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Member of the Southport FC Former Players Association
Real Name: Colin Alty
Normal Position: Forward
Born: 23/10/1944 (Birkdale Southport)

Colin Alty

Arguably Southport’s most versatile performer, this local product was a member of the 1959 Southport Schoolboys side which won the Lancashire Schools Cup. He was Willie Cunningham’s first signing, having been with Preston North End since leaving school without making their League side. During his 6 years at Haig Avenue he represented the Club in every position except goalkeeper, a role he once fulfilled with Preston North End ‘A’. In 1965-66 Billy Bingham moved him to centre-forward to take the weight off Alan Spence and he scored many vital goals especially in the club’s renowned F.A. Cup run. His dying seconds winner at Ipswich is well documented elsewhere. His best season at Haig Avenue was the promotion year of 1966-67 when he missed just one match and, switching to centre-half in mid-season, was the first winner of the ‘Player of the Year’ award. His brother Alan was a popular goalkeeper in the early N.P.L. days. Since retiring from football Colin has become a most accomplished squash player and still resides in Banks.

Career: Preston North End, amr 10 May 1960, pro 31 Oct. 1961; Southport, 2 July 1964; Morecambe, Aug. 1970; Skelmersdale United, 1973

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9



Season From To Value
1964/1965 PRESTON NORTH END Southport
1969/1970 Southport MORECAMBE



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1964/1965 2200
1965/1966 48112
1966/1967 4704
1967/1968 1720
1968/1969 4216
1969/1970 2521
1971/1972 000
1972/1973 000
Total 201 6 23


