History: Southport - MARINE

The Club celebrated its centenary in 1994 having been formed by a group of local businessmen and former college students taking its name from the hotel on the River Mersey sea front at Waterloo, seven miles to the north of Liverpool where the founders met. They moved to their present ground The Arriva Stadium (formerly known as Rossett Park) in 1903.
Marine quickly made an impression on local football, winning numerous titles in the Zingari League and the Liverpool Combination. Their greatest success as an amateur team in this period culminated in an F.A. Amateur Cup Final appearance in 1931/32, when they lost 7-1 to Dulwich Hamlet in front of a 22,000 crowd at West Ham United. In 1946 they went close again by reaching the semi-final.
In 1935/36 they moved to the all-professional Lancashire Combination and enjoyed limited success before moving to the Cheshire County League in 1969/70. In 1972 Roly Howard was appointed first team manager and completed 1,975 competitive games over a 33 year period before retiring at the end of the 2004/05 season. He was recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the longest serving manager in world football as Marine enjoyed its most successful period winning some 30 trophies.
The Club relinquished its amateur status and became professional in 1974. Three Cheshire League Championships were won in five seasons before progressing to the Northern Premier League in 1979/80. They have twice been Champions (1993/94 and 1994/95) as well as twice being runners-up and have won the League Cup on three occasions (1984/85, 1991/92, and 2002/03).
The best performance in the F.A. Cup was reaching the 3rd Round in 1992/3 when they lost 3-1 to Crewe Alexandra. Marine have also achieved ten first and two second round appearances in the FA Cup and have beaten two Football League Clubs (Barnsley and Halifax Town) in the competition. Marine have twice reached the semi-finals of the F.A. Trophy in 1983/84 and 1991/92 and have been winners of 13 senior county cups.
Under the new management team of Alvin McDonald and his assistant, Peter Carroll, Marine have begun to challenge for honours again. In the past two years the Mariners have qualified for the UniBond Premier play-offs only to lose to the eventual winners on both occasions. Last season Marine finished seventh and won the Liverpool Senior Cup.

Players known to have played for both teams

Louis Barnes, Bill Bellas, Paul Birchall, George Bromilow, Darren Brookfield, Steve Brooks, Keith Brown, Matt Brown, Marcus Carver, John Coleman, James Connolly, Dave Craig, Idwal Davies, Mitchell Duggan, Jack Dunn, Terry Fearns, Kevin Formby, Joe Fowler, Steve Haw, Josh Hmami, Andrew Hollins, Steve Joel, Andy Johnston, Jordan Lussey, Kevin Lynch, Derek McClatchey, Ian Nolan, Karl Noon, Karl O'Donnell, James Olsen, Dave O\'Brien, Jon Penman, Chris Price, Neil Prince, Ray Pritchard, Adriano Rigoglioso, Bert Rigsby, Nick Rogan, Dave Thompson, Mike Turner, Niall Watson, James(Jimmy) Williams, Alan Wilson
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list

Direct transfers between the two teams

Season Player From To Value
1921/1922 Idwal Davies MARINE SOUTHPORT
1976/1977 Steve Brooks MARINE SOUTHPORT
1997/1998 Brian Ross MARINE SOUTHPORT
2001/2002 Scott McAuley SOUTHPORT MARINE Free
2002/2003 Steve Whitehall SOUTHPORT MARINE Released
2002/2003 James Connolly SOUTHPORT MARINE Free
2002/2003 James Connolly SOUTHPORT MARINE Loan
2004/2005 Paul Byrne SOUTHPORT MARINE
2009/2010 Sean Lake MARINE SOUTHPORT
2019/2020 George Newell MARINE SOUTHPORT Recalled from Loan
2019/2020 George Newell SOUTHPORT MARINE Loan
2021/2022 George Newell SOUTHPORT MARINE Loan
2021/2022 Josh Hmami MARINE SOUTHPORT Free Transfer

Match Statistics

Match Types:


Results include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,
Venue P W D L F A GD
Home 32 16 7 9 45 31 +14
Away 30 8 11 11 42 49 -7
Neutral 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3
Total 64 25 18 21 92 82 +10

