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On This Day: February 19th

On this day in 1955, the Sandgrounders put 4 past Halifax Town in the Third Division North.

Halifax had a useful record on tour and had been finding goalscoring rather easier in the preceeding weeks than they had earlier in the season – their appointment of Willie Watson as player-manager had helped them turn around their fortunes. That said, despite the Southport forwards drawing blanks in the previous two games, few were expecting anything other than a Southport win.

SOUTHPORT 4 – 0 HALIFAX TOWN

Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 19/02/1955
Attendance: 2502

Southport Line-Up: Ray MinshullWally TaylorWilf CharltonAlf BarrattBill BeadnellChris AndersonTerry ReillyBill HolmesDon HunterJimmy PrescottJimmy Drury,  
Goals: Wilf CharltonJimmy PrescottJimmy PrescottJimmy Prescott


Liverpool Echo – Saturday 19 February 1955
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Monday 21 February 1955

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