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Tough start for Carden

Southport went down by 4 goals to 0 at League leaders Barnet on Saturday in what turned out to be a tough game for new manager Paul Carden.

Paul Carden appoints son of Club Legend as No. 2

Paul Carden has appointed Alex Russell as his new Assistant Manager. Crosby born Alex had an impressive 24 year playing career. Initially starting at Burscough in 1993, he went on to make over 100 appearances for Rochdale and Cambridge and also played for Bristol City, Cheltenham, Exeter City, Bath City, Northampton Town and Yeovil Town. […Read More…]

Brabin joins Everton, Carden Takes Post

Paul Carden has been appointed the new manager of Southport Football Club in the wake of Gary Brabin’s decision to leave his post to take up a coaching role within the Everton academy. Older brother of former Sandgrounder Adam Carden, Paul originally joined the club as Brabin’s assistant manager back in October and has had […Read More…]

Stalemate as tempers flare in injury time

Southport and Chester played out a lively 0-0 draw at the Merseyrail Community Stadium (Haig Avenue) on Saturday before tempers flared in Injury time and both sides were reduced to ten men.

Port sweep aside neighbours. Burscough 1 – 5 Southport

Gary Brabin took the opportunity to rotate the squad for this evening’s Liverpool Senior Cup tie against Burscough, handing a first start to promising U18 midfielder Paul Jewell and second half debuts for both Under 21 forward Drew Lewis and Under 18 left-back Joshua Bonsu.

Catching Up With John Bagnall

In advance of our Liverpool Senior Cup Tie this evening against Burscough, we caught up with a man who has represented both clubs between the sticks. Can you tell us about how you ended up signing for Southport? I had a few stints at Southport… the first very brief with Brian Kettle, the second with […Read More…]

RIP John McPhee (1937-2015)

  We are saddened to learn today of the death of former Southport captain John McPhee over the weekend. McPhee signed for the Sandgrounders in 1971, displacing club legend Arthur Peat from his usual playing position.  He went on to become an integral part of the 1972-73 Fourth Division Championship winning side, lifting the trophy […Read More…]

Heartbreak for Port as 93rd minute penalty ends FA Cup dream

The Sandgrounders, backed by 2700 vociferous ‘Port fans, show fight and great spirit to take the game to Derby County in the FA Cup Third Round, only to be cruelly denied by a late penalty.

News involving former Sandgrounders (January 2015)

Jamie Milligan has joined Harrogate Town. Johnny Lynch has joined Bradford Park Avenue on Loan for a month. Karl Ledsham has joined Barrow AFC to become the eighth former Sandgrounder on the Cumbrian’s books. Stephen Brogan leaves Southport and rejoins Stalybridge Celtic. Shaun Holden moves to Skelmersdale United from Droylsden. Steve Boothman leaves Prescot Cables […Read More…]

Recent Comments

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Catching Up With Farrell Kilbane
Faz.. A Gent in every sense n an absolute Legend in these Parts both on n off the pitch!! You... December 4, 2014 at 11:10AM - (Suz Member)

Daniel Hayes

Catching Up With Andy Whittaker
Will never forget Andy's four goals at Yeading on the way to the FA Trophy final. November 17, 2014 at 10:27PM - (Daniel Hayes)

Daniel Hayes

News involving former Sandgrounders (November 2014)
The news about Goulding looks to have come as quite a shock to Burscough fans. He's done a good... November 8, 2014 at 11:14PM - (Daniel Hayes)


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