On this day in 1957, Southport were given a tough game on the road at Bradford Park Avenue. Having defeated the yorkshiremen 5-1 on New Year’s Day they may have been expecting an easier ride.
Ray Minshull returned to the starting line up after missing two games through injury and Jimmy Prescott was tried at outside right.
BRADFORD PA 2 – 3 SOUTHPORT
Southport Line-Up: Ray Minshull, Wally Taylor, Wilf Charlton, George Bromilow, Stan Mortensen, Allan Parkinson, Jimmy McDermott, Jimmy Prescott, Bobby McIlvenny, George Rankin, Don Hunter,
Goals: George Bromilow, Jimmy McDermott, Bobby McIlvenny