Saints - on this day in history, March 15

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Saints On This Day - March 15 1952: Saints 4 Notts County 0 Saints romped to their third win Division 2 win in four outings thanks to goals from Eric Day, Jimmy McGowan, Tom Lowder and Walter Judd. Day was to end as the club’s top league scorer with just 10 goals.

1958: Northampton 1 Saints 3 Saints recorded their first victory at the County Ground since 1913 as goals from Derek Reeves, Don Roper and John Hoskins sparked a a four-game winning streak. The fixture saw Ken Birch make his Saints debut while John Flood played in his last Saints league game.

1969: Wolves 0 Saints 0 The only highlight from this fixture was Mick Channon unleashing a 20 yard strike with seven minutes left and seeing his effort hit the bar.

1975: Aston Villa 3 Saints 0 Saints slumped to a third straight Division 2 defeat as they were torn apart at Villa Park.

Goals from Keith Leonard, Ray Graydon - who would later join Saints as a coach - and Jimmy Holmes saw Saints fall three places to 16th in the division. Lawrie McMenemy’s men were also without a league goal in 270 minutes.

1980: Saints 2 Aston Villa 0 Ivan Golac scored his first league goal of the season and Mick Channon added another as Saints recorded their first win in four games to move themselves up to fifth in Division One. Alan Ball left Saints for Blackpool after this game, although he was later to return to The Dell twice – first as a player again and then as a manager.

1983: Everton 2 Saints 0 Saints dropped to sixth in the First Division after goals from Adrian Heath and Kevin Sheedy gave the hosts victory at Goodison Park.

1986: Saints 1 Liverpool 2 George Lawrence fired the Saints in front, but the champions-elect hit back to win due to goals from John Wark and Ian Rush.

1992: Manchester City 0 Saints 1 Saints produced a remarkable performance at Maine Road as they made it three First Division wins on the bounce, Iain Dowie scoring the only goal of a game televised live. Michael Gilkes made his first Saints league appearance.

1995: Saints 1 West Ham 1 Neil Shipperley scored a second half equaliser as Saints’ winless streak was extended to 11 Premier League games. Don Hutchinson had put the visitors ahead.

1997: Saints 0 Arsenal 2 Saints lost more ground in the Premier League survival race, remaining in 19th position after the Gunners won with goals from Paul Shaw and Stephen Hughes.

2003: Fulham 2 Saints 2 Saints keeper Antti Niemi played a major role as Saints hit back from 0-2 down to earn a point against Fulham in a game played at QPR’s Loftus Road ground.

After Louis Saha had scored twice for Fulham, James Beattie reduced the arrears before Michael Svensson grabbed a last minute leveller.

Niemi had gone up for a corner, sending a volley against the bar - and Svensson was on hand to net the rebound.

2008: Hull 5 Saints 0 Keeper Michael Poke played his fourth and last league game for Saints as Nigel Pearson’s men were thrashed, Fraizer Campbell, Henrik Pedersen, Michael Turner, Dean Marney and Bryan Hughes on target for the Tigers.

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12:19pm Fri 15 Mar 13

SO50 Saint says...

Remember that trip to Hull we were shocking but they were really strong on that day. Probably the only team since then to play that well against us I would say was probably Swansea when we lost 3-0 at their place the season after. Leaving out Arsenal this season as we gave them the game after 10 minutes
Remember that trip to Hull we were shocking but they were really strong on that day. Probably the only team since then to play that well against us I would say was probably Swansea when we lost 3-0 at their place the season after. Leaving out Arsenal this season as we gave them the game after 10 minutes SO50 Saint
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