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1917/18 Season Summary

The 1917-18 season saw the arrival of another splendid goalkeeper in Tommy Capper who went on to play for Dundee and subsequently Southend United when they were elected to the Third Division. Even so, he had to pick the ball out of the net six times in the first match against Everton. Southport born Billy Waring was in the Goodison side and Frank Jefferis was among the scorers. Bert Rigsby another to play in the early Northern Section days, was also acquired from Everton. In defence were Crump, a left-back from West Bromwich and C.Roberts, a strong wing-half from Bristol Rovers. Southport eventually finished thirteenth out of the sixteen clubs and slipped back to bottom in the subsidiary tournament.

Central League Suspended 1915-1919

Southport competed in the Football League Lancashire Section, Northern Group Principal Competition Group A.

 1. Stoke FC             	30 22  4  4 109:27  48
 2. Liverpool FC        	30 21  6  3 101:26  48
 3. Everton FC          	30 19  6  5  92:36  44
 4. Manchester City FC  	30 15  8  7  57:28  38
 5. Stockport County FC 	30 17  3 10  59:32  37
 6. Rochdale FC           	30 14  9  7  78:51  37
 7. Bolton Wanderers FC 	30 13  4 13  68:70  30
 8. Manchester United FC	30 11  8 11  45:49  30
 9. Oldham Athletic AFC 	30 11  6 13  50:59  28
10. Preston North End FC	30 12  3 15  38:53  27
11. Port Vale FC         	30  9  8 13  47:58  26
12. Blackpool FC        	30 10  5 15  46:70  25
13. Southport Central FC	30  8  6 16  33:69  22
14. Bury FC               	30  8  5 17  46:64  21
15. Burnley FC           	30  5  4 21  32:104 14
16. Blackburn Rovers FC 	30  2  1 27  22:127  5

Lancashire Section, Northern Group Subsidiary Competition

For the Subsidiary Competition, the Lancashire League was divided in two with the games played amalgamated at the end of the season to give a composite table.

Southport were placed in Group A

 1. Liverpool FC                 6  5  0  1  24: 7  10
 2. Everton FC              	 6  5  0  1  19: 7  10
 3. Stockport County FC 	 6  2  0  4   6:13   4
 4. Southport Central FC	 6  0  0  6   1:23   0

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