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2017/2018 Season Summary

National League North 2017/18 # Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts 1 Salford City 42 28 7 7 80 45 35 91 2 Harrogate Town 42 26 7 9 100 49 51 85 3 Brackley Town 42 23 11 8 72 37 35 80 4 Kidderminster Harriers 42 20 12 10 76 50 26 72 5 Stockport County 42 20 9 13 75 57 18 69 6 Chorley 42 18 14 10 52 39 13 68 7 Bradford P A 42 18 9 15 66 56 10 63 8 Spennymoor Town 42 18 9 15 71 67 4 63 10 Blyth Spartans 42 19 2 21 76 69 7 59 11 York City 42 16 10 16 65 62 3 58 12 Darlington 42 14 13 15 58 58 0 55 13 Nuneaton 42 14 13 15 50 57 -7 55 14 AFC Telford United 42 16 5 21 55 69 -14 53 15 Southport 42 14 8 20 60 72 -12 50 16 FC United of Manchester 42 14 8 20 58 72 -14 50 17 Alfreton Town 42 14 7 21 67 71 -4 49 18 Curzon Ashton 42 12 13 17 52 66 -14 49 19 Leamington 42 13 10 19 51 65 -14 49 20 Gainsborough Trinity 42 14 4 24 47 73 -26 46 21 Tamworth 42 11 9 22 55 77 -22 42 22 North Ferriby Utd 42 4 9 29 25 101 -76 21

2016/2017 Season Summary

Relegation from the National League to the National League North with three games to go triggered what will undoubtedly turn out to be some of the most significant events in the clubs history. The resignation of long standing Chairman Charles Clapham on 21st April set in motion a chain of events

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

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