On this day in 1971, Colchester United visited Haig Avenue during an injury crises which saw the Sandgrounders with only 13 available players, including 2 goalkeepers.
Southport however could rely on skipper John McPhee to rally the troups and three of the most famous players in ‘Port history stepped up with the goals that meant the points were in the bag
SOUTHPORT 3 – 0 COLCHESTER UNITED
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Southport Line-Up: Peter Gregson, Chris Dunleavy, Bobby Sibbald, John McPhee, Arthur Peat, Alan Kelley, Norrie Lloyd, Eric Redrobe, Jim Fryatt, George Sharples, Billy Haydock,
Goals: Eric Redrobe, Arthur Peat, Bobby Sibbald (Pen),