On This Day: February 27th

In 1960 Stockport County were the visitors to Haig Avenue as the Sandgrounders fought to climb away from the bottom of the fourth division. Having secured a point at Crystal Palace against all expectations the previous week, player manager Wally Fielding was hoping that it might be the start of a run that would see them climb out of the bottom four and in the process avoid having to apply for re-election for the third year running.

Their performance at Palace had been pleasing and they appeared to be returning to a more attractive style of play. The heavy grounds that had appeared as the winter months crept in had seen them struggle to adapt.

Absent from the line-up for the visit of Stockport was captain Cyril Robinson who began a fortnights ban. Goalkeeper Arthur Barnard faced the club from whom he had signed in the summer.


Stadium: Haig Avenue
Competition: League
Date: 27/02/1960
Attendance: 3675

Southport Line-Up: Arthur BarnardRoger DarvellBill RutherfordTom FinleyJimmy BlainBarry JepsonEddie MossTerry LeathTony ReesonPeter HarrisonGeorge Rankin,  
Goals: Eddie MossBarry JepsonJimmy Blain

Liverpool Echo – Saturday 27 February 1960