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1900/1901 Season Summary

In 1900-01 Central ran neck and neck with Stalybridge Rovers but were defeated 2-1 on Easter Monday by the Rovers in front of a record Scarisbrick New Road of 6000. That was one of only two defeats during the season and Central finished second on goal average. The regular side

1899/00 Season Summary

Southport Central Reserves stole the honours in 1900 by winning the Preston and District league The cup and flag was brought back to Scarisbrick New Road by Mr. Shipley.The reserves then defeated “The Rest” 6-1 in a challenge match. The centre-forward and captain, Roly Gibson, was an army international, a

1898/99 Season Summary

In 1898-99 the team finished 2nd in the table and all the players with the exception of Richard Lawson, a prolific goalscorer were re-signed. Lawson signed for Newton Heath the fore-runners of Manchester United. In addition the side was strengthened with the signing of Scholes of Little Lever and Baxendale

1897/98 Season Summary

There were two important acquisitions to Southport Central's staff during the 1897-98 Season. In September T. G. Shipley became Secretary. He had been the founder of Southport Royal in 1894. In 1895 he helped found the Southport and District League. He stayed with Central for eleven years as secretary. His

1896/97 Season Summary

The season began disastrously with the first league win coming at the fifth attempt with a 10-1 victory at Rossendale. The Saturday evening Football Standard, edited by William Lymath, a Central Committee member who wrote under the name of 'Itinerant' celebrated in verse, Bring out your brazen trumpets Have forth the sounding

1895/96 Season Summary

After only-eight years in existence, Southport Central almost folded in May 1896. In December 1895 the players who had not received full wages for a fortnight sent a “round robin' to the Committee stating that unless the money was paid they would refuse to play the following Saturday. Tom Smith,

1894/95 Season Summary

In 1894/95 Central won national fame by reaching the first round proper of the F.A. Cup the equivalent of today's third round. After defeating South Shore 1-0, Nelson 4-0, Fleetwood 4-0{at the third attempt and Workington 5-0 after a replay they were paired against Everton at Scarisbrick New Road. A