On This Day – 1st October

On this day in 1910, two regrettable incidents marr the FA Cup tie with Darwen.

On this day in 1910, Southport progress in the FA Cup thanks to a home win over Darwen. Two regrettable incidents marred the game.

Mr Walter Knowles, president of the Darwen Club had been acting as linesman to referee, Mr Ashworth of Preston, when he was ordered off for the manner in which he protested the non-award of a penalty for an alleged trip.

the Darwen outside-left was brought down in the penalty area by Rose. Mr. Knowles considered he had been tripped and waved vigorously for a penalty. The referee ignores this and allowed the game to continue. Mr Knowles walked onto the field and excitedly insisted that the penalty should be awarded. Mr Ashworth ordered him off the field amid cries of ‘Send him off’ from the spectators.

In the final minutes goalscorer Ernest Jones was also carried off with a fractured right leg.


Competition: FA Cup / 1Q
Date: 01/10/1910

Southport Line-Up: Bill WrightWilliam HodgeFrederick RoseDossy WrightTeddy LightfootThomas WilliamsonErnest JonesJames EdwardsJohn GrantAlfred WinterburnDick Bradley
Goals: Ernest Jones

Players Born On This Day

Year of BirthName
1902Billy Fairhurst
1920Harold Orgill
1996Steven Wilson

Players Who Died On This Day

Year of DeathName
2019Fred Molyneux

Transfers on this Day

1967Roger AindowFrom BLACKPOOL
2016Keil O’BrienJoins STALYBRIDGE CELTIC (Loan)
2020Niall WatsonFrom UNATTACHED (After Trial)

Highlights – Southport 1 v 2 Bromley – 2016

Goal – Andy Owens v Cambridge 2011