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Real Name: Thomas Brian Reeves
Normal Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'11
Weight: 11st 10lbs
Born: 18/02/1939(Skelmersdale)
Died: 19/04/2014 (Spain)
Brian Reeves was pushed into goalkeeping by his ambitious father but resented it and quite the game in his late teens. After playing for Skelmersdale Boys, he signed amateur forms for Everton and played in the clubs junior sides before packing up the game to concentrate on cycling, where he won several trophies in road races. It was in the RAF that Brian started playing football again and he travelled all over Africa with the Kenyan National team, collecting more than 20 International caps. He was recommended to Blackburn by Matt Woods and made several first team appearances before being transferred to Scunthorpe where Dick Duckworth was manager, He was about to join Oxford United when John Church persuaded him to come to Southport. He was a key member of the teams which reached the FA Cup 5th Round and won promotion to the Third Division. Calm and cool under pressure, clean in handling and adept in possession, he was one of the best keepers to play for the club in post-war football. In dispute over terms, he missed the first eleven games of 1968-69. He retired at the end of that season and, though he briefly re-signed in October 1969, his comeback plans were shattered when his employers objected. He did have a short spell at Formby around March 1970 but, after initially running a greengrocers in Birkdale he has now built up a highly successful insurance and investment business in Ainsdale.
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: 1967/1968 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
14/10/1967 League Away ORIENT 0 - 3 0
20/10/1967 League Home TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0 0
23/10/1967 League Home BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 1 0
30/10/1967 League Away STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 4 0
04/11/1967 League Home BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 0 0
11/11/1967 League Away SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 - 3 0
13/11/1967 League Home GILLINGHAM 4 - 1 0
18/11/1967 League Home SWINDON TOWN 1 - 1 0
25/11/1967 League Away READING 1 - 1 0
02/12/1967 League Home TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 2 0
09/12/1967 FA Cup / 1 Home LINCOLN CITY 3 - 1 0
16/12/1967 League Home MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 1 0
23/12/1967 League Away WATFORD 1 - 0 0
26/12/1967 League Home BURY 2 - 2 0
30/12/1967 League Away BURY 2 - 3 0
06/01/1968 FA Cup / 2 Home RUNCORN 4 - 2 0
20/01/1968 League Away OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2 0
27/01/1968 FA Cup / 3 Home EVERTON 0 - 1 0
03/02/1968 League Home BRISTOL ROVERS 2 - 1 0
10/02/1968 League Away BARROW 1 - 3 0
16/02/1968 League Home OXFORD UNITED 1 - 0 0
24/02/1968 League Away NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 1 0
01/03/1968 League Home ORIENT 0 - 0 0
09/03/1968 League Away PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 - 1 0
15/03/1968 League Away TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 0 0
22/03/1968 League Home STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 3 0
30/03/1968 League Away BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 1 0
01/04/1968 League Home PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2 - 1 0
05/04/1968 League Home SHREWSBURY TOWN 0 - 0 0
13/04/1968 League Away SWINDON TOWN 3 - 3 0
15/04/1968 League Home WALSALL 2 - 0 0
16/04/1968 League Away WALSALL 1 - 1 0
19/04/1968 League Home READING 2 - 1 0
24/04/1968 League Away GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2 0
27/04/1968 League Away TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2 0
03/05/1968 League Home GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1 0
06/05/1968 League Home SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1 0
11/05/1968 League Away OXFORD UNITED 0 - 1 0

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RIP Brian Reeves (1939-2014)

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the death of former goalkeeper Brian Reeves. Brian was part of one of the most successful sides in the history of the club and wil be sorely missed. After retiring from his Ainsdale based Insurance business Brian spent the

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