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On This Day: January 15th

On this day in 1944 Southport visited coastal rivals Blackpool in the Football League War Cup.

The estimated 10,000 present witnessed future Southport man Stan Mortensen line up for Blackpool but ultimately only lose out to a penalty goal.

BLACKPOOL 2 – 1 SOUTHPORT

Competition: Football League War Cup
Date: 15/01/1944

Southport Line-Up: Mr HoldcroftStan ButlerSyd RawlingsMr GoodyearMr BloodMr TennantJoe Johnson, Mr Dellow, Norman KirbyLen FlackGeorge Mutch,  
Goals: Syd Rawlings

Liverpool Daily Post – Monday 17 January 1944
Lancashire Evening Post – Saturday 15 January 1944
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