Dennis Tuart and Dave Watson contributed the most goals in the 1971-1972 Football League Division 2 season netting 13 (0.3 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 1.6 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 42 goals at Roker Park conceding 24 (18), away from home scoring 25 and conceding 33 (-8) with an away goalscoring average of 0.6 and an overall goalscoring average of 1.6 goals per game.
The season finished in 1972 with 17 wins, a win ratio of 40.48%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 11 wins and the travelling support saw 6.
Of the 42 games played the Rokerites managed 16 draws by the end of the 1971-1972 season, 7 at Roker Park and 9 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 9 games, 3 games lost at Roker Park (24 goals conceded) and 6 games lost away (33 goals conceded).