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1966/67 Season Summary

Forty-six years after being elected to the Football League Southport at last won promotion and in doing so created numerous club records. These included the 19 wins and 40 points gained at home, as well as the 11 away draws, whilst the totals of 23 wins and 59 points were new

1965/66 Season Summary

For the first time in almost 34 years Southport resumed their Cup giant-killers role, reaching the fifth round. Interest revived and league attendances up 30,000 contributed to a record profit of £5,825. Billy Bingham, former Everton and Irish International winger, was Southport's inspiration and brought the best out of his players.

1964/65 Season Summary

Another disappointing season saw Southport finish in 20th place, without a win in their last 17 league games. Yet they 'began in tremendous fashion; the first six games yielded nine points, including five cut of six away from home; but at Haig Avenue Southport rarely shone, winning only five league

1963/64 Season Summary

Magnificent victories over Wigan Athletic (10-2) in a pre-season friendly and Aldershot (4-1) in the opening home fixture raised supporters' hopes but the side were consistent only in their inconsistency and found away points particularly elusive; their first away win came at Stockport in January — 4-1, including an Alan

1962/63 Season Summary

To follow Pos Team P W D L F A GA Pts 1 Brentford 46 27 8 11 98 64 1.531 62 2 Oldham Athletic 46 24 11 11 95 60 1.583 59 3 Crewe Alexandra 46 24 11 11 86 58 1.483 59 4 Mansfield Town 46 24 9 13 108 69 1.565 57 5 Gillingham 46 22 13 11 71 49 1.449 57 6 Torquay United 46 20 16 10 75 56 1.339 56 7 Rochdale 46 20 11 15 67 59 1.136 51 8 Tranmere Rovers 46 20 10 16 81 67 1.209 50 9 Barrow 46 19 12 15 82 80 1.025 50 10 Workington 46 17 13 16 76 68 1.118 47 11 Aldershot 46 15 17 14 73 69 1.058 47 12 Darlington 46 19 6 21 72 87 0.828 44 13 Southport 46 15 14 17 72 106 0.679 44 14 York City 46 16 11 19 67 62 1.081 43 15 Chesterfield 46 13 16 17 70 64 1.094 42 16 Doncaster Rovers 46 14 14 18 64 77 0.831 42 17 Exeter City 46 16 10 20 57 77 0.740 42 18 Oxford United 46 13 15 18 70 71 0.986 41 19 Stockport County 46 15 11 20 56 70 0.800 41 20 Newport County 46 14 11 21 76 90 0.844 39 21 Chester City 46 15 9 22 51 66 0.773 39 22 Lincoln City 46 13 9 24 68 89 0.764 35 23 Bradford City 46 11 10 25 64 93 0.688 32 24 Hartlepools United 46 7 11 28 56 104 0.538 25 Source: Wikipedia the free encyclopedia and reproduced under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License   FINAL TABLE LANCASHIRE COMBINATION (DIVISION 1) '62-'63 ======================================================= 1. Morecambe

1961/62 Season Summary

Southport began disastrously, losing 4-1 at home to Darlington, but soon settled down and their 2-1 victory at Darlington in mid-December (their sixth successfve league game without defeat) left them in sixth place with 27 points at the halfway stage. Their most notable success was the 3-0 victory over Colchester

2nd June 1978 – the worst day of my football supporting life

Popular Terrace in the 1970s

Having finished second-bottom of the Fourth Division in 1978 Southport were elected out of League football. When the League clubs first voted, the Sandgrounders were tied with Wigan Athletic. A second ballot was called and Wigan prevailed by 29 votes to 20. It spelt disaster for Southport. Wigan had been

South Down: Southport’s Football League swansong

Southport completed an unwanted hat-trick in 1978 when they became the third coastal club from the north-west to be voted out of the Football League inside a decade, following in the slipstream of Barrow (1972) and Workington (1977). HYDER JAWAD charts the demise of the Sandgrounders WHEN Hughie Fisher turned up

Elections and Southport

With the country beginning to gear itself up for a general election in 2010, my thoughts (rather bizarelly i'm sure) turned to Southport's election, or rather re-election, record. Here is the complete record of every election and re-election to the Football League since it's inception right through to 1986 when automatic

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