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
Southport Line-Up: Ray Minshull, Wally Taylor, Wilf Charlton, Alf Barratt, Bill Beadnell, Chris Anderson, Terry Reilly, Bill Holmes, Don Hunter, Jimmy Prescott, Jimmy Drury,
Goals: Wilf Charlton, Jimmy Prescott, Jimmy Prescott, Jimmy Prescott