The uncertainty of football form was more than demonstrated on this day in 1947, where New Brighton who were strong favourites, were beaten by two clear goals by a Southport side that hadn’t won since 7th September.
SOUTHPORT 2 – 0 NEW BRIGHTON
Stadium: Haig Avenue
Southport Line-Up: Wilf Birkett, Jimmy Gemmell, Kenny Banks, Jimmy Clough, Cec Wyles, Johnny Linaker, Martin McDonnell, Tommy Mycock, Harry Harrison, Jack Preece, Harry Hawkins,
Goals: Harry Hawkins, Harry Hawkins,