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1909/10 Season Summary

One of the few bright features of 1909-10 was the form of George Latham. He was a full-back and a popular favourite with the crowd. He became the first player to gain International honours while actually playing with Southport when he was capped by Wales against England. At the end

1908/09 Season Summary

Southport Central finished the 1908-09 season in thirteenth place but tighter economic management and Billy Watson’s transfer fee considerably reduced the bank overdraft. A novel event at Ash Lane was the Northern Union (Rugby League) match on New Year’s Day, 1909. The game between the Australian Touring Team and Widnes

1907/08 Season Summary

The 1907-08 season saw Southport Central finish in sixth place. Jack Sinclair who had already wrenched a cartilage in his knee, twisted his knee in the third game of the season. At the club’s expense he visited a bone specialist, who announced that the knee was not strong enough to

1906/07 Season Summary

In November 1906 Southport Central recognised the services of two of their long-serving players, Fred Spink and Jack Sinclair. The latter was a product of the Southport Working Lads Club and the first of the famous footballing family to play for Southport. Both had been with the club for nine

1905/06 Season Summary

It was not until 2 nd December that Central recorded their first victory of the 1905-06 season, defeating Oldham Athletic 3-0. Most pre-season signings played below their reputations and a series of injuries-most notably to Syd Smith and Jack Sinclair-resulted in constant team alterations. Meanwhile the wage bill had mounted

1904/05 Season Summary

Southport Central 1904 05

Southport were promoted to the “A” Division of the Lancashire Combination for the 1904-05 campaign. They finished third behind Stockport County and Liverpool, their best placing in that league. It was also the season that central gained their most notable success to date when they won the Lancashire Senior Cup for

1903/04 Season Summary

On 15th July 1903 the committee of Southport Central received an intimation that their ground in Scarisbrick New Road, which they had used for the previous 12 seasons, will be no longer available and that they must immediately commence the removal of the grandstand. It was understood that the land

1902/03 Season Summary

After being one of the original members of the Lancashire League, Southport Central won the Championship at their 14th attempt. Their success came in what proved to be the last season of the League. Southport suffered only three defeats and won the Championship with five points to spare. They also

1901/02 Season Summary

Central, runners-up in the, Lancashire League once again in 1902, had three hard F.A. Cup-ties against Blackpood drawing home and away 0-0 but prevailing 2-1 at Deepdale There followed three dour struggles against Darwen who finally won 1-0 at Bolton. Central were weakened when Arthur Kelly received a nasty cut over

Joining the Football League

As a third article on the theme of Football League election the Manchester Guardian archives have thrown to light some interesting articles documenting meetings surrounding the clubs entry to the Football League. In 1911 Barnsley were successful in their re-election to Football League Division Two (28 votes) with Grimsby Town (18