History: Southport - TAMWORTH

The town of Tamworth had been represented at football by Tamworth Castle F.C. until the club folded in 1933. This void was filled thanks to a campaign started by a letter local from a businessman in the local newspaper setting in motion the formation of Tamworth F.C. Originally playing next to the Jolly Sailor pub, the club moved to their present ground, The Lamb Ground, in 1934. Tamworth began life competing in the Birmingham Combination, before joining the Birmingham League in the 1950s. In the 1960s Tamworth experienced success, winning the league in 1963-64 and 1965-66, as well as lifting the West Midlands League Cup, Birmingham Senior Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup in that decade.
1972 saw Tamworth promoted to the Southern League, but a period of falling attendances and financial difficulties followed. The club returned to the West Midlands (Regional) League (a renamed Birmingham League), and was taken over by a consortium of local businessmen in 1984. In 1987-88 Tamworth won the League, and were promoted back to the Southern League.
Tamworth, managed by Graham Smith, won the FA Vase in 1989, beating Sudbury Town. The final was played at Wembley Stadium, but the game finished 11 meaning that the winner would have to be decided by a replay. The replay was played at London Road, the home of Peterborough United and Tamworth won 30 to lift the FA Vase.
Tamworth won promotion to the Conference in 200203 after winning the Southern League, the club narrowly missed out the previous season with a 33 draw on the final day at Folkestone Invicta and with Kettering Town winning they pipped Tamworth to first place and won promotion to the Conference National. Tamworth also reached the final of the
The club completed perhaps their highest profile signing of all time on February 23, 2006, with the capture of former Arsenal, Aston Villa, Walsall and England midfielder Paul Merson.[1] However, the arrangement meant that until the end of the season, the majority of Merson's wages were to be paid by the club he used to manage, Walsall. The arrangement only lasted two games, although Merson only played once in the 21 home loss to Halifax Town. Merson was dropped to the bench for the following game, which was a 50 defeat away to Grays Athletic, then announced his retirement from professional football as a player on March 9, 2006, less than a month after joining Tamworth.[2]
Although the club finished the 2005-06 season in 21st position in the Conference National in the (the second relegation position), the club were spared the drop after Canvey Island resigned from the league. The Lambs did, however, reach the 3rd round of the FA Cup for the first time.
Despite a fairly poor 200607 league campaign, Tamworth once again found themselves at the 3rd Round stage of the FA Cup. Norwich City beat The Lambs, and 18 days later Tamworth manager Mark Cooper and assistant manager Richard Dryden were dismissed with the club at the foot of the league table. They were replaced two days later by the former Tamworth managerial duo of manager Gary Mills[3] and assistant Darron Gee[4], who arrived two days later. Despite the change in leadership Tamworth were relegated after finishing in 22nd position. Tamworth kicked off the 200708 season in the Conference North.

Players known to have played for both teams

Graeme Atkinson, Daniel Lloyd-McGoldrick, Brian McGorry
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list

Direct transfers between the two teams

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Match Statistics

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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 15 5 8 2 18 14 +4
Away 15 4 7 4 21 23 -2
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0
Total 30 9 15 6 39 37 +2

Date Comp Venue Score Att
16/12/2023 League A 0 - 4 1100
23/09/2023 League / D6 H 0 - 0 1137
10/03/2018 League / D6 H 3 - 0 849
02/12/2017 League / D6 A 3 - 3 564
28/10/2014 FA Cup / 4QR H 1 - 1 590
25/10/2014 FA Cup / 4Q A 1 - 1 814
12/04/2014 League / D5 H 2 - 0 1006
07/09/2013 League / D5 A 1 - 4 933
19/03/2013 League / D5 A 1 - 2 565
25/08/2012 League / D5 H 0 - 3 1014
14/04/2012 League / D5 A 2 - 2 830
22/10/2011 League / D5 H 1 - 1 1310
23/04/2011 League / D5 A 1 - 0 944
02/10/2010 League / D5 H 2 - 1 966
31/03/2009 League / D6 H 0 - 1 1353
03/03/2009 League / D6 A 1 - 1 703
08/03/2008 League / D6 A 3 - 1 767
03/11/2007 League / D6 H 2 - 2 1008
10/02/2007 League / D5 A 1 - 1 1056
04/11/2006 League / D5 H 1 - 0 1014
25/03/2006 League / D5 A 0 - 0 1442
20/09/2005 League / D5 H 1 - 1 1012
26/02/1983 League / D6 H 1 - 0 230
28/08/1982 League / D6 A 3 - 2 150
15/03/1982 League / D6 A 3 - 0 116
15/08/1981 League / D6 H 1 - 1 324
02/05/1981 League / D6 H 2 - 2 210
01/11/1980 League / D6 A 0 - 1 126
01/03/1980 League / D6 H 1 - 1 243
29/09/1979 League / D6 A 1 - 1 233