Saints - on this day in history, March 7

MATT LE TISSIER

MATT LE TISSIER

First published in Saints News

Saints On This Day - March 7 1953: Doncaster 1 Saints 0 Saints arrived in Yorkshire on the back of just one win in six games and their luck wasn’t to improve as they left empty handed courtesy of an own goal from Joe Mallett.

1959: Norwich 3 Saints 1 This fixture saw Denis Pring make his Saints debut as they continued their poor form which had seen them drop towards the middle of the Division Three (South) table. The only consolation for Saints was a Terry Paine goal six minutes from time.

1960: Newport County 5 Saints 1 Saints suffered a heavy defeat in south Wales in what turned out to be their Third Division (South) title season.

Three down at the interval, the only highlight for Saints was a penalty from John Page after Derek Reeves had been fouled.

1964: Leeds 3 Saints 1 Saints followed up their 6-0 defeat at Swansea a few days earlier with another disappointing display at Elland Road.

Leeds took the lead inside two minutes before John McGuigan levelled in what turned out to be George Kirby’s last outing in a Saints shirt.

1970: Saints 1 Sunderland 1 This game involved three penalties as Saints scored and missed one, while Sunderland levelled with one of their own.

Firstly Ron Davies saw his effort saved from 12 yards before Mick Channon converted a second spot kick.

Sunderland levelled seven minutes from time through Gordon Harris after a foul by keeper Eric Martin.

1981: Saints 1 Manchester United 0 Alan Ball made his return to the Saints ahead Kevin Keegan scoring the winning goal.

1987: Saints 4 Leicester 0 Matt Le Tissier grabbed the first hat-trick of his legendary Saints career, after Gordon Hobson had opened the scoring at a snowy Dell.

1998: Saints 2 Everton 1 An afternoon of penalties and red cards ended with Saints victorious.

Saints were reduced to ten on 36 minutes when Ken Monkou was sent off, with Don Hutchinson seeing his penalty saved by Paul Jones.

Saints went ahead on 69 minutes with a Matt Le Tissier spot-kick after Slaven Bilic was dismissed for a foul on Egil Ostenstad, who later doubled Saints’ advantage before Carl Tiler replied in the last minute.

2009: Birmingham 1 Saints 0 Saints’ run of three straight wins under Mark Wotte was ended as they suffered defeat at St Andrews in the Championship. Keith Fahey scored the only goal on the stroke of half time.

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