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News involving former Sandgrounders (November 2014)

Vinny Mukendi joins Colwyn Bay from Nantwich Town

Jamie Speare makes a comeback after 2 years for Tony Sullivan's Witton Albion

Aaron Chalmers joins New Mills from Northwich Victoria

Dave Rogers becomes LiverpoolFC head coach in India.

Dean Porter has joined Witton Albion from Bootle.

Emini Adegbenro leaves Glossop North End due to work commitments.

Zac Hibbert joins Clitheroe from Warrington Town

Andy Owens joins Stockport County on Loan.

Allan Smart becomes the new manager of Daventry Town.

Derek Goulding leaves the manager's post at Burscough and joins the management team at Bangor City.

Josh O'Keefe joins Chester on loan from Kidderminster

Karl Ledsham joins AFC Telford on a 1 month loan deal.

Matty Flynn joins Hyde

Mark Beesley has been confirmed as the Caretaker manager of Burscough.

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Catching Up With Ged Kielty

Ged KieltySouthport have only played at Wembley once in their history so the eleven that stepped out underneath the twin towers on that day in May 1998 will forever be remembered. The man I caught up with last week was one of those men. Manchester born Ged Kielty played for the Sandgrounders for only one season but took with him memories that will last a lifetime

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Catching Up With Farrell Kilbane

Farrell Kilbane

We caught up with title-winning defender Farrell Kilbane to ask him about his time with the club. Farrell made 67 appearances for the club and even chipped in with a couple of goals.

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Catching Up With Andy Whittaker

Andy WhittakerAs a teenager I had number 8 printed on my shirt as homage to the man that in 151 appearances for the Sandgrounders scored 71 goals in the mid 1990s. Andy Whittaker was one of the most prolific marksmen in non-league football and became a firm fan favourite during his time at Haig Avenue. 

Whittaker joined Bamber Bridge (of the North West Counties League Second Division) from District football scoring his first goal as a semi-pro in October 1990. Making a jump two steps up the pyramid he joined Netherfield at the start of the 1992-93 season. Scoring over 60 goals in a two season spell in the Northern Premier League First Division he attracted the attention of Barrow of the Northern Premier League. Another 36 goals later and Billy Ayre brought the hot shot to Haig Avenue....The rest as they say is history...

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Other top stories

Catching Up With Alan Kershaw
Saturday November 15, 2014

Catching up with Neil Prince
Friday November 14, 2014

RIP Roger Darvell (1931-2014)
Saturday October 25, 2014

The Brabinator is back!
Gary Brabin unveiled as new Southport manager
Monday October 06, 2014

D-Day as Foyle's war comes to an end
Sunday October 05, 2014

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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 5:27PM - (hayesdj)


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 6:14PM - (hayesdj)


Match Details v DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 08-11-2014 (Port Online)
Great to see highlights on the BBC twitter tonight.... November 8, 2014 at 6:12PM - (hayesdj)


Last 5 Games on this day in history

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League / Conference
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