Alex Russell's late equaliser clinched the Fourth Division championship for the Sandgrounders on this day in 1973.
Liverpool Echo - Saturday 21 April 1973
SOUTHPORT 1 - 1 HARTLEPOOL
Stadium: Haig AvenueCompetition: LeagueDate: 23/04/1973Attendance: 6525
Southport Line-Up: Alan Taylor, Sandy Brown, Bobby Sibbald, John McPhee, Chris Dunleavy, David Hughes, Alex Russell, Norrie Lloyd, Frank Lee, Andy Provan, Derek Ryder, Subs: Micky Moore (David Hughes), Goals: Alex Russell
Liverpool Echo - Tuesday 24 April 1973