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Wally Fielding

Although Wally had signed amateur forms for Charlton during the Second World War, he joined Everton as a professional at the end of the hostilities, causing a furious row between the two clubs with Charlton believing they had first option. Affectionately known as Nobby,  "Everton's favourite cockney"  broke into the

On This Day: January 18th

In the summer of 1957 the directors had resolved to do their utmost to finish in the top half of the table and ensure they kept a place in the third tier when the league was restructured at the end of the season. The Southport board had voted against the

On This Day: January 17th

Manchester United came to town on this day in 1950 for a Lancashire Senior Cup second round tie. SOUTHPORT 1 - 0 MANCHESTER UNITED Competition: Lancashire Senior Cup / 2Date: 17/01/1950 Southport Line-Up: Wilf Birkett, Jimmy Cookson, Bill Bellas, Alan Ball, Jimmy Cummins, Jimmy Meadows, Ken Powell, Bernard Ross, Bob Hardy, Cec Wyles, Trevor Hitchen,  Goals: Jimmy Meadows,  Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 17 January 1950

Andy Reid

Played 109 times scoring 3 goals. Brother of Manchester City's Nicky Reid, Andy was an uncompromising "all action" type of player. Able to play at the back or in midfield, his best position was undoubtedly centre-back. He started his footballing career as a junior at Everton but was not

Duncan Welbourne

After representing Lincolnshire schoolboys at wing-half he was signed by Grimsby Town, turning professional when barely 17, having assisted Scunthorpe United as an amateur while still at school. In his first season he helped Grimsby regain their Second Division status. He lost his place in 1962 and, after

On This Day: January 16th

At the turn of 1993 table topping Southport were chasing promotion from the Northern Premier League under Brian Kettle. As they prepared to travel to second placed Frickley Athletic there was just a 2 point gap separating the sides (although Southport did have two games in hand). Southport felt they had something

On This Day: January 15th

On this day in 1944 Southport visited coastal rivals Blackpool in the Football League War Cup. The estimated 10,000 present witnessed future Southport man Stan Mortensen line up for Blackpool but ultimately only lose out to a penalty goal. BLACKPOOL 2 - 1 SOUTHPORT Competition: Football League War CupDate: 15/01/1944 Southport Line-Up: Mr Holdcroft, Stan Butler, Syd Rawlings, Mr Goodyear, Mr

On This Day: January 14th

On this day in 1978 Southport ended a 635 day spell without an away win (Since April 1976) in the League. It was to be their last Football League away win. With Tony Brookfield and Paul Birchall both ruled out of the trip due to injury and John Higham recovering from

On This Day: January 13th

On this day in 1938 Southport's run of 6 consecutive League draws came to a crashing halt when they visited Hull City. It was to be the club's worst scoreline for 25 years. HULL CITY 10 - 1 SOUTHPORT Competition: LeagueDate: 13/01/1938Attendance: 5816 Southport Line-Up: Joe Rutherford, Arthur Atkinson, Horace Baker, Joe Patrick, Jack Grainger, Roy Royston, Harold Hampson, Dave Hill, Harry Salmon, Davie Ovenstone, Horace Wass,

On This Day: January 12th

For the first and only time in the club's history, due to previous cup exploits, Southport were exempt until the third round of the FA Cup. This, along with the demise of Wigan Borough, however had meant that the Sandgrounders had been without competitive football for three Saturdays in a row leading up

On This Day: January 11th

The uncertainty of football form was more than demonstrated on this day in 1947, where New Brighton who were strong favourites, were beaten by two clear goals by a Southport side that hadn't won since 7th September. SOUTHPORT 2 - 0 NEW BRIGHTON Stadium: Haig AvenueCompetition: LeagueDate: 11/01/1947Attendance: 4196 Southport Line-Up: Wilf Birkett, Jimmy Gemmell, Kenny Banks, Jimmy Clough, Cec Wyles, Johnny Linaker, Martin

On This Day: January 10th

On this day in 1998 Southport faced Winsford United in the FA Trophy. Having never before progressed beyond the last 16 in the competition, few would have believed that this was to be the start of one of the most remarkable cup runs the club has ever had, resulting in

On This Day: January 9th

Illuminating times Southport Football Club were among the last Football League Clubs to have floodlights installed in January 1962. They were first used on 9th January when over 10000 were present for an FA Cup clash with Shrewsbury Town. SOUTHPORT 1 - 3 SHREWSBURY TOWN Stadium: Haig AvenueCompetition: FA Cup / 3Date: 09/01/1962Attendance: 10810 Southport Line-Up: Bert Harris, Jim Appleby, Bill

On This Day: January 8th

On this day in 1927 Southport caused a huge upset, knocking five time cup winners Blackburn Rovers out of the FA Cup. SOUTHPORT 2 - 0 BLACKBURN ROVERS Stadium: Haig AvenueCompetition: FA Cup / 3Date: 08/01/1927Attendance: 11738 Southport Line-Up: Jack Allen, Jimmy Bimson, Harry Beadles, Albert Bradley, Jack Newnes, George Sapsford, Ted Glover, Tommy 'Topping' Sinclair, Billy 'Salty' Halsall, Tommy White, Harry Marshall,  Goals: Tommy White, Harry Beadles,  A packed grandstand

On This Day: January 7th

Today we look back to a Third Division clash with Carlisle in 1933 and we also remember Edwin Clayton who passed away on this day in 1939. Edwin Clayton A native of Ormskirk, he came to live in Southport in 1893 and immediately showed great interest in a number of sporting activities.

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