Phil Wilson stepped in to the managerial hot seat for the start of the 2001-02
and mid table was achieved comfortably. We exited the FA Cup in the first round at Dagenham & Redbridge and the Trophy at Gresley Rovers (0-1) after being held 1-1 at home. Having been 4th in early January a finishing position of 15th was disappointing. Simon Parke finished the season as leading scorer with 16 league goals.
Source: The Complete Non-League History of Southport Football Club 1978 - 2008, by Trust in Yellow (Legends Publishing, 2008). ISBN 978-1-906796-01-3