On This Day – 9th October

The first game on this day in history came back in 1897 with the visit to Scarisbrick New Road of Chorley in the Lancashire League

The first game on this day in history came back in 1897 with the visit to Scarisbrick New Road of Chorley in the Lancashire League

SOUTHPORT CENTRAL 2 – 1 CHORLEY 

Referee: Mr T Hammond (Heywood)
Competition: League
Date: 09/10/1897

Southport Line-Up: Tom AbramThomas SellarsTom SmithWalter CunliffeJimmy TattersallJack KirwanJoey BlundellCharlie HallowsJohn LangJack BryceBilly Townley
Goals: Joey BlundellJohn Lang

After the game the players and committee were entertained to supper at the Shakespeare Hotel by Thomas Burnett, himself a former Southport player, and thought to be the key figure in the switch to association football from rugby back in 1881.

Players Born On This Day

Year of BirthName
1911Albert Brallisford
1921Ken Groves
1944Stuart Shaw
1981Michael Stringfellow

Players Who Died On This Day

Year of DeathName
1942Wilmot Hodge

Transfers on this Day

YearNameTransfer
1914A.E. SmithFrom BURSCOUGH RANGERS
1953Jimmy PenningtonJoins N/A (Contract Terminated)
2014Amadou BakayokoFrom WALSALL (Loan)