ROTHERHAM United put three goals past Town for the third time that season - and finally ended up as winners.
The sides had shared six goals in their Second Division clash at Millmoor the previous December, while the following month, Town were 4-3 winners in the third round of the FA Cup.
Rotherham, managed by future Town chief Tom Johnston, returned to Leeds Road on the final day and were easy victors.
Town finished in seventh position, two above their visitors, but this was a distinctly disappointing way in which to sign off.
They lacked power in midfield while centre-half John Coddington was distinctly jittery as he tried, and failed, to deal with the Millers' England Youth centre-forward Albert Bennett.
Rotherham also had an impressive teenage performer in debutant John Haselden, who was on trial from Denaby United and later in his career, served Town as manager, coach and physio (he was also signed up by Johnston at Leeds Road).
Like home supporters in an 8,679 crowd, Town boss Eddie Boot was left shaking his head after goals by Ken Houghton (13 minutes), Barry Webster (77) and Alan Kirkman (82).
Local lad Houghton, later to be a big hitter for Hull, slotted home from close range.
Webster flashed home the second with an angled drive.
And Kirkman rounded off the win by beating Ray Wilson and John Milner in an aerial fight for a ball which bounced high off the bone-dry pitch.
The big problem for Boot was a lack of thrust from midfield, even though Peter Dinsdale was busy.
"Town's display along the half-back line was woefully weak and laboured compared with that of Rotherham's," wrote the Examiner's Town correspondent Longfellow.
"Passes kept going astray and heavy weather was made of trying to control the ball on a bone-hard surface.
"(Kevin) McHale, who came the closest of any Town player to scoring, and Wilson were the pick of a disappointing team."
Both Town's Reserve and Junior teams suffered defeats by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
John Bettany put Town's second team ahead in the Central League clash, only for the Blades to bounce back for a 2-1 success.
And the Town Juniors, having drawn 2-2 in their Northern Intermediate League Cup final first leg at Leeds Road, lost 1-0.
The Town side included future Arsenal and England full-back Bob McNab, who was playing at centre-half, as well as goalkeeper John Oldfield and striker Allan Gilliver, who both went on to become first-team regulars, and future Port Vale manager John Rudge.