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On This Day: April 16th

Harry Beadles was the hat-trick hero on this day in 1927 as the Sandgrounders put Walsall to the sword in clinical fashion.

It wasn’t the only big win of the season for the side that was beginning to gain a reputation of cup giant killers. Wrexham were defeated 6-0 with Sapsford scoring four and Beadles two, and New Brighton were thrashed 7-2 with both Marshall and Beadles hitting hat-tricks.

SOUTHPORT 6 – 1 WALSALL

Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 16/04/1927
Attendance: 3324

Southport Line-Up: Jack AllenGeorge BellisHarry BeadlesTommy ‘Topping’ SinclairHarry MarshallJack NewnesJimmy GarnerHarold ParkerBilly ‘Salty’ HalsallGeorge SapsfordGeorge Jones
Goals: Jack Newnes (Pen), George SapsfordHarry BeadlesHarry BeadlesHarry BeadlesHarry Marshall

Sports Argus – Saturday 16 April 1927
Star Green ‘un – Saturday 16 April 1927
Birmingham Daily Gazette – Monday 18 April 1927
Liverpool Echo – Saturday 16 April 1927

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