On this day in 1954, Southport welcome Barnsley to Haig Avenue for the first time in 16 years. Barnsley were not to be underestimated with three wins and four draws on their travels, but the largely settled Southport side made short work of them. Jack Billingham shook off a painful jaw injury received at Bradford which saw him lose three teeth to keep his place and bag two goals.
SOUTHPORT 5 – 2 BARNSLEY
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Southport Line-Up: Wilf Birkett, Wally Taylor, Alf Barratt, Jack Billingham, Bob Hacking, Kevin Walsh, Ray Taylor, Don Hunter, Harry Whitworth, Colin McLean, Terry Reilly,
Goals: Colin McLean, Jack Billingham, Jack Billingham, Harry Whitworth, Ray Taylor,