Gary Rowell contributed the most goals in the 1977-1978 Football League Division 2 season netting 18 (0.4 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 1.6 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 36 goals at Roker Park conceding 17 (19), away from home scoring 31 and conceding 42 (-11) with an away goalscoring average of 0.7 and an overall goalscoring average of 1.6 goals per game.
The season finished in 1978 with 14 wins, a win ratio of 33.33%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 11 wins and the travelling support saw 3.
Of the 42 games played the Rokerites managed 16 draws by the end of the 1977-1978 season, 6 at Roker Park and 10 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 12 games, 4 games lost at Roker Park (17 goals conceded) and 8 games lost away (42 goals conceded).