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1892/93 Season Summary

The close season saw Central make exertions that they would secure an "improved team" and that with Jimmy Gee in goal, Tom Smith and Bethel Robinson at Full Back they were never stronger in defence. Full-back Tom Smith, signed from Aintree Church went on to give 10 seasons splendid service with

1889/90 Season Summary

Two important events occured during the summer of 1889. The Old Boys Football Club amalgamated with Southport Central and formed the nucleus of their reserve team, calling themselves Central Old Boys. Also, the club joined the newly formed Lancashire League. Following the success of the Football League it was hardly

1888/89 Season Summary

In the summer of 1888, the year the Football League was founded, with the game increasing in popularity, It was felt that a team of stronger calibre should be formed to represent the district The idea met with favour and the initial meeting called to form such a club took

1887/88 Season Summary

The 1887-88 season began sensationally with several members of the team refusing to play whilst 'men from out of town' were being played. The offending players both professionals from Blackburn were Ackroyd (later to captain Southport Central) and Whittaker. At a clear the air meeting it was decided by a

1886/87 Season Summary

Southport Wanderers moved to a new ground in Scarisbrick New Road for the 1886-87 season. It was a large field, enclosed to a height of 7 foot 6 inches and big enough to accommodate three matches at once. A covered grandstand, to seat 140 spectators, and a dressing tent were

1885/86 Season Summary

With no fewer than twenty-seven teams competing in Southport in 1885-86, Southport reduced their annual subscriptions to five shillings. Boarding was erected around a portion of the ground as protection against the weather. This did not prevent a match against Burscough being reduced to half an hour each way due

1884/85 Season Summary

In the 1884-85 season the club merged with the Southport Athletic Society. The team moved to the Sports Ground, Sussex Road, and training took place at the Circus Field, Eastbank Street, every Tuesday evening. Also it was unanimously decided to change their red jerseys for red and white striped flannel

1883/84 Season Summary

The highlight of the 1883-84 season was the English Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers at their Leamington Road ground. Rovers won 7-1 but Southport were far from disgraced.

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