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2015/2016 Season Summary

Having steered Southport to safety at the end of the previous season Paul Carden continued as manager and built a squad which was capable of performing well. Well liked off the field the supporters had gotten behind Carden and wanted him desperately to succeed but a defeat to Salford City

2014/15 Season Summary

2014/15 Team Photo. Image by Simon Marshall

After the previous season's gamble on an inexperienced manager had backfired the club sought stability and an experienced head with the permanent appointment of ex Hereford United boss Martin Foyle. It was a shock to supporters that John Coleman had not been appointed beyond the end of the season and it was

2013/14 Season Summary

Following Liam Watson's departure to AFC Telford, new manager Alan Wright assembled almost an entirely new squad during pre-season. The former Aston Villa defender started the new season well with an opening win over much fancied Luton Town but any early season optimism quickly faded as his side slumped to

2012/13 Season Summary

Following the unexpected successes of the previous campaign, the club entered the close season full of optimism and expectation for the season ahead. The summer saw the inevitable reshuffle that a club on a meagre budget is often faced with. Prime target for Liam Watson was Godfrey Poku, a midfield terrier

2011/12 Season Summary

The previous season's dramatic escape had ultimately gave Watson quite a headache planning for the new season. Our survival was only ensured on July 4th at the Conference AGM which left the club playing catch-up. The find of the previous season John Paul Kissock was sold to Luton and supporters feared another season of

2010/11 Season Summary

The majority of Southport's title winning team stayed intact as Watson built for a first season back in non-league's top flight. The season started brightly and by the end of August promising performances saw the Sandgrounders in 5th position in the league table. An enexpected FA Cup run halted the winless streak

2009/10 Season Summary

The story of a remarkable season This was a season which ultimately catapulted manager Liam Watson into the record books as the only Southport manager to win two league titles with the club, but it was anything but straightforward. Had it not been for the demise of Yorkshire side Farsley Celtic midway

2008/09 Season Summary

At the end of the 2007/2008 season Gary Brabin departed to Cambridge United as manager. Financial problems, linked to the illness of chairman Chris Lloyd, at near neighbours Burscough led to a complete restructuring of the village club. Liam Watson re-joined Southport as manager on 30th June, and immediately signed

2007/08 Season Summary

The 2007/08 season saw the club stay full time, a decision which came as a welcome surprise and one which saw us installed as one of the favourites. We started the season with a bang and were top after day one. It was to be the only time we did

2006/07 Season Summary

The 2006/07 season started early and in chaos. Liam Watson left the club on 23rd May 2006 and from then on it was downhill. It depends who you listen to and which version you believe as to what actually happened. Liam had resigned and it left us in a mess