History: Southport - ALTRINCHAM

The origins of Altrincham AFC can be traced back to around 1891 when they were known as the Rigby Memorial Club, formed from a local Sunday school. They went on to merge with another local club know as the "Grapplers" to form Broadheath F.C. and become founder members of the Manchester League in 1893. Today, they are the only founder members of the Manchester League still in existence. Prior to 1903 the club played on a variety of fields in Broadheath, West Timperley and Altrincham before acquiring a new home at Pollitt's Field and, at the same time, changing their name to Altrincham AFC (see Footnote). They won the Cheshire Amateur Cup in 1903-04, beating Congleton Town 4-1, and the following season won the Cheshire Senior Cup, (defeating Chester 2-1), and the Manchester League title, a feat they repeated 2 years later. For the start of the 1910-11 season Altrincham were installed at Moss Lane after agreement with The Urban District Council. Moss Lane was officially opened on 3rd September, 1910 with the visitors being Macclesfield, who won 3-1.

Altrincham joined the Lancashire Combination Second Division for season 1911-12 and gained promotion to the 1st Division at the first attempt, finishing second on goal difference. In 1919 they became founder members of the newly formed Cheshire League and found success in the 1930s, winning the Cheshire League Cup in 1932-33 and the Cheshire Senior Cup the following year, as well as finishing runners-up in the League to Wigan in 1935 and 1936.

The Club are well known for their FA Cup exploits which started in 1934 when they reached the First Round proper for the first time, losing 1-0 at Gainsborough Trinity, though they had already notched their first league scalp in a 4th Round Qualifying tie against Tranmere Rovers in 1921-22, winning the replay 4-2 after a 4-4 draw. Altrincham missed the first Post-War season and struggled to achieve any success in the 1950s and early 1960s, almost going out of business on a couple of occasions. Fortunes however were revived with the arrival of Peter Swales, Noel White and manager Freddie Pye in the mid-sixties and Altrincham won the Cheshire League title in back to back seasons in 1966 and 1967 and were runners-up in 1968. Altrincham then made it a hat-trick of foundations when, in 1968, they became founder members of the newly formed Northern Premier League (NPL) and went on to establish themselves as one of the leading Non-League clubs in the country over the next 15 years. A 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park in 1975 and a respectable 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford in the replay established their Cup credentials. They won the FA Trophy at Wembley in 1978, the NPL Cup in 1970 and were the losing finalists in 1974, before finishing runners up in their final season in the NPL.

In 1979 Altrincham FC became founder members of the Alliance Premier League, winning the title in its first two seasons, as well as the Bob Lord Trophy in 1980-81. They played in two further FA Trophy Finals, losing to Enfield in 1982 but winning again in 1986 against Runcorn.

Players known to have played for both teams

Lee Anderson, Bradley Barnes, Graham Barrow, Mark Beesley, Nick Boland, Phil Bolland, Harry Boyle, Greg Challender, Peter Cowper, Paddy Daly, Lee Elam, Kevin Ellison, Matty Flynn, Simon Grand, Steve Haw, Darren Heesom, Lawrence Iro, Ged Kielty, Chris Lane, Marc Lloyd-Williams, Dave Martindale, Martin McDonald, Micky Moore, Tommy O'Neil, James Olsen, Andy Owens, Tim Ryan, Andy Scott, James Smith, Ossie Smith, Glyn Stephens, Tony Thompson, Peter Thomson, Stuart Whittaker
Please note: This is not an exhaustive list

Direct transfers between the two teams

Season Player From To Value
1996/1997 Chris Sharratt ALTRINCHAM SOUTHPORT
2002/2003 Tony Sullivan SOUTHPORT ALTRINCHAM Free
2006/2007 Chris Lane SOUTHPORT ALTRINCHAM
2011/2012 James Smith ALTRINCHAM SOUTHPORT
2012/2013 Tony McMillan SOUTHPORT ALTRINCHAM Free Transfer
2016/2017 Gary Jones SOUTHPORT ALTRINCHAM Loan
2017/2018 Andy White SOUTHPORT ALTRINCHAM Undisclosed
2018/2019 Josh Langley SOUTHPORT ALTRINCHAM 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 19 10 3 6 33 27 +6
Away 21 4 5 12 22 31 -9
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0
Total 40 14 8 18 55 58 -3

Date Comp Venue Score Att
16/10/2021 FA Cup / 4Q H 2 - 3 1386
28/12/2019 League / D6 A 0 - 3 1519
19/10/2019 FA Cup / 4Q H 1 - 3 1507
03/09/2019 League / D6 H 2 - 1 904
19/01/2019 League / D6 A 0 - 1 1102
07/08/2018 League / D6 H 1 - 3 1268
28/03/2016 League / D5 A 1 - 1 1480
31/08/2015 League / D5 H 3 - 0 1143
03/04/2015 League / D5 A 0 - 2 1401
23/08/2014 League / D5 H 2 - 1 1082
29/03/2011 League / D5 A 1 - 1 1210
24/08/2010 League / D5 H 1 - 0 1088
13/12/2008 FA Trophy / 3 A 4 - 1 609
03/02/2007 League / D5 H 2 - 1 1145
21/10/2006 League / D5 A 1 - 2 1336
18/03/2006 League / D5 H 1 - 1 1278
15/10/2005 League / D5 A 0 - 1 1225
18/12/2004 League / D6 A 1 - 2 791
11/09/2004 League / D6 H 2 - 1 967
29/11/2003 FA Trophy / 2 A 0 - 1 711
28/10/2003 League / D6 A 0 - 1 679
23/09/2003 League / D6 H 2 - 2 702
01/05/2000 League / D5 H 2 - 0 1427
18/01/2000 FA Trophy / 3R A 1 - 1 776
15/01/2000 FA Trophy / 3 H 0 - 0 1387
30/08/1999 League / D5 A 0 - 3 1226
21/02/1998 FA Trophy / 3 A 2 - 0 1196
14/12/1996 League / D5 H 1 - 3 803
06/11/1996 League / D5 A 0 - 1 793
02/03/1996 League / D5 A 1 - 1 851
05/09/1995 League / D5 H 1 - 2 1127
25/04/1995 League / D5 A 0 - 0 812
12/11/1994 FA Cup / 1 A 2 - 3 2523
29/08/1994 League / D5 H 1 - 4 1427
02/04/1994 League / D5 A 2 - 1 982
12/10/1993 League / D5 H 3 - 1 1230
05/05/1979 League / D5 H 3 - 1 691
25/11/1978 FA Cup / 1 A 3 - 4 2153
14/10/1978 League / D5 A 3 - 1 1683
03/12/1921 FA Cup / 5Q H 3 - 0 7000