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On This Day: March 2nd

On This day in 1973 came what was probably the biggest test of the season for promotion chasing Southport. For both teams involved in this top of the table clash, they knew that the winners would be considered odds on for the championship. The pressure was mounting at Haig Avenue as the past 3 home games had seen two defeats and a draw whereas Mansfield on the other hand had spent a week a Lilleshall to prepare for the match having thrashed Crewe 5-1 in their last outing.

SOUTHPORT 3 – 1 MANSFIELD TOWN

Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 02/03/1973
Attendance: 5656

Southport Line-Up: Alan TaylorBobby SibbaldChris DunleavyJohn McPheeNorrie LloydDavid HughesAlex RussellFrank LeeJim FryattAndy ProvanDerek Ryder,  
Goals: Alex RussellAndy ProvanAndy Provan

Liverpool Echo – Friday 02 March 1973
Liverpool Echo – Saturday 03 March 1973

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