On this day in 1944 Southport visited coastal rivals Blackpool in the Football League War Cup.
The estimated 10,000 present witnessed future Southport man Stan Mortensen line up for Blackpool but ultimately only lose out to a penalty goal.
BLACKPOOL 2 - 1 SOUTHPORT
Competition: Football League War CupDate: 15/01/1944
Southport Line-Up: Mr Holdcroft, Stan Butler, Syd Rawlings, Mr Goodyear, Mr