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On This Day: December 8th

Today we head back to 1951 where Carlisle United were the visitors to Haig Avenue. Whilst Southport did secure the win, the game was more significant for the weather.

The Liverpool Echo reported that a “waterlogged ground made conditions difficult at Haig Avenue but Southport went mudlarking in great style”.

Injuries however were more the order of the day, Carlisle’s Kelly suffered a fractured leg and Southport’s Wilf Birkett a dislocated shoulder when the pair clashed in the second half! With both players having to leave the field goalscorer Jack Livesey took up post between the sticks for the Sandgrounders. Jack Lindsey scrambled a goal home in the dying seconds of the game to seal the victory.


Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 08/12/1951
Attendance: 3662
Southport Line-Up: Wilf BirkettWally TaylorAlf BarrattJack BillinghamJack LiveseyDave MusgraveBob HackingJimmy NuttallTrevor HitchenTerry ReillyJack Lindsay,  
Goals: Jack LiveseyJack Lindsay



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