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.
SOUTHPORT 3 – 0 STOCKPORT COUNTY
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Southport Line-Up: Arthur Barnard, Roger Darvell, Bill Rutherford, Tom Finley, Jimmy Blain, Barry Jepson, Eddie Moss, Terry Leath, Tony Reeson, Peter Harrison, George Rankin,
Goals: Eddie Moss, Barry Jepson, Jimmy Blain