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On This Day: February 26th

War-time football often throws up some fascinating results and on this day in 1916 Southport recording a convincing win over Manchester United at Ash Lane.

SOUTHPORT 5 – 0 MANCHESTER UNITED

Competition: War Time: Principal Tournament
Date: 26/02/1916

Southport Line-Up: W WrightTeddy LightfootLol AbramBilly CaulfieldA StringfellowEddie HoldsworthG MerrittBert RigsbyBilly SempleTom DorwardW Garner,   
Goals: A StringfellowEddie HoldsworthBilly SempleA StringfellowBilly Caulfield

Sports Argus – Saturday 26 February 1916 (Unfortunately no second half report exists!)
Leicester Daily Post – Monday 28 February 1916
Illustrated Police News – Thursday 02 March 1916


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