Marco Gabbiadini contributed the most goals in the 1988-1989 Football League Division 2 season netting 18 (0.4 goals per game). With a goalscoring average of 1.3 goals per game the Rokerites netted a total of 40 goals at Roker Park conceding 23 (17), away from home scoring 20 and conceding 37 (-17) with an away goalscoring average of 0.4 and an overall goalscoring average of 1.3 goals per game.
The season finished in 1989 with 16 wins, a win ratio of 34.78%, the Sunderland AFC faithful at Roker Park enjoyed 12 wins and the travelling support saw 4.
Of the 46 games played the Rokerites managed 15 draws by the end of the 1988-1989 season, 8 at Roker Park and 7 away from home.
In total SAFC lost 15 games, 3 games lost at Roker Park (23 goals conceded) and 12 games lost away (37 goals conceded).