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1935/36 Season Summary

The fact that Southport completed this season at all was an achievement, as support dwindled to its lowest ever level. Once again the 'Port had to go cap-in-hand to the Football League, but they were re-elected easily enough, receiving 47 votes to New Brighton's 38, with unsuccessful applicants Shrewsbury Town

1934/35 Season Summary

The first game of the season, a 6-1 defeat at Stockport County, set the pattern and, for the first time since joining the League, the 'Port had to apply for re-election. Times were hard at Haig Avenue; the team were without a win until their eigth outing in the League and

1933/34 Season Summary

Southport's decline continued, at least from a playing point of view. The club fell to eighteenth position and the chief reason was their inability to win at Haig Avenue; in all 17 games were drawn. 11 of them at home, and both these totals still constitute club records. They had

1932/33 Season Summary

The season began with promotion prospects looking bright after two record-breaking years: a series of eight away defeats starting in October dimmed the prospects somewhat and they finally faded altogether when points were dropped at home. Southport's endeavour to reach a higher sphere proved to be too ambitious. Twenty-six professionals were

1931/32 Season Summary

After winning their first five games, the 'Port finished a respectable seventh in the table; they suffered only one home defeat in the entire season, Hartlepools prevailing 2-1 in the penultimate match at Haig Avenue. The successful side of the previous year was largely retained, although, around Christmas, Tommy Bell from

1930/31 Season Summary

Ten records broken, four of them still unbeaten, must make 1930-31 the most successful season ever In that memorable year the club's match, individual player and total scoring records were established and the 'Port reached the sixth round of the F.A. Cup. Away from home, the most goals scored (36)

1929/30 Season Summary

Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission Despite the lack of a successful Cup run-Southport lost after replays to a highly competent Chesterfield in the F.A. Cup and Manchester City in the Lancashire Senior Cup—the club still managed to make a small profit, thanks to

1928/29 Season Summary

Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission Prior to the start of the campaign the ground was redrained and levelled at the Scarisbrick New Road end where there had been a noticeable dip. The old scratching shed, which had been blown down by gales the previous February,

1927/28 Season Summary

Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission The new look Southport—they charged from their red shirts to black and white stripes-enjoyed a season of mixed fortune, winning their first two home games, but failing to record a victory in any of the next seven matches. They came good just

1926/27 Season Summary

Copyright Historical Football Kitsand reproduced by kind permission This season will best be remembered as the year Southport first assumed their role of giant -killers. After the debacle of the previous season the Directors appointed Charles Parker as Secretary-Manager-he had just completed eight years as Secretary of Preston North End—and wisely