Date Comp Venue Score Att
27/03/2023 Liverpool Senior Cup / SF A 1 - 4 1604
15/12/2020 FA Trophy / 2 A 1 - 0 400
22/01/2019 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1 H 2 - 0 240
04/12/2012 Liverpool Senior Cup / QF A 2 - 2 209
12/03/2009 Liverpool Senior Cup A 5 - 1 145
22/01/2008 Liverpool Senior Cup / QF A 1 - 2 248
06/04/2004 League / D6 H 0 - 0 860
26/12/2003 League / D6 A 1 - 1 953
30/10/2001 FA Cup / 4QR H 2 - 1 1145
27/10/2001 FA Cup / 4Q A 1 - 1 1307
20/02/2001 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3 H 5 - 0 402
02/11/1999 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1 H 2 - 4 410
13/01/1998 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2 H 4 - 0 469
16/01/1996 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2 H 1 - 0 513
04/04/1995 Liverpool Senior Cup / 3 H 1 - 2 893
09/05/1994 Liverpool Senior Cup / Final N 1 - 2 1800
25/01/1994 FA Trophy / 1R H 3 - 1 878
22/01/1994 FA Trophy / 1 A 0 - 0 1179
11/01/1994 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2 H 2 - 1 809
12/04/1993 League / D6 A 1 - 2 1611
16/02/1993 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2 H 1 - 0 1018
26/12/1992 League / D6 H 0 - 0 2078
20/04/1992 League / D6 H 0 - 0 509
26/12/1991 League / D6 A 1 - 1 1029
24/04/1991 Liverpool Senior Cup / Final N 4 - 0 1210
01/04/1991 League / D6 H 0 - 0 567
26/12/1990 League / D6 A 3 - 2 714
16/04/1990 League / D6 H 1 - 0 377
06/02/1990 Liverpool Senior Cup / 2 A 0 - 2 270
16/12/1989 Northern Premier League Cup / 2 A 2 - 0 308
21/11/1989 League / D6 A 3 - 1 472
07/01/1989 League / D6 H 0 - 1 483
26/12/1988 League / D6 A 2 - 2 605
06/05/1988 Liverpool Senior Cup / Final H 2 - 4 449
04/04/1988 League / D6 A 1 - 3 531
20/02/1988 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2 H 1 - 2 268
26/12/1987 League / D6 H 0 - 0 461
20/04/1987 League / D6 A 0 - 0 407
26/12/1986 League / D6 H 3 - 1 558
31/03/1986 League / D6 A 3 - 2 404
29/03/1986 League / D6 H 0 - 0 265
13/03/1986 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3R H 0 - 1 282
25/02/1986 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3 A 2 - 2 277
26/12/1984 League / D6 H 1 - 1 407
11/12/1984 Lancashire Floodlit Trophy / Gp A 0 - 2 125
27/11/1984 Lancashire Floodlit Trophy / Gp H 3 - 0 170
18/09/1984 League / D6 A 0 - 3 558
23/04/1984 League / D6 H 3 - 0 325
13/12/1983 Lancashire Floodlit Trophy A 1 - 0 158
16/11/1983 Lancashire Floodlit Trophy / Gp H 2 - 1 156
27/09/1983 League / D6 A 2 - 5 622
25/01/1983 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1R H 1 - 0 281
22/01/1983 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1 A 1 - 1 331
01/01/1983 League / D6 A 2 - 2 551
27/12/1982 League / D6 H 2 - 1 442
07/08/1982 Cambrian Cup A 1 - 1
11/03/1982 League / D6 H 1 - 0 825
24/11/1981 League / D6 A 4 - 1 410
21/02/1981 League / D6 A 0 - 1 443
09/09/1980 Northern Premier League Cup / 1R2L H 0 - 5 268
25/08/1980 Northern Premier League Cup / 1R1L A 1 - 3 443
19/08/1980 League / D6 H 2 - 3 311
26/04/1980 League / D6 H 0 - 2 212
15/12/1979 League / D6 A 0 - 2 436