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On This Day: February 4th

On this Day in 1893 Bury were the visitors in the Lancashire League.

As reigning champions there weren’t many in attendance that would have given the Sandgrounders much hope of a win. Having been turned over 9-0 in the FA Cup and 2-0 away from home in the League even the Southport team themselves had plenty of good cause to be wary of their opponents.

Having been missing for a few weeks Charlie McLaren returned to the line-up for the home side and he was joined by two debutants in McCabe and Hastings.

There appears to be some discrepancy between reports in giving credit to the first goalscorer. The Manchester Currier and Lancashire General Advertiser credits the debutant Hastings as does the Liverpool Mercury, whilst the Cricket and Football Field, Joe Lofthouse.

SOUTHPORT 2 – 1 BURY

Competition: League
Date: 04/02/1893
Attendance: 3000

Southport Line-Up: Jimmy GeeTom SmithWilliam HastingsLollie HalsallCharlie GeeJoe LofthouseCharlie McLarenKenny DavenportJohnny DoddDick Fairhurst, P McCabe,  
Subs:   
Goals: P McCabe, Joe Lofthouse

Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Monday 06 February 1893
Cricket and Football Field – Saturday 04 February 1893
Liverpool Mercury – Monday 06 February 1893

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