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On This Day: December 16th

On this day in 1978 the Sandgrounders earned a 2-2 draw away at Northwich Victoria, thanks in part to a fine display from Malcolm Dalrymple deputising for the injured Graham Cuneely.


Competition: League
Date: 16/12/1978
Attendance: 1117
Southport Line-Up: George DewsnipGraham BarrowMalcolm Dalrymple Tommy Wheeldon Maurice Whittle Chris Kisby Barry KnowlesRon PickeringFrank Towers John HighamSteve Walsh ,  
Subs: Paul Birchall (Tommy Wheeldon ), 
Goals: Steve Walsh Graham Barrow

Despite the performance secretary Gordon Hunt confirmed to the local press that an approach had been made after the game to acquire the services of the great Gordon Banks.

As we get towards this time of year the weather often has an effect on games. On this day in 1961, Southport travelled to Darlington but you have to take any match reports with a bit of a pinch of salt – especially when the press admit openly that they were relying on messengers to tell them what was going on! 


Competition: League
Date: 16/12/1961
Attendance: 2289
Southport Line-Up: Bert HarrisJim ApplebyBill RutherfordJimmy BlainReg BlorePeter HarrisonJohnny FieldingEric JonesBryan GriffithsFred LeederJack Hannaway,   
Goals: Jimmy BlainReg Blore