History: Southport - STALYBRIDGE CELTIC

The club's formation is usually given as 1909 but may have been as early as 1906 when an amateur club with the same name was formed. There were players called Storrs and Manwood who played in the 1906 and 1909 teams, and a player called Rhodes who played in the amateur's first game; a Herbert Rhodes was a significant benefactor of the 'later' Celtic.[1]
The club played for two seasons in the Lancashire and Cheshire Amateur League, before turning professional and joining the Lancashire Combination becoming second division champions at the first attempt. They followed it up with a fourth place and runners up spot in the Central League. In an attempt to progress the club joined the Southern League. The club rejoined the Central League for the 1921-1922 season, winning the title and in 1922 became one of the founder members of the Football League's Third Division (North). However financial difficulties forced the club to resign after just two years. They joined the Cheshire County League remaining members for 60 years and winning the title only once in 1980. With the league's merger with the Lancashire Combination in 1982, they became founder members of the North West Counties League, winning the title in 1984 and 1987, with the latter triumph resulting in them being promoted to the Northern Premier League (NPL). After five years membership, the club won the title and was promoted to the Football Conference. However in 1998 the club was relegated back to the NPL after finishing bottom.
In 2001, the club had one of the best seasons in its entire history, achieving "the historic treble" winning the Cheshire Senior Cup, the Presidents Cup and the Unibond Premier Division, thus being promoted back to the Football Conference, though they were relegated after only one season. When the conference added a second level for the 2004-5 season, the club became one of the founders of the new Conference North where they have remained to date. Until the end of 2006/2007 season the manager was John Reed, who had extensive experience as a manager in English non-league football, including three successful seasons as manager of Harrogate Town. Northern Nomads ground-shared with The Celts for several years. On 30 May 2007 Steve Burr was appointed as a manager.
The 2007-08 season was one of the best in recent times; after finishing 18th the previous year, a third place finish in the league meant a promotion opportunity to the Conference National was presented via the play-offs. After reaching the final, Stalybridge were denied after a 10 defeat to Barrow. On the positive side Stalybridge destroyed their deadly rivals Hyde United 3 times in a season.

Players known to have played for both teams

Godwin Abadaki, Mohamud Ali, Paul Allen, Roy Ambler, Ian Arnold, Charles Baker, Gary Bauress, Fred Bell, Stephen Brogan, Greg Challender, John Cofie, Raul Correia, Harry Cousins, Phil Eastwood, Lee Elam, Lee Ellison, Walker Grimsditch, Alex Jones, Paul Jones, Ged Kielty, Farrell Kilbane, Chris Lever, Adie Mike, Leon Osborne, Syd Pickford, Chris Price, Neil Prince, Tim Ryan, Freddie Sass, Andy Scott, Mark Stuart, Lee Trundle, Paul Wheatcroft, Stuart Whittaker, Ashley Winn
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list

Direct transfers between the two teams

Season Player From To Value
1998/1999 Lee Trundle STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT Undisclosed
2001/2002 Tony Sullivan STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT Free
2001/2002 Phil Eastwood SOUTHPORT STALYBRIDGE CELTIC Free
2001/2002 Steve Jones STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT
2001/2002 Gary Bauress STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT
2001/2002 Andy Scott STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT
2002/2003 John Robertson SOUTHPORT STALYBRIDGE CELTIC Loan
2002/2003 Paul Wheatcroft SOUTHPORT STALYBRIDGE CELTIC
2002/2003 Syd Pickford STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT
2005/2006 Tom Field STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT Free
2005/2006 Chris Price STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT
2005/2006 Chris Price SOUTHPORT STALYBRIDGE CELTIC
2007/2008 Neil Prince STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT Free
2007/2008 Chris Lever STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT Free
2012/2013 Chris Lynch STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT
2013/2014 Dave Stevenson SOUTHPORT STALYBRIDGE CELTIC Free Transfer
2015/2016 Charlie Joyce SOUTHPORT STALYBRIDGE CELTIC Loan
2016/2017 Keil O'Brien SOUTHPORT STALYBRIDGE CELTIC Loan
2016/2017 Liam Hynes STALYBRIDGE CELTIC SOUTHPORT
2017/2018 Kaiman Anderson SOUTHPORT STALYBRIDGE CELTIC Loan

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 27 16 4 7 51 30 +21
Away 26 7 6 13 37 46 -9
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0
Total 53 23 10 20 88 76 +12

Date Comp Venue Score Att
09/03/2010 League / D6 A 1 - 0 471
18/08/2009 League / D6 H 2 - 1 764
11/04/2009 League / D6 H 2 - 0 951
09/09/2008 Conference League Cup / 1 A 4 - 1 231
23/08/2008 League / D6 A 1 - 0 747
04/05/2008 PLAY OFFS / 2L A 1 - 2 1735
30/04/2008 PLAY OFFS / 1L H 1 - 0 1361
15/03/2008 League / D6 H 2 - 3 1107
12/02/2008 League / D6 A 2 - 2 595
01/01/2005 League / D6 A 5 - 3 679
26/12/2004 League / D6 H 2 - 0 1101
12/04/2004 League / D6 H 2 - 3 923
02/09/2003 League / D6 A 1 - 2 801
02/03/2002 League / D5 H 3 - 1 1144
18/09/2001 League / D5 A 0 - 0 806
29/12/1997 League / D5 A 3 - 1 767
22/11/1997 League / D5 H 4 - 2 909
11/02/1997 League / D5 A 2 - 2 493
22/12/1996 Conference League Cup / 2 A 1 - 2 224
20/08/1996 League / D5 H 3 - 0 1051
30/03/1996 League / D5 H 5 - 3 704
12/09/1995 League / D5 A 4 - 1 496
15/04/1995 League / D5 A 1 - 1 790
01/11/1994 Conference League Cup / 2 A 1 - 3 326
22/10/1994 FA Cup / 4Q H 2 - 1 1207
01/10/1994 League / D5 H 3 - 1 812
12/04/1994 League / D5 A 1 - 3 593
04/04/1994 League / D5 H 0 - 2 1422
04/02/1992 League / D6 H 0 - 0 388
28/09/1991 FA Cup / 2Q H 1 - 2 417
24/09/1991 League / D6 A 0 - 1 523
04/05/1991 League / D6 A 0 - 2 476
30/04/1991 League / D6 H 0 - 0 483
03/02/1990 League / D6 A 0 - 1 440
30/12/1989 League / D6 H 2 - 0 348
16/09/1989 FA Cup / 1Q H 3 - 2 336
25/02/1989 League / D6 H 0 - 1 347
27/08/1988 League / D6 A 2 - 2 420
28/09/1985 FA Cup / 2Q H 2 - 0 415
14/10/1922 League / D3N A 0 - 1 4300
07/10/1922 League / D3N H 0 - 0 5200
28/02/1922 League / D3N A 0 - 0 4000
24/12/1921 League / D3N H 5 - 1 4000
16/04/1921 League H 3 - 1
09/04/1921 League A 4 - 5
20/03/1920 League A 1 - 3
13/03/1920 League H 1 - 2
20/04/1915 League A 1 - 0
29/09/1914 League H 0 - 2
13/04/1914 League H 1 - 1
03/01/1914 League A 0 - 5
29/03/1913 League A 1 - 3
17/09/1912 League H 2 - 1