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The Wembley Experience

Written by Alan Jones Reproduced with the kind permission of Trust In Yellow from the complete non-league history of Southport FC 1978-2008 Etched in the history of Southport Football Club are a number of landmark days, but of all the achievements and special occasions, no date evokes fonder memories than May 17

Honours List

FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR CHAMPIONS: 1972/73 RUNNERS - UP: 1966/67 CONFERENCE NORTH: CHAMPIONS: 2004/2005, 2009/2010 NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE: CHAMPIONS: 1992/93 F.A. TROPHY: FINALISTS: 1997/1998 THIRD DIVISION (NORTH) CUP: WINNERS: 1937/38 FINALISTS: 1936/37 F.A. CUP: QUARTER FINALISTS: 1930/31 LANCASHIRE SENIOR CUP: WINNERS: 1904/05 FINALISTS: 1903/04, 1937/38, 1947/48, 1964/65 LANCASHIRE JUNIOR CUP: WINNERS: 1919/20, 1992/93, 1996/97, 1997/98, 2000/01, 2005/2006,2007/2008, 2009/2010 FINALISTS: 1891/92, 1991/92, 1993/94 LIVERPOOL SENIOR CUP: WINNERS:

2nd June 1978 – the worst day of my football supporting life

Popular Terrace in the 1970s

Having finished second-bottom of the Fourth Division in 1978 Southport were elected out of League football. When the League clubs first voted, the Sandgrounders were tied with Wigan Athletic. A second ballot was called and Wigan prevailed by 29 votes to 20. It spelt disaster for Southport. Wigan had been

Lancashire Junior Cup Results

Thanks to the kind help of Lancashire FA historian Gordon Small I have now been able to complete the list of Lancashire Junior Cup results dating back to 1888. For the full list of results click here Between 1947 and 1951 Southport did enter their reserves in the competition whilst the first

100 Non-League FA Cup Games

Sunday's FA Cup tie vs Sheffield Wednesday will be Southport's 100th as a Non-League club, David Gamble with the most appearances (26), and Brian Ross and Andy Whittaker sharing the leading goalscorer title with 6 each. Click Full article for the full match-by-match breakdown, including line-ups. Match stats All matches 99 Wins 51 Draws 16 Loses 32 Goals for 164 Goals against 134 Longest

Joining the Football League

As a third article on the theme of Football League election the Manchester Guardian archives have thrown to light some interesting articles documenting meetings surrounding the clubs entry to the Football League. In 1911 Barnsley were successful in their re-election to Football League Division Two (28 votes) with Grimsby Town (18


It has been pointed out that tomorrow's scheduled match against Farsley Celtic will be Southport's 2200th game outside of the Football League, equalling the number of games that Southport played within the League. The 2200 non-league matches are made up of: 338 in the Lancashire League (1889-1903) 34 in Division Two of the