Christmas day football was once a staple of the footballing calendar. The last time Southport played on Christmas day was in 1958, when they were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline against Shrewsbury Town at Haig avenue.
One year previous however there was a remarkably high scoring game at Bradford Park Avenue and it is this game we will today take a look at.
BRADFORD PA 3 – 5 SOUTHPORT
Southport Line-Up: Jack Richardson, Wally Taylor, Geoff Hazledine, George Bromilow, Con Phillips, Ray Gryba, Bill Dodd, Jimmy McDermott, Stewart Schofield, Norrie McCredie, Tommy Dunne,
Goals: Ray Gryba, George Bromilow, George Bromilow, Stewart Schofield, Jimmy McDermott,
As was the custom at the time, the reverse fixture was played the following day at at Haig Avenue, Southport were to “toast a double”.