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News involving former Sandgrounders (July 2014)

Emini Adegbenro has signed for Bootle FC

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News involving former Sandgrounders (June 2014)

Scott Brown and Toto Nsiala join Grimsby Town.

Lee Ashcroft becomes the new manager of Longridge Town.

Mark Duffy leaves Doncaster Rovers to join Birmingham City.

Liam Willis agrees a one year deal with Barrow.

Matt Brown joins Chester on a permanent deal.

Kevin Mooney was a member of the England team who have just won the Senior World Cup in Thailand.

Zac Aley has ruptured his posterior cruciate ligament, and snapped tendons in his knee. He will be flying home from Australia to have the operation.

Tony Sullivan has returned to cammel laird fc who following resignation from the Northern Premier League have been accepted into Division One of the North West Counties League.

Alan Moogan and Kevin Lee depart from AFC Telford.

Steven Tames joins Hyde.

Dan Walker signs for Braintree Town

Earl Davis announces his retirement from football.

Tom Hardwick leaves Skelmersdale United to join Warrington Town.

John Coleman becomes managed of Sligo Rovers

Danny Hurst joins Stockport County.

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Neighbours Formby FC Disband

It is with sadness that Formby FC yesterday announced that they have been forced to disband. They resigned their place in the North West Counties Premier Division, to which they had just been promoted, at the weekend but confirmed on Monday 2nd June that they would be forced to disband. A full statement has been posted on their website.

Former players Francis Smith and Emini Adegbenro, who were part of their successful side last year, will now need to seek alternative clubs.

We would like to extend our best wishes to all involved at Formby and hope that they may be able to return in some form in the future.

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South Down: Southport's Football League swansong

Southport completed an unwanted hat-trick in 1978 when they became the third coastal club from the north-west to be voted out of the Football League inside a decade, following in the slipstream of Barrow (1972) and Workington (1977). HYDER JAWAD charts the demise of the Sandgrounders

WHEN Hughie Fisher turned up at Haig Avenue on March 10, 1977 to take up his position as player-manager of Southport, it did not take him long to realise that here was a club grappling unsuccessfully with the art of poverty.

“The first thing I learnt was that two players had not been seen for six weeks because the club had not paid their expenses,” Fisher says. “The second thing was that I could not sign any players. The third thing was that the 1976-77 season might be the club’s last.”

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Other top stories

2nd June 1978 - the worst day of my football supporting life
Monday June 02, 2014

News involving former Sandgrounders (May 2014)
Tuesday May 20, 2014

RIP Alec Gaskell (1932-2014)
Tuesday May 06, 2014

Coleman Out - Foyle In
Tuesday May 06, 2014

RIP Brian Reeves (1939-2014)
Thursday April 24, 2014

Backpass Magazine
Thursday April 24, 2014

Sandy Brown (1939-2014)
Friday April 11, 2014

Tranmere Rovers sack manager after betting breach
Wednesday April 09, 2014


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Last 5 Games on this day in history

Date
Competition
Home Team
Away Team
Score
23.07.2013
Friendly
SOUTHPORT
23.07.2011
Liverpool Senior Cup / Final
SOUTHPORT
23.07.1994
Lancashire Senior Cup / Group B
SOUTHPORT