Last time it had taken 78 years to get into Division One when, on Saturday 4th May 1979, the Albion played Newcastle away and beat them by 3 goals to 1.
The Manager then was Alan Mullery.
After the match Chairman Mike Bamber said: "Our ground* is absolutely fourth division. I would like to say to everybody, 'Let's get behind the club so we can have a first division stadium.'"
* The Goldstone Ground, Old Shoreham Road.