Gary Rowell contributed the most goals in the 1978-1979 Football League Division 2 season netting 21 (0.5 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 1.7 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 39 goals at Roker Park conceding 19 (20), away from home scoring 31 and conceding 25 (6) with an away goalscoring average of 0.7 and an overall goalscoring average of 1.7 goals per game.
The season finished in 1979 with 22 wins, a win ratio of 52.38%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 13 wins and the travelling support saw 9.
Of the 42 games played the Rokerites managed 11 draws by the end of the 1978-1979 season, 3 at Roker Park and 8 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 9 games, 5 games lost at Roker Park (19 goals conceded) and 4 games lost away (25 goals conceded).