For the first and only time in the club’s history, due to previous cup exploits, Southport were exempt until the third round of the FA Cup.
This, along with the demise of Wigan Borough, however had meant that the Sandgrounders had been without competitive football for three Saturdays in a row leading up to the game.
Drawing at Barnsley in the initial encounter the replay took place on this date in 1932.
SOUTHPORT 4 – 1 BARNSLEY
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: FA Cup / 3R
Southport Line-Up: Jimmy Cowen, Tommy Bell, Archie Waterston, Matt Middleton, George Wilson, Ted Robinson, George Dobson, Jack Seagrave, Tommy Holmes, Ernie Vincent, Jack Little,
Goals: George Dobson, Archie Waterston, Archie Waterston, Tommy Bell,
Whilst nobody could have guessed at the time, the brace from Archie Waterson would turn out to be his last. His goalscoring touch didn’t return in any of his remaining 11 games with the club.