Alan Spence recovered from a bout of tonsillitis to return to the attack against Lincoln City on this day in 1962. Prior to the game Southport shared the doubtful distinction, along with Bradford City, of having the least number of home wins in the Fourth Division – just 5, and in the last 13 weeks had recorded just 1 league victory. There had been much hope of a change in fortune when Lincoln City visited, bringing with them their record of 11 away defeats in a row.
SOUTHPORT 4 – 4 LINCOLN CITY
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Southport Line-Up: John Coates, Kevin Cairns, Tony Beanland, Roger Darvell, Arthur Peat, Ron Cairns, Tony Jackson, Johnny Watt, Alan Spence, Sammy Taylor, Joe Wallace,
Goals: Ron Cairns, Arthur Peat, Alan Spence, Johnny Watt