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Full Name: Fred Barton
Normal Position: Wing Half
Height: 5' 8.5
Weight: 11st 2
Born: 09/08/1899(Southport)
Died: 02/05/1958 (Southport)
Fred BartonOne of 13 locally born players to turn out for Southport in their opening season in the Third Division North, he was a product of the Southport and District League, where he played first at centre-half and later at left-half At Bury he played regularly in their Central League team. On signing for Southport he appeared in the reserves but experienced bad luck with injuries. He was described in the Southport Guardian as being `a very industrious player, never slackening throughout the whole 90 minutes and covers the ground with remarkable speed'. Cartilage trouble forced him to retire from the game 3 months short of his 23rd birthday. Originally an electrician, he spent most of his working life as a commercial traveller for a wholesale provisions firm, whilst his recreation was bowling. He died very suddenly of angina after a day at work. His son Peter played in goal for Southport Reserves shortly after the war.

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

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Season From To Value
1921/1922 BURY Southport



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1921/1922 200
Total 2 0 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/01/1922 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
26/11/1921 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/01/1922 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
26/11/1921 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
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