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On This Day: March 18th

On this day in 1922 Southport inflicted defeat on Accrington Stanley. Prior to the game Accrington had a record of which they were justly proud, that not one team had claimed even a single point from them at home. ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 2 SOUTHPORT Competition: LeagueDate: 18/03/1922Attendance: 7500 Southport Line-Up: Joe Bainbridge, Lol Abram, Denny Bullough, Len Appleton, Billy Little, Bert

On This Day: March 17th

On this day in 1906 the Welsh Druids were the visitors to Ash Lane. Forward Sid Smith, restored to the side in recent weeks after a spell in reserve, was in fine form helped himself to five goals for the second game in succession as the Sandgrounders recorded one of

On This Day: March 16th

Four goals in the opening twelve minutes set the tone of the match with Barrow on this day in 1937. Re-arranged from 28th December and played in heavy rain and strong winds, Southport took the lead three times. The first Southport goal came within 40 seconds of kick off. SOUTHPORT 3

On This Day: March 15th

On this day in 2014 a resurgent Southport eased their relegation worries by recording their fourth straight home win when struggling Macclesfield Town came to visit. SOUTHPORT 4 - 1 MACCLESFIELD TOWN Stadium: Haig AvenueReferee: R WigglesworthCompetition: LeagueDate: 15/03/2014Attendance: 1045 Southport Line-Up: Danny Hurst, David Fitzpatrick, Kellen Daly, Toto Nsiala, Luke George, John O'Sullivan, Scott Brown, Karl Ledsham, Danny Hattersley, Yamen Osawe, Jason Walker  Subs: Alex Wimmer (GK), Richard Brodie, Paul Rutherford (Yamen

On This Day: March 14th

One of the most important clashes between Southport and Tranmere Rovers took place on this day in 1970 with both sides battling to stay in the Third Division. Alex Russell, making his 250th League appearance for the Sandgrounders, was part of a side unchanged for the 7th successive game, with the

On This Day: March 13th

On this day in 1897 Southport faced South Shore. One week previous Central had suffered a shock defeat at their hands which newspapers described as an apalling shock as recent performances had in no means pointed to that result. Hallows' unfortunate absence had meant Bryce, Kirwan and Shadbolt all having

On This Day: March 12th

In 1991 Southport took a giant step towards a final at Manchester City's Maine Road ground with a 4-1 semi final first leg victory over Bangor City in the Northern Premier League Cup. Steve Whitehall's two goals, added to goals from Holden and Smith gave Bangor a mountain to climb in

On This Day: March 11th

On this day in 1893 Southport Central faced Aintree Church in the Liverpool Senior Cup. There was some controversy over whom in the Central side was able to play with Aintree objecting to no less than 5 of the intended Central 11. It was a high scoring encounter and a tremendous

On This Day: March 10th

We've entered some interesting competitions over the years, but perhaps none more so given our geographical position than the Welsh Cup. Nevertheless, enter it we did and on this day in 1938 we travelled to Rhyl in the 7th round. RHYL 3 - 2 SOUTHPORT Competition: Welsh Cup / 7Date: 10/03/1938Attendance: 1600 Southport Line-Up: Joe Rutherford, Arthur Atkinson, Horace Baker, Alf

On This Day: March 9th

Teenage goalkeeper Terry O'Hanlon was one of five forced changes for an FA Trophy fifth round replay against Woking on this day in 1999. Lee Elam, Lee Trundle and Ian Arnold were all cup-tied with Phil Bolland and Billy Stewart both suspended. With the exception of Lancashire Junior Cup ties

On This Day: March 8th

The 2002/03 season ranks as one of the most up and down season's on record. From the highs of the top 3 and an FA Cup giant killing over Notts County in November, to an almighty slide down the table, dropping into the bottom 4 on the last day of

On This Day: March 7th

After the fine Cup runs of the previous two seasons 1932-33 was a bitter disappointment.  In February Bert Pelham severed his connection with the club, and hopes were temporarily raised when, a month later, Jimmy Commins was reappointed manager. Commins, of course, had worked wonders in his first term

On This Day: March 6th

The 1947/48 season was one of mixed fortunes, the eventual 15th placed finish disappointing in the context of a side that went unbeaten from the end of January to the middle of April, a run of 13 games, then a league record for the club. In January Southport

Player Profile: Colin Alty

Arguably Southport's most versatile performer, this local product was a member of the 1959 Southport Schoolboys side which won the Lancashire Schools Cup. He was Willie Cunningham's first signing, having been with Preston North End since leaving school without making their League side. During his 6 years at Haig Avenue

On This Day: March 5th

Southport, as the only fourth division club left in the competition, faced Hull City in the fifth round of the FA Cup on this day in 1966, vying for a place in the last 8 of the competition. Winger Dickie Marshall reported 100% fit after a test but full-back Terry McDonald

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