ended their run of four straight Division One wins. Alan Gowling scored both goals in the second half.
1984: QPR 4 Saints 0 Saints run of four league wins in a row came to a crashing end as they were humbled at Loftus Road on the plastic pitch On target were Steve Wicks, Gary Micklewhite, Clive Allen and Gary Waddock.
1987: Saints 3 Luton 0 George Lawrence scored twice and Andy Townsend netted his only league goal of the season as the Saints moved further clear of the Division One drop zone.
1990: Saints 0 Manchester United 2 Manchester United dominated from start to finish, scoring in the second half through Terry Gibson and Mark Robins.
1993: Saints 1 Nottingham Forest 2 Matt Le Tissier missed his only Saints penalty in his career in this home defeat, his effort being saved by Mark Crossley.
Le Tissier scored Saints’ consolation, with Nigel Clough and Roy Keane on target for a Forest side en route to relegation.
2012: Saints 2 Doncaster 0 Billy Sharp netted twice against his former club as Saints remained on course for a return to the Premier League after collecting their fourth straight league win as they remained top of the Championship table.
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