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
31/07/1972 FriendlyA FORMBY 2 - 4
14/12/1971 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2 RH BURNLEY 1 - 2
10/08/1971 FriendlyA FORMBY 1 - 1
22/04/1970 LeagueA READING 0 - 8
20/04/1970 LeagueA ORIENT 2 - 3
17/04/1970 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
14/04/1970 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 1
07/04/1970 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
03/04/1970 LeagueH FULHAM 0 - 2
01/04/1970 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 5
10/03/1970 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 2
10/02/1970 Northern Floodlit Challenge CupH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
28/01/1970 Northern Floodlit Challenge CupA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 4
17/01/1970 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 2
10/01/1970 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
26/12/1969 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 1
13/12/1969 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 0 - 2
06/12/1969 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
29/11/1969 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
22/11/1969 LeagueH READING 6 - 2
11/10/1969 LeagueA BURY 3 - 4
08/10/1969 LeagueH WALSALL 0 - 1
04/10/1969 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 3 - 0
01/10/1969 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
27/09/1969 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1
20/09/1969 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
16/09/1969 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 0 - 3
13/09/1969 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 - 1
09/09/1969 Northern Floodlit LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 0
06/09/1969 LeagueH PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 0 - 0
30/08/1969 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
27/08/1969 LeagueA FULHAM 2 - 3
09/08/1969 LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 0 - 0
02/05/1969 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 5
28/04/1969 Northern Floodlit Challenge CupH CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 0
23/04/1969 LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 3 - 0
21/04/1969 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 3
18/04/1969 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 1
16/04/1969 Northern Floodlit Challenge CupA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
14/04/1969 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 1 - 1
12/04/1969 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 0
08/04/1969 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 0
07/04/1969 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 0
05/04/1969 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 0 - 0
01/04/1969 LeagueA WATFORD 0 - 1
17/03/1969 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 0
14/03/1969 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
24/01/1969 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0
18/01/1969 LeagueA READING 0 - 1
11/01/1969 LeagueH SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1
07/01/1969 Northern Floodlit LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
03/01/1969 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BARROW 0 - 1
28/12/1968 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
26/12/1968 LeagueH WALSALL 2 - 1
20/12/1968 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 2 - 1
14/12/1968 LeagueA PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 4 - 0
07/12/1968 FA Cup / 2A DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
30/11/1968 LeagueA BRISTOL ROVERS 1 - 2
22/11/1968 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 0
16/11/1968 FA Cup / 1A TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
06/11/1968 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 2
02/11/1968 LeagueA SWINDON TOWN 1 - 5
25/10/1968 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 5 - 0
19/10/1968 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 2
16/10/1968 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 - 0
11/10/1968 LeagueH PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2 - 0
07/10/1968 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2
05/10/1968 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 3
28/09/1968 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 3
20/09/1968 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
17/09/1968 LeagueA BARNSLEY 1 - 2
14/09/1968 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
06/09/1968 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
02/09/1968 Football League Cup / 2H NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 - 2
30/08/1968 LeagueH ORIENT 2 - 2
26/08/1968 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
23/08/1968 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
19/08/1968 Football League Cup / 1RA BARROW 3 - 1
17/08/1968 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 2 - 3
14/08/1968 Football League Cup / 1H BARROW 2 - 2
10/08/1968 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 3
13/05/1968 Northern Floodlit Challenge Cup / Final 2LH WIGAN ATHLETIC 5 - 0
03/05/1968 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1
29/04/1968 Northern Floodlit Challenge Cup / Final 1LA WIGAN ATHLETIC 1 - 1
27/04/1968 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
24/04/1968 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
19/04/1968 LeagueH READING 2 - 1
16/04/1968 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 1
15/04/1968 LeagueH WALSALL 2 - 0
11/03/1968 Northern Floodlit Challenge CupH SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 0
24/02/1968 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 1
19/02/1968 Abandoned/Void GamesH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
27/01/1968 FA Cup / 3H EVERTON 0 - 1
20/01/1968 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
06/01/1968 FA Cup / 2H RUNCORN 4 - 2
01/01/1968 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 2
02/12/1967 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 2
25/11/1967 LeagueA READING 1 - 1
18/11/1967 LeagueH SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1
13/11/1967 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 4 - 1
11/11/1967 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 - 3
04/11/1967 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 0
30/10/1967 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 4
23/10/1967 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 1
20/10/1967 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
06/05/1967 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
28/04/1967 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
24/04/1967 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
22/04/1967 LeagueH BRENTFORD 2 - 0
15/04/1967 LeagueA EXETER CITY 0 - 0
10/04/1967 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 1
08/04/1967 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 1
03/04/1967 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
01/04/1967 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
28/03/1967 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 0
27/03/1967 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
25/03/1967 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 1
21/03/1967 Lancashire Senior Cup / SFA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
18/03/1967 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 0
11/03/1967 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 3
08/03/1967 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
04/03/1967 LeagueH BARNSLEY 3 - 0
28/02/1967 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKPOOL 3 - 0
25/02/1967 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 0
18/02/1967 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
11/02/1967 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 0
04/02/1967 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
21/01/1967 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 2 - 1
14/01/1967 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
