Saints' six wins on February 6th.

SAINTS 1 WEST HAM 0 (2016)
Maya Yoshida’s ninth-minute header proved the difference as Saints made it four wins in five games midway through a season that ended with qualification for the Europa League.

Victor Wanyama provided the assist but was sent off in the 54th minutes after a poor challenge on Dimitri Payet.

Saints defended superbly thereafter.

They sat deep, with a back five and two shielding midfielders. West Ham had a lot of possession but found it hard to break Saints down, even when they went direct and long with Andy Carroll coming off the bench.

SAINTS: Forster, Soares, Yoshida, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Clasie (Ward-Prowse 89), Wanyama, Long, Mane (Romeu 56), Pelle (Austin 72).

Saints had gone top of the first division for the first time in the club’s history a week earlier and stayed there thanks to this win.

Second-half goals from midfielders Graham Baker and David Armstrong ensured a fourth win in five matches.

Baker opened the scoring on the hour with a low shot past City keeper Joe Corrigan.

Left-back Bobby McDonald equalised for City in the 73rd minute but Armstrong scored the winner straight from the restart after a Corrigan had clawed away an effort from Mick Channon.

Saints finished the season in disappointing seventh place, having led the first division until March 20th.

SAINTS: Katalinic, Golac, Agboola, Baker, Nicholl, Waldron, Keegan, Channon, Hebberd, Armstrong, Ball.

Daily Echo:

David Armstrong (left)

A goal-of-the-season contender from the great Arthur Holt, who also had a distinguished cricket career as player and coach at Hampshire, was the highlight of Saints’ first away league win of the season.

Holt scored twice and ended a fine move with a ‘grand goal’ , crashing in a left-foot shot to ensure Saints left Turf Moor unbeaten in five matches, despite going 1-0 down.

The Echo reported: “The players’ opinion was that it was the best they have scored this season...

“Burnley did not touch the ball until the moment it left [goalkeeper Bert] Scriven’s foot until it was in the back of the net at the other end of the field.”

Saints’ second came from a corner by former Burnley man John Summers, which Holt headed home.

Irishman James Dunne scored a fine third from a narrow angle.

Daily Echo:

Saints were 4-0 up after just 25 minutes of this mid-table division two encounter at Valley Parade.

Two goals from former England centre-forward Bill Rawlings and a goal and a brace of assists from Jimmy Carr gave Saints a third successive away win -and their biggest since 1906, when they were in the Southern League.

Carr gave Saints a fourth-minute lead, reacting first to the rebound after Jimmy Bullock’s shot was saved.

After a lovely run and centre from Carr, Rawlings headed what the Football Echo described as “a delightful goal which the home spectators applauded heartily, for it was a great piece of swift, accurate play.”

Bradford hit the woodwork twice before Rawlings’ second and Bill Henderson’s deflected shot made it four. Bullock completed the scoring from another Carr centre in the 85th minute.

SAINTS: Hill, Parker (capt), Keeping, Harkus, Bradford, Woodhouse, Henderson, Carr, Bullock, Rawlings,Matthews.