Southampton 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Football League Division Two
Southampton is the largest city on the south coast of England. It is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. The city lies roughly in the centre of the coast, at the northern-most point of Southampton Water where it is joined by the River Test and River Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south of the urban area. The city is situated approximately halfway between Bournemouth and Portsmouth. Although Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements are known to have existed in the area, the first permanent settlement was established by the Romans shortly after their invasion of Britain in AD43. Known as Clausentum, it was an important trading port for the large Roman towns of Winchester and Salisbury. The Romans abandoned the settlement circa AD410, and the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons eventually saw the formation of a new settlement circa AD700 across the Itchen centred around what is now the St Mary's area.
An easy train journey from London Waterloo to Southampton meant only a five minute walk to the The Dell where the young Pieman took his place in a crowd of 28,846. The season long battle for promotion had now come down to the last game of the season and it is fair to say that nerves got the better of players and supporters alike. In the end a 0-0 draw was enough to send both clubs back up to Division One. For Tottenham Hotspur the season spent in Division Two had been exciting and rewarding, not least for opposition clubs benefiting from bumper crowds. The young Pieman benefited too. Attending all but five of the fixtures, with many new grounds visited.