31/12/1966 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
26/12/1966 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
17/12/1966 LeagueH PORT VALE 0 - 0
10/12/1966 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
03/12/1966 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/11/1966 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
26/11/1966 FA Cup / 1A BARNSLEY 1 - 2
19/11/1966 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
12/11/1966 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
05/11/1966 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
29/10/1966 LeagueA BRENTFORD 1 - 2
24/10/1966 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
22/10/1966 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
19/10/1966 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 0
15/10/1966 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 0
10/10/1966 LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
08/10/1966 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 4 - 1
30/09/1966 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
28/09/1966 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 4
24/09/1966 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2
19/09/1966 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 2 - 1
17/09/1966 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 4 - 0
10/09/1966 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 0
05/09/1966 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 0
03/09/1966 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 2
26/08/1966 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 4 - 1
24/08/1966 Football League Cup / 1H WORKINGTON 0 - 1
16/05/1966 Friendly / Peat Benefit (Everton Select)H SELECT XI 5 - 5
13/05/1966 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 4
02/05/1966 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 3
29/04/1966 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 1
25/04/1966 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 3 - 3
23/04/1966 LeagueH PORT VALE 2 - 1
20/04/1966 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 3
15/04/1966 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
11/04/1966 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 5 - 1
09/04/1966 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
08/04/1966 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 4
04/04/1966 LeagueH BARNSLEY 3 - 1
12/03/1966 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 1 - 2
05/03/1966 FA Cup / 5A HULL CITY 0 - 2
28/02/1966 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
19/02/1966 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 0
12/02/1966 FA Cup / 4H CARDIFF CITY 2 - 0
05/02/1966 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
29/01/1966 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 4 - 1
25/01/1966 FA Cup / 3RA IPSWICH TOWN 3 - 2
22/01/1966 FA Cup / 3H IPSWICH TOWN 0 - 0
14/01/1966 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
08/01/1966 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 4 - 0
01/01/1966 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 2
28/12/1965 LeagueA LUTON TOWN 0 - 2
27/12/1965 LeagueH LUTON TOWN 3 - 2
17/12/1965 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
13/12/1965 FA Cup / 2RA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
11/12/1965 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
04/12/1965 FA Cup / 2H STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 3
27/11/1965 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 4
22/11/1965 LeagueH ROCHDALE 4 - 0
20/11/1965 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
13/11/1965 FA Cup / 1H HALIFAX TOWN 2 - 0
30/10/1965 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 0
25/10/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BLACKPOOL 1 - 3
23/10/1965 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
15/10/1965 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
08/10/1965 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 1
05/10/1965 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 3
02/10/1965 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
25/09/1965 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 3
22/09/1965 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 1
17/09/1965 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
13/09/1965 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 3
11/09/1965 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 3
04/09/1965 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 2 - 1
01/09/1965 Football League Cup / 1A CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 2
28/08/1965 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
23/08/1965 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 1
21/08/1965 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 3
21/02/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKPOOL 2 - 0
20/02/1965 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 2
12/02/1965 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
06/02/1965 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 3
30/01/1965 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 2
23/01/1965 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 4
16/01/1965 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 5 - 3
02/01/1965 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
19/12/1964 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 0
12/12/1964 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
28/11/1964 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 4
21/11/1964 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 1 - 1
07/11/1964 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 3
03/11/1964 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H BARROW 3 - 1
23/10/1964 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
10/10/1964 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 3
03/10/1964 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
29/09/1964 LeagueA MILLWALL 0 - 0
12/09/1964 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 5
09/09/1964 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 3 - 0
05/09/1964 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 5 - 2
31/08/1964 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 5
29/08/1964 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 0
25/08/1964 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
31/07/1972FriendlyA FORMBY 2 - 4
10/08/1971FriendlyA FORMBY 1 - 1
10/02/1970Northern Floodlit Challenge CupH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
09/09/1969Northern Floodlit LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 0
27/08/1969LeagueA FULHAM 2 - 3
23/04/1969LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 3 - 0
17/03/1969LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 5 - 0
07/01/1969Northern Floodlit LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
25/10/1968LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 5 - 0
20/09/1968LeagueH GILLINGHAM 4 - 2
06/09/1968LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
30/08/1968LeagueH ORIENT 2 - 2
13/05/1968Northern Floodlit Challenge Cup / Final 2LH WIGAN ATHLETIC 5 - 0
08/03/1967LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
29/11/1966Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH LIVERPOOL 3 - 2
10/10/1966LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
08/10/1966LeagueH LUTON TOWN 4 - 1
16/05/1966Friendly / Peat Benefit (Everton Select)H SELECT XI 5 - 5
23/04/1966LeagueH PORT VALE 2 - 1
15/04/1966LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
11/04/1966LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 5 - 1
09/04/1966LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
28/02/1966LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
25/01/1966FA Cup / 3RA IPSWICH TOWN 3 - 2
14/01/1966LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0
08/01/1966LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 4 - 0
27/12/1965LeagueH LUTON TOWN 3 - 2
27/11/1965LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 4
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