In 1991 Southport took a giant step towards a final at Manchester City’s Maine Road ground with a 4-1 semi final first leg victory over Bangor City in the Northern Premier League Cup.
Steve Whitehall’s two goals, added to goals from Holden and Smith gave Bangor a mountain to climb in the second leg.
Manager Brian Kettle had been forced to shuffle the pack with Iain Baines and John Bishop both sidelined through injury and with striker Tony Livens cup-tied against his former club. Kevin Mooney returned to the side following suspension.
SOUTHPORT 4 – 1 BANGOR CITY
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: Northern Premier League Cup / SF1L
Southport Line-Up: Paul Moore, Alan McDonald, Kevin Mooney, Jimmy Blackhurst, Steve Whitehall, Bob Howard , Steve Holden , Steve Baines , Roy Mitchell, Ossie Smith , Stuart Bimson,
Subs: David Gamble (Stuart Bimson), Gary Hasson (Roy Mitchell),
Goals: Steve Whitehall, Steve Whitehall, Steve Holden , Ossie Smith