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2015/2016 Season Summary

Having steered Southport to safety at the end of the previous season Paul Carden continued as manager and built a squad which was capable of performing well. Well liked off the field the supporters had gotten behind Carden and wanted him desperately to succeed but a defeat to Salford City in the FA Cup all but sealed his fate. Salford had games national publicity in a BBC documentary in the preceeding weeks and when the solitary goal of the game was a shot from the half way line you know luck is not going your way. By mid November the Sandgrounders were languishing at the wrong end of the table and Carden was relieved of duty after a heavy defeat to Cheltenham Town. Chairman Charles Clapham turned to former player Dino Maamria to turnaround the clubs fortunes and his start to management couldn’t have gone much better. He got an instant reaction from Carden’s squad and had picked up 8 wins by 2nd January, rising from 22nd to 14th. Maamria had even picked up the December manager of the month award. Under the surface however  all was not well.  Results started to turn as Southport failed to pick up another win until March.

The club found themselves managerless once more when the club announced the Maamria had mutually agreed to leave on 14th March. With games coming thick and fast Clapham turned to experienced player Andy Bishop to see out the season. Bishop got a reaction once more and the Sandgrounders kept themselves above the drop-zone.

Bishop was rewarded with the role full-time in the summer that followed.

Off the pitch (just), the club, in conjunction with the supporters’ trust, Trust In Yellow, unveiled new Floodlights to much fanfare.

Vanarama National League 2015/16
# Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Cheltenham Town 46 30 11 5 87 30 57 101
2 Forest Green Rovers 46 26 11 9 69 42 27 89
3 Braintree Town 46 23 12 11 56 38 18 81
4 Grimsby Town 46 22 14 10 82 45 37 80
5 Dover 46 23 11 12 75 53 22 80
6 Tranmere Rovers 46 22 12 12 61 44 17 78
7 Eastleigh 46 21 12 13 64 53 11 75
8 Wrexham 46 20 9 17 71 56 15 69
9 Gateshead 46 19 10 17 59 70 -11 67
10 Macclesfield Town 46 19 9 18 60 48 12 66
11 Barrow 46 17 14 15 64 71 -7 65
12 Woking 46 17 10 19 71 68 3 61
13 Lincoln City 46 16 13 17 69 68 1 61
14 Bromley 46 17 9 20 67 72 -5 60
15 Aldershot Town 46 16 8 22 54 72 -18 56
16 Southport 46 14 13 19 52 65 -13 55
17 Chester FC 46 14 12 20 67 71 -4 54
18 Torquay United 46 13 12 21 54 76 -22 51
19 Boreham Wood 46 12 14 20 44 49 -5 50
20 Guiseley 46 11 16 19 47 70 -23 49
21 FC Halifax 46 12 12 22 55 82 -27 48
22 Altrincham 46 10 14 22 48 73 -25 44
23 Kidderminster Harriers 46 9 13 24 49 71 -22 40
24 Welling United 46 8 11 27 35 73 -38 35

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