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On This Day: December 25th

Christmas day football was once a staple of the footballing calendar. The last time Southport played on Christmas day was in 1958, when they were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline against Shrewsbury Town at Haig avenue.

One year previous however there was a remarkably high scoring game at Bradford Park Avenue and it is this game we will today take a look at.

BRADFORD PA 3 – 5 SOUTHPORT

Competition: League
Date: 25/12/1957
Attendance: 6363

Southport Line-Up: Jack RichardsonWally TaylorGeoff HazledineGeorge BromilowCon PhillipsRay GrybaBill DoddJimmy McDermottStewart SchofieldNorrie McCredieTommy Dunne,  
Goals: Ray GrybaGeorge BromilowGeorge BromilowStewart SchofieldJimmy McDermott

Liverpool Echo

As was the custom at the time, the reverse fixture was played the following day at at Haig Avenue, Southport were to “toast a double”.

Lancashire Evening Post

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